%s1 / %s2

Playlist: Paul VOGELZANG's Portfolio

Caption: PRX default Portfolio image
No text

Featured

Unlocking the Power of Rewilding: An Exclusive Interview with Isabella Tree and Charlie Burrell

From Paul VOGELZANG | Part of the Smithsonian Associates Interview Series, Not Old Better Show series | 30:37

he Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Interview Series

Nob_sa_newbrand_2023albumart_small

The enormity of climate change and biodiversity loss can leave us feeling overwhelmed. How can an individual ever make a difference?

Our guests today are Smithsonian Associates, journalist and author Isabella Tree and her husband, conservationist Charlie Burrell.  Join Charlie, Isabella and me as we discuss thier firsthand experience of how spectacularly nature can bounce back if you give it the chance. And what results is not just wildlife in abundance but solutions to other environmental crises. Everyone—regardless of the size of their space—can help restore nature. Join Tree and Burrell to learn practical steps to rewild everything from rivers and ponds to public spaces and community gardens to urban parks and window boxes.

Elemental Forces: The Five Building Blocks That Shaped Our World

From Paul VOGELZANG | Part of the Smithsonian Associates Interview Series, Not Old Better Show series | 41:55

It is rare for life to change Earth, yet three organisms have profoundly transformed our planet over the long course of its history. Elemental reveals how microbes, plants, and people used the fundamental building blocks of life to alter the climate and, with it, the trajectory of life on Earth in the past, present, and future. Our guest today, Dr.

Nob_sa_newbrand_2023albumart_small

Elemental Forces: The Five Building Blocks That Shaped Our World

The Not Old Better Show, Inside Science Interview Series

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Inside Science Interview Series on radio and podcast.  I’m Paul Vogelzang and we’re broadcasting from just outside Washington, DC. As part of our Smithsonian Associates Interview Series, we have a special episode that promises to challenge your perceptions and inspire action on the part of all and especially our Smithsonian Associates audience. Today, we're honored to have Dr. Stephen Porder on the program who will discuss his groundbreaking book, Elemental: How five elements changed Earth's past and will shape our future is available now. Dr. Stephen Porder will be appearing at Smithsonian Associates coming up so please check out our show notes today for more details.  But, we have Dr. Stephen Porder today to chat about Smithsonian and all things ecology related and answering the question about how life can change Earth…Microbes, plants and people can alter the climate, and with it, change the trajectory of life on Earth.

Our guest today, Dr. Stephen Porder promises to be as enlightening as he is engaging. Today, we have the privilege of hosting a luminary in the field of ecology and sustainability—Smithsonian Associate Dr. Stephen Porder. Now, why should you, especially those of you in the golden years of life, pay attention to what he has to say? Well, let’s jump in…Dr. Stephen Porder is not just a professor of ecology, evolutionary biology, and environment and society at Brown University; he also holds the unique title of being the nation's first associate provost for sustainability. His credentials alone speak volumes about the depth and breadth of his expertise.

Stephen Porder's latest work, "Elemental: How Five Elements Changed Earth’s Past, And Will Shape Our Future," is nothing short of revolutionary. It explores how five essential elements—hydrogen, oxygen, carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus—have been the building blocks that have shaped Earth's history and will continue to shape its future.

That, of course, is our gest today, Smithsonian Associate Dr. Stephen Porder.  reading from his new book, "Elemental: How Five Elements Changed Earth’s Past, And Will Shape Our Future," So, are you ready to explore how you can contribute to a more sustainable future, informed by life's essential elements and billions of years of Earth's history? Stay tuned, because this is one conversation you won't want to miss.  Please welcome Smithsonian Associate Dr. Stephen Porder.

My thanks to Smithsonian Associate Dr. Stephen Porder.  will be appearing at Smithsonian Associates coming up, so please check out our show notes today for more details. My thanks to the Smithsonian team for all they do to support the show.  My thanks to you, my wonderful audience here on radio and podcast.  Please be well, be safe, and Let’s Talk About Better…The Not Old Better Show.  Thanks, everybody, and we’ll see you next week.

For more details, please click here at Smithsonian Associates:

https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/elemental

Smithsonian Associate, Dr. Shohini Ghose: Galactic Pioneers: The Women Who Mapped the Stars

From Paul VOGELZANG | Part of the Smithsonian Associates Interview Series, Not Old Better Show series | 31:06

Her Space, Her Time: Trailblazing Female Scientists Who Decoded the Hidden Universe

Women physicists and astronomers from around the world have transformed science and society, but the critical roles they played in their fields are not always well-sung. Our guest today on PRX Communirty Radio Inside Science Interview Series is author and quantum physicist Smithsonian Associate Shohini Ghose. Join us as I discuss Shohini Ghose’s remarkable stories of rule-breakers and trendsetters who illuminated our understanding of the universe and reshaped the rules of society. We’ll get into those details from Ghose’s book Her Space, Her Time: How Trailblazing Women Scientists Decoded the Hidden Universe, and the women who discovered the Big Bang and the cosmic calendar, helped make the Moon landings possible, contributed to the discovery of the building blocks of the universe and, in doing so, played a crucial role in determining who gets to do physics today.

Nob_sa_newbrand_2023albumart_small

Welcome, The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Inside Science Interview Series, on radio and podcast. We are broadcasting just outside of Washington DC.  I’m Paul Vogelzang, and we have another groundbreaking episode of our show, where we delve into the lives and achievements of individuals who are not just surviving but thriving in the golden years of their lives. Today, we have a special treat for you—a narrative that's not just about science but about shattering glass ceilings. Are you ready to be inspired?

You know, when we talk about physics and astronomy, names like Einstein and Hawking often come to mind. Our guest today, Smithsonian Associate Shohini Ghose, appearing at Smithsonian Associates coming up…please check out our website for more details; Smithsonian Associate Shohini Ghose will answer the questions about why and how often we hear about Henrietta Leavitt, who helped us understand the scale of the universe? Or Mary Golda Ross, the Cherokee aerospace scientist with a hand in the moon landings? Not often enough, I'd say, and it’s been going on since, well, for a long time, and certainly since Sputnik.

That's our guest today, Smithsonian Associate Shohini Ghose, reading from her new book,  Her Space, Her Time: How Trailblazing Women Scientists Decoded the Hidden Universe. Dr. Shohini Ghose is a Professor of Physics and Computer Science at Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada, a TED Senior Fellow, and the NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering.  So, whether you're a budding scientist, a lifelong learner, or someone who appreciates the power of a good story, stay tuned. This episode promises to be a cosmic journey through time, space, and the indomitable human spirit. Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Inside Science Interview Series, on radio and podcast, Smithsonian Associate Dr. Shohini Ghose. 

My thanks to Smithsonian Associate Shohini Ghose.  Smithsonian Associate Shohini Ghose appearing at Smithsonian Associates coming up…please check out our website for more details.  Thank you, Dr. Ghose, for reading from her new book,  Her Space, Her Time: How Trailblazing Women Scientists Decoded the Hidden Universe.  My thanks to the Smithsonian team for all they do to support the show.  My thanks to you, my wonderful Not Old Better Show audience on radio and podcast.  Be well, be safe, and let’s talk about Better…The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Inside Science Interview Series, on radio and podcast. Thanks, everybody, and we’ll see you next week.

For more information about Smithsonian Associates, please click here:

https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/her-space-her-time

Embracing Tech for Seniors: Lisa Cini Unveils 'BOOM's Guide to Independent Living & Aging in Place

From Paul VOGELZANG | 30:00

Enjoy our show this week on PRX Radio as we dive into a realm where the future meets the familiar, where technology not only serves the young but becomes a steadfast ally to the Not Old Better Show generation.  We're discussing a new book that's a lighthouse for those seeking to harness cutting-edge advancements to thrive in the comfort of their own homes. 
It's the new edition of "BOOM: The Baby Boomers Guide to Leveraging Technology, so that you Preserve Your Independent Lifestyle & Thrive," by the acclaimed author, curator and senior living design expert, Lisa Cini.  We will be Embracing Tech for Seniors: Lisa Cini Unveils 'BOOM's Guide to Independent Living & Aging in Place.

Nob_sa_newbrand_2023albumart_small

Embracing Tech for Seniors: Lisa Cini Unveils 'BOOM's Guide to Independent Living & Aging in Place

The Not Old Better Show, Home Design & Aging In Place Interview Series

Welcome, friends and listeners, to another empowering episode of The Not Old Better Show on radio and podcast. I’m proud that The Not Old Better Show is a place where wisdom meets innovation to help you, our cherished audience over 60, navigate the golden years with zest and savvy.  That, in a nutshell, is today’s show.

Today, we're diving into a realm where the future meets the familiar, where technology not only serves the young but becomes a steadfast ally to the seasoned generation. We're discussing a book that's a lighthouse for those seeking to harness cutting-edge advancements to thrive in the comfort of their own homes. It's none other than the second edition of "BOOM: The Baby Boomers Guide to Leveraging Technology, so that you Preserve Your Independent Lifestyle & Thrive," by the acclaimed author and senior living design expert, Lisa Cini.  We’ll get to know simple items like silverware and expand our limited beliefs about aging.

That, of course, is our guest today, author Lisa Cini, reading from her new book, "BOOM! In a moment, Lisa will join us to unravel the tapestry of technology that promises not just to simplify but to amplify the lives of our generation. Today, Lisa Cini will shine a light on the path to aging with grace and autonomy, helping us understand how to stay ahead in a world where technology is as much a part of daily life as our morning cup of coffee. Lisa will guide us through the corridors of the future, showcasing how artificial intelligence, wearable gadgets, and smart home technologies are not just buzzwords but the building blocks for a life lived with fullness and freedom.

Stay tuned as we ask the tough questions and get the essential answers that will help you live not just longer, but better. Because here, we believe in living a life of purpose and possibility, no matter the number of candles on your birthday cake.  Please join me in welcoming author Lisa Cini to The Not Older Better Show on Radio and Podcast.

My thanks to Lisa Cini for her generous time and for generously reading a passage from her new book, BOOM: The Baby Boomers Guide to Leveraging Technology,  My thanks to you, my wonderful Not Old Better Show audience on radio and podcast. Be well, be safe, and remember, let’s talk about Better.  The Not Old Better Show…we’ll see you next week.

Einstein Unveiled: Beyond Relativity with Steven Gimbel

From Paul VOGELZANG | Part of the Smithsonian Associates Interview Series, Not Old Better Show series | 32:35

The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Inside Science Interview Series

Nob_sa_newbrand_2023albumart_small

Einstein Unveiled: Beyond Relativity with Steven Gimbel

The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Interview Series

 

Welcome, listeners, to another enlightening episode of The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates interview series. Today, we’re diving into the intriguing world of one of history’s greatest minds. Get ready to unravel the mysteries of the universe with a presentation that promises to be as captivating as it is enlightening.

 

Our esteemed guest is Smithsonian Associate, Steven Gimbel. Steven Gimbel will be appearing at Smithsonian Associates coming up…please check out our website for more details about tickets and more.  Smithsonian Associate Steven Gimbel is a distinguished professor of philosophy and associate professor of Jewish Studies at Gettysburg College, Professor Gimbel brings a wealth of knowledge and an unparalleled passion for his subject. His upcoming presentation, titled ‘Einstein’s Space and Time,’ offers a rare glimpse into the life and legacy of Albert Einstein, far beyond the chalkboard of theoretical physics.

 

Picture this: The early 20th century, a period of tremendous scientific and political upheaval. At its center, a figure who would become the most iconic scientist of all time - Albert Einstein. His Theory of Relativity didn’t just redefine our understanding of space and time; it sparked a scientific revolution that challenged centuries of established thought.

 

But there’s more to Einstein than just E=mc². Professor Gimbel’s presentation delves into the fascinating duality of Einstein - the scientist and the outspoken political advocate. In an era where his theories brought him both fame and notoriety, Einstein stood at the crossroads of science and society, wielding his intellect in the face of death threats and political turmoil.

 

For our audience, this presentation is not just a history lesson; it’s an exploration of how Einstein’s moral principles and political engagement shaped not only his life but the world as we know it. It’s about understanding the human side of a genius who used his mind to ponder not only the stars but the societal challenges of his time.

 

So, join us as Smithsonian Associate, Professor Steven Gimbel takes us on a journey through ‘Einstein’s Space and Time,’ uncovering the lesser-known aspects of Einstein’s life and work. It’s a presentation that promises to be as thought-provoking as it is enlightening, a true testament to the enduring legacy of a man who reshaped our understanding of the universe.

 

Stay tuned, and let’s embark on this remarkable journey together.

 

My thanks to Smithsonian Associate Steven Gimbel for his generous time today.  Steven Gimbel will be appearing at Smithsonian Associates coming up…please check out our website for more details about tickets and more.  Steven Gimbel’s new book, ‘Einstein’s Space and Time, is available now on Apple Books  My thanks to the Smithsonian team for all they do to support the show.  My thanks to you, my wonderful audience here on radio and podcast.  Please be well, be safe, Let’s Talk About Better© The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates interview series on radio and podcast.  Thanks, everyone and we’ll see you next week.

For more details, please click HERE on Smithsonian Associates:  https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/einsteins-space-times