22 episodes

A podcast exploring how idioms connect us with the past and to each other.

The Expressionists Olivia Rosenman and Helen Rydstrand

    • Society & Culture
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A podcast exploring how idioms connect us with the past and to each other.

    Tea ladies

    Tea ladies

    It's tea for two and two for tea on the last Expressionists episode for season 2. Yes, we're talking idioms relating to the world's most consumed beverage, so put the kettle on, pour yourself a comforting cuppa and listen in. We promise you it's relevant to the price of tea in China.

    • 24 min
    Cop an earful

    Cop an earful

    We all try to get along most of the time, but everyone needs some good insults up their sleeve, and there's nothing that adds insult to injury like an idiom. Join us for an ugly, mud-slinging instalment of the Expressionists. 

    • 21 min
    Legwork

    Legwork

    Humans have been walking upright for at least six million years, and that's more than enough time to come up with an idiom or two about Shank's pony. So take a hike with the Expressionists as they ramble along with walking idioms in this far from pedestrian episode. 

    • 20 min
    Always was, always will be

    Always was, always will be

    We're marking this January 26 by exploring and celebrating indigenous Australian languages and cultures. We speak to two knowledgable and passionate advocates for the revitalisation of these languages: Professor Jakelin Troy, author of The Sydney Language, and Daniel Browning, producer of ABC Radio National's Word Up podcast.

    • 29 min
    Kick-off

    Kick-off

    What better way to kick off a World Cup year than with an episode on idioms relating to the beautiful game? Join us to discover the surprising connections between soccer, literary style, the history of radio, and politics, in this special collaboration with By Association podcast.

    • 28 min
    Sneak peek: What's in a name?

    Sneak peek: What's in a name?

    In our first episode for 2018, we joined forces with James Parkinson of the excellent By Association podcast, to talk about idioms relating to the footiest of the footballs: soccer. In this sneak peek James gets the ball rolling by enlightening us on the origins and usage of the term 'soccer' itself. Listen now, then tune in to the full episode - out this Friday.

    • 5 min

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