Talking to linguists - on podcast?

Like I've said before, you know what I most often like better than reading grammars? Talking to speakers/signers and experts! You know, it's not a good idea to say "so, you're a linguists - what languages do you speak?", but at the same time linguists do speak and do research into a lot of languages and by collaborating we can make more effective use of our time investigating linguistic diversity. See my old posts here about "how many languages do linguists speak?".
These past two weeks I've been out on a little tour doing just that. I've been to several places in Germany: Hillerse, Berlin, Potdsam, Leipzig, Freiburg and then over to the UK to meet people at SOAS. These are some of the people I've met and had time to sit down with:
Ulrike Mosel - retired professor of the University of Kiel, renowned specialist on oceanic languages, especially Samoan, Teop & Tolai, and also originally an orientalist, as it was called then, with a specialty in Arabic.
Tom Güldemann - professor of African languages at Humbolt University in Berlin with a specialty in Khoisan and Bantu
Lee James Pratchett - PhD student at the Humboldt university working on ǂKx'ao||'ae
Victoria Apel - PhD student at the Humboldt university working on Fulfulde [fuf]
Lutz Marten - Professor of General and African Linguistics at SOAS in London with a specialty in Bantu
Andrew Harvey - PhD student at SOAS working on Gorwaa
Pillip Jaggar - Emeritus prof at the SOAS, specialist in Hausa
Cephas Delalorm - PhD student at SOAS working Sekpele
Abbie Hantgan - Post-Doc in the Cross-roads project and specialist in Bangime

And then there's many more that I've talked to and started collaborating with, like the rest of the Crossroads of Multilingualism-gang.

They're excited and want to share, I'm excited and want to learn. It was awesome and I'm very thankful to each and everyone. Field workers are awesome and generous, I love them.

I wish there was a better way of introducing these amazing people and their knowledge to the world. Perhaps through a public outreach podcast with 15 minutes segments for each language? I usually sit down for longer and ask questions that are not of interest to the general public (is the syntactic pivot S = A or S = O?), but I could do a short summary and interview. If the Lexicon Valley or the Speculative Grammarian podcast would like a segment of 15 minutes where one linguists presents one language, let me know... just saying.

Would that be something you as readers of this blog would listen to? Tell me.


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