On this week’s podcast, we start with Charles Moore’s cover story on the failings of the National Trust. Why is the Trust getting involved in culture wars, and can it be fixed? Lara speaks to Charles, a Spectator columnist and former editor of the magazine, and Simon Jenkins, who was chair of the Trust between 2008 and 2014.
We then turn to ‘fake meat’: is lab-grown food the future? Anthony Browne, a Conservative MP and chair of the Environment APPG makes the case in this week’s magazine, and is joined on the episode by Olivia Potts, The Spectator’s vintage chef and co-host of our Table Talk podcast.
Olivia says that changes in eating habits might not make a fillet steak redundant: ‘I suspect and hope that even if lab grown meat were to be very successful there would still be a market for high end, well-farmed well butcher meat.’
‘I may make Laura’s article compulsory reading for all wedding couples’, Alison says.
Presented by Lara Prendergast.
Produced by Sam Holmes, Cindy Yu and Max Jeffery.