July 5, 2022

Summer Words: UK Vs USA - Episode 313

 

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Summer time is a season full of joy and laughter. People like to head off on their holidays to the seaside... or maybe its vacation to the beach where you are from? Plenty of words get mixed up in between the USA and UK and during the summer, likely even more so! In this episode, we discuss the different words and try to not go off on a tangent. (Spoiler Alert: We go off on a tangent!).

What are your favourite British or American words to use?

June 28, 2022

The Magna Carta - Episode 312

 

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The Magna Carta is perhaps the single greatest document in British history, possible exceptions to that include the recipe for Yorkshire Pudding. It is cited around the world as inspiration for many great independence movements, especially successful ones such as the United States and India. In this newest episode, we discuss the events surrounding the signing of the Magna Carta and what it means in today's society.

Have you heard of the Magna Carta?

June 21, 2022

Produce In The UK and The USA - Episode 311

 

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 Produce, you'd think it was the same all over the world until you went around it! What's an Aubergine?! What's a Rutabaga? And what's all this about plastic wrapped fruit and vegetables in British supermarkets? We find out all this and more in the latest podcast episode of Tea and a Butty! Erica and Dominic discuss the differences in produce in Britain and America and the packaging crisis that British supermarkets are dealing with in order to reduce their single-use plastic.

What's your favourite vegetable?

June 14, 2022

American Myths and Legends - Episode 310

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Like our previous British Myths and Legends episode, we now come to talking about some of the myths and legends that make up the United States. Erica guides us through some of the familiar and, indeed, unfamiliar urban legends and myths that have been persistent across American culture and the wider world. For instance, who knew that Paul Bunyan wasn't just a guy with legendary bunions?

What is your favourite American folk tale?


June 7, 2022

The Ultimate Chocolate Bar Winner - Episode 309

 

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 Chocolate is a serious thing as someone once said and our Ultimate Chocolate Bar competition where we pitted American and British chocolate bars against each other to find an ultimate winner to go head to head in a finale. Also, in this episode, we discuss the events of the Platinum Jubilee and all the juicy gossip surrounding the Royal Family.

What is your favourite chocolate bar?

May 31, 2022

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee - Episode 308

 

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 2022 is the year of Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee. She's been on the throne for 70 years, longer than any other monarch in history. She surpassed Victoria's 63 year reign in 2015. The Jubilee will be unprecedented as it's the first time the British Monarchy has had a Platinum jubilee in history. There will be a four day celebration from the 2nd of June 2022 to the 5th. The Saturday will involve the traditional Party at the Palace, where performers from the world of pop music will sing.

Are you celebrating the Jubilee?

May 24, 2022

The Fantastic Beasts Franchise - Episode 307

 

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The Fantastic Beasts franchise has had a lot to deal with since starting. A spin off of the mega-successful Harry Potter franchise, it's gone through a lot of turmoil behind the scenes to get the films made, including a major cast change for the latest film. Johnny Depp's Grindelwald is now Mads Mikkelsen in the role and Wizarding World creator JK Rowling has gotten herself into hot water regarding some comments she's made.

Do you think there needs to be any more Fantastic Beasts movies?


May 17, 2022

Buckingham Palace Facts - Episode 306

 

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 Long has Buckingham Palace been the official seat of the Monarchy of the United Kingdom. It's featured in countless movies, newsreels and TV shows. You'd think you'd know all there is to know about the palace in London, but maybe there are some things that aren't common knowledge! In this, our latest podcast episode, we talk about some of the lesser known things about Buckingham Palace.

What facts surprise you about Buckingham Palace?

May 10, 2022

Candy Quiz: British or American? - Episode 305

 

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Candy. Whether it's British or American, we all have our favourites, don't we? And of those childhood favourites, we naturally assume the candy bar is a product of the country we first tasted it in, right? Perhaps, though, the top brands aren't from where you think they are! In this latest episode of our podcast, we talk about popular British Candy and popular American Candy and see if they are actually from either country! Head on over to our Instagram to see more candy content from us!

What is your favourite candy?

May 3, 2022

British Myths And Legends - Episode 304

 

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There are a lot of myths and legends on the islands of Britain and Ireland that are deep rooted and, to some extent, wholly believed and perpetuated as fact. Some of them transcend national folklore and have become known internationally and intertwined with their own folklore. A lot of British folklore originates from Cornwall and Scotland.

What British Myths and Legends are your favourite?

April 26, 2022

Asda's Sustainable Grocery Store - Episode 303

 

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With increasing demands to cut down on waste and plastic, more and more supermarkets are trying their best to increase the sustainability of their items. Some stores have trialed 'refill stations' where customers can come in and fill up their re-usable containers but Asda have decided to open up full on sustainable stores that have almost zero waste. Dominic and Erica discuss this in the latest episode.

Do you have a sustainable grocery store near you?

April 19, 2022

Foreign Companies That Failed In The USA - Episode 302

 

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Today's episode is another riveting and interesting take! It's British companies that failed to conquer America! You'd think with how popular some British things are, any company going to the USA would be a shoe-in for success there? Apparently not! There's also a few other companies that aren't British that failed too and we talk about them in the new episode so take a listen to find out! 

What foreign companies had you heard about in the US?