Homesickness and Other Ailments

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KCaCMThis week is our big 40th episode, and we discuss our field trip to see the new film “The World’s End.” This gets us onto the subject of homesickness, and thence, integration into a foreign society. We then chat about the curious American habit of using last names as first names, which eventually leads to handicapped parking, and James’ imminent descent into the fiery underworld. Later, Sully returns to take the quiz from (apparently) the sea bed, and tries to guess some California-themed Americanisms. Johnson, meanwhile, tries and fails to keep his guess of a “full English” above the waist.

Oh: the link to the Key & Peele bit we mention is here. It’s worth it.

Sheriffs, Deputies and Marshals

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To get some jury duty closure, we talk about the complications of famous people doing jury duty. Then we talk about court reporters and their tiny keyboards, the TV show CHiPs, and Orange County sheriff Mike Corona. Later, I call my family in the middle of a party, and Helen (eventually) takes the quiz. New listeners: it’s not usually this anarchic. Honest.

Jury Doody (Tee Hee)

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12angrymen-1This week, we discuss the exciting news that the football (soccer) season is starting up again, and a listener gets in touch about the Plimsoll Line. Then we chat about our experiences performing the great mandatory privilege that is jury duty, and later, Jon calls in to take the quiz, and tries to figure out what the “blue flu” could be, while Johnson takes a guess at the meaning of “bog roll.” Some links to things mentioned in the show: the giant fatberg made of grease and wet wipes, and Jason Sudeikis as an American football coach managing Tottenham Hotspur.

You People Talk Funny

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brityankwordsBack to basics this week: we put our jeweller’s eyepiece to a list of words that either mean very different things in each country, or in some cases simply don’t exist. Later, Charlotte calls from absurdly close by to take the quiz, and tries to figure out what “BYOB” might stand for; Johnson, meanwhile, tries to imagine what a “biro” could be. And as we know, he has quite an imagination.

Going Up (Sort Of)

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ShanghaiMissingFloorsIn this episde, we ask: what’s up with floor numbers? How come Brits and Americans can’t agree on which one is “first”? And why are sometimes floors missing? This somehow gets us onto 99¢ stores, and then we chat about something very American: cheesy wolf imagery. Then we talk about fans and air conditioners again, because apparently, the heat is making us nuts. Later, Lil & Ryan take the quiz, and try to think what “Rx” might mean, while Johnson ponders what the heck “plimsolls” are.