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Introducing... The Fault Line: Bush, Blair and Iraq

Something Rhymes with Purple

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  • 7 months ago
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Hi Something Rhymes With Purple fans, we've made a show we think you'll like....On September 11th 2001, as he faced incalculable losses after the terrorist attacks that day, President George W Bush made a call to his greatest international ally: British Prime Minister Tony Blair. 18 months later, Bush and Blair led a coalition into a war that went horribly wrong. David Dimbleby, one of the BBC’s best known news hosts and reporters, takes us back to those crucial 18 months. Talking to prime ministers, politicians, spies and weapons inspectors he asks how and why we came to invade Iraq. And as we experience an era of lies and mistrust - did the events of 17 years ago set the stage for the world we live in now?This is a Somethin' Else production.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Hot Beef!

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  • 37:27

“It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question” Eugene IonescoHopefully he’s only half right… but this week we are entirely in your hands and answering your enlightening questions that have been coming into the inbox in recent weeks. In this correspondence special Susie and Gyles are tackling migraines with essential oils, finding out how chickens keep sneaking into phrases, and wondering who in the heavens was Betsy? Susie makes the ineffable effable and the whole thing 'pans out' to be pretty ‘decent’. Plus HOT BEEF will become your new favourite expression.A Somethin’ Else productionSusie’s trio:Thermopot - a lover of hot drinksPollicitation - an offer made but not yet acceptedLanspresado - the person who turns up in the pub having “accidentally” forgotten their walletIf you want to get in touch with Gyles and Susie then please email purple@somethinelse.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Cackleberry

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  • 7 months ago
  • 35:14

Atten-SHUN! Lace up your boots and join Privates Dent and Brandreth as we take a linguistic yomp through the world of army slang. Wearing their canteen medals with pride, Gyles and Susie travel from Civvie Street to the mess, breaking bread with a sky pilot, a fetch, and a fobbit, before donning their crap hats, taking advantage of a desert lily and heading off to their doss bags feeling utterly chinstrapped.A Somethin' Else productionEmail Gyles and Susie via purple@somethinelse.comSusie's trio:Betwattled - confused or bewilderedHopper-arsed - having large buttocksLobcock - a dull, sluggish person  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Katzenjammer

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  • 6 months ago
  • 44:08

According to the great philosophers Heraclitus and Gyles Brandreth, “change is the only constant”. After an absolute Katzenjammer of a week for Susie we focus on change of all kinds, from the shifting seasons to what defines the ‘new normal’. As we Fall into Autumn, we find out why sozzled cads are bonking less and, avoiding the treadmill, we pour a large cuddle-me-buff, to embrace the hygge and snudge our way through the dreich conditions.Elsewhere Gyles picks three of his favourite words from Susie’s new book for our weekly trio and a very special guest delivers a word perfect Wordsworth rendition in honour of National Poetry Day.A Somethin’ Else production.If you have a question for Gyles and Susie then email purple@somethinelse.com.Gyles’ Trio:Hibernacle - a winter retreatZhuzh - to make more exciting or attractive; add a certain je ne sais quoiPerendinate - to put off until the day after tomorrow  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Snickerdoodle

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  • 6 months ago
  • 42:44

P-p-p-p-p-ick up a podcast… and join us as we spill the tea (both figuratively and literally) and get busy dunking biscuits into our brew. From the Wagon Wheel to the Jammie Dodger, Susie and Gyles unpick the fascinating stories behind the names of our favourite twice-baked treats, as well as finding a little time to reveal their desert island biscuits… and quite how many they can eat in one sitting. There’s lots to digest as we learn about hobnobbing Italian Generals rubbing shoulders with flightless birds in a nice French town. And Susie reveals why she steers clear of candles on a first date… Later in the programme Gyles has a poem to get us through the darker days, Susie has her timely trio, and we get the chance to answer your myriad of questions including ones about jiffles and strops. A Somethin’ Else production.Susie’s trio:Bitching the pot - pouring the teaGwick - to make a loud swallowing noiseOmnistrain - the stress of trying to cope with everything in life  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.