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Literature enthusiasts will appreciate this lighthearted podcast discussing the etymology of words, appropriately named Lexitecture. Hosts Ryan (a Canadian former journalist) and Amy (a Scottish former English teacher) each choose a word to bring to the table every episode, and together they trace the roots of the word back to its origin. The words featured on the podcast are often uncommon (e.g. "busker" or "trepanning"), but occasionally Lexitecture covers words English speakers use on a daily basis (e.g. "no" or "water"). The hosts' diverse backgrounds and distinct personalities make it an enjoyable exploration of etymology. Writers and readers alike should find many helpful takeaways from the work these two hosts do, if not for the specific words they choose, but in aiding you with your own etymological studies. Lexitecture is released every two weeks. Episodes range in length from 10 minutes up to an hour and a half. Those interested in listening from the beginning will find more than 50 episodes (as of this write-up) in an archive accessible via a link on the site's Home page. Listeners can stream Lexitecture on the podcast website, or on platforms such as Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, and Google Play Music.
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2019-11-22
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