From Our Listeners
Aug 28, 2014 — Robert Siegel and Melissa Block read letters from listeners about our recent reenactment of the burning of Washington, D.C., during the War of 1812.
Aug 26, 2014 — The restaurant can be a daunting workplace — even more so when you don't know the lingo. Take it from a few vets: The "monkey dish" is a mystery, and the "waitmare" is, well, nacho average nightmare.
Aug 14, 2014 — Melissa Block talks to Haley Masbruch about the terms "rabbit," "wow" and "dogleg" for an All Things Considered series on trade lingo.
Aug 13, 2014 — Melissa Block and Robert Siegel read emails from listeners about a ride along on a newspaper route and a heartfelt reassurance from an IT professional.
Aug 6, 2014 — Melissa Block and Audie Cornish read listener responses to the All Things Considered series about what it means to be a man in America today.
Aug 4, 2014 — In an exploration of men's roles and masculinity in America, All Things Considered asked listeners to 'fess up about the movies that make men cry. Here's what they had to say.
Jul 23, 2014 — Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel read letters from listeners about the percentages used in weather forecasts.
Jul 11, 2014 — Every profession has a jargon all its own; musicians are no different. Oboist Alli Gessner and blues musician Brian Brickley offer terms distinctive to music: "crowing" and "good night, Cleveland."
Jul 4, 2014 — For All Things Considered's series on men in America, we asked you to tell us about the objects that make you feel manly. Answers ranged from handkerchiefs and boxing gloves to typewriters and tools.
Jul 2, 2014 — In a new installment of our trade lingo series, Laura Birek defines "frogging" and "the sweater curse" — predicaments knitters want to avoid.