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Science Diction

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Science Diction

Science Friday and WNYC Studios

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What does the word “meme” have to do with evolutionary biology? And why do we call it “Spanish flu” when it was never Spanish? Science Diction is a podcast about words—and the science stories within them. If you like your language with a side of science, Science Diction has you covered. Brought to you by Science Friday and WNYC Studios.
 
Presentation, Voice-Over, and Speech Communication micro learning lessons to improve speech, diction, clarity, melody, tempo, attitude, and message impact. From the author of There's Money Where Your Mouth is and Voice-Overs For Podcasting, and the creator of Activate Your Voice and Adding Melody To Your Voice apps. Elaine A. Clark demonstrates specific ways to use the body, subtext, and gestures for added clarity, message arc, visualization, and 3-D storytelling. Each episode ends with an a ...
 
For lovers of reading, writing, science and general communication. This podcast will aim at acknowledging the origins of metaphors/idioms and the importance of effective scientific communication. My ambition is to spread knowledge on how we articulate concepts and the creative aspect of diction. Most episodes will focus on the origins of expressions, words of high regard, and the meaning behind them. This can overall allow us to acknowledge that words have just as much power as actions.​ As ...
 
A podcast where hosts Mike Martin, Alex Faciane and Jesse Cox dive into the endless sea of mystery and unknown. From the horror of serial killers, to the mysteries of the occult, aliens, and inter-dimensional musicians, nothing is off the table for these three to discuss and dissect. Our world is full of mysteries, come and join Chilluminati as they dive as deep as they can into the unknown, while keeping you laughing the entire way.
 
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Proof

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Proof

America's Test Kitchen

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A disappearing food franchise. The story behind how a Vietnamese spring roll ended up on the menu of Senegalese restaurants. We take America's Test Kitchen's inquisitive and relentless approach to telling unexpected, funny, and thought-provoking narratives about food and drink. This is not a recipe show. And this is not a show about celebrity chefs or what they like to eat. Proof plunges into history, culture, science, and the psyche to uncover the hidden backstories that feed your food-obse ...
 
Three oddly chipper guys (and a guest) spend an hour and a half every week interrupting each other. Listen live: https://discord.gg/JNuyZXT Subscribe to the Patreon for bonus episodes and extra content, early listening privileges, a patron-only role and chat on the Discord server, and more: https://patreon.com/t1podcast Upcoming guests: CandyEvie Shippiddge Diction SumitoMedia Dave Capdevielle illythekitty Glink Tara Strong and Greg Cipes batinthesun https://linktr.ee/t1podcast
 
John Keats is perhaps the most talented poet of the English Romantic Period. Although his life was cut short by disease at the age of 25, he produced some of the most famous poems in world literature. Less erudite and philosophical than Shelley and not so technically versatile as Byron, he displayed a sure poetic instinct and an amazing ability to appeal powerfully to the senses and to the emotions by the brilliance of his diction. Thus his poetry is noted more for exquisite feeling than for ...
 
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Word Matters

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Word Matters

Merriam-Webster, New England Public Media

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Word Matters is a show for readers, writers, and anyone who's curious about the English language. Join Merriam-Webster editors as they challenge supposed grammar rules, reveal the surprising origins behind words, tackle common questions, and generally geek out about the beautiful nightmare that is our language.
 
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Gastropod

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Gastropod

Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley

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Food with a side of science and history. Every other week, co-hosts Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley serve up a brand new episode exploring the hidden history and surprising science behind a different food- or farming-related topic, from aquaculture to ancient feasts, from cutlery to chile peppers, and from microbes to Malbec. We interview experts, visit labs, fields, and archaeological digs, and generally have lots of fun while discovering new ways to think about and understand the world t ...
 
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WTF, Golden Age?

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WTF, Golden Age?

Pulp Diction Productions

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Join Joshua Unruh, professional storyteller and superhero scholar, as he takes a trip back in time to the magical dawn of superheroes to discover just how bizarre and, frankly, off putting the earliest days of superhero comics could be. Every episode, $#!+ will get weird in a way that will leave you wondering WTF, Golden Age?
 
A reading of verses I wrote. This is quite an experiment. Anyway, I'll try to propose a listening experience which should not be too homemade. The poems I'll read are taken from a book I published a couple of years ago, which is called Maresciàra - poems of love, darkness and wildlife. If you'd like to purchase, please click here, if not, is the same https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084DH5F7Q I'll try to be humble and please, keep in mind that every verse I write, as with any poet, is part of my s ...
 
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When high schooler Gracie Cunningham posted a TikTok asking where algebra came from, she probably didn’t expect to become a viral sensation. There were the usual Twitter trolls, but some unexpected voices also began piping up, causing a flurry in the math world.Thank you to Chad, the listener who suggested that we do an episode on algebra. If you h…
 
Join me, Elaine A. Clark, in this Real Talking Tips episode, where we’re going to dust off some basic English class lessons and apply that knowledge to speech and movement. You may recall that the Noun,Verb, and Subject of the Noun comprise the three main parts of a sentence. Your English teacher may have also referred to it as the Statement / Acti…
 
Buzzsprout Affiliate Link: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=891796​ Connect with guest Cassidy Swanston via Twitter: @scicommcassidy Check out the SciComm School Podcast and the Pelling Lab! Check out Pulsar Collective on their website! Check out Water Rangers and join their citizen science projects! Timestamps​ 00:00 - Introduction 00:59 - …
 
As a speaker, when you need to change direction and attitude quickly, the 'Dip-Down' is your Word Emphasis choice. This Elaine A. Clark Real Talking Tips dip-down technique uses opposing gestures, movements, voice pitch, tempo, and attitude to create a story arc. It's an effective speaking tip to prevent the message from becoming flat-lined, boring…
 
If you’ve ever engaged in mortal combat with a patch of ragweed, dandelion, or crabgrass in your garden, you might understand the twin emotions of rage and begrudging admiration when it comes to weeds: They. Just. Won’t. Die. When it comes to commercial agriculture, weeds pose a more existential threat—globally, the proportion of our harvest that i…
 
The spookiest month continues with real world horrors. Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/chilluminatipod Live Show Tickets! https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/09005ADC609C1453 Stitch of Fate - https://open.spotify.com/episode/4sgEv6KAq0nlGMm3L7I4a2 BUY OUR MERCH - http://www.theyetee.com/collections/chilluminati Special thanks to our sponsors this e…
 
Buzzsprout Affiliate Link: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=891796​ Connect with guest Laura Finnegan via Instagram: @laurakfinnegan Check out her website to personally support and ask for quotes! Support Fighting Blindness charity based in Ireland! Timestamps​ 00:00 - Introduction 01:00 - Segment 1: Literary Currency (Short Story) 09:55 - S…
 
Today we're looking at two of the English language's most persistent questions. First, is there an actual difference between 'ax' and 'axe'? What's up with that? Then, the great debate continues to rage over what can be called a 'podium' and what is a 'lectern.' Hosted by Emily Brewster, Ammon Shea, and Peter Sokolowski. Produced in collaboration w…
 
It's finally October. What better way to celebrate?! Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/chilluminatipod Live Show Tickets! https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/09005ADC609C1453 Stitch of Fate - https://open.spotify.com/episode/4sgEv6KAq0nlGMm3L7I4a2 BUY OUR MERCH - http://www.theyetee.com/collections/chilluminati Special thanks to our sponsors this epi…
 
A Parenthetical statement is a way of expressing additional information. It could be a year, number, point of view, quote, clarification, personal insight, or legal disclaimer. Sometimes the parenthetical is an opportunity to show personality and opinion. Other times, it’s spoken quicker to hide the small print, legal information, or incidental or …
 
Buzzsprout Affiliate Link: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=891796​ Connect with guest Patrick Taylor via Twitter: @paddyktaylor Check out his SciComm blog 27000 Hours! Follow the Saturna Marine Research & Education Society (SIMRES)! Timestamps​ 00:00 - Introduction 01:02 - Segment 1: The Next Species (Short Story) 07:40 - Segment 2: The Ori…
 
The English language 1) is not logical, and 2) loves to hold onto its mistakes. Enter folk etymology, or, attempts to apply logic to the language, and the mistakes that took root. Hosted by Emily Brewster, Ammon Shea, and Peter Sokolowski. Produced in collaboration with New England Public Media. Transcript available here. Our podcast is sponsored b…
 
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Bourbon has to be aged in barrels, by law; whiskey usually spends years in barrels, by custom; and between 20-30 percent of wine spends some time in one. And almost all of those wooden vessels are made from just two kinds of tree: American white oak and French oak. This episode, we tell the story—and try the whiskey—of the distiller and the barrel-…
 
Time to S-T-R-E-T-C-H O-U-T key words! Business Names, Brands, and Titles require special focus and attention. Slowing down when you say these important Proper Nouns aids audience retention. This 5th of 11 Word Emphasis - Real Talking Tips micro-learning lessons, demonstrates how to use the body to Billboard and Lengthen the client's name, title, b…
 
Buzzsprout Affiliate Link: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=891796​ Connect with guest Megan Hanlon via Twitter: @meganhanlon4 Follow the SciComm Collective on Instagram! Follow Pint of Science Ireland on their website! Timestamps​ 00:00 - Introduction 01:41 - Segment 1: The Narrator's Paradox (Short Story) 06:49 - Segment 2: The Origin of "…
 
This week we finally address it: the two spellings of everyone's favorite North American marsupial. Plus, we do a deep dive on 'staycation' and various other leisure-related portmanteaus! Hosted by Emily Brewster, Ammon Shea, and Peter Sokolowski. Produced in collaboration with New England Public Media. Transcript available here. See Privacy Policy…
 
Ready to sprinkle in a wiggle, sizzle, jazz hands, and voice shimmer when you say keywords? The 4th of 11 Word Emphasis - Real Talking Tips speech communication mini-series lessons - gets your hands, head, shoulders, toes, and derriere ready to move! Listen and practice along. Create a specific sound, pitch, and attitude. Add more variety to your s…
 
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Old Bay Seasoning is a hallmark of mid-Atlantic food culture. The yellow and red branding has stood the test of time, and remained unshakably present in grocery stores across the country. It's sprinkled on seafood, fries, and even used in ice cream. But despite its renowned fame and recognition, very few people actually know the man behind this ico…
 
Yes, it’s An Animated Discussion, strange podcast from another planet! Join superhero scholar Joshua Unruh and film critic extraordinaire Caleb Masters as they fight a never-ending battle for Truth and Justice! That’s the night that the lights went out in Metropolis. That’s the day that they reddened an innocent sun. In this episode, we have an old…
 
We're back to the mailbag this week with two great user questions: What makes a compound word worthy of dictionary entry? Is there one correct way to spell 'yay'? Hosted by Emily Brewster, Ammon Shea, and Peter Sokolowski. Produced in collaboration with New England Public Media. Transcript available here. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/pri…
 
For a lot of Americans, tofu conjures up images of bland, squishy cubes: a sorry alternative to meat. Even in Asia, where tofu was born, the soybean was initially seen as unappetizing, not to mention flatulence inducing. This episode, we tell the story of how people in what's now northeastern China figured out how to turn this legume of last resort…
 
Caret It Down - Arrow It Down, is the 3rd Word Emphasis speech variety lesson in this 11-episode Real Talking Tips mini-series. The up-down-up caret (v) adds emphasis to an individual word where the musicality of that word starts and ends on the same high or medium pitched note and lowers in the middle. Arrowing a sentence or phrase down, lands a t…
 
Journalists Kevin McLean and Shalina Chatlani join us for a round of Diction Dash, where Johanna tries - and usually fails - to guess the true meaning or origin of a word. If you’re curious about a word, get in touch! Give us a call, leave a message, and we might play it on the show. The number is 929-499-WORD, or 929-499-9673. Or, you can always s…
 
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We're joined this week by Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, to celebrate the 15th anniversary of her show Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing. Hosted by Emily Brewster, Ammon Shea, and Peter Sokolowski. Produced in collaboration with New England Public Media. Transcript available here. Today's sponsor is BetterHelp. Listeners get 10% off their …
 
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Real Talking Tips Episode 28 is the second in the min-series of 11 ways to add Word Emphasis to speech, presentations, and voiceover recordings. This time, we’ll practice two types of upward inflection: arrowing a phrase up and adding an up-and-down-caret (^) to a word. Arrowing up sets up a statement for the response that follows. An Upward Caret …
 
It is vengeance! It is the night! It is…An Animated Discussion! Join superhero scholar Joshua Unruh and film critic extraordinaire Caleb Masters as they fight a war on crime! It’s a look at Batman through the ages! From the Smilin’ 60s through the Grim ‘n Gritty 80s and on to the Neon Soaked 90s. Caleb and Joshua discuss the interpretations of the …
 
sea doesn’t get tired finding itself sad, furious and the clouds from the mountain with it -bunches of thunder vapor horses- they fly offshore this sea storm is mine mine are its roars, mine its sheets of foam repeating themselves like holy exchange of saliva in a moribund Greece this sea storm is ours, it looks like your forehead -sea she-wolf mis…
 
When Isabel Briggs Myers imagined that her homegrown personality test would change the world, she couldn’t have pictured this. Today, millions take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator each year. Countless organizations use it, from General Motors to the CIA. But there’s one field that mostly rolls its eyes at the test: psychology. In our final chapter,…
 
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