December 21, 2021

Social Media's Favourite Christmas Movies - Episode 299

 


We polled people on our social media and asked them to give us their favourite Christmas films so we could make an episode of our podcast about them and here we have done just that! Some surprises in this years polls, some old films resurface as favourites and some newly released ones race up there too. Personally, the classics can never be topped I think.

What say ye all? 


December 16, 2021

Weirdest UK Tourist Attractions - Episode 298

 

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Tourist attractions in the UK aren't all Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London. Some of them are outside of London and a lot of them are weird and unusual. How about a Plague Village? Or an area where over 2000 Gnomes live?

Tell us what you think is the weirdest tourist attraction in your country?

December 14, 2021

Oldest Homes In Britain - Episode 297

 

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Britain has a long history and its homes are an integral part of it. But what are some of the oldest homes in Britain? It may surprise some to learn that a few dwellings date from a long time before the Tudor period and in this new episode, we're discussing the oldest homes in the UK.

Do you live in a very old house?

December 9, 2021

The Beatles Get Back Documentary (Part 2) - Episode 296

 

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So here it is! Our final part of our conversation about the Peter Jackson 'Get Back' documentary starring the Beatles. We cannot stress enough how utterly fantastic this documentary is and how it has changed a whole way of thinking about this period of Beatles history. To the casual fan who enjoys their music, this documentary may be too deep of a dive for them, but to the absolute hardcore fan, this is manna from heaven!

What would you like to see next from the Beatles archives?

December 7, 2021

The Beatles Get Back Documentary (Part 1) - Episode 295

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We are back after a month long hiatus and we really appreciate all of you sticking with us while we were gone! Thank you! This new episode is about the recently released Get Back Documentary chronicling the Beatles in the month of January 1969, which has been an early Christmas present for us Beatles fans. Spanning 9 hours across 3 parts, Peter Jackson has made an honest and heartfelt film out of 60 hours of footage of the band, telling the story of how it actually happened.

Were you surprised by the Get Back Documentary?

October 28, 2021

Most Haunted Places In Britain - Episode 294

 

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Britain has many places that are home to more than just living beings. Ghostly apparitions, strange noises and cold spots are common across many of the old stately homes, castles and palaces and The National Trust have many of them in their collection of homes they maintain.

What are your favourite haunted places?

October 26, 2021

Notorious British Killers - Episode 293

 

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Britain has had its fair share, or more than its fair share of gruesome killers. Perhaps the most famous serial killer of them all did his deeds in the heart of London's east end; Jack The Ripper! But in the centuries since, Britain has sadly had more than a few notorious killers and in this episode, we talk about some of the most notorious of all!

Have you heard of any of these notorious British killers?

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?