27 episodes

Two pals try, and generally fail, to make grammar – and life – interesting.

Grammar Matters and Stuff That Isn't Funny Mat and Tim

    • Language Learning
    • 4.8 • 17 Ratings

Two pals try, and generally fail, to make grammar – and life – interesting.

    27. The Fall of the Apostrophe Protection Society

    27. The Fall of the Apostrophe Protection Society

    It's an end-of-an-era ep! Mat and Tim begin by eulogizing the Apostrophe Protection Society, and consider the grim ramifications of its death (3:25). Then they tear through three more chapters of "Girl, Wash Your Face" (21:10). The episode concludes with an exclusive sneak peak at the new hit podcast MIND, BODY, & SWOLE by Matt Schimke and Luke Charley (44:00)! It's time to make some gains! BOOK CLUBBERS: In preparation for next week's episode, please read chapters 13, 14, 15, and 16 of "Girl, Wash Your Face" by Rachel Hollis.

    26. Bad At S**

    26. Bad At S**

    Dim the lights – here comes the steamiest ep yet! After profusely apologizing to their loyal-yet-disappointed listeners (1:15), Mat and Tim dive headfirst into THE SEX CHAPTER of "Girl, Wash Your Face" (12:00). Finally, the two buds mark four years of podcasting by paying homage to their first ever episode. (36:45) Now this is an awesome opportunity! BOOK CLUB BUDS: Please read chapters 10, 11, and 12 of "Girl, Wash Your Face" by Rachel Hollis in preparation for the next episode.

    25. The Tell-All

    25. The Tell-All

    Two weeks ago, the Wikimedia Commons Art Museum was robbed. The two men responsible have been on the run ever since. Now, one of the suspects has agreed to talk.

    24. Hibernophobia

    24. Hibernophobia

    All units, be on the lookout for this fugitive ep! After an art heist gone wrong, Mat and Tim are on the run, so they have some advice to share on how to avoid the cops (4:30). Then they seize the moment to discuss anti-Irish sentiment that persists even in 2019 (23:15), before diving into chapter 4 through 6 of "Girl, Wash Your Face" (39:10)! Perception is reality, baby! BOOK CLUB BUDS: We invite you to read chapters 7, 8, and 9 in preparation for next week's episode. Today's sponsor: GrooveShark

    11. Gronk vs. Legend

    11. Gronk vs. Legend

    The Season Three premiere! Alleluia, amen! Your hosts discuss the grammar feud between Gronk and John Legend (5:15), then have a rousing discussion about copy editing (13:35). Afterward they tackle the longevity of Harambe memes (27:10) and Barb from Stranger Things (38:00).

    12. Millennial Mistakes

    12. Millennial Mistakes

    Season four has begun! Yahoo! Mat and Tim first give the longest introduction you could possibly imagine, then hop right into the big grammar news of the day, including: Ivanka Trump's podcast (17:30) and common grammatical mistakes made by millennials (33:00). Join us!

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

2010knoout ,

A tour de force

If “Casablanca” famously told the story of a love triangle set against the backdrop of World War 11, in which the star-crossed lovers realized they needed to separate for the greater good because “the problems of three little people don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world,” then “Grammar Matters and Stuff That Isn’t Funny” presents a version of that basic story that is chock full of beans and other things to boot.
In the grand tradition of buddy comedies, Tim and Mat gently and gracefully weave a sharp, cutting, tellin’-it-like-it-is take on all things. In their best moments, the couple provides an emotional powerhouse of content we can all relate to. It really works. (Too political for me though)

LaBarca jal. ,

Marcelo

Good job guys. Really like it

Katrina Budreau ,

Fun

I'm sure you guys aren't in the top 100 but I really enjoyed the podcast. It drives me crazy that college graduates cannot speak English correctly. There is a time and place for colorful vernacular....I can go back home and fall right in to my southern slang with a twang....ain't, cain't, wader--water or "wader dress look like?" When a news anchor says, "Would you like to debate Karen and I," that does not make them sound well educated. In my opinion, if a person pays for a college education it should include proper grammar. Once you know what's "proper" you can always make the decision to "fit in" with those around you and get back to your roots wherever and whatever they may be.....y'all.

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