70 Over 70

Interviewing 70 people aged 70 or older makes more sense than “30 Under 30”, “40 Under 40” lists. His biography 70 over 70 podcast, which wrapped in December, host Max Linsky talked with a variety of older people, not just about their pasts, but about their perceptions of the present.

Barney Frank, a former Democratic Massachusetts Representative is a star among politicians. His zen-like acceptance of his failures, and real optimism are qualities that young leaders of power should emulate. Madeleine Albright, Anthony Fauci and others fall short of this standard.

Some other highlights are former All My Children soap star Susan Lucci, who exudes contentment, and actress Judith Light, who immediately seized control from Linsky, rescuing listeners from his slight tendency toward ponderous solemnity.