Silly Linguistics - A podcast about language, society and culture show

Silly Linguistics - A podcast about language, society and culture

Summary: Silly Linguistics is a podcast about language. We take a broader look at language. What are some of the ways language influences the world, and how does the world influence language? What role does language fulfill in society? Is language preservation important? How do we preserve language and why should we do it? These are just some of the topics covered on the podcast. Don't forget to check us out at and on Facebook at

Join Now to Subscribe to this Podcast


 Episode 10 - Interview with Josh, creator of NativLang | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:16:41

Wow! This turned out to be way longer than I thought it would be, but the whole chat was awesome so I just left it all in. Get drink, get a snack, sit back and enjoy the chat

 Episode 9 - Language Quiz with Nikolay Nikolov | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:04:00

I ask Nikolay Nikolov a bunch of language related questions. The questions are grouped into easy, medium and hard questions. Play along and see how many you can get.

 Episode 8 - Origin of language | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:34:49

I talk with Ignacio about the origin of language and also ask "What is language" and how does it differ from what animals do to communicate.

 Episode 7 - Language Quiz with Erik from Camp Netherside | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:17:18

I ask a series of increasingly difficult language related questions to Erik from Camp Netherside and see how many he can get right. We also discuss the questions and have a bit of a chat at the end of the quiz.

 Episode 6 - Interview with Kevin Stroud, creator of the History of English Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:54:30

I speak to the creator and host of the History of English Podcast, Kevin Stroud and talk to him about why he decided to make a podcast and how we went about doing it.

 Episode 5 - Teaching languages | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:18:50

I talk to Ignacio Bergkamp who is an English teacher to Spanish native speakers. I talk about what his life is like as an English teacher and what sorts of problems he runs into as a language teacher and how his job has affected his language life.

 Episode 4 - Language learning and dialectal variation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:17:31

We discuss how we got into languages, which languages we have learned, and how we went about learning them. We then discuss some of the many ways dialects of a language can differ from one another.

 Episode 3 - A discussion about how languages relate to each other | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:57:21

We discuss related languages, from the Scandanavian languages, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic and Faroese, to Arabic's groups of dialects to Chinese languages.

 Episode 2 - Language in education, East Asian language and preserving minority languages | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:52:32

Check us out on Facebook And check out the website We talk about language in education, East Asian languages, preserving minority languages and we touch on conlangs

 Episode 1 - Google Translate, language learning websites and organising your conlang | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:12

Check us out on Facebook And check out the website In this episode, we talk about Google Translate, websites for learning languages and how to organise your conlang


Login or signup comment.