From The NY Times’ ‘Spelling Bee’ to orthography, a look at all things spelling
This hour: spelling — what it is, why it matters, and why some of us actually find it fun.
There will be a test.
- Deb Amlen: Crossword columnist and senior staff editor of the crossword column Wordplay for The New York Times; she also writes the weekly Diary of a Spelling Bee Fanatic column
- Richard Gentry: Education consultant and the author, most recently, of the Spelling Connections series
- Peter Sokolowski: Editor at large at Merriam-Webster and a member of the Word Panel for the Scripps National Spelling Bee
Colin McEnroe, Taylor Doyle, Jacob Gannon, Jonathan McNicol, Cat Pastor, and Lily Tyson contributed to this show.