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The Allusionist

https://www.radiotopia.fm/podcasts/the-allusionist

The Allusionist scratches the surface of why we say the things we say. English is a big messy mutt of a language, formed by military invasion after military invasion, plus countless tiny idiosyncratic decisions made by its users along the way. The Allusionist is the latest from award-winning host Helen Zaltzman. Based in London, UK.

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102. New Rules

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101. Two Or More

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56+12. Joins & Pride

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100. The Hundredth

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99. Polari

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98. Alter Ego

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97. The Future is Now?

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96. Trust

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95. Verisimilitude

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94. Harsh Realm

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93. Gossip

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92. To Err Is Human

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Extra special QUIZ!

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91. Bonus 2018

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90. Dear Santa

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89. WPM

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88. Name Changers

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87. Name v. Law

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86. Name Therapy

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85. Skin Story

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84. Trammels

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83. Yes, As In

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82. A Novel Remedy

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81. Shark Week

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80. Warm Front

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79. Queer

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78. Oot in the Open

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76. Across the Pond

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75. Ear Hustling

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74. Take A Swear Pill

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73. Supername!

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72. Hey

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70. Bonus 2017

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68. Curse Soup

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67. Open Me part II

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66. Open Me part I

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64. Technobabble

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63. Evolution of Accents

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62. In Crypt, Decrypt

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61. In Your Hand

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60. Zillions

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59. One To Another

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58. Eclipse

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57. AD/BC

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56. Joins

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55. Namaste

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54. The Authority

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53. The Away Team

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14 rerun: Behave

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52. Sanctuary

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49. Bonus 2016

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48. Winterval

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46. The State Of It

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42. The Key part I: Rosetta

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41. Getting Toasty

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40. Olympics

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39. Generation What?

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38. Small Talk

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12 rerun: Pride

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37. Brand It

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36. Big Lit

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35. Word of the Day

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34. Continental

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33. Please

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32. Soho

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31. Post-Love

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30. US Election Lexicon

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29. WLTM part II

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28. WLTM part I

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27. Bonus 2015

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26. Xmas Man

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25. Toki Pona

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24. Spill Your Guts

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23. Criminallusionist

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22. Vocables

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20. Baby Talk

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18. Fix part II

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17. Fix part I

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16. Word Play

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15. Step Away

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14. Behave

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13. Mixed Emojions

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12. Pride

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11. Brunchtime

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10. Election Lexicon

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9. The Space Between

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8. Crosswords

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7. Mountweazel

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6. The Writing On The Wall

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5. Latin Lives!

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4. Detonating the C-Bomb

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3. Going Viral

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2. Bosom Holder

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1. Ban The Pun.