Howdy, pilgrims!

This week in the A Way with Words podcast, discover the joys (and temptations!) of two new books of collected wisdom: "The Yale Book of Quotations" edited by Fred Shapiro, and James Geary's "Guide to the World's Great Aphorists." Grant explains why leafing through such books can be rewarding--but hazardous to your time management. Listen here:

You'll see that we have added the ability to listen to podcasts directly in the blog post. Just click on the little "play" triangle and you'll hear the jazzy, funky sounds of our theme song start the show.

That music, by the way, is performed by Chris Fulford-Brown on piano and organ, Dave Pschaida on drums, Doug Walker on bass, Nick Tocco on guitar, engineered by Tim Felten, and produced by Kurt Kohnen.

Full-show update: they're coming, we pinkie-swear it! (GB says: Martha's voice is a smokier than ever.)

Also, just because so many of you have pointed it out to us, for the rest of you here's your addicting web site of the week:

Don't forget that if you want to play the slang quiz on the air, all you need to do is send us an email with your name, your telephone numbers, and your favorite slang expression.

All-singing, all-dancing, all-talking,

Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett

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