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Best Podcasts for People Over 50

While it may seem most podcasts are for younger folks, you couldn’t be more wrong! So we decided to put together a list of of the best podcasts in 2022 for Canadians over 50. Check them out, have a listen on your smartphone, smart speaker, tablet or wherever. Listen to them at home in your car or out for a nice stroll. Stuff You Should Know Curious about how things work? One day it’s hang g;iding and the next it’s knife throwing! You never know what you’ll find but it’s an awesome podcast. Check it our here. The Better Health While Aging Podcast Hosted by practising geriatrics specialist Dr. Leslie Kernisan brings on a range of brilliant guests to discuss ailments and health issues affecting people over 60. Packed full of great insights and lots of episodes. Check it out here. Not Old – Better Award winning journalist Paul Vogelzang

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Longevity

Love love

My mother was an actress. She wore capes – long ones that billowed behind her as if they were motorized – and when she was still, they landed on the floor in beautiful puddles. Her jewellery – big and colourful like planets – exuded a shimmer of sitar-like music which narrowed into a single coke-bottle note in the evenings. Andy Warhol designed a pair of earrings for her. They looked like two ruins that had been pulled from the earth, but when she wore them – I don’t know what to tell you – something out of this world happened and I’ll just leave it at that. When she hugged me, her perfume stayed with me all day, bloomed when I shook my head, and when she was away, I’d dab it hot behind my ears the way she did behind hers. I waited for it to wear off a

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Longevity

Russell Peters: A Crazy Business

Russell Peters wants to make you laugh. He just hopes you’re not so ‘woke,’ you won’t be able to. I’ve been waiting for almost three hours for Russell Peters to appear on my computer screen. It’s a strange, modern way of being stood up: staring at a screen, waiting nervously for a stranger’s face to pop up. He’s on tour, preparing to go on stage in Chicago in less than 30 minutes. I’ve resigned myself to being rescheduled.  So I’m surprised when he finally appears, adjusting his hair in the camera. He’s in the green room of the theatre in Chicago and I’m shocked at how calm and engaged he is despite the comings and goings of his fellow comedians. He’s apologetic for making me wait. I get the feeling he’s used to — if not agitated by — being booked for back-to-back commitments. There is a sibling issue. His

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Resonance

Norm Macdonald, meet Joe Donovan

Saturday Night Live, not its original name, launched like a thunderbolt in 1975, at least to the younger generation. Attending Hampshire College in western Massachusetts, I would stay up to watch Carson on an old black-and-white TV with a huge “Frankenstein (on) switch” that connected to the box by a tangle of wires, and sometimes “5 All Night.” The cheapest show you could imagine, 5 All Night ran from 1:00 to 5:00 a.m., featuring a library of older black-and-white movies and announcer George Fennel (“who never made an on-camera appearance”). There are only so many Charlie Chan movies you want to see in a week. Back in the day, 5 All Night may have contributed to a rise in marijuana sales in southern New England. Then came Saturday Night Live on NBC. It wasn’t standard network fare, almost the opposite. An inside joke for young people, it was too hip

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Resonance

Meditating with Eddie Murphy

If you think for a moment, there is a connection between meditation and comedy. First of all, they both require practice and a light touch. But it goes deeper than that. For the last six months I’ve been taking online meditation classes with Yogendra Mishra, who lives in Rishikesh, India in the foothills of the Himalaya mountains. He practices various styles and has been teaching for 35 years. Yogiji is not one of those celebrity yogis but he’s very wise. He has a light touch. In fact, he can be very funny. Doesn’t take himself too seriously. For the first few months it was a hard slog. I moved around the house, starting upstairs in the cold of winter, moving to the living room in spring, looking out the window and seeing the beautiful red fox, the jays and pheasants, then moving to the lower level where I start at

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