Ben and I are taking a break, getting ready for the next round of language science, news, and interviews. So we’re in repeats for the next few weeks.

But I’m still talking to James Hall every Tuesday. Here we are talking about the origin of the word soccer.

Promo on 24 June 2014 with James Hall: “Soccer”

Here’s the map:
https://imgur.com/gallery/2GHdRDg

Why do we call it soccer?
http://iowapublicradio.org/post/why-do-we-call-it-soccer
http://www.history.com/news/ask-history/why-do-some-people-call-it-soccer

Bola sepak
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/bola_sepak#Etymology


Promo on 1 July 2014 with James Hall: “Facebook emotion experiment”

Huffington Post: You May Have Been A Lab Rat In A Huge Facebook Experiment
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/29/facebook-experiment-psychological_n_5540018.html

Everything We Know About Facebook’s Secret Mood Manipulation Experiment
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/06/everything-we-know-about-facebooks-secret-mood-manipulation-experiment/373648/

The experimenter speaks out
https://www.facebook.com/akramer/posts/10152987150867796

Facebook researcher: ‘We care about the emotional impact of Facebook’
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2449040/facebook-researcher-defends-controversial-psychology-experiment-on-users.html

Facebook’s Experiment On Emotions Sounds Creepier Than It Was
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffbercovici/2014/06/30/facebooks-experiment-on-emotions-sounds-creepier-than-it-was/


Promo on 8 July 2014 with James Hall: “That’s So Gay”

Article: Maybe ‘that’s so gay’ is actually ok for young people to say
https://theconversation.com/maybe-thats-so-gay-is-actually-ok-for-young-people-to-say-28687

But lots of gay people feel that this is derogatory. There are other things to say.
http://www.thinkb4youspeak.com


Promo on 15 July 2014 with James Hall: “Supermoon”

Information about the supermoon
http://earthsky.org/space/what-is-a-supermoon

Maybe the super moon isn’t such a big deal after all
http://xkcd.com/1394/
but I’ll still check it out in August and September.

New episodes starting next week!