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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.

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.
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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.

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English


Episodes

Dunce and Dunce Cap - Why Is That

6/23/2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Houston, NY vs Houston, TX - Why Is That Podcast

1/27/2019
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In episode 25 of the Why Is That Podcast we explore the origins of Houston Street in New York and the city of Houston, Texas in order to discover why they are spelled the same, but pronounced differently. 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:00:32:32

Anno Domini, Common Era and 2019 - Why Is That Podcast

1/13/2019
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In episode 24 of the Why Is That Podcast we explore the origins, development and history of the calendars that led to the naming the year 2019. 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:00:28:34

Punctuation, Word Spacing and Lower Case - Why Is That Podcast

12/30/2018
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In episode 23 of the Why Is That Podcast we explore the origins, development and history of the written language with special attention to punctuation, spaces between words and lowercase letters. 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:00:27:45

Christmas - Why Is That Podcast

12/16/2018
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In episode 22 we discuss the origin, history and development of the Christmas holiday into what we know it as today. 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:00:41:08

Dude - Why Is That Podcast

12/2/2018
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In episode 21 we discuss the history and etymology of the word dude 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:00:17:24

Days of the Week - Why Is That Podcast

11/18/2018
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In episode 20 we discuss where the names of the days of the week originated. 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:00:24:54

Election Day - Why Is That Podcast

11/4/2018
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In episode 19 of the Why Is That Podcast we discuss the traditions of hosting the United States of America's election on Tuesdays, Canada's on Mondays and the United Kingdom's on Thursdays. 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:00:22:15

Continent Names - Why Is That Podcast

10/21/2018
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In episode 18 of the Why Is That Podcast we discuss the origin of the names of the continents. Antarctigo Vespucci - Freakin' U Out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qq192mHznE 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:00:26:42

Fine Dining - Why Is That Podcast

10/7/2018
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In episode 17 of the Why Is That Podcast we discuss the origin of the restaurant and fine dining in particular. 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:00:24:38

Hansel and Gretel - Why Is That Podcast

9/23/2018
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In episode 16 of the Why Is That Podcast we discuss the likely origin of the folktale Hansel and Gretel along with why it is that so many similar fairy tales exist in the various European cultures. 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

Firefighting - Why Is That Podcast

9/9/2018
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In episode 15 of the Why Is That Podcast we discuss why it is that firefighting has developed in the Volunteer Fire Departments of today. 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:00:29:06

Pinky Promise - Why Is That Podcast

8/26/2018
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In episode 14 of the Why Is That Podcast we discuss why it is that we use the pinky promise to seal our most sacred childhood vows. Introduction Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AN72_SVbETA 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:00:18:56