The Allusionist

Helen Zaltzman

Linguistic adventures with Helen Zaltzman, A proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Learn more at


Does the available vocabulary for sex leave something to be desired? Namely desire? (And also the ability to use it wthout laughing/dying of embarrassment?) Aiding in the search for a better sex lexicon – sexicon – are Kaitlin Prest of fellow Radiotopia podcast The Heart, and romance novelist Mhairi McFarlane. CONTENT NOTE: this episode contains Sexual Language from the start. For more information about this episode, visit Find the show at and The Allusionist is a proud member of from