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Esperanto In The Internet Age

Jun 10, 2015

Esperanto was first published in 1887 by Polish-Jewish ophthalmologist L.L. Zamenhof. His goal was to create a neutral language; one that would foster peace and harmony across national borders. 

This hour, we take an in-depth look at Esperanto's history and find out how the 128-year-old language is finding new life online.


  • Humphrey Tonkin - University Professor of Humanities at the University of Hartford; former president of the Universal Esperanto Association
  • Erin Piateski - Administrator at
  • Chuck Smith - Founder of Esperanto Wikipedia; team leader of Duolingo’s Esperanto course

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.