20 Best Dialects Podcasts of 2021

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Are you wanting to learn more about dialects ? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best dialects podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, tweet us @MagazineWelp and we will check it out!

Best Dialects Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

A Way with Words: language, linguistics, and callers from all over

  • Publisher: A Way with Words
  • Total Episodes: 338

A Way with Words is a fun and funny radio show and podcast about language. Co-hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett talk with callers from around the world about linguistics, slang, new words, jokes, riddles, word games, grammar, old sayings, word origins, regional dialects, family expressions, books, literature, folklore, and speaking and writing well. Email your language questions for the show to [email protected]. Or call with your questions toll-free *any* time in the U.S. and Canada at (877) 929-9673. From anywhere in the world: +1 (619) 800-4443. Hear all past shows for free: http://waywordradio.org/. Also on Twitter at http://twitter.com/wayword.

Dominican Spanish 101

  • Publisher: Tamara Marie & Kesia Sosa
  • Total Episodes: 20

Learn authentic Spanish as it’s spoken in the Dominican Republic. This podcast gives you conversational Spanish lessons so you can talk to native Spanish speakers from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana. Join your hosts Tamara Marie and Kesia Sosa as we make it easy to understand one of the most challenging Caribbean Spanish dialects.

Langga Speaks Podcast

  • Publisher: Apple & Jeric Defante
  • Total Episodes: 65

‘Langga’ [lang.gâ.] means ‘Beloved’ in Ilonggo/Hiligaynon, one of the gazillion Filipino dialects. Raising a family as Filipino expats in Dubai is not as simple as it may seem.Join show hosts, Apple and Jeric Defante, for downright honest conversations and full-packed laugh marathons as they share about family, faith and everything in between! Support our Mission: http://bit.ly/supportlsp

Amharic@ ttb.twr.org/amharic

  • Publisher: Thru the Bible Amharic
  • Total Episodes: 1001

The Thru the Bible program is part of the worldwide Bible-teaching ministry. The series was originally designed by Dr. J. Vernon McGee and has been translated and adapted into more than 100 languages and dialects. It is intended to be a daily 30-minute radio program that systematically takes the listener through the entire Bible. Now those same programs are available to you online. We are grateful that you have chosen to begin learning more about God’s Word by listening to these programs. It is recommended that you now listen to at least one program per day, Monday-Friday. If you will continue do this every week for the next 5 years you will have studied through the entire Bible.

Mondo Jazz

  • Publisher: Ludovico Granvassu
  • Total Episodes: 213

This is a jazz world! …all the international jazz you always wanted to hear and nobody ever played for you! Mondo Jazz is dedicated to the proposition that jazz is a language that originated in the US but is now spoken all over the world in various, at times very strong, accents and dialects, which make it a rich resource for rewarding sonic explorations. Needless to say there will be plenty of US jazz on my program, in an attempt to show the continuity that exists between the US and the international jazz scenes.

People’s Landscapes

  • Publisher: National Trust
  • Total Episodes: 5

In this four part documentary series we explore how geology and landscapes have influenced the communities and cultures of the British isles. We’ll discover what connects ice-age floods, and the dialects we speak, and how pre-historic geological events, can form the bedrock of community, or become the driving force behind neighbourhood feuds. People’s Landscapes is hosted and presented by radio journalist, broadcaster and strictly contestant, John Sergeant, Horrible Histories writer Terry Deary, historian and broadcaster Eleanor Barraclough and Welsh broadcaster and actress Caryl Parry Jones.

How Jamaica Conquered the World

  • Publisher: Roifield Brown
  • Total Episodes: 29

The small island of Jamaica has forged a new type of empire, an intangible realm of which there are no physical monuments. There is no official political or economic sphere of Jamaican influence but when it comes to popular culture its global reach is immense, far exceeding the reasonable expectation for a nation of just over 2.7 million people. For a nation that gained independence from the British only 50 years ago, Jamaicans have left their mark on music, sport, style and language around the globe and have become an international marker of ‘cool’. Jamaican music has colonised the new and old world alike, its athletes break world records with impunity and youngsters the world over are incorporating Jamaican slang into their dialects. Despite this the country has reaped no economic reward in return, unlike empires of old, and Jamaica still remains an economic pygmy. Jamaican influence has unconsciously spawned creative innovation around the globe and to this day it remains a country to be studied, celebrated, and demystified. Through the help of linguists, artists, musicians, designers, sports personalities, and historians we take a closer look as to how Jamaican culture conquered the world.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights by United Nations

  • Publisher: Loyal Books
  • Total Episodes: 24

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was ratified in 1948 by the United Nations General Assembly. It defines the fundamental rights of individuals, and exhorts all governments to protect these rights. The UN has translated the document into over three hundred languages and dialects. This audiobook includes readings in 21 languages.

Celebration of Dialects and Accents, Vol 2. by AESOP

  • Publisher: LibriVox
  • Total Episodes: 20

A celebration of all the wonderful dialects and accents found within the Librivox community! The goal being to record a ‘phonetically relevant’ text by as many volunteers as possible, and make this dialect/accent ‘database’ available to the world, by releasing the recordings into the public domain. – Summary by Délibáb

Thru the Bible International on Oneplace.com

  • Publisher: Dr. J. Vernon McGee
  • Total Episodes: 3914

Thru the Bible is a worldwide Bible-teaching ministry airing in more than 100 languages and dialects around the world. Our mission is simple and the same one Dr. McGee himself embraced: To take the whole Word to the whole world. When translators and producers in nations all around the globe contract with us to produce the programs, they commit themselves to keeping their translations as close to Dr. McGee as possible, changing the vocabulary, illustrations, and idioms only when necessary to reach their cultures in the same way that Dr. McGee was able to reach his listening audience. Other Thru the Bible Programs: Thru the Bible Thru the Bible – Questions Answers Thru the Bible – Sunday Sermon A Travs de la Biblia

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

  • Publisher: Loyal Books
  • Total Episodes: 43

Regarded as the pride and joy of American literature, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a picturesque novel depicting Huck’s epic journey from boyhood to manhood and the struggles he must face living in a corrupt society. The novel serves as a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, another famous work by Mark Twain. The plot unfolds in several locations sometime before the Civil War. The book opens with a description of Huck’s new life as he undergoes a process of “civilization” while living with the Widow Douglas and her sister Miss Watson. Although he dislikes the strict regime of education, manners, church and rigid clothing, which are a necessity to fit into society, Huck prefers anything to his previous life with his drunkard father Pap. However, just as things begin to stabilize, Pap returns to the picture and demands Huck give him the money that he had previously attained during an adventure with his best friend Tom Sawyer. Huck’s refusal to do so only infuriates Pap. Just when things are improving for Huck, he is kidnapped and mistreated by his no-good father. After faking his own death and on the run, he meets Jim who is a runaway slave with a bounty to his name. Huck must decide whether to trust his gut feeling and help an innocent flee slavery, or view the poor man simply as property. Caught up between ethics and legality, Huck must make a decision. The two set out together on a raft, both in search of freedom and experience many challenges on the way whilst at the same time an emotional bond is developed. Twain’s vibrant description of the places and people along the Mississippi River is one of the jewels of the novel, as well as the use of vernacular language and the presence of dialects. Moral and ethics, racism and slavery, and hypocritical society are just some of the targeted issues presented in the novel. Celebrated throughout generations, the slanted tale of adventure does not seize to spark appreciation although simultaneously stirring controversy.


  • Publisher: Me/Us/U
  • Total Episodes: 14

The goal of ME/US/U Podcast is to give authority to the undermined voices of creative folk and college students to engage in discussion on a wide range of topics that both the Susquehanna Community and outside communities can relate to. ME/US/U is the collaborative and collective work of a group of Susquehanna English Students that is written, recorded, edited and published on-campus with the help of Dr. Heather Lang. Together this eclectic group dives into topics such as regional dialects, activism, books that shaped us, the queer community, and much more. Grab your headphones and a warm drink and come dive in with us.

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by TWAIN, Mark

  • Publisher: LibriVox
  • Total Episodes: 43

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884) by Mark Twain is one of the truly great American novels, beloved by children, adults, and literary critics alike. The book tells the story of “Huck” Finn (first introduced as Tom Sawyer’s sidekick in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer), his friend Jim, and their journey down the Mississippi River on a raft. Both are on the run, Huck from his drunk and abusive father, and Jim as a runaway slave. As Huck and Jim drift down the river, they meet many colorful characters and have many great adventures. The true heart of the story, however, is the friendship between Huck and Jim. A constant theme throughout the book is Huck’s internal struggle between what he has been taught, that helping a runaway slave is a sin, and what he truly believes, that Jim is a good man and it couldn’t possibly be wrong to help him. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was unique at the time of its publication (1884) because it is narrated by Huck himself and is written in the numerous dialects common in the area and time in which the book is set. Although the book was originally intended as a sequel to the children’s book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, as Twain wrote Adventures of Huckleberry Finn it progressed into a more serious work. Twain’s views on slavery and other social issues of the time become clear through the words, thoughts, and actions of Huck Finn. The book has always been the subject of great controversy, and according to The American Library Association it was fifth on the list of most frequently challenged books in the 1990s.(Summary by Annie Coleman)

Yellow Brit Road

  • Publisher: Yellow Brit Road CFRC
  • Total Episodes: 49

Come for the pun, stay for the music. Yellow Brit Road is CFRC’s weekly British music show on Sundays from 8 to 9 PM on CFRC Radio Queen’s. We delve into music history, past interviews, bizarre reviews and media, discuss band lore, and do the occasional themed show: eras, regions, dialects, albums, poetry; everything is on the plate! The podcasted version of this show contains all your favourite band trivia and stories, but the music can be found on posted playlists that accompany each individual episode. Listen live on CFRC 101.9 FM or on cfrc.ca!

Paddy Whack

  • Publisher: Francis Martineau
  • Total Episodes: 14

Paddy Whack is a novel written and performed by the author, Francis Martineau. Based in part on his own childhood in Scotland, each episode chronicles the story of a boy growing up in the shadow of World War II, the diary of his mother, and a separate correspondence between two would-be lovers attempting to find a semblance of normalcy in turbulent times. Martineau’s exquisite dramatic reading of the text brings the story to life with deep feeling, immense charm, and an evocative mix of local dialects. In addition, his original piano music dotted throughout makes this recording a uniquely personal expression. Settle in. You’ve never heard anything quite like this.

Get A Better Broadcast, Podcast and Video Voice

  • Publisher: Peter Stewart
  • Total Episodes: 153

Short, daily professional voice advice from breathing to conversational reading: specifically for presenters on radio and TV, podcasts, YouTube, commercial voice-overs, ebook and elearning narrators.Communication with the human voice is more prolific than at any other time in our evolution: thousands of TV and radio stations, millions of podcast episodes, more than a billion YouTube videos… plus millions more audio books, commercial voiceovers, e-learning commentaries and business-related videocalls.This is the guide to help you become a stronger voice communicator on all of those channels so you can better compete with professional actors, or presenters on the likes of the BBC, ABC, or Gimlet.It focusses specifically on your vocal image for audio and video channels (not stage presentations, business meetings, lectures or sermons) and with two main aims:·    To get you a better voice for audio and video channels.·    To show you how to read out loud convincingly and conversationallyYou’ve invested in your look of choice, now invest in your voice.Presented by Peter StewartPeter has been around voice and audio all his working life and has trained hundreds of broadcasters in all styles of radio from pop music stations such as Capital FM and BBC Radio 1 to Heart FM, the classical music station BBC Radio 3 and regional BBC stations. He’s trained news presenters on regional TV, the BBC News Channel and on flagship programmes such as the BBC’s Panorama. Other trainees have been music presenters, breakfast show hosts, travel news presenters and voice-over artists.After leaving university with a degree in Communications, Peter went on to work at a number of radio stations as a news reader/journalist and then branching out into other presentation roles such as a music DJ, talk-show and phone-in host. His styles varied from the “fresh fun and exciting” news presentation at a commercial station, to more formal reads on the BBC. For several years he was heard on nationwide UK stations such as talkSPORT and Virgin Radio.During this period, Peter was the winner of a prestigious New York Radio Award for his radio news presentations. He was the off-screen voice of the daily video news bulletins on Virgin Atlantic flights for several years, was co-host of the Telewest Cable show “Get A New Life” for three seasons, and was the voice for a series of radio commercials for a chain of electrical superstores.Peter has studied on the “Voice for Performance” course with London’s prestigious Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and is also “Vocal Health First Aid” certified.He has written a number of books on audio and video presentation and production (“Essential Radio Journalism”, “JournoLists”, two editions of “Essential Radio Skills” and three editions of “Broadcast Journalism”) and has written on voice and presentation skills in the BBC’s in-house newspaper “Ariel”.In his three years in the BBC’s training unit, he became the Corporation’s only in-house voice-trainer, coaching hundreds of broadcasters, many of them ‘household names’ from regional radio and TV, from all the national radio networks and those at the prestigious BBC News Channel. He was so well-respected in his field that the UK’s largest commercial radio station company contracted Peter (via the BBC!) to develop a training programme for their staff.Being interested in the psychology of communications, Peter successfully completed courses in advertising & marketing, and counselling, the knowledge of which he’s used to link the physical, psychological and presentational aspects of this book.Peter has presented hundreds of radio shows (you may have heard him on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 4, Virgin Radio or Kiss, as well as BBC regional radio) with formats as diverse as music-presentation, interview shows, ‘special’ programmes for elections and budgets, live outside broadcasts and commentaries and even the occasional sports, gardening and dedication programmes. He has read several thousand news bulletins, and hosted nearly 2,000 podcast episodes, and is a vocal image consultant advising in all aspects of voice and speech training for presenters on radio and TV, podcasts and YouTube , voiceovers and videocalls.His voice-style is middle aged, male, RP, and friendly-authoritative.If you would like Peter to work with you on your voice, then get in touch. Initially via a DM on Twitter @TweeterStewart.The podcast title refers to those who may wish to change their speaking voice in some way. It is not a suggestion that anyone should, or be pressured into needing to. We love accents and dialects, and are well aware that how we speak changes over time. The key is: is your voice successfully communicating your message, so it is being understood (and potentially being acted upon) by your target audience?This podcast is London-based and examples are spoken in the RP (Received Pronunciation) / standard-English / BBC English pronunciation, although invariably applicable to other languages, accents and dialects. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Friends of First Worship

  • Publisher: John Bolin
  • Total Episodes: 40

The First|Worship Ministry of Houston’s First Baptist Church is made up of hundreds of adults, students, and children of all ages and backgrounds. We are brought together by a common biblical purpose: To CONNECT with God and each other through music and worship. To LEAD God’s people by sacrifice, in service, and through song. To TRAIN all generations to utilize their talents to glorify God with passion and precision; To COMMUNICATE salvation to the lost, encouragement to the believer, and joy and passion to the world. As an artistic ministry, we believe in the pursuit of excellence for the glory of God. As the psalmist so eloquently stated, “I will not offer to the Lord that which cost me nothing,” so we strive to offer the Lord an authentic and excellent sacrifice. As you will see through our different musical and artistic groups, the Worship Ministry strives to use different styles and dialects of worship to allow the people of God to both serve and experience Jesus Christ. For more information contact us at: [email protected]

SA Hip Hop Fix

South African HipHop music has a history that started in 1982 in Cape Town South Africa. SA Hip Hop Fix celebrates South African HipHop music whether its ‘underground’ or the current sounds in rotation in Mzansi. Celebrating the diversity in sound and the various dialects get hooked on the SA Hip Hop Fix curated by DJ Azuhl also featuring exclusive South African HipHop mixes.

Maximum India: an Exploration of Indian Music

  • Publisher: ARTSEDGE: The Kennedy Center’s Arts Education Network
  • Total Episodes: 3

The music of India is  as diverse as its many cultures. India has over a billion people and hundreds of dialects and languages spread across the seventh largest country in the world, but there is still an undeniable “sound” that makes Indian music unmistakable. This 3-part audio series, hosted by PBS journalist Hari Sreenivasan, explores different aspects of Indian music: Indian musical instruments; the styles of music across India; and what makes Indian music unique—and where it is going. For more, visit http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/students/kc-connections/maximum-india

English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs

  • Publisher: Loyal Books
  • Total Episodes: 44

Jack the Giant-Killer, Tom Thumb, Goldilocks and The Three Bears, Henny Penny, Dick Whittington, The Three Little Pigs, Red Riding Hood and a host of immortal characters are found in this delightful collection of English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs. The book made its first appearance in 1890 and has remained a firm favorite with both young and old ever since. Fairy tales have traditionally emanated from France and Germany. The famous compilations by La Fontaine and the Brothers Grimm have overshadowed children’s literature for centuries. Yet, many of the stories we recount to children today have an English origin, something that we were unaware of. The author, Joseph Jacobs, was an Australian folklorist and historian who painstakingly compiled them from various sources. In the preface to the first edition he recounts how he collected some stories from the descendants of English immigrants in America and Australia, while he sourced others from English gypsies and old ballads. In many cases he had to rewrite and retell those stories which existed in verse form or in ancient dialects. Older forms of English had to be tailored to suit modern readers, while some of the more objectionable parts had to be discarded. Wicked step-mothers, rampaging giants, damsels in distress, gallant princes and evil spells are some of the staples in this fascinating collection. The author himself states that it was his intention to create a book in which the stories would sound as if they were being narrated by an old nurse or grandmother. Hence, the style is simple, direct and like he states, meant to be read aloud and not visually. The original edition also included extensive notes on the source from which he collected the stories and reference material which is of great interest to folk-lore enthusiasts. Such was the impact of some of the stories that they are referenced in Shakespeare’s plays and provided inspiration for poets like Milton. The highlight of the book for serious readers is the elaborate footnotes which provide a great deal of information about different variants of these stories that are told in other parts of the world. One of the most attractive features in the book are the charming illustrations that accompany each tale. The book is a delightful read for both parents and children. Apart from old favorites, there are many new tales which most people would not have encountered like “Nix Nought Nothing” “The Laidly Worm of Spindleston Heugh” or “The Earl of Mar’s Daughter.”

David Friedland

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