James Harbeck, left, visits Stan Carey in a meeting of the lexically minded in Ireland in 2018. (Photo by Aina Arro)

Episode 13: Strong Language


That Word Chat welcomes Stan Carey and James Harbeck, principals behind the blog Strong Language, on July 14.


Carey is a freelance copy editor and writer from the west of Ireland. A trained scientist and TEFL teacher, he writes about language, words, and books at Sentence First, Macmillan Dictionary Blog, and elsewhere. He tweets at @StanCarey. Harbeck is a freelance editor and writer in Toronto who maintains the blog, Sesquiotica, where he writes about language and conducts word tastings, rolling words around in his mouth and describing them like a fine wine. He has also written for This Week and BBC.com. He tweets at @sesquiotic.


Carey and Harbeck maintain Strong Language, "a sweary blog about swearing." We'll talk about the blog, and there may be swearing.


That Word Chat is at 4:30 p.m. (20:30 UTC) on Tuesday, July 14. Sign up below for the Zoom link.



Episode 12: Next up on YouTube


We'll plan to roll out recorded episodes every two weeks on YouTube. Normally we let them sit for a while, but our conversation with Jane Friedman was so great and so timely, we're going to do that one right away. Look for the premiere at 4:30 p.m. EDT on July 7.


Friedman is a writer and editor with 20 years of experience in  publishing. She is the co-founder of The Hot Sheet, the essential publishing industry newsletter for authors, and is the former publisher of Writer’s Digest. Her newest book is The Business of Being a Writer.


Episode 12 joins four others already on YouTube. Subscribe to the channel to get notices of what's coming up: bit.ly/ThatWordVideo.



All the episodes

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

June 2: The Quad: Canceled

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

Episode 14 (July 21): Steve Bien-Aime

Episode 15 (August 4): TBA

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