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Best Etymology podcasts we could find (updated August 2020)
Best Etymology podcasts we could find
Updated August 2020
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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 ...
 
The study of the origin of words of Hindi, Sanskrit & other languages and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history which has enhanced the knowledge of the society & brings out the broader version of the culture. We here provide you our listener with in-depth knowledge. This show will release episodes weekly in both Hindi & English alternatively. Hindi By Mrs. Gayitri Chhibber English By Puranjay Savar Mattas *DISCLAIMER* The English episodes are transcriptions of the H ...
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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, ...
 
Every episode someone stops by Japan Station to talk about their connections to and interest in the fascinating place that is Japan. Host Tony Vega and his guests talk about things like Japanese pop culture, history, anime, manga, movies, music, video games, comedy, the impact of Japanese culture around the world, underground social movements, social issues in Japan, and much more. Episodes are released on the first of every month with bonus episodes occasionally being released on the 15th. ...
 
Join hosts Tony and Ryan as they dig into Japan “one question” (ichimon) at a time. Whether it’s Japanese pop culture, the Japanese language, Japanese history, or strange hypotheticals, Tony and Ryan go deep into whatever the topic at hand is. In the process, they also have a few laughs. Episodes are released at least once a month. If you have any Japan-related questions, send them to ichimon@japankyo.com. For full show notes, visit https://www.japankyo.com.
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
What is the nature of the human mind? The Emory Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture (CMBC) brings together scholars and researchers from diverse fields and perspectives to seek new answers to this fundamental question. Neuroscientists, cognitive psychologists, biological and cultural anthropologists, sociologists, geneticists, behavioral scientists, computer scientists, linguists, philosophers, artists, writers, and historians all pursue an understanding of the human mind, but institutional ...
 
“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 ...
 
The Mahabharata, an east Indian epic, chronicles the life of an archer named Arjuna whose focus was so precise that an arrow of his could pierce the universe itself. Once, Arjuna knelt by a pool of water and by looking into it's reflection, was able to shoot an arrow through the eye of his target high above. Admirers of this story may mistake Arjuna’s legendary focus as being bound to the material qualities of arrow and target. However, Arjuna's entire story reveals his focus towards family, ...
 
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Welcome to world of words The Etymology Podcast.We here introduce you people to the true meanings and origin of words that maybe unknown or unheard by the general public. It is all about understanding the meanings behind the words we speak in our day to day life.The true meaning of 'Etymology' itself is "the study of the origin of words and the way…
 
Japanese Plus Alpha is the latest podcast in the JapanKyo Podcast Network. Produced by Tony Vega, Japanese Plus Alpha focuses on the Japanese language and its many fascinating quirks. The show is designed as a fun way to learn about the Japanese language while at the same time gaining insight into Japanese history, culture, linguistics, and more. I…
 
On this episode of Ichimon Japan we ask: How do you create fake kanji? Topics Discussed Kanji radicals The composition of kanji Kanji reading strategies The "Original Kanji Contest" (Sōsaku Kanji Kontesuto) What yūrei-moji (ghost kanji/characters) are Why the kanji character for rice (米) is used to mean "meter" in Japanese The kanji based system us…
 
We turn to pp. 238–240 of Vos’s book, Biblical Theology, to speak about the Old Testament prophets and their understanding of the nature and attributes of God. Vos affirms that God is Spirit. This brings into view not that God is immaterial per se, as Vos notes, but rather the “energy of life in God.” This is critical to appreciate. That God is Spi…
 
Back in June we had the pleasure of being part of the Intelligent Speech Conference 2020 — this year, held entirely online. It was a day filled with amazing podcasters and great conversations, and in this short episode we’re sharing the talk that we gave at the event. It’s about the word Recipe and early cookbooks, medicine, and women’s magazines. …
 
Welcome to world of words The Etymology Podcast. We here introduce you people to the true meanings and origin of words that maybe unknown or unheard by the general public. It is all about understanding the meanings behind the words we speak in our day to day life. The true meaning of 'Etymology' itself is "the study of the origin of words and the w…
 
Episode 23: Jay & Ray say some things. Bob's your uncle By & large Heavens to Betsy Call a spade a spade Link to W.E.B. Dubois's powerful essay 'Returning Soldiers' written to the African-American soldiers returning from WWI. Snagglepuss (not Marvin Martian) Subscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB. The Roberto Clemente Museu…
 
On this episode of the Japan Station podcast, localizer and author Matt Alt stops by to discuss the influence Japanese pop culture has had on the world. About Matt Alt Matt Alt is a localizer of Japanese games and manga. Together with Hiroko Yoda he founded the localization company AltJapan and has authored multiple books on Japanese folklore and h…
 
Welcome to world of words The Etymology Podcast. We here introduce you people to the true meanings and origin of words that maybe unknown or unheard by the general public. It is all about understanding the meanings behind the words we speak in our day to day life. The true meaning of 'Etymology' itself is "the study of the origin of words and the w…
 
Episode 22: Jay & Ray get in touch with nature. beat around the bush turn over a new leaf heard it through the grapevine Subscribe, Review, Share, and Follow us @Whole9YardsPod 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…
 
In this episode, Amy is frustrated by as-yet-unencountered irregularities "future" (19:06) and Ryan splits and sticks with "cleave". 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 have gone f…
 
Japanese Plus Alpha is the latest podcast in the JapanKyo Podcast Network. Produced by Tony Vega, Japanese Plus Alpha focuses on the Japanese language and its many fascinating quirks. The show is designed as a fun way to learn about the Japanese language while at the same time gaining insight into Japanese history, culture, linguistics, and more. I…
 
Episode 21: Jay & Ray put on their technicolor dream coats. red herring blackmail blue moon red neck Subscribe, Review, Share, and Follow us @Whole9YardsPod 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 code…
 
On this episode of Ichimon Japan we ask: What's so scary about the hour of the ox? Topics Discussed All about Japan's old way of telling time that was based on the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac (eto) Which "animals" in the old Chinese Zodiac based way of telling time correspond to which hours in the modern way of telling time Why the "hour of th…
 
On this episode of the Japan Station podcast, Sarah Moon teaches us a bit about what it's like being a translator of anime and games. About Sarah Moon Sarah Moon is a professional translator (Japanese to English) who has experience localizing both video games and anime. On YouTube Sarah manages two channels: Sarah Moon and Sarah Loves Food. Her vid…
 
Episode 20: Jay & Ray get all dressed up with nowhere to go. dressed to the nines put a sock in it drop of a hat ride ones coat tails Subscribe, Review, Share, and Follow us @Whole9YardsPod The Roberto Clemente Museum is a showcase of baseball artifacts, memorabilia, works of art, and photographs related to the life of Pittsburgh Pirates legend Rob…
 
Episode 19: Jay & Ray sputter sheer nonsense. balderdash malarky knackered hornswaggled Subscribe, Review, Share, and Follow us @Whole9YardsPod 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 code W9Y21 at cle…
 
It’s time for us to talk about plagues — ancient, medieval, literary, etymological, and psychological! We’re joined by Moxie from Your Brain on Facts for a very fun — if slightly disturbing — discussion of many aspects of historical plagues. Transcript of this episode Your Brain on Facts Gardner, H.H. Pestilence and the Body Politic in Latin Litera…
 
On this episode of Ichimon Japan we ask: What are your favorite places to visit in Osaka? Topics Discussed A basic overview of the main areas of Osaka Osaka's best burrito place: El Zocalo Osaka Castle and Osaka Castle Park The Umeda Area Yodobashi Camera The Minami area Universal Studios Japan and its Cool Japan special events/rides Super Nintendo…
 
We turn to pp. 235–238 of Vos’s book, Biblical Theology, to speak about the Old Testament prophets and varying views of monotheism. The prophetic era begins with Samuel and the introduction of kingship in the theocracy, and the fundamental conflict between the prophets and the kings is between those who are fundamentally theocentric and those who a…
 
Episode 18: Jay & Ray get timely. curfew nick of time high time lollygag Subscribe, Review, Share, and Follow us @Whole9YardsPod 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 code W9Y21 at clementemuseum.com…
 
On this episode of the Japan Station podcast, we explore the history of modern Japan with Dr. Christopher Harding. About Dr. Christopher Harding Dr. Christopher Harding is a cultural historian of Japan and India, journalist, and a senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh. His latest book, published by Tuttle Publishing, was released in June o…
 
This episode features a conversation I had with Kevin Stroud of the History of English Podcast at this year's virtual Intelligent Speech conference. We discussed reasons why the history of the Proto Indo-Europeans - the linguistic ancestors of nearly half the world's population - remains obscure to the general public. If you're thinking racist, pse…
 
On this episode of Ichimon Japan we finish off the discussion on seppuku that we started in episode 18 with two very interesting examples of people cutting themselves open. Topics Discussed General Maresuke Nogi The death by (kind of sanctioned?) seppuku of General Nogi Maresuke The cork-sized plugs found in General Nogi's rectum Nogi Shrine in Tok…
 
Episode 17: Jay & Ray get grounded by a few parental phrases. smart aleck the third degree mind your 'p's and 'q's Subscribe, Review, Share, and Follow us @Whole9YardsPod 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 …
 
On this episode of Ichimon Japan we ask: What is seppuku? Topics Discussed A breakdown of the word seppuku A breakdown of the word hara-kiri Whether "hara-kiri" is a term used only by foreigners The glorification and beautification of seppuku The history and origin of seppuku/belly cutting The differences between the terms seppuku and hara-kiri, an…
 
Episode 16: Jay & Ray pick a litter of animal phrases. scapegoat flea market happy as a clam long in the tooth Subscribe, Review, Share, and Follow us @Whole9YardsPod 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 …
 
In the season finale, Scott and Steve finally speak with their etymological hero - Barry Popik! Barry discusses his work in uncovering the history behind some of his best discoveries - "Big Apple" and "Big Easy" - and his white whale - "Dallas". Also, learn how Barry actively tracks and captures new words, phrases and dad jokes, plus much more. To …
 
On this episode of the Japan Station podcast, we're joined by master rakugo performer Shinoharu Tatekawa. About Shinoharu Tatekawa Shinoharu Tatekawa is a professional rakugo (traditional Japanese comedic storytelling) performer. He apprenticed under the well-known and highly respected rakugo master Shinosuke Tatekawa. In addition to performing rak…
 
Episode 15: Jay & Ray get the scoop on poop. Poop John Loo Potty Subscribe, Review, Share, and Follow us @Whole9YardsPod 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 code W9Y21 at clementemuseum.com to get …
 
Scott and Steve examine face and hand themed phrases - "Cut Your Nose to Spite Your Face," Talk to the Hand," and "A Bird In Hand (Is Worth Two in the Bush)." For New Slang, they discuss the term "Troll." Also, they discuss a terrifying memory about a dog from childhood and the surprising influence of Martin Lawrence and Fran Drescher on the Englis…
 
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