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Episode 1504

Up Your Alley

Book recommendations, including a collection of short stories inspired by dictionaries, and a techno-thriller for teens. Or, how about novels with an upbeat message? Publishers call this genre up lit. Plus, a clergyman ponders an arresting phrase in...


The little-used word famulus means assistant, and originally referred to the assistant of a sorcerer or scholar. This is part of a complete episode.