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

Lexicon Valley
Oct. 5 2015 11:32 AMSeven Centuries of F--ksBob Garfield and Mike Vuolo talk to Jesse Sheidlower, author of The F-Word, about a recent discovery about the history of one our most enduring expletives.
Live at Politics & Prose
Sept. 25 2015 11:37 AMPhysician Damon Tweedy on His Memoir, Black Man in a White Coat
Live at Politics & Prose
Sept. 18 2015 1:49 PMClaire McCaskill Talks Life in PoliticsThe native Missourian discusses campaign strategy, election years, and her memoir Plenty Ladylike.
Lexicon Valley
Sept. 8 2015 10:39 AMHow Did New York Become the Big Apple?
Live at Politics & Prose
Aug. 28 2015 11:57 AMPolice Violence in the Wake of KatrinaRonnie Greene exposes NOLA brutality in Shots on the Bridge.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 26 2015 11:14 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Will There Be a Zombie Around the Corner?” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Fear the Walking Dead, and the Ashley Madison hack.
Live at Politics & Prose
Aug. 21 2015 10:18 AMThe Great Fight for Voting RightsAri Berman illuminates the struggle in his new book, Give Us the Ballot.
Lexicon Valley
Aug. 10 2015 11:11 AMWhat Do We Mean When We Ask What Something Is Like?Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo discuss “A literary history of the strange expression ‘what is it like?’ ”—an article by lexicographer Anne Seaton.
Brow Beat
Aug. 6 2015 8:02 AMThe Most Jon Stewart Moments in the History of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Lexicon Valley
July 27 2015 11:02 AMThe Jittery History of a Very Nervous PhraseBob Garfield and Mike Vuolo discuss a mystery word or phrase with lexicographer Ben Zimmer.
Live at Politics & Prose
July 17 2015 12:57 PMMasha Gessen Profiles the Boston Marathon Bombers
Lexicon Valley
July 13 2015 9:20 AMWhat’s the Deal With Translating Seinfeld?A discussion about why the classic American sitcom falls flat in other cultures and languages.
Lexicon Valley
June 29 2015 2:52 PMLinguaFile XIII: Don’t Be a Clown!Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo discuss a mystery word or phrase with lexicographer Ben Zimmer.
Live at Politics & Prose
June 23 2015 11:06 AMDolen Perkins-Valdez Explores Post–Civil War Life in BalmThe author of Wench discusses her new novel at Politics & Prose.
Live at Politics & Prose
June 19 2015 12:07 PMHow to Evaluate the Founding FathersJoseph Ellis discusses his new book at Politics & Prose.
Live at Politics & Prose
Oct. 2 2015 11:27 AMLauren Groff Investigates a Marriage in Fates and FuriesThe best-selling novelist and recent National Book Award nominee discusses love and fiction.
Lexicon Valley
Sept. 21 2015 9:46 AMAn Ambitious Enterprise, Quixotic and UnavailingBob Garfield and Mike Vuolo discuss a very wasteful word with lexicographer Ben Zimmer.
Live at Politics & Prose
Sept. 11 2015 10:35 AMThe Modern Legacy of Henry KissingerAuthor Greg Grandin profiles the controversial diplomat in Kissinger’s Shadow.
Live at Politics & Prose
Sept. 4 2015 9:45 AMBoots Riley Talks Social Politics, Hip-Hop, and Goes A Capella
Technology
Aug. 26 2015 12:11 PMSlate Voice: “Space Invaders”Never, ever use two spaces after a period: Listen to Mike Vuolo read Farhad Manjoo’s classic takedown of an enduring typographic sin. 
Lexicon Valley
Aug. 24 2015 11:08 AMWhy Do Latin Americans Call English Speakers Gringos?Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo discuss the origin of a Spanish-language pejorative with lexicographer Ben Zimmer.
Live at Politics & Prose
Aug. 14 2015 10:51 AMNaomi Klein on Environmental Crisis and Economic Inequality
Live at Politics & Prose
Aug. 7 2015 10:58 AMExploring Food Culture in a Taxicab, From Buenos Aires to New YorkLayne Mosler lets her stomach be her guide in Driving Hungry, a culinary memoir.
Live at Politics & Prose
July 31 2015 10:45 AMWilliam Finnegan’s Obsessive Wave-ChasingThe New Yorker writer reminisces about surfing in Barbarian Days.
Live at Politics & Prose
July 24 2015 10:42 AMDon Winslow on Creating El Chapo’s Fictional CounterpartThe author of Savages discusses his new book, The Cartel, at Politics & Prose.
Lexicon Valley
July 15 2015 4:29 PMAn Oxford English Dictionary for the Millennial Set, Fo’ Shizzle
Live at Politics & Prose
July 10 2015 9:36 AMDavid Hoffman’s Real-Life Cold War Thriller
Live at Politics & Prose
June 26 2015 10:17 AMThe Quest for Shakespeare’s First FolioAndrea Mays discusses her new book at Politics & Prose.
Lexicon Valley
June 19 2015 12:44 PMLanguage Has a Positivity Bias. How Did We Measure That?Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo discuss recent research that confirms the so-called Pollyanna Hypothesis.
Lexicon Valley
June 1 2015 9:59 AMGuess the Mystery Word!Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo discuss a mystery word or phrase with lexicographer Ben Zimmer.

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