A visit to Dr. Oz

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in Books, News | No Comments
A visit to Dr. Oz

Bill Gifford pays a visit to Dr. Oz to discuss his New York Times bestseller, “Spring Chicken: Stay Young Forever (Or Die Trying),” a personal journey through the latest in anti-aging research. Take a look! SPRING CHICKEN: Stay Young Forever (or Die Trying) is a full-throttle, high-energy ride through the latest research, popular mythology, and ancient wisdom […]

NPR Fresh Air: Naked Mole Rats & Dog Testicles

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in Books, News | No Comments
NPR Fresh Air: Naked Mole Rats & Dog Testicles

Organisms that are exposed to stress in certain ways respond to it and become stronger. … On the cellular level … it has an effect of almost like cleaning up or reorganizing your proteins so they’re in better shape.   -Bill Gifford Listen to Gifford’s conversation with NPR Fresh Air‘s Dave Davies, as they explore the quest […]

Spring Chicken

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in Articles, Books, News | No Comments
Spring Chicken

SPRING CHICKEN: Stay Young Forever (or Die Trying) is a full-throttle, high-energy ride through the latest research, popular mythology, and ancient wisdom on mankind’s oldest obsession: How can we live longer? And better? In his funny, self-deprecating voice, veteran reporter Bill Gifford takes readers on a fascinating journey through the science of aging, from the obvious signs […]

Bode Miller Mows The Lawn, Finally

Posted by on Mar 19, 2010 in Articles | No Comments

I called Bode Miller from my pants last week. While I was on a ski lift. I can’t explain it: It’s not like we’re buds, or anything. His home number (or, probably, his mom’s number) has been in my phone since 2003, when I visited the Miller tennis camp/family compound in Franconia, NH, for this piece in Outdoor […]

Obama’s Quiet “Sheriff”

Posted by on Dec 3, 2009 in Articles | No Comments

While the rest of Washington has been preoccupied with health care and tea parties and wars and Sarah Palin (not to mention wars aboutSarah Palin), Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has been quietly—and slowly—undoing some of the worst abuses of the Bush administration. My piece on Ken Salazar’s toughest dilemma is now up on the Men’s Journal site. But […]

Do You *Really* Need to Shoot Deer on Sunday, Too?

Posted by on Nov 30, 2009 in Articles | No Comments

Because I live about, oh, 400 yards from state game lands, the first day of deer season here in Pennsylvania is always a shattering experience. It begins at first light, with a “KABOOM!” echoing across the valley. A few minutes later, more gunshots ring out in answer. And so it goes for most of the […]

The Fire Last Time

Posted by on Nov 2, 2009 in Articles, Books | No Comments

I’ve long admired Tim Egan’s reporting for the NYT, because it seemed to come from a genuine connection with and love for his native Pacific Northwest; plus, it reminded New Yorkers that there was, in fact, a whole entire country out there beyond the brown clouds over New Jersey. In his latest book, The Big Burn, he […]

Fear of Flying

Posted by on Aug 19, 2009 in Articles | No Comments

I’ve done plenty of stupid stuff that could have killed me, everything from backcountry skiing after a snowstorm without avalanche gear (or knowledge), to riding a moped on the island of Mykonos, without lights and plastered on some sort of blue drink. Bad ideas, all. But the worst it ever got, the closest I’ve ever […]

Attack of the Lance Trolls!

Posted by on Aug 11, 2009 in Articles | No Comments

I had it coming, I guess. About a month ago, I published a little article in Slate that charted the rockier bits of Lance Armstrong’s comeback: The testy encounters with the press, the headgames with his own teammates, the crashes and miscues, and just the general sense that things were not necessarily going according to plan. And […]

Singletrack in the City

Posted by on Aug 6, 2009 in Articles | No Comments

Just out in Mountain Bike magazine: My feature on Manhattan’s first legal mountain bike trails, way up yonder where the wild things roam… The backstory: Back when I was a 21-year-old Park Slope “Manny” (long story), I used to sneak into the “backcountry” of Prospect Park for a quick mountain-bike ride, every once in a while. It wasn’t […]