Word Audio

Stop by on Mondays to hear Tony discuss the word of the week, with etymologies, ad libs .. and pizzazz.

HopeFor almost 200 years, some people in the west have tried to replace hope with optimism, not for persons but for the whole human race. If we were only…
HumorListen now | Word (Audio)
SweetListen now | In every human language, sweetness is a mark of affection. “Don’t yank my head back like that, Candy,” says the motherly cook Berenice to…
ValentineListen now | When did young lads and lasses begin to give each other presents on February 14? All the way back in the French courts in the high Middle…
DelightListen now | When I watch the old family comedies from the years just before the Lonely Revolution, one thing that strikes me is how often the comedy…
ShadowListen now | Word (Audio). “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?” said the muffled voice on the old radio show. “The Shadow knows,” and he…
GlowListen now (5 min) | Word (Audio)
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LearnListen now (7 min) | Word (audio)
WinterListen now (5 min) | Word (audio)
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NewListen now | Word (Audio)
TidingsListen now (5 min) | Word (Audio)
AngelListen now (4 min) | Word (Audio)
EpiphanyListen now (5 min) | Word (Audio)
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WakeListen now (5 min) | Word (Audio)
GraceListen now (5 min) | Word (Audio)
When You are OldListen now (5 min) | William Butler Yeats, 1891
DearListen now | Word (Audio)
HallowListen now (7 min) | Word (Audio)
MemoryListen now | My earliest memory, at least the earliest that my mother can set a date on, was sixty years ago now, in 1962, in the summer.
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SightListen now | Sight is the least material of the senses. The scientists say that photons have no mass: and if that doesn’t approach the purely…
HopeFor almost 200 years, some people in the west have tried to replace hope with optimism, not for persons but for the whole human race. If we were only…
HumorListen now | Word (Audio)
SweetListen now | In every human language, sweetness is a mark of affection. “Don’t yank my head back like that, Candy,” says the motherly cook Berenice to…
ValentineListen now | When did young lads and lasses begin to give each other presents on February 14? All the way back in the French courts in the high Middle…
DelightListen now | When I watch the old family comedies from the years just before the Lonely Revolution, one thing that strikes me is how often the comedy…
ShadowListen now | Word (Audio). “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?” said the muffled voice on the old radio show. “The Shadow knows,” and he…
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