The Allusionist

iTunes description: "Linguistic adventures with Helen Zaltzman,"

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. 

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Episode to start with: "Olympics"

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