Marcia Hines, Fiona Balzer and Andrea Balzer

S2 E30: Longevity

Today Lex & Patricia speak with Professor Andrea Maier about longevity. Then Brian, Mike & Trish chat together about this in Jeff’s Cafe.

In Nostalgia Town, we speak with award-winning singer Marcia Hines, who came to Australia aged 16 to perform in Hair.

On Your Two Cents Worth, Lex & Patricia speak with Fiona Balzer from the Australian Shareholders Association on ’Shares 101’.

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’.

Maggie Beer, Patrick Veyret and Van Marinos

S2 E20: Exercise, Fitness & Ageing in Australia

Today Patricia speaks with exercise scientist Van Marinos about exercise, fitness & ageing in Australia. Then Faye, Karen & Trish chat together about this in Jeff’s Cafe.

In Nostalgia Town, we speak with Australian food guru Maggie Beer about growing up a Sydney ‘Westie’, and about her mission to enhance the food experience of older Australians in nursing homes.

On Your Two Cents Worth, Lex & Patricia speak with Patrick Veyret from Choice about consumer advocacy.

Catherine Haslam, John Hewson and Paul Versteege

S2 E17: Social Connections & Ageing

Today Lex speaks with Professor Catherine Haslam about the importance of social connections as we age. Then Jude, Mike & Trish chat together about this at Jeff’s Cafe.

On Nostalgia Town, Patricia speaks with Australian political figure John Hewson about growing up in Carlton in Sydney and how deeply his family support the Dragons.

On Your Two Cents Worth, Lex & Patricia speak with Paul Versteege who reminds us that as we age, it is sometimes wiser to spend than save.

Ian Hickie, Red Symons and Ryan Williams

S2 E15: The Brain & Ageing

Today Lex & Patricia speak with Professor Ian Hickie about The Brain & Ageing. Then Lorne, Marie-Christine & Trish chat together about this at Jeff’s Cafe.

On Nostalgia Town, Lex & Patricia speak with Skyhooks guitarist Red Symons about performing with the Bee Gees (as a child), and the extraordinary pain and growth that comes with losing an adult child.

On Your Two Cents Worth, Lex and Patricia speak with Ryan Williams about the NBN.

Mick Dodson, Andrea Maier and Kathryn Greiner

S2 E13: Covid & Ageing in Australia

Today, Lex & Patricia speak with Gerontologist and researcher Professor Andrea Maier about Covid & Ageing in Australia. Then Barbara, Karen & Trish chat together about this at Jeff’s Cafe.

On Nostalgia Town, Lex speaks with Northern Territory Treaty Commissioner and 2009 Australian of the Year, Mick Dodson, who talks about being orphaned at 10, and only later connecting with his Indigenous roots.

On Your Two Cents Worth, Lex and Patricia speak with Retirement Village Ambassador Kathryn Greiner about the costs of retirement village living.

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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Col Joye Justin Bott and Martin McNamara

S2, E3: The 45 Up Study

On today’s episode of Baby Boomers Guide to Life in the 21st Century, we speak with Doctor Martin McNamara of The Sax Institute about The 45 Up Study. Then our Punters’ Panel of Cherie, Jude and Lucille talk about how studies like these affect them in their lives.

Then on Nostalgia Town, Patricia speaks with Australian Music Legend, Col Joye, who tells us about growing up poor in Sydney, and about his years on the road as a working musician.

And on Your Two Cents Worth, Lex speaks with Justin Bott of Service Australia about ‘Entitlements’.

John Snowdon

S1, E7: Depression, Anxiety & Ageing

Today in Episode 7 of The Baby Boomers’ Guide to Life in the 21st Century we discuss Anxiety, Depression & Ageing with Sydney psychiatrist Professor John Snowdon and specialist in psychiatry of ageing, 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 Australian Olympian, former NSW parliamentarian and local larrikin, Dawn Fraser, about her formative cultural experiences growing up in Balmain in ‘Nostalgia Town’.

And finally we speak with Terrie Leoleos about ‘Speak My Language’, an Australia-wide community radio project for older Australians in up to 70 community languages for up to 400 community radio stations around Australia, run jointly by the Ethnic Communities Council and SBS.