Episode No. 1: "Howling at the

moon"

The Old Dogs kick off their podcast with a ramble about

why we howl at the moon.

 

The Old Dogs Interview

Tony Caputo and some friends in Salt Lake City offer

free advice at a local Farmer’s Market. The banner over

their booth reads, “Old Coots Giving Advice – It’s

Probably Bad Advice but it’s Free.”

Episode No. 2: "It's all downhill

from here"

The Old Dogs ramble about why we think this podcast is a gift

to our generation.

 

The Old Dogs Interview

Bill Hinds has been creating the Tank McNamara comic strip for

44 years. He now draws digitally and submits electronically. The

challenge ahead is the future of newspapers.

Episode No. 3: "Did we really eat that stuff?"

The Old Dogs ramble about the food fads of the 1950's

 

The Old Dogs Interview

Lidia Porto is a Hispanic actress born in Colombia and raised in California and Texas. After many years of success as a regional performer, she moved back to Los Angeles. Eventually she landed her current starring role in Get Shorty. So what’s next?

Episode No. 4: "A cashless society"

The Old Dogs ramble about smart phones that are too damn smart

 

The Old Dogs Interview

Michael Lieberman has an MD and a PhD in Biochemistry. After retiring from a successful medical career, he became a writer.  Since then he has published eight collections of poetry and five works of fiction.

Episode No. 5: "Sputnik and Beyond!"

The Old Dogs ramble about having the Right Stuff

 

The Old Dogs Interview

Judy Cochran had a remarkable 2018. She was elected the first woman mayor of Livingston, Texas; She became a great grandmother for the first time; and she killed a 12-foot alligator that weighed 580 pounds. She’s looking for gator recipes.

Episode No. 6: "Not-useful things"

The Old Dogs ramble about dated concepts

The Old Dogs Interview

Meryl Moritz was a jazz dancer and choreographer until an injury forced a career change to management consultant.  Experiencing burnout, she became a life coach.  Some 23 years later, she has an international practice with some very interesting clients.

Episode No. 7: "How old do you
feel?"
Episode No. 7: "How old do you
feel?"

The Old Dogs ramble about feeling our age

The Old Dogs Interview

Tom Cliff had a long career, first as a lawyer, then as a trust banker in Detroit. After getting downsized in his mid-60's Tom decided to start a new career. He went back to school and got an MSW. Now he's a psychologist doing what he loves - helping people find their true selves.

Episode No. 8: "Is Purell Puerile?"
Episode No. 8: "Is Purell Puerile?"

Episode No. 9: "You Can Be Old 

and Bold."

The Old Dogs ramble about natural making fun of aging

The Old Dogs Interview

Steve Epstein is a former comic with an interesting and funny career path. His current occupation is selling collectibles on E-Bay and being the chauffer to four grandchildren.

Episode No. 10: "I forgot what I was trying to remember!"

The Old Dogs ramble about improving memory

The Old Dogs Interview

Chris Seiberling studied photography and art history after two years in the Peace Corps. Finding limited job opportunities for his MFA, he ended up in financial management and IT systems development. After retiring, he has returned to photography focusing on the Southwest.

Episode No. 11: "The Last Blockbuster"

The Old Dogs ramble about the home-video phenomenon

The Old Dogs Interview

Tom Bartel and Kristin Henning Bartel were successful publishers. But when their offspring left home, they decided to do the same. Their experiences on their world travels prompted them to write a blog that encourages other empty nesters to get out there and explore.

Episode No. 12: "If You Don't Use it,

Lose it."

The Old Dogs ramble about accumulating stuff

The Old Dogs Interview

Tom Fabel divided his time between the public and private sectors as an attorney. He also served one year as the deputy mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota. In retirement, he has been active as an actor, musician and a successful playwright. Now that’s howling at the moon.

Episode No. 13: "Journey to the Starbucks and Beyond"

The Old Dogs ramble about about coffee

The Old Dogs Interview

DON PHELAN misspent his youth as an adman in Detroit and Grand Rapids, then began a long and successful career in real estate. An avid cyclist, he celebrated his 66th birthday by riding 66 miles on Route 66 - on June 6th. But there's more: now Don is pursuing the literary market with two novels - and more on the way.

Episode No. 14: "The Last Laugh"

The Old Dogs ramble about memorial services

The Old Dogs Interview

(Part One) SUZANNE SAVOY is a working actress based in New York who stays busy as a guest star by handling her own promotion work. Her latest project is a one woman show about a medieval feminist poet that she tours to colleges and universities.

Episode No. 15: "The Line Forms Here"

The Old Dogs ramble about waiting in line

The Old Dogs Interview

(Part Two) SUZANNE SAVOY is a working actress based in New York. She's also a survivor of stage-four cancer. Taking control of her health and her future helped her triumph over the odds to enjoy a bonus round in her career and in her life.

Episode No. 16: "Aging in Place Beats Moving"

The Old Dogs ramble about staying or moving

The Old Dogs Interview

STEVE AND VICKI FARRELL have been partners in life and on stage for over 40 years. They operated Radio Music Theater in Houston for 26 years. After a brief retirement, they opened another theater called “The Joint” in Little Rock. They share their thoughts on why they keep performing.

Episode No. 17: "How do you feel about how you feel?"
 

The Old Dogs ramble about aches and pains and positive thinking

The Old Dogs Interview

Mickey and Susie Rappaport started married life in the Peace Corps. After a trip around the world they settled in Los Angeles, where Mickey taught law at UCLA. Susie had several jobs including travel agent and managing Mickey’s arbitration practice. Oh... and they also had a brief career as smugglers.

Episode No. 18: "Too old? Don't fold!"

The Old Dogs ramble about what we can no longer do, what we can still do

The Old Dogs Interview

ROBERT FLATT is an awarded nature photographer and author. His photos are exceptional. Even more so since he is dealing with Parkinson's Disease. The condition forced him to re-evaluate his life and his goals to begin a whole new chapter. Don't miss this inspiring interview! And check out his work at www.robertflatt.com.

Episode No. 19: "Will Living Longer Mean Living Better?"
 

The Old Dogs ramble the up-side and down-side of living longer

The Old Dogs Interview

When DICK SMITH studied TV production in the early 50's, he was already a nightclub fixture as a singer and piano player. He had no idea where his career was headed until a chance encounter with an ad man. Dick looks back on a career that spans many decades - and many talents.

Episode No. 20: "You Can't Buy Shoes with One Foot in the Grave."

The Old Dogs ramble on aging with optimism

The Old Dogs Interview

Marc Grossberg is a tax lawyer who grew up in Houston, Texas. During his long career he’s kept a sharp eye and ear open for what goes on in this cosmopolitan city. The result is that, in his seventies, Marc is about to have his first novel published: The Best People. It's all about what goes on behind the closed doors of power.

Episode No. 21: "Retirement Living is About Living."

The Old Dogs ramble about going to rock concerts

The Old Dogs Interview

MICHELLE WATKINS enjoyed a career as an actress in Houston and L.A. Seeking new challenges, she found fulfillment as a marketing specialist in the retirement-living industry. In Part One of a two-part interview, Michelle talks about the many benefits of today's retirement-community options.

Episode No. 22: "Are We Really What We Eat?"

The Old Dogs ramble about the odd things we eat

The Old Dogs Interview

MICHELLE WATKINS. In Part 2 Michelle gives an overview of how to make the right choice when looking for a senior living community. 

Episode No. 23: "Cruise-Ship Hell"

The Old Dogs ramble about stuff we're still buying

The Old Dogs Interview

LINDA AND JERRY PATCHEN talk about their transformation in the 60's: exploring the outer and inner world, deepening consciousness, and finding new meaning in the rituals of Native Americans.

Episode No. 24: "Is Social Media Social?"

The Old Dogs ramble about socializing then and now

The Old Dogs Interview

THELMA ZIRKELBACH spent fifty years as a speech pathologist but also pursued a career as a novelist. Not just any novelist, though: Thelma penned some pretty steamy romance novels for Harlequin.

Episode No. 25: "We Need a Vacation!"

The Old Dogs ramble about where we like to go for vacation

The Old Dogs Interview

ANNA LOUISE BRUNER helped generations of kids learn about English. When she retired, she built on her experiences to become a playwright and producer. Now in her 80's, she's still making sure that the show goes on.

The Old Dogs ramble about natural immunity

The Old Dogs Interview

Kathy Drago retired from being a school principal to pursue her love of painting.  As her art developed, she hit on a striking focus – painting the faces of women over 75. Her work can be seen at KathyDragoart.com

The Old Dogs ramble about natural immunity

The Old Dogs Interview

Season One: Jan '19 to Jan '20 

© 2021 by New Tricks for Old Dogs. Proudly created with Wix.com

Photos and illustrations by Savanna Menzel

Contact Us
Tell us what you think of us! Have ideas? Let us know. Recommend us to a friend. Recommend a friend to interview... and give us your email if you'd like to be included in our news. 

Copyright © 2021 New Tricks for Old Dogs 

Photography and illustrations by Savanna Menzel