A Way with Words
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A Way with Words

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34,000

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Description

A light-hearted radio show and podcast about language examined through family, history, and culture, revealing human connections across eras, generations, cultures, and languages.

It includes 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.

The show is upbeat, lively, conversational, fresh, contemporary. It’s a

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Podcast Information

About the Host
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Host Name: Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett
Host Residence Country: United States
Co-host/co-producer Martha Barnette is the author of reader-friendly books on word origins. She has a background in ancient Greek and Latin, studied Spanish in Costa Rica, and worked as a newspaper reporter for major metropolitan dailies. Raised in the South, she now lives in San Diego, where she’s often found hiking mountain trails and performing with an improv comedy troupe.

Co-host/co-producer Grant Barrett (he/him) is an American lexicographer and linguist specializing in slang and new
Average Episode Length
20 Minutes - 1 Hour
Publishes
Weekly on Mon

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Audience Demographics

Gender
Male
32%
Female
68%
Age
12-17
0%
18-24
3%
25-34
10%
35-44
14%
45-54
19%
55-64
54%
65+
0%
Median Age: 51
Income
Less than $40k
5%
$40k-$60k
15%
$60k-$80k
19%
$80k-$100k
23%
$100k-$150k
30%
$150k+
8%
Median Income: $94,000
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