The Real Podcast

The Real Podcast
Real Kombucha is changing the way people drink. On our journey, we get to meet loads of passionate and wonderful people from the worlds of food and drink, wellness, art and inspiration. Occasionally we chat to them and upload our conversations here. Wo…

Healthy eating while stuck indoors – a podcast with our favourite nutritionist
Mar 26 • 39 min
We chat to nutrition and food scientist, Adrian Hodgson, about putting together the perfect plate.
Everything you wanted to know about tea but never found the time to ask
Feb 27 • 56 min
In this episode of The Real Podcast, we chat to the author of The World Tea Encyclopaedia, Will Battle, about all things camilia sinensis. Tune in!
Music, Creativity and the Power of Sobriety
Jan 16 • 34 min
In the first Real Podcast of 2020, we’re chatting about creativity and the idea that you don’t need something mind-altering to produce something beautiful.
“Can we lose the booze but keep the craic?”
Nov 28, 2019 • 35 min
Meet Anna Walsh, manager of Ireland’s first ever alcohol-free pub. In this week’s podcast, we ask, “Can we lose the booze but keep the craic?”
Sandor Katz: The REAL Interview
Nov 22, 2019 • 36 min
Welcome to episode 15 of The Real Podcast, brought to you by Real Kombucha, creators of Royal Flush, the sophisticated non-alcoholic fizz (order yours online now in time for the coming festivities).This is something of a symbolic episode for us. Our gue…
Too Good to Go - how a young tech company is tackling food waste
Nov 5, 2019 • 33 min
Too Good to Go tackle the food waste problem from inside your pocket. In this interview with co-founder, Jamie Crummie, we discover how.
12 non-alcoholic drinks put to the test – a podcast with Club Soda’s Laura Willoughby
Oct 24, 2019 • 46 min
In the company of Club Soda Guide’s Laura Willoughby, we put 12 non-alcoholic drinks through a quick taste test. Which one have you got your eye on?
Getting to know the Sober Girl Society - an interview with Millie Gooch
Oct 18, 2019 • 66 min
They say that young Millennials are turning away from alcohol. We went to interview Sober Girl Society founder Millie Gooch to find out why.
Tim Etherington-Judge: from Zero to Hero
Oct 10, 2019 • 49 min
Former Diageo brand ambassador, Tim Etherington-Judge, explains how his lowest point with alcohol led to the formation of an inspirational organisation.
Lucy Rocca on the success of Soberistas and the need for change
Oct 3, 2019 • 40 min
Lucy Rocca, the founder of Soberistas, discusses the sinister rise of Wine O’Clock, memories of Melanie Sykes and her Boddingtons Ice Cream van, and why it’s perhaps not a good idea to go drinking in theme parks.
Lunching on the landscape – foraging with Tobyn Excell and Sæl Projects
Sep 19, 2019 • 71 min
Chef Tobyn Excell takes us foraging, using medieval methods to cook modern gastronomic wonders
Chatting Wonky Veg and Carbon Footprints with Foodchain
Sep 11, 2019 • 36 min
In this week’s Real Podcast, Jon went to chat with Foodchain’s Amelia Christie-Miller. Foodchain are a fascinating new company based in London, working to put sustainability, zero waste and provenance at the heart of the food industry.
Chefs’ Manifesto: Chantelle Nicholson talks sustainability in Central London
Sep 4, 2019 • 33 min
Welcome to the seventh of our Real Podcast series, brought to you by Real Kombucha, and a fascinating chat with Chef Chantelle Nicholson. At Real Kombucha, we pride ourselves on changing the way people drink, but as our journey unfurls we find we’re…
One to Another: Real Kombucha meets Lucky Saint
Jul 12, 2019 • 41 min
Two of the best new non-alcoholic brews on the block come together to discuss the way the non-drinking world is evolving. This edition of the Real Podcast finds Real Kombucha co-founder, Jon Wilks, chatting with Luke Boase, the founder of Lucky Saint Beer.
Rachel De Thample’s World of Fermentation
May 23, 2019 • 19 min
We chat to River Cottage’s fermentation expert, Rachel De Thample, about all things kombucha and kefir
Getting Sober Curious with Ruby Warrington
Mar 13, 2019 • 32 min
In this week’s Real Podcast, Jon Wilks chats to Ruby Warrington about the ways in which communication can hinder someone new to a less alcohol-dependent life, just as much as a lack of choice can.
Catching up with Joey O’Hare, Masterchef’s Queen of Fermentation
Feb 8, 2019 • 38 min
We chat with Joey O’Hare, creative mastermind at AllPlants and former Masterchef star, about all things veganism in London
Exploring Veganism in Bristol, the World’s Most Vegan City
Jan 25, 2019 • 23 min
Bristol is said to be the world’s most vegan city. We came to meet and chat with some of its movers and shakers.
The Real Podcast, Episode 1: The Mark Hix Interview
Jul 8, 2018 • 15 min
Welcome to the first episode in our all-new podcast series, in which we’ll be chatting with some of the amazing creators and innovators that we’ve met – and continue to meet – on our journey. First up, the legendary chef and restauranteur, Mark Hix. Get…