It’s exciting times for this reluctant podcast-listener. Thanks to my good buddy Stephen Colbert, I’ve found a podcast that I love.
I predict that I will knit my way through every single episode of Lexicon Valley, a podcast about language hosted by Columbia linguistics professor John McWhorter.
I started with Episode 111: Is There a Jewish Way of Talking?
If you’re interested in words, their usage, and how language changes, and changes, and changes, you will be entertained richly by Lexicon Valley. It’s light, smart, and entertaining, and you learn something.
You want I should spell it out for you? Dayenu! I’m verklempt!