What's your dream? If there's something you've always dreamed of doing but you thought it was too late, this is the show for you. Meet people who never gave up on their dreams, and now their realities are far exceeding their wildest fantasies.
Despite its party band reputation, B-52's frontman Fred Schneider says life hasn't always been so glamorous. He takes us back to the band's beginnings and explains how he keeps tapping into new ways to be creative in his 60s. Then, the grandson of famed oceanographer Jacques Cousteau offers up a dire warning for us all and a plan for taking action to save our oceans. Plus, an expert on budget living explains the difference between being cheap and being frugal.
What's the secret to living a longer, healthier, more fulfilled life? It's all within your power. In this episode of Growing Bolder, we check in with a 100-year-old opera singer; a man who transformed his life from being an overweight 40-something attorney to one of the 25 fittest guys in the world and the so-called Indiana Jones of positive psychology who reveals how science can make you braver.
A groundbreaking project is using music to fight dementia, and it's having a tremendous impact on the lives of patients and caregivers alike. Plus, get inspiration from the fastest banjo player in the world. His lessons on perseverance and passion will encourage you to never give up.
Suze Orman is a crusader for truth in finances. She shares stories of her previous financial failures to help you succeed. Plus, throughout his 40-year show business career, Tony Danza has done it all. Now, at 67, he's gearing up for exciting new projects and sharing his advice for Growing Bolder in your own life.
Hugh Bonneville charmed audiences worldwide with his award-winning turn as Robert, the Earl of Grantham on "Downton Abbey." Even as Bonneville and the rest of the cast prepare to return to Downton, he continues to take on exciting new roles in his career, including performing alongside the iconic Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
In his 50 years in the business, sportswriter Frank Deford evolved from the "not very bright" kid to one of the most gifted, respected and versatile writers of our time. Deford died in 2017 at the age of 78. In this 2012 conversation with Growing Bolder, he revealed the two athletes he thought were the most compelling of all time.
Don't wait for the New Year to get your health under control. In this episode of Growing Bolder, actress Marilu Henner shares what she's learned about her gift of memory and teaches you how to give yourself a memory makeover. Plus, NBA great shares his personal experiences with prostate cancer and helps clear through the confusion; and renowned physician Dr. Mark Hyman explains how obesity is crippling our nation and offers a do-it-yourself health plan to get yourself back on track.
She's a four-time Olympic gold medalist and the greatest female distance swimmer of all time, and at the age of 40 and with two small kids, Janet Evans staged an Olympic comeback. She explains why she felt ready to compete again, even against swimmers half her age.
Who are the most fashionable people on the streets of New York? Here’s a hint: they’re not supermodels but they’re super examples of active, vibrant aging. Photographer, blogger and now author Ari Seth Cohen explains why he’s so fascinated with New York’s stylish older residents.
Did you know Julius Caesar won a battle thanks to his swimming prowess? Journalist Lynn Sherr dives into the fascinating history of swimming and reveals what draws so many of us to the water. Then, do you get a "helper's high" when volunteering? One of the world's top experts on volunteering explains why it does just as much good for you as it does for the people you're helping.
Gayle King says she's living the dream. The CBS "This Morning" host says one of the most exciting parts about aging these days is you never know what the next chapter will be. Plus, Temple Grandin is the most famous autistic person in the world. She shares what she's learned about autism and how she helps other families. Then, we remember the prolific author called the modern-day Twain, who credited his cancer diagnosis with making him truly value living.
Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy discuss their long careers and long marriage, both oddities in the entertainment industry. Find out their secrets to both. Plus, meet 57-year-old rock climbing superstar Lynn Hill, who continues to smash stereotypes and change the perception of women in her sport. And the always entertaining Bill Nye the Science Guy explains why, after years of teaching kids, he's trying to get more adults excited about science.
Scott Hamilton has faced stage 4 testicular cancer and three brain tumors. He famously lost his high-profile dream broadcasting gig to two much younger people and he's overcome a lifetime of hardships, including being adopted, being "too short" to skate and falling in love with figure skating, a sport his family couldn't afford. The Olympic gold medalist, broadcaster, author and father says despite it all, he remains an eternal optimist. He talks to Growing Bolder about his latest book,...
Alan Alda is beloved for his long-running role as Hawkeye on the iconic show M*A*S*H*, but when you learn what this thoughtful and curious man is up to at the age of 82, you'll understand and value him in a whole new light. Plus, "Back to the Future" actress Lea Thompson's new project is a true family affair. Then, meet the 74-year-old woman who is rewriting the triathlon record books, and it's a sport she didn't discover until her mid-40s.
Growing Bolder is proud to join the NPR One app! Growing Bolder is a fast-paced, entertaining hour that will leave you excited about the possibilities in your life. Shows hosts Marc Middleton and Bill Shafer explain how this weekly show will prove to you that it’s never too late to chase your dreams and create a life filled with passion, purpose and adventure.