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”

WITW Short 2 – Incels Are Cancelled

This is a touchy episode with a garbage title. We don’t intend to offend the group of individuals about which we’re speaking. Carolyn cancels any doubts of her ability to inform the masses… (Who writes these show notes, gosh). And Portia talks about incels. Lots of combing through Reddit. Hmm Follow us on Instagram @whatinthewordpodContinue reading “WITW Short 2 – Incels Are Cancelled”

Episode 2 – Jur(Hass)ic Park

Hey, beautiful pod pals. This episode we investigate leviathan lizards and what George learned when he decided to agovaGO on vacation. George… Wipe off your zinc and unroll your khakis.  If you have any questions, comments, or word suggestions, please send them whatinthewordpod@gmail.com Listen to us on our website www.whatinthewordpod.wordpress.com. Or find us on Libsyn andContinue reading “Episode 2 – Jur(Hass)ic Park”

WITW Short 1 – Twix Has Me Snatched

Our first short! Unlike regular episodes, shorts will cover Portmanteaus with Portia and Slang with Carolyn.  This week we peer betwixt two sticks to see why Twix is the ultimate chocolate fix. (We also cover its origin story, but who needs it when you have a sentence like that?!) We also learn why snatched isContinue reading “WITW Short 1 – Twix Has Me Snatched”