We try to publish a new episode of the Real Podcast once a month. It’s an eclectic mix of interviews, chatting with chefs, brewers, non-drinkers and other people that we’ve met in the Sober Curious world along the way. You can find details of each podcast episode by clicking the headers below, or listen on SpotifyGoogle, Apple or Buzzsprout.


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Why do we like the food, drinks and flavours that we like? How much does colour, sound and even upbringing have on your enjoyment of a meal? And is Willy Wonka’s everlasting gobstopper scientifically possible? This month’s episode of The REAL Podcast answers all of these questions and many more, as we chat with food… Read more »

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Inspired by the Merry Month of May, when the country traditionally bursts back into life and quaffs drinks aplenty, episode 28 of The REAL Podcast is a conversation about how ancient ideas – whether they’re in food, drink, art or craft – needn’t stay as museum pieces. They can be used to inspire a bright… Read more »

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Welcome to Episode 27 of the REAL Podcast, brought to you as always by REAL Kombucha, where we ferment award-winning non-alcoholic wine alternatives from exquisite loose-leaf teas. And this one’s a real foodie special. BUY REAL KOMBUCHA ONLINE “Live Life in Full Flavour” As we continue our journey at REAL Kombucha, we love meeting and… Read more »

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Welcome to Episode 26 of The REAL Podcast, brought to you as always by REAL Kombucha, purveyors of exquisite, sparkling fermented teas, regularly served as a non-alcoholic alternative to fine wines. BUY KOMBUCHA ONLINE It’s a clear, bright Spring morning where we are, and so you join us at one of the most important times… Read more »

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Welcome to episode 25 of the REAL Podcast, brought to you as always by REAL – purveyors of award-winning non-alcoholic alternatives to sparkling wines. Have you heard that we’re available now in Waitrose? If you haven’t, you’ll want to add a beautiful bottle of Royal Flush to your basket or online trolley next time you’re… Read more »

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So you’ve hit Dry January hard, but there are still a few weeks ahead of you. You’re going to need motivation – something to plug your ears into. At REAL, we’ve become veterans of Dry January, and over the past three years we’ve built up a library of fascinating conversations on our podcast, each of… Read more »

Welcome to episode 24 of The REAL Podcast, brought to you, as ever, by REAL Kombucha. Grab your earphones and a glass of crystal clear Royal Flush. What a time to be supping award-winning non-alcoholic wine-like tipples. What a time to be alive! Speaking of which, this week’s guest used to work in the world… Read more »

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In this week’s REAL Podcast, episode 23 brought to you as always by REAL, purveyors of award-winning non-alcoholic sparkling wine alternatives, we’re looking at a mind-blowing new book called Koji Alchemy – a gorgeous chunk of coffee-table loveliness, perfect for curling yourself up next to an autumn fireplace with, and devouring over a chilled glass… Read more »

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Chef James Golding takes The REAL Podcast on a tour of the ancient walled gardens at THE PIG Hotel, Brockenhurst, and explains how farm-to-table philosophy fuels the kitchens he creates his magic in. A wonderful podcast episode for foodies, history buffs, foragers and gardeners alike.  Welcome to the 22nd episode of The REAL Podcast, brought… Read more »

It has been a while since we last ventured out with The REAL Podcast, brought to you of course by REAL Kombucha. Those of you who have become regular listeners will know that for most of the first 20 episodes we tried to get out and meet like-minded brewers, entrepreneurs, fermenters and foodies. Of course,… Read more »

Ever wondered how a business starts, how an entrepreneur spots an idea and builds the right team to knock it into reality? In the 20th episode of The REAL Podcast, David Begg – founder of REAL – talks to co-founder, Jon Wilks, about the journey that has brought us to the new branding and the… Read more »

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For the 19th episode of The Real Podcast, we thought we’d delve further into healthy eating. At REAL we’re very much about eating and drinking well, but in these unusual times that becomes a little more challenging. So, we spread our net far and wide, really going to our network to see if we could… Read more »

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Undoubtedly, the best thing about producing the Real Podcast is that it offers the chance to meet and natter with absolute experts in a variety of subjects. In this new episode, we chat to Real’s tea partner, a chap called Will Battle who quite literally wrote the book on tea. You can check that out… Read more »

In the first Real Podcast of 2020, we’re chatting about creativity and the idea that you don’t need something mind-altering to produce something beautiful.

Meet Anna Walsh, manager of Ireland’s first ever alcohol-free pub. In this week’s podcast, we ask, “Can we lose the booze but keep the craic?”

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Sandor Katz is often called the Godfather of Fermentation. We caught up with the world’s most famous “Fermentation Revivalist” for a full-on fermented chat.

Too Good to Go tackle the food waste problem from inside your pocket. In this interview with co-founder, Jamie Crummie, we discover how.

In the company of Club Soda Guide’s Laura Willoughby, we put 12 non-alcoholic drinks through a quick taste test. Which one have you got your eye on?

They say that young Millennials are turning away from alcohol. We went to interview Sober Girl Society founder Millie Gooch to find out why.

Former Diageo brand ambassador, Tim Etherington-Judge, explains how his lowest point with alcohol led to the formation of an inspirational organisation.