Money for Old Rope

Money for Old Rope
Ostensibly about Idioms
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…
Fondant Fancy Wars
Jan 15 • 38 min
Idioms: 1. Horses for courses 2. Have your cake and eat it 3. Kicked from pillar to post Links: Gout Moon made of cheese Horses rest a leg Mermaids Ascot Racecourse Dressage Chester Racecourse (Roman harbour in history) Brexit French Fancies Red food…
Magic Sand Puddles
Jan 9 • 39 min
Idioms: 1. By hook or by crook 2. Da steppt der Bär 3. As happy as a sandboy 4. Up to snuff Links: Wild haggis Razor clam Where do labradors come from? The Old Curiosity Shop War of the Roses House of York Rose House of Lancaster Rose Snuff Snus Obols on…
Minerally Adequate
Dec 19, 2017 • 50 min
Idioms: 1. Working like a Trojan 2. Mutton dressed as lamb 3. I’ve got a bridge to sell you 4. Hope springs eternal Links: Trojan Horse Decimate (Roman) Mythological Troy Helen of Troy in Simpsons Captain America Regionalised List Captain America in…
Mr Sponge’s Second Chance
Dec 6, 2017 • 44 min
Idioms: 1. They followed the muck cart 2. Batshit crazy 3. Once bitten, twice shy Links: News of the World Basset Hound Bloodhound Harry King Round the Twist Nonsense phrases Pasty Cline Saxondale Misused Memes Occam’s razor Jammie Dodgers Arrested…
Committing Multi-murder
Nov 29, 2017 • 50 min
Idioms: 1. Shiver my timbers 2. A leopard can’t change its spots 3. Salt of the earth Links: Cleave him to the brisket Peter Pan Keelhauling Buffy the Vampire Slayer Twilight Zone – Gremlin Every cell in body changing Telomere 27543 Just So Stories Bad…
Stub – Thanks and Feedback
Nov 23, 2017 • 3 min
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Bob’s Money Skull
Nov 16, 2017 • 62 min
Idioms: 1. Pay through the nose 2. Hanging by a thread 3. Bob’s your uncle Links: Tramadol Brains removed in Egypt(?) Canopic jar Strawberry laces Jackass Fight out of a paper bag Ignaz Semmelweis (Washing hands) Fastest surgery NHS Maggots Blue bottle…
Curling Hooliganism
Nov 9, 2017 • 54 min
Idioms: 1. Buy the farm 2. Throwing smoke 3. Hell in a handbasket 4. I’ll eat my hat Links: Paradise Papers Paddy field Logan’s Run Pirate body worth Universe rubber band theory (Big Crunch) Spreading incense in churches Mario Tennis Super Mario Strikers…
Sentimental Carex Bottles
Nov 2, 2017 • 40 min
Idioms: 1. Know your onions 2. To a tee/tea/t 3. Rest on one’s laurels Links: Batman: The Brave and the Bold Aquaman C. T. Onions OED Changing names in UK London Underground map Carex History of golf Colour television inventor Inception noise Curling tee…
Taxidermy Build-a-bear
Oct 25, 2017 • 46 min
Idioms: 1. Too many cooks spoil the broth 2. Curry favour 3. Eating your own dog food 4. Come a cropper Links: Espresso Martini (Drink Responsibly) Uberman Big Train The Mythical Man-Month Jar Jar Binks is Snoke Methuselah Elizabeth I Daniel Craig in Star…
Drinking Pig’s Ears
Oct 19, 2017 • 35 min
Idioms: 1. On tenterhooks 2. Make a pig’s ear of (something) 3. Throw a spanner in the works Links: Our Twitter Our Instagram Deborah’s Instagram Deborah’s Twitter Sam’s Twitter Ben’s Twitter Terence’s Twitter Terence’s Instagram Terence’s Website Email
Hedgehogs with Hammers
Oct 12, 2017 • 47 min
Idioms: 1. Penny for your thoughts 2. Thick as thieves 3. Letting the cat out of the bag Links: Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Our Twitter Our Instagram Deborah’s Instagram Deborah’s Twitter Sam’s Twitter Ben’s Twitter Terence’s Twitter Terence’s…
Lovecraftian Guinea Pigs
Oct 5, 2017 • 48 min
Idioms: 1. Swear down 2. A cut above the rest 3. Not a sausage Links: Lovecraft Our Twitter Our Instagram Deborah’s Instagram Deborah’s Twitter Sam’s Twitter Ben’s Twitter Terence’s Twitter Terence’s Instagram Terence’s Website
Smug Banana Guards
Sep 27, 2017 • 59 min
Idioms: 1. To rob Peter to pay Paul 2. The real McCoy 3. Storm in a teacup 4. A hot potato Links: Deborah Simms Real Tomacco Plant Instagram Smug Face Our Twitter Our Instagram Deborah’s Instagram Deborah’s Twitter Sam’s Twitter Ben’s Twitter
Fly Fishing in Eye Juice
Sep 21, 2017 • 54 min
Idioms: 1. Can of worms 2. The whole nine yards 3. To put your nose out of joint
Waving at Buses
Sep 13, 2017 • 43 min
Idioms: 1. Tickle your fancy 2. To send someone to Coventry 3. Hell for leather
Planet of the Catarrhines
Aug 1, 2017 • 53 min
Idioms: 1. Blood from a Stone 2. Milking it for all its/it’s worth 3. Jump the Gun
Three Wiselads
Jul 23, 2017 • 53 min
Idioms: 1. Playing the Devil’s Advocate 2. Daft as a Brush 3. Shitfaced…
Podcasters on Parade
Jul 12, 2017 • 71 min
Idioms: 1. From Rags to Riches 2. An Elephant Never Forgets 3. Get your goat up
Doctor Green on Free Parking
Jul 12, 2017 • 62 min
Idioms: 1. The pot calling the kettle black 2. Chill “them” beans 3. When in Rome
Magnetic Northeners
Jul 12, 2017 • 65 min
Idioms: 1. Raining Cats and Dogs 2. Long in the tooth 3. Speak of the devil
Rock Paper Incisors
Jul 12, 2017 • 76 min
Idioms: 1. To cut one’s teeth 2. To make ends meet 3. A bird in the hand
Recipe for Disaster
Jul 12, 2017 • 76 min
Idioms: 1. How long is a piece of string 2. Cock of the walk 3. More than one way to skin a cat
Bringing Hairy Back
Jul 12, 2017 • 74 min
Idioms: 1. When things go haywire 2. Wet behind the ears 3. Be there with bells on
Podcastiest Podcast
Jul 12, 2017 • 76 min
Idioms: 1. A list as long as your arm 2. Splitting hairs 3. Like a bat out of hell