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The World in Words with Patrick Cox focuses on language. We decode diplospeak and lay bare nationalist rants. And as English extends its global (...)
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Who was Frank Zappa? Virtuoso guitarist? Modernist composer? Smutty lyricist? Anti-censorship activist? All of the above....and in much more the (...)

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  • play episode https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/cdn.pri.org/sites/default/files/world-words/segment-audio/wiwpodcast438.mp3

To Catch a Fortune Cookie Thief

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  • play episode https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/cdn.pri.org/sites/default/files/world-words/segment-audio/wiwpodcast437new.mp3

Grandmothers have the best curse words

This week on The World in Words we talk about swear words from around the world and the bad words our grandmothers teach us. We hear from (...)

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  • play episode https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/cdn.pri.org/sites/default/files/world-words/segment-audio/wiwpodcast436.mp3

'Dialect' versus 'language,' what's the big deal?!

This week on the podcast we step gingerly into scalding waters to explore the question: What is the difference between a language and dialect? (...)

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  • play episode https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/cdn.pri.org/sites/default/files/world-words/segment-audio/wiwpodcast435.mp3

Vladimir Trump

Many Russians perceive Donald Trump as an American version of Vladimir Putin. It's partly based on Trump's bombastic rhetoric, but also (...)

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  • play episode https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/cdn.pri.org/sites/default/files/world-words/segment-audio/wiwpodcast434.mp3


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