100 episodes

A Canadian (Ryan) and a Scot (Amy) talking about the words in the English language that fascinate them most at the moment, looking at their histories and origins and trying to piece together just how they got to where they are today.

This is a podcast for anyone interested in etymology (the study of words and their origins/history). If you've ever found yourself happier after discovering some bizarre bit of trivia about a word that you hadn't even given a second thought to (such as how the word 'trivia' relates to its Latin components meaning "three roads"), this might just be the podcast for you.

Lexitecture Ryan Paulsen and Amy Hanlon

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 12 Ratings

A Canadian (Ryan) and a Scot (Amy) talking about the words in the English language that fascinate them most at the moment, looking at their histories and origins and trying to piece together just how they got to where they are today.

This is a podcast for anyone interested in etymology (the study of words and their origins/history). If you've ever found yourself happier after discovering some bizarre bit of trivia about a word that you hadn't even given a second thought to (such as how the word 'trivia' relates to its Latin components meaning "three roads"), this might just be the podcast for you.

    Archaeolexy: Log

    Archaeolexy: Log

    In this episode, we look back at some of our favourite words, starting with Ryan's notes on "log" from Episode 8!
    Lexitecture is a podcast about words. In each episode, a Canadian (Ryan) and a Scot (Amy) each present their current favourite word and talk about its origins, current use, and try to puzzle out how it may have gone from A to B. If you love thinking and talking about words, word origins, or just random bits of head-scratching language trivia, this may be the show for you!
    Please subscribe to us on Spotify, Google Play Music, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you get your podcasts!
     
    Find us on Facebook, or on Twitter, or on Reddit, or join our Word Nerd HQ Facebook group!
     
    Also, if you enjoy what we do, please give us a great rating on iTunes - it's a huge help in letting other people know we're worth listening to.
     
    Finally, to support the podcasting work we do, please consider becoming a Patreon sponsor at www.patreon.com/lexitecture
     
    Thanks!

    • 11 min
    Archaeolexy: Loaf

    Archaeolexy: Loaf

    In this episode, we look back at some of our favourite words, starting with Ryan's look at "loaf" from Episode 6!
    Lexitecture is a podcast about words. In each episode, a Canadian (Ryan) and a Scot (Amy) each present their current favourite word and talk about its origins, current use, and try to puzzle out how it may have gone from A to B. If you love thinking and talking about words, word origins, or just random bits of head-scratching language trivia, this may be the show for you!
    Please subscribe to us on Spotify, Google Play Music, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you get your podcasts!
     
    Find us on Facebook, or on Twitter, or on Reddit, or join our Word Nerd HQ Facebook group!
     
    Also, if you enjoy what we do, please give us a great rating on iTunes - it's a huge help in letting other people know we're worth listening to.
     
    Finally, to support the podcasting work we do, please consider becoming a Patreon sponsor at www.patreon.com/lexitecture
     
    Thanks!

    • 10 min
    Archaeolexy: Serendipity

    Archaeolexy: Serendipity

    In this episode, we look back at some of our favourite words, starting with Amy's exploration of "serendipity" from our very first episode ever!
    Lexitecture is a podcast about words. In each episode, a Canadian (Ryan) and a Scot (Amy) each present their current favourite word and talk about its origins, current use, and try to puzzle out how it may have gone from A to B. If you love thinking and talking about words, word origins, or just random bits of head-scratching language trivia, this may be the show for you!
    Please subscribe to us on Spotify, Google Play Music, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you get your podcasts!
     
    Find us on Facebook, or on Twitter, or on Reddit, or join our Word Nerd HQ Facebook group!
     
    Also, if you enjoy what we do, please give us a great rating on iTunes - it's a huge help in letting other people know we're worth listening to.
     
    Finally, to support the podcasting work we do, please consider becoming a Patreon sponsor at www.patreon.com/lexitecture
     
    Thanks!

    • 10 min
    Fabulous Penguin

    Fabulous Penguin

    In this episode, Amy becomes a woman of stories with "fabulous" and Ryan connects Wales, Patagonia and the Round Table with "penguin".
    Lexitecture is a podcast about words. In each episode, a Canadian (Ryan) and a Scot (Amy) each present their current favourite word and talk about its origins, current use, and try to puzzle out how it may have gone from A to B. If you love thinking and talking about words, word origins, or just random bits of head-scratching language trivia, this may be the show for you!
    Please subscribe to us on Spotify, Google Play Music, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you get your podcasts!
     
    Find us on Facebook, or on Twitter, or on Reddit, or join our Word Nerd HQ Facebook group!
     
    Also, if you enjoy what we do, please give us a great rating on iTunes - it's a huge help in letting other people know we're worth listening to.
     
    Finally, to support the podcasting work we do, please consider becoming a Patreon sponsor at www.patreon.com/lexitecture
     
    Thanks!

    • 40 min
    Feisty Tire

    Feisty Tire

    In this episode, Amy learns to blame the dog for being "feisty" and Ryan to dress himself with "tire".
    Lexitecture is a podcast about words. In each episode, a Canadian (Ryan) and a Scot (Amy) each present their current favourite word and talk about its origins, current use, and try to puzzle out how it may have gone from A to B. If you love thinking and talking about words, word origins, or just random bits of head-scratching language trivia, this may be the show for you!
    Please subscribe to us on Spotify, Google Play Music, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you get your podcasts!
     
    Find us on Facebook, or on Twitter, or on Reddit, or join our Word Nerd HQ Facebook group!
     
    Also, if you enjoy what we do, please give us a great rating on iTunes - it's a huge help in letting other people know we're worth listening to.
     
    Finally, to support the podcasting work we do, please consider becoming a Patreon sponsor at www.patreon.com/lexitecture
     
    Thanks!

    • 43 min
    Listener Wordstravaganza 5

    Listener Wordstravaganza 5

    In this episode, Ryan is all by his onesy, digging into the bag of listener suggestions and pulling out "manicure", "care", "pink", and "endeavour".
    Lexitecture is a podcast about words. In each (normal) episode, a Canadian (Ryan) and a Scot (Amy) each present their current favourite word and talk about its origins, current use, and try to puzzle out how it may have gone from A to B. If you love thinking and talking about words, word origins, or just random bits of head-scratching language trivia, this may be the show for you!
    Please subscribe to us on Spotify, Google Play Music, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you get your podcasts!
     
    Find us on Facebook, or on Twitter, or on Reddit, or join our Word Nerd HQ Facebook group!
     
    Also, if you enjoy what we do, please give us a great rating on iTunes - it's a huge help in letting other people know we're worth listening to.
     
    Finally, to support the podcasting work we do, please consider becoming a Patreon sponsor at www.patreon.com/lexitecture
     
    Thanks!

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

juslowe ,

Simple. Educational. Deep-rooted.

I’ve just started getting into etymology and this podcasts is really interesting and enjoyable. Simple to understand, and very well explained when I don’t understand.

AvenSarah ,

Charming and informative

Lovely conversational but focussed meanderings through two often surprisingly interesting etymologies every episode. Well-researched but not over-produced.

GinaJohnson ,

In-depth History Great Value

Sharing real life stories that tie into a thorough history of words. The hosts work beautifully together and deliver huge value in educating you on not only the meaning, also the use of words.

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