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  1. Plot Twist - On the Media

    From boosters to breakthrough infections, pandemic vocabulary is still all over the news. On this week’s On the Media, why the terms we use to talk about the virus obscure as much as they reveal. And, why the history of medical progress is filled with so many twists and turns. Plus, why a preference for simple stories has made it so hard to keep track of the pandemic. 1. Katherine J. Wu [@KatherineJWu], staff writer at The Atlantic, on the slippery definitions of our pandemic vocabulary. Listen. 2. Dr. Paul Offit [@DrPaulOffit], professor of pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, on why medical progress always carries risk. Listen. 3. OTM correspondent Micah Loewinger [@MicahLoewinger] speaks with Soren Wheeler [@SorenWheeler] and Rachael Piltch-Loeb [@Rpiltchloeb] about why the narrative arc of the COVID-19 pandemic has been deeply unsatisfying. With some help from Kurt Vonnegut. Listen. Music: In the Bath - Randy Newman Milestones - Bill Evans Trio Paperback Writer - Quartetto d’Archi Dell’orchestra Sinfonica di Giuseppe Verdi Quizas Quizas Quizas - Ramon Sole Misterioso - Kronos Quartet Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered - Brad Mehldau Trio

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  2. The words you use when you can’t think of the right word - Breakfast - ABC Radio

    We’ve all had the experience where the right word is on the tip of our tongue, but we just can’t think of it. Worry no more - just substitute in one of the many glorious made-up words at your disposal.

    https://www.abc.net.au/radio/perth/programs/breakfast/speakeasy/11985012

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  3. Episode 2: How Can Language Help Us Understand and Move Us to Care?

    Linguistics gives us tools for analyzing language, and through careful testing, linguistics can also give us the tools to help make social issues make sense. Linguists Julie Sweetland, PhD, and Emilie L’Hote, PhD, are joined by cognitive scientist, Rose Hendricks, PhD, for a conversation about the power of metaphors and other elements of explanation. Later in the episode, Rose chats with University of California San Diego professor and preeminent cognitive scientist, Lera Boroditsky, for a deeper exploration of cognition and language.

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    Original video: https://soundcloud.com/framesofmind/ep-2-how-can-language-help-us-understand-and-move-us-to-care
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