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Every day, faculty members at schools and universities throughout the world are making discoveries that shape our ways of thinking and redefine our understanding of today's knowledge-driven society. Since 1990, The Best of Our Knowledge has highlighted breakthroughs across disciplines and across the globe, putting you in touch with the men and women at the forefront of their fields.
 
Welcome to The Literacy Bug podcast, dedicated to all things literacy related. Originally, in its previous form, the podcast applied Ludwig Wittgenstein’s philosophy of language to the domain of literacy. Since then, the podcast and its associated website (theliteracybug.com) have evolved into something a little less esoteric and a lot more practical; we explore everyday issues pertaining to literacy teaching and learning. We want developing readers & writers to engage in literacy in a wide ...
 
The Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories is a six-volume edition, which contains one hundred and one tales written by authors as diverse and separated by history as Pliny the Younger (first century AD), Voltaire (17th century) and Guy de Maupassant (19th century) and also from different parts of the world. This volume which is the first, contains twenty interesting stories, and an introduction by the editor. The fascinating aspect of mystery stories is that sometimes the ...
 
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With young students spending a massive amount of time in front of screens, media literacy is becoming important at a young age. Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, a new children’s book takes on media literacy. We’ll also hear about a pair of kid’s books about the insect world, and spend an Academic Minute with people ignoring COVID.…
 
TOASTER STRUDEL IS FOR THE RICH. Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:06:40 - Nick Saves the future 00:13:55 - Young Miller vs current Andy 00:21:05 - The back bend and high kicks 00:26:07 - ADS 00:27:45 - Greyson is tall AF 00:31:29 - Childhood gossip 00:45:10 - Partying with Barrett 00:58:00 - the issue with Ketchup Packets…
 
The amazing Shannon Woodward joins us to talk Last of Us, being an actor, airplane feet etiquette, and more! Follow Shannon at https://twitter.com/shannonwoodward Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:02:19 - Why Nick is mad at Fortune Cookies 00:11:50 - Shannon Woodward! 00:33:00 - Pfizer trial 00:40:00 - Flight Shaming 00:49:21 - Socks to the bathroo…
 
When Apollo 11 landing on the moon they indeed stepped where no man has gone before. But once they got there, they didn’t go far. Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll learn about the development of the lunar rover, and how that opened up the later Apollo missions with lunar road trips. Watch a great video of the Apollo 15 astronauts driving on…
 
Follow Eric at https://twitter.com/TheEricGoldman Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:02:30 - Eric Goldman is here! 00:22:21 - Housekeeping 00:23:00 - Comic-Con Parties and Growing up in LA 00:33:00 - George Lucas Sightings 00:40:00 - Press Lines at Big Movie/TV Junkets 00:53:34 - Fast and Furious? 00:56:29 - Smallville 01:08:03 - Fun Celebrities 01:…
 
This one is a MUST listen. All full-time members of Kinda Funny came together in person for the very first time, and the weekend was INSANE. Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:03:40 - pedicure pampering 00:10:30 - The big company dinner 00:24:00 - studio tour 00:44:15 - Day One Over . . . or is it 00:50:00 - Skunked 01:08:00 - Six flags 01:45:00 - C…
 
What’s your dream job? Chances are that over the years the answer to that question has changed, probably quite a bit. Those are the questions that Dr. Kevin Hoff tries to answer in his new research paper in the Journal of Career Assessment called “Dream Jobs and Employment Realities: How Adolescents’ Career Aspirations Compare to Labor Demands and …
 
E3 Host Jacki Jing joins us to have a damn good time, despite Greg's internet freezing him in the shadow realm. Follow Jacki at https://twitter.com/JackiJing Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:11:05 - Jacki Jing talks about whos she is 00:20:00 - Racoons and dirty rooms 00:32:00 - E3 00:47:10 - what do use to spread stuff on bread 01:05:43 - Follow …
 
Many states have either passed or proposed bans on teaching Critical Race Theory in schools. The bills seem to have less to do with education and more to do with political culture wars. But what exactly is Critical Race Theory. Instead of asking a politician, we went to an educator. We’ll also spend an Academic Minute trying to keep graduates in to…
 
Andy brought this upon himself. I think? Maybe not. But either way it is happening now. Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:06:50 - Jump Sunglasses 00:11:30 - Fast 9 and golf games 00:25:00 - Cleveland or Denver 00:29:00 - Turner and Hooch 00:43:00 - Hair products for super hot wedding 00:52:00 - More Cleveland or Denver 00:54:00 - Theaters and Tom H…
 
While transgender students may be the target of new laws around the country, the impact of those laws could spread a lot further. Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, a discussion on LGBTQ dignity. We’ll also learn how life gives us heroes, and spend an Academic Minute sitting wrong.Door Bob Barrett
 
Go to http://meundies.com/morning to get 15% off your first order and free shipping. Go to http://canva.me/kindafunny to get your FREE 45-day extended trial of Canva Pro! This man has LIVED A LIFE. Follow him at https://twitter.com/thebillywestDoor Kinda Funny
 
There are two words that strike fear into every young student’s heart: summer school. But many educators around the country are trying to change that. In fact, the goal could be to have students ask to participate in summer learning. The federal government has earmarked billions of pandemic relief funds to enhance school summer programs. Today on t…
 
He knows what he did. Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:03:00 - Why we were late yesterday 00:14:50 - Nick picks the bone that needs picking 00:20:00 - Disneyland MCU 00:38:55 - Things we love about Tim 00:50:00 - Andy almost drowns 00:52:55 - Fast and the Furious 01:05:22 - yesterdayDoor Kinda Funny
 
Andy, Bless, Joey, and Nick talk about getting back in the gym, and all the fun TV shows we've been watching lately (which are keeping us from going back to the gym). Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:11:25 - Switching to the metric system and the Tally Agenda 00:17:20 - Gyms 00:40:00 - Street Dancing 00:44:50 - Adult swim trend 00:51:20 - Whats on…
 
LGBTQ advocates are condemning Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s decision to sign into law a bill that bans transgender women and girls from competing on female school sports teams.The signing came on the first day of Pride Month. Whether they are allowed to play sports or not, there are trans children attending schools across the country. These stud…
 
Tim feels like this is one we are gonna have to apologize for next week...... Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:06:00 - Sex with the boys 00:10:36 - Mare of Easttown 00:21:00 - no new books in schools 00:45:06 - College 00:58:00 - Early Video at IGN 01:05:00 - Kinda Funny making videos 01:09:25 - Things are so good you cant do it again…
 
Greg, Tim, and Nick take a look back at some of the biggest Marvel stars' first ever credites acting roles. Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:05:00 - Movie Theaters are back 00:21:10 - The Big Lebowski 00:34:40 - MCU cast’s first credits 00:55:49 - Toilet Tims 01:12:25 - MCU or SWDoor Kinda Funny
 
June first was the beginning of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. Over the past few years, there it seems there have been more, and more powerful hurricane hitting the United States, and scenes of massive damage from the storms have almost become commonplace in the summer and fall. So to learn more about hurricanes, we went to an expert. Dr. Athena Ma…
 
Greg's Mom joins the crew to talk about her horses, Greg's forgotten comic strip copyright, and becoming a grandma! Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:05:50 - Exclamation mark 00:09:31 - Grandma-to-be! 00:20:00 - Surprise horse 00:40:00 - Trusting your kids 01:03:00 - The Big Blue Memory boxDoor Kinda Funny
 
Renee Paquette is super awesome and she joins us to talk about her cook book and past at WWE! Check out here book here: https://www.amazon.com/Messy-Kitchen-Deliciously-Fabulously-Copiously/dp/1682619389/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=renee+paquette&qid=1622073751&sr=8-1 Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:03:00 - Headaches and Diet Cokes 00:05:00 - Re…
 
Any grade school student can tell you that Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. But that's not how Bell would have described his greatest accomplishment. He saw himself as a teacher, specifically a teacher of deaf children. However, even though he was raised by a deaf mother and married a deaf woman, many deaf people to this day see Bell a…
 
Anna Sale joins us once again to talk all about the process of writing a book and difficult things in our lives. Follow her at https://www.twitter.com/annasale Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:01:58 - What Has Anna Sale Been Up To? 00:26:55 - Housekeeping 00:28:53 - Ads 00:30:00 - Anna’s Writing Process 00:47:20 - “What do you want to be remembere…
 
Silent, single-file lines. Detention for putting a head on a desk. Rules for how to dress, how to applaud, how to complete homework. Walk into some of the most acclaimed urban schools today and you will find similar recipes of behavior, designed to support student achievement. Joanne Golann, assistant professor of public policy and education at Pea…
 
Justin Roiland, creator of Rick and Morty and Trover Saves the Universe joins us to get to the bottom of Rubik's Cubes and Honey Nut Cheerios. Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:05:59 - How Andy is like Tiger Woods 00:12:00 - 5 years of Squanch Games 00:35:00 - Dream castings 00:41:40 - 10 years of Rick and Morty 00:50:20 -Internet Cereal 00:52:50 -…
 
When Joe Biden selected Connecticut Education Commissioner Dr. Miguel Cardona to be his Education secretary he fulfilled a campaign promise to name an educator with public school experience as his nominee for the post. Secretary Cardona took office on March 2 and has been busy trying to fulfill another promise made by the president: getting student…
 
Jack Quaid returns to the show to talk about Jason Momoa's biker gang and the many facets of Carlos Santana. Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:10:05 - Shooting MORE THE BOYS 00:18:40 - Carlos Santana and Mickey Rourke 00:32:30 - Who is your batman 00:37:30 - Momoa Boys and 50 Cent 00:50:00 - Peloton 01:00:00 - Second shots 01:04:15 - Tam’s Batman l…
 
College is expensive. Really expensive. I suspect you did not need me to tell you this. And it is a problem as more jobs are demanding a college degree. So what if college was free? There’s a growing movement in the U.S. that thinks it should be. That’s what Michelle Miller-Adams writes about in her new book called “The Path to Free College – In Pu…
 
Greg and Gen Miller are expecting their first child, so we had to have the mom-to-be join us for the podcast. Come see Kinda Funny find out about the pregnancy, hear about the two-year journey to the part, and probably cry! Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:16:30 - Being Pregnant 00:30:20 - Trying to get pregnant 00:59:04 - Some advice on being a c…
 
One of the biggest holes in a young person’s high school education may be navigating their own financial life. But a partnership between a local Big Brothers/Big Sisters chapter and Navy Federal Credit Union is trying to fill in that gap. Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll hear how the program works. We’ll also say goodbye to a classic carto…
 
Sydnee Goodman FINALLY makes her first Kinda Funny appearance to discuss leaving IGN, JiuJitsu, WikiFeet, and more! Follow Syd at: https://twitter.com/SydSoGood Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:02:30 - Jiu Jitsu lessons 00:13:26 - Meeting Syd! 00:35:45 - Do you keep old photos with an ex? 00:43:29 -Best Purchase you have made this year…
 
In the three decades this program has been on the air we’ve talked about science and math and history and literature and education policy and theory. But not today. Today, we’re talking show tunes. If you make a list of the most important names in American culture in the latter half of the 20 th Century, Stephen Sondheim has to be right near the to…
 
The homie Rahul Kohli joins us to be the Judge in the case of Tim vs. Nick, and also discuss the harms of social media and what we truly nmean by "be better." Follow him at: https://twitter.com/RahulKohli13 Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:09:00 - The Court of RAHUL 00:48:25 - Rahul gets BIG! 00:55:00 - Tiger Wood and Fame…
 
According to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, teen drug addiction is the nation’s most costly and most preventable health problem. That said, nine out of ten adults with substance use disorder still report they began drinking and using drugs before age eighteen. According to Jessica Lahey, parents and educators need to understa…
 
Jerry freaking O'Connel joins us to talk all about the original version of Kangaroo Jack, his Call of Duty addiction, and way more in what is undeniably one of the best episodes we have ever made. Follow him at : https://twitter.com/MrJerryOCDoor Kinda Funny
 
Taking over a century of children’s stories and assembling a comprehensive collection is quite an undertaking. Now, make those stories that were originally written in Yiddish, and you end up with an impressive package of all forms of writing and unique perspectives of the world. And that’s why we’re talking today with Miriam Udel. Dr. Udel is a rab…
 
There’s a whole lot going on inside our head that we don’t understand. Don’t feel bad, there are a lot of world class experts that are just as puzzled about what makes the human brain tick. Bret Stetka tries to unravel what we actually do know in his new book called “ A History of the Human Brain – From the Sea Sponge to CRISPR, How Our Brain Evolv…
 
Comedian and star of My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Danny Jolles joins Nick, Andy, and Greg to talk about his new stand-up special, opening for Aaron Carter, and crying in the Ed Sullivan Theater! Catch Danny's free comedy special here: http://www.kindafunny.com/danny and follow him here http://www.twitter.com/dannyjollesTime Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start00:04…
 
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