114 episodes

Winner of the Gold Award for Best Entertainment Podcast at the British Podcast Awards 2020.
Susie Dent and Gyles Brandreth invite you to enhance your vocabulary, uncover the hidden origins of language and share their love of words. A Somethin' Else production. To buy SRWP mugs and more head to....
https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple

Something Rhymes with Purple Somethin’ Else

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 1.7K Ratings

Winner of the Gold Award for Best Entertainment Podcast at the British Podcast Awards 2020.
Susie Dent and Gyles Brandreth invite you to enhance your vocabulary, uncover the hidden origins of language and share their love of words. A Somethin' Else production. To buy SRWP mugs and more head to....
https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple

    10% Off New Purple Merch

    10% Off New Purple Merch

    Hello Purple People! Our fabulous new range of merchandise is now live at https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple



    There are brand new mugs, bags, and t-shirts for you, each with a favourite Something Rhymes With Purple word and definition on them.



    PLUS for this first week we are giving you 10% off all items if you use the code purple2021. So whether you’re buying a treat for yourself or a gift for a Purple loved one then now is the time to do it.

    • 1 min
    Slughorn

    Slughorn

    Welcome to this week’s tissue meeting where we’re doing our finest Mad Men impressions to get you subliminally hooked on the words we have to offer. From ‘5 o’clock shadow’ to ‘va va voom’ we’ve put a ‘tiger in our tank’ to discover the language that advertising has gifted to us in this episode which ‘does exactly what is says on the tin’. Simples. After discussing the most memorable advertising taglines, Susie gets into the technical language of adverts and slogans, and Gyles reveals his connection to Tony the Tiger… is there anyone that Gyles hasn’t met?!



    A Somethin’ Else Production.



    And we want to hear about your favourite adverts and ad campaigns from around the world - please let us know your catchiest slogans and catchphrases via purple@somethinelse.com



    Susie’s Trio:
    Nidificate - to make or build a nest
    Filipendulous - hanging by a thread
    Deliquesce - to melt away or gradually dissolve



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    • 40 min
    Best of SRWP Vol. 2

    Best of SRWP Vol. 2

    It’s our 2nd birthday here on Purple so the perfect opportunity to remind ourselves of what a brilliant year we’ve had - despite the obvious challenges and difficult global situation. This time last year we reverted to recording remotely but, if anything, this added to the intimate feel of the episodes and provided us with a weekly half-hour of stillness within an otherwise chaotic world.



    Within these clips of the best bits of the last year we set sail across the world’s oceans, take a walk through the garden, and sit down to a delicious plate of pasta (and baked beans for Gyles). We also ask ourselves who put the cock in cockroach, why Knightsbridge is a unique destination, and there’s another chance to hear a spectacular name-dropping anecdote involving the Sultan of Swoon.



    A Somethin’ Else production.



    If you have a question for Gyles and Susie or you have a topic you would like exploring in a future episode then please email us purple@somethinelse.com



    Susie’s Trio… how many of these did you remember?

    Thermopot - a lover of hot drinks
    Pollicitation - an offer made but not yet accepted
    Lanspresado - the person who turns up at the pub having “accidentally” forgotten their wallet



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    PLUS for this first week we are giving you 10% off all items if you use the code purple2021. So whether you’re buying a treat for yourself or a gift for a Purple loved one then now is the time to do it.

    • 41 min
    Snakes, Ladders and a Live show!

    Snakes, Ladders and a Live show!

    Show notes: Hello Purple People, Word Nerds and to all of you who joined us live last Thursday but are loyally listening again! In this, our 104th Episode, we are LIVE on our two year anniversary and what better way to celebrate than with all of you, watching and listening from all over the planet!



    Susie is cat-bombed, Gyles’ jumpers are extraordinary and a mystery man makes an appearance…

    You won’t be bored of the board game chat, Susie impresses with her poker face and a rather witty Purple Person on Twitter has an excellent suggestion for a game of Gyles Name-drop bingo!



    We also answer some excellent Purple Post: Natalie wants to know why you can log in, log in a book and if logs coming from trees have anything to do with it; Helen wonders whether a bread roll or bread cake is better; and they say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks but Craig’s guide dog Bruce may think that’s a terrible cliché, and just who are we calling old anyway?



    How well do you know Susie’s trio? Each week Susie gives us three magnificent words to bolster our vocabulary but how much attention are you paying?

    Here is one of those words and three possible definitions…

    The word is SEQUACIOUS…

    a) someone who squirrels things away for safe keeping

    b) someone who acts in a manner outside of the church’s teachings

    c) someone who follows a person or philosophy without independence of thought



    Congratulations to our live show trio trivia winners, Theresa, Ben and Petrina!



    Gyles unusual scrabble words for your next game:

    AA: Volcanic Lava

    Bambi: Born Again Middle-aged Biker

    Boo-bird: Someone who boos



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    • 53 min
    Over-egging the Pudding

    Over-egging the Pudding

    Happy Tuesday Purple People and welcome to what is literally our best ever, extra special, supersized edition of the show!

    This week Gyles and Susie will be exploring the humongous world of hyperbole. They're stars, legends and heroes- but don't tell them I said so...

    Whether you're feeling rather mediocre or you're half way up a mountain, join us as we attempt to hop off the euphemism treadmill and prove that it's actually quite nice to be quite nice!

    Elsewhere Susie explains the dangers of gilding the lily and Gyles ponders the difference between inflation, truth and an alternative fact, before answering mail from you, our wonderful Purple People, for whom no superlative is too emphatic!

    A Somethin’ Else production.

    Don’t forget about our live show, coming to a computer near you on Thursday 25th March- grab tickets here!

    We're sure there are a million zillion exasperating examples of exaggerations you'd like to share, so get in touch by emailing us here: purple@somethinelse.com.

    Susie’s Trio:

    Dixiefixie- To be held in a state of confinement

    Doggerybaw- Nonsense

    Puckeration- Anything that gets us hot under the collar 



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    PLUS for this first week we are giving you 10% off all items if you use the code purple2021. So whether you’re buying a treat for yourself or a gift for a Purple loved one then now is the time to do it.

    • 40 min
    Phobophobia

    Phobophobia

    This episode comes with a heebie-jeebies warning because this week, Gyles and Susie are investigating phobias. 

    From the common claustrophobia to the less known gelophobia, this episode will explore what has been scaring us since the greeks.

    It’s also quite the confessional for our hosts as they’ll reveal their shared aerophobia, Susie’s self created prunidigiaphobia and Gyles tries to persuade us that he has glossophobia (we didn’t believe him either).

    However, one phobia we all know that for us Purple People isn’t a concern is porphyrophobia: a fear of Purple!

    A Somethin’ Else production.

    Don’t forget about our live show, coming to a computer near you on Thursday 25th March- grab tickets here!

    Gyles and Susie want to hear about any phobias that the Purple People have or any fears that don’t have a name yet, email purple@somethinelse.com.

    Susie's Trio: 

    Quonking - Unwelcome noise form the sideline 

    Snoaching - To speak through the nose 

    Nikhedonia - pleasure of anticipating victory



    Our fabulous new range of merchandise is now live at https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple



    PLUS for this first week we are giving you 10% off all items if you use the code purple2021. So whether you’re buying a treat for yourself or a gift for a Purple loved one then now is the time to do it.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

VicPlum37 ,

What a pairing

Love this podcast ! Every day is a learning day

Drew Ledson ,

Always a pleasure

A lovely pod cast to be enjoyed with a glass of wine. Malbec for me!

skneville ,

Always interesting

Fascinating! I have learned so much from this podcast, Susie Dent is a font of knowledge

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