It’s our thanksgiving episode, so we talk about how to deep fry a turkey without destroying your house. Then Johnson opens some overpriced gifts from the UK, and we get a letter from a listener in Iran. As if that wasn’t enough, Kurt then calls in to take the quiz, and tries to guess what a 401k is, while Johnson taps his saveloy on the window of a restaurant. Why? Good question.
This week, a very different show: we celebrate our first anniversary by revealing our statistics, talking about monetization via ad revenues, and also other stuff that doesn’t sound quite so dull. But mostly we express our appreciation for our fine listeners and everyone who has helped make us the show we are today. Thank you, one and all!
This week, as suggested by listener Garry, we talk about one of the starkest differences between our two countries: the ability (or lack thereof) to score a personalised license plate for your car. Then, Jochen writes in to talk about Berliners (the pastry, not the people) and later, Simon from the Puzzle Hall Inn in Halifax, Yorkshire calls in to take the quiz, and tries to guess what “stucco” is, while Johnson encounters “width restrictions.” Oh boy.
This week, we discuss the bizarre British tradition that is Guy Fawkes Night: the annual celebration of a monumental failure. Then we chat about why British people are wearing paper poppies at the moment, and our chum Ron Choularton writes in about Desperate Dan. Later, Angus from the Stod Fold Brewing Company calls in to take the quiz, and tries to guess what a “cheese head” is; Johnson meanwhile tries to figure out which tribe lives in the “central reservation.”