Wednesday, July 10, 2024

RETRO Episode 78: Heads Will Roll

 

This week Shauna and Dan explore the phrase "Heads Will Roll" featuring blood-lusting kings, murderous queens, and tyrannical dictators. Bonus: William Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, and Beetlejuice.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2024

RETRO Episode 57: Acknowledge the Corn and other American Civil War Slang

RETRO: This week Shauna and Dan travel to Gettysburg to explore Civil War slang. They Acknowledge the Corn after they try to Come the Gum Game, all while staying Fit as a Fiddle so they can See the Elephant. BONUS: Learn how hardtack was like twinkies! #BunnyTrails

Originally Aired August 7, 2019

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Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Episode 240: Reach Across the Aisle

 

This week Shauna and Dan explore the phrase, Reach Across the Aisle. Dan says it might be the most boring origin story they've ever done - seating charts. There's also a similar phrase in the United Kingdom. Bonus: Taylor Swift, Rock Churches, and one guy who watched 1,413 hours of the US House of Representatives meetings. Oof. 


 

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

RETRO 135: Cool as a Cucumber

 RETRO: Shauna and Dan take a cool drink of gourd water this week as they explore the phrase Cool as a Cucumber. We learn Dan abhors cucumbers unless they've been drowned in vinegar and he dislikes some of the previous words for cucumbers. It seems some old-timey folks disliked them, too. Bonus discussion: is cereal a soup?

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Episode 239: Horshoes and Hand Grenades

 

This week Shauna and Dan look at the phrase, "Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades", which is way more modern than Dan thought. Also, Shauna points out that Clydesdale horses bring their own Ugg boots to the party, while Dan notes that trebuchets are the superior siege engines. Bonus: Shippy Shippers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the color vision deficient crowd (mostly Dan). And did you know the United Kingdom once listed horseshoes as an "uncivilized game"?

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