Podcasts about language

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Creation Date February 8th, 2019
Updated Date Updated January 13th, 2021
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Podcasts about Linguistics (lingpods)
  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Podcast on Distributed Morphology and other topics of Linguistic Morphology hosted by Dr. Jeffrey Punske.
  6. Troublesome Terps is a roundtable-style podcast covering topics from the interpreting space and the wider world of languages. The hosts - Jonathan Downie, Alexander Drechsel, Alexander Gansmeier, and Sarah Hickey - discuss them amongst themselves or with high-profile guests from the industry.
  7. 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.
  8. Adventures in language with Helen Zaltzman. TheAllusionist.org
  9. 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.
  10. A podcast working against epistemological whiteness and raciolinguistic ideologies.
  11. Grammar Girl is your friendly guide to the English language—writing, history, rules, and cool stuff. We cover punctuation, grammar, style, word histories, idioms, and more. Five-time winner of Best Education Podcast in the Podcast Awards. QuickandDirtyTips.com
  12. Language unites and divides us. It mystifies and delights us. Patrick Cox and Kavita Pillay tell the stories of people with all kinds of linguistic passions: comedians, writers, researchers; speakers of endangered languages; speakers of multiple languages; and just speakers—people like you and me.
  13. The podcast about constructed languages
  14. 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.
  15. Canguro English presents a podcast about language for people learning languages.
  16. A podcast about dictionaries by people who write dictionaries. Yes, really.
  17. Free daily dose of word power from Merriam-Webster's experts
  18. Word Matters is a show for readers, writers, and anyone who ever loved their English class. Join Merriam-Webster editors as they challenge supposed grammar rules, reveal the surprising origins behind words, tackle common questions, and generally geek out about the beautiful nightmare that is language.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Introducing Wordy Wordpecker with Rachel Lopez. A podcast that looks at how words have changed over time and the crazy journeys they took to become what they are today. Each week, your host Rachel will breakdown fascinating words and why they mean what they mean. So, if the word curious piques your curiosity and if you want to know what's behind the word silhouette or rather who's behind it, this is just the podcast for you! Episode 1 coming out on 21st August!
  23. Speaking of Translation is an occasional podcast about the language industry, hosted by freelance translators (and enthusiastic talkers!) Eve Bodeux and Corinne McKay
  24. A podcast about language and what people do with it: Conversations and stories with interpreters, translators, copywriters, and other fun professions and passions.
  25. Se Ve Se Escucha (Seen and Heard) is a podcast about language justice and what it means to be an interpreter, an organizer and bilingual in the US South. Season 3 out NOW!
  26. Ett program om hur språk används och förändras. Här kan du som lyssnare ställa dina frågor om språk. Programledare Emmy Rasper. Ansvarig utgivare: Sabina Schatzl
  27. 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!
  28. 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
  29. Aven & Mark discuss etymology, history, literature, language, and cocktails, and the sometimes surprising connections between them all.
  30. Winner of the Gold Award for Best Entertainment Podcast at the British Podcast Awards 2020. 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. To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://purple.backstreetmerch.com/
  31. Series exploring the world of words and the ways in which we use them
  32. A podcast about language and linguistics
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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
  36. The Spoken History of a Global Language
  37. Dis moi quelle langue tu parles, je te dirai qui tu es. 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 les Éditions Le Robert.
  38. 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.
  39. A podcast about linguistic fieldwork, where seasoned fieldworkers share their stories from the field.
  40. Music and Language are central to identity in Indigenous communities and the return of legacy recordings made by researchers can be an emotional and exciting rediscovery of the past, contributing to the continuation of cultural practices. PARADISEC is a digital archive of materials from endangered cultures. Join archivist Steven Gagau and musicologist Jodie Kell from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in a series of interviews with people who have found personal and cultural connections with collections in the archive.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. A podcast about how language matters in business, politics and beyond.
  44. Correctrice au journal "Le Monde" et auteure de "Au bonheur des fautes", Muriel Gilbert manie la langue française et les mots avec une grande agilité. Elle vous fait découvrir la signification d'une expression, son origine et surtout son bon usage.
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