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“Cock & Balls!” Said The Professor

Julie LangfordJulie LangfordAssociate Professor of Roman History at the University of South Florida, joined the Birthday edition of Life Elsewhere. Ms Langford described in explicit detail how the ancient Romans celebrated birthdays and rites of passage, “Romans marked out children from adults by their dress, in particular by an amulet that citizen children would wear around their neck. Very often, this had a phallus and testicles…it was in the shape of a cock and balls” the Professor cooly announced, causing Norman B’s producer to have an instant deer-in-the-headlights moment as she readied herself to hit the “bleep” button. Julie Langford went on to describe how a phallus was the symbol of life  and crucial in averting the Evil Eye. The Professor continued with stories about sacrifices, honey cakes, the age girls became women and much more.

Listen to the complete Podcast of Life Elsewhere’s Birthday edition, which also includes Norman B retracing momentous changes in his life through music. His musical selection includes, Elvis Presley, Elmore James, Marvin GayeThe Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Cornell Campbell, Gregory Isaacs, David Bowie, The Smiths, The Only Ones, Killing Joke, A.R. Kane and Barzin.

This is the song Norman B heard at the age of ten, that changed his life. Hear the complete Podcast of Life Elsewhere’s Birthday edition here or here

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The latest Podcast edition of Life Elsewhere is available now, with Duncan Strauss, host of Talking Animals, New York Times Best Selling author Beth Hoffman, The Hit That Never Was, featuring Small Black and California-based writer Antoine Wilson. The Life Elsewhere Podcast can now be found at Stitcher, a wonderful new platform with a very clever free App. Add Life Elsewhere to your Stitcher playlist and help take us to the Top Show list!

             

Essential Listening!*

On the next edition of Life Elsewhere, the legendary Sir Mix-A-Lot speaks his mind on Syria, Gun Control, Obamacare, Ted Cruz and the President. Thrash aka Kris Weston, formerly of The Orb recalls his time spent with the pioneering ambient band and explains his new ambitious Kickstarter project. Jason Stewart president of TIGLFF (Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival) will discuss the program for the upcoming festival. Plus, this week’s Hit That Never Was.

Life Elsewhere airs Monday at 9.00am EDT (1400GDT)

WMNF 88.5fm

Streaming and Podcast: http://www.wmnf.org

for more info about Life Elsewhere write to normanb@lifeelsewhere.co

 

* “My favorite hour of morning radio: Life Elsewhere with host Norman B. Essential listening!” – writes Robert Newman, esteemed New York Creative Director www.robertnewman.com

 

 

The Fact & Fiction Edition

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From Melbourne, Australia, distinguished expert on diplomacy, international relations and 20th century history, Dr. Binoy Kampmark joins the conversation, covering Chelsea Manning, Adrian Lamo, security clearance and Syria. Larry Reid, noted curator of Fantagraphics Books in Seattle, offers insight on graphic novels and the sub-culture of comic books. Plus, this week’s Hit That Never Was, “Brutal Hearts” by Bedouin Soundclash featuring Coeur de Pirate.

Life Elsewhere airs Monday, 9.00am EDT (1400 GDT)

WMNF 88.5fm 

streaming: http://www.wmnf.org

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