Alina Simone and I put together this episode.
0:20: “We live on Long Island, which is very removed from what people think of as Native America.” Tina Tarrant and her daughter Tohanash (pictured above).
1:10: “The hardest thing is to feel like you don’t know your own culture.”
1:40: This is first of several podcasts we’ll be doing in 2016 about people trying to keep speaking or bring back their languages. We’re planning to bring you stories from Kenya, Japan, the Netherlands, Canada and China, as well as several stories from the United States.
2:00 Is it always worth saving a language?
4:21 Alina Simone visits the Wuneechanunk Shinnecock Preschool in Southampton, NY.
12:28 Two unrelated events: the American Dialect Society names the singular “they” its word of the year; David Bowie dies, age 69.
13:45 How those two events are linked.
14:05 Bowie’s “they” adrogyny.
15:13 “I can switch accents within seconds of meeting somebody”
16:10 Bowie’s 2002 interviews with Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air and with John Wilson on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row.
17:13 “The words started appearing out of nowhere, and I just couldn’t control them.”
18:41 “It’s the lack of years left that weighs far heavier on me than the age that I am.”
20:03: Please write us a review at iTunes. Thanks!
20:20 Guess the accent. Post your answer at our Facebook page, or tweet us.
20:58 Lavinia Greenlaw reads “Listening to Bowie”.
MUSIC HEARD IN THE PODCAST
00:02 “Dramamine” by Podington Bear
11:33 “Februum” by Alexander Boyes
14:32 “Starman” by David Bowie
15:44 “Always Crashing in the Same Car” by David Bowie
17:40 “Heathen” by David Bowie
19:21 “Fashion” by David Bowie
20:03 “Dramamine” by Podington Bear
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