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Best Linguistics podcasts we could find (updated December 2019)
Best Linguistics podcasts we could find
Updated December 2019
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The Allusionist
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Adventures in language with Helen Zaltzman: TheAllusionist.org. A proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
 
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.
 
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 Can ...
 
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Lexicon Valley
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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.
 
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/lingthusiasmShownotes: www.lingthusiasm.com
 
The Spoken History of a Global Language
 
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/lingthusiasmShownotes: 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, ...
 
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Motherfocloir
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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
 
A show about linguistics, the science of language, on RTRFM 92.1 community radio, Perth.
 
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.
 
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The Vocal Fries
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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
 
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
 
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The Fluent Show
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Learn a Language...Or Maybe Three!I'm Kerstin from Fluent Language, and together with my co-host Lindsay from Lindsay does Languages, I'm 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.In this show, 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 ...
 
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.
 
A daily blog about all things linguistic by Gretchen McCulloch.I cohost Lingthusiasm, a podcast that's enthusiastic about linguistics. I'm the author of Because Internet, a book about internet language which you can get now!
 
Brought to you by italki -> http://actf.lu/italkiJoin Kris on the Actual Fluency Podcast as he sets out to inspire, motivate and teach you how to learn foreign languages the best way.In the process, he is joined by some of the best language learners and experts in the world, who chip in with their personal opinion on what it takes to evolve as a language learner today.
 
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Conlangery Podcast
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The podcast about constructed languages
 
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Multilinguish
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Not multilingual, but language curious? Explore how language connects us all — from the producers at the language-learning app Babbel. Season 2 is here! New episodes come out every other Tuesday. Listen and subscribe today.
 
The Truth & Justice Podcast is listener driven show, devoted to the pursuit of truth and justice. Host, Bob Ruff, investigates potential wrongful conviction and cold cases using a unique crowdsourcing approach. Bob invites listeners to participate in the investigations, as he breaks down a new case in each season in real time. Truth & Justice is currently on Season 6, where Bob is asking for the help of the Truth & Justice Army to get to the bottom of the murder of Jaime Melgar. Jaime was mu ...
 
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Word of Mouth
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Series exploring the world of words and the ways in which we use them
 
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Extreme Vocabulary
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A vocabulary podcast that goes deeper.
 
The Language Mastery Show brings you interviews with the world's best language learners. The show is hosted by John Fotheringham, a linguist, teacher, and author dedicated to making language learning as fun and effective as possible. Each episode includes a long-form interview with a polyglot, linguist, educator, or language lover, with just enough silliness and puns to keep things interesting. For show notes, visit LanguageMastery.com/show.
 
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Noam Chomsky
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Politics
 
TEFLology is a bi-weekly podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) and related matters, presented by three self-certified TEFLologists. We take a lighthearted look at the fields of English language teaching (ELT) and applied linguistics, with topics ranging from TESOL methodologies and approaches to current affairs and history.
 
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Word for Word
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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 a ...
 
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The Endless Knot
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Aven & Mark discuss etymology, history, literature, language, and cocktails, and the sometimes surprising connections between them all.
 
Breaking Normal: Exploration of memetics, language, & mystery, and applying it to an everyday lifestyle
 
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The World in Words
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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
 
In July 1887, Esperanto made its debut as a 40-page pamphlet from Warsaw, published in Russian, Polish, French and German: all written by a Polish eye-doctor under the pen-name of Dr. Esperanto (“one who hopes”). Ludovic Lazarus Zamenhof (1859-1917) had a gift for languages, and a calling to help foster world amity: by a neutral “Internacia Lingvo” that anyone anywhere could readily use as a second language: neither forsaking a mother tongue, nor imposing it. In 1889 Zamenhof published an En ...
 
Success is not achieved, it's made - by you. There are recipes for success. Simply follow a proven recipe, and you'll become successful. The thing is, it still takes work, dedication, and an unrelenting perseverance. MIND-BODY-BUSINESS is a show about the 3 pillars of success. It's like a tripod. Take any one of its legs away, and it comes tumbling down. Join us for value, insight, and expert interviews.
 
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FrameLab Podcast
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A podcast about politics, language, and your brain. Hosts: Dr. George Lakoff: http://www.georgelakoff.com and Gil Durán: http://twitter.com/gilduran76
 
Breaking Normal: Exploration of memetics, language, & mystery, and applying it to an everyday lifestyle
 
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Accentricity
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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.
 
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A Word in Your Ear
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Emeritus Professor Roly Sussex walks you through the linguistic mindfield, explaining the weird and wonderful aspects of English and many other languages.
 
You don't need to sell all your stuff and jump on an airplane to find out what it's like to live as a foreigner in Asia! Join the oddly and aptly named Big and White, two expat ladies who have already taken the plunge, as they chat about the joys and sorrows of moving to a new culture and sticking out like a sore thumb. Whether it's discussing the finer points of driving in Kathmandu traffic, chatting about stomach parasites, or reminiscing about the time they accidentally asked for placenta ...
 
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Extreme Vocabulary
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A vocabulary podcast that goes deeper.
 
Cultivate and celebrate bilingualism with the Bilingual Parenting Podcast, presented by Bilingüitos and hosted by Kaila Diaz. We exist to encourage and equip families who desire to give the gift of bilingualism to their children.
 
Speculative Grammarian—the premier scholarly journal featuring research in the neglected field of satirical linguistics—is now available as an arbitrarily irregular audio podcast. Our podcast includes readings of articles from our journal, the occasional musical number or dramatical piece, and our talk show, Language Made Difficult. Language Made Difficult is hosted by the SpecGram LingNerds, and features our signature linguistics quiz—Lies, Damned Lies, and Linguistics—along with some discu ...
 
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OnTranslation
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A discussion of contemporary issues in translation, from classical past to the global present, hosted by Mohammed Albakry (English, Middle Tennessee State Univ.) and Joseph McAlhany (History, Univ. of Connecticut).
 
TEFLology is a bi-weekly podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) and related matters, presented by three self-certified TEFLologists. We take a lighthearted look at the fields of English language teaching (ELT) and applied linguistics, with topics ranging from TESOL methodologies and approaches to current affairs and history.
 
Learn English 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 EnglishClass101.com. One of these phrases just might turn your trip into the best one ever!
 
Volcanoes. Trees. Drunk butterflies. Mars missions. Slug sex. Death. Beauty standards. Anxiety busters. Beer science. Bee drama. Take away a pocket full of science knowledge and charming, bizarre stories about what fuels these professional -ologists' obsessions. Humorist and science correspondent Alie Ward asks smart people stupid questions and the answers might change your life.
 
If you want to learn not only language and culture but also about Countries curiosities, Weird stories, Songs, Life, Travel, I mean Everything! – this is the podcast for you. Visit our website https://vocapp.com to learn more
 
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The Bible Binge
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Talking about Bible stories is often fraught with scholarly nerd alerts about ancient linguistics and inaccessible theological discussions centered around hermeneutics. But what if there was a way to use your pop culture literacy to enhance your biblical literacy. What if you could recap the Bible like you recapped your favorite TV show? Welcome to the Bible Binge hosted by Knox McCoy and Jamie Golden of The Popcast.
 
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Is there something inherent in English that makes it the linguistic equivalent of the Borg, dominating and consuming other languages in its path? No, Not at all. The answer lies with politics and conquest rather than language itself. Plus: a brand-new baby may be lovingly placed in a giraffe and spend time in the Panda room, but where is that? ...…
 
Again we open the Mailbag and answer our listeners' questions. What do lisps sound like in languages without the 'th' sound? How do gender-neutral terms work in languages with gendered pronouns? Do languages get more efficient over time? 'One-third' looks like 'three', so why doesn't 'half' look like 'two'? Does any poetic meter mimic the "natu ...…
 
Alie is delirious with the flu, so it’s an encore presentation of a favorite episode. If you slept on this when it first aired, get into Phonology now. Vocal fry. Code switching. Black Twitter. Valley girls. Culture vultures. WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TALKING. Alie battles traffic to sit down with linguistics professor Dr. Nicole Holliday about inton ...…
 
We’re going on holiday for a bit. It’s a vacation before we start Season Two. On this note, what sort of cases, you might ask, will Season Two bring? And what can you listen to, read, or watch, till en clair returns? En clair is a podcast about forensic linguistics, literary detection, and language mysteries from past to present. You can find c ...…
 
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! In honor of turkey day, here's a broadcast of an episode from last year in which I looked at the etymology of "turkey."
 
lingthusiasm:Lingthusiasm Episode 38: Many ways to talk about many things - Plurals, duals and moreIn English you have one book, and three books. In Arabic you have one kitaab, and three kutub. In...
 
In English you have one book, and three books. In Arabic you have one kitaab, and three kutub. In Nepali it’s one kitab, and three kitabharu, but sometimes it’s three kitab.In this episode of Lingthusiasm, Gretchen and Lauren look at the many ways that languages talk about how many of something there are, ranging from common distinctions like s ...…
 
Is there something inherent in English that makes it the linguistic equivalent of the Borg, dominating and consuming other languages in its path? No, Not at all. The answer lies with politics and conquest rather than language itself. Plus: a brand-new baby may be lovingly placed in a giraffe and spend time in the Panda room, but where is that? ...…
 
Is there something inherent in English that makes it the linguistic equivalent of the Borg, dominating and consuming other languages in its path? No, Not at all. The answer lies with politics and conquest rather than language itself. Plus: a brand-new baby may be lovingly placed in a giraffe and spend time in the Panda room, but where is that? ...…
 
Today we take a break from our normal format to reveal tiny slivers of our identities and lives. Also, some number of impressions are made. Don't get knocked down, get up again, and enjoy this episode.
 
Today we take a break from our normal format to reveal tiny slivers of our identities and lives. Also, some number of impressions are made. Don't get knocked down, get up again, and enjoy this episode.
 
After 28 years of mystery, Bob receives a tip that represents the first solid lead in the Bill Little case in decades. If nothing else...a 28 year old crime has been solved. Today's Sponsor: fabfitdfun.com - Use code "truth" for $10 off your first box. #fabfitfunpartner
 
After 28 years of mystery, Bob receives a tip that represents the first solid lead in the Bill Little case in decades. If nothing else...a 28 year old crime has been solved. Today's Sponsor: fabfitdfun.com - Use code "truth" for $10 off your first box. #fabfitfunpartner
 
Learn English with EnglishClass101!Don't forget to stop by EnglishClass101.com for more great English Language Learning Resources!-------Lesson Dialog----------------------------------Learn English with EnglishClass101!Don't forget to stop by EnglishClass101.com for more great English Language Learning Resources!…
 
What if, on the single greatest day of your life, you met an angel of the Lord and ended up mute? In today’s episode, just that happens. An angel shows up on the scene, God speaks for the first time in 400 years, and two ladies unexpectedly find out they’re pregnant. MENTIONS Luke 1:5-80 Proverbs 13:12 Psalm 37:4 Check out the Bible Binge Semin ...…
 
Learn English with EnglishClass101.com! This series is an easy way to improve your child’s English level and discover new music at the same time. Learn the song’s key words and phrases, then add it to your playlist to master it 100%. By listening over and over, your kids will learn English [...]By EnglishClass101.com
 
Bob sits down with Mike and Zaq to discuss listener questions after Sunday's episode, where we heard from Jamie Snow. Today's Sponsors: Stamps.com - Enter "truth" for a free 4-week trial plus postage and a digital scale. dashlane.com/truth - Get a 30 day free trial, and if you love it, use code "truth" at checkout for 20% off a premium subscrip ...…
 
Bob sits down with Mike and Zaq to discuss listener questions after Sunday's episode, where we heard from Jamie Snow. Today's Sponsors: Stamps.com - Enter "truth" for a free 4-week trial plus postage and a digital scale. dashlane.com/truth - Get a 30 day free trial, and if you love it, use code "truth" at checkout for 20% off a premium subscrip ...…
 
Melanie is a triple-graduate of The Florida State University. Upon graduation from the MBA/JD program, Melanie's entrepreneurial skills were honed for twelve years as a business litigation attorney. Despite a successful legal career, like many women, Melanie struggled with the fear of failure, inability to believe in herself, perfectionism, and ...…
 
After five years of preparation and development, the RIA have released “A History of Ireland in 100 Words” in 2019. The book looks at the stories behind words found in the Academy’s Dictionary of the Irish Language (www.dil.ie) in an accessible way. Naturally, it was ony a matter of time before the Motherfoclóir team hunted them down! In today’ ...…
 
In This Episode: Yuka, a high school student from Japan, asks how she can help foreigners in Japan who are struggling to learn Japanese. Start Speaking Today: I’d like to thank italki for supporting the show. To claim your free lesson and start speaking today, visit: https://www.iwillteachyoualanguage.com/freelesson Do You Have A Question? This ...…
 
Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast – a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language, and related matters. Today we bring you a guest hosted episode by the creators of the Extempore, the speaking practice app. We asked them some questions about what inspired the creation of Extempore, the factors that go into designing a language ...…
 
Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast – a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language, and related matters. Today we bring you a guest hosted episode by the creators of the Extempore, the speaking practice app. We asked them some questions about what inspired the creation of Extempore, the factors that go into designing a language ...…
 
It's that time! Take a peek behind the scenes with us as Macquarie Dictionary chooses its 2019 Word of the Year. We once again join the Word of the Year Committee meeting, hosted at Macquarie HW, as they debate which word best represents the year. Guest judges include David Astle (radio host, writer and crossword compiler extraordinaire), Bever ...…
 
Again we open the Mailbag and answer our listeners' questions. What do lisps sound like in languages without the 'th' sound? How do gender-neutral terms work in languages with gendered pronouns? Do languages get more efficient over time? 'One-third' looks like 'three', so why doesn't 'half' look like 'two'? Does any poetic meter mimic the "natu ...…
 
Are polyglots born or made? Believe it or not, these elusive creatures are just like us. We ask two polyglots — one who speaks 5 languages and another who speaks 21 — how and why they learned multiple languages, and what obstacles they had to overcome along the way. Get 50% off a 3-month Babbel subscription by visiting babbel.com/podcast and us ...…
 
Learn English with EnglishClass101!Don't forget to stop by EnglishClass101.com for more great English Language Learning Resources!-------Lesson Dialog-----------Formal English----Jennifer: This is the best day of my life!Chris: You and me against the world!Gloria: Now, let's celebrate!Wendy: I'm going to cry, and I'll look like a raccoon!Alex: ...…
 
This week is all about YOU the listener. We go through loads of your (much appreciated) emails to debate the origins of phrases like By Hook or By Crook, discuss the myriad alternative definitions of the word ‘growler’, and unveil the bizarre connection between lions’ teeth and wetting the bed… We also reveal the origins of the words ‘correspon ...…
 
Family words, and words about being in a family way. How many different ways ARE there to say you have a baby on the way? Sure, you can say you're pregnant, or that you're great with child. But there are lots of other terms. How about clucky, awkward, eating for two, lumpy, clucky, or swallowed a pumpkin seed? And: the story behind the word sup ...…
 
Family words, and words about being in a family way. How many different ways ARE there to say you have a baby on the way? Sure, you can say you're pregnant, or that you're great with child. But there are lots of other terms. How about clucky, awkward, eating for two, lumpy, clucky, or swallowed a pumpkin seed? And: the story behind the word sup ...…
 
Family words, and words about being in a family way. How many different ways ARE there to say you have a baby on the way? Sure, you can say you're pregnant, or that you're great with child. But there are lots of other terms. How about clucky, awkward, eating for two, lumpy, clucky, or swallowed a pumpkin seed? And: the story behind the word sup ...…
 
In today's podcast, I'm excited to tackle a big question: Listener Maria writes that she hears people sounding different to her depending on the language they speak. Could it be that learning another language can change your entire personality? Listen in to hear me discuss a few of the aspects that contribute to how we perceive personality thro ...…
 
George talks a little bit about how choosing a theme for Lexember can be helpful for your conlanging. Original script Welcome to Conlangery, the podcast about constructed languages and the people who create them. I’m George Corley. I went on social media recently to ask what people wanted covered before Lexember and got some great suggestions. ...…
 
Bob chats with Jamie Snow about everything from Thanksgiving Dinner to how we can move his case forward, in this special Thanksgiving episode. Today's Sponsors: fabfitfun.com - Use code "truth" for $10 off your first box. #fabfitfunpartner Upstart.com/truth - Find out how low your Upstart rate is.
 
Bob chats with Jamie Snow about everything from Thanksgiving Dinner to how we can move his case forward, in this special Thanksgiving episode. Today's Sponsors: fabfitfun.com - Use code "truth" for $10 off your first box. #fabfitfunpartner Upstart.com/truth - Find out how low your Upstart rate is.
 
Learn English with EnglishClass101!Don't forget to stop by EnglishClass101.com for more great English Language Learning Resources!-------Lesson Dialog----------------------------------Learn English with EnglishClass101!Don't forget to stop by EnglishClass101.com for more great English Language Learning Resources!…
 
We’re going on holiday for a bit. It’s a vacation before we start Season Two. On this note, what sort of cases, you might ask, will Season Two bring? And what can you listen to, read, or watch, till en clair returns? En clair is a podcast about forensic linguistics, literary detection, and language mysteries from past to present. You can find c ...…
 
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