I used to like listening, and I was able to ignore the obvious left-leaning, liberal political views expressed in a few episodes. But when you have such an obvious fake scientist as "Bill Nye", who has abosolutely zero credentials in real science and call it a science episode (ep: 691, 'Science Rules with Bill Nye'), I have to draw the line. Unsubscribe, and I won't be back.
These shows not only educational, they are downright entertaining. There is always some tidbit that I walk away with. I highly recommend subscribing to this.
Very engaging podcasts. I am almost always learn something new. Lately I have been trying to guess who wrote the article Mignon is sharing based off of the different writing styles. She has a great team and I really enjoy listening.
I've been a long time listener to Grammar Girl. As a teacher and aspiring writer, I always learn something new and find something to inspire me. I like to listen to GG while I'm on my morning walk. It gets me ready to write when I get back home.
I am only leaving this review because I would love to give this another try later when the delivery of the message is improved. Maybe other people donât mind that she just reads from a script the whole time, but I personally find it very difficult to follow when the delivery doesnât sound conversational or natural. Itâs like a cringe-worthy presentation someone makes by completely reading every word, word for word, of very text-heavy PowerPoint slides. I feel like if youâre going to be in the podcast space, you need to up your game. Because this is the first one Iâve come across so far that sounds this stiff and Iâve listened to more technical topics.
I write very few reviews, so it takes an exceptional podcast -- good or bad -- to move me to write. This has been one of my "must listen" weekly podcasts for a decade now, so it is well worth your time. It is one of the few parts of my weekly commute that I look forward to!One of Minon's personal remarks was about the phrase "the defenestration of Prague," which was coined to commemorate people being thrown through a window in 1618 at the start of the Thirty Year's war.Imagine my glee to be watching "Building off the Grid: Lake Superior" on the DIY channel when the architect / owner, after finishing installing windows and moving on to the cabin's siding, talked about horizontal, wind-driven rain being a concern for the "fenestation and building wrapping!" Yes, I learned a vocabulary word AND was able to recognize it again!! Thanks!!
Mignon Fogarty obviously enjoys linguistics and her style helps to share that enthusiasm with her listeners. Iâve listened in the car for a few years and love this podcast. Iâm just a word junkie, not a linguist or professional writer, and find it to be just as thorough as needed for any given topic with examples that make everything clear. Itâs the perfect length: never so condensed that Iâm left scratching my head trying to remember grammar terms from high school English and never so long that new episodes back up in the feed until I find the elusive time to really concentrate and catch up. Plus itâs a welcome, non-political break from the dozen other podcasts in my feed chronicling the collapse of our democracy!
As the English language (and grammar) are going downhill and fast, this podcast sheds light on grammar, key words, phrases, meaning of words, application and usage to understand and communicate better. The content is niche but high quality and very original. Give the Grammar Girl a WELL deserved listen
Grammar often gets a bad rap of being a dry and boring subject. Mignon keeps it interesting and educational in a reasonable amount of time to hold your attention.I had never known that some languages have different words for different shades of blue. In North Carolina many of us regurly use two different words for when referring to certain shades of blue - Carolina Blue or Duke Blue.