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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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Giles Coren Has No Idea The Times

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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

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    Where's Our Book Deal?!

    Where's Our Book Deal?!

    Giles and Esther talk through this week's papers; from the Queen's Jubilee and reusable Burger King boxes, to Elon Musk and post-covid customer service. Giles is on a mission to try and get a book deal and Esther is delighted to see Mo Tenzing has come home.
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    Producer: Ben Mitchell

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    • 28 min
    A Despicable Hummus Regime

    A Despicable Hummus Regime

    Giles and Esther piece their way through the week's papers; from Macron's chest hair and boring recipe books to Liam Gallagher getting old and changing your washing up sponge. Giles tries to work out why Esther is in a strangely zany mood...whilst Esther is having a great time.
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    Producer: Ben Mitchell

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    • 25 min
    McCaviar and Chips

    McCaviar and Chips

    Giles and Esther return from their debut ski trip to slalom their way through the news of the week; from Partygate and driving tests to swearing and Petri dish caviar. Giles has smugly already written his column and Esther sets out her rules for if Giles ever goes on I'm a Celebrity...
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    Producer: Ben Mitchell

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    • 25 min
    Taking the Piste

    Taking the Piste

    Giles and Esther have donated their paper subscriptions to Ben this week as they head off on their first ever family ski holiday. Will they return in one piece? Will they be converted to be ski-people? Return next week to find out. In the meantime, here is a collection of some of their best column ideas from recent episodes.
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    Producer: Ben Mitchell

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    • 27 min
    You Have No Authority Here

    You Have No Authority Here

    Giles and Esther dig through the week's news for a column idea; from the Jackie Weaver inquest to the London Resort spider, to Prince Phillips memorial service and Will Smith's slap at the Oscars. Giles is worried because he hasn't read the papers yet whilst Esther is struggling to find ski gear for their holiday.
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    • 26 min
    Kiss Me Kate

    Kiss Me Kate

    Giles and Esther thumb their way through this week's papers for another topic for his column; from Royal washing-up liquid and state school Oxbridge candidates to regional accents and pranks. Giles and Esther both reveal they have a crush on the same member of the Royal family.
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    Producer: Ben Mitchell

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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Drewmantx ,

Mo Tenzing is back!

Mo Tenzing is back!

SusanEsq ,

Wonderfully entertaining

Giles and Esther are bright, funny, smart, and engaging. Other podcasts pale in comparison.

MarkJ1 ,

Bloody hilarious

Outstanding podcast - completely tripped up over it and thought “what’s this then?” Now fully subscribed and looking forward to whatever they say next!!

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