At Vernacular Podcast Network, we believe in living well. Aristotle called this eudaimonia. We generally translate this into the vernacular as "human flourishing"--that is, how to live our lives well and to the fullest. Our podcast explores this idea, but not in the ways you might think. It's not just a philosophy podcast. Nor is it simply a lifestyle podcast. It's a little bit of both, but not really either. It's music reviews and movie previews, sports forecasts and food recipes, philosophizing on the nature of knowledge and prognosticating on the future of science. Most of the time we interview interesting guests and contributors. And we always try hard to keep it fun. The only stuffiness is from our studio closet, which has no ventilation and gets pretty warm when we're recording. But that's for us to worry about.
Vernacular Podcast is the original podcast of the Vernacular Podcast Network. Its core mission is to help people live more complete, full lives. As you can imagine, this means that almost anything is fair game--philosophy, architecture, mental health, recipes, pop culture, music, film, and more. You can check out Vernacular on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, and Google Play.
Josh and Maureen Goldman host the newest addition to the Vernacular audio canon. The Popped Cast is a weekly discussion of all things pop culture. Josh and Maureen excel at highlighting the big ideas animating seemingly trivial pop culture storylines, and are the perfect guides for both pop culture connoisseurs and the culturally curious.
The Founders: Zac and Sally met in 2009 at a Labor Day cookout but soon after went their separate ways despite Zac's attempts at flirting through Facebook. Three years later they reconnected, and 8 months after that decided to get married. They lived in England for the first few years of married life, but are now based in Austin, TX, where Zac works in a cubicle and Sally is a criminally underpaid mom to two beautiful girls. When not chasing either of their daughters around a living room, Zac & Sally can be found editing episodes of Vernacular from their bedroom closet-turned-studio. They also enjoy watching The Office, writing about sports (Zac), and discussing life's biggest questions.
3rd String is hosted by Zac Crippen and Pete Laclede, with regular contributions from Vernacular Network hosts Ishan Nath and Taylor Young. Baseball, football, and basketball are the most frequently explored topics, but 3rd String goes beyond box scores to examine cultural trends and other fascinating storylines of contemporary sports.