The Spot: Excavating Ancient Curse Words
This week on KALW's showcase for the best stories from public radio podcasts and independent radio producers...
The Allusionist is hosted by Helen Zaltzman, who takes us along on her personal lexicological quests, with dozens of episodes focusing on subjects like the etymological history of the term “Gay Pride”, the evolution of accents, “technobabble”, and emoji as a language.
In one of her most recent episodes, Helen takes us to the bottom of ancient baths to uncover just how and with what words humans used to curse the heck out of each other with.
The Allusionist is coming to the Brava Theater for a live performance at this year’s SF Sketchfest. Hear never before stories produced by The Allusionist team, and take part in a show meant to be experiences in person, rather than through earbuds. Friday, January 12, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. at Brava Theater, 2781 24th Street in San Francisco. Find tickets are more information at sfsketchfest.com.
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