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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Nick Enfield. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Nick Enfield, often where they are interviewed.

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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Nick Enfield. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Nick Enfield, often where they are interviewed.

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Nick Enfield – And the word was 'Um'

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t’s easy to treat the humble filler word as insignificant. We’re talking the ‘huh’, ‘ums’ ‘likes’ and ‘ahs’ of the world – the little titters that your English teacher worked so hard to eliminate from your vocabulary.

Well, linguist Nick Enfield thinks you should blatantly ignore your teacher’s advice and shout your filler words from the rooftops. Through an analysis of languages globally, Nick has found that these filler words have much more importance in human behaviour than we give them credit for. Join his talk to find out how these seemingly pointless words are not only universal but indispensable to how we communicate.
Oct 24 2018 · 31mins
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327: How We Talk (featuring Nick Enfield and Simeon Floyd)

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We talk to Nick Enfield about conversation patterns, and his book 'How We Talk'. Simeon Floyd tells us about new research on the act of thanking. Words of the Week: nano-, yesn't
May 29 2018 · 50mins

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The Mojo Radio Show EP 180: A Fascinating Discussion on "Discussion," Choose Words Wisely - Professor Nick Enfield

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Nick Enfield is a professor of linguistics at the University of Sydney and author of "How We Talk." In the book, Nick explains the real inner workings and science of a conversation based on his research on language, culture, cognition and social life. Often we take our words, dialogue and communication for granted and in this show we dig into the fascinating topic of how we can draw the best out of ourselves and others in the discussions we have in and out of work.      

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May 20 2018 · 1hr 11mins
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USYD Linguistics Professor Nick Enfield and his colleagues are seeking to detect bullshit in the post-truth era. Tune in for more.
Oct 26 2017 · 14mins

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Huh? Meaning, language and fake news - Professor Nick Enfield

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In this conversation Professor Nick Enfield, Chair of Linguistics at the University of Sydney joins host Dr Chris Neff to discuss striving for understanding in language and its relation to the age of fake news.
Professor Enfield contributed to research showing that, worldwide, on average we seek clarification in our conversations every 90 seconds and heads the University’s Post Truth Initiative. It looks at a range of ways to understand and confront the problem of alternative facts, fake news, propaganda, and bullsh*t.
Oct 20 2017 · 20mins
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Bullshit Detecting With Nick Enfield

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Nick Enfield is a professor of linguistics at the University of Sydney, and head researcher at the Post Truth Initiative. Enfield has gathered a team of researchers including data scientists and software developers to create a 'bullsh*t detector' hoping to stop the spread of fake news, lies, and propaganda. Miles Herbert sat down with Nick to discuss how we should navigate this current political climate of misinformation. Also Kid Rock.
Jul 06 2017 · 27mins