The New Hip
Jeff Houghton, host of The Mystery Hour, has a brand-new podcast called The New Hip. The podcast offers a place for older people to share some extraordinary life stories. The
podcast began three years ago, according to Houghton, but it was sidelined due to his schedule. With things slowing down in 2020, he was able to return to it.
“I love talking to my grandparents,” says Houghton of how the idea came about. “I love history, and we kind of treat older folks dismissively. We just think of them as old and sweet, but they’ve actually lived these really cool lives.”
The six-episode first season has a variety of stories that demonstrate exactly what Houghton is talking about—from a woman who escaped both Soviet and Nazi rule in World War II to the sister of The Beatles’ George Harrison.
You can find the episodes on any podcast platform, and each episodes range in length from 25 minutes to 1 hour and 25 minutes.