podcast #19: English-only golf, Orwell’s blog and writing in a foreign language

Two newsy items top the podcast: Wasilla, Alaska, hometown of John McCain’s running mate Sarah Palin, and the LGPA’s decision to ban profesional female golfers who don’t speak English. Then we have a report from the World’s technology reporter Clark Boyd on George Orwell’s “blog” followed by a segment on two Bosnian novelists – Aleksandar Hemon and Sasa Stanisic who write in foreign languages. Finally, we wrap our ears around everyone’s favorite Icelandic insult, courtesy of Stephen Dodson. Listen on iTunes or here.

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2 responses to “podcast #19: English-only golf, Orwell’s blog and writing in a foreign language

  1. I think that the LPGA’s decision smacks of xenophobia.

    At least the Beijing Olympics appointed an Esperanto translator, and CRI broadcast daily, about the Games, in this language.

    If you doubt this you can check http://esperanto.cri.cn

  2. Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

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