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Pyrotechnic Prophylactic

Ralph, a listener on KQED, writes… “During your recent broadcast involving lists (beers of the world, languages, et al), your listing of various kinds of pyrotechnics (‘Falling Leaves,’ ‘Peony,’ etc.) left out my favorite, that I once found in a catalog of Chinese fireworks. It was translated into english as ‘Monkey Violates The Heavens.’  I’ve never […]

It’s NOT in the Pudding!

Tony, who hears us on KQED, writes… “Episode 1209, spotlight round asked about the origin of ‘proof.’ Dick Francis wrote a novel with exactly that title. He alleged that a liquid with 50 percent alcohol would burn with a blue flame. Back in the dark ages, when the king was collecting taxes on alcoholic beverages, […]

This Week on Says You!

Hello folks! Our season opener debuted 2 weeks ago in the midst of the election results. Because we were pre-empted in so many markets, we are re-broadcasting the show this weekend for your listening pleasure. We hope you enjoy!

Betwixt, Between and Beyond!

Bruce, a listener from NYC, writes… “My sense of betwixt is that not only does it refer to a physical location, but a very specific one. You wouldn’t say ‘somewhere betwixt the coasts,’ unless you were a true coastal elitist. The thing betwixt other things is probably touching both and maybe wedged in between. The […]

Step Aside, Tom Brady!

Neil, a listener on KQED, writes… “I am so glad to hear that at least someone has declared the “gate” suffix dead, but you missed my favorite – San Francisco’s own “Fajitagate.” It’s as ridiculous and embarrassing as it sounds. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fajitagate Thanks for a fun Sunday radio tradition.”

No Podcast This Week!

There will be no podcast uploaded this weekend due to the holiday schedule and the beginning of our new Season 2020-2021. Instead, be sure to catch our season premiere live this week on your local station!