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Welcome to Lexicon Valley!
My Substack page is now a go-to place for my linguistics podcast.
Folks, from now on, my Substack will be where I share with you my linguistics podcast Lexicon Valley.
As many of you know, Mike Vuolo and I did that podcast for Slate for many years, after Mike and my now Booksmart colleague Bob Garfield had helmed the show for years before that. However, last summer we took the show to our new podcast emporium, Booksmartstudios.org.
That is: the show continues, despite that Slate now archives the shows we did for them under the title of the language podcast that replaced ours under their banner, Spectacular Vernacular. This makes it seem as if Lexicon Valley somehow evanesced; it did not — it is at Booksmart, and here, and still kicking after ten years.
So — as always, every two weeks I do a show about what moves me. Usually more topical than my shows up to last summer, but the essence is the same, including the show tunes. If you perhaps read me in the New York Times but want a more carbonated version of me, you will find it here.