It seems everyone has a new podcast these days. If you are anything like me, you might find that podcasts worth your time are scarce.
Hence, I was delighted to learn that Merriam-Webster launched a new podcast for logophiles called Word Matters. The first episode tackles the controversial “irregardless” and explains why “dinner” and “supper” both exist.
The lexicographers also touch upon how words make it into the dictionary. If you enjoyed reading Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries by Kory Stamper as much as I did, I believe you’re going to enjoy this podcast.
If you have any words you would like the word nerds to discuss on the podcast, they encourage you to contact them.