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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 ...
 
In the Keep Classical Weird podcast, host Casey Bozell explores all manner of kooky, mysterious and outlandish oddities associated with the wide world of classical music - all from her homebase in Portland, Oregon, a city celebrated for its culture and its eccentricity. Join Casey and some entertaining friends each week for a light-hearted and joyful look at why weirdness in classical music is part of what makes this art form so special.
 
Everybody has stories but not everybody tells them the same way. Our little nerd collective is founded by people who come from all walks of life and skillsets but the two things we all have in common are that we love tabletop RPGs and we have no idea how to create or run a podcast. Come along with us and listen to us(hopefully) evolve from a ragtag group of gamers with a podcast of suspect quality to a ragtag group of gamers with a slightly better than average quality podcast.
 
Go Natural English helps you improve your English listening skills and fluency. The podcast will benefit intermediate to advanced learners most. Your English will benefit from language learning strategies that work, vocabulary and idioms, expressions, and phrasal verbs and how to make small talk and real conversation in American English. Learn special tips on American culture, how to listen to and speak with Americans. Join Gabby and the Go Natural English community to learn to speak America ...
 
The Nerd-Base.com Podcast is a erratically recorded effort by a group of folks with too much knowledge of pop and geek culture. They're a bunch of weirdos who love to act smart and make fun of one another for your amusement while all along imparting some important knowledge that you'll be better for knowing!
 
The Loot Cast takes the geek, gamer and fandom themes you love from Loot Crate and turns ‘em into sound waves you can listen to. Hosts Jenni Villarreal and Ash Mahtani lead the discussion, covering topics relevant to the latest crate, interviewing fellow Loot Crate employees and disagreeing about pretty much everything … except Aquaman. The Loot Cast is produced by Alex Steen and edited by Alex Steen and Jenni Villarreal. Music by Stenobot. http://stenobot.com
 
As long as there’s been language, there have been forbidden words. What gives these words their power? Why are they considered “bad”? Producer and Host, Matt Fidler, reaches out to experts, linguists, and historians to explore these words and their cultural significance. From diving into specific bad words to exploring what language has the “worst curses”, Matt weaves personal stories and interviews to help shed light on the power of very bad words. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt- ...
 
Language is power. Emojis, slang, the subjunctive mood . . . all colour our words with meaning. Interested? Then you’re in the right place. Welcome to the Have You Eaten Grandma? podcast. Join Gyles Brandreth, Natalie Haynes and a group of fellow word nerds as they journey through the intricacies and everyday pitfalls of the English language Discover more about the book behind the podcast at http://bit.ly/HYEGwts See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Wheels On My Back is a first hand account about growing up neurodivergent and navigating a neurotypical world as a neurodivergent (#actuallyautistic, #actuallyadhd) adult with CPTSD. Because despite the many myths, misconceptions, and stigmas that dominate the mainstream narrative, neurodivergent kids grow into neurodivergent adults - often with a lot of trauma, internalized ableism, and shame to unpack. On this podcast, I’ll explore the burgeoning neurodiversity paradigm and why it matters ...
 
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 15, 2022 is: euphemism • \YOO-fuh-miz-um\ • noun A euphemism is an agreeable or inoffensive word or phrase that is used instead of one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant. // The euphemism "passed on" is often used to communicate the unpleasant news that someone has "died." See the entry > E…
 
The one where Ardith admits that the secret ingredient has always been crime, at least one pact is sealed over sharing bacon, Suna discovers how both blackmail and heists work, Iocus discovers how much fun it is to flick his ring in public,The Party learns how quickly a fairy loses it's value once you fly it off the lot, Ardith puts someone in a li…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 21, 2022 is: derring-do • \dair-ing-DOO\ • noun Derring-do refers to daring action that requires bravery and courage. // In a spectacular feat of derring-do, the stuntman leaped from the overpass and landed on top of the train as it passed below. See the entry > Examples: "With more than 80 pieces of br…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 20, 2022 is: non sequitur • \NAHN-SEK-wuh-ter\ • noun A non sequitur is a statement that either does not logically follow from or is not clearly related to what was previously said. // The host's non sequitur about the award recipient's unconventional dress did not go unnoticed by her fans on social med…
 
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…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 19, 2022 is: debilitating • \dih-BILL-uh-tay-ting\ • adjective Debilitating means "causing serious impairment of strength or ability to function." // The flu can be debilitating for several days. See the entry > Examples: "Smartphone addiction is a real thing, and it can be really debilitating. This rin…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 18, 2022 is: winsome • \WIN-sum\ • adjective Winsome means "pleasing or cheerful." // The interviewers all remarked on the candidate's winsome personality, which made her stand out among the other qualified job applicants. See the entry > Examples: "Among the fabled activists who risked their lives and …
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 17, 2022 is: stola • \STOH-luh\ • noun A stola is a long, draped robe worn by women of ancient Rome. // The traditional garment worn by women in ancient Rome was the stola; men wore the corresponding toga. Examples: "Lady Liberty is dressed in a free-flowing robe called a stola. Over the stola, she is w…
 
The one where Alignment is brought up in a game that doesn't have an alignment scale, Suna becomes the Pig-Eyed Piper and takes a turn at bringing home the bacon, the party settles on their altruism policy and pick up ranks in cross-country skiing, every character dies at least once in this episode due to some out-of-character reason, Galdrien beco…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 16, 2022 is: sanguine • \SANG-gwin\ • adjective Sanguine means "confidently optimistic." // The young CEO is sanguine about the struggling company's future. See the entry > Examples: "Mystifyingly, the Tony-nominated actress was never invited to audition for the 2020 Broadway revival of … 'West Side Sto…
 
2022 marks the first year that the music of Arnold Schoenberg has entered the public domain. What the heck does that mean? Is it a good thing? So many things for you to decide. The examples used within this episode are AWESOME, and conducted by Schoenberg himself! Because we are THAT FAR ALONG in history and all just getting older. You can find the…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 14, 2022 is: gloss • \GLAHSS\ • verb Gloss means "to provide a brief explanation of a difficult or obscure word or expression" or, generally, "to explain or interpret." // The text of the book is relatively jargon-free and most of the technical vocabulary has been glossed. See the entry > Examples: "Glo…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 13, 2022 is: meritorious • \mair-uh-TOR-ee-us\ • adjective Meritorious means "deserving of honor or esteem." // At the gathering, the company's president expressed his gratitude to employees for their meritorious service. See the entry > Examples: "It's no secret that these companies have a lot on the l…
 
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…
 
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 12, 2022 is: stir-crazy • \STER-KRAY-zee\ • adjective Stir-crazy means "distraught because of prolonged confinement." // Guests at the ski lodge began going stir-crazy after Day 3 of being snowed in by the blizzard. See the entry > Examples: "Trying to decide what to do with stir-crazy Vermont kids in w…
 
We’re back, baby! Dr. Sophia Tegart and Casey discuss the year that was (2021, woof) and the year that is yet to be (2022, eek). And we’ll see who was most accurate in their predictions from last year! (Hint: it was Sophia.) Find us on: Facebook: @keepclassicalweirdpodcast Instagram: @keepclassicalweird TikTok: @keepclassicalweird Get a hold of Cas…
 
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…
 
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