These are podcasts I use to learn languages, to improve my listening skills in languages I'm learning, and to learn about language and linguistics. I know some of the people who make them, and have appeared on some of the podcasts. There are also links to a few comedy podcasts I like.
If you can recommend any other language-related podcasts, do let me know.
These podcasts are also available on iTunes, Soundcloud, and/or other podcast platforms.
If you find a link that is no longer working or that has moved, or would like to add a new link to this page, please contact me
German Podcasts from Deutche Welle (DW)
NewinSlow.com - language learning through current events in slow French, Spanish, Italian, German and English
RÚV Spagillinn (Icelandic language podcasts)
Russian Made Easy - free Russian language lessons
Radio Sweden på lätt svenska (Radio Sweden in easy Swedish)
Slow Chinese - a cultural podcast for Chinese learners
Talk in French
30 Minute Italian
The Actual Fluency Podcast - stories about learning languages, techniques
and anecdotes from some of the world's most accomplished polyglots
The Allusionist - a podcast about language
A Way With Words - a podcast about language, linguistics, words, etc
Conlangery Podcast - for language creators and enthusiasts of constructed languages
Expand Your World with Queenie Kawabe - a podcast created for Language Learners, especially Chinese and Japanese
5-Minute Language - a podcast to support you on your language learning journey
I Will Teach You A Language - study hacks and mind tools for independent
LangFM - about language and what people do with it
Lexicon Valley - a podcast about language, from pet peeves, syntax, and etymology to neurolinguistics and the death of languages. Hosted by linguist John McWhorter
Lingthusiasm - a podcast that's enthusiastic about linguistics
Radio Omniglot - a podcast about language and linguistics by Simon Ager
Something Rhymes with Purple - a podcast about words and language
Språket - ett program om hur språket används och förändras, om språkvård och om hur språk och samhälle ömsesidigt påverkar varandra. (in Swedish)
Talk the Talk - a podcast about linguistics
That's What They Say - a podcast about language and words
The Fluent Show - a podcast about loving, living and learning languages
Words for Granted - a podcast that looks at how words change over time
The World in Words - a podcast about languages and the people who speak them
More podcast links
Answer Me This! - answering the world's questions since 2007
Global Pillage - a comedy panel show about idioms, culture, customs, etc
No Such Thing As A Fish - the QI Elves talking about interesting, unusual and funny information they have found when researching the TV programme, QI
The Bugle - Audio newspaper for a visual world
If you need to type in many different languages, the Q International Keyboard can help. It enables you to type almost any language that uses the Latin, Cyrillic or Greek alphabets, and is free.
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