The Lollygagging Podcast with Rick and Dave - language learning for intermediate and advanced learners covering topics of interest for polyglots and language-learners.
What Have We Been Up To During the Quarantine?
Rick and Dave check in on each other to make sure they’re still practicing good lollygagging language skills, or at least good hygiene. (Oh, the suspense!) They also discuss the Virtual Polyglot Gathering, Rick’s Listening/Reading efforts, Dave’s big move, and some nasty and threatening comments towards some anonymous polyglot personalities like Gareth Popkins and Kris...
Random Questions We Ask Each Other
Dave and Rick pick each other’s brains regarding the polyglotosity (yes, that’s a real word, maybe…?) of London and other parts of the world, meetups and silent periods, and something called “daving,” which is most likely illegal, or at least immoral. Download the flipping audio already Show notes 00:47 Rehashing episode 11 01:46 Rick’s take...
Post-Gathering Motivation (Part II--Dave's Amazing Plan (Because Dave's Amazing!)
Upon returning from the well-beloved Polyglot Gathering, Rick and Dave discuss what they want to accomplish for the next year. In this episode, Dave says so much by saying so little. Or is it the other way around? Either way, it’s going to be the best podcast you’ve ever heard because it’s Dave. Say it...
Post-Gathering Motivation (Part I--Rick's crazy scheme!)
Upon returning from the well-beloved Polyglot Gathering, Rick and Dave discuss what they want to accomplish for the next year. In this episode, Rick talks about a new (to him) concept that he hopes will “melt and rewire” his brain and make him a superhuman Italian-speaking dynamo. If only he could stop spending so much...
Expanding Your Vocabulary
Rick and Dave discuss ways to acquire subject-specific vocabulary and to expand your vocabulary with subtle shades of meaning. Use technology to find words specific to a specific field or use a an old-fashioned book. Learn how to say “infinitesimal,” preferably correctly. Download The Audio Show Notes 01:07 How can I increase my vocabulary/acquire subject-specific...
Questions, Part II: This Time, It's Personal!
Rick and Dave answer questions about flow, conversational fluency, materials in the target language, and Harry Potter. Listen as Rick takes the lead and discusses how he shares his techniques on pushing the intermediate-language-learning envelope, taking the listener on a thrill ride of techniques and tips until finally the listener is out of breath. Which...
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Rick and Dave rock language learning!
It’s funny, irreverent and casual but they really drop some great knowledge on language learning. From IPA and other linguistic topics to accents or tools there’s great info here. Thanks for putting it together and making me laugh.