Money for Old Rope

Money for Old Rope

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Ostensibly about Idioms
Arrogant Philosophers
Jun 12 • 45 min
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…
Forming a Guild
May 30 • 42 min
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…
Extra Bitter Beer
May 22 • 32 min
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…
Ancient Custard Races
May 15 • 42 min
Idioms: Through thick and thin Every cloud has a silver lining Fly off the handle Sponsored by: No one, but we got the attention of a celebrity on Twitter. Links: More chickens than people (I didn’t actually believe this one, that’ll teach me…) World…
Bulking Out Hufflepuff
May 1 • 41 min
Idioms: Don’t poke the bear Wet your whistle Flash in the pan Sponsored by: Links: South Park South Park Episode 300 (got it wrong, it’s actually 200 I was thinking of…) Jesus vs. Frosty (1992) Jesus vs. Santa (1995) South Park Pilot (1997) Vuvuzela Chris…
Aggressively Levelling Pokémon
Apr 24 • 40 min
Idioms: Fighting fire with fire Starter for ten Chew the rag/fat Sponsored by: That guy Links: Hybrid Mario flash game Pokémon Uranium Pokémon Sun and Moon Pokémon Release Date (1996!) Controlled burns Trench warfare Water Arson (inundationist!) King John…
Introducing Structured Anarchy
Apr 17 • 44 min
Idioms: On yer bike Tie the knot Pass the buck Sponsored by: Links: First Past the Post (not PR) Alternative Vote (not PR) Proportional representation MMP – AMS (my mistake) STV D’Hondt CGP Grey’s Video on FPTP (Worth the watch, as are the others, I…
Sam Demands Feedback
Apr 10 • 34 min
Idioms: Under the weather Not enough room to swing a cat No rest for the wicked Sponsored by: Keys! Links: Altered Carbon Bat Out of Hell WWF WWF WWF vs. WWF The Undertaker Tekken Wizard of Oz (1939 Film) Technicolor Doctor Who Daleks Daily Mail Cage the…
Socially Awkward Magicians
Apr 4 • 45 min
Idioms: The lion’s share It’s not rocket science On the cards Links: Hello Internet South Park – HUMANCENTiPAD 6 Days to Air Lion Bar Tate & Lyle Tate & Lyle lion East India Company Samson and the Lion Samson’s Riddle Serengeti Colonial England Aesop’s…
Frothy at the Mouthy
Mar 27 • 37 min
Idioms: Not to rain on your parade Thrown under the bus To keep tabs on Links: Eskimo words for snow Frozen – Let it Snow The Weather Girls – It’s Raining Men Presidents’ Day Queen’s Coronation Don’t rain on my Parade Barbra Streisand James VI (and I) Bob…
Effectively Swinging Duvets
Mar 21 • 42 min
Idioms: 1. An iron fist in a velvet glove 2. When life gives you lemons 3. Dibs Links: Jeremy Corbyn Michael Jackson Red Alert – Game Hard as nails Blackadder the Third Blackadder Millennium Dome Millennium Dome Blackadder Goes Fourth The Black Adder…
Gene Simmons’ Severed Head
Mar 13 • 39 min
Idioms: 1. Why the long face? 2. The proof is in the pudding 3. Between Scylla and Charybdis Links: Pearlescent paper Cilla Black (Born Cilla White!) Blind Date Pinocchio Office Space – Film M. Night Shyamalan Sarah Jessica Parker Ed Wood – Film Four…
Sucking on Lightbulbs
Mar 7 • 52 min
Idioms: 1. The best thing since sliced bread 2. Teaching your grandmother to suck eggs 3. At loggerheads 4. Third time’s the charm Links: Apple’s comeback story Warburtons White Bread Tommy used to work on the docks… Boy rushes up hill for bread (Hovis…
Surprise Parachute Rides
Feb 20 • 39 min
Idioms: 1. Shelling out 2. Ghost in the machine 3. Beat around the bush Links: A cut above the rest – Lovecraftian Guinea Pigs Five Euro note ripped up Storage heaters Shell suits Scarborough Whitby Atlantis Yam Island Solomon Islands Shells as currency…
Mashing the Classics
Feb 14 • 43 min
Idioms: 1. Pig in a poke 2. Face the music 3. The road to hell is paved with good intentions Links: Pacific Rim – Movie How it should have ended Nazgûl Fellbeast The Power – Naomi Alderman Origin of sinister Karl Marx Ronan Keating Gluten Intolerance…
Salt is Bitter Sugar
Feb 7 • 48 min
Idioms: 1. Shot point-blank 2. Cutting the mustard 3. Wait for the other shoe to drop 4. To collar someone Links: Porpoise Dolphin White-collar crime Blue-collar crime Priest collar Salt in coffee Salt in porridge Horse collar Captain Picard-esque seat…
Ace Flyswell’s Heroic Exploits
Jan 23 • 49 min
Idioms: 1. Crocodile tears 2. It takes two to tango 3. In hot water 4. Kangaroo court Links: Wallaby Joey (baby) Kangaroo boxing – Bonus David Attenborough Balancing on tail Quango Convicts in Australia A Stray Yankee in Texas Office space, jump to…