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Introducing Wordy Wordpecker with Rachel Lopez. A podcast that looks at how words have changed over time and the crazy journeys they took to become what they are today.

Each week, your host Rachel will breakdown fascinating words and why they mean what they mean. So, if the word curious piques your curiosity and if you want to know what's behind the word silhouette or rather who's behind it, this is just the podcast for you!

Episode 1 coming out on 21st August!
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A Special Year-End Edition

A Special Year-End Edition

2018-12-2700:12:26

HELLO LISTENERS! We are reaching the end of this year and what an year it has been. Wordy Wordpecker was on Apple's Best of 2018 list. On this special episode, Rachel Lopez takes a look back at the most popular words of 2018. Gaslighting, Taxi and of course "throwing shade." Listen in! Have a safe and happy new year! See ya on the flip side.
Ep. 13: Quiz

Ep. 13: Quiz

2018-11-1300:05:33

The word quiz gained popularity through graffiti on doors, windows, and walls all over Dublin. But what if this tale behind the word quiz is totally false and entirely made up? Rachel breaks down the confusing story of this word on the latest episode of Wordy Wordpecker. Listen in! You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcast App on Android: https://goo.gl/tGYdU1 or iOS: https://goo.gl/sZSTU5 You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/ Follow us on twitter, instagram and facebook. We're @ivmpodcasts
Ep. 12: Zero

Ep. 12: Zero

2018-11-0600:05:54

We are talking about nothing in this episode. But nothing in the mathematical sense. Zilch. Zephyrum. Zero. Listen in as Rachel breaks down this word and the history behind it. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcast App on Android: https://goo.gl/tGYdU1 or iOS: https://goo.gl/sZSTU5 You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/ Follow us on twitter, instagram and facebook. We're @ivmpodcasts
Ep. 11: Alcohol

Ep. 11: Alcohol

2018-10-3000:05:27

There's so much to slur, err say about this word. You would remember it from last weekend's happy hour - we are talking about the word Alcohol. Listen in as Rachel Lopez takes you through the history of this word. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcast App on Android: https://goo.gl/tGYdU1 or iOS: https://goo.gl/sZSTU5 You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/ Follow us on twitter, instagram and facebook. We're @ivmpodcasts
Ep. 10: Silhouette

Ep. 10: Silhouette

2018-10-2300:05:241

You may want to dim the lights for this word. This week, we are looking at the origins of the word Silhouette. Listen in as Rachel Lopez takes you through it! You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcast App on Android: https://goo.gl/tGYdU1 or iOS: https://goo.gl/sZSTU5 You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/ Follow us on twitter, instagram and facebook. We're @ivmpodcasts
Ep. 09: Pomegranate

Ep. 09: Pomegranate

2018-10-1600:06:44

Shrouded in mystery and centuries of folklore, pomegranates have been around forever. This ancient fruit comes with stories of lust, fertility and even kidnapping. Listen in to this episode to find out the crazy history behind this fruit. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcast App on Android: https://goo.gl/tGYdU1 or iOS: https://goo.gl/sZSTU5 You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/ Follow us on twitter, instagram and facebook. We're @ivmpodcasts
Ep. 08: Stiletto

Ep. 08: Stiletto

2018-10-0900:06:12

As girly as you may think stilettos are, they were actually created for men. Women started wearing heels only in the late 18th century and they became all the rage. Find out the history behind this beautiful and equally painful creation in this episode. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcast App on Android: https://goo.gl/tGYdU1 or iOS: https://goo.gl/sZSTU5 You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/ Follow us on twitter, instagram and facebook. We're @ivmpodcasts
Ep. 07: Avocado

Ep. 07: Avocado

2018-10-0200:04:502

Remember when this fruit suddenly started showing up everywhere? From our salads to our dips and even our face masks? No matter how much you love Avocados, you probably don't know the history behind this word. Listen in as Rachel Lopez breaks it down for you. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcast App on Android: https://goo.gl/tGYdU1 or iOS: https://goo.gl/sZSTU5 You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/ Follow us on twitter, instagram and facebook. We're @ivmpodcasts
Ep. 06: Scrumptious

Ep. 06: Scrumptious

2018-09-2500:04:36

Food bloggers use it to describe almost everything on the surface of this planet. But the origins of the word... are uncertain. Listen in as Rachel Lopez traces back to the history of the word Scrumptious. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcast App on Android: https://goo.gl/tGYdU1 or iOS: https://goo.gl/sZSTU5 You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/ Follow us on twitter, instagram and facebook. We're @ivmpodcasts
Ep. 05: Petrichor

Ep. 05: Petrichor

2018-09-1800:06:34

You know this word, mostly because the social media goes abuzz with it every time it rains. But, what does it mean? Here's wordsmith Rachel Lopez to tell us more about the word and it's origins. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcast App on Android: https://goo.gl/tGYdU1 or iOS: https://goo.gl/sZSTU5 You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/ Follow us on twitter, instagram and facebook. We're @ivmpodcasts
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Mohit Aneja

Nice podcast! It would be great if you mention the source(s) of information and suggested readings in the end.

Jan 4th
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Riya Agrawal

awesome....... I just loved it..... at first I thought that the alcohol episode was the best, but as I heard other episodes too, I realised that every episode is one of its kind..... please keep posting, I assure you I will definitely listen to all of them. thank you 😊

Nov 13th
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