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Light-hearted conversation with callers from all over about new words, old sayings, slang, family expressions, and language change and differences, as well as word histories, etymology, linguistics, regional dialects, word games, grammar, books, literature, writing, and more. Listeners of all backgrounds can join author/journalist Martha Barnette and linguist/lexicographer Grant Barrett on the show with their language thoughts, questions, and stories: https://waywordradio.org/contact or word ...
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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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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 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 …
 
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…
 
When there's no evening meal planned at home, what do you call that scramble to cobble together your own dinner? Some people apply acronyms like YOYO — "you're on your own" — or CORN, for "Clean Out your Refrigerator Night." Plus, when a barista hands you hot coffee in a paper cup, you may get a zarf to put it in — but what is that? And, the ongoin…
 
How long can a newly married woman be called a bride? Does bride apply only as long as her wedding day, or does it extend right on through the couple’s silver anniversary and beyond? Plus, insightful advice about writing from a Pulitzer winner: Observe carefully, find what you’re uniquely qualified to say, and give voice to your own astonishment. A…
 
Hello Shot Callers and everyone else listening. Today's podcast is actually a Solocast! I take you on a slightly "random walk" from relaying some science around NOT always having a plan B, meandering into Stoic & Epicurean philosophy; unravelling the quote that nations start STOIC and die EPICUREAN(with context of course), continue on with the back…
 
A librarian opens a book and finds a mysterious invitation scribbled on the back of a business card. Another discovers a child's letter to the Tooth Fairy, tucked into a book decades ago. What stories are left untold by these forgotten, makeshift bookmarks? Also: a "cumshaw artist" is the wily member of a military unit who knows the shortcuts of pr…
 
Whether it's a Rubik's cube or a round of Wordle, why do so many of us find puzzles irresistible? A new book celebrates the allure and psychological benefits of brain teasers. Plus, powerful language for talking about the chronic illnesses and invisible disabilities that sap a person's energy and focus. And what would you wear to a wet dress rehear…
 
You know that Yogi Berra quote about how Nobody ever comes here; it's too crowded? Actually, the first person to use this was actress Suzanne Ridgeway, who appeared in several movies with The Three Stooges. A new book shows that many well-known quotes were first spoken by women, but misattributed to more famous men. Also: a handy scientific word th…
 
Throwing cheese and shaky cheese are two very different things. In baseball, hard cheese refers to a powerful fastball, and probably comes from a similar-sounding word in Farsi, Urdu, and Hindi. Shaky cheese, on the other hand, is the grated Parmesan cheese you might dispense from can onto pasta. Also, why is a movie preview called a trailer when i…
 
When a teenager went a week without talking as part of a school project, he noticed a surprising side effect: Instead of rehearsing a response to what other people were saying to him, he was focused on listening — and feeling smarter as a result. Plus, a flight attendant is irritated by a certain term she has to use frequently with passengers. Migh…
 
Old. Elderly. Senior. Why are we so uncomfortable when we talk about reaching a certain point in life? An 82-year-old seeks a more positive term to describe how she feels about her age. And: a linguist helps solve a famous kidnapping case, using the vocabulary and spelling in a ransom note. Plus, old library books often contain inscriptions and oth…
 
We tend to take the index of a book for granted, but centuries ago, these helpful lists were viewed with suspicion. Some even worried that indexes would harm reading comprehension! A witty new book tells the story. Plus, the Latin term bona fides was adopted into English to mean “good faith” or “authentic credentials.” But there’s more than one way…
 
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