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Digging Words Episodes

For the love of words. The hosts wax poetic about some of the more unique and compelling words in the English language, and those that aren’t yet.

August 05, 2019

TSP104 - Digging Words: CONSERVATISM - Trapped in amber.

The nature of conservatism is more complicated than current polarized thinking would suggest. From its political beginnings after the French Revolution to populist America and Britain, the impulse to remain true to inherited tradition is both a...

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May 20, 2019

TSP097 - Digging Words: PORTMANTEAU - Two’s company.

Packing more into less is the basis for the creation of portmanteau words. From motel to hazmet to liger and beyond, these linguistically blended words, pro or con, have become part of our lexicon. Duration - 28:31 VoxBox: Youtube segment...

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April 15, 2019

TSP092 - Digging Words: BUT - Au Contraire.

One of the unsung workhorses of the English language, the word ‘but’ is frequently overused. 'But', this seemingly insignificant three letter word packs a whole lot of punch. Duration - 20:55 VoxBox: Harry Posner - Ode To But Music Credit:...

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March 11, 2019

TSP087 - Digging Words: SYMBIOSIS - You scratch my back…

From the simple notion of mutual dependence the idea of symbiosis has expanded to include a variety of relationship dynamics, that surrounds us at every turn. Running the gamut from parasitism to mutualism, symbiosis encompasses more than the obvious...

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February 04, 2019

TSP082 - Digging Words: BRAGGADOCIO - Bigger, yet often smaller, than life.

First used in 1590, the word ‘Braggadocio’ has come to represent the epitome of human vanity. Our history and our modern world is replete with examples of this rarely used and archaic word. Duration: 27:29 VoxBox: Audio segments from YouTube -...

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December 03, 2018

TSP073 - Digging Words: AMBEDO - Deep diving in the shallows.

Human beings have created words for untranslatable experiences since the dawn of language. We explore a brand new word from an unusual new dictionary created by John Koenig. Duration - 27:38 VoxBox: Audio segment from YouTube - John Koenig's...

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September 24, 2018

TSP063 - Digging Words: ZEITGEIST - The air we breath.

How the zeitgeist informs our evolution. Pointing out the varying zeitgeists that underpin our recent history. Duration - 24:37 VoxBox Segment: Peter Joseph Interviewed on 'The Marker' - Tel Aviv TV | The Zeitgeist Movement Music Credit:...

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August 27, 2018

TSP059 - Digging Words: UBIQUITOUS - It’s everywhere.

Take a word, any word. There’s a world of meaning waiting to be mined. Join Peter and Harry as they dig their vocabulary shovels into the word 'ubiquitous'. Duration - 21:39 VoxBox: On YouTube - He’s everywhere - Chicken Man & On You Tube...

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