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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 2,558 ratings
These used to be uploaded on a Tuesday. But last week’s - the 8th - didn’t appear until this week. And this week’s - the 15th - haven’t been uploaded yet. What’s going on. I need my Tuesday fix of Susie and Gyles!
Mrs Incredible via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/16/21
Excruciating French accent
Suzie, you aren't French, so please stop speaking it with a horribly thick fake accent. And stop being overly careful about political correctness as it makes you look like apologists. Otherwise, well-researched and presented.Read full review »
LotusBlueTwo via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/24/21
An Absolute Delight
One of the rare joys of being a completist is finding a collection which one not only needs to consume, but which one also WANTS to consume in its entirety. Something Rhymes With Purple is such a find. At this writing I am 23 episodes in, with 87 still ahead of me. I feel positively wealthy.
Rick Bates via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/13/21
Recent Episodes
Good day Purple People, we hope you’re all enjoying some summer sun and using your umbrellas the old fashioned way as we dive, this week, into the weird and wonderfully wordy world of James Joyce! Whether you’ve read Ulysses, are feeling particularly uxorious or are listening while peloothered,...
Published 06/07/21
The purple postman has arrived ready for a full episode of your correspondence. Today we’ll delve into the tweets, letters and emails from you all to discover what ‘clockwise’ was before the invention of clocks, the turbulent tale of the word ‘manufactory’ and Gyles shares many an anecdote of a...
Published 05/31/21
Today we are getting all in a tangle (and we will be entertaining the 8 legged type that has fittingly titled today’s episode) as we dive into the devilish world of plurals in the English language. We will watch our one foot transform into two feet, see a solitary goose find some friends and...
Published 05/25/21
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