In this first episode of 2019, Dean and Tom apply a cultural lens to Shakespeare’s classic question: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose; by any other name would smell as sweet!” After leaving their mohel in the back seat of a car (per this commercial), they begin to explore the creation and use of first names, family names, and nicknames across the globe: in East Asia, Southeast Asia, Russia, Eastern Europe, and Iceland. Stay tuned for their continued exploration of names around the world in Part 2!
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Music: “Little Idea” – Bensound.com