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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... more

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Will Icelandic survive the invasion of English?

Some Icelanders are becoming unsettled by this existential question: Will their language still be spoken in the future? Comedian and... more

26 Jun 2024 · 18 minutes
The language that gave Missouri its name

Many place names in the United States are borrowed from Native American words. It's often hard to trace the roots.... more

12 Jun 2024 · 33 minutes
Presenting Home, Interrupted

In this episode, we're handing over the reins to the podcast series, Home, Interrupted, produced by Feet in 2 Worlds.... more

29 May 2024 · 26 minutes
Icelandic, the language that recycles everything

Icelanders are protective of their language. When a new piece of tech or a new disease emerges, people debate what... more

15 May 2024 · 20 minutes
The bilingual edge: what the research says

In recent decades, Americans' perception of bilingualism has been transformed. As recently as the 1990s, the prevailing belief was that... more

01 May 2024 · 26 minutes
How Basque speakers saved their language

How did Basque survive Spain's military dictatorship under Francisco Franco when speaking, writing and reading it were illegal? With more... more

17 Apr 2024 · 34 minutes
Chinese sci-fi has crossed the translation barrier

Netflix's lavish new adaptation of Liu Cixin's The Three-Body Problem is the latest 'translation' of one of this century's best,... more

04 Apr 2024 · 30 minutes
Why the French use the English word ‘black’

The French language is replete with words borrowed from English, like 'weekend' and 'podcasting.' But French speakers' use of 'black'... more

20 Mar 2024 · 21 minutes
The Irish language renaissance

Irish is among Europe's oldest languages. It's a near miracle that anyone speaks it today. Patrick talks with online Irish... more

06 Mar 2024 · 34 minutes
From linguistic shame to pride

Israel Jesus used to be ashamed of being from the Mexican state of Oaxaca and speaking the local indigenous tongue,... more

21 Feb 2024 · 32 minutes
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