Links: Podcasts

These are podcasts I use to learn languages, to improve my listening skills in languages I'm learning, and to learn about language and linguistics. I know some of the people who make them, and have appeared on some of the podcasts. There are also links to a few comedy podcasts I like.

If you can recommend any other language-related podcasts, do let me know.

These podcasts are also available on iTunes, Soundcloud, and/or other podcast platforms.

If you find a link that is no longer working or that has moved, or would like to add a new link to this page, please contact me


Language learning and practice podcasts

German Podcasts from Deutche Welle (DW)
http://www.dw.com/de/media-center/podcasts/s-100976

ExpertlyGerman Podcast - a podcast that focuses on business German, suitable for advanced learners
https://expertlygerman.com/learn-german-podcast/

NewinSlow.com - language learning through current events in slow French, Spanish, Italian, German and English
http://www.linguistica360.com/

RÚV Spagillinn (Icelandic language podcasts)
http://www.ruv.is/thaettir/spegillinn

Manx language podcasts
https://www.learnmanx.com/podcast.html
https://www.manxradio.com/podcasts/abbyr-shen-reesht-say-that-again/
https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/greinneyder

Russian Made Easy - free Russian language lessons
http://russianmadeeasy.com/

Radio Sweden på lätt svenska (Radio Sweden in easy Swedish)
http://sverigesradio.se/radioswedenpalattsvenska

Slow Chinese - a cultural podcast for Chinese learners
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/man-su-zhong-wen-slow-chinese/id321733935?mt=2

Spanish Podcasts
http://spanishobsessed.com/spanish-podcasts/
https://www.fluentinspanish.org/podcasts/

Talk in French
https://www.talkinfrench.com/category/podcast-category/

30 Minute Italian
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/30-minute-italian/id677568406?mt=2

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Podcasts about language, linguistics and culture

Accentricity - a podcast cast about people and how they talk. About accents, and why we care about them. About languages, and how they refuse to be controlled
https://www.accentricity-podcast.com/

The Actual Fluency Podcast - stories about learning languages, techniques and anecdotes from some of the world's most accomplished polyglots
http://actualfluency.com/

The Allusionist - a podcast about language
https://www.theallusionist.org/

A Way With Words - a podcast about language, linguistics, words, etc
https://www.waywordradio.org/

Conlangery Podcast - for language creators and enthusiasts of constructed languages
http://conlangery.com/

Expand Your World with Queenie Kawabe - a podcast created for Language Learners, especially Chinese and Japanese
http://queeniekawabe.com/podcast/

5-Minute Language - a podcast to support you on your language learning journey
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/podcast-5-minute-language/id1168550307?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

I Will Teach You A Language - study hacks and mind tools for independent language learners
http://www.iwillteachyoualanguage.com/podcast-home/

LangFM - a podcast about language and what people do with it. Conversations and stories with interpreters, translators, copywriters, and other fun professions and passions. (In English and German)
https://langfm.podigee.io/

Lexitecture - a podcast about words
http://www.lexitecture.com/

Lexicon Valley - a podcast about language, from pet peeves, syntax, and etymology to neurolinguistics and the death of languages. Hosted by linguist John McWhorter
https://slate.com/podcasts/lexicon-valley

Lingthusiasm - a podcast that's enthusiastic about linguistics
http://lingthusiasm.com/

Lithuanian Dream Podcast - a podcast about Lithuania (in English)
https://www.lithuaniandreampodcast.com/

Radio Omniglot - a podcast about language and linguistics by Simon Ager
http://www.omniglot.com/radio/

Something Rhymes with Purple - a podcast about words and language
https://play.acast.com/s/somethingrhymeswithpurple

Språket - ett program om hur språket används och förändras, om språkvård och om hur språk och samhälle ömsesidigt påverkar varandra. (in Swedish)
https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/spraket-i-p1

Talk the Talk - a podcast about linguistics, the science of language
http://talkthetalkpodcast.com/

Because Language - a podcast about linguistics - brought to you by the same people as Talk the Talk
https://becauselanguage.com/

That's What They Say - a podcast about language and words
http://www.npr.org/podcasts/381443663/that-s-what-they-say

The Fluent Show - a podcast about loving, living and learning languages
http://www.fluent.show

The Vocal Fries Pod - a podcast about linguistic discrimination
https://vocalfriespod.com

Word of Mouth - a series exploring the world of words and the ways in which we use them
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qtnz/episodes/downloads

Words for Granted - a podcast that looks at how words change over time
http://www.wordsforgranted.com

The World in Words - a podcast about languages and the people who speak them
https://www.pri.org/programs/world-words

More podcast links
http://www.lindsaydoeslanguages.com/language-learning-podcasts/

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History podcasts

These are some of the history podcasts I like to listen to, and which you might just like as well.

We Are History - The less-than-serious history podcast with stand up comedian Angela Barnes and writer John O'Farrell
https://play.acast.com/s/wearehistory

You're Dead to Me
- The history podcast for people who don't like history... and those who do. Greg Jenner brings together the best names in comedy and history to learn and laugh about the past. https://podtail.com/podcast/you-re-dead-to-me/

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Comedy podcasts

These are some of the comedy podcasts I like to listen to, and which you might just like as well.

Answer Me This! - answering the world's questions since 2007
http://www.answermethispodcast.com/

Global Pillage - a comedy panel show about idioms, culture, customs, etc
http://globalpillage.net/

No Such Thing As A Fish - the QI Elves talking about interesting, unusual and funny information they have found when researching the TV programme, QI
http://qi.com/podcast

The Bugle - Audio newspaper for a visual world
https://thebuglepodcast.com/

The Last Post - A daily satirical news fantasy.
https://pod.link/TheLastPost

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