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A Way with Words is a lively hour-long public radio show about language, on the air since 1998. Author Martha Barnette and dictionary editor Grant Barrett take calls about slang, grammar, old sayings, word origins, regional dialects, family expressions, and speaking and writing well. Join them on the air in the U.S. at 1-877-929-9673, in London at +44 20 7193 2113, in Mexico City at +52 55 8421 9771, via email at words@waywordradio.org, on the web at http://waywordradio.org/, on Twitter at http://twitter.co
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Latest episode: January 15, 2018 | 12:59 am - A Shoo In (Rebroadcast) - 15 January 2018

463 episodes

Displaying episodes 463 through 443
A Shoo In (Rebroadcast) - 15 January 2018 (51:01) January 15, 2018 | 12:59 am
Writing advice from Mark Twain.
Noon of Night (Rebroadcast) - 8 January 2018 (51:01) January 08, 2018 | 12:59 am
Is it a crank call or a prank call?
Naked as a Jaybird - 1 January 2018 (51:55) January 01, 2018 | 12:59 am
Book recommendations for youngsters.
Hot Dog, Cold Turkey (Rebroadcast) - 25 December 2017 (52:13) December 25, 2017 | 12:46 pm
Very different types of wind.
There's more of everything! (01:04) December 21, 2017 | 7:00 am
The show may be free to hear, but it's not free to make.
Brand Spanking New - 18 December 2017 (51:56) December 18, 2017 | 12:59 am
Words of the year.
The Last Straw - 11 December 2017 (51:56) December 11, 2017 | 12:59 am
Books for word lovers.
A gift for your language nerd! (01:07) December 08, 2017 | 10:52 am
Keep those AWWW podcasts coming all year long...
Skedaddle (Rebroadcast) - 4 December 2017 (51:42) December 04, 2017 | 12:59 am
Who coined the word gnarly?
Coast Is Clear (Rebroadcast) - 27 November 2017 (51:01) November 27, 2017 | 10:43 am
We've lost the bubble.
Hidden Treasures - 20 November 2017 (51:01) November 20, 2017 | 12:59 am
The opposite of prejudice.
Butterflies in the Stomach - 13 November 2017 (51:01) November 13, 2017 | 12:59 am
Ever been nervous, but also really excited?
Butterflies in Your Stomach - 13 November 2017 (51:01) November 13, 2017 | 12:59 am
Ever been nervous but also really excited?
Catch You on the Flip Side - 6 November 2017 (51:01) November 06, 2017 | 12:59 am
There's a word for that.
All Verklempt - 30 October 2017 (51:01) October 30, 2017 | 12:59 am
A goose walked over your grave.
Hunk Waffle - 23 October 2017 (51:01) October 23, 2017 | 12:59 am
The answer changes with the times.
Pants on Fire - 16 October 2017 (51:01) October 15, 2017 | 9:59 pm
Pour the cobs on.
Frozen Rope - 9 October 2017 (51:01) October 08, 2017 | 9:59 pm
Ducks on the pond.
Gone to Seed (Rebroadcast) - 2 October 2017 (52:30) October 01, 2017 | 9:59 pm
I ate a door.
Hell's Half Acre (Rebroadcast) - 25 September 2017 (52:17) September 25, 2017 | 10:55 am
The story behind the real McCoy.


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