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60 minutes | Jun 19, 2020
Word Salad Greatest Hits!
This is the last show for a while. But I'm developing a new show called History X. Get in touch to learn more.
60 minutes | May 18, 2020
Pandemic Edition #1: Virus, Isolation, and Quarantine.
What pandemic-related words do you want to know more about? We dig into "virus," "isolation," and "quarantine," sorting fact from fiction, and running down a crazy story about the number forty.
60 minutes | Apr 17, 2020
New Name, Same Old Country.
I look at what happens when you change the names of countries: from Burma to Myanmar. Featuring Dr. Nativo and his hit "Guatemaya," his word for Guatemala.
59 minutes | Mar 20, 2020
OK Boomers (and Sooners)
I discuss where the word of "boomer" comes from. Not just the Baby Boom, but also the Oklahoma boomers and sooners. With Apollonia Piña, a "Sooner" and Mvskoke (Creek) Citizen. It's complicated. Excerpts from Russell Cobb, The Great Oklahoma Swindle. Music bits by Rogers and Hammerstein and JJ Cale the OU Sooner Marching Band. Boomer? Sooner?
59 minutes | Feb 21, 2020
Who's an American?
How did the United States get to own the word "American"? There are at least 27 other "American" countries, so I talk to a few other non-U.S. Americans to get their stories. I also investigate the origins of the word America and play some dope songs.
59 minutes | Jun 24, 2019
The Trump Effect on our Language
All the words, all the best–and worst–words. How The Donald has changed the very language we use.
58 minutes | Jun 24, 2019
Gringos, Yumas, and Yankees
Stories about words in Spanish to describe foreigners of various stripes.
32 minutes | Apr 2, 2018
Latebacks and Dopplegangers
Words that don’t exist in English but should. And is it “nip in the bud” or “nip in the butt”?
60 minutes | Jun 21, 2017
Episode 5: Talkin’ ’bout Generations, Y’all
Are you Gen X, Y, or a Millennial? Something else? Do generational labels have any validity beyond marketing? Join Word Salad to explore.
29 minutes | May 23, 2017
Do we speak language or does language speak us? Word Salad brings you a mix of stories about how words shape our identity. In this pilot episode, we talk about the words “creole” and “redneck”.
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