The Allusionist

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"

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.