Welcome to Episode 94, in which you will hear two interviews:
• Moses, the mega polyglot
Moses McCormick from Columbus, Ohio, learned 50 languages (speaking many of them fluently), launched a very successful YouTube channel, developed his own language teaching method and was a guru for many language learners all over the world. Normally he learned five languages a year.
I was really heartbroken to learn just recently that Moses McCormick had passed away due to some heart problems in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2021, a few days before turning 40. He left behind his Chinese wife and two kids.
I featured Moses and his amazing fascination with Polish in Episode 18. Read about him here: Five languages a year – Moses the Polyglot learns Polish (Episode 19)
Moses’ nickname was Laoshu and his channel with 3,200 videos was called Laoshu505000 – it had 1.24 mln subscribers.
RIP, Moses… Thank you.
A beautiful tribute to Moses:
Get to know a Polish polyglot in Episode 94
• Maple Corner and love for Canada’s pop culture
Canada is often associated with maple syrup, maple trees – the maple leaf is on our flag. And now people in Poland (or elsewhere, as long as they speak Polish) can access a rich source of information about Canada.
Maple Corner is a blog, which has just recently turned one year old. It was created and is run with great energy and passion by Joanna Boguslawska who lives in Gdynia, Poland. She is a published author (her pen name is Agatha Rae and she writes both in English and in Polish), hockey and music fan and her life passion is Canadian pop culture. Maple Corner blog features well-researched and well-written articles about sports (hockey of course), film and TV, literature, even food, and of course music.
Here’s Maple Corner on Facebook:
If you are interested in Canada and want to get to know the ethos of this wonderful country, you are most welcome to attend my lecture at the University of Warsaw on May 10th.
Dr. Margaret (Małgorzata) P. Bonikowska is a Canadian journalist, podcast producer, linguist, English teacher, author, educator, and community activist, educated in Poland and Britain. She’s the editor-in-chief of “Gazeta” (www.gazetagazeta.com) and English language-podcast POLcast (www.mypolcast.com) published in Toronto, Canada. Before making Canada her home, she held a faculty position at the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw. Her passion is promoting Poland in Canada and Canada in Poland.
Her full bio: https://gazetagazeta.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/MPBonikowska-bio.pdf