50 episodes

The World in Words is a podcast about languages and the people who speak them. What happens to the brain on bilingualism? Does it matter that so many languages are dying out? Should we fear the rise of global English? Is the United States losing its linguistic cohesion? Why are Chinese tech words so inventive? Why does Icelandic have so many cool swearwords? Patrick Cox and Nina Porzucki bring you stories from the world’s linguistic frontlines. Also at pri.org/language

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    • 4.7, 49 Ratings

The World in Words is a podcast about languages and the people who speak them. What happens to the brain on bilingualism? Does it matter that so many languages are dying out? Should we fear the rise of global English? Is the United States losing its linguistic cohesion? Why are Chinese tech words so inventive? Why does Icelandic have so many cool swearwords? Patrick Cox and Nina Porzucki bring you stories from the world’s linguistic frontlines. Also at pri.org/language

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

devil-girl ,

Favorite Podcast

This is my absolute favorite podcast to listen to. Amazing content, very diverse topics and always funny and informative. I have learned a lot from this podcast on languages and the research they do for every episode is impressive. I hope this podcast will continue for many more episodes! Great work.

JFDaignault ,

Fascinating

Splendid podcast for language geeks, exploring history, politics, society... couldn't recommend it enough.

BaladoMado ,

Close to home!!

I’ve been listening to this podcast for a while and I was SO delighted to see that they made an episode about my home province! It was the episode called “J’ai back mouvé mon car dans la driveway” and I can honestly say that it was not only accurate, but well researched. It made me proud of my culture and I am so glad that others can learn about chiac thanks to this podcast! All this to say that these people really know their stuff. Five stars from me!

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