WMNF | 2021: questions have been asked. Movies you may have seen. Books you should have read. Music you need.


This is the first edition of Life elsewhere of 2022. We start by revisiting part of a conversation with the author and political commentator, Jared yates sexton, recorded a few days after the historic event of January 6. We were all in shock. Questions have been asked. Answers are needed. Please listen carefully.

Acclaimed film and media critic, Bob ross offers his take on the films of 2021. The venerable reviewer agrees that with or without Covid, the multitude of streaming channels are just as important a source of new films as traditional cinemas. Ross doesn’t hesitate to praise where he thinks due, as he almost spits in disgust at an unfortunate film he despises. Bob Expectations for the films in 2022 are more Marvel-type crash-bang-pows, multi-million dollar epics, and the most interesting independent releases appearing towards the end of the year.

The always endearing author, Mark Haskell Smith shares her list of books you might have missed in 2021

Mark then suggests a list of books we should consider in 2022.

Smith fun and informative observations are always greatly appreciated at Life elsewhere.

To end the show a big tip of the hat to King Anne, a group from Liverpool who had an extraordinary impact on Life elsewhere Music. Hannah and Craig create unforgettable new music that challenges genres. Everything is fine of their first LP, I’m not sorry, I was just me should be released soon. Thank you for your attention. Good year!


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