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Welcome to HOOVERING, the podcast about eating. Host, Jessica Fostekew (Guilty Feminist, Motherland) has a frank conversation with an interesting person about gobbling; guzzling; nibbling; scoffing; devouring and wolfing all up… or if you will, hoovering.

Hoovering Jessica Fostekew

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Welcome to HOOVERING, the podcast about eating. Host, Jessica Fostekew (Guilty Feminist, Motherland) has a frank conversation with an interesting person about gobbling; guzzling; nibbling; scoffing; devouring and wolfing all up… or if you will, hoovering.

    Hoovering - Episode 102: Scummy Mummies

    Hoovering - Episode 102: Scummy Mummies

    Welcome to HOOVERING, the podcast about eating. Host, Jessica Fostekew (Guilty Feminist, Motherland) has a frank conversation with an interesting person about gobbling; guzzling; nibbling; scoffing; devouring and wolfing all up… or if you will, hoovering.


    In this episode I’m talking to the incredibly funny, talented and honest Scummy Mummies. We get into everything from posh seafood platters at Christmas to pissing in carparks. And we talk about puking a weird amount. Sorry. Helen in particular is such a brilliant force for body positivity so this fits into my anti-diet-January-bonanza on that front but I figured it was time for some light relief from the deep ass old episodes of late. 


    Everything written below in CAPITALS is a link to the relevant webpage. 




    Tickets to see Hoovering LIVE in 2019


    The next Hoovering live is in LEICESTER on 9th February as part of their excellent comedy festival! It’s at 2pm and my guests are the amazing locals, JOE STANLEY (farmer, conservationist and columnist) and star of Great British Bake Off 2019 PRIYA O’SHEA


    *Don’t forget, discount tickets available on PATREON


    Then on 13th May we’re up in Hull at the first and best ever official NORTHERN PODCAST FESTIVAL




    Honourable Mentions


    If you don’t already follow the SCUMMY MUMMIES on social media you must! There’s links if you click their name in capitals there above, you’ll find links to their massive and awesome podcast and their socials. Also you’ve got to check out Helen’s badass podcast too called FAT LOT OF GOOD 


    AND THESE TOTAL WARRIORS ARE RUNNING THE MARATHON! Click on that bit in capitals to see where to sponsor them. 


    And they’ll be ON TOUR again in 2020, best to just keep an eye on their socials to make sure you’re up to date with that. 


    I would very much love to have you come and see my stand up show HENCH, which is at the SOHO THEATRE in London tonight and tomorrow, there are extra shows which I think might be very nearly sold out now but worth checking for returns if you did fancy it? And then I’m off on TOUR all around the UK, IRELAND and MELBOURNE. Please come. 


    Outside of that I’ll be doing new material gigs and I’m always sticking new dates on MY WEBSITE so have a check. The Hoovering Live dates go on there too. 


    The pineapple love cake I made was from MEERA SODHA’S EAST which is an absolutely stunning feat of a recipe book. 


    These are the SHAPES we ate from Australia


    Other eating places we mentioned were GREGGS, TOBY CARVERY, GERMAN DONER KEBAB, Catford’s FAYROOZ and East Dulwich’s MEAT LIQUOR


    Helen mentioned the song JESSIE’S GIRL


    We talked about comedian FERN BRADY and also the other wonderful podcasts who got a nod were DRUNK WOMEN SOLVING CRIME generally, and ADAM BUXTON TALKING TO CHARLIE BROOKER


    Television show GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF and it’s baby show EXTRA SLICE


    As per I mentioned I get my fruit and veg from ODDBOX and other ingredients usually from ASDA in Lewisham. Haha.


    I talked about being a spoilt teenage daughter of a MOET & CHANDON employee


    We talked about the smelliest shop LUSH


    And we described eating SUPERNOODLES and FRAY BENTOS pies. 


    That, I believe, was it. What a list of honourable mentions this month. Haha. 




    OH, And


    If you have got a any spare dosh to give a month I’m on this great site called PATREON where I exchange for rewards including exclusive content for your hard earned cash which means I can keep doing and improving the podcast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Hoovering - Episode 101: Devinia Noel

    Hoovering - Episode 101: Devinia Noel

    Welcome to HOOVERING, the podcast about eating. Host, Jessica Fostekew (Guilty Feminist, Motherland) has a frank conversation with an interesting person about gobbling; guzzling; nibbling; scoffing; devouring and wolfing all up… or if you will, hoovering.


    This week I’m talking, for the first time ever on a hoovering to a CBT therapist - not my one, one called Devinia Noel who specialises as intuitive eating counselling and who is better known on Instagram as at diet boycott - we met on the Hungry Feminist crossover episode and as you’ll hear is madly articulate when it comes to what diets really do to us. Amazing to get an expert perspective on something so important. 


    Everything written below in CAPITALS is a link to the relevant webpage. 




    Tickets to see Hoovering LIVE in 2019


    The next Hoovering live is in LEICESTER on 9th February as part of their excellent comedy festival! It’s an afternoon job and you can come and see my work in progress and then my Hench show afterwards on the same day. Anyway - click the big Leicester for hoovering tickets. Come come come! 


    *Don’t forget, discount tickets available on PATREON


    Then on 13th May we’re up in Hull at the first and best ever official NORTHERN PODCAST FESTIVAL




    Honourable Mentions


    If you’re London based and looking for intuitive eating counselling then click on her name here for her website DEVINIA NOEL and of course she’s on Instagram as THEDIETBOYCOTT 






    You can also see Devinia speak at last week’s guest the ANTI RIOT DIET CLUB which the next one of is this Sunday 19th Jan!


    And also Devinia highly recommends a book called TRAIN HAPPY by Tally Rye, a genuinely inclusive and body positive personal trainer and Devinia features in the book as a model. 


    I would very much love to have you come and see my stand up show HENCH, which is at the SOHO THEATRE in London from now until 25th January and I’ve added extra shows on 24th & 25th because it’s really selling out, and then I’m off on TOUR all around the UK, IRELAND and MELBOURNE.


    Outside of that I’ll be doing new material gigs and I’m always sticking new dates on MY WEBSITE so have a check. The Hoovering Live dates go on there too. 


    The cakes I made were from DAN LEPARD’S SHORT AND SWEET and if you want Devinia’s Italian caprese cake recipe you’ll need to become a HOOVERING PATRON for $2 a month only and you’ll get a monthly bunch of recipes from my guests innit.


    We mention the crossover episode we met on THE HUNGRY FEMINIST


    And she’s the second guest to mention Megan Crabbe, better known as BODYPOSIPANDA


    We rave about CHRISTY HARRISON whose book and brilliant Food Psych podcast you can link to through her website (click her name - all the bits in capitals are the links remember) 


    Here is Laura Thomas’ SALT MY GAME podcast 


    And last and just as good as the rest there’s the incredible MY BODY IS NOT AN APOLOGY website and more. 






    OH, And


    If you have got a any spare dosh to give a month I’m on this great site called PATREON where I exchange for rewards including exclusive content for your hard earned cash which means I can keep doing and improving the podcast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Hoovering - Episode 100: Ruby Tandoh

    Hoovering - Episode 100: Ruby Tandoh

    Welcome to HOOVERING, the podcast about eating. Host, Jessica Fostekew (Guilty Feminist, Motherland) has a frank conversation with an interesting person about gobbling; guzzling; nibbling; scoffing; devouring and wolfing all up… or if you will, hoovering.


    It’s the 100th ever episode! So I’ve answered your requests and got a guest a number of you have asked for - the absolutely brilliant Ruby Tandoh. Bake Off star and writer - author of the most brilliant book about eating I’ve ever read so far, Eat Up. We met in the lovely swanky Acast studio and talked about everything from rules to social media to marrow to Minstrels. 


    Everything written below in CAPITALS is a link to the relevant webpage. 




    Tickets to see Hoovering LIVE in 2019


    The next Hoovering live is in LEICESTER on 9th February as part of their excellent comedy festival! It’s an afternoon job and you can come and see my work in progress and then my Hench show afterwards on the same day. Anyway - click the big Leicester for hoovering tickets. Come come come! 


    *Don’t forget, discount tickets available on PATREON


    Then on 13th May we’re up in Hull at the first and best ever official NORTHERN PODCAST FESTIVAL




    Honourable Mentions


    You have have have to read Ruby’s book EAT UP, it’s genuinely extraordinary. Beautifully written and compelling and magical and full of the most brilliant ideas. 


    I would very much love to have you come and see my stand up show HENCH, which is at the SOHO THEATRE in London from now until 25th January (with extra shows added now on 24th & 25th Jan) and then I’m off on TOUR all around the UK, IRELAND and MELBOURNE.


    Outside of that I’ll be doing new material gigs and I’m always sticking new dates on MY WEBSITE so have a check. The Hoovering Live dates go on there too. 


    We mention the incredible HEALTH AT EVERY SIZE


    And the utterly excellent ELLYN SATTER


    If you’re looking for other resources to help sooth your friendship with eating in the midst of diet culture hell the back of RUBY’S BOOK has an invaluable reading list in it. 


    We give PRET a little shout out and also the funniest podcast anyone has ever heard ever DEAR JOAN and JERICHA


    THESE are Galaxy Minstrels and this, of course is NUTRAMENT 




    OH, And


    If you have got a any spare dosh to give a month I’m on this great site called PATREON where I exchange for rewards including exclusive content for your hard earned cash which means I can keep doing and improving the podcast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Hoovering - Episode 99: Becky Amoi Young

    Hoovering - Episode 99: Becky Amoi Young

    Welcome to HOOVERING, the podcast about eating. Host, Jessica Fostekew (Guilty Feminist, Motherland) has a frank conversation with an interesting person about gobbling; guzzling; nibbling; scoffing; devouring and wolfing all up… or if you will, hoovering.


    Happy new bloody year! Think of all the new things we can EAT. This month I’m going deep into everything possible to provide you with a really fun, funny and hopefully useful antidote to all the toxic BS you’ll be hearing from the diet industry asking you to get even less in tune with your actual wonderful body. We’re kicking off with an interview with the amazing Becky Amoi Young whose the founder of the absolutely incredible ‘Anti Diet Riot Club’. 


    Everything written below in CAPITALS is a link to the relevant webpage. 




    Tickets to see Hoovering LIVE in 2019


    The next Hoovering live is in LEICESTER on 9th February as part of their excellent comedy festival! It’s an afternoon job and you can come and see my work in progress and then my Hench show afterwards on the same day. Anyway - click the big Leicester for hoovering tickets. Come come come! 


    *Don’t forget, discount tickets available on PATREON


    Then on 13th May we’re up in Hull at the first and best ever official NORTHERN PODCAST FESTIVAL




    Honourable Mentions


    Follow the wonderful BECKY AMOI YOUNG and moreover check out the totally awesome ANTI DIET RIOT CLUB. The next event is 19th January and short of dragging my son to the sex toy stuff, I’ll totally be seeing you there. 


    I would very much love to have you come and see my stand up show HENCH, which is at the SOHO THEATRE in London for three weeks of January up until 25th and then I’m off on TOUR all around the UK, IRELAND and MELBOURNE.


    Outside of that I’ll be doing new material gigs and I’m always sticking new dates on MY WEBSITE so have a check. The Hoovering Live dates go on there too. 


    I made up the recipe for what I made us, a kind of fried potato cake filled with root veg and savoy cabbage that needed eating up, with caraway seeds and a bit of cumin. With it though we had the new Sriracha from TABASCO which is so delicious thank you very much and also some absolutely lush VEGETARIAN BLACK PUDDING gifted from my mrs, smuggled from Glasgow. 


    Becky bigger up a new small plates restaurant in Peckham called LEVAN


    Here’s a link if you’ve never heard of a SLUTWALK


    For once it wasn’t me mentioning the fascinating book FAT IS A FEMINIST ISSUE


    These are the hilarious and ever so manly looking INSANITY workouts


    We give a little bit of a ruding to DELICIOUSLY ELLA 


    And she gives a much more excited shout out to body positivity icons MEGAN CRABBE and ERICA HART


    She talks about working at a beautiful sounding festival in Bulgaria called MEADOWS AND MOUNTAINS


    She said her bus is being made by SHRED AND BUTTA with her grant for women in business from NATWEST


    And we mention the least problematic Tarantino film JACKIE BROWN






    OH, And


    If you have got a any spare dosh to give a month I’m on this great site called PATREON where I exchange for rewards including exclusive content for your hard earned cash which means I can keep doing and improving the podcast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Hoovering - Episode 98: Michael Chakraverty

    Hoovering - Episode 98: Michael Chakraverty

    Welcome to HOOVERING, the podcast about eating. Host, Jessica Fostekew (Guilty Feminist, Motherland) has a frank conversation with an interesting person about gobbling; guzzling; nibbling; scoffing; devouring and wolfing all up… or if you will, hoovering.


    I’m talking in the last Hoovering of 2019 to the beautiful man and exquisite baker, star of this series of Bake Off just gone, Michael Chakraverty. We get deep into Bake Off gossip, mental health and we both make shortbread from the same recipe. I’ll give you less than one guess whose biscuits ended up being delicious and whose were embarrassing. 


    Everything written below in CAPITALS is a link to the relevant webpage. 




    Tickets to see Hoovering LIVE in 2019


    The next Hoovering live is in LEICESTER on 9th February as part of their excellent comedy festival! It’s an afternoon job and you can come and see my work in progress and then my Hench show afterwards on the same day. Anyway - click the big Leicester for hoovering tickets. Come come come! 


    *Don’t forget, discount tickets available on PATREON




    Honourable Mentions


    Follow the wonderful MICHAEL CHAKRAVERTY on Instagram, please! And whilst you’re at it why not sponsor his marathon run for ALZHEIMERS UK using the pinned tweet on his TWITTER


    I would very much love to have you come and see my stand up show HENCH, which is at the SOHO THEATRE in London for three weeks of January. Perhaps get a ticket for someone for Christmas? Yes please. It’s all sold out for October now I’m afraid. 


    Outside of that I’ll be doing new material gigs and I’m always sticking new dates on MY WEBSITE so have a check. The Hoovering Live dates go on there too. 


    Michael provided the recipe for our shortbread and I’ll be splatting that all over PATREON in due course


    He talked about working for the ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY 


    I melted getting my wonky veg from the mighty ODDBOX


    We talked about the giant carrot looking like the finger of the BFG 


    We also mention LOVE ISLAND 


    And the excellent cookery work of my future dream guest MEERA SODHA




    OH, And


    If you have got a any spare dosh to give a month I’m on this great site called PATREON where I exchange for rewards including exclusive content for your hard earned cash which means I can keep doing and improving the podcast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1 hr
    Hoovering - Episode 97: Live in Thirsk

    Hoovering - Episode 97: Live in Thirsk

    Welcome to HOOVERING, the podcast about eating. Host, Jessica Fostekew (Guilty Feminist, Motherland) has a frank conversation with an interesting person about gobbling; guzzling; nibbling; scoffing; devouring and wolfing all up… or if you will, hoovering.


    This week’s episode was recorded live from Thirsk’s inaugural Podcast Social Club. My guests are the brilliantly funny and clever Kate Fox and Bethany Black both giving a beautifully candid and often hilarious insight into eating from the perspective of northern women who incidentally both have both autism and ADHD. We hoof mince pies, naturally and some other beautiful locally foraged cakes and puddings. 


    Everything written below in CAPITALS is a link to the relevant webpage. 




    Tickets to see Hoovering LIVE in 2019


    The next Hoovering live is in LEICESTER on 9th February as part of their excellent comedy festival! It’s an afternoon job and you can come and see my work in progress and then my Hench show afterwards on the same day. Anyway - click the big Leicester for hoovering tickets. Come come come! 




    Honourable Mentions


    We recording at the brilliant PODCAST SOCIAL CLUB in Thirsk which I am certain will return next year, keep an eye out for it. 


    You should absolutely be following KATE FOX and why not listen to her excellent NAKED VET PODCAST too. And while you’re at it get following the very funny BETHANY BLACK on the socials too. 


    I would very much love to have you come and see my stand up show HENCH, which is at the SOHO THEATRE in London for three weeks of January. Perhaps get a ticket for someone for Christmas? Yes please. It’s all sold out for October now I’m afraid. 


    Outside of that I’ll be doing new material gigs and I’m always sticking new dates on MY WEBSITE so have a check. The Hoovering Live dates go on there too. 


    Our food on this episode came from various lovely Thirskian food outlets. Firstly the minces pies were from THOMAS THE BAKER but all the other beautiful cakes and puddings came from both the Harrogate Cake Company and the Undeniably Charlotte ranges that are all found Thirsk’s very own SUGAR THERAPY. Highly recommend, on all fronts. 


    The nearest place to get swanky food that was mentioned was the BLACK SWAN in Oldstead with its Michelin stars, no less. 


    Beth mentioned that she used to work in WHITTARDS


    And as often happens, someone brings up QUEER EYE




    OH, And


    If you have got a any spare dosh to give a month I’m on this great site called PATREON where I exchange for rewards including exclusive content for your hard earned cash which means I can keep doing and improving the podcast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

jacskib ,

Honest, funny and warm

Binge listening this pod. Jess has such a lovely warm and honest approach with her guests, who are hilarious, smutty and brutal in varying degrees. Brilliant! Love it

Lunar2 ,

Delish

Always a real conversation with interesting people. Honest, raw, engaging. Love it.

ionceatefourdinners ,

Triffic!!!!!

I love this podcast so much. It’s so relaxing & very interesting to hear different people’s experiences with food.
It’s my treat every Friday when the baby’s having a nap.

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