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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 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

Episode 24: Composers (Series 3)

4/9/2018
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This fortnight we continue our journey across Europe and arrive in Austria. There we encounter the sound of music and an Austrian super-group composed of three fantastic composers. But will the plucky newcomer from the UK, Charles Hubert Hastings Parry be able to best them all? Listen to find out!

Duration:00:25:24

Episode 23: Here There Be Dragons (Series 3)

3/26/2018
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This fortnight's episode is a clash of the titans. Wales' big red dragon versus Poland's dragon of Krakow. Expect myths and legends, flags and statues and a surprising cameo appearance from everyone's favourite wizard. Who will come out on top? Listen to find out!

Duration:00:26:46

Episode 22: Bridges (Season 3)

3/12/2018
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This fortnights episode concerns bridges and the best ones Matt met while in and around Prague. We break out the old favourite Top Trumps format to see just who has the best, the Czech Republic or United Kingdom. Who wins, listen to find out!

Duration:00:25:40

Episode 21: Castles (Series 3)

2/26/2018
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In our latest episode we're in Germany discussing castles. Taking our cue from Location, Location, Location we'll be trying to convince each other why our country's castles are the best to live in. With one sensible choice and one 'wild-card' who will win? Listen to find out.

Duration:00:20:57