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Conversations with Paul Greenberg & Slippery Eyes

Paul Greenberg

 

 

The best-selling author of Four Fish and American Catch, Paul Greenberg returns to Life Elsewhere to talk about his latest book, The Omega Principle – Seafood and the Quest for a Long Life and a Healthier Planet. With his smart ability to explain a complex subject with wit and pleasing readability, Paul asks how can we eat in a way that is good for both us and our planet. In The Omega Principle, he explores the history, science, and business behind omega-3 fatty acids in search of an answer. While researching The Omega Principle, Greenberg, a lifelong fisherman, ate fish every day, multiple times a day for a year in hopes determining which fish we should eat for our health and the health of the planet. His story-telling and boundless enthusiasm make for a compelling conversation.

 

Slippery Eyes (l-r) Cai, Cassie, Jesse, Christian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s no secret that Life Elsewhere host, Norman B is widely recognized for discovering up and coming bands and musicians. Recently, Take Care, Be Well the debut EP by Portland, Oregon-based Slippery Eyes caught Norman’s attention. After playing the EP at volume 11, non-stop for a couple of days at Life Elsewhere Towers it made perfect sense to reach out to Slippery Eyes and arrange an interview. Via the magic of Skype and a three-hour time difference, Cai, Cassie, Jesse and Christian answered questions about making Take Care, Be Well, writing songs, playing live and the future of the band. Slippery Eyes make thoughtful, well-crafted songs. They have a refreshing honesty matched with an obvious passion for the music they make. Remember you heard Slippery Eyes first on Life Elsewhere.

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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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