Mike Vuolo
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Mike Vuolo is a radio and podcast producer and the host of Lexicon Valley.

Lexicon Valley
March 9 2015 10:29 AMTwo Theories on the Origin of CarnivalListen to Slate’s show about the contested origin of a gluttonous word, featuring lexicographer Ben Zimmer.
Live at Politics & Prose
Feb. 27 2015 1:10 PMElliot Ackerman Discusses Green on Blue, His New Book
Lexicon Valley
Feb. 23 2015 3:07 PMSex WorkersUniversity of Michigan professor Anne Curzan discusses -ess, -ette, -trix, and other feminine endings in the English language.
Lexicon Valley
Feb. 9 2015 10:27 AMDid the Word Quiz Result From a Bet?Listen to Slate’s show about a supposed historical wager and the neologism it spawned, featuring lexicographer Ben Zimmer.
TV Club
Jan. 28 2015 11:53 AMSlate Plus Sneak Peek: The Walking Dead PodcastOur coverage of the first half of Season 5.
Live at Politics & Prose
Jan. 16 2015 3:19 PMCivil Rights, LBJ, and the Urgency of NowJulian Zelizer discusses his new book, The Fierce Urgency of Now, at Politics & Prose.
Lexicon Valley
Jan. 12 2015 12:48 PMThe Etymology of Cockamamie Is Just ThatListen to Slate’s show about the Yiddish-inflected origin of a crazy word, featuring lexicographer Ben Zimmer.
Live at Politics & Prose
Jan. 2 2015 11:25 AMSelected Memoir Readings at Politics & ProseRobert Timberg, Val Wang, and other writers read from their memoirs at Politics & Prose.
Live at Politics & Prose
Dec. 27 2014 10:30 AMMichael Cunningham, His Snow Queen and His CityThe Hours author discusses his new novel, The Snow Queen, set in New York City.
Lexicon Valley
Dec. 15 2014 11:58 AMToo Much Grog Will Make You Groggy. But Where Does Grog Come From?Listen to Slate's show about the etymology of an 18th-century quaff, featuring lexicographer Ben Zimmer.
Live at Politics & Prose
Dec. 5 2014 1:46 PMChuck Todd on Politics and Barack Obama’s PresidencyThe Meet the Press host discusses his new book, The Stranger.
Lexicon Valley
Dec. 1 2014 10:56 AMWhat Does It Mean to Sound Gay?Listen to Slate’s show about the myths and realities of the stereotypical gay man’s voice.
Lexicon Valley
Nov. 17 2014 12:31 PMHelp Solve the Mystery! Where Did Get One’s Goat Come From?Listen to Slate’s show about the etymology of a thoroughly caprine phrase, featuring lexicographer Ben Zimmer.
Lexicon Valley
Nov. 12 2014 11:42 PMHow a Crossword Puzzle Gets Made (You Don’t Start With the Clues)
TV Club
Nov. 6 2014 8:32 AMSlate Plus Sneak Peek: The Walking Dead PodcastA spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 4.
Live at Politics & Prose
March 6 2015 10:40 AMApril Ryan Discusses The Presidency in Black and White, Her New Book
Live at Politics & Prose
Feb. 23 2015 3:08 PMThe Upstairs Wife: An Intimate History of PakistanRafia Zakaria discusses her new book at Politics & Prose.
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Feb. 13 2015 11:36 AMThe WorkWes Moore discusses his new book at Politics & Prose.
Lexicon Valley
Feb. 3 2015 1:09 PMThe Craptastic History of Sh-t Show
Lexicon Valley
Jan. 26 2015 11:20 AMThe Many Lives of Anna KareninaJournalist and author Masha Gessen discusses the challenge of translating a literary masterpiece.
Culturebox
Jan. 13 2015 6:10 PMWhat Does “Unabridged” Even Mean Anymore?And four other questions Lexicon Valley’s Mike Vuolo asked Stefan Fatsis about his piece on the remaking of the Merriam-Webster dictionary.
Live at Politics & Prose
Jan. 9 2015 12:19 PMIran-Contra and Reagan’s Abuse of PowerMalcolm Byrne discusses his new book, Iran-Contra, at Politics & Prose.
Lexicon Valley
Dec. 29 2014 11:29 AMLexicon Valley: Lexicographers Explain Their Words of the Year
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Dec. 19 2014 11:31 AMJesmyn Ward Delivers This Year’s Most Powerful Reading at Politics & ProseThe National Book Award winner reads from her memoir, Men We Reaped.
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Dec. 12 2014 2:54 PMAndy Cohen and Wolf Blitzer Dish All the Gossip You Missed This YearThe television hosts discuss Cohen’s Diaries at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue.
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Dec. 2 2014 3:31 PMNicholas Kristof Asks: Can Giving Help?The New York Times columnist and co-author of A Path Appears discusses his new book with Politics & Prose at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue.
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Nov. 21 2014 10:51 AMStephen King, His Books, and Their OriginsThe king of horror discusses his new book with Politics & Prose at George Washington University.
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Nov. 14 2014 3:47 PMReadings From the 2014 National Book Award FinalistsRoz Chast, Marilynne Robinson, and other finalists read from and discuss their books at Politics & Prose.
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Nov. 7 2014 5:30 PMKaren Armstrong Says Religion Is Not the ProblemThe historian discusses her new book, Fields of Blood, at Politics & Prose.
Lexicon Valley
Nov. 3 2014 10:41 AMHow Did We Go From Four and Twenty to Twenty-Four?Listen to Slate’s show about the history and evolution of writing out numbers in the English language.

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