John Hamilton McWhorter V is an American academic and linguist who is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He is hosts Slate's Lexicon Valley podcast.
Languages of the Ottoman Empire, inspired by historian Alan Mikhail's new book God's Shadow.Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on Lexicon Valley each week, and no ads. Sign up now to listen and support our show.Twitter: @lexiconvalleyFacebook: facebook.com/LexiconValleyEmail: lexiconvalley@slate.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
John McWhorter joins Matt to discuss the changing way we talk about racism in America.Resources:"“Latinx” is growing in popularity. I made a comic to help you understand why." by Terry Blas, Vox"Racist Police Violence Reconsidered" by John McWhorter, Quillette"The Virtue Signalers Won’t Change the World" by John McWhorter, The Atlantic"The Dehumanizing Condescension of White Fragility" by John McWhorter, The Atlantic"‘This Is How We Lost to the White Man’" by Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic"The Case for Reparations" by Ta-Nehisi Coates, The AtlanticIbram X. Kendi wants to redefine racism, The Ezra Klein Show, VMPNGuest:John McWhorter (@JohnHMcWhorter), Professor at Columbia University / Host of the Lexicon Valley podcast, SlateHosts:Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior correspondent, VoxCredits:Jeff Geld, (@jeff_geld), Editor and ProducerThe Weeds is a Vox Media Podcast Network productionWant to support The Weeds? Please consider making a contribution to Vox: bit.ly/givepodcastsAbout VoxVox is a news network that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines.Follow Us: Vox.comFacebook group: The Weeds Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Lots of languages have no dedicated way to indicate later-ness. Somehow life goes on.Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on Lexicon Valley each week, and no ads. Sign up now to listen and support our show.Twitter: @lexiconvalleyFacebook: facebook.com/LexiconValleyEmail: lexiconvalley@slate.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On the insults, acronyms and sloganeering of America's racial reckoning.Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on Lexicon Valley each week, and no ads. Sign up now to listen and support our show.Twitter: @lexiconvalleyFacebook: facebook.com/LexiconValleyEmail: lexiconvalley@slate.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Birthdate
Oct 6th, 1965
Episode Count
137
Podcast Count
17
Total Airtime
3 days, 15 hours
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