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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. We love answering your wordy questions on the show so please do keep sending them into purple@somethinelse.com To buy SRWP mugs and more head to https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple
 
Light-hearted conversation with callers from all over about new words, old sayings, slang, family expressions, and language change and differences, as well as word histories, etymology, linguistics, regional dialects, word games, grammar, books, literature, writing, and more. Listeners of all backgrounds can join author/journalist Martha Barnette and linguist/lexicographer Grant Barrett on the show with their language thoughts, questions, and stories: https://waywordradio.org/contact or word ...
 
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
 
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Science Diction

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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.
 
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!
 
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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Lexitecture

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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 ...
 
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!
 
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: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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, ...
 
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Satura Lanx: a podcast to learn Latin, in Latin.

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🍋 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 ...
 
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.
 
A close examination of language — its power to inform and misinform, to elucidate and obfuscate — from renowned Columbia University linguistics professor John McWhorter. A true polymath, McWhorter analyzes the words and phrases that dominate our discourse and make the headlines. For extra content, including bonus episodes and written columns, please consider becoming a paying subscriber to Booksmart Studios! http://www.booksmartstudios.org/subscribe www.booksmartstudios.org
 
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 ...
 
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Twice a day the River Thames recedes, revealing a muddy shoreline. Hobbyists known as mudlarks stroll the surface searching for objects that have found their way into the river over the centuries, everything from ancient Roman jewelry to modern wedding rings. A new book about mudlarking describes the irresistible appeal of searching for treasures a…
 
If you hear someone saying /sss/ and /fff/, it’s hard to hear those as anything other than, well, S and F. This is very convenient for understanding language, but it’s less convenient for analyzing it -- if you’re trying to figure out exactly what makes two s-like sounds different, it would be helpful if you could kinda sorta turn the language proc…
 
Listen to this interview of Nigel Caplan, Associate Professor at the English Language Institute, University of Delaware. We talk generically. Nigel Caplan : "And this sort of brings us to an important point about knowledge and expertise in a discipline. The great genre scholar Doreen Starke-Meyerring said that academic writing tends to be transpare…
 
Matt, Michelle, Michael and special guest host, Mai Ling Chan (CPO of Xceptional Learning, Xceptional Leaders Podcast, Becoming an Xceptional Leader) dive into the research and pop news in and related to the field of Speech and Language Pathology and the Informed SLP breaks down the latest research. On this week’s episode the group discusses everyt…
 
Could aliens 'speak' in chemicals? Could they converse in electricity? Would they be able to hear us? In the absence of a Star Trek-style universal translator, how would you talk to an alien newly arrived on Planet Earth?Dr Hannah Little is a science communicator, linguist and comedian. She joins Michael Rosen for some fascinating thought experimen…
 
In this episode, you'll learn the many theories about the origin of the phrase "Mind Your Ps and Qs," which involve everything from English Pubs to French Dance Masters, to, of course, sailors. You'll also learn the meaning and origin of the phrase, "At Sixes and Sevens," and the surprising sports-related thread tying the it to "Mind Your Ps and Qs…
 
Pop your dirtiest salopettes on and join us as we race both on-piste and off-piste through the exciting language of winter sports. Separate your luge from your skeleton, your skates from your skis, and find out who put the bob in bobsleigh. Elsewhere Gyles interrogates Susie on the “ask gap” and they’re in danger of melting the ice with a long chat…
 
Inner French podcast creator and host, Hugo Cotton, chats with Benny Lewis and Shannon Kennedy about using languages as tools to learn about other things, choosing compelling language content, and how to use what you’re hearing in another language in conversations. Hugo knows how to both choose and create compelling comprehensible input for languag…
 
If you're the kind of person who doesn't want to hear about vaccines, just press "stop" now. Welcome to our 2021 Words of the Year episode - somewhat dominated by one concept. It's another fun episode as Lindsay and I discuss all those words that made our 2022, including vax and vacina, jab and booster Wellenbrecher cheugy Chirui (チルィ) sportsvaske …
 
How is grammar similar to lexis? What mistakes do we make when we teach grammar? And how can we include enough grammar to keep grammar obsessed students satisfied? Visit Hugh’s Website For more podcasts, videos and blogs, visit our website Support the podcast – buy us a coffee! Develop yourself! Find more about our teacher training courses Watch as…
 
V této epizodě podcastu Learn Czech Online mluvím o literatuře – o tom, co lidé čtou. Uslyšíte o pár různých žánrech, o knihách i tisku, e-knihách i audioknihách. Na konci pak ještě trochu zmiňuji, co dalšího můžou lidé dělat ve volném čase. A co čtete vy? Transkripty podkastů můžete koupit zde: česky: https://cutt.ly/Podcasty S anglickým překladem…
 
🍋 Another Latin lesson for beginners. Let's talk about Latin verbs (again)... 🐦 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 podcasts), commen…
 
In Afterlives of Affect: Science, Religion, and an Edgewalker’s Spirit (Duke UP, 2020), Matthew C. Watson considers the life and work of artist and Mayanist scholar Linda Schele (1942-1998) as a point of departure for what he calls an excitable anthropology. As part of a small collective of scholars who devised the first compelling arguments that M…
 
This week, Benny looks at the four pillars of language - reading, writing, speaking, and listening - and talks about his approach to each of them. He also shares his favourite online resources for working on each skill. For beginner learners who want to speak a new language, Benny's advice is to focus almost all your efforts on speaking and listeni…
 
When Julie Sedivy was four, her Czech family emigrated to Canada. In this episode we hear how Julie became estranged from her native Czech, only to rediscover it after the death of her father. Julie Sedivy's linguistic memoir is Memory Speaks: On Losing and Reclaiming Language and Self. Photo (courtesy Julie Sedivy) shows Julie, center, and two sib…
 
Matt, Michelle, Michael and special guest host, Rachel Archaumbault (the PTSDSLP) dive into the research and pop news in and related to the field of Speech and Language Pathology and the Informed SLP breaks down the latest research. On this week’s episode the group looks at who is to blame for burnout and their favorite apps for online therapy. Mic…
 
On today’s episode of Spectacular Vernacular, Nicole and Ben interview Brooklyn-based software engineer Josh Wardle, the creator of the viral online word game Wordle. They also recap their participation in the American Dialect Society’s annual Word of the Year vote, over which Ben presided. And Nicole’s shares some on-the-ground interviews from the…
 
In this episode, Scott and Steve explore the world of fitness and idioms with comedian and fitness instructor, Stasia Patwell of SCHOOL OF THOT. The guys discuss the origin and history of "Fit as a Fiddle" and "Lick into Shape" while learning about the joys of marriage from the Middle Ages and another terrifying thing about bears. In addition, they…
 
This week we’re having a much-needed sift through all your fabulous emails that came in over the Christmas period and dedicating the whole episode to your linguistic head-scratchers. We find out why lumbago no longer has our backing, the sharper origins of the phrase ‘can’t hold a light to’, and what a fugitive has to do with an explosion between y…
 
In acquiring a foreign language, reading is often underrated as a goal, and as a learning activity. When I learned Chinese, over 50 years ago, I did a lot more reading than I’m doing now in Arabic and Persian. Today I rely on the audio to help me read. In 2022 I plan to focus more on reading, even in sentence mode, but without the constant help of …
 
Liz from Talk the Streets chats with Benny Lewis about her passion for speaking Portuguese, living in Portugal, and helping others learn the language so that they can enrich their experiences in the country. Liz made it her mission to introduce more people to the Portuguese language and culture, after being shocked to find her university textbooks …
 
Diamond dust, tapioca snow, and sugar icebergs — a 1955 glossary of arctic and subarctic terms describes the environment in ways that sound poetic. And a mom says her son is dating someone who’s non-binary. She supports their relationship, but still struggles to use their preferred pronouns in a way that feels natural to her. Plus, A Way with Words…
 
Professor Thomas Farrell joins me to discuss MA TESOL courses: what are their shortcomings and how could these be improved? We discuss what is covered in MA courses, how they are taught, whether MA TESOLs ought to include a practicum, and much more. For more podcasts, videos and blogs, visit our website Support the podcast – buy us a coffee! Develo…
 
V další epizodě podcastu Learn Czech Online mluvím o tématu “kultura”, které je součástí tématu “volný čas”. Chodíte rádi do kina? Do divadla? Na výstavy? Na koncerty nebo festivaly? V podcastu uslyšíte užitečnou slovní zásobu, která se vám hodí pro zkoušku z češtiny pro cizince na úrovni B1 nebo B2. OPRAVA: 6:36 – “…dost daleko od hlediště, na kte…
 
🍋 How do you use those tricky Latin particles? A lesson in easy Latin for beginners about the use and meaning of -que, -ve, -ne. 🐦 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 pl…
 
In today's episode, I share three more tips for building the three foundations of mastery: 🧠 Master Your Mind: Realize that mastering a language is more about psychology than ability. ⏱ Master Your Day: Make language learning your primary focus. 📍 Master Your Environment: Decide not to decide by making your target language the default. For a comple…
 
Mainland Southeast Asia is one of the most fascinating and complex cultural and linguistic areas in the world. This book provides a rich and comprehensive survey of the history and core systems and subsystems of the languages of this fascinating region. Drawing on his depth of expertise in mainland Southeast Asia, Enfield includes more than a thous…
 
Download the printable transcript + vocabulary. Ahoj, dnešní rozhovor bude s Pavlem. Pavel bude mluvit o svém podnikatelském snu. O tom, že by chtěl pěstovat rakytník a vyrábět z něj různé produkty. Rakytník si vybral, protože je velmi zdravý, je to výborná prevence různých nemocí a snadno se pěstuje. A dá se dobře zužitkovat – to znamená, že z něj…
 
What is a butterfly kiss? Is it a light kiss with the lips? A soft brush from the eyelashes? A teasing kiss meant to drive you to lustful purchases? At some point in time, it was all of those at once. But which came first? And from where? Plus, hear bonus conversations about women's clothing sizes, the prolific author who was also the Queen of Roma…
 
Matt, Michelle, and Michael dive into the research and pop news in and related to the field of Speech and Language Pathology and the Informed SLP breaks down the latest research. Due to technical difficulties, the audio on this episode has been repaired and some parts had to be cut due to audio troubles. On this week’s episode, they look at 2 key p…
 
Doing your bit or shirking? Afflicted with ‘Belgian flush’? Don’t forget to BYOB.Lynda Mugglestone, Professor of the History of English at the University of Oxford, joins Michael Rosen to talk about the new language that emerged from British experience in the First World War – from Zeppelinophobia on the Home Front to ‘watching the pyrotechnics’ in…
 
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