Skip to content
Contact USI

A new podcast from the University of Southern Indiana Center for Healthy Aging and Wellness is showcasing and exploring the dynamic lives of older adults in southwestern Indiana. bOLDer People, hosted by Dr. Katie Ehlman, USI Professor of Gerontology, features interviews with a wide variety of experts and elders about their life experiences and how aging has played a role in those experiences. Topics of conversation include innovation in the field of gerontology, including age-friendly initiatives, living-in-place opportunities and more.

“This podcast is about people who have been given the gift of longevity and are willing to reflect on their lives, lessons learned and living well,” said Ehlman. “They will share captivating stories of decades of experiences, and we will listen and be inspired.”

The inaugural episode of bOLDer People was released in late August. Titled “Dr. Coudret & the Spirit of Innovation,” it features an interview between Ehlman and Dr. Nadine Coudret, Dean Emerita of the USI College of Nursing and Health Professions. The two discuss Coudret’s career in education, her activities since retirement and her view on the current direction of nursing and the health professions.

In the second episode, released in October, Ehlman talked about retirement with SWIRCA & More board member and former educator, Sandy Lasher. bOLDer People is available to download or stream for free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. The podcast is produced on the USI campus with help from USI faculty, students and staff.

The podcast team is seeking recommendations of older adults from different backgrounds to include on the show. Email  or visit

The bOLDer People podcast is a project of the Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program at the University of Southern Indiana. Support for bOLDer People comes from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $3,691,706 million with zero percentage financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.