Always a good listen (or re-listen)! Radiolab's program about loss of and creation of language. Listen to it at their archive website (HERE).
It’s almost impossible to imagine a world without words. But in this hour of Radiolab, we try to do just that. We meet a woman who taught a 27-year-old man the first words of his life, hear a firsthand account of what it feels like to have the language center of your brain wiped out by a stroke, and retrace the birth of a brand new language 30 years ago.
Watch a lovely short film created to accompany this episode: