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Word of Mouth
Series exploring the world of words and the ways in which we use them
After Words
Interviews with top nonfiction authors by journalists, public policy makers, legislators, and others familiar with their work. After Words airs each weekend at the following times: Saturday at 10pm ET Sunday at 9pm ET Monday at 12am ET
The World in Words
The World in Words is a podcast about languages and the people who speak them. What happens to the brain on bilingualism? Does it matter that so many languages are dying out? Should we fear the rise of global English? Is the United States losing its linguistic cohesion? Why are Chinese tech words so inventive? Why does Icelandic have so many cool swearwords? Patrick Cox and Nina Porzucki bring you stories from the world’s linguistic frontlines. Also at
Welcome to Russian- Word by Word. Every two weeks, our podcast helps Russian language learners, study Russian and learn about the latest news from the Russian world. If you are interested in news, culture and, of course, Russian this is the right place for you!
Word Matters
Word Matters is a podcast dedicated to helping Christians understand some of the most confusing passages of the Bible. Hosts Brandon Smith and Trevin Wax, along with special guests, help the audience both understand why the passage is difficult and how to teach it to others. Word Matters is sponsored by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more at
Pastor James MacDonald preaches without apology straight from the pages of Scripture, provoking Christians to think and act on their faith. His Bible-teaching ministry, Walk in the Word, launched on as a radio broadcast in 1997, with the mission of "igniting passion in the people of God through the proclamation of truth." To listen to the Walk in the Word radio program, please visit the Walk in the Word radio podcast.
1 on 1 interview show featuring the creative minds behind Comics TV Film Novels & Animation. Hosted by Chicago Pop Culture expert, John Siuntres
Free daily dose of word power from Merriam-Webster's experts
Words for Granted
Words for Granted is a podcast that looks at how words change over time. Host Ray Belli uses language--more specifically, individual words--as a way of making connections among history, culture, religion, and society.
WXPN's live performance and interview program featuring music and conversation from a variety of important musicians
Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth is a public radio show highlighting trends, surprising turns in pop culture, and news, science, and tech stories you aren't hearing about in the day's headlines. A daily podcast produced by New Hampshire Public Radio.
Last Word
Radio 4's weekly obituary programme, telling the life stories of those who have died recently
Spoken Word
A program dedicated to the eclectic world of poetry and performance. Guests are contemporary poets who read and discuss their works.
Drawing upon his experience as a former chief of staff on the Senate Finance Committee and as an Emmy-winning executive producer and writer of ‘The West Wing,’ Lawrence O’Donnell examines the compelling and impactful political stories of the day. Join him every weeknight.
Fiery Independent Baptist Preaching, Soul-winning, King James Bible ONLY!
The brand new Tottenham Hotspur podcast. Bringing you debate on all Spurs games each and every week. Featuring a range of guests as we have the 'Last Word On Spurs'. #COYS #THFC
Word Podcast
David Hepworth, Mark Ellen and kindred spirits talk about music and laugh until they cry.
Join Bishop Robert Barron for a weekly podcast on faith and culture. Find more episodes at and submit your questions at
Words of War was an anthology of war stories,told by the men and women who have seen them happen. Exciting stories of World War II, its origins,its affects, and its heroes.Patriotic stories of heroes.
A fun weekly radio show about language seen through culture, history, and family. Co-hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett talk with callers who have questions and stories about linguistics, old sayings, word histories, etymology, regional dialects, slang, new words, word play, word games, grammar, family expressions, books, literature, writing, and more. Email your language questions to or call with your questions toll-free *any* time in the U.S. and Canada at 1 (87 ...
Mormon Authors and Mormon Writers are interviewed about their lives and their titles.
Word for Word
Australian English has many fascinating stories, interesting etymologies, and wonderfully weird slang. The language is constantly evolving as the world around us changes; new words are created, meanings change, and other things get left behind. In Word for Word, we explore the surprising histories behind everyday words and phrases, go behind-the-scenes with the dictionary editors, and meet some of Australia's most interesting word-lovers, from Scrabble champions to hip-hop artists. Join us a ...
An informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in various engineering disciplines. Hosted by interdisciplinary engineer Pius Wong, also host of The K12 Engineering Education Podcast. Produced by Pios Labs. Support the podcast by donating to Pius's studio on Patreon:
Storytelling is one of those things that makes us human. It takes many forms in many places and times but the need to record our story, to preserve the memory that we were here, and to hear the stories of others, this is universal. I'm a writer, a librarian, a mom, and a person in this world in search of how we tell our stories and how we hear the stories of others. Season 1: Flash Fiction. The sharing of minimalist literature, saying much with few words. May 2015-January 2018. Season 2: Boo ...
Welcome to The Final Word on all things Political and Pop Cultural. Comedic duo Frangela makes "Real News. REAL FUNNY!" Your positive "Back Up AND Black Up!" here to inspire you to #RESIST! Subscribe, review, and get a new episode each week! As a quick listen option, we also give you our classic "Idiot of the week" in a separate podcast. Produced by Joey Salvia for Westwood One.
Very Bad Words
As long as there’s been language, there have been forbidden words. What gives these words their power? Why are they considered “bad”? Producer and Host, Matt Fidler, reaches out to experts, linguists, and historians to explore these words and their cultural significance. From diving into specific bad words to exploring what language has the “worst curses”, Matt weaves personal stories and interviews to help shed light on the power of very bad words.
Every Word
John Bradshaw's online devotional series—called Every Word—provides a daily spiritual boost for busy people. In each one-minute program, Pastor Bradshaw focuses on one verse per day, with a new devotional every day of the week! Watch the latest programs online or search by topic. E-mail and iTunes options are also available, so watch today!
Word Of The Week
Feed on God's word mid-week by listening to sound biblical sermons selected by The Gospel Coalition editors.
Meaningless Words
Meaningless Words is a podcast that intends to analyze things being said in the public forum in search of the meaningless messages, ulterior motives, and will seek to back engineer the double talk to extrapolate the hidden agenda when possible.The overall purpose of doing this will be to have a laugh at the expense of the for-profit propagandists, poorly reasoned political pundits, and anti-scientific snake oil salesmen of the world.
Word Series
MP3 Audio Teachings by Andrew Wommack.
WW2: War and Words
The story of the 20 momentous years from 1936 to 1956 that changed the course of history, as told by Jonathan Dimbleby and through the words of remarkable BBC correspondents.
Investing, business, finance &economics - Mark Homer has the experience to help you with many of your questions & challenges. Mark My Words is a successful, eccentric & introverted businessman’s experience of 20 years with no waffle, ads, bravado or big pitches. Mark will interview the worlds most successful business, finance & money experts as well as impart his knowledge in a factual, direct manner. Mark runs & owns multiple businesses & property portfolios so teaches you what he does on a ...
Bishop Robert Barron's Weekly Podcast
Bedtime stories for kids, written by kids. A selection of sensational stories from the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show 500 Words competition.
The Last Word with Matt Cooper gets you up to speed with all the events of the day.
You can’t spell Game Master without “pretentious.” Well, you can, actually. But let’s pretend you can’t so I can make a point. My point is a good Game Master needs a lot of big, fancy words at their disposal to make their flavor text as confusing as possible. Oops. I mean engaging, not confusing. More at
Fortnightly pod-joy from Ian Collins (and Sideshow Kev).
Want to master your English pronunciation? Join 3,000-lesson vocal coach Matt Pocock (MA in Voice) on a pronunciation challenge: can you pronounce the 1,000 most common words in the English language? Every language is made up of sounds, and Matt takes you through every single sound in the British Accent, using the phrases you'll use every day.
Next Ten Words
Next Ten Words focuses on in-depth analysis and critique of the personal technology industry. Every week Michael Gartenberg, Rene Ritchie, and guests go beyond the soundbite to the next ten words. And the ten after that.
A vocabulary podcast dedicated to defining advanced English words, such as those found on the GRE, SAT, LSAT, etc.
Michael Lodge discusses business, taxes, love, sex, travel, God, politics, but mostly taxes. The other stuff is just for you to tune in. Get ready - let's talk taxes, business and other stuff.
a one on one interview show where comic TV film and other pop culture creators discuss their current and past works. recent guests and subjects include DC Comics, Marvel, Watchmen co-creator Dave Gibbons, Batman writers Greg Rucka , Grant Morrison, and Alex Ross
Word of Life Church in St. Joseph, Missouri is a thriving non-denominational church led by Pastor Brian & Peri Zahnd. We are followers of Jesus seeking to be an authentic expression of the kingdom of Jesus in the twenty-first century. Additional sermon audio and other resources are available at
A Bible study with Bill Crowder, Elisa Morgan and Mart DeHaan
Learn English Vocabulary Podcast. Always Free. Please leave good reviews at iTunes. It's a FREE show so be kind with the reviews. We are constantly working on making the show better.
The Most Popular Educational Podcast on iTunes. Learn Difficult English Vocabulary Words. Educate yourself! It's a free podcast that's sponsored by but you're welcome to leave a donation to cover bandwidth costs.
A Word in Your Ear
Emeritus Professor Roly Sussex walks you through the linguistic mindfield, explaining the weird and wonderful aspects of English and many other languages.
Short, daily meditations on God’s Word that not only drive us to pray, but drive how we pray. Featuring teacher, author, and pastor David Platt.
Words and Their Stories programs explain idioms and expressions that many learners of American English find difficult to understand.
Eat Your Words
Eat Your Words is the weekly radio dispatch from Cathy Erway, founder of the blog Not Eating Out In New York. Every week, Cathy is joined by authors of books that you just want to eat up -- from colorful cookbooks to food memoirs to exposes on the food industry, it's all meaty topic for discussion. Tune in to learn what's new and happening in the world of food through its literature.
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It’s the everyday decisions…"Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me."- Psalm 119:133By (Media Admin) (It Is Written).
Greater than God's revelation of Himself in the world is God's revelation of Himself in His Word.
Bryan Edward Hill joins us talk about his Detective Comics Batman Black Lightning story that wraps up this Wednesday. We aklso talk about his work, writing for the new Titans TV Series debuting on... WORDBALLOON features one on one interviews with the writers and artists behind today's pop culture favorites. The creative minds behind today's ho ...…
Bryan Edward Hill joins us talk about his Detective Comics Batman Black Lightning story that wraps up this Wednesday. We aklso talk about his work, writing for the new Titans TV Series debuting on the DC Universe Streaming Service later this year. You'll also hear about his first breakthrough series Postal at Top Cow, writing for the Starz TV s ...…
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 21, 2018 is: cerulean • \suh-ROO-lee-un\ • adjective : resembling the blue of the sky Examples: "The images in Nicolas Party's paintings are simple, vivid, inexplicably funny, and profoundly odd. He paints the face of a man in a brown hat with a large snail on top, against a background of cerulean bl ...…
Imagine you’re running late for your first day at a new job and you’ve misplaced your keys. You’d turn the house upside down to find them! Because the more important…By doconnor.
Tonight on The Last Word: The New York Times reports White House Counsel Don McGahn spent 30 hours talking to Robert Mueller’s team and that federal investigators could charge Michael Cohen by the end of the month. Plus, President Trump’s escalates his attacks on Robert Mueller and what Melania Trump did and did not talk about today. Ron Klain, ...…
The pronoun "they" was borrowed into English from Old Norse. It's an odd borrowing because within a given language, the words for pronouns tend to remain consistent over time. In today's episode, we explore the entire history of "they," from its roots as Proto-Germanic demonstrative adjective to its modern usage as a singular, gender-neutral pr ...…
Shane de Ris and John Lowe discuss the financial challenges faced by students and their parents due to university costs.
Maeve Lewis of One in Four talks about Pope Francis's apology for decades of clerical sexual abuse. Is it enough?
Our four-part documentary series looks at Pope John Paul's visit to Ireland. In the first part, we find out what Ireland was like in 1979.
Change is good, it isn't always easy but it's essential for business growth.
In this episode you'll hear the full Episode 1 from Bishop Barron's new film series, The Mass. Listen as Bishop Barron explains why the Mass is so important, and why it's not just a lecture or performance but a continual response between Christ and his people. Be sure to visit, where you can pick up the new special edition s ...…
The Sovereign King of Kings who upholds the universe and rules forever is our strength.
They would have survived…"Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."- Mark 14:38By (Media Admin) (It Is Written).
This week on "A Way with Words": The language of political speech. Politicians have to repeat themselves so often that they naturally develop a repertoire of stock phrases to fall back on. But is there any special meaning to subtler locutions, such as beginning a sentence with the words "Now, look…"? Also, a peculiar twist in Southern speech ma ...…
In this episode you’ll hear the full Episode 1 from Bishop Barron’s new film series, The Mass. Listen as Bishop Barron explains why the Mass is so important, and why it’s not just a lecture or performance but a continual response between Christ and his people. Be sure to visit, where you can pick up the new special edition s ...…
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 20, 2018 is: satiety • \suh-TYE-uh-tee\ • noun 1 : the quality or state of being fed or gratified to or beyond capacity : surfeit, fullness 2 : the revulsion or disgust caused by overindulgence or excess Examples: "Yes, avocado is high in fat, but it's the good, monounsaturated kind that helps increa ...…
What’s the first word that comes to mind when you think about God? Well, today on Discover the Word, the team considers how our God is “The God Who Pursues.” It’s a…By doconnor.
Tom Petty - Saving Grace Video I'm passing sleeping cities Fading by degrees Not believing all I see to be so I'm flyin' over backyards Country homes and ranches Watching life between the branches below And it's hard...
Change in your life starts with your head. Change your thought process.
We know that amid the sorrows and sufferings of this life, we can trust that a day is coming when we will see God as He is.
He could have died!"But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin."- 1 John 1:7By (Media Admin) (It Is Written).
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 19, 2018 is: imperturbable • \im-per-TER-buh-bul\ • adjective : marked by extreme calm, impassivity, and steadiness : serene Examples: The imperturbable captain did not panic when the boat sailed into the path of a violent storm. "Synchronicity is no stranger to sports. Back in 2016, a clip of two sy ...…
Lt. Col. (Ret.) Kate Germano discusses gender bias in the military. She's interviewed by Military Times reporter Todd South.
"music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, there's no boundary line to art" - Charlie Parker.
God's plan for your life involves fullness of joy in His presence and at His right hand are pleasures forevermore.
He deserves more credit."All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made."- John 1:3By (Media Admin) (It Is Written).
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 18, 2018 is: adulation • \aj-uh-LAY-shun\ • noun : excessive or slavish admiration or flattery Examples: "It's hard to imagine the safest environment being one where thousands of people are within feet of you and millions more are watching your every move. But that was the case with Tiger Woods. … Wh ...…
There are more than a few Australian place names which have more than one pronunciation, but how do you pronounce Cairns?
Highlights from our All-Ireland hurling final preview at Coppers, featuring Jamesie O'Connor, John McIntyre, Cyril Donnellan, Gavin O'Mahony and Joe Quaid.
Actor and comedian Pat Shortt talks about his starring role in Martin McDonagh's play 'A Skull in Connemara' at the Olympia Theatre.
Breda Brown and Eoghan McDermott discuss some of the stories in the news this week, including a study that finds vaping could be more dangerous than previously thought.
Pictured: Aretha FranklinMatthew Bannister onSir VS Naipaul, the Nobel prize winning author of acclaimed books including "A House For Mr Biswas" and "A Bend in The River". He was a controversial figure who fell out with some of his fellow writers and was accused of cruelty in his relationships. Nan Joyce, who campaigned for the rights of Irelan ...…
You and I as business owners need to take time to understand various threats when it comes to business identity theft.
The God of the universe, in His Word, calls Himself our counselor.
Whip your brain into shape by studying trochoidal things.This is Episode 72 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in various engineering disciplines.
Three feet in a day?! "For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear." - Mark 4:28By (Media Admin) (It Is Written).
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 17, 2018 is: thwart • \THWORT\ • verb 1 a : to oppose successfully : defeat the hopes or aspirations of b : to run counter to so as to effectively oppose or baffle : contravene 2 : to pass through or across Examples: The baby howled when her mother thwarted her in her effort to crawl up the stairs. " ...…
Today on Discover the Word, we conclude our weeklong study on the counterintuitive ways of God. God’s plans and methods often seem like the opposite of what we’d expect, but can we trust…By doconnor.
Tonight on The Last Word: The fallout from Trump’s revoking of former CIA director John Brennan’s security clearance continues, with Brennan responding in an op-ed in the New York Times saying that Trump’s claim of “no collusion” is “hogwash.” Investigative reporter Craig Unger joins Lawrence to discuss his new book about “The Untold Story of D ...…
Steve Orlando is back to talk about his current Wonder Woman run, but also to preview his ambitious Electric Warrior mini series . We all know about Kamandi's time and the fall of Modern DC history , but what about the time after that and the historic path to the Utopian times of the Legion Of Super Heroes. What happened in the centuries in bet ...…
Steve Orlando is back to talk about his current Wonder Woman run, but also to preview his ambitious Electric Warrior mini series .We all know about Kamandi's time and the fall of Modern DC history... WORDBALLOON features one on one interviews with the writers and artists behind today's pop culture favorites. The creative minds behind today's ho ...…
The Queen of Soul died today at the age of 76, and we've invited some special guests to reflect on her remarkable legacy. Gospel music Professor Dr. Deborah Pollard shares how the city of Detroit felt hearing Aretha sing at President Obama's inauguration. Music writer Ann Powers, and radio host Gwen Thompkins reflect on what Aretha's songs mean ...…
Brian Lloyd and Roe McDermott discuss the casting of Jack Whitehall as Disney's first gay character and review 'The Equalizer 2' and 'Christopher Robin'.
Michael Sheridan talks about the potential impact of the drop in Sterling on imports of used cars from Britain.
Today we are talking about the differences financially of purchasing a car or to lease. To buy or lease, that is the question.
Only through Jesus Christ can we be welcomed into the presence of God. In Him, we have communion with God.
A special danger? "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost." - Titus 3:5By (Media Admin) (It Is Written).
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