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Something Rhymes with Purple

Podcast Series Something Rhymes with Purple

Susie Dent and Gyles Brandreth invite you to enhance your vocabulary, uncover the hidden origins of language and share their love of words in this award-winning podcast.

We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: [email protected]

Want more Purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or by heading to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms for ad-free listening, and not 1 but 2 episodes of the show every week.

You can buy our branded mugs, tote bags and T-shirts here: https://bit.ly/37huhqs

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Series Episodes

Dragoon

Dragoon

Don your armour and grab your steed, Purple people because today we are galloping onto the battle field to uncover the etymological treasures of Weaponry.    From biting bullets to smoking guns, Susie will guide us through the link between rainbows and archery, what the Armadillo has to do with armoury and why freelancers weren’t always that friendly. Gyles shares some further behind-the-scenes details of one of the most watched events on tele which leads into discussions of corona (but not that corona) and why it’s courteous to curtsy.    Susie and Gyles have their weekly dose of three scintillating words and a delicious poem for us and as always, they want to hear from you!  Find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: [email protected]   We currently have 20% off at the SRwP official merchandise store, just head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple   Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms'   Don’t forget that you can join us in person at our upcoming tour, tap the link to find tickets: www.somethingrhymeswithpurple.com    Enjoy Susie’s Trio for the week:    Kalokagathia: Nobility and goodness of character  Nidification: to build a nest and retreat for a while  Polydipsia: A great thirst (usually in a figurative sense eg. for fame)   Gyles' poem this week was ‘To You’ by  Langston Hughes   To sit down and dream,  To sit and read,  To sit and learn about the world  Outside our world of here and now-  Our problem world-  To dream of vast horizons of the soul  Through dreams made whole,  Unfettered free-help me!  All you who are dreamers,too,  Help me to make our world anew.  I reach out my dreams to you.    A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.     Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts      To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

37 mins

27 September Finished

An update from the Purple Plus Club…

An update from the Purple Plus Club…

You heard it here first - we’re expanding our horizons here on Something Rhymes with Purple and welcome you to join us for not just 1, but 2 episodes every week.  If you’re an Apple Purple Person, tap the banner in the app to enjoy a 7-day free trial or head to purpleplusclub.com to join us on all other platforms.  As if that wasn’t enough, you will also get all episodes completely ad-free.   Speak soon, Gyles & Susie.   A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.     Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts      To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1 min

22 September Finished

Cobbler

Cobbler

It’s time to take a trip to the bakery Purple People where we will run into Lords and Ladies, horses and testicles as we explore the shelves of bread.    Come discover why the upper crust really is better, what bread rolls and parchment have in common, how lumps and humps gave name to Nubbys and Cobs and why having butter with your chip butty is essential.   Gyles shares his latest ‘Oh Crumbs!’ moment and Susie tells us about her Sourdough Bread making adventure.    It really is the best thing since sliced bread…    Purple People, Gyles and Susie want you to share your nicknames and slang terms for bread, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: [email protected]   We currently have 20% off at the SRwP official merchandise store, just head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple   Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms'   Don’t forget that you can join us in person at our upcoming tour, tap the link to find tickets: www.somethingrhymeswithpurple.com    Enjoy Susie’s Trio for the week:    Overmorrow - The day after tomorrow  Roucoulement: The gentle cooing of doves  Yesterfang: That which was caught or taken yesterday    Gyles' poem this week was 'The Mower' by ‘Philip Larkin'  The mower stalled, twice; kneeling, I found     A hedgehog jammed up against the blades,     Killed. It had been in the long grass.   I had seen it before, and even fed it, once.     Now I had mauled its unobtrusive world     Unmendably. Burial was no help:   Next morning I got up and it did not.  The first day after a death, the new absence     Is always the same; we should be careful   Of each other, we should be kind     While there is still time.     A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.     Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts      To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

36 mins

20 September Finished

Water Vessels

Water Vessels

We’ve spoken before about Susie’s, often fancy, water glasses that she sips on throughout the recordings… so this week we are pouring our thoughts into the vessels that we use to hold our drinks and have done for many centuries.  Eavesdrop on us, with your favourite drink as we spill what we know about water vessels.  We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: [email protected]  We currently have 20% off at the SRwP official merchandise store, just head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple  Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club via Apple Subscription, simply follow this link and enjoy a free 7 day trial: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823  Don’t forget that you can join us in person at our upcoming tour, tap the link to find tickets: www.somethingrhymeswithpurple.com  Enjoy Susie’s Trio for the week:  Zarf: a cup-shaped holder for a hot coffee-cup, used in the Levant, usually of metal and of ornamental design  Aprosexia: an inability to concentrate due to a distracted mind (prosexis: heedfulness)  Froonce: to frolic exuberantly  Gyles' poem this week was from Martyn Hesford ’s book ‘Lilac White’.  A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts  To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email [email protected]  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

36 mins

13 September Finished

Gymnasium

Gymnasium

We’re always impressed with how Gyles manages to hot foot around the country with such speed, what is his fitness regime? So, it is back to the gymnasium this week, fully clothed this time, to discuss the many different forms of exercise from the equipment to the ever-expanding number of classes. Eavesdrop on us and hear how Susie demonstrates her burpee. We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: [email protected]  We currently have 20% off at the SRwP official merchandise store, just head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple  Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club via Apple Subscription, simply follow this link and enjoy a free 7 day trial: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823  Don’t forget that you can join us in person at our upcoming tour, tap the link to find tickets: www.somethingrhymeswithpurple.com  Enjoy Susie’s Trio for the week:  Kackle stomached – to have your stomach turned easily  Linnard: to be a slow eater, the last to finish a meal  Norman: to be tyrannical  Gyles' poem this week are: You Still Don’t Understand by Jane Mcculloch  I tried to tell you in a letter, Now I’ll tell you in a verse. When good no one was better, When bad no one was worse.  Dedicatory Ode by Hilaire Belloc  (Verse 10)  From quiet homes and first beginning, to the undiscovered ends, there's nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends.  A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts  To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email [email protected]  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

43 mins

6 September Finished

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