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Not multilingual, but language curious? Explore how language connects us all — from the producers at the language-learning app Babbel. In season 1, we dig into unsolved linguistic mysteries, sexist robots, the best travel advice you've never heard, if language affects our worldview, which accents are sexiest, and more! Coming in Spring 2019. Subscribe today. #GetMultilinguish

Not multilingual, but language curious? Explore how language connects us all — from the producers at the language-learning app Babbel. In season 1, we dig into unsolved linguistic mysteries, sexist robots, the best travel advice you've never heard, if language affects our worldview, which accents are sexiest, and more! Coming in Spring 2019. Subscribe today. #GetMultilinguish
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Not multilingual, but language curious? Explore how language connects us all — from the producers at the language-learning app Babbel. In season 1, we dig into unsolved linguistic mysteries, sexist robots, the best travel advice you've never heard, if language affects our worldview, which accents are sexiest, and more! Coming in Spring 2019. Subscribe today. #GetMultilinguish

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The Sexiest Accents

4/9/2019
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Enjoy Season 1 of Multilinguish? Take our listener feedback survey: https://forms.gle/2GranGuWRMHJkV6Z8. We’ll be back soon with bonus episodes and updates about Season 2, so stay tuned. What are the sexiest European accents, according to Americans? And the sexiest American accents, according to Europeans? In this episode, we’re joined by a panel of Americans and a panel of Europeans to discuss these crucial questions. And we discover that how we feel about an accent often has more to do...

Duration:00:56:13

Unsolved Language Mysteries

4/2/2019
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Producers David Doochin, Steph Koyfman, Thomas Moore Devlin and Dylan Lyons explore unexplained language puzzles that have stood the test of time, including the Rongorongo language, the language of the Zuni people, and the enigmatic Voynich Manuscript. In the immortal words of Robert Stack: “Join us. Perhaps *you* may be able to help solve a mystery.” Later on, in What We Learned This Week, the whole team gathers to talk about cryptologic linguists, the etymology of New Orleans food, the...

Duration:00:45:46

The Best Travel Advice You’ve Never Heard

3/26/2019
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Travel is one of the biggest motivators for Americans to learn a foreign language. But what if the words you need to express yourself don’t actually exist? Producer Steph Koyfman shares what she learned from speaking with solo female travel advocates, LGBTQ* identifying travel bloggers as well as Babbel’s own team of linguists. Later on, the entire team joins for a roundtable of our own solo travel anecdotes and advice. Get 50% off a 3-month Babbel subscription by visiting babbel.com/podcast...

Duration:00:41:59

Sapir-What?!

3/19/2019
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In the same ways language connects us, it can just as easily divide us. Producers Thomas Moore Devlin and David Doochin debate the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, which is the idea that different languages create different worldviews. This episode also features insight from academic and linguist John McWhorter, who wrote the book “The Language Hoax”. Later on, the entire team joins for a round of What We Learned This Week to talk about origins of color words, how languages and history are...

Duration:00:52:44

Sexist Robots

3/12/2019
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We teach robots everything they know — including our own human idiosyncrasies when it comes to language. Computational linguist Kate McCurdy joins producers Thomas Moore Devlin and Dylan Lyons to explain the consequences our own language can have on artificial intelligence. Later on, the entire team joins for a round of What We Learned This Week, featuring Chinese typewriters, the world’s oldest language, Marie Kondo, and more. We, for our part, welcome our new robot overlords. Get 50% off a...

Duration:00:50:54

Get Multilinguish

2/1/2019
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Join the editorial team at Babbel as we nerd out about all the fascinating, fun and sometimes weird ways language connects us all. Together, our team has almost 50 years of language education, and we're finally ready to put it to use. Coming March 2019. Stay in touch by following @BabbelUSA on social media, and get to know us better by reading Babbel Magazine: https://www.babbel.com/en-US/magazine/

Duration:00:03:18