Spark: How Genius Ignites, From Child Prodigies to Late Bloomers.- Claudia Kalb

Jul 10, 2021 | aging, books, culture, Health, politics, Science, seniors, technology


Spark: How Genius Ignites, From Child Prodigies to Late Bloomers. – Claudia Kalb

The Not Old Better Show, Science Interview Series

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show.  I’m Paul Vogelzang and it is so great to be with you today, following, of course,  another excellent Community Chat with Gary Cohen, and good morning and welcome  <back> to The Not Old Better Show on KSCW, and our guest today is New York Times best-selling author, and Newsweek Magazine Science writer, Claudia Kalb.  

Claudia Kalb is a New York Times bestselling author and journalist who writes about science, psychology, and human behavior. She is the author of the new book, Spark: How Genius Ignites, From Child Prodigies to Late Bloomers.

This will be a fun interview, and Claudia Kalb has graciously agreed to read a passage from her new book today.  Through engaging storytelling and historical, biographical, and scientific research, Claudia Kalb unravels the relationship between brains, talent, passion, creativity, willpower, and imagination. Claudia Kalb will tell us what propels some individuals to reach extraordinary creative heights in the earliest years of life while others discover their passions decades later? Claudia Kalb will answer our questions about whether prodigies are imbued with innate talent? And, for our Not Old Better Show on KSCW audience, how often are late in life inspirations triggered by propitious events, like Julia Child’s first French meal at the age of 36? Do late bloomers reveal their talents because their skills require life experience and contemplation?  Pay attention…we’ll have fun and answer some important like knowing when you’ll know what you want to be, and more Not Old Better questions.

That of course is our guest today, author Claudia Kalb, reading from her new book, ‘Spark.’  Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show on KSCW, via internet phone, New York Times bestselling author, Claudia Kalb.

My thanks to Claudia Kalb, and her new book, ‘Spark.’   Hopefully today’s show will give you a sense of ideas to keep in mind, and how to generate your spark.  My thanks to the Smithsonian team for all they do to support the show.  My thanks to you, my wonderful Not Old Better Show audience…be safe, and remember let’s Talk About Better.  The Not Old Better Show. Until next time, thanks, everybody.