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Stories your granny never told

A podcast interviewing ‘the wiser generation’ about their interesting, unexpected, and funny life stories.

Podcast update! April 2021

Stories your granny never told

  • 130 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 03:16

Just an update to let you guys know that I'm not dead but have been competing on a podcasting reality show over at America's Next Top Podcaster! SYGNT will be back in about a month, so no need to worry! Please reach out on social media to suggest guests and give your recommendations about the show! Big granny hugs to you all America's next top podcaster episodes: www.americasnexttoppodcaster.com Website: www.storiesyourgrannynevertold.com Instagram: @Storiesyourgrannynevertold instagram.com/storiesyourgrannynevertold Twitter: @grannystories twitter.com/grannystories Facebook: facebook.com/StoriesYourGrannyNeverTold YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCwFP9o25_8LLS5-lS7mPhrA Gmail: StoriesYourGrannyNeverTold@gmail.com Voicemail: (332) 203-2059 Merch : redbubble.com/i/sticker/Stories-your-granny-never-told-podcast-logo-by-grungeduterroir/50854363.EJUG5 Theme song: Maple Leaf Rag, by the New Orleans Rhythm Kings

11. Pigeon religion. With Tina Piña a.k.a. Mother Pigeon.

Stories your granny never told

  • 180 views
  • 9 months ago
  • 43:55

Pigeons, pigeons, PIGEONS! Welcome to 2021! Hopefully, the wackiness of this episode will be enough to distract you from current events. Mother Pigeon is a NYC performance artist who can often be found at Union Square feeding live pigeons and selling felt ones. She has been called “a beautiful witch”, to which I wholeheartedly agree. Mother Pigeon may not be a granny per se, but she definitely radiates strong granny energy, and that’s enough for me (plus it’s my podcast and I do what I want 😊). We talk about the pros and cons of being a performance artist in New York City, how crafting impacts her lifestyle, Nikola Tesla and his love for pigeons, Tina’s secret seed mix (made by the Amish), illegal pigeon netting, and her recently “viral” pandemic art piece which included masked rats with a sign saying “Eww Run! Humans are spreading disease!”. Tina and her husband also shared one of their puppet shows (which you can watch on my Instagram!) and music from their upcoming album, which I absolutely loved and can’t get out of my head. Thanks again to Mother Pigeon for inviting me into her studio for this (socially distanced) interview, its was very… coo-l. Website: www.storiesyourgrannynevertold.com Instagram: @Storiesyourgrannynevertold instagram.com/storiesyourgrannynevertold/ Twitter: @grannystories twitter.com/grannystories Facebook: facebook.com/StoriesYourGrannyNeverTold/ YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCwFP9o25_8LLS5-lS7mPhrA Gmail: StoriesYourGrannyNeverTold@gmail.com Voicemail: (332) 203-2059 Merch : redbubble.com/i/sticker/Stories-your-granny-never-told-podcast-logo-by-grungeduterroir/50854363.EJUG5 Theme song: Maple Leaf Rag, by the New Orleans Rhythm Kings Mother Pigeon: Instagram: instagram.com/motherpigeonbrooklyn/ Youtube: Mother Pigeon's Impeckable Musical Puppet Show Website: www.motherpigeonbrooklyn.com/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

10. A cow, 50 sheep, and two children! With my grandma Marjolaine.

Stories your granny never told

  • 160 views
  • 10 months ago
  • 01:01:11

In this tumultuous holiday season, who better to interview than my own grandma! This episode sort of serves as a part two to episode 2 where I interviewed my grandpa, so you might want to listen to that first. Oma Marjolaine was born in a truck in the Netherlands during WWII. She hitchhiked her way to the South of France at 18 and never turned back! When she joined a hippie commune she had to learn how to grow her own vegetables, mill grain, raise sheep, tan hides, make cheese, spin yarn, and everything in between. She even had to send telegrams back in the day when she didn’t have a phone on her farm. Basically, she was homesteading before it was cool. We talk about her travels around the world, her friendship with the late Diana Ross, and visiting America for the first time. Pick the coziest bale of hay in the barn and gather round for this joyous episode of SYGNT that might just convince you to go live on a farm in the mountains... which honestly doesn’t sound half bad right now. Website: www.storiesyourgrannynevertold.com Instagram: @Storiesyourgrannynevertold instagram.com/storiesyourgrannynevertold/ Twitter: @grannystories twitter.com/grannystories Facebook: facebook.com/StoriesYourGrannyNeverTold/ YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCwFP9o25_8LLS5-lS7mPhrA Gmail: StoriesYourGrannyNeverTold@gmail.com Voicemail: (332) 203-2059 Merch : redbubble.com/i/sticker/Stories-your-granny-never-told-podcast-logo-by-grungeduterroir/50854363.EJUG5 Theme song: Maple Leaf Rag, by the New Orleans Rhythm Kings

9. Who puts jelly in a chili!? With Lynette Hammond

Stories your granny never told

  • 210 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 01:12:38

At 62 years old Lynette decided to become a YouTube sensation. When you watch her cooking channel you can smell the chili through the screen and you feel just like you are sitting at granny’s house at thanksgiving. Lynn is everyone’s grandma, her passion for cooking and good food is infectious! She gives her top cooking tips, where she learned it all, and what she has in store for the holidays. This episode is all about family, love, and delicious food. Lynette survived a stroke and found the meaning for her life at 58. If that doesn’t inspire you, I don’t know what will! We laugh we cry and we get real hungry in this cozy episode of SYGNT. This month’s episode is a special collaboration with Lynn’s Kitchen on YouTube. You can find the full, unedited, episode on her channel (terrible lighting and all) as well as on the Stories your granny never told YouTube channel. Don’t forget to like and subscribe! Website: www.storiesyourgrannynevertold.com Instagram: @Storiesyourgrannynevertold instagram.com/storiesyourgrannynevertold/ Twitter: @grannystories twitter.com/grannystories Facebook: facebook.com/StoriesYourGrannyNeverTold/ YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCwFP9o25_8LLS5-lS7mPhrA Gmail: StoriesYourGrannyNeverTold@gmail.com Voicemail: (332) 203-2059 Merch : redbubble.com/i/sticker/Stories-your-granny-never-told-podcast-logo-by-grungeduterroir/50854363.EJUG5 Song: Maple Leaf Rag, by the New Orleans Rhythm Kings Lynn’s Kitchen: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC15lopZNoEHMzs4a9tMn3Ig

8. They called us candy stripers. With Lois Hollis

Stories your granny never told

  • 220 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 01:01:04

Lois is 70 but has been in the health care industry since she was 12 years old! She first volunteered as a kid, then went to nursing school despite her severe dyslexia, and went on to became top of her field. At 50 years old she discovered her true passion, which is teaching people how to get rid of shame and guilt. We go through how tap-dancing helped her conquer Irlen syndrome (thanks Fred Astaire), paying 25 cents for a black and white movie, her near-death experience, and how now, she decided to go on tour and make a movie at 70 years old. Lois will put you in a good mood, that’s a guarantee. Cozy up to the fire with a cup of tea and have a listen to the stories your granny never told. Website: www.storiesyourgrannynevertold.com Instagram: @Storiesyourgrannynevertold instagram.com/storiesyourgrannynevertold/ Twitter: @grannystories twitter.com/grannystories Facebook: facebook.com/StoriesYourGrannyNeverTold/ YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCwFP9o25_8LLS5-lS7mPhrA Gmail: StoriesYourGrannyNeverTold@gmail.com Voicemail: (332) 203-2059 Merch : redbubble.com/i/sticker/Stories-your-granny-never-told-podcast-logo-by-grungeduterroir/50854363.EJUG5 Song: Maple Leaf Rag, by the New Orleans Rhythm Kings Lois’s website: www.loishollis.com

7. Never realizing my dreams is the best thing that happened to me! With Lynn Ruth Miller

Stories your granny never told

  • 170 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 01:30:07

Lynn Ruth Miller calls herself the oldest comedienne on either side of the pond. She’s 86 and her life is full of stories! Lynn Ruth has had seemingly endless good and bad luck simultaneously, from starting her own CBS show with no experience, to trying to get a journalism job as a woman in the sixties, to her fight against society and her eating disorder. Her struggle with ageism and sexism will make you angry and her perseverance is endearing as hell. Though she never did get that dream job, she did write eleven books, three television shows, a number of comedy sets and is still going strong! Lynn Ruth is tough as nails and she will crack you up all through this episode. Website: www.storiesyourgrannynevertold.com Instagram: @Storiesyourgrannynevertold instagram.com/storiesyourgrannynevertold/ Twitter: @grannystories twitter.com/grannystories Facebook: facebook.com/StoriesYourGrannyNeverTold/ YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCwFP9o25_8LLS5-lS7mPhrA Gmail: StoriesYourGrannyNeverTold@gmail.com Voicemail: (332) 203-2059 Merch : redbubble.com/i/sticker/Stories-your-granny-never-told-podcast-logo-by-grungeduterroir/50854363.EJUG5 Song: Maple Leaf Rag, by the New Orleans Rhythm Kings Lynn’s book: mybook.to/lynnruthmiller Lynn’s website: www.lynnruthmiller.net/ Lynn’s Instagram: www.instagram.com/lynnruthmiller/

6. I stood up against segregation. With Dr. Angie Benham

Stories your granny never told

  • 270 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 58:14

SYGNT is six months old, YAY! This month, Dr. Angie Benham (formerly Angie Evans) tells the story of and helping fight for integration as a junior at Van Buren High School in 1958. This was just a year after the “Little Rock Nine” had to be escorted to school by federal troops thanks to Brown vs. the Board of Education supreme court ruling. We discuss the parallels with today’s Black Lives Matter movement and how we hope for change. We also get into her life as a missionary on the Navajo reservation, her career as a psychologist (she is still working at 77!) and the psychology of God and our parents. Angie tells us about how the best moment of her life happened only recently, and as always, provides us with great advice. This is certainly a worthy sixth anniversary episode folks, enjoy! Don’t forget, BLACK LIVES MATTER! NEW! Merch: redbubble.com/i/sticker/Stories-your-granny-never-told-podcast-logo-by-grungeduterroir/50854363.EJUG5 Website: www.storiesyourgrannynevertold.com Instagram: @Storiesyourgrannynevertold instagram.com/storiesyourgrannynevertold Twitter: @grannystories twitter.com/grannystories Facebook: facebook.com/StoriesYourGrannyNeverTold YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCwFP9o25_8LLS5-lS7mPhrA Gmail: StoriesYourGrannyNeverTold@gmail.com Voicemail: (332) 203-2059 Song: Maple Leaf Rag, by the New Orleans Rhythm Kings

5. The pole is my Everest! With Greta Pontarelli

Stories your granny never told

  • 190 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 50:34

Greta got interested in pole dancing as a sport at age 60, when she was searching for a solution to combat osteoporosis. Two years later, she won her first world championship in pole sports and has since won eight more times! Featured on American Ninja Warrior as the oldest competitor to attempt the course at the time, it is needless to say that age is not an issue for Greta. Her extremely positive attitude and passion for her sport is *ahem* contagious. Learn about the secrets the pro pole athletes use to stick to the pole, and which Ivy League school has a competitive pole team. As always, Greta provides insightful life advice for us youngin’s, so grab a pole and spin into this episode! Website: www.storiesyourgrannynevertold.com Instagram: @Storiesyourgrannynevertold instagram.com/storiesyourgrannynevertold Twitter: @grannystories twitter.com/grannystories Facebook: facebook.com/StoriesYourGrannyNeverTold YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCwFP9o25_8LLS5-lS7mPhrA Gmail: StoriesYourGrannyNeverTold@gmail.com Voicemail: (332) 203-2059 Song: Maple Leaf Rag, by the New Orleans Rhythm Kings ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Find Greta on: www.aerialzen.com Instagram: instagram.com/aerialzen Youtube: youtube.com/channel/UCqpAf3wz95FF7la6K7uBGOw email: GretaPontarelli@gmail.com

4. I seem to always have a new business project. With Ann Oliverio

Stories your granny never told

  • 200 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 01:21:34

Even as a great-grandmother, Ann can’t seem to stop herself from thinking up business ideas. Join us as Ann Oliverio walks us though her life story, from moving all over the US, to opening one of the first major daycare centers in Texas. She has started multiple woman-fronted business, all in a time before cellphones, computers, printers, or fax machines were there to help! In this lighthearted episode, Ann inspires us with her positivity and gumption and as usual gives us youngsters some great advice. Put on your power suit and dig in! Website: www.storiesyourgrannynevertold.com Instagram: @Storiesyourgrannynevertold instagram.com/storiesyourgrannynevertold/ Twitter: @grannystories twitter.com/grannystories Facebook: facebook.com/StoriesYourGrannyNeverTold/ Gmail: StoriesYourGrannyNeverTold@gmail.com Voicemail: (332) 203-2059

3. You run outta face before you run outta makeup! With Gypsy

Stories your granny never told

  • 190 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 58:02

At 88 years old, Miss Gypsy holds the Guinness World Record for oldest working drag queen. James “Gypsy” Haake started out his career as a Broadway dancer, then became the owner of “Gypsy’s Cabaret” in New York City, and later stared in shows and films like Dynasty, Married with Children and To Be or Not To Be. Gypsy’s stories offer us a voyage into old Hollywood, where she entertained stars like Lucile Ball and Stevie Wonder as MC of La Cage aux Folles in Palm Springs, up to recently, when he starred in a music video with Miley Cyrus! We also talk about what it was like to live through Stonewall and the AIDS pandemic, all while staying hopeful about the current pandemic. This queen does not mess around! Get ready to gag, because the library is open, darlings! Website: www.storiesyourgrannynevertold.com Instagram: @Storiesyourgrannynevertold instagram.com/storiesyourgrannynevertold/ Twitter: @grannystories twitter.com/grannystories Facebook: facebook.com/StoriesYourGrannyNeverTold/ Gmail: StoriesYourGrannyNeverTold@gmail.com Gypsy on twitter: twitter.com/gypsyhaake Miley Cyrus "Younger Now" ft Gypsy: youtube.com/watch?v=-LX2kpeyp80

2. Whale watching with Clint Eastwood. With my grandpa Cees

Stories your granny never told

  • 250 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 57:38

In this socially-distant episode, I interview my very own grandpa, whose stories are one of the main inspirations for this podcast. We talk about going to war in the jungles of Papua New Guinea and how it led to his love for navigation. Then we discover how spilled onions can ruin your university career. A multitude of sailing stories cumulate with my favorite one, when my grandpa met Clint Eastwood and Janet, my unofficial grandma, made him “the world’s best apple pie”. Of course we conclude with Cees’ wise advice for a younger generation. Stay home and enjoy!

1. Always bring a hat pin! With Edna Oling

Stories your granny never told

  • 260 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 45:17

Meet Edna, she's older than the Empire State Building, and just as tough! We discuss Hebrew vs. Yiddish, being a New York public school teacher, and remembering Pearl Harbor or 9/11 as a kid. We also talk about sexual harassment through the decades and Edna's timeless solution, a hat pin! Her stories cover world travel, from Turkey to Peru and all the archaeological ruins in between, all that in a dress of course. We end the episode with some much needed advice for the younger generations. Instagram: instagram.com/storiesyourgrannynevertold/ Twitter: twitter.com/grannystories Facebook: facebook.com/StoriesYourGrannyNeverTold/ Gmail: StoriesYourGrannyNeverTold@gmail.com Voicemail: (332) 203-2059

Trailer

Stories your granny never told

  • 190 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 02:36

Welcome to the brand new podcast "Stories your granny never told"! Here is a short trailer to give you a taste of what's coming up next and information on how to keep track of future episodes. Find out more at: StoriesYourGrannyNeverTold.com instagram.com/storiesyourgrannynevertold facebook.com/StoriesYourGrannyNeverTold twitter.com/grannystories StoriesYourGrannyNeverTold@gmail.com Voicemail: 1 (332) 203-2059