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Each week Giles Coren finds himself with no idea what to write about in his weekly column. Having read all the papers and found nothing of interest whatsoever, he takes a break and does the school run. That’s where his wife and fellow journalist Esther Walker comes in. Upon his return, Esther has half a dozen ideas she’s spotted ready to knock around with him over the kitchen table and a much needed pot of coffee.


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Each week Giles Coren finds himself with no idea what to write about in his weekly column. Having read all the papers and found nothing of interest whatsoever, he takes a break and does the school run. That’s where his wife and fellow journalist Esther Walker comes in. Upon his return, Esther has half a dozen ideas she’s spotted ready to knock around with him over the kitchen table and a much needed pot of coffee.


You can read Giles in The Times here; https://www.thetimes.co.uk/profile/giles-coren


And subscribe to The Times and Sunday Times here; https://www.thetimes.co.uk/subscribe

    A Columnists Christmas

    A Columnists Christmas

    Giles and Esther try to find another column idea from this week's papers; from public speaking and Peppa Pig to TV vicars and public speaking. Giles is finding great joy in organising the office Christmas party whilst Esther is recovering from surgery...Listener Poll - does Giles find Esther being on Crutches: A) Funny B) Annoying C) Has been incredibly caring and sympathetic.


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    Producer: Ben Mitchell
     
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    • 26 min
    The Sins of the Father

    The Sins of the Father

    Giles, Esther and Kitty Coren try and find a column idea from this week's papers; from bad holiday destinations and the Mosely family name to posh vegetarian meals and racism in cricket. Giles is riding on a high after a well received column, Esther tells the less than romantic story around their engagement and Kitty schools us all in how to drop the mic.


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    • 30 min
    Call Me Mr No Jags

    Call Me Mr No Jags

    Giles and Esther sweat there way through the papers to find another column idea; from to over-50's style icons and John Prescott's car to bucket lists and Eva Longoria's gastronomic discovery. Giles's woes about his Jaguar continue and Esther is shocked to hear what Giles wore to go to the shops.


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    • 23 min
    Butlers, Big Words and Backlash

    Butlers, Big Words and Backlash

    Giles and Esther turn the pages of this week's papers with their silver tongs to find a column topic; from cancelling big words and cancelling big art, to cancelling exams and cancelling columns. Esther joins Giles as he takes a break from filming in a fancy hotel and discuss the nuances of social media.


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    • 27 min
    Two Mics, One Adapter, Zero Internet

    Two Mics, One Adapter, Zero Internet

    Giles and Esther spend half term looking through the papers; from holiday home rules and rural wi-fi to goat yoga and the death of male authors. Giles frets over the idea of having to change his own sheets and Esther manages to record a podcast parent the children...and Giles.


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    • 22 min
    Grant Coren Has No Idea

    Grant Coren Has No Idea

    Giles and Esther thumb their way through the week's papers for another column idea; from popular baby names and common mannerisms to Shakespeare on TikTok and ageing. Giles is suffering from a Victorian disease and Esther, obviously, finds that hilarious.


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    Producer: Ben Mitchell
     
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    • 26 min

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