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27 minutes | Jun 8, 2016
#24 - The Letter E
We've made it round the alphabet! What was the original name for the escalator? When would you need an emergency walk? What is ecdysis and why might you be doing it right now? Where would you have an eargasm? Which famous poet liked eructation? What is echolalia? Plus another letter to help boost your Scrabble and Words with Friends game.
25 minutes | May 18, 2016
#23 - The Letter D
Who made a living out of death? Where can you check your dactylogram? Why are denim jeans called denim jeans? What causes you to be dentiloquent and when would you be dudevorced? Plus, find out what causes destinesia and another letter to help boost your Scrabble and Words with Friends game.
22 minutes | May 10, 2016
#22 - The Letter C
What animal used to be known as a camelopard? Where did the phrase Cakewalk come from? Which word has replaced cockamamie? Which sport is crokinole most like? When would you be carcoleptic? Plus, another cheat letter to help you be better at Scrabble and Words with Friends. And a game of cliche tennis.
22 minutes | May 3, 2016
#21 - The Letter B
What will a Brexit mean for Britain? Why do marketers Barnumise to sell stuff? When would you be causing a Brouhaha? Where would you been B-boying? Plus, which word ending in the letter B scores best in Scrabble and Words with Friends? Hear the funny side of the dictionary in The Thicktionary.
22 minutes | Apr 26, 2016
#20 - The Letter A
When are you engaged in Argle-Bargle, why is most of the world filled with Ackamarackus, what is an Apple Wife, how do anonyms help Chinese people and where does the humble Avocado come from? Plus, which A word can help you win at Scrabble and Words with Friends? Listen to the funny side of the dictionary, each week on The Thicktionary.
25 minutes | Apr 20, 2016
#19 - The Letter's X, Y & Z
When did X come to mean a kiss? Where would you have a Zorgasm? What does a Yogi Bogey Box do? Who coined the phrase Yippee Ki Yay? What's another name for a remote control? Find out in the special XYZ episode of The Thicktionary. The Thicktionary is a podcast by Damien St John and Paul Gannon for Abrupt Audio. Get in touch @thickpodcast
22 minutes | Apr 13, 2016
#18 - The Letter W
Where do words come from? Each week we look at the old, new and curious to find out. Who created Budweiser's Whassup advert? Where would you find Witches Knickers? When might you have the Woofits? What sport is known as Whiff-Waff? Whose coat of arms has three squirrels? Get the answers in this week's episode of The Thicktionary. The Thicktionary is a podcast by Damien St John and Paul Gannon for Abrupt Audio. Get in touch @thickpodcast
24 minutes | Apr 5, 2016
#17 - The Letter V
Everyday words, where do they come from? Each week we go on a mission to find out, and find interesting new ones along the way. Can you survive on drinking blood? What does vegicurious mean? Who invented voicemail? Where does Velcro come from? Why is Facebook dubbed "Vaguebook"? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this week's episode of The Thicktionary. Get in touch @thickpodcast
21 minutes | Mar 30, 2016
Replay - The Letter J
The team are getting over Easter and working on some new podcasts for you, so this week we re-play one of our favourites... The Letter J!
22 minutes | Mar 22, 2016
#16 - The Letter U
Everyday words, where do they come from? Each week we go on a mission to find out, and find interesting new ones along the way. How do you know if you're dating an urban cougar? What really is unagi? Where should you place an umlaut? Your body produces ubiquinol but what does it do? Can a ukulele make any song sound happy? Find out in this week's episode of The Thicktionary.
23 minutes | Mar 16, 2016
#15 - The Letter T
In which century was totes first used? Where do tarantulas come from? What are you afraid of if you have taphephobia? Why did tetrominos make Russia rich? Plus the Word Workout and a look back at Transformers. Check out fun wordplay each week on The Thicktionary.
20 minutes | Mar 8, 2016
#14 - The Letter S
When was sabotage first used? Who popularised Shizzle? What are the downsides of eating a sunchoke? When are you Solomo? Find out the answers to these curious S words and more in this week's Thicktionary.
21 minutes | Mar 1, 2016
#13 - The Letter R
When are you guilty of Robocoping? Which country invented the word Randy? What the heck is a retronym? Where does Rabelaisian come from? How did the letter R come to be? Find out the answers and check out weekly fun wordplay on The Thicktionary.
21 minutes | Feb 23, 2016
#12 - The Letter Q
Just what is Quinoa? When are you a Querent and when are you Quiddling? Who had a hit with a song called Quiche Lorraine? Why was the video game Questron such a trail-blazer? Find out the answers and check out weekly fun wordplay on The Thicktionary.
20 minutes | Feb 16, 2016
#11 - The Letter P
When might you go Pac-manning? Why is a Paracrostic better than a poem? Who wears a Pabouche? Why are famous people accused of being Phobar? Find out the answers to these questions and more! Check out weekly fun wordplay on The Thicktionary.
20 minutes | Feb 9, 2016
#10 - The Letter O
Find out who first coined the foodie phrase Om Nom Nom, and whether it's better to be Orgulous or Ossifragrant. Also, how can you tell if you're suffering from Onomamania, does your workplace have an Office Ghost and what events are in this year's Octocentenary? It's fun wordplay, every week, on The Thicktionary.
19 minutes | Feb 2, 2016
#09 - The Letter N
In this episode, when would you need a Necographer, who is likely to suffer from Nicholas Cage Syndrome, why would you need a Nipple Wort plant, where can you partake in Noctambulation? Plus the weekly Word Workout and Know Your Planet, Airport Edition. The Thicktionary breaks down the dictionary, one letter at a time. The Thicktionary is a podcast by Damien St John and Paul Gannon for Abrupt Audio.
21 minutes | Jan 26, 2016
#08 - The Letter M
In this episode, when is Metemptosis in effect and when are you guilty of a Mantrum? What was MacGuyver's first name, who was Martex and when could you be Malapert? Plus the weekly Word Workout and The Alliteration Game, movie edition. The Thicktionary breaks down the dictionary, one letter at a time. The Thicktionary is a word based comedy podcast written and produced for Abrupt Audio by Damien St John and Paul Gannon.
20 minutes | Jan 19, 2016
#07 - The Letter L
This week, what did people in 1600BC used to laugh at, where would you drink Lolly Water and a Lassi, when might you be Largiloquent, which big rap act had a hit with Loco en el Coco and what is Levophobia a fear of? The Thicktionary is a word based comedy podcast written and produced for Abrupt Audio by Damien St John and Paul Gannon.
20 minutes | Jan 12, 2016
#06 - The Letter K
Delving deeper into the dictionary. This week, where does the Knickerbocker Glory come from, what secrets does the Kama Sutra hold, which Disney film was inspired by the phrase Knick Knack and when might you use the term Kickie-Wickie? The Thicktionary is a podcast written and produced for Abrupt Audio, by Damien St John and Paul Gannon.
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