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Words for Granted

By Ray Belli

Words for Granted is a podcast that looks at how words change over time. Host Ray Belli uses language--more specifically, individual words--as a way of making connections among history, culture, religion, and society.

  1. 1.
    Episode 68: Yankee04/13/2019
    22:21
  2. 2.
    Episode 67: The American Pronunciation of R (Rhoticity)03/31/2019
    23:42
  3. 3.
    Episode 66: The Emergence of the American Lexicon03/12/2019
    23:29
  4. 4.
    Interview with Lynne Murphy, Author of "The Prodigal Tongue"03/04/2019
    42:04
  5. 5.
    Episode 65: Dialect vs. Language02/20/2019
    18:22
  6. 6.
    Episode 64: France02/01/2019
    21:35
  7. 7.
    Episode 63: Turkey01/14/2019
    19:45
  8. 8.
    Episode 62: Cincinnati01/05/2019
    16:07
  1. 9.
    Episode 61: Names of Germany12/17/2018
    30:30
  2. 10.
    Episode 60: Wales12/02/2018
    20:45
  3. 11.
    Episode 59: Proper Place Names (General Overview)11/16/2018
    20:20
  4. 12.
    Episode 58: Gymnasium10/30/2018
    16:38
  5. 13.
    Episode 57: Category10/15/2018
    19:22
  6. 14.
    Episode 56: Apology10/01/2018
    18:03
  7. 15.
    Episode 55: Sophisticated09/12/2018
    21:14
  8. 16.
    Episode 54: Philosophy09/02/2018
    14:35
  9. 17.
    Episode 53: They08/20/2018
    20:53
  10. 18.
    Episode 52: Linguistic Subjectification (Very, Really, Literally, etc.)08/01/2018
    18:12
  11. 19.
    Episode 51: The07/17/2018
    22:26
  12. 20.
    *Crossover Episode w/ Steve Guerra from The History of the Papacy Podcast*07/06/2018
    1:01:34
  13. 21.
    Episode 50: -ly (Adverbial Suffix)06/30/2018
    23:13
  14. 22.
    Episode 49: To Be06/14/2018
    22:08
  15. 23.
    Episode 48: History of English Grammar (General Overview)06/04/2018
    27:09
  16. 24.
    Episode 47: Secular05/05/2018
    18:07
  17. 25.
    Episode 46: God (and His Biblical Names)04/24/2018
    29:31
  18. 26.
    Episode 45: Hell04/01/2018
    24:09
  19. 27.
    Episode 44: Letter J03/06/2018
    26:30
  20. 28.
    Episode 43: Demon02/20/2018
    32:16
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    Episode 42: Church01/26/2018
    28:05
  22. 30.
    Episode 41: Thou01/14/2018
    30:31
  23. 31.
    Episode 40: Biblical Etymology (General Overview)12/31/2017
    27:13
  24. 32.
    Episode 39: Eleven/Twelve12/15/2017
    19:11
  25. 33.
    Episode 38: Algebra/Algorithm12/01/2017
    18:31
  26. 34.
    Episode 37: Chemistry10/27/2017
    24:54
  27. 35.
    Episode 36: Serendipity10/11/2017
    19:10
  28. 36.
    Episode 35 (Bonus Episode): Arabic Linguistics (Intro to Arabic Loanwords in English)09/24/2017
    24:35
  29. 37.
    Episode 34: Saturday/Sunday09/11/2017
    20:49
  30. 38.
    Episode 33: Thursday/Friday08/19/2017
    19:07
  31. 39.
    Episode 32: Wednesday08/02/2017
    28:49
  32. 40.
    Episode 31: Monday/Tuesday07/14/2017
    18:24
  33. 41.
    Episode 30: Days of the Week (General Overview)07/05/2017
    22:42
  34. 42.
    Episode 29 (Bonus Episode): How Does a Single Root Word Produce So Many Derivatives?06/13/2017
    20:35
  35. 43.
    Episode 28: Scene05/29/2017
    23:11
  36. 44.
    Episode 27: Comedy05/15/2017
    26:41
  37. 45.
    Episode 26: Tragedy04/21/2017
    17:28
  38. 46.
    Episode 25: Tyrant (Ft. Ryan Stitt from The History of Ancient Greece Podcast)04/07/2017
    26:23
  39. 47.
    Episode 24 (Bonus Episode): Ethnic Suffixes (-an, -ian, -ean, -ish, -ese, -i)03/25/2017
    29:53
  40. 48.
    Episode 23: Filibuster03/10/2017
    21:08
  41. 49.
    Episode 22: Candidate02/23/2017
    15:50
  42. 50.
    Episode 21: Inauguration02/12/2017
    21:15
  43. 51.
    Episode 20 (Bonus Episode): Letter C01/27/2017
    34:38
  44. 52.
    Episode 19: Tea01/15/2017
    17:18
  45. 53.
    Episode 18: Culture01/04/2017
    30:08
  46. 54.
    Episode 17: Two12/21/2016
    18:47
  47. 55.
    Episode 16: Cologne12/10/2016
    13:37
  48. 56.
    Episode 15: Sinister11/26/2016
    23:19
  49. 57.
    Episode 14 (Bonus Episode): Calqued Words10/11/2016
    12:22
  50. 58.
    Episode 13: Beg the Question10/09/2016
    19:20
  51. 59.
    Episode 12: Ostracize10/08/2016
    17:53
  52. 60.
    Episode 11: Amateur10/08/2016
    18:36
  53. 61.
    Episode 10: Handicap09/13/2016
    17:47
  54. 62.
    Episode 9 (Bonus Episode): Mouse (and Why Its Plural Form Is "Mice")09/07/2016
    16:04
  55. 63.
    Episode 8: Cellular08/26/2016
    13:13
  56. 64.
    Episode 7: Digital08/14/2016
    11:26
  57. 65.
    Episode 6: Comfort08/05/2016
    18:52
  58. 66.
    Episode 5: Meat07/23/2016
    21:17
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    Episode 4 (Bonus Episode): Polysemous Words07/08/2016
    17:25
  60. 68.
    Episode 3: Weird06/26/2016
    17:49
  61. 69.
    Episode 2: Nice06/10/2016
    17:49
  62. 70.
    Episode 1: Villain06/10/2016
    18:11

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