What Animals May Tell Us About Aliens. A Return Visit With Katherine May.

Was Arik Kershenbaum’s intent in writing, The Zoologist’s Guide To The Galaxy to make the reader reconsider – everything? To look at our world from a new perspective? “Yes!” the zoologist, College Lecturer, and Fellow at Girton College, Cambridge responds rapidly. His new book will not only make you think, you’ll also find yourself wanting… Read more »

A Conversation With Dr. Camilla Pang. Richard Gabriel On Infamous Verdicts.

Camilla Pang An Outsider’s Guide To Humans – What Science Taught Me About What We Do And Who We are “Blessed with the solid combination of ASD, ADHD, and Ph.D. – I use the powers of neurodiversity to navigate the under-passed connections of how human psychology can meander beyond the norm. The study of humans… Read more »

Two Important Books

Andrew Marantz – Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation  For several years, Andrew Marantz, a New Yorker staff writer, has been embedded in two worlds. The first is the world of social-media entrepreneurs, who, acting out of naïvete and reckless ambition, upended all traditional means of receiving and transmitting information. The second… Read more »

Sex, Greed, Power, and Treachery

“How the KGB Cultivated Donald Trump, and Related Tales of Sex, Greed, Power, and Treachery” That’s just the sub-title to investigative journalist, Graig Unger’s latest book, American Kompromat. Jam-packed with what would otherwise be easily described as fantastical fiction, Mr. Unger’s intricate research and painstaking interviews unravel layer-by-layer a roller-coaster ride of truth. At the… Read more »

Who Stormed The Capitol Building?

When the results for the 2020 Presidential election were finally announced we here at Life Elsewhere were relieved yet hesitant to announce that Donald John Trump would not feature in yet another of our shows. For well over four years we have interviewed many authors, discussed with professors, experts, and pundits the phenomena of Trump…. Read more »

Women In The Alcohol Industry With Hope Ewing. Recalling An Early Conversation With A Star, Arlo Parks

Veteran bartender Hope Ewing, had grown impatient with the surprisingly outdated perceptions of women in the alcohol industry. Entrepreneurial and ambitious, often the first in their fields, the women she knew in the business were leaders, mentors, and trailblazers. In her debut book, Movers & Shakers – Women Making Waves In Sprites, Beer, and Wine, Ewing seeks them out,… Read more »

Radioactivity Wednesday: Lorenzo Milam, Community Radio and Disability Rights Activist Remembered

November 25, 2020 Good Morning, welcome to Radioactivity.  I’m Rob Lorei. This month, at the age of 86, radio activist Lorenzo Milam passed away in Oaxaca, Mexico.  Milam was known as “The Johnny Appleseed of Community Radio” because he founded so many radio stations.  He was part of the second wave of community radio stations…. Read more »

Radioactivity Tuesday: Why QAnon Wasn’t Prepared for the Election Outcome

November 24, 2020 Good Morning, welcome to Radioactivity.  I’m Rob Lorei.  Perhaps no group in the country was more disappointed by the outcome of the presidential election than the followers of the QAnon conspiracy theory. For three years “Anon’s” (as they call themselves) have been told that the “Deep State” would soon be revealed and… Read more »

Recalling Reality. A Tale Of Revenge. Passionate Music.

Two engaging conversations in this edition of Life Elsewhere with two authors who have written two completely different books. One is an intimate, revelatory memoir, exploring the ways we can care for and repair ourselves when life knocks us down. The other takes us into the well-trodden path of noir set in Los Angeles. Only… Read more »

Four Traumatic Years Later

In the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, we asked a panel of distinguished guests to share their opinions on the outcome. Dr. Jennifer, Mercieca, professor of communications at Texas A & M University questioned the media’s involvement, “They put the camera in front of Donald Trump for a year and a half and they gave… Read more »

Radioactivity Thursday: Disinformation, Conspiracy Theories, QAnon and Voter Manipulation with Melissa Ryan

October 29, 2020 In her latest article for Right Wing Watch, “Disinformation, Coronavirus, and the 2020 Presidential Election“, Melissa Ryan writes: In the 2016 presidential campaign, a robust disinformation effort fueled by Russia’s intelligence agencies provided a new turn in the narrative of United States politics. Now, as the 2020 presidential election approaches in a… Read more »

Considering America’s Soul

In his new book, American Rule – How A Nation Conquered The World But Failed Its People writer and political analyst Jared Yates Sexton takes us on a journey through the history of the United States, from the nation’s founding to the twenty-first century. He examines and debunks the American myths we’ve always told ourselves…. Read more »