Thursday, June 20, 2019

Comparing American and British Money

Because we stayed well within our travel budget while in England, we arrived back on American soil with a wad of English money (well, 40 quid). So instead of spending it all at once, we figured we'd turn the camera on and give you fine people a rundown of some of the more notable differences between American and British money. Watch the video below to find out more.

Monday, June 17, 2019

WATCH: A Great Day in London

In this episode of Finding Britain, Tarah and Laurence saunter around England's capital and meet up with London expert (and Laurence's eldest brother), Matt Brown.

Monday, June 10, 2019

WATCH: My Return to Grimsby

After 11 years living in America, I recently made my long-awaited return to Grimsby—the town I call home. In the few days I was there, I reunited with my family, reminisced over the past, and caught every little detail on film. Even the wood pigeons. Watch the video below to relive my emotional journey.

Sunday, June 02, 2019

Touring Oxford University's Christ Church College

During our recent monumental trip to England, Tarah and I spent a day in the historic city of Oxford - a place I was visiting for the first time. Though short on time, we did make room to visit one of the University's most famous colleges: Christ Church. Watch the video below to come with us on this journey around the building that inspired the the grand hall in Harry Potter.

Monday, April 29, 2019

An American Perspective on Living in England

I've talked a lot about our upcoming trip to England, but often lost in the shuffle is the fact that Tarah herself once lived there. As a Lancaster University student in 2005, she essentially did (in reverse) what I have done in the U.S. And so, there's no better time to get her perspective (as an American) on life in England.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Comparing British and American Easter Candy

Happy Easter! To celebrate, Tarah and Laurence decided to compare British and American Easter candy. Here are the results. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Why Doesn't America Do High-Speed Rail?

In my home country of England, high-speed rail is relatively prevalent throughout the country. But I was shocked to discover that in the United States of America - the richest nation on Earth - high-speed rail is largely exclusive to just the northeastern corridor. Which begs one big question: why? Watch the video below to find out more.

Monday, April 08, 2019

Why Do Americans Go Crazy for College Sports?

Ever since my first couple of years living in the United States, when Indiana's own Butler University were challenging in basketball championship finals, I've been in awe of America's tradition of championing college sports - something you don't really see in the UK. But why precisely do Americans go crazy for college sports? Watch the video to get my take.

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

25 British VS. American Pronunciation Differences

We finally got around to making one of those British vs. American Pronunciation videos. You say tomato, I say banana!

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

WATCH: David Tennant - Full Panel and Q&A - C2E2 (2019)

A slightly different type of upload today. Here's my recording of David Tennant's panel at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2). The star of 'Doctor Who', 'Broadchurch', 'Jessica Jones', and the upcoming 'Good Omens' was in fine form as he spoke to a sell-out crowd at McCormick Place.

Monday, April 01, 2019

My First Ever Attempt at Cosplay

As a long-time fan of Doctor Who, Star Wars, and Lord of the Rings, I'm no stranger to the world of science fiction and fantasy. But until now, I'd never dabbled in the world of cosplay. Here, for your viewing pleasure, is my first attempt.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Why Do Americans Celebrate St. Patrick's Day?

Ever since my first (and only) visit to Boston in 2004, I couldn't help but notice just how much Americans love to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Who can blame them? But it got me wondering something:  how did this come about?

Sunday, March 03, 2019

How We Applied for a U.S. Spouse Visa

Welcome to the first episode of Halfway Planet - a new show with Laurence (Brit) and Tarah (American)! In this episode we discuss something that was crucial to ensuring Laurence's permanent residency in the United States: acquiring a US spouse visa. 

Sunday, February 17, 2019

The U.S. Immigration Process (Ask A Brit | Vol. 58)

This is Volume #58 of Ask A Brit, a feature in which I answer your questions on a different theme each episode. This week's topic is the U.S. Immigration Process.

Friday, February 08, 2019

Taking the British Citizenship Test

After taking the U.S. Citizenship test back in December, it only seemed fair to take its British equivalent - particularly as I'm heading home in May. Watch the video below to see how I did and why not play along yourself? Let me know your score in the comments below.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Surprising Quirks of the U.S. Map - Part 2

If you've watched my channel recently, you'll know I love to play around with maps, as evidenced in part 1 of this video (link below). In doing so, I've recently noticed one or two surprising things about the map of the United States. Watch the video to find out more.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Words That Came from Native America

After publishing my definitive list of the twenty greatest American English words, some of my viewers asked if any words had entered English via Native American languages. It turns out there are plenty. Watch the video to find out more.

Monday, January 07, 2019

10 More Things I've Learned About America Since Moving Here

Back in November, I published a video in which I spoke about 10 things I've learned about America since moving here. At the end of that video, I vowed to produce another such list for your viewing pleasure. Here it is!

Friday, January 04, 2019

28 American English Words And Their British Equivalents | Sporcle Quiz

For my latest Sporcle quiz, I attempted to name these 28 British English Words from their American English equivalents. Easy, right? Not entirely. Watch the video to see how I did.