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26 September - 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

Flappers

Flappers

Join Susie and Gyles as they unravel the origins and evolution of the captivating language that defined the 1920s and 1930s, from the slang of flappers to the colloquial expressions born out of economic turmoil. Discover the hidden stories behind the words that shaped an era, as we delve deep into the fascinating etymology of this transformative period in language history. 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 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:  Fysigunkus - someone with no curiosity. Turophile - a cheese lover. Dygomy - a second marriage. Gyles' poem this week was 'Unfortunate Coincidence' by Dorothy Parker By the time you swear you’re his,      Shivering and sighing, And he vows his passion is      Infinite, undying— Lady, make a note of this:      One of you is lying. 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

42 mins

5 December Finished

Umpteen

Umpteen

This week, Susie and Gyles dive into the linguistic time capsule of the early 20th century. Join in as they explore the birth of new words and phrases that shaped communication from 1900 to 1910, providing a unique perspective on the evolution of our linguistic landscape." 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 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:  Nugatory - trivial or not worth bothering about Viscerotonic -  a type of personality which is comfort-loving, social, easy going Pugil - a pinch of something Gyles' poem this week was 'Idyll' by Siegfred Sassoon In the grey summer garden I shall find you    With day-break and the morning hills behind you.    There will be rain-wet roses; stir of wings;    And down the wood a thrush that wakes and sings.    Not from the past you'll come, but from that deep Where beauty murmurs to the soul asleep:    And I shall know the sense of life re-born    From dreams into the mystery of morn    Where gloom and brightness meet. And standing there    Till that calm song is done, at last we'll share The league-spread, quiring symphonies that are    Joy in the world, and peace, and dawn’s one star. 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

47 mins

28 November Finished

Gauntlet

Gauntlet

Step into the linguistic battlefield with this week's as Susie and Gyles explore the origins of medieval armour terminology. Join us as we immerse ourselves in the rich history of words that once adorned the knights of old, forging a connection between language and the clangor of medieval warfare 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 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:  Metanoia - the process of changing ones mind. Perspicatious - wise and clear thinking. Sollipsist - somebody who is entirely self absorbed. Gyles' poem this week was 'Knight in Armour' by Alan Alexander Miln. Whenever I'm a shining Knight, I buckle on my armour tight; And then I look about for things, Like Rushings-out, and Rescuings, And Savings from the Dragon's Lair, And fighting all the Dragons there. And sometimes when our fights begin, I think I'll let the Dragons win ... And then I think perhaps I won't, Because they're Dragons, and I don't. 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

32 mins

21 November Finished

Introducing: Legacy

Introducing: Legacy

Afua Hirsch and Peter Frankopan tell the wild stories of some of the most extraordinary men and women ever to have lived – and ask whether they have the rep they deserve. Should Nina Simone’s role in the civil rights movement be more celebrated than it is? When you find out what Picasso got up to in his studio, can you still admire his art? Was Napoleon a hero or a tyrant - or both? (And, while we’re at it, was he even short?) Legacy is the show that looks at big lives from the perspective of now – and doesn’t always like what it sees. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

4 mins

15 November Finished

Sprogs

Sprogs

Susie and Gyles are getting you to use your loafs this week, as they glide through the fun and ferocious etymology behing the unique language of RAF slang. Together they'll decode the hidden stories and linguistic roots behind the expressions that echo through the Royal Air Force, bringing you closer to the fascinating evolution of words in the military context. 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 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:  Lunting – To go for a walk and smoke a pipe. Beef-witted –16th century word for 'stupid'. Behoove: To be necessary or appropriate Gyles' poem this week was 'For Johnny' by John Pudney Do not despair For Johnny-head-in-air; He sleeps as sound As Johnny underground. Fetch out no shroud For Johnny-in-the-cloud; And keep your tears For him in after years. Better by far For Johnny-the-bright-star, To keep your head, And see his children fed. 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

41 mins

14 November Finished

Fandango de pokum

Fandango de pokum

Join us this week as we turn the pages of our very own Susie Dent’s brand new book: ‘Interesting Stories About Curious Words’. We explore all the very best niche stories behind much loved words in the English language. 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 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:  Shemozzle - muddle or complication Tenebrous - gloomy or dark Twiffler - a medium sized plate Gyles' poem this week was 'Who Has Seen the Wind?' by Christina Rossetti Who has seen the wind? Neither I nor you: But when the leaves hang trembling, The wind is passing through. Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I: But when the trees bow down their heads, The wind is passing by. 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

32 mins

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