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?

September 9, 2021

Harry And Meghan: Escaping The Palace - Episode 280

 

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 Harry and Meghan are the subject of yet another lifetime movie, this time about their recent escape from the Palace. In this episode, Erica and I will attempt to break down the film and discuss whether it had any sort of emotional impact on the real life story and also, whether it was any good as a film in its own right!

Are you tired of Harry and Meghan's shenanigans now?

September 8, 2021

Ways Living With A Brit Changes an American - Episode 279

 

When we live with someone for a long time, we usually end up picking up some of their habits. But when that person you're picking up habits from is British and you are American, then it can get really strange! Erica talks about the ways in which she has changed since living with Dominic and what she's picked up in the way of very British habits!

Have you picked up the habits of your spouse?

September 2, 2021

What Is The Commonwealth? - Episode 278

 

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The Commonwealth of Nations is, for all intents and purposes, the successor to the British Empire. It comprises over 50 nations across all continents and is a promoter for world peace and prosperity. The head of the Commonwealth is Queen Elizabeth II, which, to apply to be a member, you have to recognize. So, don't expect the USA to be joining anytime soon!

What did you know about the Commonwealth?

August 31, 2021

The Fall of the British Empire - Episode 277

 

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The British Empire, it once ruled the waves but these days? Not so much. The Fall of the Empire is something much discussed by historians, but there can't be a decisive answer. In this episode, we discuss everything that could have happened to cause it's downfall.

What do you think was good about the British Empire?

August 26, 2021

Counties of England Quiz! - Episode 276

 


Following on from the previous episode, we decided to list all the English counties we could remember. Again, with no help from the ubiquitous internet, we attempted to list all 48 counties in England by memory. We share the results in this episode and boy, do we have a treat for you!

What English county do you live in?

August 24, 2021

State Capital Quiz! - Episode 275

 


Everybody knows the state capitals, right? So this should be easy listening for a podcast episode! Except, well, we did abysmally on this. Working with no internet, we wrote down all the states and then proceeded to come up with the capitals for each state and reveal our answers in the episode. It's embarrassing, don't listen! Okay, listen and try to be kind! Don't throw (little) rocks at us! We know not what we do!

What is the capital of your state?

August 19, 2021

William Shakespeare - Episode 274

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Drama shows about William Shakespeare aren't too common, considering he is one of the foremost playwrights in the world, you'd imagine there'd be more out there. We recently discovered TNT's mini-series 'Will' from 2017 and, though it is a fictional account of Shakespeare's early years, we enjoyed it. In this podcast episode, we let you know our thoughts on it and if it is to be, or not to be.

What is your favourite Shakespeare production?

August 17, 2021

The Ways A Brit Has Changed Living in the USA - Episode 273

 


Living in America can change anyone that wasn't born here, and the same can be said for an American who lives elsewhere. Dominic takes us through his Texas life experiences and the way he's changed for the better and the worse. Maybe the way he pronounces 'Tomato' has changed for the better? Maybe the way he asks for his coffee is worse? Find out in this latest episode!

What would you say has changed about Dominic since he's lived here?