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Dr. Robi Ludwig: Why Your Best Age is NOW!

Join acclaimed psychotherapist, highly regarded author and frequent guest expert on national television, Dr. Robi Ludwig, as she shares the keys to aging with joy and purpose in her new book, Your Best Age is NOW! If you hope to “embrace an ageless mindset, reenergize your dreams and live a soul-satisfying life,” you won’t want to miss this lively and informative conversation about all things aging. Dr. Robi also shares how Depend is creating ways to ensure you feel confident, secure,...


Brother John: August Turak

One of the greatest upsides of age is the growing urge many of us feel to focus more on the spiritual aspects of life. To these ends, our guest, August Turak, joins us to share the story behind his remarkable, award-winning book, Brother John: A Monk, a Pilgrim, and the Purpose of Life. The story surrounds a magical encounter on Christmas Eve that led the author, and his readers, to the redemptive power of an authentically purposeful life. Whether you adhere to an organized religion,...


An End to Upside Down Thinking: Mark Gober

Throughout modern history, both science and personal experience have taught us that our world as made up of matter: things we can see, touch and otherwise know to be “real.” But what if this type of materialistic thinking got it wrong? What if consciousness was more fundamental than matter? What if consciousness was far greater than our individual perception? What if consciousness was the basis of all we experience on the earth plane and even beyond this lifetime? Mark Gober has long...


Toys for Tots: How to Make the Holidays Bright For Children In Need

There are currently over 15 million U.S. children living below the federal poverty line. Moreover, 1 out of every 3 children lives in a family where neither parent has full-time, year-round employment. Given the economic climate and the impact of recent hurricanes, millions of children risk disappointment on Christmas morning as their parents struggle to provide the basic essentials of food and shelter for their little ones.Fortunately, parents can turn to the Marine Toys for Tots...


The Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy

We boomers know that life doesn’t get any better than enjoying the deeply moving, life affirming experience of holding a brand new, healthy grandchild in our arms. This awe-inspiring experience is the reason this show is going to be especially meaningful. Our guest, Dr. Myra Wick, M.D., Ph.D., is the Medical Editor at the Mayo Clinic Medical as well as a specialist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Department of Clinical Genomics at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester,...


Mary Higgins Clark: You Don’t Own Me

America’s #1 best selling “Queen of Suspense,” Mary Higgins Clark, comes to Feisty Side of Fifty Radio for another lively interview. She’ll be sharing all about her latest book, I’ve Got My Eyes On Youas well as some personal aspects of her life and the various ways she gets inspired. If you love a great mystery (and who doesn’t?) you’re in for a real treat. You won’t want to miss hearing from the woman who has gifted us with memorable twists and turns for more than forty years!



Sue McCarthy is an outspoken advocate of entrepreneurialism and women-owned businesses—something she knows a thing or two about. In fact, Sue is the founder and CEO of the Vault Luxury Resale, a multimillion-dollar resale boutique in Saint Louis. She and her daughters were the stars of Resale Royalty, a popular reality TV series produced by celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe that aired on the Style Network. Now Sue shares her incredible life story in her recently released, must read book, GOOD,...



Cutting-edge medicine and innovative medical procedures are opening up a whole host of new options available to us boomers. Today is a truly exciting time to be an aging adult. Never before have scientific breakthroughs pushedthe envelope and the boundaries further out when it comes to our health and wellbeing. You will find both inspiring and fascinating information in the October/November issue of AARP THE MAGAZINE all about, MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS - NEW REMEDIES, OLD DRUGS, NEW TRICKS!...


National Geographic: ALL OVER THE MAP With Betsy Mason

We boomers know that one of the best ways to keep our minds active and sharp is by learning new and fascinating information. That’s why I’m especially looking forward to introducing our guest today, Betsy Mason, and her topic: ALL OVER THE MAP. In addition to being a map enthusiast, Betsy is an award-winning science journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She was the former science editor for Wiredmagazine and is currently writing a science column for the Contra Costa Times. Betsy...


The Tattooist of Auschwitz: Heather Morris

Despite the many upsides of age, a long life means that we have witnessed a number of horrendous events. One of the most horrendous events ever, however, was experienced by our parents’ generation. And that, of course was the holocaust and the tragic events of World War II. Our guest, Heather Morris, has written a riveting, real life account of one of the surviving prisoners of Auschwitz. But this man wasn’t just any prisoner. Lale Sokolov was forced to become the designated tattooist who...


University of Heaven: Dr. Raymond Moody & Lisa Smartt

As long as there have been rational humans walking the earth, mankind’s greatest mystery has remained the same: is there life after life? Dr. Raymond Moody was the very first mainstream doctor to broach the subject in his groundbreaking work, Life After Life, published in 1975. As a physician, Moody had long been interested in accounts of patients who had returned from a Near Death Experience (NDE) with stories of their journey to an afterlife. Lisa Smartt is the founder of the Final Words...


Jonathan Baillie, THE SPLENDOR OF BIRDS: Art and Photographs from National Geogr

Jonathan Baillie is the Executive Vice President and Chief Scientist of the National Geographic Society. He is a world-renowned leader in conservation science, and has authored several key publications on the status and trends of the world’s species and ecosystems. Jonathan joins us to share all about one of the most beautiful and important books I’ve ever seen. It’s called: THE SPLENDOR OF BIRDS: Art and Photographs from National Geographic. The book is a treasure trove of fascinating...



Boomers well know that one of the best ways to celebrate our lives is through travel. Seeing new sights and opening our hearts and minds to fresh experiences keep us both curious and youthful. That’s why I am especially excited about our guest, George Stone. George is editor in chief of National Geographic Travel. Combining his two passions, being both an avid explorer and a passionate storyteller, George has long enjoyed the best job in the world. We are thrilled to have him join us to...


Tasting Italy: Jack Bishop

We feisty boomers know that one of the best ways to celebrate life is through travel, enjoying great food and learning new and fascinating information. That’s why this show is especially exciting. Our guest is none other than Jack Bishop. You know Jack as one of the hosts and chief creative officer of America’s Test Kitchen. He is also a celebrity chef, cookbook author and expert on Italian cuisine. Jack joins us to share all about National Geographic’s incredible new book: TASTING ITALY:...


Dork Diaries--Rachel Renee Russell

If you’re a grandma, no doubt you know there’s no greater fun than sharing a lively, delightfully illustrated book with your grandchildren—especially one that will help them navigate the difficulties of middle school. Each one of theDork Diaries booksis just that! Author Rachel Renee Russell and her co-author daughters have just come out with another highly entertaining story, Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not-So-Happy Birthday, that issure to engage the imagination of any granddaughter. So,...


Lacy M. Johnson: The Reckonings

As boomers, we know all too well that many of our cherished values are being undermined and even mocked in today’s social and political climate. However, there is some awfully good news. Young women are coming to the fore and making real strides in speaking out to change things. One of those remarkable women is our guest today. Lacy M. Johnson wrote about her horrendous experience of being kidnapped and raped in her highly acclaimed book, The Other Side. Now, she is exploring the aftermath...


The Burn Zone: Renee Linnell

If you are a fan of sweeping stories that engage you from page one, you are going to want to be sure to catch this show! Our guest, Renee Linnell, has a fascinating background. She graduated magna cum laude with a double degree, traveled to nearly fifty countries on her own before she turned thirty-five, was a surf model, a professional tango dancer andstarted five companies. Nevertheless, with all of these achievements to her credit, she is here to share about a very different experience....


My Mixed Emotions: Maureen Healy

If you’re a grandma, no doubt you know there’s no greater joy than sharing a thoughtful, sensitively written and truly helpful book with your grandchildren.My Mixed Emotionsis just such a book! Our guest,Maureen Healy is an award-winning author and a thought leader in the field of children’s emotional health. She has written the foreword to this absolutely must-have addition to any child’s library and joins us to talk about some of the best ways to handle the emotional ups and downs of...


Unpunished Murder: Lawrence Goldstone

If you are a grandparent, then you know there’s no greater joy than sharing an inspiring, informational and thought provoking book with your grandchildren. Our guest, Lawrence Goldstone, has authored over a dozen books focusing on history, inventors, entrepreneurs and various social issues. Now he has chosen to write a book aimed at young adult readers (actually, this book is a great read for their parents and grandparents, too) that brings to light one of the most disturbing chapters of...


Arlene B. Englander: Let Go of Emotional Overeating!

Who among us doesn’t run to the fridge for the mint chip ice cream when we’re feeling stressed? And who among us doesn’t beat herself up after binging on the sweet stuff? If you relate to the previous sentences, this show is for you! Our guest, Arlene B. Englander, has been a licensed psychotherapist for more than twenty years and specializes in working with clients who identify as emotional overeaters. Arlene has just released her new book, Let Go of Emotional Overeating and Love Your Food:...