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Let’s Talk Talk is a pop-linguistics podcast where the goal is consumption of language in a fun way.
#20 Cool Language Sounds — Clicks, Kisses, and Sucks (Talk Tidbits)
Jul 23 • 13 min
You ever kiss a person and think, “What if this is a language sound?” Us neither. Turns out it is! Let’s take a look at cool sounds in language together. 
#19 How does language express time? (Talk Tidbits)
Jun 29 • 4 min
Well, since we are talking about time, let’s apply it to language! In this episode, Seth talks grammatical tense, aspect, and mood. So, let’s talk talk!
#18 The Art of Arguing (with Chris Tatem)
Jun 21 • 37 min
Are you ever in an argument and feel like you just can’t get your message across? Us too. That’s why we talked to Chris Tatem — the host of the Cross Examined Life podcast — in order to clarify a few things about arguing. Join us on our mission to…
#17 Language and Music 2 (with Matthew Moore)
Jun 16 • 30 min
This episode, some of humanity’s oldest emergent phenomena (music and language) go head-to-head once again in similarity and contrast! Join our conversation while we deep dive into a little theory here and there in regard to both of these cool topics.…
#16 Puzzle piece languages (Talk Tidbits)
Jun 1 • 3 min
Ever see those really long words in foreign languages? Why does that happen? Well, sometimes it’s because of agglutination. Let’s take a short look at this system in this episode of Talk Tidbits!
#15 Morphology - What’s the smallest part of a word that means something? (with Thomas Stewart)
May 26 • 57 min
We talk alternative theories to that of the mainstream in regard to the study of linguistic morphology. Tom soothes the experience and makes it a lot less scary than you might think!
#14 Mother’s Day (Talk Tidbits)
May 14 • 5 min
Happy Mother’s Day! In this Talk Tidbit, Kristen and Seth talk about why so many languages call Mom, “mom!” Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LetsTalkTalkPodcast/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LetsTalkTalkPOD Rate us on iTunes:…
#13 Invented Languages = Conlangs (with David J. Peterson)
Apr 29 • 34 min
The man who created the languages of “Game of Thrones” tells us that we’re all pronouncing Khaleesi wrong! Come listen to David Peterson talk to us about conlangs (constructed languages) this week on Let’s Talk Talk! The Art of Language Invention:…
#12 Etymology, Latin, & Linguistics (with The Endless Knot Podcast)
Apr 21 • 53 min
Holy Cow to Beef, Batman! Beef and Cow come from the same root word?! This week, we have Mark Sundaram & Aven McMaster from The Endless Knot Podcast to tell us just why Etymology is so cool. Word Drops: A sprinkling of Linguistic Curiosities:…
#11 What is “it” REALLY? (Talk Tidbits)
Apr 16 • 5 min
What is “IT” truly that’s raining outside? The sky? The weather? Goblins? Let’s find out! This Talk Tidbit explores why we sometimes use “dummy pronouns” in English. Music Provided by: www.Bensound.com (track title: the lounge) Let’s Talk Talk Social:…
#10 A word can mean the opposite of itself? (Talk Tidbits)
Apr 11 • 8 min
We have our first “Talk Tidbit” this week! You ever catch your self apologizing for apologizing? In this short episode, we discuss Contronyms (words that mean their own opposites) and why they happen! Music Provided (the lounge) by:…
#9 Do we talk differently on stage? (with Jared Lowry)
Mar 28 • 30 min
What a show! Is a basketball only for sports? Why does a woman need a title that tells her marital status?! This week we have Comedian Jared Lowry talking with us about performance identity and language (we also have Jay Jackson in the studio). Let’s Talk…
#8 The trials of speaking 2 languages (with Ismar Muhic)
Mar 21 • 40 min
Is Danish just Norwegian with a mouth full of potatoes? Does speaking more than one language have a downside? What country had the best Vikings? Let’s find out on this episode of Let’s Talk Talk with Ismar Muhic, a Linguist coming out of St. Johns,…
#7 Happy St. Patrick’s Day! -IRISH LANGUAGE-
Mar 17 • 5 min
Today we have a short little episode reminding the folks at home that the Irish Language still exists! And it’s cool too. Let’s Talk Talk Social: Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/LetsTalkTalkPodcast/ Twitter — https://twitter.com/LetsTalkTalkPOD
#6 Performing Arts & Language (with Kayla Esmond)
Mar 8 • 42 min
Well, we are certainly NSFW this episode! Ever wonder why folks get offended at COMEDY? Us too. This week, we talk to Comedian and Actor Kayla Esmond about the Performing Arts and Language. Let’s Talk Talk’s version of 2 Truths & A Lie in the is episode,…
#5 The Big 4 (with Kristen Wilson)
Feb 28 • 35 min
Holy Cow! You sure you know your Star Wars? How about your grammar? This week, we have fitness blogger and television news producer, Kristen Wilson, on the show to discuss the four big components of Linguistics! Be sure to visit www.DeadliftDolls.com to…
#4 Humans And Language (with Jared Wilson)
Feb 16 • 47 min
Are you ready to get “turnt” for linguistics?! Yeah, us too. I bet you probably thought once or twice about the Tower of Babel too - just like us. Join in on the conversation as your host, Seth Wilson, discusses Humans and Language with Archaeologist…
#3 Language And Music (with Matt Moore)
Feb 8 • 42 min
We got you, “fam.” This week, we have Music Theorist Matt Moore on the show discussing the intimate and intricate relationship between the origins of language and the origins of music. Plenty of knowledge and dank memes for everyone! Let’s Talk Talk…
#2 Language and Gender (with Jay Jackson)
Feb 2 • 42 min
Are men too rude? Are women too polite? Let’s find out! Comedian, Musician, and Entertainer - Jay Jackson - joins in this week’s discussion of Gender and Language on Let’s Talk Talk with Seth Wilson. Let’s Talk Talk Social: Facebook —…
#1 Conceptual Metaphor (With John Michael Cronin)
Jan 28 • 34 min
**For every use of “ORDINAL DIRECTION” heard in this show, just pretend to yourself that you are hearing “RELATIVE DIRECTION.”** You ever wonder why love is a battlefield? This week we have Comedian John Michael Cronin on the show discussing conceptual…