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"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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Don't Spit Can't Swim Janks Archive

    • Comedy
    • 5.0, 8 Ratings

"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.

This podcast is slow cooked. We release new episodes when they are good and ready. Subscribe to the podcast to ensure you receive new
episodes as soon as they are published.

    Episode 2: The Cooked Head

    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.

    • 25 min
    Episode 1: The Lingonberry Conundrum

    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!

    • 31 min
    Episode 0: Janks

    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.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Ponyboy!!! ,

Yes!

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!