https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Quick, I need podcasts about language. TY!

Howdy!

I'm fixing a patch on my vest this evening and I'd like to listen to something while I do so. Anyone with an interesting podcast or YouTube episode about language I can listen to while I do this? I don't want to search through an entire set, so please just suggest your favorite episode (are they called episodes?) I'm not looking for a podcast to teach me a language, so much as a podcast (in English) that talks about language itself. So, history, culture, that sort of thing.

Title of the episode, a blurb about it, and whether or not they come with transcripts are great details to include in your comments.

I'll post a picture of the patch once I've finished relocating it. :)

Thanks! :D

April 22, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WaterPolyglot

podcastfrancaisfacile.com works very wells. Sadly, you're not learning French!

April 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Thanks for reminding me I should clarify some details! I hope that those who are learning French can enjoy your podcast. :)

April 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WaterPolyglot

ありがとう

April 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Neco_Coneco

Merci !

April 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WaterPolyglot

De rien! Bonne chance dans tes élèves en français!

April 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/no.name.42

Edit: History of English does have transcripts.

I like History of English: http://historyofenglishpodcast.com/2013/08/page/3/ It is a history podcast so you'd probably want to start at episode two, because the first one is mostly an introduction to the podcast.

I am also a fan of Lexicon valley. Its later episodes are hosted by John McWhorter (one of my favorite linguists). I like this episode; it's about the word "like" and its many uses in Modern English.

April 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

I forgot all about Lexicon Valley! Thay have some great podcats :D

My friend suggested Grammar Girl and Speculative Grammarian. These appear to be pretty short, 3 or so minute podcasts. So, I'm going to listen to:

http://specgram.com/podcasts/CLXXII.4-09-Saving-Endangered-Languages-with-Prescriptivism.mp3

Edit: Upon listening, I think SpecGram is a language satire podcast.

And then look through the Lexicon Valley podcasts for ones I haven't listened to yet.

Update: Since I am super enthusiastic about the movie Arrival, I've decided to listen to:

What The Wizard of Oz Can Tell Us About Arrival

Thanks again!

April 22, 2017

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April 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Can you tell me a short bit about it? Thank you, you also reminded me of a detail I can add to the OP to help with clarity. :)

April 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Ok, y'all will have to wait until tomorrow for the patch update. It took me too long to find a podcast and I started planning a hiking trip with a friend for tomorrow. :P

In the meantime, feel free to keep suggesting your favorite podcast episodes. I look forward to listening to them. If they come with transcripts, please note that so folks who prefer to read can enjoy them too. :)

April 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jack.Elliot

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Good morning from Scotland

I would make a podcast just for you

all the best Jack

April 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luscinda

That is an image I shall never be able to get out of my head.

April 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/scilling

Remember that “vest” means “waistcoat” on the western side of the Atlantic.

April 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WaterPolyglot

'Vest' means something way different at the East Pacific (West Coast)

April 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/scilling

“Vest” has a number of meanings in North America, but none of them match its most common meaning in the UK. Which meaning did you have in mind?

April 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WaterPolyglot

West Coast 'vest' means a jacket, with not sleeves. So, kind of like an undershirt, but kind of like a jacket.

April 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/scilling

Yes, that meaning of “vest” also exists elsewhere in North America.

April 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aileme

There's a recent episode about swearing on How Stuff Works:
http://www.stuffyoushouldknow.com/podcasts/swearing.htm

There is no transcript, but it's based on an article:
http://people.howstuffworks.com/swearing.htm

(I guess this comes to late for your evening)

April 22, 2017
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