By Olivia Rosenman and Helen Rydstrand
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A podcast exploring how idioms connect us with the past and to each other.
||CleanKick-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 sur...||11 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSneak 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 relati...||9 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOut with the old||It's the end of 2017 already and, even though we're as shocked as the next guy, we'll take a cup o' kindness yet for good auld lang syne....||28 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSilly season||'Tis the season... to burn the midnight oil while putting up decorations, and to go cold turkey on moderation! And what better way to ge...||14 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCode red||On the rags, shark week, red wedding, surfing the crimson tide and who the hell is Aunt Flo? Why can't we just say menstruating!? In this...||30 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus: Blood Sweat and Tears||It’s not just teens who suffer from the lack of a toilet. We couldn't include the full interview with Mark Balla in Episode 12 but lis...||19 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPotty mouths||You don't have to get up at sparrow's fart to make sure you don't piss your day away. Just celebrate World Toilet Day with us by listenin...||16 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHorsing Around||The Melbourne Cup is famously "the race that stops the nation" so while everyone is paused we're here to talk about why there are so man...||2 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMail order marriage||As ballots are arriving in mailboxes around the country, and Australians are going postal for marriage equality, we take a moment to talk...||21 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCats vs. dogs||We go to see a man about a dog... and a cat. Actually, there's no man, just four pet idioms. It gets a bit hairy. Why would you skin a c...||7 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConsidering caps and bees in bonnets||Do you have a bee in your bonnet? Perhaps you need to put your thinking cap on to get to the heart of the matter. This episode we take ou...||24 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll about the cock||Cocks feature in many English expressions and this week we consider three of them - cock and bull story, cock of the walk and to go off...||10 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy did the chicken cross the line?||You might know part of the story behind 'the sky is falling', but what about 'drawing a line in the sand'? This episode explores how idio...||27 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPut this in your cake hole||Baked goods have a special place in English expressions. In this episode, we find out if you can ever have your cake and eat it too, and ...||13 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnd a bottle of rum||Do you know whether the sun is over the yard arm yet, or what it means to be three sheets to the wind? Join us as we cruise the high seas...||29 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHaters Gonna||We roast that old chestnut about the grandmother who sucks eggs. This episode features two well-worn phrases Olivia and Helen just hate....||15 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat a treat!||Here at the Expressionists we love eating and idioms just about equally. But what could 'putting your foot in it' and 'giving short shrif...||1 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWe come from a land downunder||Is there a roo loose in your top paddock or are you just flat out like a lizard drinking? We hit the ground running with a special antipo...||30 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
With these two intellectual giants at the microphone, this podcast was always going to be something special.
Smart as a Whip
These gals are on to something and I want more!
Hidden delights of language revealed!
A fantastic 20-ish minute journey into the English language with two charismatic word lovers: Olivia and Helen. Their straight-man vs. lunatic dualism lights the show on fire. Add this to your podcast diet ASAP!