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Grammar Girl: The Podcast

Updated on November 18, 2011

Since getting my Ipod last year, I have become addicted to podcasts. I currently subscribe to about 30 of them through iTunes. I don't subscribe to any one type of podcast more than the other; I have subscribed to comedy podcasts, literature podcast and cooking podcast, but many I do subscribe to have to do with the craft of writing. The first one I am going to discuss is Grammar Girl.

Grammar Girl

One of my favorite podcasts is Grammar Girl, hosted by Mignon Fogarty. It is a weekly, 5-minute podcast which covers the rules of grammar. Her relaxed style of speaking makes this a very enjoyable podcast to listen to. She usually picks one grammar rule to speak about every week. Many of the podcasts are based on questions people have asked her. Part of the podcast is dedicated to listener's calls and questions.

The current Grammar Girl podcast is about how to write percents. Other episodes have been about "which versus that", "who versus whom", and "the comma splice."

The podcast won the Podcast Award in 2007 for the best Education podcast. It has also won two Podcast Peer awards, in 2007 and 2006.

Grammar Girl is a helpful and easy to access tool for writers and students. Judging from a lot of the writing I read on the Internet, it is a tool that is needed now more than ever. Most people have questions about grammar and this podcast is an easy and painless way to learn what is correct.

How to get it

You can subscribe to the Grammar Girl podcast from iTunes, you can subscribe to the RSS feed and you can download the podcast or stream it directly from the Grammar Girl website.

Grammar Girl herself


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    Kelly Kline Burnett 5 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

    Uninvited Writer,

    I have not fully integrated with the "thing in my ear". You are inspiring me to make better use of this technology that is sitting lonely on my dining room table. I have listened to my favorite Chicago show - Eric and Kathy but I must move forward.

    Great tip - thank you for sharing.

    PS My grammar needs work so I this is an educational tool too!

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    Susan Keeping 9 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

    Thanks for the comment :) I have to admit I don't listen to every single episode either.

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    cgull8m 9 years ago from North Carolina

    I love this Grammar Girl, I also download it and listen to them. I wish I had more time otherwise I could follow it regularly.