Best Linguistics podcasts we could find (Updated November 2018)
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The voice of reason in an unreasonable world...
 
A fun weekly radio show about language seen through culture, history, and family. Co-hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett talk with callers who have questions and stories about linguistics, old sayings, word histories, etymology, regional dialects, slang, new words, word play, word games, grammar, family expressions, books, literature, writing, and more. Email your language questions to words@waywordradio.org or call with your questions toll-free *any* time in the U.S. and Canada at 1 (87 ...
 
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Foreigncy
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A podcast about Arabic and Hebrew language learning, linguistics, and Near Eastern archaeology and history.
 
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The Allusionist
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Linguistic adventures with Helen Zaltzman, TheAllusionist.org. A proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
 
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Forward Thinking
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Research, news and views from the School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences. The School brings together research in philosophy, psychology and linguistics at the University of Edinburgh to find out what makes people tick by studying their thoughts, words and behaviours.
 
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Walkabout Radio
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Talk the Talk
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A weekly show about linguistics, the science of language, on RTRFM 92.1 community radio, Perth.
 
节目 - 天書
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A talkshow on topics of humanities, including history, linguistics, literature, etc.
 
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Noam Chomsky
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Ologies
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Take away a pocket full of science knowledge and some charming, bizarre stories about what fuels these professional ologists' obsessions. Hosted by humorist and science correspondent Alie Ward.
 
节目 - 天書
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A talkshow on topics of humanities, including history, linguistics, literature, etc.
 
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Thales' Well
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A podcast exploring Philosophy, Politics, Current Affairs, Literature and Film
 
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Backseat Banter
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Talkin' shit, that's it.
 
Hosted by Ben Domenech, The Federalist Radio Hour is a daily podcast featuring engaging and in-depth conversations with journalists, scholars, authors, politicians, and thinkers of all stripes. Along with guest hosts Mollie Hemingway, David Harsanyi, and Mary Katharine Ham, Domenech delivers smart and compelling dialogues on politics, culture, religion, and entertainment every day of the week. Support the show by subscribing, rating, and writing a review!
 
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Unbounded Compass
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Unbounded Compass is a show about cultural exchange and language improvement, specifically aimed at a Korean audience who is interested in American culture and seeking to improve conversational English.Co-hosts Jenni, a former language arts teacher, writer, and mother of two, and Inyeong, a transplant from Korea, teacher of English, and mother of one, bring divergent perspectives to the discussion about culture and language. Added to the conversation are clarifications on linguistics, slang, ...
 
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The Insight
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Where did we come from? One of humanity's most basic questions, the answer is fascinating. Weaving together insights from the fields of genetics, archaeology, linguistics, and paleoanthropology, hosts Spencer Wells and Razib Khan take us on a grand tour of human history. Scientific storytelling at its best.
 
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Computer Science
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This series is host to episodes created by the Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, one of the longest-established Computer Science departments in the country. The series reflects this department's world-class research and teaching by providing talks that encompass topics such as computational biology, quantum computing, computational linguistics, information systems, software verification, and software engineering.
 
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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
 
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Less Dumb
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Stephen Edwards chats with a variety of friends to become Less Dumb about professions, hobbies, and life experiences.
 
You'll get fun and friendly doses of writing advice in three short chunks: a Quick and Dirty Tip, a meaty middle, and a final tidbit. Grammar Girl covers everything from punctuation and grammar to style and voice. QuickandDirtyTips.com
 
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RoPeCast
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Are you an advanced learner of English? These podcasts from Saarland University offer challenging listening opportunities and fascinating topics to do with the English language and culture. Get your new enhanced five-minute episode once every two weeks.
 
You'll get fun and friendly doses of writing advice in three short chunks: a Quick and Dirty Tip, a meaty middle, and a final tidbit. Grammar Girl covers everything from punctuation and grammar to style and voice. QuickandDirtyTips.com
 
These are conversations with people who are in the midst of unique and interesting adventures in Revland...in ministry.
 
More Research Required is a biweekly podcast where two liberal arts college grads design all the research studies that no one will pay them to do. Updates every other Sunday night.
 
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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).
 
An etymology enthusiast and linguistics/language nerd. If you like what you hear, support me here at www.patreon.com/etymology?ty=h
 
You'll get fun and friendly doses of writing advice in three short chunks: a Quick and Dirty Tip, a meaty middle, and a final tidbit. Grammar Girl covers everything from punctuation and grammar to style and voice. QuickandDirtyTips.com
 
Join us as we talk to researchers, teachers, practitioners, readers and writers in the second language learning community about extensive reading!
 
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 Luca Lampariello, Richard Simcott, Alex Rawlings, Benny Lewis, Anthony Metivier and Jonathan Levi. Learn Spanish, Learn French, Learn German, ...
 
A fresh look at modern sexuality that explains why good sex is so hard to come by, and teaches the ins and outs in plain English with an aim to entertain as well as educate.
 
From expert advice to unapologetic rants about gluten, Zack Peter breaks down everything #Trending right now. If you’re tweeting about it, we’re talking about it. It’s #NoFilter. Always organic. Served fresh weekly.
 
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Words for Granted
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Words for Granted is a podcast that looks at how words change over time. Host Ray Belli uses language--more specifically, individual words--as a way of making connections among history, culture, religion, and society.
 
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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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WACC Podcast
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The WACC Podcast hosts a selection of recorded guest talks as part of the WACC Research Group Activities at the University of Warwick
 
This podcast is designed to inspire language teaching and learning. Tune in for book reviews, interviews with inspiring teachers, best practice ideas, linguistic facts, musings on current events and crazy language learning stories. For more information, visit www.languagefuel.com
 
The Spoken History of a Global Language
 
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Talk It Up!
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Talk It Up! is about linguistics, the science of language. Linguist Daniel Midgley discusses the ins and outs of language with his friends Ben Ainslie and Kylie Sturgess. Everything about language is on the table, including the peculiarities of English, how language changes, and how language interacts with society and culture. Ben Ainslie teaches media studies to this generation of secondary school students. Kylie Sturgess is a former philosophy teacher who is studying radio broadcasting.
 
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Nice Games Club
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The podcast where nice gamedevs talk gaming and game development. Nice!
 
Interviews with Scholars of Language about their New Books
 
When you subscribe to the Major Bar Association Events podcast, you'll get podcasts of remarks and keynote speeches from Quarterly and Annual Meetings, as well as presentations from the Association's Bench-Bar Conference and other major events.
 
Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Burns Fellowship at a series of events in Dunedin (September 2018)For the anniversary, we partnered with a number of organizations, including the Dunedin Readers and Writers Festival, the New Zealand Young Writers Festival, the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Dunedin Public Art Gallery Society, the Dunedin City of Literature, the University Bookshop, and Continuing Education, Special Collections, and the Hocken Library at the University of Otago, and O ...
 
Welcome to the official Drum&BassArena Podcast, hosted by The Risky (founder of Drum&BassArena). Every week he selects the biggest upfront drum&bass tracks from the worldwide drum&bass scene. Plus there's a weekly competition, classic tracks from the vaults and unsigned artists get an airing. Essential drum&bass listening!-- It's All Good...
 
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The Endless Knot
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Aven & Mark discuss etymology, history, literature, language, and cocktails, and the sometimes surprising connections between them all.
 
This category contains videos about Azure development and infrastructure services. Topics may include Azure App Service, Application Integration, Azure Media Service & CDN, IoT on Azure and Azure Messaging (Event Hub and Service Bus), Azure Cloud Service, Azure Service Fabric, Azure Virtual Machines (IaaS) and Batch, Azure Storage, Azure Networking, Azure Backup & Recovery, Azure Security, Linux and Docker on Azure, DevOps on Azure (Chef, Puppet, Salt, Ansible, Dev/Test Lab) and SDK support ...
 
You're Safe Here!
 
[We have episodes in German and English] How do scientists uncover phenomena and explain their connections? How do engineers design machines, methods and infrastructure? At omega tau, experts give detailed answers. Over the last ten years, we have produced 300 episodes in which we dug deeper, until we ran out of questions. Join us on our journey through the world of science and engineering: the closer you look and listen, the more interesting things get.
 
Voicebot is the leading publication and podcast focused exclusively on the intersection of the two most important technology trends today: voice and artificial intelligence (AI). The weekly podcast focuses on interviewing founders, developers and other leaders charting the future of voice and AI. Voicebot.ai provides a daily dose of research, analysis and news to fill the gap between episodes.
 
Join Kris on the Actual Fluency Podcast as he sets out to inspire, motivate and teach you how to learn foreign languages languages the best way.In the process he is joined by some of 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.
 
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Happy birthday, Nice Games Club! Your nice hosts celebrate two years of publishing a new episode every single week by announcing a break from new episodes for the next couple of weeks! Why break the streak now? Well, take a listen to this week’s episode and find out! No worries, we’ll be back with new episodes in January, and starting next week ...…
 
开场曲: 红宫回忆 Recuerdos de la Alhambra 作曲:泰雷加 Francisco Tárrega 演奏:杨雪霏 来自杨雪霏2006年的专辑 Sojourn - The Very Best of Xuefei Yang 嘉宾:山东大学外国语学院 陈辰 推荐: 陈辰:Invention of English 《英语史话》 张湛:张爱玲 《小团圆》
 
开场曲: 红宫回忆 Recuerdos de la Alhambra 作曲:泰雷加 Francisco Tárrega 演奏:杨雪霏 来自杨雪霏2006年的专辑 Sojourn - The Very Best of Xuefei Yang 嘉宾:山东大学外国语学院 陈辰 推荐: 陈辰:Invention of English 《英语史话》 张湛:张爱玲 《小团圆》
 
This week, Spencer and Razib talk about the history and genetics of the Native Americans. Show notes: https://pxlme.me/ovEQFyCr
 
The success of a translator may seem to lie in going unnoticed: the translator ducks out of the spotlight so that the original author may shine. Mark Polizzotti challenges that idea in a provocative treatise on his craft, Sympathy for the Traitor: A Translation Manifesto (MIT Press, 2018). “A good translation, created by...…
 
Richard Brookhiser is a biographer, historian, journalist, and senior editor National Review. Domenech and Brookhiser discuss the founding fathers, the life of Judge John Marshall, identity politics, and tolerance. His new book is, "John Marshall: The Man Who Made the Supreme Court."By info@podcastone.com.
 
It's an all new season of #Adulting with Nikki Sharp and Zack Peter. From sex and relationships to building that billion-dollar business you've been dreaming of, this season, we're helping you truly live your best life! The new season kicks off November 20, 2018! Subscribe now: https://apple.co/2s7I4Yd Learn more at theadultingpodcast.com and b ...…
 
This is a quick update about the next episode. A cold is preventing me from recording the episode, so I am recommending that everyone check out the most recent episode of the Lexitecture Podcast featuring yours truly. The link is below: Lexitecture Podcast Episode 26: Mystic Adamant Spoon
 
Humans are the only animals that can use language processes to create abstract, symbolic thoughts. This is both a blessing and a curse. Although symbolic processes have many benefits to humans, they can also lead us to great suffering. We worry about the future, fret over the past, get stuck...
 
Loosen your belts and tuck a napkin under your chin because feasting season is here. Katherine Spiers -- journalist, food anthropologist and host of the wondrous culinary history podcast Smart Mouth -- lets Alie belly up for a buffet of questions about winter gatherings, Thanksgiving myths, stuffed peacocks, green bean casseroles, potato backst ...…
 
Congressman Mike Gallagher, who represents the 8th district of Wisconsin, joins Ben Domenech for a conversation on Wisconsin midterms, Green Bay football, healthcare, and how we can reform the legislative process on The Hill. Gallagher argues his ideas for restoring power structures and correcting incentives in Congress.…
 
Author Lane Greene joins us to discuss his new book "Talk on the Wild Side". In the news: What makes a satisfying shitgibbon? Plus: how climate affects language diversity. Bookmarks: Make an online translator with LingoJam. Words of the Week: blue wave, rainbow wave, space energy.
 
We went to the Sound Education conference on educational podcasting at Harvard Divinity School, and we want to tell you all about it! We’re joined by Ryan Stitt of the History of Ancient Greece Podcast to talk about the panels we were on, the panels we went to, the talks we gave, and most importantly the amazing people we met! Sound Education T ...…
 
Arabic script is astounding! Not only because it represents one of the most commonly spoken languages today –that is, the Arabic language– but because it has represented dozens of other languages over the course of human history from the Middle East to Asia, to Europe, and to the tip of...
 
Sending someone a care package shows you care, of course. But the first care packages were boxes of food and personal items for survivors of World War II. They were from the Committee for American Remittances to Europe, the acronym for which is CARE. Also: Montgomery, Alabama is home to the new National Memorial for Peace and Justice. This prof ...…
 
Carrie and Megan talk with Tracy O'Brien, literature PhD student at the University of Toronto, about all things Newfoundland. Yes b'y.By Halftone Audio.
 
Adam Cheyer is a co-founder of Siri and Viv. He is the technical leader and visionary behind the original Siri on the iPhone 4s and Bixby 2.0 which rolled out this year on Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9. I caught up with Adam at the Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco shortly after he presented an overview of Bixby’s new IDE for developers. ...…
 
In this episode Kris sits down to review the season that's just finished, and talks about the future for the podcast and much more.This podcast is sponsored by Glossika. Online sentence-based language courses available in 50+ languages. Give it a try for free here: http://tryglossika.com
 
McKay Coppins, staff writer at The Atlantic, joins Ben Domenech to discuss whether Republicans and Democrats will do some soul searching now that they've seen the results of their 2018 campaigning. Coppins explains that the GOP is actually more Trumpy than before, and it seems Dems have no plans of shedding their progressive leanings. They also ...…
 
In this episode, Olly announces a new programme to help you master grammar in your target language. In Today's Episode: What is Grammar Hero? The vital missing ingredient from your textbooks, and how Grammar Hero fills the gap How long it took us to create the programme The unexpected crises that hit towards the end! Join Grammar Hero Today: En ...…
 
I had a fascinating discussion with Tim Edensor this week on the geography and politics of light. Tim has a brilliant talent for making us think differently about something we take for granted. During our chat we talked about our changing perceptions of light, the politics of light, the aesthetic appreciation of light, and how one's willingness ...…
 
Sohrab Ahmari, op-ed editor at the New York Post, joins Ben for a conversation on faith, populism, and the shrinking existence of religion in media and politics. They discuss the Left's favorite phrase, "the right side of history," and how the Right could offer solutions for progressive voters.By info@podcastone.com.
 
Have you ever wondered why we have two ways to spell "blond(e)"? Also, I share some fascinating American frontier history that reveals how "trolloping' became a word.FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRLYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirlTwitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirlFacebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirlPinterest: http://pinterest.com/realg ...…
 
Have you ever wondered why we have two ways to spell "blond(e)"? Also, I share some fascinating American frontier history that reveals how "trolloping' became a word.FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRLYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirlTwitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirlFacebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirlPinterest: http://pinterest.com/realg ...…
 
Have you ever wondered why we have two ways to spell "blond(e)"? Also, I share some fascinating American frontier history that reveals how "trolloping' became a word.FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRLYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirlTwitter: http://twitter.com/grammargirlFacebook: http://facebook.com/grammargirlPinterest: http://pinterest.com/realg ...…
 
Michael Hendrix, director of state and local policy at the Manhattan Institute, unpacks important election results impacting gubernatorial seats and local policy proposals. They discuss some of the biggest issues in urban areas like housing and economic development that could be improved with conservative policy ideas.…
 
In this Part 3 of this series, Olly finishes the deep dive into learning grammar. In Today's Episode: The students who come top in grammar tests (without studying grammar) How I stopped translating in my head when speaking Italian The 5-step process you need to get grammar right when speaking (naturally, and without hesitating) Start Speaking T ...…
 
Brian Kilmeade, co-host of "Fox & Friends" and author of "Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny," joins Ben Domenech the day after the 2018 midterms to discuss the biggest surprises of the results. They discuss Trump's influence on voters, 2020 presidential candidates, and changing voter demogra ...…
 
This week on Nice Games Club we talk all about the labor of love that is making games for a living: how it can be great, how it can be not-so-great and how it could get better. Mark reports back from a conference, Martha gets on her soap box and Stephen realizes this podcast has been about documenting his career journey this entire time. Meta J ...…
 
In this Part 2 of this new series, Olly continues the deep dive into learning grammar. In Today's Episode: How to learn new grammar The grammar points you must avoid The best kind of material to study with Start Speaking Today: I’d like to thank italki for supporting the show. To claim your free lesson and start speaking today, visit: https://i ...…
 
Comedian and filmmaker Louis C.K. was accused of harassment by five women just weeks before his latest film, "I Love You, Daddy" was set to hit theaters in the fall of 2017. After watching the now impossible-to-find movie, Emily Jashinsky, Inez Stepman, and Madeline Osburn discuss why it's a movie our culture should see and discuss, especially ...…
 
Doomsday. The apocalypse. The End. Join scholar, author and professional existential risk philosopher Phil Torres for a surprisingly jovial romp through different "Oops we're screwed" scenarios that will lead to the destruction of the planet or extinction of our species. (Not to be confused with lepidopterologist/butterfly man, Phil Torres.) Fi ...…
 
We talk to historical linguist Bethwyn Evans about how we know languages are related. In the news: Emoji v11, and the best of the EMNLP conference. Words of the Week: nanobodies, reef-toxic, fair dinkum power, first-daughter effect.
 
Victorian slang and a modern controversy over language and gender. In the early 1900's, a door-knocker wasn't just what visitors used to announce their arrival, it was a type of beard with a similar shape. And in the 21st century: Is it ever okay to call someone a lady? Or is woman always the better term? Plus, surprising stories behind some fa ...…
 
In his new book, "The Once and Future Worker," Oren Cass, Manhattan Institute senior fellow, lays out his hypothesis on labor, wages, and how a renewal of jobs is crucial for a thriving, self-sufficient society that offers opportunity to all. Domenech and Cass also discuss Universal Basic Income and the plight of the unemployed men.…
 
Heidi Culbertson began her career in mobile technology solution sales for Sprint, USAT and Incode wireless. Her work in enterprise sales often required her to design solutions for companies adopting mobile for the first time. That led her to focus on user experience design for mobile followed by a move into consulting at AT&T and work as an ind ...…
 
Im Sommer war ich am Niederrhein und habe Sylvia Urbaniak von der Greifvogelhilfe getroffen, die sich um verletzte Greifvögel und Eulen in der Region kümmert, diese gesund pflegt und wieder in die Wildbahn entlässt. Ich konnte einige der Volieren sehen und etwas über die aktuellen Patienten erfahren. Anschließend ging es darum, einen gewissen Ü ...…
 
Why did you change your name? And why did you choose the name you chose? Listeners answer these two questions. Hear their stories of gender identity, family fallouts, marriages, divorces, doxxing, cults, and…just not liking your given name very much. Find more about this episode at http://theallusionist.org/name-changers. This episode is part o ...…
 
In this final interview of the current season one of the first true fans of the podcast; Miroslav Šedivý finally makes an appearance and shares the story behind his incredibly multilingual upbringing and life.Czech & Slovak - Miroslav Šedivý at the Polyglot Gathering 2015https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyJdgbsOqQ4ONE BRAIN, ONE KEYBOARD, ONE ED ...…
 
Our hosts talk transgender children, Megyn Kelly’s Halloween mistake, saying goodbye to Apu, and the downfall of modern comedy. The post Transgender Kids Rights Fight, Megyn Kelly’s Blackface Halloween Blunder, the Erasure of Apu, and the Unfunny State of Modern Comedy appeared first on SAFE SPACES Podcast.…
 
This week I am talking about forensic linguistics with Dr David Wright from Nottingham Trent University. We chatted about how forensic linguistics is used in crime detection, authorship analysis, expert witnessing, aiding policing investigation as well as some of the landmark cases where forensic linguistics has been used. We also spoke about D ...…
 
Are the roots of the incivility crisis deeper than we think? Os Guinness is an English writer and social critic who has written over 30 books. Guinness and Domenech discuss America's historical understanding of freedom and how the choice of freedom will chart our country's future . His newest book is "Last Call for Liberty: How America's Genius ...…
 
In this Part 1 of this new series, Olly takes you on a deep dive into learning grammar the natural way. In Today's Episode: Why we struggle with grammar How to stop translating in your head How do immigrants learn English without studying grammar? Start Speaking Today: I’d like to thank italki for supporting the show. To claim your free lesson ...…
 
This week is a special show. I interview Courtney Summers, the author of the New York Times best-selling novel "Sadie," and learn what it was like to work on a book that also had a podcast component and what inspires Courtney to write such dark novels. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRLYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirlTwitter: http://twitter.com/gr ...…
 
This week is a special show. I interview Courtney Summers, the author of the New York Times best-selling novel "Sadie," and learn what it was like to work on a book that also had a podcast component and what inspires Courtney to write such dark novels. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRLYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirlTwitter: http://twitter.com/gr ...…
 
This week is a special show. I interview Courtney Summers, the author of the New York Times best-selling novel "Sadie," and learn what it was like to work on a book that also had a podcast component and what inspires Courtney to write such dark novels. FOLLOW GRAMMAR GIRLYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/grammargirlTwitter: http://twitter.com/gr ...…
 
Linguistics is the scientific study of language and its structure, it looks at the nature of language and communication – which is integral to being human. So why don’t more people know about it? Here to discuss are Dr Graeme Trousdale and Dr Pavel Iosad, both lecturers in Linguistics and English Language at the University of Edinburgh. Both Pa ...…
 
What is the origin of birthright citizenship, the 14th amendment, and the debate over its interpretation? Mark Krikorian is executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies. He joins Ben Domenech in studio to explain tourist births, asylum laws, and the practical implications of eliminating birthright citizenship.…
 
This week, Spencer and Razib talk about the intersection of Halloween and genetics. Show notes: https://pxlme.me/Jx54AZoN
 
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