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.

Janice Butera, Patricia Amphlett and Jen Lewis

S2 E24: Grief, Bereavement & Ageing in Australia

Today Lex & Patricia speak with Janice Butera from the Australian Centre for Grief & Bereavement. Then Beverly, Gary, & Trish chat together in Jeff’s Cafe.

In Nostalgia Town Lex talks to Patricia ‘Little Pattie’ Amphlett about growing up in Mascot and her deep affection for Australia’s Vietnam veterans.

On Your Two Cents Worth, Lex & Patricia speak with Jen Lewis from the Financial Rights Legal Service about insurance & ageing in Australia.

Tom Keneally, Delia Rickard and Peter Martin

S2 E23: The Intergenerational Report

Today Lex & Patricia speak with ABC economics commentator Peter Martin about The Intergenerational Report. Then Gary, Lucille & Trish chat together about this in Jeff’s Cafe.

In Nostalgia Town, we speak with Man Booker prize-winnin Australian author Tom Keneally about growing up Irish Catholic, and his dash to the try-line as a rugby league half back to impress girls.

On Your Two Cents Worth, Lex & Patricia speak with Deputy Commissioner of the ACCC, Delia Rickard about Romance Scams.

Tracey McDonald, Heather Ewart and Patrick Veyret

S2 E22: Health Services & Ageing in Australia

Today Lex & Patricia speak with Professor Tracey McDonald about Health Services & Ageing in Australia. Then Beverly, Brian & Trish chat together about this in Jeff’s Cafe.

In Nostalgia Town, we speak with ABC journalist and ‘Back Roads’ presenter, Heather Ewart, about growing up in country Victoria and her journey to rural journalism and her connection with Australian Band Hunters & Collectors.

On Your Two Cents Worth, Lex & Patricia speak with Patrick Veyret from Choice about ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’.

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Peter Cosgrove, John Ajaka and Jen Lewis

S2 E21: Government & Ageing in Australia

Today Lex & Patricia speak with former president of the NSW Legislative Council about Government & Ageing in Australia. Then Faye, Jude & Trish chat together about this in Jeff’s Cafe.

In Nostalgia Town, we speak with former Australian Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove and his wish that he spent more time with his father ‘In the Living Years’.

On Your Two Cents Worth, Lex & Patricia speak with Jen Lewis from the Financial Rights Service about Debt.

Heather Ewart, Andrew Denton and Paul Versteege

S2 E19: Rural Australia & Ageing

Today Lex & Patricia speak with ABC Backroads presenter Heather Ewart about ageing in rural Australia. Then Brian, Rod & Trish chat together about this in Jeff’s Cafe.

In Nostalgia Town, we speak with Australian humourist Andrew Denton, who tells us that at school, he was reading Rugby League Week when he was supposed to be reading Shakespeare. Following last week on Voluntary Assisted Dying, Andrew also talks about his foundation, Go Gentle Australia.

On Your Two Cents Worth, Lex & Patricia speak with Paul Versteege about funeral costs.

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Jenna Price, Bob Carr and Tim Costello

S2, E10: Media Portrayal of Ageing in Australia

Today Lex & Patricia speak with Australian journalist Jenna Price about the media portrayal of ageing. Then Jude, Marie-Christine and Patricia chat together about this at Jeff’s Cafe.

On Nostalgia Town Lex speaks with former NSW premier and Australian foreign minister Bob Carr, who talks about growing up in Matraville, and his love of books and ‘Saturday Night Fever’.

On Your Two Cents Worth, Lex speaks with Reverend Tim Costello about Gambling & Ageing in Australia.

Ken Done, Sarah Russell, Justin Bott

S2, E9: Royal Commission Into Aged Care Quality & Safety

Today Patricia speaks with Dr Sarah Russell, Director at Aged Care Matters about the recently completed Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality & Safety. Then Barbara, Patricia, and Yvonne talk together about this at Jeff’s Cafe.

On Nostalgia Town Lex speaks with Sydney artist Ken Done, who talks about his magical upbringing and not having met his father till he was aged five, because of the war.

On Your 2 Cents Worth, Lex speaks with Justin Bott about Commonwealth entitlements and Work.

Cecily Michael, Meredith Burgmann and Alice Mantel

S2, E8: Technology & Ageing in Australia

Today we speak with Cecily Michael from Leep – Understanding Technology. Leep builds digital literacy in communities experiencing disadvantage, and Cecily talks to Lex about Technology & Ageing in Australia. Then Faye, Joseph, and Lorne talk together about this on the Punters’ Panel.

On Nostalgia Town Lex speaks with Meredith Burgmann, who as a young woman was the very public face of Australians opposed to Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War. Meredith went on to become the president of the NSW Legislative Council for eight years.

On Your Two Cents Worth, Patricia speaks with Alice Mantel about Power of Attorney and Enduring Power of Attorney.

Barbara O'neill, Geraldine Doogue and Christine David

S2, E4: Aboriginality & Ageing

On today’s episode of Baby Boomers Guide to Life in the 21st Century, we speak with Barbara O’Neill, an Indigenous Trauma and Recovery Practitioner, working in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. Then, Beverly, Faye and Lyn talk about how this affects them in their daily lives.

Then on Nostalgia Town, Lex speaks with Australian Television and Radio Legend, Geraldine Doogue, who tells us about growing up in Western Australia, and about her years in journalism. Geraldine also shares her secrets to ageing well.

And on Your Two Cents Worth, Lex and Patricia speak with Christine David, Founder of IT for Retirees about ‘On-line Shopping’.

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Centrelink Service Centre

S1, E8: Finances & Ageing

Today in Episode 8 of The Baby Boomers’ Guide to Life in the 21st Century we discuss Finances & Ageing with Mehrdad Khoshab from the Commonwealth Department of Human Services Financial Information Service, and then two local older people who will  discuss how this affects them in their lives on ‘The Punters’ Panel’.

Later in the episode we speak with the face of SBS for twenty years, Mary Kostakidis, about her formative cultural experiences in a segment called ‘Nostalgia Town’.

And finally we speak with the chair of the NSW Older Women’s Network (OWN) and sometimes guest on ‘The Punters’ Panel, Beverley Baker, about NSW OWN.