46 episodes

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.

There's A Word for That‪!‬ Suzanne Dressler

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 22 Ratings

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.

    CHUTZPAH | Mara Jill Herman

    CHUTZPAH | Mara Jill Herman

    In this fascinating conversation, Suzanne and Mara go all out to discuss the Yiddish word “Chutzpah” and all its connotations and the ways it is used in everyday life, for both Jews and non-Jews. They also discuss, in provocative detail, other Yiddish words that we know and love.Feel free to tell us what YOUR favorite Yiddish words are. Are there any you would like to see on the podcast? Let us know!About Mara Jill Herman:Mara Jill Herman is a multidisciplinary Jewish artist who endeavors to ...

    • 35 min
    LEGACY | Michael Andreaus

    LEGACY | Michael Andreaus

    Suzanne sits down with Broadway actor, Michael Andreaus, who explores his connection to the word, “Legacy”. We are thrilled that Michael agreed to chat with us during Black History Month and share his experiences as a black man in this current political climate. “Legacy” is a powerful and explorative episode that everyone should listen to. We hope you are moved and inspired by Michael’s journey.About Michael Andreaus:Michael Andreaus is an actor, born in Atlanta, GA. He grew up in Atlanta and...

    • 29 min
    PLEASURE | Catherine Hiller

    PLEASURE | Catherine Hiller

    Suzanne sits down with seasoned author and writer, Cathy Hiller. Cathy is passionate about all things related to “pleasure” whether it’s intimacy, eating her favorite fruit, or going to Burning Man alone for the first time. In this episode, we dive into her new book, “Cybill Unbound.” This is a novel about a heroine who discovers romance, adventure, her own wild side, and all sorts of pleasure from the ages of 42-72! If you’ve ever thought that love has passed you by, that you were too “old” ...

    • 32 min
    VETERAN | Zina Bethea Dawson

    VETERAN | Zina Bethea Dawson

    Zina Bethea Dawson served as a combat medic. She spent the majority of her adult life caring for others; fellow service members while on active duty and family upon separation from duty. Every form of textile artistry piques her interest to the point of formal training and execution. Whether it's a quilt, hand tooled leather accessory, or a custom piece of jewelry, seeing a smile is the elixir that energizes her passion. Give her a needle and thread; magic will happen. Joy is a mission for Zi...

    • 37 min
    ALZHEIMER'S | Dr. Dung Trinh

    ALZHEIMER'S | Dr. Dung Trinh

    The word “Alzheimer’s” connotes many different meanings for us; many know someone who has or had this disease. Others are terrified of the word, not knowing anything about its treatment or habilitation process. While it is a very scary and tragic (in many ways) diagnosis, there is another side to the disease. World-renowned Dementia expert, Dr. Trinh, comes on TAWFT to share his insights, helpful methods for dealing with Alzheimer's and its ramifications, and even shares new and cutting-edge ...

    • 30 min
    LACUNA | Natalie Buster

    LACUNA | Natalie Buster

    Natalie Buster began her yoga path during theatrical studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After living as a professional actress in NYC for 12 years, she discovered yoga therapy through Sundara Yoga Therapy in Austin, TX and began weaving her experience and education in theatre with yoga practices in 2011. She received her 500-hour yoga therapy certification from Niroga Yoga Therapy in Oakland, CA, and her Trauma-Informed Yoga training in Austin, TX and Tulsa, OK. She is curr...

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

amahones ,

Fantastic!

Really interesting in-depth conversations about every day words allowing you to see then from every angle. Definitely recommend this podcast!

EowynLevene ,

So good!

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!

bananrama98 ,

Great Podcast

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.

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