15 Best Linguistics Podcasts

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Linguistics Podcasts

Here are 15 Best Linguistics Podcasts worth listening to in 2023

1. The Allusionist

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 35 min Jan 2015 Get Email Contact

2. A Way with Words

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

3. Lingthusiasm

Lingthusiasm 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 22.4K 1.5K 1 episode / month Avg Length 40 min Get Email Contact

4. The History of English Podcast

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 11.1K 1 episode / month Avg Length 70 min Jun 2012 Get Email Contact

5. Talk the Talk

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

6. The Vocal Fries

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

7. Bunny Trails: A Word History Podcast

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 44 498 1 episode / week Avg Length 31 min Get Email Contact

8. Words for Granted

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

9. Slavstvuyte!

Slavstvuyte! A podcast for everyone who is fascinated by Slavic languages
Play 221 1 episode / month Avg Length 16 min Dec 2020 Get Email Contact

10. Field Notes

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

11. Conlangery Podcast

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


EN CLAIR Lancaster, England
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

13. Spectacular Vernacular

Spectacular Vernacular US
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 36 min Feb 2012 Get Email Contact

14. Accentricity

Accentricity Glasgow, Scotland
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

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Linguistics Podcasters

Top Podcasters covering Linguistics. Get Spreadsheet.
Podcaster Name Email Podcast Link Total Episodes
Hosted by Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett. Produ waywordradio.org 111
Slate Podcasts slate.com 47
Shauna Harrison, Dan Pugh bunnytrailspod.com 42
vocalfriespod vocalfriespod.com 29
Dina Stankovic slavstvuyte.buzzsprout.com 20
Helen Zaltzman theallusionist.org 19
Daniel Midgley, Ben Ainslie, and Hedvig Skirgård talkthetalkpodcast.com 15
Gretchen McCulloch and Lauren Gawne lingthusiasm.com 11
Ray Belli wordsforgranted.com 10
Kevin Stroud historyofenglishpodcast.com 9
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Linguistics Podcasts By Category

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Category No. of Podcasts
Tolkien Podcasts 21
Etymology Podcasts 8