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Episodes

Code red

11/30/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:25:46


Bonus: Blood Sweat and Tears

11/19/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:04:12


Potty mouths

11/16/2017
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You don't have to get up at sparrow's fart to make sure you don't piss your day away. Just celebrate World Toilet Day with us by listening to this loo-themed episode, featuring special guest, Mark Balla from We Can't Wait, along with all the shits and giggles you could desire. Visit expressionists.audio for show notes.

Duration: 00:37:49


Potty mouths

11/16/2017
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You don't have to get up at sparrow's fart to make sure you don't piss your day away. Just celebrate World Toilet Day with us by listening to this loo-themed episode, featuring special guest, Mark Balla from We Can't Wait, along with all the shits and giggles you could desire. Visit expressionists.audio for show notes.

Duration: 00:38:18


Horsing Around

11/2/2017
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The Melbourne Cup is famously "the race that stops the nation" so while everyone is paused we're here to talk about why there are so many horse-related idioms in the English language, and tell the stories of a few. We really think you should listen, but we're well aware that you can lead a horse to water....

Duration: 00:26:57


Mail order marriage

9/21/2017
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As ballots are arriving in mailboxes around the country, and Australians are going postal for marriage equality, we take a moment to talk about why everyone should have the right to tie the knot.

Duration: 00:33:49


Cats vs. dogs

9/7/2017
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We go to see a man about a dog... and a cat. Actually, there's no man, just four pet idioms. It gets a bit hairy. Why would you skin a cat and what does dog fur have to do with drinking anyway!? Listen in and all will be revealed.

Duration: 00:27:09


Considering caps and bees in bonnets

8/24/2017
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Do you have a bee in your bonnet? Perhaps you need to put your thinking cap on to get to the heart of the matter. This episode we take our hats off to idioms that feature headwear.

Duration: 00:19:19


All about the cock

8/10/2017
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Cocks feature in many English expressions and this week we consider three of them - cock and bull story, cock of the walk and to go off half cocked. One relates to to the remarkable history of domestic fowl, one to drunk coach drivers and one has nothing to do with birds at all. More here: http://expressionists.audio/2017/08/11/episode-7-all-about-the-cock/

Duration: 00:25:47


Put this in your cake hole

7/13/2017
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Baked goods have a special place in English expressions. In this episode, we find out if you can ever have your cake and eat it too, and ponder why we liken baby-making to bun-baking. Show notes here: http://expressionists.audio/2017/07/14/episode-5-put-this-in-your-cake-hole/

Duration: 00:18:26