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Anna Sale Guest Hosts; Pros and Cons of Delaying Motherhood; Jane Pauley;Snooki; Scott Stossel on Anxiety

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Anna Sale guest hosts for Leonard Lopate. On today’s show: Tanya Selvaratnam weighs the pros and cons of delaying having kids. Jane Pauley talks about her career and the opportunities that lie ahead once we turn 50. Nicole Polizzi—you may know her better as “Snooki” from MTV’s “Jersey Shore —talks about how having a baby has changed her life. And Scott Stossel chronicles his own anxiety and the anxious through the ages.

Motherhood, Feminism and the Reality of the Biological Clock

Tanya Selvaratnam weighs the pros and cons of delaying having children. Selvaratnam discusses fertility doctors, adoption counselors, reproductive health professionals, celebrities, feminists, journalists, and sociologists, and argues for more widespread education and open discussion about delayed motherhood. Her book The Big Lie: Motherhood, Feminism and the Reality of the Biological Clock is part personal account, part manifesto.

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Jane Pauley on Having a Great Life after 50

Jane Pauley talks about her career and gives advice and shares stories about life after 50. Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life is about the opportunities that lie ahead after age 50. She points out that research has shown that people in their 50s are more vital now than they were only ten years ago.

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Snooki on Motherhood

Nicole Polizzi - ok, we'll call her Snooki - talks about getting unexpectedly pregnant and how having a baby has changed her life in her new book, Baby Bumps: From Party Girl to Proud Mama, and all the Messy Milestones Along the Way.

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Scott Stossel on Coping with a Fear of Cheese, Flying, and His Other Anxieties

Thirty-five years ago, anxiety did not exist as a diagnostic category, and today it is the most common form of officially classified mental illness. Scott Stossel talks about his own struggles with anxiety, and about the history of efforts by scientists, philosophers, and writers to understand the condition. In My Age of Anxiety , he reports on famous people who struggled with anxiety,  how it has afflicted generations of his own family, and the many psychotherapies, medications, and other treatments that have been developed to address it.

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Guest Picks: Jane Pauley

Jane Pauley was on the Leonard Lopate Show, talking to guest host Anna Sale about her career and sharing stories about life after 50. She also shared some of her favorite things -- including that she loves to make ceramics! Find out what else Jane Pauley's a fan of! 

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