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A close examination of language — its power to inform and misinform, to elucidate and obfuscate — from renowned Columbia University linguistics professor John McWhorter. A true polymath, McWhorter will analyze the words and phrases that dominate our discourse and make the headlines. Coming this July!

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 39 Ratings

A close examination of language — its power to inform and misinform, to elucidate and obfuscate — from renowned Columbia University linguistics professor John McWhorter. A true polymath, McWhorter will analyze the words and phrases that dominate our discourse and make the headlines. Coming this July!

www.booksmartstudios.org

    Episode 1: English Has a Bee in Its Bonnet

    Episode 1: English Has a Bee in Its Bonnet

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    • 37 min
    Introducing Lexicon Valley with John McWhorter

    Introducing Lexicon Valley with John McWhorter

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    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Glenn Jericho ,

John is the greatest

I’m waiting on pins and needles with bells on in anticipation of the new podcast. It's actually getting quite uncomfortable, but on the positive side, the bells double as ankle weights, so my leg game is on point.

OliviaJanes ,

Charming Podcast

This podcast is a really sweet and interesting listen. Love listening to McWhorter on language.

Joel J Miller ,

Stoked to see this!

When I heard Lexicon Valley was ending its run at Slate, my heart sank. I love what John McWhorter did with the show and listened every time a new show dropped.

But now this! I’m stoked to see the show is not over, only migrating. I don’t know what kind of geological wonder transpired to move an entire valley, but I’m glad it did and can’t wait to listen.

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