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Etymoleon, a weekly 15 minute etymology podcast, gets into the world of word history and origins. Join host Leon Bailey-Green as he researches and explores the historical and linguistic roots of words, names and phrases tied to diverse topics. Without claiming expertise in linguistics or history, Leon assumes the role of an avid researcher, presenting analyses of how words have evolved over time. Each episode unveils the journey of words, dissecting their transformations and connections to v ...
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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

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 ...
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Have You Heard This One? is a sound-rich music anthology series dedicated to telling the stories of overlooked artists, fascinating characters, under-represented voices, funny moments, important events, forgotten chapters of history, and some of the greatest music stories seldom told. Each episode is hosted by a different journalist taking listeners on a deep dive into the heart of music and fandom. Produced by an all-woman team, the stories range from epic to hilarious, poignant to shocking ...
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Does the "world" seem unstable? Do conspiracy theories seem more believable than not? This podcast deals with the big issues of our era. We examine the standard narratives in an effort to question why and what we have been taught. Your challenge is to question yours, find truths you "overstand" and be the heard, not the herd.
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Word Journeys: An Etymology Podcast

Word Journeys: An Etymology Podcast

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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 ...
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Just Between Us

Allison Raskin and Gabe S. Dunn

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Just Between Us is a comedic variety show where Allison Raskin and Gabe Dunn openly discuss everything from mental health to sex and all the stuff in-between. Each week, they’ll answer a question from a listener seeking advice, interview someone fascinating, participate in a rarely winnable game show and discuss a random topic affecting the world. Jump from highbrow to lowbrow in a single episode! Sometimes multiple times! Nothing is off limits for these New York Times best selling authors w ...
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The Etymology Podcast

Gayitri Chhibber & Puranjay Savar Mattas

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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 ...
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Culinary Word of the Day is hosted by chef and author Jenn de la Vega. Subscribe to short, educational weekly dispatches to expand your vocabulary of the comestible across agriculture, technology, cooking techniques, food trends, and international cuisine. Esculentè is a behind-the-scenes conversation podcast hosted by Jenn de la Vega and research producer Alicia Book. For every three culinary words, Jenn and Alicia discuss material from the cutting room floor in a series of bonus episodes. ...
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Volley.FM presents Did You Know. Listen to Sebastian and Peter and crack up learning a new fun fact every day. Did you know otters hold hands when they sleep or that the fortune cookie was invented in California? Perfect for stocking up your funny fact bank for that watercooler chat at the office.
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A news and trivia podcast for book nerds and library lovers. Join hosts Kelly & Shayne as they talk about what they’re reading, what’s happening in the library, and tons of trivia. There will be plenty of games and quizzes to test your knowledge, but also so we can stump our fellow library staff! We post new episodes every other Wednesday, so jump into all sorts of topics with us!
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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! For Season 2 we are playing our world famous game show--What Word Am I? at the end of each episode! New episodes ever ...
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New Species

New Species Podcast

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Just a fraction of the species on our planet are known to science, but more are described and published every day. This podcast talks to the authors of these new species to get the behind-the-scenes stories of how new species are found and named, as well as why these discoveries should matter to everyone, not just scientists. Join us on our journey to better understand the wonderful biodiversity of our planet! Be sure to follow New Species on Twitter (@PodcastSpecies), and support the podcas ...
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Partially Related

Julie and Jenn

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Cousins Jenn and Julie live on opposite coasts and discuss anything and everything, and mostly nothing. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/partiallyrelated/support
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Welcome to “Spiritual Intelligence,” hosted by Maame Grace, a spiritual visionary and pro-African culturalist. Join her on a journey of enlightenment through powerful spiritual theories and metaphysical ideation. Immerse yourself in the depths of ethereal exploration as Maame Grace also shares profound insights on her YouTube series, “Revelations, TWMG and Spiritual Hour” Tune in for an enlightened experience where spirituality meets intellect.
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Meninges Trois, a media production where intellectual conversation meets elevation. Through the use of etymology and scholarly research, we explore topics surrounding cultural communities. From our dialogues, we aim to educate the masses while promoting community development and self improvement. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/meninges-trois/support
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Ascending Tribe

Uniting Conscious Minds

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Creating conscious content and events, building a community of conscious minds to assist & guide each other on the path to ascension. To create a gathering of new knowledge & wisdom, a sharing network to exchange researched information, experiences & further findings for truth seekers. A place for conscious businesses to showcase their helpful services & products to create trusting connections for those seeking the healing & information that they require. Follow Ascending Tribe on FB: Ascend ...
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Why did they do that? Did they think they’d get away with it? What were they hoping to accomplish? From the inane to the criminal, Dr. Sean McMillan and Rich Morrow will extract nuggets of virtue from our neighbors doing things they shouldn’t… immoral, dumb, reckless and feckless things that make you wonder about the future of humanity. Featuring Dr. Sean McMillan & Rich Morrow Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/v2nMfnJNqe0 Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mcmillanandmorrow/ Fo ...
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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!
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Barely Researched Facts is a facts-based show (barely) brought to you by ArtNowThus; an arts, events and content company. Born out of the infamous lockdown of 2020, the show is a trip down dissection lane – of words. Every episode, the hosts Ragini and Shar choose one word and deep dive into it. Every interesting fact we can find, we research – somewhat casually – and bring to you, pairing it with some good humour and casual chat between two friends.
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Praise Christian Fellowship Los Angeles

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Praise Christian Fellowship is a family of Christian faith and a local expression of the Body of Christ composed of people who have encountered the love, redemption, & transformation available in our Risen Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ. As followers of Christ, we dedicate ourselves to serving our Lord, studying the Scriptures, caring for one another, calling all to Christian discipleship, and carrying out our mission of Good News and kind works to the world in the Name of the Son, by the power ...
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Capilano Radio

Capilano Radio

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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 ...
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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 ...
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“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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Hoodoo Cast is a podcast for authentic Hoodoo, which is Akan Ancestral Religion in North america. Hoodoo is not an “amalgamation of various African traditions” combined with pseudo-native americanism and/or european pseudo-occultism. Hoodoo is specifically the Ancestral Religion of Akan people from the region of contemporary Ghana and Ivory Coast, West Afuraka/Afuraitkait (Africa), preserved in our spiri-genetic blood-circles for over 300 years in North America. Spiritual cultivation, our ca ...
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Episode 220: Jay & Ray leaf through some old foliage idioms. - Encore root for bushed Subscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB. Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film, and video i…
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Welcome, me hearties, to another episode of Words Unravelled. In this edition, Rob and Jess discuss nautical terms and pirate slang. 💩 What's so poopy about a poop deck? 🏴‍☠️ What does it mean to "shiver" someone's timbers? ⚓️ Which English idioms come from the high seas? Find out in Words Unravelled! Watch this episode here: https://youtu.be/QPcOx…
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This episode explores the origins and meanings of names beginning with the letter C. Discover surprising connections between the name Charles and the term churlish, both rooted in a Germanic language word. Uncover how a Latin word meaning "hairless" influenced terms like Calvinism and chauvinist, named after historical figures. Explore the origin o…
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In this Adventure in Etymology we find out what the dickens a dinkus is, and what to do with an asterism. A dinkus is: A small drawing or artwork used for decoration in a magazine or periodical. A small ornament, usually a line of three asterisks (* * *), especially for the purpose of breaking up sections of a chapter, article, or other text ⁎⁎⁎ It…
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Gabe hates glass mugs. A listener writes in because she is worried that her engagement won't be special because it is taking so long to happen. Tiktok's EtymologyNerd Adam Aleksic joins the pod to talk about the secret stories behind words, the historical evolution of slang and acronyms, and replacing words to make them more inclusive. And finally,…
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Allison is rashy again. r/books reveals people cheating the system. r/kidsarefuckingstupid features a very thoughtful music lover. r/traumatizethemback teaches a teacher an important life lesson. r/tragedeigh proves not everyone should be parents. And finally, five year time lapses gets half a point. Check out all of our content on Patreon, Ad Free…
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In part 2 of Taxonomy Basics, Ashleigh Whiffin of National Museums Scotland brings us into the entomology collection to learn the fundamentals of curation and preservation, including which pins to use, the importance of collection data, and much more. Ashleigh is responsible for the care and development of a collection of 2.5 million insect specime…
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Here’s the latest news from the world of Omniglot. There are new language pages about: Teanu – an Oceanic language spoken on Vanikoro Island in Temotu Province in the east of the Solomon Islands. Nanggu (Engdewu) – an Oceanic language spoken on the island of Nendö in Temotu province in the east of the Solomon Islands. Uneapa (Uniapa) – an Oceanic l…
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In this episode we discover the Celtic power behind some vigorous Romance and English words. The English word brio [ˈbɹiːoʊ] means vigour or vivacity. When used in musical directions, as con brio, it means with spirit, with vigour, vivciously [source]. It comes from Italian brio (vivacity, liveliness), from Spanish brío (vigour, mettle, zest, zeal)…
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Episode 219: Jay & Ray punch out some old idioms. - Encore cold cocked beats me Subscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB. Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film, and video industr…
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Have a problem? In IQ, a listener writes in wondering when to disclose schizoaffective disorder to new people in their lifeTurn it into something you can be an influencer about! Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and the author of "Supercommunicators" Charles Duhigg drops by the podcast to give tips on how to better communicate, facilitate difficult…
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Join word nerds Jess and Rob as they uncover English's lost positives and orphaned negatives. Why can you be "nonchalant" but not "chalant"? If something perfect is "immaculate", what does it mean to be "maculate"? And if you're no longer "exasperated" are you therefore "asperated"? Find out in this edition of Words Unravelled. Watch this episode h…
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In part 1 of Taxonomy Basics, Evan Waite from Arizona State University teaches us all about collecting entomological specimens. From which traps to use to tips on sharing your collection with others, Evan gives us all of the details with some great stories along the way. Evan is a coleopterist and PhD Candidate at Arizona State University. His work…
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Here’s the latest news from the world of Omniglot. There are new language pages about: Sa’a (Tɛgɛ) – a Southeast Solomonic language spoken on South Malaita and Ulawa islands in Makira Ulawa Province of the Solomon Islands. Talise (ẽberã) – a Southeast Solomonic language spoken in the south of Guadalcanal Island in Guadalcanal Province of the Solomo…
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Episode 218: Jay & Ray spend some money on a few old idioms. - Encore bucks moola ducats dosh Subscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB. Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film, and…
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Gabe learns their lesson after getting a parking ticket. An office worker handles a food thief with a peanut allergy. The trio explores the idea of r/stoic through a post about failure. A woman must deal with a husband's ex who may or may not be dying. r/shitmomgroupssay brings us "alpha son" as a concept. A man accidentally donates thousands of do…
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Join Jess and Rob to collectively explore the weird world of collective nouns. Watch this episode here: https://youtu.be/K2MaE9tn1rk Read the Book of St Albans here: https://www.google.co.uk/books/edition/The_Boke_of_Saint_Albans/855KAQAAMAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&pg=PP130&printsec=frontcover&dq=sleuthBy Words Unravelled with RobWords and Jess Zafarris
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We spoke with Dr. Anne Curzan about her new book, “Says Who? A Kinder, Funner Usage Guide for Everyone Who Cares about Words”. We talk about language change, inner grammandos, the benefits of learning the rules of texting from one’s students, and of course, surprising connections! Also, please check out the Defeat Depression fundraising event, and …
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“Another spider paper?!” you might ask. “More new spiders, what’s so interesting?” Well in addition to a revised genus and three new species, Adrià Bellvert and Miquel Arnedo’s most recent publication highlights some of the unique challenges taxonomists deal with as they work to untangle species relationships. “I think that the important part [of t…
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In this episode, Amy is elsewhere completely while Ryan is appreciating all over again the all-too-frequent cuteness of the "-le" suffix in English! Lexitecture is a podcast about etymology (the linguistics study of the origin and history of words). In each normal, increasingly infrequent episode, a Canadian (Ryan) and a Scot (Amy) each present the…
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Here’s the latest news from the world of Omniglot. There are new language pages about: Central Teke (Tɛgɛ) – a Bantu language spoken in the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Catio (ẽberã) – a Chocoan language spoken mainly in northwestern Colombia. Pagibete (Apagibete) – a Bantu language spoken in the northwest of the …
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In this episode, we get into the history of the Full English Breakfast, a dish that took shape around the 18th century. Explore the etymological origins of its essential components such as sausages, eggs, bacon, black pudding and baked beans. Uncover the intriguing story of why tomatoes were once known as 'love apples'. Additionally, discover the c…
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In this episode we’re sweeping French floors with Celtic shrubs. The Proto-Celtic word *banatlo- means broom, as in the shrub Cytisus scoparius (a.k.a. common broom / Scotch broom) or similar plants. It comes from Proto-Indo-European *bʰenH-tlom (way, path) in the sense of “cleared path (in a wood)” [source]. Related words in the modern Celtic lang…
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Episode 217: Jay & Ray get curious about curios. - Encore tchotchke knick-knack bric-a-brac gewgaw Subscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB. Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film…
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