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This week on "A Way with Words": "If you come to a fork in the road . . . take it!" Baseball legend Yogi Berra was famous for such head-scratching ...

Bought by KREV-LP, WNJR, WSLR, WEZU, WRNC-LP and more


  • Added: Jul 10, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Richard Dreyfuss stars in George Bernard Shaw's surprising tale.

Bought by WCPN, WNJR, KKRN, KMUN, Spokane Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 30, 2015
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 16
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This week on "A Way with Words": People in ancient times could be just as bawdy and colorful as we are today. To prove it, we found some graffiti w...

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  • Added: Jun 25, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Dude! We're used to hearing the word "dude" applied to guys. But increasingly, young women use the word "dude" to address each other. Grant and Mar...

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  • Added: Jun 19, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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For language lovers, it's like New Year's, Fourth of July, and the Super Bowl all rolled into one: The brand-new online edition of the Dictionary o...

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  • Added: Jun 12, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Lee Harvey Oswald was murdered before he could stand trial for the assassination of JFK. But that hasn’t stopped people from trying to get him into...

Bought by PRX Remix, KPIK-LP, and WXAV 88.3FM


  • Added: Jun 08, 2015
  • Length: 20:21
  • Purchases: 3
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Tuned to Yesterday #6 Sitcom Broadcasts include, "The Great Gildersleeve" and "Burns and Allen".

Bought by WMUU-LP and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Jun 05, 2015
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 2
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We all lead busy lives--so are speed reading courses a good idea? Plus, if you hear someone speaking with a British accent, do you tend to assume t...

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  • Added: Jun 05, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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The first of the post-college series, this episode brings you Max's roots reggae picks along with exclusive, unreleased material from Stick Figure ...

  • Added: May 28, 2015
  • Length: 58:53
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If you don't have anything nice to say, say it like Shakespeare: Thou unhandsome smush-mouthed mush-rump! Thou obscene rug-headed hornbeast! The Sh...

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  • Added: May 28, 2015
  • Length: 54:30
  • Purchases: 6
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A little history, a lot of fun. Visit Atomic Boys - a Seattle shop specializing in nostalgic candy.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 04:13
  • Purchases: 1
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In 1987, russians and americans rafted together in siberia as teammates for the first time.

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  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 07:12
  • Purchases: 1
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A man named Jim Deans arrives in Rockland, Maine to set up a recording studio in the back of the old American Legion Hall, but where did he come fr...

  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 07:14
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A micronation that aimed to restore the Roman Empire to its former glory, turns against its founding father.

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  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 09:10
  • Purchases: 1
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Hundreds of New England towns honor their oldest resident with a cane when the previous town elder dies. Some recipients celebrate; others feel cur...

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  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 05:18
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Riders catching rings, Credit: Jonathan Earle
The story about the ring-catching game, played at the Flying Horses carousel on Martha's Vineyard, and my search for the greatest ring-catcher of a...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN and PRX Remix


  • Added: May 26, 2015
  • Length: 05:37
  • Purchases: 2
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Joe Bev presents 78 RPM Jazz with a Sense of Humor: "Tiger Rag: Dixieland Originals.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: May 24, 2015
  • Length: 59:29
  • Purchases: 1
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Tuned to Yesterday #1 Comedy Broadcasts include, "People Are Funny" and "The Bob Hope Show"

Bought by WMUU-LP and KPIP-LP


  • Added: May 22, 2015
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Originally transmitted May 16, 2105. Joe Nick Patoski spins more great Texas platters and provides his trademark brand of radio salvation.

  • Added: May 21, 2015
  • Length: 01:48:54
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If an older man and woman spend lots of time together, going to family gatherings and the like, but they're NOT dating, what do you call their rela...

Bought by KTSW 89.9, KREV-LP, WSLR, WEZU, WYAP and more


  • Added: May 21, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Right off the bat, it's easy to think of several everyday expressions that derive from America's pastime. Including right off the bat. The Dickson ...

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  • Added: May 14, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Short Description: Justin Martin's group biography REBEL SOULS: WALT WHITMAN AND AMERICA'S FIRST BOHEMIANS explores a critical four-year period in ...

  • Added: May 13, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
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Ever try to write a well-known passage in limerick form? It's harder than you think. How about this one: "There once was a lady who's sure / All t...

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  • Added: May 07, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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On the eve of the 2015 General Election in the UK, take a jaunt through the etymology of election-related words.

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  • Added: May 06, 2015
  • Length: 09:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Producer Michael May discovers prototype designs for washing machines from the 1800s, which not only scrubbed clothes, but churned butter and made ...

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  • Added: May 04, 2015
  • Length: 03:24
  • Purchases: 1