Why Is That Podcast

The Why Is That Podcast is a podcast that explores the origins of today's common occurrences from word etymology to holiday traditions and everywhere in between.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 22m. Bisher sind 47 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 17 hours 20 minutes

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episode 6: Blackjack and Playing Cards


In the sixth episode of Why Is That Podcast's second season, we explore the origins of playing cards, the game blackjack and explore the reason why it is called blackjack. Audio: https://www.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast Facebook: https://www.fac...


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 2020-11-22  14m
 
 

episode 5: Pumpkins and Jack o' Lanterns


In the fifth episode of Why Is That Podcast season two we explore the origins of Jack o' Lanterns and the association between the pumpkin and Halloween. Audio: https://www.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhyIsThat...


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 2020-10-25  15m
 
 

episode 4: Nike and Just Do It


In this episode of the Why Is That Podcast we explore the origins of the name of the largest shoe brand in the world, Nike as well as that of its logo and large advertising campaign / catchphrase, Just Do It. Audio: https://www.acast.com/whyisthatpod...


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 2020-09-27  19m
 
 

episode 3: Slipping on a Banana Peel


In this episode of the Why Is That Podcast we explore the origins of the popular slapstick technique known as the banana peel slip and fall. In order to do so we track the spread of the banana into a worldwide dietary staple, the development of urban s...


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 2020-08-31  21m
 
 

episode 2: Falling in Love - Why Is That


In this episode of the Why Is That Podcast we explore the origins and development of the idiom falling in love. Audio: https://www.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhyIsThatPod Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhyIsThatPo...


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 2020-08-02  23m
 
 

episode 1: Surnames and Maiden Names - Why Is That


In this episode of the Why Is That Podcast we explore the origins and development of surnames and the tradition of women taking their husband's family name at the time of their marriage. Audio: https://www.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast Facebook: ...


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 2020-07-05  24m
 
 

episode 38: The End - Why Is That Podcast


In episode 38 of the Why Is That Podcast we say goodbye. Audio: https://www.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhyIsThatPod Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhyIsThatPod or @WhyIsThatPod Website: http://whyisthatpodcast.b...


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 2020-01-19  1m
 
 

episode 37: Merry Christmas vs Happy Christmas


In episode 37 of the Why Is That Podcast we explore why Merry Christmas is the preference in North American English and Happy Christmas is preferred in British English. Audio: https://www.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.co...


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 2019-12-22  27m
 
 

episode 36: The Secret Service


In episode 36 of the Why Is That Podcast we explore the United States Secret Service and why it is that they both protect the President and solve financial crimes. FireStarters Podcast: https://firestarterspodcast.libsyn.com/ Audio: https://www.aca...


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 2019-11-24  25m
 
 

episode 35: Trick or Treat - The Origin and Development


In episode 35 of the Why Is That Podcast we explore the origins and development of the Halloween tradition of trick or treating. Audio: https://www.acast.com/whyisthatpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhyIsThatPod Twitter: https://twitte...


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 2019-10-27  18m