Welcome to "A Way with Words," public radio's fresh and lively program about words, language, and how we use them. Call or write with your questions about grammar, slang, usage, old family sayings, new words, language-learning, idioms, riddles, word games, or anything else related to language.

This is the most convenient and reliable way to access "A Way with Words" on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. You're always connected to the latest episode. Instant access, just touch and play!

* Access to exclusive bonus content not available in the regular podcast feed
* Call the show from your iPhone
* Email the show your questions and comments
* Follow the show on Twitter

The A Way with Words application contains the following features:

* Streaming access to play episodes wherever you are
* Always updated with the latest episodes and an archived back-catalog
* Download the episodes and play them offline
* Playback resumes (when interrupted by a call or other distraction)
* Favorites (mark the episodes you want to return back to over and over)
* Quick access to all the contact methods for the show

(Please note, not all features are available for all episodes. Call-in feature is only available on iPhone but not iPod Touch.)

What’s New

Version 2.5.15

New episode layouts
Bug Fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
93 Ratings

93 Ratings

Dani*100 ,


Always informative. I've always been curious about our crazy English language

aeroplane ,

Hello, You Have A Way With Apps!

I first caught a glimpse of this show on NPR and I was hooked; funny, nerdy, and all about language quirks. I was overjoyed when I discovered there was an app as it didn't seem to be a regularly scheduled radio show. The app is great to stream in your car, as a new episode will immediately start playing after one ends. Sound quality is good, and there are detailed descriptions of each one so you can browse through topics, see if the episode is a rebroadcast, and set episodes as favorites. Even after you've closed the app, it remembers/keeps your place and you can pick up right where you left off with the "resume playback" option, or skip to the newest episode if you choose. Having Grant and Martha's wit and wisdom at my fingertips has made my commutes much more enjoyable, and, as an English teacher, given me some interesting trivia to share with my students and colleagues.

YiperTee ,

Older version- I understood

I can't figure it out


Wizzard Software
29.9 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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