210 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 • 46 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 Coming Out The Wazoo

    W9Y Coming Out The Wazoo

    Episode 209: Jay & Ray have idioms flying out their wazoo.
    teetotallerwazooSubscribe, 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.com

    some of the W9Y sources include phrase finder uk, word wizard forums, etymology online, the OED, American Dictionary of Idioms, Wiki, newspapers.com, stackexchange, worldwidewords.
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    • 36 min
    W9Y Plays Hooky

    W9Y Plays Hooky

    Episode 208: Jay & Ray party down with some old idioms. - Encore
    paint the town redhobnobplay hookywallflowerSubscribe, 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.com

    some of the W9Y sources include phrase finder uk, word wizard forums, etymology online, the OED, American Dictionary of Idioms, Wiki, newspapers.com, stackexchange, worldwidewords.


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    • 46 min
    W9Y Twists Your Arm

    W9Y Twists Your Arm

    Episode 207: Jay & Ray eye up some old body idioms. - Encore
    foot in mouthmugon the tip of your tonguetwist your armSubscribe, 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.com

    some of the W9Y sources include phrase finder uk, word wizard forums, etymology online, the OED, American Dictionary of Idioms, Wiki, newspapers.com, stackexchange, worldwidewords.



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    • 36 min
    W9Y Eats Crow

    W9Y Eats Crow

    Episode 206: Jay & Ray meet some friendly animal idioms. again. - Encore
    a bird in the hand is worth two in the bushdon't count your chickenseat crowcan of wormsSubscribe, 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.com

    some of the W9Y sources include phrase finder uk, word wizard forums, etymology online, the OED, American Dictionary of Idioms, Wiki, newspapers.com, stackexchange, worldwidewords.


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    • 39 min
    W9Y Gets Moving

    W9Y Gets Moving

    Episode 205: Jay & Ray move to understand a few old phrases. - Encore
    badgergrasping for strawsget the ball rollingpalm offSubscribe, 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.com

    some of the W9Y sources include phrase finder uk, word wizard forums, etymology online, the OED, American Dictionary of Idioms, Wiki, newspapers.com, stackexchange, worldwidewords.


    mosaic: Exploring Jewish Issuesmosaic is Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County's news magazine show, exploring Jewish...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify

    • 33 min
    W9Y Goes to a Barn Burner

    W9Y Goes to a Barn Burner

    Episode 204: Jay & Ray learn how to say some old idioms. - Encore
    gingerlybarn burnerhold a candleSNAFUSubscribe, 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.com

    some of the W9Y sources include phrase finder uk, word wizard forums, etymology online, the OED, American Dictionary of Idioms, Wiki, newspapers.com, stackexchange, worldwidewords.


    mosaic: Exploring Jewish Issuesmosaic is Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County's news magazine show, exploring Jewish...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

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love

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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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