The Unexpected Origins of the Word ‘Monster’ (feat. Dr. Z) | Otherwords

For more word-nerdery, subscribe to Storied!:

Words don’t pop up fully formed… they evolve over thousands of years. What can we learn about our relationship to monsters by tracking the word down into the distant past?

Otherwords is a new PBS web series on Storied that digs deep into this quintessential human trait of language and fınds the fascinating, thought-provoking, and funny stories behind the words and sounds we take for granted. Incorporating the fıelds of biology, history, cultural studies, literature, and more, linguistics has something for everyone and offers a unique perspective into what it means to be human.

hosted by Dr. Erica Brozovsky, Ph.D.
written by Andrew Matthews
directed by Andrew Matthews & Katie Graham
produced by Katie Graham
animated & edited by Andrew Matthews
executive producer Amanda Fox
Assistant Director of Programming (PBS): Niki Walker
Executives in Charge (PBS): Brandon Arolfo, Adam Dylewski

music by APM
film excerpts:
Godzilla (1954) Toho Co. Ltd.
Frankenstein (1931) Universal Pictures
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Dracula (1931) Universal Pictures
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941) MGM
The Babadook (2014) Entertainment One
Sesame Street, Children’s Television Workshop

About agogo22

Director of Manchester School of Samba at
This entry was posted in Language and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.