The hardtalking staff has railed about this before, but we’ll say it again: The Proper Pronunciation Of ‘The’ Before A Vowel Is Literally Disappearing.
Again, from thee EnglishClub.com:
This is not to pick on Arun Rath. Virtually no one at NPR knows that it should be “thee Odyssey,” not “thuh Odyssey” as an NPR reporter recently reported.
We say all this More in Sorrow Than in Anger – we listen to NPR all the time. We just want it to hurt the ears a little less.