Caught in the Act

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Ben Stiller kicks off today’s show! We’ll talk about his career in comedy and his role in John Guare’s “The House of Blue Leaves.” John Pollack talks about why he thinks the humble pun has changed language and history for the better. Meg Wolitzer discusses her latest novel, The Uncoupling, about a high school production of Lysistrata that changes a whole community. Plus, our resident word maven Patricia T. O’Conner takes your calls on our confounding English language...and explains the evolution and usage of the phrase “people of color.”