A Life's Story

Leslie Gold, Jam Street Media

A 99-year-old WW2 veteran turned transgendered widow fights discrimination from the very government for which she fought. A 103-year-old goes to work as she has every day for decades. an 86-year-old woman waves her Senior Olympics medals at the medical community who wrote her off. A Holocaust survivor of 4 Nazi death camps endures unimaginable horrors yet rebuilds his life from being a walking skeleton to a life of happiness and love. These are just a few of the complex, moving and powerful stories profiled in A Life’s Story.  A Life’s Story shines a light on the lives of special octogenarians, nonagenarians, and centenarians who have done, and are still doing astonishing things. Many have been participants in important chapters of history. Every episode is an intimate and remarkable profile, concluding with the insight that can only come from those who have seen it all.   Produced and narrated by veteran NYC radio host and master storyteller Leslie Gold “The Radiochick”, in partnership with Jam Street Media/Matty Staudt. read less

Defrauded Grandma Strikes Back - Part 1
Aug 3 2021
Defrauded Grandma Strikes Back - Part 1
Lies, fraud and just plain ripped off. This week on the first episode of the two-part season finale of A Life’s Story, our host Leslie Gold sits down with Beverley Schottenstein, a 94 year old woman who was defrauded by her two grandsons. From stealing property, to using her wealth to establish careers, they eventually began siphoning off large amounts of cash to increase their own wealth, unknown to Beverly at the time. When they were finally confronted, they accused their grandmother of having dementia, telling her that she was mistaken and essentially didn’t know what she was talking about. Even her son, the boy's father, piled on and was critical of Beverly. But that didn’t dissuade her from putting up a fight and standing up for herself. Hear the remarkable story of resilience, wealth, family dysfunction and doing what you believe is right versus what you believe is wrong. With the help of her caregiver and granddaughters, Beverly is able to make a stand and fight back against her grandson's blatant theft and put a stop to the betrayal. Leslie leaves no stone unturned as we also get to hear about Beverly’s childhood, what it was like growing up and how she came to meet her husband, Alvin. From being a teenager to becoming an adult, get a first hand look of how she was able to become successful and when she first started to notice red flags with her finances. We get to listen to the story of a kind old lady pushed to her limit, and despite not always understanding all of the legal technicalities of her grandson’s fraud, she knew it was wrong, and that didn’t sit well. Find out how she was able to put an end to the dishonesty and uncover familial betrayal of the highest order.  00:00 - Intro 02:51 - Interview with Beverly Schottenstein Follow Us on Social Media: Leslie Gold (@twitter)  A Life’s Story (@twitter) (@instagram) (@facebook) Jam Street Media (@twitter) (@instagram) (@facebook) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices