Quick, I need podcasts about language. TY!
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. :)
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.
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:
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:
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. :)
There's a recent episode about swearing on How Stuff Works:
There is no transcript, but it's based on an article:
(I guess this comes to late for your evening)