JUXTAPOSITION (The Good Words Podcast)

Host Lynn Hickernell explicates the word, "juxtaposition" in recurring segments, "Ads that Subtract," "It Came From the Internet," "Embrace Vulnerability," and "GET IT?!?!?" Includes opera singer Nellie Melba's interpretation of, "Home Sweet Home," Nate from "The Show About Science" explaining the Scientific Method, and a speech from Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1.


"Home Sweet Home" sung by Nellie Melba at the Open Music Archive 


Here is the backpack ad I referenced in the episode: 


Nate's podcast, The Show About Science 

Nate's OTHER podcast(!), The Show About Politics 

Nate was on television with Ellen DeGeneres!  Watch the clip on YouTube. 


Prince Hal's speech from Henry IV, Part I by William Shakespeare 

(Act I, Scene 2) 

I know you all, and will awhile uphold  
The unyoked humour of your idleness:  
Yet herein will I imitate the sun,  
Who doth permit the base contagious clouds  
To smother up his beauty from the world,  
That, when he please again to be himself,  
Being wanted, he may be more wonder'd at,  
By breaking through the foul and ugly mists  
Of vapours that did seem to strangle him.  
If all the year were playing holidays,  
To sport would be as tedious as to work;  
But when they seldom come, they wish'd for come, 
And nothing pleaseth but rare accidents.   
So, when this loose behavior I throw off   
And pay the debt I never promised,   
By how much better than my word I am,   
By so much shall I falsify men's hopes;   
And like bright metal on a sullen ground,   
My reformation, glittering o'er my fault,   
Shall show more goodly and attract more eyes   
Than that which hath no foil to set it off.   
I'll so offend, to make offence a skill;   
Redeeming time when men think least I will.  

(background music:  "Wistful Harp" by Andrew Huang)


Four more versions of this speech for you to juxtapose with Miss Lynn's version in the episode:

Tom Hiddleston as Prince Hal in "The Hollow Crown" - YouTube (the images from the video are taken from different parts of the series, but the audio is the important part) 

Actor Tom Hardy performs Hal's speech as a rap - YouTube 

Bob Gonzales reads Hal's speech for Librivox (audio only) 

Aja reads Hal's speech for Librivox (audio only) 

JUXTAPOSITION episode transcript

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