The Lollygagging Podcast
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The Lollygagging Podcast with Rick and Dave - language learning for intermediate and advanced learners covering topics of interest for polyglots and language-learners.
||CleanEpisode 9: Expanding Your Vocabulary||Rick and Dave discuss ways to acquire subject-specific vocabulary and to expand your vocabulary with subtle shades of meaning. Use technology to find words specific to a specific field or use a an old-fashioned book. Learn how to say “infinitesimal||2/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Questions, Part II: This Time, It’s Personal!||Rick and Dave answer questions about flow, conversational fluency, materials in the target language, and Harry Potter. Listen as Rick takes the lead and discusses how he shares his techniques on pushing the intermediate-language-learning envelope, takin||1/25/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Sound Advice (Accents and Pronunciation)||How do you acquire a decent accent? What do those weird symbols in transcriptions and fancy books mean? What does our mouth need to do in order to sound like an authentic Mongolian speaker, and will it get us arrested or admired? Heck if we know, but we||1/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Do You Have What It Takes?||What are some qualities that will help you with language study? Do you have to be a language nerd? Should you aspire for perfection? What do Rick and Dave think are helpful traits for language learning? If you answered “yes, I can!” to any of these||12/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: I Can’t Do This Alone (How Your Loved Ones Can Help)||In this episode, Rick and Dave talk about how you might get your family and/or friends to support your foolish language habit. But don’t expect anyone to be happy about that hat you’re wearing! Download The Audio||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Reality vs. Hype (and How Long Does It Really Take?)||In this episode, Rick and Dave explore the myths of learning languages in unreasonably short periods of time and describe how painfully hard it is to learn a language. In fact, learning a language is almost as hard as listening to Rick talking. Still wa||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Pick a Language, Any Language…?||In this episode, Rick and Dave discuss how to pick a language based on their advanced qualifications (Pfft! Darn, I knew I couldn’t say that with a straight face) and years of experience of trying to pick the “right” language to learn.||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Introductions (and Some Lollygagging)||In this episode, Rick (pictured left) and Dave (pictured right, inebriated) introduce themselves, discuss their experience learning languages past and present, and are totally oblivious to the poor sound quality and horrible edits made to the audio. Hey||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Rick and Dave rock language learning!
It’s funny, irreverent and casual but they really drop some great knowledge on language learning. From IPA and other linguistic topics to accents or tools there’s great info here. Thanks for putting it together and making me laugh.