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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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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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…
 
Hello Shot Callers and Wealth Achemist Warriors, I grabbed 25 minutes to put some of the global rough seas we are all experiencing; war, inflation, political strife, environmental stress and beyond into a bit of "stoic" context. How can you apply the 4 Stoic virtues to both your day to day life as well as how to build and manager your wealth! This …
 
People who hunt treasure with metal detectors have a lingo all their own. Canslaw means the shreds of aluminum cans left after a lawnmower ran over them. And gold dance? That's the happy jig you do if you find something far more valuable than an old can. Plus, a splendid new dictionary offers an in-depth look at the rich language of Southern Appala…
 
John Belizaire, CEO Soluna Computing; Disrupting Crypto Mining with Clean Energy Power! John and the Soluna team are creating green data centers that enable crypto currency's energy consumption to be a feature and NOT a bug! John recently spoke on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. to try to help legislators understand just how disruptive & important …
 
Imagine telling someone how to get to your home, but without using the name of your street, or any other street within 10 miles. Could you do it? We take street names for granted, but these words are useful for far more, like applying for a job or bank loan -- and they're a powerful record of who and what we value. Plus, a third-grader asks why the…
 
If you take up texting and social media late in life, there’s a lot to learn! A twenty-something wants advice getting her dad up to speed on memes, Instagram, and animated images. Plus, when you’re on a long road trip, what do you call that one driver you keep passing on the freeway, or who sets the pace for your car mile after mile? Road buddy? So…
 
Ever wonder what medieval England looked and sounded like? In Old English, the word hord meant “treasure” and your wordhord was the treasure of words locked up inside you. A delightful new book uses the language of that period to create a vivid look at everyday life. Plus, a shotgun house is long and narrow with no hallway — just one room leading i…
 
Hey Shot Callers, get ready for a fun and fiesty episode with Dancoise Köchler, founder of Expat Ladies Zürich and me, your Shot Caller host! What is sexy, sexy time? Well, it is a bit of a mash up between two women who met in Zürich over 10 years ago when both were practising their entrepreneurial chops at a trade fair- Dancoise with her Cake Lady…
 
Don’t move my cheese! It’s a phrase middle managers use to talk about adapting to change in the workplace. Plus, the origin story of the name William, and why it’s Guillermo in Spanish. And a five-year-old poses a question that puzzles a lot of people: Why is the letter Q so often followed by a U? All that, and adynaton, an assonant quiz, do it up …
 
If you speak a second or third language, you may remember the first time you dreamed in that new tongue. But does this milestone mean you’re actually fluent? And a couple’s dispute over the word regret: Say you wish you’d been able to meet Albert Einstein. Can you regret that the two of you never met, or is there a better word for a situation over …
 
Welcome to Episode 1 in our 4 part "Start Up" series that we initially only published via YouTube. This 4 part series was curated to give curious listeners, viewers and followers direct insight into of what a start-up looks like from the inside. Antara Roy and Archana Kanabar are two good friends who had completely different professional careers bu…
 
Do you refer to your dog or cat as “somebody”? As in: When you love somebody that much, you don’t mind if they slobber. In other words, is your pet a somebody or a something? Also, for centuries, there was little consistency in the way many English words were spelled. But long before the printing press helped to standardize spelling, powerful histo…
 
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