Specifically for Seniors

Specifically for Seniors

Specifically for Seniors is a podcast designed for those of us in the "Remember when..." generations. We talk about anything and everything that is of interest to us. “And meanwhile time goes about its immemorial work of making everyone look and feel like shit.” -Martin Amis

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Recent Episodes

Howard Gleckman - Caring for Our Parent and for Ourselves

Aug. 25, 2022

Howard and I have an essential discussion about aging in America. We talk about the lack of a long term care system in the United Staes as opposed to other countries, aging at home vs. senior living facilities, and how to kn…

Politics

Charlie Crist for Governor Campaign with Mindy Koch

Aug. 16, 2022

I talk with Dr. Mindy Koch from the Seniors for Crist Coalition. We talk about Charlie Crist's political background and the reason he changed parties from Republican to Democrat and his thoughts on caring for seniors in Flor…

Medical, Social, App,

The Social Brain with Drs. Xiaosi Gu & Daniela Schiller

Aug. 9, 2022

I talk with Drs. Xiaosi Gu and Daniela Schiller about The Social Brain app, which is an exciting new app that gives users the opportunity to be part of cutting edge social neuroscience experiments. The app was developed to …

Laurence Gartel - The Father of Digital Art

Aug. 1, 2022

Laurence and I talk about the origins of digital art, missing a fateful meeting with Sid Vicious, teaching Andy Warhol to use a computer, starring in Apple's "Think Different" ad, his art and his art cars. Web Site: https://…

Dr. Riley Moynes -The Four Phases of Retirement

July 13, 2022

Riley and I talk about retirement, what to expect when the times comes. We discuss the psycholgical changes one goes through an the good and not so good parts of retirement. TED Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/dr_riley_moyne…

Carl Honoré - Ageism

July 6, 2022

Carl Honoré is a bestselling author, broadcaster and two-time TED speaker. He is also the voice of the Slow Movement. His latest book, Bolder: How To Age Better And Feel Better About Aging, is a spirited manifesto against ag…

Recent Blog Posts

Sometimes Life Just Gets in the Way

As you all know, when we reach a certain age, life has a way of taking preference over what we plan to do. This is the case with me and the reason Specif…

Realization

Sooner or later, in one way or another, we all come to the realization that our parents are growing old and that we are as well. Howard Gleckman, a seni…

Second Season of Specifically for Seniors

Groucho Marx once quipped "Time flies like an arrow, Fruit flies like a banana" Living only 8 to 15 days, the Specifically for Seniors podcast has very …

About the Host

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Larry Barsh

Podcaster

Larry Barsh

Larry is an 85 year old retired dentist originally from Boston, Massachusetts. During his career he has published a textbook in dentistry and many scientific articles, taught dentistry at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, lectured in the United States and abroad, has been studio photographer for both the Jane Pauley and Catherine Crier Shows, hosted a call-in Ask the Doctor radio program on WBZ radio, had photographs published in Rolling Stone, Variety,  People and The Boston Globe. Larry has developed web sites commercially, and developed and hosted the web site Snoring Isn't Sexy - a site featuring dentists who provide therapy for snoring and sleep apnea. His other web site at www.adlibdesign.com displays much of his artwork.