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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 get your beautiful SRWP mug go to
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4.8 stars from 1,799 ratings
Love Gyles and Susie!
This podcast is so interesting and entertaining, both Gyles and Susie have a fab sense of humour coupled with their love of language and words makes this the perfect podcast for any fellow logiphiles out there
Baileybubs via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/12/20
Proudly Purple
Wotcher. Thank you so much for saving me from the zwoddery I was feeling, previous to the discovery of your podcast. I would also like to request that Gyles is never gagged, although masking must be permissable, as it is something we must all comply with. (Wry smile, shrug of shoulders) ...Read full review »
Badherdy via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/08/20
Gyles take a breath
I have always wondered about the origins of the names of roads, streets lanes and so forth and this podcast speaks to this fascination. Whilst I really enjoy listening to this podcast Gyles really need to stick to the advise his wife gave him to stop interrupting Susie - it’s very rude!!!
Ttttyyttrtttttyyfhajkskv via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/07/20
Recent Episodes
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Published 08/11/20
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Published 08/04/20
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Published 07/28/20
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