Your NPR Name

Eric and I recently discovered a shared fascination with the slew of impossibly named NPR hosts we listen to every day: Renee Montagne, Steve Inskeep, Corey Flintoff, Korva Coleman, Kai Ryssdal, Dina Temple-Raston.

In fact, we’ve often wondered what it would be like to be one of them. A Nina Totenberg or a Renita Jablonski. A David Kestenbaum or a Lakshmi Singh. Even (on our most ambitious days) a Cherry Glaser or a Sylvia Poggioli.

So finally, after years of Fresh Air sign-off ambitions, we came up with a system for creating our own NPR Names. Here’s how it works: You take your middle initial and insert it somewhere into your first name. Then you add on the smallest foreign town you’ve ever visited.

So I’m Liarna Kassel. And Eric is Jeric Bath. I even have a new nickname for my little brother in Dylsan Rosarita.

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    Got this from another discussion: If you have no middle name, drop any one letter from your first name. For NPR News,...
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    This is Beln Spoleto, and I’d like to welcome Chris Hardwick and the writers of atmidnightcc to the program, which has...
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    So I’m Ajames Selwan.
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    I’m pretty sure I’d be Emilych Kostnice… (kohst-NYIH-tseh) The Czech Republic is good for small towns, and since I have...
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