The Evolution of 'Woke'Listen now | In this special crossover episode, John discusses the problem with "problematic" and tracks the shifting meaning of "cancel culture."
Let Sleeping Dogs LayListen now | For his 150th episode, John argues that the distinction between "lie" and "lay" is an archaism we should abandon.
Also, how did the verb "to be" evolve into such an irregular mess?
BONUS: English Is Hard Enough Without Antiquated DistinctionsListen now | Why John isn't backing down on lay-lie equivalency.
Reviving Dead LanguagesListen now | Bringing a language back to life is damned hard. So why resuscitate?
BONUS: Bunch, Elder and GooseListen now | A brief discussion of some lesser known berries.
Lexicon Valley trailer with Host John McWhorterListen now | Click play to hear the trailer for the new Lexicon Valley, coming soon from Booksmart Studios!
A primer on the pronoun from Philly.
The Ukrainian LanguageListen now | While influenced by Russian, Ukrainian has a character all its own.
English Has a Bee in Its BonnetLexicon Valley is back!
Where Is the Name Ketanji From?Listen now | Look to the languages of West Africa, which span the continent's long Atlantic coast.
On the Singular 'They' and Slippery SlopesListen now | Language change is disruptive, disorienting and exciting — don't fear the singular "they."