Growing Bolder

Growing Bolder

Celebrates the men and women who smash stereotypes, promote lifelong learning, and act as role models for active lifestyle and healthy aging.

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Uniquely Growing Bolder

26:46 | #510 | TV-G

Meet an inventor, entrepreneur, and adventurer who has built an incredible life around doing what he loves! Plus, witness the intergenerational power of yoga.

The True Definition of Success

26:46 | #509 | TV-G

His path has been troubled by racial prejudice, runaway egos, and the trappings of excess. But through it all, Thomas McClary of The Commodores has discovered the true definition of success.

High Risk and High Reward

26:46 | #508 | TV-G

Meet the man behind the music at some of America's most elaborate and stunning stage shows. Plus, hear words of wisdom from a woman on the journey to becoming a centenarian.

Unsealing the Story of a Business Icon

26:47 | #507 | TV-G

Explore the story of a woman who broke business ground, but whose journey has been forgotten by many. Plus, meet the woman who started dancing at 60 and twirled her way into America's hearts!

What's Next? Growing Bolder Is the Answer

26:46 | #506 | TV-G

America's past-time rights a historical wrong, and proves that it's never too late to dream. Plus, meet an inspiring doctor who says if you're going to stand out, you might as well stand tall!

Take a Victory Lap

26:46 | #505 | TV-G

Stories and memories from some of America's bravest veterans and witness a victory lap for dreamers everywhere - how our very own medical director is Rebranding Aging.

Stop Wondering What's Next

26:46 | #504 | TV-G

A journey through tragedy and triumph leads an ordinary man to extraordinary heights. Toni Tennille talks about her life with Daryl Dragon, and why she wanted to be with him in his final moments.

The Keys to Active Longevity

26:46 | #503 | TV-G

Olympic champion Rowdy Gaines talks about trying and failing on the path to happiness and the keys to active longevity.

Answers in Your Ancestry

26:46 | #502 | TV-G

Preserving the thoughts, words, and stories of loved ones and Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull are featured.

Growing Bolder Is a Movement

26:46 | #501 | TV-G

A grandmother's business is built on peace, acceptance, and compassion; how movement strengthens more than just the body.

Are You Ready to Start Rebranding Aging?

26:46 | #413 | TV-G

Stop searching for the fountain of youth and start embracing the possibilities in your life!

Hope. Inspiration. Possibility.

26:46 | #412 | TV-G

When it comes to living bold lives it's about attitude. Meet men and women who are leading the way.

It's Not About Age; It's About Attitude

26:46 | #411 | TV-G

What's stopping you from making the rest of your life the best of your life? Start Growing Bolder!

After the Fairytale Ends, Will You Keep Growing Bolder?

26:46 | #410 | TV-G

You can make the best out of the most difficult situations and choose to keep surviving and thriving.

The Magic of Mentoring

26:46 | #409 | TV-G

When you make a difference in the lives of others, you'll change your own for the better, too.

Every Day Can Be a Victory

26:46 | #408 | TV-G

Meet ordinary people who are extraordinary role models.

Leave the Past Behind and Start Growing Bolder

26:46 | #407 | TV-G

Why keep doing something that doesn't make you feel like you're living your best life? Get inspired to make changes and pursue your true passions.

Life Advice from a Group of Musical Legends

26:47 | #406 | TV-G

When you do what you love, you'll be happier, healthier, and you could even live longer! Plus, how one man's marketing genius will help people for years to come.

Believe That You Can Change the World

26:46 | #405 | TV-G

Don't like where your life is headed? Get in the driver's seat and change directions. Plus, when you believe in yourself, you can move mountains.

Adventures in Growing Bolder

26:46 | #404 | TV-G

From the operating room to a race track, meet the surgeon who is chasing down all of his dreams and making the world a better place at the same time. Plus, the up and coming doctor who didn't get started until he was in his 40s.

On the Edge and in the Moment

26:46 | #403 | TV-G

He's a legendary skateboarder who wants everyone to live on the edge and in the moment with him. Plus, classic cars at a very modern show.

The Unexpected Path to A Happy, Bold Life

26:46 | #402 | TV-G

Meet a man who decided to spend his life Growing Bolder after a freak accident nearly took his life.

A Masterclass in Active Longevity

26:46 | #401 | TV-G

Meet the unlikely swim team that is smashing stereotypes and world records. An adventure to Antarctica is showcased.

Take Second Chances

26:46 | #313 | TV-G

After 20 years as Oprah Winfrey's personal makeup artist, Reggie Wells is set to soar. Roderick Sewell went from being a homeless teenage with no legs to a world-class athlete. At age 68, Larry Pontius had a life expectancy counted in single-digit days but then came a life-changing call.

Born to Dance

26:46 | #312 | TV-G

Joe Johnston is a 67 year-old champion at track and field and the pole vault is his specialty. Inspired by the dance shows on network TV, Quin Bommelje took lessons and now her younger dance partners have a hard time keeping up with her. And, find out how an industry is changing at the National Funeral Directors Convention.

Gospel of Good

26:46 | #311 | TV-G

After becoming one of the top songwriters around, Lawrence Holofcener became an actor on Broadway; a Fortune 500 company and a retired CEO who are proving that giving back is the best way to move forward; and at 107, Wilhelmina Hoorn raises the bar of what's possible.

True Grit

26:46 | #310 | TV-G

A family living their dreams and helping others discover a new way of exercising, Avid collector Audrey Lentz' entire home is her display case, and Tom Ross came to a crossroads in life and chose to start growing bolder.

On A Mission

26:46 | #309 | TV-G

Jay Kordich, the Father of Juicing, believes raw juices saved his life more than 60 years ago. Growing Bolder Vice President Bill Shafer spends his nights and weekends molding lives on his son's youth hockey team. And, Mr. Bill is on a very serious crusade - to improve the lives of families in need at his job at Second Harvest Food Bank in Orlando, Florida.

Boomer Babes

26:46 | #308 | TV-G

The world's most prolific endurance swimmer is 53-year-old Martin Strel, a man you've probably never heard of. Meet Mickey Carroll, one half of the doo-wop duo Billy and Mickey, the first white duo to be played on black radio.

Find Your Fans

26:46 | #307 | TV-G

Catch up with Steve Smith from the The Red Green Show to find out what makes Red one of TV's most endearing characters. A 71-year-old woman from Minnesotathe competes at the U.S. Masters Swimming national championships. And, 109-year-old Ruth Hamilton led a full and amazing life.

Head of the Pack

26:46 | #306 | TV-G

Jane Hursh is using her love of baking to change bitter circumstances. Seventy years later, a young Army captain's good idea is responsible for saving countless lives. And, the best glider pilots in North America over the age of 55 recently gathered to compete in the Senior Soaring National Championships.

Little Miracles

26:46 | #305 | TV-G

Carolyn Moor learned to live and laugh again after the death of her husband - her story even caught the attention of Oprah Winfrey. Meet 96-year-old Mary Anne Cooper, who traveled from British Columbia to Arizona to compete in the U.S. Masters Swimming National Championships. And, go one-on-one with free throw king Andy McGuffin.

A Beautiful View

26:46 | #304 | TV-G

Artist Robert Sutz is a messenger for beautiful people filled with horrific memories of the Holocaust. Rod Price was a successful businessman who discovered his passion for adventure canoeing. And, an unlikely corporate icon, Bruce Rossmeyer parlayed street smarts and a willingness to gamble into a major business empire.

Still Having Fun

26:46 | #303 | TV-G

Meet one of the most recognized voices but least-known names in music. Siphiwe Baleka helps long-haul truckers improve their health, fitness, and quality of life. And, we all have a tale to tell, and that's the premise of NPR's Story Corps.

Better Together

26:46 | #302 | TV-G

Susan Helmrich is one of the best swimmers in the world in her age group and a cancer survivor. Bill Nemoyten was a music educator that changed when he retired. Triathlons are hard enough, but imagine competing against your spouse!

Fun and Funky

26:46 | #301 | TV-G

Karen Putz lost her hearing while barefoot water skiing but rediscovered her passion 25 years later. Meet the Bats, a popular Kentucky group that regularly sells out its gigs and always leaves the audience laughing. See why they're inspired to keep on rocking the stage, even if they still have day jobs. And, Betty Wall Strohfus was one of a handful of female pilots in World War II.

Pursuit of Passion

26:46 | #213 | TV-G

Find out what made Carol McCorkle and her husband change careers to educate us on the plight of raptors, former farmer Patrick Gottsch builds a global media network, and Kermit Weeks owns the largest private airplane collection in the world.

Making Memories

26:46 | #212 | TV-G

Artist Norman Rockwell had always used professional models until he moved next door to the Edgerton family; since 1995, Byrds founder Roger McGuinn has worked to keep the legacy of American folk music alive; and Joan DesCombes shares her stunning collection of vintage Yves Saint Laurent fashions.

Don't Stop Believing

26:46 | #211 | TV-G

Isabella Morgia di Vicari has two passions - food and family; Michelle Valentine learned to light the spark of passion, not just in herself, but in others as well; 48-year-old Don Cupo went back to college to purse a film and music career and ended up in the marching band; and find out how taking risks can bring more rewards than you can imagine.

No Strings Attached

26:46 | #210 | TV-G

See what makes Saul Cornell the most important member of any string section, even though he doesn't play a note; an update on Rachel Veitch and her chariot; and one of the most inspiring, empowering and unforgettable world records ever for skydiving.

Dreams Never Die

26:46 | #209 | TV-G

John Wilson's story of struggle and triumph played out in jails, hospitals, and finally on a baseball field; Dennis G. Williams restores and repairs antique radios; retired rodeo brothers; and breast cancer survivors glam it up for a new calendar.

Small Actions: Big Impact

26:46 | #208 | TV-G

Visit Pinocchio's Marionette Theater near Orlando, Fla.; when Andy's bike was stolen, the very people he thought were a nuisance turned out to be some of the best friends he ever had; JT Thompson restored an old, run-down historic home and exceeded even his own expectations; and be the maestro of your mind.

No Limits

27:46 | #207 | TV-G

How world records are broken, meet WWII veteran Bill Coleman, the coolest new games and rides at the annual International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions expo, and meet cancer survivor and triathlete Tony Handler.

Quiet Confidence

26:46 | #206 | TV-G

Boudoir photography is popular with women in mid-life and beyond; fifty years after his first jump, Joe Kittinger became the first inductee into the National Skydiving Museum Hall of Fame; tracing your family tree; and meet singer Bobby Goldsboro.

Mind Over Matter

26:46 | #205 | TV-G

Dr. Jack Beattie and his family and friends have a passion for pancakes; Jennifer Field travels the country performing a one-woman show, re-living her story of traumatic brain injury to give others hope; motocross has been a young man's extreme sport, but suddenly there's gray hair everywhere; and how Tupperware helped women grow bolder.

Unforgettable and Inspirational

26:46 | #204 | TV-G

Meet mushroom photographer Taylor Lockwood, Dr. Lucky Meisenheimer swims to conquer his fear of sharks, Meet the Orlando Magic Silver Stars, a group of 50+ dancers who shake their things in front of huge NBA crowds; and hit the road with cycling star Marty Jemison.

Living in Harmony

26:46 | #203 | TV-G

Meet unique artist Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson; musician Bob Rafkin faces mortality and finds a passion for creating his own music; a visit to FX International, a sci-fi show that has it all; and Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses provide rare moments of relief and happiness for those facing challenges.

Famous Footsteps

26:46 | #202 | TV-G

Meet Beatlemania fan John Babcock; James O'Conner faces death and decides to live; a visit to Biketoberfest in Daytona, Fla.; and Diane Shelton creates a new cultural clothing business.

Discover Your Future

26:46 | #201 | TV-G

Joanie Schirm learns family history from a discovery in an old desk; artist Brian Olsen goes on a journey to inspire others; and television anchor, breast cancer survivor, and competitive athlete Wendy Chioji has traveled the world and collected stories from people of all walks of life.

Never Too Late

26:46 | #113 | TV-G

Meet Micheal Galloway whose latest CD is Independent Album of the Year; getting educated about prostate cancer; celebrity impersonators; meet Michael Jackson's private pilot, Col. Joe Kittinger; and do-it-yourself greeting cards.

Dream Chasers

26:45 | #112 | TV-G

PGA pro Jay Golden and his contribution to the sport of golf, meet artist Harold Garde, a chat with comedian Brian Bradley, and the triumphs and heartbreaks of Olympian gymnast Rita Brown.

Reality Bytes

26:45 | #111 | TV-G

Hang out with Roger McGuinn , a rock and roll legend and founder of the Byrds, as he lets Growing Bolder film in his house; meet retired rodeo guys Lyle and Curt Brown and their bulls; the world's largest golf merchandise convention; and the Senior Vision Award.

Get Rowdy

26:46 | #110 | TV-G

Meet Rowdy Gaines, a three-time Olympic gold medalist and the voice of swimming for NBC; Heather Quillen helps people to healthy lifestyles; and meet Mike Sigel - the baron of billiards.

Run, Rock, and Row

26:46 | #109 | TV-G

Tom Bransford is a qualified clock repairman, breast cancer survivors compete at the International Dragon Boat Festival, a runner who has logged 1,000 days and more than 3,200 miles, and Howard's Bait and Tackle Shop stands as an unchanging landmark in an area surrounded by development.

Second Acts

26:46 | #108 | TV-G

Visit Ida Bransford's home and see her impressive collection of depression glass; how doors changed the Larry Roofner's life when he walked away from the corporate world; a look at blogs; hear some sonic soup for the soul; and Frank "Sweet Music" Viola has moved from the mound to the dugout where he's giving college players a little sweet music of their own.

Make a Difference

26:46 | #107 | TV-G

See how Annika Sorenstam, one of the greatest golfers in the history of the game, is making a difference in the fight against breast cancer; see amazing video blogs from Ruth Hamilton - the world's oldest blogger who passed away in 2008; and take a listen to Pandora Radio, one of the hottest services on the internet; the Silver Sneakers program is helping those over 60 stay in shape free of charge; and relive WWII from a veteran whio was there.

Never Give Up

26:45 | #106 | TV-G

Meet budding inventor Scot Weiss and learn what motivates him to chase the American dream; meet photographer Red Huber and learn how he captured some of the biggest news events of our time; a look at the latest tech trends; The staff at Winter Park Urology prescribe an active lifestyle to all patients, and they happily take their own medicine; and Kay Davis auditioned on a dare, and the next thing she knew, she was the vocalist of Duke Ellington's Orchestra.

American Spirit

26:47 | #105 | TV-G

U.S. Olympic swimmer Dara Torres and her inspirational book; meet Johnny Adams, who fell so in love with the mandolin that he now makes his own; the kazoo rebuttal from a retirement community in Florida; new technology called augmented reality; meet aviation hero Joseph P. Kittinger Jr.; and Earl Nash is a completely self-taught painter.

Passion for Living

26:48 | #104 | TV-G

Hunter Kemper is the most decorated triathlete in U.S. history competes for children, meet America's most famous inventor, and the legacy of Jim Henson, creator of The Muppets.

Dreams Come True

26:48 | #103 | TV-G

Otronicon attracts kids of all ages - and it turns out, some of the best video gamers are boomers! An unusual love story involving an 89-year-old woman and her beloved Chariot - the two have been together for decades and traveled more than 540,000 miles. A major breakthrough that could spawn a whole new industry and an unprecedented opportunity for large scale production of the holy grail of aqua farming: caviar. And, meet inventor, entrepreneur, and adventurer Bill Booth.

Risk Takers

26:46 | #102 | TV-G

Come along as Andrea Kudlacz celebrates her 60th birthday by getting a tattoo. Musician Golf Brooks knows a good punchline when he sees one, so he's composed his own tribute to the fender bender heard 'round the world. A look at the cost of WWI. Step inside an indoor windtunnel where beginners and experts alike practice and experience freefall.

Sounds of Success

26:46 | #101 | TV-G

A horrific wreck in a bicycle race at the age of 64 nearly ended Sandy Scott's life and his cycling career. Not only did he recover, he's rewriting the record books! Fact and fiction collide in this fascinating look at one of the most unusual success stories in business history. John O'Hurley helped J. Peterman buy his own company back. By age 16, Leon Fleisher was performing at Carnegie Hall, but then he was struck by a rare disease that robbed him of the use of his right hand. He sought a cure and learned to be a one-handed concert pianist.

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