10 Best Etymology Podcasts
Here are 10 Best Etymology Podcasts worth listening to in 2023
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.
Play⋅ 543⋅ 1.2K ⋅1 episode / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 27 min ⋅ Jun 2016 Get Email Contact
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.
Play⋅ 847⋅ 2K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 42 min ⋅ Mar 2018 Get Email Contact
Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Aven & Mark discuss etymology, history, academics, history, literature, language, cocktails, and academics, and the sometimes surprising connections between them all, here on The Endless Knot podcast.
Play⋅ 346⋅ 2.1K⋅ 184 ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 78 min ⋅ Jul 2015 Get Email Contact
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 the 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.
Also in Translation & Interpretation Podcasts
Play⋅ 116.1K⋅ 29.3K⋅ 643 ⋅2 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 53 min ⋅ Sep 2007 Get Email Contact
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 episode 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.
Also in Science Podcasts, WNYC Podcasts, Dictionary Podcasts, Evolutionary Biology Podcasts
Play⋅ 22.2K⋅ 8.6K⋅ 4.3K ⋅5 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 19 min ⋅ Feb 2020 Get Email Contact
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.
Play⋅ 3.3K⋅ 7⋅ 454 ⋅ Sep 2018 Get Email Contact
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 way we do & also explores the origins of today's common occurrences from word etymology to holiday traditions and everywhere in between.
Play⋅ 126⋅ 782 ⋅ Feb 2018 Get Email Contact
A podcast that explores language and plays with it. Linguist Nicole Holliday and Wall Street Journal language columnist Ben Zimmer discuss the ways language is changing, talk to scholars and writers, and set and solve word puzzles.
Also in Linguistics Podcasts, Slate Podcasts
Play⋅ 1.4M⋅ 1.7M⋅ 48.6K ⋅14 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 36 min ⋅ Feb 2012 Get Email Contact
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