Mike Vuolo

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

Live at Politics & Prose
May 23 2014 12:47 PMAge of AmbitionEvan Osnos discusses his new book at Politics & Prose.
Live at Politics & Prose
May 12 2014 4:18 PMFamily LifeAkhil Sharma discusses his new book at Politics & Prose.
Live at Politics & Prose
May 2 2014 5:04 PMUnstoppableRalph Nader discusses his new book at Politics & Prose.
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.
Live at Politics & Prose
May 16 2014 11:10 AMA Fighting ChanceSen. Elizabeth Warren discusses her new book at Politics & Prose.
Lexicon Valley
May 8 2014 2:17 PMWhen Botch Meant the Opposite of Botch
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.




Smash and Grab

Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?

Stop Panicking. America Is Now in Very Good Shape to Respond to the Ebola Crisis.

The 2014 Kansas City Royals Show the Value of Building a Mediocre Baseball Team

The GOP Won’t Win Any Black Votes With Its New “Willie Horton” Ad

Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band

Can it be again?


Forget Oculus Rift

This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.

One of Putin’s Favorite Oligarchs Wants to Start an Orthodox Christian Fox News

These Companies in Japan Are More Than 1,000 Years Old

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The World
Oct. 20 2014 1:50 PM Why We Shouldn’t Be Too Sure About the Supposed Deal to Return the Abducted Nigerian Schoolgirls
Oct. 20 2014 7:23 PM Chipotle’s Magical Burrito Empire Keeps Growing, Might Be Slowing
Dear Prudence
Oct. 20 2014 3:12 PM Terror Next Door Prudie advises a letter writer whose husband is dangerously, violently obsessed with the neighbors.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 20 2014 1:10 PM Women Are Still Losing Jobs for Getting Pregnant
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Tv Club
Oct. 20 2014 7:15 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 9 A spoiler-filled discussion of "Flatline."
Brow Beat
Oct. 20 2014 9:13 PM The Smart, Talented, and Utterly Hilarious Leslie Jones Is SNL’s Newest Cast Member
Future Tense
Oct. 20 2014 4:59 PM Canadian Town Cancels Outdoor Halloween Because Polar Bears
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Oct. 20 2014 11:46 AM Is Anybody Watching My Do-Gooding? The difference between being a hero and being an altruist.
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.