Weekend Edition (NPR), “Who Is The ‘Devil’s Advocate’?”

March 4, 2013

Interview on NPR’s “Weekend Edition” about the expression “devil’s advocate.” (Mar. 3, 2013)

With all the news about the papal conclave, Weekend Edition wonders: what’s the story behind the phrase “devil’s advocate”? Host Rachel Martin checks in with the Boston Globe’s language columnist, Ben Zimmer.

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