The Word Nerds

Here’s a podcast I’ve been listening to for a while, and can happily recommend: The Word Nerds–A Weekly Podcast About Language. I’ve been catching up on backlogs. Tho I’ve got an iPod, I also have a car stereo that plays MP3 disks, so I’ve burned ‘to be listened to” podcasts to CD and listen while driving around town. I’m up to the end of March, 2006 of The Word Nerds, but I can’t recommend enough the episode where Howard gangsta-raps the intro to Beowulf (’cause rap and old english/norse-inspired poetry has the same meter! yo!)