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Our podcasts are available on the FoodTalk and Great British Chefs websites and on iTunes, Spotify, PodBean, Stitcher, PlayerFM, TuneIn and the Podcast app, and sent to our syndicated radio stations on Thursday each week at 4pm. For 2018 there were 77,000 podcast downloads and 65,000 listeners per week via syndicated radio stations across the UK, in California, Michigan and Malta. We have combined 104,800 Twitter followers and 218,000 Facebook fans via FoodTalk, Speciality Food and Great British Chefs. For enquiries about featuring on the show, please contact


Meet the makers: Bird-friendly coffee and guilt-free chocolate

Coffee is a big deal in Ollie’s world, so Guy Wilmot from Bird & Wild Coffee is under pressure to…


Food Talk Show: How to serve up spice

There’s a spicy atmosphere in the studio this week and for once, it’s got nothing to do with Ollie’s shirts….


Back to basics: Cooking from scratch and using salt properly

Our first guest, Rosalind Rathouse, hails from South Africa originally but her mission is not an exotic one. As the…


Can a bakery put bread at the centre of the table again?

Lovingly Artisan Bakery has a mission to return bread to the centre of the table. Baker Aidan Monks makes incredible…


Behind the grill: Is veganism forcing chefs to change?

This show begins with some fond reminiscing as Sue recalls the best meals she’s ever had at London’s Moro restaurant….


Food Talk Show: CBD cocktails and saving surplus veg

Sue starts this week’s show with a pop quiz – can our hosts and guests guess at the bestselling spirit…


How a hunt for raspberry sorbet turned into a ‘best dish’ app

Where can you get the best cheese toastie around? Or the most delicious doughnut? Or the most sensational sushi? Well,…


Meet the food historian

Food history and writing are both under the spotlight this week, as two culinary wordsmiths share their very different outlets…


The new craze? Plant-based soft drinks

This week’s show gets underway with a discussion about alcoholic drinks, including a truly heroic cocktail recommendation from Ollie. It’s…


Food on screen: Behind the scenes

The team is joined by Ollie’s sister, Antonia – who just happens to be a BAFTA award-winning producer who has…


Fairer trade: Sourcing chocolate from its origin

So, how are your New Year’s resolutions going? If you’ve fallen off the sugar wagon already, don’t worry – our…


How A.I. is being used in the food sector

The team take a look at tomorrow’s world by investigating the hot foodie topic of artificial intelligence (AI). From self-service…


Hot young chefs give their 2020 food predictions

Ollie and Sue meet a MasterChef finalist and a Future Food Award winner to talk about their careers and food…


Sparkling wine: English v French vineyards

Charlie Holland from Gusbourne Estate in Kent has brought in to the studio some of the estate’s fantastic sparkling wine…


Legend of the airwaves: Sheila Dillon in conversation

Sue Nelson is joined by legendary food journalist, Sheila Dillon, who has been presenting BBC Radio 4’s The Food Programme for over…


Booze-free beer anyone?

It’s just two weeks to go until Christmas and Sue, Ollie and Holly are getting into the festive spirit. There’s…