This week, we read some listener letters, which leads to the invention of the official show drink (Beerbon™) and an education on how important pancakes are in a certain Kansas town. Then we tease our trip (triptease, ha) and later, Cocker takes the quiz and tries to figure out who “Rosie The Riveter” is, while Johnson tries “Gurning.” And for those who missed it, the number for Beano’s Kebabs in Westgate-on-Sea is 835532.
This week, we phone it in and shamelessly exploit our tenuous association with Ed Gamble, star of BBC America’s new show Almost Royal. A trip down memory lane in which Ed Gamble does rather well on the quiz, and I tell my Bree Walker / Jack Nicholson / Scott Baio story, which Johnson (gasp) makes dirty. A proper show next week (honest) but in the meantime, enjoy the sheer Ed Gambliness of Ed Gamble. Ed Gamble.
This week, we discuss my (possibly irrational) bitterness towards Argentina, and then listen to a German hit song about their rubbish collectors. We get a letter from Ron about how beermaking relates to coffee, and a letter from Chris Morris about (song cue) the correlation between hyphenation and pronunciation. Then, Johnson and Jennifer face off in a quiz testing their knowledge of British trivia and American citizenship questions. The winner gets to sleep with me!
Lots to talk about this week: Johnson and Jochen give me heat about England’s lack of World Cup progress; I complain about fireworks; the Kansas Cricks send a letter about British date format; ex-quiz guest Ed Gamble becomes a BBC America star; a 97-year-old lady accuses me of soliciting prostitutes; we marvel at the menu at British McDonald’s restaurants; and Stephen Merchant makes a case against American independence. Happy Birthday, America!