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KAREN // @momopeche

Game geek, candyfreak, bad runner.  

EXPERTISE: Geography, Hip Hop, Dogs, Patrick Swayze, Scout


COLIN // @colin13

Cannot tolerate lines that are not 100% parallel or 100% perpendicular.

EXPERTISE: Classic Rock, Academy Awards, NBA, Star Wars, Sniper


DANA // @ItsKindaSweet

Kinda sweet, kinda hilarious. Game designer extraordinaire.  

EXPERTISE: Literature, Indie Rock, Pop Culture, New Zealand, Prince, Medic


CHRIS // @kobunheat

Walking retro videogame almanac. Ravenclaw.  

EXPERTISE: US government, James Taylor, videogames, Spy


Ep 6: Word Nerds Rejoice!

Crossword champion and puzzle superman Tyler Hinman joins us for a fantastic fest fawning over words. We talk about the history and process of constructing crosswords, why Noah Webster is our A-hole of the week, and we introduce you to your new ultimate favorite word of THE FOREVER! No, seriously.

ALSO: pop quiz, odd spelling bee, Chris Hansen, movie titles lost in translation, and how to memorize the biological taxonomy order.

RUNTIME: 51 minutes 40 seconds




Featured interlude music:

"Ten Thousand Words" by The Avett Brothers  Amazon | iTunes  | Spotify

"California English" by Vampire Weekend  Amazon | iTunes  | Spotify


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I memorized the taxonomic order as an undergrad using: Kelly Plays Cello Only For Great Sex.

April 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSicSemperTyrannosaurus

Hi! I just found this podcast and I LOVE IT! I have a lot of free time right now (in between jobs) and it definitely keeps my spirits up/educates me!! :) You guys are so smart! 2 things: the rooster buzzer sounds like my alarm clock so when I hear it I start to panic like I'm in bed in the morning waking up late...and I was listening on the metro and said "June!" out loud when someone was hesitating on an answer and I'm sure I looked like a freak. But, I don't care because it's so enjoyable! Anyways, thanks and I'm excited to hear more. :)

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