With the recent explosion of podcasts, there’s something out there for everyone. So, it should come as no surprise that there are plenty to choose from when it comes to the language industry. The only trouble is finding ones you want to tune into week after week. That’s why we put together a round up to get you started.
Whether you’re an interpreter, industry professional, or an all-around language lover, here are seven podcasts that are worth a listen.
The ATA Podcast
The American Translators Association’s official podcast offers an inside look at the organization’s events, professional development programs, and industry trends. Recent topics include court interpreting, socially distanced school outreach, and the ATA Honors and Awards program.
Brand the Interpreter
Hosted by Mireya Pérez, a community interpreter and brand enthusiast, this podcast features stories of language professionals from around the world. Recent topics include video game localization, self-imposed limitations, and tips for conference interpreting.
Created by localization professionals, this podcast explores how language, society, and business intersect. Recent topics include hyper-personalization in marketing, opening China to the global market, and the impact of Tinder on worldwide dating.
Lexicon Valley is all about language. Hosted by linguist John McWhorter, it features everything from pet peeves to neurolinguistics. Recent topics include the complexities of translation, gendered languages, and the origin of English.
Brought to you by Slator.com, this podcast covers news and trends in translation, localization, and language technology. Recent topics include localization at Canva, speech translation, and multilingual meetings.
This roundtable-style podcast covers topics related to interpreting and the wider world of languages. Recent topics include how interpreters think, new ways of working, and interpreting in conflict zones.
A Way with Words
Hosted by Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett, this global call-in podcast features conversations on linguistics, regional dialects, expressions, word origins, and so much more. Recent topics include the origin of the word “hipster”, conversational styles, and the history of human speech.
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