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Natheniel Becken via Apple Podcasts · Hong Kong · 09/24/22
Seriously, I love podcasts and there are heaps. But I find Because Language to be highly entertaining, highly informative, and I love the peeps. I hang out for the next episode to bring me comfort and knowledge.
GregoryMacAoidh via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/18/22
This is truly a great podcast, super useful as a reliable source of news from the field of linguistics and news about “all things” language. The hosts master the art of making complex topics accessible to the general public. It’s entertaining too – practically every episode has snippets that make...Read full review »
MLRSnider via Apple Podcasts · Norway · 07/16/22
This is our go-to Podcast when we are travelling. Hosted by Hedvig, Daniel and Ben, we 😀, 😳, 🤔 we 🥰 You get the sense there's Dark Academia at play and I just love the Word of the Week!Read full review »
Scibidoo via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/27/22
This show is amazing. I followed over from Talk to Talk days. I also studied linguistics at university, and this way I get to keep following the discussions that are going on. I also love how the show managers to cater both to us nerds and introduces concepts to people who has not studied it...Read full review »
Trultelult via Apple Podcasts · Norway · 10/24/21
Best place to satisfy my linguistics brain
moenradio via Apple Podcasts · Japan · 08/27/21
The three co-hosts — two linguists, Daniel and Hedvig, and the far-from-everyman teacher, Ben — play off each other wonderfully, full of humor, self-deprecation and wild tangents. Through it all, you learn a lot about linguistics and how people communicate. They are on just about every possibly...Read full review »
Elspeth Wiggins via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/20/21
I feel anyone can find something on each show to get excited about, almost like you want to participate in the conversations the hosts are having to ask more questions or give more examples! It’s the first podcast I’ve ever listened to and I’ve been following it for a few years. It’s so well...Read full review »
Christelle Liviero Aracena via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/01/21
I came for linguistics and stayed for the lols :D
SmultronV via Apple Podcasts · Czech Republic · 02/10/21
I listen to many podcasts and this is one that keeps me laughing while at the same time engaging my mind.
macnsak via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/04/21
Linguists Daniel and Hedvig and teacher Ben do a great job of taking difficult or breaking linguistics work and put it into a fun and understandable format. Ben doesn't like words of the week, but they usually bring me joy. They cover a lot of stuff inside and outside of Australia. From...Read full review »
김덕수 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/14/21
Well worth a listen. Well presented, interesting. Good fun as well. Engaging hosts.
Klongsamwa via Apple Podcasts · Thailand · 12/27/20
... the team clearly prefer to chat rather than take on linguistics.
TM436 via Apple Podcasts · France · 11/30/20
A fantastic podcast for anyone interested in language—ludic and informative.
Pete F UK via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/24/20
Smart and funny. Love language 😄
Licia WordSmith via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/29/20
I love podcasts where I can learn. Constantly looking to learn while enjoying life you know? And some of thhem are SO Boring, but this just hits the right spots. I love listening to you all while cooking or cleaning. Keep it up!
Broken Tea Bag via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 02/22/20
I couldn’t listen to more than 5 minutes when Kylie was talking. She just seems dumb and annoying, which annoys me bc it seems like she’s playing a stereotypical dumb woman.
Beccaaz746 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/30/20
Fantastic fun and always interesting podcast.
planet Perth via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/18/20
Hah! Alliteration! I found this podcast back in like 2015 by searching "lingustics podcast". I've listened to every episode since, and binge-listened to the entire back catalog back. The only thing I don't like is that since they're all in Australia I can't regularly go...Read full review »
mchil11 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/02/19
Wen Mr Ainslie told us about his podcast we had no idea what linguistics were and were damn right confused, but i mean, mr ainslie’s in it, it’s gotta be good. gave it a try and jesus its good. keep being a legend mr ainslie <3 ——— pattyphan
Rusuddurdirctitfi via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/25/19
Go team! A truly skeptic, and literature based linguistic show that’s far from boring. With Wise Leader, Daniel Midgley and his hilarious sidekicks: Wise-Cracking, Ben and SuperSkeptic, Kylie Sturges (yes, *that* Kylie!), and MultiLingual, Hedwig. What a team🤗! This is what I call “Making...Read full review »
KittyMaehem via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/20/18
Best thing to ever exist
Alec-Zani-little-bro via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/17/18
Best of the best
Алина Мозговая via Apple Podcasts · Russia · 11/02/18
I enjoy hearing the linguistics discussions and news, and chemistry between Dan and Ben. I find Kylie pretty annoying and don’t know that she adds much
mdcooper88 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/17/18
Parents need to know that The Emoji Movie is a colorful and kid-friendly -- if not particularly original -- adventure that imagines a world inside our smartphones in which each emoji is supposed to have a single expression/role. So when "meh" face Gene (voiced by T.J. Miller) breaks those...Read full review »
Wrenchamin Drainsley via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/21/18
Honestly Mr Ainslie was the best
pattyphan via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/18/18
Years ago I was looking for an audiobook or podcast to listen to on a long car trip. Talk the Talk was recommended, and after a couple of episodes I was hooked. I've listened to every episode, and it's always a fun, entertaining, and educational experience. I've literally used it in...Read full review »
User4288 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/23/18
I started listening to this podcast to complement my university courses, and as a beginner to the world of linguistics study it has been fantastic. Not only did I have something hilarious to listen to on the bus to uni, but I also learnt a lot. Talk the Talk has massively inspired me to continue...Read full review »
thehaikubandit via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/09/17
The only show with weekly news from the world of linguistics, with a deep dive into a different topic each with that is both knowledgable and accessible
Lauren Gawne via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/06/17
I love it. The presenters are great. Heaps of info on the really interesting topic that is language.
Wise Clock Counter via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/24/17
I appreciate the enthusiasm of the hosts for all things language-related.
Glossophile via Apple Podcasts · Japan · 05/20/17
There are several ingredients that a podcast needs to be successful: * Great hosts * Interesting topics * Chemistry between the hosts * A predictable cadence (I added that cause I'm anal 😜) Talk the Talk has loads and loads of all four ingredients. Far from a sterile discussion of...Read full review »
pbombach via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/17/17
This is an amazing linguistics podcast, I would recommend it to anyone interested in languages, or words and their intersection with culture, taboos, slang, accents, etc. Keep up the great work!
TrueHeretic via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/21/17
Daniel and Ben have exceptional chemistry; they play off each other well in pursuit of exploring language's maddening nuanances. After listening to (and loving) a few new episodes, over the winter break I've gone back and have binged the entire podcast from the first episode available....Read full review »
Linguist Sammy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/29/17
A brilliant podcast where you learn something interesting every week in a fun, informal style. Really friendly hosts too!
Kookooburra via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/29/16
This is a fantastic podcast for lovers and learners of the English language. Thank you for editing out the songs. Doing so allows us to enjoy more of the smooth sounds of the participants' linguistic expertise.Read full review »
RealUser24 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/16
This is by far my favourite podcast ever, it makes my drive to and from work so much more interesting. Daniel Midgley was always my absolute favourite lecturer at UWA and inspired a love for Linguistics in me. I whole-heartedly recommend this podcast to anyone and everyone—each episode is so...Read full review »
MousTashe5 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/12/16
I'm so glad I came across this podcast. A must for language lovers!Read full review »
Omidan Oyinbo via Apple Podcasts · France · 11/06/15
There are gems galore here for the inner linguist in all of us! The themes are linguistically delicious, and the interviews and chats are breezy, informative and delightful. Linguist Daniel Midgley and company complement each other perfectly in presenting a lively mix of scholarship, language...Read full review »
PirikaOkay via Apple Podcasts · Japan · 09/23/15
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I don't really listen to podcasts except this one, soooo goodRead full review »
Gabs1013 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/14/15
This is one of my favourite podcasts. Though not aimed at a specialist audience, it rarely oversimplifies issues, and presents the nuances of current debates in linguistics and related fields, often with the help of experts. It also features great music, and fun conversation; and I like that...Read full review »
AvenSarah via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/23/15
Voiced by my favourite linguist/teacher Daniel, and his smooth-voiced radio comrade Ben, "Talk the Talk" is an absolute delightful series of linguistic explorations, examining the quirks and quarks of Earth's many languages with humour, respect, scientific enthusiasm, and all the...Read full review »
Frostdragon Dreamwalker via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/04/14
There’s nothing like walking to uni listening to the latest episode of Talk the Talk. I’ve never been able to listen to any podcast – except this one! It is a real treat for the ears. Dear Daniel Midgley, you are the Stephen Fry of Linguistics. I admire your ability to unpack complex...Read full review »
Litotripsie (Sophie) via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/25/13
I'm a foreign language teacher and spend a lot of time on public transport going from class to class. Listening to 'Talk the Talk' is a great way to spend some of that time. Daniel Midgley and the various radio hosts who accompany him provide funny, informative vignettes on a wide...Read full review »
Hugh Browder via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/18/13
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