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New Shows on Mondays in August

New Monday Lineup

Start your week with a little fun (and some new facts!). We’re bringing a new lineup to your Monday lunchtime this August.

At 11am, have fun with language and learn what those old sayings you keep hearing really mean – with A Way With Words. Hosted by Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett, they talk with callers about slang, old sayings, new words, grammar, word origins, regional dialects, family expressions, and speaking and writing well. They settle disputes, play word quizzes, and discuss language news and controversies.

Then at noon, delve into why we do those things we do with Hidden Brain. Host
Shankar Vedantam explores the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior and questions that lie at the heart of our complex and changing world. Some recent episodes focused on implicit biases, laughter, secret friends, and the daily grind.

It’s a Monday lineup that will tickle your brain – starting next week from 11 to 1.