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Erudition 2 – Coffee puns, Ursula K Le Guin, and philatelism


In this second edition of the Erudition podcast, Nick starts off by blowing my mind with a new theme song for the show written completely off the cuff.

We then discuss the Word of the Week, which is “philatelist.” Unsurprisingly, Nick thinks it means something much dirtier than it actually does.

After Word of the Week, there is some insightful talk on how to wash a pair of shoes (more info here). Nick asks for help coming up with a pun to impress a barista.

Help Nick’s game! If you can think of a good coffee-related pun that a barista would find impressive, tweet it with hashtag #erudition, or leave it in the comments here!

Ursula K Le Guin modeling her blirt.
We then discuss the nature of childhood development, and I use my friend Marcus Petruska (touring drummer for Corey Smith) as an example. Friend of the show and amazing local Atlanta singer Gareth Asher also comes up. Buy his albums. Seriously.

We also talk about the “robust” Ursula K Le Guin and her disdainful view of the overuse of swear words.

Later on, Nick reminds me of John C. Reilly from Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
and Step Brothers, and he asks me to do my Morgan Freeman impression. I read some lines, and Nick learns a few things about prison sex as depicted by Shawshank Redemption.

I then explain Rule 34 to Nick.

We then play Text out of Context, and forget to end it until a while later. Oh well.

Last but far from least, Nick tells an embarrassing story about his college dating life which includes a French word. What’s really disturbing is how he said goodnight to her. Yikes. In fairness, I also have some embarrassing stories to tell about my dating life. C’est la guerre.

Please let us know what you’re reading. Suggest books we should read or talk about. Except Twilight. That ain’t gonna happen!

2 thoughts on “Erudition 2 – Coffee puns, Ursula K Le Guin, and philatelism”

  1. Nick

    Maaaan is she robust, or what?

    JOKES. A bad picture. What kind of photographer takes that picture?