6 episodes

The 200 Year Old is a future-facing podcast, set in 2218. Starring Thapelo Mokoena and Nambitha Mpumlwana. Everything you hear in this podcast is based on current science and future forecasts, by leading experts on longevity and the future world.This podcast is fiction, set in a projected future. Based on current scientific research, it is supplemented by the opinions of present day experts. The expert opinions referenced in these podcasts are those of the experts themselves and do not necessarily reflect the official views of Sanlam.

The 200 Year Old Sanlam

    • Society & Culture

The 200 Year Old is a future-facing podcast, set in 2218. Starring Thapelo Mokoena and Nambitha Mpumlwana. Everything you hear in this podcast is based on current science and future forecasts, by leading experts on longevity and the future world.This podcast is fiction, set in a projected future. Based on current scientific research, it is supplemented by the opinions of present day experts. The expert opinions referenced in these podcasts are those of the experts themselves and do not necessarily reflect the official views of Sanlam.

    Episode 4: Society reinvented. Would you want to live in this future?

    Episode 4: Society reinvented. Would you want to live in this future?

    In this final episode of The 200 Year Old, we finally find out what secret Khokho Lesedi has been hiding all along. We also explore the impact that a drastically longer life will have on society as a whole. Including, the implications of working well into our 80s and beyond. And we’ll explore the concept of Universal Basic Income, what work will look like in the future, and how our relationships with AIs will impact society. Not to mention how long it will take us to get from here to Alpha Centauri. With expert opinions from Professor Sarah Harper, a British gerontologist, who established the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing; Paul Irving, chairman of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging in California; David Tal, President of Quantumrun Forecasting; and Professor Jay Olshansky, Professor of Public Health at the University of Chicago.

    • 24 min
    Bonus Episode

    Bonus Episode

    This Bonus Episode tackles the issues that came up in our research when writing the story of the world’s first 200-year-old. Take a listen to discover more behind the topics that influenced the themes of our podcast: science, finance, relationships and society. We delve into new and not-yet-heard conversations with our present-day experts about their fascinating fields of gerontology, future finance, actuarial science, longevity, psychology and technology that moulded the story of Lesedi and her life in 2218.

    • 27 min
    Episode 3: It's complicated. Is this the future of relationships?

    Episode 3: It's complicated. Is this the future of relationships?

    In Episode 3, we take a closer look at the impact that living exponentially longer lives will have on our relationships. Everything from marriages, to friendships, partnerships and even families will change. Imagine being married to the same person for over 150 years? And would you approach dating differently, if you knew you could end up with someone for that long? And imagine the workplace? What will happen when people are holding onto a job for 50+ years? Imagine the generation-gapping that will take place then? We work with millennials now which is tricky, and they’re only a couple of generations younger than us. Just imagine trying to do business with people seven or eight generations younger than us? These and more answers about living to 200, in this episode of The 200 Year Old. Starring Thapelo Mokoena and Nambitha Mpumlwana. With expert opinions from; BitNation founder, Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof; Sunday Times relationship columnist and author, Paige Nick; Gerontologist, Aubrey De Grey; Research Scientist at the Stanford Centre of Longevity, Tamara Sims and Monika Bielskyte, founding partner of ALLFUTUREEVERYTHING. This podcast is fiction, set in a projected future. Based on current scientific research, it is supplemented by the opinions of present day experts. The expert opinions referenced in these podcasts are those of the experts themselves and do not necessarily reflect the official views of Sanlam.

    • 26 min
    Episode 2: How could you afford to live to 200?

    Episode 2: How could you afford to live to 200?

    This episode explores the financial implications of living to 200 years old and beyond. How do you fund such a long life? Would you ever be able to retire? And what will money look like in the future? Cryptocurrencies are giving us a small taste of it now, but what’s beyond that? When you think about what it will take to live to 200 there are just so many questions, we aim to supply some of the answers. Starring Thapelo Mokoena and Nambitha Mpumlwana. With opinions from world-renowned scientist and gerontologist, Aubrey De Grey.This podcast is fiction, set in a projected future. Based on current scientific research, it is supplemented by the opinions of present day experts. The expert opinions referenced in these podcasts are those of the experts themselves and do not necessarily reflect the official views of Sanlam.

    • 24 min
    Episode 1: Is it even possible to live to 200?

    Episode 1: Is it even possible to live to 200?

    Set in 2218, The 200 Year Old is a future-facing podcast series. In this episode, South African journalist and podcaster, Sam Ngwenya, tracks down his great, great, great, great, great grandmother, Lesedi Ndaba, just days before her 200th birthday. How did she survive for so long? What will he uncover? Does she even want to turn 200? Starring Thapelo Mokoena and Nambitha Mpumlwana. With opinions from world-renowned scientist and gerontologist, Aubrey De Grey.To find out more about the research that went into this episode ask the 200 year old a question on Twitter on @200YearOldThis podcast is fiction, set in a projected future. Based on current scientific research, it is supplemented by the opinions of present day experts. The expert opinions referenced in these podcasts are those of the experts themselves and do not necessarily reflect the official views of Sanlam.

    • 21 min
    Teaser: Introducing The 200 Year Old

    Teaser: Introducing The 200 Year Old

    Set in 2218, the 200 Year Old is South Africa’s first future-facing podcast series.

    • 40 sec

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