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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. Listened to all the episodes here and wish there were more? Want to talk with other people who are enthusiastic about linguistics? Get bonus episodes and access to our Discord community at www.patreon.com/lingthusiasm Shownotes and transcripts: www.lingthusiasm.com
 
World Forge is a comedy story-telling podcast for creators and world builders, each episode your hosts Sam and Piper use random prompts to create a hero, a villain, a monster, or who knows what else! We hope our antics inspire you to create and expand your own stories and worlds! Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/worldforgepod Did we inspire you to create something? Send us an email at worldforgepod@gmail.com and tell us about it! We love fan art, fan fiction, and fan mail! If we really li ...
 
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The letter R is just one symbol, but it can represent a whole family of sounds. In various languages, R can be made in various places, from the tip of your tongue to the back of your throat, and in various ways, from repeatedly trilling a small fleshy part against the rest of your mouth to an almost fully open mouth that’s practically a vowel. In t…
 
Hello listeners and welcome back to another World Forge rerun! This week we were unfortunately unable to record, so we've decided to rerelease our mothers day episode from last year in the mean time. Enjoy! "This is an episode for all the moms out there listening! Also everyone else... ok so it's for everyone really but mostly it's for moms! This w…
 
Hello listeners and welcome back to another episode of World Forge! This week we are joined by a very dear friend of the podcast... Jarred Bournigal from Monsters & Multiclass! Jarred comes to us this week with a humble request: to help him build upon the world he's set his players to exploring over the past few years. Are we up to the task? Only t…
 
Hello listeners and welcome back to another episode of World Forge! This week we bring you not only a listener requested episode, but a lovely guest to talk about the topic they requested! We've got AelxBomb here talking about how to create interesting pairings of adventurers and their pets... or pets and their adventurers? Please go and check out …
 
Hello listeners and welcome back to another episode of World Forge! We're back this week talking about how to use feasts, banquets, and fancy dinner parties as a way to help tell better stories! We share some of our thoughts on how to develop these types of encounters both mechanically and from from a roleplay perspective! We also want to recommend…
 
Hello listeners and welcome back to another episode of World Forge! We're back in our brand new (again) studio talking about some of the characters we're currently playing and talking about what our inspirations were, and who we hope they become! If you have any ideas about how to improve or expand upon our creations we want to hear them! And if th…
 
Hello listeners and welcome back to another episode of World Forge! It's been a long time since we've been in the studio, and while we're still transitioning to our new permanent recording space, we're very happy to be here with a new episode this week all about gardens! We are very happy to be back with a brand new episode this week but also want …
 
Hey listeners! In the midst of all the chaos in our lives right now we were unfortunately unable to get a new episode recorded this week, and honestly how could we possibly follow up on last weeks amazing guest episode? Have we peaked? Who's to say?! But at the very least for this week that question will remain unanswered as we re-release another f…
 
Hello and welcome back dear listeners to another episode of World Forge! It feels like a life time since we last recorded, and we certainly appreciate you sticking around while we got our lives and our new home (and studio!) all sorted out! We are so proud to be able to come back from our break with this absolute monster of an episode, and we are h…
 
If you go to the linguistics section of a big library, you may find some shelves containing thick, dusty grammars of various languages. But grammars, like dictionaries, don’t just appear out of nowhere -- they’re made by people, and those people bring their own interests and priorities to the process. In this episode, your hosts Lauren Gawne and Gr…
 
Hello Listeners and welcome to another episode of World Forge Rewind! Unfortunately we weren't able to record another new episode this week as we're moving house, but we do have a very exciting episode nonetheless! This week we're bringing you a special updated version of a past episode! We are so excited to re-release the first episode of World Fo…
 
This week on World Forge we are taking on another listener requested topic! We're creating trials, challenges, tests of mettle, and feats of daring for your players to overcome! If you're looking for some interesting obstacles to throw in your party's way, look no further than this episode! Thank you @roguishtambek for recommending this very fun to…
 
Hello again to our lovely listeners! This week we are coming in hot with a topic recommended by ONE OF YOU! We are talking about intelligent weapons and how to use them as motivating factors in your stories! A wine soaked rapier, a linguistically leaning longsword, and John Henry's quarterstaff... all these and more await you in this episode! Thank…
 
When we tell you, “stay lingthusiastic!” at the end of every episode, we’re using a grammatical feature known as the imperative. But although it might be amusing to imagine ancient Roman emperors getting enthusiastic about linguistics, unlike Caesar we don’t actually have the ability to enforce this command. So although “stay lingthusiastic!” has t…
 
Hey lovely listeners! This week due to some pretty serious technical difficulties we were unable to record so we've gone back into the archives and picked out one of our favorite episodes to bring to you as a rerun! Whether you've heard it or not before we hope you enjoy this extra special episode with one of our favorite people! We'll be back next…
 
Hello listeners! This week on World Forge we are doing everything we can to make the superbowl relevant to this show. In the name of sporting events everywhere we create an all encompassing fantasy athletic spectacle for you to use in your DnD games! We also want to recommend your dear friend Alex's charity stream coming up this weekend on the 12th…
 
Hello listeners! This week is an extra EXTRA special week here at World Forge because we have an amazing announcement to make... we're getting married! That's right your two favorite worldsmiths are forging the separate metals of their lives into one super alloy that will surely result in way better content than the weak ass stuff we've been doing …
 
Hello Listeners! This week we're taking characters from our various DnD games and pairing them up as roommates to see how they do! Sometimes we get lucky and have a match made in heaven, and other times we find ourselves in a bit of a mess. We have some lovely recommendations this week in the rec room, including The Tabletop Crafters Guild communit…
 
There’s no known human society without language, whether spoken or signed or both, but writing is a different story. Writing is a technology that has only been invented from scratch a handful of times: in ancient Sumeria (where it may have spread to ancient Egypt or been invented separately there), in ancient China, and in ancient Mesoamerica. Far …
 
Welcome back listeners to another episode of World Forge! Today we are following up on last week's episodes creations and taking a closer look at what the heck it is we're trying to do every week. We try to explain what's going on in our heads when we bring you creations like a burglarizing art dealer inspired by Lupin III, and how we keep track of…
 
Hello Listeners! Welcome back to another episode of World Forge 2021! Few and far between are the episodes where we actually create characters we intend to use in our DnD games but this week we are coming in hot with a character that will be deployed into a game Piper is putting together very soon! Never before has the world seen such an effective …
 
Dear listeners, we made it. We survived the stormy seas of 2020 and have made it to the (hopefully) calmer waters of 2021! In this new year we are looking towards the horizon for new worlds to explore and people to meet! That's why for this first episode of the brave new year of 2021 we're talking about sailors, explorers, and seafaring adventurers…
 
Welcome back listeners to the final World Forge of 2020! It's been a long year and in spite of all the insanity we are so happy to have been on this ride with all of you wonderful listeners. To round out the year we are doing a special boxing day episode all about boxers and career warriors! Is that what boxing day is about? No! But here's the thin…
 
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