The Allusionist

The Allusionist is a podcast about language and etymology. The show just scratches the surface of why we say the things we say. The Allusionist is a member of the Radiotopia podcast network.  


Toki Pona

Toki Pona is the smallest language in the world, with around 123 words, five vowels and nine consonants.


Baby Talk

We all sound like idiots when we talk to babies — but don't be embarrassed, we're helping them acquire language.


Latin Lives

Antti Ijäs from Nuntii Latini explains how he invents new Latin words for modern concepts, and why that's important.


"[The Allusionist] is filled with good humor and a great deal of levity to make one of the funniest and educational podcasts around." — The Guardian