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This podcast is an interview with Michael Adams by RN 'Books and Arts' presenter, Michael Cathcart.
Michael Adams's book deals with cussing and swearing as an integral part of communicating in the English Language. Caution: Strong cuss words are occasionally used in the interview!
A useful literary review of Adams's book can be seen at In Praise of Profanity, by Michael Adams
Download the Radio National interview with Michael Adams (approx 13Mb) .mp3 file at http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/03/bay_20170325_1428.mp3 It is entertaining, and you won't regret it.
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What the F*ck!? "In Praise of Profanity"
A Radio podcast of an interview with Michael Adams, author of the book: "In Praise of Profanity"