The Life Extension Podcast - Technology & Magic, Society & Business
Ep 22 Current Status of Senolytics

Ep 22 Current Status of Senolytics

January 13, 2022

Senolytic drugs are hoped to slow down and reverse age-related diseases by killing senescent cells. Zombie cells and their creepy behavior. Businesses and scientists are aiming to create life extension pills within a few years.

Ep 21 Calorie Restriction

Ep 21 Calorie Restriction

January 6, 2022

About a method of life extension which really works. Benefits, challenges, and the supporting science. The medicalization of a cultural problem.

Ep 20 Posthumanism - Two Different Worlds

Ep 20 Posthumanism - Two Different Worlds

December 30, 2021

Apocalyptic fears and new utopian aspirations before the backdrop of digitalization, globalization, and urbanization. How environmentalism and transhumanism deliver opposed versions of a posthumanist worldview, and how they determine our political and social future.

Ep 19 Young Blood

Ep 19 Young Blood

December 23, 2021

Mythologies, symbolism, and gruesome practices involving young blood for rejuvenation. Surprisingly the practice works, but seems ethically unacceptable. The hunt for anti-aging therapies based on blood components.

Ep 18 Are We Living In A Simulation?

Ep 18 Are We Living In A Simulation?

December 16, 2021

A debate about the nature of reality. The Matrix. Significance of the simulation hypothesis for transhumanism.

Ep 17 Current Status of Rapamycin

Ep 17 Current Status of Rapamycin

December 9, 2021

About the most promising drug against aging. Also about regulatory constraints and how they are being bypassed.

Ep 16 Brain-Computer Interface - part 2

Ep 16 Brain-Computer Interface - part 2

December 2, 2021

The business drivers of BCI technology. How mind control will enter consumer electronics. A discussion of personal identity and ethical concerns, and how we will need to redefine what means to be human.

Ep 15 Brain-Computer Interface - part 1

Ep 15 Brain-Computer Interface - part 1

November 25, 2021

How BCI technology will change our life in the near future. Applications, the underlying science, and technical processes.

Ep 14 Cryonics - part 2

Ep 14 Cryonics - part 2

November 18, 2021

The different meanings of cryonics as cultural practice: as post-humanist death ritual and expression of faith, as speculative investment and as a business proposition to consumers.

Ep 13 Cryonics - part 1

Ep 13 Cryonics - part 1

November 11, 2021

An introduction to the science and technological practice of cryonics. Futurist cryonics, mainstream cryopreservation, and an example of shifting ethical judgements.   

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