There’s a Word For That! is a weekly podcast that centers around a different word or expression each episode. Host Suzanne Dressler believes in pushing the envelope to explore why and how we use words and the ways this impacts our lives. With a diverse assortment of intelligent, creative, and exciting guests, TAWFT! will force you to analyze and consider words in an entirely original and eye-opening way. Even better? NOTHING is off-limits.
GRATITUDE | A Discussion with Suzanne’s Mom, Sandy.
Sandra Dressler Berman, from Bayside, Queens, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked in the psychiatric clinic of Greenwich Hospital, as a research associate for Yale University Medical School, and spent the majority of her career as a social worker for the Westport, CT public schools counseling students and families.
Our Favorite WORDS | Two NYC 4th Graders Discuss Their Favorite Words With Suzanne
Jack F. and Esteban M. are 4th graders at Spruce Street School downtown in Tribeca, NYC. They are funny, borderline brilliant, creative, close friends, and most importantly, good and kind young humans. Suzanne brings them on the show to discuss their favorite words and the various iterations these words entail. We are excited to have you hear their interview; they did a beautiful job, and we are beyond impressed with their poise, ideas, and emotional maturity. They will also make you laugh (trust us).
VETERAN | An Air Force Veteran Shares His Story
Chris Thompson is an Air Force veteran who spent time serving overseas in Iraq and Africa. He and Suzanne talk about his time serving in these countries and his responsibilities while there. He even recounts his personal experience with PTSD upon his return and how he treated it. We are honored and thrilled he agreed to be interviewed.
VETERAN | The Love Letters of Pearl and Benjamin Vann, WW2 Army Veteran
Suzanne’s maternal grandparents, Pearl and Ben Vann, wrote hundreds of letters back and forth to each other during WW2; her grandfather was overseas for 2.5 years. The letters provide many detailed and emotional insights into the daily life of G.I soldiers fighting the war and the lives of their families back at home.
VETERAN | An Intimate Conversation With WW2 Vet, Colonel Katz
In this very special episode, Suzanne sits down with Colonel Morton Katz, United States Army, Retired, as he takes her on his journey stationed overseas during WW2-through North Africa, the South of France, Italy, Germany, and Belgium. He is 101-years-old with a memory as sharp as a knife. He remembers all the dates and names of the missions he took part in and the men with whom he served. We hope you love this episode as much as we do.
OTHER | KJ Nasrul
KJ and Suzanne break down the use of the word “other” : how we use it, what it means psychologically, physically, emotionally, and the ways in which feeling like the other (or being TOLD we are the other) can, and often does, have lasting consequences.
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Words are powerful and important and this is such a smart podcast! I particularly loved the episode on the 'other.' Almost all evil in the world can boil down to one human (or many) 'othering' another human being. And all good in the world comes from caring and inclusion and nurturing and supporting, bringing in the other. Thank you for hosting such an impactful show, Suzanne!
Love this Podcast. Love the idea of taking it one word at a time. Such a great idea. Loved the FAME episodes keep it up. A must listen.
"Words, words, words..."!!!!!
I am VERY excited to listen to this podcast! I'm a huuuuuuuuuge fan of word☺️