25 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

The World in Words PRI

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 33 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

4.8 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Nor all ,

Best podcast on language

This is the best podcast on language and languages. I use it with my students who also enjoy it a lot.

drinkingyoghurt ,

Love it

A must-listen for anyone interested in languages (in general or a specific one), culture, linguistics or politics! Such a rich podcast, I am slowly making my way through every episode (I am maybe about half-way through) and haven't yet come across one I didn't love

SC1234567898 ,

Great podcast!

Thanks to Patrick Cox and co. for an excellent podcast. Always informative and interesting, often fun. Keep up the good work!

Top Podcasts In Society & Culture

Listeners Also Subscribed To

More by PRI