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’.

Posted in: Debt Government Season 2
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.

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.

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.

Kathy Lette, Lindy Willmott and Justin Bott

S2 E18: Voluntary Assisted Dying

Today Lex & Patricia speak with Professor Lindy Willmott about Voluntary Assisted Dying. Then Faye, Marie-Christine & Trish chat together about this in Jeff’s Cafe.

In Nostalgia Town, we speak with Puberty Blues author Kathy Lette, who rolls her eyes about surfer boys, and reveals her determination to never grow up.

On Your Two Cents Worth, Lex & Patricia speak with Justin Bott from Services Australia about Financial Support for Carers.

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.

ean Kittson, Justin Bott and Carole Cusack

S2 E16: Religion, Spirituality & Ageing

Today Lex & Patricia speak with Professor Carole Cusack about Religion, Spirituality & Ageing. Then Joseph, Marie-Christine & Trish chat together about this at Jeff’s Cafe.

On Nostalgia Town, Lex & Patricia speak with Australian Comedy icon Jean Kittson about growing up in seaside Victoria and of her admiration for emerging Australian comedians.

On Your Two Cents Worth, Lex and Patricia speak with Justin Bott about Grandparent Advisors.

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.

Posted in: Men Retirement Season 2
Justin Bott, Jenny Kee and David Helmers

S2 E14: Men & Ageing in Australia

On today’s episode, Lex & Patricia speak with Australian Men’s Shed CEO David Helmers about Men & Ageing in Australia. Then Joseph, Lorne & Trish chat together about this at Jeff’s Cafe.

On Nostalgia Town, Lex & Patricia speak with fashion icon Jenny Kee about growing up in Sydney and her love for Australian wool.

On Your Two Cents Worth, Lex and Patricia speak with Justin Bott from Services Australia about retirement income streams.

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.

Jenna Price, Tim Costello and Christine David

S2, E12: Grandparenting in Australia

Today, Lex speaks with Australian journalist Jenna Price about Grandparenting in Australia. Then Barbara, Cherie and Yvonne chat together about this at Jeff’s Cafe.

On Nostalgia Town, Lex speaks with former CEO of World Vision Australia Tim Costello, who talks about growing up in Blackburn in Melbourne, and about his realisation that the twelve teams of the VFL reminded him of the twelve tribes of Israel.

On Your Two Cents Worth, Lex and Patricia speak with Christine David, CEO of IT 4 Retirees about buying and selling on eBay and Gumtree.

Mark Pearce, Shane Gould and Justin Bott

S2, E11: Volunteering & Ageing in Australia

Today, Lex & Patricia speak with the CEO of Volunteering Mark Pearce about Volunteering & Ageing in Australia. Then Jude, Patricia and Yvonne chat together about this at Jeff’s Cafe.

On Nostalgia Town, Lex speaks with Olympic Swimming Gold Medallist Shane Gould, who talks about growing up in the eastern states and Fiji, and her life-long journey to contentment.

On Your Two Cents Worth, Lex speaks with Justin Bott from Services Australia about Accommodation and Commonwealth entitlements.