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Ep. 48 - Call a Spade a Spade, Card Sharp, and Draw a Blank

Origin of Speakcies

Release Date: 09/10/2019

Ep. 63 - Rule of Thumb, Thumbs Up, and Under the Thumb show art Ep. 63 - Rule of Thumb, Thumbs Up, and Under the Thumb

Origin of Speakcies

Steve shares a gripping story about Mindy the Dog's first kill, before the guys get into the idioms of the day: “Rule of Thumb," "Thumbs Up,” and "Under the Thumb."

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Ep. 62 - Through the Grapevine, Let the Cat out of the Bag, and Spill the Beans show art Ep. 62 - Through the Grapevine, Let the Cat out of the Bag, and Spill the Beans

Origin of Speakcies

In this first episode of 2020, the guys discuss a terrible new, grundle-related trend that will make you reach for your aloe. Then, they look at the history and stories behind the idioms, "Through the Grapevine," "Let the Cat out of the Bag," and "Spill the Beans."

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Ep. 61 - Shoot the Bull, Cock and Bull Story, and Bull in a China Shop show art Ep. 61 - Shoot the Bull, Cock and Bull Story, and Bull in a China Shop

Origin of Speakcies

Steve tries v-neck undershirts and Scott goes off on little towns in England spreading folk etymology in this episode of Origin of Speakcies.

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Ep. 60 - Short End of the Stick, Shake a Stick At, and Stick in the Mud show art Ep. 60 - Short End of the Stick, Shake a Stick At, and Stick in the Mud

Origin of Speakcies

Did Steve get a fat dog? Can Scott pronounce "thesaurus?" Who didn't The Professor get it on with on Gilligan's Island? 

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Ep. 59 - Road House: The Official Movie of Thanksgiving show art Ep. 59 - Road House: The Official Movie of Thanksgiving

Origin of Speakcies

A year ago, in an episode released on Thanksgiving day, Steve and Scott declared that Road House would henceforth be the official movie of Thanksgiving.

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Ep. 58 - In Like Flynn and Murphy's Law show art Ep. 58 - In Like Flynn and Murphy's Law

Origin of Speakcies

This episode begins with the guys lamenting the downfall of a formerly proud fast-food chain and discussing why Scott has a great personality for Twitter.

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Ep. 57 - Cocktail and Gin Up with Micah Lemon of The Alley Light and Eric Neff show art Ep. 57 - Cocktail and Gin Up with Micah Lemon of The Alley Light and Eric Neff

Origin of Speakcies

Micah Lemon, Bar Manager of Charlottesville's stand-out restaurant, The Alley Light, joins the show to explain the fascinating and surprising history of the terms, "Cocktail" and "Gin Up."

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Ep. 56 - A Penny Saved Is a Penny Earned, Pretty Penny, and Penny Dreadful show art Ep. 56 - A Penny Saved Is a Penny Earned, Pretty Penny, and Penny Dreadful

Origin of Speakcies

In this episode the guys discuss a startling, but apparently, commonly-known fact about koalas, which may make you re-think your trip to Australia.

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Ep. 55 - Halloween Special: Witch Hunt, Hell in a Handbasket, and Trick or Treat show art Ep. 55 - Halloween Special: Witch Hunt, Hell in a Handbasket, and Trick or Treat

Origin of Speakcies

The Speakcies Halloween episode is here! Listen now to hear the guys discuss the stories behind "Witch Hunt," "Hell in a Handbasket," and "Trick or Treat." But first, you'll hear about the latest unnecessarily sexy Halloween costumes for you not to Google.

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Ep. 54 - Dead as a Dodo, Swan Song, and Dead Cat Bounce show art Ep. 54 - Dead as a Dodo, Swan Song, and Dead Cat Bounce

Origin of Speakcies

In this episode, Steve and Scott recount their very different trips to South Carolina which include stories about a ripped paraplegic and a discount Double Deuce, before revealing the origins and stories behind selected dead-animal idioms.

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More Episodes

Season 3 is here and the guys dive into the origins of card/gambling idioms, "Call a Spade a Spade," "Card Sharp" and "Draw a Blank, but first there are some questions to be answered, such as:

Is Steve's kid racist?

What was Tyler Perry's inspiration for the Boo Madea movie?

Why did God allow the creation of Chutes and Ladders?

Find out the answers to these questions and more when you listen to this week's episode.

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