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. His first published poem, "Roadside Freak Show," arrives on August 21, 2017 in Impossible Archetype.  His essays about fairy tales and technology have been published on Tiny Donkey. Richard is also the Downlink Lead for the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) team at the University of Arizona. He monitors images of the Martian surface taken by the HiRISE camera located on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in orbit around Mars and helps ensure they process successfully and are validated for quick release to the science community and public. Once upon a time, Richard wrote and edited the science and technology news and commentary website Frontier Channel, hosted the RADIO Frontier Channel podcast, and organized transhumanist clubs. Follow Richard on his website (, on Goodreads (richardleis), Twitter (@richardleisjr), and Facebook (richardleisjr).