ON AIR
00:00:00 | 3:02:50

DONATE!

close

FROM THIS EPISODE

National Geographic writer and explorer Dan Buettner who studies the world's "Blue Zones" -- communities whose elders live longer than anyone else on the planet -- distills their secrets into a single plan for health and long life. Cambridge researcher Aubrey de Grey argues that aging is merely a disease — and a curable one at that. Biochemist Cynthia Kenyon has found a genetic mutation that can more than double the lifespan of a tiny worm, which points to how we might one day significantly extend human life. Medical ethicist Harvey Fineberg questions whether we're ready for "neo-evolution?" Author Isabel Allende, now in her 70's, shares how to live passionately -- no matter your age.

Learn more or listen again to this week's episode.

Image: Yuri Arcurs/iStock

CREDITS

Host:
Guy Raz

Subscribe to the 5 Things To Do newsletter

Never miss the best of what to do with your free time.

 

More From TED Radio Hour

LATEST BLOG POSTS

Latest From KCRW

View Schedule

Events

View All Events

iTUNES SPOTIFY
AMAZON RDIO
FACEBOOK TWITTER

Player Embed Code

COPY EMBED