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The Allusionist
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Adventures in language with Helen Zaltzman: TheAllusionist.org. A proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
 
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Lexicon Valley
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Lexicon Valley is a show about language, from pet peeves, syntax, and etymology to neurolinguistics and the death of languages. Hosted by linguist John McWhorter.
 
A Way with Words is a fun and funny radio show and podcast about language. Co-hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett talk with callers from around the world about linguistics, slang, new words, jokes, riddles, word games, grammar, old sayings, word origins, regional dialects, family expressions, books, literature, folklore, and speaking and writing well. Email your language questions for the show to words@waywordradio.org. Or call with your questions toll-free *any* time in the U.S. and Can ...
 
Learning a new language? Get your language learning questions answered by polyglot Olly Richards, who speaks 8 languages and runs the popular blog - I Will Teach You A Language. Whatever's holding you back on the path to fluency, tune in twice a week to get your regular dose of language learning motivation, with Olly and other polyglot guests, such as Benny Lewis, Luca Lampariello, Richard Simcott and Alex Rawlings. Learn Spanish, Learn French, Learn German, Learn Italian, Learn Portuguese, ...
 
The Spoken History of a Global Language
 
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Word of Mouth
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Series exploring the world of words and the ways in which we use them
 
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The World in Words
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The World in Words is a podcast about languages and the people who speak them. What happens to the brain on bilingualism? Does it matter that so many languages are dying out? Should we fear the rise of global English? Is the United States losing its linguistic cohesion? Why are Chinese tech words so inventive? Why does Icelandic have so many cool swearwords? Patrick Cox and Nina Porzucki bring you stories from the world’s linguistic frontlines. Also at pri.org/language
 
A show about linguistics, the science of language, on RTRFM 92.1 community radio, Perth.
 
A podcast that's enthusiastic about linguistics by Gretchen McCulloch (All Things Linguistic) and Lauren Gawne (Superlinguo). A weird and deep conversation about language delivered right to your ears the third Thursday of every month. Bonus episodes: www.patreon.com/lingthusiasmShownotes: www.lingthusiasm.com
 
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Noam Chomsky
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Speculative Grammarian—the premier scholarly journal featuring research in the neglected field of satirical linguistics—is now available as an arbitrarily irregular audio podcast. Our podcast includes readings of articles from our journal, the occasional musical number or dramatical piece, and our talk show, Language Made Difficult. Language Made Difficult is hosted by the SpecGram LingNerds, and features our signature linguistics quiz—Lies, Damned Lies, and Linguistics—along with some discu ...
 
Brought to you by italki -> http://actf.lu/italkiJoin Kris on the Actual Fluency Podcast as he sets out to inspire, motivate and teach you how to learn foreign languages the best way.In the process, he is joined by some of the best language learners and experts in the world, who chip in with their personal opinion on what it takes to evolve as a language learner today.
 
Susie Dent and Gyles Brandreth invite you to enhance your vocabulary, uncover the hidden origins of language and share their love of words. A Somethin' Else production.
 
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Motherfocloir
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Dispatches from a not so dead language. Hosted by Darach O'Séaghdha and The Irish For… @theirishfor (https://twitter.com/Motherfocloir)Follow the show on twitter @motherfocloir or email us at motherfocloir@headstuff.org
 
Words for Granted is a podcast that looks at how words change over time. Host Ray Belli uses linguistic evolution as a way of understanding larger historical and cultural changes.
 
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Conlangery Podcast
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The podcast about constructed languages
 
A podcast that's enthusiastic about linguistics by Gretchen McCulloch (All Things Linguistic) and Lauren Gawne (Superlinguo). A weird and deep conversation about language delivered right to your ears the third Thursday of every month. Bonus episodes: www.patreon.com/lingthusiasmShownotes: www.lingthusiasm.com
 
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The Vocal Fries
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The podcast about linguistic discrimination. Learn about how we judge other people's speech as a sneaky way to be racist, sexist, classist, etc. Carrie and Megan teach you how to stop being an accidental jerk.To join our email list and get updates on new episodes and announcements, click here
 
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FrameLab Podcast
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A podcast about politics, language, and your brain. Hosts: Dr. George Lakoff: http://www.georgelakoff.com and Gil Durán: http://twitter.com/gilduran76
 
Podcast by LSA 2017
 
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Language Happy Hour
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Have you ever taken a language class? Have you taken a language class that teaches you how to say "I want to work at the United Nations" before "can you pass me the salt?" We're working to fix that. Critical Language Mentor has scoured the internet to find the best resources out there to help you learn languages better. We specialize in critical, less-commonly taught languages, like Arabic, Chinese, Korean, and Persian and want to help you learn better.Visit us on the web at criticallanguage ...
 
En clair is a podcast about forensic linguistics, literary detection, language mysteries, cryptography, codes, language and the law, linguistic crime, undeciphered languages, and more, from past to present. Credits, links, podcast transcripts and more in the Case Notes: wp.lancs.ac.uk/enclair
 
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Accentricity
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Why do we love some accents and hate others? Why do we talk differently in different situations? Does learning a new language really teach you to think differently? In this linguistics podcast, I examine how the way we talk connects to who we are.
 
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OnTranslation
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A discussion of contemporary issues in translation, from classical past to the global present, hosted by Mohammed Albakry (English, Middle Tennessee State Univ.) and Joseph McAlhany (History, Univ. of Connecticut).
 
A show about linguistics, the science of language, on RTRFM 92.1 community radio, Perth.
 
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Multilinguish
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Not multilingual, but language curious? Explore how language connects us all — from the producers at the language-learning app Babbel. Season 2 is here! New episodes come out every other Tuesday. Listen and subscribe today.
 
Breaking Normal: Exploration of memetics, language, & mystery, and applying it to an everyday lifestyle
 
Breaking Normal: Exploration of memetics, language, & mystery, and applying it to an everyday lifestyle
 
If you want to learn not only language and culture but also about Countries curiosities, Weird stories, Songs, Life, Travel, I mean Everything! – this is the podcast for you. Visit our website https://vocapp.com to learn more
 
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Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Come table-hopping as we discuss the linguistic quirks of some mealtime terms. Twitter: @lexiconvalley Facebook: facebook.com/LexiconValley Email: lexiconvalley@slate.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
We hear what we expect to hear. That's a problem in court, where covert audio recordings are often unclear. Who decides what goes into the transcript that lawyers, judges, and juries will see? We're talking to Dr Helen Fraser about forensic transcription on this episode of Talk the Talk.By Daniel Midgley and Hedvig Skirgård.
 
We hear what we expect to hear. That's a problem in court, where covert audio recordings are often unclear. Who decides what goes into the transcript that lawyers, judges, and juries will see? We're talking to Dr Helen Fraser about forensic transcription on this episode of Talk the Talk.By Daniel Midgley and Hedvig Skirgård.
 
The words introduced to our language by poets. Featuring nerds, meeting T.S. Eliot, measuring your life in coffee spoons, runcible spoons, the bobowler, Chaucer on Twitter, pandemonium, tripping the light fantastic, limericks, fools rushing in, feeling like a gooseberry and some poetry from our listeners. A Somethin’ Else Production. Susie’s Tr ...…
 
If you're not using a dictionary to look up puzzling words as you read them, you're missing out on a whole other level of enjoyment. Also, when you're cleaning house, why not clean like there's literally no tomorrow? The term "death cleaning" refers to downsizing and decluttering specifically with the next generation in mind. The good news is t ...…
 
Tyson Wagner AKA Flow Master joins for the SECOND time on the Breaking Normal Podcast! What's changed? Find out by tuning in! Connect with Tyson Wagner! IG: https://www.instagram.com/tyson.tv/?hl=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tyson.wagner Connect with Daniel Eisenman BELOW! Listen to the full version! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast ...…
 
Tyson Wagner AKA Flow Master joins for the SECOND time on the Breaking Normal Podcast! What's changed? Find out by tuning in! Connect with Tyson Wagner! IG: https://www.instagram.com/tyson.tv/?hl=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tyson.wagner Connect with Daniel Eisenman BELOW! Listen to the full version! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast ...…
 
Click here to see the Full Blog Post Click here to see the full YouTube video Welcome to the my new series "The Rules Of Language Learning". In these videos, you'll learn my best tips and ideas for learning foreign languages... from the "obvious" to the "downright controversial"! Do you agree or disagree with my conclusions? Listen to the episo ...…
 
The changes in Irish self-identity in the 2010s hinge on the rise of social media, especially how those networks completely altered the way two perennial features of Irish society - emigration and Gaeilge - fed back into the national conversation. A generation of young people who left Ireland after the bank bailout were able to stay in touch wi ...…
 
If you are TRULY aligned and excited for the Breaking Normal APP - go to: http://breakingnormal.com/app to check it out and download it directly on your phone to join the fun! This episode is brought to you & Sponsored by our OUTSTANDING NED (CBD) PARTNERSHIP -> GO HERE TO SUPPORT TOO! Code: breakingnormal 15% OFF FIRST PURCHASE! Let's GO! Conn ...…
 
If you are TRULY aligned and excited for the Breaking Normal APP - go to: http://breakingnormal.com/app to check it out and download it directly on your phone to join the fun! This episode is brought to you & Sponsored by our OUTSTANDING NED (CBD) PARTNERSHIP -> GO HERE TO SUPPORT TOO! Code: breakingnormal 15% OFF FIRST PURCHASE! Let's GO! Conn ...…
 
Late 2019 will see the biggest apple launch of our lifetimes. 22 years in the making, ripening on millions of trees into picture-perfect redness, here comes the WA38, more snazzily known as the Cosmic Crisp. The name was the result of a year of focus groups, taste tests and word associations - a far cry from when apples were named after whichev ...…
 
Why does it seem like Europeans are better at learning languages than Americans and Brits? The team talks to language experts about how geography, education and motivation drive this divide, and what we can do to close the gap. Get 50% off a 3-month Babbel subscription by visiting babbel.com/podcast and using the code MULTI. Special thanks to M ...…
 
What words do you constantly misspell? Are there any that make you stop and think every time you type them? We put out the call to our listeners for spelling bugbears, and we were inundated with responses. So we turned it into a top ten list. Along the way, we ask: why are these words so difficult? And are there any tips to help you spell them ...…
 
What words do you constantly misspell? Are there any that make you stop and think every time you type them? We put out the call to our listeners for spelling bugbears, and we were inundated with responses. So we turned it into a top ten list. Along the way, we ask: why are these words so difficult? And are there any tips to help you spell them ...…
 
The hidden vocabulary of the body (part 1: from the head to the chest). Featuring dishevelled hair, raised eyebrows, gorgeous thoats, men in bras, Frans Titslinger, hedgehog hair, the origin of the apple of your eye, the skin of your teeth, nosy park keepers, pulling Joan Collins's wig, chips on your shoulder, the cold shoulder and the albatros ...…
 
Ekaterina Matveeva comes on the show to talk about her amazing polyglot story, as well as the concept of the language alter ego and cultural personalities. We also share notes on what happens to the personality and identity of an individual as one goes abroad and stays for an extended period of time. Show Links: Kate's book - Language Alter Ego ...…
 
Megan and Carrie talk to Alice Wong, the founder and Project Coordinator of the Disability Visibility Project, and Nina G, comedian, professional speaker, storyteller, writer and educator, about their disabilities and why the voices of disabled people belong in podcasts. We're an indie podcast with limited resources, so we could really use your ...…
 
Unwrap the name of a candy bar, and you just might find a story inside. For instance, one chewy treat found in many a checkout lane is named after a family's beloved horse. And: 50 years ago in the United States, some Latino elementary students were made to adopt English versions of their own names and forbidden to speak Spanish. The idea was t ...…
 
Margaret Ransdell-Green and Eric Barker come on to talk about the music they created for Margaret’s concultures in the world of Aeniith, which they performed at LCC8. Top of Show Greeting: MuipidanBy George Corley and William Annis.
 
Click here to see the Full Blog Post Click here to see the full YouTube video Welcome to the my new series "The Rules Of Language Learning". In these videos, you'll learn my best tips and ideas for learning foreign languages... from the "obvious" to the "downright controversial"! Do you agree or disagree with my conclusions? Listen to the episo ...…
 
Switzerland is one of those countries that doesn’t pop up in the news very often but appears to be ticking along nicely. In this regard it is not unlike Norway, another country that has chosen to keep an arm’s length relationship with the European Union. Now, as Brexit approaches, these two countries are among the models of post-divorce custody ...…
 
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT CYPRUS ?? For the tenth episode of our humble podcast, we are joined by our Cypriot guest Maria. Yes, you have read it right! lol. Maybe shes’s the first Cypriot you ever listened to in your life. She brought her unique critical mindset that allowed us to discuss many topics like: The life in Cyprus Traveling in Cyprus Po ...…
 
Mike Sherbakov - 'I believe our greatness is not what we have but what we give. I’m a social entrepreneur, keynote speaker, leadership consultant, and passionate philanthropist. I’ve committed my life to learning, creating community, and sharing resources that accelerate growth in the areas of life, business, and impact. I spend my days growing ...…
 
Mike Sherbakov - 'I believe our greatness is not what we have but what we give. I’m a social entrepreneur, keynote speaker, leadership consultant, and passionate philanthropist. I’ve committed my life to learning, creating community, and sharing resources that accelerate growth in the areas of life, business, and impact. I spend my days growing ...…
 
Phil asks a really tricky question: "I am feeling extremely frustrated with the Chinese teachers I've found on there. They don't seem to understand that I want to practice speaking. They all seem to insist on trying to go over grammar rules, shovel loads of new vocabulary on me, etc when all I want to do is practice some of the things I've alre ...…
 
For this episode, we want to hear about the emoji usages or combinations that are unique to you and your social network. We'll unearth new patterns, or at least shine a light on the variability of digital communication. We're taking your comments live on this episode of Talk the Talk.
 
For this episode, we want to hear about the emoji usages or combinations that are unique to you and your social network. We'll unearth new patterns, or at least shine a light on the variability of digital communication. We're taking your comments live on this episode of Talk the Talk.
 
Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Never mind those 26 letters—the English language has 44 unique sounds. Twitter: @lexiconvalley Facebook: facebook.com/LexiconValley Email: lexiconvalley@slate.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
We’re talking about the weather today. Not because we have nothing to say. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Featuring a Monkey’s Wedding, forecasters, heated waistcoats, feeling nesh, Cloud 8, the wet stuff and the white stuff, zee versus zed, brain crushes, zebra erections, the origin of Blighty, dudes and waffling. A Somethin’ Else Productio ...…
 
On this episode, I chat to French teacher Lea Tiralarc, who's taught over 5000 lessons on italki about her experiences as a teacher and a learner. We also talk about her method (The Staircase) and how to make teaching languages your career. Show Links: The Staircase: https://thestaircase.org/ ============== 📣 This podcast is sponsored by Italki ...…
 
Should you be prosecuted for barking? Or asking about a horse's sexuality? What about using a racist slur? This episode looks at the turbulent history of §5 of the Public Order Act 1986, and its chaotic journey from the dreaming spires of Oxford to the inner-city streets of Newcastle. En clair is a podcast about forensic linguistics, literary d ...…
 
Brad Hart is a sought after speaker, thought leader, and exchanges radical ideas with heavy hitters in multiple industries. After building (and helping to build) several successful ventures in various industries (trading, real estate, etc.), he has refocused on what he loves most: Building businesses, managing wealth, mentoring entrepreneurs, a ...…
 
Brad Hart is a sought after speaker, thought leader, and exchanges radical ideas with heavy hitters in multiple industries. After building (and helping to build) several successful ventures in various industries (trading, real estate, etc.), he has refocused on what he loves most: Building businesses, managing wealth, mentoring entrepreneurs, a ...…
 
In Episode 17 of Framelab, George and Gil return to discuss the dangers, challenges and frames of impeachment.By FrameLab.
 
Some countries have strict laws about naming babies. New Zealand authorities, for example, denied a request to name some twins Fish and Chips. Plus, Halley's Comet seen centuries before English astronomer Edmund Halley ever spotted it. That's an example of Stigler's Law, which says no scientific discovery is named after its original discoverer. ...…
 
Click here to see the Full Blog Post Click here to see the full YouTube video Welcome to the my new series "The Rules Of Language Learning". In these videos, you'll learn my best tips and ideas for learning foreign languages... from the "obvious" to the "downright controversial"! Do you agree or disagree with my conclusions? Listen to the episo ...…
 
It’s a tale as old as time - boy meets girl, boy is married, girl wants to break boy’s wife’s legs. Or maybe it’s the simple story of a girl in love with a cobbler, forbidden to go to the fair and waiting for a fairy godmother who will never come. Or maybe it’s the entirely relatable fable of an utterly livid goat? Hibernophile and occasional M ...…
 
You have probably seen that joke before when a Polish dude goes to the eye doctor. The bottom line of the eye chart has the letters:C Z Y N Q S T A S Z. The Optometrist asks „Can you read this?” and the Dude replies „Read it?” „I know the guy!” For the ninth episode of our humble podcast, we are joined by our Polish guest Olga Żabska, to show t ...…
 
Geoffrey Chaucer was one of the few poets of the Middle Ages to explore the vulgar side of English and the connection between the common people and their language. The Miller’s Tale exemplifies this style. In this episode, we explore the history of swearing and obscenities, and we examine Chaucer’s use of bawdy language in the Miller’s Tale.…
 
Andrew asks: "I'm learning Lao. Is there a benefit to daily journaling?" In This Episode: Writing in your target language is a fantastic activity, especially if it appeals to you! Here are some of the benefits: Review and consolidate what you've been learning Experiment with grammar and pose questions to yourself (which can get answered) Throws ...…
 
Indigenous languages matter. They're part of Australia's cultural heritage, and they're a way for Aboriginal people to communicate, and connect. This includes Indigenous signed languages. In the push to recognise minority languages, Indigenous signed languages deserve some attention of their own. Signed language researcher Rodney Adams is telli ...…
 
Indigenous languages matter. They're part of Australia's cultural heritage, and they're a way for Aboriginal people to communicate, and connect. This includes Indigenous signed languages. In the push to recognise minority languages, Indigenous signed languages deserve some attention of their own. Signed language researcher Rodney Adams is telli ...…
 
Lancelot Stukaloff - Co-Founder of BIOMVEDA and an entrepreneur whose background will ASTOUND you. If you were ever curious about the title before reading this, tune in to really dive into the experience of a cult. With another announcement, our family at Ned (CBD) is the sponsor of this episode and mentioned in our intro! They truly have fully ...…
 
Lancelot Stukaloff - Co-Founder of BIOMVEDA and an entrepreneur whose background will ASTOUND you. If you were ever curious about the title before reading this, tune in to really dive into the experience of a cult. With another announcement, our family at Ned (CBD) is the sponsor of this episode and mentioned in our intro! They truly have fully ...…
 
There’s no synonym for love. Today we’re talking about the surprisingly limited language for love. Featuring aubergine emojis, 16th Century hot cockles, enjoying some more fandango de pokum, the meaning of limerence, eloping like a thief, Gyles’s secret wedding, flirtatious talk that leads to nowhere, the ick factor, Aussie kisses, and Fanny Cr ...…
 
Porangui - 'Reared among the three cultures of Brazil, Mexico and the U.S., Poranguí was steeped in various traditional forms of music, healing and ceremony since birth. Drawing from his cross-cultural background and ethnomusicology training at Duke University, Poranguí has over twenty years of international work experience as an artist, musici ...…
 
Porangui - 'Reared among the three cultures of Brazil, Mexico and the U.S., Poranguí was steeped in various traditional forms of music, healing and ceremony since birth. Drawing from his cross-cultural background and ethnomusicology training at Duke University, Poranguí has over twenty years of international work experience as an artist, musici ...…
 
Eric asks: "I'm considering spending next summer in Russia. Should I take a language immersion programme?" In This Episode: What is the real purpose of going abroad? What's the best and worst case? Olly's friend in Nice The value of life experience, friendship and structure Resources Mentioned: Olly's Thursday 26th September Event in London for ...…
 
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