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Why are we living longer than our ancestors?

Steven Johnson explores innovations in science and public health that have led to huge increases in life expectancy

Published: May 29, 2021 at 12:15 pm
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Steven Johnson discusses the Extra Life project, which includes a book and new BBC Four series co-presented with David Olusoga. He chronicles a revolution in medicine, and explores the innovations in science and public health that have led to huge increases in life expectancy since 1900.

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Steven Johnson is the author of Extra Life: A Short History Of Living Longer (Penguin Putnam, 2021)

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