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Crisis & Fear Podcast Available Now!

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The latest edition of Life Elsewhere is available now at Sticher

Dr. Dan Peters, licensed psychologist and author of Make Your Worrier a Warrior: A Guide to Conquering Your Child’s Fears joined the program to discuss how to talk to your children about fear, specifically the latest headline news of an Ebola scare.  Dr. Dan has devoted his career to working with children and families. His practice focuses on the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and families with diverse issues and challenges including overcoming worry and fear.

Both Erin Arvedlund and Martin Wolf have written books that read like fiction, but as the saying goes: Truth is stranger than fiction. We could not resist booking the two authors for the same edition of Life Elsewhere because they have both written exceptional books relating to the financial crisis. Martin Wolf, CBE widely considered to be one of the world’s most influential writers on economics and associate editor and chief economics commentator at the Financial Times has written The Shifts and the Shocks: What We’’ve Learned— and Have Still to Learn —from the Financial Crisis. Mr. Wolf’s book, full of graphs and charts, is a riveting read, explaining a complex subject for the layman. His book coincides with the release of Open Secret: The Global Banking Conspiracy That Swindled Investors Out of Billions by Erin Arvedlunda financial writer for thePhiladelphia Inquirer. Ms. Arvedlund documents Libor and the interest rate rigging scandals that emerged out of the 2008 Financial Crisis. We have gave this edition of Life Elsewhere an ominous title, but as you’ll hear from Norman B’s interviews, it’s not all doom and gloom, Ms. Arvedlund and Mr. Wolf both offer (thankfully) glimpses of optimism.

Sensing the program’s darker tone than usual. Norman began with an example of new music he recently discovered. 19-year-old Billie Black from London and the sublime I Waited For You. Later in the show, we present this week’s Hit That Never Was, featuring, from Portland Oregon, Cohen with I Have A Dream from the splendid Owl Said EP.

Life Elsewhere airs every Monday at 9.00am ET (1400 GMT)

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Crisis & Fear.

Timing is everything. We had scheduled two authors with exceptional books, both relating to the Financial Crisis. Martin Wolf, CBE  widely considered to be one of the world’s most influential writers on economics and associate editor and chief economics commentator at the Financial Times has written The Shifts and the Shocks: What We’’ve Learned— and Have Still to Learn —from the Financial Crisis. Mr. Wolf’s book, full of graphs and charts, turns out to be a riveting read explaining a complex subject for the layman. His book coincides with the release of Open Secret: The Global Banking Conspiracy That Swindled Investors Out of Billions by Erin Arvedlund, a financial writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Ms. Arvedlund documents the interest rate rigging scandals that emerged out of the 2008 Financial Crisis. Both Erin Arvedlund and Martin Wolf have written books that read like fiction, but as the saying goes: Truth is stranger than fiction. We could not resist booking the two authors for the same edition of Life Elsewhere.

As we prepared our show on the Financial Crisis, we could not have predicted another Crisis would be headline news. Only this time Crisis was coupled with Fear. Ebola is dominating the news. The words Crisis and Fear are everywhere. Across the country, children are asking parents and each other, “Did you hear about the person who got it in Texas?” and, “What’s Ebola? or “Can I get it?”  To help us understand how we can manage our children’s fears (and our own), we invited back to Life ElsewhereDr. Dan Peters, licensed psychologist and author of Make Your Worrier a Warrior: A Guide to Conquering Your Child’s Fears.


The subject matter for this edition of Life Elsewhere may seem a little serious, but we guarantee it will be essential and informative listening. To lighten the tone a little we present our weekly Hit That Never Was, featuring, from Portland Oregon, Cohen with I Have A Dream from the splendid Owl Said EP.

Life Elsewhere airs every Monday at 9.00am ET (1400 GMT)

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Coming Soon To Life Elsewhere

Life Elsewhere’s stellar line-up of guests continues with an exclusive interview with Ian McLagan, the famed keyboardist for Small Faces and Faces. Edited selections of Norman B’s exclusive interview will air on upcoming editions of Life Elsewhere. The full unexpurgated interview will be available for download only at Life Elsewhere. You’ll hear Norman & Mac reminisce about growing up in post World War Two Britain, the swinging sixties and going to the same art school, discovering the Blues and Mac joining Small Faces, the quintessential Mod band and the crazy non-stop life of a pop star. He talks about the beginning and the end of Faces and gives us a peak into what it was like recording with The Rolling Stones plus the often unglamorous life of being on the road with the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band. Ian McLagan offers his opinions on Punk, keyboard players he admires and his favorite keyboards. He recounts the ups and the downs, the truths and the untruths of rock ‘n’ roll and why his muse was so crucial in his life. McLagan discusses his latest album United States and his currant musical cohorts The Bump Band, based out of his adopted home of Austin, Texas.

Gary Wright best known for his 1976 hit songs Dream Weaver and Love Is Alive and for his role in helping establish the synthesizer as a leading instrument in rock and pop music has just written a book, aptly titled Dream Weaver with the subtitle, A Memoir; Music, Meditation, and My Friendship with George Harrison. Norman B explores all of these topics and more in an special interview with Gary Wright.

Erin Arvedlund is a financial writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer and author of the book about the rise and fall of Bernard Madoff, Too Good to Be True: The Rise and Fall of Bernie MadoffErin joins Life Elsewhere to talk with Norman B about her latest book, Open Secret: The Global Banking Conspiracy That Swindled Investors Out of Billions, which documents the interest rate rigging scandals that emerged out of the 2008 financial crisis. Our focus on the financial world continues with Martin Wolf one of the world’s most influential economic commentators, who talks about his new book, The Shifts and the Shocks: What We’ve Learned— and Have Still to Learn —from the Financial Crisis. Both Erin Arvedlund and Martin Wolf have written books that read like fiction, but as the saying goes: Truth is stranger than fiction. 

Also coming up on Life Elsewhere longtime contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for WiredClive Thompson, who has written Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better. This is a timely look at how technology boosts our cognitive abilities—making us smarter, more productive, and more creative than ever.

Life Elsewhere airs every Monday at 9.00am ET (1400 GMT)

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