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Episode 39: Ann Friedman

Ann B. Friedman, the founder and CEO of the new Planet Word museum in Washington, D.C., joins us for the next That Word Chat with Editor Mark.

Friedman is the developer behind the restoration of the Franklin School to create a home for Planet Word, which celebrates words, language, and reading. Her interest in literacy began with a lifelong love of reading, early work as a copy editor and translator, and a later career as a beginning reading and writing teacher.

From 2010-2016, she served as board chair of the SEED Foundation, the parent body of the nation's only public, inner-city, college-prep boarding schools, where she currently serves as vice chair.

Friedman is a founding board member of the Downtown DC Foundation and a newly elected director of the American Alliance of Museums. She serves on the boards of the Aspen Music Festival and School and the National Symphony Orchestra. She and her husband, Thomas

L. Friedman, the New York Times foreign affairs columnist, live in Bethesda, Maryland, and have two adult daughters.

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Past and future episodes

 

Episodes below in green link to the recorded shows posted to YouTube.

2020

Episode 1 (April 7): Mary Norris

Episode 2 (April 14): Steve Kleinedler and Kory Stamper

Episode 3 (April 21): Roy Peter Clark

Episode 4 (April 28): Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett

Episode 5 (May 5): Ellen Jovin and Brandt Johnson

Episode 6 (May 12): David Crystal

Episode 7 (May 19) Ammon Shea and Peter Sokolowski

Episode 8 (May 26) Lynne Murphy

Episode 9 (June 9): Karen Yin

Episode 10 (June 16): Mignon Fogarty

Episode 11 (June 23): Jesse Sheidlower with special guest Colleen Newvine

Episode 12 (June 30): Jane Friedman

Episode 13 (July 14): Stan Carey and James Harbeck of Strong Language

Episode 14 (July 28): Steve Bien-Aime

Episode 15 (August 11): Ben Zimmer

Episode 16 (August 25): Alaina Lavoie and Caroline Tung Richmond of We Need Diverse Books

Episode 17 (September 8): Heather Bonikowski and John Kelly of Dictionary.com

Episode 18 (September 22): The Quad: Erin Brenner, Sarah Grey, Katharine O'Moore-Klopf,
     Adrienne Montgomerie, Lori Paximadis, Laura Poole, Amy Schneider

Episode 19 (October 6): Carol Saller

Episode 20 (October 20): Linda Kass of Gramercy Books

Episode 21 (November 10): The Word Puzzlers

Episode 22 (November 17): Merrill Perlman and Teresa Schmedding of the ACES Academy

Episode 23 (December 1): Rob and Teresa Reinalda

Episode 24 (December 15): Emily Brewster

 

 

2021

Episode 25 (January 5): The Word of the Year: Ben Zimmer, Peter Sokolowski, John Kelly, Katherine Connor
     Martin plus Wendalyn Nichols and Lynne Murphy

Episode 26 (January 19): Malina Devadas

Episode 27 (February 2): Kory Stamper

Episode 28 (February 16): Cynthia Williams

Episode 29 (March 2): Grammar Day Celebration with Martha Brockenbrough and Special Guests

Episode 30 (March 16): Iva Cheung

Episode 31 (March 30): June Casagrande

Episode 32 (April 13): Dennis Baron

Episode 33 (April 27): Barbara Wallraff

May 11: Patron Happy Hour (private event)

Episode 34 (May 25): Maisha Maurant and Sangeeta Mehta

Episode 35 (June 8): Lisa McLendon

Episode 36 (June 22): Hannah Franz

Episode 37 (June 6): Arika Okrent

Episode 38 (June 20): Megan Figueroa

Episode 39 (August 3): Ann Friedman

Episode 40 (August 17): Gretchen McCulloch

 

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