Aging for Mortals

What if we started from the knowledge that, no matter what, we will die? And that if we’re lucky, we’ll grow old first? How would that change how we live? How would that change our politics?

Professor Albert Banerjee shares what he’s learned from talking to people in hospice and living in a yogic Ashram in the Himalayas. You’ll hear about the costs of a society that avoids death and how to make choices that really matter.

Wrinkle Radio is supported in part by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council through the Aging in Data Research Project.

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Dr. Sally Chivers
Professor, Gender & Social Justice and English, Trent University, Ontario

Sally Chivers is Full Professor of Gender & Social Justice and English as well as a Founding Executive Member and Past Director of the Trent Centre for Aging & Society. She was honoured with the 2021 Distinguished Research Award in recognition of her prolific scholarship and international reputation as a leader in the interdisciplinary fields of age and disability studies, health humanities, and cultural gerontology.

Her research focuses on the hidden or ignored contributions of older adults and people with disabilities, especially those who too often get pushed outside the frame. Specifically, she studies the cultural politics of aging and disability, especially within film