Because episode #10 is live!
In episode #10 I chat with Amanda Montell, writer, linguist and author of “WORDSLUT: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language”. LISTEN HERE.
We talk about the debate I got into with someone who tried to convince me that cabbage is a good source of protein. How Amanda got her start at Byrdie.com as a beauty editor, taking a six month leave to write “WORDSLUT” and how she spent the last month of that writing in Italy (!), and managed to have an amazing Italian love affair. We then get into how she’s now writing a pilot for FX based off her book. And the process of pitching a TV show and actually getting it made! After that we talk about her second upcoming book (“Mind F*ck”), which is about how cult leaders use language to grow and manipulate their followers and how the word “ya’all” is actually a fluent solution to how the English lacks a second plural pronoun (and why you shouldn’t feel weird about using it).
Amanda Montell wants us all to use language to feel empowered, and I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I enjoyed recording it!
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