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Table Talk podcast, with the Spectator’s editor Fraser Nelson

23 November 2018

10:46 AM

23 November 2018

10:46 AM

On the latest episode of the Spectator’s Table Talk podcast, Olivia Potts and I are delighted to be joined by The Spectator’s editor, Fraser Nelson.

Fraser joins us – from his own office at 22 Old Queen Street, where he keeps an impressive collection of Scotch whisky – to discuss his life through food and drink.


He reveals why he was called ‘Sandwich Boy’ when he was working at the Scotsman, and tells us about his time serving drunk old men in a Scottish pub. ‘They were some of the wittiest, funniest people I ever met.’

We also chat about the first time he encountered gazpacho at a FTSE 100 boardroom lunch – and he sent it back because the soup was cold. He divulges what the diet of an editor looks like and how it has changed since Nigel Lawson was editing The Spectator. And we hear about which cabinet ministers rack up the biggest bills when they are taken out for lunch by political journalists  – and which ministers prefer a frugal sandwich from Pret.

To subscribe to the podcast, search for ‘Spectator radio’ on the iTunes store. To download the episode, click here or listen using the player below.


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