Best Words podcasts we could find (Updated October 2018)
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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 words@waywordradio.org or call with your questions toll-free *any* time in the U.S. and Canada at 1 (87 ...
 
WXPN's live performance and interview program featuring music and conversation from a variety of important musicians
 
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The World in Words
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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 pri.org/language
 
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After Words
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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
 
Laugh and groan as two teams play the hardest game on radio and podcast. Join us for a warm and witty hour of recreational thinking. Five rounds mixing words, associations, pop-culture and live music - all at the expense of the English language.
 
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 ...
 
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Words for Granted
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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.
 
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.
 
Remarkable stories of war told by the men who fought for a proud nation. Their words. Their voices. Our first episodes tell riveting stories from World War II, then we move on to the Vietnam War and other dramatic conflicts.
 
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.
 
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Very Bad Words
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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.
 
The Most Popular Educational Podcast on iTunes. Learn Difficult English Vocabulary Words. Educate yourself! It's a free podcast that's sponsored by Bozuki.com but you're welcome to leave a donation to cover bandwidth costs.
 
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Words Matter
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American politics is undergoing seismic changes that will alter the course of history. Elise Jordan and Steve Schmidt have served at the highest levels in government, politics and media. They are two of the most articulate defenders of personal freedom, individual liberty and the rule of law. Their broad experience in government and Republican politics gives them a unique ability to explain recent events and place them in historic context. Together, with journalists, elected officials, polic ...
 
Words and Their Stories programs explain idioms and expressions that many learners of American English find difficult to understand.
 
Host Ray Harkins dives deep with creators of independent culture from musicians, artists and other interesting people to find out what inspires them, how they came to be and many other unexpected places.
 
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WW2: War and Words
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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 ...
 
Bedtime stories for kids, written by kids. A selection of sensational stories from the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show 500 Words competition.
 
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Next Ten Words
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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.
 
The Daily Words of the Buddha is a free service of Pariyatti, available by email, XML-RSS, and on the Web via our website, http://pariyatti.org
 
Extraordinary real stories you need to hear, direct from people around the world fighting for their rights
 
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Meaningless Words
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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.
 
​Words and Nerds Podcast is an entertaining and conversational podcast that aims to get inside the writer's minds. We discuss books and the social and political influences of a writer's work.The podcast digs deep to bring you an in depth but humorous analysis of the author's book and its influences. Join us for a new way of looking at literature. Dani Vee your host is a Head Teacher English, podcaster, reader, writer and book enthusiast. Subscribe and listen now.
 
Words and Their Stories programs explain idioms and expressions that many learners of American English find difficult to understand.
 
ANIMALOGY is a podcast about language, the animal-related words and phrases we use every day, and how they reflect and affect our relationship with (and treatment of) animals. Hosted by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, bestselling author and seasoned podcaster, Animalogy will change the way you talk — and think — about animals. For show notes and more, visit animalogypodcast.com.
 
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Eat Your Words
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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.
 
Louder Than Words tells the stories of personal and professional growth from some of the most interesting people in business, art, entrepreneurship, and more.
 
A research-based, storytelling podcast which wanders through the fields of fiction, popular culture, science, and history, drawing on the knowledge of a diverse cast of experts. Topics are wide-ranging but every episode is grounded in the same dedication to telling an engaging story about a less well-known aspect of history or culture.
 
Former special operations (1/75) sniper, bestselling author, firearm industry executive and attorney Ryan Cleckner discussing all things guns, law and politics. Ryan’s engaging demeanor and straight talk on complex topics will have you instantly hooked on this great podcast!
 
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The World in Words
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The World in Words podcast is about languages and the people who speak them. Hosted by The World's Patrick Cox and Nina Porzucki.
 
Uncover your calling, sharpen your vision, and master your days.
 
Laugh and groan as two teams play the hardest game on radio and podcast. Join us for a warm and witty hour of recreational thinking. Five rounds mixing words, associations, pop-culture and live music - all at the expense of the English language.
 
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Words On Water
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A podcast featuring conversations with influential and interesting people from the water sector and news from the Water Environment Federation.
 
MP3 Audio Teaching by Andrew Wommack.
 
Call in at 319-527-6027 to Randy's Show for Randy to personally prophesy to you Monday - Thursday 9pm-12am (call is free). Randy is a compassionate, kind host and loves to prophesy to all those who are searching for Him but got lost in the process. The prophetic reveals that God knows you, sees you and loves you unconditionally. Let the prophetic connect you to your future and reveal that your past failures are graciously wiped out. Randy believes you've been created for it and nothing can s ...
 
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Words & Numbers
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Words & Numbers touches on issues of Economics, Political Science, Current Events and Policy. Each Wednesday we'll be sharing a new Words & Numbers podcast featuring Antony Davies Ph.D and James Harrigan Ph.D talking about the economic and political aspects of current events.
 
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Nerd Words Podcast
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Nerd Words Podcast is a weekly sit-down conversation about all things nerdy. From video games, movies, and table-top RPG games (especially Vampire: the Masquerade and other White Wolf Games), nothing is off limits. Highly opinionated and often ill-informed, we provide consistently adequate podcasts.
 
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Words for Granted
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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.
 
Poetry has been defined as “words that want to break into song.” Musicians who make music seek to “say something”. Parlando will put spoken words (often, but not always, poetry) and music (different kinds, limited only by the abilities of the performing participants) together. The resulting performances will be short, 2 to 10 minutes in length. The podcast will present them un-adorned. How much variety can we find in this combination? Listen to a few episodes and see. Hear the sound and sens ...
 
This is a fast paced, engaging dose of positive encouragement for your day. If you are a busy working mom, then you will want to tune in to learn best practices from women in the trenches. You’ll get tips and strategies for making the most of your relationships and special communication secrets to help you communicate clearly and confidently no matter what the situation.
 
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Strength In Words
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Join host Ayelet Marinovich for a “family enrichment” program, as she discusses various topics on development in infants and toddlers. For weekly sessions of music, play and developmental information for both you and your baby, subscribe on iTunes and visit www.strengthinwords.com! Stay connected by joining our newsletter: bit.ly/siw-news
 
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.
 
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Words and Numbers
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Podcast by Foundation for Economic Education
 
New Persuasive Words started as two guys talking about life with what we thought (hoped?) was wit and insight, on our good days anyway. Then...a podcast.
 
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Words Matter
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Words Matter is a biweekly podcast hosting powerful conversations with people who are using words to make the world a better place. Episodes are released every other Thursday.
 
Separated by the Atlantic Ocean, Barry Cooper and James Cary talk about culture, theology, the arts, the church, books and sometimes the weather. Well, they are British...
 
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In Other Words
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Discussions about art and culture with today's makers, curators, collectors and advisors. Hosted by Charlotte Burns, senior editor for Art Agency, Partners.
 
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The Crossing is the new concept album Alejandro Escovedo wrote with Italian composer Don Antonio and his band. The record tells the story of Diego and Salvo, two immigrant boys, one from Mexico, the other from Italy, traveling in the United States. Diego and Salvo are into the Beat poets and punk rock, like the MC5 and The Stooges. Alejandro an ...…
 
Gahakāraka, diṭṭhosi! Puna gehaṃ na kāhasi. Sabbā te phāsukā bhaggā gahakūṭaṃ visaṅkhataṃ. Visaṅkhāragataṃ cittaṃ; taṇhānaṃ khayamajjhagā. Listen O house-builder, you are seen! You will not build this house again. For your rafters are broken and your ridgepole shattered. My mind has reached the Unconditioned; I have attained the destruction of ...…
 
It was the most watched, the most bitter and the most partisan US Supreme Court confirmation process in more than 25 years. Elise and Steve explain who won, who lost and what the consequences will be in November. Plus in the Words Matter Library -- Tom Ricks' "Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom"…
 
In 1982, Dave Moore and the LYL Band asked this politically charged question about wealth and power. For more about this and other combinations of various words and original music, visit frankhudson.org
 
October 15, 2018 Ghassan Korban is the new Executive Director of the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans. In this episode, Ghassan discusses the work needed to improve water infrastructure in New Orleans, which he says includes reinvesting to create a system for the next 50 to 100 years, particularly to deal with flooding. He acknowledges t ...…
 
Dave Moore's scrappy punk song from 1981 revived in the 21st Century with this solo acoustic guitar and vocal version performed by Frank Hudson. For more about this and other combinations of various words with original music visit frankhudson.org
 
In the court system of Ancient Athens, the kategoria was a formal accusation. However, when the philosopher Aristotle borrowed the word kategoria to enumerate his “categories of being,” he intended it to mean the “highest order of classification.” Over the course of this episode, we explore the subtle link between an “accusation” and “categoriz ...…
 
In the court system of Ancient Athens, the kategoria was a formal accusation. However, when the philosopher Aristotle borrowed the word kategoria to enumerate his “categories of being,” he intended it to mean the “highest order of classification.” Over the course of this episode, we explore the subtle link between an “accusation” and “categoriz ...…
 
A clever pun can make the difference between a so-so phrase and a memorable one. The phrase "the last straw" refers to an old fable about too many items in a load, but it takes on a whole new meaning in a public-awareness campaign about the environment. Also, why do we use the term "mob scene" to refer to an unruly crowd? This term originated i ...…
 
In today's episode, Cathy speaks with Allie Rowbottom, the author of the harrowing memoir, Jell-O Girls: A Family History. As an heir to the Jell-O fortune, Allie writes about her family's unique story as well as the cultural history of an iconic American product, and how it has shaped the lives of women in her family as well as America as a wh ...…
 
Gina Loudon, Fox News guest analyst and member of the Trump 2020 Campaign Media Advisory Board, offers her analysis of the current political climate. She's interviewed by Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX).
 
Benjamin Stevenson chats to Dani Vee about his new crime thriller Greenlight.Debut author Benjamin Stevenson is no stranger to the writing or publishing industry; he also works with high profile writers in his role at prestigious literary agency Curtis Brown. He also has his own stand-up musical comedy show with his twin brother - check out the ...…
 
I’m going to take a break from my Dave Moore series today, if only because I rather like this piece I’ve been working on and want to present it to you. “Fog” is likely the most well-known poem by Carl Sandburg without Chicago in its title, and it appears in many school textbooks where it serves as an introduction to metaphor. The Carl Sandburg ...…
 
Elise and Steve put Tom Ricks’ “Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom” into the Words Matter Library. Pulitzer Prize winning author Tom Ricks provides a fresh look at Winston Churchill and George Orwell in the Age of Trump. Both Churchill and Orwell demonstrated vision and courage as they embodied the idea that words do matter. Tom Ricks ...…
 
From the Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center in Vineyard Haven, it's Says You! Our original panel - Carolyn Faye Fox, Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, and Barry Nolan play a retrospective game. Dave Zobel guest hosts this episode with music from Zoe and Jon Zeeman. You might have noticed the show is a few minutes longer than ...…
 
From the Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center in Vineyard Haven, it's Says You! Our original panel - Carolyn Faye Fox, Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, and Barry Nolan play a retrospective game. Dave Zobel guest hosts this episode with music from Zoe and Jon Zeeman. You might have noticed the show is a few minutes longer than ...…
 
Bob Hoover is one of history’s greatest aviators. His career spanned from barnstorming in prop planes, to dogfighting in World War Two and then on to flight testing supersonic jets and performing spectacular aerobatic demonstrations. As an experimental test pilot, he flight tested the Navy FJ-2 jet fighter and the USAF F-86 and F-100. Hoover wa ...…
 
Did I skip over Dave Moore the poet and writer to get to Dave Moore the words and music guy? Perhaps. Let’s step back away from the 1980s and recap a bit in word-print silence, without the musical noises at the beginning. I met Dave almost exactly 50 years ago in 1968. And my first encounter found him reading his poetry in a church. He was also ...…
 
In today’s episode of In Other Words, we are joined by Richard Armstrong, who has been the director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation since 2008. A frank and insightful thinker who once considered a career in politics before entering the arts, Armstrong shares his thoughts on topics from censorship to deaccessioning. He also ta ...…
 
The ‘70s outburst of new bands that were called punk, then new wave, and finally indie can be traced to a beginning (or beginnings), and here’s what’s too-little recognized about that: it started with poets and writers. Some who know that punk didn’t start with Johnny Rotten, say that it all can be traced back a band that called itself Televisi ...…
 
Welcome to another episode of the Mark My Words Podcast. In today’s episode, Mark discusses BREXIT and lays out what’s going to happen post BREXIT and what it means for property investors and their investments? Get Marks inside-track on our economic situation and why now, is still a good time to be investing in property. The main consequence of ...…
 
When American Lynne Murphy says 'sure' to her British husband, he thinks she means 'not really.' After 18 years together, they still disagree-- and not just on 'sure.'
 
When American Lynne Murphy says 'sure' to her British husband, he thinks she means 'not really.' After 18 years together, they still disagree-- and not just on 'sure.'By The World in Words.
 
What can parents do to prepare for a smooth transition? On this episode of the Strength In Words podcast, Ayelet sits down with Lisa Abramson, an entrepreneur, speaker, best selling author, executive coach and advocate for maternal mental health. She founded Wise Mama and co-founded Mindfulness Based Achievement, the New MBA, which teaches high ...…
 
When it comes to free trade agreements, ideally they should be very short. Four words would suffice: “Trade will be free.” But politicians being what they are, what we (that is to say, Mexico, Canada, and the United States) actually have to replace NAFTA is a 1,800-page tome called the USMCA. Hundreds of pages of caveats doesn’t sound very much ...…
 
BE SPECIFIC - EPISODE 2: Wayne Pighini from Fly South Management on Rammstein’s meteoric rise to become one of the biggest bands in the world. Wayne is a close friend and he worked hand in hand with a band at the label that initially exposed them here in the US. Very few of us have a front row seat when a band is exploding and Wayne walks us th ...…
 
October 9, 2018 Tom Kunetz is the new President of the Board of Trustees for the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and Assistant Director of Monitoring and Research for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD). In this episode, Tom discusses his priorities for the next year as WEF President, which include increasin ...…
 
This month, I’m going to start a series here featuring the words and music of Dave Moore. This is different—and not—because long-time listeners will have heard Dave’s voice and words here from the beginning, but this time I’m going to expose a little more of Dave’s range of work. If you’ve come here expecting our usual eclectic mix of poetry fr ...…
 
In this episode we reflect on America's deep political divisions and tribalism in light of the theology of the cross.By Scott Jones & Bill Borror.
 
Description: The 1990s saw the birth of modern political tribalism. Steve Kornacki’s important new book, “The Red and The Blue,” explores the battles between Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich and how they lead to the partisan warfare we see today.
 
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