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The Idiom
The Idiom is a podcast that explores weird and wonderful idioms from Australia and around the world. Join host Rune Pedersen on a journey of cultural discovery through the quirky little phrases that pepper our everyday speech. We’ll chat with language professionals, cultural experts, and self-professed language nerds to find out how our words shape the world around us. So sit tight, bite the bullet, and jump on the bandwagon with The Idiom, produced by Think HQ CultureVerse and SBS Audio.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 37 ratings
Run it back for season 2!
I came across this podcast totally by accident. I am learning a new language and was searching for some podcasts to listen to on SBS Radio and stumbled across The Idiom. It’s one of my favorite podcasts. I always look forward to hearing a new episode. So much so, I replay an episode from time to...Read full review »
JHicks31 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/08/23
Funny and interesting
I’ve never thought so much about donkeys!
douglasgordon via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/29/23
It’s Interesting how culture and language are related. Learning language is not just memorizing words and use it . You also have to understand culture and background ! Thanks for sharing interesting topic and looking forward to listening next episode !
The Relief Unit via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/23/23
Recent Episodes
Published 08/02/23
Well, this is it. The last episode of The Idiom. It feels like we should talk about the biggest topic of all, the one we put off until the end (the real end). Death! There are oodles of idioms about death. From pushing up daisies to hitting a deadline, it seems our language is peppered with them....
Published 08/02/23
Here in Australia, we’ve been slowly getting better at talking about mental health. But it’s not the same story across all cultures. For many, discussion of mental fitness remains cloaked in idioms, or worse, silence.
Published 07/26/23
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