Andrei Codrescu http://publicradioeast.org en When The TV Set Goes Dark, One Soundtrack Replaces Another http://publicradioeast.org/post/when-tv-set-goes-dark-one-soundtrack-replaces-another Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel. Like many people these days commentator Andrei Codrescu decided that he can live without television. But TV had cast a spell over him. And after he cut the cable he experienced severe withdrawal.<p>ANDREI CODRESCU: That panicky noise that use to run in the background is gone. It's like everything I did have the soundtrack. I would come in from a walk in the woods, but instead of thinking about the fresh bear prints I saw in the mud, Wolf Blitzer would alarm me with some new disease from a sick chicken in China. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 20:07:00 +0000 Andrei Codrescu 44106 at http://publicradioeast.org Despite Guinness And Google, Some Barroom Questions Go Unanswered http://publicradioeast.org/post/despite-guinness-and-google-some-barroom-questions-go-unanswered Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>The wealth of information that the Internet puts at our fingertips changes the way we interact with one another. If something is in dispute, a smartphone can quickly clear things up. And commentator Andrei Codrescu says there may be fewer barroom brawls over factual matters, but there are certain questions a search engine won't ever be able to answer.<p>ANDREI CODRESCU, BYLINE: In Russia, one man stabs another after quarreling about whether poetry was better than prose. The poetry lover stabbed the prose partisan. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 21:13:00 +0000 Andrei Codrescu 34551 at http://publicradioeast.org Is There Any Meaning In Poet Seamus Heaney's Last Text? http://publicradioeast.org/post/there-any-meaning-poet-seamus-heaneys-last-text Commentator Andrei Codrescu reflects on the text message written by poet Seamus Heaney just before he died. In Latin he wrote to his wife "do not be afraid." The 74-year-old Heaney died in a Dublin hospital last week. Codrescu says no great meaning should be implied — it was just a personal message to his wife. Fri, 06 Sep 2013 21:20:00 +0000 Andrei Codrescu 22776 at http://publicradioeast.org What's Behind Romania's Church Building Spree? http://publicradioeast.org/post/whats-behind-romanias-church-building-spree Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>You're listening to ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News.<p>In Romania, new churches are popping up at the rate of 10 a month. That's one every three days, according to a BBC report. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 21:38:00 +0000 Andrei Codrescu 21568 at http://publicradioeast.org