No Cap, No Lie (Rebroadcast) - 21 March 2022

No Cap, No Lie (Rebroadcast) - 21 March 2022

Update: 2022-03-21
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We take our voices for granted, but it’s truly miraculous that we communicate complex thoughts simply by moving our mouths while exhaling. A fascinating new book reveals the science, history, and linguistics involved in human speech. And although you might associate the term paraphernalia with drug use, the word goes all the way back to ancient Greece and the property of a new bride. Plus: you’re jogging through the woods and come up behind someone. What do you say to keep from startling them? Excuse meOn your left? What IS the opposite of startling someone with Boo!? Also, inoculateno capit’s been a minutedoorwall vs. sliding dooransible, a verbal escape-room puzzle, chimbly and chimley, intentional mispronunciations, and the handy German word Impfneid, which means “vaccine envy.”

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No Cap, No Lie (Rebroadcast) - 21 March 2022

No Cap, No Lie (Rebroadcast) - 21 March 2022

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