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Spirits and Tongues
18 minutes | May 20, 2021
Margins of Experience
Special episode alert! Scribbles in margins! Garnishes on plates! Connection to other people!
27 minutes | Oct 1, 2020
Some daily Viking vocab! The beverage of choice in Valhalla! Soup, but for Vikings! A magical spiritual practice (loosely) tied to Norse tradition!
22 minutes | Sep 17, 2020
A peek into English spelling weirdness! A seasonal fruit... uh... vegetable? uhhhhh ... squash! The beverage of autumn! The observance of time passing!
24 minutes | Sep 3, 2020
Words we say when we mean other things that we don't want to say! Things we don't eat! The forbidden sausage! Definitely don't drink this! For derecho disaster relief, donate at gcrcf.org/derecho-disaster-recovery or volunteer at iowastormhelp.com.
67 minutes | Jul 30, 2020
Dylan and Kezia talk about: The American-ness of apple pie! Weird things people say in different states! "America's greatest idea"! America's great contribution to the liquor cabinet!
31 minutes | Jul 16, 2020
Language families! Twin sacred reading practices! The answer to whether sweet taters and yams are related! The cocktail family Martini!
19 minutes | Jul 2, 2020
A classic rainbow myth (I mean, Bible story)! A veritable cornucopia of colorful plants! Words that are made by smashing other words together! A tasty, sugary drink that tastes like celebration!
21 minutes | Jun 18, 2020
The etymology of some key vocabulary of current events! Connections between spirituality and protests! A hero in the kitchen and in the Civil Rights Movement! A cocktail to sip while spilling the tea!
23 minutes | Feb 27, 2020
Early morning prayer rituals! Bitter, beautiful bean juice! Ova of poultry! Sentence starters!
28 minutes | Feb 13, 2020
The formality in the little things in language! The fanciness of a high liturgy service! A dessert that involves French and fire! A cocktail for fancy celebrations!
23 minutes | Jan 23, 2020
Episode 8: Sick
The best hot toddy recipe! Chicken soup for the food snob! The reason you talk funny when you're congested! Faith healing!
25 minutes | Jan 9, 2020
Episode 7: Crunchy
A magical beverage of probiotics and fizziness! Hanging out with trees as a spiritual practice! Mom's granola! Words that go crunch!
26 minutes | Dec 26, 2019
Episode 6: Feline
Cat language according to the internet! Fish! Cat wine! And a poetic meditation on the Divine as revealed through sweet sweet Jeoffry, a 18th century feline companion! A few quick notes: Paper: "I can haz language play: The construction of language and identity in LOLspeak" by Lauren Gawne and Jill Vaughan Instructions for a good ILikTheBred meme poem: https://www.reddit.com/r/ilikthebred/comments/84lkuj/how_to_write_a_good_i_lik_the_bred_poem/ Poem: Jubilate Agno, Fragment B, [For I will consider my Cat Jeoffry] by Christopher Smart (1722-1771) Finally, Niki and I were so entranced by the poem that we both didn't hear my phone ding loudly in the middle of the last segment. Happy holidays and we'll be back again in the new year!
17 minutes | Dec 12, 2019
Episode 5: Empty
The empty space in language that means so much! A spiritual practice for the busiest time of year! A zero-calorie magic food! A spirit brewed and distilled to be empty of all the extras!
17 minutes | Nov 28, 2019
Episode 4: Faux
A sparkling holiday mocktail! Words that only pretend to be friends! Meat-like substances! A spiritual practice for the secular among us!
17 minutes | Nov 14, 2019
Episode 3: Counterintuitive
A cocktail recipe that shouldn't work! A flavor combination greater than the sum of its parts! A spiritual practice that only works when you stop trying so hard! A kind of sentence that doesn't mean what it's supposed to!
27 minutes | Oct 31, 2019
Episode 2: Spooky
A terrifying appetizer! A "bloody" brunch cocktail! A community practice in both Wicca and the Church of Satan! (Honestly, it's spooky we don't all have this as a required practice.) Language DEATH!!!! Guest host: Niki Metzger Content warning: We discuss animal phobias and sex. Not together. And nothing explicit. But, be warned. Episode 3 will be released on Friday, November 14.
18 minutes | Oct 24, 2019
Episode 1: Basic
The 15 basic sounds that (nearly) every language has! The food staple everyone's got in their pantries! The basic-est of beverages! A basic spiritual practice that you can do every day!
10 minutes | Oct 24, 2019
Episode 0: Human
Hi! This is the pilot episode for Spirits and Tongues! Listen to figure out what this podcast is all about. (I mean, "Spirits and Tongues"?! What could that even be talking about?) Maybe you'll laugh. Maybe you'll stick around for another episode or two. Maybe you'll have an existential crisis while considering the question of what it means to be a human.
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