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A podcast exploring how idioms connect us with the past and to each other.

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A podcast exploring how idioms connect us with the past and to each other.

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Rank #1: Tea ladies

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It's tea for two and two for tea on the last Expressionists episode for season 2. Yes, we're talking idioms relating to the world's most consumed beverage, so put the kettle on, pour yourself a comforting cuppa and listen in. We promise you it's relevant to the price of tea in China.
Mar 08 2018
24 mins
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Rank #2: Cop an earful

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We all try to get along most of the time, but everyone needs some good insults up their sleeve, and there's nothing that adds insult to injury like an idiom. Join us for an ugly, mud-slinging instalment of the Expressionists.
Feb 22 2018
21 mins
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Rank #3: Legwork

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Humans have been walking upright for at least six million years, and that's more than enough time to come up with an idiom or two about Shank's pony. So take a hike with the Expressionists as they ramble along with walking idioms in this far from pedestrian episode.
Feb 08 2018
20 mins
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Rank #4: Always was, always will be

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We're marking this January 26 by exploring and celebrating indigenous Australian languages and cultures. We speak to two knowledgable and passionate advocates for the revitalisation of these languages: Professor Jakelin Troy, author of The Sydney Language, and Daniel Browning, producer of ABC Radio National's Word Up podcast.
Jan 26 2018
29 mins
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Rank #5: Kick-off

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What better way to kick off a World Cup year than with an episode on idioms relating to the beautiful game? Join us to discover the surprising connections between soccer, literary style, the history of radio, and politics, in this special collaboration with By Association podcast.
Jan 11 2018
28 mins
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Rank #6: Sneak peek: What's in a name?

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In our first episode for 2018, we joined forces with James Parkinson of the excellent By Association podcast, to talk about idioms relating to the footiest of the footballs: soccer. In this sneak peek James gets the ball rolling by enlightening us on the origins and usage of the term 'soccer' itself. Listen now, then tune in to the full episode – out this Friday.
Jan 10 2018
5 mins
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Rank #7: Out with the old

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It's the end of 2017 already and, even though we're as shocked as the next guy, we'll take a cup o' kindness yet for good auld lang syne.  Listen to this episode full of New Year's idioms and bring life to your NYE party with an abundance of excellent facts.
Dec 28 2017
24 mins
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Rank #8: Silly season

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'Tis the season... to burn the midnight oil while putting up decorations, and to go cold turkey on moderation! And what better way to get into the swing of things than by learning about a couple of festive(-ish) idioms? Plus, we chat with our buddy Thom Calma about the spirit of giving.
Dec 14 2017
26 mins
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Rank #9: Code red

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On the rags, shark week, red wedding, surfing the crimson tide and who the hell is Aunt Flo? Why can't we just say menstruating!? In this episode we explore the weird world of period idioms.
Nov 30 2017
25 mins
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Rank #10: Bonus: Blood Sweat and Tears

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It’s not just teens who suffer from the lack of a toilet. We couldn't include the full interview with Mark Balla in Episode 12 but listen to this bonus story he told us about one primary school he visited without a toilet and why that meant a disruption to kids’ schooling once a month, every month.
Nov 19 2017
3 mins
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