Word Bomb

Language moves fast-and Word Bomb is here to help. Unpacking one explosive word per week, hosts Pippa Johnstone and Karina Palmitesta talk to experts and dive deep into lived experiences to share stories the dictionary doesn't tell you.


Air Date: December 02, 2021 - 22:28
Why are cults having such a moment right now, from pop culture to politics?
Air Date: November 25, 2021 - 23:15
Dive into the hotly debated and deeply personal terminology around being Deaf/deaf.
Air Date: November 18, 2021 - 26:22
When and how do we decide that someone can't make their own decisions?
Air Date: November 11, 2021 - 14:23
Whether it's relationships, workplaces, or masculinity, "toxic" is a label we've embraced.
Air Date: November 04, 2021 - 23:05
Rinaldo Walcott joins Pippa and Karina to imagine a world without police, prisons, or property.
Air Date: October 28, 2021 - 21:55
Amid an affordable housing crisis, the language around homelessness is changing - but is it helping?
Air Date: October 21, 2021 - 16:53
Tracing the word "simp" through the years to its current usage.
Air Date: October 14, 2021 - 30:13
The discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves near residential schools across the country has re-launched a national conversation on the word "genocide"-and why politicians tread lightly around it.
Air Date: October 07, 2021 - 00:35
Word Bomb is back, with nine episodes that tell the story behind hot-button words.