Audacy’s Pineapple Street Studios presents “70 Over 70,” a weekly podcast hosted by Max Linsky to tackle the most existential questions and learn from the varied perspectives of the guests he speaks with.
“70 Over 70” does the opposite of celebrating youth, such as those 30 Under 30 lists we’ve all seen in the news. The podcast encourages perspectives about following the course and focusing on your own timeline in life.
Since May 2021, episodes have interviewed an assortment of guests. On the first episode, Max spoke with his father, Marty Linsky. The themes expressed in this initial interview set the stage and tone for the rest of the series: How people can live lives to the fullest, make choices, and take advantage of the time they have left while the inevitability of death is accepted as a facet of life rather than a looming point of departure.
Marty, who turned 80 last year, explains how he is still learning about life, continuing to evolve, and reinventing himself. In these interviews, Max realizes that no one has their lives fully figured out at all times and change is natural. Nothing is finite. Life will always be filled with ups and downs.
Prior to “70 Over 70,” Max Linsky co-created and hosted the “Longform Podcast.” He co-created Audacy’s Pineapple Street Studios in 2016 with Jenna Weiss-Berman. If you’ve listened to his appearances on “Longform,” you’ll recognize Linsky’s trademark interview style.
Each episode of “70 Over 70” begins with an anecdote from a non-famous person. Other questions explored by guests include what are we searching for? What does it mean to let go? Guests like Dionne Warwick appear on the show to inspire people to try things, regardless of their age, fear of failure, or other life factors involved. Warwick also expresses she learned about wisdom with age through how her grandfather impacted her life tremendously. She spills on tidbits from her life, like advice she once received from Nina Simone when she was seemingly nervous before playing at the Apollo Theater in New York City.
The lineup of guests has included Sister Helen Prejean (advocate against the death penalty), writer/producer Norman Lear, actor/musician/choreographer André de Shields, and chef Alice Waters, just to name a few.
The show is slated to develop at least 70 episodes. Are you over 70 years old with stories to share? Do you know anyone over 70 who should be recognized on the show? Max invites listeners to write to email@example.com or call 302-659-7070 to nominate yourself or others.