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26 September 2023 - 40 mins
Podcast Series Something Rhymes with Purple

This week's episode is coming to you from the back of a London Black Cab! Gyles kept calm and carried on to deliver the purple people today's episode on maps!

We embark on a captivating journey through the history of maps, uncovering the hidden stories behind the words we use to describe these navigational tools. Join us as we delve into the etymological roots of cartography and discover how maps have shaped our understanding of the world.

We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us on our NEW email address here: purplepeople@somethingrhymes.com

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40 mins

Series Episodes

Nirvana

Nirvana

This week, Susie and Gyles explore heaven. Join us as we uncover the historical, linguistic, and cultural roots of this divine subject. We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us on our email address here: purplepeople@somethingrhymes.com 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:  Splurgundy (Australian English): Sparkling burgundy. Scrouge: To encroach on someone’s personal space. Sardonian: One who flatters with deadly intent. Gyles' poem this week was 'Where We Began' by Irving Berlin Heaven, I'm in heaven And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak And I seem to find the happiness I seek When we're out together dancing, cheek to cheek Heaven, I'm in heaven And the cares that hung around me through the week Seem to vanish like a gambler's lucky streak When we're out together dancing, cheek to cheek Oh, I love to climb a mountain And to reach the highest peak But it doesn't thrill me half as much As dancing cheek to cheek Oh, I love to go out fishing In a river or a creek But I don't enjoy it half as much As dancing cheek to cheek Dance with me I want my arm about you The charm about you Will carry me through to Heaven A 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 podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

33 mins

18 June Finished

Garbelage

Garbelage

This week Susie and Gyles are talking dirty. No, not in that way, get your head out of the gutter... Literally. Join us as we explore where words such as 'trash', 'garbage', 'litter' and 'trash' originate from. So tune in and let's talk all kinds of rubbish together! We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us on our email address here: purplepeople@somethingrhymes.com 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:  Rumptydooler: Something excellent. (rattlers, rippers, ripsnorters, roarers, clinkers, corkers, fizzers, screamers, sneezers, hummers, dingers, humdingers, and rumptydoolers Solivagant: Wandering alone. Nod-crafty: Having the knack of nodding the head with an air of great understanding, when you actually tuned out ages ago. Gyles' poem this week was 'If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking' by Emily Dickinson If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain. A 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 podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

40 mins

11 June Finished

Sabana

Sabana

This week, Susie and Gyles embark on an exciting journey into the wild as we delve into the history and evolution of all things 'safari'. Discover how this term, rooted in Swahili and Arabic, has traveled through time and across continents to become synonymous with adventure and exploration.   We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us on our email address here: purplepeople@somethingrhymes.com   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:    Catillate: To lick the dish.  Phubbing: Using your phone in social situations.  Blandish: To cajole or to gently flatter.   Gyles' poem this week was 'The Tyger' by William Blake   Tyger Tyger, burning bright,   In the forests of the night;   What immortal hand or eye,   Could frame thy fearful symmetry?   In what distant deeps or skies.   Burnt the fire of thine eyes?  On what wings dare he aspire?  What the hand, dare seize the fire?   And what shoulder, & what art,  Could twist the sinews of thy heart?  And when thy heart began to beat.  What dread hand? & what dread feet?   What the hammer? what the chain,  In what furnace was thy brain?  What the anvil? what dread grasp.  Dare its deadly terrors clasp?   When the stars threw down their spears   And water'd heaven with their tears:  Did he smile his work to see?  Did he who made the Lamb make thee?   Tyger Tyger burning bright,  In the forests of the night:  What immortal hand or eye,  Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?   A 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 podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

40 mins

4 June Finished

Saudade

Saudade

This week, we're unraveling the sentimental journey behind the word 'nostalgia'. Join Susie and Gyles on a linguistic journey through time, where every word is a portal to the past. Enjoy Susie’s Trio for the week: Desiderate: To yearn for something one once had but has now lost. Listicle: Simply, a little list! Natsukashii: A Japanese word used when something evokes a fond memory from your past and that is enough in itself. Gyles' poem this week was 'Growing Old ' by Nanette Newman:       Growing old is like a career only a career you didn’t train for you didn’t expect and you certainly didn’t want. This ‘new’ career – creeps up on you And surprises you.      For instance You find yourself saying new lines, like ‘Everything looks a bit blurry’ ‘Why do my legs hurt me?’ ‘Why do my arms have flabby bits?’ ‘Why can’t I run any more?’ ‘Why do people speak so quietly?’ ‘Why is my iPad such a mystery?’ (even though my six-year-old Grandson has shown me how to work it ‘ten’ times) And ‘why do people hide my house keys?’      Also you suppose this New career (Growing Old) is going to Have a long run, but Showbusiness being what it is It could come to a sudden end (but perhaps best not to think about that).      Anyway - if it does run - You hope the notices are ‘good’ Critics might say ‘you look good for your age’ But - this is not the role you’d chosen to play. Anyway it seems you’re stuck with it And let's face it you have been rehearsing for it for many years!      When you think about it  There’s a bit of ‘Agatha Christie’ about This new part - for instance Skirts hanging in the wardrobe Suddenly get smaller Round the waist - Something mysterious changes The colour of your hair Chairs try and hold on to you - so that You can’t get out of them      Why is print smaller? Why do you look forward to a hot water bottle at night? (that’s definitely climate change) Also, what is filling your body with liquid – So that you have to pee all night? (This definitely needs more research).      Your new career ‘Being Old’ Has a long list of questions Surrounding it - to be Honest – the part is not Really very well written – And doesn’t have much Appeal – ( no wonder Judi Dench turned it down).      You ask yourself Is the character you Are now going to play Wiser? – no – I don’t think so Funnier? Only unintentionally Like – when you forget Where you’re going – or Throw your arms round The plumber, because You thought he was your Friend's husband, come Round because he’d Found your glasses.      Anyway, how long you’ll be Playing this part (You don’t want to play) You’ve no idea.      You don’t feel the Rehearsals have been ‘long enough’.      Some of the cast (the even older members Have already left the Production) –       You miss them. So – this is a step into the unknown in your ‘new career’ a new part to play.      Will it have a ‘long run’? Who knows But there you go ‘That’s Showbusiness’ So – Here we are. A Sony Music Entertainment production.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

34 mins

28 May Finished

Pizzicato

Pizzicato

Join us on a rhythmic journey through the history of one of the most iconic genres of music... JAZZ! Susie and Gyles dive deep into the origins and evolution of the term that defines a genre full of creativity, spontaneity, and soul. We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us on our email address here: purplepeople@somethingrhymes.com 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:  Pelagic: Concerning the seas. Galumptious: Tiptop; first rate. Pursive: Short-winded. Gyles' poem this week was 'To Dream In Jazz' To Dream in Jazz, Is to become Jazz, Close your eyes and listen, Go to where Jazz becomes life When your eyes reopen, You'll become Jazz, Your words will sing the blues. A 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 podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

30 mins

21 May Finished

Murdre

Murdre

Join Susuie and Gyles this week as they unravel the linguistic roots behind murder. From the ancient origins of 'homicide' to the sinister evolution of 'assassination', we uncover the words we use to describe humanity's darkest deeds. We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us on our email address here: purplepeople@somethingrhymes.com 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:  Suasible: Susceptible to persuasion. Rannygazoo: Nonsense. Fudgel: To make a big show of working whilst doing nothing at all. Gyles' poem this week was 'The Stern Parent' by Harry Graham Father heard his Children scream, So he threw them in the stream, Saying, as he drowned the third, "Children should be seen, not heard!" A 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 podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

40 mins

14 May Finished

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