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Two friends. One has never lived outside of the UK (that's Matt.) The other is currently living in New Zealand (that's Sarah.) Though born in England Sarah is quickly finding that she needs to adapt to her new surroundings. In an effort to make the transition as smoothly as possible Sarah champions the cause of her adopted homeland against Matt and the UK every week. Join us every Monday as we discuss who does it better. Just remember: it's not xenophobic, it's funny.

Two friends. One has never lived outside of the UK (that's Matt.) The other is currently living in New Zealand (that's Sarah.) Though born in England Sarah is quickly finding that she needs to adapt to her new surroundings. In an effort to make the transition as smoothly as possible Sarah champions the cause of her adopted homeland against Matt and the UK every week. Join us every Monday as we discuss who does it better. Just remember: it's not xenophobic, it's funny.
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Two friends. One has never lived outside of the UK (that's Matt.) The other is currently living in New Zealand (that's Sarah.) Though born in England Sarah is quickly finding that she needs to adapt to her new surroundings. In an effort to make the transition as smoothly as possible Sarah champions the cause of her adopted homeland against Matt and the UK every week. Join us every Monday as we discuss who does it better. Just remember: it's not xenophobic, it's funny.

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English


Episodes

Episode 44: Urban Myths (Series 4)

1/14/2019
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In this episode we plumb the wierd and wacky depths of Urban myths and legends. We investigate far-fetched claims of fake Beatles and time-travelling bridge afficionados. Explore how helpful it would be to ask the police to charge your phone or take a holiday to the past. Finally we pitch movies based on alien and demonic myths to see who comes out on top. If you're curious to hear for yourself, listen and find out!

Duration:00:25:09

Episode 43: Christmas 2018(Series 4)

1/1/2019
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Happy New Year! This episode covers the weird and wonderful parts of Christmas on both sides of the pond. We take a look at the curious traditions of Panto (oh no we don't!) from the UK and discover how a celebration of the patron saint of single ladies became an excuse to pull some taffy in Canada. Since we've been overcome by the festive spirit this episode is a cultural exchange rather than a competion. Enjoy!

Duration:00:18:03

Episode 42: Theatre and Musicals(Series 4)

12/17/2018
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In our latest episode we discuss all things theatre. We cover the weirdest source material, which musicals recieved the most awards and which show has been running the longest. Will the Canadian or British shows come out on top? Listen to find out!

Duration:00:21:51

Episode 41: Big Things (Series 4)

12/3/2018
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This episode is all about big things. Canada is the biggest country, that goes without saying, but what about in other areas? Who has he highest grossing film? The tallest statue? The biggest monsters? Listen to find out!

Duration:00:26:57

Episode 40: Theme Parks (Series 4)

11/19/2018
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In this episdode we discuss who has the best theme-parks and roller-coasters. Looking for rides which are the oldest, fastest or simply have the best stories. Will the UK win with Chessington World of Adventures, Thorpe Park and Margate or will Canda take it with it's somewhat dubiously named Playland? Listen to Find out!

Duration:00:24:23

Episode 39: Museums (Series 4)

11/5/2018
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In our latest episode we discuss museums. Join us aas we explore Anglo-Saxon gold, 'The Skylight Caper' and Alan Titchmarsh's lawnmower. Who has the best exhibits, most daring heists and most obscure collections? Listen to find out!

Duration:00:25:47

Episode 38: Thanksgiving (Series 4)

10/22/2018
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In our latest episode we dispense with the competition to discuss things that we're thankful for which our chosen countries have contributed to the world. Hear us talk about our favourite events, celebrities and inventions! Stay tuned after the episode has finished for a short bonus piece wherin Sarah talks to an actual real Canadian

Duration:00:35:01

Episode 37: Alcohol (Series 4)

10/8/2018
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This episode we discuss a topic near and dear to both our hearts: alcohol. Will Canadian wine squash British cider? Will the loser accept the ruling graciously or will there be sour grapes? Listen to find out!

Duration:00:34:53

Episode 36: Camping (Series 4)

9/24/2018
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This episode is in-tents. Join us as Matt discusses his adventures Larping, Sarah talks about her holiday and we figure out has it best when it comes to camping. Want to know the final score? Listen to find out!

Duration:00:23:57

Episode 35: Neighbours (Series 4)

9/11/2018
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Neighbours, everybody needs good ones. In this episode we discuss countries which border our chosen lands: Washington state and Ireland. Who has the best cuisine? The cosiest places to stay? The most interesting sites? Listen to find out!

Duration:00:31:49

Episode 34: Money (Series 4)

8/27/2018
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In this weeks episode we discuss a topic close to our hearts: Money In Round 1 we look into the etymology of the nicknames we give to coins and banknotes. Round 2 see's us debate which of two very different figures is the most interesting person to appear on currency. Finally with Round 3 we get down to the cold heard facts, who has the largest denomination. Who comes out on top? Listen to find out!

Duration:00:24:51

Episode 33: Guards in Red (Series 4)

8/13/2018
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Our latest episodes concerns two different types of guards in red. Representing the UK with have the Queen's Footguard (they of the bearskin hats.) For Canada we have the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (they of the nickname 'mountie.') They both serve the same person, but who will come out on top? Listen to find out!

Duration:00:21:04

Episode 32: Weird Laws (Series 4)

7/31/2018
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On our latest episode we discuss the strange laws governing our respective countries. Starting with a return to form, a true or false quiz, we then discuss which of our countries laws are the weirdest. From a ban on common animals fraternising with the Queen's corgis to the rules regarding Sasquatch hunting. Who comes out on top? Listen to find out!

Duration:00:23:39

Episode 31: National Sports (Series 4)

7/16/2018
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We're back again with a new episode on a topic which we are singularly unsuited to discuss: Sports! Just to be contrarian neither of us will be talking about football, since the world has probably had enough of that sort of thing right now. Instead we will be pitting cricket against hockey. It's spheres vs. cylinders, grass vs. ice and bats vs. sticks. Who wins? Listen to find out!

Duration:00:30:49

Episode 30: Ships (Series 4)

7/2/2018
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This fortnight's episode is all about boats. Would you rather splash about while windsurfing or skate along while ice boating? Is the wreck of the Mary Rose more impressive than all the wrecks lining the shores of Sable Island? Is the Oxford/Cambridge boat race a better show of sporting prowess than the Yukon 1000? Listen to find out!

Duration:00:23:58

Episode 29: More National Animals (Series 4)

6/18/2018
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Keeping up with our promise to get the stereo-types out of the way quickly this fortnight we're talking about the mighty beaver. Going up against the Canadian national animal is a contender from Scotland, the majestic unicorn. Who will come out on top? Listen to find out!

Duration:00:25:33

Episode 28: Tasty Liquids (Season 4)

6/4/2018
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Another episode and a new series to whet your appetites. We'restarting on the fourth leg of our journey as Sarah heads to Canada. We decide to start the show with a showstopper by talking about the most quintessentially Canadian thing we could think of, maple syrup. Coming up against it is the piquant sauce from Worcestershire (predominantly Lea & Perrins, but others are available.) Will the syrup's ubiquity prove to be a sticking point for the UK, or will the fermented fish sauce prove to...

Duration:00:28:13

Episode 27: A European Retrospective (Series 3)

5/21/2018
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In this fortnights offering we look back on the last 9 episodes. Reminisce with us and see just how much you remember with our Series 3 quiz, followed by a punderful wrap up from Matt and something a little bit different from Sarah. Tune in in two weeks for the start of Series 4 and the beginning of Sarah's Canadian adventure.

Duration:00:22:13

Episode 26: Inventions (Series 3)

5/7/2018
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For Episode 26 we're in Hungary looking at Inventions: some useful, some fun and some downright odd. Sarah brings out the big ideas, Matt keeps things simple, but which strategy will pay off? Listen to find out! This episode marks the penultimate entry in our European travels. We'll be wrapping up in a fortnight and from then on be moving onto Canada for Series 4.

Duration:00:23:33

Episode 25: Marathons (Series 3)

4/23/2018
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For this fortnight's episode we're heading to Slovakia to find the oldest marathon in Europe. It's the Košice marathon head to head against the London marathon, who will come out on top? Listen to find out! We also take a brief tour to Greece for historical purposes. Matt also discusses his time staying in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava.

Duration:00:21:16