September 12, 2023

Reacting to the Dumbest Thing Europeans Say



Welcome back, dear listeners, to another riveting episode of Tea and a Butty. Today, we're diving headfirst into a topic that's sure to spark some laughs, eye-rolls, and maybe a bit of friendly banter. Join us as we dissect and react to some of the dumbest things Europeans often say about America. Buckle up for a rollercoaster of misconceptions, cultural nuances, and good-natured humor.

August 30, 2023

Public Information Films



Some of the most traumatizing television in Britain came from Public Information Films. Throughout the 1960s, the films were usually gentle reminders to look both ways when crossing the road or take care when playing near water and encouraging children to learn to swim should they ever fall in. By the early 1970s, however, these films began to get more horrific in their themes and thus managed to remain in the minds of British children. Dominic talks Erica through some of the ones he watched in school and that remain with him to this day.

Have you ever seen a British Public Information Film?

Regional UK Fast Food Items The USA Find Weird


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The USA is famous for its export of fast food but you may be surprised, as many Americans are, to find that not all fast food menus around the world are the same as in the US. Take the bacon and cheese flatbread at McDonalds for instance. You'd never find that on the menu at a US location!

What's the weirdest menu item you've come across?

August 16, 2023

Hadrian's Wall

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Hadrian's Wall was the north-west frontier of the Roman empire for nearly 300 years. Follow us as we journey along the 73-mile stretch of Hadrian's Wall, visiting well-preserved forts, milecastles, and watchtowers that stand as silent witnesses to a bygone era. In this episode, we give the usual facts and figures that Tea and A Butty is known for so tune in your headphones to listen!

Have you ever been to Hadrian's Wall?

Reacting To The Dumbest Thing Ever Said In America

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All over the world, the stereotype of the average American being uneducated has permeated. Largely thanks to the atypical American tourist who took a trip to Europe and expected it to be "up to American standards" or something like that but there are plenty of stories, whether true or false, of foreign travellers coming to America and being met with questions that largely puzzle them as they are caught off-guard.

What is the dumbest thing you have heard in America??

August 1, 2023

US Brand Names That Are Not In The UK

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Brand names in the US might seem like they're a worldwide thing, right? You might be surprised not all of them are. Brand names are heavily relied upon as a mark of quality and assurance in both the US and UK but not all of them are known in the UK, or may have different names. In this episode, we talk about the brand names that aren't known in the UK.

What brand names were you surprised about?

July 25, 2023

The Humble Mews House


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A Mews house is something that's a rather uncommon sight outside of central London. Originally servants quarters and stables from the wealthy in the late 19th century, these charming little dwellings became much sought after in the 1960s. In this episode, we discuss our fascination with it and what uses it has in the London of today!

Would you ever live in a Mews?

July 21, 2023

Harry Potter Show on Max


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Harry Potter is coming to TV in the next couple of years. HBO's streaming service 'Max' is dedicated to making a series out of JK Rowling's books so they can deep dive into it. In this episode, we're discussing what they could be putting into this show and how much of the early books will be adapted, considering the first two movies were condensed to show the magic.

What do you hope for in this new Harry Potter show?

July 11, 2023

News Round Up - Madonna, Tom Holland, Threads - June 2023


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It's time for a news round up of the month and this week, we're talking about all the greatest entertainment news, including the new movies being released. We also discuss Tom Holland's announcement and Madonna's stay in hospital as well as President Biden heading over to the UK on a state visit.

What was your most newsworthy moment of June?

July 7, 2023

Ranking US Fast Food Restaurants (Part 2)


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Here is part 2 of our Rankings of Fast Food in the US. These rankings are all personal choices and a lot of people had something to say about our first part so we made this concluding part even longer for your pleasure. We rank the last six of our twelve fast food restaurants.

What are your thoughts on our rankings?

June 27, 2023

Ranking US Fast Food Restaurants (Part 1)


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Fast Food restaurants are ubiquitous in the USA, so in this new episode, we rank our personal favorites. Everybody loves a good tier list, don't they? So we're ranking twelve of them including some of the big names like McDonalds, Burger King, Sonic and Whataburger. This episode went on a bit so we made a part two for next week!

How would you rank US Fast Food?

June 21, 2023

UK Vs US Music Festivals


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Music Festivals in the USA and UK might be a little more different than one thinks. Is Glastonbury really that different to Coachella? Is SXSW really that different to T In The Park? Well, listen to our latest episode to find out exactly what we think about the differences in festival culture between the UK and USA.

What is the best festival you've ever been to?