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Something Rhymes with Purple
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....
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 2,016 ratings
My treat of the week!
I look forward to this fascinating and friendly tour of the history of English words every week. Highly recommend it!
Carrie Lisa via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/11/20
Double Act
Thank you Susie and Gyles for creating this podcast. It really does bring me a lot of joy. I am learning something fascinating every time I listen. 🤔
Lakerach via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/16/20
Home, sweet hone
• Episode 76, “Vedettes”: In which a host wants to “hone in” on something.
(Gibberer) via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/16/20
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