Episode 19 – School Subjects

Hello, friends! This week we are talking about Algebra and AAVE (or Ebonics). Did you have a favorite school subject? Drop us a comment and let us know.

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WITW Short 18 – Bros On Ice

This week we’re covering the history of zambonis, ice skating, and winter sports AND we explore some of the top bromances through time. 

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Episode 18 – Molten Muppets

Happy March, dear listeners. This week we learn all about volcanoes and marionette puppets (muppets)! Our favorite, Pliny the Elder makes an appearance in this episode. Anyone else think we should roast him? 

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Have a fantastic week!

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WITW Short 17 – Riot In The Boonies

Pod-friends! How are you doing this week? Our lovely co-host Carolyn had a birthday this weekend! Be sure to shower her in belated bday love. This week’s short covers the surprising military history of “the boonies” and shares the events that unfolded during the LA Riots. We hope you’re well, safe, and always keeping an open mind. A couple of resources are listed below, but we will be sure to share more later in the week. See you next week!

LA 92: https://www.netflix.com/title/80184131

Petition For Latasha: https://www.change.org/p/eric-garcetti-arrest-latasha-harlin-s-murderer

If you have a family story of the LA riots, we’d love to hear them and share them on the pod. Contact us at whatinthewordpod@gmail.com or at our website at whatinthewordpod.com. Follow us on Instagram @whatinthewordpod for all the latest posts and fun facts related to our weekly word.

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Episode 17 – Guscle!

Well the audio on this one… Woof. Portia will get a better setup ASAP, life is just busy right now. But we have another full episode for you this week! Carolyn teaches us about the Creole roots of Gumbo and the versatility of okra. Portia talks about muscles, mussels, and mice (Try to link those together).

Have a wonderful week, listeners! 

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WITW Short 16 – Simping For Botox

Another short, dear listeners. Today we are talking all about simps – is it an insult or a compliment? Please weigh in. We’ll also be chatting about the origins of Botox and play a little guessing game around the topic. It’s wild out there for the Asian community right now. Stay safe out there, friends. 

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Episode 16 – A-Maze-Ing Knights

Hello, beautiful listeners! This week we are talking about chivalric code and the history of clues! Do you think chivalry is dead? Does the topic even have a place in the era of online dating and Love Island? Who’s to say.

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Have a wonderful week, we appreciate you.

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WITW Short 15 – No Such Thing As Lazy Tetris

Last week of January! How has your 2021 been? I know we’ve only been trucking along for a month, but we hope it’s an improvement from the year about which we do not speak. This week Carolyn teaches us about the fun history of Tetris (and most importantly learns about Animal Crossing) and Portia reads you an anecdote from Reddit. 

Also, what do we call you, dear audience? What do you want your collective name to be? Send us some suggestions or requests. We love to read them. 

Have a great week and happy listening,

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Episode 15 – Irish I Had Some Bananas!

This is a late one! (Originally recorded in July) This week we learn the history of paddywagon and dive into some banana facts! Are you a banana bread bud? A banana pancake pal? WHAT ARE YOU? Let us know. Also, we have a major ask: Friends. Will you please leave us a 5-star rating? On any platform? On every platform? It really helps us out!

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Bonus Episode – Australia with Special Guests Bella Worner-Butcher & Dan Edwards

This was our first guest interview, so we were still working out the kinks (sorry for the audio quality). But we were over the moon to chat with a couple of Carolyn’s Australian pals, Bella and Dan! We learned all about marsupials, Captain Cook, and the importance of supporting indigenous individuals.

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Below are the books that Bella & Dan mentioned on the episode. We can’t wait to get our hands on some copies and learn more about Australia!

G’day, and cheers ’til next time.

Here’s the map that Dan mentioned showing the regions and dialects of indigenous languages spoken throughout Australia.
Here’s our favorite fly-eating grin on the internet!

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WITW Short 14 – Omg, Sext!

Welcome to 2021, friends! We’re easing back into the swing of things with a short! What is your first reaction to receiving a sext? Is it a coy reply or a breathy “omg?” This episode covers the salacious sending of… special pics and a common reaction to them. We hope you’re ready to start this week fresh and dive into some juicy content. Without further ado, we present WITW Short 14 – Omg, Sext!

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Bonus Episode – Toasting To 2021!

Hello friends! 2020 has been a tumultuous year, but we hope we’ve brought you a little levity, a little information, and a whole bunch of learnin’ (sorry). Thank you for your support of our little show – we have great stuff planned for you in the new year. This week’s episode covers the sweet sentiment of Auld Lang Syne and the accidental discovery of champagne. Let’s finish the week out strong. Cheers to you, listeners!

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Be kind to yourself and to others, see you next week!

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