The Fluent Show

A Podcast About Loving, Living and Learning Languages

About the show

Learn a Language...Or Maybe Three!

The Fluent Show is on a mission to help you get excited about language learning. We both learn languages every day in our lives, and we have learnt over 15 different languages between us.

We share stories, news, tips, and ideas that will make you fluent...eventually. Subscribe to the show today to get your regular dose of Fluent love.

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Episodes

  • What is it that you want to achieve?

    January 1st, 2018  |  27 mins 12 secs
    benny lewis, bilingual, english, fluency, langauge, langfest, language, language learning, language stories, motivation, polyglot

    Happy new year! Today I’m leading you through a solo show of highlights and lessons of the year

  • "If It Plugs Your Gap, It'll Proper Plug Your Gap": Top Tools for Winter 2018

    December 18th, 2017  |  1 hr 7 mins
    benny lewis, bilingual, despacito, fluency, grammy, langauge, language learning, language stories, latin grammy, motivation, polyglot, recommendations

    The Best Language Learning Tools for Winter 2017/18

  • Finding friends who love languages (with Chuck Smith)

    December 4th, 2017  |  1 hr 39 secs
    amikumu, app design, crowdfunding, duolingo, esperanto, kickstarter, language learning, polyglots

    An Interview with Chuck Smith, creator of an app connecting people speaking 7000+ languages, Duolingo course author, co-founder of the Polyglot Gathering.

  • Climbing Mount Language from Basecamp to Summit

    November 20th, 2017  |  1 hr 13 mins
    benny lewis, bilingual, fluency, langauge, language learning, language stories, motivation, polyglot

    Kerstin learns new English slang, Lindsay shares her thoughts on delicious rewards, and we take apart the worst language learning misconceptions.

  • Gabriel Wyner is NOT a Robot (with Fluent Forever author Gabriel Wyner)

    November 6th, 2017  |  57 mins 38 secs
    author, engineering language, fluent forever, gabriel wyner, language acquisition, language hacking, language learning, languages, polyglots

    In this interview with Gabriel Wyner, you will get to know the story of "Fluent Forever", the approach he takes to language learning, and a little bit about what makes him tick as a person.

  • Equality, Tea, and Spicing up your Language Learning

    October 22nd, 2017  |  1 hr 19 mins
    equality, hepeating, language, language learning, language teaching, languages, linguistics, mansplaining, motivation, productivity, social justice, words

    How to stay motivated when you're learning a language by yourself this fall...plus some crazy English words in the wild

  • "For the Love of Humanity": Using Languages for Good

    October 9th, 2017  |  1 hr 3 mins
    careers, careers with languages, employment, interpreting, languages, polyglots, refugees, teaching

    Do you ever dream of using your language passion to help people? In this episode, I interview two women who are doing just that.

  • "You assume they don't have chick lit in Polish"

    September 25th, 2017  |  1 hr 3 mins
    books, chinese, duolingo, esl, japanese, language learning, language teaching, languages, lingq, magazines, polyglot, reading, russian, writing

    6 ways you can get more out of reading for pleasure in another language, with Shannon Kennedy from Eurolinguiste

  • 10 Polyglot Conversations from Langfest 2017 in Montréal

    September 3rd, 2017  |  58 mins 13 secs
    benny lewis, events, french, langfest, live events, montreal, motivation, polyglot events, polyglots, québécois, romanian, travel

    This podcast episode was recorded live over the three days of Langfest 2017 in Montréal, Canada. Listen in - it'll be just like you were there!

  • How to Speak Your Target Language Today, Not Tomorrow

    August 22nd, 2017  |  18 mins 45 secs
    conferences, confidence, insecurity, language learning, languages, linguistics, polyglots, speaking other languages

    A solo episode with Kerstin featuring tips for getting out there and speaking today

  • Why is it so Hard to Find Pop Music in Other Languages?

    August 4th, 2017  |  56 mins 26 secs

    Why is it so Hard to Find Pop Music in Other Languages?

  • The Best Language Learning Tools for Summer 2017

    July 20th, 2017  |  57 mins 59 secs

    The Best Language Learning Tools for Summer 2017

  • Motivated by Vladimir Putin's Russian (with Kris Broholm)

    June 30th, 2017  |  58 mins 30 secs

    Episode 55: Motivated by Vladimir Putin's Russian

  • Live from the Polyglot Gathering 2017

    June 13th, 2017  |  31 mins 3 secs

    Episode 54: Live From the Polyglot Gathering 2017 in Bratislava

  • "We're Quite a Polite Show Really"

    June 1st, 2017  |  51 mins 30 secs

    "We're Quite a Polite Show"

  • The Best Language Learning Tools for Autumn/Winter 2016

    October 31st, 2016  |  1 hr 2 mins

    The Best Language Learning Tools for Autumn/Winter 2016