Mike Vuolo
Mike Vuolo Mike Vuolo

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

Live at Politics & Prose
Feb. 12 2016 10:58 AMJane Mayer Discusses Her New Book, Dark Money 
Live at Politics & Prose
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.
Live at Politics & Prose
Jan. 15 2016 7:00 AMDavid Gregory Asks How’s Your Faith?The former Meet the Press host chronicles his spiritual journey in a new memoir.
Live at Politics & Prose
Jan. 8 2016 10:06 AMIsabel Allende Discusses Her New Book, The Japanese Lover
Lexicon Valley
Dec. 28 2015 9:32 AMTears of Joy, Identity, and a Prism of IsmsBob Garfield and Mike Vuolo talk to editors at Oxford, Merriam-Webster, and Dictionary.com about their picks for Word of the Year.
Lexicon Valley
Dec. 14 2015 9:23 AMSo You Just Got Eighty-Sixed From a Bar. Why That Number?Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo discuss the early-20th-century origins of a bizarre food-industry code with lexicographer Ben Zimmer.
Live at Politics & Prose
Dec. 4 2015 11:26 AMGloria Steinem’s Trailblazing OriginsThe social activist and icon discusses her new memoir, My Life on the Road, with Rep. Maxine Waters.
Lexicon Valley
Nov. 30 2015 10:50 AMWhen Did We Start Using Sleep as a Stand-In for Sex and Death?
TV Club Podcast
Nov. 23 2015 10:40 AMThe Walking Dead Podcast: “Heads Up”Join our members-only TV Club to listen to spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 7.
Lexicon Valley
Nov. 16 2015 12:05 PMWoody Guthrie’s Folk Etymology. It’s a Hootenanny!Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo discuss a word that was popularized during the 1940s folk movement with lexicographer Ben Zimmer.
Live at Politics & Prose
Nov. 13 2015 2:01 PMAnthony Marra on Love, Family, and the USSR
TV Club Podcast
Nov. 2 2015 10:40 AMThe Walking Dead Podcast: “Here’s Not Here”Join our members-only TV Club to listen to spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 4.
Live at Politics & Prose
Oct. 30 2015 8:49 AMJenny Lawson on Life With Mental Illness in Furiously Happy“The Bloggess” talks about living with depression and anxiety.
Live at Politics & Prose
Oct. 23 2015 9:52 AMRobert Reich Talks Capitalism for the MassesThe former secretary of labor covers economic disparity in Saving Capitalism.
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.
Live at Politics & Prose
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.
Live at Politics & Prose
Jan. 22 2016 2:26 PMEddie S. Glaude Jr. Discusses His New Book, Democracy in Black
Lexicon Valley
Jan. 11 2016 11:55 AMThe Origins of In Cahoots: Four Theories
Live at Politics & Prose
Dec. 28 2015 11:59 AMPolitics & Prose’s Best of 2015Ta-Nehisi Coates, Larissa MacFarquhar, and Viet Thanh Nguyen discuss their acclaimed books in this compilation.
Live at Politics & Prose
Dec. 18 2015 10:49 AMAmy Ellis Nutt Discusses Her New Book, Becoming Nicole
Live at Politics & Prose
Dec. 11 2015 11:21 AMJon Meacham Discusses His George H.W. Bush Biography, Destiny and Power
TV Club Podcast
Dec. 1 2015 9:42 AMThe Walking Dead Podcast: “Start to Finish”Join our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 8, the midseason finale of Season 6.
Live at Politics & Prose
Nov. 27 2015 7:38 AMYotam Ottolenghi Discusses His New Book, Nopi: The Cookbook
Live at Politics & Prose
Nov. 20 2015 1:51 PMDrew Barrymore on the Sunny Side of LifeThe actress opens up about family, career, and a rocky past in her new memoir Wildflower.
Television
Nov. 16 2015 11:41 AMThe Walking Dead Podcast: “Always Accountable”Join our members-only TV Club to listen to spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 6.
Television
Nov. 9 2015 10:31 AMThe Walking Dead Podcast: “Now”Join our members-only TV Club to listen to spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 5.
Lexicon Valley
Nov. 2 2015 9:14 AMA Cat, a Coward, and Female GenitaliaBob Garfield and Mike Vuolo discuss the etymological quirkiness of the word pussy.
TV Club Podcast
Oct. 26 2015 8:53 PMWalking Dead Podcast: “Thank You”Join our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 3.
TV Club Podcast
Oct. 19 2015 1:02 PMWalking Dead Podcast: “J.S.S.”Join our members-only TV Club to listen to spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 2.

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