Episode 20 – Tea ladies

It’s tea for two and two for tea on the last Expressionists episode for season 2. Yes, we’re talking idioms relating to the world’s most consumed beverage, so put the kettle on, pour yourself a comforting cuppa and listen in. We promise you it’s relevant to the price of tea in China.

Episode 19 – Cop an earful

We all try to get along most of the time, but everyone needs some good insults up their sleeve, and there’s nothing that adds insult to injury like an idiom. Join us for an ugly, mud-slinging instalment of the Expressionists.

Episode 18 – Legwork

Humans have been walking upright for at least six million years, and that’s more than enough time to come up with an idiom or two about Shanks’ pony. So take a hike with the Expressionists as they ramble with walking idioms in this far from pedestrian episode.

Episode 17 – Always was, always will be

January 26 is Australia Day – a day also known as Invasion Day, or Survival Day, to Australia’s First Nations peoples and their allies. We mark this day with a special episode exploring the languages of indigenous Australia, and featuring the voices of two expert guests: Professor Jakelin Troy from the University of Sydney, and ABC Radio National’s Daniel Browning.

Episode 16 – Kick-off

What better way to kick off a World Cup year than with an episode on idioms relating to the beautiful game? Join us to discover the surprising connections between soccer, literary style, the history of radio, and politics, in this special collaboration with By Association podcast.

Sneak peek: What’s in a name?

In our first episode for 2018, we joined forces with James Parkinson of the excellent By Association podcast, to talk about idioms relating to the footiest of the footballs: soccer. In this sneak peek, James gets the ball rolling by enlightening us on the origins and usage of the term ‘soccer’ itself. Listen now, then tune in to the full episode – out this Friday.

Episode 15 – Out with the old

It’s the end of 2017 already and, even though we’re as shocked as the next guy, we’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet for good auld lang syne. Listen to this episode full of New Year’s idioms and bring life to your NYE party with an abundance of excellent facts.

Episode 14 – Silly season

‘Tis the season… to burn the midnight oil while putting up decorations, and to go cold turkey on moderation! And what better way to get into the swing of things than by learning about a couple of festive(-ish) idioms? Plus, we chat with our buddy Thom Calma about the spirit of giving.

Episode 13 – Code red

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.

Bonus Episode – Blood Sweat and Tears

It’s not just teens who suffer from the lack of a toilet. Listen to Mark Balla tell a moving story about one primary school he visited without a toilet and why that meant a disruption to kids’ schooling once a month, every month.