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Bunny Trails: A Word History Podcast

Tagline: A whimsical adventure of idioms and other turns of phrase. This podcast takes one word or phrase each episode and delves into the origins, meanings, and how the phrase came to mean what it does today. 
Bunny Trails launched it's first 6 episodes on April 25, 2018.
Download / Subscribe: The show can be listened to directly from the website, as well as subscribed and listened to on most podcast platforms, such as iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, RadioPublic, Google Play, and Pocket Casts. We are in the queue for Pandora. We are not currently on iHeartRadio or TuneIn.

We are hosted by Libsyn since December 2018.
Schedule: Bunny Trails releases episodes weekly to the public on Wednesdays. Episodes are released one day early on a private RSS feed on Patreon.
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The Inspiration
Shauna Harrison and Dan Pugh are both writers with varied backgrounds. Shauna guest-hosted on one of Dan's podcast and had so much fun she wanted to start her own podcast. She asked Dan to join her because they both have a love of words and where those words come from. Shauna and Dan have known each other since they were kids and have a long history which helps the banter and conversational tone of the show.
The name "Bunny Trails" comes from the idiom 'down the rabbit trail' meaning to get stray from the point of the story. Shauna felt this was a clever name, since it's a show about idioms. Both her and Dan have a tendency to get lost down bunny trails during conversations.
The Team
Bunny Trails is written by Shauna Harrison and Dan Pugh. It is produced by Readiness Corner, LLC., a small business based in the Wichita area, Kansas.
The show is hosted by Shauna Harrison and Dan Pugh.
Editing is done by Dan Pugh.
Transcripts are created using Temi and posted to
Bunny Trails is recorded in the Wichita, Kansas metro area, USA.
The Art
All cover art was created by Merynne Arts. unless otherwise stated. 
The theme music was composed and recorded by Dan Pugh.


At Bunny Trails, we love digging down into multiple sources to find a well-rounded history for your favorite idioms and other turns of phrase. Sources are available upon request. They'll also be in the show notes, which are available as a reward on our Patreon page.
While our sources will vary each week, there are some "go to" places we use to either get information, or help guide us in a research direction. If we find a new book or site that we frequently use, we'll post it here so you can use it, too. Think of this page as a "running list".
Oxford English Dictionary - - This site requires a subscription. Check with your local library to see if they already have a subscription. Dan is such a fan, he has his own subscription.
Library of Congress: Chronicling America: - This is a free website operated by the Library of Congress. It digitizes newspapers from the United States and territories that would later join the USA. It has records from 1789 to 1963.
Webster's New Twentieth Century Dictionary of the English Language - 1950 Unabridged Edition - Shauna has this in print, which she uses to see how things were reported in the middle of the last century. That sounded really weird in my head typing this, but it's a true statement... middle of last century. The book is over 5 inches thick and weighs in at over 10.5 lbs!

Mailing Address

Bunny Trails Podcast
PO Box 1359
Derby, KS 67037

About the Hosts

Shauna Harrison

Shauna is a freelance photographer and writer with a background in marketing and communications. Her full-time gig is working in public relations where she spends most her time framing and telling people’s stories.

Shauna is a Bibliophile, Math geek, Nerdfighter, and Ravenclaw. She is currently working on her first book, a YA fantasy novel.

Shauna has guest-hosted on other podcasts including "Your Brain On Facts" and "The Beige and the Bold".

Shauna's personal Twitter handle is: @Writer_Shauna

Dan Pugh

Dan spent the first 20+ years of his career in public safety holding positions as a firefighter, paramedic, emergency manager, and disaster responder. He earned lots of letters after his name, which just make his business cards really long and obnoxious. After what seemed like a lifetime, Dan left his cushy 90 hour a week Director level government job to start his own consulting business focused on preparedness and public outreach.

Throughout Dan's career, he always had a hand in public outreach. This left Dan writing scores of education materials, business documents, and short stories to help people connect to preparedness efforts. Now, Dan writes more fanciful stories - and still some preparedness outreach stuff.

Dan previously co-hosted "The Readiness Corner". He has guest-hosted on other podcasts including "State of Ready" and "Your Brain On Facts".

Dan's fandom labels include Nerdfighter, Gryffindor, and any labels you wish to ascribe to a fan of Star Trek, Star Wars, and Stargate.

Dan's personal Twitter handle is: @ParagonOfDan

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