American Anglophiles Kaley McMahon and Stephanie Callas explore the witty, whimsical, dark, zany, sometimes disturbing but always hilarious world of British comedies.
506 - Fleabag
Kaley and Steff dive into the dark, cheeky, heartbreaking world of Fleabag to talk hot priests, wicked stepmothers, and bangable US presidents.
505 - The Thick of It
The scathingly funny political satire The Thick of It prompts discussion of fragile masculinity, child pornography*, and of course, the dumpster fire currently occupying the White House.
(*We keep it lighthearted, but if this is a trigger for you, consider yourself warned.)
504 - Bottom
Cabin fever sets in right on schedule as the ladies giddily and enthusiastically explore Bottom (ooer!)during the first of their episodes recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic. A show about two sad, desperate loners who rarely leave their flat and harbor no hope for the future? It's like looking in a mirror.
503 - Black Books
Steff and Kaley discuss the seductiveness of book shops (remember those?), the absurdity of employment, and acts of embarrassingly optimistic self-sabotage in this conversation about the delightfully zany sitcom Black Books. (*Note: this is the last of the pre-pandemic episodes, so don't worry; things'll get weird next week.)
502 - Chewing Gum
The girls get candid about humiliating sexual misconceptions, bodily fluids, and the age of consent in their exploration of the colorful, sweet--and gross and sticky--Chewing Gum.
(*Note: this episode was recorded pre-pandemic, hence the now-borderline-disconcerting lightheartedness.)
501 - Extras
Anglophilia's back with a 5th season! And if the hosts sound a little too carefree and coherent while covering the star-studded showbiz comedy Extras, it's because they recorded it before COVID-19 reached our shores and upended life as we know it. Ahh. Remember January? Good times. Er... neutral times. Well... not-quite-yet-fully-apocalyptic times. There we go.
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Love tuning in to and from work 😎😎 keep up the work ladies!
Great podcast, but no minority voices so I had to give it one star.
Unexpectedly funny and wise!
Two delightfully funny young women explore the joys of British comedy with wit and wisdom, surprising insights and depth, and unhinged digressions that had me laughing out loud. I’m hooked. Can’t wait for more.