A few weeks ago a friend introduced me to a podcast called The History of the English Language Podcast, and now I am passing it on to you. As the title clearly indicates, it is a podcast about the history of the English language. The creator of the podcast states that he approaches the language from a historical perspective rather than from a linguistic one, and after a few episodes, he admits that he is neither a historian nor a linguist but merely a very avid amateur. With that caveat, I am still learning a lot about the evolution of our language that I never knew before.
I was late to the History of the English Language Podcast party — its creator started it in 2012. He is still going strong though: Episode #141 was just posted at the end of September 2020.
Check it out on your favorite podcast player or visit https://historyofenglishpodcast.com/ to listen.