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.
We say love is love is love is love. And that’s true! But it’s also รัก if you’re Thai. Yêu và quý if you’re Vietnamese. And a lot of hard work no matter where you’re from. In this episode of Radiolingo, the sweet sticky mess that is romance.
A Language Well Lived” (Language Lifecycle Part 2: Death)
Welcome to Part 2 of our Language Lifecycle series: what causes languages to become endangered, or even die? We’ll discuss the role of colonization on language, and the efforts some communities are taking to revive their dying ways of speaking.
Congrats! It’s a Language.” (Language Lifecycle Part 1: Birth)
Constructed Languages and New Languages
In the first of our two part series on the life cycle of languages, we address how language is born. We’ll dive into the creation of constructed languages – languages made for film or TV (or even just for fun) – and natural languages, and how the process behind both reveals why new languages come into existence.
Foul @#$%ing Language
What is the oldest swear word in English? Does swearing help manage pain? We bring you 6 fun lessons on swearing and cursing.
Speaking of Gender
Gender and Language
Language can reflect and reinforce gender expectations. Are there ways to make language more inclusive?
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.
Really interesting and fun to listen to
Informative and entertaining.
I’ve loved every episode of this podcast. As someone who studied language and linguistics in college, I remember my classes being pretty boring at times. This presents linguistics the way it should be- through human experiences. That’s the whole point of language! I really hope they start making new episodes again.
I thought that this show was amazing and it was a great way to study and learn about languages. I only hope that eventually it will get more episodes.