May 13, 2021

Why Americans Are Obsessed With Heritage - Episode 248

 

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You may have noticed that Americans, far more than their British counterparts, are rather obsessed with their heritage. This puzzles people from the UK when people from the US claim they're British/Irish/Italian/Swedish/German or whatever. They wonder why they would like to embrace their heritage rather than their nationality. In this podcast episode, we discuss why Americans are so obsessed with their heritage and if that will ever not be the case.

Are you an American obsessed with their heritage?

May 11, 2021

Questions Brits Have For An American - Episode 247

 


British people, we're very curious about things and the USA is one of those curiosities we find ourselves being curious about, curiously. So, we put out on our Twitter and Instagram to our British followers any questions they might have about America for our resident expert, Erica. We got a fair few in and she answered them to the best of her knowledge! So listen to this episode!

What is the strangest thing about the USA?

May 6, 2021

British Place Names Americans Get Wrong - Episode 246

 

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British place names are hard enough at the best of times, even for a Brit! So how is a born and bred American supposed to get them right? Well, we all expect nothing but the best here at Tea and a Butty! So Erica has been quizzed by myself on these British place names and we shall see how she does. I'm not expecting greatness, but I am. See? That makes perfect sense!

What are some British place names that confuse you?

May 4, 2021

American Place Names Brits Get Wrong - Episode 245

 

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The British think they're right about everything. From how tea is made to how the English language is spoken, especially getting place names right! But when it comes to certain places names in the United States, Brits have a nasty habit of getting it wrong, either on the account of the accent, or just plain ignorance of the name! In this podcast episode, Dominic tells us of his mispronunciations of American place names and his struggle to get them right!

Do you mispronounce place names in the USA?


April 29, 2021

Why Brits Get Angry At Americans For Getting It Wrong - Episode 244

 


Yes, that's correct folks. It's British people getting angry at Americans getting it wrong. But why? Why do they get so angry? And what could possibly be annoying them so much. Americans aren't British, they don't know the history, the culture and can't be expected to, right? Wrong. Brits get very annoyed. They'll let Americans know their displeasure at the slightest error they make about British culture or history.

Are you a Brit who gets angry at Americans for getting it wrong?

April 27, 2021

British TV Shows That An American Hates - Episode 243

 

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Erica has been vocal in the past about British TV she doesn't care for and in this podcast episode, we are finally going through a list of them! Upon recording this episode, we were worried there wasn't many she didn't outright care for but we managed to remember a few to make a big enough list! Some of which I (Dominic) think are just brilliant! But I am biased, after all...


What British TV do you not care for?

April 22, 2021

What Makes Someone 'Posh'? - Episode 242

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 Posh people. What makes them so? Money? Accent? Breeding? The ability to wear Red Trousers and not think they look silly? In this, our latest podcast episode, we discuss the many things that go into making someone 'Posh' and what the essential ingredients are. Sometimes the poshest people are the ones desperate to look as un-Posh as they can. We also go through a list that is 22 signs that one is Posh! Hahaha! Hohoho! What-ho!

Are you too Posh to listen to us talk about being Posh?

April 20, 2021

A Royal Funeral - Episode 241

 

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In this latest podcast episode, we discuss Royal funerals, in particular, the events of the funeral of Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and also the parallels of Harry returning on his own for it just like the Duke of Windsor returned for the funeral of King George VI in 1952 amidst controversy. The funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh had COVID restrictions so the Queen and the rest of the Royal family were socially distanced in St. George's Chapel at Windsor castle.

What were your key takeaways from the funeral of Prince Philip?

April 15, 2021

British Celebrities Unknown In The USA - Episode 240

 

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British celebrities. You might think, if you're an anglophile who watches British TV, that you know a lot of them but why aren't they a household name in the USA? Being a Brit in the USA, you expect people to know who William Roache, Philip Schofield, Gemma Collins, Joey Essex or Ant and Dec (above) are, but they don't. Never heard of them except for a scant few!

Who's your favourite British celebrity America has never heard of?

April 13, 2021

A Tribute to Philip, Duke of Edinburgh - Episode 239

 

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As you may already be aware, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, has died at the age of 99. In this podcast episode, we look back on his life and discuss many of the aspects of who he was, what he did and why he mattered to so many in the world beyond his family. From his early life in exile from Greece to marrying the future Queen of England, this is Windsor Phil as you've never seen him before.

What are your thoughts on Prince Philip?

April 8, 2021

Childhood Fashion Trends - Episode 238

 

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Mine and Erica's childhoods were, by todays standards, vintage. Not classic or antique, but vintage. When we were recording this episode, we realised just how vintage jellies and poppers and light up sneakers are today. Fashion, it's changed quite a bit since we were children and maybe some of you remember even earlier fashion trends than we do! Perhaps an earlier incarnation of the dreaded shell suit!

What was fashionable in your childhood?

April 6, 2021

Places We Wanna Go: York - Episode 237

 

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In this Places We Wanna Go, we explore York and encourage you, when all this pandemic is over, to do the same. York is a wonderful city from what we've seen and heard. In our latest podcast episode, we talk about what there is to see and do in the city of York in the historic country of Yorkshire! The York Minster! The Chocolate! The Walls! The Shambles! It's all talked about in this episode.

Have you ever been to York?