Entries by Alyssa Marceau

A Mensa-worthy Romance – Says You! Presents at Mensa Convention

Says You! drew a standing-room-only crowd at Mensa’s 2019 Annual Gathering in Phoenix on July 6th. A first for the Says You! squad. Dave Zobel and Carolyn Faye Fox presented a Mensa session specifically highlighting public radio’s Says You! “Head writer and occasional host Dave Zobel draws aside the curtain for a backstage peek at the […]

Well, Whaddya Know?

Ralph from San Pablo writes- “Ya miss one show this year, and it turns out to be the one that puts the House of McCaskey into the Hall of Fame! Fortunately, we heard from a few friends (some absent for years) about it.  Thanks for the app – we were actually able to hear it […]

Old Puzzle

Jackson from Knoxville, TN writes – “I submitted a puzzle years ago. I might have titled it a “silly little game.” I might also have used the title “one word.” It went like this: I would list two words. The two words would have one synonym in common. For example: Delicate, Penalty? Fine Train, Goal? […]

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Check your colon!

Peter from San Francisco, CA writes – “I just wanted to let you know that one of the reasons I finally got off my ass (so to speak) and got a colonoscopy was hearing Says You memorialize Richard Sher. I’m almost 51 and had put it off. In the end it wasn’t too bad (the […]

A nit to pick about the coot

Kay from Austin, TX writes – “A nit to pick re your bird related definitions/derivations from Port Washington/Chimacum. The coot isn’t bald, i.e., a featherless spot on its forehead. It simply has the appearance of baldness thanks to the white feathers there. The same rationale is why our national avian symbol is the bald eagle.” […]

Memory from listening at home

Riley from Billings, MT writes – “I remember almost every trip we took out to my dads hometown, Big Timber MT, my dad would always tune to NPR. We would have fun listening to shows like Prairie Home Companion, Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, Car Talk, and one of my favorites, Says You! Anytime I […]

Make with the lost episodes

John from Cincinnati writes – “I am moved to write this, finally, after many happy years as a listener. Allow me to begin with this sentiment: I love Richard Sher. He lives on my stereo, as I stream old episodes daily, often more than one in an evening, always including one of his. I find […]

A Scallywag Who

Sam from Inland Empire, CA writes – “The round with Richard S. discusses definitions and derivations, and specifically “carpetbagger”. Richard says “a scallywag who …” and one of the panelists asks where did that come from and somebody else says “next week’s show.” I don’t know if you ever did, but it sent me scurrying […]

‘Becoming Dr. Seuss’

Laurie from Lebanon, NH writes – “Why did you accept Dr. Seuss as the author of the books instead of requiring Theodore Geisel when you asked for the real name of Lemony Snicket?” For all of you Seuss fans Read More from NPR Here