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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

    The Times and Sunday Times Christmas Appeal 2021

    The Times and Sunday Times Christmas Appeal 2021

    The Times and The Sunday Times are joining forces again for this year’s Christmas appeal, asking readers to support three charities working to address urgent issues affecting vulnerable adults, children and the places in which we live.


    One of the charities this year is the Refugee Councils of Britain, comprising the Refugee Council and its Scottish and Welsh counterparts. They provide assistance to 20,000 adults, families and unaccompanied children each year who have fled bloodshed and persecution in their homelands, sometimes arriving with only the clothes on their backs after perilous journeys.


    Nestor Masudi arrived in the UK with nothing, but now he can cook with the very best. Thanks to support from the Scottish Refugee Council Nestor has worked in Michelin-starred kitchens and is on his way to fulfilling his dream of opening his own restaurant.


    Giles Coren invited Nestor to join him for the afternoon in the News UK kitchens to talk about his life, the help he received from the Scottish Refugee Council and to sample some of his amazing food.


    To donate to The Times and Sunday Times Christmas Appeal visit thetimes.co.uk/christmasappeal 


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    • 25 min
    "Christmas time, Terry's Mayo and Wine..."

    "Christmas time, Terry's Mayo and Wine..."

    Giles and Esther try and find their final column idea of the year from the week's papers; from chocolate mayonnaise and England Women's Football to online car sales and the nuances of the Greek alphabet. Giles is readying himself for the end of the year and Esther is on the look out for her early Christmas present to herself.


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    • 30 min
    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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    • 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

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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