In this episode, we sit down with recurring guest Nathan Seibt to talk about his recovery from a horrific automobile accident and how strength training has aided this process. You can check out more about strength training through resources like Starting Strength, and it's never too late to begin! For more of the backstory on Nathan and his family's car accident, check out episodes 9 and 38 of Vernacular.
In this episode, we sit down with contributors Jordan and Catherine Short to discuss season 1 of Netflix's The Crown, in advance of season 2's release later this week. Among our questions, we ask whether or not we would be willing to accept "the crown" if it were offered to us, Elizabeth II's preparation for her role as queen, the director's portrayal of Churchill, and the meaning of art and its depiction of human nature. We also preview some things to look out for in season 2, so take a listen before you watch the show this weekend!
In this episode, we interview Zac's brother Schuyler and our sister-in-law Noelle about their passions. Noelle, an emergency room physician assistant by day, shares about her part-time work at a local pregnancy care center, why she hasn't always called herself "pro-life" and the ways in which we can support women who find themselves unintentionally pregnant. Schuyler, a consultant by day, shares about his love of rock climbing, why everyone should give it a try, and how it helps him combat his mental health struggles.
In this episode of Vernacular, we continue the theme of home that we introduced in episode 68. Perennial contributors Catherine and Jordan Short return to discuss how to make a house feel like home during the holidays (without going overboard!). We chat traditions, decor, and music and share both our positive and negative "sense memories" of the holidays. Zac reveals our "spartan" style of decorating and Sally confesses her Christmas music guilty pleasures. We close with a fun holiday edition of the lightning round!
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.