The Things That Made England podcast

The Things That Made England

David Crowther and Roifield Brown

An affectionate meandering through the things that make England the way she is – from HP Sauce to the Allottment, Aethelstan to the politics of Queuing. With Luke Baxter, Roifield Brown, David Crowther and Fiona Powell trying to make some sense of it all, though rarely succeeding it might be said. And when you’ve listened, join us on Facebook, vote, and tell us what you think.

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42 Episódios

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    English Comedy and Monty P

    1:15:45

    Is there such a thing as specifically English comedy? Certainly the English have thought so since Shakespeare's time, it's one of our vanities. Luke and David sicuss what English comedy might be - and test Monty P against the framework See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Shakespeare

    59:40

    At long last we bring you the one and only William Shakespeare, or "Billy the Bard" as some prefer. Fiona proposes the great man as a thing that made England. Does anyone dare disagree? Have a listen to find out. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Ska again live from Clubhouse

    43:13

    Ska is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s. Ska combined elements of mento and rhythm and blues. It is characterized by accented with stabs on the off-beat. Prince BusterSka developed in Jamaica in the 1960s with Prince Buster, producers Clement Dodd, and Duke Reid and found its way to England in the early sixties alongside the wave of Jamaican immigrants that moved to England's big cities from the Caribbean. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Buns III

    35:51

    The Buns that made England - Crumpets and Muffins, and some bun throwing traditions See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Buns II - Revenge of the Lardy Cake

    42:02

    To Lardy Cake and beyond! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Buns the First

    49:25

    Some triumphant buns in the bread cabinet of English cooking over which you may salivate. And come to Facebook to post pictures of your buns too. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    The British Empire

    1:32:41

    The British Empire... was it a thing that made England or a thing that England made? Find out here, well, find out what we think any way. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Fish and Chips

    57:28

    Fish and chips is a hot dish consisting of fried fish in batter, served with chips. The dish originated in England, where these two components had been introduced from Jewish immigrants and probably flemish migrants. Fish and chips is a common take-away food in England and numerous other countries, particularly in English-speaking nations.Fish and chips first appeared in the UK in the 1860s, and by 1910, there were over 25,000 chippies across the UK. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    The British Constitution

    1:22:05

    The Constitution of the United Kingdom is the system of rules that decides the political governance of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Unlike in most countries, it is not codified into a single document. However, it recognises that there are principles, such as parliamentary sovereignty, the rule of law, democracy and upholding international law. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Elizabeth 1 - Gloriana

    1:01:37

    Luke and David discuss Elizabeth I, sometimes called the Virgin Queen, Gloriana or Good Queen Bess, Elizabeth was the last of the five monarchs of the House of Tudor. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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