The Takeaway is launching a new podcast series with a distinct UK flavor, or as the English would write "flavour." Chatter from America is an irreverent review of news and life in the United States, co-hosted by three ex-pat Brits. Every week The Economist's Matthew Bishop, Henry Timms from New York's famous 92nd Street Y and The Takeaway's Femi Oke analyze the news with only the occasional mention of cricket.
Chatter from America debuts on iTunes next month, but you don't have to wait that long to hear it. Femi Oke joins The Takeaway with a preview featuring comedy writer Stephen Merchant.
Merchant with his writing partner Ricky Gervais have created a string of television hits, including The Office and Extras. His latest HBO series "Life's Too Short" is about the misadventures of a dwarf. Listen in to find out how Stephen Merchant turns this unlikely scenario into humor. Or as the English would write "humour"!