March 21, 2023

Popular British Sitcoms A Brit Never Really Got Into - Episode 348


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There are many sitcoms that have been produced in Britain to critical and public acclaim, classic and modern. But which of them does a British person like me not really care for? Well, I narrowed it down to ten of them which I reveal in this new episode of the podcast! I wait to reveal the best, or should that be worst, till last on this list. Here is the 2016 Sport Relief clip we mentioned in today's podcast.

What is one sitcom you could never get into?

March 14, 2023

Vanderpump Rules/Scandoval - Episode 347


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Earlier in March, news broke that superstars of reality television Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix were separating after 100 years together. The entire internet shut down over this news. Governments, financial institutions, NFT shillers and gamers who were just about to win but the cloud save didn't kick in were left without a means to cure their boredom. People kept in touch via carrying pigeon during this short time and when they found out that the reason for the split was Tom Sandoval carrying on an affair with not-so-superstar of reality television Rachel Leviss, known to herself as Raquel, the entire galaxy was on the brink of all out war with everyone on Team Ariana. In this episode, we're not talking about it. Not at all.

Are you a fan of Vanderpump Rules?

March 7, 2023

What Would The USA Be Like If The UK Never Existed? - Episode 346


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Today's episode takes the form of a philosophical discussion on the existence of the USA without the UK. That is, would America be the USA if Britain had never existed? Surely this is one for the great American and British minds to ponder, sitting in their kitchens, looking into their cups of tea, or coffee if that's their beverage of choice!

What do you think America would be like if the UK never existed?

February 28, 2023

Birthday Traditions USA Vs UK - Episode 345


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Birthday traditions around the world are usually the same sort of affair. Cake, candles, cards and presents. But there are plenty of traditions that differ between the UK and USA. In this episode, recorded just before Dominic's birthday, we talk about our different experiences growing up.

What are some birthday traditions you have?

February 21, 2023

American Things That Are Uniquely American - Episode 344


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 Much the same with British culture, there are some things in the culture of the USA that are uniquely American. In this, our newest podcast episode, we're discussing all the things that foreigners find unique about the United States and its customs. Tipping is obviously one, but Ranch dressing? And the big gaps in bathroom stalls? What's up with that?

What are some uniquely American things you didn't realise were just an American thing?

February 14, 2023

'You' on Netflix - Episode 343


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Season four of the hit Netflix dramedy 'You' premiered recently. If you're not familiar, the show centers on Joe Goldberg, an obsessive psychopath who keeps falling for the wrong women. Season four manages to make things a little more interesting with Joe finding himself in England trying to catch another version of himself! A twist on the classic whodunit genre!

Have you been enjoying this season of You?

February 7, 2023

Unusual Pub Names In The UK - Episode 342


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The British pub has been an ubiquitous staple of culture since the Romans brought the Tabernae to British shores, but what of pub names? Those are equally steeped in culture. To non-Brits, names of pubs must seem the most curious thing. 'The Wig and Pen' and 'Dog and Duck' sound extremely whimsical, but some of those names have a deeper meaning behind them. In this, our latest podcast episode, we delve deeper into some of the more unusual pub names that Britain has to offer so listen below!

What is the most unusual pub or bar name you've heard of?

January 31, 2023

UK Cussing Culture - Episode 341


The UK is known for many things but being foul-mouthed isn't really one of them. Or is it? Plenty of Americans believe the citizens of the UK to be noble, charming and polite and they navigate an elite society that prides itself on status and glory. That, like Americans non-stop cussing in movies, is a fiction in real life. This episode of the podcast was triggered by a story Erica saw on Tik-Tok regarding a woman's experience with a British man.

What has been your experience with British cussing culture?

January 17, 2023

Is It Harry Potter or Just British? - Episode 340


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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has embedded itself into the hearts and minds of a generation of Americans. The books and films having a predominantly British background were, for the most part, translated into American English when released in the USA. For example, the first book 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' became 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' in the US. Some of the food items and mechanics of Hogwarts School in the books were assumed to be an invention of Rowling and not just an everyday, normal British thing.

What did you assume was an invention of JK Rowling?

January 16, 2023

Prince Harry Spared - Episode 339


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Yes. You may have already guessed it but this is all about Prince Harry and his new memoir 'Spare' which goes into excruciating detail on the goings on between him, his wife Meghan and his brother and sister-in-law, the Prince and Princess of Wales. We pour over some of the leaked excerpts from the book and analyze what they could spell for the future of the royal family.

What do you think of Harry's memoir?

January 3, 2023

The Quiz of 2022 - Episode 338



Happy New Year!

The greatest quiz the world has ever known is back! Join us in the first episode of 2023 as we take a look back on 2022 with a quiz on all the most important things that occurred during the year. We also briefly talk about our favourite shows and movies of 2022.

What was the best thing that happened in 2022?

December 20, 2022

The Worst Christmas Songs - Episode 337


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Christmas music has been part of British and American culture for decades. We all have our favorites that ring out each holiday season but what are considered the worst? What are the songs people dread hearing each year? We discuss our own worst Christmas songs and the songs others consider the worst.

What Christmas song do you hate?