Hoovering - Episode 84: Alexa Mason

Welcome to HOOVERING, the podcast about eating. Host, Jessica Fostekew (Guilty Feminist, Motherland) has a frank conversation with an interesting person about gobbling; guzzling; nibbling; scoffing; devouring and wolfing all up… or if you will, hoovering.


This week I’m talking to the extraordinary Alexa Mason - opera singer, athlete, actor, vegan badass, heavy lifter, lupus and arthritis coper-wither and all round amazing creative, brilliant ultra-strong superhero. 


Everything written below in CAPITALS is a link to the relevant webpage. 



Tickets to see Hoovering LIVE in 2019


Hoovering is coming to MANCHESTER next on 13th October! COME COME COME. The guests are none other than Dave Comedy Best Show Award Nominee AMY GLEDHILL, poet JACKIE KAY and former Chumbawumba star and now amazing playwright ALICE NUTTER. 


Some of the other autumn dates have had to come out because I’ve become swamped with other commitments but those proper touring efforts will be back in full force in the new year to coincide with my tour of my stand up show, Hench. 


With that in mind - if you’re anywhere near Manchester - as this is the only live one I’m doing for a while - COME COME COME!



Honourable Mentions


You should be following ALEXA where she’s called VELOPERAPTOR and you should be able to find out about where she’s singing and everything else that she’s up to there. But you have to go and see her in the DEAR MARIE STOPES at 4pm on 21st September at Kings Place. 


So I’m fresh back from a dream fringe with my stand up show HENCH, where is was all sold out including three big extra shows and it only got nominated for the fucking Edinburgh Award (Perrier for anyone outside of comedy). It’s going on tour from Feb but until then that’s announced, there are a bunch of dates at the SOHO THEATRE in London which I’d love to have you at. Click on anything in this paragraph in capitals for tickets. 


Outside of that I’ll be doing new material gigs and I’m always sticking new dates on MY WEBSITE so have a check. The Hoovering Live dates go on there too. 


I made us something I cook probably more often than anything else in the world ever - Nigel Slater’s CHICKPEAS IN SPICED TOMATO SAUCE


Alexa mentioned KEYTOSIS at one point which I still don’t really understand. 


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