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The Word's Worth The Moscow Times

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 37 Ratings

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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Mitchff ,

Outstanding

Some people may be disappointed that these podcasts are "only" Michele Berdy reading her Moscow Times columns--I don't *think* I've heard any bonus material--but I for one appreciate hearing her pronunciation and inflections. If you are a fan of her columns and/or her book, The Russian Word's Worth, you will love this podcast. Less-than-fluent speakers, like me, might like to listen to the podcasts while reading the column. But that sounds too much like homework and is not necessary.

Newsman22 ,

Michele Berdy is a treasure

This podcast features the wonderful Michele Berdy on the Russian language. Her work has been a must-read and now a must-listen, for any Anglophone Russian language learner. I speak as someone with a strong command of the language. I always learn something from her.
One complaint - the podcast title gives no indication it is the Michele Berdy show. I was pleasantly surprised to find that's what it was. They should package it as such.

Superboonanza ,

Witty Word’s Worth Well Worth One’s While

I’ve been enjoying Michele Berdy’s column in The Moscow Times for many years so it was a delight to discover it now exists in podcast form. As an eternal student of the Russian language I find her thematic deep dives help sort out some of the subtle nuances, but the real trick is making this entertaining as well.

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