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Episode 54: Grammar Table II
July 12, 2022

Ellen Jovin returns to That Word Chat to talk about her new book, Rebel With A Clause: Tales and Tips from a Roving Grammarian.


The book recounts her travels around the country to give free advice about grammar and listen to people's word-related concerns. It also is about connections and a common language in a pre-pandemic America facing political and social divisions.

We heard from Jovin and her husband, Brandt Johnson, in TWC Episode 5, when they were fresh from their journey. Jovin and Johnson are founders of Syntaxis, a communication skills training consultancy.

Jovin is the author of three other language-related books and she has studied 25 languages for fun.


Episode 54 of That Word Chat will be live on Zoom on July 12 at 4:30 p.m. EDT (20:30 UTC). You can sign up below.


Episode 55: Ryan North
August 2, 2022

Ryan North, bestselling and Eisner Award-winning writer, joins us on August 2 for That Word Chat with Editor Mark Allen.

North, the creator of Dinosaur Comics, recently gave us the nonfiction books How To Take Over The World and How To Invent Everything, a semi-fictional graphic novel adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five, and the so-far-fictional Unbeatable Squirrel Girl series for Marvel.


He's also twice collaborated with William Shakespeare on choose-your-own-path versions of his plays. He lives in Toronto, where he also writes for video games and television and where he once messed up walking his dog so badly it made the news.


Episode 55 of That Word Chat will be live on Zoom on August 2 at 4:30 p.m. EDT (20:30 UTC). Watch this space for a sign-up form


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