The Endless Knot
Summary: Aven & Mark discuss etymology, history, literature, language, and cocktails, and the sometimes surprising connections between them all.
Episode 83: Recipes and Authority, from Intelligent Speech
Episode 82: Plagues, with Moxie from Your Brain on Facts
In an episode that was recorded in late May before the protests started, we took a break from COVID talk to give our thoughts on the final movie in the Star Wars saga. We discussed how it was similar to or different from ancient epic, medieval romance, and Icelandic sagas, but mostly we talked about the ways it failed to bring together the many threads of the Star Wars story.
We take a look at the history of runes and their connection to early alphabets and Germanic culture. Then we take a trip back to the Phoenician and Egyptian origins of the modern English alphabet, and talk about some of the earliest examples of Greek writing, in inscriptions, epic poetry, and myth. Also, introducing Lyceum, a new platform for educational podcasting!
Episode 79: Sex & Gender
Episode 78: An Etymological Holiday Feast
Bonus Episode: Thorneloe Race Forum
Episode 77: SoundEdu19, with Scott Lepisto
Episode 76: Do You Believe in Magic?
Episode 75: Tracking Monsters, with Liz Gloyn
Episode 74: Medieval Fact & Fiction, with Winston Black
Episode 73: Things Get Weird
Episode 72: Dispatches from VidCon 2019
Episode 71: Enlisting Imagination under the Banner of Science
Episode 70: Carly Silver