Been There Done That Podcast

By Jo Ann Allen

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 Oct 18, 2019

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Been There Done That tells real life stories of the Baby Boom Generation. Hosted by Jo Ann Allen.

Episode Date
Bonus Episode
49:39

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 been people over 65.

In this bonus episode, I host the podcast Death, Sex & Money to break down some of the silence around aging by speaking with listeners about what it’s like to get older.

 

 

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Jan 06, 2021
Cathy, Jamie & Joanne
35:07

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.

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Also, my special project about aging for Death, Sex & Money from WNYC Studios drops January 6. Check out my earlier conversation with host Anna Sale at deathsexmoney.org/aging.

 

Dec 28, 2020
Mia
29:48

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 project about aging for Death, Sex & Money from WNYC Studios drops next month. Listen to host Anna Sale interview me at deathsexmoney.org/aging. 

Nov 25, 2020
E J
29:38

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 after being hospitalized with COVID-19.

I am hosting a special project about aging for the podcast Death, Sex & Money from WNYC Studios. Listen to host Anna Sale interview me at deathsexmoney.org/aging.

Oct 28, 2020
Season 2 Trailer 2
01:53

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. 

Oct 22, 2020
Season 2 Trailer
01:41

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 COVID-19.

Oct 14, 2020
Betty
25:32

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 advice on handling the disease.

 

Visit beentheredonethatpodcast.com for more information about the show and host Jo Ann Allen. Write a paragraph about a real life story you'd like to tell and submit it on the contact page.

Jun 24, 2020
Jeanne
28:37

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 & friends appeal to younger audiences as well.

Jeanne opines about humor in the time of Coronavirus, remembers hilarious situations she’s found herself in and reveals at least one secret of her professional longevity. 

Visit beentheredonethatpodcast.com for more about the show and host Jo Ann Allen. Also write a paragraph about a real life story you'd like to tell.

May 27, 2020
Jamie
28:45

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 decade. In this special episode, Jamie talks about how the pain ebbs and flows nearly 5 years after Margaret’s death.   

Visit beentheredonethatpodcast.com for more information about the show and host Jo Ann Allen. There are also photos from her longtime friendship with Margaret and Jamie. 

Mar 18, 2020
"Pam" & "Linda"
27:54

A pair of stories features Baby Boomers telling separate but equally funny tales of surprise and misfortune. Pam laments a politically incorrect decision in the 1970s to assure herself more tips from waiting tables. While Linda recounts being the victim of a petty crime in the 1980s that would have landed her in jail had she reported it.

Visit beentheredonethatpodcast.com for more information about the show, host Jo Ann Allen and engineer Patrice Mondragon. Plus, how to get in touch to tell your story.

Feb 18, 2020
Jane
23:31

As the trial of Donald Trump captures the country’s attention, BTDT goes back to the months leading up to the re-election of Richard Milhous Nixon, the first president in recent times to face possible removal from office and the only chief executive to resign. Jane recalls what it was like to work for the Committee for the Re-Election of the President, or CREEP, before the Watergate scandal broke open.

Visit beentheredonethatpodcast.com for more information about the show, host Jo Ann Allen, producer Rae Solomon and how to get in contact.

Jan 21, 2020
Helena
20:03

Attitudes have changed about a lot of things over the lifetime of the Baby Boom Generation. The red-blooded, all American family of the 1950s was thought to consist of a mom, a dad and multiple biological children. But society must have forgotten to tell Helena because she had a very different take on what makes a family perfect. And, Helena she had no qualms about making her feelings known as the proud, only daughter of the equally as proud parents who adopted her.

 

Visit beentheredonethatpodcast.com for more information about the show, host Jo Ann Allen, producer Rae Solomon and how to get in contact. 

Dec 30, 2019
Ann Marie
22:50

Back in the day, many LGBTQ Baby Boomers thought long and hard about the right time to reveal themselves to family and friends. It took Ann Marie a bit longer than she would have liked to take that all-important step. But when she did, the reaction to her revelation is unique in the annals of coming out stories.

Visit beentheredonethatpodcast.com for more information about the show, host Jo Ann Allen and producer Rae Solomon.

 

 

 

Nov 28, 2019
Cathy
26:12

Cathy and Jo Ann become lifelong friends while attending Bishop Toolen High School for Girls in Mobile, Alabama in the late 1960s. In the debut episode of Been There Done That, the show that tells the real life stories of the Baby Boom Generation, they recount a close call in the segregated South that surprised them both.

Visit beentheredonethatpodcast.com for more information about the show, host Jo Ann Allen and producer Rae Solomon.

 

Oct 31, 2019
Trailer for Been There Done That
01:55

Trailer for Been There Done That: the show that tells real life stories of the Baby Boom Generation.

Coming Fall of 2019

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Aug 27, 2019