Barbara Feldon: Getting Smarter with Agent 99

Feb 1, 2024 | aging, books, culture, Health, politics, seniors, technology

Barbara Feldon: Getting Smarter with Agent 99

The Not Old Better Show

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show on radio and podcast, I’m Paul Vogelzang, and this is the place where we blend the grace of age with the zest of youth, diving deep into the stories that shape our times and define our wisdom. Today’s show is brought to you by Acorns and Talkspace, and we’re dialing up the charm, wit, and a dash of espionage as we step into the world of an icon, a trailblazer, and a true testament to living life in full color.

Our guest today is none other than Barbara Feldon, the enchanting Agent 99 from the classic TV series “Get Smart.” But don’t let the code numbers and secret missions fool you; Barbara’s journey is one of depth, transformation, and a relentless pursuit of art, love, and understanding. From lighting up the screen with her effortless grace to penning the pages of her captivating memoir, “Getting Smarter,” Barbara’s tale is one of constant evolution, a dance between the imagined and the real, the seen and the unseen.

In today’s episode, we’re peeling back the layers of this remarkable woman, exploring the intersections of her life that have led her from the spy-filled corridors of “Get Smart” to the vibrant lanes of the art world and the reflective solitude of a writer’s life. We’ll delve into the laughter, the challenges, and the moments of serendipity, with Barbara herself guiding us through the narrative threads of her storied career.

So, dear listeners, as we embark on this journey with Barbara Feldon, let’s remember that every chapter of life, every role we play, and every line we write contributes to our own story of getting smarter, wiser, and, undoubtedly, better with age. Stay tuned, as we uncover the secrets, the stories, and the sage wisdom of a woman who’s lived a life as captivating off-screen as it was on. This is The Not Old Better Show, and I’m thrilled to have you with us for this unforgettable conversation.

My thanks to our guest today, Barbara Feldon. Barbara Feldon’s new memoir Getting Smarter is available evreyhwere. My thanks to our sponsors today, Acorns and Talkspace, please support our sponsors, as they in turn support the show.  My thanks to you my wonderful audience on podcast and radio. Be well, be safe and Let’s Talk About Better™. The Not Old Better Show.  Thanks, everybody and we’ll see you next week.