222 episodes

Whole 9 Yards is a weekly podcast that will simultaneously educate, astonish, and amuse. Listen while we share equivocal research about the origin of words, phrases, and idioms we use every day. From the team at Big Science Pods, we bring you the whole 9 yards, the entire kit and caboodle, the whole shebang of this quick, entertaining look at our language and the history therein. Learn why we call New York "The Big Apple," what "red-handed" REALLY means and why sometimes people are "happy as a clam." So, let's cut to the chase, if you jump on the bandwagon now, the first 100 subscribers will be entered to win a Big Science Snuggie. Have a question about an idiom? Wanna drop us a line because you think we’re funny... or, not? Think we’re mistaken about any information we’ve shared? Hit us up at heyyou@whole9yards.org. We’re waiting with bated breath!

Whole 9 Yards: Idioms, Etymology, & Origins Big Science Pods

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 47 Ratings

Whole 9 Yards is a weekly podcast that will simultaneously educate, astonish, and amuse. Listen while we share equivocal research about the origin of words, phrases, and idioms we use every day. From the team at Big Science Pods, we bring you the whole 9 yards, the entire kit and caboodle, the whole shebang of this quick, entertaining look at our language and the history therein. Learn why we call New York "The Big Apple," what "red-handed" REALLY means and why sometimes people are "happy as a clam." So, let's cut to the chase, if you jump on the bandwagon now, the first 100 subscribers will be entered to win a Big Science Snuggie. Have a question about an idiom? Wanna drop us a line because you think we’re funny... or, not? Think we’re mistaken about any information we’ve shared? Hit us up at heyyou@whole9yards.org. We’re waiting with bated breath!

    W9Y Is Spic and Span

    W9Y Is Spic and Span

    Episode 221: Jay & Ray get squared away with new idioms.spic and spansquared awaySubscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB.Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film, and video industries. Grab a taste of the groove salad at bigsciencemusic.comsome of the W9Y sources include phrase finder uk, word wizard forums, etymology...

    • 25 min
    W9Y is Bushed

    W9Y is Bushed

    Episode 220: Jay & Ray leaf through some old foliage idioms. - Encoreroot forbushedSubscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB.Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film, and video industries. Grab a taste of the groove salad at bigsciencemusic.comsome of the W9Y sources include phrase finder uk, word wizard forums, etymolo...

    • 33 min
    W9Y Takes a Hit

    W9Y Takes a Hit

    Episode 219: Jay & Ray punch out some old idioms. - Encorecold cockedbeats meSubscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB.Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film, and video industries. Grab a taste of the groove salad at bigsciencemusic.comsome of the W9Y sources include phrase finder uk, word wizard forums, etymology onl...

    • 26 min
    W9Y Costs Big Bucks

    W9Y Costs Big Bucks

    Episode 218: Jay & Ray spend some money on a few old idioms. - EncorebucksmooladucatsdoshSubscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB.Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film, and video industries. Grab a taste of the groove salad at bigsciencemusic.comsome of the W9Y sources include phrase finder uk, word wizard forums, e...

    • 40 min
    W9Y Gets Curious

    W9Y Gets Curious

    Episode 217: Jay & Ray get curious about curios. - Encoretchotchkeknick-knackbric-a-bracgewgawSubscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB.Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film, and video industries. Grab a taste of the groove salad at bigsciencemusic.comsome of the W9Y sources include phrase finder uk, word wizard foru...

    • 31 min
    W9Y Is A Little Rank

    W9Y Is A Little Rank

    Episode 216: Jay & Ray sling some old slang. - Encorerankhave a blastsquarepsychSubscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB.Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film, and video industries. Grab a taste of the groove salad at bigsciencemusic.comsome of the W9Y sources include phrase finder uk, word wizard forums, etymology ...

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

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Anto482c ,

Entertaining but informative

Very helpful outlet for my etymology nerd out moments

amanda-nicole85 ,

Love this show.

This show satisfies my curiosity about many words and phrases that I’ve always wondered about. Their voices are also quite relaxing yet upbeat so between content and then their audible aesthetic, I’m very happy with every episode so far!

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