Snaggletooth (Rebroadcast) - 3 January 2021

Snaggletooth (Rebroadcast) - 3 January 2021

Update: 2022-01-031
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Many of us struggled with the Old English poem “Beowulf” in high school. But what if you could actually hear “Beowulf” in the English of today? There’s a new translation by Maria Dahvana Headley that uses contemporary language and even internet slang to create a fresh take on this centuries-old poem — right down to addressing the reader as Bro! Also, what’s a word for feeling desperately lonely, but also comfortable in your solitude? And: the story of the word nickname. Plus laundry listsnaggletooth, breakfast, desayuno, circus lingo, gaffle, a search-engine brain teaser, hogologomachyWaldeinsamkeit, and a book about book burning that’s bound in asbestos!


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Snaggletooth (Rebroadcast) - 3 January 2021

Snaggletooth (Rebroadcast) - 3 January 2021

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