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Whole 9 Yards is a weekly podcast that will simultaneously educate, astonish, and amuse. Listen while we share equivocal research about the origin of words, phrases, and idioms we use every day. From the team at Big Science Pods, we bring you the whole 9 yards, the entire kit and caboodle, the whole shebang of this quick, entertaining look at our language and the history therein. Learn why we call New York "The Big Apple," what "red-handed" REALLY means and why sometimes people are "happy as a clam." So, let's cut to the chase, if you jump on the bandwagon now, the first 100 subscribers will be entered to win a Big Science Snuggie. Have a question about an idiom? Wanna drop us a line because you think we’re funny... or, not? Think we’re mistaken about any information we’ve shared? Hit us up at heyyou@whole9yards.org. We’re waiting with bated breath!
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Episode 23: Jay & Ray say some things.Bob's your uncleBy & large Heavens to Betsy Call a spade a spadeLink to W.E.B. Dubois's powerful essay 'Returning Soldiers' written to the African-American soldiers returning from WWI.Snagglepuss (not Marvin Martian)Subscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB.The Roberto Clemente Museum is a showcase of baseball artifacts, memorabilia, works of art, and photographs related to the life of Pittsburgh Pirates legend Roberto Clemente. Use our promo code W9Y21 at clementemuseum.com to get 10% off Hats and T-Shirts.Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film, and video industries. Grab a taste of the groove salad at bigsciencemusic.comsome of the W9Y sources include phrase finder uk, word wizard forums, etymology online, the OED, American Dictionary of Idioms, Wiki, newspapers.comInstacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Whole 9 Yards: Trailer

Whole 9 Yards: Trailer

2020-02-1411:43

Whole 9 Yards is a weekly podcast that will simultaneously educate, astonish, and amuse.  Listen while we share equivocal research about the origin of words, phrases, and idioms we use every day.From the team at Big Science Pods, we bring you Whole 9 Yards, the entire kit and caboodle, the whole shebang of this quick, entertaining look at our language and the history therein.In this trailer episode, Jay & Ray explore the phrase 'the whole 9 yards.'
Episode 1: Jay & Ray get punctuated.ampersandquestion markinterobangSubscribe, Review, Share, and Follow us @Whole9YardsPodThe Roberto Clemente Museum is a showcase of baseball artifacts, memorabilia, works of art, and photographs related to the life of Pittsburgh Pirates legend Roberto Clemente. Use our promo code W9Y21 at clementemuseum.com to get 10% off Hats and T-Shirts.Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film, and video industries. Grab a taste of the groove salad at bigsciencemusic.comsome of W9Y sources include phrase finder uk, word wizard user forums, etymology online, and the oed.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Episode 2: Jay & Ray think 'Things are great!'Up to snuffCloud 9Hunky-dorySubscribe, Review, Share, and Follow us @Whole9YardsPodThe Roberto Clemente Museum is a showcase of baseball artifacts, memorabilia, works of art, and photographs related to the life of Pittsburgh Pirates legend Roberto Clemente. Use our promo code W9Y21 at clementemuseum.com to get 10% off Hats and T-Shirts.Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film, and video industries. Grab a taste of the groove salad at bigsciencemusic.comsome of W9Y sources include phrase finder uk, word wizard user forums, etymology online, and of course the oed.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
In this episode, Jay & Ray discuss phrases relating to the topic: 'done with it.'Deep-SixKiboshEighty-SixSubscribe, Review, Share, and Follow us @Whole9YardsPodThe Roberto Clemente Museum is a showcase of baseball artifacts, memorabilia, works of art, and photographs related to the life of Pittsburgh Pirates legend Roberto Clemente. Use our promo code W9Y21 at clementemuseum.com to get 10% off Hats and T-Shirts.Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film, and video industries. Grab a taste of the groove salad at bigsciencemusic.comsome of W9Y sources include phrase finder uk, word wizard user forums, etymology online, and of course the oed.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Episode 4: Jay & Ray explore phrases with undercurrents of Weather.Raining cats & dogsUnder the weatherRaincheckSubscribe, Review, Share, and Follow us @Whole9YardsPodThe Roberto Clemente Museum is a showcase of baseball artifacts, memorabilia, works of art, and photographs related to the life of Pittsburgh Pirates legend Roberto Clemente. Use our promo code W9Y21 at clementemuseum.com to get 10% off Hats and T-Shirts.Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film, and video industries. Grab a taste of the groove salad at bigsciencemusic.comsome of W9Y sources include phrase finder uk, word wizard user forums, etymology online, and of course the oed.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Episode 5: Jay & Ray get cozy with Bedtime phrases.Sleep tightNightmarePipe DreamBunkSubscribe, Review, Share, and Follow us @Whole9YardsPodThe Roberto Clemente Museum is a showcase of baseball artifacts, memorabilia, works of art, and photographs related to the life of Pittsburgh Pirates legend Roberto Clemente. Use our promo code W9Y21 at clementemuseum.com to get 10% off Hats and T-Shirts.Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film, and video industries. Grab a taste of the groove salad at bigsciencemusic.comsome of W9Y sources include phrase finder uk, word wizard user forums, etymology online, and of course the oed.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Episode 6: Jay & Ray cash in on some Money phrases.Penny for your thoughtsMy 2 centsCash cowArm & a legSubscribe, Review, Share, and Follow us @Whole9YardsPodThe Roberto Clemente Museum is a showcase of baseball artifacts, memorabilia, works of art, and photographs related to the life of Pittsburgh Pirates legend Roberto Clemente. Use our promo code W9Y21 at clementemuseum.com to get 10% off Hats and T-Shirts.Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film, and video industries. Grab a taste of the groove salad at bigsciencemusic.comsome of W9Y sources include phrase finder uk, word wizard user forums, etymology online, and of course the oed.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Episode 7: Jay & Ray explore phrases with some musical overtones.Face the musicFat lady singsSwan songSubscribe, Review, Share, and Follow us @Whole9YardsPodThe Roberto Clemente Museum is a showcase of baseball artifacts, memorabilia, works of art, and photographs related to the life of Pittsburgh Pirates legend Roberto Clemente. Use our promo code W9Y21 at clementemuseum.com to get 10% off Hats and T-Shirts.Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film, and video industries. Grab a taste of the groove salad at bigsciencemusic.comsome of W9Y sources include phrase finder uk, word wizard user forums, etymology online, and of course the oed.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Episode 8: Jay & Ray relax with a drink...or two.Hootch3 Sheets to the windMartiniBoozeSubscribe, Review, Share, and Follow us @Whole9YardsPodThe Roberto Clemente Museum is a showcase of baseball artifacts, memorabilia, works of art, and photographs related to the life of Pittsburgh Pirates legend Roberto Clemente. Use our promo code W9Y21 at clementemuseum.com to get 10% off Hats and T-Shirts.Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film, and video industries. Grab a taste of the groove salad at bigsciencemusic.comsome of W9Y sources include phrase finder uk, word wizard user forums, etymology online, and of course the oed.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Episode 9: Jay & Ray get quarantined.Stir-CrazyCabin FeverGrind to a haltLose your marblesSubscribe, Review, Share, and Follow us @Whole9YardsPodThe Roberto Clemente Museum is a showcase of baseball artifacts, memorabilia, works of art, and photographs related to the life of Pittsburgh Pirates legend Roberto Clemente. Use our promo code W9Y21 at clementemuseum.com to get 10% off Hats and T-Shirts.Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film, and video industries. Grab a taste of the groove salad at bigsciencemusic.comsome of W9Y sources include phrase finder uk, word wizard user forums, etymology online, and of course the oed.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Episode 10: Things are going badly with Jay & Ray.Hell in a handbasketPandemoniumOn the fritzMayhemSubscribe, Review, Share, and Follow us @Whole9YardsPodThe Roberto Clemente Museum is a showcase of baseball artifacts, memorabilia, works of art, and photographs related to the life of Pittsburgh Pirates legend Roberto Clemente. Use our promo code W9Y21 at clementemuseum.com to get 10% off Hats and T-Shirts.Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film, and video industries. Grab a taste of the groove salad at bigsciencemusic.comsome of W9Y sources include phrase finder uk, word wizard user forums, etymology online, and of course the oed.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Episode 11: Jay & Ray hunger for food idioms.Brownie pointsBig appleHumble pieGrain of saltSubscribe, Review, Share, and Follow us @Whole9YardsPodThe Roberto Clemente Museum is a showcase of baseball artifacts, memorabilia, works of art, and photographs related to the life of Pittsburgh Pirates legend Roberto Clemente. Use our promo code W9Y21 at clementemuseum.com to get 10% off Hats and T-Shirts.Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film, and video industries. Grab a taste of the groove salad at bigsciencemusic.comsome of W9Y sources include phrase finder uk, word wizard user forums, etymology online, and of course the oed.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Episode 12: Jay & Ray go nuts for some crazy idioms.Crazy as a loonMad as a hatterOff your rockerNutsSubscribe, Review, Share, and Follow us @Whole9YardsPodThe Roberto Clemente Museum is a showcase of baseball artifacts, memorabilia, works of art, and photographs related to the life of Pittsburgh Pirates legend Roberto Clemente. Use our promo code W9Y21 at clementemuseum.com to get 10% off Hats and T-Shirts.Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film, and video industries. Grab a taste of the groove salad at bigsciencemusic.comsome of W9Y sources include phrase finder uk, word wizard user forums, etymology online, and of course the oed.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Episode 13: Jay & Ray are on the wrong side of the law.On the lambScott-freeRedhandedCut to the chaseSubscribe, Review, Share, and Follow us @Whole9YardsPodThe Roberto Clemente Museum is a showcase of baseball artifacts, memorabilia, works of art, and photographs related to the life of Pittsburgh Pirates legend Roberto Clemente. Use our promo code W9Y21 at clementemuseum.com to get 10% off Hats and T-Shirts.Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film, and video industries. Grab a taste of the groove salad at bigsciencemusic.comsome of W9Y sources include phrase finder uk, word wizard user forums, etymology online, the oed.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Episode 14: Jay & Ray wanna know 'All of it.'Kit & CaboodleFull MontyThe whole ball of waxWhole ShebangThe Roberto Clemente Museum is a showcase of baseball artifacts, memorabilia, works of art, and photographs related to the life of Pittsburgh Pirates legend Roberto Clemente. Use our promo code W9Y21 at clementemuseum.com to get 10% off Hats and T-Shirts.Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film, and video industries. Grab a taste of the groove salad at bigsciencemusic.comInstacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Episode 15: Jay & Ray get the scoop on poop.PoopJohnLooPottySubscribe, Review, Share, and Follow us @Whole9YardsPodThe Roberto Clemente Museum is a showcase of baseball artifacts, memorabilia, works of art, and photographs related to the life of Pittsburgh Pirates legend Roberto Clemente. Use our promo code W9Y21 at clementemuseum.com to get 10% off Hats and T-Shirts.Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film, and video industries. Grab a taste of the groove salad at bigsciencemusic.comsome of W9Y sources include phrase finder uk, word wizard user forums, etymology online, and the oed.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Episode 16: Jay & Ray pick a litter of animal phrases.scapegoatflea markethappy as a clamlong in the toothSubscribe, Review, Share, and Follow us @Whole9YardsPodThe Roberto Clemente Museum is a showcase of baseball artifacts, memorabilia, works of art, and photographs related to the life of Pittsburgh Pirates legend Roberto Clemente. Use our promo code W9Y21 at clementemuseum.com to get 10% off Hats and T-Shirts.Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film, and video industries. Grab a taste of the groove salad at bigsciencemusic.comsome of W9Y sources include phrase finder uk, word wizard forums, etymology online, and the oed.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Episode 17: Jay & Ray get grounded by a few parental phrases.smart aleckthe third degreemind your 'p's and 'q'sSubscribe, Review, Share, and Follow us @Whole9YardsPodThe Roberto Clemente Museum is a showcase of baseball artifacts, memorabilia, works of art, and photographs related to the life of Pittsburgh Pirates legend Roberto Clemente. Use our promo code W9Y21 at clementemuseum.com to get 10% off Hats and T-Shirts.Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film, and video industries. Grab a taste of the groove salad at bigsciencemusic.comInstacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Episode 18: Jay & Ray get timely.curfewnick of timehigh timelollygagSubscribe, Review, Share, and Follow us @Whole9YardsPodThe Roberto Clemente Museum is a showcase of baseball artifacts, memorabilia, works of art, and photographs related to the life of Pittsburgh Pirates legend Roberto Clemente. Use our promo code W9Y21 at clementemuseum.com to get 10% off Hats and T-Shirts.Big Science Music is an award-winning original music and sound boutique. Providing scoring, sound design, radio, podcast, and all audio-post production services for the advertising, film, and video industries. Grab a taste of the groove salad at bigsciencemusic.comInstacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
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