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Don't Act Your Age podcast

21 EpisodesProduced by Rich & SteveWebsite

Adventures in Aging, for Boomers and beyond.

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They don't call it The Greatest Generation for nothing

June 18th, 2021


Meet Socrates G. Cretekos, nicknamed "Odg." It's a miracle this Greek-American from Tarpon Springs, Florida, lived to tell his story, 77 years after landing at Normandy on D-Day. Odg knows it as an eye witness who led …

Confessions of a 70-something Blacksmith

October 14th, 2020


Having a reason to get up in the morning can make life more meaningful, enjoyable — and even add years to that life. It’s one of the secrets for …

The Farm: From Hippie to Homesteader

June 13th, 2020


In the early 70s, busloads of flower children trekked cross- country from Haight-Ashbury to the sticks. With no agricultural experience, they brought …

Kindness In The Time of the Coronavirus

March 15th, 2020


Arm yourself during the virus crisis with a soothing agent to fight fear and frustration. You'll find it on the Unleashing Kindness Facebook group. Launched long before the virus hit by retirees Rich McGuinness and Pat …

My Hippie Mom

January 4th, 2020


This story starts and ends in Woodstock. A daughter digs into the past to learn about the Mother she barely knew. She discovers a woman named Didi from a wealthy family, who rejected an upscale lifestyle to became a …

A geriatrician on a mission to empower elders and redefine aging

November 14th, 2019


Sitting down with the author of the best seller "Elderhood," we found Dr. Louise Aronson pleasant but with a forceful message. It's about about …

The 97-Year Old Gym Rat

May 22nd, 2019


One dictionary defines a gym rat as “someone who spends all leisure time playing sports or working out in a gymnasium or health spa.” The last guy …

Double Jeopardy

December 8th, 2018


“I’m living on borrowed time.” That’s how a former GI describes his incredible luck in surviving the 1968 Tet Offensive, turning point of the Vietnam War. Fifty years later, he and a buddy relive the bloody attack that …

My Psychedelic Escape Plan

September 19th, 2018


Receiving a draft notice in the 60s felt like a death sentence. Add a growing resistance to the Vietnam War and it's easy to see why guys 18-to-26, like our friend Bob, looked for any way to avoid induction. His crafty …

Her Name Was Jean

July 3rd, 2018


You didn't have to attend high school in a small midwestern town to know a couple like Denny and Karen. They were always together, holding hands and …

Don't Act Your Age

April 24th, 2018


How are high-mileage Americans outliving the undertaker?

Last Train From Marienburg

February 14th, 2018


Most of us remember little or nothing about being 5 years old. Frank Gregor is the exception. He recalls it all too clearly. Far better than he'd …


August 4th, 2017


Ashton Applewhite’s book (“This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Aging”) is a wakeup call for a society obsessed with youth. The stigma of wrinkles. …

The New Old Me

June 7th, 2017


Break-ups, shake-ups and couch surfing at 60. Is it too late to rebuild your life when fate knocks you around like a piñata?

The Reluctant Millionaire

March 25th, 2017


Honk if you didn’t have dreams of getting rich when you were in your 20s and 30s. Well, we know a guy who turned that dream into reality. An Iowa boy from humble beginnings, he became a savvy entrepreneur, and later …

Crash Landing: A Love Story

January 1st, 2017


A 60-something woman trying to hold a relationship together. A crisis at 8,000 feet. A, bodily fluid. Dealing with loss without losing …

What can the dying teach the living about life?

August 31st, 2016


Lessons learned the hard way about what’s truly important, whether you’re 25 or 75. Listen as Hospice patients look back with the perspective only …

On The Trail of a Killer

July 5th, 2016


Ebola. Even though it's no longer a scary headline doesn't mean that it's gone. But why in hell would a comfortably retired Granddad go looking for …

High School Horror Movies

March 19th, 2016


Vampires, werewolves and Godzilla gave you a chance to cuddle with your sweetie at the drive-in movies. But they couldn't compare with the scare …

The Agreement

March 19th, 2016


During the 60s, some guys escaped the Vietnam War by going to Canada. Some by swearing they were conscientious objectors. And one guy by being very lucky.

Nearly 50 years later he recalls his good fortune: Part war …

Living A Lie

March 19th, 2016


Tom was just your average guy in the 60s: a good husband, father and breadwinner — everything society expected him to be. Except he had a secret that, in his words, "was killing me."

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