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Language unites and divides us. It mystifies and delights us. Patrick Cox and Kavita Pillay tell the stories of people with all kinds of linguistic passions: comedians, writers, researchers; speakers of endangered languages; speakers of multiple languages; and just speakers—people like you and me.
 
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Henry, Chris, and Megan jump in, hang on, and go back to the bin to cover albums from March 1983! Eliminator | ZZ Top Candy Girl | New Edition Metal Health | Quiet Riot The Hurting | Tears for Fears TRUE | Spandau Ballet Spotify Link We love Buzzsprout! - Sign up to do your own podcast project using this link, which supports our show, and gets YOU …
 
We were kindly supplied a review copy of Kill Team: Octarius and Kill Team Compendium. Welcome to episode 10 of Realm Rift, sorry it's late. In today's episode Gary and Tom give us their first thoughts on the new Kill Team rules. To be clear this is before they played their first game, so opinions may change. If you would like to help support the p…
 
Welcome to episode 9 of Realm Rift. In today's episode Gary and Tom set up the backstory of their Path To Glory by playing part 1 of the amazing game The Quiet year by Avery Alder. You can find a PDF of the game at https://buriedwithoutceremony.com/the-quiet-year as well as the deluxe physical version, it's really really good. If you would like to …
 
A FULL EPISODE dedicated to the Final Album By The Police - Synchronicity! Who was Scylla and Charybdis? Megan, Chris, and Henry get Gordy another beer and discuss one of the biggest albums of the 80s by The Police! We love Buzzsprout! - Sign up to do your own podcast project using this link, which supports our show, and gets YOU a $20.00 Amazon gi…
 
February brings us the battle of the vocalists! We put Bono, Steve Perry, Ian McCullough, and yes uh..... Dennis DeYoung (?) in the ring to duke it out! Who prevails? Who referees? Who has the gloves on? Who doesn't? Also somehow we review ANOTHER Ramones album? Frontiers | Journey War | U2 Porcupine | Echo & the Bunnymen Kilroy Was Here | Styx Sub…
 
Welcome to episode 8 of Realm Rift. In today's episode we cover the awesome 40k preview stream, which contained bucketloads of new greenskins and an entirely new and unexpected version of Kill Team! Talking points: Orks vs Tyranids was the worst idea, Kill Team, Orks on another level, Tom doesn’t hate all guard models which is surprising. If you wo…
 
Welcome to episode 7 of Realm Rift. In today's episode we cover the awesome recent Age Of Sigmar Stream. We got buckets full of Stormcast Eternals and a couple of pretty sweet Kruleboyz monsters. Talking points: Tom hates Vengorian Lords, Dominion Audiobook, AOS 3, SCE, Kruleboyz. If you would like to help support the podcast, then please leave us …
 
Welcome to episode 6 of Realm Rift, or episode 1 of The Weekly Rift. We aren't sure which it is. In this episode Gary runs Tom through the lore from the Age Of Sigmar Dominion box. We can't wait to get these 2 forces on the table for an epic showdown. Talking points: Gary's 1 turn of 40k, names are hard, Destruction Behaving Badly, War At Amberston…
 
With the Scripps National Spelling Bee back after a Covid-enforced year off, we conduct our very own spelling quiz. Also, Kavita Pillay offers her take on why Indian American kids perform so well in spelling bees. And author and self-described “crummy" speller David Wolman tells us why he wrote a history of English spelling and the many attempts to…
 
A free, review copy of Dominion was kindly supplied to us by Games Workshop. Welcome to episode 5 of Realm Rift! In this episode Tom and Gary cover the awesome Path To Glory, narrative game system found in the Core Rulebook of Age Of Sigmar 3rd edition. Talking points: Gary's Death Guard, Tom's Sons of Behemat, Monty's bird rampage, Path To Gary, T…
 
Henry, Chris and Megan kick the doors down on 1983, and decide which of these albums from January 1983 are worth listening to. Was 1983 the year of the raspy voice? Did Foghorn Leghorn like Alabama or Def Leppard more? Albums considered are: Pyromania | Def Leppard Sweet Dreams | Eurythmics Pancho and Lefty | Merle Haggard /Willie Nelson The Closer…
 
In 2012, a children’s book in Sweden sparked a nationwide debate— not about the book’s content but a three-letter word used by the main character. Hen was a relatively new, gender-neutral pronoun which challenged Swedish grammar norms. The use of hen tapped into a conversation the country was already having about gender and equality. Can the introd…
 
After entirely too many weeks of challenges, Chris and Henry and Megan throw down and FINALLY close out 1982, holding court on all that fell into our earholes, and preparing to plunge upward to the year 1983!!!! We love Buzzsprout! - Sign up to do your own podcast project using this link, which supports our show, and gets YOU a $20.00 Amazon gift c…
 
If you’re under the impression that encyclopedias and dictionaries in the West were always organized from A to Z, think again. We have chosen to classify knowledge in many ways, each reflecting the values of the age. Patrick Cox speaks with Judith Flanders, author of A Place for Everything: The Curious History of Alphabetical Order about the centur…
 
Dec. 1982 - The world knows technology is coming - undercurrents of suspicion and some worry about where this is headed, and some think it’s just a cute new boyfriend/girlfriend. Wesley Willis wore an Eddy Grant costume! Killer on the Rampage | Eddy Grant Trans | Neil Young Shabooh Shoobah | INXS All Four One | The Motels Night and Day | Joe Jackso…
 
Henry, Chris and Megan start shutting down the year with: Food comparisons A band named after a beverage Spurious claims about Lionel Richie Everyone must be hungry! Spotify Link CODA | Led Zeppelin Music For A New Society | John Cale Lionel Richie | Lionel Richie Rip It Up | Orange Juice Long After Dark | Tom Petty We love Buzzsprout! - Sign up to…
 
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