Episodes
Kaya Scodelario has grown up in the spotlight. The British-Brazilian actress shot to fame as Effy on E4’s comedy-drama Skins. The show has remained popular with audiences since the early noughties, tackling issues such as teen addiction and mental illness. That success propelled Kaya to the big screen, where she won roles in two massive movie franchises, Maze Runner and Pirates of the Caribbean. Kaya’s latest role is in Guy Ritchie’s hit series The Gentlemen on Netflix, playing Susie Glass...
Published 04/10/24
Jordan North and William Hanson are an unlikely pair. They met at the BBC in 2012 and walked away assuming it would be a one-off. However, fate had other plans and today they are best friends and present a very successful podcast together called Help I Sexted My Boss. Each week, their listeners share hilarious dilemmas and Jordan and William respond with very different advice. The duo now have a sold-out tour and a companion book out. Jordan North has recently left Radio 1 to take over the...
Published 04/03/24
Published 04/03/24
Siobhán McSweeney always wanted to be an actor but her parents wanted her to be a teacher. Undeterred, she completed a science degree at University College Cork and moved to London to study at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Siobhán’s big break came in 2018 when she was chosen to play Sister Michael in Derry Girls. The show was a huge hit and Siobhán won a BAFTA for her performance in 2023. Now a big star of the small screen, you can catch her presenting The Great Pottery...
Published 03/27/24
Elizabeth Day is a household name, an award-winning writer and presenter of one of the most successful podcasts in the UK. On How to Fail, she speaks to luminaries such as Gloria Steinem, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Bernadine Evaristo about the things that haven’t gone right - and what we can learn from them. It’s fair to say that Elizabeth Day’s superpower is her vulnerability. She has written candidly about her divorce and fertility struggles in The Times, the Guardian, Vogue and Vanity Fair,...
Published 03/20/24
Jay Blades, MBE is a furniture restoration expert and TV presenter from Hackney, East London. Jay struggled with dyslexia growing up and found solace using his hands. He got by in school, but never learned to read and has since shared his journey to help break the stigma for others in his position. Jay is the much-loved presenter of The Repair Shop on BBC One, which won a BAFTA for Best Daytime Programme in 2023. He released a memoir in 2022, Making It: How Love, Kindness and Community Helped...
Published 03/13/24
Nick and Angela kick off season 5 with the inimitable Claudia Winkleman Claudia Winkleman studied Art History at Cambridge but soon decided a career in Art was simply too quiet for her. She left the gallery and wandered into television, appearing on shows like Holiday on the BBC, This Morning on ITV and Liquid News on BBC three in the nineties. Her big break came in 2004, when she began presenting Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two. Ten years later she stepped on to the dancefloor proper...
Published 03/06/24
Nick and Angela welcome their final guest of season 4 to Dish HQ. Amol Rajan was born in Kolkata and raised in south London. As a boy he dreamt of becoming a cricketer and would watch tapes of Shane Warne on repeat. He studied English at the University of Cambridge before beginning a career in journalism, becoming one of the youngest ever UK editors of a national newspaper, the Independent, in 2013. Amol spent six years as the BBC’s media editor before taking over the reins on two of their...
Published 01/10/24
Nick and Angela welcome an OG Derry girl to Dish HQ. Saoirse-Monica Jackson grew up in Northern Ireland and studied acting at the Arden School of Theatre in Manchester. She is best known and loved for her portrayal of Erin Quinn in the Emmy award-winning series Derry Girls. Over three seasons the 90s-set comedy became the most popular show on Channel 4 and is now a hit with a global audience on Netflix. It wasn’t long before Hollywood came knocking and Saoirse-Monica won a role in the DC...
Published 01/03/24
Nick and Angela welcome an author and charity co-founder to Dish HQ. Dawn O’Porter was born in Scotland but grew up in Guernsey with her aunt and uncle. She spent three years at the Liverpool School for Performing Arts but decided that acting wasn’t for her and got into TV instead. Dawn made her name making documentaries, which explored topics like dieting, dating, pregnancy and polyamory. She moved to LA and met her husband, actor Chris O’Dowd. In 2013, Dawn published her first novel...
Published 12/27/23
Nick and Angela welcome one of the world’s favourite actors to Christmas dinner at Casa Grimshaw. Florence Pugh comes from a family of performers and cooks, so it’s no surprise that she has mastered both. Her first big role came in 2016, when she played Katherine in Lady Macbeth and by 2020 she was nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actress as Amy March in Little Women. In 2023 Florence starred in and exec produced A Good Person with Morgan Freeman and starred in Christopher...
Published 12/20/23
Nick and Angela welcome the world’s number 1 chef to Dish HQ. Massimo Bottura hails from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, the nation’s food capital. A renowned restaurateur, hotelier and contemporary art aficionado, Massimo established Osteria Francescana, his three-Michelin-star restaurant in Modena, in 1995. The eatery was voted the world's best restaurant in 2016 and 2018 and features in the Netflix show, Chef’s Table. Massimo Bottura is highly respected for his innovative approach...
Published 12/13/23
Nick and Angela welcome the UK’s favourite PE teacher to Dish HQ. The Body Coach began his career as a personal trainer in south-west London in 2012. Joe Wicks harnessed the power of social media and soon thousands of people were following his food and fitness content. During the Covid pandemic, he launched PE with Joe and live-streamed daily workouts for kids stuck at home, which became a global hit and raised money for the NHS. Joe was awarded a Guinness World Record for the most viewers...
Published 12/06/23
Nick and Angela welcome a wine expert to Dish HQ. Helen McGinn is an award-winning author, drinks writer and TV wine presenter. Having cut her teeth as a supermarket wine buyer, she went on to found a blog, The Knackered Mother’s Wine Club, which has since become a best-selling book. Helen is the much-loved wine expert on BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen and writes a monthly wine column for Waitrose Food Magazine. In this episode, Nick and Angela skip the main course and head straight to the...
Published 11/29/23
Nick and Angela welcome a professional stargazer to Dish HQ. Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE is a renowned space and science educator and a prominent figure in the field of astronomy. She began watching the skies from her council flat in North London as a child and went on to study physics and mechanical engineering at Imperial College London. It is Maggie’s ambition to go to space one day and last year she was named a ‘Barbie Role Model’ for her work promoting science careers to girls. She...
Published 11/22/23
Nick and Angela welcome their most anticipated guest so far to Dish HQ. Miriam Margolyes OBE is renowned for her acting career spanning over five decades, but it is her inimitable sense of humour that has earned her a special place in the hearts of audiences worldwide. Miriam was the voice of the Cadbury’s caramel bunny in 1990, won a BAFTA for her role in The Age of Innocence in 1994 and portrayed Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter franchise. Her autobiography, This Much is True, sold...
Published 11/15/23
Nick and Angela welcome the UK’s favourite gardener to DISH HQ. Monty Don OBE is a horticulturist, broadcaster and writer. He made his TV debut on the gardening segment on This Morning, which led to further work with the BBC and Channel 4. In 2002, he was announced as the new lead presenter on Gardeners’ World, taking over from Alan Titchmarsh, and was the first self-taught horticulturist/presenter in the show's history. Monty has travelled the globe making programmes like Around the World...
Published 11/08/23
Nick and Angela welcome broadcasting royalty to DISH HQ. Kirsty Young began her career at BBC Radio Scotland. From there, she went into television news, presenting the flagship programmes on Channel 5 and ITV. In 2006, Kirsty was announced as Sue Lawley’s replacement on BBC Radio 4’s iconic show Desert Island Discs. Over a 12-year tenure, she interviewed the likes of David Beckham, David Attenborough and Dame Judi Dench. Kirsty Young also brought her inimitable style to coverage of William...
Published 11/01/23
Nick and Angela welcome a TV and radio broadcaster to DISH HQ. Sara Cox is a proud northern lass from Bolton and began her career as a model in her teens. With the chops for more, Sara auditioned for The Girlie Show on Channel 4 and didn’t take no for an answer. From there, work on the wireless beckoned and she became the host of the Radio 1 Breakfast Show in the year 2000. Among other shows, Sara presented The Great Pottery Throw Down, which inspired her to write her debut novel Thrown....
Published 10/25/23
Nick and Angela welcome a BAFTA-nominated actor, writer and comedian to DISH HQ. Rose Matafeo was born in Auckland and began doing stand-up at 15. She moved to the UK in 2015 and three years later her debut show Horndog won the Best Comedy show award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Having conquered the stage, Rose turned her attention to TV writing and, while on a long-haul flight, created the super successful Starstruck with her best friend Alice Snedden. You can watch all three series...
Published 10/18/23
Nick and Angela welcome two chefs to DISH HQ Richard Corrigan is an Irish chef and restaurateur who has had an illustrious career in food. Over the years he has gained Michelin stars and cooked for the Queen and Barack Obama. He runs four restaurants in London - Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill, Corrigan’s Mayfair and Daffodil Mulligan - and has recently opened The Portrait Restaurant atop the National Portrait Gallery. Richard has won Great British Menu three times and is a regular judge...
Published 10/11/23
Nick and Angela welcome a comedian and podcaster to DISH HQ. Joanne McNally has been touring her record-breaking stand up show The Prosecco Express for the last two years and is about to embark on the US leg of the tour. It’s clear her star is on the rise as Variety has recently named her one of their Top 10 comedians to watch in 2023. When she’s not on stage, Joanne co-hosts her super successful podcast My Therapist Ghosted Me with Vogue Williams which is coming to a venue near you...
Published 10/04/23
Nick and Angela welcome the new hosts of Big Brother to DISH HQ AJ Odudu and Will Best are HUGE Big Brother fans and both have previous when it comes to the original reality TV show. AJ presented Big Brother's Bit on the Side, alongside Emma Willis and Rylan Clark in 2013, with Will appearing as a regular panellist over the years. AJ co-hosted a one-off revival of The Big Breakfast alongside Mo Gilligan in 2021 and more recently appeared on this year’s Eurovision. Alongside his presenting...
Published 09/27/23
Nick and Angela welcome Michael and Hilary Whitehall to DISH HQ. Before making his name as Jack Whitehall’s TV travel companion, Michael Whitehall had an illustrious career as a theatrical agent and producer. His clients included Daniel Day-Lewis, Judi Dench, Colin Firth and Michael Fassbender. He and Hilary met while she was in search of new representation, while he, she says, was looking for a wife. Jack and Michael have made five series of Travels With My Father for Netflix and...
Published 09/20/23
Season 4 kicks off as Nick and Angela welcome Gordon Ramsay to DISH HQ. Gordon Ramsay OBE is arguably the most famous chef in the world. His global restaurant empire has been awarded 17 Michelin stars; he has hosted some of the biggest shows on UK and US TV, including Hell’s Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares; and he has a string of bestselling books. The internet loves Gordon Ramsay and over 60 million people follow him on social media. His new book, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay: A Story of...
Published 09/13/23