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Hello and welcome to my website. I am a British-born, naturalized American, living in California. Based in Los Angeles, I work as a correspondent for BBC television, radio and digital outlets, covering everything from US politics and world affairs to technology, natural disasters and Hollywood. I also host the Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast. My special interest is the science of human longevity - food, fasting, exercise and long-term health. All views expressed reflect my personal experiences. I advise anyone considering adopting a new diet or fitness regime to first consult with their doctor. Links on this site are to my personal portfolio of audio, video and text. Copyright of broadcast works remain with the BBC and LLAMA podcast content with Healthspan Media LLC. Thanks for the visit!

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Monday, May 28, 2018

Ben Lecomte: Swimmer

Ben Lecomte has set off from Japan aiming to become the first person to swim 5,500 miles across the Pacific Ocean. He plans to swim for eight hours a day for more than six months as he heads towards San Francisco.
We chatted about the challenge ahead, including the dangers of swimming in swarms of jellyfish.  He is hoping to raise awareness for climate change with a team of scientists conducting research during the swim.

Original broadcast, May 28, 2018, BBC Radio 5 Live

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