1. Battling Ageism in Our Culture Don Akchin 32:43

It’s summer’s end, and we are marking the occasion in all the traditional ways: grilling a burger, slicing a watermelon, and broadcasting a summer rerun. This is an oldie but a goodie.

Ashton Applewhite is among the foremost activists calling attention to ageism in our culture and its harmful effects on old (and young) people. She is the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism. She is also a primary resource for the movement as co-creator of Old School Anti-Ageism Clearinghouse. In this interview, which was first broadcast August 28, 2021, she talks about how where ageism shows up and how we can address our own subconscious ageist attitudes. She also reacts to commonly heard phrases and answers, “Yo, Is This Ageist?”

You can learn more about Ashton at her website, ThisChairRocks.

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Don Akchin is a recovering journalist who publishes a weekly newsletter and biweekly podcast called The EndGame, which encourages "chronologically gifted" baby boomers to live their later years with joy and purpose. In his former life he wrote for magazines, newspapers, colleges and universities, and nonprofit organizations.