Wrinkle Radio
with Dr. Sally Chivers
Don't panic! It's just aging. At Wrinkle Radio, the stories we tell about aging matter. We don't fight aging, but we do fight the forces that make aging worse for some people than for others. We fight the forces that tell us that we need to grow old in a certain way. We fight the forces that tell us we have to fear aging. Join host Sally Chivers as we learn and celebrate along the way.


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When you think of tech for older adults, what comes to mind? What you just pictured says as much about the world you live in and attitudes towards aging as it does about how technology might create better lives for all of us living in an aging world….

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Would you rather have the sex you had when you were 18, or still enjoy sex at 80? How did Viagra change the meaning of aging? Learn about andropause, clitoral insufficiency syndrome, and other maladies made up to market pills and make people feel bad…

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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…

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Where do you want to live as you grow older? That’s a question for you, whether you’re 9 or 99. In this episode, we put aging in place, with the help of literature and the imagination.

Host Sally Chivers and guest Ulla Kriebernegg talk about nursing…

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What scares you about aging? We can’t fight the forces that make us fear aging until we take a closer look at what they are. In this episode, age panic and what we can start to do about it.

Host Sally Chivers and guest Andrea Charise talk about…

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Lisa LaFlamme just might have gotten fired for it. Dana Capell resisted it, even during the pandemic. Andrea Charise shaved her head to do it boldly. I hoped it would bring some respect. What gray hair says about us and the aging world we live in….

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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