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I'm Jess Dante, and I’ve lived in London for a few years now. What I love about this city is that I often meet cool people with interesting stories. But most of the time, we only get to have just a brief conversation in a loud bar, without the chance to actually get to KNOW each beyond our drink preferences and work titles. So in this show, I’m sitting down with some of the coolest Londoners I’ve met over the years for an intimate conversation about their life, what they do, and the ups and downs of being a Londoner. Join me as I get to know Londoners I’ve met.

I'm Jess Dante, and I’ve lived in London for a few years now. What I love about this city is that I often meet cool people with interesting stories. But most of the time, we only get to have just a brief conversation in a loud bar, without the chance to actually get to KNOW each beyond our drink preferences and work titles. So in this show, I’m sitting down with some of the coolest Londoners I’ve met over the years for an intimate conversation about their life, what they do, and the ups and downs of being a Londoner. Join me as I get to know Londoners I’ve met.
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I'm Jess Dante, and I’ve lived in London for a few years now. What I love about this city is that I often meet cool people with interesting stories. But most of the time, we only get to have just a brief conversation in a loud bar, without the chance to actually get to KNOW each beyond our drink preferences and work titles. So in this show, I’m sitting down with some of the coolest Londoners I’ve met over the years for an intimate conversation about their life, what they do, and the ups and downs of being a Londoner. Join me as I get to know Londoners I’ve met.

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Episodes

S2 E5: Taylor Fuller - Travel Blogger

12/11/2018
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Taylor Fuller is a travel blogger at Travel Colourfully, and an Instagram influencer, with over 36,000 followers interacting with her colourful photography she captures around the world. Taylor, who’s American, has lived in Paris, Florence, and has recently just settled in London. We talk about life as a travel blogger, how we ended up having mutual friends in Florence (because I lived there for a year too) and how much we love London but the reasons why it’s so hard to make friends here.

Duration:00:55:04

S2 E4: Joel Wood and Lia Hatzakis, British culture Youtube creators

12/4/2018
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Joel and Lia are a comedy duo with a Youtube channel called Being British. In their videos they discuss about cultural differences between the UK and the rest of the world, with over 180,000 subscribers watching at the time of recording. In this episode we talk about getting robbed in Paris, what it’s like trying to explain our careers to people not in the Youtube world, and the differences between New York and London, according to two Brits and one American. Joel and Lia are just as fun in...

Duration:00:43:08

S2 E3: Richard Frazier - Head of Retail and Marketing for Workshop Coffee

11/20/2018
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his week I chatted with Richard Frazier, who’s the Head of Retail and Marketing for Workshop Coffee, which a London-based coffee company . They roast the beans they source from around the world in London’s Bethnal Green and have multiple coffeebar locations around London. If you’re a Love and London fan and you have one of my travel guides, you’ll have seen Workshop pop up as one of my recommend coffee spots. In this episode we talk a lottttt about coffee and how it’s made because to be...

Duration:00:41:48

S2 E2: Janet Oganah and Adonica Simmons - Hosts of the Making Money Moves podcast

11/12/2018
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This week I chat with TWO very special women, Janet Oganah and Adonica Simmons. They’re the hosts of Making Money Moves, a podcast that aims to open up conversation about money and business by interviewing inspiring guests, mostly women of colour, who are building incredible businesses. We have a fun and candid conversation about how we need to be talking about money more, why women of colour need to be seen more, and how Janet and Adonica started their own businesses. Plus these ladies give...

Duration:01:12:50

S2 E1: Marco Casadei - Co-Founder of Young Vegans Pie Shop

11/7/2018
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HELLO SEASON TWO! This week I sat down with Marco Casadei. With his wife Carla he founded Young Vegans, a pie shop in Camden Market that serves unique variations on the traditional British pie and mash, and everything in completely plant-based. He also is the co-founder of Undiscovered London, which gives free and affordable tours to London tourists.

Duration:00:52:03

Will there be a season 2?

7/31/2018
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A wrap up of season one of the Londoners I've Met podcast. Will there be a season 2?

Duration:00:02:44

S1 E9: Syrus Lowe - Actor and Presenter

7/24/2018
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Syrus Lowe is a London-based actor and presenter. He’s been a part of 29 live productions including The inheritance and St Joan at the donmar theatre, had a role in the film Jimi: The Last 24 Hours, and has had a bunch of TV roles on shows like Sherlock and CBeebies Go Jetters. In addition, Syrus is the co-founder and presenter for the cityhacks London Youtube channel, in which he teaches and gives tips for all things London.

Duration:01:02:37

S1 E8: Charli Prangley, Side-Hustling Designer, Podcaster and Youtube Creator

7/17/2018
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Charli Prangley is a designer at ConvertKit, an email marketing company for small businesses. She works remotely for them, while also killing the side hustle game with her Designer-focused Youtube channel Charli Marie TV, online prints and t shirt shop, and podcast Design Life. She’s originally from New Zealand and in my eyes is the side project queen.

Duration:00:48:32

S1 E7: Dave Burt - Founder of @London Instagram account and Be Social Global agency

7/10/2018
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In this episode I chat (banter?) with my friend Dave Burt, the founder of the @London Instagram account, which is one of the platform’s most successful city accounts with over 2.1 million followers. Through the account he’s built a community that celebrates London through not just photos and videos but by also sharing things to do see, eat and drink around the city and around the world. Off the back of the success of the account Dave also launched Be Social Global, a creative media agency...

Duration:01:08:04

S1 E6: Alice Mayor - Founder of alternative souvenir shop We Built This City

7/3/2018
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Alice is the founder of We Built This City, an alternative souvenir shop based in Carnaby. She works with local artists and creators to offer both Londoners and tourists a unique selection of creative items honouring London. Alice and her staff’s mission is to give visitors the chance to take home a unique and lasting piece of the city whilst supporting London’s creative community at the same time. Since opening the doors in November of 2017, We Built This City has featured 700 London...

Duration:01:07:11

S1E5: Chloë Stewart - Founder of sustainable food brand nibs etc.

6/26/2018
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In this episode I sit down with Chloë Stewart, the founder of nibs etc., a brand that’s making delicious food from ingredients that would otherwise be wasted. Her snacks are stocked in various independent food shops around London, and at her own Borough Market stall on Thursdays. Last year she was the recipient of both a WeWork Creator Award and Cotswold Fayre Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Chloë’s goal, through her snacks and recipe blog, is to make you hashtag “think before you...

Duration:01:29:04

S1 E4: Laku Davies - Instagrammer and Photographer

6/19/2018
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In this episode, I sit down with Laku Davies, a professional photographer and Instagrammer. With over 33,000 followers on her account @lakudavies, she shares stunning photos of London landscapes and architecture, as well as photos from around the world when she travels. She was named as one of The 50 Best London Instagram Accounts To Follow In 2018 by Secret London.

Duration:00:56:12

S1 E3: Laura Bubble - Comedian, Presenter, and Youtuber

6/13/2018
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Laura Bubble is a TV presenter, comedian and YouTube creator. She first got her start in being a video star when she won a BBC Radio 1 competition at 17 years old and hasn’t stopped being on screen since, with spots on various CBBC shows, while also writing and producing comedy skits for her Youtube channel LauraBubble. She’s also one of YouTube's #womenincomedy, in association with WhoHaha, a digital content community that celebrates and elevates women in comedy, founded by Elizabeth Banks.

Duration:01:13:45

S1 E2: Freddie Blackett - Co-Founder of Patch Plants

6/13/2018
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Freddie Blackett is the co-founder of Patch Plants, a London-based company that makes it easy for us city folk to choose, purchase and keep alive our own urban garden. Since the company launched i April 2016, Patch Plants has hand-delivered plants and accessories to over 25,000 Londoners and helped them keep them alive with a free plant-parenting course and lots of plant-care tips on their website and social media.

Duration:00:51:17

S1 E1: Elle Croft - Best-Selling Crime Writer

6/11/2018
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In this episode, I chat with Londoner (and one of my closest friends) Elle Croft, a blogger-turned-best-selling crime author. Elle’s book The Guilty Wife was published at the end of 2017 and was a top-10 e-book best seller on Amazon, selling over 65,000 copies. She’s currently working on her second book, called The Other Sister, set to be released in August of this year, 2018. Elle’s also a freelance copywriter and social media manager, as well as running the travel blog Elle Croft.

Duration:00:49:37