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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. Your language questions: https://waywordradio.org/contact or words@waywordradio.org. Call toll-free *any* time in the U.S. and Canada at 1 (877) 929-9673. From elsewhere in the world: +1 619 800 4443. All past shows ar ...
 
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
 
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 Benny Lewis, Luca Lampariello, Richard Simcott and Alex Rawlings. Learn Spanish, Learn French, Learn German, Learn Italian, Learn Portuguese, ...
 
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.
 
Brought to you by OptiLingo -- The Actual Fluency Podcast features inspirational stories from world-class language learners, industry experts, and regular people who embraced multilingualism in one way or another. In the episodes we dive deep down in the why that pushed people to learn a new language, the how to figure out how they best achieved it, and of course a lot of great stories of the experiences that speaking multiple languages can bring to people's lives. We also talk about apps, m ...
 
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 ...
 
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!
 
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 ...
 
The Language Mastery Show brings you interviews with the world's best language learners. Get an inside look at how polyglots, linguists, and language lovers master languages more quickly, and learn the habits, methods, and mindsets you need to succeed in your own language learning adventures. Each guest shares proven strategies for reaching fluency, overcoming fear, speaking with confidence, and having more fun along the way. I'm your host, John Fotheringham, a linguist, teacher, and the aut ...
 
🍋 Heus, you want to learn Latin? Salve sodalis, you have come to the right place. This is a Latin podcast for beginners. With the series "Litterae Latinae Simplices", you will set up for a journey into Latin literature, in easy spoken Latin. 🍋 Eager to read some Latin literature? Download here your graded reading of Catullus' "Carmen III": https://pages.saturalanx.eu/catullus-carme/ 🎙️ Do you like this podcast? Let me know! Leave a review on iTunes (or the platform you are using to listen to ...
 
Tagalog, which is mainly spoken in the Philippines, is one of the most beautiful languages in Asia. Writer and self-confessed language nerd Kris Andres wants to share that beauty with you. Whether you are visiting the country for business or pleasure, married or dating someone from the Philippines, an English-speaking Filipino trying to find their ethnic identity, or just trying to learn something new, this podcast is for you. It features lessons and exercises that would help you understand ...
 
Boost your fluency in Swahili with LinguaBoost! You can download the entire audio course (30 lessons), including a pdf book with all the phrases, on our website: www.linguaboost.com Each lesson contains useful everyday phrases related to a specific topic. You’ll learn the language in context, not just single words. All material is translated and spoken by native speakers.
 
Welcome to the official free Podcast site from SAGE, with selected new podcasts that will span a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. Our Podcasts are designed to act as teaching tools, providing further insight into our content through editor and author commentaries and interviews with special guests. SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and ...
 
Learn a Language...Or Maybe Three! The Fluent Show is on a mission to help you get excited about language learning. We both learn languages every day in our lives, and we 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. 🥰 Support The Fluent Show on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/fluentshow)
 
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!
 
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.
 
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A lot of placenames in Ireland begin with Kil-. Sometimes this is a reference to a church, sometimes it refers to a woodland. Sometimes both. What's going on? Did the early Christians steal holy sites from the pagan druids or something? In the first of a set of episodes, Darach, Gearóidín and Peadar look at some of the recurring features in Irish p…
 
There’s no known human society without language, whether spoken or signed or both, but writing is a different story. Writing is a technology that has only been invented from scratch a handful of times: in ancient Sumeria (where it may have spread to ancient Egypt or been invented separately there), in ancient China, and in ancient Mesoamerica. Far …
 
Shauna and Dan are full of joy and whimsy as they tackle a gloomy phrase in Under the Weather. Maybe it means you are sick or maybe it means you are drunk. Or in some rare cases maybe you are having some financial difficulties. But the biggest question of all... does this really have nautical origins? And if so... why do we first see it in print fr…
 
On January 22, Ukraine celebrates Unity Day - День соборності України. Learn more about the history behind this day as well as our path to East+West=<3 Схід і Захід разом! Season 5 of the podcast is entirely in slow simple Ukrainian. For easier episodes with English, check out our earlier episodes (#01-#80). Конспект уроку – lesson notes for this e…
 
Jonathan and the Alexes kick off 2021 by talking about a topic we have covered before: English as a lingua franca. In light of the global political shifts, Brexit and changing global travel (or lack thereof), is English still the undisputed "Global Language"? And what even IS English? Support Troublesome Terps Links: Alex D’s online discussion with…
 
In the second half of the 1400s, there is written evidence of word play and new word formations within English. These new terms included words for the sounds made by animals and collective nouns for various groups of animals and people. This was also a period when the Plantagenet era came to an end, and the first Tudor monarch seized the throne. In…
 
Lots of languages divide words into categories, like male and female. How does that happen? Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on Lexicon Valley each week, and no ads. Sign up now to listen and support our show. Twitter: @lexiconvalley Facebook: facebook.com/LexiconValley Email: lexiconvalley@slate.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit me…
 
Today we have my mom on the podcast. It's a great conversation talking about everything from Covid, vaccines, nursing and much more. I really think you'll enjoy todays show! AFFILIATE LINKS - https://www.viome.com Code: BreakingNormal - www.tribevitamins.com STAY IN TOUCH ↣WEBSITE: http://breakingnormal.com ↣FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/Danie…
 
The guys explore the incredible story behind one word – Assassin. As they explore the history of the word, you will learn about ancient religious sects, the juice drink Snapple, a fictional martial art from Korea, William Shakespeare, and perhaps most importantly, the fact that the word has “ass” in it twice. Plus “They Want Among Us” about the con…
 
There's a new show on Netflix, and it's The History of Swearing, featuring Nicolas Cage. Backing him up is a team of researchers, comedians — and one of our favourite lexicographers, Kory Stamper. Kory tells us all about the show on this episode of Because Language.By Daniel Midgley and Hedvig Skirgård
 
Calling all cruciverbalists! Susie and Gyles have a treat in store for you as they deep-dive into the most popular word game around: the Crossword. Since its creation 108 years ago, the crossword has transfixed millions on both sides of the Atlantic and the charm of this game has worked its way into literature, fashion, film - even the Royals are k…
 
"Pasta" is first attested in English during the 1800's, which is later than one might expect. However, in prior centuries, a handful of closely related cognates such as "paste," "pastry," "pastel," and others were borrowed into English, so we consider how these words relate historically and etymologically to the Italian food. We also examine the se…
 
In this episode, we chat with Katie Harris, the founder of Joy of Languages, host of Easy Languages Italian and the creator of the #languagediarychallenge. Katie is also a previous student in the Fluent in 3 Months Challenge. We guarantee that anyone who completes the Fluent in 3 Months Challenge will have a 15-minute conversation in their new lang…
 
"What has a head like a cat, feet like a cat, a tail like a cat, but isn't a cat?" Answer: a kitten! A 1948 children's joke book has lots of these to share with kids. Plus: an easy explanation for the difference between immigrate with an i, and emigrate with an e. And ....a story about storks. The ancient Greeks revered these birds for the way they…
 
There are two big types of news in this episode: Important celebrity word news from the worlds of Hilaria Baldwin and Wagatha Christie 🕵🏼 Important annual word news from the Word of the Year committees around the world It's a bumper episode as Lindsay dropped in to discuss all those words that made our 2020, including lockdown coronavirus rona / Mi…
 
Marek Kiczkowiak talks to us about teaching English as a lingua franca (ELF). Is ELF a variety of English? How can teachers approach teaching it? In what situations is it helpful to students (and when might it not be)? TEFL Equity Advocates and Academy For more podcast, videos and blogs, visit our website Support the podcast – buy us a coffee! Deve…
 
2021 has gotten off to a fairly spicy start and yet again the spotlight has been shone on online communities in light of events in America But what makes one community a supportive safe space but another a radicalising echo chamber? Unrelated, perhaps, are a number of recent viral tweets where learners have told of disappointing experiences using I…
 
You are at a crossroads. Should you listen to this podcast, where we take a deep-dive into our word of the day, which was created as a joke? Or should you watch another episode of Cobra Kai, where every time you try to do the right thing, things just get worse? Some might call this some kind of conundrum, and we hope that you choose to do the right…
 
We are back with Ukrainian Lessons Podcast Season 5! In the first episode of 2021, let's talk about progress and innovations. Anna will tell you about some of the most successful and interesting Ukrainian startups - українські стартапи. Season 5 of the podcast is entirely in slow simple Ukrainian. For easier episodes with English, check out our ear…
 
Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers! This week Shauna talks about the origins of the possibly less-than-moral proverb. But Dan starts us off with his need for routine regarding masks, then later on coins. We get one random Babylon 5 reference and the duo share parenting goals, all on this week's #BunnyTrails! Copyright 2021 by The Readiness Corner, LLC…
 
Apart from the -AN suffix, Locative Focus Verbs use the -IN suffix and the PAG-AN affix combination. A heartfelt appreciation to my $5 Patrons mentioned as of this recording: Craig Putz, Isak Buan, Gladys Trinidad, Ken Yeager, Paolo de Armas, Christian Dimalanta, J Springy, Elaine, Bryan, Melinda O’Connor, Caroline Jane Walsh, Alex, Chris, Alexande…
 
Wes asks: "How would you go about living and working in China?" Do You Have A Question? This show exists to answer your language learning questions! Send me your questions by visiting: https://www.iwillteachyoualanguage.com/ask ...and I’ll do my best to feature it on the show! Leave a Review If you'd like to support the show, the best way to do tha…
 
What exactly goes on in your head when you're speaking a language? What happens when you learn a new one, or forget your mother tongue as you age in another country? Does reading Braille require different parts of your brain than reading text on a page? Why does the aphasia patient sing? In this episode, we’ll deconstruct the parts of the brain tha…
 
Today we have David Carroll on the podcast. It's a great conversation talking about everything from the USDA, Buffalo, Bison, Beef and much more. I really think you'll enjoy todays show! AFFILIATE LINKS - https://www.viome.com Code: BreakingNormal - www.tribevitamins.com STAY IN TOUCH ↣WEBSITE: http://breakingnormal.com ↣FACEBOOK: https://www.faceb…
 
Scott and Steve discuss the history and meaning of the term “Big Brother”, starting with its origin in George Orwell’s 1984 to the Big Tech landscape of today. Special guest John W. Whitehead of The Rutherford Institute provides his insight on threats to freedom in our modern age. On the lighter side, the debut of a new segment – Name That Lil’. Le…
 
Take a seat, recline if you’d like or perhaps, even lie down because this week Susie and Gyles are going to be exploring the wonderful wordy world of furniture. Do you know your Chaise Lounge from your Divan? The Chesterfield from the Sedan? Get ready to be paraded around on a litter and discover why the secretaire is full of secrets, why bankruptc…
 
This episode features Evelyn, who learned conversational Korean in just 90 days with the Fluent in 3 Months Challenge. We actually guarantee that anyone who completes the Fluent in 3 Months Challenge will have a 15-minute conversation in their new language after 90 days of learning. You can find out more here. In our chat with Evelyn shares how she…
 
Many of us struggled with the Old English poem "Beowulf" in high school. But what if you could actually hear "Beowulf" in the English of today? There's a new translation by Maria Dahvana Headley that uses contemporary language and even internet slang to create a fresh take on this centuries-old poem -- right down to addressing the reader as Bro! Al…
 
Hi!!!! The Fluent Show is back! How was your 2020? Can you believe we had 200 episodes of Fluent Show? I mean wow. WOW. In this episode, I'll be reflecting on the big themes of last year and giving you 5 ways to set your language goals for 2021. Set your Vision Goal first Build around milestones for the year Commit to recording over planning Put th…
 
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