RADIO Frontier Channel Episode 05

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“Life Extension: Sooner Than You Think” – This fifth episode of RADIO Frontier Channel is all about human life extension, starting with new drugs coming out very soon that may have unexpected benefits beyond their advertised indications. Will these drugs really extend our lives? Some people are excited, but others want to ban life extension research and treatments. The ethics involved are about to get really complicated. Think life extension is science fiction? I’ll tell you about a million dollar wager that you are wrong. Finally, you may never have heard of it, but there is actually one diet that has been shown to result in longer life in various animal species. Human trials began recently but there are some people who have been on the diet for years. I’ll tell you about them, and the pros and cons of “calorie restriction”.

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Richard Leis

Richard Leis is a writer and poet living in Tucson, Arizona. His poetry has been published in Impossible Archetype and is forthcoming from The Laurel Review. A piece of flash fiction is forthcoming from Cold Creek Review. His essays about fairy tales and technology have been published online at Tiny Donkey and Fairy Tale Review’s “Fairy-Tale Files.” Richard is also Downlink Lead for HiRISE at the University of Arizona.