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🎙️ God and Death Sum Up Season 5 of the Podcast
Season 5 of the [B]OLDER podcast wraps up: 50 years of marriage, a 92-year-old's unexpected death, cellular research on aging, religion for a non-believer, UNretirement and more.
🎙️ Listen to the Season 5 Finale of the [B]OLDER podcast. The links below go to each individual episode.
A highpoint of this season was a special grandchild trip to the Swiss Alps that my husband Sam Harrington and I took with Ruthie (11). Last summer, we took two other grandchildren to Iceland: Dorothea (12) and Lius (10). We have three more grandchildren to go.
Reviewing Season 5 of [B]OLDER
But so much more has happened during Season 5 of [B]OLDER:
Sam and I celebrated our 50th anniversary in February while we were in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico (there’s a great episode where we talk about that)
Right after that my 92-year-old mother died unexpectedly, prompting a lot of memories, much appreciation, and a blunt reminder of life’s finitude.
I talked to new guests about cellular research on aging, about helping elderly parents plan ahead, what UNretirement is really like, and one of my all-time favorite interviews: a conversation with famed NYT health columnist Jane Brody about what she learned from a half century at The New York Times.
And finally, as I get older I find myself increasingly interested in religious communities. Renowned faith and culture writer Jonathan Merritt eloquently explained God and religion to me, a non-church person.
In this wrap-up episode you’ll hear Sam (hopefully not slurping his coffee) teasing me about “jumping right in.” He doesn’t like that podcast expression. I do. At the end of the episode he mentions “jumping out.” Ha!
The podcast will be back in fall ‘23
Stay tuned for more Substack dispatches
Look for more Substack essays from me this summer. At 71, I’m taking my first steps into the land of the old (boldly or so I tell myself) and I want to report back.