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Aired 1 year ago 20:37
92. To Err Is Human
If you wince when you hear someone say â€œa whole nother levelâ€, â€œhone in onâ€ or â€œright from the geckoâ€, hereâ€™s some bad news: you might have to get used to it. The English language is full of words and expressions that were mistakes that stuck around. Countdownâ€™s Susie Dent holds our hands and takes us on a tour of misspellings, mishearings, scrambled letters and bear cubs. In the new Minillusionist at the end of the episode, weâ€™re back on your favourite subject: swearing! And why the blazes are there all these fake acronym etymologies for swears? Find out more about this episode at theallusionist.org/err. Follow Susie Dent on Twitter @susie_dent for regular doses of etymology, and to keep up with her writing and tour dates. The Allusionist's online home is theallusionist.org. Stay in touch at twitter.com/allusionistshow and facebook.com/allusionistshow. The Allusionist is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX, a collective of the finest podcasts on the interwaves. Find them all at radiotopia.fm. In January 2019, the Allusionist is sponsored by: â€¢ Squarespace, your one-stop shop for creating and running a good-looking and well-working website. Go to squarespace.com/allusion for a free trial, and use the code ALLUSION to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. â€¢ Babbel, the no.1 selling language-learning app in the world. Try it for free at babbel.com or download the Babbel app.
Aired 1 year ago 37:43
132B-Trojan War: Some Foolish Thing
This is the episode. This is the episode where Helen of Sparta becomes Helen of Troy, and an event happens that launches 1000 ships toward the city in the east. This is where it all begins. The creature of the week has a dorky smile and a retainer and will absolutely eat you. -- Sponsors: Check out season two of Siren on Freeform, Thursday January 24th at 8pm. Squarespace is the best way to make a website. Try it for free at https://www.squarespace.com/mythsand, when youâ€™re ready, use the code MYTHS at checkout to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. -- Music: "Twilight Grandeur" by Podington Bear "Thumbscrew" by Blue Dot Sessions "Palms Down" by Blue Dot Sessions "Dawns" by Ketsa "CGI Snake" by Chris Zabriskie "Aloscape I" by Blue Dot Sessions -- That ice cream thing:Â https://store.benjerry.com/ben-jerrys-pint-lock/(The site I found it on said it was $36, but it's actually way cheaper. My bad.)
Aired 9 months ago 108:43
#366 - Charles Dance, Jim Cummings
Godzilla: King Of The Monsters may feature all kinds of mammoth monsters, but none are as impressive or towering as the great Charles Dance, who has a nice chat with Ben Travis about his new movie, working with Arnie on Last Action Hero, and more. [00.14.50 - 00.32.00] Our second guest this week, Thunder Road star/writer/director Jim Cummings, has a fun and frank chat with Chris Hewitt about working on a bargain budget, recording his script as a podcast (top hint), and sending a cheque to Bruce Springsteen. [00.48.47 - 01.16.47] Then, in the podbooth, Chris is joined by Helen O'Hara and James Dyer to discuss their ideal musical biopic, pore over the week's movie news, and review Booksmart, Thunder Road, and Godzilla: King Of The Monsters in a bumper-sized reviews that takes in all sorts, from toxic fandom to indie box office woes. Oh, and Chris tries to persuade us that Joel Kinnaman is NOT his nemesis. Enjoy!