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John McWhorter      

Political Commentator, Linguist & Professor at Columbia University

John McWhorter teaches linguistics, American Studies and music history at Columbia University. He hosts Slate's podcast Lexicon Valley and is Contributing Editor at The Atlantic. He is the author of over twenty books including The Language Hoax, Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue, The Power of Babel, Losing the Race, and What Language Is, and has created five sets on language in the Great Courses series.

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