15 Best Linguistics Podcasts
Here are 15 Best Linguistics Podcasts worth listening to in 2023
1. The Allusionist
A podcast about language by Helen Zaltzman.
Also in Language Learning Podcasts, Research Podcasts
Play⋅ 14.1K⋅ 18.9K⋅ 6.4K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 36 min ⋅ Jan 2015 Get Email Contact More
2. Spectacular Vernacular
A podcast that explores language and plays with it. Linguist Nicole Holliday and Wall Street Journal language columnist Ben Zimmer discuss the ways language is changing, talk to scholars and writers, and set and solve word puzzles.
Also in Etymology Podcasts, Slate Podcasts
Play⋅ 1.4M⋅ 1.7M⋅ 48.6K ⋅8 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 35 min ⋅ Feb 2012 Get Email Contact More
3. A Way with Words
US and the World
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, new words, grammar and much more.
Also in Grammar Podcasts
Play⋅ 116.1K⋅ 29.3K ⋅3 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 54 min ⋅ Aug 2007 Get Email Contact More
A podcast that's enthusiastic about linguistics by Gretchen McCulloch and Lauren Gawne. Make your boring commute or chores feel like a lively, nerdy, language-y conversation with real linguists!
Play⋅ 4.2K⋅ 22.5K⋅ 1.5K ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 39 min Get Email Contact More
5. The History of English Podcast
The Spoken History of a Global Language. Kevin Stroud presents the History of English Podcast for word lovers and history buffs.
Also in History Podcasts
Play⋅ 310⋅ 11.2K ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 70 min ⋅ Jun 2012 Get Email Contact More
6. Talk the Talk
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Talk the Talk podcast is hosted by Daniel Midgley, Ben Ainslie, and Hedvig Skarsgard. This weekly show is about linguistics, the science of language.
Play⋅ 3.3K⋅ 7⋅ 455 ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 89 min ⋅ Nov 2010 Get Email Contact More
7. The Vocal Fries
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.
580⋅ 7.6K⋅ 277 ⋅4 episodes / quarter ⋅ Jul 2017 Get Email Contact More
8. Bunny Trails: A Word History Podcast
Wichita, Kansas, USA
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 the phrase 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!
Play⋅ 44⋅ 497 ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 31 min Get Email Contact More
9. Words for Granted
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.
Play⋅ 546⋅ 1.2K ⋅2 episodes / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 28 min ⋅ Jun 2016 Get Email Contact More
A podcast for everyone who is fascinated by Slavic languages
Play⋅ 226 ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 15 min ⋅ Dec 2020 Get Email Contact More
11. Field Notes
Field Notes is a podcast about linguistic fieldwork hosted by Martha Tsutsui Billins. Field Notes aims to share the stories of linguists doing fieldwork to document, describe, and understand how languages (especially endangered/minority languages) work!
Play⋅ 1.1K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 38 min Get Email Contact More
12. Conlangery Podcast
Conlangery is a fortnightly podcast focused on conlanging and the conlanging community. Each episode focuses on either linguistics or creative process topic, or a featured language (natural or constructed). We also put out short episodes on topics that don't warrant a whole hour of gabbing.
Play⋅ 628⋅ 1.3K ⋅1 episode / year ⋅ Avg Length 33 min ⋅ May 2011 Get Email Contact More
13. EN CLAIR
A podcast about forensic linguistics, literary detection, language mysteries, spy codes, criminal slang, fake news, lie-detection, rare book heists and more!
Play⋅ 2.5K ⋅ Dec 2018 Get Email Contact More
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, she examines how the way we talk connects to who we are.
Play⋅ 357⋅ 1.4K⋅ 245 ⋅1 episode / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 37 min Get Email Contact More
|Podcaster Name||Podcast Link||Total Episodes|
|Hosted by Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett. Produ||waywordradio.org||111|
|Shauna Harrison, Dan Pugh||bunnytrailspod.com||42|
|Daniel Midgley, Ben Ainslie, and Hedvig Skirgård||talkthetalkpodcast.com||15|
|Gretchen McCulloch and Lauren Gawne||lingthusiasm.com||11|
|Dr Claire Hardaker||wp.lancs.ac.uk||8|
Linguistics Podcast Topics
|Topic||Number of episodes|
|Society & Culture||10|
|Second World War||2|
|World War Two||2|
|History Is Gay||1|
Linguistics Podcasts By Category
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