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 perks associated with that, visit our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/wordjourneyspodcast.
||CleanEpisode 12: Land of Black Earth||This episode contains two stories about Egypt. The first involves Egypt’s connection to alchemy, and we explore English words derived from that scientific tradition. The second concerns the Romani people, and words that have come about in attempts to pinpoint their geographical origin. Word List: Egypt, Coptic, alchemy, chemistry, panacea, elixir, algorithm, algebra, gypsy, bohemian, flamenco For more information or to contact us, please visit our website at www.wordjourneyspodcast.com or follow us on twitter at @WordJourneysPod. You can also visit our patreon at https://www.patreon.com/wordjourneyspodcast.||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: You Have Syphilis - Take a Pamphlet!||We look into the unique history of the word “syphilis” and trace its origin to a character in a Renaissance poem (involving parrots and Atlantis!). Plus, a story about how a comic lover led to an important word in the history of printing. Word List: syphilis, venereal, pamphlet For more information or to contact us, please visit our website at www.wordjourneyspodcast.com or follow us on twitter at @WordJourneysPod. You can also visit our patreon at https://www.patreon.com/wordjourneyspodcast.||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Jewish Onomastics||In the final episode of season one, Dallas is joi…||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Two Birds with One Brick||We discuss how two bird calls became incorporated…||7/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: An Episode About Nothing||We discuss the word “zero” - its origin, its impo…||5/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: A Study in Scarlet||We dive into the etymology for certain shades of …||5/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Horse Hodgepodge||We look at the legacy of Latin words for horses a…||4/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: And a Bottle of Rum!||A look at different theories for the origin of th…||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: A Zany Miscellany||We explore Commedia dell'Arte, a form of popular …||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Survey of Taino Words||In our first survey episode, we look at the many …||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Mammoth Mania||We explore the history of the word “mammoth” and …||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: A Tal of Two Cities||The story of how two valleys in the Holy Roman Em…||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Ever wonder where a came from?
Then this is the podcast for you. The narrator does a great job of either taking an ancient word and exploring how it evolved and entered the modern lexicon, or conversely taking a modern word and unpacking its origins. Rather than just recite derivatives and roots, the podcast manages to tell a rich narrative that incorporates the history and culture that accompany the development of language.
Would give it 10 stars ⭐️
If you love words & their often long & sordid histories, than this podcast is for YOU my word-loving, beautiful friend! Give it a listen & your ears & brain will NOT be disappointed 🐐