To the Best of Our Knowledge: Aging: Dying Young as Late as Possible
- Length: 52 mins
- Radio/TV Program
- Release date: 03-02-11
- Language: English
- Publisher: Wisconsin Public Radio (To the Best of Our Knowledge)
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Next, Henry Alford is the author of How to Live: A Search for Wisdom from Old People (While They Are Still on This Earth). He talks with Anne Strainchamps.
Then, Greg Critser is a veteran science and medical journalist. He's the author of three critically acclaimed books, most recently, Eternity Soup: Inside the Quest to End Aging. He tells Jim Fleming about the scientific progress against aging and the several varieties of snake oil you can buy trying to stay young forever.
And finally, Meghan O'Rourke wonders if there's a better way to be bereaved in an essay called "Good Grief" which recently appeared in The New Yorker. She's also working on a book about grief for Spring 2011. O'Rourke is the culture critic for Slate and a poetry editor of The Paris Review. Meghan, whose mother died in December 2008, talks with Jim Fleming, whose father died in January 2010. The poem Jim refers to is "The Dead" by Billy Collins, from his collection Sailing Alone Around the Room. [Broadcast Date: March 2, 2011]
Listen to Eternity Soup by Greg Crister.
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