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?

April 12, 2022

The Domesday Book - Episode 301

 

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In this episode, Erica is finally getting to the bottom of my apparent obsession with the Domesday book. The Domesday book is England's first public record dating from 1086. The discussion revolves around the Great Domesday book and, Erica's favourite, the Little Domesday Book! These are important British historical records that are available for viewing in the National Archives.

Have you ever heard of the Domesday Book?

April 5, 2022

What We Are Watching These Days - Episode 300

 

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Hello everybody! We are back after a three month hiatus! Did you miss us? Well, we missed you! We're glad to be back everybody and in this new episode, we update you with what's been going on in our lives and, more importantly, what we've been watching!

What have your favourite shows of this year been?

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?