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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®

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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®

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OK, COOL! LOVE IT AND BIG FAN!

By Jeremytalbert - May 08 2020
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I LOVE listening to this podcast from not old better. So interesting and done in a great manner with production high quality values, etc. When I travel and bring my phone, this is the first podcast I turn to. I am a fan!

Truly honest and helpful conversations.

By danilobarbosa313 - May 06 2020
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I have gone through many of these shows now and not old better is way better than most! I love the variety and all the Smithsonian material. Thanks for sharing this show with me and my senior friends. Keep em coming our way and we'll be fans for life. With your help, Not Old Better, we'll live long lives! Congratulations!

iTunes Ratings

65 Ratings
Average Ratings
52
4
5
1
3

OK, COOL! LOVE IT AND BIG FAN!

By Jeremytalbert - May 08 2020
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I LOVE listening to this podcast from not old better. So interesting and done in a great manner with production high quality values, etc. When I travel and bring my phone, this is the first podcast I turn to. I am a fan!

Truly honest and helpful conversations.

By danilobarbosa313 - May 06 2020
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I have gone through many of these shows now and not old better is way better than most! I love the variety and all the Smithsonian material. Thanks for sharing this show with me and my senior friends. Keep em coming our way and we'll be fans for life. With your help, Not Old Better, we'll live long lives! Congratulations!
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The Not Old - Better Show

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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®

Rank #1: #116 Marshall Tucker Band Interview, Doug Gray, Lead Singer

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Marshall Tucker Band Interview, Doug Gray, Lead Singer

The Not Old Better Show, Interview Series

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show.  My guest today, Doug Gray, frontman, lead singer for the Marshall Tucker Band, is part of Rock & Roll legend, aristocracy, and good man, US Army vet all rolled into one.   

Now, at age 68, nearly 45 years since first taking the highway, Doug Gray is loving life, the music, and the fans, as the guiding force, leader, mastermind, master-of ceremonies and lead-singer for the Marshall Tucker Band.  The Marshall Tucker Band, formed in the early 1970s and, in the early-to-mid-1970s, they played a string of show as opening act for The Allman Brothers Band, another rock and roll legend. Both groups, incidentally, became famous for their jazzy solos, blues-rock and extended jams.

 “Heard It In a Love Song,” which, of course, you’re listening to now, is one of the Marshall Tucker Band’s most recognizable hits, and a song that took Gray, as lead singer, is a Southern Rock classic, and reached #14 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart.”

Doug Gray, a U.S. Army, loves the settings of small intimate theaters, like Tally Ho, where the Marshall Tucker Band will be performing Thursday, June 15, 2017. 

In recent years, the Marshall Tucker Band has been paid “a whole lot of respect” by younger generations of musicians, despite not having had a hit in years.

Many country bands have begun to cover the band’s tunes.

And that has put this band back in demand, even as Gray now stands as the only original member remaining with the group.

The Marshall Tucker Band will be performing live at the Tally Ho Theater, June 15, 2017, but we’ve got Doug Gray today on The Not Old Better Show.

Click HERE for tickets and more information: TallyHo Theater.

Enjoy.

Jun 13 2017

15mins

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Rank #2: #389 Twyla Tharp - Keep It Moving: Interview

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Twyla Tharp - Keep It Moving: Interview

The Not Old Better Show, Fitness Friday, Author Interview Series

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show. I’m your host Paul Vogelzang, and this is show number 389.

As part of our Fitness Friday, author interview series, we’re speaking today to Twyla Tharp. Twyla Tharp is one of America’s greatest choreographers, and is a New York Times Best Selling author, on top of everything else. This is an exciting interview for me! I love dance, am in love with my own dancer, choreographer wife, and have been a big fan of Twyla Tharp’s ever since I watched her wonderful original choreography in the dance scenes from the movie, HAIR! I’ll post a link to Twyla Tharp’s Aquarius dance video from YouTube in the show notes. (https://youtu.be/N9oq_IskRIg)

Twyla Tharp’s new book, Keep It Moving, is a series of no-nonsense meditations on how to live with purpose as time passes. From the details of how she stays motivated to the stages of her evolving fitness routine, Tharp models how fulfillment depends not on fortune—but on attitude, possible for anyone willing to try and keep trying. Culling anecdotes from Twyla’s life and the lives of other luminaries, each chapter is accompanied by a small exercise that will help anyone develop a more hopeful and energetic approach to the everyday.

That, of course, is our guest today, Twyla Tharp, reading from her new book, ‘Keep It Moving.

Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show, New York Times Best Selling author, two-time EMMY award winner, TONY award winner, and one of America’s greatest choreographers, Twyla Tharp. Please check out https://notold-better.com for more great shows and details from The Not Old Better Show.

Oct 11 2019

18mins

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Rank #3: #98 5 Tips to Sleep Better

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5 Tips to Sleep Better

The Art of Living Series, The Not Old Better Show

Today is April 18.  A day that serves as both excited government employee holiday, and day to keep only the most hearty of us from feeling overwhelmed, tired, and even sleepless.  When you hear the phrase, ‘what keeps you up at night,” for me, it’s not much.  Not even taxes.  I’m old fashioned, believe in the system and pay, like everyone,  and I sleep well, but It got me thinking… 90 million Americans suffer from sleep deprivation, or insomnia every night.  Busy schedules and never ending to-do lists make it easy to place a low priority on getting enough sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, more than 60% of adults report feeling sleep deprived on a regular basis. Getting enough sleep and waking up feeling rested are as important as eating a healthy diet and getting enough exercise, according to the Centers for Disease Control. A good night’s rest helps us stay alert and think clearly the next day, and can reduce stress and depression. If you’re cutting back on sleep because you think you don’t need as much, or if anxiety about your job or the economy is causing insomnia, you could be doing more harm to your body than you realize.

Long term sleep deprivation has been linked to a higher risk of the following:

  • Heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes
  • Being involved in a car accident due to slower reaction time
  • Depression and substance abuse
  • Inability to concentrate and pay attention

How much sleep is enough?  Check out the show, and my 5 Tips for a Better Sleep.

Apr 18 2017

6mins

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Rank #4: #280 Rami Malek - Bohemian Rhapsody

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Rami Malek - Bohemian Rhapsody

The Not Old Better Show - Movies for Adults Series

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show, I’m Paul Vogelzang and this is episode #280.

That unmistakable music from the new movie, Bohemian Rhapsody speaks so much about this film, and speaks volumes to The Not Old Better audience who remember it well, but so, too, do new audiences and the film showcases Queen’s music legacy.

And those songs, while we all sing along and even cheer for the deep back catalog of Queen music, deliver the best moments of this new film, telling the story of Queen’s interesting group of characters with differing personalities, the drama of the band’s early years, the moments of highs and lows, conflict and a devastating tragedy.

And that’s what Bohemian Rhapsody, named after Queen’s epic signature song, and Garth and Wayne’s Bohemian Rhapsody scene from SNL to younger audiences, for the most part delivers.

Check out my interview with Rami Malek, and hear his take on the music legacy of Queen and the thrill ride that is Freddy Mercury.

To learn more about this episode, please go to: https://notold-better.com

The excellent Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack is available on iTunes Music, HERE>

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bohemian-rhapsody-the-original-soundtrack/1434899831

Nov 01 2018

14mins

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Rank #5: #283 Innovation Labs Event - Brian Gannon, Loop

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Innovation Labs Event - Brian Gannon, Loop WiFi Connected Home

AARP Business Buildout Startup Interview Series

Thanks for joining me, Mary Furlong & Associates, for our recap of the recent AARP Innovation Labs, “It’s Never Too Late Startup Business Pitch Competition,” pitch event. Stay tuned for the rest of our series, during which we interview each of the participants, including event winner, Embodied Labs CEO, Carrie Shaw. Check each one out, these are some cool new startups, focused on aging.

To learn more about this episode, please go to: https://notold-better.com

Enjoy.

Nov 07 2018

9mins

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Rank #6: #163 Choosing the StrongPath author, Fred Bartlit

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Choosing the StrongPath author, Fred Bartlit

Fitness Friday

Today's show is another great one in our Fitness Friday series. Our guest today is Fred Bartlit. Fred Bartlit is 85 years young. At 85, Fred Bartlit is a strong vibrant active guy. At 85, he's working full time (he's one of the top litigator's in the US, former Army Ranger also), lifting heavier, skiing faster.

But, while impressive, that's not why he's our guest today. Fred Bartlit has written a new book, "Choosing the Strong Path." Choosing the Strong Path is a book about choosing health, choosing strength, of course, and Choosing the StrongPath, and the book details how to overcome the most insidious health crisis in the world, Sarcopenia, a muscle-wasting and frailty disease.

Enjoy!

Sponsored by HealthIQ.com/NOBS

Feb 09 2018

16mins

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Rank #7: #141 Tattooed Mormon: Author, Al Carraway

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More Than The Tattooed Mormon, author Al Carraway

The Not Old Better Interview Series

We have an amazing show today, and our guest is Al Carraway.  Al Carraway is a multi-award winning public speaker, who has spent the last 7 years traveling the countryside inspiring the world with her story of conversion, redemption, and finding faith. As a popular blogger, author of the best-selling book, “More Than the Tattooed Mormon," and recently released, “Cheers to Eternity," her messages have reached millions.

She is a native New Yorker, who now lives in Utah with her sweetheart Ben, and her two kids.

We’re in for a special treat, as Al has agreed to read a passage from her book today.

Enjoy.

Dec 09 2017

17mins

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Rank #8: #31 New Beatles Movie, "8 Days A Week, the Touring Years," & Ron Howard

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THE NOT OLD BETTER SHOW MOVIE REVIEW & INTERVIEW:  "EIGHT DAYS A WEEK, THE TOURING YEARS," FROM RON HOWARD...

Just when you thought you knew everything there was to know about the Beatles, Ron Howard has uncovered new things about the Fab Four for the upcoming documentary, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week -- The Touring Years.

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show Movie Review and Interview: Ron Howard, and his new film, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years.

The film traces John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr from 1962-1966 during the years that they became a phenomenon. Ron Howard was a kid at the time, playing Opie on The Andy Griffith Show, and he (like everyone else in our Not Old Better audience) found himself swept up in Beatlemania.

Howard watched as the Beatles debuted on Ed Sullivan, toured the US, and eventually decided touring wasn’t the band wanted to do. 

The Beatles, whether performing live, or on their recordings, never held anything back.  They had no reason to.  But, The Beatles, due to increasing pressure of touring, had many reasons to cease live concert performances.  While we can still see “The Cute One” who’s out touring now, and of course Ringo is still with us, but for those of us not able to ever see them together live, this film in its audio brilliance, along with mesmerizing video footage recreates that magic, and it’s guaranteed to raise a big smile on your face and well worth the price of admission.

Enjoy!

Sep 12 2016

11mins

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Rank #9: #162 Mindfulness - Here & Now: Interview with Hugh Byrne

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Mindfulness - Here & Now: Interview with Hugh Byrne

Smithsonian Associates, Interview Series

As part of our Smithsonian Associates, Art of Living series, our guest today on The Not Old Better Show is Hugh Byrne. Hugh Byrne is the author of well received book, "The Here and Now Habit, How Mindfulness Can Help You Break Unhealthy Habits Once and for All."

The turmoil of daily life has left many of us coping with stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental, physical, and emotional problems. One promising source of relief has been uncovered through scientific studies: mindfulness. A contemplative practice rooted in Buddhist teachings, mindfulness cultivates inner calm and emotional balance. It’s even been shown to cause structural changes to the brain. More and more, individuals, companies, and institutions are discovering its benefits in work and daily life.

This daylong workshop led by Hugh Byrne explores the Buddhist origins of mindfulness, discusses the benefits demonstrated in research studies, examines its role in changing harmful habits, and provides skills and practices to use in daily life.

Enjoy, and please find details and tickets, HERE

https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/mindfulness-a-path-to-freedom-and-well-being

Feb 08 2018

16mins

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Rank #10: #149 INSIDE CAMP DAVID, Adm. Mike Giorgione

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INSIDE CAMP DAVID, Adm. Mike Giorgione

Smithsonian Associates, Interview Series

Deep in the woods of Maryland's Catoctin Mountains, up miles of unmarked road lined with towering oaks, sits an intensely private and fascinating complex that serves as the presidential family retreat: Camp David. Invitations to this exclusive getaway go only to a select few, while the rest of us have been left to wonder, "What is it really like?"

That's the question retired Rear Admiral Michael Giorgione aims to answer with Inside Camp David: The Private World of the Presidential Retreat (Little, Brown and Company). A former Camp David commander, Giorgione served under both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, and has a first-hand understanding of the connection between the first family and this notable sanctuary.

Camp David has played a vital role in American history over the past 75 years as a setting for presidents and national and international leaders to converge, converse, and, perhaps most importantly, relax. It was where FDR and Churchill planned D-Day (the porch where they sat still remains); the 1978 Camp David Peace Accords took place; George W. Bush spent the night after 9/11; and Barack Obama taught his daughter Malia how to drive.

Mike Giorgione will be presenting at the Smithsonian Associates series, January 23, 2018.  For tickets and more information, please click HERE.

https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/Tickets/Reserve.aspx?id=240851

Enjoy.

Jan 15 2018

15mins

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Rank #11: #347 Learning About Being Creative - CEO Andre Filip

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Learning About Being Creative - CEO Andre Filip

The Not Old Better Show, CEO Interview Series

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show, I’m host Paul Vogelzang, and this is episode 347. Today’s show is brought to you by GlutaDose (http://glutadose.com/better)

As part of our Business Buildout CEO interview series, our guest today on The Not Old Better Show is Andre Filip. I will introduce Andre Filip in just a bit, and you will hear his enthusiasm as an entrepreneur!

This show is an important one for the Not Old Better Show audience who, in many cases, are thinking about 2d acts, new careers, starting a business and becoming an entrepreneur.

My thanks to GlutaDose at http://glutadose.com/better for sponsoring the show today. My thanks to you, our wonderful Not Old Better Show audience for spending time with me today. I know your time is important and I’m grateful you’ve spent some of it with us today.

Remember, Talk About Better. The Not Old Better Show.

Apr 29 2019

20mins

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Rank #12: #424 Business Wars - We Crashed - David Brown

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Business Wars - We Crashed - David Brown

THE NOT OLD BETTER SHOW BUSINESS BUILDOUT SERIES

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show. I’m Paul Vogelzang, and this is episode #424.

As part of our Business Buildout Interview series, our guest today is David Brown, host of the Business Wars podcast from Wondery.

If you’ve ever thought that the phrase “business is boring” is true, I have the absolute definitive proof that it is NOT. Business is intriguing and engaging.

And, chronicling some of history’s most compelling rivalries is also intriguing and engaging. Our guest today, David Brown, host of Business Wars podcast, will tell us all about business rivalries like Blockbuster vs. Netflix, Nike vs. Adidas, Marvel vs. DC Comics, as well as a special trailer from the Business Wars upcoming episode titled “We Crashed.” You’ll love that, so stick around…

Business Wars gives you the unauthorized, real story of what drives these companies and their leaders, inventors, investors, and executives to new heights — or to ruin. And host David Brown, a master storyteller, with a background deep and broad as managing editor and anchor of the daily statewide public radio news hour “Texas Standard”, based at Austin NPR affiliate KUT-FM. David Brown is the former anchor of the Peabody award-winning public radio business program “Marketplace”, and a veteran public radio journalist for more than three decades.

Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show Business Buildout interview series, journalist, storyteller David Brown.

My thanks to David Brown, host of the podcast Business Wars. You’ll find links to Business Wars in our show notes today. My thanks to you, our wonderful Not Old Better Show audience. Please keep your emails with show ideas and questions coming and send them to me at info@notold-better.com. Remember, Let’s Talk About Better. The Not Old Better Show.

Thanks, everybody, and click HERE for Business Wars: https://wondery.com/shows/business-wars/

Jan 24 2020

23mins

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Rank #13: #454 Decade of Disruption - Garrett Peck

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A Decade of Disruption - Garrett Peck

The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Author Interview Series

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show. I’m Paul Vogelzang, and this is episode #454.

As part of our Smithsonian Associates, Art Of Living author interview series, today’s show is one to listen to. They all are :) But, returning guest, historian, Garrett Peck, has written a new book, A Decade of Disruption. Garrett Peck is a popular guest here on the program, and his new book, again, A Decade of Disruption, is getting rave reviews online already, and it is excellent.

We’ll be speaking with Garrett Peck about his new book, A Decade of Disruption, and also about his upcoming Zoom presentation at Smithsonian Associates. Yes, I said “Zoom presentation.”

Of course, Smithsonian Associates—the world’s largest museum-based educational program— is presenting a new online learning initiative, Smithsonian Associates Streaming. Live programs through June 11 are offered free of charge with an expanded slate of virtual programming, inspired by the full range of topics Smithsonian Associates offers year-round, available for streaming beginning June 16.

It just so happens, that Garrett Peck will be appearing at Smithsonian Associates, June 16, 2020, via Zoom, and the title of his presentation, to coincide with his new book, is A Decade of Disruption: America in the New Millennium. Details are available on our website.

As I say, Garrett Peck’s new book is getting rave reviews, and we’ll hear from Garrett Peck about the book, the unprecedented sweep of events and upheavals in the years that spanned 2000 to 2010, The 9/11 terrorist attacks. Enron and WorldCom. The Iraq War. Hurricane Katrina. The disruptive nature of the internet. An anxious aging population redefining retirement. The gay community demanding full civil rights. A society becoming ever more racially diverse. The housing bubble, and much more, including a reading from Garrett Peck, from his new book related to climate change, another catastrophic disruptive event…

That of course is our guest today, author, historian, Garrett Peck, reading from his new book, A Decade of Disruption.

Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Bette Show, author, historian, Garrett Peck.

My thanks to Garrett Peck, author of the new book, A Decade of Disruption. Garrett Peck will be appearing at Smithsonian Associates, June 16, 2020, via Zoom, and the title of his presentation, to coincide with his new book, is A Decade of Disruption: America in the New Millennium. Details are available on our website. My thanks, as always, to the Smithsonian team for all they do to support the show. And, my thanks to you, my wonderful Not Old Better Show audience. Please be safe, practice smart social distancing, be well, and remember, Let’s Talk About Better. The Not Old Better Show. Thanks, everybody.

May 28 2020

21mins

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Rank #14: #87 Smithsonian Associates Interview, Diane Rehm "On My Own"

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Smithsonian Associates Interview, Diane Rehm "On My Own"

Art of Living series, Smithsonian Associates

As a long time podcaster, and a long time fan, today’s guest is truly special to me, my audience, and to her over 3 million listeners. I’m speaking of course about Diane Rehm.  Our guest today on The Not Old Better Show, Diane Rehm, is known for her work on issues of ethics, journalism integrity, issues surrounding the subject of a right to die or death with dignity, and many others.  She is also known as “the class act of the radio talk world.”

She has interviewed prominent newsmakers, journalists, and authors including Barack Obama, former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, former Vice President Dick Cheney, former secretaries of state Colin Powell and Hillary Clinton, retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Nobel laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison, and actors Cate Blanchett and Kevin Spacey. And these are just a few of the interviews audiences have listened to over the years.

This woman’s contribution to the improvement of the quality of life in the death with dignity community has ranked her as “Washingtonian of the Year,’ and as “150 Most Influential People in Washington” by Washingtonian Magazine. In 2014, President Barack Obama presented her with the National Humanities Medal.

Two nights ago, March 1, 2017 she received the “2017 Lifetime Achievement Award” (watch Diane's excellent acceptance speech on CSPAN http://wpcf.org/lifetime-achievement-award/) from the Washington Press Club Foundation. 

Known for her positive and motivational journalistic attitude, her acceptance speech for the award, (Link above) on NotOld-better.com.  Her dynamic range of acquaintances, and she the fact that she possesses a sense of media integrity, propriety and fairness that knows few bounds, and we’ll be discussing her passion for this subject.   Appearing as part of the Smithsonian Associates series, Diane Rehm will be at the Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC, Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. (link to tickets below)

Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show, Diane Rehm, who has again found her voice in her new book, On My Own, and, as she has always done, she speaks passionately and courageously about issues important to us all.

Enjoy.  Tickets and more information can be found here, on the Smithsonian Associates web page:  https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/Tickets/Reserve.aspx?id=236714

Mar 05 2017

22mins

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Rank #15: #275 Coffee's New Rules - Jordan Michelman

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Coffee's New Rules - Jordan Michelman

Smithsonian Associates, Interview Series

Welcome to the Not Old Better Show, I’m your host Paul Vogelzang, and this is episode number 275

As part of our Smithsonian Associates, Art of Living series, our guest today is author Jordan Michelman, who along with co-author, Zachary Carlsen, have written the new book, The New Rules of Coffee.

Today on The Not Old Better Show, Jordan Michelman will talk about growing, roasting, brewing, and serving coffee, along with details about its production answering questions about What is washed coffee?) and a few coffee myths (Darker is not stronger!).

Jordan Michelman and Zachery Carlsen will be appearing at the Smithsonian Associates program, Sunday October 21 for a special afternoon presentation with coffee tasting as well as a book signing, and The New Rules of Coffee will be available for purchase there, along with author signing.

Michelman and Carlsen are founders of the media powerhouse web site, Sprudge, which has a clever background story you’ll hear in just a bit…Sprudge blend insights into the essential rules of coffee etiquette at home and in cafes with facts and lore drawn from popular culture around the globe and you’ll find out everything about all things coffee…

Learn more about this episode of The Not Old Better Show at https://notold-better.com

For ticket information and more details, please click here: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/eye-opening-new-rules-of-coffee

Oct 09 2018

18mins

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Rank #16: #430 2020 Fitness Trends for Older Adults - Sabrena Jo

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2020 Fitness Trends for Older Adults - Sabrena Jo

Fitness Friday Series with Sabrena Jo

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show Fitness Friday edition, I’m Paul Vogelzang, and this is episode #430. Today’s show is brought to you by Bombas socks!

Our show today is part of our Fitness Friday series, and it’s another great one in our Fitness Friday programs. We’ll be hearing from returning guest, Sabrena Jo.

On the Fitness Friday program, we talk with Sabrena Jo about excise and fitness. But, with the new year, our new year’s resolutions, there are many new trends to help keep us on track with those worthy resolutions. We’ll be talking to Sabrena Jo about these trends, which are distinct from fads. A trend defined as “a general development or change in a situation,” and a fad defined as “a fashion that is taken up with great enthusiasm for a brief period.”

I love speaking with Sabrena Jo, American Council on Exercise (ACE) Fitness Director of Science and Research Content, because of her research orientation. Research, fact-based analysis, and outcomes orientation is critical to our Not Old Better Show audience.

I spent considerable time researching 2020 fitness trends for older adults and today on the Fitness Friday show, we’ll hear from Sabrena Jo about wearable technology, HIIT (that’s H I I T, for High-Intensity Interval Training), health and wellness coaching, exercise as medicine, and much more.

Fads, no, and trends yes, and the trends identified could predictably appear for several years as all of us in the Not Old Better Show audience age better, and when the industry compares the historical results. Likewise, fads may appear but they may drop off the list in subsequent years because they’re fashionable, but don’t have that ‘staying power’ we in the Not Old Better Show audience embrace.

Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show via interview phone, ACE Fitness’ Sabrena Jo. 

My thanks always to Sabrena Jo, ACE Director of Science and Research Content for joining us today. Of course, my thanks to Bombas Socks for sponsoring the show…remember, B-O-M-B-A-S dot com slash notoldbetter for twenty percent off! And to you, my wonderful Not Old Better Show audience. Please keep your emails coming to me with show ideas, suggestions, and comments: @ info@notold-better.com

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Feb 13 2020

20mins

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Rank #17: #336 Carl Pullein - Getting Organized After 50

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Carl Pullein - Getting Organized After 50

Inside Science & Technology Interview Series

Welcome to the Not Old Better Show. I’m Paul Vogelzang and this is episode #336.

As part of our Science & Technology interview series, we are speaking with author, productivity and management coach, and technology expert, Carl Pullein.

Carl Pullein’s mantra is that he helps people get important things done.

Carl Pullein has been doing this work for over 20 years, and Carl Pullein likes to say, “Building a life of joy and happiness begins with knowing what you want to achieve and creating a plan to go out and achieve it.” 

Whether you’re starting your second act, downsizing, repairing a home, helping your extended family, sorting through eventualities, an expert, in the flesh, such as Carl Pullein, will bring order to chaos, prioritizing important items, clearing your mind and your living area of clutter that can eliminate focus on getting things done.

Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show via internet phone, Carl Pullein. To learn more about Carl Pullein, please check out: https://carlpullein.com For more information about The Not Old Better Show, please go to https://notold-better.com

Apr 02 2019

21mins

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Rank #18: #440 The New Elderhood - Louise Aronson, MD

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The New Elderhood - Louise Aronson, MD

The Not Old Better Show Author Interview Series

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show. I’m Paul Vogelzang, and this is episode #440. Today’s show is brought you by Skylight, makers of the Skylight Frame.

As part of our Art of Living, Author Interview series, we are joined today by Physician and award-winning author Louise Aronson. We will be speaking with Dr. Aronson about her revolutionary perspective on growing old in her new book, ELDERHOOD: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life.

Dr. Aronson will share stories from her personal and professional life, and draws from history, science, literature, and popular culture, to offer a powerful roadmap for how we approach old age. Full of joy, wonder, frustration, and outrage, Aronson’s moving book offers hope about aging, medicine, and humanity itself, knowing that we may be ‘Elders’ for 40 years or longer, but old age needn’t be a disease to be denigrated and neglected.

That, of course, is our guest today, Dr. Louise Aronson, who urges us to re-examine the meaning of aging and to reframe our later decades to better prepare for and thrive in our final years. In speaking with us today, Dr. Aronson recounts vividly her conversations with doctors and laypeople, the aged and aging, their children and their children—anyone who will be old one day, which in theory, is all of us.

My thanks to Dr. Louise Aronson, joining us today to talk about Elderhood, the title of her new book, wherein she breaks down our preconceived ideas about aging and old age, diving deep into the counterproductive ways our medical system and societal attitudes shape life from age sixty forward. My thanks, as well, to today’s sponsor, Skylight, maker of the Skylight Frame, and my thanks always to you, my wonderful Not Old Better Show audience. Remember, stay safe everyone, practice smart social distancing, and Talk About Better. The Not Old Better Show. Thanks, everybody. * Now, as a special holiday offer, you can get $10 off your purchase of a
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Apr 16 2020

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Rank #19: #402 How To Recover, Post Workout, After Age 60

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Fitness Friday Series with Sabrena Jo

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show, I’m Paul Vogelzang, and this is episode #402.

Our show today is part of our Fitness Friday series, and it’s another great one in our Fitness Friday programs. We’ll be hearing from returning guest, Sabrena Jo.

When we talk about fitness with Sabrena Jo on The Not Old Better Show, we talk a lot about “activity,” but not a lot about recovery from activity. As Sabrena Jo reminds us, and our audience knows this well, as we get older we tend to spend less time in physical activity than when we were younger, and even less time recovering from the limited activity we do do. 

Sabrena Jo, Director of Science and Research Content for the American Council on Exercise, tells us that recovery from exercise depends on many biochemical, hormonal, and physiological processes that can affect the repair and remodeling of protein in muscles and connective tissue. It’s quite complex and involves immediate recovery after exercise and slower recovery over the next 24 to 72 hours.

Research on age-related muscle recovery has produced inconsistent results. Some studies have found that in older (“masters”) athletes, muscles recover more slowly than in their younger counterparts, while other studies have found similar recovery rates between older and younger athletes. It may depend, in part, on the type of exercise. Older athletes tend to recover better from intense cycling, for example than from exercise like running, which leads to greater muscle damage. Of course, all this depends on the age of the athletes (there’s almost always a big difference between a 40-year-old and a 70-year-old), how fit they are, and genetic factors.

Sabrena Jo, ACE Fitness Director of Science and Research Content is here today to talk giving muscles a day off to recover between workouts. For instance, do a lower-body workout one day, upper-body the next day. Or alternate days of strength training with days of cardio workouts. We’ll talk about much more related to exercise recovery today like eating, drinking and protein, so please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show via internet phone, ACE Fitness’ Sabrena Jo. 

My thanks always to Sabrena Jo, ACE Director of Science and Research Content for joining us today. Of course, my thanks to you, my wonderful Not Old Better Show audience. Please keep your emails coming to me with show ideas, suggestions, and comments: @ info@notold-better.com.

Remember, let’s talk about better…The Not Old Better Show. Thanks, everybody. For more information, please go to: https://notold-better.com

Nov 03 2019

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Rank #20: #198 Dr. David Reich - Who We Are, The New Science of DNA

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Smithsonian Associates, Interview Series

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates, Inside Science series, I’m your host Paul Vogelzang, this is episode #198.

As part of our Smithsonian Associates, Inside Science series, our guest today on the Not Old Better Show is Dr. David Reich.  David Reich is author of the new book, Who We Are and How We Got Here, Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past, Reich explains the significance this new technical innovation has had in the study of human history and prehistory.  

Enjoy.

For ticket information and more details, please check out:

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Apr 03 2018

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#498 HW Brands: The Zealot and the Emancipator

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HW Brands: The Zealot and the Emancipator

Smithsonian Associates, Art of Living Author Interview Series

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show. I’m Paul Vogelzang, and this is episode #498.

As part of our Smithsonian Associates Art of Living author interview series, our guest today is author, historian, H. W. Brands.

H. W. Brands will be presenting at the Smithsonian Associates program Nov. 20, 2020, and the title of his presentation is The Zealot and the Emancipator, which is the title of H. W. Brands’ new book, which we will be discussing today here on the show.

In the mid-19th century, although abolitionists had been working peacefully to end slavery for decades, the most they had achieved was containing its spread in the expanding republic. Then in 1854, the Kansas–Nebraska Act reversed even that, opening two new states to slavery, along with a nor fight at Harper’s Ferry Virginia.

That, of course, is our guest today, author, historian, H. W. Brands reading from his new book, The Zealot and the Emancipator. In our interview today, H. W. Brands and I will discuss the complicated New Englander John Brown, who was a charismatic and deeply religious man who’d heard the God of the Old Testament speaking to him, telling him to destroy slavery by any means—including the sword. Meanwhile, in Illinois, Abraham Lincoln was an ambitious lawyer and failed politician who believed that slavery, while surely a sin, was guaranteed in the Constitution. The only way to fight it was by political means.

Drawing on his new book The Zealot and the Emancipator, historian H.W. Brands offers a dual portrait of Brown and Lincoln, in a dual portrait as men with profoundly different views on how moral people must respond to our democracy’s most extreme injustice: by incremental change or by radical upheaval? He also examines how historical reckoning finds relevance in today’s political climate.

Brands holds the Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History at the University of Texas at Austin. He has written more than a dozen biographies and histories, two of which, The First American and Traitor to His Class, were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show, author, historian H. W. Brands.

My thanks to author, historian, H. W. Brands for his generous time today. Please check out the show notes for more details about H. W. Brands and his upcoming Smithsonian Associates presentation, which will be wonderful. My thanks to the generosity of the Smithsonian Associates team and for all they do to support the show. My thanks, too, to you, our wonderful Not Old Better Show audience. Please practice smart social distancing, be safe, and remember, let’s talk about better. The Not Old Better Show. Thanks, everybody. For more information and registration details, please click here: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/john-brown-and-abraham-lincoln-zealot-and-emancipator

Nov 11 2020

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#497 The Nazi Spy Ring in America - Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones

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Smithsonian Associates, The Not Old Better Show

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show. I’m Paul Vogelzang and this is episode #497

As part of our Smithsonian Associates Art of Living author interview series, our guest today is Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones. Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones is an emeritus professor of history at the University of Edinburgh. His book The Nazi Spy Ring in America is the subject of our conversation today, and his upcoming Smithsonian Associates presentation, Nov. 18. More details about Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones and his Smithsonian Associates presentation are available in the show notes and our web site.

In the mid-1930s just as the United States was embarking on a policy of neutrality, Nazi Germany launched a program of espionage against the unwary nation. Hitler attempted to interfere in American affairs by spreading anti-Semitic propaganda, stealing military technology, and mapping U.S. defenses.

In a fascinating illustrated presentation, historian Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones offers insights into the role of espionage in shaping American perceptions of Germany in the years leading up to the country’s entry into World War II and sheds light on a significant episode in the history of international relations and the development of the FBI.

Using recently declassified documents, Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones tells us how Germany’s foreign intelligence service, the Abwehr, was able to steal top-secret American technology, such as a prototype codebreaking machine and data about the latest fighter planes.

Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones also gives us a special glimpse into Leon Turrou, the FBI agent who helped bring down the Nazi spy ring in a case that quickly transformed into a national sensation. The arrest and prosecution of four members of the ring was a high-profile case with all the trappings of fiction: fast cars, louche liaisons, a murder plot, a Manhattan socialite, and a ringleader codenamed Agent Sex. This is a fascinating, previously unheard story.

Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show, via internet phone, Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones.

My thanks to Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones for his generous time today. Please check out the show notes for more details about Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones and his upcoming Smithsonian Associates presentation, which will be wonderful. My thanks to the generosity of the Smithsonian Associates team and for all they do to support the show. My thanks, too, to you, our wonderful Not Old Better Show audience. Please practice smart social distancing, be safe, and remember, let’s talk about better. The Not Old Better Show. Thanks, everybody. For more information about Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones’s upcoming Smithsonian Associates presentation, please go here: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/hitlers-spies-in-america-fbi-and-case-that-stirred-nation?utm_source=SIMag&utm_medium=SIMagListing&utm_campaign=NOV20-SIMag-HitlerSpies&Promo=252941

Nov 10 2020

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#496 Safer With Science - National Science Foundation, Dr. Arthur Lupia

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The Not Old Better Show, Science Literacy Series

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show. I’m Paul Vogelzang and this is episode #496.

As part of our Science Literacy series from the National Science Foundation, our guest today is head of the Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences, at NSF, Dr. Arthur Lupia.

Dr. Lupia has been on the show previously and is a popular guest with you, our wonderful Not Old Better Show audience.

Dr. Lupia always has such fascinating news and research from NSF to share with us, and today is no exception.

For all of you who are unfamiliar with NSF, its mission to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense..." So, important, vital work.

Dr. Arthur Lupia and his great team at NSF do this work creatively, and today we’ll learn about 3 current NSF funded programs where creativity is certainly at work in a big, important way, making people’s lives’ safer with science.

I want to jump right into this with Dr. Lupia, so please join me in welcoming back to The Not Old Better Show, Dr. Arthur Lupia, from the National Science Foundation.

My thanks to Dr. Arthur Lupia, head of the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences, at the National Science Foundation. More details about Dr. Lupia, his team, and his work at NSF are available in the show notes. My thanks, as well, to the fine folks at NSF who always help so much with the show. And, of course, my thanks to you, my wonderful Not Old Better Show audience. Be safe everyone, practice smart social distancing, and Talk About Better. The Not Old Better Show. Thanks, everybody.

For more information about the National Science Foundation, please go here: https://www.nsf.gov/about/

Nov 06 2020

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#495 Going Medieval: How Pop Culture Reflects the Past - Dr. Paul Sturtevant

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The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Series

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show. I’m Paul Vogelzang, and this is episode #495.

As part of our Smithsonian Associates Art Of Living series, our guest today is Dr. Paul Sturtevant.

Dr. Paul Sturtevant is an historian and social scientist at the Smithsonian, editor-in-chief of The Public Medievalist online magazine, and author of two books that examine the intersections between the Middle Ages and the present day.

The Middle Ages are everywhere in our pop culture. Just look at “Game of Thrones” and the latest Hollywood blockbusters. Knights and castles are all over video, tabletop, and role-playing games. And we can spend a day at a medieval-style festival and an evening at a theme restaurant featuring jousts, swordplay, and revelry. Why are we so culturally obsessed with this distant time period? What, if anything, can these pop-culture rehashes of history tell us about the past? And perhaps more revealing, what can the ways that we re-imagine the medieval era tell us about how we see ourselves today?

Join me today, with Dr. Paul B. Sturtevant as we take a colorful journey through the castles, cathedrals, and battlefields dreamed up by contemporary culture. He examines how history is not just history: that what we remember, and how we remember it, is always a mirror that reflects ourselves.

My thanks to Dr. Paul Sturtevant for his generous time today. My thanks, as well, to the generosity of the Smithsonian Associates team and for all they do to support the show. My thanks, too, to you, our wonderful Not Old Better Show audience. Please practice smart social distancing, be safe, and remember, let’s talk about better. The Not Old Better Show. Thanks, everybody. For ticket details, please click here: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/going-medieval-how-pop-culture-reflects-past?utm_source=RAad&utm_medium=OAtsa&utm_content=mwX&utm_campaign=MayWe

Nov 05 2020

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#494 'Last Day' Podcast host, Stephanie Wittels Wachs

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'Last Day' Podcast host, Stephanie Wittels Wachs

The Not Old Better Show Art of Living Series

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show. I’m Paul Vogelzang, and this is episode # 494.

As part of our Art of Living interview series, our guest today is Stephanie Wittles Wachs.

Stephanie Wittels Wachs is a voice actress, activist, and author. She is the Co-founder and Executive Director of the theatre company Rec Room Arts in Houston, Texas, and the Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of the podcast network Lemonada Media. Stephanie Wittels Wachs also serves as the host of the podcast Last Day.

We’ll be talking to Stephanie Wittels Wachs about the new season of Last Day, Season 2. Season 2 of ‘Last Day’ is focused on the epidemic of suicide. This is a subject we often ‘sweep under the rug,’ stigmatized behavior, and sometimes it’s easier to forget this subject or individual who’s not here.

Season 2 of ‘Last Day’ delves into the growing suicide rate, telling real stories, talking to experts, and asking everyone along the way, “How did we get here, and what could we have done differently?”

Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show, Stephanie Wittels Wachs.

My thanks to Stephanie Wittels Wachs, and her team at Lemonada Media for help in arranging the interview and show today. My thanks to you, our wonderful Not Old Better Show audience for all you do to support and love the show. Please practice smart social distancing, be safe, and remember, let’s talk about better. The Not Old Better Show. Thanks, everybody. Resources discussed in the show: https://www.jedfoundation.org

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Nov 04 2020

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#493 Now Go Vote...

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Now Go Vote...

The Not Old Better Show

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show. I’m Paul Vogelzang, and this is episode #493.

This is an election like none ever before.

The endorsements are done, now please go vote.

"Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting."  Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States

"For this Nation to remain true to its principles, we cannot allow any American's vote to be denied, diluted, or defiled. The right to vote is the crown jewel of American liberties, and we will not see its luster diminished." Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States

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Nov 01 2020

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#492 Suicide and Isolation Among Seniors - Susan Dascenzi

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The Not Old Better Show Author Interview Series

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show. I’m Paul Vogelzang, and this is episode #492.

As part of our Art of Living Series, today’s guest is someone you will just relate to, trust, find helpful, and, just as I do, find to be an amazing person. Susan Dascenzi is a licensed Psychotherapist, MSW, is an author, speaker, entrepreneur, and much more. Susan Dascenzi practices in psychotherapy and coaching, helping others to help you change your life.

Susan Dascenzi has been on the show before, and I’ve gotten to know Susan Dascenzi, as you will today, and you’ll see what I mean about changing lives with today’s important topic about suicide. We’ll be talking to Susan Dascenzi and others about suicide, and it’s epidemic.

Susan Dascenzi is an MSW, an LCSW, and is familiar with the issues surrounding suicide, treatment, care, and will offer resources for those thinking of harming yourself or friends or family members exhibiting suicide tendencies, which we will be discussing.

Susan Dascenzi is the host of the newly created podcast, Spiritually Expressed Human, Navigating the Human Experience. Check out our interview with this “no excuses” approach, born out of her own recovery. Susan Dascenzi will give a great deal in our time together, including some practical skills and tools to get out of the excuse mindset and on the path of productivity, regardless of where we are in life.

Join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show, via internet phone, Susan Dascenzi, MSW.

For more information or resources about this episode, please visit notold-better.com. If you love our show, be sure to leave a review. I personally read each one.

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What to advertise on our show? https://www.advertisecast.com/TheNotOldBetterShow

Remember everyone, be safe, practice smart social distancing, and Talk About Better. The Not Old Better Show. Thanks, everybody. Susan Dascenzi is available for you, and if you’d like to chat, please go here to schedule a complimentary call with Susan:

https://susandascenzischedule.as.me/30mincomptccall

And of course, you can also reach Susan via her website: https://www.susandascenzi.com and hit the "Contact" tab to reach out directly, or even direct email: susan@susandascenzi.com

Thanks.

Oct 30 2020

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#491 John Lennon 1980 - Author Ken Womack

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John Lennon 1980 - Author Ken Womack

The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Author Interview Series

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show. I’m Paul Vogelzang, and this is episode #491.

As part of our Smithsonian Associates Year of Music author interview series, our guest today is Beatles biographer extraordinaire, Ken Womack.

Ken Womack has written numerous highly acclaimed books about the Beatles and will be appearing at the Smithsonian Associates program via Zoom, Dec 2. More details are available at the web sites we have listed in the show notes.

In today’s conversation, music historian Kenneth Womack traces the story behind Double Fantasy, John Lennon’s remarkable 1980 comeback album with wife Yoko Ono. Along the way, Womack reads from his forthcoming book John Lennon 1980: The Last Days in the Life and he’ll explore with us the powerful, life-affirming story of the former Beatle's renaissance after five years of self-imposed retirement. Lennon's final pivotal year would climax in several moments of creative triumph as he rediscovered his artistic self in dramatic fashion. In thinking about Lennon, Womack shows how the gifted songwriter and musician lived, rather than how he died much too soon.

That of course is our guest today, author Ken Womack, reading from his new book, John Lennon The Last Days in the Life. Drawing on new interviews, John Lennon 1980 is an informative, engaging, and often deeply moving portrayal of the final chapter in John Lennon’s remarkable life. It isn’t a story about how the gifted songwriter and musician died, but rather, about how he lived.

Our Not Old Better Show audience loves John Lennon and the Beatles, and you’ll love this Smithsonian Associates presentation by Ken Womack, but we have him here today, so please join me in welcoming via internet phone, Beatles author, Ken Womack.

My thanks to Beatles biographer, Ken Womack, author of the new book: John Lennon 1980: The Last Days in the Life. Ken Womack will be appearing at Smithsonian Associates on Dec. 2, via Zoom. More details available in the show notes. My thanks, as well, to the fine folks at Smithsonian Associates who always help so much with the show. And, of course, my thanks to you, my wonderful Not Old Better Show audience. Be safe everyone, practice smart social distancing, and Talk About Better. The Not Old Better Show. Thanks, everybody. For details about Ken Womack at Smithsonian Associates, please go here: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/lennon-ono-and-making-of-double-fantasy?utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=OCT20eAAboutPerformingArts10.17.20&utm_content=version_A&promo=253352

Oct 28 2020

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#490 Are Humans Naturally Good or Bad? - Dr. Rui Diogo

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Are Humans Naturally Good or Bad? - Dr. Rui Diogo

The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Series

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show. I’m Paul Vogelzang, and this is episode #490.

As part of our Smithsonian Associates Art of Living series, our guest today is evolutionary biologist, Dr. Rui Diogo.

For centuries, philosophers have attempted to answer the question of whether humans are naturally good or evil. Despite the publication of thousands of works on the subject, no satisfactory answer seems to have been found. If philosophy hasn’t found the clue, what do other disciplines say about humanity’s propensity for good or malice?

Evolutionary biologist Rui Diogo, who will be at Smithsonian Associates, via Zoom, Nov 5, 2020, tells us what empirical research actually says about this age-old question. Drawing from the sciences, anthropology, history, sociology, and other fields, Dr. Rui Diogo looks at what empirical data says about our basic nature, and which societies’ members are more likely to do each other good or harm.

In answers that might surprise you, he cites figures such as those charting homicide rates, life expectancies, suicide rates, types of foods consumed, levels of egalitarianism, frequency of sexual relationships, and stress levels around the world. You might not leave as a better person, but you’ll have a better idea of why you—and perhaps all of us—behave as we do.

Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show, via internet phone, Dr. Rui Diogo.

Thank you to Rui Diogo for joining me on the show today. Remember, Dr. Rui Diogo will be presenting at Smithsonian Associates, and the title of his presentation is Are Humans Naturally Good of Bad? notes and details are available at our web site, or at Smithsonian Associates’ web pages. My thanks to Smithsonian for their help with the show, and my thanks to you, our wonderful Not Old Better Show audience. Please stay safe everyone, practice smart social distancing, and remember, Talk About Better. The Not Old Better Show. Thanks, everybody. For more details, please go HERE to the Smithsonian Associates web site: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248020?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615

Oct 25 2020

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#489 COVID and Your Gym - Sabrena Jo

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COVID and Your Gym - Sabrena Jo

The Not Old Better Show, Fitness Friday Series

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show. I’m Paul Vogelzang, and this is episode #489.

Our show today is part of our Fitness Friday series, and it’s another great one in our Fitness Friday programs. We’ll be hearing from returning guest, Sabrena Jo.

On the Fitness Friday program, we talk with Sabrena Jo about excise and fitness. We all know that exercise is important, especially for our physical and mental health. Returning to exercise after an illness is often a very tough battle, and during our COVID 19 quarantine period, when we’ve cooped up, without our gyms, we need to be mindful of easing ourselves back into exercise again, particularly after the current Coronavirus outbreak.

COVID-19 has dramatically altered the landscape of exercise. Throughout this time, Sabrena Jo and the American Council on Exercise team has been hard at work to ensure that gyms, certified exercise professionals and health coaches, and the public are equipped with timely information to stay safe and adjust to this new normal.

Since gyms were forced to close back in March, many gyms have been running free classes via their web sites, doing creative programs, and all sorts of new, innovative ways to keep their community engaged. How’s this working…we’ll be talking to Sabrena Jo about that and more.

I love speaking with Sabrena Jo, American Council on Exercise (ACE) Fitness Director of Science and Research Content, because of her research orientation. Research, fact-based analysis, and outcomes orientation is critical to our Not Old Better Show audience. Please join me in welcoming back to The Not Old Better Show, Sabrena Jo.

My thanks always to Sabrena Jo, ACE Director of Science and Research Content for joining us today. And to you, my wonderful Not Old Better Show audience. Please keep your emails coming to me with show ideas, suggestions, and comments: @ info@notold-better.com. Practice smart social distancing, be safe and be well.

Remember, let’s talk about better…The Not Old Better Show. Thanks, everybody.

Oct 16 2020

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#488 Hidden Habits of Genius - Craig Wright, PhD

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Hidden Habits of Genius - Craig Wright, PhD

Art of Living, Author Interview Series

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show. I’m Paul Vogelzang, and this is episode #488. Today’s show is brought to you by Medterra.

Our guest today, Craig Wright, whose most recent book, The Hidden Habits of Genius, is the outgrowth of Dr. Wright’s popular Yale University course, "Exploring the Nature of Genius."

Our conversation today is the culmination of a multi-decade study of geniuses throughout history (Einstein, Curie, Mozart, Bezos, Jobs, Picasso, Ben Franklin, and Lady Gaga among them) as well as Dr. Wright’s personal observations gleaned from watching geniuses in action, at Harvard, Yale, and elsewhere. We’ll hear Dr. Wright identify several enablers of genius and Dr. Wright concludes our conversation with suggestions as to how we can incorporate our own genius into everyday life.

That, of course, is our guest today, Dr. Craig Wright, reading from his new book, The Hidden Habits of Genius: Beyond Talent, IQ, and Grit—Unlocking the Secrets of Greatness.

Dr. Craig Wright is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, holds an M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard, and taught at Yale for forty-four years where, as the Moses Professor of Music Emeritus, he continues to teach "the genius course" online each summer. Please join me in welcoming to the Not Old Better Show via internet phone, Dr. Craig Wright.

My thanks to Dr. Craig Wright, author of the new book, The Hidden Habits of Genius: Beyond Talent, IQ, and Grit—Unlocking the Secrets of Greatness. Check out our website for more information about Dr. Wright’s new book, as well as other details about Dr. Wright’s work. My thanks to you, our wonderful Not Old Better Show audience. Please be safe everyone, practice smart social distancing, and talk about better. The Not Old Better Show. Thanks, everyone. For more information about Dr. Craig Wright and his new book, The Hidden Habits of Genius, please go here: https://www.harpercollins.com/products/the-hidden-habits-of-genius-craig-wright?variant=32127794151458 For more information about The Not Old Better Show, please go here: https://notold-better.com

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Oct 15 2020

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#487 Liana Vitali - Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

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Liana Vitali - Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Smithsonian Associates, The Not Old Better Show, Earth Optimism

Welcome to the Not Old Better Show. I’m Paul Vogelzang, and this is episode #487.

As part of our Smithsonian Associates, Earth Optimism interview series, our guest today is Liana Vitali. Liana Vitali is a biologist and zoologist at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. You’ll hear this loud and clear throughout our conversation today, but Liana believes wholeheartedly in the power of nature to foster profound experiences in each of us that can serve to unlock our potential and authentic selves.

Liana Vitali will be presenting at the Smithsonian Associates event, Oct. 21, and we'll have links and details to her presentation on our web site. Today we’ll be talking to Liana Vitali, naturalist, and educator at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, who’ll offer tips, facts, and resources for dedicated birders and birding beginners. Liana Vitali will also share findings from over 20 years of avian research at the Sanctuary including insights into migratory behaviors as well as a few phenomena that have left even the experts puzzled.   

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, just 12 miles outside Washington, D.C., is the jewel of the Patuxent River. If you live near Jug Bay, if you’re just visiting the DC area, you’ve got to check out the beauty of Jug Bay.

I’ve been to Jug Bay several times and will be going again soon. But, in the meantime please welcome Liana Vitali today, via internet phone.

Thank you to Liana Vitali for joining me on the show today. Remember, Liana Vitali will be presenting at Smithsonian Associates, and the title of her presentation is Birdwatching Stories from a Naturalist. notes and details are available at our web site, or at Smithsonian Associates’ web pages. My thanks to Smithsonian for their help with the show, and my thanks to you, our wonderful Not Old Better Show audience. Please stay safe everyone, practice smart social distancing, and remember, Talk About Better. The Not Old Better Show. Thanks, everybody.

For more information about Smithsonian Associates, please click here: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/jug-bay-wetlands-sanctuary-1A0109S

Oct 12 2020

28mins

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#486 Active Aging Week - Connie Ruiz, Personal20 & COVID

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Active Aging Week - Connie Ruiz, Personal20 & COVID

Fitness Friday, The Not Old Better Show Interview Series

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show, I’m Paul Vogelzang, and this is episode # 486.

As part of our Fitness Friday series, today’s interview is another great one in our Fitness Friday programs. 

It’s Active Aging Week here in the US, and we are celebrating aging and the benefits of active living at any age, Active Aging Week showcases the capabilities of older adults as fully participating members of society. This campaign also spotlights role models that lead the way. Learn how you can join with thousands of Active Aging Week supporters to help change the way we age.  Active Aging is Redefining aging.

Today we’ll be speaking with Connie Ruiz, founder and executive director of Personal20, which is an Electric Muscle Stimulation company, based here in Northern Virginia.  “Electrical Muscle Stimulation.”  I’ll say it again, Electrical Muscle Stimulation, known as EMS, is just what it says:  electrodes stimulate muscle contractions using electricity.  As a matter of fact, with EMS over 36,000 muscle contractions occur, targeting deep muscle fibers, while you are doing an exercise workout program with a skilled Personal Trainer who is approved to work with this new wearable technology.  The “you” in the last sentence is actually “me,” as I traveled to the Personal 20 facility and was connected to the various electrodes and then spent 20 minutes “exercising” with resistance, all coordinated by personal trainer, Connie Ruiz.  Is it safe?  Good question.  The Personal20 system from e-Fit is one of the systems available with full FDA clearance and approval as an official medical device passing the FDA’s regulatory requirements.

We’ll speak with Connie Ruiz today, and I’ll review my progress with you over the next few shows, and I will be speaking with one of the Personal20 trainers about working with older adult clients, all for Active Aging Week.

Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show via internet phone, Connie Ruiz.

My thanks to Connie Ruiz, founder and executive director of Personal20, and to all of you, my wonderful Not Old Better Show listeners.  Please be safe everyone, practice smart social distancing, and remember, let’s talk about better…The Not Old Better Show.  Thanks, everybody.

Oct 09 2020

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#485 NIH Minority & Diversity COVID Outreach - Eliseo Perez-Stable, MD

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NIH Minority & Diversity COVID Outreach - Eliseo Perez-Stable, MD

Science & Technology Interview Series

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show. I’m Paul Vogelzang, and this is episode #485.

As part of our Inside Science interview series, our guest today is Dr. Eliseo Perez-Stable.

Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D. is Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He oversees the Institute's appropriated budget of $335.8 million to advance the science of minority health and health disparities. Under this framework, the Institute conducts and supports research programs to advance knowledge and understanding of mechanisms to improve minority health, identifies and understands health disparities, and develops effective interventions to reduce these disparities in the community and clinical settings.

Recently, the National Institutes of Health has awarded nearly $234 million to improve COVID-19 testing for underserved and vulnerable populations. A part of the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) initiative, the RADx Underserved Populations (RADx-UP). The program will support 32 institutions across the United States and will focus on populations disproportionately affected by the pandemic. These groups include African Americans, American Indians/Alaskan Natives, Latinos/Latinas, Native Hawaiians, older adults, pregnant women, and those who are homeless or incarcerated.

Dr. Perez Estable will tell us why it is critical that all Americans have access to rapid, accurate diagnostics for COVID-19, especially underserved and vulnerable populations who are bearing the brunt of this disease. And why the funds from the new program will help us better understand and alleviate the barriers to testing for those most vulnerable and reduce the burden of this disease.

Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show via internet phone, Dr. Eliseo Perez Estable.

My thanks to Dr. Eliseo Perez-Stable, and the NIH for their help in arranging our interview. My thanks to you, our wonderful Not Old Better Show audience. Please be safe everyone, practice smart social distancing, and please talk about better. The Not Old Better Show. Thanks, everybody.

For more information about the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities and Dr. Perez-Stable, please click here: https://www.nimhd.nih.gov/about/directors-corner/about.html

Oct 08 2020

24mins

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#484 Active Aging Week - Colin Milner, Founder

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Active Aging Week - Colin Milner, Founder

The Not Old Better Show, Fitness Friday Interview Series

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show. I’m Paul Vogelzang and this is episode #484.

As part of our Fitness Friday Healthy Living Interview Series, our guest today is Colin Milner.

Colin Milner is CEO of the International Council on Active Aging and the founder of the active-aging industry in North America. Colin Milner, who’s been a popular guest on The Not Old Better Show previously, is back to talk to us about Active Aging Week. Active Aging Week is coming up and we have links in our show notes about it, as well as links to the Active Aging Week website, where you’ll find a zip code locater tool to zero in on events nearby. But, not worry, there are virtual events, too. Of course, there are. In an era of COVID, we can participate in Active Aging Week virtually, and Colin Milner will tell us all about that.

Many of you in our Not Old Better Show audience will know all about Colin Milner and his work at the organization he founded, the International Council on Active Aging. Colin Milner is also a leading authority on the health and well-being of older adults. The World Economic Forum's Network of Global Agenda Councils recognized him as one of "the most innovative and influential minds" in the world on aging-related topics.

An award-winning writer, Milner has authored more than 300 articles, and we’re so fortunate for his time today. Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show via internet phone, Colin Milner.

My thanks to Colin Milner, CEO of the International Council on Active Aging and the founder of the active-aging industry in North America. Remember Active Aging Week is coming up Oct 5, and thank you, Colin, for your work, and willingness to join us today. My thanks to you, our wonderful Not Old Better Show audience. Remember, stay safe everyone, practice smart social distancing, and Talk About Better. The Not Old Better Show. Thanks, everybody. For more information about Active Aging Week, please go here: https://www.activeagingweek.com/

Oct 01 2020

18mins

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#483 Ralph Nurnberger - Presidential Election

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Ralph Nurnberger - Presidential Election

The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Interview Series

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show. I’m Paul Vogelzang, and this is episode #483.

As part of our Smithsonian Associates Art of Living Series, our guest today is historian Ralph Nurnberger. This will be an excellent interview on a subject very much on our minds: Presidential Elections, as well as the Veeps they choose and why. Ralph Nurnberger will be presenting 3 different Smithsonian Associates events, all of which we’ll have links to in our show notes.

The United States has held 57 presidential elections since the first in 1789. Voters are invariably informed that the current one is “the most important ever,” but some elections have proven more significant and historic than others. These led to landmark political changes, including a Constitutional amendment, the dissolution of major political parties, or changes in national policies—including those that altered civil rights for decades to come. Several elections had contested results in which the winner remained in doubt weeks after the ballots were counted. As the 2020 presidential election approaches, historian Ralph Nurnberger looks back on controversial elections under myriad election rules of the day involving electors who cast two indistinguishable ballots. It took 36 votes in the House of Representatives before a winner was declared the winner.

We’re talking today about Vice Presidents, too. Over the years, presidential nominees’ choices of a running mate have reflected everything from an afterthought to a carefully calculated balancing act. While the vice president's duties are spelled out in the Constitution, how they are selected and deployed in the campaign and office seems to change with every election. 

This is fascinating stuff, and right on time for our 2020 Vote.

Join historian Ralph Nurnberger as he clarifies the official aspects of the position and explores the vice-presidential nominee's importance to the overall election. The shifting criteria used to make the decision

For more information about Ralph Nurnberger’s upcoming Smithsonian Associates presentations, please click these two links: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/presidential-elections-of-1800-and-1876

https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/choosing-vice-president-why-second-spot-is-of-primary-importance

Sep 29 2020

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#482 Deepak Chopra - Interview Total Meditation

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Deepak Chopra - Interview Total Meditation

The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Art of Living Series

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show. I’m Paul Vogelzang, and this is episode #482.

As part of our Smithsonian Associates author interview series, our guest today is Deepak Chopra, appearing at Smithsonian Associates via Zoom, Sept. 29…more details on our web site and at Smithsonian Associates.

How can an ancient practice help us face an uncertain future, especially in times during COVID? Two and a half millennia ago, the Buddha taught that inner peace and freedom could be developed and cultivated through training in the mindfulness, compassion, and insight found in the practice of meditation. And research in neuroscience confirms key understandings of this timeless tradition.

Join us today with Deepak Chopra as he draws on his new book Total Meditation: Practices in Living the Awakened Life to examine why meditation can serve as a potentially powerful tool to meet the challenges of the moment.

Deepak Chopra, who has been at the forefront of the meditation revolution for the last 30 years, shares how meditation awakens new levels of awareness that can cultivate a clear vision, heal suffering in your mind and body, and help recover who you really are. He leads a short meditation practice to get you started on the path to a centered self-meditation practice at the conclusion of the program.

My thanks to Deepak Chopra, who will be presenting at Smithsonian Associates on September 29, 2020, via Zoom. Details are available on our web site, or at Smithsonian Associates. Deepak Chopra’s new book Total Meditation: Practices in Living the Awakened Life is available, too. Check out the details on the Smithsonian Associates web site. Thanks, too, to the wonderful Smithsonian team for all their help and assistance with the show, and my thanks to you, our wonderful Not Old Better Show audience. Stay safe everyone, and practice smart social distancing, and remember to Talk About Better. The Not Old Better Show. Thanks, everybody. For more information on Deepak Chopra and his upcoming presentation at Smithsonian Associates, please click here: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/deepak-chopra-meditation-for-today

Sep 27 2020

18mins

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#481 Nathan Raab - Experts Hunt for History

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Nathan Raab - Experts Hunt for History

Smithsonian Associates Artist Interview Series

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show. I’m Paul Vogelzang, and this is episode #481.

As part of our Smithsonian Associates, Art of Living interview series, I am so pleased to be joined today by author, Nathan Raab.

Nathan Raab, the preeminent American dealer in rare documents, is contacted by at least 20 people every day looking to sell historical documents and artifacts. He constantly combs through other dealers’ catalogs and examines lots offered by the top auction houses. Forgeries are common and spotting them is an art in itself, but Nathan Raab’s work transcends the documents and pieces of paper and gets at the heart of what’s been written and by whom. It’s important to work, and it’s the Hunt for History.

That of course is our guest today, Nathan Raab, reading from his excellent new book, The Hunt for History. We’ll be talking to Nathan Raab about much more, including what his business is like day to day, the fascinating story of how he learned to tell the difference between real and forged artifacts, and of many amazing finds that were nearly lost to the ages. Whether it’s the first report of Napoleon’s death or an unpublished letter penned by Albert Einstein to a curious soldier, every document and artifact he uncovers comes with a spellbinding history.

Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates author interview series, via internet phone, author Nathan Raab.

My thanks to Nathan Raab, who will be presenting at Smithsonian Associates on October 8, 2020, via Zoom. Details are available on our web site, or at Smithsonian Associates. Nathan Raab’s new book, The Hunt for History is available for sale. Thanks, too, to the wonderful Smithsonian team for all their help and assistance with the show, and my thanks to you, our wonderful Not Old Better Show audience. Stay safe everyone, and practice smart social distancing, and remember to Talk About Better. The Not Old Better Show. Thanks, everybody. For more information about this Smithsonian Associates program, please click here: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/experts-hunt-for-history

Sep 26 2020

23mins

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#480 Video interview With Cheryl Ladd

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Check out my latest video interview with actress Cheryl Ladd.

Enjoy!

Sep 25 2020

13mins

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#479 Chelsea Clinton - She Persisted

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Chelsea Clinton - She Persisted

The Not Old Better Show, Author Interview Series...

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show. I’m Paul Vogelzang and this is episode #479.

Did you know that athlete Mildred BABE Zaharias worked as a seamstress, and an insurance company, but She Persisted, and later won gold medals at the 1932 Olympics? Did you know that Wilma Rudolph, who was born prematurely, survived pneumonia, scarlet fever, polio, wore a leg brace, but she persisted, and still won gold in the 100, 200, 4X100 relay in the 1960 Olympics? And, did you know that many young girls look up to Mia Hamm, but Mia had no soccer role models, but she persisted and later won the women’s soccer World Cup?

Our guest today is Chelsea Clinton, who has made it her mission to inspire young women and people through her book series, “She Persisted,” about notable women. Chelsea’s newest book, which we’ll be chatting about, in her series, is titled “She Persisted in Sports. American Olympians Who Changed the Game,” and it features great stories of female athletes like tennis champions Venus and Serena Williams, Gold Medal gymnast Simone Biles, two time World Cup winner Mia Hamm, and many others.

Chelsea Clinton and I chat about her inspiration for her new book, her perspective on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the nomination of RBG that changed the court, her family, and much more.

Chelsea Clinton is Vice-Chair of The Clinton Foundation, and I want you to join me in welcoming her back to The Not Old Better Show via internet phone.

My thanks to Chelsea Clinton, who has written a new book, “She Persisted in Sports. American Olympians Who Changed the Game,”

Thanks, too, to our wonderful Not Old Better Show audience. The Not Old Better Show, Talk About Better. Thanks, everybody. For more information about Chelsea Clinton and her new book, please click here: https://www.clintonfoundation.org/about/chelsea-clinton

Sep 25 2020

17mins

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By Jeremytalbert - May 08 2020
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I LOVE listening to this podcast from not old better. So interesting and done in a great manner with production high quality values, etc. When I travel and bring my phone, this is the first podcast I turn to. I am a fan!

Truly honest and helpful conversations.

By danilobarbosa313 - May 06 2020
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I have gone through many of these shows now and not old better is way better than most! I love the variety and all the Smithsonian material. Thanks for sharing this show with me and my senior friends. Keep em coming our way and we'll be fans for life. With your help, Not Old Better, we'll live long lives! Congratulations!