Happy Independence Day!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy Independence Day to those of you in the United States. Today IDEA is celebrating the Fourth of July by introducing three new American subjects. Illuminating the geographical,…

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Happy 20th birthday, IDEA!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

“It was 20 years ago today” … But it wasn’t Sgt. Pepper who taught this band to play. It was IDEA Founder and Director Paul Meier (along with…

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IDEA donations

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Today marks the beginning of a two-week IDEA donation campaign. IDEA is a free resource serving thousands of users every day. If every visitor contributed just $1, we…

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Introducing five new subjects

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Thanks to IDEA Associate Editors Bryn Austin and Kris Danford, we have added five new subjects over the last couple of days. Three are from the United States:…

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Welcome seven new samples

Monday, June 18, 2018

Over the last week, we’ve added seven new subjects to IDEA. They are all from IDEA Senior Editor Deric McNish and his students. The new submissions are: District…

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Introducing two new African subjects

Friday, June 1, 2018

We’ve just added two new subjects from Africa: Angola 2 and South Africa 52. Thanks to IDEA Associate Editor Nadia Barnard!

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Understanding Pragmatics with David Crystal

Thursday, May 31, 2018

IDEA Founder and Director Paul Meier’s new In a Manner of Speaking podcast for the month of June has just been posted. This month Paul welcomes David Crystal,…

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Welcome new subjects from Bulgaria, Nebraska

Monday, May 28, 2018

Thanks to Associate Editor Kris Danford, we have two new subjects from vastly different parts of the world: Nebraska 3 from the United States and Bulgaria 4 from…

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There’s no place like home

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Paul Meier founded IDEA in 1998 in Lawrence, Kansas, while he was head of voice and speech in the theatre department at the University of Kansas. (He is…

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South Africa sees its 50th subject

Monday, May 21, 2018

We’re proud to announce our 50th and 51st South African subjects. The two women were recorded by IDEA Associate Editor Nadia Barnard.

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