Do rules created when most people lived only to 50 or 60 still make sense when more and more people live to 100? Longer lives are, at once, among the most remarkable achievements in all of human history and one of the great challenges of the 21st century. How can we ensure that our lives are not just longer, but healthy and rewarding as well? Century Lives, the new podcast from the Stanford Center on Longevity, is here to start the conversation. In our first season we explore the “New Map of Life,” bold ideas for rethinking how we live our lives in light of longer life spans. Join us as we venture into the world of education, work, healthcare, urban design and more to see how our 100-year lives can be healthier and more productive ones.

In each episode, best-selling author Ken Stern enlists a different expert to explore the promises and challenges of greater longevity. In one episode, three generations of a family, aged 23 to 100, discuss the different “maps” their lives have charted. In another, Donna Butts of Generations United profiles the trend of multigenerational living. Further episodes address health disparities, urban development, education, and work. 

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This podcast was made possible with the generous support of the Annenberg Foundation.