A-level English Language Podcasts

A compendium of useful podcasts to stretch your understanding, explore new aspects of A-level Language beyond our curriculum, revise some of our key concepts and to see them in use.

The World in Words

Series exploring the world of words and the ways in which we use them hosted by Patrick Cox.


A podcast that’s enthusiastic about linguistics by Gretchen McCulloch and Lauren Gawne. A lively, deep, language-y conversation with real linguists!

Something Rhymes with Purple

Winner of the Gold Award for Best Entertainment Podcast at the British Podcast Awards 2020.
Susie Dent and Gyles Brandreth invite you to enhance your vocabulary, uncover the hidden origins of language and share their love of words.

History of English Podcast

The spoken history of a global language

Word of Mouth

Series with Michael Rosen exploring the world of words and the ways in which we use them.

A Way with Words

A fun radio show and podcast about language examined through family, history, and culture.

The Leith Lectures

In her first Reith lecture, Professor Jean Aitchison explores whether our language really is in decay and argues that we need to understand language, not try to control it.

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