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The Endless Knot

Summary: Aven & Mark discuss etymology, history, literature, language, and cocktails, and the sometimes surprising connections between them all.

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  • Artist: Mark Sundaram & Aven McMaster
  • Copyright: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Podcasts:

 Episode 83: Recipes and Authority, from Intelligent Speech | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:25:25

Episode 83: Recipes and Authority, from Intelligent Speech

 Episode 82: Plagues, with Moxie from Your Brain on Facts | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:35:19

Episode 82: Plagues, with Moxie from Your Brain on Facts

 Episode 81: The Rise (and Fall) of Skywalker | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:17:57

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.

 Episode 80: Runes and Early Writing Systems | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:34:54

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 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:27:23

Episode 79: Sex & Gender

 Episode 78: An Etymological Holiday Feast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:44:36

Episode 78: An Etymological Holiday Feast

 Bonus Episode: Thorneloe Race Forum | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:37:48

Bonus Episode: Thorneloe Race Forum

 Episode 77: SoundEdu19, with Scott Lepisto | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:51:14

Episode 77: SoundEdu19, with Scott Lepisto

 Episode 76: Do You Believe in Magic? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:38:18

Episode 76: Do You Believe in Magic?

 Episode 75: Tracking Monsters, with Liz Gloyn | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:04:37

Episode 75: Tracking Monsters, with Liz Gloyn

 Episode 74: Medieval Fact & Fiction, with Winston Black | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:06:12

Episode 74: Medieval Fact & Fiction, with Winston Black

 Episode 73: Things Get Weird | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:35:29

Episode 73: Things Get Weird

 Episode 72: Dispatches from VidCon 2019 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:06:05

Episode 72: Dispatches from VidCon 2019

 Episode 71: Enlisting Imagination under the Banner of Science | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:20:06

Episode 71: Enlisting Imagination under the Banner of Science

 Episode 70: Carly Silver | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:23:34

Episode 70: Carly Silver

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