We’ll take this week’s episode sunny side up! We talk mostly about the bountiful options available to Americans, everything from egg style to toast type. Later, Ed Gamble (the other half of Peacock & Gamble) arrives to take the quiz, and tries to figure out “hush puppy,” “cholo” and “tchatchke.” Johnson, meanwhile, has interesting definitions of “chav,” “todger” and “swizz.” Happy Earth Day, everyone!
Our faithful listeners get in touch: first Jochen writes from Hamburg to stick it to James about Easter, Heathrow Airport and British cars, but also asks about the origins of the word “loo.” Then Laci writes from Oregon and confirms the existence of a pop record once made by Bob Gandalf. Later, Ray Peacock of Peacock & Gamble calls in to chat about Star Wars figures, comedy double-acts, and getting more lines than any of the statues in the Doctor Who episode “Blink.” He then plays the “That’s Not English” quiz, and tries to guess what a “Monte Cristo” is, while Johnson tries to decipher a “sleeping policeman.”
In our April Fool’s show we talk about the breakfast of champions that is the Taco Bell A.M. Crunchwrap, then attempt to discuss the major developments at the end of Downton Abbey’s third season without actually discussing it. After that, we chat about April Fool’s Day and James Bond, and finally the politics of bagging your own shopping (or not.) Later, James’ mum returns for the “That’s Not English” quiz, and tries to guess what a “clunker” is, while Paul considers what a “balaclava” might be.