October 21, 2021

Places We Wanna Go: The Scottish Highlands - Episode 292

 

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Scotland is a magical place and that's in no small part due to the historic Highlands region. The Highlands, for centuries, were a stronghold for the ancient Scottish clans and have been the inspiration for countless works of art and fiction. Diana Gabaldon's 'Outlander' series of books is set in the Scottish Highlands and deals with the end of the Highland way of life. In this episode, we talk about wanting to visit the Scottish Highlands, in Dominic's case again, and driving the NC500 route!

Have you ever visited the Scottish Highlands?

October 19, 2021

The Legend of King Arthur - Episode 291

 

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King Arthur, Camelot, The Knights of the Round Table, Merlin. These are all familiar names and tales the world over. But is Arthur real or myth? Was there an actual King Arthur? And when were all these legends born? We mull over these questions and provide some answers in our latest episode, The Legends of King Arthur and Merlin!

What is your favourite adaptation of the legend of King Arthur?

October 14, 2021

The Lord Lucan Mystery - Episode 290

 

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The Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petito case is one that has been driving social media crazy over the last month and several British twitter users have likened the mysterious disappearance of Brian Laundrie to that of Lord Lucan back in 1974. While it's only been a month since Laundrie disappeared, Lucan was declared dead in 1999 but that hasn't stopped several sightings of him popping up all over the world.

Do you believe Lord Lucan is still alive?

October 12, 2021

Daniel Craig's James Bond - Episode 289

 

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Daniel Craig's tenure as James Bond 007 has come to an end. With the release of No Time To Die, only his 5th film, he's been in the role for 15 years and has decided to leave the role. After seeing the film, many fans will be divided on its plot, in particular the ending.

What do you think of No Time To Die?

October 7, 2021

Weird Things That Affect UK House Prices - Episode 288

 

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So, house prices in the UK are skyrocketing, but we know generally the things that affect that but what are some of the weirder things? Would being near a sports venue increase or decrease the value of a home in the UK? Would parking? What about the name of your address? Listen to your favourite podcast duo tackle these questions in the latest episode!

Have you ever bought a house in the UK?

October 5, 2021

British Museum And Their Stolen Goods - Episode 287

 

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The British Museum has long attracted worldwide attention for the number of artifacts it has in its possession that belong to another country. In this, our two hundred and eighty seventh episode, we explore the so called "stolen goods" that the British Museum have on display for all to see, for free. We also weigh in on whether they should give these artifacts back to their original owners.

Do you think the British Museum should return its collection?

September 30, 2021

Erica's British Culture Quiz - Episode 286

 


 So, we're back with another quiz! This time it's Erica's British culture quiz! This one was taken from the LondonSchool website and well, it was a little not what we were expecting! Perhaps we'll do another one sometime soon to really test Erica's knowledge of the British culture.

What's your favourite thing about British Culture?

September 28, 2021

The Free Things of Scotland - Episode 285

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Scotland has some epic things. Castles, mountains, lochs, highland moors, pizza crunch, Irn-Bru, we could go through a whole list but there are also some even more important things, and these are things that don't require payment! That's right! They're free! I know, it's crazy that things such as healthcare should be free, right? Listen to our latest episode to find out what the rest of these free things are!

Have you visited Scotland?

September 23, 2021

Places We Wanna Go: Isle Of Man - Episode 284

 

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We haven't done a Places We Wanna Go episode, at least for the general public, for a while. If you head on over to our Patreon then you can listen to our exclusive episodes there! So, this episode is all about a place that we've talked so much about visiting in the past and that is the Isle of Man! It's a small island, like the UK but much smaller and is nestled between Northern Ireland and the UK.

Where should we wanna go next?

September 21, 2021

Ted Lasso - Episode 283

 

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As the subject of this podcast episode said, "If the Internet has taught us anything, it's that sometimes it's easier to speak our minds anonymously."and that is the truth! Ted Lasso, AppleTV+ newest Emmy winner, is one of those shows that's a heartwarming folksy comedy about an American Football coach who finds himself coaching a London Premiership team and adapting to the British way of life as well as the sport.

Would you be interested in getting a streaming service?

September 16, 2021

Free Museums In The UK - Episode 282

 

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In the UK, especially London, many tourists marvel that some of the country's most famous museums are free admission! In this, our new podcast episode, we talk about some of the best free museums in the UK, including one that gets Erica's undivided attention!

What is your favourite free museum in the UK?

September 14, 2021

Top National Trust Sites - Episode 281

 

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When talking about the National Trust, Erica and I can never quite agree on if we've fully explained what an amazing institution it is! Becoming a member entitles you to free access to over 500 places in their care along with free parking at most of the sites. If you're a British history buff and live in the UK, becoming a member of the National Trust is a no-brainer! In this episode, we talk about the top sites the National Trust take care of.

What is your favourite thing about the National Trust?