"...invariably, there is more to be discerned from an author's words than what he puts on paper."  

Welcome To A Word On Words with John Seigenthaler

Each Sunday morning, A Word on Words invites you into an in depth discussion between renowned journalist and First Amendment advocate John Seigenthaler and some of the today’s finest novelists, journalists, historians, memoirists and more.

Among the diverse list of notable guests who have appeared on the show over the years are Ann Patchett, Billy Collins, Madison Smartt Bell, J.T. Ellison, Adam Ross, Lee Smith, David Margolick and Rodney Crowell.

When Seigenthaler closes each episode of A Word on Words with his signature signoff, “Keep Reading,” he means it. Seigenthaler has been hosting the show and celebrating reading and writing for over 40 years.

Each episode dating back to 2006 is also archived here as a downloadable .mp3 podcast. Recent episodes are available on iTunes.

Archived Episodes in MP3 Format.


A Word on Words
Friday evenings at 7:00 on Npt2 at Comcast 241 or 8.2



Dr. Bill Thomas
“Navigating the Passage to a slower, deeper, more connected life”

Don Winston
“The Union Club”

Allen Johnson, Jr.
“Blackwater Novels”

Lisa Patton
“Southern as a Second Language”

Charles McNair
"Pickett's Charge"

Hubert Crouch
“Cried for No One”

Ann Patchett
“This is the Story of a Happy Marriage”

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A Word on Words with John Seigenthaler is made possible by the generous support of the Ann and Monroe Carell, Jr. Foundation