Lingthusiasm

Lingthusiasm

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Lingthusiasm is a podcast that's enthusiastic about linguistics. Each month, your boring commutes or chores get transformed into a lively conversation between enthusiastic linguists Gretchen McCulloch and Lauren Gawne.

The podcast is entirely independent, which means that we can go deep into the fun linguistics nerdery, but also that we rely entirely on the support of our listeners to create free monthly podcasts and transcripts. 

So here's the deal: For the small price of a monthly latte, you get bonus content every month! That's right, you get to enjoy twice as much time with Lingthusiasm! Plus, you get access to the archive of 25+ previous bonus episodes with transcripts, which includes swearing, our top recs for getting even more linguistics, creating languages, forensic linguistics, memes, hypercorrection, what makes something a sandwich, language play, how you shift the way you talk to match other people, and more — and you can listen to them all right now as soon as you pledge!

If you buy our coffee too, you can get recognized with your favourite International Phonetic Alphabet symbol or other special character on our Supporter Wall of Fame, according to your choice or our ~super-scientific Which IPA Character Are You quiz. 

Plus, all patrons get to be the first to find out about meetups, liveshows, new merch, and other exciting announcements! We deeply appreciate every level of contribution to keeping Lingthusiasm ad-free and sustainable. We've been blown away by the response so far — if each of our listeners gave just $1, we'd already be way past our highest goal.

Can't afford to pledge? That's okay too. The main episodes will always be free, and there are some rewards, like no ads, better mics, and guest linguists, that all listeners benefit from. If you can't pledge, it's also super helpful to recommend Lingthusiasm to anyone who needs a little more linguistics in their life.
Tiers
Ling-thanks
$2 or more per month

Thanks so much for supporting us! You're a true patron of the arts and sciences, keeping this independent linguistics podcast possible and ad-free for all. 


Get access to our patrons-only posts: vote in polls and be the first to find out about liveshows, merch, and other exciting news! 

Ling-thusiast
$5 or more per month

Monthly bonus episodes!


20+ bonus episodes (with transcripts) to listen to right now! Topics include: 

  • Swearing
  • Our favourite linguistics book recs
  • Hypercorrection
  • Language play
  • Forensic linguistics
  • Conlangs
Ling-phabet
$15 or more per month

Sponsor an IPA symbol or other special character, which will live with your name on our Lingthusiasm Supporter Wall of Fame page on the Lingthusiasm website.


Plus all the bonus episodes! 

Because Internet bookplateSpecial Offer • 27 days left
Receive a bookplate to stick inside your copy of BECAUSE INTERNET, signed by Gretchen with your name
Ling-versation
$100 or more per month

Ask us your linguistics questions face to face! 30 minute monthly videochat with either Lauren or Gretchen (depending on timezones) and all other patrons at this level. 


Plus 20+ bonus episodes and patron-only posts/community section!

Because Internet bookplateSpecial Offer • 27 days left
Receive a bookplate to stick inside your copy of BECAUSE INTERNET, signed by Gretchen with your name
Ling-tensify
$200 or more per month

Ask us your linguistics questions face to face! 30 minute monthly videochat with both Lauren and Gretchen. 


Plus 20+ bonus episodes and patron-only posts/community section!

Because Internet bookplateSpecial Offer • 27 days left
Receive a bookplate to stick inside your copy of BECAUSE INTERNET, signed by Gretchen with your name
Ling-posium
$1,000 or more per month
Gretchen or Lauren will give a prepared talk (via videochat) to your class, club, society, friends and relatives, or other small group, with time for questions, up to half an hour, on a topic of our choosing. 


Please get in touch directly if you want to discuss other speaking options!

Because Internet bookplateSpecial Offer • 27 days left
Receive a bookplate to stick inside your copy of BECAUSE INTERNET, signed by Gretchen with your name
Goals
558 of 560 patrons
Ling-pearance
A video episode interviewing a Deaf linguist (with interpreter and captions) about their research and the linguistics of signed languages.
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Lingthusiasm is a podcast that's enthusiastic about linguistics. Each month, your boring commutes or chores get transformed into a lively conversation between enthusiastic linguists Gretchen McCulloch and Lauren Gawne.

The podcast is entirely independent, which means that we can go deep into the fun linguistics nerdery, but also that we rely entirely on the support of our listeners to create free monthly podcasts and transcripts. 

So here's the deal: For the small price of a monthly latte, you get bonus content every month! That's right, you get to enjoy twice as much time with Lingthusiasm! Plus, you get access to the archive of 25+ previous bonus episodes with transcripts, which includes swearing, our top recs for getting even more linguistics, creating languages, forensic linguistics, memes, hypercorrection, what makes something a sandwich, language play, how you shift the way you talk to match other people, and more — and you can listen to them all right now as soon as you pledge!

If you buy our coffee too, you can get recognized with your favourite International Phonetic Alphabet symbol or other special character on our Supporter Wall of Fame, according to your choice or our ~super-scientific Which IPA Character Are You quiz. 

Plus, all patrons get to be the first to find out about meetups, liveshows, new merch, and other exciting announcements! We deeply appreciate every level of contribution to keeping Lingthusiasm ad-free and sustainable. We've been blown away by the response so far — if each of our listeners gave just $1, we'd already be way past our highest goal.

Can't afford to pledge? That's okay too. The main episodes will always be free, and there are some rewards, like no ads, better mics, and guest linguists, that all listeners benefit from. If you can't pledge, it's also super helpful to recommend Lingthusiasm to anyone who needs a little more linguistics in their life.

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Lingthusiasm has a Special Offer until August 17th
Tiers
Ling-thanks
$2 or more per month

Thanks so much for supporting us! You're a true patron of the arts and sciences, keeping this independent linguistics podcast possible and ad-free for all. 


Get access to our patrons-only posts: vote in polls and be the first to find out about liveshows, merch, and other exciting news! 

Ling-thusiast
$5 or more per month

Monthly bonus episodes!


20+ bonus episodes (with transcripts) to listen to right now! Topics include: 

  • Swearing
  • Our favourite linguistics book recs
  • Hypercorrection
  • Language play
  • Forensic linguistics
  • Conlangs
Ling-phabet
$15 or more per month

Sponsor an IPA symbol or other special character, which will live with your name on our Lingthusiasm Supporter Wall of Fame page on the Lingthusiasm website.


Plus all the bonus episodes! 

Because Internet bookplateSpecial Offer • 27 days left
Receive a bookplate to stick inside your copy of BECAUSE INTERNET, signed by Gretchen with your name
Ling-versation
$100 or more per month

Ask us your linguistics questions face to face! 30 minute monthly videochat with either Lauren or Gretchen (depending on timezones) and all other patrons at this level. 


Plus 20+ bonus episodes and patron-only posts/community section!

Because Internet bookplateSpecial Offer • 27 days left
Receive a bookplate to stick inside your copy of BECAUSE INTERNET, signed by Gretchen with your name
Ling-tensify
$200 or more per month

Ask us your linguistics questions face to face! 30 minute monthly videochat with both Lauren and Gretchen. 


Plus 20+ bonus episodes and patron-only posts/community section!

Because Internet bookplateSpecial Offer • 27 days left
Receive a bookplate to stick inside your copy of BECAUSE INTERNET, signed by Gretchen with your name
Ling-posium
$1,000 or more per month
Gretchen or Lauren will give a prepared talk (via videochat) to your class, club, society, friends and relatives, or other small group, with time for questions, up to half an hour, on a topic of our choosing. 


Please get in touch directly if you want to discuss other speaking options!

Because Internet bookplateSpecial Offer • 27 days left
Receive a bookplate to stick inside your copy of BECAUSE INTERNET, signed by Gretchen with your name