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AJ Marks and Megan Sola-Guinto are two American musicians studying in England and host a biweekly podcast with a variety of local and international guests to discuss the similarities and differences between the U.S. and the U.K. From explaining slang to debunking various misconceptions, Americans and Britons alike can tune in to hear fresh perspectives on what the other countries are like. Email your questions, corrections and stereotypes to AIAhosts@gmail.com and follow AJ and Megan on social media @ajmarksofficial @greyareasmusic.

AJ Marks and Megan Sola-Guinto are two American musicians studying in England and host a biweekly podcast with a variety of local and international guests to discuss the similarities and differences between the U.S. and the U.K. From explaining slang to debunking various misconceptions, Americans and Britons alike can tune in to hear fresh perspectives on what the other countries are like. Email your questions, corrections and stereotypes to AIAhosts@gmail.com and follow AJ and Megan on social media @ajmarksofficial @greyareasmusic.
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United Kingdom

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AJ Marks and Megan Sola-Guinto are two American musicians studying in England and host a biweekly podcast with a variety of local and international guests to discuss the similarities and differences between the U.S. and the U.K. From explaining slang to debunking various misconceptions, Americans and Britons alike can tune in to hear fresh perspectives on what the other countries are like. Email your questions, corrections and stereotypes to AIAhosts@gmail.com and follow AJ and Megan on social media @ajmarksofficial @greyareasmusic.

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English


Episodes

#10: Money, Money, Money (with Madeleine Wood)

5/15/2019
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Our tenth episode! Double digits baby!! This episode features the wonderful Madeleine Wood AKA Mad Wood AKA Mick Wood. What is Venmo? What are pence? Is Tekashi 6ix9ine secretly an Australian woman? Tune in to hear us answer all these questions and provide unprompted comparisons between British currency and American currency. The songs featured in this episode are "Follow" and "Love at First Sight". You can find your hosts at @iamsolamusic and @ajmarksofficial, our guest at...

Duration:00:23:04

#9: American Slang (with Alex Dunaway & Nolan Garrett)

5/1/2019
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Sup y’all! This episode features two additional Americans abroad, singer-songwriters Alex Dunaway from Temecula, CA and Nolan Garrett from Tacoma, WA. Listen in to hear Megan and AJ talk about hella American slang and their guests' lit songs "Strange Things" and "No Secrets", out now on all music platforms! Find them at @alexdunawaymusic and @nolangarrett and follow up with your hosts at @iamsolamusic and @ajmarksofficial. Email us your hot takes and fuego topic suggestions by emailing...

Duration:00:25:08

#8: British Phrases (with Tom Anderson)

4/17/2019
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Wagwan, listeners! In this episode, Meg and AJ have a laugh with Tom Anderson of Venus Demilo (@vnsdmlo on the socials). Listen to us smash this episode as we give you lot a taste of British phrases. Will Meg's enlarged basket ever recieve an actual GoFundMe page? What does it mean to get Marked? Who is Bob?? Find out by tuning in and hear an EXCLUSIVE clip of Venus Demilo's upcoming single "All I Want", available everywhere April 29th. Be sure to follow Meg and AJ (@iamsolamusic and...

Duration:00:25:35

#7: British Slang (with Leora)

4/4/2019
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American Idiots Abroad teams up with singer-songwriter Leora of Worcestershire to decode British slang. Get our cheeky takes on "bloody", "peckish", and several other Brit words by clicking that play button!! Also make sure to follow Leora on Instagram and Facebook and come down to her 2ube Xtra set on the 8th of April. You can find your hosts at @iamsolamusic and @ajmarksofficial, and email your own hot takes to AIAhosts@gmail.com!

Duration:00:23:05

#6: Songs We Can't Sing To (with Alex Campbell & Max Baynham)

3/20/2019
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On this episode of American Idiots Abroad, we feature Max and Alex of Sister Sister (the band, not the TV show). And Megan and AJ FINALLY get to discuss their true passion... music! Specifically how it differs from the US and UK. Will Max and Alex be able to name a single Hillary Duff song? How is Rita Ora the same as Nicole Scherzinger? Will AJ finally have a clue what he's talking about? Listen to find out, and after the show, be sure to follow Sister Sister on Instagram and Facebook. You...

Duration:00:22:23

BONUS: St. Patrick's Day Episode

3/17/2019
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Happy St. Paddy's Day!!! Celebrate by listening to even more of our conversation with guests Patrick Blaney and Dara Tohill of A Burial At Sea! Also be sure to check out I'm the Worst by AJ Marks, available now on all music platforms!!

Duration:00:16:37

#5: All About Alcohol (with Patrick Blaney & Dara Tohill)

3/6/2019
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American Idiots Abroad hosts Megan and AJ have a chat about alcohol and club culture with A Burial At Sea band members Patrick Blaney and Dara Tohill, both of whom are from Northern Ireland. The outro for this episode is their song Lest We Remember, available on all streaming platforms. Follow A Burial At Sea on Facebook or @aburialatseaband on Instagram to check out their upcoming tour dates, and now Spotify users can pre-save AJ's debut single "I'm the Worst" at https://show.co/YmYbXl5...

Duration:00:23:27

#4: How to Eat Like a Brit (with One of Them Podcasts)

2/20/2019
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In collaboration with the hosts of One of Them Podcasts, listen to guests Louis Jayy, John Naylor and Paddy Morrison discuss everything from Carribean black pudding to the perfect crisp buttie (shout out to Emeli Sarnie). Find One of Them Podcasts on YouTube and follow them on Instagram @oneofthempodcasts. You can find Megan and AJ on all platforms (@greyareasmusic & @ajmarksofficial) and mail us your questions/corrections/Canadian bacon at AIAhosts@gmail.com

Duration:00:25:28

#3: Weather (with PIXEY & Kate Davies)

2/6/2019
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On this episode of American Idiots Abroad, Megan and AJ talk about the weather (typical) with bedroom pop solo artist PIXEY (Lizzie Hillesdon) and Liverpool photographer Kate Davies. The rare sight of snow starts up this very seasonal conversation, and we discuss everything from when it's cracking flags to when it's pissing it down. The outro for this episode is Young by PIXEY, available on all streaming platforms. Follow Lizzie @pixeyofficial on Instagram and Facebook and Kate's project...

Duration:00:29:30

#2: Accents (with Danny Bathurst & Gili Goldberg)

1/23/2019
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Megan and AJ discuss accents with special guests Gili Goldberg and Danny Bathurst of Tucan. What do you get when a Californian, a Bostonian, a Brummy, and Londoner walk into the studio? Listen to find out! The outro for this episode is Flight by Tucan - Live from Abbey Road Studios. Follow @tucan_music, @giligoldbergmusic, and @_dannybathurst on Instagram and email us your questions/corrections at AIAhosts@gmail.com. And don’t forget to keep up todate with Megan (@greyareasmusic) and AJ...

Duration:00:41:03

#1: Same Ol Word, Whole Different Meaning

1/1/2019
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In the debut episode of American Idiots Abroad, (**airhorn noise**) we're talking about words that both Americans and Britons use, but in totally different ways. We tackle pants, decent, quite, "you alright?", pissed, sick, ill, pudding, cheers, diary, sorted, fancy and shirt! The outro for this episode is the brand new song "Self-Destructing" by Grey Areas. Follow AJ and Megan on Instagram at @ajmarksofficial and @greyareasmusic and email us your questions/corrections/words for drunk at...

Duration:00:24:07