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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.
 
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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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.
 
Do you love learning about words, puzzling out where common expressions come from and generally exploring the linguistic crazy quilt that is the English language? So do we! And you'll find we even have an entertaining time doing it! So come along as hosts Malcolm Fleschner and Kurt Wolfrum make a meal of the extraordinary word salad we call English in the 21st century!
 
In our podcast “Understanding Train Station”, we (Josh and Feli) explore the intricacies and pitfalls of living between cultures. The title is derived from the German idiom “Ich verstehe nur Bahnhof” which literally translates to “I only understand train station”. Similar to the English saying “It’s Greek to me”, it is used to express a lack of understanding which is an all too common feeling when dealing with another culture and living abroad. Feli (aka “Feli from Germany” on YouTube) is a ...
 
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 ...
 
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Shmanners

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Shmanners

Travis and Teresa McElroy

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Join husband Travis McElroy and wife Teresa McElroy every Friday and they'll improve your etiquette week by week! Perplexed by thank you notes? Baffled by black tie? Dismayed by dinner parties? Worry no more, Shmanners has your answers!
 
In the English language, black sheep is an idiom used to describe a member of a group, different from the rest. The Black Sheep pod is a biweekly podcast hosted by Mike Creef, a liberal arts dropout turned journalist and Emeka Nnaka, former pro athlete turned inspirational speaker. Two guys that found their respective voices being out of the ordinary. Black sheep may not have ideal paths but they do have unique perspectives. Join the conversation for an insightful dialogue about the latest n ...
 
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.
 
You know how they always say 'live and learn' after a deeply personal and often surprisingly unpleasant experience? Well I aim to turn that idiom on its head, with more positive reinforcement through this Podcast. If 2020 has taught us anything, it is to dig much deeper and take those life lessons forward to make the most of the tools, time and talent that we have. The folks I feature on my episodes have all taken that leap of faith to bring you the means to live a better life.Hi, I am Shivr ...
 
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IELTS with Fiona

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IELTS with Fiona

Fiona Wattam - expert IELTS coach

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Join me for 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/
 
Are you tired of boring, slow-speaking English lessons that don't teach you the way that natives really speak? Do you wanna learn how English is spoken in the real world? In this podcast, Ethan, Andrea, and Justin—your American and British Fluency Coaches will take you beyond the classroom and help you live, learn, and SPEAK English in the real world through fun, natural, conversational lessons that will rapidly teach you: - To understand fast-speaking natives - The vocabulary, phrasal verbs ...
 
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
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
Aesop's Fables or the Aesopica are a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and story-teller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BCE. The fables remain a popular choice for moral education of children today. Many of the stories, such as The Fox and the Grapes (from which the idiom "sour grapes" derives), The Tortoise and the Hare, The North Wind and the Sun, The Boy Who Cried Wolf and The Ant and the Grasshopper are well-known throughout the world. (Summary ...
 
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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.
 
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English 2.0 Podcast With ALsensei

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English 2.0 Podcast With ALsensei

Al Slagle: English Teacher, Pronunciation Coach, and Fluency Specialist

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What is the best way to learn English? How can I improve my English more quickly? If you are asking these questions, this Podcast is for you! ALsensei is an English Teaching Professional who has been helping people with how to improve English and Communication skills in Japan for over 18 years! He has worked with people from all backgrounds and levels including consulting at Global Fortune 500 companies and teaching at a prestigious university in Tokyo. However, on the English 2.0 Podcast yo ...
 
Speak English powerfully using the Effortless English system. Learn English with AJ Hoge, "The World's #1 English Teacher". Learn tips and strategies to improve your spoken English. Learn English vocabulary. Learn about American English and American culture. Be a successful English speaker and international leader!
 
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Episode 99: Jay & Ray feed some animal idioms. monkey business ear worm pony up eager beaver 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 cod…
 
A warm hug: A friendly and loving hug Find the book: “Learn Natural English: Idioms and Metaphors.” Available on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083K2NDXC/ Donations: https://app.redcircle.com/shows/fb044558-4f24-48a6-8035-82986ec32ec9/donations lneidiomsansmetaphors@gmail.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/learn-natural-english-…
 
Learn Polish in a fun way with short Episodes. On this episode we talk about More Polish Idioms - Polskie idiomy. Sponsor www.coolabulla.com for Websites and Animation. Use code LearnPolish for 10% Discount. All Social Media https://linktr.ee/learnpolish Donations https://linktr.ee/roycoughlan Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/0ZOzgwHvZzEfQ8iRB…
 
It's a slimy business, but Albert and Ryan are dedicated to the calling (as evidenced by this momentous episode). Here it is, the tenth installment of Do Be A Monster and there are still so many muck-mouths and bulging-eyeballs to cover. To celebrate the new year, Ryan brings the Malaysian penanggalan to the airwaves; well, at least her head and en…
 
You know that "right" and "wrong" are the same as "correct" and "incorrect" respectively. These words are also used in a lot of informal expressions and idioms in English - let's learn 10 of them! One of the hardest things about learning English is not being sure if what you're saying and writing is right or wrong... And one of the great things abo…
 
In this episode, Scott and Steve explore the world of fitness and idioms with comedian and fitness instructor, Stasia Patwell of SCHOOL OF THOT. The guys discuss the origin and history of "Fit as a Fiddle" and "Lick into Shape" while learning about the joys of marriage from the Middle Ages and another terrifying thing about bears. In addition, they…
 
Have you been studying English for a long time but are still frustrated that you can’t speak it naturally and fluently? Then today’s episode is for you. We all know that speaking another language is not something you can do overnight. It requires hard work and dedication, but that doesn’t mean it needs to be something boring or painful. You can mak…
 
Today, we will help English language learners who are searching for a new job. We explain what makes a great CV/resume. Covering all the English phrases , vocabulary and language used in a modern, professional job application. We are going to help you answer the question - How do you get employers to choose you over all those other people who want …
 
Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe To maintain connection you need to set expectations around how long things will take, especially if people are helping you with something. Today get two simple words you can add to your statement to be clear about time.
 
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/bizpod/925English-L039-Doubt.mp3 In today’s 925 English lesson, we’re going to learn how to express doubt in English. Have you ever been in a meeting when someone says something and you think “hmm… I’m not really sure about that.” You might be unsure about whether it’s true, or whether it’s a good idea. We call tha…
 
Hot under the collar: Angry and embarrassed (1) Excited or aroused (2) Find the book: “Learn Natural English: Idioms and Metaphors.” Available on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083K2NDXC/ Donations: https://app.redcircle.com/shows/fb044558-4f24-48a6-8035-82986ec32ec9/donations lneidiomsansmetaphors@gmail.com Support this podcast at — https://red…
 
The desk is made of wood. The ice cream is made from milk and sugar, the ketchup is made with tomatoes. Made of? Made from? Made with? What about made in or made by? Prepositions can be tricky for a lot of English learners. In this lesson you’re going to learn all of the prepositions that we use with made. ... Read More…
 
Learn Polish in a fun way with short Episodes. On this episode we talk about Martwić się i Narzekać - To Worry & Complain. Sponsor www.coolabulla.com for Websites and Animation. Use code LearnPolish for 10% Discount. All Social Media https://linktr.ee/learnpolish Donations https://linktr.ee/roycoughlan Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/0ZOzgwHv…
 
On the 13th episode of Current Events, Al covers an important legal issue regarding COVID-19 vaccines at big businesses in the United States. Over the past few months President Biden has been trying to push through a mandate. This mandate would require American businesses with over 100 employees to force their workers to be vaccinated for COVID-19 …
 
Welcome to Wait, What? Why! The podcast that ponders why we do the things that we do! For Ep. 10 husband and wife duo, Nicole and Dennis, discuss the origins behind the New Years Resolutions. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Please reach out to us on any social media at waitwhatwhypod. This includes Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. You can also always ema…
 
Trolls. No, we’re not talking about mean mythical creatures who live under bridges. We’re talking about online trolls. They are very real and very mean people who like to anger others by posting nasty and cruel comments online. This has become a big problem associated with social media. In this Simplified Speech episode, hosts Andrew and Kassy disc…
 
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Fantasy, fairy tales and Maurice Ravel’s flair for orchestral colour are all to the fore in this album featuring two examples of the composer’s music for the stage — the scores for his opera L’Enfant et les sortilèges and his ballet Ma mère l’Oye. This highly imaginative music, projected through a childlike lens, is instantly attractive to both the…
 
One year ago, Josh packed up his things in Cincinnati and moved to Munich for work. Just a few days after he arrived, he and Feli sat together in this very spot and talked about the logistics of the move, the obstacles he was about to face, and what it felt like starting this new journey (watch here ▸https://youtu.be/KpFrtKhfy6Q). Now, a whole year…
 
There's no doubt that there are many New Year's traditions followed by different cultures, but were you aware that there are also some interesting superstitions? Well, in today's episode, we're being helped by members of our team and community to share some very interesting New Year's superstitions from their countries. Show notes here. .......... …
 
Let’s practice our English listening comprehension while we learn about staying alive for longer. Today I talk about some really interesting brain science, and a free, straightforward exercise, that every one of us can do to help us live longer. If you want to live longer and improve your English fluency? Then listen to this podcast. Listen To Engl…
 
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