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The Not Old – Better Show is a radio show that is broadcast over the Internet using podcast technology discussing the hottest issues and topics that fascinate and inform those 50+ age Americans and are of interest and concern to boomers.
Not Old – Better viewers and listeners can “tune in” whenever they want, giving them the freedom to enjoy the show in the gym, in the car, at home or work.
A SHOW FOR THOSE 50+, BY THOSE 50+ Talk About Better®

The Not Old - Better Show Paul Vogelzang

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 379 Ratings

The Not Old – Better Show is a radio show that is broadcast over the Internet using podcast technology discussing the hottest issues and topics that fascinate and inform those 50+ age Americans and are of interest and concern to boomers.
Not Old – Better viewers and listeners can “tune in” whenever they want, giving them the freedom to enjoy the show in the gym, in the car, at home or work.
A SHOW FOR THOSE 50+, BY THOSE 50+ Talk About Better®

    ARMORED - Mark Greaney Interview

    ARMORED - Mark Greaney Interview

    ARMORED - Mark Greaney Interview
    The Not Old Better Show, Author Interview Series
    Welcome to The Not Old Better Show on radio and podcast., today’s show is brought to you by Elysium Health and Ka’Chava.  I’m Paul Vogelzang and we have returning guest, NYT best-selling author and soon to be Hollywood movie mogul, Mark Greaney.
    As part of our Art Of Living, Author Interview Series, our guest today is Mark Greaney.  The Not Old Better Show audience will know Mark Greaney from his work in Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan universe or his bestselling Gray Man series, and this week,  a brand new Gray Man book, titled ‘Armored’ will soon be on sale, and ’Armored’ has already been optioned by Hollywood for another smash hit action film! is a HUGE hit already!  
    “Armored’ features a new cast of characters, and is not part of the Gray Man series, nor is Court Gentry a part of the story.  ‘Armored’ is amazing, non-stop action, but with Mark Greaney’s ever present humanity and wit.  This book has many twists and turns, and the plot is complex, but rewarding.  All this is to say this is a readable thriller, and you’ll be on the edge of your seat, just as I was.  I loved ‘Armored’ by Mark Greaney.
    Our guest today is Mark Greaney, New York Times bestselling author, first published THE GRAY MAN, in 2009 and it became a national bestseller and a highly sought-after Hollywood property.
    Now there are 11 novels in the NYT Bestselling Gray Man series.  Netflix is releasing in theaters and streaming the film adaptation of the Gray Man series, starring Ryan Gosling as Court Gentry, aka Gray Man, villain Chris Evans, Rege-jean Page the Russo Brothers, and $200MM from Netflix, theaters, too. July 15th is the date for all this.
    We’re talking new books, ‘Armored,” Netflix blockbuster film, spy craft, action, and much more today with NYT best-selling author, Mark Greaney.  
    Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show, author interview series, NYT Best Selling author of The Gray Man, and his latest book, ‘Armored,’  author Mark Greaney.
    My thanks to NYT Best Selling author, Mark Greaney.  Mark Greaney’s new book, ‘Armored’ will be available soon wherever you find your books, including Apple Books.  Thanks to Elysium Health and Ka’Chava for sponsoring today’s show.  My thanks to you my dear Not Old Better Show audience for your company today, and I hope you’ll join me next time.  Be safe, be healthy, and please practice smart social distancing, and remember, Let’s talk about better. The Not Old Better Show. Thanks, everybody.

    • 37 min
    #638 Pinsa Pizza - The Next Big Thing in Pizza - Biagio Cepollaro and Chef Tony

    #638 Pinsa Pizza - The Next Big Thing in Pizza - Biagio Cepollaro and Chef Tony

    Pinsa Pizza - The Next Big Thing in Pizza - Biagio Ceppollaro and Chef Tony
    Smithsonian Associates - Not Old Better Show Interview Series
    Welcome to The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Interview Series on radio and podcast.  I’m Paul Vogelzang and today’s show is a lot of fun, at least for me, and hopefully for all of you, even in absentia.  Apogolies for being cryptic here, but we’re talking about pizza today, and I get to sample some, going to Washington DC’s newest pizza hot spot, Via Roma, for what is being called by patrons and reviewers the ‘best pizza on the planet.’
    There are many kinds of pizza to try in the D.C. area: Neapolitan, New York slices, Detroit-style squares, and more. But have you tried pinsa? It’s a Roman-style pizza made with dough that blends rice, soy, and wheat. It proofs up to 72 hours and contains 90 percent water, making it lighter than traditional pizza. Pinsa comes from Latin “pinsere” meaning “push the dough by hands,” and while the variety is still pretty much unknown both in Italy and in the United States, it is starting to catch on with fans.
    I mentioned Via Roma, which is now the first “pinseria” in Maryland. Our guests today are Via Roma partner and operator Biagio Cepollaro and chef partner Tonino Topolino, also known as ‘Chef Tony,’ both hail proudly from Naples and their shared passion for pizza has culminated in a restaurant that reflects the ambiance, colors, and vibrancy of the beautiful thoroughfare Via Roma in their hometown. In addition to pinsa, the restaurant’s menu features homemade pasta and other Italian staples like arancini, meatballs, and tiramisu.
    Join me and Biagio Cepollaro and Chef Tony, Tonino Topolino for a three-course interview today featuring the next big thing in pizza. Between courses, uh, I mean our interview, we’ll hear about the origins of pinsa and why the partners brought it to the area, as well as how each dish is prepared and how you might replicate it at home.
    Lunch includes an appetizer, pinsa, and dessert; uh, again, apologies, I mean the interview will be very desert like, and you’ll enjoy it as much as me!
    Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Interview Series on radio and podcast, Smithsonian Associates, Biagio Cepollaro and Chef Tony, Tonino Topolino. 
    My thanks to Smithsonian Associates, Biagio Cepollaro and Chef Tony, Tonino Topolino.    And, you can find Chef Tony and Biagio Cepollaro at Smithsonian Associates coming soon, with more details available at our website and Smithsonian Associates. My thanks to the Smithsonian team for all they do to support the show.  My thanks to you, my wonderful audience here on The Not Old Better Show on radio and podcast.  Please be safe, be well, and let’s let’s enjoy pizza, especially pinsa : The next BIG thing in pizza, so we can talk about Better.  The Not Old Better Show on radio and podcast.  Thanks, everybody and we’ll see each other next week right here at notold-better.com
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    • 27 min
    Riders of a Certain Age - Fran Severn

    Riders of a Certain Age - Fran Severn

    Riders of a Certain Age - Fran Severn
    The Not Old Better, Art of Living Author Interview Series
    Welcome to The Not Old Better Show on radio and podcast.  I’m Paul Vogelzang and today’s show is sponsored by Nugenix.  
    Are you a woman at midlife or beyond? Have you just discovered you have a passion for horses? Or maybe you've now found time for them after years devoted to a job and family? Surveys show that riders over the age of 40 are the fastest-growing segment of the equestrian world, with those age 65 and above seeing the biggest jump—so you are far from alone!
    Our guest today, author Fran Severn, has written the new book, “Riders of a Certain Age. Your Go-To Guide for Loving Horses Mid-Life and Beyond.”
    Surveys show that riders over the age of 40 are the fastest-growing segment of the equestrian world, with those aged 65 and above seeing the biggest jump.  If you have just discovered a passion for horses, or just found the time to pursue it, RIDERS OF A CERTAIN AGE by Fran Severn is your go-to for how to get started. 
    Let’s listen as Fran Severn graciously reads from her new book, ‘Riders of a Certain Age.”
    That of course is our guest today, author, rider, and horse expert Fran Severn reading a passage from her new book, ‘“Riders of a Certain Age. Your Go-To Guide for Loving Horses Mid-Life and Beyond.”
    Please join me for a spirited, good-humored, and lovely interview with Fran Severn.
    My thanks to author Fran Severn, who’s written the wonderful new book, “Riders of a Certain Age. Your Go-To Guide for Loving Horses Mid-Life and Beyond.”  For more about Fran Severn, please check out our show notes today.  My thanks to sponsor Nugenix.  Please support our sponsors and try Nugenix, or suggest it to your partner by referring to today’s show notes for details.  My thanks to you, my wonderful Not Old Better Show audience on radio and podcast.  Please be well, be safe, and let’s eliminate assault rifles, keeping our grandchildren and children safe everywhere, but especially in school.  Thanks, everybody and we’ll see one another next week.     

    • 33 min
    Grandparents Against Gun Violence - Pres. Judy Sherry

    Grandparents Against Gun Violence - Pres. Judy Sherry

    Grandparents Against Gun Violence - Pres. Judy Sherry
    The Not Old Better Show, Issues of Today Interview Series
    Welcome to The Not Old Better Show on radio and podcast.  I’m Paul Vogelzang, and today’s show is brought to you by Elysium Health.
    Tops Store, Buffalo NY, Uvalde, TX Tulsa hospital, yesterday in Iowa, 2 women are killed at a church in Iowa, hours after a shooting near Milwaukee.
    It just seems to never end…and I know you all agree with me.  I’ve heard you about this issue and as hard as it is, we’re going to talk about gun violence today on the show with the founder of Grandparents for Gun Safety, GAGV founder and president grandmother, Judy Sherry.
    Grieving families have gone to Congress with demands for gun regulation change and nothing happened. So, how do you go beyond thoughts and prayers? What else must be done?  We should grieve, but that’s not all you have to do.
    We’ll be talking to Judy Sherry about what more there is to do, including:
    Background and history of Grandparents for Gun Safety? How did you, personally, get involved? What is the mission of Grandparents for Gun Safety?  Manage guns, preventable? What does your organization mean by "Stand With Us for gun safety?" Tell us about the 'Lock if For Love" campaign? (Since its inception, LIFL has participated in around 120 community events and has distributed over 3000 gun-locks in the Kansas City area.) What is the current status of support for gun legislation by your organization? June is Gun Violence Awareness Month: What is your vision for gun safety? Please join me for a timely and powerful conversation on the subject of gun safety with the founder of Grandparents against Gun Violence, Judy Sherry.
    My thanks to Elysium Health for sponsoring today’s episode.

    • 29 min
    The Hawk's Way - Sy Montgomery

    The Hawk's Way - Sy Montgomery

    The Hawk's Way - Sy Montgomery
    The Not Old Better Show Smithsonian Associates Interview Series, Inside Science
    Welcome to The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Interview Series on radio and podcast. Today’s episode is part of our Inside Science series.  
    Our guest today is Smithsonian Associate, Dr. Sy Montgomery.   Dr. Sy Montgomery, our guest today will be presenting at Smithsonian Associates coming soon, so please check out our show notes for details about Sy’s upcoming presentation.  
    When author and naturalist Sy Montgomery spent a day at falconer Nancy Cowan’s New England farm, home to a dozen magnificent birds of prey, it was the start of a deep love affair. That’s when she met Jazz, a feisty, four-year-old female Harris’s hawk with a wingspan of more than four feet. Not a pet, Jazz was a fierce predator with talons that could pierce skin and bone, and yet she was willing to work with a human to hunt.
    Montgomery fell under the magnetic spell of the hawk, and over the next few years she spent more time with these creatures, getting to know their extraordinary abilities and instincts. Deeply emotional animals, hawks are quick to show anger and frustration and can hold a grudge for years. But they are also loyal and intensely aware of their surroundings. In a fascinating program highlighted by splendid color photos, Montgomery recalls her time in the world of hawks and shares what they can teach us about nature, life, and love.
    To research books, films and articles, Sy Montgomery has been chased by an angry silverback gorilla in Zaire and bitten by a vampire bat in Costa Rica, worked in a pit crawling with 18,000 snakes in Manitoba and handled a wild tarantula in French Guiana.
    She has been deftly undressed by an orangutan in Borneo, hunted by a tiger in India, and swum with piranhas, electric eels and dolphins in the Amazon. She has searched the Altai Mountains of Mongolia’s Gobi for snow leopards, hiked into the trackless cloud forest of Papua New Guinea to radiocollar tree kangaroos, and learned to SCUBA dive in order to commune with octopuses.
    Sy’s 31 books for both adults and children have garnered many honors.
    Her new book, The Hawk’s Way: Encounters with Fierce Beauty is wonderful and let’s hear from Sy Montgomery as she reads from The Hawk’s Way.
    That of course is our guest today, Dr. Sy Montgomery, reading from her new book, The Hawk’s Way.  Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show on radio and podcast, Sy Montgomery.  
    My thanks to Smithsonian Associate, Dr. Sy Montgomery.   Sy Montgomery will be presenting at Smithsonian Associates coming soon, so please check out our show notes for details about Sy’s upcoming presentation.  My thanks to the Smithsonian team for all they do to support the show.  My thanks to you, my wonderful Not Old Better Show audience on radio and podcast.  Please be well, be safe, and let’s eliminate assault rifles, keeping our grandchildren and children safe everywhere, but especially in school.  Thanks, everybody and we’ll see one another next week.  
    For more information about this program, please check out the Smithsonian Associates website: 
    https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/hawks-way

    • 32 min
    HORSE - Geraldine Brooks

    HORSE - Geraldine Brooks

    HORSE - Geraldine Brooks
    The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Author Interview Series
    Welcome to The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Interview Series on radio and podcast. I’m Paul Vogelzang and today’s episode is part of our Art of Living, artist interview series.  
    Our guest today is Smithsonian Associate Geraldine Brooks.  Geraldine Brooks will be appearing at Smithsonian Associates coming up, and you can find out more details on our website and the Smithsonian Associates website in our show notes today.
    The true story of the remarkable 19th-century racehorse Lexington, who became America’s greatest stud sire, provides the framework for Horse, the newest novel from Pulitzer Prize–winning author Geraldine Brooks. 
    Our guest today, author Geraldine Brooks braids three time periods in the narrative: 1850s Kentucky, where an enslaved groom named Jarret and the bay foal forge a bond of understanding that carries Lexington to record-setting victories across the South. New York City in the early 1950s, where a gallery owner becomes obsessed with a 19th-century equestrian oil painting of mysterious provenance. And the Smithsonian in 2019, where a scientist from Australia and a Nigerian-American art historian find themselves unexpectedly connected through their shared interest in the horse—one studying the stallion’s bones for clues to his power and endurance, the other using the portrait to uncover the lost history of the unsung Black horsemen who were critical to his racing success.  Let’s listen as Geraldine Brooks reads a passage from her new book, ‘Horse.’
    In our conversation, Pulitzer Prize winning Geraldine Brooks offers fascinating insights into a novel that explores art and science, the bond between people and animals, and the continuing story of race and injustice.
    Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates author interview series on radio and podcast, Smithsonian Associate, Geraldine Brooks.
    My thanks to Geraldine Brooks for her generous time, and reading from her new book, ‘Horse.’  Geraldine Brooks will be appearing at Smithsonian Associates coming up, and you can find out more details on our website and the Smithsonian Associates website in our show notes today.  My thanks to the Smithsonian team for all they do to support the show, and my thanks to you, my wonderful audience on The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates author interview series on radio and podcast. 
    Please be well, be safe, and let’s eliminate assault rifles, keeping our grandchildren and children safe everywhere, but especially in school.  Thanks, everybody and we’ll see one another next week.  
    For more information, please click here at Smithsonian Associates:
    https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/geraldine-brooks-on-heart-of-horse

    • 24 min

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