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: Neuroscientist and Brain Health Expert Dr. Michael Merzenich; Haircare Ent...

Do we really become forgetful as we get older? Is cognitive decline inevitable? Neuroscientist Michael Merzenich, Ph.D., is considered the Godfather of Neuroplasticity. His groundbreaking research has changed the way scientists and researchers understand and think about the brain. He joins Growing Bolder for an in-depth and fascinating conversation to share what he's learned about proving old dogs can learn new tricks. Plus, have you ever had an idea for a new product? What if that idea was so good you had to give it a shot and try and make it yourself? That's exactly what entrepreneur Angel Cornelius did when she dreamed up hair products made specifically for people with silver hair. And now her company has grown from her kitchen table to QVC. She tell us how she navigated the bumps and bruises along the path to becoming an industry disrupter.

Growing Bolder: Neuroscientist and Brain Health Expert Dr. Michael Merzenich; Haircare Ent...

Growing Bolder: Founder and CEO of The Super Age Bradley Schurman; Physician, Photographer...

Bradley Schurman is one of the world's preeminent demographic futurists and author of The Super Age: Decoding Our Demographic Destiny. He explains how our lives are about to be radically impacted as, for the first time in human history, there will soon be more people over the age of 65 than under the age of 18. Dr. Claire Johnson is a medical doctor, healthcare consultant, marathoner, photographer, and licensed drone pilot. She uses her varied experiences as an example of how all our lives can completely transform if we can simply find the courage to say yes to opportunity.

Growing Bolder: Founder and CEO of The Super Age Bradley Schurman; Physician, Photographer...

Growing Bolder: Travel Host and Writer Samantha Brown; Author and Host of Hidden Brain Sha...

Samantha Brown has one of those dream jobs we all envy. As the host of several travel shows, including her latest, Samantha Brown's Places to Love on public TV, she has visited more than 60 countries, 250 cities, and 40 U.S. states. She explains how much we can all learn by traveling and meeting people from all walks of life and offers her three best tips for people of all ages and all income levels to see the world, at a fraction of the cost. Plus, can deceiving ourselves sometimes be a good thing? Shankar Vedantam is the host of the popular podcast and radio show, Hidden Brain, and a New York Times best-selling author. In his latest book, Useful Delusions: The Power and Paradox of the Self-Deceiving Brain, Vedantam makes the case that sometimes honesty may not be the best policy. It's a fascinating conversation that will inspire you to use self-delusions to your advantage in life.

Growing Bolder: Travel Host and Writer Samantha Brown; Author and Host of Hidden Brain Sha...

Growing Bolder: Integrative Medicine Expert Dr. Frank Lipman; Award Winning Photographer a...

Dr. Frank Lipman is a trailblazer and leader in functional and integrative medicine who believes our definition of health is all wrong. Instead of simply the absence of disease he defines health as a complete state of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social wellbeing. In this interview he shares his new set of rules for aging well, which includes a discussion about the microbiome, monitoring your own blood chemistry, and the most beneficial foods to eat. Annie Griffiths broke the gender barrier when she became one of the first female photographers at National Geographic, but she didn't stop there. She helped bring women's issues into focus across six different continents. She's now dedicated to using her talents to bring exposure to a variety of aid organizations around the world.

Growing Bolder: Integrative Medicine Expert Dr. Frank Lipman; Award Winning Photographer a...

Growing Bolder: Science Journalist David McRaney; USA Archery CEO and World Champion Rod M...

Science Journalist David McRaney wanted to find out what it takes to make someone change their mind. Does arguing or debating ever really work? McRaney discusses what he's learned after years of research. In this era of great political and social divides he offers his thoughts as to what it will take to bring people together. Rod Menzer explains why archery is one of the most beneficial activities you can engage in regardless of your skill or fitness level. Not only has Menzer studied the sport he is one of the greatest archers in American history. Now, as CEO of USA Archery, he talks about how easy it is to get started and why it just may be the passion you never knew you had. Stephanie Walsh will convince you that it's never too late to find your passion and get the most from it. At the age of 70, someone posted a video of her hip-hop dancing that took the internet by storm. She shares her empowering message about life with Growing Bolder's Amy Sweezey.

Growing Bolder: Science Journalist David McRaney; USA Archery CEO and World Champion Rod M...

Growing Bolder: Philanthropist and Best Selling Author Timothy Shriver; 85-Year-old Hockey...

Timothy Shriver holds a doctorate in education and is a disability rights advocate, CEO of UNITE, and author of Call to Unite: Voices of Hope and Awakening. He delivers a timely message on the importance of unity and why it's not an abstract ideal. 85-year-old and two-time Stanley Cup champion, John MacMillan is still playing the game he loves. We catch up with this Rock Star of Aging. Plus, Diane Delano started a rescue center for abused and neglected horses, only to discover that she was doing amazing things for people, too.

Growing Bolder: Philanthropist and Best Selling Author Timothy Shriver; 85-Year-old Hockey...

Growing Bolder: Women's Rights Activist, Runner and Author Kathrine Switzer; Director and ...

Kathrine Switzer became the first woman to officially run in the Boston Marathon. She never expected what she did in 1967 would thrust her to become a pioneer in the fight for women across the globe to have the right to participate in athletics. Her story is remarkable, heartfelt, frustrating, and empowering. She holds nothing back in this conversation with Marc Middleton and it becomes clear how what she did back then continues to change lives to this day. James Burrows has been called the Obi-Wan of TV sitcoms. The creator of Cheers and Will & Grace is now in his 80s and still involved in the industry. He discusses the possibility that the era of the sitcom as we know it may be coming to an end. Sheryl Kurland never expected to start her own non-profit organization but what she saw at a support group for women inspired her to step forward to try to make a difference for as many as possible. She explains how the simplest item that almost every woman has in her purse seems to be able to trigger a remarkable recovery in the lives of victims of abuse.

Growing Bolder: Women's Rights Activist, Runner and Author Kathrine Switzer; Director and ...

Growing Bolder: Journalist Eugenia Zuckerman; Comedian Laraine Newman; Former MLB Pitcher ...

The woman who shared compelling stories on "CBS Sunday Morning" for over 25 years is now living one of her own. Diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, Eugenia Zukerman is courageously opening her heart to offer personal insights into living with dementia. In this heartfelt conversation with Growing Bolder, her approach will surprise, enlighten and touch us all. Laraine Newman is a comedy icon. One of the original cast members of "Saturday Night Live," her skits helped define a generation. Like many of her colleagues, though, the road to success and all it brought with it was not easy. She talks to Growing Bolder about those days, her struggle with drugs and depression and how she found a way forward. Former Major League Baseball pitcher Sam McDowell was a six time all-star whose career was cut short by alcoholism. But what he did next not only saved his life, but a number of other ballplayers as well. In a candid and important conversation, he reveals to Growing Bolder how he found a way to recovery and made it his mission to help others find a new path forward, too.

Growing Bolder: Journalist Eugenia Zuckerman; Comedian Laraine Newman; Former MLB Pitcher ...

Growing Bolder: Homeless Advocate Rev. Mary Downey; Classic Cars Expert Scott Brandt; Get ...

In Central Florida, hotels and motels in the tourist corridor serve as temporary housing for the workforce that is priced out of most housing options. Rev. Mary Downey felt called to make a difference for these families, especially the children. She founded the nonprofit Hope Partnership, which helps homeless families get back on their feet. She offers encouragement for anyone inspired to make a difference but uncertain how to start. Scott Brandt was an artist who was desperately searching for a way to earn a living. He became frustrated by trying to figure out what to do when what you love just doesn't put enough food on the table. His answer came when he traded in his canvas for the collectability of classic cars. He explains how his love for art and need for commerce all came together in a business called Motoexotica. The Calendar Girls are a group of women in southwest Florida who are out to prove that dance is not strictly an activity for the young. Self-described as "maturity in motion," not only do they perform at all kinds of community events, but every time they do, they prove that age is a state of mind. Hear what happened when these women, all between the ages of 50 and 80, created a dance team that's been turning heads, supporting charities, and smashing the stereotypes of age.

Growing Bolder: Homeless Advocate Rev. Mary Downey; Classic Cars Expert Scott Brandt; Get ...

Growing Bolder: Social Scientist and Author Arthur Brooks; 3-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Ro...

Arthur Brooks knows something about happiness. He teaches happiness classes at Harvard University. The social scientist just completed a seven-year study and discovered one important ingredient that we all need in life to allow us to become happier as we get older. Rowdy Gaines is an Olympic legend who nearly walked away from the sport he loves just before the defining moment of his swimming career. He explains how opportunities in life, just like swimming, can be decided by inches or seconds, and how we can control our fate through effort and perseverance. Collie Blake was struggling with grief and loss and took a chance by opening her heart to express her feelings in the form of poetry. What she created not only helped her cope but made her the winner of the first Growing Bolder Poetry Slam. Hear her poem and our reaction to it.

Growing Bolder: Social Scientist and Author Arthur Brooks; 3-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Ro...