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Language moves fast and Word Bomb is here to help. Unpacking one explosive word per week, hosts Pippa Johnstone and Karina Palmitesta talk to experts and dive deep into lived experiences to share stories the dictionary doesn't tell you.
||CleanEp. 9 - 'Native': O Canada, don't label, just listen||In this episode, Karina and Pippa consider the word Native, using it to explore Canada's painful colonial past and present. They discuss the labels applied to Indigenous peoples and sit down with two Indigenous artists to talk self-identification, word||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 8 - 'Renoviction': Portmanteau as protest||What happens when landlords evict tenants to renovate their units and triple the rents? Bitter disputes, drawn-out court battles, fierce housing activism - and a brand-new portmanteau that's catching on so fast, it seems poised for dictionary status. Pi||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 7 - 'Partner': The best name for your better half?||Girlfriend, boyfriend, S.O., bae, better half, sweetheart, beau ... what's in a name? Pippa and Karina debate and dismantle all the names you may choose to call that special someone and discuss the social utility of the word partner - and its important||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 6 - 'Singular They': Busting open the binary||Pippa and Karina journey from the fifteenth century to the present day, tracing the course of a small word with an outsized impact. As singular "they" gains ground as the gender-neutral pronoun of choice for nonbinary folks, are publications and the pub||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 5 - 'Moist': The ick factor and damp semantics||Why are people so hung up on the word "moist"? Pippa and Karina wade into the damp, the humid and the slightly wet as they dismantle English's most hated word (and repeat it enough to cure themselves of word aversion).||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 4 - 'Trigger': The word behind the warning||TW: everything. This week, Pippa and Karina tackle the word "trigger", interviewing a PhD student, a mental health advocate and a filmmaker. Safe spaces, content warnings and "snowflakes" all feature in this exploration of the words we use when we talk||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 1 - 'Fat': Go ahead, say the F-word||In our very first episode of Word Bomb, hosts Pippa Johnstone and Karina Palmitesta discuss the word "fat," bias, and the "euphemism treadmill."||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 2 - 'Doxx': Hacking the language of the internet||What does it mean to "doxx somebody?" Word Bomb hosts Pippa Johnstone and Karina Palmitesta delve deep into the dark history of an ever-evolving culture of online discourse.||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 3 - 'Like': Tackling a like/hate relationship||What does it mean when we pepper everything we say with "like"? Word Bomb hosts Pippa Johnstone and Karina Palmitesta take a good, hard listen to their own speech patterns and reveal some surprising stats.||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing Soon: Word Bomb, a TVO Podcast||Welcome to Word Bomb, the podcast that helps us understand our words in a whole new way. Subscribe now for episodes that begin in October 2018.||9/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Hooked by the first episode
I listen to a ton of podcasts and very few become part of my routine to always get the newest episode and listen right away, but immediately into the first episode I knew this would be a staple in my regular rotation. It is entertaining, informative and charming, but most importantly, it is necessary. Now more than ever we need to hold on to and understand how and why we use words, and unpack what our language really means. The hosts make a great pair with what they both bring to the podcast, and if it is off to this great of a start I cannot wait for more. Five stars.
Fresh and informative!
Love this new podcast. It’s entertaining and thought provoking!
Who knew words could be so fun?
These hosts are super engaging and crazy smart, and they dive deep into words you’ve heard but definitely don’t know the full story behind.
- Category: Society & Culture
- Language: English
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