1. 09: Kicking Ageism to the Curb Jane Leder 33:29

Ageism does its best to stereotype older women (and men) as invisible, unhappy, and dependent. The message is: “If you think it sucks now, just wait because the longer you live, the worse it's going to get.”

Listen to Ashton Applewhite, age advocate and author of “This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism,” as she shakes down the myths of ageism and showers listeners with the facts. You will be surprised and encouraged.

Jane Leder Podcaster & Author

I am an award-winning author of books about teen suicide, siblings, and men and women during WWII. My feature articles have appeared in publications from Psychology Today to the Chicago Sun-Times. I enjoy the journey of writing, the process. But as I celebrated my seventy-seventh birthday, I wanted a change of focus and turned my creative energies into launching "Older Women & Friends," a podcast. The challenge has been exhilarating and will certainly help me make it through the dead of winter in the Midwest.