A podcast about HEALTHY AGING

- Body, Mind & Spirit

For 50+, baby boomers, and seniors who don't fit into the current 'aging person' image.

It's for men and women who are not satisfied with becoming invisible, and for anyone who wants to enjoy vibrant later years.

Hosted and produced by Debra Jones RM, her mission is to change negative attitudes towards aging and reinstate the reverence it deserves.

"It took me a long time to realize we are not meant to be perfect; we're meant to be whole."

- Jane Fonda

"Your 40s are good. Your 50s are great. Your 60s are fab. And 70 is f*@king awesome!"

- Helen Mirren

"I gained another pound today, but I think it's a pound of knowledge."

- Lily Tomlin

Your Host

Debra Jones RM

Healer | Teacher | Mentor | Author

Background Story

When I was approaching age 50, I searched for role models to guide me into the second chapter. I found barely a handful, such as Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, and Helen Mirren.

MODERN ELDERS are not like the former elders in that we have zest for life, and passion for adventure and exploration.

  • We are not content to spend all our days in a rocking chair on the porch.

  • We are active and social.

  • We don’t feel old (although our bodies sometimes do) .

  • We have a youthful mindset, believe that the best is yet to come, and we want to get the most out of life.

Our society tells us that aging is undesirable. Why? As soon as we're born, we're aging. At OWN THE GREY, we believe that our age should be worn as a medal of honour. As we get older, we gain the power of perspective and WISDOM; an asset gained only by age.

Let's change the conversation and set new, healthy, POSITIVE attitudes, and eliminate outdated stigmas.

At OWN THE GREY, we uncover the hidden wisdom from the MODERN ELDERS of society so that ALL ages can be inspired by, and benefit from their stories.

'Own The Grey' refers to not feeling that we have to dye our hair to look younger for society's sake. I used to pull out the grey hairs until I began the podcast. Now, I own my grey!

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Own The Grey Podcast Statistics

since November 2020


1033 Cities

78 Countries

40% of the world!

75 Episodes

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"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, and some style."

~Maya Angelou

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Reviews from listeners and guests

Wonderful show

Debbie Weiss on 25/10/23

Debra was a great host and facilitator of a wonderful show.

Wonderful show and great host!

cher -cher80 on 06/27/23

Own The Grey is a wonderful show with a host who is warm, engaging, and asks her guests thoughtful and insightful questions to provide valuable information to inspire her listeners. I highly recommend!

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Zehra Mahoon on 09/27/22

Debra is making an important contribution to our understanding of life and our ability to improve. I truly enjoyed being on the show.


Dr G.S. on 07/21/2

Inspirational! Debra Jones leads her podcasts with excellent preparation, high value content, with a tone of healing kindness. As a recent guest on her program I was so impressed with the quality of our discussion and the helpful content she curates. She’s an excellent interviewer with keen insight and intelligence. I highly recommend this inspiring podcast.

Deep dive conversations on aging

Gregory Anne Cox on 03/03/22

Debra is an engaging host and keeper of the flame so to speak. Her episodes are thoughtful about elders, aging, and dispelling stereotypes about getting older. I love these conversations.


Reneepj 02/23/22

Thoughtful! Debra is a thoughtful and insightful podcaster and interviewer. Good stuff!

Wonderful podcast and host

rthornton on 01/26/22

Debra is a wonderful person and talented host who arranges interesting guests and conversations to make her listeners think. Highly recommend!

Great host

Cowgirl Mimi on 11/08/21

Debra is that thoughtful, articulate, warm and supportive voice we all need in our lives. A conversation with her is a wonderful experience for a guest or a listener. She’s the best!

Great podcast

Ruffdog113 on 03/04/21

Awesome show! I work with a lot of older clients, so this show is super helpful! I highly recommend it!

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About Own the Grey

Own The Grey is a podcast for men and women over 50 looking for positive role models and inspiration to feel good as they age. Made for people who want to age with attitude, Our goal is to re-frame aging, help change the stigma, and support healthy aging. Our listeners don't see themselves fitting into the current 'aging person' image. They’re not satisfied with becoming invisible. Self-care is important to them.


Monthly episodes, on the 1st of each month aim to inspire listeners to live a healthier, happier, more vibrant life.

The Production

Own The Grey launched in December 2020. It has been listened to in over 75 countries, 1001 cities, and its audience has continued to grow.

Own The Grey was featured in the Buzzsprout Podcast Community’s Best Episodes of 2020.

Own The Grey is hosted, produced and edited by Debra Jones, recorded at Debra Jones Healing Centre near Orangeville, Ontario, Canada. It is scripted by Debra Jones, who is also the cover art artist, social media tech, contact person, media voice and promotions manager. The podcast music was produced and recorded by Debra’s brother, Nigel Appleton, a musician and sound engineer in the UK.

Podcast Distribution

Website: http://www.ownthegrey.ca

Download/ Subscribe: The show can be streamed directly from the website,  or subscribed and listened to on Apple podcasts, Spotify, Google podcasts, Amazon Music, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, Tune-In+Alexa, Pandora, Podcast Addict, Podchaser, Pocket Casts, Deezer, Listen Notes, Player FM, Podcast Index, Overcast, Castro, Castbox, and Podfriend.

Episodes are also released on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSrm-bsGH74TVk5EF9Rxj4Q

Social MediaFacebook: www.facebook.com/groups/3308115842627735

Media Inquiries

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"Ageism is a prejudice against our own future selves"

~Ashton Applewhite

Author of This Chair Rocks, and a TED main-stage speaker, she is a leading voice in an emerging movement dedicated to dismantling ageism and honouring age as a vibrant and necessary aspect of diversity.

© 2024 Debra Jones