WITW Short 8 – Where Are The Pokemon Stans?

TW: Suicide. Who’s STAN Pokemon?! This week we explore the world of stans, armies, and fandoms. We also chat about what makes people belieb (*cough cough*) Pokemon is the ultimate gaming franchise. Check out our Instagram @whatinthewordpod. Listen to us on our website http://www.whatinthewordpod.wordpress.com We are also streaming on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Spotify. ForContinue reading “WITW Short 8 – Where Are The Pokemon Stans?”

Episode 8 – We’re Jalapeño Business, Japan!

This week we NippON the information train and explore some history of Japan and learn about the versatility (and cultured history) of the peppercorn. Portia also really struggles to string together sentences in this one. Be warned. (We also laugh about a name of a monkey… Like the proper 27-year-old women that we are.) WeContinue reading “Episode 8 – We’re Jalapeño Business, Japan!”

WITW Short 7 – Yelpin’ Like Gangbusters

This week we are learning about busting gangs and yelping thangs. If you enjoyed this shortie, please leave us a review. Check out our Instagram @whatinthewordpod. Listen to us on our website http://www.whatintheword.wordpress.com We are also streaming on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Spotify. For exclusive content, check out our Patreon! If you have any questionsContinue reading “WITW Short 7 – Yelpin’ Like Gangbusters”

Episode 7 – We’re Walrus Talking About England

This week we’re talking about all things England (and trying to decide if Justin Long makes a good pinniped). Global warming is a real thing, The Last Kingdom is veeeeerrry accurate, and the quarantine is making us eager for human interaction. Send us a message or suggestion at: We publish new episodes every Tuesday! ListenContinue reading “Episode 7 – We’re Walrus Talking About England”

WITW Short 6 – Hay There, Uncle Bob

This week’s Short is a fun one. We learn about how one Bob kept it in the family and how Bronys saddle up (aka congregate). What’s your pony name?   Listen to us on our website http://www.whatintheword.wordpress.com Follow us on Instagram @whatinthewordpod We are also streaming on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Spotify. For exclusive content, checkContinue reading “WITW Short 6 – Hay There, Uncle Bob”

Episode 6 – No Womb For Checkmate

This week we get a competitive with some good old fashioned Chess, and see why hysteria isn’t so nice-y? CHECK it out! We publish new episodes every Tuesday! Listen to us on our website http://www.whatintheword.wordpress.com or find us streaming on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Spotify. For exclusive content, check out our Patreon! Follow us onContinue reading “Episode 6 – No Womb For Checkmate”

Episode 5 – How To Get Away With (Muir)Der

You saunter deep into the woods and put the body there! That’s dark… This week we’ll talk about the origin of the word saunter and the downright enthralling history of assassin. If you enjoy the episode leave us some stars and a sweet, sweet review! We publish new episodes every Tuesday! Listen to us onContinue reading “Episode 5 – How To Get Away With (Muir)Der”

WITW Short 4 – Holy Spamoly

Bible, we love spam. This week we uncover the history behind our salty, savory obsession and take a peek into the Kardashian lexicon. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us a review! Listen to us on our website http://www.whatintheword.wordpress.com Follow us on Instagram @whatinthewordpod We are also streaming on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Spotify.Continue reading “WITW Short 4 – Holy Spamoly”

Episode 4 – Juniper On Rye

Some iconic combinations: Gin & Juice, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Gin & A Sweet Sweet Slice of Marble Rye? The last one is questionable, but this week we are exploring the origins of two of our favorites, “gin” and “sandwiches.”   Listen to us on our website http://www.whatintheword.wordpress.com Follow us on Instagram @whatinthewordpod We are alsoContinue reading “Episode 4 – Juniper On Rye”

WITW Short 3 – Woke Up In Bollywood

WITW has become a very enlightening research outlet for us. It has forced us to grapple with our Euro-centric understanding of history and we are so excited to educate ourselves about other cultures and histories.  This week we learn about the powerful Black history of “woke” and the ever-evolving narrative of Bollywood!  We hope youContinue reading “WITW Short 3 – Woke Up In Bollywood”

Episode 3 – Salty Sexuality

If you enjoy this episode and want to hear more, please check us out on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and the Libsyn player on our site: whatinthewordpod@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram @whatinthewordpod Check out these fabulous black trans orgs: https://www.theokraproject.com/ https://www.blacktranstravelfund.com/donate https://www.gofundme.com/f/homeless-black-trans-women-fund Portia’s Sources:  https://leanin.org/data-about-the-gender-pay-gap-for-black-women https://iwpr.org/issue/employment-education-economic-change/pay-equity-discrimination/?gclid=CjwKCAjw8df2BRA3EiwAvfZWaNC4Se93ZXCICqn4EDFti2qRHVPmxMuYzp8w-2OutqHwf-zCu1hc1hoC3pUQAvD_BwE https://www.etymonline.com/word/salary https://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2014/11/08/362478685/from-salt-to-salary-linguists-take-a-page-from-science#:~:text=Being%20so%20valuable%2C%20soldiers%20in,as%20the%20word%20%22salary.%22 https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/grammar-vocabulary/story/word-origin-salary-1025118-2017-07-20 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mqrhn8khGLM Carolyn’s Sources: https://www.stonewall.org.uk/ https://www.mic.com/articles/121256/meet-marsha-p-johnson-and-sylvia-rivera-transgender-stonewall-veterans#.3EMwgGCx0  https://www.history.com/news/gay-rights-sip-in-juslius-bar Continue reading “Episode 3 – Salty Sexuality”