Peter has been a substitute jazz host at New England Public Radio since 1998. He combines his love of music with a love of words, and is also Editor at Large at Merriam-Webster, where he has written definitions for many of Merriam-Webster’s dictionaries, is active as a blogger, podcaster, and speaker on language, and has served as pronouncer for spelling bees worldwide. He was named among TIME's 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2013. Peter attended the University of Paris and earned his M.A. in French Literature at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is also a freelance musician.