Links: Podcasts

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

Language learning and practice podcasts

German Podcasts from Deutche Welle (DW)

ExpertlyGerman Podcast - a podcast that focuses on business German, suitable for advanced learners - language learning through current events in slow French, Spanish, Italian, German and English

RÚV Spagillinn (Icelandic language podcasts)

Manx 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

Spanish Podcasts

Talk in French

30 Minute Italian


Podcasts about language, linguistics and culture

Accentricity - a podcast cast about people and how they talk. About accents, and why we care about them. About languages, and how they refuse to be controlled

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 language learners

LangFM - a podcast about language and what people do with it. Conversations and stories with interpreters, translators, copywriters, and other fun professions and passions. (In English and German)

Lexitecture - a podcast about words

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

Lithuanian Dream Podcast - a podcast about Lithuania (in English)

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, the science of language

Because Language - a podcast about linguistics - brought to you by the same people as Talk the Talk

That's What They Say - a podcast about language and words

The Fluent Show - a podcast about loving, living and learning languages

The Vocal Fries Pod - a podcast about linguistic discrimination

Word of Mouth - a series exploring the world of words and the ways in which we use them

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


History podcasts

These are some of the history podcasts I like to listen to, and which you might just like as well.

We Are History - The less-than-serious history podcast with stand up comedian Angela Barnes and writer John O'Farrell

You're Dead to Me
- The history podcast for people who don't like history... and those who do. Greg Jenner brings together the best names in comedy and history to learn and laugh about the past.


Comedy podcasts

These are some of the comedy podcasts I like to listen to, and which you might just like as well.

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

The Last Post - A daily satirical news fantasy.


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