Growing Bolder Growing Bolder is not just media, it's a movement. Growing Bolder's Emmy Award winning team of broadcast journalists is Rebranding Aging® by sharing the inspirational stories of ordinary people living extraordinary lives—men and women redefining the possibilities of life after 50. Each week, we talk to the country's most interesting thought leaders, authors, health experts, masters athletes, Rock Stars of Aging® and much more. Growing Bolder inspires audiences of all ages to believe that it's never too late to pursue your passions and that the rest of your life can be the best of your life.
Growing Bolder

Growing Bolder

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Growing Bolder is not just media, it's a movement. Growing Bolder's Emmy Award winning team of broadcast journalists is Rebranding Aging® by sharing the inspirational stories of ordinary people living extraordinary lives—men and women redefining the possibilities of life after 50. Each week, we talk to the country's most interesting thought leaders, authors, health experts, masters athletes, Rock Stars of Aging® and much more. Growing Bolder inspires audiences of all ages to believe that it's never too late to pursue your passions and that the rest of your life can be the best of your life.

Most Recent Episodes

Growing Bolder: Daniel Pink; Dr. Mike Moreno; Connie Sawyer; Daniel Kline

Like it or not, we are all in the sales business. If we're not actively selling a product, we're selling ourselves. Daniel Pink, one of the world's most influential business thinkers, explains how you should be selling yourself and offers tips for the new age of sales. We all know about the benefits of the flu shot, but there's another way to ward off the flu. And it can be pretty effective. Registered dietitian Dr. Susan Mitchell has suggestions for some powerful flu-fighting foods. You could do anything for 17 days right? In his No. 1 bestselling book, "The 17 Day Diet," Dr. Mike Moreno touted the long-term benefits of following his eating and health plan for 17 days. Now, he's tackling aging in "17 Days to Stop Aging." He explains. At 100 years old, Connie Sawyer is the world's oldest working actress, and she has no plans of slowing down. We catch up with this Hollywood legend to find out about going on auditions at 100 and the one film role she still regrets. Author Daniel Klein wants to know what's so wrong with being old? The 73-year-old says he's tired of watching his peers fighting hard to stay young and he's more interested in aging authentically. So, he's turning to the Greeks for inspiration.

Growing Bolder: Daniel Pink; Dr. Mike Moreno; Connie Sawyer; Daniel Kline

Growing Bolder: Thomas Frey; Cesar Milan; Ed Whitlock; Larry Schweiger

Futurist Thomas Frey weighs in on mankind's future, including such hot button topics like the legalization of marijuana, our prison system and why Earth may not be our only homebase option in the future. Even when they're pushed aside, dreams don't die. They can lie dormant for decades until old friends, old memories or old pictures bring them back to life. For a band called the Lazy Souls, it took 40 years. When it comes to your health, sometimes it isn't so important what you eat but where it comes from. Registered dietitian Dr. Susan Mitchell says the evidence keeps growing in favor of food that's locally produced. He's famous for teaching and rehabilitating "untrainable" dogs through his self-taught methods, but what happened when he needed to learn some important lessons in his own life? Cesar Milan describes how he learned to move on from depression after he lost his pack — his family. Ed Whitlock didn't just break running world records, he smashed them. Fresh off his marathon, during which he broke the world record by 16 minutes, the then-81-year-old explained how he'd been able to keep running, decades after he first began. (Note: Whitlock has since passed away) In his new book, "Last Chance: Preserving Life on Earth," National Wildlife Fund president and CEO Larry Schweiger breaks down the science of global climate change and explains how dire the consequences could be if the problems aren't fixed.

Growing Bolder: Dr. Ben Lerner; Rochelle Ford; Jim Morris; Eben Alexander

Why is cancer still on the rise? Perhaps you should look no further than your refrigerator for the answers. Dr. Ben Lerner says your body is designed to be a cancer killer. Find out how to help it do its job. Sleep is more important to your health than you realize. In fact, the less sleep you get, the more you might weigh. Registered dietitian Dr. Susan Mitchell offers three strategies to help you get the sleep you need. Rochelle Ford is a former high-powered executive who traded in her briefcase for a welding torch in her late 50s. She explains how her dying friend's final words inspired her to finally pursue her true passion — art. She tells us what she's learned from her post-retirement success and what you can learn from her example. A former Mr. Universe and celebrity bodyguard became a vegan and in the process, he became stronger and healthier than ever. Jim Morris passed away at the age of 80, but when Growing Bolder checked in with him when he was 77, he revealed how his diet was just the latest stereotype he'd smashed during his long and historic career. Is there life after death? Dr. Eben Alexander, a widely regarded neurosurgeon — and a lifelong skeptic — has written one of the most compelling arguments yet in support of an afterlife. Find out what happened when he was in a coma that made him a believer.

Growing Bolder: Dr. Ben Lerner; Rochelle Ford; Jim Morris; Eben Alexander

Growing Bolder: Dr. Andrew Weil; Ed Feldman; Dave Davies; April Holmes; Bob Lee

Andrew Weil, M.D., one of the pioneers in the field of natural and integrative medicine, explains how chronic inflammation could be putting you at risk for long-term, serious health problems and how changes in your diet can reverse that. Did you ever feel you just didn't fit in? Ed Feldman once hid behind his iPhone, his computer and his hairpiece. But as he played around on his gadgets, he made a discovery — he could create stunning images. These days, smartphones are like the control center for your health. They can also be the control center for your health. Registered dietitian Dr. Susan Mitchell reveals the most useful apps for staying healthy. Dave Davies is one of the most interesting men in the history of rock, and he's talking to us about creating the songs of a generation in The Kinks, his massive stroke several years ago and his long, hard journey back to music. She was one of top collegiate track stars in the country — a sprinter with a glorious future. Then, in an instant, she lost her leg. Find out what April Holmes learned about changing your dreams and her message for others going through challenges in life. The book "Tuesdays With Morrie" deeply touches millions of people around the world, but when Bob Lee read it, it inspired him to embark on a mission to make a huge difference in the world. Find out why he now rides to save lives.

Growing Bolder: Dr. Andrew Weil; Ed Feldman; Dave Davies; April Holmes; Bob Lee

Growing Bolder: Ernie Hudson; Larry Pino; Suzelle Poole; Marion Ross

Original Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson talks to Growing Bolder about the importance of keeping a positive attitude. See how he's been able to keep his, even as he's watched some of his acting contemporaries become huge international stars. If you couldn't find an assisted living center good enough for your mother, would you build one? Larry Pino did. How is it different than traditional centers? What did he learn during the process. He explains. Meet the 77-year-old ballerina who still teaches classes and dances up to two hours herself every day. Madame Suzelle Poole reveals what she's learned about staying active as you age and shares her tips for staying active and engaged for your lifetime. Marion Ross played the matriarch of the Cunningham family on the beloved TV show Happy Days. The show made her a superstar forever, yet it didn't protect her from second guessing her career, her marriage and her purpose.

Growing Bolder: Maria Shriver; Nancy Hiller; Wayne Nelson; Mike Millen; Loretta Swit

Whether you're 24, 42, 58 or 85, we're all living through transitions. It's a hallmark of life and one that can leave us feeling paralyzed and lost. Writer, journalist and advocate Maria Shriver wants everyone to know they're capable of living meaningful, empowered lives, no matter how lost they may feel. Get her tips for finding the principles and practices to live life boldly. Nancy Hiller never felt like she fit in — not with her family, not in school and not as she began her career. Then, she decided to prove all of the doubters wrong and start Growing Bolder. The Little River Band had a string of hits years ago. So, why is it so important for singer Wayne Nelson to keep them going today? He explains to Growing Bolder. Mike Millen just may be the fittest person over the age of 60 on the planet. He's become a bit of a social media superstar thanks to videos of his unusual workouts, but what we love about Mike is his creativity in his workouts and his belief that fitness must be fun in order to be successful and sustainable. Get inspired to find the fun in your fitness. You first fell in love with Loretta Swit with her smoldering portrayal of Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan on M*A*S*H. Even she never expected to still be acting at 80, but that's exactly what she's doing. Find out why she thinks that's significant for her industry and women.

Growing Bolder: Maria Shriver; Nancy Hiller; Wayne Nelson; Mike Millen; Loretta Swit

Growing Bolder: Jean Chatzky; Debbie Allen; Dr. Robert Masson; Eric Goldfarb

Famed financial expert Jean Chatzky says if you take care of your health, your wealth will follow. Get her tips for strengthening your health-wealth connection. Debbie Allen is a legendary choreographer, actress, director, producer and one of the most powerful executives in Hollywood. And she accomplished all of this while overcoming her industry's sexism, racism and now ageism. We catch up with this force of nature and discover her secrets to success, as well as her greatest source of pride. Dr. Robert Masson is a world-renowned neurosurgeon with a passion for living a life of adventures and opportunities. He offers a pep talk for setting — and, more importantly, achieving — goals in your life. In the documentary Impossible Dreamers, Emmy Award winning producer Eric Goldfarb, who has worked on shows like Amazing Race and Naked and Afraid, shines the spotlight on a group of stereotype-smashing, age-defying athletes. The result is a moving and empowering documentary.

Growing Bolder: Jean Chatzky; Debbie Allen; Dr. Robert Masson; Eric Goldfarb

Growing Bolder: Joseph Coughlin; Tim Gunn; Dr. Obinna Adigweme; Katy Bowman

Joseph Coughlin, Ph.D. is not only an expert on the power and potential of the new life stage that exists after what has long been considered retirement age, he's helping to invent it. As the founder and director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab, Coughlin is a game changer, a thought leader and a trendsetter all rolled into one. The Wall Street Journal named him one of 12 pioneers inventing the future of retirement and Fast Company magazine hails him one of the 100 most creative people in business. He's an author, a journalist, speaker and a consultant who has advised nonprofits, governments and corporations worldwide. There is a rapidly growing number of men and women in every community in America who are living longer than they had planned. They are outliving their money and the result is devastating. One in six older adults goes to bed hungry every night and waiting lists for programs like Meals and Wheels are growing daily. The good news is that together, we can make a difference. Learn how. Tim Gunn is the Emmy Award-winning former co-host and producer of the hit fashion design show Project Runway. During its first 16 seasons, he's also served as a mentor to the show's designers. A leading expert himself in fashion and lifestyle design, Gunn has been in nearly every magazine, appeared in a number of TV shows and movies and authored several best-selling books. Tim talks to Growing Bolder about his unexpected stardom after the age of 50 and what he's learned about taking risks, at any age. One of the keys to Growing Bolder is maintaining our quality of life in order to be able to engage in the activities we love as we age. The good news is that technology, skilled surgeons and great medical care are all providing many options to make that a reality. Dr. Obinna Adigweme of the UCF College of Medicine explains what you need to know about keeping your joints healthy as you age. Katy Bowman is part biochemist, part science communicator and full-time mover. She says movement is more important than just exercise — it just may be one of the keys to life. Her program is a big hit with everyone from teachers to her growing legion of podcast fans. She's also the author of the book Dynamic Aging, which includes exercises for whole body mobility. Find out more about her Nutritious Movement program and why she say it's different than other exercise programs.

Growing Bolder: Joseph Coughlin; Tim Gunn; Dr. Obinna Adigweme; Katy Bowman

Growing Bolder: Linda Evans; Mike Ives; Pat Travers; John Perry; Kathy Lennon

We fell in love with her for her iconic roles on The Big Valley and Dynasty but wait until you hear how Linda Evans is Growing Bolder today. She shares stories of her famous friends and reveals how she's learned to love aging. At the age of 16, both of Michael Ives' arms were crushed in a workplace accident. He narrowly escaped losing both arms but still faced a future of pain and lost opportunities. Against his doctors' advice, he found a new life in the gym. He's one of the greatest guitar players ever, yet you've probably never even heard his name. Find out why you should know the name Pat Travers, and wait until you hear his story about nearly making off with Jim Hendrix's guitar — mid-concert! Procrastinators, are you tired of getting a bad rap? Next time someone tries to tell you you're lazy because you put things off, just tell them you're a structured procrastinator. Author John Perry explains. In the 1960s, the Lennon Sisters were one of the biggest groups in the world. They appeared constantly on the covers of movie magazines and performed across the world. And they got their entire start because Lawrence Welk was home sick one day. Kathy Lennon tells stories about their nearly 60-year career in music.

Growing Bolder: Linda Evans; Mike Ives; Pat Travers; John Perry; Kathy Lennon

Growing Bolder: June Foray; Brian Bradley; Susan Mitchell; Randy Bachman; Louise Miller

She was called the female Mel Blanc, but it may have been more appropriate to call Mel the male June Foray. The voice behind some of the most beloved cartoon voices, including Rocky and Natasha, Cindy Lou Who and Granny from the Tweety cartoons, lived a long and fascinating life before passing away at the age of 99. In one of her final interviews, Growing Bolder caught up with this American treasure and learned why she was thrilled to still be working well into her 90s. He's been on more than 20 sitcoms, in six feature films and had a 4-year run on Broadway. One of the top improv comedians working today, Brian Bradley survived the excesses of showbiz with a clear vision for the future. Registered dietitian Dr. Susan Mitchell is getting personal this week to reveal her close family connection to food and disease-prevention and why she thinks food is more powerful than any pills. You know his gift for songwriting from his hits with bands like The Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive, but have you ever heard Randy Bachman tell a story? He's sharing some fascinating tales with us about the history of rock and his place in it. As a young girl in the 1950s, all Louise Miller wanted to do was compete, but in those days, there weren't many sporting opportunities for girls to compete. Those days have changed and Louise is making up for lost time in a big and powerful way, becoming a champion weightlifter in her 60s.

Growing Bolder: June Foray; Brian Bradley; Susan Mitchell; Randy Bachman; Louise Miller

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