The History of English Podcast

By Kevin Stroud

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Subscribers: 4452
Reviews: 31
Episodes: 187


 Jan 15, 2024


 Dec 17, 2023

Kevin Lancaster
 Nov 26, 2023
I am astounded by how much work goes into each episode. Kevin must truly love doing this to give so much time to it and long may he continue. The only problem is that my brain can only remember a fraction of the information.

Tamar
 Nov 16, 2023
Best podcast I've ever listened to by far!


 Aug 15, 2023

Description

The Spoken History of a Global Language

Episode Date
Episode 175: The English of Romeo and Juliet
Mar 25, 2024
Episode 174: Speak and Spell
Feb 08, 2024
Episode 173: Fooling Around
Jan 02, 2024
Episode 172: Succession
Nov 20, 2023
Episode 171: Shakespeare’s English (featuring Ben Crystal)
Oct 09, 2023
Episode 170: Printers, Plague and Poets
Sep 05, 2023
Episode 169: Shakespeare Documented
Jul 25, 2023
Episode 168: Witches, Demons and Fairies
May 31, 2023
Episode 167: The Rhythm of English
Apr 24, 2023
Bonus Episode: Rise and Fall of the Classic Movie Accent
Mar 31, 2023
Episode 166: The Arte of Warre
Mar 07, 2023
Episode 165: Glamorous Grammar
Jan 30, 2023
Episode 164: Somewhere in the Middle
Dec 20, 2022
Episode 163: An Elementary Education
Nov 09, 2022
Episode 162: The Pirate Queen
Oct 06, 2022
Episode 161: Y U and I Have a Problem
Aug 31, 2022
Episode 160: Approximant-ly English
Jul 15, 2022
Episode 159: Elizabethan Voices
May 18, 2022
Episode 158: Planting Seeds
Apr 06, 2022
Episode 157: Highlands, Lowlands and Netherlands
Mar 04, 2022
Episode 156: Beggars, Cheats and Thieves
Feb 04, 2022
Episode 155: Back to Basics
Jan 04, 2022
Episode 154: English Equality
Nov 30, 2021
Episode 153: Zombie Letters
Oct 30, 2021
Episode 152: As the Saying Goes
Sep 29, 2021
Episode 151: Sick to Death
Aug 30, 2021
Episode 150: A Capital Offense
Jul 29, 2021
Episode 149: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
Jun 28, 2021
Episode 148: A Marital Union
May 26, 2021
Episode 147: A Rude and Rusty Language
Apr 28, 2021
Episode 146: A Brand New World
Mar 24, 2021
Episode 145: A Sea Change for Europe
Feb 18, 2021
Episode 144: A Murder of Crows and Princes
Jan 20, 2021
Bonus Episode: Chaucer’s Purse and the Great Vowel Shift
Dec 17, 2020
Episode 143: The Great Vowel Shift (Part 3)
Nov 24, 2020
Episode 142: The Great Vowel Shift (Part 2)
Oct 22, 2020
Episode 141: The Great Vowel Shift (Part 1)
Sep 24, 2020
Episode 140: You Say ‘To-may-to’
Aug 28, 2020
Episode 139: The Business of Printing
Jul 21, 2020
Episode 138: Family Matters
Jun 25, 2020
Episode 137: A Rose By Any Other Name
May 23, 2020
Episode 136: The Real Robin Hood
Apr 24, 2020
Bonus Episode: Stay at Home Edition
Apr 06, 2020
Episode 135: A House of Cards
Mar 24, 2020
Episode 134: A Lancastrian Standard
Feb 20, 2020
Episode 133: Breaking Bread With Companions
Jan 21, 2020
Episode 132: Food for Thought
Dec 19, 2019
Episode 131: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Nov 25, 2019
Episode 130: Dialect Dialogues
Oct 22, 2019
Episode 129: Chaucer’s Vulgar Tongue [EXPLICIT LANGUAGE]
Sep 25, 2019
Bonus Episode: The Life of Guy – An Interview with Allan Metcalf
Sep 10, 2019
Episode 128: The Canterbury Tellers
Aug 23, 2019
Episode 127: The Road to Canterbury
Jul 24, 2019
Episode 126: A New Turn of Phrase
Jun 26, 2019
Episode 125: The First English Bible
May 28, 2019
Episode 124: Piers Plowman and the Peasant Revolt
Apr 24, 2019
Episode 123: A Material Change
Mar 27, 2019
Episode 122: The Name of the Game
Feb 28, 2019
Episode 121: English Ascent
Jan 30, 2019
Episode 120: The End of the World
Dec 31, 2018
Episode 119: The Road to War
Dec 13, 2018
Bonus Episode: Regarding English (Sound Education Conference Talk)
Nov 29, 2018
Episode 118: Trade Names
Nov 19, 2018
Episode 117: What’s In a Name?
Oct 16, 2018
Episode 116: The Celtic Fringe
Sep 17, 2018
Episode 115: The Measure of a Person
Aug 21, 2018
Episode 114: The Craft of Numbering
Jul 26, 2018
Episode 113: A Zouthern Accent
Jun 27, 2018
Episode 112: Northern Messenger
Jun 08, 2018
Episode 111: Laying Down the Law
May 10, 2018
Episode 110: Dyed In the Wool
Apr 07, 2018
Episode 109: The Romantic Warriors
Mar 08, 2018
Episode 108: On the Move
Feb 09, 2018
Episode 107: Parlez-Vous Anglais?
Jan 15, 2018
Episode 106: An Illuminating Development
Dec 31, 2017
Episode 105: Suffix Summary
Dec 25, 2017
Episode 104: Prefix Preferences
Dec 19, 2017
Episode 103: Solitary Confinement
Dec 02, 2017
Episode 102: A Medieval Glossary
Nov 06, 2017
Episode 101: The Birth of English Song
Oct 12, 2017
Episode 100: Decoding English
Sep 25, 2017
Episode 99: The Second French Invasion
Sep 09, 2017
Episode 98: The Great Debates
Aug 17, 2017
Episode 97: Let’s Put It In Writing
Jul 27, 2017
Episode 96: From Alpha to Omega
Jul 07, 2017
Episode 95: Old School and New School
Jun 15, 2017
Episode 94: From British Legend to English King
May 24, 2017
Episode 93: The Two Arthurs
Apr 22, 2017
Episode 92: The Lion Kings
Mar 29, 2017
Episode 91: Traders and Traitors
Mar 08, 2017
Episode 90: Healers, Hospitals and Holy Wars
Feb 15, 2017
Episode 89: ‘I Before E’ and All That
Jan 23, 2017
Episode 88: The Long and Short of It
Jan 04, 2017
Episode 87: The First Spelling Reformers
Dec 07, 2016
Episode 86: Family of Rebels
Nov 15, 2016
Episode 85: How to Run an Empire
Oct 24, 2016
Episode 84: Law, Order and Murder
Sep 29, 2016
Episode 83: A Trilingual Nation
Sep 05, 2016
Episode 82: A Marriage for the Ages
Aug 03, 2016
Episode 81: Love Songs and Troubadours
Jul 15, 2016
Announcement: 10 American Presidents Podcast
Jul 01, 2016
Episode 80: Knight Life
Jun 23, 2016
Episode 79: Anarchy
May 18, 2016
Episode 78: Under Siege
Apr 29, 2016
Episode 77: Rival Relatives and the Land of Scots
Apr 11, 2016
Episode 76: The Gender Problem
Mar 25, 2016
Episode 75: Mixed Languages and Scrambled Eggs
Mar 02, 2016
Episode 74: Head Cities and Home Towns
Feb 15, 2016
Episode 73: Possession, Power and Checkmate
Jan 30, 2016
Episode 72: The Dark Ages of English
Jan 11, 2016
Episode 71: On The Hunt
Dec 05, 2015
Episode 70: Mind Your Manors For Pete’s Sake
Nov 15, 2015
Episode 69: From Conquest to Domesday
Oct 30, 2015
Episode 68: Rebels With a Cause
Oct 16, 2015
Episode 67: The Year That Changed English
Sep 18, 2015
Episode 66: Broken Promises and the Eve of Conquest
Aug 20, 2015
Episode 65: Norman Dukes and Dialects
Jul 31, 2015
Episode 64: Feudalism and Early Normans
Jul 10, 2015
Bonus Episode 7: Stuffed Animals
Jun 25, 2015
Episode 63: Restorations and Remedies
Jun 02, 2015
Episode 62: Flesh and Blood
May 11, 2015
Episode 61: Earls and Churls
Apr 22, 2015
Episode 60: Danes, Death and Taxes
Mar 30, 2015
Episode 59: Let’s Make A Deal
Mar 11, 2015
Episode 58: Bibliophiles and Bookworms
Feb 18, 2015
Episode 57: The Wessex Literary Revival
Jan 28, 2015
Episode 56: The Weak vs The Strong
Jan 15, 2015
Episode 55: To Be or Not To Be
Dec 30, 2014
Episode 54: Pronoun Pros and Cons
Dec 13, 2014
Episode 53: The End of Endings
Nov 24, 2014
Episode 52: Bloody Axes and a Battle Royal
Nov 07, 2014
Episode 51: Norse Words and a New English
Oct 24, 2014
Episode 50: A Unified Family of English Speakers
Oct 09, 2014
Episode 49: Vikings Among the English and French
Sep 17, 2014
Episode 48: The Unity of Alfred’s English
Sep 03, 2014
Bonus Episode 6: Beowulf Deconstructed
Aug 28, 2014
Episode 47: The Man Who Saved English
Aug 04, 2014
Episode 46: Cynewulf and the Kindred Kings
Jul 15, 2014
Episode 45: To Coin a Phrase – and Money
Jun 26, 2014
Episode 44: The Romance of Old French
Jun 06, 2014
Episode 43: Anglo-Saxon Monsters and Mythology
May 21, 2014
Episode 42: Beowulf and Other Viking Ancestors
May 07, 2014
Bonus Episode 5: Odds and Ends
Apr 25, 2014
Episode 41: New Words From Old English
Apr 08, 2014
Episode 40: Learning Latin and Latin Learning
Mar 21, 2014
Episode 39: Not Lost in Translation
Mar 05, 2014
Episode 38: Nobles, Nuptials and a Cowherd Poet
Feb 17, 2014
Episode 37: Seafarers, Poets and Traveling Minstrels
Jan 21, 2014
Episode 36: Finalizing the Alphabet
Dec 23, 2013
Episode 35: English Sounds and Roman Letters
Dec 12, 2013
Episode 34: Sounds Like Old English
Nov 27, 2013
Episode 33: Missionaries and Manuscripts
Nov 07, 2013
Bonus Episode 4: Let Me ‘Buoy’ Your Spirits
Oct 29, 2013
Episode 32: The Oldest English
Oct 18, 2013
Episode 31: Saxons, Franks and Other West Germans
Sep 25, 2013
Episode 30: The Celtic Legacy
Sep 06, 2013
Episode 29: The Anglo-Saxon Invasion
Aug 12, 2013
Episode 28: Angles, Saxons, Jutes and Frisians
Jul 18, 2013
Episode 27: Broken Empire and Fractured Languages
Jun 24, 2013
Episode 26: Imperial Crisis and the Goths
Jun 08, 2013
Episode 25: Germanic Markings and the Runes
May 28, 2013
Episode 24: Germanic Mythology
May 05, 2013
Episode 23: Tacitus and Germanic Society
Apr 02, 2013
Episode 22: Early Germanic Grammar
Mar 21, 2013
Episode 21: Early Germanic Words
Mar 05, 2013
Bonus Episode 2: History of the Alphabet
Feb 24, 2013
Episode 20: The Early Germanic Tribes
Feb 05, 2013
Episode 19: The Romanization of Britain
Jan 23, 2013
Episode 18: Keeping Time With The Romans
Jan 02, 2013
Episode 17: Ancient Celts and the Latin Invasion of Gaul
Dec 15, 2012
Episode 16: The Rise of Rome – and Latin
Nov 30, 2012
Episode 15: Etruscans, Romans and a Modified Alphabet
Nov 13, 2012
Episode 14: The Greek Word Horde
Nov 01, 2012
Episode 13: Greece, Phoenicia and the Alphabet
Oct 17, 2012
Episode 12: Early Greek, Hittite and the Trojan War (Extended Version)
Oct 05, 2012
Bonus Episode 1
Sep 19, 2012
Episode 11: Germanic Ancestors
Sep 09, 2012
Episode 10: Early Indo-European Migrations
Sep 05, 2012
Episode 9: Who Were the Indo-Europeans?
Aug 24, 2012
Episode 8: Indo-European Grammar (Where have all the inflexions gone?)
Aug 16, 2012
Episode 7: More Indo-European Words
Aug 09, 2012
Episode 6: Indo-European Words
Jul 26, 2012
Episode 5: Centum, Satem and the Letter C
Jul 18, 2012
Episode 4: A Grimm Brother Resurrects the Dead (…language)
Jul 11, 2012
Episode 3: The Indo-European Family Tree
Jul 02, 2012
Episode 2: The Indo-European Discovery
Jun 25, 2012
Episode 1: Introduction
Jun 18, 2012