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A show about how we make the most of the time we have left. Max Linsky talks to 70 remarkable people, all over the age of 70, not just about their past but their lives right now. These are conversations about the big questions we all ask ourselves, no matter how old we are. What does it mean to live well? What are we still searching for? And how do we learn to let go?

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Arlene Heyman reads an excerpt from her short story collection Scary Old Sex. Then Max talks with Dr. Joycelyn Elders about her time as Surgeon General under Bill Clinton, what happened after she was forced to resign, why she will forever be known as “the condom queen,” and why older and younger generations should know how to have good, safe sex.   — To read more about Arlene Heyman’s work, check out Scary Old Sex in the New Yorker and The New York Times and her debut novel, Artifact.  Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Carolyn Doelling tells the story of how she rebooted herself as a fashion model at age 74. Then Max talks with Diana Nyad about her epic, record-breaking swim from Cuba to Key West at age 64, how her relationship to her body has changed since then, and what she expects from it going forward. --  Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Introducing: 9/12

Introducing: 9/12

2021-09-0907:26

How did 9/11 the day become 9/11 the idea? That question drives award-winning host Dan Taberski (Missing Richard Simmons, Running From COPS, The Line) to shift his focus to what happened on 9/12, and every day after that. 9/12 is a poignant, surprising, and surprisingly funny seven episode series about people who wake up on 9/12 having to navigate a new, radically altered world. A teenager gets caught up in an out-of-control conspiracy theory that he helped start. A Pakistani business owner finds hundreds of his Brooklyn neighbors are disappearing. Joke-writers at The Onion must figure out just how soon is “too soon”? 9/12 asks what it all means. We know what happened on 9/11. But what happened on 9/12 to alter our memory and our perspective forever?  Listen to 9/12: wondery.fm/9_12_70Over70 All seven episodes of 9/12 are available to stream now on Amazon Music or Wondery+. Episodes will release weekly everywhere starting September 8th. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
George Pettigrew explains how a deep dive into his family’s untold history changed his life. Then we’re doing something a little different this week: sharing a conversation from 2015 that helped inspire 70 Over 70. Max interviewed the writer Renata Adler for the Longform Podcast and they talked about how her relationship to her work has changed over time, why she continues to write, and what she still hopes to accomplish.   -- Listen to the full interview with Renata Adler and other great conversations with writers and journalists on the Longform Podcast. Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Lucia DeRespinis explains why empathy — and knowing how to throw a good party — is the key to success. Then Max talks with Dr. Anthony Fauci about what these last 540 days have been like for him: how he has taken care of himself throughout the pandemic, how his 37 year career as the director of NIAID has prepared him for this last year and half and what “getting back to normal” will look like for him personally.  --  Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Shirley Ross and Scott Kalin share the joy, the little annoyances, and the responsibilities that come with having a good roommate. Then Max talks with artist Maira Kalman about how she discovered a newfound sense of herself during the pandemic and why she’s no longer looking for answers to life’s biggest mysteries at age 72.  -- Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Liliana Weisbek reveals why she’s not interested in writing a will. Then Max talks with actor James Hong about playing more than 600 roles over the course of his Hollywood career, why he thinks the entertainment industry will never give Asian actors the support they deserve, and why he continues to pursue his dreams of playing the lead role in a movie despite having given up hope that it will ever come true. -- Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dr. La Verne Ford Wimberly shares her advice on how to look your best no matter your age.Then Max talks to activist Dolores Huerta about where she finds the motivation to keep fighting for civil rights at age 91 and the one simple act we can all take to change the world.  -- Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Darryl Cox explains why he’s not ready to retire from his 43-year-long career as a London taxi driver. Then Max talks with Madeleine Albright, the former US Secretary of State, about what she calls “the human part” of that job—the great friendships she made over her career and the importance of empathy in that role—and why she hates being 84 years old.  -- Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Deanna Gobio tells the story of getting her first tattoo when she was 79 years old. Then Max talks to Raffi about his musical roots, how he learned to embrace his career as a children’s musician, and how it feels to keep playing songs like “Baby Beluga” to thousands of adoring kids and their families after all these years. -- Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Anna Lee Fisher reflects on her career as an astronaut and how traveling to space helped her define her priorities. Then Max talks with Bob Iger about the impact he has had on the world as the CEO of Disney, how he has balanced personal relationships with the demands of that job, and how he plans to move on when he retires at the end of this year.  -- Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Howard Kakita explains how surviving the atomic bomb has impacted his perspective on aging. Then Max talks with Nikki Giovanni about why she thinks getting older is a good idea, how she decided to let the next generation of activists take the lead, and why her only goal at age 78 is to find someone to love. -- Learn more about Howard Kakita’s A-Bomb survival story and about his work with the American Society of Hiroshima-Nagasaki A-Bomb Survivors Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Travis Mayes shares how a mistake made him one of the best pit masters in Texas. Then Max talks with Dr. Michio Kaku, a physicist and co-founder of string field theory, about how physics can help predict multiple futures: of aging, of dying, and of our planet. -- Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
William Locke explains why he’ll never give up his two biggest vices. Then Max talks with Congressman Jim Clyburn about how the balance between optimism and pragmatism has guided his political career and how he's maintained that balance without the help of his confidant, main advisor and late wife, Emily. -- Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Evelyn Griesse reveals why she believes in fate. Then Max talks with Alice Waters about what she has learned over 50 years of running Chez Panisse, her legendary restaurant, and why she’s not afraid to pass it on to the next generation of chefs.  -- Learn more about Evelyn Griesse’s work with The South Dakota Access for Every Woman Fund Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sjanna and Peter Leighton explain how their biggest regret came to be their greatest source of joy. Then Max talks to Dan Rather about his career as the anchor of the CBS Evening News, learning to live with his mistakes, and finding his own voice as a journalist in his 80s. -- Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Gloria Allen thanks her role models for teaching her everything she needed to know about love. Then Max talks with Dionne Warwick about how she has held on to her sense of self and why everyone—Dionne included—needs a backup plan. -- Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Paula Weinstein reveals the secret to good parenting. Then Max talks with TV producer Norman Lear about how to sustain creativity, the perfect moments he's always searching for, and how to live between the words “over” and “next.” -- Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Betty Goedhart tells the story of how a trip to the circus changed her life at age 78. Then Max talks with André De Shields about winning his first Tony Award at age 73 and why that milestone could not have come any sooner than it did.  -- Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Timothy Fullam shares the exhilaration of returning to a favorite instrument. Then Max talks with Sister Helen Prejean about what dedicating her life to ending the death penalty has taught her about facing her own mortality. -- Do you know someone who should be on 70 over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and your “70 over 70 story.” Our only rule: to be on the show, you have to be over 70. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Ronald Bell

Child of the 60's that I am, I'm loving this and we're only two episodes in. Sister Prejean captivated me, I have listened to the episode four times already. She is teaching me how to be part of the flow. Speaking of flow, I hope Krista Tippet or Terry Gross do not listen to 70 Over 70, they might pick up on the concept of playing ads right in the middle of the program and worse, Max reads the ads. So you're going along in the program, in the flow, and then BAM(!), your canoe is crosswise in the current. That's my only pet peave. Otherwise this program has tremendous promise.

May 26th
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