I would give all my fame for a pot of ale . . . (Henry V: Act 3, Scene 2; William Shakespeare) Luckily you need not give all your fame in order to enjoy this episode of You Say Toma(h)to on food and drink. This month, Jeremy and I discuss US and UK cuisine and the stereotypes … Continue reading Episode 01.06 – Brasserie Tomate – 6 June 2017
You Say Toma(h)to is a monthly podcast hosted by yours truly and my partner Jeremy. As Eddie Izzard once observed, Britain and America are two countries separated by the Atlantic Ocean. That separation has meant that while we may speak a common language and share a similar history and culture, we are also quite different.
In each episode of You Say Toma(h)to, we will explore these similarities and differences in (hopefully) highly amusing and entertaining ways. During our Word of the Month segment we will investigate odd words, pronunciations, or phrases which might trip up unsuspecting Americans or Brits. In our Cultural Corner we will discuss unusual customs and holidays but also more run of the mill sort of subjects like tea drinking or traffic lights. Finally, each episode will feature a short interview with an interesting person about their experiences travelling, living abroad, or what daily life is like where they are from.
Episodes will be released on the first Tuesday of every month and will be available here. As always if you like what you hear, please share. All episodes are released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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Episode 01.05 – Sportsball! – 9 May 2017
SPORTSBALL! SPORTSBALL! SPORTSBALL! ENDLESS SPORTSBALL! Heroes will be made in this month's episode of You Say Toma(h)to! As you might have guessed, this month, Jeremy and I discuss all things sports, but mainly the quirkiness of cricket and baseball.
EPISODE 01.04 – La Vie en Rose – 4 April 2017
This month's episode is all about Paris. While Jeremy and I were away we took the opportunity to record some of our thoughts and some of the sounds of the city. I've pulled it all together into a little narrated story of our holiday. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we … Continue reading EPISODE 01.04 – La Vie en Rose – 4 April 2017
EPISODE 01.03 – POLITICS IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD – 7 MARCH 2017
This is the big one! It’s an extended episode of You Say Toma(h)to in which Jeremy and I discuss our views of our respective country’s politics and go on to ask how much say we should have in one another’s politics in a globalized world. This month I spoke with my friend Mizah over Skype to … Continue reading EPISODE 01.03 – POLITICS IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD – 7 MARCH 2017
Episode 01.02 – On The Cycle Path – 7 February 2017
It’s already time for the second episode of You Say Toma(h)to! This month, Jeremy and I talked about the best way to commute in Cambridge: cycling. Tune in for a great conversation with Sara about her passion for traveling and volunteering around the world. Never fear, there is another Word of the Month to delight your … Continue reading Episode 01.02 – On The Cycle Path – 7 February 2017
Episode 01.01 – You Say Toma(h)to – 3 January 2017
Welcome to the first episode of You Say Toma(h)to! In this episode Jeremy and I discuss our recent trip to the United States and talk about some of his impressions of my native country. This month I interviewed Erika about her experiences travelling around the world, hosting couch surfers, and being an official New Yorker. … Continue reading Episode 01.01 – You Say Toma(h)to – 3 January 2017