Episodes

A Surfeit of Conspiracy Theories

Aug. 1, 2021

Today is World Wide Web Day https://nationaltoday.com/world-wide-web-day/ Happy 40th birthday, MTV https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MTV The top 10 conspiracy theories we believe are true https://www.ranker.com/list/the-conspira…

Conspiracies

July 31, 2021

Today is National Mutt Day https://nationaltoday.com/national-mutt-day-july/ Our word for today is importune . Try using it in your next instagram post. Happy Birthday Susan Bennet https://www.famousbirthdays.com/people/sus…

Demonyms and Other Delights

July 31, 2021

Today is Paperback Book Day https://nationaltoday.com/paperback-book-day/ Our word for today is demonym https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/demonym Happy 80th birthday Paul Anka https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Anka…

Dreaming of Being an Alien Intern

July 29, 2021

Our word today is intern https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intern Today is National Intern Day https://nationaltoday.com/national-intern-day/ Alien abduction stories are the stuff of dreams https://www.iflscience.co…

The Preternatural Story of the Revolving Door

July 29, 2021

Our word today is preternatural. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preternatural Facts on the revolving door at https://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/everyday-innovations/who-invented-the-revolving-door.htm E…

Scotch, Dreams, and New Friends

July 28, 2021

Today is National Scotch Day https://nationaltoday.com/national-scotch-day/ From the blog of Matthew Dicks, one of the most interesting people I know. https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgzGkZZpQPXsbnJxBhLcDVCtTvhpl

Old Rockers and Covid

July 27, 2021

Today is National Aunts and Uncles Day https://nationaltoday.com/national-aunt-and-uncle-day/ Our word today is tante https://forvo.com/word/tante/

Hot Fudge Sundae Not Involved in OSHA Ruling

July 25, 2021

Today's word is Sundae https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sundae

Celebrating Thermal Engineers and Old Jokes

July 24, 2021

Today is NATIONAL THERMAL ENGINEER DAY! https://nationaltoday.com/national-thermal-engineer-day

Alison Krouse is Transcendent on National Vanilla Ice Cream Day

July 24, 2021

Today is National Vanilla Ice Cream Day https://nationaltoday.com/national-vanilla-ice-cream-day/ Happy birthday Allison Krause https://alisonkrauss.com/ Episode art provided by Dana DeVolk https://unsplash.com/@thissillygir…

Grizzly Bears and Selena Gomez Find Ways to Improve Their Mental Health

July 23, 2021

Episode art provided by Becca https://unsplash.com/@binkabonka

Hot Dogs, Kraken, Washing Dishes

July 22, 2021

International podcast day is coming up on 9/30. https://internationalpodcastday.com/

Wally Funk and Persistence

July 21, 2021

More about Wally Funk: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wally_Funk Here are other uses of persist: https://www.wisesayings.com/persistence-quotes/

Pegasus

July 20, 2021

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/research/2021/07/forensic-methodology-report-how-to-catch-nso-groups-pegasus/

Ampersand

July 19, 2021

Today is World Listening Day. Sounds interesting https://nationaltoday.com/world-listening-day/ The story of the ampersand https://www.designbridge.com/27th-letter-alphabet/

Encomiums for the Woodie Wagon.

July 18, 2021

National Woodie Club website https://woodies.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?sl=1488979236 Beach Boys’ Surfin Safari album cover featuring a woodie wagon https://fanart.tv/fanart/music/ebfc1398-8d96-47e3-82c3-f782abcdb13d/alb…

Ahoy! That is All.

July 17, 2021

Guinea Pig Appreciation Day https://nationaltoday.com/guinea-pig-appreciation-day/ Burnet House in Cincinnati, Ohioh https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2017/11/15/our-history-spirit-history-alive-burnet-house-site/8664700…

Clippy’s Comeback as an Avuncular Emoji.

July 16, 2021

Today is national be a dork day https://nationaltoday.com/national-be-a-dork-day/ Our word today is avuncular https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/avuncular Clippy is coming back. Engadget reports that https://www.eng…

Bastille Pedagogy

July 15, 2021

Our word of the day is pedagogy https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pedagogy

Frank Sinatra and Parasthesia

July 14, 2021

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paresthesia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Sinatra

Road Weary

July 13, 2021

Long day. Short podcast.

Misanthropes, Henry VIII, and Strawberry Festivals

July 12, 2021

Learn more about this date, July 11. https://www.thefactsite.com/day/july-11/ Our word today is misanthrope https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misanthrope The Tennessee Strawberry festival https://www.tnstrawberryfes…

Scopes Trial Keeps Me Awake At Night

July 11, 2021

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scopes_Trial

On The Road

July 10, 2021

Today's word is lanuginous https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lanuginous