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The USUK Network is a collection of shows that are designed to look at the subtle differences in culture between the US and the UK. We have USUK: What's The Difference? With Alex Whiteley and Tom Bruno. A look at culture either side of the Atlantic. Whether it be movie stars, editors, producers, food, authors, artists. Anything is up for grabs here. Yelling At Clouds, featuring the one and only Erik Pflueger. If you are a fan of Hollywood Babble On, you know Erik to be a very talented artist. He is here to drop so art facts on you guys in the only way Erik knows how to. So grab a seat, school is in session. USUK: Wednesday "Not So" Live, an audio playback of our live show which is recorded live every Wednesday. Just the USUK crew, catching up. No script, nu agenda just banter and the odd game thrown in.

The USUK Network is a collection of shows that are designed to look at the subtle differences in culture between the US and the UK. We have USUK: What's The Difference? With Alex Whiteley and Tom Bruno. A look at culture either side of the Atlantic. Whether it be movie stars, editors, producers, food, authors, artists. Anything is up for grabs here. Yelling At Clouds, featuring the one and only Erik Pflueger. If you are a fan of Hollywood Babble On, you know Erik to be a very talented artist. He is here to drop so art facts on you guys in the only way Erik knows how to. So grab a seat, school is in session. USUK: Wednesday "Not So" Live, an audio playback of our live show which is recorded live every Wednesday. Just the USUK crew, catching up. No script, nu agenda just banter and the odd game thrown in.

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United Kingdom

Description:

The USUK Network is a collection of shows that are designed to look at the subtle differences in culture between the US and the UK. We have USUK: What's The Difference? With Alex Whiteley and Tom Bruno. A look at culture either side of the Atlantic. Whether it be movie stars, editors, producers, food, authors, artists. Anything is up for grabs here. Yelling At Clouds, featuring the one and only Erik Pflueger. If you are a fan of Hollywood Babble On, you know Erik to be a very talented artist. He is here to drop so art facts on you guys in the only way Erik knows how to. So grab a seat, school is in session. USUK: Wednesday "Not So" Live, an audio playback of our live show which is recorded live every Wednesday. Just the USUK crew, catching up. No script, nu agenda just banter and the odd game thrown in.

Twitter:

@usuknetwork

Language:

English


Episodes

Thors Kin Podcast - Defecation of Honour

1/19/2022
Join Moose, AL and David as they bring you lots of fun stories, wicked banter and the return of Butt-Chug Island. Which really needs to be listened to before any judgement is thrown it's way. A mafia boss is caught by the Google car, 2 cops for fired for ignoring a serious crime to play a videogame and a surgeon is caught branding patients organs with and argon laser....yup we cover the BEST stories here at Thors Kin. The show finishes with a game of "would you rather"

Duration:01:25:37

USUK: Ant McGinley AKA ”The Champ”

1/17/2022
Joining AL and Tom on the show is veteran podcaster, writer and friend of the show Ant McGinley. It has been a while since we caught up with Ant and a lot has happened! During lockdown Ant took to writing a script for a fake wrestling show where he cast himself at 17 time world champion, "The Champ" Ginger Ninja. The show is hilarious and had become extremely popular. So popular in fact that there will bet a live performance of this show at the Coventry Comedy Festival on the 13th & 14th of...

Duration:01:45:52

Thors Kin Podcast: Once More into the Breach

1/12/2022
Join AL, Moose and David as they return with the hugely anticipated Thors Kin Podcast, recorded live on Weds 5th Jan. We have the return of "Butt-chug Island" a fictional island with a one-way portal. The guys debate on which items should be sent to the island, never to be seen again. Each of the host have brought a story to discuss which include a fart selling entrepreneur, Japanese toilet habits, airplane toilet babies and the review bombing of "Don't Look Up". We also have a Buzzfeed...

Duration:01:37:55

USUK: Mike Perkins

1/7/2022
USUK is back baby! Boy do we have a great guest to bring you for our first show of 2022. AL and Tom speak to DC Comics artist Mike Perkins, he is currently working on Swamp Thing but everyone has to start somewhere right? So lets talk about that.. Mike moved to Florida to be closer to work, stayed there for 20 years and has recently moved back to the UK to Shropshire, where there is abundance of incredibly talented artists. We discuss his transition. Mike talks to the guys about the...

Duration:01:39:17

USUK: What‘s The Difference? - Dustin McNeill

11/2/2021
The efforts that go into making a movie like Jason Vs Freddy are never talked about. In fact there were a series of scripts considered for the concept of Jason Vs Freddy. Todays guest, author Dustin McNeill writes amazing books that fill lots of blanks. Offering lots of really interesting facts about movies and what could have been with many movies including Jason Vs Freddy, Halloween and Phantasm. Dustin speaks to Tom and David about what his influences were growing up and what inspired...

Duration:00:55:35

USUK: What‘s The Difference? - Thomas J. Churchill

11/1/2021
AL and Tom speak to New York born director Thomas J. Churchill who tells the guys how he became the director that he is today. Offering some very valuable advice for any budding young movie makers, Thomas takes us through the process of making a movie. Thomas' latest werewolf flick "Amityville Moon" may peak you interest. Brought to us via Lionsgate & inspired by Thomas' love for werewolf movies "Amityville Werewolf" looks like a fantastic offering for fans of horror. The Later Lounge is...

Duration:01:22:20

USUK: What‘s The Difference? - Mick Strawn Pt3

10/24/2021
We welcome back our good friend Mick Strawn to the show. Having previously featured on a live episode and on Chronicles Mick is back to talk us about his amazing career. From building the blood sprinkler scene in Blade to washing out a set in a freak accident on a TV set Mick takes us through so many stories. We find out how a well planned elevator pitch won Mick the opportunity to work on Nightmare on Elm Street 3 which featured one of his favourite death scenes of all time. This episode...

Duration:01:34:58

USUK: What‘s The Difference Podcast - David Kirschner

10/18/2021
Tom Bruno and David Rabe speak to true pop culture creative genius, David Kirschner. You will be blown away by the achievements of this man who (for example) simply wrote Hocus Pocus for his daughter. The movie was slammed by critics originally and then went on to be the huge success we all know today and it DOESN'T STOP THERE. David wrote "An American Tale" and then sold it to Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy with an elevator pitch at an elaborate Hollywood party. We haven't even...

Duration:01:19:31

USUK: What‘s The Difference Podcast - Daniel Goodman

10/11/2021
AL is joined by guest host David Rabe and our special guest Daniel Goodman. This episode is all about money. What is important to understand about money from a young age? Is there something we can learn from a young age that can help us learn about investments, stocks and the importance of money. How can you become a stock trader? What are the risks? What is the process from your first $100 onwards? Daniel talks to the guys about his experiences as a trader, including some inside...

Duration:01:48:27

USUK What‘s The Difference? Podcast: Jenny Black

10/4/2021
Brought to you via a collaboration between USUK and TV Guestpert, AL and Tom speak to Jenny Black, founder of Media Trauma care. A company that is designed help those that are suffering the serious effects of social media and the use of devices such as mobile phones. When is comes to the devastating effects that the media that gets rammed down our throats, Jenny is the ultimate expert. A well respected therapist of mental health, parenting, marriage and relationships, Jenny is witnessing...

Duration:01:50:58

USUK: What‘s The Difference? Teneisha Collins

9/21/2021
AL and Tom speak to Teneisha Collins who joins them this week. Teneisha is a Canadian actress who starred alongside Kevin Hart in Fatherhood which is in the top 10 most viewed movies on Netflix of all time. Where does it begin for Teneisah though? What is it like as a Canadian actress trying to find work on American TV compared to Canadian TV, is it hard? And why did she pick up the nickname The Pebble? What was it like working alongside Kevin Hart and with Seth Rogan on the very popular...

Duration:01:59:50

USUK: What‘s The Difference? Dr Sheila Forman

9/14/2021
Thanks to the fine relationship that we have with https://tvguestpert.com/ AL and Tom bring you a fantastic guest in Dr Sheila Forman. Dr Forman used to be a practicing attorney but now, she is a Psychologist and Life Coach dedicated to helping people better their lives. Today we discuss the healthy and unhealthy relationships we as humans have with food. For example, even though AL is on Keto there is always an urge to sit in front of the TV and annihilate a pack of Oreos. But why does he...

Duration:01:57:27

USUK: Yelling At Clouds - Nothingburger

9/12/2021
We are back for a big hefty slice of knowledge pie, washed down with a humongous swig of Strawberry flavoured, powdered milkshake. Today Erik is talking to Alex about the movie The Founder starring Michael Keaton. If you wish to go and watch the movie before you watch this, we will forgive you, but it is not necessary. The movie is based on the origins of McDonald's and the tense war of wits between Roy Kroc (Keaton) and the McDonald brothers. Why though has this sparked so much intrigue...

Duration:01:38:19

USUK: What‘s The Difference? Jon Levine

9/10/2021
Jon Levine joins AL today to talk about his career as an actor. Having recently starred in Loki as a dialogue counting office clerk, there is a lot of excitement in the air. I mean how would you feel if you became an official part of the MCU?! Jon has also starred in the amazing Kobra Kai as a health inspector. There seems to be a trend setting here right? Well Jon is anything but, the stiff office types that he has been cast as recently. Offering us a look into the life of a hard working...

Duration:01:01:41

USUK: What‘s The Difference? Moe Jeudy-Lamour

9/3/2021
AL is totally obsessed with the show Ted Lasso. So he is super excited to bring Moe Jeudy-Lamour AKA goalkeeper, Zoreaux to the show. We find out all about Moe's career. From his 1st experiences on the set of X-men and the amazing acting feats he witnessed from Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen. How did Moe learn to play the part of a Premier League goalkeeper so convincingly and what did the cast and crew get up to during lockdown that helped them grow closer as a team? In the...

Duration:01:38:48

USUK: Yelling At Clouds - Unheard Melody

8/29/2021
Welcome to our 4th lesson, Yelling At Clouds Unheard Melody. Erik Pflueger tells his co-host Alex Whiteley all about a performance he saw when he was a student that blew his mind (see this week's brilliant artwork for reference) This performance is something that has resonated with Erik throughout his life, opening questions, then questions about the questions. Why is this important? Well Erik is here to explain, sit down folks, class is in session.

Duration:01:02:20

USUK: What's The Difference? Sean Kanan

8/25/2021
Join Alex Whiteley and Tom Bruno as they speak to actor Sean Kanan. Getting his big break from Karate Kid 3, Sean has had a depth of experience in acting in many things, including 2 movies recently with Bruce Willis. The guys try to get inside the head of this hard working actor to find out what is difficult, what are the rewards and also, will he feature in Kobra Kai? Take a listen to this fantastic interview with this high kicking but genuinely nice guy.

Duration:01:21:21

USUK: What's The Difference? Slade Monroe

8/18/2021
AL and guest host Andy Imhof speak to promising young actor, Slade Monroe. Slade is a young guy who shows so much drive and composure, it made AL and Andy really look at their younger selves and ask questions! Starring in 12 Mighty Orphans alongside Luke Wilson and Martin Sheen, Slade plays the part of the quarterback, the dream role for any up and coming talent. This episode is designed to explore Slade's experiences as "the new kid on the block" as he puts it. In the "Later Lounge" the...

Duration:02:04:36

Tales From The Battle Of Shrewsbury: The Man, The Myth, The Horse!

8/16/2021
The final chapter of our coverage of The Battle Of Shrewsbury Weekend brings stories from around the arena. As we switched to mobile mode, we were able to get some interviews with folks from all over the Battle Of Shrewsbury showground. We bring you: An interview with a medieval field surgeon, Jules chats to Phil who is a blacksmith, Some pre-battle excitement, post-battle reactions from Hotspur and a man who was ridden down by a horse, and a closing interview from the man himself, Matthew...

Duration:00:39:22

Yelling At Clouds: Maximilian Overdrive

8/15/2021
Join Alex Whiteley and the big brained Erik Pflueger for Yelling At Clouds: Maximilian Overdrive where they take a look at the 1979 movie, The Black Hole. Erik forced AL to watch the film, forced him! Leaving him totally perplexed. This shoddy 70's Sci-fi felt like a Star Wars rip off to AL and was full of problems. Erik's job is to educated us all as to why this movie can be considered as great as it is completely ridiculous. Bringing us evidence of both the flaws and the brilliance of...

Duration:02:16:50