Words, Words, Words: A Podcast by Robert Tinajero

Words, Words, Words: A Podcast by Robert Tinajero

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By Robert Tinajero
Words, Words, Words focuses on the topics of language, word choices, discourse, and rhetoric. We look at various issues connected to society, science, sports, relationships, politics, etc. Host Robert Tinajero has a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Writing Studies from UT-El Paso. Join the conversation on Twitter @WordsWordsWord9 (WordsWordsWordsPodcast)
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Episode 20: Recapping Episodes 11-19: Labels for Hispanics, Laughter, Healthcare, Vegan Terms, etc.
A discussion with two friends about topics from episodes 11-19. Topics include labels for Hispanics, sports mascots, laughter, communication with healthcare professionals, biased illustrations, and labels used for vegan products.
55:50
June 8, 2019
Episode 19: History of the Term “Spelling Bee” and Commonly Misused Words and Phrases
A look at the history/etymology of the term “spelling bee” and a list of some commonly misused words and phrases.
12:29
May 31, 2019
Episode 18: Biased Illustrations in Anatomy Textbooks
A look at the various biases present in illustrations in medical and anatomy textbooks.
16:55
May 24, 2019
Episode 17: Labeling Non-Meat as Meat?
A look at word choices and labelling choices of vegetarian and vegan products, specifically those that use meat-related rhetoric in their labeling.
09:37
May 6, 2019
Episode 16: Communication with Healthcare Professionals
A look at how healthcare professionals communicate with patients and the effect it can have.
13:49
April 26, 2019
Episode 15: Cold Turkey, Cold Shoulder, and SPAM: A History of Those Terms
A look into the etymology/history of common phrases that are connected to food.
13:01
April 23, 2019
Episode 14: Laughter
A look at how laughter is a form of communication and connected to emotions, social cues, stress reduction, and even to non-humans. Lol.
12:06
April 8, 2019
Episode 13: Political Rhetoric and Word Choices
A look at the terms and phrases used when discussing various political issues and the slogans of presidential campaigns.
16:45
March 28, 2019
Episode 12: Sports Names and Controversy
A look at some interesting facts and history about some NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL team names. Also, how should we feel about the team name Washington R******s?
13:25
March 17, 2019
Episode 11: Hispanic? Latino? LatinX? Pocho? What’s the difference and why does it matter?
This episode looks at different labels used for the Hispanic/Latino/LatinX community and why some might prefer one term over the others.
14:25
March 8, 2019
Episode 10: Recap of Episodes 1-9. Race, fertilization, sneezing, policing, car salespeople, etc.
Episode 10: Recap of Episodes 1-9 with That Boy Ralph. Race, fertilization, sneezing, policing, car salespeople, etc.
55:22
March 5, 2019
Episode 9: Car Sales-people and their Rhetorical Tactics
A look at seven tactics used by car sales-people and how to avoid their rhetorical traps.
13:32
March 1, 2019
Episode 8: Policing and Race
This episode focuses on a study of police interactions with drivers and how their language displays varying levels of respect.
16:23
February 21, 2019
Episode 7: Cussing
This episode discusses cussing, swearing, using profanities, etc. Specifically it delves into the etymology of “profane”, “shit”, and “fuck” along with bringing up questions that have to do with our use of profanity in society.
21:17
February 15, 2019
Episode 6: Sneezing and “Bless You”
What is the history of saying “bless you” when someone sneezes? Do you say it? What is your sneeze-to-bless you ratio?
10:51
February 5, 2019
Episode 5: “Speak English” at Duke University
Discussion about emails sent to Chinese students at Duke University encouraging them to speak English “100% of the time” when on campus or in professional settings.
09:47
January 28, 2019
Episode 4: How Language Created Race
A look at “A Genealogy of Modern Racism” by Cornel West and how language created race.
09:05
January 25, 2019
Episode 3: Describing Fertilization
Why does it matter how you describe human fertilization?
08:30
January 24, 2019
Episode 2: Is Texting Ruining Language?
Do we still need to teach cursive handwriting in elementary schools? Is texting killing language? We explore these questions on today’s episode.
11:32
January 24, 2019
Episode 1: Language and Sports
We look at a pre-game speech by NFL coach Gregg Williams where he encourages players to knock heads and take out ACLs and at a proposed “English-proficiency” rule by the LPGA.
12:01
January 22, 2019
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