Speed (82)

Howard Chang and Dave Shepherd are in a massive hurry to talk about speed.

Dave responds to feedback (2:08)

The pace of life, the speed of thought, and the speed of speech (5:41)

Music bumper from “Speedbaby” by The Gentlemen (18:05)

Words and phrases about speed and acceleration (18:39)

Song: “I Run Faster Than You Can” by Faris Nourallah (24:50)

Rude word of the week: “slow” (26:58)

Music bumper from “Things Happen Fast” by Fuzzy Logic (30:29)

Slowing down (31:08)

Music courtesy of The Podsafe Music Network and IODA Promonet

Theme music by Kick the Cat

Closing music from “Grapes” by Evan Stone

time: 37:07
size: 34 Mb

rating: PG (The Rude Word is only mildly insulting, but we refer briefly to the contents of spam messages on our forum.)

King Of Sweden
Download “I Run Faster Than You Can” (mp3)
from “King Of Sweden”
by Faris Nourallah
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Feed issues and iTunes

The vast majority of you are using iTunes as your podcast receiving software. I use it myself.

Unfortunately, there is a deep disconnect between iTunes and our web server. iTunes cannot see our feed, and so gives an error message when you try to get a show. (Or more accurately stated, our server redirects our feed when iTunes hits the site. It’s not iTunes’s fault, as far as we can tell.)

I don’t know exactly how to combat this, but I am shopping for a new web host. In the meantime, the best solution appears to be to use Juice Receiver as a podcast catcher. It’s not as convenient to use as iTunes in many ways, but it works with our feed. It is a free application and will run on Windows, Macintosh, or Linux operating systems.

I hope to have our feed-server problem solved by the end of December. Stay tuned.

(You may always listen to the show, or download it to your computer, using the links at the end of each episode’s post.)

Prepositions (81)

Howard Shepherd and Dave Shepherd look over, under, around, and through prepositions.

Dave responds to a post by SimonW11 from the Word Nerds Forum about an eggcorn; talks about why our blog has looked different; and explains Howard’s current absence from the USA. (Howard visited Annik Rubens of Schlaflos in München while in Munich.) (2:03)

Howard and Dave define prepositions, adpositions, and post-positions, and discuss how they function. (5:10) �

Music bumper from “Bongo Booty,” by Vincent Van Go Go (11:15)

The semantic malleability and syntactic adaptability of prepositions (11:52)

Song: “If You Could See Yourself Through My Eyes,” by Andy Pratt (21:47)

Rude word of the week: “up yours” (24:34)

Music bumper from “Under the Stairs” by Sonic Deviant (26:45)

Prepositional clichés (27:26)

Music courtesy of The Podsafe Music Network and IODA Promonet

Theme music by Kick the Cat

time: 34:29
size: 31.6 Mb

rating: PG-13 (Our Rude Word is unpacked and analyzed in all its rude glory.)

Download “If You Could See Yourself (Through My Eyes)” (mp3)
from “Resolution”
by Andy Pratt

About our navigation column

For some reason, the customized look I created in the navigation column of our blog (that area over there to the right) keeps getting deleted somehow. I haven’t yet figured it out; I will need to take several hours (when I have free time) and go onto the WordPress and K2 fora and do some research.

So for the time being, there is no link to Podcast Alley. However, I’ll try to get that one re-installed today.

In the meantime, I am using this post as a mechanism to claim our Podcast Alley feed. {pca-b19e7071a74f514e252402e959b29eaf}

You Word Nerds fans don’t need to worry about this; publishing this post enables me to control the look and wording of our listing at Podcast Alley, that’s all.

Thanks and Gratitude (80)

Dave Shepherd explores the linguistic workings of thanks and gratitude.

Listeners respond with voicemails and emails. We thank you for your participation. (2:02)

Thanks and thanksgiving (7:30)

Song: “Thank you,” by All Mighty Whispers (15:24)

Rude word of the week: “ingrate” (18:24)

Music bumper from “Tonight” by Zach Ashton (20:34)

How gratitude is different from thanks (20:55)

Music courtesy of The Podsafe Music Network

Theme music by Kick the Cat

Closing music from “Grapes” by Evan Stone

time: 24:36
size: 22.5 Mb

rating: G (“Thank you” is one of the magical phrases all children should learn.)