Ancient Custard Races

Idioms:

  1. Through thick and thin
  2. Every cloud has a silver lining
  3. 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 population clock

Battery farming

Nandos (cheeky)

Wedding vows

CGI

Banana’s Introduced to the UK

It’s a Wonderful Life

Fat sign of wealth

Henriest Henry

Feeding the multitude (5000, woop)

Spartans

300 (60%… it deserves much more than that…)

Battle of Thermopylae (boom, got that one right)

Midas

The Land Before Time

Triceratops (not one of those dinosaurs that textbooks got wrong!)

Doomsday Book (got this one right too!)

Non-Newtonian fluid

Bird’s Custard (and this one, good podcast for vague history!)

Smash (the very phrase ‘instant mashed potato’ inspires dread)

Angel Delight

Chaucer

The Lord of the Rings (boring)

Rosetta Stone

Voynich Manuscript (didn’t recall this one though…)

Berenstain Bears Pawadox

Atlantis

Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Jason Momoa (will forever be Ronon from Stargate to me)

P. T. Barnum

Star Wars, misquoted

Bleeding Gums Murphy

Bleeding Gums’ voice actors (not JEL)

James Earl Jones

Kimba the White Lion

Talk to Frank

Horse Riding Pommel 

Korean War

New Scotland (the flag is a bit of a givaway)

Aftershow Links:

Ngram

Gutenberg Library (Project)


Rejected titles:

I hate risotto

Not Much CGI

Shoutout to JC

Disproportionate Dinosaur Ghosts

Non-Newtonian Podcast

Wallowing in Clouds

Atlantian Cloud Storage

Reasons Atlantis Fell

Happy Birthday Terence

We Still Have Clouds

New Scotland


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Bulking Out Hufflepuff

Idioms:

  1. Don’t poke the bear
  2. Wet your whistle
  3. 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 Evans on Top Gear

New Top Gear viewership (sad times)

Gold panning pan

Pan pipes

Pan the Satyr (playing the pan flute!) 

Dryden’s Plays

Mayor of Canterbridge (or more appropriately ‘The Mayor of Casterbridge’)

Brandon Sanderson

The Merchant of Venice

Frankenstein 

Dracula

Amber Rudd

M. Night Shyamalan 

Signs (yup, was M. Night)

The Village (also M. Night)

Flash and the Pan

Waiting for a Train

Accidental Tech Podcast

Reed wind instruments

Semaphore

Help! (Album Semaphore)

International Panic Symbol (A real thing!)

Panic signal… (another great Matt and Trey production)

Brace position conspiracy

The Canterbury Tales

Wet your whistle ngram

Printing Press (1439!)

Natural History Museum 

Fez

Thunderbirds

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons

Captain Scarlet drums

Russian Bear

The Cold War (many many years)

The Space Race

Bay of Pigs

Bear (gay slang)

Putin wrestles tiger… what

Orthodox Christian Ice Bath

Harry Potter

Aftershow Links:

Harry Potter Play

House Elves SPEW


Rejected titles:

South Park Memories

Vuvuzelas from Venezuela 

Mini Firework Fish

International Panic Symbol

It’s the Boring One

Everything’s Work related

Memorable Bear Attacks

Tiny Badger Bears

Ritual Bear Pokers

The Jigglypuff House


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Aggressively Levelling Pokémon

Idioms:

  1. Fighting fire with fire
  2. Starter for ten
  3. 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 (Shakespeare) 

Kansas

Carry On Wayward Son (disappointed I couldn’t remember this…)

Reel Big Fish

Oasis

Original firefighters (alternatively titled, being a Roman entrepreneur)

Caroline Kirkland

The Blitz

Mutually Assured Destruction (Adam has opinions on this.)

North Korea Talks (Trump, you’re up, be good.)

South Korea turns off propaganda

Music Torture

Starter for 10 (movie)

Arbitrage 

University Challenge

Sky TV

Strictly Come Dancing

Jeremy Paxman 

Bamber Gascoigne

Paxman rant on Cameron

Lord North (classic example of being remembered for one thing)

Beard phobia

Lord of the Flies

1999 Life in the 1500s

Pez

Aftershow Links:

Jeff Bezos

Amazon’s Business Practices


Rejected titles:

Nintendo take us down

Aggressively Levelling Pokemon

Life is Unfair

We Stop Forrest Fires

Machines Guns are Disruptive

Classic Shotgun Approach

Ben Rigs Auctions

Remember Eating Meat

Gamon Steak Carrots 

Pirate Vikings 


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Sam Demands Feedback

Idioms:

  1. Under the weather
  2. Not enough room to swing a cat
  3. 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 Elephant

Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked

Borderlands

Paper Planes – MIA

Paper Planes – Street Sweeper Social Club

Tom Morello

Rage Against the Machine

Coverdale Bible

Magic: The Gathering

Meteorologist

Met Office

ITV

Channel 5

BBC

Shipping Forecast 

ASMR

Singin’ in the Rain (Gene Kelly)

Dick Van Dyke

SAD lamp

Sad lamp

Crow’s Nest

Seasonal affective disorder

Trilby

Cat o’ nine tails

Henriest Henry

Gout

Syphilis 

Anglo-Saxons

Normans 

Doge

Richard Dawkins 


Rejected titles:

Licking Houses

Up to 10 Press-ups 

Norse and Aeth 

Sides of Rain

Foots and Forearms

Send in Feedback


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Effectively Swinging Duvets

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

Mastermind

Mastermind Banned

Napoleon

Wellington

Beef Wellington

The Terminator – Film

Terminator Paradox

Emperor of France

Vladamir Putin

Jaya the Cat

Fake Carreras

John Steinbeck

Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)

Coka-Cola (1886)

Nuka-Cola

Fallout

Marie Curie

Airplane (Disputed)

Moon Landing (1969)

Cave Johnson

Dip Dab

Eskimo

Knucklebones

Crazybones

Pogs

Google Ngram

Bagsey

Brownsea Island

Nintendo Wii (2006)


Rejected titles:

Michael Jackson is Dead

Double Bear Bells

Ben Sounds Sick

Ruling the Podcast

Dibs!

Pleasantly In Manner

Great Coke Mines

Former French Emperors

None of the Above

Hand on Face


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Gene Simmons’ Severed Head

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 Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Giant Squid

Narwhals

Bojack Horseman – TV

KISS

Gene Simmons

Candyman – Film

Rock Scream-off

Lockjaw

Sicily

Winklepicker

Winkles

Cockles

Straight of Messina

Homer’s Odyssey

Rock Shoal

Kraken

Jason and the Argonauts

Kobayashi Maru

Star Trek

Diablo

Fondant Fancy Wars – Episode

Magenta – Extra-spectral colour

Woman with extra cone

Babybel

Speakeasy

Prohibition

Egg Custard

Henry VIII

Podcastiest Podcast – Poor Audio Quality

Yorkshire puddings

Address to a Haggis – Robert Burns


Rejected titles:

Three Real Boys

We’re Dead

Ewar Woowoo

Evil Horses

Sad Emoji 🙁

Ben’s Brain Strain

Wobbly Straights

When Life Gives you Lemmas

Italy the Winkle-picker


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Sucking on Lightbulbs

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 Ad)

Washing machine time saver

Sliced bread banned in war

Norovirus

David Attenborough Elephant Bird Egg

Cadbury Mini Eggs

Cadbury Creme Egg

Pinning eggs

Pickled eggs

Balut (not linking)

Urine eggs (nope)

American vs. English Eggs

Lightbulb in the mouth

Stuck around a lamppost

Spanish playwright Quevedo

Pesto

Lumberjacks

Loggerhead turtles

Road painter

Justice League – Film

Wonder Woman – Film

Three Busses At Once

USB

USB Quantum State

John Henry George Lee

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Reference Stackexchange

Vero Owner

The Internet

Mitch Hedberg

Xennial Generation


Rejected titles:

Tech talk with Adam

Fairly self-explanatory

Butchering bread

Someone goes home

The best thing since last episode

Our Stupid Gnoshers

What are old people?

Gripping lampposts

Conkers and Stagging

What’s a podcast?

Fighting over turtles

Scooping up the babies

Quantum State USB Sticks

Ostensibly About Idioms


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Mashing the Classics

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

Lactose Intolerance

Godwin’s Law

Romans

Carthaginians

Troyish

Civilization (Greatest game, wrong spelling)

The Burning of Troy

Fiddling while Rome Burned

Troy – Movie

What did the Romans do for us?

Pandora’s Box

Common Era

St Bernard of Clairvaux

Aeneid

Aphorism

Highway to Hell – Movie

Ghost Rider – Movie

Face Off – Movie

Con Air – Movie

Non-Walnut Whip

Running from the Law

Doodle oodle ooo mwa mhwa mwa

Macbeth

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo + Juliet – Movie

Airplane! – Movie

Bagpipes in war

Monster Hunter World

Mini Cheddars

Matilda – Movie

Kosher

Hemp bags

Escape from New York – Movie

Big Trouble in Little China – Movie

New York Minute – Movie

Letting the cat out of the bag – Episode

The Enlightenment

Weighted fake hard drive

Breeze-block Xbox Return


Rejected titles:

Electric Eel Women

Origin of Sinister

Roads Make Money

What did the Troyish do for us?

Luck of the Troyish

Boon of Christianity

Hell wasn’t really a thing

Mashing the Classics

Why wasn’t there a year zero?

Christmas Exists

Cooking Sandwiches

Adam’s Confusing Idioms

Sheriff’s Night Mates

I Like Walnuts

Walnutless Whip

Shady Jeff and Knight Keith
Journey of Ben’s Idiom

Pigs Aren’t Kosher

Movie Recommendations

Fractions of One

Shootdown Pow Pow


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Salt is Bitter Sugar

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

Point Break

Hot Fuzz

Keanu Reeves is Immortal

Point Blank game

Dr. Strange Portal

Blank bullets

The Crow

Hitman game series

Bullseye gameshow

Alan Partridge back of the net

Noah

Moses

Colman’s

Mustard gas – development

Bleach and vinegar (don’t)

Corned beef

General Custer

Jumanji

Wreck-It Ralph

Mustard plant

Norwich mustard museum

History of Nintendo

National mustard museum

Ikea founder

1% of wood used in Ikea

Shoes on telephone wire


Rejected titles:

Know your Porpoise

Not about Batman

The non-explicit one

Just alpine cows

A good sized herd

Priest Crime on the BBC

Stellar the Cherry Tree

Sea Flavoured

Always the Leg

Guns are still dangerous

Noah swam in mustard

General Custard’s Last Stand

Chop up the mustard god

Discusstard

The mustard discussion

Wearing Unishoes

Oven-glove Slippers

Penguin Fights


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Ace Flyswell’s Heroic Exploits

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 conclusions

Bald headed muppet

Mustang horse

Claim jumping California Gold Rush

Courtroom notary (stenographers)

Noah’s flood – fish (nonsense)

Noah’s flood – unicorns (also nonsense)

Jews and New Testament

Artemis Fowl

Lizards lick eyes

Set

Offler

Sobek

Scramble for Africa

Plutarch

Bogorad’s syndrome

Boggart

Gladiatorial combat

Cummerbund

Buildings higher than palm trees

Co-op

Goldeneye

Onsen

Blood spurting out of nose (tvtropes warning)

 

Rejected titles:

An Evil Quango

Two teams of one

Badger the Barrister

Shark Sneezes

High Noon Tango

Tango Deathmatch

Noah Hated Fish

Four hands clapping

Roast us

 

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Fondant Fancy Wars

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 colouring

Let them eat cake

Fight them on the beaches

Bear claw

Moustache mugs

Language Log

Unabomber

Hal replacing a bulb

Acropolis – Greek

Rocket League

Kabaddi

Real tennis

Pneumatic tube delivery

Charles Babbage

Royal Mail history

Vox populi

No Such Thing as a Fish

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