This American Life
10:00 pm – 11:00 pmThis American Life

The Empty Chair

The space left behind when something is gone.see more
Latest Newscasts:KQEDNPR
Player Sponsored By

How Today's Athletes are Playing Harder, Faster, and Longer

52 min
at 10:00 AM
Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots passes against the Philadelphia Eagles during Super Bowl Lll at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Thanks to the evolution of sports science, professional athletes are extending their playing days well beyond their youth -- quarterback Tom Brady is 40. Serena Williams is pushing 37. Soccer player Carli Lloyd turns 36 this summer. In "Play On: The New Science of Elite Performance at Any Age" journalist Jeff Bercovici illustrates how science is extending the timeline of athleticism. What questions do you have about staying agile while aging?


Jeff Bercovici, San Francisco Bureau Chief, Inc. Magazine; author, "Play On: The New Science of Elite Performance at Any Age"