SHAMBOLIC (The Good Words Podcast)

In this episode, host Lynn Hickernell expounds on the word, "shambolic" with an excerpt from The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, an overview of library cataloging with Arden Kirkland, a discussion of order and chaos with city planner Scott Adams, an examination of the term, "Autism Spectrum Disorder," and concludes with the song, "Wild Strawberries."


The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin on 

Ben Franklin describes his scheme for self-improvement here:  Chapter IX. Plan for Attaining Moral Perfection 

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin on 

Arden Kirkland teaches cataloging and more to library students at Syracuse University. 

This article from The Atlantic goes into a lot more detail about some of the difficulties created by the priorities of politicians and city planners in the mid-20th Century. 

Here is the video and article with the discussion of the terms, "Autism Spectrum Disorder" versus "Autism Spectrum Conditions" Thanks to Dr. Melissa Morgenlander for her help with the autism section of this episode and sharing that video with me. 


SHAMBOLIC episode transcript

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