Mike Vuolo

Live at Politics & Prose
Aug. 1 2013 10:33 AMThe Ocean at the End of the LaneFantasy writer Neil Gaiman talks about how he came to pen (indeed, he writes longhand) his latest novel.
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June 25 2013 1:07 PMHow to Raise Verbal ChildrenWhy talking to your kids is one of the most important investments you can make in their future.
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May 15 2013 2:43 PMThe Book of WoeAuthor Gary Greenberg diagnoses what’s wrong with the new DSM-5.
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Jan. 17 2013 4:13 PMQ, Awe, SWhat R-dropping can tell us about New Yorkers, Part 1.
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Dec. 21 2012 4:52 PMWhy Fiscal Cliff Is Such a Powerful MetaphorListen to Slate’s show about the ubiquity of spatial metaphors in our language.
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Nov. 13 2012 3:43 PMFrom “Wetbacks” to “Illegals” to “Undocumented” to … ?Listen to Slate’s show about the heated debate over language at the heart of U.S. immigration policy.
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Oct. 2 2012 11:19 AMAre Some Languages “Faster” Than Others?Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo discuss the widespread belief that other languages are spoken more rapidly than your own.
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July 15 2013 3:02 PMCan a Language Make You More Musical?How tonal languages such as Cantonese might give would-be musicians a leg up.
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June 10 2013 3:05 PMDoes “Yeah, No …” Mean Yes or No (or Both)?Listen to Slate’s podcast about the seemingly paradoxical phrase and its hidden logic.
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Jan. 31 2013 11:03 AMThe Disappearing New Yawk AccentListen to Pt. 2 of Slate’s show about the fall and rise of rhoticity (pronouncing your R’s) in New York City English.
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Jan. 2 2013 2:35 PMDo You Creak?Listen to Slate’s show about the much-reviled phenomenon, prominent among young American women, of “creaky voice.”
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Dec. 4 2012 2:39 PMTalking Leaves and Lightning PaperThe illiterate Cherokee man who invented the alphabet for his language.
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Oct. 16 2012 2:58 PMMalapropisms: the Pineapple of Linguistic ErrorsWhat misspeaking might reveal about the way our mental dictionary is organized.
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July 9 2012 7:06 PMShould We Care When a Language Dies?Listen to Slate’s show about what we stand to lose when a language goes extinct.