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

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Dave Shepherd and Howard Chang talk about environments in which we communicate without using any words: elevators, restrooms, automobiles, interviews (1:59)

Music bumper from "Jona Lee" by Roomful of Blues (12:32)

Non-verbal communication in romance, sports, and the classroom (12:51)

Music and dance (19:19)

Song: "There Ain't No Words," by Harrison Kennedy (22:08)

Rude word of the week: "dumb" (25:43)

Music bumper from "Flag of Democracy" by Ernie Van Veen (28:09)

Posture, body language, and gesture: making a good (or bad) impression without words (28:34)

Substitutes for body language in the cyberworld (32:22)

People who like to talk with gestures (33:11)

Music courtesy of The Podsafe Music Network

Theme music by Kick the Cat

Closing music from "Grapes" by Evan Stone

time: 37:50
size: 26 Mb

rating: PG-13 (We discuss the etiquette of the men's room, as well as the sexual implications of social dancing.)

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