19 episodes

The podcast that attempts to explore and explain the origins of common expressions in a manner that isn’t nearly as boring as this description.

Idiom Savant Danny Savage & James Enochs

    • Language Learning
    • 4.6 • 11 Ratings

The podcast that attempts to explore and explain the origins of common expressions in a manner that isn’t nearly as boring as this description.

    By Hook or by Crook

    By Hook or by Crook

    A scavenging serf, a burglarious bishop, or an Irish invasion? Join us as we attempt to unravel another etymology by hook or by crook.

    • 13 min
    The Devil to Pay

    The Devil to Pay

    A treacherous task, a dubious deal, or a Norse code? Suffer with us on our journey into the underworld, as we seek the devil (to pay).

    • 16 min
    idiOMG – Out on the Porch

    idiOMG – Out on the Porch

    Ali Bavarian returns to the show and joins us for a rousing game of idiOMG.

    • 14 min
    Minced Oaths

    Minced Oaths

    As a post hoc Christmas celebration and in honor of our own resurrection as a podcast, we discuss a multitude of expressions and exclamations used as euphemisms for Jesus Christ.

    • 22 min
    Message in a Poddle

    Message in a Poddle

    An exciting christmas trip, an epic new video game, or a dramatic increase in real-world responsibilities? Join us as we discuss the origins of our unannounced holiday hiatus and what to expect in the near future.

    • 4 min
    Off the Cuff

    Off the Cuff

    A wild west ledger, an industrial convenience, or a spontaneous magician? Musical guest Ali Bavarian provides some melodic accompaniment as we attempt to uncover the origin of the expression “off the cuff.”

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

LJ Romanoff ,

Danny Savage's second great podcast

Come on Danny, get out of the FedEx truck and make more shows.

HonestButNotAbe ,

Hits the ground running

I'm a pretty prolific podcast listener. I'm currently subscribed to over 50, so it really means something that this show is in my top ten. There's a little need for polish, particularly in the first two episodes, but that's to be expected from new podcasters. I really like it, so I'm a little scared of the unannounced hiatus. What's up with that, guys? I need this, so get your poop in a group.

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