Jessica Fostekew is creating a podcast all about eating called HOOVERING
68

patrons

$348
per month
Welcome to HOOVERING, the podcast about eating. Host, Jessica Fostekew (Co-host of The Guilty Feminist, BBC's Motherland and Cuckoo) has a frank conversation with an interesting person about gobbling; guzzling; nibbling; scoffing; devouring and wolfing all up… or if you will, hoovering. 

I'm talking to all sorts of people. Lots of comedians (because they tend towards being gloriously open wounds) but also athletes, chefs, food-writers, MPs, journalists, my Nana, everyone. Because I think we ALL have interesting stories and opinions and relationships when it comes to food

Throughout this journey I'm properly addressing (with a therapist, not just with you guys) my own relationship with eating, facing the truth of my being somewhere on a spectrum of a binge eating disorder, all the shame and complexity that has sometimes entailed -  and that I might not ever be 'cured' - and how complicated it can be to try and work out what 'being kind to yourself' is when it comes to eating. And my story is the least interesting so far compared to my guests. Lots of the conversations I'm having are honest, moving and many are also simply funny, compelling, intimate, totally bat-shit and some just down right informative. 

I'm interested in eating and food from every angle: doing it, not doing it, being able to afford it, experimenting with it, using it to make your body do something extraordinary, what impacts how you were parented might have, food as art, food in art, control, creativity, memories, loving through doing it, hating through doing it. And more. It's FASCINATING. And complicated. 

This are all conversations worth having. I've come to Patreon because I can't keep doing, let alone improving this podcast without monetising it and this looks like a pretty cool way of hopefully doing just that. I've really enjoyed cooking up the rewards for my Patrons and I hope to be increasingly generous and creative on that front. Thanks so much, in advance, for you help. 
Tiers
The Hive Mouth
$2 or more per month 34 patrons
You'll get to a sweet (or salty or spicy) monthly update with recipes just for YOU from our guests. Obviously some of these will be sh*t but that's the guests fault. Some will be will so stunning they'll change your culinary life forever, some, I'm sure, will just make you smirk. 

 

Magic Scraps
$5 or more per month 19 patrons
You get the recipes above PLUS... 


You'll have access to the (recording) bins where the cuttings get chucked. There will often be the odd something gorgeous in there - a bit of gossip shared whilst I cook with my guest or their answer to a bonus question or two. 


These scraps bin out takes will come out monthly, exclusively for you. 


AND AND AND if we run any live shows (and we intend to eventually) you will be offered discount tickets to these before anyone else.

Party Package
$10 or more per month 12 patrons
Gosh. That's a lot of your pennies. I'm REALLY grateful. 


In exchange, get everything above: the recipes, the cuttings, the discount tickets to live shows AND AND AND ... you'll also receive an exclusive one-off-bumper special HOOVERING BIRTHDAY PARTY edition of the podcast. 


Each January, when the podcast turns a year older, I will host a birthday dinner party (all about the eating) for the podcast with very special guests and it will be recorded and turned into a big silly birthday bonanza. Just for you guys. 

My Life Is In Your Hands
$20 or more per month 3 patrons
WOW. Thanks SO much. This is really mega-massive-helping-me-out. In exchange I'll give you all of the above perks and in addition, the chance to maybe kill me. 


So you get recipes, clips, special editions AND...


I will, at your bidding, once a year, eat something weird and frightening (or normal, please sometimes make it normal/ edible) and I'll record my reaction to these experiments with a shout out to you.*


AND as an added bonus, should you request it, I will send you an ad-free version of the podcast.


*Please don't actually kill me.

*Obviously I'd prefer not to eat animals but ugh, lets see what you come up with. 

*I reserve the right to veto things which I think might actually kill me. 

My Life Is In Your Hands (plus)
$30 or more per month 2 patrons
Surely no-one is going to donate this much to my Hoovering cause - but hey - just incase. 


You'll get all the other gubbins: recipes, clips, special exclusive recordings made just for these top tiers and and and the ad-free podcasts if you request it AND AND AND you know those discounted live shows I hope to do? They would be FREE for you to come to. 


Also - on YOUR birthday - you can expect a personalised something something from me (a gift, carefully sourced and largely edible) 

The Monster Mega Magnifibeast
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
All the things above, every perk and totally personalised special mega-treat AND you'll receive an exec producer credit on each and every podcast, should you wish it. 
Welcome to HOOVERING, the podcast about eating. Host, Jessica Fostekew (Co-host of The Guilty Feminist, BBC's Motherland and Cuckoo) has a frank conversation with an interesting person about gobbling; guzzling; nibbling; scoffing; devouring and wolfing all up… or if you will, hoovering. 

I'm talking to all sorts of people. Lots of comedians (because they tend towards being gloriously open wounds) but also athletes, chefs, food-writers, MPs, journalists, my Nana, everyone. Because I think we ALL have interesting stories and opinions and relationships when it comes to food

Throughout this journey I'm properly addressing (with a therapist, not just with you guys) my own relationship with eating, facing the truth of my being somewhere on a spectrum of a binge eating disorder, all the shame and complexity that has sometimes entailed -  and that I might not ever be 'cured' - and how complicated it can be to try and work out what 'being kind to yourself' is when it comes to eating. And my story is the least interesting so far compared to my guests. Lots of the conversations I'm having are honest, moving and many are also simply funny, compelling, intimate, totally bat-shit and some just down right informative. 

I'm interested in eating and food from every angle: doing it, not doing it, being able to afford it, experimenting with it, using it to make your body do something extraordinary, what impacts how you were parented might have, food as art, food in art, control, creativity, memories, loving through doing it, hating through doing it. And more. It's FASCINATING. And complicated. 

This are all conversations worth having. I've come to Patreon because I can't keep doing, let alone improving this podcast without monetising it and this looks like a pretty cool way of hopefully doing just that. I've really enjoyed cooking up the rewards for my Patrons and I hope to be increasingly generous and creative on that front. Thanks so much, in advance, for you help. 

Recent posts by Jessica Fostekew

Tiers
The Hive Mouth
$2 or more per month 34 patrons
You'll get to a sweet (or salty or spicy) monthly update with recipes just for YOU from our guests. Obviously some of these will be sh*t but that's the guests fault. Some will be will so stunning they'll change your culinary life forever, some, I'm sure, will just make you smirk. 

 

Magic Scraps
$5 or more per month 19 patrons
You get the recipes above PLUS... 


You'll have access to the (recording) bins where the cuttings get chucked. There will often be the odd something gorgeous in there - a bit of gossip shared whilst I cook with my guest or their answer to a bonus question or two. 


These scraps bin out takes will come out monthly, exclusively for you. 


AND AND AND if we run any live shows (and we intend to eventually) you will be offered discount tickets to these before anyone else.

Party Package
$10 or more per month 12 patrons
Gosh. That's a lot of your pennies. I'm REALLY grateful. 


In exchange, get everything above: the recipes, the cuttings, the discount tickets to live shows AND AND AND ... you'll also receive an exclusive one-off-bumper special HOOVERING BIRTHDAY PARTY edition of the podcast. 


Each January, when the podcast turns a year older, I will host a birthday dinner party (all about the eating) for the podcast with very special guests and it will be recorded and turned into a big silly birthday bonanza. Just for you guys. 

My Life Is In Your Hands
$20 or more per month 3 patrons
WOW. Thanks SO much. This is really mega-massive-helping-me-out. In exchange I'll give you all of the above perks and in addition, the chance to maybe kill me. 


So you get recipes, clips, special editions AND...


I will, at your bidding, once a year, eat something weird and frightening (or normal, please sometimes make it normal/ edible) and I'll record my reaction to these experiments with a shout out to you.*


AND as an added bonus, should you request it, I will send you an ad-free version of the podcast.


*Please don't actually kill me.

*Obviously I'd prefer not to eat animals but ugh, lets see what you come up with. 

*I reserve the right to veto things which I think might actually kill me. 

My Life Is In Your Hands (plus)
$30 or more per month 2 patrons
Surely no-one is going to donate this much to my Hoovering cause - but hey - just incase. 


You'll get all the other gubbins: recipes, clips, special exclusive recordings made just for these top tiers and and and the ad-free podcasts if you request it AND AND AND you know those discounted live shows I hope to do? They would be FREE for you to come to. 


Also - on YOUR birthday - you can expect a personalised something something from me (a gift, carefully sourced and largely edible) 

The Monster Mega Magnifibeast
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
All the things above, every perk and totally personalised special mega-treat AND you'll receive an exec producer credit on each and every podcast, should you wish it.