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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

    Cheltenham Literature Festival - LIVE(ish)

    Cheltenham Literature Festival - LIVE(ish)

    In this special bonus edition of the podcast - journalist Alex Clark sits down with Giles and Esther in front of a live audience at the Cheltenham Literature Festival to discuss the highs and the lows of presenting a podcast with you spouse...in your kitchen...during a global pandemic!


    Get more of The Times and The Sunday Times for less than £1 a day. Visit thetimes.co.uk/gilescorenhasnoidea to start your free trial.


    Recorded at a live audience event at the Cheltenham Literature Festival chaired by Alex Clark.
     
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    • 46 min
    Stop Talking!

    Stop Talking!

    Giles and Esther complete their weekly trawl through the papers to find ideas for Giles’ Column in The Times. 
    Today they find Radio 4 interviewers infuriating; talking dogs uninspiring and next doors builders unbearable.
     
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    Producer: Lucy Dichmont
     
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    • 24 min
    Scum as you are

    Scum as you are

    Giles and Esther have returned for another run at the papers; from petrol shortages and Netflix hit-list, to the Labour Party Conference and the Young V&A. Giles is on a hunt for some paper and Esther celebrates a new job.


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    Producer: Ben Mitchell
     
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    • 25 min
    Series 6 - COMING SOON...

    Series 6 - COMING SOON...

    There may be shortages left right and centre, but Giles and Esther are back to overwhelm the husband and wife podcast ranks, with new ideas for his weekend column.


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    • 1 min
    It's Coming Home!

    It's Coming Home!

    Giles and Esther pass through this week's papers to take a shot at another column idea; from lost Edward Lear poems and freeing elephants from zoos to Gareth Southgate's mansion and getting ready for 'Freedom Day 2'. Giles is excitedly looking ahead to the Euros and Esther falls foul of the oldest trick in the book.


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    • 27 min
    New Balls for Mr Coren

    New Balls for Mr Coren

    Giles and Esther serve up the best news stories of the week; from the return of Wimbledon and Love Island to England beating Germany and...that kiss! Giles is desperate to write his annual "I hate tennis" column and Esther has another ailment to annoy him with.


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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 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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