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What In The Word Podcast is an etymology podcast hosted by Carolyn Lieberman & Portia Nagano. We explore the quirky, interesting, and surprising origins of words. We also dabble with portmanteaus and slang in our episode shorts.

You can get in contact with us via email at whatinthewordpod@gmail.com and follow our Instagram @WhatInTheWordPod.

What In The Word Portia Nagano & Carolyn Lieberman

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What In The Word Podcast is an etymology podcast hosted by Carolyn Lieberman & Portia Nagano. We explore the quirky, interesting, and surprising origins of words. We also dabble with portmanteaus and slang in our episode shorts.

You can get in contact with us via email at whatinthewordpod@gmail.com and follow our Instagram @WhatInTheWordPod.

    The Anniversary Episode

    The Anniversary Episode

    Listeners, friends, family, every single house pet... We've made it to one year! Thank you for supporting us along the way. We've learned a lot and hope you have too. In this episode, we discuss what worked (and what really didn't), our hopes and dreams for the future, and why we love our show.


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    • 34 min
    WITW Short 21 - Shifting Boba

    WITW Short 21 - Shifting Boba

    This week Carolyn teaches us about the dark arts, oooh! Spooky. But seriously, how many of y'all are Slytherin into Draco Malfoy's bed? Portia also uncovers the equally sexy translation of boba. This is quite the episode.

    Carolyn's Sources:


    https://www.bustle.com/life/shifting-tiktok-viral-creepy-how-to
    https://happytowander.com/how-to-shift-reality/
    https://thoughtfulgiftclub.com/harry-potter-shifting-script-template/
    https://geektrippers.com/reality-shifting-hogwarts/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2QVMQbslWM&ab_channel=Jambasmurf
    https://aminoapps.com/c/desired/page/blog/160-places-to-shift-to-ideas/nJEB_8kuLu8EJ8QqJL6krWRvve7dzqXKlG
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjRpDWh2Cto&ab_channel=CELESTIALSUBLIMINALS

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    • 28 min
    21 - Being Nice in Sin City

    21 - Being Nice in Sin City

    Carolyn's mom attended a Steve Aoki concert and stayed for the cake-ing. That is all you will ever need to know about Vegas. That's it. That's the caption. 

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    • 36 min
    WITW Short 20 - Hurry! This One's Gr-r-reat!

    WITW Short 20 - Hurry! This One's Gr-r-reat!

    Due to technical difficulties, Portia was late on posting last week. But we are back, baby! With a true short. A true...Hurry, if you will. Eh? Eh? This week Carolyn covers Korean text slang with 8282 and Portia talks all things cereal mascots. Leave us a review, pour your heart out, pour some milk out, we love y'all lots. If you have children, Portia cusses, so cover their ears. 

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    • 14 min
    20 - Big Feet, Luscious Locks

    20 - Big Feet, Luscious Locks

    Have you ever wondered what Big Foot would look like if you gave them a good shampoo? Well, this week's episode will arm you with the knowledge to ponder that wonderful thought. Join us as we learn about one persistent little nugget named Peter and the hair care practices of the ancient world. 



    You can find us on Instagram @WhatInTheWordPod to stay up to date on all the latest news, polls, and otherwise funny photos. 

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    • 48 min
    Special Guests: LMAYAQ Podcast

    Special Guests: LMAYAQ Podcast

    This week's episode is super special. We have our pals Anthony De Angelis and Greg Baldwin (aka THE Gregaman) from LMAYAQ on the show. We talk about some of our favorite and least favorite words and introduce our new guest segment: Love It Or Loathe It. Be sure to follow them @lmayaqpod on all social media and tune into their show (they just dropped a new episode today). If you want to listen, we were on their show as well, episode 218. 

    You can find us on Instagram @WhatInTheWordPod, @portianagano, or @carolventures.

    To listen to all our episodes you can head to our archives on Anchor.fm, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, & Stitcher.

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    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license


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