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Quiet Juice
Language unites and divides us. It mystifies and delights us. Patrick Cox and Kavita Pillay tell the stories of people with all kinds of linguistic passions: comedians, writers, researchers; speakers of endangered languages; speakers of multiple languages; and just speakers—people like you and me.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.9 stars from 168 ratings
Always interesting
I look forward to each new episode. Patrick Cox’s curiosity about language and his excellent shaping of the stories make this a delightful podcast.
PodcastDavida via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/23/21
Great podcast
Found this through another Hub & Spoke podcast and really enjoying Subtitle.
RAEgg1977 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/14/21
Smart and Relevant
This show has opened windows into cultures, experiences and (of course) languages I’d never heard of. The hosts keep a great pace and the podcast episodes are shaped well. Highly recommend checking it out!
OspreyMama via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/27/21
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