From Our Listeners
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.
Jun 27, 2014 — In a recent piece on the World Cup, Phil Stark was incorrectly identified as a "wannabe comedian." It turns out that he is actually a professional comedian — and he has a joke to prove it.
Jun 18, 2014 — All Things Considered is asking listeners about trade lingo: words people use in their professions that outsiders may not know. Amy Wurdock explains the wedding photographer's nightmare: "Uncle Bob."
Jun 13, 2014 — To kick off the series "Trade Lingo," the actor decodes terms distinctive to filmmaking. He shares the meanings behind such cryptic phrases as "10-100" and "chicken in the gate."
Jun 13, 2014 — Melissa Block makes a few corrections to stories that aired recently, including one about past World Cup matches, and reads a listener's letter about "Doc" Emrick.
Jun 6, 2014 — Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel read emails from listeners about a series that followed two aging ex-cons struggling with a second chance in the outside world — and whether they deserve it.
Jun 4, 2014 — Robert Siegel and Audie Cornish read letters from listeners about Ammon Shea's book, Bad English.