"Don't Spit Can't Swim" is a podcast about the oral traditions of insult humor from around the world. It is produced by Ben Kinsley, Jessica Langley and Jerstin Crosby, who (as "Janks Archive") have been traveling the world documenting insult jokes since 2012.
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Episode 2: The Cooked Head
On this episode of “Don’t Spit Can’t Swim” we talk with Tuari Dawson, a Māori musician and member of the electronica roots group Wai, about Māori culture, language, and humor. We learn about the origins of the word taboo, traditions of insulting the dead at funerals, "your mountain" jokes, and boiling heads.
Episode 1: The Lingonberry Conundrum
On this episode of “Don’t Spit Can’t Swim” we revisit some insult jokes we learned in Finland, and dig deep into one mysterious phrase "Pyörii kuin puolukka pillussa” to try to get to the bottom of what exactly lingonberries are doing in vaginas!
Episode 0: Janks
Welcome to "Don't Spit Can't Swim," a podcast about insult humor from around the world. On this very first episode, co-hosts Jerstin Crosby, Ben Kinsley, and Jessica Langley talk about how they became interested in this subject, and what they've learned as they've traveled the world collecting insulting jokes from different cultures. Subjects range from Harry Smith's home-recordings, Alabama "Janks," Jerstin's Uncle Bobby, Mexican albures, mustache hairs, and communism.
Such a thoughtful approach to collecting and archiving a form of communication that is often overlooked and forgotten! Well produced and nicely paced to boot!