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Light-hearted conversation with callers from all over about new words, old sayings, slang, family expressions, language change and varieties, as well as word histories, linguistics, regional dialects, word games, grammar, books, literature, writing, and more. You can join author/journalist Martha Barnette and linguist/lexicographer Grant Barrett on the show with your language thoughts, questions, and stories: https://waywordradio.org/contact or words@waywordradio.org. In the US 🇺🇸 and Canada ...
 
Intimate, wise and healing medicine stories from the people who are carrying us through this time of great turning and true transformation. Present-day prophets, visionaries, musicians, artists, culture weavers, and healers from around the globe share what they know. We are medicine callers telling medicine stories and sharing skills about medicine calling. Here on this show we collectively cocreate a planetary culture that is caring, restorative, generative, optimizing, and kind. It is time ...
 
The Shot Caller podcast brings you tomorrows game changers, agents of change, revolutionaries, and the investors behind them – today! Stories that will catalyse and inspire you to pursue your dreams, vote with your wallet, increase your longevity, and live your wealthy life! Like the butterfly effect in chaos theory, a small change in one state can have a large, non-linear change on a global scale.
 
Introducing, Dr. Fresch's "House Call Radio", now featuring Dr. Fresch's new series "Caller ID". New episodes monthly, broadcasting monday at 3PM PST / 6PM EST on Insomniac Radio and DASH Radio. Submissions: http://bit.ly/Caller-ID-Submissions Follow @DrFresch and his new label, @HouseCallRecs All episodes from Dr. Fresch's former mix series preserved here, guests below. ALUMNI: @ghastly @waxmotif @snbrn @shaunfrank @vanillaace @iamwuki @hotelgarudamusic @coyotekisses @gofreek @huntersiegel ...
 
Music-Comedians Ryan ‘goose fan’ Brannon and Paul ‘grumpy curmudgeon’ Rich have their weekly meeting to discuss their highlights and lowlights, what baffles, bemuses and bewilders them (including the etymology of ridiculous but real words). Join them as they interview special guests including performers from TV to stage or (or perhaps you at home!) and put their movie knowledge to the test by finding out how even universally loved films can be hated... And why. And of course each episode Tom ...
 
Welcome to NCBR! Nite Callers Bigfoot Radio is a talk show that interviews bigfoot/sasquatch researchers, witnesses, paranormal researchers and many other mysterious subjects. At NCBR we have learned much of what we know today because of the hard work and sacrifice of researchers getting out there and investigating as well as having experiences. We do try to keep the subject matter grounded and believable. Sometimes we are surprised by unbelievable claims during our broadcast and ask that yo ...
 
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A new book about how animals perceive their environment reveals immense worlds beyond our own. A bee can see ultraviolet light, catfish have taste buds all over their bodies, and manatees use highly sensitive lips to examine nearby objects. Also, what’s the relationship between romantic novels and Romance languages? Plus, sometimes buying gingerbre…
 
Some college students are using the word loyalty as a synonym for monogamy. Are the meanings of these words now shifting? Plus, a biologist discovers a new species of bat, then names it after a poet he admires. Also, warm memories of how a childhood library card becomes a passport to new worlds. And: for a spell vs. cast a spell, thaw vs. unthaw, t…
 
While compiling the Oxford English Dictionary, lexicographer James Murray exchanged hundreds of letters a week with authors, advisors, and volunteer researchers. A new collection online lets you eavesdrop on discussions about which words should be in the dictionary and why — including words that might offend Victorian sensibilities. Also why are so…
 
Need a slang term that can replace just about any noun? Try chumpie. If you're from Philadelphia, you may already know this handy placeholder word. And there's Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Manhattan, and … The Bronx — why do we add the definite article to the name of that New York borough? The answer lies in the area's geography and local famil…
 
Diamond dust, tapioca snow, and sugar icebergs — a 1955 glossary of arctic and subarctic terms describes the environment in ways that sound poetic. And a mom says her son is dating someone who's non-binary. She supports their relationship, but still struggles to use their preferred pronouns in a way that feels natural to her. Plus, A Way with Words…
 
It was a dark and stormy night. So begins the long and increasingly convoluted prose of Edwards Bulwer-Lytton’s best-known novel. Today the annual Bulwer-Lytton Contest asks contestants for fanciful first sentences that are similarly convoluted and over-the-top — often with hilarious results. Plus: George Orwell’s prescient novel 1984 gave us the t…
 
If you consider your health to be part of your wealth or your "wellth," this is the podcast for you. Dr. Mike Belkowski, founder of Biolight, discusses the "insane" benefits of red light therapy. It really is not an overstatement! Once you start to understand how important light is to our body's natural circadian rhythm, it starts to make a lot of …
 
High school students in Alabama share some favorite slang terms. If someone tells you to touch grass, they’re telling you to get a reality check — but the last thing you’d actually want to touch is dog water! Also, the history of the word hangover, and the many names, in several languages, for the effects of drinking too much alcohol. Plus, Do you …
 
Enthusiastic book recommendations! Martha's savoring the biography of Alexander von Humboldt, the 19th-century explorer, polymath, and naturalist who revolutionized our understanding of nature and predicted the effects of human activity on climate. Grant's enjoying A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived, about how the study of DNA is rewriting …
 
Beloved listeners, welcome to the season of ancestors. We here at Medicine Caller are inside the exquisite embrace of profound grief and it seems like everyone we talk to is too. Sophia recorded a phone call to friends when a dear friend of theirs suddenly left this world. They very generously allowed us to record it and share it with all of you as…
 
A documentary film called My Beautiful Stutter follows youngsters at a summer camp specifically for stutterers. It's a place for finding acceptance, support, and confidence for navigating the larger world. And:, "The High Priestess of Soul," Nina Simone, was one of the most beguiling performers of all time. A beautiful new picture book for children…
 
There are word nerds, and then there’s the woman who set up a folding chair on sidewalks throughout the country, cheerfully dispensing tips about grammar. She recounts her adventures in a new book. And the story of the brilliant pioneer of computing language whose name lives on in a familiar term. Plus, when you get a new haircut, beware of anyone …
 
Todays guest, Robert Kennedy is the managing director and founder of Swiss Diamond Collection in Switzerland. Robert gives us a very personalized overview of the current and historic diamond markets. He explains how he works with UHNW families around the world in both managing their diamond portfolios as well as sourcing new gems. This conversation…
 
We use the term Milky Way for that glowing arc across the sky. But how people picture it varies from culture to culture. In Sweden, that starry band goes by a name that means "Winter Street," and in Hawaii, a term for the Milky Way translates as "fish jumping in shadows." And: the history of naming rooms in a house. Some old houses have a room off …
 
Todays guest, Robert Kennedy is the managing director and founder of Swiss Diamond Collection in Switzerland. Robert gives us a very personalized overview of the current and historic diamond markets. He explains how he works with UHNW families around the world in both managing their diamond portfolios as well as sourcing new gems. This conversation…
 
A caller wonders if she’s being hypersensitive about the way her boss addresses her in emails. Can the use of an employee’s first name ever reflect a power differential? And: a community choir director wants a term for “the act of gathering to sing for the pure joy of it, without ever preparing for a performance.” For her, the word rehearsal doesn’…
 
The words tough, through, and dough all end in O-U-G-H. So why don't they rhyme? A lively new book addresses the many quirks of English by explaining the history of words and phrases. And: have you ever been in a situation where a group makes a decision to do something, only to discover later that no one really wanted to do that thing in the first …
 
Language is always evolving, and that’s also true for American Sign Language. A century ago, the sign for “telephone” was one fist below your mouth and the other at your ear, as if you’re holding an old-fashioned candlestick phone. Now you can sign “phone” with a one-handed gesture. Plus, colorful restaurant slang from the hit TV show The Bear insp…
 
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