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Whole 9 Yards is a weekly podcast that will simultaneously educate, astonish, and amuse. Listen while we share equivocal research about the origin of words, phrases, and idioms we use every day. From the team at Big Science Pods, we bring you the whole 9 yards, the entire kit and caboodle, the whole shebang of this quick, entertaining look at our language and the history therein. Learn why we call New York "The Big Apple," what "red-handed" REALLY means and why sometimes people are "happy as ...
 
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Lexitecture

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Lexitecture

Ryan Paulsen and Amy Hanlon

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A Canadian (Ryan) and a Scot (Amy) talking about the words in the English language that fascinate them most at the moment, looking at their histories and origins and trying to piece together just how they got to where they are today. This is a podcast for anyone interested in etymology (the study of words and their origins/history). If you've ever found yourself happier after discovering some bizarre bit of trivia about a word that you hadn't even given a second thought to (such as how the w ...
 
No genders (sex-divisionary term), no sexual orientations (biological term), no races, classes (social construct terms) no laity/clergy (spiritual-religious terms), no debtors/lenders (monetary based economic term), no citizens/elects (political term) no "sold-to-diers" soldiers/brass (military terms). Perhaps the greatest and oldest conspiracy of all involves ancient selfish spawned creators making “G(g)od/s” dividing for rule. Godvernments & Corpreligions are the real mind-stoppers. We are ...
 
A podcast that's enthusiastic about linguistics by Gretchen McCulloch and Lauren Gawne. A weird and deep conversation about language delivered right to your ears the third Thursday of every month. "Joyously nerdy" –Buzzfeed. Listened to all the episodes here and wish there were more? Want to talk with other people who are enthusiastic about linguistics? Get bonus episodes and access to our Discord community at www.patreon.com/lingthusiasm Shownotes and transcripts: www.lingthusiasm.com
 
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Bedside Rounds

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Bedside Rounds

Adam Rodman, MD, MPH, FACP

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Bedside Rounds is a storytelling podcast about medical history and medicine’s intersections with society and culture. Host Adam Rodman seeks to tell a few of these weird, wonderful, and intensely human stories that have made modern medicine.
 
Have you ever wondered why we use certain phrases or words? Where did they come from? What's the origin of that saying? Why do we say "Rule of Thumb"? Why should we mind our "P's & Q's"? Father and son hosts Scott and Liam Kelly have the answers to those questions! We know you could just look it up online, but why not have us do the work for you and have a fun time listening!We also play our World Famous game show Word or Not a Word at the end of each episode! New episodes every Tuesday.
 
Word Journeys is a podcast about etymology and the surprising stories behind the origins of English words. English is constantly evolving and the meanings of words are always shifting. In each episode, we take words united by a common theme and explore how they made their way into English and the historical circumstances which shaped their definitions. For more information or to contact us, visit www.wordjourneyspodcast.com. If you would like to contribute to the show and want to see the per ...
 
The only professional wrestling podcast that sometimes is about pro wrestling and sometimes not! Is pro wrestling everywhere? Can it be anything? Every Friday, host Travis Tubesing tries to answer these questions as he explores the world of pro wrestling beyond the weekly recap and beyond match ratings.
 
Man of Starch podcast featuring Bryan Starchman. Your source for the polite musings of a real life High School English teacher and drama coach from beautiful Mariposa, California. Podsafe music, a round up of the top news stories in Education and how they will affect you, a review of what Man of Starch has been reading, watching, and listening to, highlights from this week in history, a calendar of events for all those Central Valley Kids complaining that there is Nothing To Do In This Town, ...
 
An uplifting and informative podcast for teachers, support staff and school leaders from two Deputy Heads, Steve & Russell (@DynamicDeps). The Dynamic Deputies Podcast covers a wide range of topics and includes regular guest-episodes. Guaranteed to lift your mood and bring you some much-needed calm. A new episode is typically released every two weeks.
 
I’m Matt Maruca, and this is The Light Diet podcast! After struggling with health issues as a young kid, I’ve spent nearly half my life seeking to understand how our bodies work in order to achieve optimal health. On my journey, I learned about little-known Western research from expert scientists confirming that our bodies are electromagnetic in nature, meaning that we are truly beings of light, and our body’s functions are controlled by light. This research opens the doors to an entirely ne ...
 
Meninges Trois, a media production where intellectual conversation meets cultural cultivation. Come and get spiritual vibrations for your mental stimulation as I dive deep into history, etymology, and philosophy. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/meninges-trois/support
 
If you've ever wondered whether spiders get depressed, or what happens when you put a gun in a refrigerator, or what Presidents of the United States do after their terms end, this podcast will relieve you of the effort of having to look it up yourself.
 
Shitty History is the birth child of comedian Angi Bell. It was conceptualized during an episode of TWS with Angi B and has since been brought to fruition. On each mini-episode, you can expect to hear some true facts mixed with nonsense as it relates to various history, sports, phrases, products...pretty much anything really. Definitely won't be for the faint of heart. Have a listen!
 
Capilano Radio Club formed in attempt to connect voices and people together, to bring awareness of the incredible initiatives and projects students create at Cap. Through the form of new media and internet radio, the club aspires to create a platform for new voices to be heard, and to bridge a community of students on and off campus. We aim to give students a voice through the platform of new media, to showcase their opinions, talent and work. Capilano Radio is currently in development to ru ...
 
“Call me Ishmael” is one of the most famous opening lines in American literature. With these words, opens one of the strangest and most gripping stories ever written about the sea and sea-faring. Moby Dick by Herman Melville is today considered one of the greatest novels written in America but paradoxically, it was a miserable failure when it first made its debut in 1851. Entitled Moby Dick or The Whale the book finally got its due after the author's death and is now regarded as a classic po ...
 
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Today we’re looking into the origins of the word dust. dust [dʌst] is: earth or other matter in fine, dry particles. a cloud of finely powdered earth or other matter in the air. to wipe the dust from to sprinkle with a powder or dust It comes from the Middle English d(o)ust [du(ː)st] (dust, powder, dirt, grit), from the Old English dūst [duːst] (du…
 
Episode 99: Jay & Ray feed some animal idioms. monkey business ear worm pony up eager beaver Subscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB. The Roberto Clemente Museum is a showcase of baseball artifacts, memorabilia, works of art, and photographs related to the life of Pittsburgh Pirates legend Roberto Clemente. Use our promo cod…
 
The Rock is known for electrifying the millions (and millions) of The Rock's fans with his many memorable catchphrases. But when were they first spoken? What language did they originate from? Did The Rock create them? Travis once again answers questions no one has except him, and successfully grosses himself out on the way.…
 
John Walker returns to the podcast to talk about Etymology and Morphology. We explore why they are useful, interesting and eye-opening for children. We also look at the extent to which they connect to the work we do with children on spelling. In the episode, John makes reference to the following recommended reading: 'Prefixes and Other Word- Initia…
 
In this episode, you'll learn the many theories about the origin of the phrase "Mind Your Ps and Qs," which involve everything from English Pubs to French Dance Masters, to, of course, sailors. You'll also learn the meaning and origin of the phrase, "At Sixes and Sevens," and the surprising sports-related thread tying the it to "Mind Your Ps and Qs…
 
Here are details of the latest developments on Omniglot websites and blogs. The new languages on Omniglot this week are: Lambya (Ichilambya), a Bantu language spoken in Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia. Chakhar (ᠴᠠᠬᠠᠷ), a variety of Mongolian spoken in the central region of Inner Mongolia in northern China. Barin (ᠪᠠᠭᠠᠷᠢᠨ), a variety of Mongolian spoken…
 
If you hear someone saying /sss/ and /fff/, it’s hard to hear those as anything other than, well, S and F. This is very convenient for understanding language, but it’s less convenient for analyzing it -- if you’re trying to figure out exactly what makes two s-like sounds different, it would be helpful if you could kinda sorta turn the language proc…
 
In this episode, Scott and Steve explore the world of fitness and idioms with comedian and fitness instructor, Stasia Patwell of SCHOOL OF THOT. The guys discuss the origin and history of "Fit as a Fiddle" and "Lick into Shape" while learning about the joys of marriage from the Middle Ages and another terrifying thing about bears. In addition, they…
 
Here are details of the latest developments on Omniglot websites and blogs. The new languages on Omniglot this week are: Southern Qiang (Rrmearr), a Qiangic language spoken in the north of Sichuan Province in the south west of China. Kumzari (لاغة كمزاري), a Western Iranian language spoken mainly in northern Oman, and also in southern Iran. Weitou …
 
In this episode, Russell and Steve explore 8 scaffolding strategies that any teacher can use in their lessons as alternatives to setting different work for different groups of children. By combining a range of these strategies, teachers can ensure that all learners get access to the same rich curriculum content. These techniques are shared within t…
 
Today we’re looking into the strange and unusual origins of the word bizarre. Bizarre [bɪˈzɑː/bəˈzɑɹ] means: markedly unusual in appearance, style, or general character and often involving incongruous or unexpected elements outrageously or whimsically strange odd It comes from the French bizarre [bi.zaʁ] (odd, peculiar, bizarre), either from the Ba…
 
Come along with Jacob and Zak while they discuss anything from Funko Pop as NFTs, to spaghettiOs, Tony the Tiger being a closet conservative, and Jacob's christian summer camp. New episodes every Wednesday! Find Jacob on Youtube and Twitter. Find Zak on Youtube, Twitter, and Twitch. For business inquiries, please contact hdwgh.cast@gmail.com.…
 
Episode 98: Jay & Ray chow down on a few more foodioms. baker's dozen proof is in the pudding take the cake other fish to fry Subscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB. The Roberto Clemente Museum is a showcase of baseball artifacts, memorabilia, works of art, and photographs related to the life of Pittsburgh Pirates legend Ro…
 
After a couple of "blue" episodes to finish out 2021, the guys are back in the new year with an episode that features phrases with the word "red" in them. In this episode, Scott gives the meanings and origins of "seeing red," "roll out the red carpet," and "red letter day," and Steve explains what it means to be "based," and why the term may descri…
 
In this episode, we look back at some of our favourite words, starting with Amy's exploration of "serendipity" from our very first episode ever! Lexitecture is a podcast about words. In each episode, a Canadian (Ryan) and a Scot (Amy) each present their current favourite word and talk about its origins, current use, and try to puzzle out how it may…
 
Today we’re delving into the secret and mysterious origins of the word rune. Rune [ɹuːn] means: any of the characters of certain ancient alphabets of Germanic languages, esp. of Scandinavia and Britain, from about the 3rd to 13th centuries. something written or inscribed in such characters. something secret or mysterious. It comes from Old Norse rú…
 
Come along on the audio road trip with no breaks! Join Jacob (Alpharad) and Zak (CONEY) as they discuss interesting, sometimes unethical topics like the urge to beat up Barney on their newest podcast, How Did We Get Here. Find Jacob on Youtube and Twitter. Find Zak on Youtube, Twitter, and Twitch. For business inquiries, please contact hdwgh.cast@g…
 
Episode 97: Jay & Ray prime the pump for season 3! harlequin prime the pump gandy dancer jolly roger Subscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB. The Roberto Clemente Museum is a showcase of baseball artifacts, memorabilia, works of art, and photographs related to the life of Pittsburgh Pirates legend Roberto Clemente. Use our p…
 
Scott and Steve would like to wish everyone a happy new year and best wishes for 2022! The guys will be back with all new words and phrases next week, but today's episode features content from Speakcies Uncut, which is a podcast where the guys let their hair down and move past the words and phrases, and delve into to their personal lives, gripes, a…
 
Sylvia Watson is a lifelong learner of herbalism, folkways, permaculture principles, esotericism and the occult. She has immersed herself into the world of intentionally slow food and farming. She is deeply connected to the peoples and the place she resides and practices place based living deep in the mountains of Appalachia sylviawatson888@protonm…
 
There are two new language pages on Omniglot this week: Umiray Dumaget, a Philippine language spoken in the southern Luzon in the Philippines. Klata (Bagobo-Klata), a Philippine language spoken in the Davao Region in the southern Philippines. There’s a new adapated script – lshucid (Ⴇⴐⴊⴘⴓⴚⴈⴃ) – which is a way to write Salishan languages such as Lus…
 
As today is New Year’s Day, I decided to look at the origins of the words new and year. Happy New Year, by the way. New [njuː/nu] means: recently made, or created additional; recently discovered It comes from the Middle English newe [ˈniu̯(ə)] (new), from the Old English nīewe [ˈni͜yː.we] (new), from Proto-Germanic *niwjaz [ˈniu̯.jɑz] (new), from P…
 
Come along on the audio road trip with no breaks! Join Jacob (Alpharad) and Zak (CONEY) as they discuss interesting, sometimes unethical topics like the urge to beat up Barney on their newest podcast, How Did We Get Here. Find Jacob on Youtube and Twitter. Find Zak on Youtube, Twitter, and Twitch. For business inquiries, please contact hdwgh.cast@g…
 
Episode 96: Jay & Ray (re)chose their own adventures - Ep. 39 encore. bandy about just joshin' world is your oyster get your goat Subscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB. The Roberto Clemente Museum is a showcase of baseball artifacts, memorabilia, works of art, and photographs related to the life of Pittsburgh Pirates legen…
 
In this Quantum Field Report I just started filming because I felt like sharing and I decided to see where my talking would lead. I got into the discussion of what it means to live a good life and that this has been my general pursuit for several years now; more specifically, to live the best life that I possibly can. Of course, to do so requires d…
 
In our final episode of 2021, we catch-up in person to reflect on the year we've had as a profession. Lovely for the two of us to speak in person for the first time in two years! This episode will be the last under the name of 'Don't Shoot the Deputies', with new episodes in 2022 being released under the new podcast name, 'The Dynamic Deputies Podc…
 
Episode 95: Jay & Ray (re)explore more fauna related phrases - Ep. 32 encore. bull & bear market til the cows come home ducks in a row charley horse Subscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB. The Roberto Clemente Museum is a showcase of baseball artifacts, memorabilia, works of art, and photographs related to the life of Pitts…
 
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