THE REAL PODCAST

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.

   

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.

Lucy Rocca, founder of Soberistas, discusses the sinister rise of Wine O’Clock and how she’s questioning our society’s peculiar relationship with alcohol.

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Chef Tobyn Excell takes us foraging, using medieval methods to cook modern gastronomic wonders. In this podcast we discover SixSeats and the Sæl Project.

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We chat to Amelia Christie-Miller of Foodchain, working to put sustainability, zero waste and provenance at the heart of the food industry. 

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Welcome to the seventh of our Real Podcast series, brought to you by Real Kombucha, and a fascinating chat with Chef Chantelle Nicholson. 

Two of the best new non-alcoholic brews on the block come together to discuss the way the non-drinking world is evolving. Real Kombucha meets Lucky Saint.

Come on in and eavesdrop on our conversation with River Cottage’s fermentation expert, Rachel De Thample. We have a podcast and blogpost ready and waiting.

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An interview with Sober Curious author, Ruby Warrington. A change in language is needed in order to help people improve their relationship with alcohol.

For this week’s Real Podcast, I jumped on the wrong bus from Waterloo and turned up late for my meeting with Joey O’Hare. That’s OK – she’s a kindly soul, as you might have guessed if you ever saw her on Masterchef: The Professionals.  It’s been quite a while since she came to prominence through that… Read more »

Hello, and welcome to the Real Podcast, produced by Real Kombucha – non-alcoholic fermentation at its finest – and presented by Jon Wilks. This is our second episode (you’ll find the first on our blog or on any of our podcasting channels), and we’re continuing very much in the vein established in our first. Allow… Read more »

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As part of our #DryJanuary work, we’ve been helping the good folks at Penguin Books to promote their new book, Try Dry: The Official Guide to a Month Off Booze. With a foreword by dry comedian (no pub intended), Lee Mack, it’s a very comprehensive collection of ideas, essays, tips and hints to help anyone attempting Dry… Read more »

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