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Non-fiction

Counting The True Costs Of War. The Secret Lives Of Young Arab Women.

Norman Solomon – War made Invisible: How America Hides The Human Toll Of Its Military Machine More than twenty years ago, 9/11 and the war in Afghanistan set into motion a hugely consequential shift in...

A Surprising Debut Novel. The Way Of Birds. Etherial Music

Chuck Collins – Alter To An Erupting Sun Altar to an Erupting Sun is a near-future story of one community facing climate disruption in the critical decade ahead. Rae Kelliher is a veteran environmental activist...

The Biggest Ideas In The Universe. Elton John @ 75.

Sean Carroll – The Biggest Ideas in the Universe The most trusted explainer of the most mind-boggling concepts pulls back the veil of mystery that has too long cloaked the most valuable building blocks of...

A Comic Writer’s Funny Obsession

Mark Haskell Smith Rude Talk In Athens: Ancient Rivals, the Birth of Comedy, and a Writer’s Journey through Greece In ancient Athens, thousands would attend theatre festivals that turned writing into a fierce battle for...

The Tragedy Of Slenderman. A Petition For Climate Protection

Environmental journalist, Robert Hunziker, a frequent contributor to Life Elsewhere shares his opinion on why temperatures across Europe are reaching record highs; why people in Seattle where home air-conditioning is unusual are suffering from extreme...

James Hamblin. Daniel Bergner. Dajung.

James Hamblin Clean – The New Science Of Skin James Hamblin, a  preventive medicine physician and staff writer for The Atlantic was curious about the new science of skin microbes and probiotics. He discovered that...

Brit Hawthorne. Amanda Jayatissa. Loraine James

In this edition two exceptional books and new ambient music. First, we begin with non-fiction, Raising Antiracist Children – A Parenting Guide by Britt Hawthorne (with Natasha Yglesias), followed by a delve into the world...

A Blueprint For Global Action

Robin Broad and John Cavanagh are passionate about their cause. The story they tell in The Water Defenders – How Ordinary People Saved A Country From Corporate Greed tells the inspirational story of a community...

Vices & Taboos

Much of the health advice we receive today tells us that in order to be healthy, we must consume a Spartan diet, exercise with the intensity of an Olympic athlete, and take a drug for...

A Conversation With Chip Jacobs

If you are going to write a crime thriller, what are the essential ingredients? Well, how about a big helping of murder, mix in a generous portion of blackmail, spice everything up with a layer...

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...

Us & Them & Them & Us

Ian Buruma – The Churchill Complex – The Curse of Being Special, From Winston and FDR to Trump and Brexit It’s impossible to understand the last 75 years of American history, through to Trump and...

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