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    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Malcolm Fleschner's award-winning (well, award-*won* anyway) humor column

malcolmfleschner.substack.com

    Episode 9 (Part Two): “Luck of the Irish,” “86,” “Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire” and more!

    Episode 9 (Part Two): “Luck of the Irish,” “86,” “Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire” and more!

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    • 48 min
    Episode 9 (Part One): “At Sixes and Sevens,” “Skin of One’s Teeth,” “Baker’s Dozen” and more!

    Episode 9 (Part One): “At Sixes and Sevens,” “Skin of One’s Teeth,” “Baker’s Dozen” and more!

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    • 55 min
    Episode 8: “Clean Your Clock,” “Jury-Rigged,” “To Whale On,” “Makeshift,” “Slapdash,” “Freebird!” and more!

    Episode 8: “Clean Your Clock,” “Jury-Rigged,” “To Whale On,” “Makeshift,” “Slapdash,” “Freebird!” and more!

    Malcolm and Kurt demonstrate (mostly) mild annoyance with each other while puzzling over the provenance of common phrases suggested by fans of the podcast for beating on someone and doing slipshod work. All that and discussing whether there’s anything more annoying than yelling out “Play Freebird!” to a band at a live music performance.


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    • 57 min
    Episode 7: “Slush Fund,” “Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread,” “Flat Out Like a Lizard Drinking,” “Footloose,” “Molson Muscle” and more!

    Episode 7: “Slush Fund,” “Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread,” “Flat Out Like a Lizard Drinking,” “Footloose,” “Molson Muscle” and more!

    Malcolm and Kurt trade barbs and witticisms while puzzling out the derivations of common English phrases while also celebrating the 30-year anniversary of an amazing word-related hoax perpetrated by a member of Generation X against the mighty New York Times.


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    • 52 min
    Episode 6: “Makin’ Whoopie,” “Copycat,” “Shag,” “Kit ’n’ Kaboodle,” “Pussyfoot” and the granddaddy of them all, “F*ck”

    Episode 6: “Makin’ Whoopie,” “Copycat,” “Shag,” “Kit ’n’ Kaboodle,” “Pussyfoot” and the granddaddy of them all, “F*ck”

    Malcolm and Kurt trade witticisms while making their best guesses about the derivations for three synonyms of “doing it,” as well as a trio of (vaguely) feline-themed expressions.


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    • 56 min
    Episode 5: Origins of football terms "touchdown," "sack" and "Super Bowl"; surprising original meanings of "nice," "broad" and "slut"

    Episode 5: Origins of football terms "touchdown," "sack" and "Super Bowl"; surprising original meanings of "nice," "broad" and "slut"

    This week Kurt asks Malcolm to tackle the origins of the American football terms  “touchdown,” “sack” and “Super Bowl,” while Malcolm challenges Kurt to come up with the original definitions of the words "nice," "broad" (meaning woman) and the often considered shameful "slut."
    All this and our hilarious takes on the old "Statue of Liberty" play, fraternizing with known masticators, just what precisely the word "Smurfy" was supposed to mean and our proposed events for the "Sex Olympics."


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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

jose-cuervo ,

Threw me a curveball…

…perhaps because I was looking for Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast - no, it’s actually like listening to conversation between your hilarious college roommate and a friend of his you haven’t seen for a long time. At least, it was for me.

ParInMaryland ,

Fascinating and fun!

It’s like “A Way With Words” without the maturity! Seriously, I learned the derivation of several expressions, and the hosts have a friendly rapport and are clearly enjoying themselves.

jail70conk ,

First time listener first time lover!

I used to think the net was a source of vapid empty blanchness and after hearing your debut episode I realized I was right. However your banter and back and forth sabering won me. It really did. Thank you for alaying any concern of mine that I should be actually concerning myself with realness of any kind. Word up!

You guys and the word expertise shouldn’t ever been in the same conversation.

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