In episode 68 we talk to Mary and Cody Strecker about life abroad in Germany, how moving a lot has strengthened their family, the challenges (and joys!) of creating a home when their home keeps changing, and the importance of enjoying the great outdoors. We close with a lightning round that features bratwurst and schnitzel. If you like this conversation, be sure to follow Mary on Instagram!
Several weeks ago, we announced the launch of 3rd String, a new podcast from Vernacular. We're in full swing now, and wanted to take the opportunity to release a full episode here on the Vernacular feed. In the 5th full episode, Pete Laclede and Zac break down game 7 of the World Series, talk about George Springer’s MVP performance in the whole series, and discuss the new College Football Playoff Committee rankings, Lane Kiffin’s Twitter antics, why the CFP needs to include eight teams, and Pete’s frozen beer in North Dakota.
Check out 3rd String on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts!
In episode 6 of season 7, we chat with Eric Wind, a vintage watch specialist who recently left Christie's Auction House to start Wind Vintage, an independent vintage watch dealer. Eric chats with us about the formative role that wristwatches played in his childhood, how he turned a hobby into a career, and the unique (and surprising) history of wristwatches and the U.S. Presidency!
In episode 5 of season 7, we bring contributor Elena on the show as our first-ever guest host. We chat about Google's founders planning a city, whether we can really live without iMessage, and the minimal media coverage of al-Shabaab's recent attack in Somalia, the deadliest in the country's history. We also share what we have been reading, watching, listening to and looking forward to lately.
In this season's fourth episode, we sit down with Chris and Kelsey Wharton of the podcast Matrimoney, an exploration of all things marriage and finance. We talk with the Whartons about minimalism, budgeting, saving for the future, and prioritizing the right things with your money. It's a great conversation, and if you like it, you should find the Matrimoney podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts!
While we are off gallivanting in California, we thought you might enjoy this episode from the Vernacular archives! It's a conversation with ex-Googler Steffi Bryson, now working for Uber, about the internet age and the security and privacy issues it creates. We also talk about what it's like to work at Google. It's a great conversation we're pretty sure you don't want to miss!
In episode 2 of season 7, we interview Dr. William Hurlbut, a Stanford medical doctor and bioethicist, about the pros and cons of CRISPR-Cas9, a targeted DNA editing tool. He also tells us about his project with CRISPR pioneer and co-discoverer Jennifer Doudna to educate the public about CRISPR. To learn more about CRISPR, check out our archives (s4e8, s4e1, s1e8) as well as this Radiolab episode.