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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!
 
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 ...
 
Don't Be An Idiom is a podcast that explores the origin stories of common phrases and idioms. The podcast is based in Philadelphia and hosted by rambunctious loonies Albert and Ryan, two lifelong friends who have vowed to dispel their own ignorance about language and history one idiom at a time.
 
The English language is full of metaphors and similes. This podcast will look at a different, commonly-used idiom or metaphor each episode. Each season will have an overall theme for the idioms and metaphors, starting with animal metaphors. Subsequent seasons will look at sports, body, weather, disaster, and war metaphors and idioms. LNEidiomsandmetaphors@gmail.com
 
Every other week, we provide the real and completely made up origins of five idioms. Sandwiched between idioms are a rotating variety of segments including Portmanteau Corner, Word Advocacy Corner, and "Sports?". tl;dr Two people (idiots) talk about idioms (idioms) and other stuff.
 
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The Language Lie

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The Language Lie

Ingrid Powell and Casey Devine

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Join Casey and Ingrid as they take a humorous dive into the origins of your favorite idioms, and we all learn something new. They chew the fat, spill the tea and the beans, and shoot the breeze until they get to the root of the matter. Follow the soothing voices of this duo as they venture down winding rabbit holes of lighthearted banter, having fun while uncovering some language truths.
 
Two loose morals collide to bring you the opinions of the bottom-half of society. We leave nothing to the imagination. We bring nothing to the table. And, we’ll leave you respecting us less every time. We are your “two drunk idioms.” Find out more at https://toodrunkidioms.com
 
A weekly talk-through of IELTS topics and tests to help you learn about the issues, vocabulary, tips and strategies you need to prepare for your test day. Find all my tips on my website www.ieltsetc.com and join the Members Academy for all the downloads, step-by-step online courses and support to get you a Band 7+ in the #ielts test. www.members.ieltsetc.com/academy/
 
Discover Adept English, the modern way to learn to speak English. Our goal is to help you speak English fluently. The Adept English language teaching approach is to learn through listening. We publish two new English audio lessons, with full transcripts, weekly. Every one of our English lessons will help you learn to speak English in ways that are interesting and lead to success. We have lots of podcasts, at all difficulty levels, on many topics, suitable for all listeners, ready for you to ...
 
Are you looking for a new and fun way to learn American English? Come hang out with Lindsay and Michelle from Boston and New York City and have fun while you improve your English listening skills! We are an English as a Second Language (ESL) podcast for intermediate to advanced English learners around the world. We will show you how to use everyday English vocabulary and natural idioms, expressions, and phrasal verbs and how to make small talk in American English. We will also give you speci ...
 
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Happy English Podcast

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Happy English Podcast

Michael DiGiacomo Happy English

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Learn English with the Happy English Podcast. Fun, practical, and useful English lessons for students of all levels and ages. Learn American English idioms, phrasal verbs, pronunciation, confusing vocabulary, grammar and more! Get Happy, Get English. Happy English! Visit myhappyenglish.com to hear all of the episodes.
 
If you've been learning German for a while, perhaps it's time to increase your range of vocabulary and start to use the kind of language native German speakers use. The words and phrases taught in "A Flavour of German" will guarantee to impress native speakers and will make you sound all the more German!
 
Do you want to get a band 7 on the IELTS exam? IELTS exam preparation doesn’t have to be hard or boring! It can be fun! Lindsay and Jessica from All Ears English are back with a new way to help you achieve the IELTS score you need for the General or the Academic exam! We’ll give you IELTS strategies, practice, tips, tricks, and secrets using real English examples. We’ll show you how to take control of the Speaking Section by reducing anxiety, panic, and fear. You’ll learn what to do when you ...
 
Imperfect English is an English learning podcast made by a non-native English speaker to help English learners just like you. Learn how to speak English better. Learn new English phrases. Practice your English pronunciation, intonation, and fluency. And most of all, let's have fun and speak Imperfect English together!
 
For lovers of reading, writing, science and general communication. This podcast will aim at acknowledging the origins of metaphors/idioms and the importance of effective scientific communication. My ambition is to spread knowledge on how we articulate concepts and the creative aspect of diction. Most episodes will focus on the origins of expressions, words of high regard, and the meaning behind them. This can overall allow us to acknowledge that words have just as much power as actions.​ As ...
 
Join Mary Conyard and Brian Ramaswami each week as they discuss life, sports, reality tv, and weird news, and also interview friends, play trivia games, learn about new subjects, and more. Every episode is full of sass and sarcasm, and the stories range from Gonzaga basketball to the Bachelor and anything in between!
 
Conversations between global citizens on culture observation, technology trends and personal growth. Host Camellia Yang interviews interesting people who are on a unique path to create a better future and shares the lessons and tips they learned along the way. Season One (1 - 111 episodes) is in Chinese. Season Two (112 episodes - current) is in English.
 
2 Pesewas is a Ghanaian podcast hosted by Edi and Peaches. Each week, the ladies discuss a range of issues from lowbrow to high: Hot button headlines, music to discover and love, and things that make you say WTF?! Unapologetically honest, incisive, and humourous, there’s never a dull moment. 2 Pesewas broadcasts from Tema, Ghana ❤
 
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Global Pillage

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Global Pillage

Deborah Frances-White

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Global Pillage is a brand new comedy panel show podcast all about idiom, culture, customs and norms. What do the Japanese mean when they accuse someone of "having a cat on their head"? What do your friends make you do if you're unmarried by thirty in Germany? What did the acronym NORWICH mean (the equivalent of sexting jargon) if sent between World War Two sweethearts? All the oddness of humanity is explored in this hilarious new show where TWO TEAMS OF COMEDIANS take on the HIVE MIND OF THE ...
 
The goal of Forte Catholic is to #MakeCatholicismFunAgain. No matter where you are on your journey with God we want to help you take the next step by inspiring, uplifting, and sharing the Good News...all while laughing along the way. There is a weekly theme discussion, guest interviews from Catholic leaders from across the world and the best crew of co-hosts in the biz. 2018 Catholic Podcast of the Year Nominee (Fisher's Net Awards) The host, Taylor Schroll, is a Catholic husband, father, mi ...
 
A Podcast about other Podcasts and the people behind the shows. How Meta is that? Each episode, I invite a guest creator on to the show, where we count down their favourite lists in TV, Film, Sports and Music. In the process, we get to know them and their work a little better. The podcast landscape is broad and varied, so I also throw in some reviews to keep you updated on interesting shows to consider.
 
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Episode 85: Jay & Ray get scammed by a few new idioms. knick stiff racket boost 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 code W9Y21 at cl…
 
On today's episode, Edi (@Kekeli_E) and Peaches (@musingatmidnite) discuss: In The News (01:04): A Ghanaian megapastor was arrested for assault and threats, and Mozambican migrant workers in former East Germany faced discrimination and stolen wages. Songs Of The Week (12:15): featuring music from Victoria Monet, Twitch 4Eva, Sam Fender, Funbi, and …
 
Episode 51: Let’s get one thing straight: this is not fucking official. The boys got some hot goss' that you’re gonna wanna eavesdrop on like yesterday, so Brylcreem that hair back hard and give a listen. But be careful what you listen for...there’s no proof that it’s real. When things go bump in the night, just know that you’ll be alright. The boy…
 
Jon "Bearded" Blevins cohosts and has some big life changing news to share! Hear what has been going on behind the scenes of this big life change and where Jon has found God in the midst of all of it. Taylor is frustrated with a common idiom used in Christian circles and wants to destroy it once and for all. He also shares his favorite bible verses…
 
またまたやって来ました!お待ちかね、クイズエピソードでございます! It’s pop quiz time! 今週は秋にまつわる表現を集めてみました!かぼちゃ、七面鳥、りんごに柿など、英語や日本語には秋にまつわる言葉が沢山あります。 This week’s episode is a pop quiz special on autumn idioms. There are lots of sayings in both Japanese and English related to the fall. Think pumpkins, turkeys, apples, persimmons, and so much more! みなさんもぜひちーちゃんとやっこと一緒にクイズにご参加ください!知って…
 
On today's episode, Edi (@Kekeli_E) and Peaches (@musingatmidnite) discuss: In The News (00:38): Madagascar faces imminent famine due to the worst drought in 40 years, and the British Medical Association softens its stance on Assisted Dying. Songs Of The Week (14:15): featuring music from Taeko Onuki, Jorge Ben Jor, Ari Lennox, Andy Williams, Arya …
 
On the 41st episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we cover this very critical topic: The 3 Most Destructive Things You’re Telling Yourself Out of my 18 years of teaching English and all of the e-mails and messages I’ve received over the years, I’ve heard so many of your challenges and frustrations. Although you may not notice it on a daily basis, the…
 
Psychology of Human Behaviour - A Conversation In English For Language Learners ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/conversations-in-english-psychology/ We want to help you learn and improve your English language skills without getting bored. So we’ve created a podcast that helps you learn the essentials of English through listenin…
 
Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe How can you get on the right track to living your dream life and having the career yo u want? You must first work through what's holding you back. In this episode we interview Wally Bressler who will show us how to identify our inner hidden identities and change them to become…
 
Buzzsprout Affiliate Link: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=891796​ Connect with guest Cassidy Swanston via Twitter: @scicommcassidy Check out the SciComm School Podcast and the Pelling Lab! Check out Pulsar Collective on their website! Check out Water Rangers and join their citizen science projects! Timestamps​ 00:00 - Introduction 00:59 - …
 
I'm trying out a new way of sharing my tips and advice for IELTS. If you go to the 'What's new' tab on my website, you'll find a daily tip: https://app.getbeamer.com/ieltswithfiona/en You can leave a comment there and ask questions if you need help or if you have any requests. In this podcast I cover the last 7 days of tips: Should I appeal my IELT…
 
747. Social Awkwardness / Very British Problems (with Michael Lavers from Level Up English) Talking to Michael Lavers from the Level Up English Podcast about learning Japanese, embarrassing moments in language learning, social awkwardness and some "very British problems". Are you as socially awkward as a British person? Let's see how you and Michae…
 
This week we talk about two topics we've talked about before on the podcast: the broken McDonald's ice cream machines and the Washington State ferry contest! Our friends Emily and Mary, along with Emily’s husband Devon and Mary’s boyfriend Quinn, submitted a proposal for the ferry naming contest, with a proposal to name the ferry after Washington's…
 
Hello everyone!! Welcome back to Wait, What! Why? The podcast that ponders the origins behind the things that we do. Today is our very first episode of it’s kind featuring our listeners' stories or experiences. Please join us as we get down and dirty with some paranormal happenings. Tis the season for some ghost stories. Sources: Route 44 Hitchhike…
 
Many words we use every day are actually trademarks. Did you know about all the words we talked about today? Plus, we talk about some really weird spellings and dunk on "Eats, Shoots & Leaves." Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Watch my LinkedIn Learning writing course. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Peeve Wars card g…
 
Learn How To Say These 13 Difficult English Words Correctly With Some Practice English Pronunciation ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/practise-english-pronunciation-difficult-words/ English pronunciation practice with 13 words that most English learners have a hard time with, and a quiz. Do you want to improve your English pronu…
 
Today let’s expand your vocabulary by learning 40 interesting collocations (combinations of words) with the key words comment, conversation, and speech. This is a free sample lesson from our newest course - Advanced Vocabulary and Collocations - so if you like the lesson, join the course to get more! Do you want to take your vocabulary from "averag…
 
Shauna and Dan explore why the lion is called the King of the Jungle when they don't live in jungles. Turns out, our view of what "jungle" means today may be heavily skewed by the pop culture of the late-1800s and mid-1960s. Looking at you, Rudyard Kipling. Bonus conversations about mockbusters, animated 90s movies, and the great con artist PT Barn…
 
Taylor Schroll & Fr. Anthony Sciarappa kick off the show by sharing about their fun anger management issues. Funny stories of when rage and anger boiled, the outcomes and what strategies they've learned to quell their rage. Next they bring back a fun game creatively called "fancy Catholic words." Fr. Anthony gives Taylor random Catholic words no on…
 
Get your estimated IELTS Band Score. Take the IELTS Quiz at https://www.allearsenglish.com/myscore Today you get a native conversation about one of the toughest IELTS Writing Task 2 questions- are there too many choices today? Listen up today so you're ready for this topic with a strong opinion and high scoring examples.…
 
We love catching up with friends. In fact, before every Culips episode, our hosts spend some time doing just that. Today you get to listen in as Andrew and Kassy catch up on the latest news in their lives – from Andrew’s new hobby to Kassy’s big purchase! Simplified Speech features clear, natural, and easy to understand English conversations betwee…
 
現代のネット社会では、日本語にも英語にもたくさんのデジタル用語が日々生まれています。今週のエピソードは、お待ちかね特別編クイズエピソードです!ネットやIT界ならではのデジタル用語をちーちゃんとやっこの2人がお互いにクイズ形式で出し合います。 The digital world has brought on a slew of new words to both Japanese and English. In this week’s special pop quiz episode, Yakko & Cheechan throw out some tough questions specifically related to the new language of internet, soc…
 
746. Karl Pilkington's 3-Minute Wonders / Manchester Accent Understand English as it is spoken by native speakers. Let's listen to Karl Pilkington rambling about life, the universe & everything, and see what we can understand and learn. Karl is from Manchester, so we'll be looking at some features of his accent, picking up plenty of vocabulary and …
 
This episodes starts with Scott explaining why he is not like those other nerds who are into swords and dragons, and then explains that Callandor is a magical, crystal sword which can only be wielded by the true Dragon Reborn. Next, the guys discuss the history behind the phrases "Chasing the Dragon" and "Sword of Damocles." They talk about how her…
 
Do you know how many common English words there are for the colour red? ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/common-english-words-red/ Expand your English language comprehension and learn some new common English words without seeing red in this English lesson. Learn about some of the many names for the colour red in the English lang…
 
Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe When it comes to communicating with someone who is upset, words don't matter. In this episode Doug Noll will show us his 3-step framework for responding to someone in conflict. Listen in today to learn the secrets of human connection and communication.…
 
Buzzsprout Affiliate Link: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=891796​ Connect with guest Laura Finnegan via Instagram: @laurakfinnegan Check out her website to personally support and ask for quotes! Support Fighting Blindness charity based in Ireland! Timestamps​ 00:00 - Introduction 01:00 - Segment 1: Literary Currency (Short Story) 09:55 - S…
 
On the 5th episode of Movie Reviews, ALsensei gives his thoughts on the following movie: “Jack Reacher” “Jack Reacher” is a 2012 action thriller starring Tom Cruise. This movie was adapted from a famous series of novels by author Lee Child. So, how does “Jack Reacher” come off on the big screen? Is this movie good for studying English? Al gives his…
 
Are you a fan of music festivals? In this episode, Andrew and Anna discuss the ins and outs of a typical musical festival. Tune in to learn about music festival culture and useful tips to make your music festival experience more enjoyable, all while practicing your English listening skills. Culips’ Chatterbox series is great for high-intermediate a…
 
An introduction to the Symphonies and Dances of composer Malcolm Arnold featuring conductor Andrew Penny who recorded all these works for Naxos. Arnold’s orchestral works are a study in contrasts, from his optimistic and tuneful dance suites to his deeply personal symphonies. Join Raymond Bisha and Andrew Penny in this podcast as they chat about th…
 
Researchers and companies are harnessing computers to identify the emotions behind our written words. While sentiment analysis is far from perfect, it manages to distill meaning from huge amounts of data — and could one day even monitor mental health. In the second segment of this episode, we answer a listener question about the word "schnozz": is …
 
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