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

Lexicon Valley
May 3 2016 11:14 AMThe Blaccent: What Does It Mean to Sound Black?Linguist John McWhorter argues that it makes perfect sense for the speech of black and white Americans to have subtle differences.
Live at Politics & Prose
April 22 2016 10:44 AMAndrew Bacevich on the Complexities of the Middle EastThe retired colonel discusses what went wrong and where to go from here in America’s War for the Greater Middle East.
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April 15 2016 4:27 PMJames McBride on the Godfather of SoulThe National Book Award winner on James Brown in Kill ‘Em and Leave.
TV Club Podcast
April 6 2016 11:30 AMThe Walking Dead PodcastHow our members-only TV Club plans to survive the Season 6 finale.
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April 1 2016 10:17 AMGrief and FalconryHelen Macdonald on her award-winning memoir, H Is for Hawk.
Live at Politics & Prose
March 25 2016 10:55 AMSouthern Cooking and Charm With Roy Blount Jr.The NPR regular considers food, sometimes in rhyme, in Save Room for Pie.
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March 18 2016 11:30 AMMatthew Desmond Discusses His New Book, Evicted
TV Club Podcast
March 13 2016 10:02 PMThe Walking Dead PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 13.
Lexicon Valley
March 8 2016 11:08 AMTake It With a Grain of Salt! But Why a Single Grain? And Why Salt?A phrase with roots in Ancient Rome has confounded English speakers for centuries.
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March 4 2016 9:53 AMCory Booker’s Vision of AmericaThe New Jersey senator discusses political turmoil and the power of Twitter with the Honorable Julián Castro.
Live at Politics & Prose
Feb. 26 2016 3:15 PMHanya Yanagihara on A Little LifeThe award-winning author discusses her acclaimed novel with Madhulika Sikka.
TV Club Podcast
Feb. 21 2016 10:02 PMThe Walking Dead PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 10.
TV Club Podcast
Feb. 14 2016 10:34 PMThe Walking Dead PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to spoiler-filled discussion of the midseason premiere.    
Lexicon Valley
Feb. 8 2016 10:22 AMA British MP Called Donald Trump a Wazzock. What’s a Wazzock?A peculiar insult from the north of England has the Oxford English Dictionary stumped.
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Jan. 29 2016 3:43 PMAaron Swartz and an Open Internet for AllJustin Peters talks about his new book, The Idealist, with Slate’s Josh Levin.
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April 29 2016 4:14 PMHumane Society President and CEO Wayne Pacelle on The Humane EconomySen. Cory Booker and Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker join Pacelle to talk about animal welfare.
Lexicon Valley
April 19 2016 11:25 AMRed Herring: A Wild Goose Chase That Stinks From FishHow did Clupea harengus come to signify a diversionary tactic?
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April 8 2016 9:54 AMDavid Kilcullen on Global InstabilityThe former military adviser analyzes the state of international security in Blood Year.
Lexicon Valley
April 4 2016 9:31 AMIs Sh-t Show a German Calque? The OED Needs Your Help!The earliest known citation for the phrase is from an English-language translation of a 1970s criminal trial in Germany. But what was the word or phrase being translated?
TV Club Podcast
March 27 2016 10:05 PMThe Walking Dead PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 15.
TV Club Podcast
March 20 2016 10:03 PMThe Walking Dead PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 14.
Slate Plus
March 17 2016 12:57 PMUSA Today Plagiarized My CrosswordWhy couldn’t they pick one of the good ones?
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March 11 2016 7:00 AMRebecca Traister Discusses Her New Book, All the Single Ladies
TV Club Podcast
March 6 2016 11:17 PMThe Walking Dead PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 12.
TV Club Podcast
Feb. 28 2016 11:01 PMThe Walking Dead PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 11.
Lexicon Valley
Feb. 22 2016 5:12 PMThe Full, Firm, Valiant, and Heavy-Hearted TrumpDonald Trump calls people (and publications) he doesn’t like sad. When did that word become an insult?
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Feb. 19 2016 11:47 AMA.O. Scott’s Critiques of CriticismThe New York Times film expert discusses the life of a critic and his favorite movies in Better Living Through Criticism.
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Feb. 12 2016 10:58 AMJane Mayer Discusses Her New Book, Dark Money 
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Feb. 5 2016 2:44 PMGretchen Rubin Discusses Her New Book, Better Than Before
Lexicon Valley
Jan. 27 2016 2:00 PMThe Fall and Rise of the Singular TheyA pronoun that English borrowed from its Scandinavian neighbors gets new life as a gender-neutral alternative to he and she.

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