Unprintable: The LitReactor Podcast Episode 30 - Why Is Grammar So Contentious?


Every episode, Unprintable will take a thoughtful look at books, the publishing industry, reading, writing, and more; featuring your host Robb Olson, as well as the know-it-all geekery of LitReactor Class Director Rob Hart and Managing Editor Joshua Chaplinsky.

Grammar is just one of those things we love to talk about and obsess over. Why?

Well, we pulled some of our best resources together to get to the bottom of it. How does culture impact how we choose to use words? How did we get some of the rules we have today? When is it okay to break those rules? Why do we think about grammar so much, and how come it gets us so worked up?

LitReactor grammar heavies Taylor Houston and Jon Gingerich (author of the most popular/infamous LitReactor column of all time, 20 Grammar Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Makes) join Robb and Josh to share their perspectives, and possibly fuel the fire with some brand new nitpicks.

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Robb Olson was one of the creators and hosts of the podcast Booked., a literary podcast of book reviews and author interviews. He was an editor and publisher of The Booked Anthology. He briefly wrote a horror TV column for This Is Horror, and guested on the This is Horror podcast several times, as well as one time on Unprintable - the LitReactor podcast, for which he is now the permanent host.

Joshua Chaplinsky is the Managing Editor of LitReactor. He is the author of The Paradox Twins (CLASH Books), the story collection Whispers in the Ear of A Dreaming Ape, and the parody Kanye West—Reanimator. His short fiction has been published by Vice, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Thuglit, Severed Press, Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, Broken River Books, and more. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @jaceycockrobin. More info at joshuachaplinsky.com and unravelingtheparadox.com.

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