Posts Tagged: podcast
The Dictionary of American Regional English, or DARE, has launched a campaign to save fifty words and phrases it deems are dying from lack of use, reports Alison Flood for the Guardian:
Although language change is inevitable, it’s too bad to see some of our most colourful expressions going out of use,” said Joan Hall, former editor of DARE.
There are two things in writing: one is to say something with the form of what you’re saying, and the other is to say something with the content of what you are saying. … I think content is not completely arbitrary, but to a certain degree, it doesn’t always matter.
Hope for me… just means… a coming to terms with the fact that we don’t know what will happen, and maybe there’s room for us to intervene. And that we have to let go of the certainty people seem to love more than hope… We live in a very surprising world.
This is where poetry approaches music. Because you cannot put meaning in words as intellectually comprehensible. It’s just there, and you know it’s there. And it is the rhythm and the beat and the music of the sound that carries it.
This is a story is about a con that unfolded very slowly over two decades. When the con was finally exposed, some of the victims defended the people who had been fooling them. They preferred to believe the lie.
NPR’s Hidden Brain podcast recently featured an episode called “The Heart Wants What It Wants,” a moving story about loneliness, love letters, and illusions....more
I sort of just follow the impulse to go there and to sit with an uncomfortable emotion or an uncomfortable physical thing.
In conversation with radio host David Naimon, writer Amelia Gray talks about her new short story collection, Gutshot; strangeness and estrangement; disgust and discomfort; and many other eccentric topics....more
You can’t find your own voice, unless you’re listening for it.
In a thoughtful interview with radio host David Naimon, the lovely and wise Ursula K. Le Guin talks about her newly revised writing manual, Steering the Craft; the sound and skeletons of sentences; and the intersection of language and society....more
This American Life spinoff Serial is a nonfiction podcast told over multiple episodes. Premiering back in October, Serial explores the case of Adnan Syed, who has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. Much of the intriguing drama around the story stems from the fact that many aren’t convinced Syed actually murdered Lee—or at the very least, that the prosecution didn’t prove him guilty....more