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Welcome to our whimsical adventure of idioms and other turns of phrase. Each week, we delve into the origins of phrases to find out how they came into the English language. We tell the story of how the phrase got from its beginnings to where it is today. Shauna and Dan are two big nerds, so expect some geek culture references, random trivia facts, and loads of laughs!
 
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We talked this week about the Strixhaven Championships and the Historic issues. Also go over in-store play and talked Secret Lair/Universes Beyond info. Support the show by visiting https://www.patreon.com/planestalkers Sponsored by Kirwan's Game Store. Check out https://kgsonline.com We are now ranked. Check out the best MTG podcasts at https://bl…
 
This week Shauna and Dan see how confused they can make the other one with the phrase Muddy the Waters. From camels to Nietzsche, Fatboy to Mary Wollstonecraft, and Aesop to a Blues legend, this phrase can be found in many places. Bonus: Dan thinks about feudalism. Hoorah. #BunnyTrails Copyright 2021 by The Readiness Corner, LLC - All Rights Reserv…
 
We interview Dave from Flights 2. To find his store https://www.magicthegathering.net also talked about Forgotten Realms. Support the show by visiting https://www.patreon.com/planestalkers Sponsored by Kirwan's Game Store. Check out https://kgsonline.com We are now ranked. Check out the best MTG podcasts at https://blog.feedspot.com/magic_the_gathe…
 
This is the second episode of "Ride Home with Will" that goes out to our patrons. To get the latest episodes as they're recorded...go to https://patreon.com/planestalkers . We will be publishing these every few weeks on Fridays. Notes below: Greetings, Salutations and Welcome to our first FULLY Patron Only episode of the Ride Home With Will podcast…
 
Dan gets an earworm and it turns into an entire episode on the phrase, "Pardon My French". Cause that's how it goes sometimes. This week our phrase moves from the early 1800s literal usage to a current way to excuse bad language, with plenty of high points along the way. #BunnyTrails Copyright 2021 by The Readiness Corner, LLC - All Rights Reserved…
 
We invited Listeners to the show to talk about their Magic Experiences. We celebrate 100 Episodes of PlanesTalkers and talk about what's next as well as the MPL/Rivals news from last week and what it can mean. We want to thank you again for listening to the show. It's an honor to keep doing it and we're excited for the next 100 episodes. Support th…
 
We want to remind you about tonight's 100th Episode extravaganza. Plus we are going to talk a ton about the big news that came out this week about the MPL etc. You can join the call LIVE and be a part of things by logging into the discord at https://discord.planestalkerspodcast.com Hope to see you tonight! --- Send in a voice message: https://ancho…
 
Originally aired March 12, 2020 If you are looking for a lighter take on the global pandemic, you've come to the right place. Have you ever wondered how they come up with the names of new diseases? This week on Bunny Trails we'll walk you through the Word History of "coronavirus", as well as the process for naming the viruses and the diseases. We'l…
 
Will and Aramis go over the Forgotten Realms preview information, talk about the return of paper magic, how the Arena Open struggled with tech issues and who won the Strixhaven Win-A-Box tournament. We hope you join us next week for Episode 100. Don't forget about our Episode 100 extravaganza. We are doing a call in show the night of May 17, 2021. …
 
Shauna and Dan look at the origins of the phrase "Dead of Night". Along the way, we learn a little about the word 'dead' and a few complimentary phrases like "in the gloom of night" (US Postal Service, anyone?) Plus your hosts argue about whether or not Tolkien's work is old. What do YOU think? Copyright 2021 by The Readiness Corner, LLC - All Righ…
 
Since standard news is quiet...Will and Aramis do their first 'CommanderCraft' cast where they talk some Commander news. They go over reasons to discuss power level with your playgroup. They also try to figure out what the absolute hell a Non Fungible Token is and what it means to Magic, they go over the Tournament and State of Standard and MORE! D…
 
Will and Aramis go over the recent Secret Lair announcements. They then review the Strixhaven set from a birds-eye perspective and finally go through the state of the meta and the Win-A-Box tournament updates. Support the show by visiting https://www.patreon.com/planestalkers Sponsored by Kirwan's Game Store. Check out https://kgsonline.com We are …
 
It's a sports spectacular as Shauna and Dan both sports really hard. Or at least talk about sportsing hard. So hard. They "Keep Their Eye on the Ball" as they talk baseball, cricket, golf, and even rugby to find the origins of this wonderful phrase. #BunnyTrails Copyright 2021 by The Readiness Corner, LLC - All Rights Reserved…
 
Some weird audio issues this week so I apologize for it. It seems there's an echo. Aramis and Will touch on their prerelease experiences and then go through some deck tech for the big Win-A-Box tournament they have going on. Support the show by visiting https://www.patreon.com/planestalkers Sponsored by Kirwan's Game Store. Check out https://kgsonl…
 
Shauna looks at the origins and history of putting one's nose in something as a way of being engrossed by it. Dan defines engrossed, then invites Angela Lansbury to come to live with him. Shauna reads Dickens. Dan predicts the future. So much fun to be had on this week's #BunnyTrails! Copyright 2021 by The Readiness Corner, LLC - All Rights Reserve…
 
So we called an audible. We didn't look too closely at the calendar and realized that the Strixhaven PreRelease is this weekend. So we're doing that instead of Commander Decklists. (That may be next week). Likewise we talk about the Secret Lair survey controversy and then inform you how you can enter to win a draft booster box of Strixhaven. Suppor…
 
Originally aired April 17, 2019 - We revisit the phrase "Preaching to the Choir" This week, Shauna and Dan discuss Preaching to the Converted as they say in the UK, or Preaching to the Choir as they say in the US. Dan gets 50% on pop quizzes, and Shauna teaches him this idiom has a much greater variety of meanings than he thought. Copyright 2021 by…
 
We talk this week about some more Strixhaven. We go into some cards and talk about the art controversy. State of Standard update, touch on Arena Cube and give you info about the changes we're making to CommanderCraft. All this for the price of a download. Support the show by visiting https://www.patreon.com/planestalkers Sponsored by Kirwan's Game …
 
We talk about the etymology of “Etymology” itself, and then discuss the basics of historical linguistics, including Grimm’s Law, Verner’s Law, and more. We also talk about Isidore of Seville, the etymological puns of Latin poets, and the way Mark does his research for his videos. Original Episode on Alliterative.Net This episode on Youtube The Endl…
 
Shauna and Dan try to figure out why someone who is "wet behind the ears" would be inexperienced. And is dry behind the ears a thing? Does the phrase really have something to do with newborn babies not getting the area behind their ears cleaned well enough? Find out answers to all of this, plus some amazing bonus facts, on this week's #BunnyTrails!…
 
This one goes a little long as Aramis and Will talk Strixhaven previews as well as other news going on. Don't miss CommanderCraft and check out their discord at https://discord.commandercraftmtg.com Support the show by visiting https://www.patreon.com/planestalkers Sponsored by Kirwan's Game Store. Check out https://kgsonline.com We are now ranked.…
 
This week Shauna and Dan explore the phrase Crossing the Rubicon. Dan takes a guess at the origin of this phrase, but can't even get the right "ancient crosser of things". It's a mix of Crash Course World History and etymological fun on this week's Bunny Trails! Don't forget to be awesome! Copyright 2021 by The Readiness Corner, LLC - All Rights Re…
 
Hey; We've had some really great stuff happen the last few weeks. Will and Aramis go over the new planeswalkers including an in disguise Lil...then talk about Innistrad. We go over the new standard decks and talk about this weekend's Kirwans tournament they're playing in. Hope you enjoy. Don't miss CommanderCraft and check out their discord at http…
 
How do we get from a piece of furniture that blocks the heat from a fire to Dan not answering the phone unless he knows the number? It's all on this week's Bunny Trails! Shauna and Dan explore a brief history of the telephone to get to the bottom of "Screen Your Calls". Bonus notes from No Doubt, edIT, and Click and Clack - the Tappit Brothers. Cop…
 
We catch up after a few weeks off. We talk about Universe Beyond and our thoughts...and go over the Historic Anthology a bit. Don't miss CommanderCraft and check out their discord at https://discord.commandercraftmtg.com Support the show by visiting https://www.patreon.com/planestalkers Sponsored by Kirwan's Game Store. Check out https://kgsonline.…
 
Shauna and Dan look into the concept of luck, specifically the devil's luck. Is it good luck or bad luck? Could it be both? Dan forgets which shows they've done. Plus, bonus material includes Lake Placid, phone pixel art, romance novels, and Betty White. Betty White is so cool. www.bunnytrailspod.com Copyright 2021 by The Readiness Corner, LLC - Al…
 
What are Ides? Why should we Beware the Ides of March? Should we beware the Ides of other months? Do other months even have Ides? Again, what the heck is an Ide? Also, did Shakespeare really coin this phrase, or did he steal this one, too? Spoiler Alert: He stole it. Copyright 2021 by The Readiness Corner, LLC - All Rights Reserved…
 
Shauna looks into the phrase "clear as a bell", which helps if you know the historical definitions of "Clear". Dan expresses his disappointment in Merriam Webster's entry of this particular phrase. There is a little bit of Edison spite, then Dan adeptly adds average alliterations. And why do some people get their private letters published and other…
 
We talk about the Uro Bannings and what it can mean. Don't miss CommanderCraft and check out their discord at https://discord.commandercraftmtg.com Support the show by visiting https://www.patreon.com/planestalkers Sponsored by Kirwan's Game Store. Check out https://kgsonline.com We are now ranked. Check out the best MTG podcasts at https://blog.fe…
 
Join Your Brain on Facts, Endless Knot, Vocal Fries, Lexitecture, and Sandman Stories Presents as we talk about some of our favorite phrases & language types from around the world. From Dundonian Scots eh a’ i’ ah to whistling languages, from being between Scylla and Charybdis to sleeping tight, spilling the beans and saying f**k it and find out, a…
 
Don't miss CommanderCraft and check out their discord at https://discord.commandercraftmtg.com Support the show by visiting https://www.patreon.com/planestalkers Sponsored by Kirwan's Game Store. Check out https://kgsonline.com We are now ranked. Check out the best MTG podcasts at https://blog.feedspot.com/magic_the_gathering_podcasts/ Like and fol…
 
In which Shauna warns against taking a bear by the tooth, Dan tries to bring back the name Ebenezer, Shauna focuses on not poking the bear, and Dan curses math and orders of magnitude. Also… they don’t know anything about Canadian currency, so help them out on the socials. #BunnyTrails www.bunnytrailspod.com Become our Patron! www.patreon.com/bunny…
 
This week Aramis and Will talk about their prerelease weekend, plans for the upcoming week (Wednesday PlayCast and Friday Set Booster Showdown), and talk about Tibalt's Trickery being too OP. Tell us what you think: Don't miss CommanderCraft and check out their discord at https://discord.commandercraftmtg.com Support the show by visiting https://ww…
 
This week Shauna and Dan talk aviation with "Fly By The Seat of Your Pants". This is a relatively new phrase in the grand scheme of English idioms. But it still has a fun history around it! Hot air balloons, airplanes, and British trousers on this week's #BunnyTrails. Copyright 2021 by The Readiness Corner, LLC - All Rights Reserved Music by Dan Pu…
 
Don't miss CommanderCraft and check out their discord at https://discord.commandercraftmtg.com Support the show by visiting https://www.patreon.com/planestalkers Sponsored by Kirwan's Game Store. Check out https://kgsonline.com We are now ranked. Check out the best MTG podcasts at https://blog.feedspot.com/magic_the_gathering_podcasts/ Like and fol…
 
Shauna and Dan are full of joy and whimsy as they tackle a gloomy phrase in Under the Weather. Maybe it means you are sick or maybe it means you are drunk. Or in some rare cases maybe you are having some financial difficulties. But the biggest question of all... does this really have nautical origins? And if so... why do we first see it in print fr…
 
Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers! This week Shauna talks about the origins of the possibly less-than-moral proverb. But Dan starts us off with his need for routine regarding masks, then later on coins. We get one random Babylon 5 reference and the duo share parenting goals, all on this week's #BunnyTrails! Copyright 2021 by The Readiness Corner, LLC…
 
We have a pretty packed show this week. To join the win-a-box head to the discord listed below where you can sign up. We talk Kaldheim previews this week and other great stuff. It's a fun show. Don't miss CommanderCraft and check out their discord at https://discord.commandercraftmtg.com Support the show by visiting https://www.patreon.com/planesta…
 
Science fiction and science fact collide this week as Shauna and Dan discuss the origins and fun pre-history of the word "earworm". And then they talk all about those songs that just won't leave your brain! But don't worry, there is hope as they talk about possible cures, too. So much practical knowledge on this week's #BunnyTrails! Readiness Corne…
 
It's an equine spectacular! This week Shauna teaches us the fun history of "neck and neck", while Dan - punch drunk from too much 2020 - struggles to figure out how the cartoon anthropomorphic horses he has conjured in his mind would conduct a sack race. Plus, the pair struggle with math, distance, and pronunciation. It's a whimsical adventure on t…
 
This week we wrap up our year in review. We also begin to talk a bit about Kaldheim and the changes coming and Steve Kirwan stops in our chat to make an announcement about his store. Don't miss CommanderCraft and check out their discord at https://discord.commandercraftmtg.com Support the show by visiting https://www.patreon.com/planestalkers Spons…
 
This week we go into the year in products and how it impacted the year. Don't miss CommanderCraft and check out their discord at https://discord.gg/E8CZr5K9nh Support the show by visiting https://www.patreon.com/planestalkers Sponsored by Kirwan's Game Store. Check out https://kgsonline.com We are now ranked. Check out the best MTG podcasts at http…
 
This week Shauna and Dan discuss retronyms, a new term created for something that already exists, but because another thing has been invented, the original word is confusing and needs further clarification - usually the original term plus a modifying word. Like black-and-white television, which started being used once color TV became a thing. www.b…
 
This is an episode that we sent to our patrons but thought you’d like hearing too. If you want to hear more of these type of episodes they’re available on our Patreon feed to any level patron. Just go to https://Patreon.com/planestalkers --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/planestalkers/message…
 
Don't miss CommanderCraft and check out their discord at https://discord.gg/E8CZr5K9nh Support the show by visiting https://www.patreon.com/planestalkers Sponsored by Kirwan's Game Store. Check out https://kgsonline.com We are now ranked. Check out the best MTG podcasts at https://blog.feedspot.com/magic_the_gathering_podcasts/ Like and follow our …
 
This week we launch the new PlanesTalkers Network Podcast CommanderCraft with Steve and Anthony, talk about Kaladesh Remastered and MORE! Don't miss CommanderCraft and check out their discord at https://discord.gg/E8CZr5K9nh Support the show by visiting https://www.patreon.com/planestalkers Sponsored by Kirwan's Game Store. Check out https://kgsonl…
 
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