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

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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: Legendary Guitarist and Singer Lindsey Buckingham; Ordained Minister, Auth...

Lindsey Buckingham, a Rock & Roll Hall of Famer named by Rolling Stone as one of the greatest guitarists of all time has released his first solo album in a decade. He talks with Growing Bolder about his split with Fleetwood Mac, life after a heart attack and the importance of stepping out of your comfort zone. Bishop Vance Oldes has made the transition from a world of crime to a man of the cloth. He talks about his journey, his unexpected rise as a social media personality and how his popular skating videos are helping him to spread the Word. Mary Anne Cooper was 96 and competing at the US Masters Swimming National Championship when Growing Bolder caught up with her poolside. What's her secret for living a long, fulfilling life? According to Mary Anne, it's to always be on the lookout for life's little miracles.

Growing Bolder: Legendary Guitarist and Singer Lindsey Buckingham; Ordained Minister, Auth...

Growing Bolder: Author and Host of 'Hidden Brain' Shankar Vedantam; Travel Host and Writer...

Delusions can be a good thing, according to Shankar Vedantam, 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 says the lies we tell ourselves can actually be helpful. It's an interesting conversation that reveals that honesty isn't always the best policy. As the host of several travel shows including her latest on Public TV, "Samantha Brown's Places to Love", Samantha Brown has visited more than 60 countries, 250 cities and 40 U.S. states. Along the way she's learned a lot of life lessons. She explains how much we can learn by traveling and meeting people from all walks of life and offers three tips for people interested in seeing the world at a fraction of the cost.

Growing Bolder: Author and Host of 'Hidden Brain' Shankar Vedantam; Travel Host and Writer...

Growing Bolder: Award Winning Photographer and Philanthropist Annie Griffiths; Integrative...

Annie Griffiths is a trailblazer as one of the first photographers hired by National Geographic. She's now dedicated to using her talents to bring women's issues into focus and to help bring exposure to a variety of aid organizations around the world. Dr. Frank Lipman is one of the pioneers of integrative medicine and he says there is a whole new set of rules to follow when it comes to healthy aging. Find out why he says some of the popular "healthy" diets may be doing more harm than good. In this in-depth conversation, he'll share the changes you should make in your diet that can make a big difference in your health.

Growing Bolder: Award Winning Photographer and Philanthropist Annie Griffiths; Integrative...

Growing Bolder: Comedian Laraine Newman; Journalist Eugenia Zuckerman; Former MLB All-Star...

Laraine Newman is one of the original cast members of "Saturday Night Live" and a comedy icon. She talks to Growing Bolder about the ups and downs she's faced over the years including her struggle with drugs and depression and how she found a way forward. Eugenia Zuckerman was a correspondent on "CBS Sunday Morning" for over 25 years and is a world class Flutist and Author. Diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, she's written a courageous and heartfelt book that gives insight as to what it's like to live with dementia. 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: Comedian Laraine Newman; Journalist Eugenia Zuckerman; Former MLB All-Star...

Growing Bolder: Philanthropist and Author, Timothy Shriver; 85-Year-old Hockey Player John...

Philanthropist, disability rights advocate, CEO of UNITE and author of the book, Call to Unite: Voices of Hope and Awakening, Timothy Shriver reminds us we all have to find a way to end the divisiveness and come together because we are all part of the same community. 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 Author, Timothy Shriver; 85-Year-old Hockey Player John...

Growing Bolder: Integrative Physiologist, James Hicks, Eco-Warrior Rabbi Ed Rosenthal

James Hicks, Ph.D., is a professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California in Irvine. He's developed a new class called Exercise as Medicine that examines how and why physical activity can actually work better for us than pills. He shares his tips for incorporating movement into your life. Then, discover how Rabbi Ed Rosenthal turned his love for the ocean into a religious experience with his organization called Scubi Jew. And meet a woman who saw a need in her community and decided to step up and try to make a difference.

Growing Bolder: Integrative Physiologist, James Hicks, Eco-Warrior Rabbi Ed Rosenthal

Growing Bolder: 'Book of Joy' Author Douglas Abrams; 96-Year-Old Swimmer John Corse; Jon A...

When times are tumultuous, wouldn't it be something to be able to turn to two of the brightest minds ever for some much needed wisdom? Author Douglas Abrams actually got to do that. He sat down right between Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and his holiness, the Dalai Lama, and moderated a conversation that generated so many eye-opening lessons, he even wrote a book about it. The book is called "A Book of Joy," and Abrams says the lessons he learned then are even more important now. Recently, one of our favorite people passed away. John Corse was a 96-year-old masters swimming champion. We caught up with him after a 10 day-stint in the hospital with COVID-19. He attributed his recovery and long life to staying active and keeping his body strong enough to fight off the virus symptoms and side effects of the course of treatment. As the voice of the rock group Yes, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jon Anderson is the face of progressive rock. His creativity, his passion and his voice have not diminished over the years. At the age of 73, Jon is as energetic, driven and prolific as ever.

Growing Bolder: 'Book of Joy' Author Douglas Abrams; 96-Year-Old Swimmer John Corse; Jon A...

Growing Bolder: TV Show Creator Bruce Feiler; Fashion Designer Arlinda McIntosh; Meet the ...

Bruce Feiler is the creator of the NBC hit show "Council of Dads." He shares how his own cancer challenge sparked the idea and what he's learned about coping with the "lifequakes" we will inevitably face in our own lives. Plus, Arlinda McIntosh shares her American success story. Once upon a time, she was a newly divorced single mother, desperate to survive. Today, her fashions are worn by some of the most famous people in entertainment. Now in her 60s. she's connecting with an entirely new audience thanks to her passion for embracing social media. And, despite the pandemic, are you still finding ways to remain connected to people? One of the most common issues we all face as we age is loneliness and coronavirus has only made things more difficult. Learn tips for staying connected through technology. Finally, far too many of us aren't getting enough exercise. One of the top reasons is the dread associated with hitting the gym that so many of us experience. We're going to introduce you to a group of women in their 80s and 90s who've unlocked the key to staying active — weekly tennis matches

Growing Bolder: TV Show Creator Bruce Feiler; Fashion Designer Arlinda McIntosh; Meet the ...

Growing Bolder: Aging Visionary Ken Dychtwald; Motorcycle Record Holder Shantell Williams

Ken Dychtwald, the world's No. 1 thought leader and influencer when it comes to the cultural, social and business implications of aging, joins Growing Bolder's Marc Middleton for a candid conversation on the state of aging today. Dychtwald is a psychologist, gerontologist, sociologist, entrepreneur, filmmaker, and founder of Age Wave, a renowned think tank that helps many of the world's largest companies understand how to speak to and market to the most lucrative yet underserved demographic of all time — older adults. Dychtwald shares his thoughts on how life today is different than ever before and offers his predictions on how things will be in 10, 20 and 30 years. You'll learn what you need to do to be prepared. Then, Sanford restauranteur Shantell Williams decided there was only one way to honor an African-American motorcycle pioneer — she hopped on her own Harley and rode across 48 states in honor of this unsung hero from the past. Williams shares stories from her lifelong mission to break down stereotypes while building friendships along the way.

Growing Bolder: Aging Visionary Ken Dychtwald; Motorcycle Record Holder Shantell Williams

Growing Bolder: Sustainability Expert Jennie Romer; Dr. Nick Dewan's Tips for Post-Pandemi...

Did you know milk jugs can be recycled but milk cartons often are not? Author and legal associate Jennie Romer joins us to explain what can and cannot go in the bin, whether recycling is working at all, and what we can do to change the system to better protect our planet. Then, Dr. Nick Dewan, a nationally known expert in behavioral health discusses the sometimes painful process of coping with change, including how to make the transition from pandemic isolation to reintegration. Find out how our mental health can affect us physically. Sometimes it feels like we'd all be safer if we could live inside a bubble. We'll introduce you to a Miami-based photographer who did exactly that at the start of the pandemic, resulting in a series of viral photos. George Kamper explains how each of us can find inspiration, even during the most challenging times.

Growing Bolder: Sustainability Expert Jennie Romer; Dr. Nick Dewan's Tips for Post-Pandemi...