Transcripts (13)

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

Stories your granny never told

  • 5 months 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: Website: Instagram: @Storiesyourgrannynevertold Twitter: @grannystories Facebook: YouTube: Gmail: Voicemail: (332) 203-2059 Song: Maple Leaf Rag, by the New Orleans Rhythm Kings

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

Stories your granny never told

  • 9 months 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

  • 10 months 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: Twitter: Facebook: Gmail: Voicemail: (332) 203-2059

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

Stories your granny never told

  • 8 months 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: Instagram: @Storiesyourgrannynevertold Twitter: @grannystories Facebook: Gmail: Gypsy on twitter: Miley Cyrus "Younger Now" ft Gypsy:

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

Stories your granny never told

  • 7 months 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: Instagram: @Storiesyourgrannynevertold Twitter: @grannystories Facebook: Gmail: Voicemail: (332) 203-2059