I wrote a book about searching for the lost foreskin of Jesus (I'm not kidding!) and starred in the documentary "The Quest for the Holy Foreskin," currently airing on National Geographic Channel. Ask me Anything!
Hi there, reddit! I'm David Farley, a New York-based food and travel writer. I write for lots of publications -- the New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, AFAR magazine, the Washington Post, to name a few -- and I teach writing at New York University. I also wrote the book, "An Irreverent Curiosity: In Search of the Church's Strangest Relic in Italy's Oddest Town" (Penguin/Gotham Books), about my time living in a curious medieval hill town near Rome while searching for the foreskin of Jesus, which went missing from the town under mysterious circumstances 30 years ago.
Most recently, National Geographic Channel (the international one, not the North American version) and the French/German channel Arte made a documentary partly based on my book. The documentary, “The Quest for the Holy Foreskin,” is showing on Nat Geo at sporadic times this month (January 2014) and Arte plans to broadcast a slightly longer version later this year.
Here's the trailer for it:
Ask me anything about the Holy Foreskin that you've ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask.
EDIT: I just found a full version of the documentary on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiqgWSMKp8M