Bob Garfield, Host, On The Media
Bob Garfield is the co-host of On the Media
On this week's show you'll hear an excerpt of Lexicon Valley. I hope it speaks to your inner word nerd. There is nobody on earth, I assure you, more word-nerdier than Mike Vuolo, who is the brains behind this operation.
His almost perverse fascination with linguistics, grammar, usage, etymology and all other language arcana drives the program. My role is to be a proxy for the listener, since -- not to boast or anything -- language-wise, I know nuthin' about nuthin'. As such, I make the ideal foil, the curious ignoramus to complement Mike's earnest devotion. Lexicon Valley is distributed by Slate and in its brief life has done phenomenally well, consistently ranking in the top 50 iTunes podcasts. We have already developed a significant fan base, which I assume is owing to my transcendent humanity, but which Slate seems to think has to do with Mike's uncanny ability to make the esoteric seem almost sexy. Anyway, I encourage you to check out more episodes. I apologize in advance for my childish outbreaks of potty talk.