Hoovering - Episode 183: Harriet Dyer

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.

Hoovering’s back on the road, well, I was on tour. So I met up with Glossop based comedian and doer of incredible things mental-health-related, Harriet Dyer. The first time I gigged with Harriet was about 8 or 9 years ago and I remember having to go out of the room and catch my breath from laughing so much, she’s a dreamboat and a whirlwind. We met for lunch in Sheffield at a posh chain place called The Botanist. She’s got a hanging kebab. Hehehe.

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And her new community centre with a view to providing support for mental health problems as well as a safe space where anyone is welcome, full of amazing stuff going on is called the UPSTANDING CITIZENS BUREAU and it’s coming soon to Oldham.

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Things we mentioned that you might be interested in from this podcast include…

We ate in Sheffield’s THE BOTANIST

The fancy restaurants we could have gone to which all sounded the same are called JORO and DOMO. Haha. They do both look stunning to be fair, another time, please. 

We talked about the following foodstuffs: AUNT BESSIES, drinks by MONSTER and spicy MCSPICY from Macdonalds. 

We talk about the now defunct pub with the best roasts ever apparently, RIP THE WRENS NEST

We talk about the incredible mini-chain of comedy clubs THE STAND

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