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Ep 30 Democracy Defenders Isabel Kallman and Jeannine Harvey

5/22/2018
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“That next first step:” FeedOurDemocracy.com co-founders Isabel Kallman and Jeannine Harvey on the need for civic and civil engagement, the power of scale, and how all those years of therapy finally pay off at midlife. FeedOurDemocracy.com @meeteatactivate Alphamom 5Calls.org Nancy’s past blog posts about her Giving Circle Here’s teenage Isabel dancing in Salt-N-Pepa’s “Get Up.” […]

Duration:00:38:01

Ep 29 Humorist Wendi Aarons

5/8/2018
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“My time to call them out:” Award winning humorist Wendi Aarons on the power of protest humor, her admiration for the next generation’s ability to speak up, and her nascent career as a Barry Manilow fanfic writer. Wendi’s website Who Said It: Middle-aged women or teenaged boy? Sixteen Candles gets a rewrite in Fifty Candles […]

Duration:00:39:44

Ep 28 – Feminist Writer Peggy Orenstein

4/24/2018
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“I really stand by my work:” Bestselling author and journalist Peggy Orenstein on three decades of covering issues affecting girls and women, the persistence of the assault on women’s rights, and her curious predilection for offbeat adventure travel. Peggy’s website Peggy’s latest book Don’t Call Me Princess: Essays on Girls, Women, Sex, and Life Peggy […]

Duration:00:33:42

Ep 27 Empathy Expert Dr. Kelsey Crowe

4/10/2018
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“Trusting my special sauce:” Grief and empathy specialist Dr. Kelsey Crowe on concrete ways to convert compassion to action, seeking joy in midlife grief, and outgrowing her own fear of making mistakes when loved ones undergo difficult times. Help Each Other Out – a collective for learning how to put compassion into action through activities […]

Duration:00:37:23

Episode 26 Resistance Genealogist Jennifer Mendelsohn

3/27/2018
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“My voice is worth hearing:” Journalist Jennifer Mendelsohn on turning her genealogy hobby into a powerful means of combating disinformation, her midlife confidence, and that time she was Mariah Carey’s backup singer at summer camp. Follow Jennifer on Twitter at @CleverTitleTK Dive into the #ResistanceGenealogy hashtag for dispatches from the Genealogy Army. They’re armed with […]

Duration:00:39:21

Ep 25 Hip Hop Choreographer Corey Action

3/13/2018
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“It’s ok to say no:” Bay Area hip hop legend Corey Action on the power of putting your wishes into the Universe, working with the next generation of hip hop activists, and freestyling through unexpected midlife transitions. www.CoreyAction.com www.newstylemotherlode.com I hard a hard time choosing from the plethora of Corey performance videos but I picked […]

Duration:00:40:07

Ep 24 Chainstitch Wrangler Kathie Sever

2/27/2018
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“This weird zig-zagging mishmash:” Custom embroidery designer Kathie Sever on being grateful for her circuitous life path, the sustainability trade off between customization and efficiency, and how craft keeps the humanity in a digital world. Kathie’s custom and camp garment company, Ft. Lonesome Ft Lonesome on Instagram One performer who probably gets a nice discount […]

Duration:00:36:38

Ep 23 Musician Kathy Valentine

2/13/2018
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“I really like to be scared:” The Go-Go’s bassist Kathy Valentine on the band’s legacy and upcoming “Head Over Heels” musical, her thirst for lifelong learning, and the magic that comes from following those interests that tug at your heart. Kathy’s website – including links to her latest solo work Head Over Heels musical – […]

Duration:00:46:39

Ep 22 Decluttering Expert Dana White

1/30/2018
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“Turn that creativity wheel:” Decluttering expert Dana White unpacks why less stuff means more creativity, how GenXers can help downsizing parents and kids leaving home, and the challenges and payoffs of living in the now. Dana’s site, A Slob Comes Clean A Slob Comes Clean podcast and DeclutterTV Enter for your chance to win a […]

Duration:00:42:05

Ep 21 Maternal Health Advocate Sera Bonds

1/16/2018
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“Reach over the divide:” Sera Bonds, founder/CEO of Circle of Health International (COHI,) talks about the power of transformative conversation, inherent racism in poverty work, and her changing definition of success at midlife. Circle of Health International More about Sera from the COHI site Scenes from the International Jazz Festival in Port Au Prince, Haiti. […]

Duration:00:35:26

Ep 20 Band Manager Amber Buist

12/19/2017
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“Know your worth:” In this year-end supersize episode, Amber Buist, manager of indie-folk sensations The Accidentals, talks generosity and serendipity on tour with the band. Plus updates and musical surprises to wrap up 2017! The Accidentals website/store Valslist.com The Accidentals Tour Diary – fun insider’s look at life on the road, written by the band […]

Duration:00:52:49

Ep 19 “Maxed Out” author Katrina Alcorn

12/5/2017
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“It starts with compassion:” Katrina Alcorn, author of “Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink,” on structural changes needed to help GenX women at the breaking point, a reminder that change is inevitable, and her rocker flock of urban chickens. Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink The New Midlife Crisis for Women on Oprah.com […]

Duration:00:35:25

Ep 18 Girl Advocate Lynn Johnson

11/21/2017
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“Not the secondary characters:” CEO of Spotlight: Girls, Lynn Johnson, on how the theater camp she co-founded to help put girls’ stories center stage is going nationwide, her midlife leadership shift, and a concert that was even cooler in retrospect. Spotlight: Girls website Act Now: A Retreat for Women Leaders, Creatives, and Entrepreneurs Shop With […]

Duration:00:37:22

Ep 17 Travel Writer Lavinia Spalding

11/7/2017
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“Enough sky for everyone:” Travel writer and editor Lavinia Spalding on why taking a writer’s perspective can make you a better traveler, the importance of keeping journals, and the virtues of karaoke diplomacy. Lavinia’s website “How Korean Karaoke Changed My Life” Best Women’s Travel Writing anthology Volume 11 Lavinia’s TedX talk “To the One Who […]

Duration:00:34:05

Ep 16 Author Neal Pollack

10/24/2017
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“An infinite number of hobbies:” Author and polymath Neal Pollack on his father/son educational podcast from Audible called “Extra Credit,” how to be a cool dad of a teen (hint: ignore the teen’s opinion,) and poker’s power to unite. Neal’s website Follow Neal on Twitter and Instagram Extra Credit from Audible.com Neal’s interview on The […]

Duration:00:36:22

Ep 15 Celebrity Makeup Artist Aliesh Pierce

10/10/2017
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“Take a seat within your soul:” Makeup artist, esthetician, and entrepreneur Aliesh Pierce talks about her early career in music videos, midlife as a time to turn inward, and what made her cry when she met the Obama family. Bonus: ode to skin masks! Aliesh’s website Respect The Process podcast interview with Aliesh Pierce and […]

Duration:00:36:32

Ep 14 Environmental Entrepreneur Jeff Kirschner

9/26/2017
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“Meet people where they are:” Environmental entrepreneur Jeff Kirschner on how his Litterati project grew from an Instagram photo of a cigarette butt to a global community clean-up, and how data (and vanilla creme cookies) can drive sustainability. Litterati web site Dan Zanes (formerly of the Del Fuegos) – kids’ music you can listen to […]

Duration:00:32:38

Ep 13 DJ Misbehaviour

9/12/2017
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“Something that’s born in us:” DJ Misbehaviour on the reaction she gets as a white, middle-aged woman dropping sizzling hip hop beats, the method to her vinyl-filing madness, and the beauty of human connection on the dance floor. DJ Misbehaviour on Instagram and Facebook Nancy’s grandma’s recipe for Yorkshire Pudding – bookmark it for the […]

Duration:00:37:00

Ep 12 Major Mary Jennings “MJ” Hegar

8/29/2017
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“Disproving them by your actions:” Military hero/progressive Congressional candidate Major Mary Jennings “MJ” Hegar on her role in opening jobs for women in the military, her decision to run for office, and life as a Warrior Mom. MJ’s campaign website, MJ For Texas More on Texas District 31 from Wikipedia MJ’s book, SHOOT LIKE A […]

Duration:01:16:23

Ep 11 NPR Music Critic Ann Powers

8/15/2017
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“It’s always in the hips:” NPR music critic Ann Powers discusses her latest book, “Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Rock and Roll in American Music,” why we need women at the center of “Best of” music lists, and her ear plug hindsights. Ann Powers bio on NPR Win a copy of Good […]

Duration:00:36:07

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