Mike Vuolo

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

Live at Politics & Prose
April 29 2014 4:10 PMMatt Taibbi Discusses The Divide, His New Book
Live at Politics & Prose
April 11 2014 12:25 PMRedeploymentPhil Klay, live at Politics & Prose, discusses his new book of harrowing short stories about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Live at Politics & Prose
April 7 2014 10:27 AMWalter Kirn Discusses Blood Will Out, His New Book
Live at Politics & Prose
March 21 2014 1:36 PMDinaw Mengestu on All Our Names, His New Novel
Lexicon Valley
March 14 2014 10:09 AMOur Next Witness, Your Honor: The DictionaryListen to Slate’s show about court cases in which the dictionary played a starring role.
Lexicon Valley
Jan. 29 2014 3:56 PMWhen Is Masturbation Onanism? (When It Makes the News.)
Lexicon Valley
Dec. 30 2013 11:17 AMLet's Resolve in the New Year to Stop Using That Expression About Breaking Eggs and Making Omelets
Lexicon Valley
Dec. 17 2013 12:45 PMThe Crowdsourcing of JFK’s Most Iconic SpeechListen to Slate's show about the crafting of President Kennedy’s inaugural address.
Lexicon Valley
Nov. 21 2013 12:08 PMThe Germans Have a Word for It: Reißverschlusssystem
Lexicon Valley
Nov. 7 2013 2:10 PMWatch This 1925 Silent Film About the Creation, Literally, of the OED
Lexicon Valley
Oct. 3 2013 12:41 PMLMAO: A History That Dates Back to Dickens
Lexicon Valley
Sept. 23 2013 4:13 PMThe Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published
Lexicon Valley
Aug. 6 2013 8:30 PMGrammar Scolds Unite!Embracing the hand-slapping, prescriptivist schoolmarm in all of us.
Lexicon Valley
July 1 2013 1:16 PMCan Geography Affect Language?The uncanny correlation between altitude and language development.
Lexicon Valley
Nov. 1 2012 1:27 PMHow Jews Grew HornsListen to Slate’s show about the all-important role that language translation (and mistranslation) plays in our lives.
Live at Politics & Prose
April 25 2014 12:32 PMFlash BoysMichael Lewis discusses his new book with Andrew Sullivan at Politics & Prose.
Lexicon Valley
April 10 2014 11:09 AMThe Real Story Behind The New Yorker's "Pronoun Envy" Poem
Live at Politics & Prose
March 28 2014 12:14 PMFive Came BackMark Harris discusses his new book at Politics & Prose. 
Live at Politics & Prose
March 14 2014 1:32 PMWords Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy RiotMasha Gessen discusses her book at Politics & Prose in Washington, D.C.
Five-Ring Circus
Feb. 19 2014 4:12 PMSouth Korea’s Kim Yu-na Is Going for Gold. Or Is It Kim Yuna? Yuna Kim?
Lexicon Valley
Jan. 28 2014 11:32 AMLexicon Valley: Where Did the Word Dude Come From?
Lexicon Valley
Dec. 30 2013 10:52 AMWhy Is No Among a Child's First Words?Listen to Slate's show about the surprisingly complex taxonomy of simple negation.
Lexicon Valley
Dec. 10 2013 1:56 PMWill Learning a "Logical" Language Make You Think More Logically?Listen to Slate's show about an invented language that forces you to choose your words carefully.
Nov. 15 2013 10:30 AMWho Wrote JFK's Inaugural?Does it matter?
Lexicon Valley
Oct. 16 2013 2:00 PMWhat Happens When a Language Has No Numbers?
Cool Story
Oct. 1 2013 9:30 AMThe Birth of CoolCoul, coole, koole: How we got from cool temperatures to cool cats.
Lexicon Valley
Sept. 4 2013 11:30 AMHere Come the Word Nerds! Introducing Slate’s Language Blog, Lexicon Valley.
Brow Beat
July 24 2013 3:47 PMWhen Did "Bend You Over" Become a Sexual Phrase?
Lexicon Valley
June 17 2013 1:01 PMA Brief History of SwearingListen to Slate’s podcast about profanity and obscenity with author Melissa Mohr.
Lexicon Valley
Sept. 18 2012 2:40 PMWho You Callin’ A**hole?Slate’s show about Geoffrey Nunberg’s new book Ascent of the A-Word, now with transcripts.




The Democrats’ War at Home

How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns

Piper Kerman on Why She Dressed Like a Hitchcock Heroine for Her Prison Sentencing

Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10

Homeland Is Good Again! For Now.


Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.

How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.


How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully

On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.

The U.S. Has a New Problem in Syria: The Moderate Rebels Feel Like We’ve Betrayed Them

We Need to Talk: A Terrible Name for a Good Sports Show by and About Women

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  News & Politics
Oct. 1 2014 4:15 PM The Trials of White Boy Rick A Detroit crime legend, the FBI, and the ugliness of the war on drugs.
Oct. 1 2014 2:16 PM Wall Street Tackles Chat Services, Shies Away From Diversity Issues 
Gentleman Scholar
Oct. 1 2014 4:55 PM Blood Before Bud? Must a gentleman’s brother always be the best man at his wedding?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 1 2014 4:58 PM The Religious Right Is Not Happy With Republicans  
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 1 2014 3:24 PM Revelry (and Business) at Mohonk Photos and highlights from Slate’s annual retreat.
Brow Beat
Oct. 1 2014 3:02 PM The Best Show of the Summer Is Getting a Second Season
Future Tense
Oct. 1 2014 4:46 PM Ebola Is No Measles. That’s a Good Thing. Comparing this virus to scourges of the past gives us hope that we can slow it down.
  Health & Science
Oct. 1 2014 4:03 PM Does the Earth Really Have a “Hum”? Yes, but probably not the one you’re thinking.
Sports Nut
Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.