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A conversation with Peter Constantine one of the editors of THE GREEK POETS: Homer to the Present. It originally aired on January 14, 2010

February 4, 2016

Hope you enjoy the program.

Please remember that it will only be on WNYE for fifteen minutes. After 7:15 you will have to listen to the rest of the program at our website: ComosFM.org

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A Conversation with Daniel Klein, author of Every Time I Find The Meaning Of Life, They Change It, January 21, 2016

January 21, 2016

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ABOUT Every Time I Find The Meaning Of Life, They Change It

Daniel Klein’s fans have fallen in love with the warm, humorous, and thoughtful way he shows how philosophy resonates in everyday life. Readers of his popular books Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar . . . and Travels with Epicurus come for enlightenment and stay for the entertainment.

As a young college student studying philosophy, Klein filled a notebook with short quotes from the world’s greatest thinkers, hoping to find some guidance on how to live the best life he could. Now, from the vantage point of his eighth decade, Klein revisits the wisdom he relished in his youth with this collection of philosophical gems, adding new ones that strike a chord with him at the end of his life. From Epicurus to Emerson and Camus to the theologian Reinhold Niebuhr—whose words provided the title of this book—each pithy extract is annotated with Klein’s inimitable charm and insights. In these pages, our favorite jokester–philosopher tackles life’s biggest questions, leaving us chuckling and enlightened.

From the Penguin/Random House website

Tune in to WNYE, 91.5 fm, tonight at 7pm to listen to our conversation. Or click here to listen to it as it streams live over the internet.

Every time coverCLICK HERE for Daniel’s Website

CLICK HERE for the Publisher’s page for Every Time I Find The Meaning Of Life, They Change It

CLICK HERE for for my last blog entry on Daniel Klein

CLICK HERE for for my Conversation with Daniel back in February of 2013

CLICK HERE for a short bio of Daniel

 

The 2015 “Graffiti” Year in Review

January 7, 2016

CLICK HERE for my blog entry for A Conversation with Vicki Vasilopoulos, about her film Men of the Cloth, May 14, 2015

CLICK HERE for my blog entry for A Conversation with Christopher McDougall, author of Natural Born Heroes, September 17, 2015

CLICK HERE for my blog entry for A Conversation with Anders Nilsen, author of “Rage of Poseidon”, Feb. 19, 2015

CLICK HERE for my blog entry for A Conversation with Penelope Karageorge, about The Neon Suitcase, a new collection of her poems, July 9, 2015

CLICK HERE for my blog entry for A Conversation with Chris Strompolos who played Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation, November 26, 2015

CLICK HERE for my blog entry for A Conversation with Costa Boutsikaris, director of INHABIT: A Permaculture Perspective, October 1, 2015

 

If you want to know more about the other programs I had in 2015 please check along the right side of the blog where you’ll find a listing of the months on 2015. Click on any month an you’ll find a listing of the shows done that month. Click on the show and it will take you to that blog entry.

Thanks and onward into 2016.

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A Conversation with Adam Nicolson, author of Why Homer Matters, October 29, 2015

December 10, 2015

Hope you enjoyed the show.

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Adam Nicolson employs Homeric thinking as the foundation myth to understand the evolution of Greek consciousness and to make the distant past of the Mediterranean world as immediate to us today as our own time.

images     Why Homer Matters is a magical journey of discovery across great stretches of time and place, sewn together by the epic poems themselves and their metaphors of life and trouble. Homer’s formulaic were invented after memory and before history to occupy as Adam Nicolsonachilles writes “a Third space,” in which to bend memory over back thousands of years beyond the customary three generations of human experience.
The Iliad and The Odyssey are among the oldest stories we have, emerging from a time—around 200 B.C.—before the Greeks became Greek, when warlike invaders from the Northern steppe—beyond the Black Sea—clashed with the more sophisticated inhabitants of the Eastern Mediterranean.
The poems tell us how we…

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A Conversation with Chris Strompolos who played Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation, November 26, 2015

November 26, 2015

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In June of 1981: Raiders of the Lost Ark was released and Indiana Jones was born. Cinematic history and the hearts of movie lovers and generations to follow were changed forever.

In June of 2014… 33 years later: The Raiders Guys completed what has been called “the greatest fan-film ever made“ – a shot-for-shot recreation of the Spielberg / Lucas classic. Welcome to our adventure!

from the “Raiders Guys” website

It’s summer. 1981…and it’s hot.

You’re 10, 11 years old…and there’s nothing to do.

So what DO you do?

Maybe you get a bunch of kids together and play ball: Baseball, basketball or soccer.

But it’s summer…and it’s hot, so maybe you find and indoor hobby like building model airplanes, or stamp collecting. Or maybe you get a job: Dog walking or9781250001474 washing cars or bagging groceries.

It’s summer…and it’s hot…. So maybe what you do is get together with another kid and make a shot-by-shot recreation of your favorite film: Raiders of the Lost Ark.

That’s exactly what Chris Strompolos and Eric Zala did that summer…and the next…and the next…and on and on for seven years.

Then long beyond that.

 

Tune in to WNYE, 91.5 fm, tonight at 7pm to listen to our conversation. Or click here to listen to it as it streams live over the internet.

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CLICK HERE for the Raiders Guys Website

CLICK HERE for Raiders! the book written by Alan Eisenstock about this adventure.

CLICK HERE for the “Vice” video about Chris and Eric.

CLICK HERE for the Vanity Fair article about Chris and Eric and their movie.

CLICK HERE for the wikipedia entry for Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation

CLICK HERE for the wikipedia entry for Raiders of the Lost Ark

 

Have a Happy Thanksgiving.  bb

 

A Conversation with Adam Nicolson, author of Why Homer Matters, October 29, 2015

October 29, 2015

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Adam Nicolson employs Homeric thinking as the foundation myth to understand the evolution of Greek consciousness and to make the distant past of the Mediterranean world as immediate to us today as our own time.

images     Why Homer Matters is a magical journey of discovery across great stretches of time and place, sewn together by the epic poems themselves and their metaphors of life and trouble. Homer’s formulaic were invented after memory and before history to occupy as Adam Nicolsonachilles writes “a Third space,” in which to bend memory over back thousands of years beyond the customary three generations of human experience.
The Iliad and The Odyssey are among the oldest stories we have, emerging from a time—around 200 B.C.—before the Greeks became Greek, when warlike invaders from the Northern steppe—beyond the Black Sea—clashed with the more sophisticated inhabitants of the Eastern Mediterranean.
The poems tell us how we became who we are.

description from Macmillan/Holt website

CLICK HERE for more information about Why Homer Matters

CLICK HERE for for the wikipedia article on Adam Nicolson

Tonight’s program will only be available on-line at the Hellenic Public Radio website.

My Conversation with Brad Herzog, author of Turn Left at the Trojan Horse. February 10, 2011

October 15, 2015

Tonight’s program is a repeat. Hope you enjoy it.

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Just My Eyes

Struggling for the right words to express what “Turn Left at the Trojan Horse” is about is not my idea of a good use of time especially when I can poach the best description from the Kensington Publishing Corp. website.

“Go away. Figure it out,” she was saying. “Don’t come back until you do.” She looked at the calendar. “You have thirty-one days.”

With these words, like Helen of Troy launching a thousand ships across the Aegean, Brad Herzog’s wife launched a single Winnebago Aspect onto the open road. A modern-day Odysseus in Kerouac clothing, Brad Herzog plunges into a solo cross-country adventure in search of insight. With middle age bearing down on him and another college reunion fast approaching, he takes stock: How has he measured up to his own youthful aspirations? In contemporary America, what is a life well lived? What is a heroic life?

From the foothills…

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