iTunes description: "Linguistic adventures with Helen Zaltzman, TheAllusionist.org."
Why it's on the list: Zaltzman dives into the history of words to discover the weird quirks behind language. Fans of dry, British humor will love this podcast. But word snobs, beware: This show isn't afraid to reveal the stupid, arbitrary parts of the English language.
Where to find it: iTunes | Android | RSS
Episode to start with: "Olympics"