Episodes
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. Get more of The Times and The Sunday Times for less than £1 a day. Visit thetimes.co.uk/gilescorenhasnoidea to start your free trial. Producer: Ben Mitchell   See...
Published 07/08/21
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. Get more of The Times and The Sunday Times for less than £1 a day. Visit thetimes.co.uk/gilescorenhasnoidea to start your free trial. Producer: Ben Mitchell.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 07/01/21
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. Get more of The Times and The Sunday Times with 50% off for 6 months. Visit thetimes.co.uk/gilescorenhasnoidea to start your free trial. Producer: Ben Mitchell   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 06/24/21
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. Get more of The Times and The Sunday Times for less than £1 a day. Visit thetimes.co.uk/gilescorenhasnoidea to start your free trial. Producer: Ben Mitchell   See acast.com/privacy...
Published 06/17/21
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. Get more of The Times and The...
Published 06/10/21
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. Get more of...
Published 06/03/21
Giles and Esther scour the papers for inspiration. Today: PBC provides food for thought, Boris’ take on the Bard, and Noises Off irritate. Giles’ poker night is interrupted by a feline emergency. Get more of The Times and The Sunday Times for less than £1 a day. Visit thetimes.co.uk/gilescorenhasnoidea to start your free trial.   Producer: Lucy Dichmont     See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 05/28/21
Giles and Esther dissect the papers again: from Harry's misunderstanding of how mental health works, Sir Kier's chance to become a Hollywood star and what links Bill Gates to Marilyn Monroe. Oh, and Esther cries.  Get The Times free for a month: thetimes.co.uk/gilescorenhasnoidea Producer: Not Ben Mitchell.    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 05/21/21
Giles and Esther make their way through this week's papers; from Tiffany's and snooker to covid statistics and fat police. Esther gives Giles a grammar lesson schooling him in one of her favourite of topics - diamonds. Oh...and Giles sings!!! Get The Times free for a month: thetimes.co.uk/gilescorenhasnoidea Producer: Ben Mitchell   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 05/13/21
Giles and Esther have returned to look through the week's papers; from Meghan's poetry and lost sounds, to vegan cooking and Line of Duty. Esther wants to show off her lyrical side to Giles, but he wants to only connect with our very special mystery guest. Get The Times free for a month: thetimes.co.uk/gilescorenhasnoidea   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 05/06/21
Seeing as though they still can't go away to their tropical retreat, Giles and Esther have returned sooner than ever before to their kitchen table to find new ideas for his weekend column. Get The Times free for a month: thetimes.co.uk/gilescorenhasnoidea   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 05/06/21
Giles and Esther read the papers for the final time this series to find another column idea; from lockdown exercise and BBQ’s to narcissism and 'shop out to help out'. Giles is enjoying his new high-tech rowing machine and Esther outs his infamous family BBQ disaster. Get The Times free for a month: thetimes.co.uk/gilescorenhasnoidea   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 04/01/21
Giles and Esther paw through this week's news in the hope of digging up a column; from talking dogs and dog attacks, to dog trainers and dog obesity. Giles returns from the dog house, has a good stare in the garden and gets distracted by some birds and Esther barks the alphabet. Get The Times free for a month: thetimes.co.uk/gilescorenhasnoidea   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 03/26/21
Giles and Esther tear through the papers to find a column idea; from the vaccine roll out and road closures, to cycle safety and lockdown induced twitches. Their back from last week's podcast cancelling row...but how long will the truce last?   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 03/19/21
This week, Giles welcomes a freshly shipwrecked celebrity to Desert Island Crisps. 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 comedian and broadcaster who has eaten more cake and travelled down more rivers than you can count...Sue Perkins joins Giles to reminisce about their TV show Supersizers and her mother's 'poor man's French toast'. Get The...
Published 03/12/21
Giles and Esther take a look at the news of the week; from Rishi's latest budget and hotels in space, to Carrie's Westminster make-over and the UK's top earner. Giles interrogates Esther on what caught her eye during the budget; the tax rises or the Chancellor himself.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 03/05/21
Giles and Esther return to find a column idea; from Boris's roadmap to recovery and Barak Obama and Bruce Springsteen's podcast, to Charles Darwin's heirloom chest and Gwyneth Paltrow's covid cure. With just a couple of weeks until lockdown easing begins Giles is helping Esther come to terms with the children going back to school. Get The Times free for a month: thetimes.co.uk/gilescorenhasnoidea   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 02/26/21
Ben has dismissed Giles and Esther for their half term break, with reading assignments and a holiday diary to be completed before they return. But, as a treat we thought we'd bring you a very special edition of Desert Island Crisps. For those of you who listen to Giles's Times Radio show, this is the portion of the programme where a different celebrity has been shipwrecked on a desert island and reminisces about the foods that shaped their lives.   This week, the voice of Hey Duggee, Classic...
Published 02/19/21
Giles and Esther swim their way through the papers for a column idea; from Princess Anne's living room and cornish fisherman to capital countries and the secret of a good lie. Giles decides that the time has come in lockdown homeschooling to test Esther and Sam on their capital city knowldge. Get The Times free for a month: thetimes.co.uk/gilescorenhasnoidea   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 02/12/21
Giles and Esther return to scour this week's papers for a column idea; from a patriotic Labour Party and drinking at home, to the rules of cricket and life after lockdown. Esther is blamed for yet another hangover on a Giles who is excited about the return of cricket to terrestrial tv. Get The Times free for a month: thetimes.co.uk/gilescorenhasnoidea   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 02/05/21
Giles and Esther take a deep dive through this week's papers; from Bonnie Tyler learning to swim and binging watching Netflix, to talking toilets and the French cultural renaissance. Giles has put the clock back on the wall but this week tests Esther on her knowledge of newspaper correspondents.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 01/29/21
Giles and Esther discuss the news from this week's papers; from Matt Hancock playing rugby and a smart backpack to making lockdown leftovers and class. Giles has taken down all the clocks in the kitchen in the hope that Esther will focus on the task at hand. Get The Times free for a month: thetimes.co.uk/gilescorenhasnoidea   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 01/22/21
Giles and Esther haul themselves through the first papers of the year to find a story for this week's column; from gorillas with covid and vintage comics, to Sex and the City and a royal Mills & Boon. Giles has one eye on the dinner while Esther has hers on the clock.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 01/15/21
Giles and Esther return...home I guess? Series 4 starts, socially distanced and covid-secure, from Friday 15th January 2021.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 01/13/21
Giles and Esther mine for stories from this week's papers for the last time this series; from electric cars and Prince Charles tv station to the school run and a second lockdown. Giles is waiting to see if his trip to Denmark is cancelled and Esther is keeping her fingers crossed and his bags packed.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 09/25/20