Episode 12: The Mystery Surrounding Jesus Christ’s Foreskin with David Farley

Summary: Hosts Sara, Michelle and Jessica talk about fake Murano glass, the anti-ageing super-tomato, and speak with writer David Farley about his book, “An Irreverent Curiosity” about the quest for Jesus Christ’s foreskin in southern Italy.

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David Farley, @DavidFarley on Twitter, is a food & travel writer whose work has appeared in places like the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, Conde Nast Traveler Magazine, Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel, & National Geographic Traveler (among many other places). He teaches writing at NYU and is a champion of and cheerleader for up-and-coming travel writers with the Restless Legs Reading Series he founded in New York. We’ve invited him onto Eye On Italy to discuss the book he wrote, “An Irreverent Curiosity: In Search of the Church’s Strangest Relic in Italy’s Oddest Town,” which just came out in paperback.

Eye on Italy Angolo d’Italiano:

  • colanzo – colazione + pranzo similar to the concept of brunch
  • prepuzio (foreskin) – you probably won’t have many opportunities to use this in a sentence!

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