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Been There Done That Podcast

A monthly Arts, History and Society podcast featuring Jo Ann Allen
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Mary is a visual artist who is full of life, creativity and thoughts about this crazy world in which we live. She and Jo Ann were friends who lost track of each other more than 30 years ago. They recently discovered that they live only a few mi
From the Margins to the Center debuted in early October featuring an interview with Jo Ann as part of a series highlighting women of color podcasters in Colorado who share their best stories, biggest moments on the mic and give a glimpse into t
Johnny is a convict. He's been in and out of prison 4 times and has definitely seen a few things. He talks about serving time and what he's up to now that he finally turned his life around. https://beentheredonethatpodcast.com 
Approaching the 20th Anniversary of The World Trade Center attack, WNYC Reporter Beth Fertig and Jo Ann remember the toll the tragedy took on its many victims, New York City and them as journalists. The former colleagues relive the difficulty o
WNYC Senior Reporter Beth Fertig joins Jo Ann to talk about being journalists on September 11, 2001 and how they feel 20 years later. Season 3 Episode 1 debuts September 8. https://beentheredonethatpodcast.com
Jo Ann learns to stop paying lip service to balance issues after sustaining a serious head wound and a concussion. She describes how a recent fall is prompting her to make needed changes. https://beentheredonethatpodcast.com            
Melissa Davey talks about the joy of making "Beyond Sixty," a documentary that challenges the way we think about aging by exploring ten remarkable women whose resilience, defiance and achievements prove there is life beyond sixty. beentheredone
Jo Ann is always asking Baby Boomers to reveal personal stories. In the Season 2 finale, she remembers stories from her own life including a secret she's kept for 50 years. https://beentheredonethatpodcast.com
Anti-Asian American hate is nothing new. The difference today is we see it with our own eyes; the unbelievably horrific attacks against innocent people. Greg and Rachel have dealt with forms of hate and prejudice all their lives. See photos and
Jo Ann interviews the Robin Hood CEO about how everyday people can address racial injustice in this moment. beentheredonethatpodcast.com https://vailsymposium.org/
In the summer of 1967, Martha and her sister Molly got a job in a Boston bar that, unbeknownst to them, was owned by mobsters. They became entangled in a dispute with the owners that landed them before a judge. See photos of the sisters at been
What is it like to survive a small plane crash? John knows all too well. He describes the moments leading up to, during and after a recent accident in his Piper Cherokee 160. You can see photos of the plane before & after the crash, as well as
This re-podcast of AARP’s Take on Today is from a recent Q&A tele-town hall that Jo Ann took part in about building community during the pandemic. The event highlights the virtual resources available to help older people heal and make friends.
When Death, Sex & Money opened up the phones to talk with listeners over 60 about life today, we heard from people across the country about big changes and small ones. Here are some highlights from the special that Jo Ann co-hosted with DSM’s A
Alix is a retired, decorated cop who makes the case for defunding the police. The link to a story about Jo Ann’s close encounter with a sheriff’s deputy in 2016, including photos together, is at beentheredonethatpodcast.com. Jo Ann talks about
Our country is rapidly aging. People over 65 may nearly double over the next 40 years. We’re also working later, living alone more often and facing greater financial hardship. Plus, the pandemic: 80% of COVID-related deaths in the U.S. have bee
Our country is rapidly aging. People over 65 may nearly double over the next 40 years. We’re also working later, living alone more often and facing greater financial hardship. Plus, the pandemic: 80% of COVID-related deaths in the U.S. have bee
This year is coming to an end, at last. Jo Ann and 3 friends say goodbye to one of the most painful years of all-time and look forward to 2021. beentheredonethatpodcast.com Also, my special project about aging for Death, Sex & Money from WNYC S
Civil rights attorney Mia Yamamoto is a trans rights activist who transitioned late in life. She remembers decades of struggle in the wrong body that led her to the decision to make a change. beentheredonethatpodcast.com Also, my special projec
E J Carr served in Vietnam as a Navy flier who tracked enemy subs & ships. He reads from letters he wrote during the war and remembers how he felt during the fighting. My 80-yr-old sister Betty returns with an update on her health 6 months afte
Baby Boomers are back to tell real life stories. Photographer E J Carr remembers his service in Vietnam. And my big sister Betty is back to talk about her ongoing recovery from COVID. 
The show that tells the real life stories of the Baby Boom Generation returns October 28 with photographer E J Carr remembering his time in Vietnam. And I speak with my sister Betty about how she's doing 6 months after being hospitalized with C
Betty is a COVID-19 survivor at the age of 80. She’s also Jo Ann’s big sister. They talk about how Betty attributes her recovery to her nurses, her grandchildren, her positive attitude and the prayers of family and friends. She also offers advi
Jeanne Robertson is a standup humorist who’s been on the comedy scene for 56 years. Her fans are mostly Baby Boomers who readily identify with her tales of living, delivered in a patented North Carolina accent. Her anecdotes about family & frie
Jamie remembers his wife, Metropolitan Opera radio broadcaster Margaret Juntwait, who died of ovarian cancer in 2015. Their intense love and mutual respect kept them enjoying life and each other as they battled the disease for more than a decad
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