Starting off I’m current as of July 2019, the stories, however true they may be, are genuinely pretty good. Of the six or seven other podcasts of this type I listen to, these are the best curated. Everything flows well, but as somebody who was drilled to properly pronounce words, to “elevate your vocabulary” and even had a college professor stress the importance of “specificity of language”, it’s now incredibly difficult for me to look past easily avoided grammatical mistakes.
I consider this to be a “professional” podcast, partly due to previous experience on part of Mr. Tate, but also because there’s a monetary exchange which is really all that’s needed for an individual to be considered professional. However, when commonly used words go mispronounced, it’s distracting from the show. I thought we all learned at an early age “faux” isn’t a furry orange to tan creature living in your drainage ditch, but something fake that’s very convincing and sounds like another word for enemy.
If these were live, it would be one thing, tongue twisters happen, but it’s been edited...maybe I should start a podcast of my own all about commonly mispronounced, misspelled, an misused words.
The other star being dropped is solely due to the complaining at the start about people accusing this podcast of replacing the previous podcast with the same name by the same author. Come on Andrew, you’ve been here before. Don’t make excuses and definitely don’t complain about your audience. It honestly turned me away until I was extra bored at work during the early morning graveyard hours. So, I’m thankful it only took up the first half of season one to get it out of the podcast.
Aside from the grammar in a publication that’s only auditory and primarily word based, not bad...just average.