It's a vibe! A look at what makes a vibe a vibe
You must have heard the term “vibe” by now, right?
We’ve heard about the vibe of the election, the vibe of the economy, the vibe of a music playlist, the vibe of a season, the vibe of a party … Plus there are vibe shifts and vibe checks.
This hour: vibes. We learn what the word really means, where it comes from, and how the internet has given it new life.
- Kyle Chayka: Contributing writer for The New Yorker covering technology and culture on the Internet
- Robin James: Editor for philosophy and music at Palgrave Macmillan
- Eda Uzunlar: Freelance journalist and student at Yale University
- Ben Zimmer: Linguist, lexicographer, and the “Word on the Street” columnist for The Wall Street Journal
Colin McEnroe, Taylor Doyle, Jacob Gannon, Cat Pastor, and Catie Talarski contributed to this show.