Allusionist 74. Take A Swear Pill

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CONTENT WARNING: there is swearing in this episode. But the happy news is: swearing is good for you!

Dr Emma Byrne, author of Swearing Is Good For You, explains how swearing can be beneficial to your physical health and emotional wellbeing, while Matt Fidler of Very Bad Words podcast gives some tips to ensure you swear properly to optimise the positive effects.

There are several other Allusionist episodes that connect with topics covered in this one. 44. This is Your Brain on Language describes how the brain processes language, and 20. Baby Talk how children acquire language; 58. Eclipse is the incredible story of the impact of a brain injury upon language. And then there's 4. Detonating the C-Bomb, of course.

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CREDITS:

- HZ

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