Enthusiastic amateurs, inquisitive gadabouts, cheerful idiots. Join sisters Anna and Kate every fortnight as they discuss something, someone or somewhere fun, freaky or fascinating they’ve discovered in their adopted countries of France and Italy. Highlights include: decapitation, cheese, arguing about mountains, stolen penises, serial killers, existential crises, WAR and more. Get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org or on Instagram @theenglishhavedisembarked
In which we say almost nothing about France and Italy, find out how a hermit founded a country, and discover that Monaco's constitution isn't boring at all!By Anna and Kate
In which we discuss eating cats, rubbing Juliet's breast and Henry the twelfth (part nine).
In witch we discuss grimacing beetroot, "picnicking friends", and satanic doorstops.By Anna and Kate
In which we cheerfully try to translate words we have literally just introduced as untranslatable, discuss what your pram says about you and end up blaming the Americans (again).
In which we discuss creative solutions to winning a gold medal, the Olympic sport of cannon firing, and almost nothing about the Winter Olympics (sorry...)By Anna and Kate
In which we discuss bearded ladies, dirty bums and carpets in the bathroom.
In which we discuss Belgian bangers and mash, the perils of forgetting to remove your toblerone and the beauty of being united in diversity. With special guest and Hundred Years' War expert Will Wormell.
In which we discuss the beautiful game, the importance of community and making grown men cry.
In which we discuss France's most ostentatious palace, try to understand what a hectare is and see how much we can remember of our History A Levels.By Anna and Kate
In which we discuss questionable 1st memories, patriotic art heists and how to get close to the Mona Lisa (spoiler alert: be Beyoncé).By Anna and Kate
In which we discuss balls, bells and being so excited you stab yourself in the leg.By Anna and Jess
In which we discuss hearing voices, being put in a cupboard, and how to outwit ecclesiastical courts. Content warning for mentions of rape and sexual assault.By Anna and Kate
In which we eat capuccinos, complain about bread and pretend to know anything about wine.By Anna and Kate
In which we discuss how not offend your host, how to get a Michelin Star and learn that yoghurt is fundamental.By Anna and Kate
Content warning: in this episode we get into some pretty heavy subjects including sexual assault, harassment and rape. The majority of this comes in at the 35 minute mark up until 42 minutes and 30 seconds if you want to skip. In which we discuss the musical Hamilton, terrible taxes and a crow called Checca. More on Hortensia: https://www.britannic…
In which we discuss the pain of frantic conjugation, the pitfalls of pronunciation and making friends with false friends.
In which we discuss linguistic purity quests, an unnecessary number of dictionaries and Louis the German.By Anna and Kate
In which we discuss ink horns, bread-based nicknames and pose the brilliantly original question: what have the Romans ever done for us?By Anna and Kate
In which we discuss the Freudian nature of two of the most famous buildings in Paris and Florence, their tumultuous histories and where to sit so that you can't see them. Contains bad language and good intentions.By Anna and Kate
In which we get to know each other, discuss French and Italian New Year traditions and impart some important wisdom regarding suitable gifts for the in-laws. Contains bad language and good intentions.