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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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Antoine Wilson On Fools, Symbolism, The Writing Process & Panorama City

Antoine“One of the most enchanting books I’ve read in a long time”, says Norman B of Antoine Wilson’s second novel, Panorama City. The California-based author joins Life Elsewhere to talk about Fools, Symbolism and The Writing Process, subjects all related to his extraordinary tale of Oppen Porter a twenty-eight-year-old, open-hearted, bicycle-riding, binocular-toting, self-described slow absorber.Porter relates a tale of self-determination, from village idiot to man of the world, for the benefit of his unborn son. Through the voice of one of literary’s unlikely heroes, Wilson manages to engage the reader with genius wit and brilliant observations.

Join Norman B for the next edition of Life Elsewhere with Antoine Wilson, also New York Times best-selling author, Beth Hoffman who is on a book tour promoting her new novel Looking for Me, while supporting and donating to Animal Shelters, Humane Societies and Pet Rescue. Plus the host of the popular radio show, Talking Animals, Duncan Strauss will stop by to recognize National Pet Month, talk pets and why we have them. All this and The Hit That Never Was featuring Small Black, requested by a listener in New Jersey who catches Life Elsewhere at Stitcher.


Life Elsewhere airs Monday, May 12 at 9.00am EDT

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The Professor & The Doctor

Stephen ShoreThe latest edition of Life Elsewhere features two authors who have written books based on their personal experiences. First we talk with Professor Stephen Shore who was diagnosed with Autism and Asperger Syndrome. His book Beyond The Wall vividly documents his life from infancy to present day. Non-verbal till the age of four, Stephen was viewed as “too sick” to be treated on an outpatient basis. Ignoring the professionals’ call for separating their son from his home, Stephen’s parents did what they thought was “right”. In the interview with Norman B, he talks candidly about this and other aspects of “being different”.

Dr. Dan PetersIn the second half of the program Norman B talks with Dr. Dan Peters about the Worrier Monster and how to conquer him. Dan Peters like many people worried and decided to set about dealing with the problem to help himself and in turn, help others. He wrote two books, From Worrier to Warrior: A Guide to Conquering Your Fears and Make Your Worrier a Warrior: A Guide to Conquering Your Child’s Fears. In the interview, Norman B asks Dr. Dan, What is worry? Why do we worry? Is worrying hereditary? and Who worries more, women or men?

Also in the program, this week’s Hit That Never Was featuring Nova Scotia native Jenn Grant with DreamerSend your selection to: hithatneverwas@lifeelsewhere.co

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