TSP098 – Time Trek: Optics, near and far.

 
 
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Man’s quest to explore beyond the limits of the senses led to the evolution of optical theory and eventual development of telescopic and microscopic devices. Enhancing our vision, both outer and inner, profoundly changed our perspective of our universes, large and small.

Duration – 26:41

VoxBox: Youtube segment on the ‘Life of Galileo Brecht’

Music Credit: Joni Mitchell – Woodstock

TSP097 – Digging Words: PORTMANTEAU – Two’s company.

 
 
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Packing more into less is the basis for the creation of portmanteau words. From motel to hazmet to liger and beyond, these linguistically blended words, pro or con, have become part of our lexicon.

Duration – 28:31

VoxBox: Youtube segment featuring Norm Crosby on the Dean Martin Show

Music Credit: Men At Work – People Just Love To Play With Words

TSP073 – Digging Words: AMBEDO – Deep diving in the shallows.

 
 

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Human beings have created words for untranslatable experiences since the dawn of language. We explore a brand new word from an unusual new dictionary created by John Koenig.

Duration – 27:38

VoxBox: Audio segment from YouTube – John Koenig’s video and TedTalk on his word, Ambedo

Music Credit: Joni Mitchel – Woodstock