Episode 122: The Gluten-Free Episode

This week we discuss more medical terms, including MRIs, EKGs, CAT scans and others; and then we proceed to some talk about food sensitivities.

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This week’s calendar entry is “feint/faint.”

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Episode 121: Medical Terms—Refills, Urgent Care, Vein vs. Artery, Taut vs. Taunt, and Much More

This week we discuss medical terms, including accessible care vs. guaranteed care; fractures, sprains, and strains; Alzheimer’s vs. dementia, and more.

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This week’s calendar entry is “taunt/taut/tout.”

Episode 118: The Magi(c) of Christmas

This week we rebroadcast our Christmas episode from 2015.

In the spirit of the Christmas season, Paul Brians calls on his background as a scholar of the Bible and discusses some of the important language in the story of Christmas. Do you know the religious tradition of the Magi? The difference between miracle and magic? Listen to find out.

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Opening music (Paul Brians’ favorite recording of “We Three Kings”)
The Gift of the Magi,” by O. Henry
Zoroastrianism (Zarathustrianism)
Google search: The Slaughter of the Innocents
Google search: The Miracle of Christmas
Google search: The Magic of Christmas

Episode 117: Holiday Greetings and the War on Christmas

When a would-be suicide bomber attempted a terrorist attack in New York City earlier this month, he said he chose his target because there were Christmas-themed posters nearby. This week on the podcast we talk about the more theoretical  war on Christmas, and we discuss holiday greetings.

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This week’s calendar entry is “anxious/eager.”