Entries by Lenny Paul

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, […]

This Week from Nashville, TN

This week Says You! returns to Nashville at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center with guest host and Says You!‘s lead writer – Dave Zobel. Our regular panelists are joined by Walter Egan, rock ‘n roll icon and television game show champion, and Nancy E. Berg, Professor of Hebrew and comparative literature at Washington University in Missouri. Our […]

Missing Word: Looking at you America!

WPLN listener Chris from Monteagle, TN, has a definition that’s lost its word. When I was in the navy fifty years ago, a friend whose father worked at the Museum of Natural History said that his father had come across a word in the unabridged dictionary that meant “to twitch nervously at one’s coverlet” but […]

How many varieties are there…?

From Cleveland, New Mexico, KENW listener Michael sends his take on the bluff ‘sesses.’ I was listening to the broadcast today and there was a bluffing round with the word ‘sesses.’ I was surprised that the neither of the bluffers or the guessing panelists picked up on the definition (which is a fake) that immediately […]