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Good Neighbor Podcast

Good Neighbor Podcast

By Bob Lingle
Good Neighbor Podcast is hosted by bookseller, Bob Lingle. Good Neighbor Podcast seeks out discussions with writers on topics of life, death, empathy, diversity, and creativity.
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Ageism Unmasked: A Conversation with Tracey Gendron, PhD
ABOUT AGEISM UNMASKED Why do we still tolerate stereotypes and discrimination based on age? This bold account of the history and present-day realities of ageism by a nationally recognized gerontologist and speaker uncovers ageism’s roots, impact, and how each of us can create a new reality of elderhood. Ageism Unmasked shifts the lens, enabling us to see that we tolerate, and sometimes actively promote, attitudes and behaviors toward differently aged people that we would reject and condemn if applied to any other group. It peels back the layers to expose how cultural norms and unconscious prejudices have seeped into our lives, silently shaping our treatment of others based on their age and our own misconceptions about aging—and about ourselves. Offering an all-inclusive approach, Dr. Tracey Gendron reveals the biases behind our false understanding of aging, sharing powerful opportunities for personal growth along with strategies to help create an anti-ageist society. • Ageism Unmasked will help readers let go of our desperate need to stay young… exposing how we personally, systematically, structurally, and institutionally stigmatize being old. • Ageism Unmasked will help readers appreciate both the challenges and opportunities of how we all age… showing how ageism is prejudice towards both younger and older people. • Ageism Unmasked will help readers reset our expectations for getting old… providing the tools to anticipate and experience elderhood as a time of renewed meaning and purpose, empowering each of us to create our own definition of successful aging. Ageism Unmasked continues Dr. Gendron’s transformative work inspiring people of all ages to embrace aging as our universal and lifelong process of developing over time — biologically, psychologically, socially, and spiritually.
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April 22, 2022
Vampire Gideon's Suicide Hotline
About the Book: In the house on the hill, there lives a vampire. But not of the sexy, mysterious, or sparkling kind. The vampire Gideon prefers to drink nearly expired blood from the local morgue while watching over the humans around him—humans he calls “children,” because when you’re as old as he is, everyone else does seem like a child. And so many of these children are prepared to throw their lives away over problems that, in Gideon’s view, appear rather trivial. He sets about trying to fix them by means of an unofficial, do-it-yourself suicide hotline. He's sure that he's making a difference, maybe even righting the mistakes of his past. Then one day a troubled young girl calls, and his (undead) life gets turned upside down. Before he knows it, he’s got a surly, tech-addicted teenage roommate—and, at long last, he begins to grow up. About the Author: Andrew Katz, when not reading and writing fiction, enjoys puppers and doggos, black coffee, hiking and writing bios that read like poorly made dating profiles. He is also the proud owner of several paintings he did himself and hides from the world because they’re bad. He lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Vampire Gideon is available in store and online: https://bookshop.org/a/149/9781941360200
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October 31, 2021
A Conversation with Dax Devlon Ross
Following the murder of George Floyd, Dax Devlon Ross penned a letter to his white male friends. That letter created a conversation that evolved into the book, Letters to My White Male Friends. My conversation with Dax goes into the topics of, the importance of dialogue, critical race theory, and how racism also hurts white people.
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August 04, 2021
How to Die: A Conversation with Ray Robertson
Let's talk about Death. Ray Robertson is the author of How to Die: A Book About Being Alive. In his book, and our conversation, we try to get a better understanding of death, so we can work towards having a better understanding of life.
58:51
July 07, 2021
Weaponize Literacy Trailer
Death, Cults, Racism, Comedy, The End of the Universe, there is no topic we are afraid to talk about, with experts on each subject. Weaponize Literacy will have a new episode each month as our host, Bob Lingle, interviews authors about their work, and about their life. The goal is to promote understanding, empathy, and to Weaponize Literacy.
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July 02, 2021