Growing Bolder NOW

Growing Bolder NOW

Growing Bolder NOW is our weekly live show, streaming live each Friday on Growing Bolder’s Facebook, Twitch and YouTube channels. Hosted by award-winning broadcasters Marc Middleton and Bill Shafer GB NOW is inspirational and aspirational. Each week, we gather the best of what’s online, plus dip into the Growing Bolder library for stories to entertain, inspire and motivate you to chase your own passions. We also call on some of our friends around the world to pop in and pump you up.

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  • Mike Leonard

    Mike Leonard is a multiple Emmy Award-winning journalist, New York Times best-selling author, filmmaker and public speaker. And now he's Growing Bolder! Mike is joining the GB team for an all-new season of Growing Bolder, coming to public broadcasting stations nationwide this month. On this week'...

  • Carl Honoré

    Now more than ever, it’s time to learn how to live a bold life. And Growing Bolder has found a kindred spirit in this mission in bestselling author and popular TED speaker Carl Honoré. In this special episode, Carl joins us from London, England, to discuss how ageism is a global problem — one we ...

  • Jillian Michaels

    Even though we worry about what other people think, WE are usually our own toughest critics. We can be brutal on ourselves, only noticing the flaws, overlooking everything else. This happens at any age. On this week’s episode of GB Now (Formerly What’s Next), Jillian Michaels talks to Growing Bol...

  • Henry Diltz

    On this week's show, get ready to rock. We're taking a trip back in time with one of the most iconic rock photographers in history. Henry Diltz was the man behind the camera for some of the most famous rock photos in history, including pictures of Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock; '60s folk legends like...

  • Gretchen Rubin

    On this episode we explore happiness and how to achieve it in the age of COVID-19 with five-time New York Times bestselling author, motivational speaker and award-winning podcast host Gretchen Rubin.

  • Motivational speaker Dr. Jim Smith Jr.

    Motivational speaker Dr. Jim Smith Jr. chats with Growing Bolder's Marc Middleton.

  • Nick Stellino

    Nick Stellino is a Sicilian-American and Italian-American television chef. He hosts the cooking programs Cucina Amore and Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen on public television station KCTS 9 in Seattle, Washington.

    On this episode, Nick talks turkey with host Laura Savini as-they share ideas on ho...

  • Former pro wrestler Marc Mero

    Former pro wrestler Marc Mero joins us for a pep talk unlike any other. Back in his wrestling days, he was known as Johnny B. Badd, but these days, he’s focused on all things good. He’ll share what he’s learned about realizing how it’s never too late to change your life and make a difference. His...

  • Alexandra Drane

    In this episode of What’s Next, we shine a light on caregivers, the backbone of this nation. And in our current COVID-19 world, the burdens on caregivers are even more cumbersome, challenging and stressful than ever. We touch base with Alexandra Drane co-founder of ARCHANGELS, which highlights th...

  • Steve Marshall

    Have you ever found something you wanted to do, only to have everyone tell you it’s a bad idea? They'll tell you it's too difficult, low wages, few opportunities, little interest, poor lifestyle. Steve Marshall wanted to be a magician. He discovered the people who warned him against it were right...

  • Unlocking a Whole New Life

    On this episode, as COVID-19 cases continue to surge around the nation, we take the lessons learned from aging and showing you how they can be applied to this new era. Find out how to adapt and accommodate. Plus, have you found your tribe? We introduce you to a man who discovered making a differe...

  • Thelma Houston

    On this week's show, we catch up with Motown legend and Grammy winner Thelma Houston. She shot to fame with the mega-hit "Don't Leave Me This Way" in 1977. Now that she's in her 70s, she's more active than ever. She talks to Growing Bolder about her passion for social issues, making great music a...

  • Kim Campbell

    On this week’s new episode of What’s Next, we’re thrilled to welcome Kim Campbell, author of the new book, “Gentle On My Mind.” The riveting and candid book details her 34-year marriage to the late legendary singer Glen Campbell, including his struggles with addiction and his public and long batt...

  • Relationship Expert Susan Winter

    On this episode, it’s Growing Bolder In Love! In honor of Valentine’s Day we have tips on seeking love, rekindling passion and navigating relationships. Find out how the pandemic has changed the rules. Learn strategies and steps to help you find the fulfillment we are all after. Are you looking f...

  • Lou Sabini

    Did you know there were Christmas movies long before the Hallmark Channel? Discover some of the best from days gone by as film historian Lou Sabini joins Bill Shafer for a look at Christmas Movie past. They share titles that will surprise you, warm your heart and pique your interest. You just may...

  • Marine Colonel Art "Turbo" Tomasetti

    Retired Marine Colonel Art “Turbo” Tomassetti served a total 27 years in the Marine Corps. In that time, he fought in the Gulf War, flying Harrier jets in 39 combat missions, and later became an accomplished test pilot for the X35 (now known as the F35.) His plane and flight suit are in the Smith...

  • Dr. Mohammed Elamir

    When it comes to longevity, and not just our lifespan but our health span, what’s next is beyond exciting. Researchers from Tel Aviv University used hyperbaric oxygen chambers to target what has been referred to as the “human biological clock” and for the first time, showed success in reversing t...

  • Rick Steves

    The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the travel industry. The entire industry is in the midst of rethinking everything about its present and future, including the man many consider to be the face of American travel. For more than 40 years, Rick Steves‘ travel books have helped millions explore Eu...

  • Susan Silver

    This week on What's Next, Legendary TV comedy writer Susan Silver weighs in on the passing of her friend Jerry Stiller, plus shares stories from her days writing for the Mary Tyler Moore Show. She’ll also reveal what life is like for a single woman in Manhattan in the age of COVID-19.

  • A Candid Conversation about Race

    In this episode, we're listening and learning. In the wake of one of the most historic weeks in our nation's history, we are hosting a candid conversation about race. Lending their experiences, wisdom and heart are Dr. Francois Clemmons, who portrayed Officer Clemmons on Mister Rogers' Neighborho...

  • Laura Savini

    This week, we welcome Laura Savini, an award-winning public broadcasting producer and host, to the show to discuss something we all seem to be dealing with lately -- insomnia. Plus, we dip into the way, way back machine for a story that, well, you just have to see to believe.

  • A Look Back

    What inspired us to start this weekly live show? The one-of-a-kind, life-affirming and inspirational program, Launchpad to What's Next. We'll take you behind-the-scenes to the earliest days of this national public broadcasting special and explain why we created it and how it's changing lives.

  • Jeff Converse

    2020 certainly has tested what we are made of. We each have had to dig deep to find courage to live safely during this pandemic. We have seen people stand up for their beliefs in protests. Now we watch brave men and women struggling to extinguish the burning West Coast. We were wondering -- what ...

  • Dana Griffin

    Intergenerational relationships are incredibly powerful and benefit both the younger and the older person involved. Unfortunately, not every child has a grandparent in his or her life and not every older adult has a grandchild. That's where Eldera steps in.

    On this episode, Dana joins GB’s Marc ...