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A podcast that's enthusiastic about linguistics by Gretchen McCulloch and Lauren Gawne. A weird and deep conversation about language delivered right to your ears the third Thursday of every month. "Joyously nerdy" –Buzzfeed. Listened to all the episodes here and wish there were more? Want to talk with other people who are enthusiastic about linguistics? Get bonus episodes and access to our Discord community at www.patreon.com/lingthusiasm Shownotes and transcripts: www.lingthusiasm.com
 
TRUE CRIME, GHOSTS STORIES and things that make you say WTF!!! This is the podcast where I search the internet for the silly, random, creepy and the weird to share them with you. There is a little something for everyone here! If you’re easily offended, then grab some popcorn and experience some new! You might even learn something fun! Also I want my listeners to feel included so you will have say in my content. Text/call 805-664-1828. Email me at itsprofessionallysilly@gmail.com Come join th ...
 
Steve Levitt, the iconoclastic University of Chicago economist and co-author of the Freakonomics book series, tracks down other high achievers and asks questions that only he would think to ask. Guests include all-time Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, WNBA champion Sue Bird, Operation Warp Speed chief Moncef Slaoui, and neuroscientist/actress Mayim Bialik. People I (Mostly) Admire is a production of the Freakonomics Radio Network.
 
Welcome to Neeks Who Drink. We are Johnny the Drunk, Kelsi the Lush, and Marcus the Buzzed. We are a collection of nerds and geeks that discuss comics, movies, video games, new technologies, current events, and things we find interesting, funny, and mildly important whilst drinking. During our discussions we will regulary reference Star Wars, we’ll talk about the fuckery that makes us drink, and you may hear us mention that Marcus is black. Please come check us out in the wee hours of Sunday ...
 
Every other week, Mystic shares the stories and voices of pagans & witches, past and present. Episodes are built from historical records, interviews, and reporting everywhere from the magical Midwest to the bewitching Big Easy.
 
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When we try to improve things, our first thought is often: What can we add to make this better? But Leidy, a professor of engineering, says we tend to overlook the fact that a better solution might be to take something away. He and Steve talk about examples from Leidy’s book Subtract: The Untapped Science of Less, and from their own lives.…
 
Dating sucks! That’s it! Nothing more to say lol! These stories are examples lol. Call/text my google voice number call/text 805-664-1828 and hear yourself on a podcast episode! -VANCE GLOBAL https://linktr.ee/vanceglobal*Use coupon code “SMILES” to get 20% OFF*-LATEST PROFESSIONALLY SILLY YOUTUBE VIDEOSTHREE VIDEOS IN ONE https://youtu.be/JLNJUU6o…
 
Here’s a completely normal and unremarkable sentence. Let’s imagine we have two different coloured pens, and we’re going to circle the words in red and the affixes, that’s prefixes and suffixes, in blue. “Later today, I’ll know if I hafta get some prizes for Helen of Troy’s competition, or if it isn’t necessary.”Some of these are pretty straightfor…
 
An expert on urban economics and co-author of the new book Survival of the City, Ed says cities have faced far worse than Covid. Steve talks with the Harvard professor about why the slums of Mumbai function so well, high-quality housing in China sits empty, and declining cities hang on for so long.By Freakonomics Radio + Stitcher
 
I was never a big believer of coincidences. But after finding these stories, I might be opening my mind a bit more. But these coincidences are hard to believe! Call/text my google voice number call/text 805-664-1828 and hear yourself on a podcast episode! -VANCE GLOBAL https://linktr.ee/vanceglobal-LATEST PROFESSIONALLY SILLY YOUTUBE VIDEOSTHREE VI…
 
Former U.S. Secretary of Education, 3x3 basketball champion, and leader of an anti-gun violence organization are all on Arne’s resume. He’s also Steve’s neighbor. The two talk about teachers caught cheating in Chicago public schools and Steve shares a story he’s never told Arne, about a defining moment in the educator’s life.…
 
People do stupid things constantly and I’m grateful for them! They just hand me entire podcast episodes 🥰. Stupid is the gift that keeps on giving. Call/text my google voice number call/text 805-664-1828 and hear yourself on a podcast episode! WAYS TO HELP HURRICANE IDA VICTIMShttps://time.com/6093916/how-to-help-hurricane-ida/https://www.nytimes.c…
 
A special episode: Steve reports on a passion of his. Most high-school math classes are still preparing students for the Sputnik era. Steve wants to get rid of the “geometry sandwich” and instead have kids learn what they really need in the modern era: data fluency. Originally broadcast on Freakonomics Radio, this episode includes an update from St…
 
We’ve all had some creepy experiences in our lives. Something that made us lose our breath, something that made us freak out or stand still to assess what’s on going. Let’s talk about creepy experiences. Call/text my google voice number call/text 805-664-1828 and hear yourself on a podcast episode! VANCE GLOBAL https://linktr.ee/vanceglobalYOUTUBE …
 
It would be highly illogical to skip this episode. Read John De Gruyther's interview with Vonda McIntyre! Join the conversation on the Atoz forum. Support the network and gain access to over fifty bonus episodes by become a patron on Patreon. Want more science fiction in your life? Check out The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast. Love Neil Gaiman? Join u…
 
He’s a Harvard physician and economist who just started a third job: host of the new podcast Freakonomics, M.D. He’s also Steve’s former student. The two discuss why medicine should embrace econ-style research, the ethics of human-challenge trials, and Bapu’s role in one of Steve’s, ahem, less-than-successful experiments.…
 
People have left this earth in strange ways. I found a few that definitely makes you think. Call/text my google voice number call/text 805-664-1828 and hear yourself on a podcast episode! UNUSUAL WAYS PEOPLE HAVE DIED Oct 2020https://anchor.fm/amber-smiles-jones/episodes/UNUSUAL-WAYS-PEOPLE-HAVE-DIED-ekpkb2VANCE GLOBAL https://linktr.ee/vanceglobal…
 
Let's say I show you and our friend Gavagai a box of chocolates, and then Gav leaves the room, and I show you that the box actually contains coloured pencils. (Big letdown, sorry.) When Gav comes back in the room a minute later, and we've closed the box again, what are they going to think is in the box? In this episode, your hosts Gretchen McCulloc…
 
He argues that personal finance is so simple all you need to know can fit on an index card. How will he deal with Steve’s suggestion that Harold’s nine rules for managing money are overly complicated? Harold and Steve also talk about gun violence — a topic Harold researches as a public-policy professor at the University of Chicago — and they propos…
 
Let’s talk about some EMBARRASSING SEX STORIES! We’ve all had them. Maybe you fell off the bed during a night of passion. Maybe your roommate walked in on you…or god forbid your parents😂. Did you pull a muscle in mid stride? I don’t know your stories but, I did come across a few and I’m can’t wait to share them with you. Call/text my google voice n…
 
Quiet! Do you want to get us sued? It's a Star Trek parody! Join the conversation on the Atoz forum. Support the network and gain access to over fifty bonus episodes by becoming a patron on Patreon. Want more science fiction in your life? Check out The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast. Love Neil Gaiman? Join us on Hanging Out With the Dream King: A Neil…
 
You ever think about the people in the world that work the night shifts, the graveyard shifts…the people who keep going long after we fall asleep. These are the people who keep the world spinning after dark. Many of them have a lot of interesting experiences after our bed time. Some are creepy, some are funny and some are just plain horrifying. Let…
 
Steve continues his conversation with his good friend, MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient, and fellow University of Chicago economist. Sendhil breaks down the hypothesis of his book Scarcity, explains why machines aren’t competition for human intelligence, and tells Steve why it’s important to appreciate other people’s good ideas before developing …
 
Has there ever been a moment you were a little too high? Millions of people have experienced this before and I found some of the funniest “That Time I Got Too High” stories! Call/text my google voice number call/text 805-664-1828 and hear yourself on a podcast episode! VANCE GLOBAL https://linktr.ee/vanceglobalLATEST YOUTUBE VIDEOSMY 1ST CEMETERY I…
 
Fairies! Join the conversation on the Atoz forum. Support the network and gain access to over fifty bonus episodes by become a patron on Patreon. Want more science fiction in your life? Check out The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast. Love Neil Gaiman? Join us on Hanging Out With the Dream King: A Neil Gaiman Podcast. Lovecraft? Poe? Check out Elder Sign…
 
He’s a professor of computation and behavioral science at the University of Chicago, MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient, and author. Steve and Sendhil laugh their way through a conversation about the importance of play, the benefits of change, and why we remember so little about the books we’ve read — and how Sendhil’s new app solves this problem.…
 
If you have ever spent some time alone at home, you may have heard a sound that sounded out of place. How did you handle that? The stories in this episode explore the horrors of being at home, which has become an unsafe location for some. Call/text my google voice number call/text 805-664-1828 and hear yourself on a podcast episode! VANCE GLOBAL ht…
 
In this interview, first heard on Freakonomics Radio last year, Steve talks with the former top adviser to presidents Clinton and Obama, about his record — and his reputation. And Rahm explains that while he believes in the power of the federal government, as former mayor of Chicago, he says that cities are where problems really get solved.…
 
Let’s talk about family secrets. We all have secrets whether we want to admit that or not. Some secrets are deep and dark and others…or maybe just embarrassing. There are many reasons that secrets exist… maybe it’s to protect yourself or perhaps someone else. Let’s dig into these family secrets and see what was revealed! Call/text my google voice n…
 
What do the sounds fffff, vvvv, ssss, and zzzz all have in common? They're all produced by creating a sort of friction in your mouth when you constrict two parts against each other, whether that's your lips, your teeth, your tongue, the roof of your mouth, or in your throat. This whole class of sounds that are produced using friction are known as f…
 
He’s been an Arctic scientist, a sports journalist, and is now a best-selling author of science books. His latest, Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, makes the argument that early specialization does not give you a head start in life. David and Steve talk about why frustration is a good sign, and why the 10,000-hour rule is defi…
 
I’m just going to come out and say it… There are some true dumbasses in this world! Let’s talk about the ones that commit crimes! Call/text my google voice number call/text 805-664-1828 and hear yourself on a podcast episode! VANCE GLOBAL https://linktr.ee/vanceglobalLATEST YOUTUBE VIDEOYOU’LL NEVER GUESS WHAT I BOUGHThttps://youtu.be/VNwEnoofTikI …
 
She used to run a behavioral unit in the Obama administration, and now has a similar role at Google. Maya and Steve talk about the power (and limits) of behavioral economics and also how people respond to change — the topic of her new podcast A Slight Change of Plans.By Freakonomics Radio + Stitcher
 
Cabins in the woods has always been horrifying for most people. This case won’t make them feel any better about that fear. Let’s talk about the true events that inspired the movie THE STRANGERS…THE KEDDIE CABIN MURDERS. Call/text my google voice number call/text 805-664-1828 and hear yourself on a podcast episode! HORROR MOVIES INSPIRED BY TRUE EVE…
 
He’s the C.E.O. of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), which, under his charge, exposed the most celebrated American cyclist as a cheater. And Steve’s been studying cheaters for the last 25 years, so he’s also excited to talk to Travis about the incentives to cheat and the advances in testing technology — and offers his services as an ant…
 
Buying or renting a home can be difficult. As an ex property manager, I can tell you, sometimes things just don’t go as planned! Real Estate Agents and Property mangers deal with a lot of shit! Call/text my google voice number call/text 805-664-1828 and hear yourself on a podcast episode! LATEST YOUTUBE VIDEOTHIS IS HOW MY BIRTHDAY WENT https://you…
 
A robot apocalypse ... IN SPACE!!!! Join the conversation on the Atoz forum. Support the network and gain access to over fifty bonus episodes by become a patron on Patreon. Want more science fiction in your life? Check out The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast. Love Neil Gaiman? Join us on Hanging Out With the Dream King: A Neil Gaiman Podcast. Lovecraft…
 
She’s the author of the bestselling book Grit, and a University of Pennsylvania professor of psychology — a field Steve says he knows nothing about. But once Angela gives Steve a quick tutorial on “goal conflict,” he is suddenly a fan. They also talk parenting, self-esteem, and how easy it is to learn econometrics if you feel like it.…
 
I’ve been a victim of many pranks but they always went smoothly…at least for the person who was prancing me. What happens when pranks go wrong? Let’s talk about it! Call/text my google voice number call/text 805-664-1828 and hear yourself on a podcast episode! LATEST YOUTUBE VIDEOI WENT TO THE ATL BEER FEST https://youtu.be/LAxGwY4Wf-E*************…
 
When you see something on social media in a language you don’t read, it’s really handy to have a quick and good-enough “click to translate” option. But despite the fact that 2000 of the world’s languages are African, machine translation and other language tech tools don’t yet exist for most of them. In this episode, your host Gretchen McCulloch int…
 
English wizards vs. Nazi X-Men. Join the conversation on the Atoz forum. Support the network and gain access to over fifty bonus episodes by becoming a patron on Patreon. Want more science fiction in your life? Check out The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast. Love Neil Gaiman? Join us on Hanging Out With the Dream King: A Neil Gaiman Podcast. Lovecraft? …
 
So much occurred in this episode! Headlines that make the news entertaining! We have a serial pooper, we have a couple who decided to get freaky at a children’s park and more! A non-murder true crime episode. Call/text my google voice number call/text 805-664-1828 and hear yourself on a podcast episode! Latest Youtube VideosCASEY GARCIA-GOING TO SC…
 
The African-born economist has written four bestselling books, including Dead Aid, which Bill Gates described as “promoting evil.” In her new book about corporate boards, Dambisa uses her experience with global corporations to explore how they can better meet society’s demands. And she explains to Steve why, even as a Harvard and Oxford-educated ec…
 
Blind dates can be tough! The stories I’m about to tell you about were definitely some of the worst! Call/text my google voice number call/text 805-664-1828 and hear yourself on a podcast episode! Latest Youtube VideosRandonautica Playlist (4 videos)https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL97hCXP8Z-0KL8sXdjiS2SpWwwPVIhD1tSOMTHING’S GOING ON WITH THIS CR…
 
Levitt rarely interviews advocates, but the founder of the Good Food Institute is different. Once an outspoken — and sometimes outlandish — animal-rights activist, Bruce has come to believe that market-driven innovation and scientific advancement are the best ways to reduce global meat consumption. Steve and Bruce talk about the negative externalit…
 
Can you imagine a dirty creepy man living in your home without your knowledge!? Now you don’t have to...I’ll tell you exactly what it’s like! Let’s talk about THE SPIDERMAN OF DENVER. Call/text my google voice number call/text 805-664-1828 and hear yourself on a podcast episode! Latest Youtube Videos1. THE RANDONAUTICA APP WORKS!!! https://youtu.be…
 
Hardboiled detection in a dimensional rift. Join the conversation on the Atoz forum. Support the network and gain access to over fifty bonus episodes by become a patron on Patreon. Want more science fiction in your life? Check out The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast. Love Neil Gaiman? Join us on Hanging Out With the Dream King: A Neil Gaiman Podcast. L…
 
As a neuroscientist and psychology professor at Columbia University who studies the immediate and long-term effects of illicit substances, Carl Hart believes that all drugs — including heroin, methamphetamines, and cocaine — should be legalized. Steve talks to Carl about his new book, Drug Use for Grown-Ups, and Carl tells Steve why decriminalizing…
 
I had no idea obituaries could be so humorous! These obits surprised me! Let’s check out these funny obituaries together. Call/text my google voice number call/text 805-664-1828 and hear yourself on a podcast episode! Latest Youtube Videos1. 360 VR HORROR MANSION GAME PLAY https://youtu.be/1Y3PbEIw96U2. SUPER INTERESTING TOMBSTONES https://youtu.be…
 
“I don’t have a pet dinosaur.” This sentence is, we assume, true for everyone listening to this episode (if it isn’t, uh, tell us your ways?). And yet it has a different feel to it than a more ordinary sentence like “I don’t have a cat”, the type of negated sentence that’s true for some people and not others. In this episode, your hosts Lauren Gawn…
 
Nobel laureate, best-selling author, and groundbreaking psychologist Daniel Kahneman is also a friend and former business partner of Steve’s. In discussing Danny’s new book Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment, the two spar over inconsistencies in criminal sentencing and Danny tells Steve that “Your attitude is unusual” — no surprise there.…
 
We have a Karen who threw a burger and some racial slurs, a guy who steals sex toys and more! Just an all around “family” episode...maybe not LOL! Call/text my google voice number call/text 805-664-1828 and hear yourself on a podcast episode! Latest Youtube Videos1. I CAN’T BELIVE THEY SENT THIS!!! https://youtu.be/C1DV9STfC1U2. THAT TEQUILA HIT DI…
 
He’s one of the world’s leading competitors, having won four U.S. memory tournaments and holding the record for most names memorized in 15 minutes (235!). But Nelson Dellis claims he was born with an average memory and that anyone can learn his tricks. Steve gives Nelson’s techniques a shot, without much hope — and is surprised by the result.…
 
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