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)

Expertly German Podcast - language learning through current events in slow French, Spanish, Italian, German and English

RÚV Spagillinn (Icelandic language podcasts)

Manx language podcasts

Russian Made Easy - free Russian language lessons

Radio Sweden på lätt svenska (Radio Sweden in easy Swedish)

Slow Chinese - a cultural podcast for Chinese learners

Spanish Podcasts

Talk in French

30 Minute Italian


Podcasts about language and linguistics

The Actual Fluency Podcast - stories about learning languages, techniques and anecdotes from some of the world's most accomplished polyglots

The Allusionist - a podcast about language

A Way With Words - a podcast about language, linguistics, words, etc

Conlangery Podcast - for language creators and enthusiasts of constructed languages

Expand Your World with Queenie Kawabe - a podcast created for Language Learners, especially Chinese and Japanese

5-Minute Language - a podcast to support you on your language learning journey

I Will Teach You A Language - study hacks and mind tools for independent language learners

LangFM - about language and what people do with it

Lexicon Valley - a podcast about language, from pet peeves, syntax, and etymology to neurolinguistics and the death of languages. Hosted by linguist John McWhorter

Lingthusiasm - a podcast that's enthusiastic about linguistics

Radio Omniglot - a podcast about language and linguistics by Simon Ager

Something Rhymes with Purple - a podcast about words and language

Språket - ett program om hur språket används och förändras, om språkvård och om hur språk och samhälle ömsesidigt påverkar varandra. (in Swedish)

Talk the Talk - a podcast about linguistics

That's What They Say - a podcast about language and words

The Fluent Show - a podcast about loving, living and learning languages

Words for Granted - a podcast that looks at how words change over time

The World in Words - a podcast about languages and the people who speak them

More podcast links


Comedy podcasts

Answer Me This! - answering the world's questions since 2007

Global Pillage - a comedy panel show about idioms, culture, customs, etc

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

The Bugle - Audio newspaper for a visual world


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