Entries by Lenny Paul

You’re Saying It Wrong!

Says You! host and KUOW Seattle weekend announcer Gregg Porter joined Kathryn Petras, co-author of the book “That Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means,” in a conversation with Bill Radke on KUOW’s The Record all about misused words. Take a listen below! Kathryn Petras and her brother Ross have written many books on word-usage, including the […]

A Says You! Spotlight Round: Mnemonic Memory

This round of Mnemonic Memory originally appeared in episode Eighteen of Season One. See if you can remember and define the following mnemonic devices: 1. Every good boy deserves fudge 2. Roy G. Biv 3. My very excellent mother just served us nine pizzas 4. Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived 5. King Philip came over from Germany […]

Picking a Puppy is Heart and Science – Arnie Reisman

It’s been more than five years since our yellow lab Floyd padded off to the Rainbow Bridge. Okay, that’s as sappy as I want to get. But the point is my wife and I still miss him and we’re still in debate about getting another dog. The debate is not between, but within us. We’ve […]

What Grinds Your Ears?

Michelle, a new listener from KUOW in Seattle, is chiming in with some terms that really grind her gears. Today I heard “Says You!” for the first time. I get very poor radio reception where I live. I heard where people were asked what word or phrase improperly pronounced or grammatically annoyed them the most. […]

Debunked Origins

Sarah from Somerville, MA, listens on our podcast and shared the findings of her piqued curiosity: I was listening to your “Dog Day Definitions” episode, wherein you have a letter from a fan asking about “Saved By the Bell,” and I too wondered when you played the related game if you weren’t confusing it with […]

When will the shows I attended air?

Michael listens on WGBH out of Boston and joined us at our most recent taping: Thank you for a wonderful and hilarious afternoon taping on Martha’s Vineyard. I’ve been a fan of the show for years, but seeing you all together in person added a whole new appreciation for the program. It was clear that […]

Live on Martha’s Vineyard!

We’re only one week away from our live performance in Vineyard Haven! Carolyn, Tony, Francine, Arnie, Paula, and Barry match wits for a special reunion show hosted by Dave Zobel. This marks the first time our original panel have played together since 2014. Our musical guests for this broadcast event are Zoe & Jon Zeeman. Join us […]

As Fresh as it is Classic

After working with our customer service team, KQED and podcast listener Samantha sent us this note: Thank you very much for your thoughtful and extensive reply. I’ve tested the steps and they work for me.  I don’t much care about the broadcast date — your shows are always a lot of fun, even if I’ve […]

Hound & Fox – A Play by Tony Kahn on Martha’s Vineyard

Successful Hollywood screenwriter Gordon Kahn survived the blacklist, but J. Edgar Hoover couldn’t stop there. Fifteen years later, Hoover was at it again, harassing Kahn and his family. A story about tyranny, betrayal, fear, and forbearance, based on real-life events. Written by our very own Tony Kahn, Hound & Fox will be read at the Martha’s […]

Sundays are for Says You!

Podcast listener and Mountain View, California resident Pat shares her first time listening to Says You! Several years ago, I was hauling stuff to the recycling center, when the KQED program I was listening to went off, and Says You! came on. Since I was driving I wasn’t going to fiddle around with the radio, […]