Program 493: Rolling Blackouts; Language to Lend; Czech Beer

Release Date: 08-05-2017


Cartoonist Sarah Glidden shares the insights she gained while getting to know the Kurdish people of Turkey, Iraq, and Syria. Then a Dutch "language spotter" recommends interesting foreign words we English speakers might want to borrow. And tour guides from Prague explain how sharing a beer is an important part of the social fabric in the Czech Republic.


  • Journalist Sarah Glidden, author/illustrator of "Rolling Blackouts" (Drawn and Quarterly)
  • Linguist Gaston Dorren, author of "Lingo: Around Europe in Sixty Languages" (Atlantic Monthly Press)
  • Kateřina Svobodová and Jana Hronková, tour guides from Prague

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