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    Table Talk: Jon Atashroo

    Table Talk: Jon Atashroo

    Jon Atashroo is Head Chef at the Tate Modern, whose culinary career began with proving dough on a radiator at university. His latest creation is a tasting menu inspired by the Tate's upcoming Andy Warhol exhibition, featuring dishes such as Coca Cola Jelly and Tuna Fish Disaster. On the podcast, he talks to Olivia and Lara about his Persian sweet tooth, how a degree in economics influenced his culinary career, and bringing artists like Picasso and Olafur Eliasson to the Tate restaurant menu.
    Table Talk is a series of podcasts where Lara Prendergast and Olivia Potts talk to celebrity guests about their life story, through the food and drink that has come to define it. Listen to past episodes here (https://audioboom.com/channels/4985181) .

    • 25 min
    Women With Balls: Thérèse Coffey

    Women With Balls: Thérèse Coffey

    Thérèse Coffey is the MP for Suffolk Coastal and the work and pensions secretary. On the podcast, she talks about her famous karaoke parties, the importance of her Catholic faith to her, and that (https://twitter.com/Emmabarnett/status/616969918483955712?s=20) picture from one Spectator party.
    Women With Balls is a podcast series where Katy Balls speak to women at the top of their respective games. To hear past episodes, visit http://spectator.co.uk/balls.

    • 28 min
    The Edition: Here comes Bloomberg

    The Edition: Here comes Bloomberg

    This week, has Mike Bloomberg blown his presidential hopes with a disastrous TV debate (00:50)? Plus, has the BBC really gone downhill (12:05)? And last, Toby Young reveals all about his first stand up comedy gig (26:30).
    With Freddy Gray, Bill Barnard, Douglas Murray, Claire Fox, Toby Young, and Andy Shaw.
    Presented by Cindy Yu.

    • 39 min
    The Book Club: are conservatives doomed?

    The Book Club: are conservatives doomed?

    This week Sam's guest on the Book Club podcast is the journalist Ed West, whose new book Small Men On The Wrong Side of History (published next month by Constable) asks whether the long and honourable history of conservative thought is doomed. Have liberals won the day? Why are their guys cooler than our guys? And how conservative is the current government anyway?
    The Book Club, what used to be known as Spectator Books, is a series of literary interviews and discussions on the latest releases in the world of publishing, from poetry through to physics. Presented by Sam Leith, The Spectator's Literary Editor. Hear past episodes here (https://audioboom.com/dashboard/4905582) .

    • 36 min
    That's Life: with Julia Hartley-Brewer

    That's Life: with Julia Hartley-Brewer

    Julia Hartley-Brewer is a journalist and TalkRadio host. On the podcast, she talks to Benedict and Andy about Philip Schofield, British things, and why the Democrats just can't get rid of Trump.
    That's Life is a sideways look at the events, people, words and ideas that shape the news agenda. Presented by Spectator Life’s satirist Andy Shaw and political commentator Benedict Spence. Find previous episodes here (https://audioboom.com/channels/5010935) .

    • 31 min
    Coffee House Shots: how independent can Boris's new cabinet be?

    Coffee House Shots: how independent can Boris's new cabinet be?

    With Stephen Bush, Political Editor at the New Statesman, and Katy Balls.
    Presented by Cindy Yu.
    Coffee House Shots is a series of podcasts on British politics from the Spectator's political team and special guests. Brought to you daily, click here (https://audioboom.com/dashboard/4905581) to find more episodes that are not released on Spectator Radio.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

Sidney of Sydney ,

The platinum standard for podcasts

Diverse subject matter, exceptional and intelligent analysis.

Spectator Radio is the platinum standard for podcasts in 2019.

My only request, could you please do an audio version of your entire weekly newspaper?

I am a new subscriber from Sydney, but find your Podcast a guilty distraction from your newspaper.

I would love to listen to the audio of both.

Also, can we please have some Spectator subscriber events in Sydney?

Barb2503 ,

An eclectic mix....

V enjoyable podcast, across a range of subjects. Table talk is chatty, colliegiate between interviewee and the panel who seem to know one another. Politics, general information, it’s a companion as I go about my daily life. Well done, 🌹🎉.

41jessi ,

Well produced, excellent analysis

A really well proiduced podcast. Guests have contrasting views on most topics and, especially when it comes to British politics, brilliantly incisive anlsysis. While some of the topics can be dry, the presenters do a great job of explaining the issues succinctly and lightly.

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