Podcasts about language

A curated podcast list by Carrie Gillon
Creation Date February 8th, 2019
Updated Date Updated December 11th, 2019
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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. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
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.
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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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/lingthusiasm Shownotes: www.lingthusiasm.com
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A show about linguistics, the science of language, on RTRFM 92.1 community radio, Perth.
Troublesome Terps is a roundtable-style podcast covering topics from interpreting space and the wider world of languages. The hosts - Jonathan Downie, Alexander Gansmeier & Alexander Drechsel - discuss them amongst themselves or with high-profile guests from the industry.
A chronological history of the English language examined through the lens of historical events that shaped the development and spread of the language from the Eurasian steppe to the entire world.
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 Canada at (877) 929-9673. From anywhere in the world: +1 (619) 800-4443. Hear all past shows for free: http://waywordradio.org/. Also on Twitter at http://twitter.com/wayword.
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Adventures in language: TheAllusionist.org. A proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
As long as there’s been language, there have been forbidden words. What gives these words their power? Why are they considered “bad”? Producer and Host, Matt Fidler, reaches out to experts, linguists, and historians to explore these words and their cultural significance. From diving into specific bad words to exploring what language has the “worst curses”, Matt weaves personal stories and interviews to help shed light on the power of very bad words.
Disrupting the language of systemic racism, one word at a time.
Five-time winner of Best Education Podcast in the Podcast Awards. Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing and feed your love of the English language. Whether English is your first language or your second language, these grammar, punctuation, style, and business tips will make you a better and more successful writer. Grammar Girl is a Quick and Dirty Tips podcast.
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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
Conlangery is the podcast for language creators and enthusiasts of constructed languages. We cover conlangs, natural languages, and linguistics topics in order to share techniques and inspiration with the community.
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Online dating advice for the modern age. Navigating relationships in a digital world can be confusing and stressful, which is why we're here to help you (and share a few stories of our own). Brought to you by a language expert and a curious millennial, Subtext gets real about the anxieties of dating on Tinder, over text, and even on Instagram.
Canguro English presents a podcast about language for people learning languages. Just another part of my mission to change the way the world learns English. Education should be FREE and FUN.
That's What They Say is a weekly segment on Michigan Radio that explores our changing language. Each week University of Michigan English Professor Anne Curzan will discuss why we say what we say with Michigan Radio Weekend Edition host Rebecca Kruth.
Love words? Then you probably love dictionaries, those great guardians of English, hallowed and revered, unchanging as eternity. Ha, just kidding! Dictionaries are living, breathing documents that record a living, breathing language, and which are created by living, breathing nerds. Join two of those nerds--authors and lexicographers Kory Stamper and Steve Kleinedler--as they accompany you down the absurdist log-flume ride of the English language, the dictionaries that chronicle it, and the dorks who dare do such derring-do (lexically speaking).
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 as we explore our language: the ways we use it, the ways we abuse it, and the ways we ultimately change it.
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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A Canadian (Ryan) and a Scot (Amy) talking about the words in the English language that fascinate them most at the moment, looking at their histories and origins and trying to piece together just how they got to where they are today. This is a podcast for anyone interested in etymology (the study of words and their origins/history). If you've ever found yourself happier after discovering some bizarre bit of trivia about a word that you hadn't even given a second thought to (such as how the word 'trivia' relates to its Latin components meaning "three roads"), this might just be the podcast for you.
Welcome to our whimsical adventure of idioms and other turns of phrase. Each week, we delve into the origins of phrases to find out how they came into the English language. We tell the story of how the phrase got from its beginnings to where it is today. Shauna and Dan are two big nerds, so expect some geek culture references, random trivia facts, and loads of laughs!
Word Journeys is a podcast about etymology and the surprising stories behind the origins of English words. English is constantly evolving and the meanings of words are always shifting. In each episode, we take words united by a common theme and explore how they made their way into English and the historical circumstances which shaped their definitions. For more information or to contact us, visit www.wordjourneyspodcast.com. If you would like to contribute to the show and want to see the perks associated with that, visit our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/wordjourneyspodcast.
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Aven & Mark discuss etymology, history, literature, language, and cocktails, and the sometimes surprising connections between them all.
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.
Series exploring the world of words and the ways in which we use them
Have you ever thought about the words you use? Have you ever pondered about the words other languages use? And have you ever wondered to yourself, how are these sounds made? In this podcast Maxwell Hope will go dive into how particular sounds are made in everyday language. Average Joe will ask clarifying questions to try to understand what is going on.
Radio Omniglot is a podcast about language and linguistics by Simon Ager, the man behind Omniglot.com, the online encyclopedia of writing systems and languages. It covers language, linguistics, individual language profiles, language learning, and related topics.
America the Bilingual is a storytelling podcast designed to inspire people on their journey to bilingualism. We'll listen to people who have become bilingual, especially native-English speakers who learned another language as adults (that is, the hard way). How did they do it? Why did they do it? How do they lead their bilingual lives? You'll find out every two weeks.
Language moves fast and Word Bomb is here to help. Unpacking one explosive word per week, hosts Pippa Johnstone and Karina Palmitesta talk to experts and dive deep into lived experiences to share stories the dictionary doesn't tell you.
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
Dis moi quelle langue tu parles, je te dirai qui tu es. Une fois par mois, Laélia Véron, autrice de « Le français est à nous ! », s’interroge sur les langages et leurs usages, sur ce qu’ils disent de nous. Parler comme jamais est un podcast de Binge Audio, réalisé avec le soutien de la Délégation générale à la langue française et aux langues de France.
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 podcast about how language matters in business, politics and beyond.

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