Stride & Saunter
About This Show
Stride and Saunter is devoted to genuine and meaningful dialogue. We view everyday behaviors, thoughts and cultural ideals through a critical lens to learn about ourselves and the world we share. Every week we share our opinions and discoveries in honest, thought-provoking discussions.
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Episode 155: A Linguistic Examination of Emoji
2 days ago
Language and imagery have intermingled for millennia of human communication and expression. In many cases, pictographs seem to capture nuance that words alone might miss. But how do Emoji function as a form of language? How have they evolved to reflect their users and what types of communication does their flexibility permit. This week we welcome Morgan Jaffe to explore the linguistic impact Emoji have had on our culture. They present numerous, tangible examples with regard to the law, political issues and creative thinking. How do they reflect a human tendency to identify with and cultivate a visual alphabet? What can our use (or lack thereof) of Emoji teach us about our emotional vocabulary and cultural lexicon?
Rated 3 out of
an OK show!
Technical Ability: Competent
Structure: none, really - just discussing a topic.
Hosts: Meh. Interesting people, but basically share the same viewpoint. Show tends to be the two hosts echoing each others' thoughts. Needs an opposing host (a woman? a conservative?) to be truly engaging.
Date published: 2015-10-11
Rated 5 out of
Great podcast series
This show is consistently engaging and exciting to listen to, as the co-hosts explore interesting topics from political events to pop culture to the ways in which the internet is changing our relationships. Keep it up, guys -- you're on to something big.
Date published: 2016-02-18