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Longevity Challenge with Bryan Johnson and Jim Mellon
Bryan Johnson, the most measured man on earth and founder of Project BluePrint discusses his own longevity challenge with Jim Mellon, co-founder of The Longevity Forum.
In an inspiring message, Bryan Johnson shares his deep passion and enthusiasm for the challenges he faces in his quest for better health, embracing every moment of it. He passionately advocates for our collective mission as humans: "Don't Die." With remarkable advancements in science, society has the incredible opportunity to collaborate towards a future of prolonged and enhanced well-being.
The”Fourth Age” with Andy Elder and Debora Price
Andy Elder, President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh discusses with Debbie Price, Professor of Social Gerontology at The University of Manchester the "fourth age" and how frailty has changed with longevity.
We try to perceive aging positively but are we missing something in the ageing process. We don’t like to think of frailty because its not the type of ageing we want to think about ourselves - a fear of decline. While we have seen great gains in extra healthy years, we must also consider that many people do not experience active ageing and these years of decline need attention.
Breakthroughs for the Decade with Peter Diamandis and Jim Mellon
Jim Mellon, co-founder of The Longevity Forum interview Peter Diamandis, Founder of the XPRIZE Foundation on breakthroughs for the next decade.
There is no greater gift on the planet than adding healthy years to one's life. Our inability to live extraordinarily long is either a software problem or a hardware problem. Breakthroughs in diagnostics will help people understand early signs of ageing so we can catch disease from the beginning. In addition, therapeutics are evolving that may help with long term health.
Ageism in History with Pat Thane and Andrew J Scott
Pat Thane, visiting Professor in History at Birkbeck, University of London chats with Andrew J Scott, co-founder of The Longevity Forum & Professor at LBS on how an ageing society has changed throughout history.
The narrative on an ageing society should not be negative. One of the greatest achievements of the 20th century is longer lives. Grandparents and great grandparents are spending more time with their families than ever before in history. People used to age faster partially due to poverty but today humans into their 80's are remaining youthful and active. We must value this group as a society - the older age bracket is becoming the biggest demographic on the planet.
Business of Longevity with Dafina Grapci and Andrew J Scott
Dafina Grapci and Andrew J Scott, co-founders of The Longevity Forum discuss the new course at LBS, Business of Longevity. A healthy and long lifespan is not just a personal endeavor but is beneficial for society. Ageing well for one year is worth 38 trillion US dollars in the economy. If we are going to be healthy when we are old, we need to start earlier. People of all ages need to consider the many aspects of longevity. Longevity is not just health, it also involves skills, engagement and relationships.
Ageing in Animals with Andrew Steele and Steve Austad
Ageing whether in animals or humans is not a fixed process. Looking at American possums on islands versus the mainland, they are ageing at different speeds leading to the conclusion that safer environments increase longevity. With animal insights guiding medical research, we may see humans live up to 150 years old. Medical progress has been growing tremendously including blood rejuvenation which may lead to additional years of life that we never thought would be possible.
This podcast tackles the complex issues surrounding longevity, and really gets you thinking about how many ways aging us. The multifaceted approach to increasing longevity involves and impacts economic, political, social, medical, and scientific resources. It’s very thoughtfully explained, and an interesting topic to consider.
Thoughtful and thought-provoking. Recommended listening.
These interviews are great - lots of info and insights from the experts on longer living!