Animalogy Podcast

Animalogy is a podcast about the animal-related words and expressions we use every day and how they reflect and affect our relationship with animals. Animalogy is changing the way we talk — and think — about animals. Listen to each episode using the player on each page below or subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play

Do you know there are animals in the letters that make up our words? An OX in "A," a camel in "C" and "G," a fish and snake in "N"?
Tragedy means "goat song," named for the dramatic plays of the ancient Greeks.
In this episode, I talk to Paul Shapiro of the Humane Society of the U.S. about the euphemisms in the meat, dairy, and egg industries.
In this episode, we explore the goat-related words and expressions in the English language.
"Fed up," "haggard," "arouse," & "lure" are all animalogies. They all come from {the hunting of} animals.
Roll up your sleeve past your bicep and contract your muscle. Do you see a little mouse?
In this episode of Animalogy, we’ll uncover the dirty little secret underneath the pastry dough in “to eat humble pie” and demonstrate why you might want to eat humble pie instead of crows.
Of the 88 constellations recognized by Western astronomy, 40 are named after animals. We cover 12 of them in today's episode of Animalogy.
Throughout the episodes of Animalogy, I’ll be talking about the Proto-Indo-European reconstructed language, the related Indo-European languages, Old English (or Anglo-Saxon), the Norman invasion, La...
Coccyx is a small triangle-shaped bone at the base of the spinal column in humans and other apes. Most commonly called the tailbone, coccyx was the name given to this part of our anatomy because of it...
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