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A Way with Words - language, linguistics, and callers from all over

Hosted by Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett. Produced by Stefanie Levine.

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Light-hearted conversation with callers from all over about new words, old sayings, slang, family expressions, language change and varieties, as well as word histories, linguistics, regional dialects, word games, grammar, books, literature, writing, and more. Be a part of the show with author/journalist Martha Barnette and linguist/lexicographer Grant Barrett. Share your language thoughts, questions, and stories: https://waywordradio.org/contact or words@waywordradio.org. In the US 🇺🇸 and Ca ...
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On this podcast, I will talk about my development process for Spot Callerz Wrestling. Spot Callerz is a turn-based Professional Wrestling video game. This game pits you as a brand new independent wrestler. Your goal is to maintain a dedicated fanbase or obtain nuclear heat and translate this success into cash!
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Medicine Caller

Sophia Wise One

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Intimate, wise and healing messages for the people who are carrying us through this time of great turning and true transformation. For you, our present-day prophets, visionaries, musicians, artists, culture weavers, and healers from around the globe. Here on this show we collectively cocreate a planetary culture that is caring, restorative, generative, optimizing, and kind. It is time for the medicine callers to rise up and do what we are made to do: heal ourselves, heal together, and enjoy ...
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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.
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Shot Callers by NYWIFT

New York Women in FIlm & Television

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Shot Callers is a podcast presented by New York Women in Film and Television and hosted by Destiny Lilly. We sit down with women working in every aspect of the industry to discuss their lives and careers.
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House Call Radio: NEW SHOW "CALLER ID" 📟

House Call Radio: NEW SHOW "CALLER ID" 📟

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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 ...
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Cold Callers Comedy

Cold Callers Comedy

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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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Nite Callers Bigfoot Radio

Nite Callers Bigfoot Radio

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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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How can you kick the verbal habit of saying you know and um so many times in a sentence? For one thing, get comfortable with pauses. There’s no need to fill every silence during a conversation. Also, a doctor who treats patients in Appalachia shares their colorful vocabulary. If you have a rising in your leader or a misery in your jaw, you may want…
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It’s hard to imagine now, but there was a time when people disagreed over the best word to use when answering the phone. Alexander Graham Bell suggested answering with ahoy! but Thomas Edison was partial to hello! A fascinating new book about internet language says this disagreement is worth remembering when we talk about how greetings are evolving…
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In her sumptuous new memoir, Jamaican writer Safiya Sinclair describes her escape from a difficult childhood ruled by her tyrannical father. For Sinclair, poetry became a lifeline. Plus: that fizzy chocolate drink called an egg cream contains neither eggs nor cream — but why? And what do you call a cute dimple in someone’s chin? A listener calls it…
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One way to make your new business look trendy is to use two nouns separated by an ampersand, like Peach & Creature or Rainstorm & Egg or … just about any other two-word combination. A tongue-in-cheek website will generate names like that for you. And: In the traditions of several African countries, names for babies are often inspired by conditions …
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The Texas Home School Coalition celebrates the success of our extensive campaign for pro-family and homeschool-friendly candidates in the 2024 Texas Primaries. Significant outcomes include a historic runoff for House Speaker Dade Phelan, a shift in the Texas House favoring parental choice in education, and numerous victories for pro-family candidat…
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What’s the best thing to say to someone who is grieving? Choosing the right words is far less important than just showing up. Also, a family from Russia shares their recipe for something they call hot tamales, that are very un-Mexican. And: if someone’s trying to be philosophical about a situation, they might say sometimes you eat the bear, sometim…
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The Family Freedom Project (FFP) has achieved significant legal victories in Texas concerning parental rights. In the first case, the Texas Supreme Court restricted Child Protective Services' (CPS) power to terminate parental rights over minor bureaucratic issues, requiring clear evidence of noncompliance with essential court-ordered tasks instead.…
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“What has a head like a cat, feet like a cat, a tail like a cat, but isn’t a cat?” Answer: a kitten! A 1948 children’s joke book has lots of these to share with kids. Plus: an easy explanation for the difference between immigrate with an i, and emigrate with an e. And: The ancient Greeks revered storks for the way they cared for each other. They ev…
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This week on the Family Freedom Caller we discuss the Texas legislature's failure to pass Education Savings Accounts (ESA) despite widespread support across various demographics. We also touch on the upcoming election season, emphasizing its significance for education reform and parental rights, and urge listeners to participate actively in the ele…
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In Japan, if you want to order a corndog, you ask for an Amerikan doggu (アメリカンドッグ). These types of coinages are called wasei-eigo , or “Japanese-made English,” and there are lots of them. Plus, there’s an atmospheric optical phenomenon that looks somewhat like the aurora borealis, but has a much friendlier name. Scientists refer to these ribbons of…
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This week we're discussing the controversy surrounding Texas Representative Keith Bell. Bell expressed reluctance to defend a homeschooling family whose son was wrongfully removed by CPS, fearing political repercussions. Despite his proclaimed pro-family stance, his voting record, including opposition to homeschooling rights and educational choice,…
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Book recommendations and the art of apology. Martha and Grant share some good reads, including an opinionated romp through English grammar, a Spanish-language adventure novel, an account of 19th-century dictionary wars, and a gorgeously illustrated book of letters to young readers. Plus, what’s the best language for conveying a heartfelt apology? I…
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If you’re in a book club, how do you decide what books to read? There are lots of different ways, depending on your group’s goals. And is it ever wise to correct someone who mispronounces a word? Sometimes you have to decide if it’s better to be right–or simply get along. Plus, some research suggests that when presented with photos from nature, hum…
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The edge of the Grand Canyon. A remote mountaintop. A medieval cathedral. Some places are so mystical you feel like you’re close to another dimension of space and time. There’s a term for such locales: thin places. And: did you ever go tick-tacking a few nights before Halloween? It’s pranks like tapping ominously on windows without being caught or …
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Your first name is very personal, but what if you don’t like it? For some people, changing their name works out great but for others it may create more problems than it solves. And: at least three towns in the U.S. were christened with names formed by spelling a word backward. There’s a name for such names: they’re called ananyms. Plus, the Iowa to…
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What do you call a segment of an orange? These juicy pieces of fruit go by lots of different names, including section, wedge, and carpel. But they’re also called pegs or even pigs! The stringy parts of a banana also have a surprising name. Also, we need a word to describe that productive period of wakefulness in the middle of the night before falli…
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