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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

    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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    Producer: Ben Mitchell
     
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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
    Should I Get a Foden?

    Should I Get a Foden?

    Giles and Esther look for another column idea from this week's papers; from school trips and Euro 2020, to statement haircuts and restaraunts post lockdown. Giles recalls a traumatic (hilariousl) moment from his childhood while Esther recovers from her second jab.


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    • 26 min
    Love in the Time of Corona

    Love in the Time of Corona

    Giles and Esther are back around the kitchen table with another the week's best stories in the of papers; from Noah's Ark and marriage restrictions, to Big Brother and lockdown mental health. Giles is concerned the cracks are starting to show after Freedom Day was cancelled and Esther has some ideas to help.


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    • 27 min
    Desert Island Crisps: Grace Dent

    Desert Island Crisps: Grace Dent

    This week, Giles welcomes a freshly shipwrecked celebrity to Desert Island Crisps for a well earned half-term break. For those of you who haven't heard Giles's Times Radio show, this is the portion of the programme where a different celeb discusses the foods that shaped their lives. In this episode, the broadcaster and food critic Grace Dent joins Giles to discuss the class divide between their experiences of food, Masterchef and Giles makes Angel Delight.


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    • 46 min
    Desert Island Crisps: Jamie Theakston

    Desert Island Crisps: Jamie Theakston

    This week, Giles welcomes a freshly shipwrecked celebrity to Desert Island Crisps for a well earned half-term break. For those of you who haven't heard Giles's Times Radio show, this is the portion of the programme where a different celeb discusses the foods that shaped their lives. In this episode, the broadcaster Jamie Theakston joins Giles to reminisce about 90's TV, starting out as Garth Crooks' assistant and insists that the perfect place for peanut butter is on a burger.


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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

Drewmantx ,

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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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