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From school dinners to sofa snacks – food has a huge part to play in shaping our story – and your favourite celebs have some delicious tales to tell. Join Guardian food critic and her celebrity guests, as she throws the cupboard doors open and chats life through food. Grace’s new Comfort Eating book, inspired by the podcast, is out now. It’s a wonderfully scrumptious, life-affirming journey through the foods that really mean the most to us. On the podcast, expect to hear from guests (actors ...
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Aria Code

WQXR & The Metropolitan Opera

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Aria Code is a podcast that pulls back the curtain on some of the most famous arias in opera history, with insight from the biggest voices of our time, including Roberto Alagna, Diana Damrau, Sondra Radvanovsky, and many others. Hosted by Grammy Award-winner and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Rhiannon Giddens, Aria Code is produced in partnership with The Metropolitan Opera. Each episode dives into one aria — a feature for a single singer — and explores how and why these brief musical moments hav ...
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Soundboard

Steinway & Sons

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Soundboard features conversations on artistry and craftsmanship between Ben Finane, Editor in Chief at Steinway & Sons, and distinguished pianists, musicians, artists, and creatives. Soundboard seeks out inspiration, hones in on the creative process, parses influences, and attempts to diagnose artistic greatness.
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Minnie Driver questions everything... and her acclaim as an actor and musician is undoubtedly rooted in her enraptured observations of the world around her. Now, Minnie sits down with experts and trailblazers across disciplines and asks them the same seven mini questions, showing even small questions can uncover larger truths about happiness, failure, love, loss and belonging. In interviewing a range of characters, Minnie questions... how are we the same? How are we different? How do we beco ...
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Jake Shears celebrates the anthems that have dominated dancefloors and shaped queer lives. Throughout the history of popular music, queer artists have made huge contributions - often at great expense and risk to themselves personally and professionally. This podcast shines a spotlight on those who trailblazed paths towards self expression. Join Scissor Sisters’ frontman Jake Shears and his guests as he unearths these important stories song by song. Executive Producer: Alice Williams, Produce ...
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iHeartRadio presents “Inside The Studio,” an in-depth series featuring intimate conversations with some of music’s biggest stars and emerging talents. Each episode features an unscripted sit-down with artists on the verge of releasing new material – rounded out with a tour through their lives and discographies. “Inside The Studio” reveals previously unseen sides of artists, giving fans the sort of access that is missing from much of today’s music coverage. Inside the Studio is hosted by musi ...
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Wits was a weekly national public radio broadcast produced and distributed by American Public Media. As of September 2015, the broadcast ended. The stage shows that provided material for the broadcast are on hiatus, as is the podcast version of Wits. It is our intention to take a little time away from Wits and then look for ways to bring it back on stage and in podcast in a different form. On Wits, some of the top names in comedy and music have joined host John Moe for sketch comedy, improv, ...
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Katherine Ryan joins Grace this week to share her favourite comfort foods. The Canadian comedian, writer, presenter and actor is best known for her deliciously wicked comedy, delivered with a side dish of couture. Katherine shares memories from her past, including her father’s attempts to bring Indian food to Canada via Ireland, her difficult early…
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Minnie questions Romy Gill MBE, chef, food and travel writer, and broadcaster. Romy reminisces about childhood train rides through India, writing letters to some of the world’s top chefs when she was a young chef in training, and why a meal from a food cart was one of the best things she’s ever eaten. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informa…
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For the first time, Minnie questions two people on one episode! Minnie is joined by Garrett McNamara, who holds the world record for largest wave ever surfed, and Nicole McNamara, his wife and spotter. Garrett and Nicole explain their incredible connection both on and off the waves, how being on the water helps Garrett process trauma, and the most …
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Minnie questions Gabby Reece, former Olympic volleyball player, sports announcer, fashion model, and podcast host. Gabby shares how she and her husband, surfer Laird Hamilton, balance each other out when it comes to fun and wonder, the people who stepped up in her childhood to help raise her, and how important it is to keep inventory of your relati…
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Minnie questions Courteney Cox, star of Friends, Scream, Shining Vale, and more. Courteney shares why her temporary breakup with partner made their relationship stronger, why she’s more interested in where we come from than where we’re going, and tells the story of a steak on her Instagram. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
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Minnie questions Lucy Boynton, star of Bohemian Rhapsody, The Ipcress File, the Greatest Hits, and more. Lucy shares how playing the young Beatrix Potter made her into the antithesis of her sister, why she embraces the unknown, and then Minnie and Lucy share funny entries in their childhood journals. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informat…
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Joining Grace this week is the multi-talented actor, comedian and rapper, Kiell Smith-Bynoe. Long before becoming a household name as the exasperated boyfriend in the hit series Ghosts, Kiell (AKA MC Klayze Flaymz) tells Grace how, as a teenager, he combined his performance skills in the ultimate London arena: the chicken shop. With the taste of su…
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Minnie questions Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize winning novelist (A Visit from the Goon Squad, Manhattan Beach, Candy House, and more). Jennifer shares how fondly she looks back on sharing a crowded hotel room in Ireland with her family, why she doesn’t write about love, and Minnie tries to find a way to be a character in Jennifer’s next book. See o…
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Welsh standup, podcast host and panel show queen, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, brings her finest bowl of scran to Grace’s house. Over this steaming ultra-value concoction, she reveals how her upbringing on a Welsh sheep farm led to a hankering for performance, humour and cheap noodles. Cutting her teeth on the Manchester comedy circuit and finding solace…
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We have a bonus episode for you! Join us as we are celebrating the brilliant ‘Fast Slow Disco’ the up-tempo reworking of ‘Slow Disco’ by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Annie Clark, who goes by the stage name St Vincent. Annie began her music career as a member of the Polyphonic Spree, and has since released 7 critically acclaimed albu…
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Minnie questions Jameela Jamil, actor, activist, and podcaster. Jameela shares how a Nat King Cole song changed her idea of love, how breaking her back as a teenager led to the greatest year of her life, and why she will feel generally pretty good about herself as long as she can pee without help. Listen to Minnie on Jameela's podcast, I Weigh with…
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Comfort Eating’s culinary standards might have been permanently raised after two-Michelin-star chef Tom Kerridge’s visit. But he’s not exactly one to show off. Growing up in Gloucester, Tom always wanted to recreate the homely meals he’d find at his local pub or at his mum’s on Sundays. With a brief detour on to the acting stage, Tom started his ca…
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Minnie questions Sophia Roe, James Beard Award winning chef, writer, and TV host. Sophia shares why she loves when people ask for substitutions in their meal, what she learned from her mother’s substance abuse and struggles as a parent, and gives an answer to “what relationship defines love” that is one of Minnie’s favorite answers in the history o…
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Platinum-selling singer songwriter Cat Burns cosies up with Grace for a warm plate of nosh and some deep chats. The biggest-selling British female artist of 2022, who won three Brit award nominations after her single Go went viral on TikTok, reveals how she went from shy schoolgirl to stadium gigs in just a few years. While Covid put an end to busk…
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Sliding into Grace’s sitting room this week is rising star and multitalented comedian, playwright and musical theatre creator, Daniel Foxx. Bringing his concoction of gunk meant only for solo consumption in the small hours, there’s nowhere left to hide. Buckle up and join Grace and Daniel as they go on a tour of the ins and outs of life in the fast…
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Minnie questions Liz Phair, singer/songwriter and indie rock pioneer. Liz shares her early dreams of being a visual artist, her initial reluctance to be in front of the camera, and Minnie and Liz spontaneously start writing a song during the recording. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
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It’s tough presenting BBC radio’s top morning news programme, hosting the nation’s brainiest quiz show and being a devoted dad to four young children. But someone’s got to do it. And that person is none other than the broadcaster Amol Rajan. Having risen through the ranks of the Independent newspaper to be its youngest editor at the age of 29 and n…
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Dropping by this week for a spot of comfort eating is the legendary glamour model turned reality TV star, Katie Price. One of the most photographed and filmed women of our times, splashed across page 3 and lads mags as Jordan 30 years ago, then in six of her own TV series, multiple documentaries and reality shows, everyone thinks they know her. But…
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For our last episode of this current series we celebrate the brilliant 'Going To A Town' by singer, songwriter Rufus Wainwright. The song, which was the first single from Rufus’s 2007 album 'Release the Stars', has garnered huge critical acclaim and has been covered by artists from George Michael to Lily Allen however its critique of the United Sta…
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This week, the world learned of the sad passing of a true British icon, TV cook and hairy biker, Dave Myers. To celebrate his life, we wanted to bring you this episode from January 2022 where Dave tells Grace about – ironically – losing all his hair aged eight, his years as a makeup artist, working in the steelyards of Barrow-in-Furness, and the co…
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One of the UK’s most loved and versatile actors, Kathy Burke, lands in Grace’s sitting room this week. Transitioning from punk teenager, to award-winning actor and then taking on comedy, Kathy has loved almost all of it. She talks to Grace about her career highlights and when her personal life sometimes got in the way, recounting the food that got …
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The hit '1950' is the focus of this week's episode - Jake speaks to American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mikaela Straus, better known by her stage name King Princess, about the making of the song, queer representation, her influences and how her gender identity impacts her music. 1950 was King Princess' platinum certified debut sin…
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Model-turned-standup Michelle De Swarte knows how to make an entrance. And arriving at Grace’s with her eat-it-or-climb-it comfort snack of choice, she doesn’t disappoint. For the woman who left school at 14, signed as a model at 19, fell on the Gucci catwalk a month later, modelled for years in New York afterwards and then changed tack to become a…
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This episode celebrates a hit from 2015 that went straight to the top of the UK Charts and was named song of the year by Time magazine. It’s the compulsively danceable ‘King’ by electro-pop then-trio Years and Years. Jake is joined by Musician and Actor Olly Alexander, the then frontman of Years & Years. Olly is a huge champion of LGBTQ+ issues, pr…
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Pulling up a pew at Grace’s house to launch a new season of Comfort Eating is the legendary comedian and author, David Baddiel. With a career spanning 40 years on TV, stage and radio, not to mention coining anthemic football songs and writing multiple bestselling books for adults and children, David has a unique place in our nation’s popular cultur…
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Cult feminist musician and artist, Peaches exploded onto the music scene in 2000 with her punky, electroclash album The Teaches of Peaches and it’s standout hit 'Fuck the Pain Away'. She’s been pushing the boundaries ever since, making genderqueer work that is sex and body positive and has led the way for successive generations of artists to diddle…
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Andy Bell was out and proud from the get go, fronting synth pop duo Erasure who sold over 20 million albums and had an incredible 17 Top 10 singles. This episode celebrates the most enduring of all their records, the 1988 hit ‘A Little Respect’. Considered by many as the ultimate Pride Anthem, to this day it still gets dance floors heaving and crow…
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Since leaving her Indie band ‘Slow Club’ and going solo Rebecca Lucy Taylor (aka Self Esteem) has been releasing patriarchy-smashing anthems and shining a spotlight on the under-represented experiences of queer women. In this episode Jake talks to his West End Cabaret co-star Self Esteem about her brilliant single “I Do This All The Time” which is …
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This episode celebrates trailblazing diva Sylvester James and his iconic disco anthem ‘You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)’. Black, gay and gender fluid (before that was even a term), Sylvester’s uncompromising attitude paved the way for generations of queer artists. Longtime collaborator and close friend Jeanie Tracy shares intimate memories of working…
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