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Over Fifty Starting Over

224 EpisodesProduced by Barry EdwardsWebsite

Inspiration and Information for people championing their third act. Authors, podcasters and people with inspirational comeback stories. Lots of metaphysical discussions. Current events and their immediate implications. Tips for improving ourselves, relationships and careers. For people who want to g… read more

224 Episodes | 2019 - 2023

223: Marty Strong - How to write that first book - it’s easier than ever

January 30th, 2023

1:11:26

Resources: https://overfiftystartingover.com/223/  Marty Strong is a retired Navy SEAL officer and combat veteran. He is a novelist, a practicing CEO and Chief Strategy Officer. He’s a Business Coach and author of 2 …

222: Elle Hart - Ditch being undervalued and feel empowered every day

January 10th, 2023

1:07:13
Ditch being undervalued and feel empowered every day with Elle Hart

You’ve taken care of others. Now is the time to take care of yourself. You no longer need to feel unappreciated and overwhelmed by expectations. It’s …

Sherrie Dunlevy - Inspiration & Transformation from Grief

January 3rd, 2023

1:15:36
Our special guest is former TV & radio personality and nightly news anchor Sherrie Dunlevy.

Through a series of events that we’ll discuss, after age 50 Sherrie completely re-invented her life. She's the author of, …

220: Dr. Heather Browne - Personal and professional grief experience

December 28th, 2022

33:23

Barry and Merle planned to do a Holiday Special podcast. But Merle is too overcome with grief to so due to the loss of his beloved cousin. Not our …

O5O 219: Darshan Pindoria-east meets west in psychology

December 21st, 2022

1:17:35
Barry Edwards interviews mental health psychologist and public speaker,  Darshan Pindoria. We discuss Darshan’s 9 months in India training in a yoga …

O5O 218: Tim Winders - Success Redefined

December 9th, 2022

1:12:46

Merle Garrison in an excellent interview with author of COACH - a story of Success Redefined.  Tim Winders shares inspiring insight into his journey of massive ups, downs and up again - finding peace, happiness and …

O5O 217: Health boosters. Sam Bankman-Fried. WalMart shooting

November 23rd, 2022

1:52:50

Classic Thanksgiving episode with Merle – Healthy activities. Curing neck pain.  What happened to bitcoin guru Sam Bankman-Fried? WalMart is the latest in recent string of mass shootings. Trump announces his run.

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O5O 216: Scott Edwards "Bill Mahr? I fired his @ss!"

November 10th, 2022

1:22:35
Barry Edwards and Comedy Club Entrepreneur,  Scott Edwards discuss...

...Entrepreneurial endeavors since 17 years old. Owning a submarine. Comedy …

O5O 215: Sleep problems, Kanye/Elon/Trump problems

October 29th, 2022

1:46:48
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison Halloween special.

IMPORTANT resumé tips. Sleep problems, and Halloween movie reviews as well. And where's Jill Biden?

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O5O 6.15: Eric Christiansen: "This may be a little controversial, but..."

October 10th, 2022

50:23

Barry Edwards speaking with documentarian Eric Christiansen about parenting, self development classes, immigration, reincarnation and his upcoming movie release.

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O5O 6.14 Classic: Tech deals and scams

September 30th, 2022

1:33:35

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison in a classic format discussing Boosting your Brain Health. The BEST Smart Phone/Laptop deals. EASILY recognize email scams. The controversy of not teaching parents how to parent.

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O5O 6.13: John Moyer – Screen writer, comedian, hypnotist, YouTube sensation

September 20th, 2022

1:02:28
Barry Edwards with hypnotist John Moyer

John Moyer is a professional hypnotist and YouTube Creator of hypnosis and meditation content for his 270K subscribers.

John started as a screenwriter of independent films and 25 …

O5O 6.12: Fleet Maull - Zen master - moving beyond blame

August 31st, 2022

1:24:09
Barry Edwards with Fleet Maull, PhD – author, Zen master

Fleet is an executive coach, inspirational speaker, and social entrepreneur that founded the

O5O 6.11 Classic: 70 years into the future

August 27th, 2022

2:04:06

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison in a classic format discussing psychic's 70 year prophecy, Merle's new super-diet, Biden's redistribution of income. A couple TV show reviews.

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O5O 6.10: Small steps to greatness with Jim Paluch

August 22nd, 2022

36:03
Barry Edwards and motivational speaker/author, Jim Paluch discuss...

Jim's Personal Consistency program. We also discuss the proposed solutions to …

O5O 6.8: Nutrition, metabolisms & hormones with expat, Elizabeth Sherman

August 4th, 2022

58:57
Barry Edwards and special guest author Elizabeth Sherman discuss...

Elizabeth Sherman and hubby have been living near the white sand beaches of Cancun for 5 years. With 5 certifications, she provides life and weight …

O5O 6.7: Robert Ginsberg -Afterlife, mediums and reincarnation

August 2nd, 2022

1:04:44

Full vid/show notes: https://overfiftystartingover.com/o5o-6-7/ 

Barry Edwards and special guest author Robert Ginsberg discuss...  Bob and his …

O5O 6.6: Doug Noll – Overcoming anger

July 25th, 2022

1:02:49
Barry Edwards and special guest author Doug Noll discuss…

O5O 6.4: Dr. Stephen Trzeciak – Wonder Drug

July 11th, 2022

1:05:43
Barry Edwards and special guest Physician Scientist , Stephen Trzeciak, MD, MPH discuss…

O5O 6.3: Depression, suicide attempts and recovery

June 3rd, 2022

51:58
Barry Edwards and special guest Jim Paluch discuss...

Barry Edwards and special guest Jim Paluch discuss the depths of depression. How can a …

O5O 6.2: Cha-Cha-Cha-Changes

May 13th, 2022

47:58


  • Slight changes to our podcast as we move forward

  • Intro to grand parenting horrors

  • Merle shares household product recommendations

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O5O 6.1: Are you more Millennial or Boomer?

May 6th, 2022

1:10:52


  • We go through an extensive list of Millennial traits and find that one of us is more Millennial, and one more Boomer. Guess who is who.

  • Test …

O5O S6 – Special guest, Thomas :”AI Nerd” Helfrich

May 4th, 2022

31:36

Barry Edwards talks with Thomas “Ai Nerd” Helfrich about how small businesses and entrepreneurs can execute an effective content marketing plan on a budget.

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O5O 5.26: Tik Toc goes the Freedom of speech

April 29th, 2022

1:07:19


  • Recapping the outcome of Barry's 3-Day Fast

  • "The Depressed Motivational Speaker" is now available at Amazon!

  • The "Libs of Tik Tok" phenom.

  • All the …

O5O S5: Special - My 3-day fast

April 26th, 2022

26:23

A Documented experience of 2 week Intermittent Fasting, followed by a 3-day fast.

O5O 5.25: Extreme dieting

April 22nd, 2022

1:11:18

O5O 5.24: Rebirth

April 15th, 2022

1:05:21


  • A very important reflection on self-betterment and new beginnings

  • Barry  & Merle take on a body transformation challenge

  • Elon Musk forces Oz to …

O5O 5.23: Special deals you didn't know about for those over 55

April 8th, 2022

1:03:42


  • Deals for those over 55

  • The Great Disney Debate

  • Is the de-masculinization movement natural or forced?

  • Weed The People:  Legalization of …

O5O 5.22: Possible tax credit for care providers

March 31st, 2022

1:05:48
  • East side vs West side
  • Will Smith vs Chris Rock
  • AARP Pressuring Congress for Tax Credits for Family Caregivers: https://bit.ly/3wSOo92
  • Robin …

O5O 5.21 After show

March 28th, 2022

56:15

social and political strife

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O5O 5.21: Navigating thru divisiveness

March 25th, 2022

1:08:48


  • The fear of being called a bigot, racist, homophobe, etc...

  • Killer AI invented 40,000 ‘lethal chemical weapons’ in just six hours  –

O5O 5.20: 5 Secrets to Getting Hired After 50

March 19th, 2022

1:11:33


  • The 5 Secrets to Getting Hired After 50 - https://bit.ly/3KTQWHH

  • Time travel and the Merle Mirror

  • Arnold's plea to Russia -

O5O Special Guest: Dan The Fireman – How to know when its time for assisted living

March 15th, 2022

55:53
Barry Edwards and special guest Dan The Fireman discuss...

How to know when its time for assisted living for your parent
• Preferred types of environments and care
• Article - 9 Signs Its TIme:  https://bit.ly/3w9Fh3q

A …

O5O 5.19: Optimize your resumé for your age and industry

March 11th, 2022

1:12:06


  • Lead generation tips for your company's website

  • Tips for your resumé over 50

  • JRE #1784 - Diana Rodgers & Robb Wolf: "Sacred Cow: The Case for …

O5O 5.19: The best things about life over 50

March 4th, 2022

1:08:01


  • How to decide on important career opportunities and decisions

  • The best things about life over 50. Our Moms hit #1 for us!

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O5O 5.18: Fact: Your most productive years are after 60

February 26th, 2022

1:17:47


  • Poll states that, on average, people have their largest and greatest contributions in life after 60 years of age.

  • Movie and show reviews

  • Oh yea, …

O5O 5.17: Entrepreneur at 66

February 18th, 2022

1:09:09
How I became an entrepreneur at 66 | Paul Tasner  –  Ted Talk  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ogce5D2XMZ0
  • Geography: Introducing Mauritius, an …

O5O 5.16: After show

February 11th, 2022

50:46

Un-censoring the truth about the thing that's censored

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O5O 5.16: The Awakening from Woke

February 11th, 2022

1:14:37

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss...

  • New study shows how we can REVERSE heart damage

  • Why Are Canadian Protesters Flying Confederate Flags (and …

O5O 5.15: Moving across states with Merle

February 4th, 2022

1:12:24


  • Catching up after Merle's huge move from CA to AZ

  • February is American Heart Month - Tips to keep your heart healthy

  • The Sleaze Reel: Neil Young, …

O5O 5.14: The Metaverse, BitCoin, and NFTs with Neil Singh

January 28th, 2022

1:01:59

Barry Edwards and special guest Neil Singh discuss...

An attempt at defining the Metaverse, BitCoin, and NFTs in a relatable manner.

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O5O 5.13: 21st century marketing

January 21st, 2022

1:03:58
Barry Edwards and special guest Mark Tennant discuss…

O5O 5.12: My 3rd Act

January 14th, 2022

1:06:53


  • Looking to make the 3rd act of my career exactly what I want it to be.

  • Be prepared for the TOUGH interview questions.

  • Introducing Syndicate of …

O5O 5.11: Regrets

January 7th, 2022

1:11:50

Regrets: How do I reconcile regretting not taking certain paths in my life?

Whittle your Middle - a few important diet/exercise tips.

Female Steve …

O5O 5.10: Fact-Checking the 1619 Project

December 31st, 2021

1:08:52

Why is it called Times Square?

Politico: Fact-Checking the 1619 Project.  https://politi.co/3sz0cLD

“Covington kid” Nicholas Sandmann reaches …

O5O 5.9: Merle’s big reveal

December 24th, 2021

1:18:49

Merle’s upcoming life changing event. Christmas trivia.

Who’da thought?  “Defunding police” deadly consequences… and Nancy Pelosi can’t figure it out.

O5O 5.8: The Positive Podcast

December 17th, 2021

1:06:16
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss...

The trials of becoming widowed

Jordan Peterson podcast: S4 E65: The Progress of the Human Race -- https://bit.ly/3ISffG1

We highly recommend this extremely enlightening and …

O5O 5.7: Dan The Fireman

December 10th, 2021

1:08:53
Barry Edwards and special guest co-host Dan The Fireman...

Dan is newly married, newly a grand father, and just about to retire... at the ripe old …

O5O 5.6: Purely organic

December 3rd, 2021

1:07:13

AI taking over creative jobs and programming | Quantum computer vs God

Ancient Civilizations

The real life game of monopoly

AWESOME Marriage Proposal

O5O 5.5: It's never what it seems

November 24th, 2021

1:19:01

Elevator pitches - Letting people know what you are looking for. What makes a great one?

TV and Movie reviews

Bezos CAUGHT Giving $100 Million To Obama's 'Fake' Library | Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar --

O5O 5.4: Hide your age when job hunting??

November 19th, 2021

1:07:50
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss...

Does your age matter when job hunting?

Pro-Pedophile Dr. Allyn Walker on Administrative Leave After Campus Protest  -- https://bit.ly/3cv2DWj

Exasperation and dysfunction: …

O5O 5.3: 1984

November 12th, 2021

1:09:33
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss...

A look at how George Orwell's 1984 parallels what is going on in North Korea... and in the US. We highly …

O5O 5.2 - after show

November 10th, 2021

47:53

Barry and Merle provide singing lessons

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O5O 5.2: Detox your team

November 5th, 2021

1:15:13
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss...

Fighting Fatigue with the Right Lighting

Removing toxicity from your team

Steven Donziger, Lawyer Behind $9.5B Chevron Settlement, Says His Jailing 'Will Backfire' --

O5O 5.1: Love of a Father

October 29th, 2021

1:10:27

Jewel on the Joe Rogan Experience: https://spoti.fi/3vYsTkX
You really should listen to her inspiring story!

Mike Lindell (The Pillow Guy): What are …

O5O 4.26: The Five Love Languages

October 20th, 2021

1:19:17
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss...

What Are the 5 Love Languages? -  https://bit.ly/2Z93icn

Riders held up cellphones as woman was raped on …

O5O 4.25: Scheduling your day with Dr. Jordan Peterson

October 15th, 2021

1:14:46
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss...

Make a Damn Schedule with J Peterson - https://bit.ly/3mXgOYP

Critics call to cancel Dave Chappelle, …

O5O 4.24: Have it your way

October 8th, 2021

1:07:50
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss…

O5O 4.23: 8 Steps to Start Your Own Business

October 1st, 2021

1:09:09
Barry Edwards and guest host Geza Kassai discuss Geza's path to becoming an art director for movies and TV specials.

Barry shares overview of recent article, "8 Steps to Starting Your Own Business" <--- click for …

O5O 4.22: Walk this way

September 24th, 2021

1:14:31
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss...

Walking improves heart health, relieve stress, improve mood, protect against arthritis pain, and fend off illness. Even can stave off dementia --

O5O 4.21: Getting out of the dog house

September 17th, 2021

1:14:48

Fighting with your spouse. How to reduce friction in tough times and how to make amends from a man's point of view.

Merle's former high school under …

O5O 4.19: After show

September 15th, 2021

28:15

San Fran to pay residents to not shoot each other!

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O5O 4.20: 20 year anniversary of 9-11

September 10th, 2021

1:13:10

Where were you on 9-1-11?  A Generation of American Men Give Up on College  Google staff are undergoing 'antiracism training' which promotes CRT. …

O5O 4.19: Manifesting

September 3rd, 2021

1:13:54
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss...

Manifesting your life - for better or worse.

How censorship manifested Q. What is Q? Catch "Q: Into The Storm" on HBOMax.

Over 50 and looking for a job? Here's nine simple …

O5O 4.18: Chasing Your Dream

August 27th, 2021

1:14:02
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss...

Chasing your dream over 50.

Afghanistan reveals the complete corruption of our government, military and media.

Lucas Kunce: KC Star op ed:  I served in Afghanistan as a US …

O5O 4.17: After show

August 23rd, 2021

57:21

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discussing embalming dead people. Chickens. Oatmeal milk.

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O5O 4.17: Tree houses, BitCoin, Afghan and Human Trafficking

August 20th, 2021

1:06:37
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss...

Birthday in a Treehouse.

Intro to Bitcoin.

The hysteria of our pull out of Afghanistan.

Human trafficking

O5O 4.16 After Show

August 16th, 2021

43:34

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison, discussing some current events that lead to discussion of how involved our government should get - domestically and …

O5O 4.16: Keeping current with funerals and pronouns

August 12th, 2021

1:13:51
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss...

Funerals, Viewings, Wakes - what has changed over the years. What is proper attire?

Having proper pronouns

O5O 4.15 After show

August 9th, 2021

0:39

More Erby dedication. Some current events

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O5O 4.15: In Memory of Our Dear Friend, Erby Greenwood

August 6th, 2021

1:12:51

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss...
We deal with the news of the passing of our dear friend, Erby Greenwood.

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O5O 4.14 After Show

August 3rd, 2021

43:30

Movie reviews, some urrent events

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O5O 4.14: Don't tell your mom

July 30th, 2021

1:14:53
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss...

Wives seem compelled to converse from other side of the house.

Building your brand with social media.

Current Events

The 300/child tax credit. You Might Consider Opting Out Of …

O5O 4.13: After show

July 26th, 2021

46:50

More current events. TV shows reviews. introducing Charlie The Rescue Dog

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O5O 4.13: Introducing Charlie The Rescue Dog

July 23rd, 2021

1:14:13

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison,  Introducing Charlie The Rescue Dog. Pros and cons of: Puppies vs older adoption. Traditional fence vs Invisible …

O5O 4.12: Food Expiration Dates

July 16th, 2021

1:13:51

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss...  A plea for help for 8 time cancer survivor Nina Messina:  https://GoFund.Me/5189470D  Freedom Phone! Candace Owens brings us a new smart phone that is spy-proof.  Living …

O5O 4.11: Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people?

July 9th, 2021

1:13:44
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss...

Life in chaos.
A plea for help for 8 time cancer survivor Nina Messinahttps://GoFund.Me/5189470D
7 Things to Do After 50 for a Healthier Brain -  https://bit.ly/2SapXlp

Why …

O5O 4.10: After show

July 7th, 2021

50:43

Clean up after the 4.10 podcast

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O5O 4.10: Covert Infiltration

July 2nd, 2021

1:16:09
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss...

Fine dining at Chez Francois. Treat yourself and partner to an experience you'll never forget.
Prices for everything sky rocketing as we try to get back to our "new normal".

O5O 4.9 - After show

June 28th, 2021

43:04

More current events. Discrimination debate.

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O5O 4.9: What we pay for free speech

June 25th, 2021

1:12:22
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss...

June 25th... and still no UFO disclosure

Career/Self Improvement

Barry’s 15 minute video: How to automate your social media posts with Buffer - https://bit.ly/2UsW1Sr

How …

O5O 4.8: Conspiracies abound

June 18th, 2021

1:18:32
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss…

O5O 4.7: After

June 14th, 2021

10:08

Our shortest show ever.

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O5O 4.7: Reno

June 11th, 2021

1:12:59
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss...

Merle coming to us from Reno, NV.  as he and Annemarie are considering moving there.

Current events

Krystal and Saagar leave The Hill! Their new channel is Breaking Points. …

O5O 4.6- After Show

June 4th, 2021

49:34

We digest episode 4.6... and overflow subjects.

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O5O 4.6: China's world domination

June 4th, 2021

1:09:29
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss...

Preparing for the great UFO Disclosure disappointment. US military report for Congress says UFO sightings …

O5O 4.5: The 2-for-1 Show

May 28th, 2021

2:05:01

Full show notes/links: https://overfiftystartingover.com/o5o...

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss...  Merle created texting.  Barry's bicycle …

O5O 4.4 - After show

May 24th, 2021

41:00

We continue discussion from 4.4 show.

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O5O 4.4: The Great Mask Conspiracy

May 21st, 2021

1:14:39
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss...

The fortuitous visits at Lounge Louie.
Arson in LA.

Career/Self-Improvement

Intro to Buffer - how to …

O5O 4.3 After show

May 17th, 2021

45:29

Ramblings on the heels of regular show.

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O5O 4.3: A more fulfilling life

May 14th, 2021

1:13:24

No more mask mandate!! Everything's opening!!

Career/Self-Improvement

Are you ready to explore and develop your business idea? -  AARP Foundation has …

O5O 4.2: Living in Truth vs Lies

May 7th, 2021

1:14:44
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss... Career/Self-Improvement

The ultimate virtue signaller. How did we unlearn our upbringing?
How is …

O5O-4.1- After - current events

May 3rd, 2021

39:36

Discussing current events/politics that we didn't get to in regular show.

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O5O 4.0: Marketing 101 | Saving the world... cost effectively

April 30th, 2021

1:11:41
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss...

1st show of Season 4!  Browns Draft!!
We share responses to the Erby Greenwood guest episode.

Career/Self-Improvement

Attention CEOs / business owners / marketing managers – …

O5O 3.26: After show. Christianity vs living in a simulation.

April 26th, 2021

40:59

Our best After Show to date - Christianity vs living in a simulation. Which is it? Or, are they the same thing?

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O5O 3.26: END OF SEASON 3! 

April 23rd, 2021

1:08:37
Be sure to check out our best After Show to date - Christianity vs living in a simulation. Which is it? Or, are they the same thing? Barry Edwards …

O5O 3.25: The political smoke screen

April 16th, 2021

1:07:23

https://youtu.be/HF_QS0U7XAE

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss... Career/Self-Improvement

Side gigs: The pros and cons of rental property. The good way out-weighs the bad.
Cognitive differences between …

O5O Special Guest: Erby Greenwood – Murder Recovery

April 13th, 2021

52:45

https://youtu.be/cC-xNC8axFM

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison interview...

Friend of the show Erby Greenwood. Erby's 18 year old son was murdered …

O5O 3.24 post show breakdown.

April 12th, 2021

47:08

Chemical cheese, Godzilla and ghosts. And movie reviews.

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O5O 3.24: Intro to Erby

April 9th, 2021

1:13:04

Full show notes and links at https://overfiftystartingover.com/o5o-3-24/ ‎  

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison, discussing: • Coping with Murder • The …

O5O 3.23 After

April 5th, 2021

47:27

Picking up the pieces of 3.23

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O5O 3.23: Michael Strahan | Forgiveness

April 2nd, 2021

1:12:26
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss...

April Fools pranks - Barry kicks off the show with a bad one. Happy Good Friday!

Career / Self-improvement

3.22 After

March 30th, 2021

44:43

Our ramblings of the 3.22 show.

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O5O 3.22: Podcasts | Mental health

March 26th, 2021

1:15:56
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss…

O5O 3.21: Pushing Buttons

March 19th, 2021

1:17:42
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss…

O5O 3.20: Save big bucks on your smart phone

March 12th, 2021

1:04:03

https://youtu.be/LNRGO_X4L6Y

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss...

Arizona as possible new home for Merle - Pros and cons

Career / Self-improvement

Will Generation X be the first generation never to get to retire?

O5O 3.19: Take charge of your wellbeing

March 5th, 2021

1:17:38

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss...  Vacation paradise.  Getting out of depression. Enhancing your down time.  Cancel Culture runs amok - …

O5O 3.18: A little bit of everything

February 25th, 2021

1:09:35
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss...

A day early on the show - Barry going on vaca! Dealing with what comes with that during this time.
Cars: Leasing vs buying. Self-driving cars with that new car smell.

Current …

BONUS: 3.17 After show

February 25th, 2021

38:32

Post show wrap up. Had people ask for it.

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O5O 3.17: Bringing back JOY

February 19th, 2021

1:12:10
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss...

Rush Limbaugh passes due to lung cancer.

Career/Self-improvement

JOY. Definition: the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing …

3.16 after show wrap up

February 18th, 2021

43:39

Our BS breakdown after the show

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O5O 3.16: Business development during and post pandemic

February 12th, 2021

1:12:09

O5O 3.16: Business development during and post pandemic

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O5O 3.14: Consumer deals | Negotiating 3

January 29th, 2021

1:14:45

Full show notes/links: https://OverFiftyStartingOver.com/o5o-3-14 Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss... Amazing cost savings on smart phone …

O5O 3.13: Negotiating part 2 | Gender obsession

January 22nd, 2021

1:14:01

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss... (Full notes/links: https://overfiftystartingover.com/o5o...)  Browns lose to Chiefs.   Negotiation …

O5O 3.12: Negotiation skills. Free speech

January 15th, 2021

1:08:43
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss...

Cleveland Browns beat Steelers in Wildcard Playoff game! Heading to KC to take on defending Super Bowl champs!

Career/Self-improvement

Negotiation techniques: Reviewing former …

O5O 3.11: Capitol Hill Riot | "Hilaria" Baldwin, where it all began

January 8th, 2021

1:23:16
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss...

Happy 2021 ! Cleveland Browns get even more decimated by COVID. Playing Steelers again in Playoff …

O5O 3.10: New Years Special | Inauthenticity, "Hilaria" Baldwin, Herd Immunity

December 31st, 2020

1:15:06

Happy New Year! Cleveland Browns get COVIDed. Playing Steelers for playoff spot in the last game of the season.

Current Events / Politics

Herd …

O5O 3.09: Xmas Special | The Constitution Part 4

December 24th, 2020

1:06:53

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss...  

Merry COVID Christmas! Cleveland Browns may be playing for AFC North championship in the last game of …

REVISED: O5O 3.08: The Constitution Part 3

December 19th, 2020

1:10:59

**SORRY - I ACCIDENTALLY UPLOADED 3.7 YESTERDAY. THIS IS 3.8 !!


Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss…

O5O 3.07: The Constitution Part 2

December 11th, 2020

1:16:04

How does God pick a team? We pray for a victory - puts God in an odd place. And what's up with momentum shifts?

Careers/Self Improvement

Barry is working on Case Study of dentist – after someone else redesigned her …

O5O 3.06: The Constitution Part 1

December 4th, 2020

1:01:46
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss...

Catching up after making the most of COVID Thanksgiving. A little more on types of meditation.

Current Events

Movie: "Mr. Rogers" – Tom Hanks does Mr. Rogers justice.
Classic …

O5O 3.05: Thanksgiving special

November 26th, 2020

1:16:42
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss…

O5O Special Guest: Sandy Mobley, author of Juicy Work

November 24th, 2020

25:23
Barry Edwards with Sandy Mobley – finding your career of passion

Sandy Mobley is an executive coach and author of Juicy Work: Creating Fruitful …

O5O 3.04: Meditating on Nashville

November 20th, 2020

1:11:13
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss…

O5O 3.02: Getting found online

November 6th, 2020

1:12:45
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss... Career/Self-improvement:  Getting on Page 1 0f Google | Social Media Marketing | Reputation Management

Everyone wants their business to be at the top of Google page search …

O5O 3.01: The one where the world comes to an end

October 30th, 2020

1:12:05

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison – Season 3 and off to the races!

Career/Self-improvementRelationships after 50

A friend at "a young" 65 yrs old …

O5O 2.27: Special anniversary episode!

October 23rd, 2020

1:46:52

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison – 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Special Episode 1 hour 46 minutes

Career/Self-improvementWorking or Not, Everyone Is Worried About Their Career’s Future – civicscience.com--

O5O 2.26: Productivity Lists | Censorship

October 16th, 2020

1:10:25

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison:
INTRO
:  Barry embarks on first phase of volunteer work with Shaker Lakes Nature Center in effort to battle SAD in …

O5O 2.25: Dealing with SAD | Job Loss

October 9th, 2020

1:06:09

Full video: https://youtu.be/H0wSutHcQUE

Happy friday!! Have happy hour with us

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison:

INTRO: Quick tribute to Eddie Van …

O5O 2.24: COVID CRISIS – Prez and First Lady have the ‘Rona!

October 2nd, 2020

1:08:25

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss: COVID CRISIS! We all woke up to the news of Trump and Melania being diagnosed with COVID-19. What does this mean for the debates? More importantly – what does it mean for the …

O5O 2.23: COVID Karen tased at 8th grade football game

September 25th, 2020

1:13:22

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss: COVID Karen at local football game. Debate of personal freedom to not wear mask vs complying with temporary restrictions to enable the kids to enjoy their sport – Is this …

O5O 2.22: Death in the family. Why do good people die young so often?

September 18th, 2020

1:13:42

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discuss: Quick look at the Browns young season as they come off a Thursday night football win.

Happy birthday, Halle Garrison! And… Happy Constitution Day!

Career/self improvement: Barry …

O5O 2.20: Preventing/dealing with depression and an amazing feel-good story!

September 4th, 2020

1:12:29

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison: Nice guys DON’T finish last! Study by the National Academy of Sciences shows that selfish, combative people DON’T get further ahead of nice, extroversive people in corporate America:

O5O 2.19: A week of social turmoil

August 28th, 2020

1:06:09

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison: discussing bartering work with clients, but mostly, discussing the busy week of news and the social and political …

O5O 2.18: Marketing secrets, sales inspiration and ID politics

August 21st, 2020

1:04:40

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison: discussing marketing strategies for selling online courses, and content marketing strategy for those that struggle with creating content.

See Barry’s recent articles, “Is it ok that I …

O5O 2.17: Booming industries today. Online learning & dating

August 14th, 2020

1:08:58

A brief look at the volatile upcoming presidential election and distrust of voting process. The possibility of another civil war as rioting continues.

O5O 2.16: My struggle dealing with emotions-with career and relationship

August 7th, 2020

1:09:56

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison, discussing dealing with our emotions, as men, professionally and personally. Personal tragedies – Two friends facing life or death surgeries. COVID stress and professional pressures …

O5O 2.15: What to consider when naming a new business venture

August 2nd, 2020

1:13:44

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison. How to name your new business - take into consideration your domain name and social media handles. Free tool at

O5o 2.14: An insane time-social media, Portland, election and UFOs!

July 24th, 2020

1:06:25

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison. O5O Segment:  Sales adviceYou realize you gave your initial sales pitch to non-decision makers. How you turn that into a positive. Business travel changes (COVID!). …

O5O 2.13: Building a better future for yourself and our society

July 20th, 2020

1:11:05

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison, discussing building a new sales pipeline. Partnering with clients. Enjoying teamwork. The difference between really …

O5O Special Guest: Neil Signh, Director of Technology with TeamNEO and startup consultant

July 16th, 2020

33:43

Neil Signh joins Barry Edwards to discuss NE Ohio’s emerging technology hub and his personal passion for helping startups get their footing.

A serial …

O5O 2.12: The positive power of teamwork. COVID, Columbus and free speech controversies.

July 14th, 2020

1:14:12

Full video: https://youtu.be/00aPO_cSCJo

THIS EPISODE… Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison:

Discussing the positive effects of teamwork in …

O5O 2.11: Ups, downs, faith and new beginnings

July 5th, 2020

1:13:59

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison:

Merle’s big news!! And his stressful interviewing process during COVID.

More debating God’s existence. How do you …

O5O 2.10: Independence Day – fear and faith

July 2nd, 2020

1:22:46
THIS EPISODE…

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison:

IntroHappy 4th of July!  I want to introduce CybrCastle.com‘s Sabrina Donley. “Defeating cyber …

O5O 2.9: Entrepreneurs - building your list with lead magnets. And, anarchy - Yay!

June 25th, 2020

1:13:19

Full video: https://youtu.be/xbkSimpsqtg

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison:

Intro - Father's Day!  As tough as our father's were, if they taught us …

O5O 2.8: Changes at warp speed

June 19th, 2020

1:08:26

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison:

Intro – the scam known as eBay. Amazon really beat the heck out of them with innovations such as Amazon Prime and …

O5O 2.7: Good times. Bad times

June 11th, 2020

1:13:06

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison:

Intro - Peaceful weekend ending with tragic news.

O5O - Position your services to sell, quick, easy tips. Find your …

O5O 2.6: BLM from a black man. Love thy neighbor

June 4th, 2020

1:08:34

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison, sharing a special offer on how to get your own “Ask the Expert” book published. See OverFiftyStartingOver.com.  We just launched new website for Sandy Mobley: JuicyWork.com. Workshops …

O5O 2.5: Startup tips. DREAMS! Race baiting & censorship

May 28th, 2020

1:15:59

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison, discussing COVID updates – state-by-state breakdowns. Georgia, wide open for business for a month with no spikes. …

O5O 2.4: Some business and a lot of media reflection

May 22nd, 2020

1:16:56

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discussing bringing training products online and doing consultant projects for the first time.
COVID - how much …

O5O 2.3: Calling strangers racist, sexist… is socially acceptable today… with no evidence

May 14th, 2020

1:21:44

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison 1. Catching up on COVID affecting – Air BnB hosting challenges, Mother’s Day, cooking/take out… LA County announces “safer-at-home” order. Murder Bees!!
2. Mentally dealing with job …

O5O S02e02: Dogs, dreams, remote jobs and we laughed a lot

May 7th, 2020

1:07:37

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison talking about weird dreams, our past beloved dogs (and probable new one).   We present 19 work-at-home jobs currently hiring:  https://bit.ly/2WApvvc 

A ton more, but I don't have …

O5O S02e01: Bring your biz online, injecting Lysol and MeToo hypocrites

April 30th, 2020

1:09:31

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison - 1st episode of season 2! Discussing Zoom call with past client Steve Reissig, who is undergoing his own O5O transformation - Barry shares some advice of how to bring most of your …

O5O Special Guest: Rex M. Lee, cybersecurity expert/author/gov advisor

April 29th, 2020

31:44

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison interviewing Rex M. Lee- Cybersecurity and Privacy Advisor/Tech Journalist Rex is a cybersecurity and privacy advisor and a freelance tech journalist.    

Rex is the founder of My Smart …

O5O S01e25: Last episode of S1-Looking back, looking forward and... flying saucers

April 24th, 2020

1:29:09

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison wrap up season 1 with a freestyle 1.5 hour episode. A look back at what went right and wrong, but we appreciated every minute.

25 years of the Cleveland Browns curse. The doomed future …

O5O Special Guest 3: Marian Sheridan and Operation Gridlock

April 22nd, 2020

28:17

Fresh from media shows Nightline, Tucker Carlson and Martha MacCallum – one of the organizer’s for Operation Gridlock which took place in Lansing Michigan April 15 2020. This protest against the Executive Orders by …

O5O S01e24: 70% of today's entrepreneurs are...

April 16th, 2020

1:03:40

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison, discussing today's new entrepreneurial environment, why it's here, and what is threatening it.  

Get your own free, interactive, Lean Business Model to use as a 20-minute business plan …

O50 Special Guest 2: Neil Howe – From homeless to best-selling author, The Trust Factor

April 14th, 2020

32:32

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison, with special guest Neil Howe

Neil helps business owners, coaches and consultants position themselves as the trusted …

O5O S01e23: Zoom bombing and enhancing your brand!

April 10th, 2020

1:02:40
Friday happy hour special!

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison: Getting Zoom-Bombed! How to adjust your content marketing to isolation time.

Special …

O5O S01e22: Happiness vs joy and the China problem

April 3rd, 2020

59:58

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison, discussing happiness vs joy, interviewing techniques and a frat party.

Also – recovering from the 2 trillion dollar …

25:14 / 1:06:24 O5O S01e21: Positive personal/professional adjustments during crisis

March 27th, 2020

1:06:24

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison, discussing hard, life altering decisions we need to make. Effective home workout changeup – See The Body Project on YouTube.

Using this time to create your sales funnel — lay the …

O50 Special Guest 1: Marques Ogden -- former NFL player, rags to riches and back again

March 20th, 2020

32:18

Marques Ogden, drafted into the NFL in 2003.Retired after 5 years to pursue a career in construction and contracting. 

At 27, Marques founded Kayden Premier Enterprises and in 2010, Marques won The African American …

O5O S01e20: How SMBs and you can use isolation time wisely.

March 19th, 2020

1:04:36

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison: How SMBs and you can use isolation time wisely. SEO quick tip and automating social media posts. Webinars, lead …

O5O S01e19: Coronavirus, Recession & Opportunities

March 12th, 2020

1:03:38

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison:  Coronavirus causing new recession, job loss. With loss is opportunity.   

Corporate America will see an increase in remote working, and the "Gig Economy" will see another spike as more …

O5O S01e18: Personal health scare / Democrats pull out the stops against Bernie

March 5th, 2020

1:05:02

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison: Personal health scare – now on prescription medications. Coronavirus – how serious is it? Google shuts down it’s …

O5O S01e16: LEAN Business model for startups. UFOs, aliens, gov coverup

February 20th, 2020

1:13:36

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison discussing LEAN Canvas– an agile business plan for entrepreneurs. Free download at edwardscom.net/lean. It is the 20-minute cure to the common business plan.

UFOs/aliens: There’s so much …

O5O S01e15: Outsourcing marketing. Famous entrepreneurs over 50. movies. Socialism vs Capitalism

February 13th, 2020

1:10:09

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison, discuss outsourcing your marketing.  Friend of show, Diane, starting her own legal services company.  

Famous entrepreneurs over 50.  Great movies. 

Socialism vs Capitalism - the greed …

O5O S01e14: Successes, cool authors. Gay man vs Christianity. Racism. SOTU Address.

February 6th, 2020

1:13:01

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison: Friend of show, Lordes starting new animal rehab.

Manifesting your passion. Dealing with bad moods.

Merle …

O5O S01e13: Social media, business coaching, Kobe Bryant, earthquakes

January 29th, 2020

1:07:30

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison, discussing social media importance and how to schedule. Today's booming Business Coaching market. Creating and …

O5O S01e12: Inspiration, insomnia, new career after 50 & Space Force!

January 23rd, 2020

1:12:09

This week's episode:

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison, discussing "The Power of Positive Thinking" by Norman Vincent Peale.

Rewarding Job Possibilities After Retirement: https://bit.ly/3aximSB. 

Overcoming insomnia - …

O5O S01e11: Starting new online business. Smart contacts, Gen Z, MLK Jr.

January 16th, 2020

1:13:20

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison. Important 1st steps in getting a new business found online. How to maximize your social media and blog posts.   Smart contact lenses are going to change everything. How Generation Z is …

O5O S01e10: Marriage, gov jobs, privacy rights

January 9th, 2020

1:05:58
Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison, discussing Jordan Peterson’s take on God and marriage relationships. Struggle with faith.

Also mentioned, looking for a great paying government job? Sign up at USAJobs.gov.

Discussing …

Over 50 Starting Over podcast 9: 12-31-19

January 1st, 2020

1:02:22

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison. New Years Special! Discussing ups and downs of 2019, New Year Resolutions for 2020. Social/racial hypocrisy of NFL. …

Over 50 Starting Over podcast 8: 12-24-19

December 25th, 2019

1:06:48

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison. Christmas special! Discussing the political incorrectness of "Merry Christmas". The "Santa Lie". Holiday shopping …

Over 50 Starting Over podcast 3: 11-20-19

December 18th, 2019

1:06:41

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison, discussing vitamins for men over 50. Getting back into Corporate America after being downsized. Trump impeachment ramifications. Subscribe!!! 

Catch our original videos and leave …

Over 50 Starting Over podcast 6: 12-12-19

December 13th, 2019

1:13:15

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison, discussing vitamins (part 1). Relationships - dating, marriage, being single. Dating with children. Taking responsibility for our perspectives and outcomes – key to success. Public …

Over 50 Starting Over podcast 5: 12-05-19

December 6th, 2019

1:04:15

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison, discussing alternate sources of income for self-employed. Guilt and Shame vs unconditional love. Quantum physics …

Over Fifty Starting Over podcast 4: 11-26-19

November 30th, 2019

1:07:41

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison Thanksgiving special. Discussing appreciation for others. How we help people with our careers. Our fathers' untimely deaths, but our mothers' vibrancy.  The hurt of loss after death. …

Over Fifty Starting Over podcast 3: 11-20-19

November 30th, 2019

1:01:46

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison, discussing politics, social problems, religious points of view and career changes. Discussing leadership styles in …

Over Fifty Starting Over podcast 2, 11-15-19

November 30th, 2019

55:06

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison, discussing politics, social problems, religious points of view and career changes. Ridiculousness of Trump …

Over Fifty Starting Over podcast 1: 11-7-19

November 30th, 2019

1:03:01

Barry Edwards and Merle Garrison intro interview, discussing career changes after 50, politics, social problems, religious points of view. The …

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