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Subscribe to the A Way with Words podcast! Click the button below for your preferred podcast player for our ad-supported feed, or subscribe to our ad-free feed for a small fee.

Enjoy light-hearted conversation about language change, debates, and differences, as well as new words, old sayings, slang, family expressions, word histories, etymology, linguistics, regional dialects, word games, grammar, books, literature, writing, and more.

Listeners of all backgrounds join author/journalist Martha Barnette and linguist/lexicographer Grant Barrett on the show with their thoughts, questions, and stories about why language and words matter.

You can can also hear the show coast-to-coast in the United States by radio on many NPR stations and listen to all past episodes on this website.

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