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Who in their right mind would buy Amazon’s Fire Phone?

Screen Shot 2014-06-20 at 5.01.48 PMSo, with a fair amount of your usual hoopla, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos introduces the world to his latest wonder-gizmo, the Fire Phone. We here at Life Elsewhere are always ready to take notice of a new smart-phone contender. Not least of all because, almost every day, one of us is cursing out our iPhone or Android for not responding fast enough. We excitedly devoured a preposterously large number of techie reviews, most of ’em saying pretty much the same thing. Then we stumbled upon this headline, “Who in their right mind would buy Amazon’s Fire Phone?” It was written forExtreme Tech by Sebastian Anthony, who describes himself as “A tall, hairy, British writer who blogs about technology, photography, travel, and whatever else catches my eye”. That clinched it, we knew we had to get Sebastian on the program. On the next edition of Life Elsewhere, we’ll get the pros and the cons about Amazon’s Fire, plus Sebastian Anthony will talk to us about the future of smart phones and what should we be looking for in digital technology?

Life Elsewhere airs Monday, June 23 at 9.00am ET

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Face Culture, Judgmental Maps, Cobblers, Casual Sex & Much More

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The latest post at BACK. will take you to all kinds of wonderful places, where you’ll discover new photography and videos, splendid handcrafted footwear, intricate and unique clothing, maps that judge, midcentury modernism, a new magazine and Casual Sex, an impressive example of innovative music from a UK Techno veteran.

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The World Cup 2014 Edition

Screen Shot 2014-06-07 at 3.05.56 PMLife Elsewhere celebrates World Cup 2014 with a dream-team of experts on the beautiful game. Caitlin O’Connell and Phil Schoen, two highly respected soccer pundits, will join the program to give us the definitive overview. We’ll ask what can we expect from Brazil, the highlights, the games not to miss and of course, the predictions. Plus, we’ll learn about the growing popularity of soccer in the US of A. RobertScreen Shot 2014-05-27 at 11.13.48 AM Priest, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Eight by Eight, a brilliant new magazine devoted to the beautiful game will talk about why the timing is right to launch a unique magazine on soccer and his passion for the game. Robert and his co-partner Grace Leehave created a publication that is not only beautiful to look at, its fascinating and entertaining, even to the non-soccer fan. While we talk with Robert we encourage you to view the magazine by going to 8by8mag. A characteristic tradition at soccer matches, beginning in the UK, over a century ago are Fan Chants. We will talk with Michael Dennis of FanChants as he explains exactly what FanChants means and why the unstoppable passion for singing the praises of your favorite team at the top of your lungs. “The best thing about football they say is the banter, the wit and the passion that you only get when crammed in next to a few thousand of your fellow die hard fans.  The game may be increasingly about the money, the business, the suits and all the flamboyant trimmings, but we all know it would die on its arse (ass) without the real fans” Says Michael Dennis

Join Life Elsewhere for The World Cup Edition

9.00am ET, June 9

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What Do We Tell Our Children?

Screen Shot 2014-05-25 at 8.44.47 PMSadly and oh so predictably, yet another senseless attack on our right to civilization happened at Isla Vista, California, last Friday night. The televised statement from the father of Christopher Martinez the distraught parent of one of the victims is unbearable to watch, not only because of witnessing the agony this man is suffering, but also because of the unequivocal truth he speaks. Once again so many questions must be addressed. How can this happen? What should or could we have done t prevent it? The pundits and talking heads on TV will no doubt go on ad infinitum. Yet, most importantly, what do we tell our children about such a tragedy? How do we talk to the about such a wretched event? To help us, we have asked Dr. Dan Peters to join us once again at Life Elsewhere. Dr. Dan Peters is the author of “From Worrier to Worrier – A Guid To Conquering Your Fears” and also Make Your Worrier a Warrior: A Guide to Conquering Your Child’s Fears. We will ask Dr. Peters, What do we tell our children about tragedy’s like this? With easy  access to Youtube, kids are bombarded with images and “thoughts” like the alleged killer’s posts?” and “Are the professionals, the psychologists, psychiatrists and general practitioners now more subject to public scrutiny?”

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