Fortyish 48 – 40ish In The Big Apple

Stephanie’s friend Lisa came to visit from New York City so she and Dan sat down and got the full download on her life, how she got where she is, her outlook on life at 40ish, and what goals she still wants to accomplish. Dan also reads through a tweet stream of an acquaintance who seemingly goes through a mid-life crisis 140 characters at a time – and finds it fairly accurate for a guy of a certain age.

Fortyish 47 – Do we REALLY improve with age?

They say (sometimes) that people are like wine and cheese – the older we get, the better. But Dan took the Gallup Strengths Finder assessment for his job and decided to dive into the deep end of the pool with that knowledge to discover that we’re pretty much wired from a young age with our talents. Stephanie took the quiz as well and the two run down their top 5 strengths to learn more about what makes the other tick.

Fortyish 46 – Drinkin’ At Derbytime

As Dan celebrates another trip around the sun (at 45, he’s aging out of his own podcast), he’s perhaps a little concerned about what his kids think about his cocktail consumption on occasions like the Kentucky Derby. Plus he gets some solid wisdom from the nice lady that cleans the office and decides to share with you.

Fortyish 45 – Dead People’s Stuff

On the week that Dan actually turns 45, the 45th episode is released to the world – in which Stephanie has a few harsh words for those in the world who don’t leash their dogs. The conversation then turns to the family legacy, a burden resting comfortably on the shoulders of Generation X. What do we do with the stuff? How do we document the stories? How do we preserve that from whence we came? All this and “Whatcha Like This Week”.

Fortyish 44 – The Disney Genius

If you have kids, you catch a lot of grief for not spending every waking day at a Disney resort – so when the inevitable comes, there’s a lot of work to be done! Stephanie’s friend Lindsey Porter dropped by to talk about how she specializes in helping families get the most of out their trip to Orlando and otherwise. Plus, Dan waxes poetic about 13 Reasons Why, a Netflix series he binge watched and that put him in a very dark mind space. But behold! The clouds part for the return of Words Of Wisdom!

Fortyish 43 – Get To Know Us!

We’re not gonna sugar coat it – we’ve gone down Serious Street for several weeks here so we thought we’d lighten the disposition and just come up with a few questions to ask each other, then apply some wisdom to the answers. We’ll call it “infrequently asked questions”. We hope you just call it fun.

Fortyish 42 – The Baggage We Carry With Us

When you reach a certain age, certain events in your life become part of who you are. For some of us, our load is light – but for some there are heavy burdens we carry along with us for the rest of our lives and shape our world view, our attitudes, and the way we interact with others each day. Stephanie takes a very bold step this week and shares her experience from the past that will speak to the hearts and minds of women AND men regardless of their age.

Fortyish 41 – We Didn’t Need Protection From The Web

Generation X is the last analog generation, never having to know the dangers (and benefits) of the internet until we were easily into adulthood. Therefore, our kids are out there navigating through the murky waters of insidious prowlers, “fake news”, and unseemly content. Stephanie and DanĀ invited Jeff Rushton, Director Of Digital Media at the University Of Louisville, to talk about tips and tricks for helping our kids out – including one cool thing that was totally new to Dan.

Fortyish 40 – Stephanie’s Friend Dana Is A Hoot

In a quick-hang episode, Stephanie’s friend Dana Diehlman stops by to talk about her life at home, as a pre-school teacher, and as a wanna be comic. It’s a loose, fun coversation where you can grab a cuppa joe an listen like a fly on the wall. All of that plus a rollicking version of “Whatcha Like This Week?” where Dan reveals something cheap that has made his life better.

Fortyish 39 – Frank Karaglanis Lost His Son To Heroin Addiction

Louisville has a heroin problem, and that problem has many faces. One of them is Brian Karaglanis, a young man who died alone on the street with a needle in his arm. Dan has known his dad, Frank, for many years and invited him to come in the studio and share some stories about Brian, what he was like, how he found himself in a downward spiral, and the warning signs thatĀ parents can look for in their own kids.