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Making the most of your third act

Talk of Iowa, hosted by Charity Nebbe

Retirement may sound like a relaxing dream, but it’s not an easy transition for everyone. Without the structure their jobs provided, many don't know how they want to spend their "third act."

On this edition of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe is joined by University of Iowa Professor Benjamin Hunnicutt and Assistant Professor Yiduo Shao to discuss not only when it's time to retire but also how to do it well. Members of the Iowa City Senior Center Choir, Voices of Experience, share their retirement experiences and advice.


  • Yiduo Shao, assistant professor, University of Iowa College of Business
  • Benjamin Hunnicut, professor of sport and recreation management, University of Iowa
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Dani Gehr is a producer for River to River and Talk of Iowa. Dani came to Iowa from her hometown in the northwest suburbs of Chicago to attend Iowa State University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in journalism, international studies and French. Before coming to IPR, Dani covered local government in Story County for the Ames Tribune and Des Moines Register.