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A podcast about idioms, featuring various Mancunians with a general disdain for everything outside of Manchester.

Latest Episodes

MythBusters Did It!

Adam and Terence lack a cat… Idioms: A rolling stone gathers no moss Bless their little cotton socks Alternative names: Super Magic Sparkle Pen Ideas for other Podcasts Seductive Paper Dance The Night Clouds are Forming Terence Reads Latin A Jewel of a Podcast Links: Final Space (TV Series 2018– ) – IMDb Adventure Time’s Finale is the Beginning of Something New Deuteronomy 22:11 Do not wear clothes of wool and linen woven together. MythBusters – Wikipedia YouTube – MythBusters in the rain White Rabbit Project (TV Series 2016) – IMDb Parks and Recreation (TV Series 2009–2015) – IMDb Making It (TV Series 2018– ) – IMDb Jim Henson – Wikipedia YouTube – ERB, just including this for how great it is. Nomad (comics) – Wikipedia Kuala Lumpur – Wikipedia American Revolutionary War – Wikipedia YouTube – Another great song! The League of Gentlemen – Wikipedia George Cotton – Wikipedia Ganges – Wikipedia Accidental Tech Podcast Hello Internet No Such Thing as a Fish – Wikip...

37 min2018 SEP 12
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MythBusters Did It!

The ASMR One

Adam and Terence listen to a cat. Idioms: The cat’s pyjamas Chance your arm Play a blinder (sort of) Alternative names: Licking Wendy Houses Tastless Rubbery Eggs Interesting Buttery Friend Yellow Silk PJs All Bacon Fry-up Odd But Accurate Links: Autonomous sensory meridian response – Wikipedia Prohibition in the United States – Wikipedia Donald Trump – Wikipedia Meowth – Wikipedia Rudyard Kipling – Wikipedia YouTube – Everybody Wants to be a cat Absinthe – Wikipedia Darjeeling – Wikipedia 10 of the Most Dangerous Airports in the World Tad Dorgan – Wikipedia Yes! We Have No Bananas – Wikipedia Dancing plague of 1518 – Wikipedia George Cross – Wikipedia St Patrick’s Cathedral Final Space (TV Series 2018– ) – IMDb Disenchantment (TV Series 2018– ) – IMDb YouTube – The Robot Hell Song John DiMaggio – Wikipedia Arrested Development (TV Series 2003– ) – IMDb Media and contact: Our Twitter Our Instagram Lucy’s Instagram Deborah’s Instagram Deborah’s Twitter Sam’s...

45 min2018 AUG 30
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The ASMR One

The Queen’s Glass Eyes

Adam and Terence listen to Deborah’s cough, entirely self-inflicted. Idioms: Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth Fit as a fiddle All the world’s a stage Alternative names: Melting from the face American inner monologue Socks is great Shiny Shiny House Deborah’s cough Links: YouTube– Queen’s guard Just William – Wikipedia Dennis the Menace (U.S. comics) – Wikipedia Dennis the Menace and Gnasher – Wikipedia Walter Matthau – Wikipedia Gold leaf – Wikipedia Joey (TV series) – Wikipedia Pearl & Dean – Wikipedia YouTube – Simpsons Ape Song Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Wikipedia Lindsey Stirling – Wikipedia Ronald Reagan – Wikipedia Big Brother (UK TV series) – Wikipedia William Shakespeare – Wikipedia Y Tho | Know Your Meme Cold War – Wikipedia Media and contact: Our Twitter Our Instagram Lucy’s Instagram Deborah’s Instagram Deborah’s Twitter Sam’s Twitter Ben’s Twitter Terence’s Twitter Terence’s Instagram Terence’s Website Email

44 min2018 AUG 15
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The Queen’s Glass Eyes

Jelly Boat Universe

Adam, Deborah and Terence are together for the first time ever! We mainly talk nonsense… Idioms: Lead someone down the garden path Take it with a grain of salt Push the boat out Alternative names: Scurvy’s the one I wanted Space Pirate… Ghost Champagne Jelly Boats Greasy Idioms Barely Remembered Degrees Tez the Cabin Boy 72 Ingredients Links: The Office (U.S. TV series) – Wikipedia List of ancient Egyptian dynasties – Wikipedia List of ancient Egyptian dynasties – Wikipedia Sean Bean – IMDb Garden-path sentence – Wikipedia Geocentric model – Wikipedia Heliocentrism – Wikipedia North–South divide – Wikipedia Face of Boe – Wikipedia Little Women – Wikipedia The Secret Garden – Wikipedia The Railway Children – Wikipedia Jurassic Park – Wikipedia David Attenborough – Wikipedia Richard Attenborough – Wikipedia Edwardian era – Wikipedia THE ADAM BUXTON PODCAST on acast Call Me Kevin – YouTube Hello Internet Jeremy Hunt – Wikipedia Nicolas Cage – Wikipedia skeptic | ...

44 min2018 JUL 25
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Jelly Boat Universe

Conscientiously Objecting Pigeons

Adam, Terence and Lucy take on underwear… we’re also extremely ignorant about American sports! Idioms: Cut and run Mum’s the word Don’t get your knickers in a twist Alternative names: Drive-by Podcasting Our bad history Idiomatic Verb Phrases Let’s Twist Again Smokey Ghosts Knicked my Bocks Links: Lavalier microphone Pirates of the Caribbean Johnny Depp Disney Sheriff of Nottingham How it’s made – Newspaper Dennis Skinner Oliver Twist Blackadder Assassin’s Creed Elizabeth I (bit out on the date… again…) Vietnam War Iraq War Brexit (such a horrible word) David Cameron – whistling Monty Python And Now for Something Completely Different Anime bloody nose trope Royston Vasey Corned Beef Homing Pigeon Kibosh Vaudeville Heelys Return to Oz The Craft New York Knickerbockers Knickerbocker glory New York Knicks (also Knickerbockers, but basketball, a bit dull) Google Books Train from Katanga Mills & Boon Geordie Racer Stottie cake Pasty barm Harmen Jansen Knickerbocker Washington ...

41 min2018 JUL 17
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Conscientiously Objecting Pigeons

Super Hairy Leg Time

Adam, Lucy and Deborah talk about the heat, again, and we also get into Terence’s hairy legs! Idioms: That old chestnut Don’t cut your nose off to spite your face Spinning a yarn Alternative names: Elongated Film Chat Peter Molyneux Sucks Floating Babies Links: Fable (2004 video game) – Wikipedia(great game) Peter Molyneux – Wikipedia Jack and the Beanstalk – Wikipedia Lionhead Studios – Wikipedia Bullfrog Productions – Wikipedia Theme Hospital – Wikipedia Theme Park World – Wikipedia Dungeon Keeper – Wikipedia Dungeon Keeper 2 – Wikipedia(one of the best games ever) Godus – Wikipedia Curiosity – What’s Inside the Cube? – Wikipedia Can Xerox be used as a synonym for photocopy? – Quora Hoover vs. vacuum – Grammarist Velcro –Hook-and-loop fastener – Wikipedia Austin Powers – Wikipedia Goldmember – Wikipedia Hokusai – Wikipedia The Great Wave off Kanagawa – Wikipedia (Pokemon edition)The Great Wave Off Kanto by missypena on DeviantArt Photorealism – Wikipedia Th...

41 min2018 JUL 11
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Super Hairy Leg Time

Rudderless Gawping

Adam, Sam and Terence try to talk sensibly, despite the heat… Idioms: Never the Twain Shall Meet Navel Gazing Get off Scot Free Media and contact: Our Twitter Our Instagram Lucy’s Instagram Deborah’s Instagram Deborah’s Twitter Sam’s Twitter Ben’s Twitter Terence’s Twitter Terence’s Instagram Terence’s Website Email

47 min2018 JUN 27
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Rudderless Gawping

Arrogant Philosophers

Idioms: Make hay while the sun shines The full monty Hobson’s choice Sponsored by: A change in podcast editing workflow. Rejected titles: Photoshopping yawns All Philosophers are Arrogant We Philosopher Kings Debs’ Old English The Suneth Shineth I’m not mad! Links: Sophie’s Choice (it was also a book…) First past the post (again, feels like I’ve linked this before.) Plato Aristotle Plato’s Republic Ties in decline UK Summer British dialects Heinzhound Robert Carlyle Stargate Universe (boo) Battlestar Galactica Mr. Bean The Full Monty – Film Montezuma(specifically the second one) Hernán Cortés Civilization – Game series (so good) Embiggen Field Marshal Montgomery Monte card game Old maid Shebang How 2 (I’d completely forgot it was Carol Vorderman…) Interrobang Why three busses come at once Blue Peter badges Unfiltered – James O’Brien The Louvre Media and contact: Our Twitter Our Instagram Lucy’s Instagram Deborah’s Instagram Deborah’s Twitter Sam’s Twitter Ben’s T...

45 min2018 JUN 13
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Arrogant Philosophers

Forming a Guild

Idioms: Tin foil hat Got their comeuppance At sixes and sevens Sponsored by: Bank holidays. Links: Muppets Tonight Number 9 – Futurama Into the Wild Green Yonder New Matt Groening Show Roswell Area 51 The X-Files Wild West Red Dwarf Westworld Tin foil formally tin How they make tinfoil Better Call Saul Philip K. Dick H. G. Wells UNESCO World Wildlife Fund British Humanist Association British Eugenics Society Brave New World (fantastic book!) The Doors of Perception Bush Did 9/11 Chemtrails Cloud seeding Water testing planes UK Cabinet Split Cockney rhyming slang 12 Angry Men (first watched this in school, didn’t appreciate it) A Few Good Men Bottle episode Editing in films discussion City of London Livery Companies Ancient Guilds Livery Terry Pratchett Guilds Stonecutters Tim Berners-Lee Bill Gates Guild Wars (never played) World of Warcraft (played this too much)

42 min2018 MAY 30
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Forming a Guild

Extra Bitter Beer

Idioms: Turn on a sixpence Cut someone some slack Full tilt Sponsored by: Injured limbs. Links: Sixpence Usain Bolt Tron Lightbikes (Light cycle!) Pivot! Charles Dickens Back to the Future Back to the Future Almanac All the Year Round periodical Dressage Rube Goldberg machine Honda Advert House of Commons – Sixpence House of Commons – Dime Aloe Cooperage Bugsy Malone Naruto running The Incredible Crash Dummies Crash test dummies TV Taxidermy Tilting in poker MOBA (Feel like we were a bit far off) League of Legends Dota Dota2 Heroes of the Storm Heroes of Newerth Tilting in esports (an art?) Jousting Warcraft III (such a great game, Ben’s great at it) Fight over Dota Name Rejected titles: We’re all injured We’re not mechanics Dimes, Daims, and Dames Wanging with Sticks The Podcast Almanac Media and contact: Our Twitter Our Instagram Lucy’s Instagram Deborah’s Instagr

32 min2018 MAY 22
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Extra Bitter Beer

Latest Episodes

MythBusters Did It!

Adam and Terence lack a cat… Idioms: A rolling stone gathers no moss Bless their little cotton socks Alternative names: Super Magic Sparkle Pen Ideas for other Podcasts Seductive Paper Dance The Night Clouds are Forming Terence Reads Latin A Jewel of a Podcast Links: Final Space (TV Series 2018– ) – IMDb Adventure Time’s Finale is the Beginning of Something New Deuteronomy 22:11 Do not wear clothes of wool and linen woven together. MythBusters – Wikipedia YouTube – MythBusters in the rain White Rabbit Project (TV Series 2016) – IMDb Parks and Recreation (TV Series 2009–2015) – IMDb Making It (TV Series 2018– ) – IMDb Jim Henson – Wikipedia YouTube – ERB, just including this for how great it is. Nomad (comics) – Wikipedia Kuala Lumpur – Wikipedia American Revolutionary War – Wikipedia YouTube – Another great song! The League of Gentlemen – Wikipedia George Cotton – Wikipedia Ganges – Wikipedia Accidental Tech Podcast Hello Internet No Such Thing as a Fish – Wikip...

37 min2018 SEP 12
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MythBusters Did It!

The ASMR One

Adam and Terence listen to a cat. Idioms: The cat’s pyjamas Chance your arm Play a blinder (sort of) Alternative names: Licking Wendy Houses Tastless Rubbery Eggs Interesting Buttery Friend Yellow Silk PJs All Bacon Fry-up Odd But Accurate Links: Autonomous sensory meridian response – Wikipedia Prohibition in the United States – Wikipedia Donald Trump – Wikipedia Meowth – Wikipedia Rudyard Kipling – Wikipedia YouTube – Everybody Wants to be a cat Absinthe – Wikipedia Darjeeling – Wikipedia 10 of the Most Dangerous Airports in the World Tad Dorgan – Wikipedia Yes! We Have No Bananas – Wikipedia Dancing plague of 1518 – Wikipedia George Cross – Wikipedia St Patrick’s Cathedral Final Space (TV Series 2018– ) – IMDb Disenchantment (TV Series 2018– ) – IMDb YouTube – The Robot Hell Song John DiMaggio – Wikipedia Arrested Development (TV Series 2003– ) – IMDb Media and contact: Our Twitter Our Instagram Lucy’s Instagram Deborah’s Instagram Deborah’s Twitter Sam’s...

45 min2018 AUG 30
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The ASMR One

The Queen’s Glass Eyes

Adam and Terence listen to Deborah’s cough, entirely self-inflicted. Idioms: Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth Fit as a fiddle All the world’s a stage Alternative names: Melting from the face American inner monologue Socks is great Shiny Shiny House Deborah’s cough Links: YouTube– Queen’s guard Just William – Wikipedia Dennis the Menace (U.S. comics) – Wikipedia Dennis the Menace and Gnasher – Wikipedia Walter Matthau – Wikipedia Gold leaf – Wikipedia Joey (TV series) – Wikipedia Pearl & Dean – Wikipedia YouTube – Simpsons Ape Song Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Wikipedia Lindsey Stirling – Wikipedia Ronald Reagan – Wikipedia Big Brother (UK TV series) – Wikipedia William Shakespeare – Wikipedia Y Tho | Know Your Meme Cold War – Wikipedia Media and contact: Our Twitter Our Instagram Lucy’s Instagram Deborah’s Instagram Deborah’s Twitter Sam’s Twitter Ben’s Twitter Terence’s Twitter Terence’s Instagram Terence’s Website Email

44 min2018 AUG 15
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The Queen’s Glass Eyes

Jelly Boat Universe

Adam, Deborah and Terence are together for the first time ever! We mainly talk nonsense… Idioms: Lead someone down the garden path Take it with a grain of salt Push the boat out Alternative names: Scurvy’s the one I wanted Space Pirate… Ghost Champagne Jelly Boats Greasy Idioms Barely Remembered Degrees Tez the Cabin Boy 72 Ingredients Links: The Office (U.S. TV series) – Wikipedia List of ancient Egyptian dynasties – Wikipedia List of ancient Egyptian dynasties – Wikipedia Sean Bean – IMDb Garden-path sentence – Wikipedia Geocentric model – Wikipedia Heliocentrism – Wikipedia North–South divide – Wikipedia Face of Boe – Wikipedia Little Women – Wikipedia The Secret Garden – Wikipedia The Railway Children – Wikipedia Jurassic Park – Wikipedia David Attenborough – Wikipedia Richard Attenborough – Wikipedia Edwardian era – Wikipedia THE ADAM BUXTON PODCAST on acast Call Me Kevin – YouTube Hello Internet Jeremy Hunt – Wikipedia Nicolas Cage – Wikipedia skeptic | ...

44 min2018 JUL 25
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Jelly Boat Universe

Conscientiously Objecting Pigeons

Adam, Terence and Lucy take on underwear… we’re also extremely ignorant about American sports! Idioms: Cut and run Mum’s the word Don’t get your knickers in a twist Alternative names: Drive-by Podcasting Our bad history Idiomatic Verb Phrases Let’s Twist Again Smokey Ghosts Knicked my Bocks Links: Lavalier microphone Pirates of the Caribbean Johnny Depp Disney Sheriff of Nottingham How it’s made – Newspaper Dennis Skinner Oliver Twist Blackadder Assassin’s Creed Elizabeth I (bit out on the date… again…) Vietnam War Iraq War Brexit (such a horrible word) David Cameron – whistling Monty Python And Now for Something Completely Different Anime bloody nose trope Royston Vasey Corned Beef Homing Pigeon Kibosh Vaudeville Heelys Return to Oz The Craft New York Knickerbockers Knickerbocker glory New York Knicks (also Knickerbockers, but basketball, a bit dull) Google Books Train from Katanga Mills & Boon Geordie Racer Stottie cake Pasty barm Harmen Jansen Knickerbocker Washington ...

41 min2018 JUL 17
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Conscientiously Objecting Pigeons

Super Hairy Leg Time

Adam, Lucy and Deborah talk about the heat, again, and we also get into Terence’s hairy legs! Idioms: That old chestnut Don’t cut your nose off to spite your face Spinning a yarn Alternative names: Elongated Film Chat Peter Molyneux Sucks Floating Babies Links: Fable (2004 video game) – Wikipedia(great game) Peter Molyneux – Wikipedia Jack and the Beanstalk – Wikipedia Lionhead Studios – Wikipedia Bullfrog Productions – Wikipedia Theme Hospital – Wikipedia Theme Park World – Wikipedia Dungeon Keeper – Wikipedia Dungeon Keeper 2 – Wikipedia(one of the best games ever) Godus – Wikipedia Curiosity – What’s Inside the Cube? – Wikipedia Can Xerox be used as a synonym for photocopy? – Quora Hoover vs. vacuum – Grammarist Velcro –Hook-and-loop fastener – Wikipedia Austin Powers – Wikipedia Goldmember – Wikipedia Hokusai – Wikipedia The Great Wave off Kanagawa – Wikipedia (Pokemon edition)The Great Wave Off Kanto by missypena on DeviantArt Photorealism – Wikipedia Th...

41 min2018 JUL 11
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Super Hairy Leg Time

Rudderless Gawping

Adam, Sam and Terence try to talk sensibly, despite the heat… Idioms: Never the Twain Shall Meet Navel Gazing Get off Scot Free Media and contact: Our Twitter Our Instagram Lucy’s Instagram Deborah’s Instagram Deborah’s Twitter Sam’s Twitter Ben’s Twitter Terence’s Twitter Terence’s Instagram Terence’s Website Email

47 min2018 JUN 27
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Rudderless Gawping

Arrogant Philosophers

Idioms: Make hay while the sun shines The full monty Hobson’s choice Sponsored by: A change in podcast editing workflow. Rejected titles: Photoshopping yawns All Philosophers are Arrogant We Philosopher Kings Debs’ Old English The Suneth Shineth I’m not mad! Links: Sophie’s Choice (it was also a book…) First past the post (again, feels like I’ve linked this before.) Plato Aristotle Plato’s Republic Ties in decline UK Summer British dialects Heinzhound Robert Carlyle Stargate Universe (boo) Battlestar Galactica Mr. Bean The Full Monty – Film Montezuma(specifically the second one) Hernán Cortés Civilization – Game series (so good) Embiggen Field Marshal Montgomery Monte card game Old maid Shebang How 2 (I’d completely forgot it was Carol Vorderman…) Interrobang Why three busses come at once Blue Peter badges Unfiltered – James O’Brien The Louvre Media and contact: Our Twitter Our Instagram Lucy’s Instagram Deborah’s Instagram Deborah’s Twitter Sam’s Twitter Ben’s T...

45 min2018 JUN 13
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Arrogant Philosophers

Forming a Guild

Idioms: Tin foil hat Got their comeuppance At sixes and sevens Sponsored by: Bank holidays. Links: Muppets Tonight Number 9 – Futurama Into the Wild Green Yonder New Matt Groening Show Roswell Area 51 The X-Files Wild West Red Dwarf Westworld Tin foil formally tin How they make tinfoil Better Call Saul Philip K. Dick H. G. Wells UNESCO World Wildlife Fund British Humanist Association British Eugenics Society Brave New World (fantastic book!) The Doors of Perception Bush Did 9/11 Chemtrails Cloud seeding Water testing planes UK Cabinet Split Cockney rhyming slang 12 Angry Men (first watched this in school, didn’t appreciate it) A Few Good Men Bottle episode Editing in films discussion City of London Livery Companies Ancient Guilds Livery Terry Pratchett Guilds Stonecutters Tim Berners-Lee Bill Gates Guild Wars (never played) World of Warcraft (played this too much)

42 min2018 MAY 30
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Forming a Guild

Extra Bitter Beer

Idioms: Turn on a sixpence Cut someone some slack Full tilt Sponsored by: Injured limbs. Links: Sixpence Usain Bolt Tron Lightbikes (Light cycle!) Pivot! Charles Dickens Back to the Future Back to the Future Almanac All the Year Round periodical Dressage Rube Goldberg machine Honda Advert House of Commons – Sixpence House of Commons – Dime Aloe Cooperage Bugsy Malone Naruto running The Incredible Crash Dummies Crash test dummies TV Taxidermy Tilting in poker MOBA (Feel like we were a bit far off) League of Legends Dota Dota2 Heroes of the Storm Heroes of Newerth Tilting in esports (an art?) Jousting Warcraft III (such a great game, Ben’s great at it) Fight over Dota Name Rejected titles: We’re all injured We’re not mechanics Dimes, Daims, and Dames Wanging with Sticks The Podcast Almanac Media and contact: Our Twitter Our Instagram Lucy’s Instagram Deborah’s Instagr

32 min2018 MAY 22
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Extra Bitter Beer
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