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Co-hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett talk with callers who have questions and stories about linguistics, old sayings, word histories, etymology, regional dialects, slang, new words, word play, word games, grammar, family expressions, books, literature, writing, and more. Your language questions: https://waywordradio.org/contact or words@waywordradio.org. Call toll-free *any* time in the U.S. and Canada at 1 (877) 929-9673. From elsewhere in the world: +1 619 800 4443. All past shows ar ...
 
Jonnie Wright is a former radio broadcaster and current business owner and communication coach who is best known for his ability to critically analyze what people write and say. Jonnie combines his no nonsense approach and sardonic wit into a unique teaching style to help business professionals and blue collar workers communicate in a more effective way.
 
Click HERE to help support the show by doing all of your regular Amazon shopping. The show will receive a kickback from all qualified purchases made through the link without any additional cost to you! Ian Strong is a musician, amateur stand-up comedian, former professional wrestler, world traveler, and huge Atlanta Braves fan. Hear the amazing stories that he and the people he met along the way have to share from their entertaining careers, shows, and more! Look for new, feature episodes ev ...
 
Learn the Russian language? Is listening important when you learn a language? Yes it is! You can pick up words and see how the language works, but... If the information you are listening to is not clear for you, if you cannot understand what was said, does it make any sense? No! Absolutely not! This podcast provides you different kinds of topics in Russian in a very comprehensible way. Repetitions, synonyms, explanations and slow speed of speech will be your bridge to understand the real Rus ...
 
On the Words Work At Microsoft Podcast, we’ll be chatting about how Microsoft culture has evolved, starting with the way we talk. In each episode we’ll interview someone within the Microsoft writing community, giving you an inside look at how we approach our work. And, hopefully, offering up a heavy dose of trips and tricks along the way. www.wordsworkpodcast.com
 
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How do actors bring Shakespeare's lines to life so that modern audiences immediately understand the text? One way is to emphasize the names of people and places at certain points. That technique is called billboarding. And: Anyone for an alphabet game? A pangram is a sentence that uses EVERY letter of the alphabet at least once. There's the one abo…
 
Как мы обустраиваемся в Севастополе? И что значит "обустраиваться"? Сегодня поговорим о том, как проходит наша жизнь в Крыму и выучим несколько интересных слов и выражений из повседневной речи. Transcripts and additional lessons: https://www.russianwithmax.com/ Музыка: Максим Анухин (aka Gudimir)
 
2020 marks the 35th anniversary of one of the most beloved films of any generation, "Back To The Future" and Ian talks about his love for the trilogy of BTTF movies with the host of “Back To The Future, The Podcast,” and author of the book, “Back From The Future: A Celebration Of The Greatest Time Travel Story Ever Told," Brad Gilmore. After discus…
 
In this episode, Bishop Curry talks with Kory Caudill and Wordsmith, two musicians supporting the Concert for the Human Family series – a project in collaboration with The Episcopal Church’s Becoming Beloved Community initiative, which seeks to build a world where all people may experience dignity and abundant life and see themselves and others as …
 
Сегодня вы услышите наше с Дашей знакомство. Это будет небольшое интервью и вы узнаете как люди знакомятся:) Transcripts and additional lessons: https://www.russianwithmax.com/ Музыка: Максим Анухин (aka Gudimir) Сайт Даши: https://www.russianwithdasha.com/ Инстаграм Даши: https://www.instagram.com/russian.with.dasha Youtube Даши: https://www.youtu…
 
In the 15th century, the word respair meant "to have hope again." Although this word fell out of use, it's among dozens collected in a new book of soothing vocabulary for troubled times. Plus, baseball slang: If a batter doesn't pour the pine," an outfielder may snag a can of corn, or "an easily caught fly ball." And the 1960s TV show "Laugh-In" sp…
 
In honor of the Los Angeles Dodgers winning this year's World Series a few weeks ago, this month's bonus edition of "Shot Glass Diaries" takes Ian back to LA in 2017 to see his beloved Atlanta Braves play the Dodgers in Dodger Stadium. While there with his friend Lydia for an extended weekend, Ian got to try his first In&Out Burger, Pink's bacon ho…
 
Мы с Юлей решили переехать:) Куда, зачем и на сколько вы узнаете из этого подкаста-диалога. И вы, конечно, выучите множество слов и фраз на русском языке! Transcripts and additional lessons: https://www.russianwithmax.com/ Музыка: Максим Анухин (aka Gudimir)
 
Stunt performers in movies have their own jargon for talking about their dangerous work. They refer to a stunt, for example, as a gag. Across the country in Brooklyn, the slang term brick means "cold," and dumb brick means "really cold." Plus: the East and Central African tradition that distinguishes between ancestors who remain alive in living mem…
 
Now that the World Series has concluded and the Los Angeles Dodgers are champions of a crazy 2020 MLB season, Ian is ready to talk baseball with Mark Shuey, the former sports broadcaster for WITF-TV, PCN, and WINK 104. Ian and Mark pick up where they left off when they last recorded a podcast on March 10th, two days before MLB suspended the start o…
 
В этом выпуске поговорим о таком вопросе как "Проблемы энергетики" России. Многие жители России не понимают, почему Россия до сих пор так активно продаёт нефть и газ, вместо того, чтобы осваивать другие отрасли и "зелёную" энергетику. Давайте послушаем, что говорят эксперты. Интервью С. Гуриева: https://youtu.be/8uEy8AhsOE4 Transcripts and addition…
 
We asked for your thoughts about whether cursive writing should be taught in schools -- and you replied with a resounding "Yes!" Here's why: Cursive helps develop fine motor skills, improves mental focus, and lets you read old handwritten letters and other documents. Plus: finding your way to a more nuanced understanding of language; the more you k…
 
Сегодня я прочитаю вам уникальную новость о том, как одна уборщица в Костромской области победила на выборах:) Transcripts and additional lessons: https://www.russianwithmax.com/ Музыка: Максим Анухин (aka Gudimir)
 
Asthenosphere, a geologist's term for the molten layer beneath the earth's crust, sparks a journey that stretches all the way from ancient Greece to the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Plus: What the heck is a dogberg? It's when a dog runs into you and knocks you over. This bit of slang was inspired by a professional wrestler who finished off his oppo…
 
Ian sits down with one of his best friends that he made in wrestling, Shane from SwolTV on Twitch. In this conversation, Ian asks Shane how he got and stays so SWOL, what video games he loved as a kid, how he went from creating video game videos on YouTube to becoming a Twitch partner by live streaming himself playing Red Dead Redemption 2, interac…
 
Сегодня хочу вам рассказать о книге "Добровольная простота" Д. Элджина и о моих мыслях по поводу этой "простоты". Также мы поговорим об идее "локальной экономики" Глеба Тюрина и как она может помочь развиваться регионам в России. Ссылка на видео Глеба Тюрина о локальной экономике: https://youtu.be/mfriHqMEup8 Transcripts and additional lessons: htt…
 
If someone urges you to spill the tea, they probably don't want you tipping over a hot beverage. Originally, the tea here was the letter T, as in truth. To spill the T means to pass along truthful information. Plus, some delicious Italian idioms involving food. The Italian phrase that literally translates Eat the soup or jump out the window! means …
 
In this edition of "Shot Glass Diaries," Ian tells the story of a period of time in 2013 where he was sent to work in Pittsburgh for his regular job. While staying out of town, he went to see Tenacious D in concert for the first time with "Captain Awesome" Dan Freet as well as a Braves/Pirates game at PNC park. Ian also talks about some of his favo…
 
In this episode, recorded in July 2020, Bishop Curry talks with the Most Rev. Thabo Makgoba, Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa. Archbishop Thabo’s life is punctuated with stories of hope and oppression, joy and anger, truth and reconciliation. To Pray on the Way of Love is to dwell intentionally with God each day, whether in though, wo…
 
Сегодня отвечу на вопрос Грега из Великобритании о популярности Навального в России и поррасуждаю на тему последних событий. Статистика, которую я использовал: https://www.levada.ru/2020/10/02/aleksej-navalnyj-otnoshenie-i-otravlenie/ Transcripts and additional lessons: https://www.russianwithmax.com/ Музыка: Максим Анухин (aka Gudimir)…
 
Amid court-ordered busing in the 1970s, a middle-school teacher tried to distract her nervous students on the first day of class with this strange assignment: find a monarch caterpillar. The result? A memorable lesson in the miracle of metamorphosis. Plus, the story behind the slang expression Word!, meaning "Believe me!" The original version invol…
 
With one month before the presidential election in the United States, Ian sits down with the former Executive Director of Appropriations for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Dr. Edward Nolan to talk more about his time in the state government. In this conversation, they discuss his role as Executive Director, how a state budget gets draft…
 
Великий Новгород - это бомба для любого человека, кто хочет почувствовать "русский дух" и соприкоснуться с историей России. Более того, в Новгороде были заложены первые принципы республики и демократии. Transcripts and additional lessons: https://www.russianwithmax.com/ Музыка: Максим Анухин (aka Gudimir)…
 
When you had sleepovers as a child, what did you call the makeshift beds you made on the floor? In some places, you call those bedclothes and blankets a pallet. This word comes from an old term for "straw." And: What's the story behind the bedtime admonition "Sleep tight, and don't let the bedbugs bite"? Plus, when grownups are talking about sex or…
 
Сегодня мы поговорим о довольно известной в России секте - "Виссарионовцы". Почему возникают секты? Почему люди идут туда? Секты - это зло? Давайте обсудим! Последнее интервью с Виссарионом до ареста: https://youtu.be/Sm7t5qIuk6Y Несколько репортажей о жизни в общине Виссариона: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeDPqVbeHRh8lEMrJa6D8s_BCviI5Gf…
 
Jacuzzi and silhouette are eponyms – that is, they derive from the names of people. An Italian immigrant to California invented the bubbly hot tub called a jacuzzi. And the word silhouette commemorates a penny-pinching treasury secretary who lasted only a few months in office and was associated with these shadow portraits. Also, if the words strubb…
 
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