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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...

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Recent Episodes of Something Rhymes with Purple


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...

Episode 272 18 June 2024 33m and 13s


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...

Episode 271 11 June 2024 40m and 1s


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 ba...

Episode 270 4 June 2024 40m and 7s


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...

Episode 269 28 May 2024 34m and 7s


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...

Episode 268 21 May 2024 30m and 51s


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...

Episode 267 14 May 2024 40m and 24s


Hupnos

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'

Episode 266 7 May 2024 37m and 49s


Mundungus

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...

Episode 265 30 April 2024 40m and 27s


Botulus

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...

Episode 264 23 April 2024 47m and 4s


Fascicles

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...

Episode 263 16 April 2024 33m and 55s

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