10 Best Etymology Podcasts

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Etymology Podcasts

Here are 10 Best Etymology Podcasts worth listening to in 2023

1. 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
847 2K 2 episodes / quarter Avg Length 50 min Mar 2018
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2. 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.
347 2.1K 184 1 episode / month Avg Length 70 min Jul 2015
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3. 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
22.2K 8.6K 4.3K 1 episode / year Avg Length 18 min Feb 2020
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4. 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
116.1K 29.1K 643 4 episodes / month Avg Length 54 min Sep 2007
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5. 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
1.4M 1.7M 48.6K 8 episodes / year Avg Length 38 min Feb 2012
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6. 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
2.7K 1 episode / day Avg Length 98 min
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7. 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.
1 episode / week Avg Length 15 min
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8. 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
546 1.2K 1 episode / quarter Avg Length 30 min Jun 2016
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9. 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.
3.9K 7.1K Sep 2018
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10. 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
125 766 Feb 2018
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Etymology Podcasters

Top Podcasters covering Etymology. Get Spreadsheet.
Podcaster Name Email Podcast Link Total Episodes
Science Friday And Wnyc Studios wnycstudios.org/podcasts/science-diction 39
Lexitecture lexitecture.libsyn.com/episode-106-devastated-orphan 26
Aven Mcmaster alliterative.net/podcast/2022/02/22/episode-102-baking-greek-bread-with-josh-nudell 26
Ray Belli wordsforgranted.libsyn.com/episode-98-lost-letters-long-s-and-ampersand 23
Mark Sundaram & Aven Mcmaster alliterative.net/podcast/2022/02/22/episode-102-baking-greek-bread-with-josh-nudell 23
Travis shows.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast/episodes/hawaii-whyisthatpodcast 20
Russell Pirkle & Hannah Weyer podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/gettingdownandwordy/episodes/Meghan-Trainor-Made-You-Look--Delexical-Verbs-e221951 20
Daniel Midgley talkthetalkpodcast.com/336-kinship-terms/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=336-kinship-terms 9
Leon Bailey-green buzzsprout.com/2229504/13356677-1-retail.mp3 8
Mark Sundaram And Aven Mcmaster alliterative.net/podcast/2021/10/26/episode-98-the-monster-episode-of-monsters 3
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