Bob Dylan’s Christmas Album: KPFK Wed. 11/11

BOB DYLAN has released a Christmas album! Is this a joke — or a tragedy? SEAN WILENTZ explains — he’s official historian at the official Bob Dylan website (he also teaches American history at Princeton.) READ Sean Wilentz on Dylan’s Xmas album HERE. LISTEN TO SAMPLES HERE. PLAYLIST: “Here Comes Santa Claus”; “I’ll Be Home for Xmas”; “Must Be Santa,” “Winter Wonderland”; “O Little Town of Bethlehem”

Plus: “Guyland” is the world of twenty-something men whose passions are limited to watching sports, getting drunk, and getting laid. MICHAEL KIMMEL will explain; his book Guyland is out now in paperback.  (originally broadcaast 11/26/08)

Also: BARBARA EHRENREICH talks about Americans’  “unwholesome love affair with Positive Thinking.”   She says losing your job, or your home, is not “an opportunity.”  Her new book is BRIGHT SIDED: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking has Undermined America.
Barbara will be speaking Sunday  Nov 15 at 2pm at CalTech in Baxter Hall.  More info HERE.
Read the Journal of Happiness Studies HERE.