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4 minutes | Dec 15, 2017
Who just starts a podcast and lets it linger? Me. I guess. So if you've been wondering where I've been, hark!
2 minutes | Dec 12, 2017
Stop the FCC
Hello fellow internet users, I'm posting from my podcast account about the FCC's vote coming up on Thursday to repeal Net Neutrality regulations. I didn't anticipate getting political until I made the next season (on political terms), but here we are. Now, usually, I am skeptical of the effectiveness of this sort of campaign, but, truth be told, I am out of options. What will the repeal of Net Neutrality mean? I admit that I cannot tell you with 100% certainty what all the repercussions will be. I can, however, tell you what it would mean for me and others who are turning to the internet to share what they love, find support, and perhaps, if not make a living, then at least make life a little easier while we throw our pet projects out there into the world. I know full well how complex political issues can be and how necessary it is to be skeptical and critical. In fact, support of these ideals is exactly what pushed me to attempt this podcast. However, I also know that a free market cannot survive, that those who sustain themselves from access to the internet cannot survive, if gatekeepers are allowed to sell access, effectively picking winners and losers. In this spirit, I urge everyone to contact their representatives in Congress. Here, there's even a handy site to make life easier: https://www.battleforthenet.com/breaktheinternet/#widgets Here's to hoping I'm wrong and that I'll see you all on the free and open Net soon. The Etymology Podcast
19 minutes | May 30, 2016
It's a conflagration!
Ever wonder where those long fire-related words come from, like "conflagration" and "immolation"? You're in luck! In this episode we look at the roots of these multi-syllabic Latin terms, and a few English ones at well, and see where they intertwine. If you like what you hear, support me at www.patreon.com/etymology?ty=h Thanks to Preston (https://soundcloud.com/prestongrames)for help with the final edit! [Music credit to Steve Lowther for "Crystalline City" and to C.P. Bryan for "Dazed in Jungle Hut"]
17 minutes | May 23, 2016
Extra: From the outside to the strange and foreign
The first episode of this podcast about the history of words and the trends they follow throughout history. Here, I tackle the word "extra", showing how these 2 syllables gave us many disparate words not only in the English language, but in the Romance languages as well, twisting and shifting its sense along the way. If you like what you hear, support me at https://www.patreon.com/etymology?ty=h [Music credit to Steve Lowther for "Crystalline City"]
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