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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.
 
Light-hearted conversation with callers from all over about new words, old sayings, slang, family expressions, language change and varieties, as well as word histories, linguistics, regional dialects, word games, grammar, books, literature, writing, and more. You can join author/journalist Martha Barnette and linguist/lexicographer Grant Barrett on the show with your language thoughts, questions, and stories: https://waywordradio.org/contact or words@waywordradio.org. In the US 🇺🇸 and Canada ...
 
Susie Dent and Gyles Brandreth invite you to enhance your vocabulary, uncover the hidden origins of language and share their love of words in this award-winning podcast. We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com Want more Purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or by heading to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms for ad-f ...
 
A podcast that's enthusiastic about linguistics by Gretchen McCulloch and Lauren Gawne. A weird and deep conversation about language delivered right to your ears the third Thursday of every month. "Joyously nerdy" –Buzzfeed. 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
 
The monthly 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 at www.patreon.com/vocalfriespod
 
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 Up shares the diverse languages of black Australia from Anmatyerre to Arrernte, from Bidjara to Bundjalung, from Nyungar to Ngaanyatjarra, from Yankunytjatjara to Yorta Yorta—one word at a time.
 
I speak 20 languages. I've been learning languages for over 50 years and I've tried all kinds of approaches. I talk about my experiences, my approach to language learning, what I enjoy about learning languages and all manner of other topics related to language. If you love languages, or think you would if you hadn't been discouraged by past experiences, this is the podcast for you. Anyone can learn a language. You just need the right attitude and the right approach!
 
Far too much of language teaching literature is, to quote Stephen Krashen, “Far too long, far too incomprehensible and far too full of jargon,” not to mention far too expensive. The TEFL Training Institute podcast is short, easy to understand and free. In each 15-minute episode, we discuss practical, thought-provoking or controversial topics with our friends, and some of the biggest names in language teaching. From motivation to materials, training to teenagers, approaches to assessment, if ...
 
Learn a Language...Or Maybe Three! The Fluent Show is on a mission to help you get excited about language learning. We learn languages every day in our lives, and have learnt over 15 different languages between us. We share stories, news, tips, and ideas that will make you fluent...eventually. Subscribe to the show today to get your regular dose of Fluent love. It is worth clarifying that we actively want to support anti-racism and will highlight and advocate for the equality of all. Languag ...
 
Learn Czech 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 CzechClass101.com. One of these phrases just might turn your trip into the best one ever!
 
Learn Filipino 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 FilipinoPod101.com. One of these phrases just might turn your trip into the best one ever!
 
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Ryan Paulsen and Amy Hanlon

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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 w ...
 
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.
 
Are you looking for a well-structured and easily accessible Ukrainian language course that can easily fit into your life? Ukrainian Lessons Podcast is exactly what its name says: Lessons of Ukrainian in the format of a podcast. This means you can enjoy learning Ukrainian with a real teacher from the comfort of your car, on your morning jog, or while cooking. All podcast lessons are free ― and if you enjoy it and want to dig deeper, subscribe to the premium membership to receive PDF lesson no ...
 
Learning a new language? Get your language learning questions answered by polyglot Olly Richards, who speaks 8 languages and is the founder of the StoryLearning® method. 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 Benny Lewis, Luca Lampariello, Richard Simcott and Alex Rawlings. Learn Spanish, Learn French, Learn German, Learn Italian, Learn Portuguese, Learn Ar ...
 
Lithuanian Out Loud is a podcast series designed for students of the Lithuanian language. Come along with native Lithuanian speaker and author Raminta and her North-American husband Jack. They'll teach you Lithuanian in beginner, intermediate and advanced lessons along with tidbits about the history and culture of Raminta's homeland - Lietuva!
 
Learn Bulgarian 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 BulgarianPod101.com. One of these phrases just might turn your trip into the best one ever!
 
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Science Friday and WNYC Studios

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What does the word “meme” have to do with evolutionary biology? And why do we call it “Spanish flu” when it was never Spanish? Science Diction is a podcast about words—and the science stories within them. If you like your language with a side of science, Science Diction has you covered. Brought to you by Science Friday and WNYC Studios.
 
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Giles Poyner has worked in marketing and advertising for over twenty years and has worked on some of the biggest global brands. He explains how when it comes to marketing food and drink words really do matter. From taking every day slogans that we then associate with a brand to employing iambic pentameter to create taglines that stick in the custom…
 
We have reached 200! That’s 200 episodes of Something Rhymes with Purple consisting of topics such as Drinking, Theatre, Death, Hair, Biscuits, School, Sex, Board Games, Fish, Cricket, Water Vessels.. The list is 200 items long! To celebrate our 200th birthday, Susie and Gyles will dedicate it to the Purple People and spend the episode riffling thr…
 
William Bullokar composed the first formal grammar of the English language in 1586. Prior to that point, the concept of grammar had been largely restricted to Latin. Bullokar’s work extended the concept to English, but it did so by employing the Latin grammatical framework. This approach was followed by subsequent grammarians, and it has shaped the…
 
Benny is ready for a new Fluent in 3 Months project, during which he will focus for 90 days on becoming conversational in a new language! In this episode, Benny revisits his past projects and reflects on what he can take from his experience onto this new adventure. Tune in to Benny’s YouTube channel and the Fluent in 3 Months YouTube channel in the…
 
Megan and Carrie talk to Dr. Dennis Baron, Emeritus Professor of English at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, about his newest book You Can't Always Say What You Want: The Paradox of Free Speech. What do moos mean? Support the show Contact us: Tweet us @VocalFries Email us at vocalfriespod@gmail.com Thanks for listening and keep calm and …
 
Novelist Charles Dickens and the musician Prince were very different types of artists, but they also had a lot in common. A new book chronicling their extraordinary careers becomes a larger meditation on perfectionism and creativity itself. Plus, the military origins of the term ballpark estimate. And when two people say the same thing simultaneous…
 
Ahoj, jak to jde? Dnešní epizoda je repríza. To znamená, že není nová. Už jsi ji mohl/a v podcastu slowczech slyšet. Proč děláme reprízu? Protože slowczech má strašně moc epizod a je škoda je slyšet jenom jednou. Navíc když se učíš jazyk, nikdy neposlouchej jenom jednou. Minimálně dvakrát nebo třikrát! Toto je epizoda číslo 172 a má dvě hvezdičky. …
 
This week Shauna and Dan explore the borrowed phrase, Quid Pro Quo. Dan laments not learning any Latin in school, while Shauna boasts about her High School teacher who added a little culture to her learning. Plus, what do you call it when the hair on your arm stands and end and gets all bumpy? All this and more on this weeks #BunnyTrails. Copyright…
 
Harm takes shape in and through what is suppressed, left out, or taken for granted. Unsaid: Unsaid: Analyzing Harmful Silences (U California Press, 2022) is a guide to understanding and uncovering what is left unsaid—whether concealed or silenced, presupposed or excluded. Drawing on a variety of real-world examples, narrative criminologist Lois Pre…
 
We are on the 4th leg of our North America road trip where we are visiting Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Susie and Gyles will take us to the meadows of Las Vegas and the snowy capped mountains of Nevada before we hit the casinos and Gyles reveals he has a booking at a church in Las Vegas ready and waiting for him. We’ll continue on to Q…
 
Is it easier to learn a language when it’s fun? Fluent in 3 Months student and French learner, TY, discusses taking part in Fluent in 3 Months programs and finding the fun in language learning with hosts Benny and Shannon. A language teacher herself, TY discusses her experience creating a program for kids to create their own languages and how recor…
 
Do you refer to your dog or cat as “somebody”? As in: When you love somebody that much, you don’t mind if they slobber. In other words, is your pet a somebody or a something? Also, for centuries, there was little consistency in the way many English words were spelled. But long before the printing press helped to standardize spelling, powerful histo…
 
As Lead of Language Research at Grammarly, Courtney Napoles is building systems to better help people from around the world communicate. In this episode, we discuss things such as the fundamentals of linguistic machine learning and how AI learns linguistic biases––not to mention how those biases are undone. To get 50% off an annual plan with Memris…
 
Ahoj! Já jsem Martina a jsem nová lektorka ve slowczech. Tohle je moje první epizoda, ve které ti řeknu, proč miluju béčkové filmy. Jestli chceš předem vědět, co znamenaji slova jako “náročný divák” nebo “přehlídka” a další, slovníček najdeš v transcriptu této epizody na webu sc. Slovíčka scénář = napsané dialogy filmu s poznámkami trapný = nepříje…
 
Language names come from many sources. Sometimes they’re related to a geographical feature or name of a group of people. Sometimes they’re related to the word for “talk” or “language” in the language itself; other times the name that outsiders call the language is completely different from the insider name. Sometimes they come from mistakes: a name…
 
This week Dan takes 30 minutes to issue a retraction for something said in episode 159: Best Thing Since Sliced Bread. But we weren't alone in this mistaken information. Newspapers, governments, and historical websites were all taken in by a hoax on who invented this household appliance. Join us as we explore a long-running Wikipedia hoax and dive …
 
In Fish, Milk, Tamarind: A Book of Egyptian Arabic Food Expressions (American University in Cairo Press, 2022), Dalal Abo El Seoud presents 100 commonly used Egyptian food expressions. Can you guess what Egyptians mean when they say that something is "a peeled banana" or that someone is "sleeping in honey" or has "turned the sea to tahini"? You may…
 
Discover how Tailors and Tagliatelle pasta are connected, why a large nail gave its name to the technique of ‘tacking’ and the treacherous origin story of the sewing machine. It’s going to be a *Singer* of an episode today as Susie and Gyles stitch, hem and thread their way through the world of sewing where all is not as it seams… We love hearing f…
 
Matt, Michelle, and Rachel dive into the research and pop news in and related to the field of Speech and Language Pathology. On this week’s episode they discusses trauma informed care with Rachel and the role of AI in speech and language therapy. The Discord is up and ready for people to interact with the crew 24/7 with a new website, www.discord.s…
 
Will technological advances keep impacting language learning positively? This is a question that Philippa Wentzel, Curriculum Team Lead of the popular online language resource Lingoda, attempts to answer in her discussion with Benny. In this interview, Philippa explores topics such as how academic learning can be unsatisfying, how Lingoda relies on…
 
In just seconds, online text generators and chatbots can produce whole paragraphs of sophisticated prose. But what do advances in artificial intelligence mean for writers? What is lost and what’s gained when machine-writing replaces the work humans have always struggled to produce? Plus, the story behind the phrase the old college try. It goes back…
 
Aren't words of the year the BEST?? Definitely no quiet quitting or shrinkflation over here because today is a bonus! We're coming out of goblin mode for this special topic (what a vibe shift) and having a lot of fun learning words from all over the world, including the UK, Australia, USA, Germany, Austria, Portugal and Norway. Where do you listen?…
 
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