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 […]
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 […]
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.”
Mark, a KUOW listener, writes… “I vividly remember it reported in the Seattle Times that Rudy Vallee wanted to have his street renamed in his name, but was turned down by his neighbors and the city council. Thank God! He really was a jerk. He visited Seattle once and dined at Ivar’s Acres of […]
Lesley, who hears us on KUOW, writes… “The repackaged archival episode broadcast [the Back 9 #10] included a segment about classic TV commercials. ‘Mother, I’d rather do it myself!’ was misidentified as an Excedrin ad. BUT, in the 1960’s, I was such an independent child, and I was given the nickname ‘Anacin Kid’ – […]
Janet, a loyal podcast listener, writes… “…How could you mention James Doohan without noting that he lost his finger during the D-day invasion at Juno beach? Despite the omission, I still love your show!” We never meant to count him out – a digital error, if you will!
John, who hears us from KQED, writes… “Thank you for reconfiguring archival shows for rebroadcasting at a time when you cannot schedule new live shows. My wife and I celebrate weekly by listening while drinking a nice bottle of champagne–perfect, synchronous timing. That’s real champagne, not some ‘sparkling imitation.’
Jordan, who listens on KUHF, writes… “I listened to the repeat that was released this morning and it just occurred to me – were the songs featured in Round Five of SY-2207 all first performed by one artist and made more famous by other artists? E.g. “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” was first performed […]
Ron, a NEPR listener, writes… On one of the recent composite shows, a round was introduced as having been submitted by Larry Blamire. By any chance was this the same Larry Blamire who wrote, directed, and starred in the hilarious sci-fi spoof “The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra”? Says You! attracts all kinds of listeners – […]
Lauren, who listens in on WGBH in Rhode Island, writes: I just wanted to thank you all so much! I am listening to new and old shows when the virus news just becomes too stressful. You make me laugh, and I always learn something useful. I hope you are all healthy and safe!