Interviews


The Gist

December 5, 2018
How do you explain wit, and why Buster Keaton is a master of the form


Here and Now

November 30, 2018
Why wit matters - from puns to partisanship


Think

November 30, 2018
On serendipity, intellectual playfulness, and the importance of wit in everyday life


CBC

November 20, 2018
As It Happens
Why puns are the height of wit — plus watch the pun-off video between CBC hosts Jeff Douglas and Gavin Crawford


Writer's Bone

November 16, 2018
A Friday Morning Coffee conversation about wit, writing, and the liberating energy of working within formal constraints


Wisconsin Public Radio

November 12, 2018
Central Time
The Worth of Wit


Quartz

August 1, 2018
The case for puns as the most elevated display of wit


PBS Newshour

January 1, 2017
Post-election, how should newsrooms shift focus?


Radio New Zealand

October 19, 2016

The Jesse Mulligan Show

Metaphor, the 1970s TV show Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, and the origins of the phrase 'scared shitless'


The Guardian Edinburgh Book Festival Podcast

Aug. 18, 2012
Translation and Metaphor


Boston Phoenix

Feb. 22, 2012
Page Views Q&A 


Boston Globe

Feb. 18, 2012
G Force Q&A


The Kathleen Dunn Show

Feb. 22, 2011

Wisconsin Public Radio
The surprising importance of metaphor in our daily lives


Studio 360

Feb. 18, 2011
Metaphors are his sun, moon, and stars


Marie Claire

Feb. 11, 2011
Metaphor and Martha and the Vandellas


Editorial Intelligence

Feb. 10, 2011

Thought for The Day

Why do we use metaphors?

You can also listen to the whole podcast and find out who the participants were


Business Matters

Feb. 10, 2011
Metaphor and the business of language


The Wall Street Journal

Feb. 8, 2011
Speakeasy
Author James Geary Gets Metaphorical On Us


Worldstreams Radio

Feb. 24, 2010
Around the World in Aphorisms


The Michigan Daily

Feb. 8, 2010
The Art of the Aphorism


BBC World Service

July 5, 2009
The World Today
Does humor have a place in politics? Find out in this excerpt from The World Today, hosted by Rebecca Kesby, with Vitali Vitaliev and James Geary.


A young boy's depiction of my gig at the

Swindon Festival of Literature

May 2006


MenteLocale

Oct. 25, 2008

From the Genoa Science Festival
Politicians hate aphorism


MenteLocale

Oct. 24, 2008
e=mc2 e un aforisma


BBC Radio 4

March 12, 2008
Midweek

On the Philosophy and the Aphorism conference


Voice of America

Wordmaster

Geary's Guide to the World's Great Aphorists
Part 1 - Oct. 16, 2007

Part 2 - Oct. 23, 2007


National Public Radio

Oct. 2, 2007
All Things Considered

Geary's Guide to the World's Great Aphorists


Oneword Radio

July 12, 2006
Between the Lines


BBC Radio 4

Dec. 2, 2005
Word of Mouth

Writing and reading aphorisms


National Public Radio

Nov. 1, 2005
Morning Edition

The World in a Phrase: A Brief History of the Aphorism