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010. The Scientist Who Believes He Can Make Us Immortal: Dr. Aubrey De Grey

Season 1, Ep. 10

Dr Aubrey de Grey doesn’t just believe that ageing, and the suffering that comes with it, can be slowed down - he believes it can be undone altogether.

What’s more, he thinks we are merely a few years away from making the scientific breakthroughs that will enable the medical field to put an end to death related to ageing - for good.

His independently funded non-profit, the SENS Foundation, is at the forefront of radical research that combines the problem solving approaches of technology with geriatric medicine.

In this conversation he talks to Rob about his refusal to age gracefully, the biases of modern science, and why he won’t waste his time thinking about whether or not God exists. 


Listen to the episode - and join the conversation now!


Watch the video of the conversation, read the show notes and the full transcript here:

https://www.robkonrad.com/podcast/conversations/010-aubrey-de-grey

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015. He Was Almost A School Shooter: Aaron Stark

Season 1, Ep. 15
After years of physical and mental abuse in a chaotic and violent home, being bullied at the almost 40 schools he went to in his youth (due to the constant relocations of his drug-addicted parents), and battles with depression and self-harm, Aaron Stark reached a point where he could no longer take it.He decided to get a gun and do the unspeakable -take revenge on a world that seemingly had forgotten him.Luckily, before the unspeakable could happen, Aaron was saved by simple acts of kindness - by a colleague who understood that Aaron needed emotional help and support more than anything else.Aaron left his abusive home, got his life back on track, and how he shares his story of hope and transformation with the world.His TEDx talk, "I almost was a school shooter", has been watched over 8 Million times, he is now a mental health and anti-gun activist, husband and proud father of 4.In this deeply personal and emotional conversation we talk about bullying, what goes on in the mind of someone willing to take his life and those of others along with him, what we can do to prevent school shootings in the future- and much more….Join the conversation now!For a video of our conversation, more background info about Aaron, show notes, a full transcript of our conversation and links to your favorite podcast players to listen to the episode on the go, visit:https://www.robkonrad.com/podcast/conversations/015-aaron-stark