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Adventures in language: TheAllusionist.org. A proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.

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4.8 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

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Recommended for all language speakers

Language is beautiful and weird and one of the finest human creations. Even if you aren’t a linguist (I’m not), you will fall in love with The Allusionist and its host Helen Zalzman. I recommend this to all speakers of language.

dogwood designer ,

Thank you from transmom

Well, my kid is trans and I can’t tell you how wonderful it is that you — Helen! — work in support for transgender and other queer folk at every appropriate turn. Helen, first, you are brilliant and second, the Allusionist is brilliant. Your recent episode about engraving touched me and is motivating me to get my ring engraved to give to my 21 yr old trans kid. I also want to pass on an object of strength to them in hopes they will pass it on one day, too. That said, all the episodes are magical gems. My family is hooked on my retelling of your episodes to them. Your podcast contains multitudes. Thank you, Helen and friends.

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Words about words, but not boring

Changed the way I thought about language forever. This is also one of the best podcasts to recommend to another person because 1) they’re guaranteed to love it 2) you’re guaranteed to look like a smart person for recommending it.

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