In this short episode, we're broadcasting on location from Montgomery, Alabama! We break down some of our favorite recent books and magazines, discuss television, and recommend some new podcasts. You can find links to everything we discuss on our blog. Let us know what we missed! @VernacularPod or email@example.com.
In this episode, we catch up with Season 1 guests Astrid and Aaron Cevallos, who own and run a hop farm in Virginia. They update us on their second hop crop and share their views on organic v. GMO farming. Then we chat with Abby and Aaron Hummel, a writer and research scientist respectively, about genetically modified (GM) crops and GMO labeling. We also call contributor Miriel Reneau for yet another lightning round. For all the important links related to this episode, head over to our blog!
In Episode 8, Zac and Sally round up several Vernacular contributors (Kevin Beauchemin, Will Brian, Elena Forsythe, & Joshua de Gastyne) to discuss the ethics of human gene editing including the use of the technology CRISPR-Cas9. Let us know your opinions on this topic after you take a listen! If you want to learn more, check out our blog for links to a ton of helpful articles. We also chat about our recent trip to Nashville to visit the famous #ashortbaby and eat at a ton of great restaurants.
In this episode, Zac & Sally kick things off with a conversation about the things they are most looking forward to about fall and cooler weather. Next, listener (and previous guest!) Theresa joins us for a lightning round, and then contributor Will Brian joins us with his wife Caitlin to talk about their recent experience in an escape room. We also talk with them about Uber's recent announcement that they are launching a fleet of self-driving cars in PIttsburgh. Check out our blog for more great links!
In this episode, Zac and Ishan break down some of the prominent storylines in the sports world this fall, including: how Kevin Durant's trade to the Golden State Warriors affect the Dubs' title chances, baseball's greatest phenom, Tim Tebow's shot at the majors, the problem with college football preseason rankings, and the Super Bowl champion. Check it out and let us know what you think!
In Episode 6 of Season 4, we call listener Schuyler for his very own lightning round, chat with former Googler Steffi Bryson, now working for Uber, about security and privacy issues, and announce our new Vernacular Podcast t-shirts. It's a great conversation we're pretty sure you don't want to miss!
In Episode 5, we give contributor Elena a bespoke lightning round, talk to Dr. Gilbert Meilaender about his forthcoming book Not by Nature but by Grace: Forming Families through Adoption, and bring back Nathan & Sadie Seibt from Season 1 to share a recent harrowing experience.
In Episode 4, we call listener Brittany for a "lightning round" and chat about our new favorite Philadelphia eats. Then we invite writer and editor Alexi Sargeant on the show to share his argument in favor of Pokemon Go! (after we trashed it last week). Finally, contributor Joshua joins us to discuss the merits and demerits of "brain games" and other such attempts to stave off dementia.