Podictionary is a daily podcast about words produced by Charles Hodgson. Five days a week Mr. Hodgson shares a different word, its meaning, and a short history of or story about the word. For example, the podcast for May 5 was about the word colonel. In the podcast Mr. Hodgson explains why colonel is pronounced “coronel.” Mr. Hodgson also explains the origins of the word in the podcast.
Applications for Education
Podictionary is good for personal and professional learning. You could use the Podictionary podcasts to provide your students with a short daily lesson. Grammar Girl is a good podcast to use in conjuction with Podictionary.