You astute listeners will have noticed that I still haven’t posted this week’s show. Feeble excuses include: it was my birthday this week; we’re preparing for a trip; work was a bit nuts. It’ll be up soon, but will be the last show for a couple of weeks while I’m on me summer hols. Check back here for updates!
This week, we talk about some things I learned to spell or pronounce wrong, a subject brought about by my dog’s recent operation. Then we dip into “The Ed Files,” violate some copyright, test our knowledge on U.S. geography, discover what a Cadbury’s Creme Egg was known as in my school, disparage Florida, and find out some (possibly apocryphal) word origins.
This week, the Eurovision Song Contest gets us into my never-before-told scandalous Boy George Story. Then I show Johnson what long-time German listener Jochen looks like, and listener Chris Morris attempts a coup d’etat. Then we find out how American we are (or aren’t) and later, my mum takes the quiz, and tries to guess what “drinking the Kool-Aid” might be, while Johnson visits “Buck House.”
This week, it’s (American) Mother’s Day, so we discuss why British Mother’s Day happened two months ago. Also, we play a quiz Johnson invented called “Star Wars character or NFL athlete.” Then we chat about horseshoes and how customer service varies between our two nations, and later, Martin takes the quiz, and tries to guess what COBRA is, while Johnson reads a French Letter.
Oh: the Key & Peele bit we mention is here.
My wife Jennifer is co-hosting this week, so in between her criticizing my housekeeping, we talk about black & white TV, then discuss some things that Americans don’t realize are weird about their country. Then we talk about red velvet cake and the “Hotdog On A Stick” franchise and find out how British we aren’t. Later, Rob returns for a (complete this time) quiz, and tries to guess who “Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac” are, while Jennifer tries to figure out “dodgems.”