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Welcome to our podcast, it's available on Spotify, iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher and lots of other places. What's it about? Well, it has three sections, food in Hong Kong (with a restaurant review), a bit of futurology (because why not) and pop culture (basically films Ben hasn't seen). Have a listen, comment, subscribe and follow us if you like it and tell your friends if you found it more than mildly distracting. Also, if you feel moved for more direct contact, you can always email us at nojacketpotatorequired@gmail.com

Welcome to our podcast, it's available on Spotify, iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher and lots of other places. What's it about? Well, it has three sections, food in Hong Kong (with a restaurant review), a bit of futurology (because why not) and pop culture (basically films Ben hasn't seen). Have a listen, comment, subscribe and follow us if you like it and tell your friends if you found it more than mildly distracting. Also, if you feel moved for more direct contact, you can always email us at nojacketpotatorequired@gmail.com

Location:

Hong Kong

Description:

Welcome to our podcast, it's available on Spotify, iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher and lots of other places. What's it about? Well, it has three sections, food in Hong Kong (with a restaurant review), a bit of futurology (because why not) and pop culture (basically films Ben hasn't seen). Have a listen, comment, subscribe and follow us if you like it and tell your friends if you found it more than mildly distracting. Also, if you feel moved for more direct contact, you can always email us at nojacketpotatorequired@gmail.com

Language:

English

Contact:

85292385964


Episodes

Episode 11 - Red Lobster special; Ben discovers recycling; Difference between movie stars and actors

6/23/2020
Jason Derulooooo! This episode was recorded a while ago, mid pandemic, so the trip to Red Lobster was, at the time, a real treat, so enjoy our wonderment at being able to go to restaurants again which perhaps coloured our review a tad. Also, there's more future talk with Ben stumbling upon something called "re-cycling" and we end with increasingly inebriated chat about the difference between movie stars and actors.

Duration:01:00:50

Episode 10 - Korean pandemic delivery special; Man on the side of the bed; Tiger King talk

4/21/2020
Hot off the press from 2 weeks ago, is our first original material for a very long time, hence why its a little rusty but the essence remains the same and ill-informed. This episode we adapt to the pandemic and review take-away Korean food from Uncle Padak in Sai Ying Pun. We also talk about the holy trinity of the coronavirus, Tiger King and hugely endowed man sitting on a bed. Enjoy!

Duration:00:48:57

Episode 9 - Back With a Bang At the Worst Time in History

4/1/2020
We're back! After a barnstorming debut season of 8 episodes, we hit podcasters block with our sophomore season, with the usual band infighting, dabbles with Eastern mysticism and just laziness. In the time we've been away, well, things have gone a bit wrong in Hong Kong and globally. Still, a tiny, very unimportant, upside to the hell we're living is a return to listening to food, future and film chat with 2 people wholly unqualified to talk about any of it! Full disclosure: This episode is...

Duration:00:30:16

Episode 8 - Steak or stake? Global currencies and Queer Eye

9/30/2018
Episode 8 is here! And we're back to Western food with steak innit. We have a new official theme song, finally. Also Ben's been wondering about global currencies and we end things with a discussion about why Queer Eye is awesome.

Duration:01:06:37

Episode 7 - Dim sum, space manufacturing and odd cinema

8/17/2018
Episode 7 is finally up! We had a bit of media coverage recently. Alas, it didn't lead to a deluge of new listeners proving the power of the press is a myth, rather than our product isn't very attractive. Probably. Anyway, in this episode, we discuss dim sum (which Abid hates but doesn't want to) and Ben talks about manufacturing in space and we finish things off with a chat about odd cinema and the time Ben went to see The Artist.

Duration:00:45:00

Episode 6 - Tacos, cashew nut trees and A Quiet Place

6/7/2018
We're now on iTunes! That means more listeners and more pressure to be professional. Or something. This week we talk about tacos and we review 11 Westside. Ben didn't do his futurology homework so this week he asks questions that have been bothering him for a long time like "what is soil?" And we round things off with film chat, talking about A Quiet Place, directed by Jim from The Office as well as how The Rock is a conservative.

Duration:00:53:22

Episode 5 - Tapas, evolution and Oscars

5/26/2018
The gaps between shows are getting larger...but we're still doing them! This episode is all about the ripoff that is tapas. Its not bueno in Abid's eyes. We try to change our minds by taking a trip to 22 Ships. Ben also wants to talk about evolution for some reason and there's some late Oscar chat.

Duration:00:56:25

Episode 4 - Ramen and HAWT

1/26/2018
The fourth episode comes hot on the heels of our trip to Japan. We talk about all things ramen and even try some in HK... much to both our regret. There's more futurology talk about flying windmills and how Australia will become a future "power."

Duration:00:45:06

Episode 3 - Malaysian food and panspermia

12/1/2017
After a short gap for work reasons (we actually have jobs, amazingly) we're back for episode 3! Huzzah! This edition we talk about Malaysian food, the barbaric Laksa War of 2008 and we review Cafe Malacca. Sidekick Ben's Psychic Corner tackles racism with space jizz (no really) and we've dropped the watch section (stop cheering) and replaced it with films (start cheering?).

Duration:00:50:08

Episode 2 - Chicken and language

11/4/2017
We've made it to episode 2, and this week we go all in on chicken. Abid reveals his unhealthy love for Nando's, we learn the difference between piri piri and peri peri chicken and we review Hong Kong's "fake Nando's" Flaming Frangos in Soho. Sidekick Ben's Psychic Corner ponders a future with one global language and we finish proceedings with more watch chat.

Duration:00:53:22

Episode 1 - Burgers and metric time

10/30/2017
In the first ever episode of No Jacket Potato Required, Hong Kong's best (and only) food-futurology-watch podcast, Abid and Sidekick Ben talk about their Mission Statement, or lack thereof, as well as focus the chat on HK's best burgers (along with a cheeky review of Electric Avenue in SYP). We also debut Sidekick Ben's Psychic Corner where we learn, if only a little, about metric time and finally we end things with watch talk.

Duration:01:02:20