Contradictions, Mistakes, The Media As News & New Music!

A bumper-variety-packed show in the next edition of Life Elsewhere. UK-based, American columnist for the Guardian newspaper, Tim Dowling joins the program to discuss his smart-witty new book, How To Be A Husband. This is not a self help book but rather, a public service with a collection of mistakes upon which a successful marriage has been built, says Tim.

This past week has seen the media making headline news, first with NBC news anchor Brian Williams exaggerating the truth, and then, faux news anchor Jon Stewart announced he will be quitting the Daily Show. To help us understand why the media has became news, we’ll talk with astute TV & Media Critic, Walt Belcher.

“How is it possible that a nation that gave us the Renaissance have also produced the Mafia?” We’ll ask that question and more of John Hooper, the critically acclaimed author of The Italians. The seasoned British correspondent has lived in Rome for a number of years, skillfully gathering a wonderful perspective to explain who are The Italians?

This week’s Hit That Never Was, by a band from New Zealand, with the unlikely name of French For Rabbits, selected by a listener who included with her email, a photo of Fred, her Labrador puppy. We would like to know what you think deserves to be the Hit That Never Was. Send your request and include a photo of your pet, if you wish, to: hitthatneverwas (at) lifeelsewhere (dot) co

To round out the program, we’re going to feature a couple of tracks from Siber Records, a label out of Raleigh, North Carolina. Siber impress us not just with the quality of their output but also the amazing variety of their releases. Siber is a label that is very hard to…er…label. And, we like that.

Make sure you don’t miss the next edition of Life Elsewhere, airing at a new time and new place: Sundays, 12 noon ET at WMNF The Source HD3. It’s easy to listen, click here in your browser. And, you can listen on your iPhone or iPad, get the new WMNF player here. Life Elsewhere can also be heard Mondays, 5.00pm PT at NWCZ Radio,

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