Diamond Dust - 17 January 2022

Diamond Dust - 17 January 2022

Update: 2022-01-171
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Diamond dusttapioca snow, and sugar icebergs — a 1955 glossary of arctic and subarctic terms describes the environment in ways that sound poetic. And a mom says her son is dating someone who’s non-binary. She supports their relationship, but still struggles to use their preferred pronouns in a way that feels natural to her. Plus, A Way with Words is a show about language, right? How the word “right” contains a multitude of meanings. And: echar un coyotitovoluntoldautological wordsstay intervieweyesights and farsees, a brain-busting quiz about hidden words, nieve penitentecutting cots, and rhyming ways to say a casual goodbye in other languages, like the Dutch one that translates as “Bye, umbrella!”

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Diamond Dust - 17 January 2022

Diamond Dust - 17 January 2022

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