Featuring Big Zuu, Andi Oliver, Andrew Wong, Charlene White, Asma Khan, Stephen K Amos, Jyoty Singh, Nitin Sawhney, Melissa Hemsley, Rickie Haywood-Williams and Evelyn Mok
Where's Home Really? is a brand-new podcast series hosted by British-Nigerian writer, broadcaster, and restaurant critic Jimi Famurewa, available from Thursday 2nd March. Best known for his role as a guest judge on BBC One's Masterchef and one of the lead judges on Channel 4's The Great Cookbook Challenge with Jamie Oliver, Jimi has long been fascinated by the relationship between food, culture, and heritage. In 2022, Jimi released his critically-acclaimed book Settlers which delves into the journey of the vibrant, hidden world of black African London through food, faith, and culture. Jimi will use the work from his book as a springboard for his new podcast series, Where's Home Really? During the series, Jimi will speak to well-known names including Big Zuu, Andi Oliver, Charlene White, Asma Khan, Andrew Wong, Stephen K Amos, Jyoty Singh, Nitin Sawhney, Melissa Hemsley, Rickie Haywood-Williams and Evelyn Mok.
In each episode, Jimi asks his guests to reveal a person, phrase, place, and plate that best represents what home means to them. Each guest will share their own unique experiences and emotional responses to the question 'Where's Home Really?' with fun, fascinating and moving results. Each interview offers a fresh insight into public figures we think we know, as Jimi digs deep into the guests' culture, heritage, and feeling of belonging. From Stephen K Amos, who speaks to Jimi about growing up watching Trevor McDonald on ITV News which gave him hope that there was a space for him as a non-white person in the TV industry, to Asma Khan opening up about feeling detached from her UK heritage before moving back to Calcutta, learning how to cook and returning to the UK to start her successful supper club. Jimi shares his own understanding of 'home', from growing up in South East London and his family in Lagos, Nigeria, and how this has impacted his relationship with food. Where's Home Really? is set to entertain, inspire and enlighten as it helps us better understand ourselves, our neighbours, and the modern world. The first episode will feature an interview with stand-up comedian, writer, and TV personality Stephen K Amos available to listen to from Thursday 2nd March.
Jimi Famurewa says: "To be hosting a podcast like Where's Home Really? is truly a pinch-yourself, double-check-it's-not-an-elaborate-prank moment. These are the sorts of conversations about culture and heritage that I'm always longing to have – eye-opening, heartfelt, gaspingly funny – and Podimo UK and Listen are the dream partners for it. We've got something special and I can't wait for people to hear it."
Where's Home Really? is available to listen to on all major podcast platforms from Thursday 2nd March
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About Jimi Famurewa:
Jimi Famurewa is a British-Nigerian author, broadcaster and freelance journalist. His writing has appeared in the Guardian, Wired, GQ, Empire and Time Out London. He is the restaurant critic for the Evening Standard, regular guest judge on the BBC One series MasterChef and was also one of the lead judges on Channel 4’s The Great Cookbook Challenge with Jamie Oliver. He hosted 'Life on a Plate', the hit food podcast from Waitrose, and, in 2021, he won Restaurant Writer of the Year at both the Fortnum & Mason Awards and the Guild of Food Writers Awards. His first book, Settlers: Journeys through the Food, Faith and Culture of Black African London, was published by Bloomsbury in 2022 and was shortlisted for Foyles Non-Fiction Book of the Year. He lives in South-East London with his family.
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