Hoovering - Episode 70: Matthew Highton

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 joined by lovely man and great, bonkers comedian Matthew Highton. We hoover with a specific focus on what eating might be like in a post-apocalyptic future - and I have to warn you, it isn’t always easy listening, this one. Some of the stuff we eat and talking about eating is frankly fu**ing disgusting. Haha. But yeah, still great, obviously. 


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



Tickets to see Hoovering LIVE in 2019



9th JUNE - UNDERBELLY Festival Southbank - Guests are Sara Pascoe, Tom Allen and Liam Charles (off of Bake Off and ‘Liam Bakes’)


18th JULY - MARLOWE COMEDY FESTIVAL, Canterbury - Guests being announced super soon


12th & 13th AUGUST - EDINBURGH FRINGE Festival, 3pm, Monkey Barrell



Honourable Mentions


MATTHEW HIGHTON is a brilliant comedian whose also always turning out very cool short films too - click on his great big name here to follow his work.


If you fancy coming to any of my gigs or hearing what I’m up to MY WEBSITE IS HERE


And specifically if you’d like to see my new stand up show HENCH in Edinburgh then please do - and also I’m in a play 11th June til 6th July at the Kings Head in Islington called BREXIT - if you want to see me pretending to be a disgusting Tory grown up. 


The cockroaches and crickets we ate were from a company called EAT GRUB and the beef-filled indestructible cakes of Hollywood fame was a TWINKIE. And the vegan chocolate that ‘tasted of Holland & Barrett’ was from ALMIGHTY FOODS


Those strange and exciting salts we were tasting came from SOUS CHEF


Comedians we mention are HAL BRANSONLEE KERN and ADAM LARTER


We mention the relish fake chicken from Hackney’s TEMPLE OF SEITAN


And last but not least - R.I.P you delicious IRUN BRU BARS




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