70 Over 70

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A show about how we make the most of the time we have left. Max Linsky talks to 70 remarkable people, all over the age of 70, not just about their past but their lives right now. These are conversations about the big questions we all ask ourselves, no matter how old we are. What does it mean to live well? What are we still searching for? And how do we learn to let go?

Episode Date
“Not Knowing Is a Gift” with Marty Linsky
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Before 70 Over 70 goes on hiatus, Max sits down again with the person who inspired the show, his dad Marty, to talk about what he has learned from these conversations and what he hopes will stick with listeners.  Thank you to the more than 70 people over 70 who helped make this show possible:  Alice Waters, André De Shields, Anna Fisher, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Arlene Heyman, Arthur Russell, Austin Sarat, Barney Frank, Bertha Riley, Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk, Betty Goedhart, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Bob Iger, Carolyn Doelling, Dan Rather, Darryl Cox, David Crosby, Deanna Gobio, Diana Nyad, Diane Meier, Diedre Wolownick, Dionne Warwick, Dolores Huerta, Donalda MacGeachy, Evelyn Griesse, George Pettigrew, Gloria Allen, Greg O'Brien, Sister Helen Prejean, Howard Kakita, Jackie Batson, James Hong, Jim Clyburn, Father Joe Carey, Dr. Joycelyn Elders, Judith Light, Konai Helu Thaman, Krishnamurthy, Dr. Laverene Wimberly, Liliana Weisbek, Lillian Faderman, Lilly Ledbetter, Lucia DeRespinis, Lois Lowry, Lynn Staley, Madeleine Albright, Maira Kalman, Marty Linsky, Mavis Staples, Michio Kaku, Miriam Moss, Nikki Giovanni, Norman Lear, Paul Price, Paula Weinstein, Peter Leighton, Phyllis Irwin, Raffi, Renata Adler, Russell Banks, Sandy Levin, Scott Kalin, Shirley Ross, Sid Moss, Sjanna Leighton, Steven Berman, Susan Lucci, Timothy Fullam, Tom Locke, Travis Mayes, Twiggy, William Locke Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 14, 2021
“70 Sounds Young to Me” with Dr. Diane Meier
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Paul Price shares what he has learned about how to make the most of the time we have left. Then Max talks with Dr. Diane Meier, a geriatrician and founder of Mount Sinai’s Center to Advance Palliative Care, about what she has learned from helping so many people make meaning of their lives, how to have hard conversations with people we care about, and why 70 feels exciting and unknown. Special thanks to Agnes Frith and The Golden Wattle Cafe, “a regular cafe event for people living with dementia, their carers, and others who would like to join us.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 07, 2021
“Be. Do. Have.” with Judith Light
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Greg O’Brien shares how a terminal diagnosis revealed his purpose in life. Then Max talks with Judith Light about how her career opened up when she started to focus on what she could give rather than what she could get, and how that transformation has helped her think about death in a “real, conscious and alive way.” --  Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 30, 2021
Revisiting Our First Episode with Sister Helen Prejean
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This week we’re going back to our first interview of 70 Over 70 with Sister Helen Prejean, who has dedicated her life to ending the death penalty in America. Sister Helen’s interview helped set the tone for our show, and as 70 Over 70 comes to an end—yup, we’ve only got a few episodes left—we wanted to revisit this first conversation and share Sister Helen’s thoughts on what it really means to be present, how to show up for others, and why gratitude is so important at any stage of life. --  Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 23, 2021
“You’re Not Gonna Get Younger” with Twiggy
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Diedre Wolownick tells the story of how she became the oldest woman to climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Then Max talks with Twiggy about her career as an international supermodel, how she thinks about that time in her life now, and why getting older doesn’t faze her.  --  If you want to hear more from Twiggy and her friends, check out her podcast, Tea with Twiggy. Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 16, 2021
“What You Earn Today Will Carry You on for the Rest of Your Life” with Lilly Ledbetter
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Phyllis Irwin and Lillian Faderman share the story of how a legal loophole allowed them to create the life they had always dreamed of. Then Max talks with Lilly Ledbetter about the amazing story behind the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, how a single moment in her 60s led her to become a prominent activist in her 70s and 80s and why her fight for equal pay is far from over.  --  Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 09, 2021
"I Wish My Age Weren't Happening" with David Crosby
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Konai Helu Thaman explains how teaching high school English deepened her appreciation for her native language. Then Max talks with David Crosby about why he feels incredibly lucky to still be alive at age 80 and how he’s starting to plan for a future where he’s no longer able to make music.  --  Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 02, 2021
"The Difference Between Loneliness and Solitude" with Russell Banks
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Krishnamurthy shares what it feels like to accept new limitations. Then Max talks with Russell Banks about why writing comes more easily now than ever before, how he learned to let go of the anger that drove him for so long, and what it really means to be alone. -- Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 26, 2021
"We Are This Crazy and Magnificent Species" with Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk
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Sid and Miriam Moss explain why their 67 year-long marriage has been so successful. Then Max talks with Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk about his life-long pursuit to understand the nature of trauma: how the pandemic has reshaped his definition of trauma, how he applies his experimental research to his own life and how we can make peace with our past at any age. -- Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 19, 2021
"Letting Go of Perfection" with Susan Lucci
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Jackie Batson shares why she hasn’t given up hope on finding the man of her dreams. Then Max talks with actress Susan Lucci about what playing the same role for 41 years — Erica Kane on the soap opera All My Children — taught her about herself and about getting older.   -- Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 12, 2021
"The Gentleman’s Time Has Expired" with Barney Frank
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Michelle Drappi and Father Joe Carey share the story of their unlikely friendship. Then Max talks with Congressman Barney Frank about how the world has changed since he started in politics and how, after a career dedicated to helping others, he has learned to accept help in his own life today.  --  Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 05, 2021
"Memory Is Eloquent" with Lois Lowry
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Donalda McGeachy shares how she is still learning to overcome new challenges at age 101. Then Max talks with Lois Lowry about how writing books for young adults has helped her prepare for her own death.  -- Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 28, 2021
"I Did It Right the First Time" with Dr. Joycelyn Elders
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Arlene Heyman reads an excerpt from her short story collection Scary Old Sex. Then Max talks with Dr. Joycelyn Elders about her time as Surgeon General under Bill Clinton, what happened after she was forced to resign, why she will forever be known as “the condom queen,” and why older and younger generations should know how to have good, safe sex.   — To read more about Arlene Heyman’s work, check out Scary Old Sex in the New Yorker and The New York Times and her debut novel, Artifact.  Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 21, 2021
"I’m in the Prime of My Life" with Diana Nyad
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Carolyn Doelling tells the story of how she rebooted herself as a fashion model at age 74. Then Max talks with Diana Nyad about her epic, record-breaking swim from Cuba to Key West at age 64, how her relationship to her body has changed since then, and what she expects from it going forward. --  Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 14, 2021
Introducing: 9/12
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How did 9/11 the day become 9/11 the idea? That question drives award-winning host Dan Taberski (Missing Richard Simmons, Running From COPS, The Line) to shift his focus to what happened on 9/12, and every day after that. 9/12 is a poignant, surprising, and surprisingly funny seven episode series about people who wake up on 9/12 having to navigate a new, radically altered world. A teenager gets caught up in an out-of-control conspiracy theory that he helped start. A Pakistani business owner finds hundreds of his Brooklyn neighbors are disappearing. Joke-writers at The Onion must figure out just how soon is “too soon”? 9/12 asks what it all means. We know what happened on 9/11. But what happened on 9/12 to alter our memory and our perspective forever?  Listen to 9/12: wondery.fm/9_12_70Over70 All seven episodes of 9/12 are available to stream now on Amazon Music or Wondery+. Episodes will release weekly everywhere starting September 8th. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 09, 2021
"You Are Really Several People" with Renata Adler
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George Pettigrew explains how a deep dive into his family’s untold history changed his life. Then we’re doing something a little different this week: sharing a conversation from 2015 that helped inspire 70 Over 70. Max interviewed the writer Renata Adler for the Longform Podcast and they talked about how her relationship to her work has changed over time, why she continues to write, and what she still hopes to accomplish.   -- Listen to the full interview with Renata Adler and other great conversations with writers and journalists on the Longform Podcast. Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 07, 2021
“I'm Going on All Cylinders” with Dr. Anthony Fauci
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Lucia DeRespinis explains why empathy — and knowing how to throw a good party — is the key to success. Then Max talks with Dr. Anthony Fauci about what these last 540 days have been like for him: how he has taken care of himself throughout the pandemic, how his 37 year career as the director of NIAID has prepared him for this last year and half and what “getting back to normal” will look like for him personally.  --  Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 31, 2021
"I Hate Myself a Lot Less" with Maira Kalman
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Shirley Ross and Scott Kalin share the joy, the little annoyances, and the responsibilities that come with having a good roommate. Then Max talks with artist Maira Kalman about how she discovered a newfound sense of herself during the pandemic and why she’s no longer looking for answers to life’s biggest mysteries at age 72.  -- Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 24, 2021
"I’m Tired of Waiting" with James Hong
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Liliana Weisbek reveals why she’s not interested in writing a will. Then Max talks with actor James Hong about playing more than 600 roles over the course of his Hollywood career, why he thinks the entertainment industry will never give Asian actors the support they deserve, and why he continues to pursue his dreams of playing the lead role in a movie despite having given up hope that it will ever come true. -- Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 17, 2021
"I'll Do as Much As I Can As Long As I Can" with Dolores Huerta
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Dr. La Verne Ford Wimberly shares her advice on how to look your best no matter your age.Then Max talks to activist Dolores Huerta about where she finds the motivation to keep fighting for civil rights at age 91 and the one simple act we can all take to change the world.  -- Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 10, 2021
“Retirement is a Four Letter Word” with Madeleine Albright
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Darryl Cox explains why he’s not ready to retire from his 43-year-long career as a London taxi driver. Then Max talks with Madeleine Albright, the former US Secretary of State, about what she calls “the human part” of that job—the great friendships she made over her career and the importance of empathy in that role—and why she hates being 84 years old.  -- Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 03, 2021
“They Don't Call Those Years Formative for Nothing” with Raffi
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Deanna Gobio tells the story of getting her first tattoo when she was 79 years old. Then Max talks to Raffi about his musical roots, how he learned to embrace his career as a children’s musician, and how it feels to keep playing songs like “Baby Beluga” to thousands of adoring kids and their families after all these years. -- Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 27, 2021
“I Cannot Go from Sixty to Zero” with Bob Iger
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Anna Lee Fisher reflects on her career as an astronaut and how traveling to space helped her define her priorities. Then Max talks with Bob Iger about the impact he has had on the world as the CEO of Disney, how he has balanced personal relationships with the demands of that job, and how he plans to move on when he retires at the end of this year.  -- Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 20, 2021
“Everybody’s Job Changes” with Nikki Giovanni
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Howard Kakita explains how surviving the atomic bomb has impacted his perspective on aging. Then Max talks with Nikki Giovanni about why she thinks getting older is a good idea, how she decided to let the next generation of activists take the lead, and why her only goal at age 78 is to find someone to love. -- Learn more about Howard Kakita’s A-Bomb survival story and about his work with the American Society of Hiroshima-Nagasaki A-Bomb Survivors Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 13, 2021
“We Are the Last Generation to Die” with Michio Kaku
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Travis Mayes shares how a mistake made him one of the best pit masters in Texas. Then Max talks with Dr. Michio Kaku, a physicist and co-founder of string field theory, about how physics can help predict multiple futures: of aging, of dying, and of our planet. -- Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 06, 2021
"When You Win, Brag Gently; When You Lose, Weep Softly" with Jim Clyburn
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William Locke explains why he’ll never give up his two biggest vices. Then Max talks with Congressman Jim Clyburn about how the balance between optimism and pragmatism has guided his political career and how he's maintained that balance without the help of his confidant, main advisor and late wife, Emily. -- Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 29, 2021
“We Need to Make Time” with Alice Waters
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Evelyn Griesse reveals why she believes in fate. Then Max talks with Alice Waters about what she has learned over 50 years of running Chez Panisse, her legendary restaurant, and why she’s not afraid to pass it on to the next generation of chefs.  -- Learn more about Evelyn Griesse’s work with The South Dakota Access for Every Woman Fund Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 22, 2021
"I’m a Better Person Now Than I Was" with Dan Rather
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Sjanna and Peter Leighton explain how their biggest regret came to be their greatest source of joy. Then Max talks to Dan Rather about his career as the anchor of the CBS Evening News, learning to live with his mistakes, and finding his own voice as a journalist in his 80s. -- Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 15, 2021
“I Am Dionne from Beginning to End” with Dionne Warwick
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Gloria Allen thanks her role models for teaching her everything she needed to know about love. Then Max talks with Dionne Warwick about how she has held on to her sense of self and why everyone—Dionne included—needs a backup plan. -- Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 08, 2021
“The Foolishness of the Human Condition” with Norman Lear
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Paula Weinstein reveals the secret to good parenting. Then Max talks with TV producer Norman Lear about how to sustain creativity, the perfect moments he's always searching for, and how to live between the words “over” and “next.” -- Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 01, 2021
“Slowly Is the Fastest Way to Get to Where You Want to Be” with André De Shields
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Betty Goedhart tells the story of how a trip to the circus changed her life at age 78. Then Max talks with André De Shields about winning his first Tony Award at age 73 and why that milestone could not have come any sooner than it did.  -- Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 25, 2021
"What If Fire Is Just Love?” with Sister Helen Prejean
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Timothy Fullam shares the exhilaration of returning to a favorite instrument. Then Max talks with Sister Helen Prejean about what dedicating her life to ending the death penalty has taught her about facing her own mortality. -- Do you know someone who should be on 70 over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and your “70 over 70 story.” Our only rule: to be on the show, you have to be over 70. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 20, 2021
Prologue: “The Balcony and the Dance Floor” with Marty Linsky
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Before our first episode, Max sits down with the person over 70 who knows him best — his dad. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 19, 2021
Coming Soon: 70 Over 70
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You know those 30 under 30 lists that make you feel kinda inadequate and terrible? 70 Over 70 is the opposite of that. Max Linsky talks to 70 remarkable people all over the age of 70 about their lives — what they’ve learned, what they’re still trying to figure out and how they’re thinking about what comes next. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 18, 2021