Arrogant Philosophers

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 mad!


Links:

Sophie’s Choice (it was also a book…)

First past the post (again, feels like I’ve linked this before.)

Plato

Aristotle

Plato’s Republic

Ties in decline

UK Summer

British dialects

Heinzhound 

Robert Carlyle

Stargate Universe (boo)

Battlestar Galactica

Mr. Bean

The Full Monty – Film

Montezuma (specifically the second one)

Hernán Cortés

Civilization – Game series (so good)

Embiggen 

Field Marshal Montgomery

Monte card game

Old maid

Shebang

How 2 (I’d completely forgot it was Carol Vorderman…)

Interrobang 

Why three busses come at once

Blue Peter badges

Unfiltered – James O’Brien

The Louvre


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Introducing Structured Anarchy

Idioms:

  1. On yer bike
  2. Tie the knot
  3. 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 promise.)

Yes Minister (never seen this, might have to watch it.)

National Trust

Becoming an MP

Stoppit and Tidyup

Spywatch

The Amazing Race

The Amazing Race – Camels vs. Bikes

Norman Tebbit

Segway

Owner of Segway Dies

Swegway (Silly devices)

Mountainboarding

Snakeboard

Flicker scooter

Tying cans to cars

The Lady’s Favour

Common-law Marriage 

No-fault Divorces

Gay Divorce Law

Same-sex in the Law

Gordian Knot (Alexander, dammit)

Odysseus and the axe-handles (embarrassed for forgetting this one)

Conan the Barbarian

Handfasting Ceremony

Pre-engagement ring

Purity ring

Ring finger

Chastity Belt (Debatably Not Safe for Work, depends where you work I suppose…)

Codex Mendoza

Wedding witnesses

Hindu Fire God – Agni (Polytheism 4 lyf)

Edward Ciderhands

Mark Twain (Again… Mark Twagain…)

Harry S. Truman

Types of poker

Aftershow Links:

Apu Drama

Commonly challenged books in the US, including reasoning.

Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire

The Telltale Head (Apu’s first appearance)

Dan Castellaneta

Hank Azaria (Apu voice actor)

Guardian Article on Apu


Rejected titles:

Arguments on Voting

It’s not guessing time

Ending in Fisticuffs

The Amazing Podcast

Bikes vs. Camels 

Low Welsh Valleys 

On Yer Skateboard

Hoverboards Don’t Hover

Two Wheels Essentially Magic

Bound Together Forever

Edward Winehands

That bucking buck

Censorship is complex


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Frothy at the Mouthy

Idioms:

  1. Not to rain on your parade
  2. Thrown under the bus
  3. 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 Merrill

Streisand Effect

Banned in Russia?

Beyonce’s Photo (dubious claims)

House – TV

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Filofax

Rolodex

Geordie

Arctic Monkeys (Don’t believe the hype!)

Computer Tablet

Tabs vs Spaces

Tabstop Frame

Buses invented?

Bolton

Blackburn

Northern Ireland

Buster Keaton

On the Buses

The Magic School Bus

Pokemon Porygon Episode

Digimon (also known as ‘the better Pokemon’)

Yoshi

Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins

Seinfeld

Friends

American Primaries


Rejected titles:

I got a James Right

Filofax Vibes

The age of the Filofax

Montague and Tabulates

Watch those Plosives

Plinky Plonky Score


Media and contact:

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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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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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