Do you often find yourself perplexed by the intricacies of the English
language? Are you interested in kicking up your vocabulary level while
kicking up the speed on your exercise bike? Are you the type of person who
wonders about things like the origins of commonly used words and
phrases? If you answered yes to any or all of the above questions, you
might be interested in the following four podcasts, complete with the feed
URL to put into your pod-catching client.
A Way with Words
This is a public radio feed from KPBS, and is one of my favorite podcasts. It is an entertaining and informative examination of word origins and modern trends in the English language. Listeners can call in with questions, and there is also a word quiz.
In this podcast, you will be presented with words and their origins to help improve your vocabulary. Some of the words are common, and some may be unfamiliar. You can subscribe to the daily Podictionary feed at:
or the weekly feed, which is a compilation of all the daily feeds for the week at
Just Vocabulary's Podcast
This podcast was started by someone who speaks English as a second language, but in my opinion, it is a good choice for anyone wishing to broaden their vocabulary horizons.
The Word Nerds http://thewordnerds.libsyn.com/rss This podcast discusses language trends and history.