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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: purple@somethinelse.com 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 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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Thank You and Farewell!
Wow, this is the final episode of Something Rhymes With Purple. Susie, Gyles, and all of us at Purple HQ want to say a massive THANK YOU for being the best audience in the whole wide world.  We have had such fun making these episodes, and of course we had to finish with a listener correspondence special. Thank you for an amazing 5 years. SRWP - over and out! 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' Enjoy Susie’s Trio for the week:  Optriculum: Something whose name you can’t remember for the moment. Discumgalligumfricated:Greatly astonished but pleased. Hiptiminigy: A cry that expressed exuberance of spirit. Gyles' poem this week was the infamous 'Our Revels Now Are Ended' quote by Prospero in The Tempest by William Shakespeare Our revels now are ended. These our actors,  As I foretold you, were all spirits and  Are melted into air, into thin air:  And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,  The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces,  The solemn temples, the great globe itself,  Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve  And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,  Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff  As dreams are made on, and our little life  Is rounded with a sleep. 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
35:56 23/07/2024
Portcullis
Ah, it's the penultimate week for our fantastic podcast. Join Susie and Gyles as they unpack the wondorous world of castles. 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:  Hassock: Kneeler in a church. Quisquous: Difficult to handle. Umbriferous: Giving shade. Gyles' poem this week was 'Buckingham Palace' by A.A. Milne They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace - Christopher Robin went down with Alice. Alice is marrying one of the guard. "A soldier's life is terrible hard,"                                      Says Alice. They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace - Christopher Robin went down with Alice. We saw a guard in a sentry-box. "One of the sergeants looks after their socks,"                                      Says Alice. They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace - Christopher Robin went down with Alice. We looked for the King, but he never came. "Well, God take care of him, all the same,"                                      Says Alice. They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace - Christopher Robin went down with Alice. They've great big parties inside the grounds. "I wouldn't be King for a hundred pounds,"                                      Says Alice. They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace - Christopher Robin went down with Alice. A face looked out, but it wasn't the King's. "He's much too busy a-signing things,"                                      Says Alice. They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace - Christopher Robin went down with Alice. "Do you think the King knows all about me?" "Sure to, dear, but it's time for tea,"                                      Says Alice. 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
43:37 16/07/2024
Sorbetto
You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! Join Susie and Gyles this week as they take us on a delicious journey, unpacking the history behind ice cream flavour names. 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:  Blowsing: Red-faced and somewhat dishevelled; having a blowsy appearance or quality.  Toodley-oodley: All fine and dandy. Ferricadouzer: A knockout blow. Gyles' poem this week was 'The End' by Alistair McGowan 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
38:14 09/07/2024
Elixir
This week Susie and Gyles explore the wonderful ancient world of alchemy... And have a big announcement to make straight from Purple HQ. 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:  Hookum Snivy: Petty; deceitful, sneaky. Pickthank: A person who seeks favor by flattery or gossip. Highmadandy: A person that has more money than sense. Gyles' poem this week was 'A New Double Act' by Alistair McGowan 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
38:09 02/07/2024
Hades
This week, Susie and Gyles explore the fiery (under)world of Hell. Join us as we unpack the infernal regions, a place of torment for the wicked after death. 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:  Accismus: The feigned refusal of something you really want. Redeless: Destitute of counsel - lacking advice. Vilipend: To condemn or despise. Gyles' poem this week was 'Tender-heartedness' by Harry Graham Billy, in one of his nice new sashes, Fell in the fire and was burned to ashes; Now, although the room grows chilly, I haven't the heart to poke poor Billy. 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
35:14 25/06/2024
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
33:13 18/06/2024
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
40:01 11/06/2024
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
40:07 04/06/2024
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
34:07 28/05/2024
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
30:51 21/05/2024
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
40:24 14/05/2024
Hupnos
This week, Susie and Gyles drift off far far away to the land of sleep...  So tune in and embark on a journey through the nocturnal landscape of words. 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:  Nescience: An absence of knowledge; ignorance. Phobophobia: The fear of being afraid. Rasorial: Characteristically scratching the ground for food. Gyles' poem this week was 'Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed (Sonnet 27)' by William Shakespeare Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed, The dear repose for limbs with travel tired; But then begins a journey in my head, To work my mind, when body’s work’s expired: For then my thoughts, from far where I abide, Intend a zealous pilgrimage to thee, And keep my drooping eyelids open wide, Looking on darkness which the blind do see: Save that my soul’s imaginary sight Presents thy shadow to my sightless view, Which, like a jewel hung in ghastly night, Makes black night beauteous and her old face new.     Lo! Thus, by day my limbs, by night my mind,     For thee and for myself no quiet find. 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
37:49 07/05/2024
Mundungus
This week, Susie and Gyles explore fragrances and scents. Join us as we inhale the sweet aromas of people and places... 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:  Acang: To act foolishly, lose self-control. Anythingarian: One who professes no creed in particular; an indifferentist. Coleworts: Old news. Literally, a cabbage-like plant. From the proverb for “old news,” “coleworts twice sodden’. Gyles' poem this week was 'Home Thoughts, From Abroad' by Richard Browning Oh, to be in England Now that April's there, And whoever wakes in England Sees, some morning, unaware, That the lowest boughs and the brushwood sheaf Round the elm-tree bole are in tiny leaf, While the chaffinch sings on the orchard bough In England—now! And after April, when May follows, And the whitethroat builds, and all the swallows! Hark, where my blossomed pear-tree in the hedge Leans to the field and scatters on the clover Blossoms and dewdrops—at the bent spray's edge— That's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over, Lest you should think he never could recapture The first fine careless rapture! And though the fields look rough with hoary dew, All will be gay when noontide wakes anew The buttercups, the little children's dower —Far brighter than this gaudy melon-flower!  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
40:27 30/04/2024
Botulus
*Cough cough*... This week Susie and Gyles explore the language of diseases. From Cholera to Mumps, and Malaria to Influenza, they have you covered. Also, we reveal the WINNERS of our 'To Dent' and 'To Brandreth' competition! 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:  Shackbaggerly: Disordered and unkempt. Komorebi (Japanese): The patterns cast by sunlight filtering through trees. Gruttling (old East Anglian dialect): A strange, inexplicable noise. Gyles' poem this week was 'Sick Room' by Billy Collins Every time Canaletto painted Venice he painted her from a different angle, sometimes from point of view he must have imagined, for there is no place in the city he could have stood and observed such scenes. How ingenious of him to visualise a dome or canal from any point in space. How passionate he was to delineate Venice from perspectives that required him to mount the air and levitate there with his floating brush. But I have been sick in this bed for over sixty hours, and I am not Canaletto, and this airless little room, with its broken ceiling fan and it monstrous wallpaper, is not Venice. 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
47:04 23/04/2024
Fascicles
This week, Susie and Gyles unravel the intricate history of dictionaries, those indispensable guides that serve as gateways to language. From ancient lexicons to modern compendiums, we explore how dictionaries have shaped our understanding of words and the world around us. And Gyles lets us know how his weight lifting is going... 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:  Idioticon : A dialect dictionary. Limbeck: To rack the brain and exhaust yourself in an effort to come up with a new idea. Proggle: To poke, prod, or grubble about. Gyles' poem this week was 'Shakespeare at School' by Wendy Cope Forty boys on benches with their quills Six days a week through almost all the year, Long hours of Latin with relentless drills And repetition, all enforced by fear. I picture Shakespeare sitting near the back, Indulging in a risky bit of fun By exercising his prodigious knack Of thinking up an idiotic pun, And whispering his gem to other boys, Some of whom could not suppress their mirth – Behaviour that unfailingly annoys Any teacher anywhere on earth. The fun was over when the master spoke: Will Shakespeare, come up here and share the joke. 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
33:55 16/04/2024
Bafflegab
This week Susie and Gyles get lost in the world of nonsensical language, and embrace the weird, wacky and wonderful ways the English language can be. Your favourite duo also pay homage to the masters of nonsensical language – Dr. Seuss, whose fantastical worlds and playful rhymes have enchanted generations of readers; Spike Milligan, the irreverent genius known for his zany humor and inventive wordplay; and Edward Lear, the Victorian poet and artist renowned for his witty limericks and nonsensical verse. 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:  Spissitude: Thickness or compactness.  Latescent: Slowly becoming hidden.  Gronk: Fluff between your toes. Gyles' poem this week was 'The Owl and the Pussy-Cat' by Edward Lear I The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea    In a beautiful pea-green boat, They took some honey, and plenty of money,    Wrapped up in a five-pound note. The Owl looked up to the stars above,    And sang to a small guitar, "O lovely Pussy! O Pussy, my love,     What a beautiful Pussy you are,          You are,          You are! What a beautiful Pussy you are!" II Pussy said to the Owl, "You elegant fowl!    How charmingly sweet you sing! O let us be married! too long we have tarried:    But what shall we do for a ring?" They sailed away, for a year and a day,    To the land where the Bong-Tree grows And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood    With a ring at the end of his nose,              His nose,              His nose,    With a ring at the end of his nose. III "Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling    Your ring?" Said the Piggy, "I will." So they took it away, and were married next day    By the Turkey who lives on the hill. They dined on mince, and slices of quince,    Which they ate with a runcible spoon; And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,    They danced by the light of the moon,              The moon,              The moon, They danced by the light of the moon. 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
45:13 09/04/2024
Oxford, Gibson and Brogue
This week Susie and Gyles delve back into a favourite topic, shoes. Inspired by purple person Kevin, the origins of all manner of footwear are discussed such as Oxford's, Brogue's and Gibson's.  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. Enjoy Susie’s Trio for the week:  Obloquy: public condemnation. Myrmidon: Someone who unscrupulously follows someone more powerful.  Naiad: a nymph of lakes, springs and rivers. Gyles' poem this week is called 'Life Is Like A Pair Of New Shoes' by Cameron Delaney Life's like a pair of new shoes Their sparkling brand-new white hues The stiff soles and laces Tied up tightly like braces That eventually wear down as you use Life's like a pair of new shoes They go in directions you choose Down city street blocks Wherever you walk They stride along as you cruise Lifes like a pair of new sneaks When you first try to wear 'em they squeak You run down the court Of an athletic sport And you show off your skilled techniques Life's like a pair of new boots Some fashionable leather beauts You strut through the city And you look real pretty In your white collar buisness suits Life's like a pair of new shoes That wear out from years of good use But soon they get old And the insides have mold And by the trashcan we say our "adieus" 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
37:45 02/04/2024
Sathnam Sanghera on why books can save us and how to understand Empire - How to Fail with Elizabeth Day
Sathnam has written Empireland and more recently Empireworld, two bestselling books which have garnered him critical acclaim, a Channel 4 documentary and which - even more crucially - have changed the national discourse around our colonial past. Without necessarily meaning to, Sathnam has become a historian. But his success has not been uncomplicated: he’s suffered horrendous racist abuse which has changed the way he goes out into the world (sometimes). On How to Fail Sathnam discusses how he avoids joining in, the importance of saying thank you and why the best teachers can make a lifelong impact. Plus: why nuance in discussion is often ignored but absolutely vital. How to Fail is an Elizabeth Day and 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
46:46 28/03/2024
Happy Birthday Gyles!
This week it's about the birthday boy, as we celebrate all things Gyles Brandreth.  Not only does Gyles spoil us with a plethora of his famous anecdotes, but he becomes the linguistics quizmaster and places Susie in the hot seat to answer questions from his book 'Have You Eaten Grandma'. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GYLES! You are truly one of a kind. 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. Enjoy Susie’s Trio for the week:  Galere: A coterie of undesirable people. Chawbacon: One uninterested in culture. Boulevardier: A lover of boulevards. Gyles' poem this week was the incredibly emotive 'Counting Backwards' by Linda Pastan. How did I get so old, I wonder, contemplating my 67th birthday. Dyslexia smiles: I’m 76 in fact. There are places where at 60 they start counting backwards; in Japan they start again from one. But the numbers hardly matter. It’s the physics of acceleration I mind, the way time speeds up as if it hasn’t guessed the destination— where look! I see my mother and father bearing a cake, waiting for me at the starting line. 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
43:24 26/03/2024
Treasure House
From the latin word dicere meaning ‘to speak, to tell or to say’. This week Susie and Gyles are looking at the ultimate word bible, the dictionary!  Gyles ponders the difference between a glossary and a dictionary.  And Susie delves into prescriptivism vs descriptivism  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' And now for three bite sized words from Susie in her trio: Thruffable: Open and transparent (through). Wambliness: An upheaval of the stomach. Boodyankers: An exclamation of surprise or delight (Northumberland). Gyles’s poem comes from his friend and neighbour James K Harris and is called ‘I Don’t’   I don't, of course, mean everything I say.  I mean, sometimes, I don't know what I mean.  Sometimes I have a thought which goes astray.  I start describing blue, it turns out green.  The alphabet is very volatile. Its union is hard to bring to heel. It's easy to fall victim to its guile.  You think you're describing what you feel, but then you find the words describing you. And so one sees oneself in their dark light. One thinks one is describing what is true, then suddenly one sees one isn't right.  In which case, still, it's true that one was wrong.  Well, truth, in some guys, always comes along. 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
31:12 19/03/2024
Cool Britannia
The 90s was a crazy decade, brimming with pop culture moments that defined Britain. Susie and Gyles discuss words that gained popularity in the post Cold War era, from Cool Britannia, to the Spice Girls, Dianamania to the World Wide Web...  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:  Solacious: Soothing or comforting. Soodle : To linger or dawdle. Splatherdab: A gossip. Gyles' poem this week was 'This Boy' by Leigh Lawson, who wrote it upon the birth of his first grandson, Solomon.  He gives me joy, this boy,  Unspeakable, inexpressible.  This boy gives me joy. Inexplicable, unexplainable. This boy brings me joy. Let bells ring, choirs sing,  Chimes chime, poets rhyme,  Trumpets trump, drums drum,  Feet stamp, guitars strum. Higher than the moon, Oh, hotter than the sun, Deeper than the sea,  Is the joy this boy brings to me. 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
41:03 12/03/2024
Lovely Jubbly
'A moo point is like a cows opinion, it doesn't matter, it's moo'. This week Gyles and Susie have fun looking at the influence that television has had on language.  Gyles gets nostalgic with some of his and his children's favourite UK and American TV programmes.  And Susie explores the words that were popularised by these household TV shows.  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  Why not work one of Susie's trio's into a sentence this week?   Crumpsy: Cranky and irritable from old dialect.  Braggadocio: An idle or empty boaster, all mouth and no trousers.  Apostasise: To abandon a once firmly held promise or principal.  Gyles' poem comes from our listener Chris McAuley and is titled 'Father'  If you find yourself forgetting the small things like keys,  Moments which we spent together feeding the ducks or playing in the park,  I shall remember them for you,  And in those memories be still guided by your hand  As we walk through the town on that cold rainy day.  Someday, I will forget those times. They will be cast to the wind,  Scattered like leaves caught in the maelstrom of time.  But today, I sit with my cup of tea and think about the small moments  Of those precious days, and how much they mean to me. 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
27:39 05/03/2024
Schnurrbart
Flow it, show it, grow it! This week Susie and Gyles look at the history and etymology of all things to do with hair.  Gyles takes us down memory lane and tells us about when he used to rock a full facial set (head to our social media pages for pics!) And Susie does what she does best, by entertaining us with fascinating origin stories behind this luscious topic. 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:  Tabanca: The pain of unrequited love. Redamancy: The state of being loved in return. Gruglede (Norwegian): Happy dread. Gyles' poem this week was a excerpt from the song 'Hair' by the cast of 'Hair - The Musical' Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair Flow it, show it Long as God can grow it My hair Let it fly in the breeze And get caught in the trees Give a home to the fleas in my hair A home for fleas A hive for bees A nest for birds There ain't no words For the beauty, the splendor, the wonder Of my... Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair Flow it, show it Long as God can grow it My hair I want it long, straight, curly, fuzzy Snaggy, shaggy, ratty, matty Oily, greasy, fleecy Shining, gleaming, streaming Flaxen, waxen Knotted, polka-dotted Twisted, beaded, braided Powdered, flowered, and confettied Bangled, tangled, spangled, and spaghettied! Oh say can you see My eyes if you can Then my hair's too short Down to here Down to there I want hair Down to where It stops by itself They'll be ga ga at the go go When they see me in my toga My toga made of blond Brilliantined Biblical hair My hair like Jesus wore it Hallelujah I adore it Hallelujah Mary loved her son Why don't my mother love me? Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair Flow it, show it Long as God can grow it My hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair Flow it, show it Long as God can grow it My hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair Flow it, show it Long as God can grow it My hair 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
35:17 27/02/2024
Gategate
Dive into the groovy world of etymology as we journey back to the vibrant decades of the 70s and 80s in this week's episode. Join Susie and Gyles and get ready to disco through the evolution of language, exploring the funky slang, radical expressions, and iconic phrases that defined these iconic eras. 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:  Bagasse: A plant residue (as of sugarcane or grapes) left after a product (such as juice) has been extracted. Ale-conner: A beer tester. Misslieness: A feeling of solitude that comes from missing a beloved person or thing. Gyles' poem this week was 'On The Edge' by Jane McCulloch Staring down at the dark abyss, I am balanced on a ledge.  Hovering above that thin line which runs between sanity and madness.  And they call the edge. Some event, some news, some action has propelled me into missile like spin. While all around they have no idea of the torment, the terror, the struggle coming from within.  A telephone rings. The doorbell goes. People are laughing.  Now I sway.  Should I let go? Give up and fall? So much easier to give in. No. Not this time. Not today. 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
47:24 20/02/2024
Bagpudding
Roses are red, Violets are blue, Love makes the world go round, And so does etymology too! Happy Valentines Day! This week, Susie and Gyles explore the words of affection we used in our everyday vernacular... From darling, to cabbage(?!), to sweetie, to bae - we find out where these cutie-pie terms originate from. Also, Gyles tries to impress Susie this week with (what he thinks are) good chat up lines! 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:  Explaterate: to talk continuously; to bluster. Twirlblast: (19th-century southern US) whirlwind. Groaning cake: cake provided for those waiting on a woman to give birth. Gyles' poem this week was 'How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43)' by Elizabeth Barrett Browning How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of being and ideal grace. I love thee to the level of every day’s Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light. I love thee freely, as men strive for right. I love thee purely, as they turn from praise. I love thee with the passion put to use In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith. I love thee with a love I seemed to lose With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath, Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death. 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
31:05 13/02/2024
Beatlemania
This week at the Purple HQ, we explore words that come from the swinging 60s! Hear all about Gyles meeting The Beatles in an Apple shop back in the day, and Susie unpacking extraordinary etymologies... 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:  Batterfanged: Done in. Sammodithee: A way of replying to the toast. It means the same unto thee. Splute: Someone who exaggerates. Gyles' poem this week was 'Imagine' by John Lennon Imagine there's no heaven It's easy if you try No hell below us Above us, only sky Imagine all the people Living for today Imagine there's no countries It isn't hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion too Imagine all the people Living life in peace You may say I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope someday you'll join us And the world will be as one Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can No need for greed or hunger A brotherhood of man Imagine all the people Sharing all the world You may say I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope someday you'll join us And the world will be as one 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
40:55 06/02/2024
(H)aitch
Join Susie and Gyles this week as we unravel the captivating stories behind the letters 'E' to 'L,'  in the second installment of our alphabet journey. We explore the rich history and surprising connections that have shaped our language, and of course indulge in Gyles' infamous anecdotes. 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:  Timdoodle (Cornwall): An insult for a stupid fellow. Lab-dab: A profuse perspiration. Nickerers: New shoes that make a creaking noise. Gyles' poem this week was 'Happinness' by Colin Hinton - whoGyles met who took part Gyle's poetry together chatiry Happiness for me is my aim, Happiness for all others is my aim. This is what I will endeavour to attain, With all the thoughts within my brain. To all my family, I wish happiness, To all my friends, I wish happiness, To others I meet today, I wish happiness, To the whol world, I wish happiness. For this, I endeavour to do my best, To spread happiness, From east, To west. I will always smile, laugh and jest So that all that meet me, Will feel at rest. 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
48:45 30/01/2024
Rizz
Have you ever spotted a beige flag in your situationship? Are you a die hard Swiftie? Do you think you've got plenty of Rizz? If you don't know what we're on about, Purple People, then you need to get with the times! This week, Susie & Gyles reveal the Oxford English Dictionary's 'Word of the Year 2023' and all the other words that didn't quite make the top spot. 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:  Pang Wangle: A cheeriness in spite of minor discomforts. Egrote: To pretend to be sick. Sonntagsleerung: A German medical term from the early 20th century for “the depression one feels on Sunday before the week begins”.  Gyles' poem this week was 'Look in the Mirror' by Carol Mugano Look in the mirror, What do you see? A beautiful person, Or just me? Don't blame the mirror, It's all in your mind, Take control of your thinking, And this time Be kind. 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
37:34 23/01/2024
Semiquincentennial
PURPLE PEOPLE! Today is an extra special day for Something Rhymes With Purple - we are celebrating our 250th episode! So to celebrate, we have decided to rifle through our glorious inbox, and answer YOUR questions. Thank you so much for tuning in each week, here's to the next 250! - from Susie, Gyles and everyone down at Purple HQ. 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:  Foozle: to bungle. Otiose: serving no useful purpose. Tongue-hero: a braggart or self-confessed hero. Gyles' poem this week was 'You Know How A Cat' by James Laughlin You Know How a Cat will bring a mouse it has caught and lay it at your feet so each morning I bring you a poem that I've written when I woke up in the night as my tribute to your beauty & a promise of my love. A Sony Music Entertainment production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
47:11 16/01/2024
Mafiosa
Embark on a linguistic odyssey with this week's episode as Susie and Gyles unravel the hidden histories behind Mafia terminology. We explore the gripping meanings of the words that have shaped the clandestine world of the Mafia, showcasing how language itself becomes a powerful force in the shadows. 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:  Mukbang: A video in which someone chats whilst eating food. Shabaroon: An ill-dressed, untidy fellow. Fustilugs: Female version of Shabaroon. Gyles' poem this week was 'What Don Corleone Did Next' by Brian Billston Upon retiring From the mafia, He wove aquatic mammals Out of raffia Let me tell you How I learnt this news: He made me an offer I could not refuse A Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
34:35 09/01/2024

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