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Freely Speaking: Random Thoughts on Words

Introduction

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).


Source: http://www.wnyc.org/shows/radiolab/

Synopsis

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