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What In The Word Podcast

An etymology & language history podcast exploring the quirky origins of the words we know today.

Created and presented by:
Portia Nagano & Carolyn Lieberman


Latest Episode

WITW Short 23 – Sneeze Lurking For Internet Friends

Another short, dear listeners. Today we are talking all about simps – is it an insult or a compliment? Please weigh in. We’ll also be chatting about the origins of Botox and play a little guessing game around the topic. It’s wild out there for the Asian community right now. Stay safe out there, friends.

Episode 23 – To Hell With Rummy Turtles!

Hello, friends! This week we are talking about Algebra and AAVE (or Ebonics). Did you have a favorite school subject? Drop us a comment and let us know.

WITW Short 22 – Iced Out Cheugs

Another short, dear listeners. Today we are talking all about simps – is it an insult or a compliment? Please weigh in. We’ll also be chatting about the origins of Botox and play a little guessing game around the topic. It’s wild out there for the Asian community right now. Stay safe out there, friends.

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Carolyn & Portia are the hosts of the podcast and happen to be best friends in real life. They love doing research for the podcast and learning in general every day. Feel free to shoot them an email with any fun facts, restaurant recommendations, or just a kind hello!

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