In a Manner of Speaking

In a Manner of Speaking


Latest Episodes

Episode 40 (Reading to Children, with Mem Fox)
May 01, 2021

A Conversation with Australia's bestselling writer

Episode 39 (Speech and Voice Disorders)
April 01, 2021

A Conversation with Joanna Cazden

Episode 38 (The Curious Affair of the Glottal Stop and the Schwa)
March 02, 2021

For the March episode, Paul discusses the phonetic phenomena known as the glottal stop and the schwa. The glottal stop is that little explosion you feel in your throat when you say phrases such asĀ  "uh-huh," "huh-uh," and "uh-oh,&

Episode 37 (Polari: the Secret Language of Gay Men)
February 01, 2021

A Conversation with Paul Baker

Episode 36 (Shakespeare's Shapely Language)
January 01, 2021

A Conversation with Jan Gist

Episode 35 (The First Sound Recordings)
December 01, 2020

A Conversation with Patrick Feaster

Episode 34 ("It's All Greek to Me")
November 01, 2020

A Conversation with Rush Rehm

Episode 33 (Voices of Africa)
October 01, 2020

A Conversation with Dr. Joyce Sukumane

Episode 32 (So You Wanna Change Your Accent?)
September 01, 2020

A Conversation with Jerome Butler

Episode 31 (Foreign-Language Accents)
August 01, 2020

In the August 2020 edition of the podcast, Paul discusses foreign-language accents in a variety of contexts, including acting, everyday comprehension, "accent reduction," "reverse mistakes," the terms "accents and dialects,"