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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

    This is Ones Show

    This is Ones Show

    Giles and Esther mine for stories from this week's papers for the last time this series; from electric cars and Prince Charles tv station to the school run and a second lockdown. Giles is waiting to see if his trip to Denmark is cancelled and Esther is keeping her fingers crossed and his bags packed.
     
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    • 31 min
    Don't Forget the Beigels

    Don't Forget the Beigels

    Giles and Esther flick through the papers for ideas for this week's column; from baking Royals and killer kittens to covid-face and the Swire diaries. Giles is being driven to madness by the building work next door and Esther hopes the podcast will end soon so she can get to brunch on time.
     
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    • 29 min
    Hair of the Dog

    Hair of the Dog

    Giles and Esther tentatively make their way through this week's papers; from the Festival of Brexit and spelling to England footballers and new lockdown rules. Giles is suffering from a particularly energy sapping hangover and Esther is happy to let him.
     
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    • 28 min
    Kentucky Fried Coren

    Kentucky Fried Coren

    Giles and Esther return from their staycation full of ideas for this week's column; from KFC to champagne and online shopping to the Queen going on Airbnb. Giles is over the moon that his beloved cat Mo Tenzing has returned home and Esther has a delivery free recording.
     
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    • 24 min
    Desert Island Crisps: Judge Rinder

    Desert Island Crisps: Judge Rinder

    Giles and Esther are still away. One having a well-earned rest...the other is topping up his tan. So, we thought we'd bring you another special edition of the podcast. Welcome back to Desert Island Crisps, a section of Giles's Times Radio show, where each week a different celebrity is set adrift onto a desert island and reminisce about the foods that shaped their lives.
     
    This week, the jiving judge Rob Rinder, looks back at the foods that made him; from caviar and fresh grilled squid to his grandfather's painful relationship with food after being liberated from a Nazi concentration camp.
     
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    • 47 min
    Desert Island Crisps: Claudia Winkleman

    Desert Island Crisps: Claudia Winkleman

    Seeing as though Giles and Esther are on holiday, relaxing with a cocktail in one hand and a copy of The Times in the other, we thought we'd bring you a very special editon of the podcast. Welcome to Desert Island Crisps, a section of Giles's Times Radio show, where each week a different celebrity is set adrift onto a desert island and reminisce about the foods that shaped their lives.
     
    This week, the foxtrotting fringe devote Claudia Winkleman, recalls her love of skips, Domino's pizza and teaches Giles how to properly spread Marmite on toast.
     
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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 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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