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 lernu.net
- Chuck Smith - Founder of Esperanto Wikipedia; team leader of Duolingo’s Esperanto course
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.