10 Best Etymology Podcasts

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Etymology Podcasts

Here are 10 Best Etymology Podcasts worth listening to in 2024

1. Spectacular Vernacular

Spectacular Vernacular US
A podcast that explores language and plays with it. Linguist Nicole Holliday and Wall Street Journal language columnist Ben Zimmer discuss the ways la...nguage is changing, talk to scholars and writers, and set and solve word puzzles.more
slate.com/podcasts..
1.4M 1.7M 86.6K 1 episode / week Avg Length 38 min Feb 2012
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2. A Way with Words

A Way with Words San Diego, California, US
A Way with Words is a fun and funny radio show and podcast about language. Co-hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett talk with callers from around th...e world about linguistics, slang, new words, jokes, riddles, word games, grammar, old sayings, word origins, regional dialects, family expressions, books, literature, folklore, and speaking and writing well.more
waywordradio.org/l..
116.1K 29.1K 2.7K 1 episode / week Avg Length 54 min Sep 2007
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3. Getting Down & Wordy

Getting Down & Wordy Humorous Etymological Research Probing English Songs - A moderately researched, moderately funny chat show about popular music and language. We are a ...Podmoth Network podcast.more
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2.7K 1 episode / week Avg Length 108 min
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4. Etymoleon - etymology, the origins of words

Etymoleon - etymology, the origins of words Etymoleon is a podcast about etymology, the study of the origins of words. Leon Bailey-Green researches the history and meanings of words and names.
etymoleon.buzzspro..
1 episode / week Avg Length 15 min
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5. The Endless Knot

The Endless Knot Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Aven & Mark discuss etymology, history, literature, language, and cocktails, and the sometimes surprising connections between them all.
alliterative.net/p..
347 2.1K 184 8 episodes / year Avg Length 72 min Jul 2015
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6. Lexitecture

Lexitecture Canada
Host Ryan and Scot 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 this might just be the podcast for you.more
lexitecture.com/ep..
847 2K 1 episode / quarter Avg Length 50 min Mar 2018
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7. Words for Granted

Words for Granted Words for Granted is a podcast that looks at how words change over time. Host Ray Belli who uses language - more specifically, individual words - as a... way of making connections among history, culture, religion, and society.more
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546 1.2K 1 episode / month Avg Length 31 min Jun 2016
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8. Science Diction

Science Diction New York City, New York, US
Science Diction is a bite-sized podcast about words and the science stories behind them. Hosted by a self-proclaimed word nerd Johanna Mayer, each epi...sode of Science Diction digs into the origin of a single word or phrase, and, with the help of historians, authors, etymologists, and scientists, reveals a surprising science connection. Science Diction is a show for information packrats who are constantly sniffing out knowledge.more
wnycstudios.org/po..
22.2K 8.4K 6.9K 1 episode / year Avg Length 18 min Feb 2020
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9. Why Is That Podcast

Why Is That Podcast The Why Is That Podcast is a history-based podcast exploring the origins of certain terms, systems, and traditions. It answers why we do things the wa...y we do & also explores the origins of today's common occurrences from word etymology to holiday traditions and everywhere in between.more
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125 766 Feb 2018
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10. Talk the Talk » Etymology

Talk the Talk » Etymology Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Talk the Talk podcast is hosted by Daniel Midgley, Ben Ainslie, and Hedvig Skarsgard. This weekly show is about linguistics, the science of language.
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3.9K 7.1K 969 Sep 2018
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Etymology Podcasters

Top Podcasters covering Etymology. Get Spreadsheet.
Podcaster Name Email Podcast Link Total Episodes
Russell Pirkle & Hannah Weyer podcasters.spotify.com 78
Science Friday and WNYC Studios wnycstudios.org 38
Hosted by Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett. Produ waywordradio.org 28
Leon Bailey-Green etymoleon.buzzsprout.com 9
Lexitecture lexitecture.com 4
Mark Sundaram & Aven McMaster alliterative.net 2
d. peterschmidt wnycstudios.org 1
Mark Donovan podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/instanttrivia 4
Mike Butler podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theenglishsessions 4
Artnowthus artnowthus.in/podcast 2
Bill Brewster podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/william-brewster1 2
Sarah Pettyfer podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/sarah-pettyfer 2
Alika Hope podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alikahope 1
Amanda smartbitchestrashybooks.com/podcast 1
Brian Johnson brianjohnson.libsyn.com 1
Marshall Poe listennotes.com/podcasts/new-books-in-christian-studies-marshall-poe-WBfbuhHMojq 1
New Books Network booksnetwork.com/category/politics-society/intellectual-history 1
Sanjay Parekh & Adam Walker anchor.fm/techtalkyall 1
Shannon Betts And Mary Saghafi readingteacherslounge.com 1
Brian Cimmet bemoresmarter.libsyn.com 37
Merriam-webster merriam-webster.com/word-of-the-day 18
Heather Broster dailyitalianwords.com 16
Spencer Parks spejampar.podbean.com 7
Bad Producer Productions finalwordcricket.com/episodes 6
Mignon Fogarty quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl 6
The Slang Podcast theslangpodcast.com/listen 6
Tim Ferriss tim.blog 6
Luke Thompson teacherluke.co.uk/archive-of-episodes-1-149 5
Molly Wizenberg And Matthew Amster-burton spilledmilkpodcast.com 5
Margaret Ables And Amy Wilson whatfreshhellpodcast.com 4
Mark Liberman languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll 4
Rob Allen foundr.com 4
Alie Ward alieward.com/ologies 3
Andrew Santino And Bobby Lee badfriendspod.com 3
Chineasy By Shaolan chineasy.com/talk/lessons 3
Crypto Voices soundcloud.com/cryptovoices 3
Erica Mills Barnhart marketingforgood.simplecast.com/episodes 3
Hathor Communications podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/selfconsciousnesspodcast 3
Kensy Cooperrider – Diverse Intelligences Summer Institute disi.org/manyminds 3
Slam City slamcity.co 3
Sounds-write sounds-write.co.uk/the-sounds-write-podcast 3
The Law School Of America podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/law-school 3
The Partial Historians partialhistorians.com/category/podcast 3
Travel Mdia travelmedicinepodcast.squarespace.com 3
Amichai Cohen livekabbalah.com/podcasts/live-kabbalah-live-your-truth-podcast 2
Aubrey Marcus aubreymarcus.com/blogs/aubrey-marcus-podcast 2
Audacy omny.fm/shows/the-charlie-james-show?cloudflare-language=en-US 2
Basically Gen Z podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/basically-gen-z 2
Brian Ardinger insideoutside.io/the-feed 2
Bro. John justgospel.com.ng 2
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