Best Linguistics podcasts we could find (Updated August 2018)
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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. Bonus episodes: www.patreon.com/lingthusiasmShownotes: www.lingthusiasm.com
 
Podcast by LSA 2017
 
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 ...
 
Welcome to the official free Podcast from SAGE Publications for Language & Linguistics. SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets with principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, and Singapore.
 
The voice of reason in an unreasonable world...
 
A selection of lectures, interviews, readings, concerts, and performances from Boston College.
 
A daily blog about all things linguistic by Gretchen McCulloch.I also cohost a linguistics podcast, Lingthusiasm.
 
Silly Linguistics is a podcast about language. We take a broader look at language. What are some of the ways language influences the world, and how does the world influence language? What role does language fulfill in society? Is language preservation important? How do we preserve language and why should we do it? These are just some of the topics covered on the podcast.Don't forget to check us out at http://sillylinguistics.com and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/sillylinguis ...
 
The audiobook, The Linguist: A personal guide to language learning, describes LingQ founder Steve Kaufmann's journey in learning to speak 9 languages and explains how you too, can become a linguist!
 
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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.
 
(We are now on Lybsyn)As humans we must understand the limits of our wisdom and ask questions to expand our knowledge for full understanding of life. We know the best way to do this is to expose yourself to anything and learn directly from people involved in situation. Providing a lighter perspective on recurrences or patterns in our every day life, we want to bring you guys one the best podcasts available because of our outlook on life as a 'millennial'. So please tune in, and give it a lis ...
 
Interstellar Communication: Semiotic, Linguistic and Cognitive Approaches
 
The Spoken History of a Global Language
 
Linguistic Diversity in a Globalised World
 
One of the earliest works of this Italian philosopher and literary critic, Aesthetic as Science of Expression and General Linguistic marks the beginning of Croce's elaboration of his highly influential ideas of aesthetics. Croce defines art in terms of intuition and expression, thus replacing beauty as the primary criterion for aesthetic evaluation. - Summary by Mary J
 
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 ...
 
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Conlangery Podcast
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The podcast about constructed languages
 
Funner, snuck, and LOL are all things that we're hearing people say these days. That's What They Say is a weekly segment on Michigan Radio that explores our changing language.University of Michigan English Professor Anne Curzan studies linguistics and the history of the English language. Each week she'll discuss why we say what we say with Michigan Radio Weekend Edition host Rebecca Kruth.
 
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, ...
 
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Extreme Vocabulary
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A vocabulary podcast that goes deeper.
 
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Lexicon Valley
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Lexicon Valley is a podcast about language, from pet peeves, syntax, and etymology to neurolinguistics and the death of languages. Hosted by linguist John McWhorter.
 
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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.
 
East Coast Canadian comic Brittany Campbell meets up with local and traveling comedians to discuss life and comedy.
 
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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.
 
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 ...
 
Interviews with Scholars of Language about their New Books
 
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
 
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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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The Endless Knot
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Aven & Mark discuss etymology, history, literature, language, and cocktails, and the sometimes surprising connections between them all.
 
Grammar Grater is a weekly podcast about English words, grammar, and usage for the Information Age.
 
The TEFLology Podcast is a bi-weekly podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) and related matters, presented by three self-certified TEFLologists. We take a lighthearted look at the fields of English language teaching (ELT) and applied linguistics, with topics ranging from TESOL methodologies and approaches to current affairs and history. Email: teflology@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter @TEFLology
 
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Language Rules
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A podcast about the languages of the world and their speakers
 
Start using NLP skills to enhancing your communication, performance and relationships. Simply and practically explained by NLP author Phil Parker
 
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Word for Word
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Australian English has many fascinating stories, interesting etymologies, and wonderfully weird slang. The language is constantly evolving as the world around us changes; new words are created, meanings change, and other things get left behind. In Word for Word, we explore the surprising histories behind everyday words and phrases, go behind-the-scenes with the dictionary editors, and meet some of Australia's most interesting word-lovers, from Scrabble champions to hip-hop artists. Join us a ...
 
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Articulate
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Welcome to (Art)iculate, a pop linguistics podcast that explores the endearingly odd features of human language, both written and spoken. Language is a charmingly idiosyncratic bit of machinery so let's delve into those cogs and gears together and disentangle a bit of the mess.
 
A blog for newbie and veteran conlangers alike, where we discuss different aspects of conlanging and linguistics as well as some other stuff.
 
OzPic is hosted by Macquarie Dictionary Editor, Susan Butler. Each episode focuses on a particular feature of the Australian environment including the origin of the words associated with that environment, and changes in their meanings throughout history. We invite all listeners to submit a photo that depicts an aspect of the Australia environment on our website, for possible inclusion in the dictionary online. OzPic was produced by media partner ABC Local Radio.
 
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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.
 
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Learn English with Free Podcasts! Whether you are student or a seasoned speaker, our lessons offer something for everyone. We incorporate culture and current issues into each episode to give the most informative, both linguistically and culturally, podcasts possible. For those of you with just the plane ride to prepare, check our survival phrase series at EnglishClass101.com. One of these phrases just might turn your trip into the best one ever!
 
Learn Spanish with Free Podcasts Whether you are student or a seasoned speaker, our lessons offer something for everyone. We incorporate culture and current issues into each episode to give the most informative, both linguistically and culturally, podcasts possible. For those of you with just the plane ride to prepare, check our survival phrase series at SpanishPod101.com. One of these phrases just might turn your trip into the best one ever!
 
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Essential NLP
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Discover Your Potential With Neuro Linguistic Programming
 
Learn Japanese with Daily Podcasts from Tokyo Whether you are Japan-bound or a seasoned speaker, our lessons offer something for everyone. We incorporate culture and current issues into each episode to give the most informative, both linguistically and culturally, podcasts possible. For those of you with just the plane ride to prepare, check our survival phrase series at Japanesepod101.com. One of these phrases just might turn your trip into the best one ever! Yoroshiku O-negai Shimasu!
 
Learn German with Free Podcasts Whether you are student or a seasoned speaker, our lessons offer something for everyone. We incorporate culture and current issues into each episode to give the most informative, both linguistically and culturally, podcasts possible. For those of you with just the plane ride to prepare, check our survival phrase series at GermanPod101.com. One of these phrases just might turn your trip into the best one ever!
 
Learn Hindi with Free Podcasts Whether you are student or a seasoned speaker, our lessons offer something for everyone. We incorporate culture and current issues into each episode to give the most informative, both linguistically and culturally, podcasts possible. For those of you with just the plane ride to prepare, check our survival phrase series at HindiPod101.com. One of these phrases just might turn your trip into the best one ever!
 
A blogcast of academic articles and reviews on interdisciplinary subjects within classical antiquity.
 
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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
 
Learn French with Free Podcasts Whether you are student or a seasoned speaker, our lessons offer something for everyone. We incorporate culture and current issues into each episode to give the most informative, both linguistically and culturally, podcasts possible. For those of you with just the plane ride to prepare, check our survival phrase series at FrenchPod101.com. One of these phrases just might turn your trip into the best one ever!
 
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Streetwise Hebrew
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A bite-sized podcast that discusses Modern Hebrew language gems. From slang to etymology, textual graffiti, Biblical idioms that are still around, influences from other languages, and other linguistic phenomena, host Guy Sharett shows us what we can learn about the Israeli psyche, society, and culture through its language.
 
Editors and authors discuss topics covered in MIT Press journals.
 
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Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! You’ve been having fun shopping and sightseeing in Akihabara, but you can’t help wishing you had a friend with you. Suddenly you spot a familiar figure ahead. It’s your friend from the Japanese university! “Hello!” you yell out in Japanese! “What are you doing here…sightseeing and shopping?” “No, I’m work ...…
 
lingthusiasm:Lingthusiasm Episode 23: When Nothing Means SomethingWhen we think about language, we generally think about things that are visible or audible: letters, sounds, signs, words, symbols,...
 
When we think about language, we generally think about things that are visible or audible: letters, sounds, signs, words, symbols, sentences. We don’t often think about the lack of anything. But little bits of silence or invisibility are found surprisingly often throughout our linguistic system, from the micro level of an individual sound or bi ...…
 
Learn Hindi with HindiPod101.com! Chatting to your Indian coworker on a Monday morning, you discover that you both went to the movies over the weekend. And not only that—she saw the movie you wanted to see and loved it! You wish you hadn’t let your Indian boyfriend talk you out of seeing that movie now! [...]…
 
Learn French with FrenchPod101.com! You’re on a weekend hiking trip in France, and you’re exhausted! Your French friend forgot to mention how difficult the hike was going to be, so you didn’t pack enough food or equipment. By midday, you’re exhausted, hungry, and thirsty…and not sure how you’ll make it through the day!In this Lower [...]…
 
Learn German with GermanPod101.com! Our German vocabulary lists are listener favorites, and now we’ve made it even better! In each lesson, you’ll hear the German words and phrases from the German vocabulary lists. Join us for German Vocab Builder!In this lesson, you’ll learn the names for Months of the Year. Click here to make your [...]…
 
Learn French with FrenchPod101.com! In your home country, there are some phrases that are so common you use them or hear them every day. The same is true in France too, so why not give your French an instant boost by learning them in this video lesson? With Lya’s help, you’ll be sounding like a [...]…
 
In this episode, I react to the never-ending belief that children's book are good for language learning. In Today's Episode: Why I'll never recommend that adults should use kids' books for language learning: The vocabulary is NOT high-frequency The grammar is NOT simple The content is NOT interesting or relevant Readings from: Harry Potter and ...…
 
In this episode, I speak with Steven Alvarez about his book, Brokering Tareas: Mexican Immigrant Families Translanguaging Homework Literacies (SUNY Press, 2017). This book highlights a grassroots literacy mentorship program that connects emerging bilingual and trilingual K-12 students with college students from similar backgrounds. We discuss h ...…
 
John H. McWhorter is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He has written academic books on creole linguistics, including the book we’ll be talking about today, but also a number of popular books on language (including The Power of Babel), and black identity in the United...…
 
The Hamsa symbol, a hand with five fingers, is believed to bring good luck and keep away the evil eye. In Arabic, hamsa is the number five, which just happens to be the number of years we've been making our Streetwise Hebrew podcast! We celebrate this grand occasion with a special episode on all things hamesh (חמש). Pssstttt... have a listen to ...…
 
How do languages change and grow? Does every language acquire new words in the same way? Martha and Grant focus on how that process happens in English and Spanish. Plus, the stories behind the Spanish word "gringo" and the old instruction to elementary school students to sit "Indian Style." Finally, the English equivalents of German sayings pro ...…
 
When you’re feeling unwell, what’s the book you read to make yourself feel better? And why does it work? Clinical psychologist Jane Gregory explains why she sometimes prescribes novel-reading to her patients; and academic Guy Cuthbertson tells how post-WW1 Britain was soothed by Agatha Christie. Find out more about this episode at http://theall ...…
 
Welcome back to the TEFLology Podcast – a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language, and related matters. Today we bring you an interview with Dr. Simon Borg. Simon is a visiting professor at the University of Leeds, and principally works as an ELT consultant. The main focus of his consultancy and academic work today is professio ...…
 
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! You’re on the Japanese train, speeding along and looking through your Tokyo guidebook. You’re so engrossed in it you almost miss your stop. You hear an announcement on the train in Japanese, “Next is Akihabara…Akihabara!” You jump up, make sure you have your bags, and race to the door, calling out, [...]…
 
Learn Spanish with Spanishpod101.com! Everyone at one time or another must face the question, “what is missing from my life?” Well, we know the answer! This lesson from Spanishpod101.com! Join Alan and Lisy as they discuss the importance of family in Latin American culture along with a look at the use of the verb, “faltar.” [...]…
 
Learn Japanese at JapanesePod101.com. Today’s lesson takes place in a classroom. Our student is curious about what life is like in the sabaku (desert). But when learns about the harsh conditions there, she rethinks her postion. We’ll cover vocab for describing places, as well as colloquial use of tte and no da. After listening, stop [...]…
 
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