I'm a big fan of podcasts and subscribe to a dozen or so using i-Tunes which I then listen to on my iPod Nano. I'm always on the lookout for new podcasts, so I was pleased to discover A Way with Words.
On the air since 1998, A Way with Words is a lively hour-long public radio
show about language about the English language. Author Martha Barnette and
dictionary editor Grant Barrett take calls about slang, grammar, old sayings,
word origins, regional dialects, family expressions, and speaking and writing
well. If you don't have an hour to spare, try a mini-cast, a five-minute 'webisode'.
You can listen to the current show and previous ones on the Way with Words site, where you'll also find summaries of each episode. Alternatively, you can download episodes or subscribe using iTunes or another podcatcher. The Way with Words site also features a discussion forum and an excellent list of reference resources. For shows recorded prior to August 2007, consult the archives, which go back to August 2006.
Comment: It's a delight to spend an hour or so in the company of two hosts whose love of words is matched by their enthusiasm and erudition.