Charles Hodgson

CHARLES HODGSON is the author of Carnal Knowledge—A Navel Gazer’s
Dictionary of Anatomy, Etymology, and Trivia published by St. Martin’s Press. He also writes, hosts and produces Podictionary—the podcast for word lovers. Charles is an Electrical Engineer by training, an entrepreneur and marketer by experience, and a word lover by habit. Since 2002 he has indulged his love for words and their fascinating histories by dedicating all his working time to this passion. As a result his podcast Podictionary has accumulated hundreds of entertaining episodes that have attracted approximately 4.5 million downloads from faithful listeners. Writing for Podictionary, he has amassed more than 160,000 words of text in addition to the 70,000 written for Carnal Knowledge.

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Charles Hodgson, read by the author
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From the creator of the popular Podictionary podcast—an informative yet highly entertaining history of the English language on one convenient CD...

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Carnal Knowledge

Charles Hodgson
St. Martin's Griffin

From head to toe to breast to behind, Carnal Knowledge is a delightfully intoxicating tour of the words we use to describe our bodies. Did you know: -eye...

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