David Williamson, Kay Patterson and Patrick Veyret

S2 E25: Age Discrimination in Australia

Today Lex speaks with Age Discrimination Commissioner Dr Kay Patterson about The Human Rights Commission report into ageism in Australia. Then Beverly, Gary & Joseph chat together about this in Jeff’s Cafe.

In Nostalgia Town, we speak with Australian playwright David Williamson about growing up in Melbourne, and his personal journey, travelling north.

On Your Two Cents Worth, Lex & Patricia speak with Patrick Veyret from Choice about banks & older Australians.

Susan Ryan, Angry Anderson and Alice Mantel

S2, E1: Ageism, Discrimination & Stigma

Welcome to season 2 of Baby Boomers Guide to Life in the 21st Century! Hosts Lex Marinos and Patricia ‘Little Pattie’ Amphlett begin season 2 with an archived, Season 1 interview with Australia’s first Age Discrimination Commissioner, the late Susan Ryan.

Then our punters – Joseph, Lorne and Marie-Christine – talk together about how this affects them in their daily lives.

On Nostalgia Town, Lex speaks with legendary rocker Angry Anderson about growing up life as a touring rocker in his 70s.

On Your Two Cents Worth this week, Patricia speaks with Alice Mantel about Wills & Inheritance.

Susan Ryan

S1, E1: Ageism, Discrimination and Stigma

In this episode of ‘The Baby Boomers’ Guide to Life in the 21st Century’ on ‘The Expert Speaks’, we hear Susan Ryan, Australia’s first Age Discrimination Commissioner discuss ageism, discrimination and stigma.

The two studio guests on ‘The Punters’ Panel’ who chew the fat on this episode’s theme are Joseph Furolo and Beverley Baker

On ‘Nostalgia Town’, we hear from John Bell of the Bell Shakespeare Company about his formative cultural experiences

After that on ‘Out & About’ we hear from the Inner West Council’s Healthy Ageing Programs Supervisor, Mary Ciantar, telling us ‘What’s On’ in the Inner West for older people.