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Linguistics After Dark

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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 d… read more

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Episode 6: Hamburger. Hamburger? Hamburger!

November 11th, 2023


Wherein we find an excuse to recommend a bunch of music to you.

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  • 2:26 Language Thing of the Day: Filler words
  • 14:17 Question 1: How did we …

Bonus Episode: LxAD LIVE @ CrossingsCon 2022 (full video with audio description at the end)

September 23rd, 2023


Wherein we #GiveLinguistsSwords. (Please note that this recording cut out a lot of background noise and claps/cheers, so if there is a weird volume …

Bonus Episode: LxAD LIVE @ CrossingsCon 2022

September 3rd, 2023


Wherein we #GiveLinguistsSwords. (Please note that this recording cut out a lot of background noise and claps/cheers, so if there is a weird volume …

Bonus Episode: LxAD LIVE @ CrossingsCon 2021

August 7th, 2023


We've gone live for #CrossingsCon! ...two years ago. And before we fell further into our unintended hiatus, we forgot to post this episode anywhere besides YouTube. Oops!! So here is this, and a promise that we are …

LxAD @ CrossingsCon Announcement

July 28th, 2021


Hello, and welcome to Linguistics After Dark! I'm Sarah, and this not really an episode—it's another teaser for next week's live show at CrossingsCon: Slipping Sideways. At 7pm New York time, Tuesday August 3rd, we'll …

Bonus Episode: LxAD LIVE @ #LingFest

July 2nd, 2021


Check out the events from #LingFest 2021 at, and get hype for CrossingsCon 21: Slipping Sideways, running from August 1-8 on Gather, with more information at Our …

Announcement: Linguistics After Dark LIVE!

April 9th, 2021


Hi everyone! We have two big Linguistics After Dark announcements for you.

The first announcement is: we're still here! We have two episodes that are in fact recorded and waiting to be edited, so look for those in the …

Episode 5: Schwa de Vivre

August 3rd, 2020


Wherein we talk a LOT.

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  • 1:50 The International Phonetic Alphabet
  • 30:59 Corrections
  • 36:08 Question 1: Computer languages: Are they …

Episode 4: The HOA of Francophones

May 16th, 2020


Wherein we frequently get off topic and get angry at Les Immortels.

Jump right to:
  • 1:08 Things Sarah Is Mad About Once She Did the Show Notes
  • 3:39 …

Episode 3: The Gospel of the Wug

April 2nd, 2020


​Wherein we make wugability happen and invoke rule three.

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  • 3:40 The Part Where We Say The Title
  • 20:22 Are clicks consonants?
  • 30:22 Why …

Episode 2: Juno's Geese

February 13th, 2020


Wherein we discuss how linguistics is everywhere but linguists are nowhere, and introduce the concept of the unsolicited etymology swear jar.

Jump …

Episode 1: Batman's Batsman

December 24th, 2019


Our very first episode, answering real language questions from real listeners! And boy do we live up to our no-research policy. (What is the truth …

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