The Table Talk Podcast



Every so often, the Simmons family chat around the table with friends. This is a recording of some of those conversations.


  • The Table Talk podcast 1

    14/04/2014 Duração: 26min

    The Simmons family were just finishing dinner with friends. This is a recording of the conversation.

  • Stuff We Like Episode 14

    13/01/2014 Duração: 25min

    Stuff We Like welcomes you to 2014, where we discuss the virtues of The British Library, Horrible Histories, the historical Temple Bar in London, and we interview the customers and staff of the newly opened Corner Coffee House in Dagenham.

  • Stuff We Like Episode 13

    28/11/2013 Duração: 24min

    In this episode we talk about Mozart and the film Amadeus, the glorious Somerset House in London, and chat with Tom Ronan about the magical island of Bali in Indonesia.

  • Stuff We Like Episode 12

    24/10/2013 Duração: 17min

    In this episode we introduce the Corner Coffee House, we take a virtual coastal journey in Dorset, and learn about microphones and forthcoming book releases.

  • Stuff We Like - Autumn Season 2013

    19/09/2013 Duração: 16min

    In this episode we look at all things coffee: a new coffee venture starting soon, a coffee shop on Brick Lane and an inexpensive gadget which could see you creating great espresso. We also pay tribute to the Fender Stratocaster, and ask, what retro technology would you like to see return in the 21st Century?

  • Stuff We Like Episode 10

    05/07/2013 Duração: 25min

    In this episode we review the Monmouth Coffee shops, pay tribute to Peter Ackroyd's comprehensive London: The Biography, and interview Steve Payne of SciFi Funk about his five favourite films.

  • Stuff We Like Episode 9

    14/06/2013 Duração: 28min

    From now on, we mash up all our categories and take a fresh, unscripted approach to the podcast. In this episode David Simmons talks about Scrivener software, the Ottolenghi cookbook Jerusalem and the Lamb Shawarma recipe, and we take a trip around the world with irrepressible and congenial Aussie, Greg Webb.

  • Stuff We Like Episode 8 - The Arts

    31/05/2013 Duração: 26min

    We ask: what DVD Boxed sets do you take on holiday? We pay tribute to the late great film visual effects legend Ray Harryhausen, and have a discussion with promising new London-based playwright Dominic Hedges. Presented by David Simmons.

  • Stuff We Like Episode 7 - Travel

    18/05/2013 Duração: 27min

    We look at the joys of Florence and some of the surrounding villages in the Tuscan hillside, the lovely towns on the Suffolk coast, and Hannah Walker of FaithAction takes us through her early life growing up in Kathmandu and Nepal.

  • Stuff We Like Episode 6 - Technology

    03/05/2013 Duração: 21min

    David Simmons takes us through the joys of the internet from Barclay Square to the modern day. We look at Paper Tabs, Parallels for Mac OS, and interview Dr. Andrew Tizzard from Middlesex University, about flat screen technology, and the use of technology in ground-breaking medical research in the NHS.

  • Stuff We Like Episode 5 - Food and Drink

    22/04/2013 Duração: 19min

    David Simmons presents the fifth episode of Stuff We Like. We begin again with Food and Drink: looking at various coffee houses, as well as Betty's of Harrogate; and David's wife Amanda talks about a very exceptional cake recipe which has become a family favourite. Make yourself a cuppa, and enjoy!

  • Stuff We Like Episode 4 - The Arts

    27/03/2013 Duração: 24min

    David Simmons presents the fourth episode of Stuff We Like. In this episode (The Arts), we review the Shardlake series of books by C.J. Sansom, the current extensive work of the National Theatre, and film-maker and graphic designer James Ratnarajah talks about his (current) all-time Top Five Films.

  • Stuff We Like Episode 3 - Travel

    16/03/2013 Duração: 27min

    David Simmons presents the third episode of Stuff We like. We cover travel, and features include a focus on the small Lincolnshire town of Stamford, an interview with Tom Ronan from Perth in Australia, and a note about an unusual French theme park.

  • Stuff We Like Episode 2 - Technology

    25/02/2013 Duração: 30min

    David Simmons presents the second episode of Stuff We Like. This week takes a looks at Technology, and features interviews with Elspeth Paisley, who describes the joys of Google Analytics and apps which help her keep fit, and Anthony Evans who describes ways of making technology work in education, as well as what the future of technology may hold.

  • Stuff We Like Episode 1- Food and Drink

    11/02/2013 Duração: 27min

    David Simmons presents the first episode of Stuff We Like. This week (Food and Drink) covers coffee, Leon restaurants, & guest Nick Burr extols the virtue of the humble jacket potato, & Anthony McKernan describes the joys of Ainsley Harriott recipes.