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Conversations: Ellyn Lem, "Gray Matters: Finding Meaning in the Stories of Later Life"

On this edition of Conversations, Ellyn Lem talks with host Dan Skinner about “Gray Matters: Finding Meaning in the Stories of Later Life.” Lem is a professor of English and Gender Studies at UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha, where she teaches a variety of composition and literature courses, including a course, Women in Popular Culture.


Conversations: Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, "Growing Old: Notes on Aging With Something Like Grace"

On this edition of Conversations, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas talks with host Dan Skinner about “Growing Old: Notes on Aging With Something Like Grace.” Thomas has written 16 books during her half-century-long career. Her fifth book, “The Hidden Life of Dogs,” spent a year on the New York Times bestseller list, and her book on cats, “Tribe of Tiger,” was an international bestseller. At age 88, she decided it was time to write about getting old.


Conversations: Chip Walter, "Immortality, Inc. - Renegade Science, Silicon Valley Billions, and the Quest to Live Forever"

On this edition of Conversations, Chip Walter talks with host Dan Skinner about "Immortality, Inc: Renegade Science, Silicon Valley Billions, and the Quest to Live Forever." Walter is a science author, filmmaker and former CNN bureau chief whose books include "Last Ape Standing and Thumbs, Toes, and Tears."


Conversations: Daniel Levitin, "Successful Aging: A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives"

On this edition of Conversations, Daniel Levitin talks about Successful Aging: A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives. Levitin is a neuroscientist, cognitive psychologist, and bestselling author. His previous books include This is Your Brain on Music and The Organized Mind.


Conversations: Katy Butler, "The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life"

On this edition of Conversations, Katy Butler talks about her latest book, The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life. Butler is an award-winning journalist and author of the New York Times bestseller, Knocking on Heaven’s Door. She has also written for The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and Vogue among others.


Conversations: Helen Wilkes, "The Aging of Aquarius: Igniting Passion and Purpose as an Elder"

On this edition of Conversations, Helen Wilkes talks about her latest book,The Aging of Aquarius: Igniting Passion and Purpose as an Elder. Wilkes is an octogenarian who survived a lifetime of hardships ranging from fleeing Nazi Germany as a child to navigating personal and professional obstacles as an adult. She offers advice about life after retirement.


Conversations: Amy Nobile, "Just When You're Comfortable in Your Own Skin, It Starts to Sag"

On this edition of Conversations, co-author Amy Nobile joins us to talk about her latest book, Just When You’re Comfortable in Your Own Skin, It Starts to Sag. Amy Nobile and Trisha Ashworth are the founders of ASH+AMES and the authors of the bestselling I was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids and I’d Trade My Husband for a Housekeeper.  

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