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Tom Read Wilson is joined by guests from around the UK (and beyond!) as he explores the fascinating world of local lingo, everyday slang, accents, and words. What unique phrases define your hometown? Tom, with the help of celebrity guests and listeners, is on a mission to discover them all! 
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    • 4.9 • 285 Ratings

Tom Read Wilson is joined by guests from around the UK (and beyond!) as he explores the fascinating world of local lingo, everyday slang, accents, and words. What unique phrases define your hometown? Tom, with the help of celebrity guests and listeners, is on a mission to discover them all! 
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    Tom Read Wilson has words with Susie Dent

    Tom Read Wilson has words with Susie Dent

    I can’t believe we are here, the final episode of Season 3 of Tom Read Wilson has words with…
    Joining me, is Countdown’s Susie Dent, for the ultimate ‘word-off’.
    This episode is a little different to the norm, as we share the same etymological passion, it was only right that we dive into some trickier words, phrases and groups of words to get your brain cells buzzing.
    If you’ve only just found me, do take a listen to the wealth of knowledge stored in Seasons 1, 2 and now 3.
    I’ll be back soon! But in the meantime… OODLES of love x

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    • 30 min
    Tom Read Wilson has words with Josh Jones

    Tom Read Wilson has words with Josh Jones

    This week, I am joined by the hilarious and wonderful, Josh Jones. We bonded on his TV debut and this wordy catch up, was well over due.
    We talk about selling cigarettes at school, sexy accents and dive deep on his love of carbs. Plus, Josh gives us an exclusive that all of his social media followers have been waiting for!
    If you like this episode - take a listen to fellow Mancunian, Stephen Bailey, in season 1 of the podcast. And in the meantime... OODLES of love x

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    • 24 min
    Tom Read Wilson has words with Michelle Visage

    Tom Read Wilson has words with Michelle Visage

    It's PRIDE MONTH!! And what better way to welcome it, than with a ki ki with the iconic, Michelle Visage.
    Michelle talks about identifying as a hoochie mama, dancing outside the margins and looks back on her younger years, to tell me how she got her name. Feel your oats and take a listen, laugh and find translations of some popular drag-isms.
    If you love all things drag, take a listen back to Season 1, where I had a chat with UK Drag Race alumni, Baga Chipz. Don't forget to subscribe and leave your comments - I read each and every one of them. In the meantime, oodles of love x

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    • 30 min
    Tom Read Wilson has words with Jo Brand

    Tom Read Wilson has words with Jo Brand

    She’s a a feminist icon, a comedian and my latest guest. I am of course talking about Jo Brand.
    This week, we discuss imaginary friends, grief bacon and compare my voice to Julie Andrews.
    For more talks with strong female voices, listen back to Series 2 where I spoke with Oti Mabuse and Charlotte Church. And if you've not already, do subscribe and leave your comments - I read every one of them.
    In the meantime, oodles of love x

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    • 27 min
    Tom Read Wilson has words with Ed Byrne

    Tom Read Wilson has words with Ed Byrne

    If you've not done your crunches this week, then prepare to have your obliques challenged! I am joined by comedian and 'Honest Man', Ed Byrne.
    What could be meant when someone says, "the dogs won't lick your blood"? Find out as we reminisce, talk comedy and discuss the origins of "smashing".
    For more comedy chats, take a listen to Lloyd Griffith and Luke Kempner in Season 1. And if you've not already, do subscribe and leave you comments - I read every one of them.
    In the meantime, oodles of love x

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    • 20 min
    Tom Read Wilson has words with Desiree Burch

    Tom Read Wilson has words with Desiree Burch

    I dive into the world of comedy, dominatrix-isms and hear utterly charming stories from the childhood of my dear friend, Desiree Burch.
    Did you know there was an alternative meaning for the acronym CBT? Well, you're about to find that out and SO much more.
    If you like this, take a listen to our earlier episodes, including another friend from across the pond - Paul Carrick Brunson in Season 1.
    Don't forget to leave us your comments and don't forget to rate us with your stars. Oodles of love x

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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
285 Ratings

285 Ratings

Redmoonstarr ,

Absolutely fabulous

Love all the interviews but Rob Beckett comparing Finchley to Lewisham-really?!

linzwinty ,

Love it!

Love the concept and all the great guests. I just remembered to to struggle with the sound quality at times. Sometimes it can be too quiet to hear.

leopold00 ,

A delight to listen to

Tom is just so positive & genuine with his great love & outlook which is infectious. A delight to listen to. A fabulous feel good podcast!

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