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S3 Ep12: Asim "Chabuddy G" Chaudhry LIVE!

In the final episode of Series 3, The Mayor of Hounslow himself, Asim "Chabuddy G" Chaudhry joins Jolyon live on stage to talk about his his life in comedy. Covering everything from his early days creating videos and uploading it to YouTube with his mates for a laugh to the award winning work we know him for on mockumentary series People Just Do Nothing. The guys also tap into how failure is one of the greatest fuels of creativity. Please note there is some mic interference in parts but...


S3 Ep11: Rose McGowan

Director, author and former actress, Rose McGowan, joins Jolyon and Heydon for a candid chat about from her early school days, the cult of Hollywood, coping with trauma and discuss how extreme gender roles portrayed in film and tv can imprint on us from a young age. Please take the time to rate/review and subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already. Talk to us @JolyonRubs @HeydonProwse @NewsRoastPod Thanks for listening and huge thanks to @rosemcgowan for taking the time to chat to us....


S3 Ep10 - Lauri Love LIVE in Conversation

Heydon is joined live on stage at Shoreditch House by activist Lauri Love for an in depth chat about his life and the events that led up to him facing possible extradition to the US to be prosecuted on charges that he had stolen data from US government agencies. The episode rounds off with a live Q&A with the audience and was recorded in May 2018 at Shoreditch House as part of their series of 'In Conversation' live events. Please take the time to rate/review and subscribe to the podcast if...


S3 Ep9 - LIVE in Conversation with James O'Brien

Journalist, Broadcaster and old friend of the pod, James O'Brien joins Jolyon live on stage at Shoreditch House for an evening of conversation about his life and career, Russia, Brexit, that infamous showdown with Nigel Farage and interviewing his hero, Ian Brown, of course! The episode rounds off with a live Q&A with the audience and was recorded on the 17th April at Shoreditch House as part of their series of 'In Conversation' live events. Please take the time to rate/review and subscribe...


S3 Ep8 - Johann Hari

Writer and journalist, Johann Hari, steps into the studio to talk about some of the themes addressed in his new book, Lost Connections. The team look at the differences between British and American approaches to happiness, what really causes depression and mental health, loneliness, and question how can a cow be an anti depressant? Thanks to The Economist for sponsoring this week's episode. Make sure you visit to claim to get your hands on a free copy. Keep up to date...


S3 Ep7 - Jolyon Maugham QC

Barrister and author of the widespread blog,, joins us to discuss the cases he's brought against the government over Article 50, Uber and his concerns over the abuses of landlords providing unliveable accommodation to vulnerable people in the UK. Jolyon launched the crowd funded ‘People’s Challenge’ which raised over £300,000 to challenge the Government’s position that Article 50 could be triggered by Royal Prerogative. And he crowdfunded £70,000 to launch the Dublin Case...


S3 Ep6 - Peter Bale

Journalist and launch editor, Peter Bale of the Wikitribune joins Jolyon and Heydon to talk Trust, Davos and Russia... and the links between the three. Delicious! This episode was recorded on the 30th Jan 2018 when the three had just returned from Davos. Huge thanks to Peter for taking the time to come and chat with us. You can find out more about Peter's fantastic work @PeterBale @WikiTribune or Talk to us @JolyonRubs @heydonprowse @NewsRoastPod As always, if you've not...


S3 Ep5 - Billie JD Porter

Journalist and filmmaker, Billie JD Porter, joins Heydon and Jolyon to chew over issues such as cashless societies, the marginalised black LGBTQI community in Trump's America, the disappearance of UK youth spaces and marketing activism. Check out Billie's latest series Sound and Vision on 4OD: As always, we appreciate all your support so far and if you've not already then don't forget to rate and the review the podcast....


S3 Ep4 - Rick Edwards

Writer and presenter Rick Edwards joins Jolyon & Heydon in this episode to chat podcasts and Panama amongst other things. Follow @rickedwards1 on Twitter and as always, you'll find us @NewsRoastPod @JolyonRubs @HeydonProwse, and we'd love it if you could leave us a review and rate the podcast.


S3 Ep3 - Rants N Bants

He's built his reputation as a refreshingly honest and entertaining voice in the world of social commentary with his online videos and now Rants brings his staunch political views to our podcast. With his three courses of conversation, Rants harks back to the fallout over the controversial H&M advert back in January of this year, Bitcoin and why Trump might just be the world's biggest internet troll. Follow @DSRantsandBants on Twitter and make sure you check out his YouTube channel. As...


S3 Ep2 - Ross Noble and Hadley Fraser

Comedian Ross Noble and actor and singer Hadley Fraser join Jolyon and Heydon for our first double header of the series. Ross and Hadley are currently starring together in Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein at the Garrick Theatre in the West End. They take time out of their busy schedules to feast upon topics such as the collapse of Carillion and Kids Company, The Brexit Blackhole and they guys take a cheeky look at audience member etiquette - or lack thereof - to round off the episode. Make...


S3 Ep1 - Dane Baptiste

[]( of his international tour, comedian and writer, Dane Baptiste, joins Heydon and Jolyon to kick off series 3 with a bang. The topics being devoured in this episode include: Politically correct bigotry, bi-partisan political identity and ignorance of globalism. Thanks to Shipstation, our fantastic sponsors for this episode. Don't forget to visit and use the promo code ROAST to redeem your special offer. F**i**nd our hosts @jolyonrubs...


S2 Ep.12: Katharine Hamnett

Katharine Hamnett is the guest for the final episode of Season 2. She discusses activism and sustainable fashion amongst other topics.


S2 Ep.11: James Ball

On this week's menu we have, Wikileaks, Trump, Fake News and the controversy over the £350 million EU claim, as investigative journalist and author, James Ball, provides the fiery courses of conversation.


S2 Ep.10: Hassan Akkad

Straying slightly off format this week, BAFTA winning documentary maker, Hassan Akkad, shares the eye-opening and often horrifying story that led him to flee Syria in 2015.


S2 Ep.9: Armando Iannucci

The influential writer and satirist is the special guest at this week's dinner party bringing some tasty courses of conversation to the table. Topics include: reasons why Donald Trump is not an idiot, patriotism and the sensitive nature of causing offence.


S2 Ep.8: George Monbiot

Journalist and activist George Monbiot joins Jolyon and Heydon to discuss veganism and Jeremy Corbyn amongst other topics. Warning: contains strong language.


S2 Ep.7: Zoe Williams

In a special live version of the show, journalist and author, Zoe Williams, joins Heydon and Jolyon on stage at Wilderness Festival 2017. Topics include: Brexit and the Basic Citizen's Income. Warning: Contains strong language. Image credit to:


S2 Ep.6: Noel Clarke

Actor, Director and Screenwriter Noel Clarke sits down with Jolyon and Heydon to discuss Donald Trump, the Grenfell tragedy and Gender Equality. Follow @NewsRoastPod on Twitter for all the latest podcast news. This episode was recorded on 27th July.


S2 Ep.5: Lenny Henry

Stand-up, Actor, Writer, TV Present and Comic Relief co-founder Sir Lenny Henry joins Jolyon and Heydon to discuss Comic Relief, The importance of theatre and Diversity. Follow @NewsRoastPod on Twitter for all the latest podcast news.