Deep Fried Air - 28  March 2022

Deep Fried Air - 28 March 2022

Update: 2022-03-28
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Eels, orts, and Wordle! Sweden awarded its most prestigious literary award to a book about…eels. The Book of Eels reveals the mysterious life cycle of this sea creature and its significance for famous figures from Aristotle to Sigmund Freud. Plus, what’s an ort? It’s the last bit of food left on a dinner plate — and whether or not you finish it can be a matter of manners. Also, an audio puzzle inspired by the popular game Wordle. Harder than it sounds! Plus ginnelstwittensnerdsNot on your tintype!piling Pelion upon Ossa, things to say after a sneeze, and a lovely poem about elevators. Ta-da!

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Deep Fried Air - 28  March 2022

Deep Fried Air - 28 March 2022

Hosted by Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett. Produced by Stefanie Levine.