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Much Kneaded Podcasts for the Bake Off Fan in Your Life

Four essentials to keep you going between episodes

8:45 PM GMT on November 7, 2023

    Autumn is here and that means this year’s Great British Bake Off is in full swing. The show’s broad appeal and warm cast of characters gives it a knack of creating famous names that we continue to hold dear many years after they turn off the oven and put down the spatula.

    Thanks to support from Podimo, we’ve taken a look at some of the best podcasts to queue up if you can’t wait a week for your floury fix.

    Nadiya Hussain - Where’s Home Really?

    National treasure and possibly Bake Off’s greatest success story, Nadiya Hussain, shot to fame after winning the show in 2015. But where did she come from? This week, Nadiya appears on Where’s Home Really?, a podcast hosted by food critic Jimi Famurewa about what ‘home’ means to each of his guests. The show's format reveals insights about celebrities we thought we knew well, and Nadiya's episode is no different.

    Laura Adlington - Go Love Yourself

    The 2020 finalist Laura Adlington was one of the stand out contestants of her Bake Off season, and now,  she’s a plus size influencer and host of Go Love Yourself. The podcast focuses on body positivity and won gold at this year’s British Podcast Awards. Together with her best friend Lauren, Laura talks body image and acceptance, diet culture, dating, fashion and more. It’s a show that’s all about loving ourselves a little bit more, and who couldn’t do with a bit of that?

    John Whaite - BBC Good Food Podcast

    John Whaite has been a regular presence on our screens since winning Bake Off in 2012, most recently on Strictly Come Dancing and Steph’s Packed Lunch. John appeared on the BBC Good Food Podcast in October to discuss his favourite dish and how to make the perfect Victoria sponge.

    Since the news that Steph’s Packed Lunch is due to be cancelled at the end of the year, John has said he’ll be quitting TV and mentioned on Instagram that he’ll be starting a podcast himself. One to keep an eye out for…

    Mary Berry - Desert Island Discs

    She may have left the show in 2016 but for many of us, Mary Berry is the first name that comes to mind when someone mentions GBBO. Her wholesome contributions (and occasionally cheeky double entendres) made her a favourite among viewers. As you might expect, Mary appeared on Desert Island Discs in 2012. And, as you might also expect, she told Kristy Young tales from her life that are heartwarming and heart breaking in equal measure. The joy of Desert Island Discs is that episodes feel timeless, and even though Mary Berry’s ep aired over 11 years ago, it remains a must-listen for any true Bake Off fan.

    So there you have it; four podcasts to keep you going between Tuesday nights. Well done on making it to the soggy bottom of the list!

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