4 episodes

Radiolingo investigates all the ways language shapes our world and how our world shapes language. Hosted by Ahmed Ali Akbar, an audio journalist and James Beard Award-winning writer, each episode introduces a new way of looking at the impact of language across our lives, our relationships, our culture and much more. Radiolingo is a Crooked Media and Duolingo production.

Radiolingo Crooked Media

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 317 Ratings

Radiolingo investigates all the ways language shapes our world and how our world shapes language. Hosted by Ahmed Ali Akbar, an audio journalist and James Beard Award-winning writer, each episode introduces a new way of looking at the impact of language across our lives, our relationships, our culture and much more. Radiolingo is a Crooked Media and Duolingo production.

    Lights! Camera! Translate!

    Lights! Camera! Translate!

    From "Seinfeld" to "Squid Game", thanks to streaming, audiences worldwide have access to more TV shows and movies from other countries than ever before, and that includes content in other languages. As such, the localization industry is booming, and the nature of subtitling, dubbing, and captioning is rapidly changing and expanding. We dive into the distinct processes and challenges regarding localization, and how they affect what we see on screen.

    • 27 min
    What Accent?

    What Accent?

    How and why do we make assumptions based on the way people speak? What is considered “proper,” or “correct” language – and who decides that, anyway?

    • 29 min
    What’s In A Name

    What’s In A Name

    Host Ahmed Ali Akbar has always had trouble getting people to say his name “correctly.” Why? This episode explores how second generation immigrants choose names, and how a name can impact our lives in more ways than we’d think.

    • 31 min
    Introducing Radiolingo (coming November 15th)

    Introducing Radiolingo (coming November 15th)

    From Crooked Media and Duolingo, this is Radiolingo, a new limited series that investigates all the ways language shapes our world and how our world shapes language. Hosted by Ahmed Ali Akbar, an audio journalist and James Beard Award-winning writer, each episode introduces a new way of looking at the impact of language across our lives, our relationships, our culture and much more.

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
317 Ratings

317 Ratings

CA Hayes ,

Audio lessons?

I love Duolingo and I’ve been using it for over a year. It’s a very reliable, good app for language learning and has been helping me communicate with my foreign friends from Spain and Ukrainian in languages they’re more comfortable with. This podcast is great and I’m definitely enjoying listening to it! However, it doesn’t beat audio lessons. I loved using audio lessons to better my speaking and listening abilities in Spanish and I really felt like my Spanish improves when I listen to them. I’ve been looking at other language apps to see which ones have great audio lessons and, while I don’t plan on leaving Duolingo, I also wish I could just use one app that allows me to learn in the ways I wish to learn. So please, Duolingo, bring back the audio lessons.

Kewstcharles ,

Warning

I love this podcast so much!!! But I have found that my friends who are not as fascinated by language as I am are tired of hearing me relate every detail I learned. But if you love language and learning new things you are going to love this podcast

surfkid25 ,

From Jonathan

It helps me so much in Latin and is very intresting

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