In this episode of the Anglotopia podcast, I talk about three great experiences from my trip last July that I haven’t had the chance to talk about yet. After we give some big operational updates about Anglotopia, I talk about my visit to Blenheim Palace. There are a ton of new exhibitions and things to see at Britain’s only non-royal, non-ecclesiastical palace. Thinking of … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Podcast: Episode 18 – Blenheim Palace, Portsmouth Dockyard, and Rousham Park
In the next installment of podcasts about my trip to Britain this past July, I talk about my final days in Oxford and what I did after. I rented a car and visited Dyrham Park and the next day went on an incredible steam train journey. I give some insight into the special place I stayed in the Cotswolds. I also talk about the state of renting cars in Britain, which is a … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Podcast: Episode 17 – Oxford, Dyrham Park, Steam Trains, and more!
In this special memorial podcast, we discuss the death of the Queen, how the week played out, the first days of the reign of Charles III, we explore why some Americans love the Royal Family so much, where we go from here, and what to expect in the coming days and months. Producer's Note: We still have more podcasts coming about my trip in July, but they've been delayed for … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Podcast Special: Death of a Queen and Why Some Americans Love the Royal Family
In this second special podcast recorded while I was in England last month, I try to answer all the questions I received about my Oxford course. How can you have the Oxford Experience yourself? How much does it cost? What does it include? What is the accommodation and meal time like? What kind of classmates can you expect? What kind of tours and excursions are on offer? This is … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Podcast: Return to Britain – How to get the Oxford Experience Yourself
In this special podcast recorded while I was in England last month, I talk about my travel experiences, traveling in the post-COVID age, dealing with the chaos of Heathrow, what it’s like to be in England after four years, and some first impressions of my time in Oxford. FYI: This podcast was recorded in late July, but I was not able to release it until now. Listen to the … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Podcast: Episode 14 – Return to Britain – Current State of Travel to the UK
After a long, unexpected hiatus, the Anglotopia Podcast has returned! In this episode we watch up on what's going on with Anglotopia, we talk about our exciting new Union Jack Lightbox product and how it came about, then we talk about the resumption of 'normal' travel to Britain in 2022 - and talk about our own travel plans. Plus we lift the lid on the exciting new books we … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Podcast: Episode 13 – Catching Up On All Things British and British Travel in 2022
In the twelfth episode of the Anglotopia Podcast, we discuss British Summer Time. Join us for a discussion for all things British Summer, included fun stories from our past trips in summertime Britain. There will be rain and sun. And tips for how you can make your own summer a little more British even though none of us can currently travel there! Editor’s Note: This was … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Podcast: Episode 12 – British Summer Time – Make Your Summer a Little More British
To celebrate the launch of Jonathan's new book Adventures in Anglotopia: The Makings of an Anglophile, we did a special Facebook Live session where we talked about the book, how it came about, the writing process and then I did a reading from it about Stately Homes then took questions. We've extracted the audio so you can listen to it as part of the Anglotopia Podcast, if you … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Podcast: Bonus Episode – Listen to the Audio From the Adventures in Anglotopia Facebook Live Stream
In the eleventh episode of the Anglotopia Podcast, we discuss our favorite British foods, restaurants and share some funny food-related experiences we've had during our travels in Britain. NOTE: Apologies for the bad audio for the first 8 minutes or so, I had forgotten to hit record on the main microphone... Listen to the Podcast in the official Anglotopia Mobile App … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Podcast: Episode 11 – British Food Discussion – Our Favorite Foods, Restaurants, and Fun Food Memories From Our Travels
And we're back! After an unexpected hiatus, the Anglotopia podcast has returned. This episode is a catch-up episode where we talk about where we've been, what we've been up to, future plans, what British TV we've been watching and much, much more! Also, the podcast is now on Spotify! Listen to the Podcast in the official Anglotopia Mobile App on iOS or Android. Subscribe to … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Podcast: Episode 10 – We’re Back! Catching Up, New British Products, British TV, and More!
This week in the Anglotopia Podcast, we talk about our 'Britain Bucket Lists,' the things we would like to do the most in Britain in the next few years. Some are mundane, some are exciting adventures, all of them take in the best of Britain. What's on your Britain Bucket List? Let us know in the comments! Also, the podcast is now on Spotify! Listen to the Podcast in the … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Podcast: Episode 9 – Our Britain Bucket Lists
A few weeks ago we were invited to appear on This is Alfred, a local Shaftesbury podcast and soon to be radio station. Keri wanted to talk to us about why we love Shaftesbury Dorset so much and we had a lovely chat. It's gone up on the website and you can now listen to it. It gives you an insight into why we love one place so much and why we keep going back (and miss it dearly … [Read more...] about Anglotopia’s Jonathan and Jackie Appear on Local Dorset Podcast This is Alfred and Explain Their Love for Shaftesbury
This week on the Anglotopia podcast, we talk about one of Britain's most important heritage institutions, The National Trust, guardians of Britain's stately homes and landscape. We talk about the history of the trust, our favorite National Trust places to visit and some tips to make the most of your visits to a NT property. This episode was sponsored by the Royal Oak … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Podcast: Episode 8 – The National Trust and the Royal Oak Foundation
This week in the Anglotopia Podcast, Jackie and I discuss our favorite British TV shows, how we discovered British TV when we were kids and we give a round-up of all the different ways you can watch British TV these days. Listen to the Podcast in the official Anglotopia Mobile App on iOS or Android. Subscribe to the Podcast RSS Feed Listen on iTunes: Listen on … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Podcast: Episode 7 – Talking British TV – Our Favorite Shows and Round-up of Various Ways to Watch British TV
This week in the Anglotopia Podcast, we tell two inter-related stories - why I'm so obsessed with Gold Hill in Shaftesbury Dorset and how that led to the creation of Anglotopia. The story starts in the late '90s and goes until 2011 and it has many interesting twists and turns. If you've ever wondered why Anglotopia exists and what our hopes and dreams with it are … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Podcast: Episode 6 – Why We Love Gold Hill and the Story of How Anglotopia Got Started
In this episode of the Anglotopia Podcast, we've used a reader request. How do you plan your first trip to London? There's a lot of ground to cover and I'm sure we missed something things but we hope this is a good primer for planning your first trip to London. Warning: contains opinions that many may not necessarily agree with. Listen to the Podcast in the … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Podcast: Episode 5 – Planning Your First Trip to Britain
And finally, we get to the Scotland episode! In this episode of the Anglotopia Podcast, we resume talking about our Grand Adventure from last year. This episode is mostly about our visit to Scotland. We fell in love with the place and can't wait to go back. This concludes the series talking about the trip - next week we'll begin talking about more topical British related … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Podcast: Episode 4 – Land’s End to John O’Groats – Scotland
For those still rocking RSS Feeds and Readers (like me - I use Feedly!) the official Anglotopia Podcast now has an RSS feed! With our RSS feed, you can follow the podcast in your favorite feed reader or input it into your favorite Podcasting app and subscribe. Then you'll get every new episode of the podcast as they're released. Our next step is to record more podcasts … [Read more...] about The Anglotopia Podcast Now Has an RSS Feed!
In the third episode of the Anglotopia Podcast, we take a break from talking about our Grand Adventure earlier this year to talking about British Christmas and our experiences from past trips. Happy Christmas from Anglotopia! https://youtu.be/6pI10KmmV2o https://soundcloud.com/user-861922012/anglotpia-podcast-episode-3-the-christmas-special Show Notes: Link to Articles … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Podcast: Episode 3 – The Christmas Special
In this episode, we talk about our travels in Northern England during Anglotopia's Le Jog trip this past September. You can click below to listen to the podcast or scroll down further to watch it on YouTube. Please be sure give feedback, we appreciate it! If you would like to watch our Podcast, click the link below: Show Notes: Anglotopia Podcast … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Podcast Episode 2: Land’s End to John O’Groats – Bristol to Durham
This is Anglotopia's first ever podcast! We kicked this podcast off by discussing our drive from Land's End to John O'Groats. We also discussed the planning that went into the trip. Join us for an hour-long conversation into how our Epic Journey this past September began. If you would like to watch our podcast, we recorded a video with it too. You can watch it … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Podcast Episode 1 – Planning the LeJog Trip and Cornwall