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Life ELsewhere Podcast With Paul Greenberg & Alan Connor Available Now

Two fascinating interviews with two authors of two very different books, The Hit That Never Was and a bonus music track

Paul GreenbergPaul Greenberg is the author of the New York Times bestseller Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food.He joins Life Elsewhere to talk about his latest book, American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood. The book explores why the United States, the country that controls more ocean than any nation on earth imports 90 percent of its seafood from abroad. Greenberg deftly explores three quintessential American seafoods: The New York oyster, the Gulf shrimp and the Alaskan sockeye salmon. We may believe that we are what we eat, but Greenberg argues that we do not eat what we truly are. We are an ocean nation, the author says, yet we eat a minimal amount of seafood in comparison to meat and poultry. Study after study has touted the benefits of a diet rich in omega-3s from fish, and we have access to a wealth of nutritious, local food options, but we opt out.

Alan Connor is a comedy writer, television presenter, quizmaster and author. He writesAlan Connor a weekly column for The Guardian on crosswords and writes for the BBC on languages and arts. Connor’s obvious passion for the ubiquitous puzzle, led him to write about its fascinating history in his new book, The Crossword Century: 100 Years of Witty Wordplay, Ingenious Puzzles, and Linguistic Mischief . He chronicles every twist and turn from the 1920′s, when crosswords were considered to be a menace to productive society, to World War II, when they were used to recruit code breakers, to their starring role in a 2008 episode of The Simpsons.  He describes the colorful characters who make up the interesting and often bizarre subculture of crossword constructors and competitive solvers. He gives us the A-list names of some of the more well-known among the puzzle solvers, may surprise you. Connor even explains how your character is revealed by the implement you use.

Also in this edition of Life Elsewhere, the Hit That Never Was, featuring Only Real with Cadillac Girl, selected by a listener named Scott. You too can get your Hit That Never Was played on Life Elsewhere by sending your suggestion to hitthatneverwas at lifeelsewhere dot co. With a critical eye on the latest developments in Israel and Gaza, Norman B decided to play an uplifting piece of music from Riff Cohen, a sing-songwriter, actress and musician who was born in Tel Aviv, to a Tunisian father and an Algerian-French mother. Riff performs in Hebrew and French and in her single A Paris, she happily touts the pleasure of her adopted home.

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The Life Elsewhere Summer Reading Special with a distinguished panel of experts: David Ulinbook critic of The Los Angels TimesMark Haskell Smithauthor of five novels,  MoistDelicious,Salty, Baked, and Raw: A Love Storyand the non-fiction book Heart of Dankness: Underground Botanists, Outlaw Farmers, and the Race for the Cannabis CupDavid Zweig, writer, lecturer and musician, his first non-fiction book Invisibles: The Power of Anonymous Work in an Age of Relentless Self-Promotion. Here are photos of our guests, see if you can match the author with the books they selected?

David Zweig

David Zweig

Mark H Smith

Mark Haskell Smith

David Ulin

David Ulin

Also in the next edition of Life Elsewhere a first-rate selection for the Hit That Never Was, the late, great, crown prince of reggae, Dennis Brown with a cover of a universally much-loved song, written by a high school friend of Norman B. Another test, can you guess the title and the name of the person who wrote it?

The Life Elsewhere Summer Reading Special 

9.00am ET, Monday, July 7

WMNF 88.5fm

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The Life Elsewhere Summer Reading Special

The Life Elsewhere Summer Reading Special with a distinguished panel of experts: David Ulin, book critic of The Los Angels TimesMark Haskell Smithauthor of five novels,  MoistDelicious, Salty, Baked, and Raw: A Love Story, and the non-fiction book Heart of Dankness: Underground Botanists, Outlaw Farmers, and the Race for the Cannabis Cup; David Zweig, writer, lecturer and musician, his first non-fiction book Invisibles: The Power of Anonymous Work in an Age of Relentless Self-Promotion. Below we present, in no particular order, the jackets of the books our guests have chosen for Summer Reading. See if you can match each expert with the books they selected?

Also in the next edition of Life Elsewhere a first-rate selection for the Hit That Never Was, the late, great, crown prince of reggae, Dennis Brown with a cover of a universally and much-loved song, written by a high school friend of Norman B. Another test, can you guess the title and the name of the person who wrote it?

David Zweig

David Zweig

Mark H Smith

Mark Haskell Smith

David Ulin

David Ulin


 

 

 

  

                       

The Life Elsewhere Summer Reading Special 

9.00am ET, Monday, July 7

WMNF 88.5fm

www.wmnf.org

Podcast

Life Elsewhere is now available on Stitcher 
Stitcher is radio on demand
Download the free app today and listen anytime, anywhere
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