Episode 18: Totally Busted

This week we talk about a word that has seemingly gained a lot of currency: busted. Listen to Paul Brians discuss the history of this word and its many uses.

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“Busted” by Ben Zimmer
The Beau Hunks Play the Original Little Rascals Music
NYC’s homeless skeptical of programs intended to help them
Buster Brown
Bust (the magazine)


Episode 17: The Language of 2001: A Space Odyssey

While everyone is Ziggying and discussing “A Space Oddity,” this week we are zaggying and talking about the language of Stanley Kubrick’s famous movie whose title served as inspiration for David Bowie.

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ADS Word of the Year
1969 Interview with Stanley Kubrick
Inaccuracies in the Film
2001 Trivia Page