It’s my birthday this week! As if to celebrate, Beth gets in touch from Virginia and gives us a list of southern terms that we gleefully dissect (among them is the establishment pictured on the right.) Later, comedian Adam Hess calls in to chat about east coast weddings, trains and bad live-action Disney movies. Then he takes the quiz, and tries to guess the meaning of the word “preppy,” while Johnson ponders a “bedsit.”
To mark our Memorial Day episode, we take a look back; Memorial Day gets us into the American civil war, and thence to the tombs of unknown soldiers and eternal flames. Somehow that gets us onto Tottenham Hotspur, and then we introduce a new and possibly recurring segment, “Moments With Myrtle”: the memories of a 96-year-old Texan lady. Later, Sam & Jenn & Kurt take the quiz and try to imagine what FLOTUS might be, while Paul tries to figure out “beavering.” Odds of that one staying above the waist? Not good.
This week, after talking about the non-story that is Star Wars VII, we read about some misunderstandings between cultures. Later, Nish Kumar of the Peacock & Gamble podcast calls in and talks about Croydon’s role in the rise of the Dark Knight. Then he takes the quiz, and while Johnson gets “lairy,” Nish chews a thoughtful pencil trying to figure out what “arugula” is.
In our Cinco de Mayo and Star Wars Day episode, we talk about, well, cannibals. First, the Jamestown settlers who got quite hungry, then the movie “Alive,” then whether James or Johnson would be more delicious. Later, Rob joins us for the quiz and tries to figure out what it means to be “carded”; Johnson meanwhile tries to keep “bunking off” above the waist (spoiler alert; he doesn’t.)
This picture is a red herring: we actually talk about the movie “The Help” which leads to us revisiting the whole Rodney King debacle. Then we chat about noun gender in various languages (including English), and finally discuss American TV shows that are based on British TV shows. Later, Karl and Lauren take the quiz, trying to figure out what a “Reuben” is, while Johnson tries to figure out what a “Tannoy” might be.