2SER Breakfast

Fortnightly appearances on 2SER Breakfast to talk all things idiom with host Nic Healey.

March 7, 2018 – The Expressionists Spill the Tea We dropped in to explain to Nic that popping a bex in your cuppa was a practice of many housewives in the 60s, coining the phrase ‘a cup of tea, a bex, and a lie down.’

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Canvas on FBi Radio

We appeared on FBi's Canvas Art & Ideas on October 29, 2017, to talk about the origin of a couple of art-related idioms and about how The Expressionists came to be.

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Walkley’s Storyology podcast playlist

We were recommended by the Walkley Foundation as part of a podcast playlist for Storyology in 2017.

"The Expressionists is for those who wonder where some of the weirder sayings in Australian English come from, and why we talk the way we do. Hosts Rosenman and Helen Rydstrand trace the origins and meanings behind common and not-so-common idioms and expressions. This episode looks at the role of baked goods in common English expressions. Yes, you read that right."

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Radio Public

We were featured in Radio Public's weekly 'Indies shows to watch' playlist in September, 2017.

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100% five star rating from our listeners

More fun than you can poke a stick at!
★★★★★ in Apple Podcasts by MichaelAndre3000 from Australia on August 19, 2017
There are so many expressions you hear every day, and I've never thought twice about what they mean until now! Great podcast & lots of fun!

Hidden delights of language revealed!
★★★★★ in Apple Podcasts by kbleas from Australia on August 13, 2017
A fantastic 20-ish minute journey into the English language with two charismatic word lovers: Olivia and Helen. Their straight-man vs. lunatic dualism lights the show on fire. Add this to your podcast diet ASAP!

a symphony of talent
★★★★★ in Apple Podcasts by Rosie Rosie Rose from Australia on June 3, 2017
This is an excellent podcast. The two presenters' easy banter hides excellent research and scholarship. The podcast is a must for anyone interested in the english language.

Smart as a Whip
★★★★★ in Apple Podcasts by Sherry Denial from Australia on June 1, 2017
These gals are on to something and I want more!

Compulsory listening
★★★★★ in Apple Podcasts by ScaryCrab from Australia on June 1, 2017
With these two intellectual giants at the microphone, this podcast was always going to be something special.

★★★★★ in Apple Podcasts by 1000camels from Canada on May 31, 2017
I never thought I would be so interested in learning about expressions and idioms, but it turns out I was!

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