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The Why Is That Podcast is a podcast that explores the origins of today's common occurrences from word etymology to holiday traditions and everywhere in between. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Why Is That Podcast is a podcast that explores the origins of today's common occurrences from word etymology to holiday traditions and everywhere in between. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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United States

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The Why Is That Podcast is a podcast that explores the origins of today's common occurrences from word etymology to holiday traditions and everywhere in between. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Language:

English


Episodes

Blackjack and Playing Cards

11/22/2020
In the sixth episode of Why Is That Podcast's second season, we explore the origins of playing cards, the game blackjack and explore the reason why it is called blackjack. Audio: https://www.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhyIsThatPod Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhyIsThatPod or @WhyIsThatPod Website: http://whyisthatpodcast.blogspot.com/ RSS: https://rss.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast iTunes:...

Duration:00:14:38

Pumpkins and Jack o' Lanterns

10/25/2020
In the fifth episode of Why Is That Podcast season two we explore the origins of Jack o' Lanterns and the association between the pumpkin and Halloween. Audio: https://www.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhyIsThatPod Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhyIsThatPod or @WhyIsThatPod Website: http://whyisthatpodcast.blogspot.com/ RSS: https://rss.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/why-is-that-podcast/id1354456347?mt=2 Podcast...

Duration:00:15:56

Nike and Just Do It

9/27/2020
In this episode of the Why Is That Podcast we explore the origins of the name of the largest shoe brand in the world, Nike as well as that of its logo and large advertising campaign / catchphrase, Just Do It. Audio: https://www.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhyIsThatPod Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhyIsThatPod or @WhyIsThatPod Website: http://whyisthatpodcast.blogspot.com/ RSS: https://rss.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast iTunes:...

Duration:00:19:42

Slipping on a Banana Peel

8/31/2020
In this episode of the Why Is That Podcast we explore the origins of the popular slapstick technique known as the banana peel slip and fall. In order to do so we track the spread of the banana into a worldwide dietary staple, the development of urban sanitation and the early stage and film actors who perfected the technique. Audio: https://www.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhyIsThatPod Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhyIsThatPod or @WhyIsThatPod Website:...

Duration:00:21:48

Falling in Love - Why Is That

8/2/2020
In this episode of the Why Is That Podcast we explore the origins and development of the idiom falling in love. Audio: https://www.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhyIsThatPod Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhyIsThatPod or @WhyIsThatPod Website: http://whyisthatpodcast.blogspot.com/ RSS: https://rss.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/why-is-that-podcast/id1354456347?mt=2 Podcast Republic:...

Duration:00:23:43

Surnames and Maiden Names - Why Is That

7/5/2020
In this episode of the Why Is That Podcast we explore the origins and development of surnames and the tradition of women taking their husband's family name at the time of their marriage. Audio: https://www.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhyIsThatPod Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhyIsThatPod or @WhyIsThatPod Website: http://whyisthatpodcast.blogspot.com/ RSS: https://rss.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast iTunes:...

Duration:00:24:29

The End of Season One - Why Is That Podcast

1/19/2020
In episode 38 of the Why Is That Podcast we say goodbye. Audio: https://www.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhyIsThatPod Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhyIsThatPod or @WhyIsThatPod Website: http://whyisthatpodcast.blogspot.com/ RSS: https://rss.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/why-is-that-podcast/id1354456347?mt=2 Podcast Republic: http://www.podcastrepublic.net/podcast/1354456347 Podbean:...

Duration:00:01:39

Merry Christmas vs Happy Christmas

12/22/2019
In episode 37 of the Why Is That Podcast we explore why Merry Christmas is the preference in North American English and Happy Christmas is preferred in British English. Audio: https://www.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhyIsThatPod Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhyIsThatPod or @WhyIsThatPod Website: http://whyisthatpodcast.blogspot.com/ RSS: https://rss.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast iTunes:...

Duration:00:27:25

The Secret Service

11/24/2019
In episode 36 of the Why Is That Podcast we explore the United States Secret Service and why it is that they both protect the President and solve financial crimes. FireStarters Podcast: https://firestarterspodcast.libsyn.com/ Audio: https://www.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhyIsThatPod Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhyIsThatPod or @WhyIsThatPod Website: http://whyisthatpodcast.blogspot.com/ RSS: https://rss.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast iTunes:...

Duration:00:25:07

Trick or Treat - The Origin and Development

10/27/2019
In episode 35 of the Why Is That Podcast we explore the origins and development of the Halloween tradition of trick or treating. Audio: https://www.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhyIsThatPod Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhyIsThatPod or @WhyIsThatPod Website: http://whyisthatpodcast.blogspot.com/ RSS: https://rss.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/why-is-that-podcast/id1354456347?mt=2 Podcast Republic:...

Duration:00:18:16

Brief Announcement - Next Episode Delayed Until October

8/18/2019
A brief announcement and explanation providing details about the episode delay. There will be no episodes in August or September. We will be returning with regularly scheduled episodes in October. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:01:49

Guys and Dolls - Why Is That Podcast

7/21/2019
In episode 34 of the Why Is That Podcast we explore the origin of the term Guys and Dolls. Audio: https://www.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhyIsThatPod Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhyIsThatPod or @WhyIsThatPod Website: http://whyisthatpodcast.blogspot.com/ RSS: https://rss.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/why-is-that-podcast/id1354456347?mt=2 Podcast Republic:...

Duration:00:21:00

Dunce and Dunce Cap - Why Is That

6/23/2019
In episode 33 of the Why Is That Podcast we explore the origin of the dunce and the dunce cap. My 42 Favorite Ongoing History Podcasts: http://whyisthatpodcast.blogspot.com/2019/06/my-42-favorite-ongoing-history-podcasts.html Audio: https://www.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhyIsThatPod Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhyIsThatPod or @WhyIsThatPod Website: http://whyisthatpodcast.blogspot.com/ RSS: https://rss.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast iTunes:...

Duration:00:19:43

Buck, Quid, Bradman and Loonie - Why Is That

5/26/2019
In episode 32 of the Why Is That Podcast we explore the popular slang words for money in Buck, Quid, Bradman and Loonie. Audio: https://www.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhyIsThatPod Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhyIsThatPod or @WhyIsThatPod Website: http://whyisthatpodcast.blogspot.com/ RSS: https://rss.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/why-is-that-podcast/id1354456347?mt=2 Podcast Republic:...

Duration:00:21:48

Jumbo Shrimp - Why Is That

4/28/2019
In episode 31 of the Why Is That Podcast we explore the origins of the words Jumbo and Shrimp. Audio: https://www.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhyIsThatPod Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhyIsThatPod or @WhyIsThatPod Website: http://whyisthatpodcast.blogspot.com/ RSS: https://rss.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/why-is-that-podcast/id1354456347?mt=2 Podcast Republic:...

Duration:00:22:07

Toilet Talk - Why Is That Podcast

4/7/2019
In episode 30 of the Why Is That Podcast we explore the origins of the euphemisms involved in going to the toilet. Audio: https://www.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhyIsThatPod Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhyIsThatPod or @WhyIsThatPod Website: http://whyisthatpodcast.blogspot.com/ RSS: https://rss.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/why-is-that-podcast/id1354456347?mt=2 Podcast Republic:...

Duration:00:36:51

Pontifical Swiss Guard - Why Is That Podcast

3/24/2019
In episode 29 of the Why Is That Podcast we explore the origins and necessity of Pontifical Swiss Guard. Audio: https://www.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhyIsThatPod Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhyIsThatPod or @WhyIsThatPod Website: http://whyisthatpodcast.blogspot.com/ RSS: https://rss.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/why-is-that-podcast/id1354456347?mt=2 Podcast Republic:...

Duration:00:34:01

Chopsticks - Why Is That Podcast

3/10/2019
In episode 28 of the Why Is That Podcast we explore the origins and development of chopsticks. Audio: https://www.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhyIsThatPod Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhyIsThatPod or @WhyIsThatPod Website: http://whyisthatpodcast.blogspot.com/ RSS: https://rss.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/why-is-that-podcast/id1354456347?mt=2 Podcast Republic:...

Duration:00:33:05

Hawai'i - Why Is That Podcast

2/24/2019
In episode 27 of the Why Is That Podcast we explore the origins and development of the place names for the Hawaiian Islands. Audio: https://www.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhyIsThatPod Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhyIsThatPod or @WhyIsThatPod Website: http://whyisthatpodcast.blogspot.com/ RSS: https://rss.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/why-is-that-podcast/id1354456347?mt=2 Podcast Republic:...

Duration:00:31:37

Black History Month - Why Is That Podcast

2/10/2019
In episode 26 of the Why Is That Podcast we explore the origins and development of the Black History Month celebration. Audio: https://www.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhyIsThatPod Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhyIsThatPod or @WhyIsThatPod Website: http://whyisthatpodcast.blogspot.com/ RSS: https://rss.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/why-is-that-podcast/id1354456347?mt=2 Podcast Republic:...

Duration:00:22:22