Podcasts about language

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Carrie
Creation Date February 8th, 2019
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The Vocal Fries

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

Lingthusiasm - A podcast that's enthusiastic about linguistics

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

A Way with Words — language, linguistics, and callers from all over

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.

Talk the Talk

A weekly show about linguistics, the science of language, on RTRFM 92.1 community radio, Perth.

Very Bad Words

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.

The Allusionist

Linguistic adventures with Helen Zaltzman, TheAllusionist.org. A proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.

Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

WINNER OF BEST EDUCATION PODCAST IN THE 2017 PODCAST AWARDS. Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing. 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. Find the full, ad-free archive of Grammar Girl, as well as exclusive bonus episodes, only on Stitcher Premium. Use code GRAMMAR for one free month at stitcherpremium.com/grammar

The World in Words

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 Podcast

Conlangery is the podcast for language creators and enthusiasts of constructed languages.

Subtext

Relationships are confusing, especially when they're digital. What did she mean by putting a period? Why did he wait so long to respond? We're here to talk about your toughest texting questions (and share a few stories of our own).

Canguro English

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.

The History of English Podcast

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.

That's What They Say

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.

Fiat Lex: A Dictionary Podcast

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).

Word for Word

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

Words for Granted is a podcast that looks at how words change over time. Each episode explores the evolution of a single word. Host Ray Belli uses language--more specifically, individual words--as a way of understanding history, culture, religion, and society.

Lexitecture

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.

Troublesome Terps

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.