I recently discovered Lexicon Valley from Slate. Now, I got my MA in TESOL from a linguistics department, so I am kind of a language nerd. I am fascinated by language. But I don’t think you have to be a language nerd to learn from and enjoy this podcast. It is very conversational and non-technical. They are about 20 minutes, it seems, so they are a little harder to carve out time for, but they are worth it.
There have been about 25 episodes so far, and there is a new one every two weeks. I listened to one a few weeks ago but now I am starting back at the beginning. I’ll catch up pretty quickly, I hope.