20 Best Linguistics Podcasts of 2021

3 years ago

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

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

Linguistics After Dark

  • Publisher: Linguistics After Dark
  • Total Episodes: 6

Linguistics After Dark is a podcast where three linguists (and sometimes other people) answer your burning questions about language, linguistics, and whatever else you need advice about. We have three rules: any question is fair game, there’s no research allowed, and if we can’t answer, we have to drink. It’s a little like CarTalk for language: call us if your language is making a funny noise, and we’ll get to the bottom of it, with a lot of rowdy discussion and nerdy jokes along the way. At the beginning of the show, we introduce a new linguistics term, and there’s even a puzzler at the end!

Lingthusiasm – A podcast that’s enthusiastic about linguistics

  • Publisher: Gretchen McCulloch and Lauren Gawne
  • Total Episodes: 55

A podcast that’s enthusiastic about linguistics by Gretchen McCulloch (All Things Linguistic) and Lauren Gawne (Superlinguo). A weird and deep conversation about language delivered right to your ears the third Thursday of every month. Listened to all the episodes here and wish there were more? Want to talk with other people who are enthusiastic about linguistics? Get bonus episodes and access to our Discord community at www.patreon.com/lingthusiasm Shownotes and transcripts: www.lingthusiasm.com

Linguistics Everyday

  • Publisher: Linguistics Everyday
  • Total Episodes: 13

Bringing linguistics concepts into the everyday!

Words for Granted – An etymology and linguistics podcast

  • Publisher: Ray Belli
  • Total Episodes: 104

Words for Granted is a podcast that looks at how words change over time. Host Ray Belli uses linguistic evolution as a way of understanding larger historical and cultural changes.


  • Publisher: Erin King
  • Total Episodes: 1

-Final project for Lingusitics Class

Pugilistic Linguistics

  • Publisher: Pugilistic Linguistics
  • Total Episodes: 56

The voice of reason in an unreasonable world…

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

  • Publisher: A Way with Words
  • Total Episodes: 334

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.

en clair: forensic linguistics, literary detection, language mysteries, and more

  • Publisher: Dr Claire Hardaker
  • Total Episodes: 35

en clair is a podcast about forensic linguistics, literary detection, language mysteries, cryptography, codes, language and the law, linguistic crime, undeciphered languages, and more, from past to present. Credits, links, podcast transcripts and more in the Case Notes: wp.lancs.ac.uk/enclair


  • Publisher: Anusha Das
  • Total Episodes: 1

An Introduction

SAGE Language & Linguistics

  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd.
  • Total Episodes: 52

Welcome to the official free Podcast site from SAGE, with selected new podcasts that will span a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. Our Podcasts are designed to act as teaching tools, providing further insight into our content through editor and author commentaries and interviews with special guests. SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets with principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, and Singapore.

Lingcast – The English language and Linguistics podcast

  • Publisher: Blake Reed
  • Total Episodes: 11

lingcast is a new linguistics podcast where the host, Blake Reed, will discuss the amazing quirks and interesting facts hidden within the English language. There are so many weird and wonderful explanations for the ways in which we communicate that could answer a lot of our problems. Join us and listen close, you might just learn something.

World Linguistics Podcast

  • Publisher: World Linguistics
  • Total Episodes: 12

Welcome to the official podcast of World Linguistics. Here you’ll find inspiration if you’re a language learner and tips on how to learn languages. You’ll also discover some of the reasons why learning languages is important in the twenty first century. Thanks for joining us!

Linguistics with Laura

  • Publisher: Laura Koch
  • Total Episodes: 14

This podcast series will highlight some of the most important aspects of linguistics. Over the span of numerous episodes, we’ll discuss topics such as the definition of linguistics, history of the English language, word structure, speech sounds, grammar, meaning, sentence structure, and more. If you’re interested in learning more about language but don’t have oodles of free time, this series will introduce you to the beauty of linguistics in short and sweet light-hearted episodes.


  • Publisher: Lama
  • Total Episodes: 1

Learn more about Language, Art, Literature.

Forensic Linguistics

  • Publisher: Dr Alison Johnson
  • Total Episodes: 6

Forensic Linguistics


  • Publisher: Dee
  • Total Episodes: 5

Special interests: Second language acquisition, bilingual-bicultural education, TESL, ESL, EFL

Linguistics Lectures

  • Publisher: Department of Linguistics
  • Total Episodes: 165

Linguistics Lectures

Linguistics (video)

  • Publisher: The University of Chicago
  • Total Episodes: 10

Linguistics (video)

LING507 Statistical Analysis for Linguistics Spring 2010

  • Publisher: Dr. Natasha Warner
  • Total Episodes: 24

LING507 Statistical Analysis for Linguistics Spring 2010

Linguistics (audio)

  • Publisher: The University of Chicago
  • Total Episodes: 7

Linguistics (audio)

David Friedland

Bit of a gear addict.

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