The Word Nerds: A Weekly Podcast About Words, Language, and Why We Say the Things We Do

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Dave introduces himself and The Word Nerds.

The show is rated PG-13, but will sometimes be R, because it is about the actual language people speak.

The word 'nerd' is explicated in a hopefully not-too-nerdy way. 'Geek' is geekily explained, and 'dweeb' is glanced at as only a dweeb could do.

Rude word of the week: suck.

Music: 'Mistakable Mr. Smith' by Ten Story Relapse (Note: contrary to what is said in the 'cast, Ten Story Relapse DOES have a CD for sale on their website. Check it out!)

'Blow Me' by Kick the Cat
time: 28:45
size: 26.3 Mb
Direct download: TWN-2005-03-27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:30pm EDT

(This is the second time this podcast was posted. It has a new file name, and improved ID3 tag. Hopefully it can be downloaded as a new podcast.)

Dave muses about the concept of the Word Nerds podcast; Howard S. loses his iPod and takes it as an opportunity; the trio of Word Nerds (Dave S., Howard S., Howard C.) is introduced; and Dave thinks about what it means to be not only overwhelmed, but also whelmed.

time: 5:19
size: 5 Mb
Direct download: TWN-2005-03-20a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:53pm EDT

Welcome to The Word Nerds!

Dave Shepherd introduces the three Word Nerds: Dave, Howard Shepherd, and Howard Chang. The Nerds explore everyday use of the English language and language change.

Every week the podcast features a Rude Word of the Week, and it showcases new music by independent artists. Usually about a half-hour, usually uploaded by Sunday midnight. Website: thewordnerds.org.

Direct download: TWN-2005-01-Intro.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:03am EDT