104 episodes

In this podcast, we highlight fun but underused words, explain their usage and origin, provide real-life conversational examples for each, and generally have a good time.

Word of the Day Word of the Day

    • Language Learning
    • 4.9, 59 Ratings

In this podcast, we highlight fun but underused words, explain their usage and origin, provide real-life conversational examples for each, and generally have a good time.

    Episode 102 - Ingratiate: A Conversation

    Episode 102 - Ingratiate: A Conversation

    Here is the La La Land video referenced. To avoid spoilers, a) don't watch it, and b) skip the 1:00 - 1:45 section. 

    La La Land Argument Scene Reimagined 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lrr2FmWZiF0 
    Also, nobody was infected in the making of this episode, as we recorded it several months ago.
    Lest you worry.  

    • 15 min
    Episode 101 - Brooding

    Episode 101 - Brooding

    Brooding: the adult version of sulking. 
    Rosalind Moran article quoted: 
    https://www.sfwa.org/2016/11/11/brood-thought-enduring-appeal-moody-male-lead/

    • 16 min
    Episode 100 - Desuetude

    Episode 100 - Desuetude

    Our 100th episode, whee! Thank you so much for listening. :-) 

    • 11 min
    Episode 99 - Supercilious

    Episode 99 - Supercilious

    A great way to describe people who like to keep the distinctions of rank preserved. 

    • 12 min
    Episode 98 - Homey

    Episode 98 - Homey

    There's no word like this for the holidays. 

    • 12 min
    Episode 97 - Indisposed

    Episode 97 - Indisposed

    This word is perfect when you're feeling indisposed, or for when you're not but want people to think you are, or for when you're not but want people to know that you know that they know that you're not but still won't see them. (It's a little complicated and very passive-aggressive.)

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

earthy cheese ,

Great podcast

This is the best podcast I tune in every day!keep up the good work!

Zandra19 ,

A Pleasure for Anyone Interested in Words

My sister, turned me onto this show and I was hooked right away. A variety of beautiful words, historic context, entomology, and oodles of examples leaves any listener begging the question, “why haven’t I been using these terms all my life?” The time to script out and clearly explain all of these vocabulary gems has made me an eager listener. I just wish that they would finally get some of those Magnate Magnets in the shop!

Pripri21 ,

Best WOTD podcast out there

Jamie’s undeniable charm sets this WOTD podcast apart from the rest. In every episode, he manages to be informative and thorough while also being witty, lighthearted, and entertaining. Add color to your vocabulary with these delightful words; it’ll be the best 10 minutes of your day - and you’ll learn something too!

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