Behind the Grammar (Audio)
By Mignon Fogarty
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Mignon Fogarty, host of the Grammar Girl podcast, adds a second show with a longer and more informal format. She'll interview authors and discuss books, publishing, grammar, usage, and more--not as many tips, but more insightful discussion.
||BTG 024 Update||A recommendation, a contest, and an update||4/28/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||BTG 023 News: Content Rules, Book Brewer, Google TV, and more.||Watch the video at http://blip.tv/file/4274949. C.C. Chapman talks about his forthcoming book CONTENT RULES, Book Brewer helps bloggers make e-books, I love Google TV, and more.||10/21/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||BTG 022 News: Franzen Typogate, Pets Dressed as Literary Characters, and More||Watch the video at http://blip.tv/file/4214584. Scrabble for the Kindle, Critterati, 8000 books printed from an incorrect draft, and more, Google Editions update, The Glamour of Grammar, and more.||10/7/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||BTG 021 News: E-books, E-readers, the Dodgers, and Flannery O'Connor||Watch the video at http://blip.tv/file/4179215. Kindle for the Web, Google Editions, a wording problem has who owns the Dodgers up in the air, Kobo, Flannery O'Connor, private company taking over libraries, and more.||9/29/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||BTG 020 Interview: Turning a Podcast or Blog into a Book||Stever Robbins, author of "The Get-It-Done Guy's 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More," talks about the productivity tools he used to turn a mountain of tips into a seamless big-picture book.||9/21/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||BTG 019 News: E-book Royalties Going Up, OED May Be Dropping Print, and More||How many e-books are people actually selling and what is the new royalty ceiling?||9/7/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||BTG 018 Interview: Sign Language Grammar, History, and Usgae with David Peach||David Peach is fluent in multiple sign languages and shares all kinds of fascinating facts about how these languages work. Learn how they are different from and similar to spoken languages.||8/31/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||BTG 017 News: Billion-Dollar Typo, Penguin Accepting Manuscripts, and More||Billion-dollar typo, Penguin accepting manuscripts, Seth Godin is finished with publishers, Barnes and Noble is for sale, e-books are half price in the UK and wildly popular in China, and more.||8/24/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||BTG 016 Interview: June Casagrande||Author of "It Was the Best of Sentences. It Was the Worse of Sentences"||8/18/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||BTG 015 News: Kafka, Evanovich, E-books, and More||Kafka, Evanovich, E-books, and More||8/3/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||BTG 014 Words Gone Wild Interview||Hear the first limerick ever written and learn what makes a good crossword puzzle--an interview with "Words Gone Wild" author Jim Bernhard.||7/27/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||BTG 013 Kafka's Safe Deposit Boxes, Refudiate, and More||Kafka's safe deposit boxes, the demise of public access TV, English as the official language, the "that's not a word" argument, refudiate, and e-book sales.||7/20/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||BTG 012 Manuscript Contests, Salinger, and More||Manuscript contests, Salinger, Writing Excuses podcast, the spy who couldn't spell, why are there so many styles, and more.||2/21/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||BTG 011 News From Our Crazy Digital World||Kindle and digital book news, Google book settlement, Apple and e-books.||1/25/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||BTG 010 How Did Books Do in 2009?||Book sales, Kindle news, words of the year, Grammar Girl iPhone app, rushing the charts, and more.||1/15/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||BTG 009 Hello Again||Where have I been?||12/23/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|17||FREE PREVIEW: 7th Son: Descent, by J.C. Hutchins||Author J.C Hutchins released his new book today and generously provided a free PDF sample chapter. Click on the link to download the PDF to your computer. For a limited time you can also get the full novel free at this link: http://bit.ly/42qO3C||10/27/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|18||FREE PREVIEW: The Grammar Devotional||My new book, "The Grammar Devotional," comes out in a few days (October 27), and I thank my publisher for allowing me to share this free preview with you. It's a PDF with whole month of tips from the book.||10/23/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||BTG 008 An Inarticulate Tribute to William Safire||I also talk about emoticons in student papers, whether libraries prefer paperbacks or hardbacks, book publishing schedules, and a neat way to link podcast comments to Twitter||10/2/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||BTG 007 Interview with Seth Harwood, Author of "Jack Wakes Up"||Valuable lessons from a writing instructor and leader in online marketing||8/26/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||BTG 006 Interview About Public Access Television with Carol Purroy||Are you ignoring a valuable resource? Did you even know it was there?||8/7/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||BTG 005 Amazon Kindle Freak Out, and More||Are movie studios ruining podcasting? Can Mignon sing?.||7/21/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||BTG 004 Interview with Podiobooks Founder Evo Terra||The mind behind free podiobooks (audiobooks).||7/2/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||BTG 003 Is Fiction Better Than Nonfiction?||Fiction versus nonfiction, the landmark Salinger publishing case, and much more||6/23/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||BTG 002 Millionth Word, AP Issues an Update||News and commentary about the English language and social media.||6/11/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||BTG 001 Interview with JC Hutchins||The author of "7th Son" and "Personal Effects: Dark Art" joins Mignon to talk about his writing process and the amazing marketing that went into his latest book.||6/9/09||Free||View In iTunes|
The perfect addition to your weekly podcast listening
"Behind the Grammar" is the new podcast from Mignon Fogarty, the creator of the popular podcast "Grammar Girl" (Mignon is, in fact, Grammar Girl herself). "Grammar Girl" has been a long-standing example of how podcasts can successfully marry an intellectual topic like grammar with light-hearted humor to create a very enjoyable listening experience. "Behind the Grammar" follows this fine tradition, and gives its listeners the chance to her Mignon interview authors and give her thoughts on a wide-range of topics. I recommend this podcast to anyone who likes "Grammar Girl" as well as to anyone just looking to add another enjoyable podcast to their weekly listening. You will not be disappointed.
Who knew grammar was this entertaining?
I was hooked from the first show. I wouldn't consider myself bookish or even particularly well read, and yet the content of these shows is captivating! Plus Mignon is just a delightfully entertaining personality. (although I am a bit self conscious of the grammar mistakes I may have made in this review. I debated for a while between "is captivating" and "are captivating." I hope I chose correctly)
A labor of love from one of the best
Where Grammar Girl is concerned, if Mignon Fogarty didn't exist, it would be necessary to invent her. As if that valuable podcast and the host of attendant responsibilities weren't enough, Ms. Fogarty now presents us with "Behind the Grammar" -- Fogarty Unplugged, if you will. Her love of language is extended here into a desire to talk about what lies behind the scenes in the business(es) of presenting -- publishing, podcasting, audiobooks, and much more. As someone who is a pioneer in New Media she rubs elbows with other New Media innovators, and Behind the Grammar discusses their developments and often interviews the creators themselves. I always leave these episodes feeling I've just had an inspiring conversation at a great bar with a terrific host.