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Freely Speaking: Random Thoughts on Words


Today I want to talk about something that would probably fall into the category of “organic ideas” rather than sustainable ideas. I want to plant a seed of thoughts by talking about something we seem to take for granted every day: Words. That was the title of the latest Radiolab episode I subscribe to. Now for those of you who don’t know, Radiolab is a radio show on WNYC hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Crowitch with the goal of asking big questions to stimulate the mind to grow. I consider them to be the “This American Life” of Science or better for the lack of any better words. There is also a really nice bonus video which I have embedded below. Anyway, watch the video, and if you find this blog interesting, I highly recommend that you listen to the podcast (, subscribe, and donate to the cause of public radio).



In four acts, this time the show covered what importance words have on us in our daily lives. In the first a…