38. Ashton Applewhite & Pooja Viswanathan

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Show Notes
In this episode, Rick speaks to writer Ashton Applewhite and Dr. Pooja Viswanathan. Ashton is a Brooklyn-based speaker, activist, and author of several best-selling books, including This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism. She’s also also a leading spokesperson for the movement to raise awareness of ageism, and to dismantle it. Pooja is the Toronto-based Co-Founder and CEO of Braze Mobility, a leading developer of smart wheelchair technology in the age-tech space. Oh, and she a PhD in robotics. Together, they talk about…
Being a generalist
How ageing isn’t icky
Mobility as a human right
How binaries are bad
Failing better
Ageism, ableism and sexism
High stakes intersectionality
Involving community in design
The problem with generational labels
Working grandmothers
And a game show, with Jane Fonda
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