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Transatlantically Speaking

What's British for "ghetto blaster"? Whose Dennis The Menace is better? What the hell is a "conker"? James Van Leer and his guests answer these and other burning questions each and every week in this lively podcast which finally puts the Alumin(i)um debate to rest.

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    Honeycomb (And Other Lies)

    This week, Ed Lee writes in about Jamie Foxx, code-switching, ...

    This week, Ed Lee writes in about Jamie Foxx, code-switching, and the correct use of the word "fishes;" John Killey corrects me on the commonwealth and South African racism; we chat about the American use of the French word "reveille;" Irene writes abo...

    Sep 5, 2015 Read more
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    Extracting The Michael

    This week, my plan to entrap Johnson with the word ...

    This week, my plan to entrap Johnson with the word "Aunt" backfires. Then we argue about whether Canadians ever say the name of their country wrong, and Beth Kent sends us a letter about the word "the," which we get to via some 80's bands.

    Aug 15, 2015 Read more
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    The Art Of Blending In

    This week, Jamie Foxxx(xx?) gets us into the wacky world ...

    This week, Jamie Foxxx(xx?) gets us into the wacky world of stage names, where we learn the difference between Marion Morrison and Maurice Micklewhite. Then we discuss the Hokey Cokey (or Pokey), and get a letter from Mack and Alistair in Canada.

    Aug 2, 2015 Read more
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    The Goode Olde Dayse

    This week, it's Transatlantically Speaking "After Dark" which, sadly, just ...

    This week, it's Transatlantically Speaking "After Dark" which, sadly, just means that we recorded later than normal. We do a wrap-up of the women's World Cup, and get a letter from Kevin in Oregon with a list of ways to tell if you're an American.

    Jul 18, 2015 Read more
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    From My Cold, Dead Van

    This week, Jochen writes in about how well the England ...

    This week, Jochen writes in about how well the England and Germany women's football teams are doing (unfortunately, a week is a long time in football, and they've since both been eliminated.) Also in his letter, among  other things,

    Jul 4, 2015 Read more
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    The One-Drop Rule

    This week, Johnson hijacks the show; firstly with something called ...

    This week, Johnson hijacks the show; firstly with something called "Periscope" that, apparently, those crazy kids are into. And later, after me griping about how everyone gets me name wrong, and some chat about silly things we said and did as kids,

    Jun 23, 2015 Read more
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    Johnson Tubes Your Cave

    Very, ridiculously late with this one, but finally, we get ...

    Very, ridiculously late with this one, but finally, we get to hear the Belize trip debrief. Caves! Cash! Crabs! Crashes! This episode has them all. Then we chat about the fall of the British empire, and how we magnanimously gave all those countries back,

    Jun 13, 2015 Read more
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    Johnson’s Big Blue Hole

    Very late with this one, but we talk about the ...

    Very late with this one, but we talk about the (at the time unnamed) new princess, and then I make the Kentucky Derby sound more British, which is to say, better. Then, it's time for another round of our annual tradition: "Star Wars Character or NFL Pr...

    May 13, 2015 Read more
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    Je Vais Chez Le Dentiste

    This week, my recent dental surgery gets us into Niki ...

    This week, my recent dental surgery gets us into Niki Lauda jokes, stealth Australians and Ken Branagh's lips. Then we talk about Hot Cross Buns: what they are, how much they cost, and why Puffy remixed the song.

    Apr 14, 2015 Read more
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    These Go To (Legs) 11

    This week, I prove that, though they don't know it, ...

    This week, I prove that, though they don't know it, most Americans have heard the voice of one Magnus Pyke. Then we chat about some conspicuously British Bingo calls, and something in British newspapers called "Spot The Ball." Then,

    Mar 29, 2015 Read more
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