July 22, 2021

Footpaths of The UK - Epsode 268

 

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Footpaths are quite common all over the UK, especially in England and Wales where Ramblers have a legal right to pass on them even if they cross a private property or land. As this is a peculiarity in the US, particularly in Texas where walking isn't as common, Dominic and Erica talk about the varied problems that ramblers and landowners face when dealing with these common law paths.

Have you ever been on a public footpath?

July 20, 2021

Blue Plaques - Episode 267

 

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 The Blue Plaque is something reserved for a group of unique people; the famous dead. If you've been dead for a number of years and contributed to the happiness of society or were a person of significance, any place you lived or worked at is eligible for a Blue Plaque. They are found all over the UK but the greatest concentration of them is in London, where they were originally conceived of back in 1866. We think it would be rather fun to go on an adventure and see how many we can find!

Who is your favourite recipient of a Blue Plaque?

July 15, 2021

London's Changing Skyline - Episode 266

 

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London is a city that's changed a lot over the years. It's iconic skyline is one that's seen an empire fall and glass skyscrapers rise. We explore the changing skyline of London over the course of a century, from the Oxo Tower in 1900, to the Gherkin in 2003, London has seen a lot of changes, some for better, some for worse.

What is your favourite thing about the London Skyline?

July 13, 2021

Football Hooliganism - Episode 265

 

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English Football, or Soccer, has always suffered from hooliganism since it was invented, however, since the winning of the World Cup in 1966, hooliganism took a sharp upturn and the media descended and the government cracked down hard. However, it's failed to tackle the problem effectively. After England's 2020 European Championship Cup hopes were dashed by Italy on Sunday, more of these non-fans began to hurl abuse at players on the England team. In this episode, we explore the events of Sunday and the effects and causes of hooliganism in the English fans.

Have you ever witnessed hooliganism?

July 8, 2021

Texan Things A Brit Refuses To Do - Episode 264

 

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Brits, when they become expats, start to do things they never did back home because not being able to do them as freely remind them of home. Dominic, being a British person in Texas for a decade now, has decided to reveal the aspects of Texan, and indeed American culture he is shying away from and outright refusing to adopt. He also gives his views of other aspects of the culture, which are all mostly in jest!

What is an aspect of British culture you'd refuse to do?

July 6, 2021

The European Championships - Episode 263

 

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Soccer, it's never been hugely popular in the USA. The rest of the world, definitely much more popular. European Football is currently in the twilight of the UEFA European Championships, or "Euros" as its informally known. Dominic tells us in this episode about the history and Britain's, or more specifically England's, obsession with the sport and the culture that surrounds it.

Who are you rooting for in the Euros?

July 1, 2021

Small Towns Of The UK and USA - Episode 262

 

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Small towns are amazing. They're also quite small. But a lot of people like that about them. In fact, that's possibly their draw for people moving. People want to get out of the big city, but there are plenty of people who have lived in small towns that yearn to get out. In this episode, we compare our experiences of growing up in small towns in the UK and US and also the similarities between both. 

What is your favourite small town in the US or UK?

June 29, 2021

The World Series Of Pies - Episode 261

 

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That's right, everybody. It's the winner of our world famous 'World Series of Pies' and it's a shocker, especially for Erica as she was hoping for another winner. Over on our Instagram, we've been playing the 8 best dessert pies off of each other until it came down to a winner and on today's episode, we reveal who takes the trophy of the World Series of Pies.

What is your favourite pie?

June 24, 2021

American TV A Brit Had Never Heard Of - Episode 260

 

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 With how much TV the US makes and exports, it's highly unlikely there isn't a part of the world that hasn't seen an episode of a show that's popular in the USA. Britain is no exception and in some cases, it's gotten more obscure shows from the American market too, that may not have done well in the USA but found more of an audience overseas. In this new episode, Dominic gives his rundown of shows he'd never seen before coming to the USA.

What show on this list have you never heard of?

June 22, 2021

Things British People Do That Annoy An American - Episode 259

 

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British people can be very VERY annoying. At least to Erica, who is married to one. There's plenty that annoys Erica in this episode, from Brits abroad, to the general pessimism of the people of Britain. So, that being said, in this new episode, Erica delivers her scathing attack on the British people and how annoying they are. She even goes as far as needling me about my own traits that annoy her.

What annoys you about British people?

June 17, 2021

Things That Will Be Gone In 20 Years - Episode 258

 

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With technology rapidly advancing, many of us of a certain age will remember things that are now obsolete in today's world. The same will be true 20 years from now for this generation, when things that are now common place, disappear into the antiquated. 20 years ago, CDs and DVDs were common, now they're an item that's considered antiquated physical media. This episode, we are talking about the things that will more than likely be obsolete in the next two decades.

What is one thing you'll miss that may be gone forever?

June 15, 2021

Second Tier Royals - Episode 257

 

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Many people, when thinking about the Royal family of Britain, usually only think of the Queen, Prince Charles or Princes William and Harry. The Princess Royal, or Edward, the Earl of Wessex usually don't get much attention at all and as a result, are rarely heard about, despite them being quite hard working members of the Royal family, appearing at many engagements and having a great number of patronages.

Who is your favourite Second Tier Royal?