From creation myths to Frankenstein, croissants to cornflakes, through breakfast & dinner & matinées, and finishing with a short history of artificial lighting, we take a look at the etymology of “Create” and the roots of invention.
Looking at semantic change by examining the word “Evolution”–with some book history thrown in!
A new “Quick & Quirky Words” video – with words for good conversationalists, tricky words, & babblers!
Wherein Professor Awesome is a guest player on the History Through Games series, and his peace-loving kingdom of virtuous and diligent dwarves is oppressed by Scout Blum and Aaron Taylor’s vicious warmongers.
Digging beneath the sugarcoating to find the linguistic and cultural origins of the holiday treats in the Christmas stocking.
Wherein Professor Awesome goes mad and rants about the purpose of essays, and how to write a good one. SFW, but not for the faint-hearted.
A more serious episode where Professor Awesome discusses the importance of humility in academic thought. Yes, we know it’s ironic that someone whose alter ego is literally called “Awesome” should say this.