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Something Rhymes with Purple
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.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 1,017 ratings
Susie and Giles are a wonderful duo to listen to, they work together so well. These episodes flow like a pub conversation -an easy listen and a gentle pace, but they are packed full of little titbits that I desperately try to remember if only to bamboozle my friends with during the week. Addictive.
AndrewMartinUK via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/19/19
Don’t eff with Susie Dent! Gyles always interrupts Susie. Great show!
Not Wallace, but, alas, a Wm via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/15/19
Love it!
I recently discovered this podcast and I’m currently halfway through binging on it during my daily commute. Fun, frivolous and wonderfully educational. Gyles and Susie have a great dynamic and you can almost ‘hear’ Susie’s light-hearted eye-rolling...
Ed_U_1 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/14/19
Recent Episodes
Today we’re practicing the toilet arts and taking a trip through the language of beauty. We cover up our mouse-marks and grog-blossoms with lashings of ham-fat, bicker over our bikinis, and debate whether being buxom is an upstairs or a downstairs issue. Gyles also reveals his 'Tommy Two-ways...
Published 11/19/19
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Published 11/12/19
Today we’re shaking a leg. We’ve already talked about the language of the body from the head to the chest. Now we’re going down below. For information regarding your data privacy, visit
Published 11/05/19
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