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New Tricks for Old Dogs
25 minutes | Aug 10, 2022
Episode No. 88: "The Episode with an Irish Accent"
The Old Dogs Ramble about THE HEAT... Driving for Two... A note from Sandra Cavallo Miller... Breaking in the Royal Shoes... Old Doggerel #13 – Password Purgatory... A Really Cold Case Murder... A big Payday for Expert Witnesses. The Old Dogs Conversation is with Michael Hernan of Inishmore Island, County Galway, Republic of Ireland.
25 minutes | Jul 27, 2022
Episode No. 87: "Driving for Dollars"
The old dogs ramble about the price of gasoline - is it affecting you? We have breaking news about an old bust. We present another commentary from our Chief Aging Officer. We explore the history of knock-knock jokes. We praise the wisdom of Swiss laws governing guinea pig ownership. And we talk... about listening. The old dogs conversation is with Lynette Ross. A pastor who has taken a winding but sure-footed path to the ministry.
25 minutes | Jun 3, 2022
Episode No. 86: "This is, like, our 86th episode, you know?"
The old dogs discuss some of their favorite peeves about crutch words. We follow that with a podnugget on the same theme. There's also another of our beloved Old Doggerels, a celebration of the great jazz bassist Ron Carter, and an edition of Stump the Older Old Dog . The Old Dogs conversation is with Deirdre Virvo, a real-estate specialist who has been pioneering a boutique approach to assisted living.
24 minutes | Jun 3, 2022
Episode 85: "Happiness is a Warm Podcast"
In this episode the Old Dogs happily dwell on the subject of happiness. We bring your attention to the world’s very first speeding ticket. We take you back to a time when not all warriors were men. We introduce another bit of Old Doggerel. We share some practical ways in which you can improve your happiness. And we explain why it’s so hard for older folks to learn a language. The old dogs conversation is with Stanley Santire, who after years of successfully practicing the law has launched a new career with a new form of mediation
24 minutes | May 31, 2022
Episode No 84: “I’m aging. Save my place.”
In this episode the Old Dogs speculate on the possibilities of aging in place. We marvel at the mystery of marrying in the metaverse. We bring you another Ads n Fads. We enlighten you with archeological discoveries that have change our view of the world. We coin another bit of Old Doggerel. And we report on the latest opinions about aging in place. The Old Dogs Conversation is with Ted Swindley, a prolific producer of prodigious proportions who developed the worldwide hit Always Patsy Cline.
25 minutes | May 17, 2022
Episode No. 83: "Nothing comes between me and my genes."
The Old Dogs ponder the legal and ethical ramifications of using genetics to help solve cold cases. We follow that with a piece on crowd funding genetic research. We present another bit of Old Doggerel. We list five things you may not know about airline cabins. We encourage you to avoid clichés... like the plague. And we acquaint you with a gentleman who can speak 24 languages. The Old Dogs conversation is with Steven Mikita, a tireless crusader who has lived most of his life with a rare genetic disease that has barely slowed him down. Stay with us.
25 minutes | May 3, 2022
Episode No. 82: "We wonder why we wander"
The Old Dogs ramble about... rambling - that is, the tendency for many of us to let our minds wander. We discuss the true definition of that everyday word, "jiffy." We get our latest report from Kathleen O'Brien, our Chief Aging Officer. We present another Old Doggerel. We marvel at the research people are doing on the language of pigs. And we dig into the phenomenon of the wandering mind. The Old Dogs Conversation is with DAVID ROSELL, a financial advisor with a special approach to investing in retirement
25 minutes | Apr 19, 2022
Episode No. 81: "Is that a crossbow in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?"
The Old Dogs speculate on hiring a stranger to sit with us and do nothing. We report on the odd ways people have defaced works of art. We find something all US Senators can agree on. We present another edition of Old Doggerel. We give you a lesson on how not to shoplift a crossbow. And we give an in-depth look at the Japanese practice of hiring strangers to do nothing with us. The Old Dogs conversation is with KATHLEEN SINCLAIR - a lady who struck out in new directions after a mid-life divorce.
24 minutes | Apr 6, 2022
Episode No. 80: "Is it a Fish... or a Football?"
The old dogs ponder why some people get goldfish... and then get rid of goldfish. We bring you another edition of Ads 'n Fads. We ask the question all America is asking, namely, where is spell check when you need it? We report on the growing problem of goldfish in Minnesota lakes. And we acquaint you with a few weird state laws still on the books. The Old Dogs conversation is with MARLIN MURDOCK - a gentleman who has learned what life is really all about. In his case it's a continuing curiosity, an appreciation for friends and an abiding commitment to service.
24 minutes | Mar 25, 2022
Episode No. 79: "Trust Us: This is Not a Scam."
The Old Dogs are feeling vulnerable about online scammers. We're pulling for an Olympic tug-of-war event. Old Doggerel No. 5: The Cane Mutiny. Christopher Walken: still quiry at 78. Internet scammers are targeting seniors. A hundred ways to improve your life without really trying. GEOFF CAMERON came rather later to the podcasting game when he started experiencing issues with his eyesight. Rather than sit around and mope, Geoff decided what listeners needed was exposure to people with a positive outlook in negative times. It's a case of poor eyesight leading to good insight.
24 minutes | Mar 8, 2022
Episode No. 78: "Dye Hard - With a Vengeance."
More Old Doggerel, more Stump the Older Dog (he wins), much puzzlement about goldfish that are taught to drive, and not much help understanding the Metaverse. Our conversation is with comedian Rich Shydner, who proves that he can be hilarious both standing up - and in front of a computer.
24 minutes | Feb 22, 2022
Episode No. 77: "A Memory Lapse You Can Forget."
The Old Dogs ramble about the gimmicks we’re buying to improve our memory. We report on what economics students think the average wage is in America. We urge you to always check your spam folder – you never know what you’ve missed. We acquaint you with words you won’t use… because they’re obsolete. And we discover the shortest workout to extend your life. The Old Dogs conversation is with David Born, who has applied his many gifts not just to entertaining us, but to making good money as well. Catch him while you can, because David Born doesn’t stand still for long.
24 minutes | Feb 9, 2022
Episode No. 76: "The Upside of the Lockdown"
The old dogs ramble about all the benefits of the Covid pandemic – betcha didn’t expect that. We bring you another Ads ‘n Fads. We wonder why somebody would steal a non-fungible token. We present our second installment of Old Doggerel. We experience getting drunk with a hamster. And we give you 99 reasons why Betty White was special. The old dogs conversation continues the dialogue we started last time with Kathleen O’Brien, Suzanne Savoy and Kathy Biehl on women’s issues over aging.
25 minutes | Jan 25, 2022
Episode No. 75: "Going Fourth"
The Old Dogs reminisce about the past three years of podcasting. Also a special Conversation with Kathleen O'Brien, Suzanne Savoy and Kathy Biehl about the problems women face as they age.
24 minutes | Jan 6, 2022
Episode No. 74: "A Friend in Need... of Friends"
The Old Dogs ramble about friends new and old, and their importance as we age. We reveal the truth about Canada’s strategic reserves… of maple syrup. We explain what’s happening when you lose the memory of where you have just been… and it isn’t alien abduction. We tell the tale of a guy who joined a search party that was looking for… him. And we quietly whine about movie dialogue we can’t hear, dammit! The Old Dogs conversation is with LIZ McNEEL, who is not just a great realtor, but a great advocate for seniors looking for their next move.
25 minutes | Dec 21, 2021
Episode No. 73: "Ghostwriting Gives Us the Collywobbles."
In this episode the Old Dogs ramble about Ghost writers – are we getting cheated? We discuss the feasibility of teleportation and other sci-fi concepts. We enlighten you with another obscure word. We present four inventions that changed the world. And we dig into the concept of ghostwriting. The Old Dogs conversation is with EJ Nolan. A former DJ, disco king, sports announcer, voice talent, music entrepreneur and funnyman.
24 minutes | Dec 8, 2021
Episode No. 72: "Everyone's Younger When You're 97"
The Old Dogs ramble about higher education – is it all that necessary? We learn about an actor who is still actively acting… at age 97. We get the latest musings from our chief aging officer. And Paul tries to stump me with a dictionary quiz. The Old Dogs conversation is with Paul Rosene, a music educator with too many accomplishments to list – still going strong at 92.
25 minutes | Nov 24, 2021
Episode No. 71: "No Turkey Jokes, Please!"
In this episode The Old Dogs ask a dangerous question: Is Thanksgiving necessary? We bring news that Queen Elizabeth, age 95, has turned down an Oldie Award. We share an opportunity to take a round the world trip that covers almost a year. We take you to a place in Queens where they still serve malts and shakes the old fashioned way. We announce yet another rate increase from your favorite postal service. And we enumerate the high cost of Turkey Day this Thanksgiving. Our conversation is with JIM GREEN - a Doctor of Philosophy, a former Jesuit Scholastic, a fan of the Great Outdoors and an advocate of all things Native American.
24 minutes | Nov 9, 2021
Episode No. 70: "The Only Thing We Have to Fear..."
In this episode the Old Dogs ramble about all our unrealized fears - what can we do about them? We bring you another installment of Ads and Fads. We report on a surprise appearance of a meteor in a lady's bedroom. We introduce a new kind of fixable computer for us technically challenged types. We offer commentary on William Shatner's recent bold flight into space. And we share the story of an English husband who upset his wife one too many times. The Old Dogs conversation is with MARTHA THOMASES: a prolific writer for New York publications and the creator of Dakota North for Marvel Comics.
25 minutes | Oct 28, 2021
Episode 69: "What's in YOUR Sandwich?"
In this episode the Old Dogs ramble about what’s in our sandwiches. We enjoy a new album from Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett. We talk about what thieves are taking from kindergarten classrooms. We wonder if it’s a good idea to clone woolly mammoths. We offer a new tax haven for the super-rich: South Dakota. And we inspect Subway sandwiches for traces of Tuna. The Old Dogs conversation is with Richard Ferrone – a prolific audiobook narrator who isn’t done yet.
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