Stirring it up with Andi and Miquita Oliver

Stirring it up with Andi and Miquita Oliver

By OffScript

Hosted by the dynamic mother-daughter duo, Andi and Miquita Oliver. Stirring It Up sees them welcome a special guest and a plus one of their own choice, to gather around their kitchen table for a feast of laughter, vulnerability, and deep conversations about all things food, culture, and the human experience. 


Delectable food made by Andi, enticing drinks devised by Miquita. They invite you to unwind relax and embrace the power of sharing life’s experiences with each other. Their family is big and beautiful and the kitchen table is where they all come together. Break bread, breathe deep & let them share it with you. THIS is how they do it in the Oliver household! 



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Episodes

Adjoa Andoh - That's Punk

Actress Adjoa Andoh joins Andi and Miquita for lunch. She brings her friend, Producer and Creative Consultant, Adele Cross.It's a meal fit for a Lady Danbury. - an Andi special of a sweet potato and coconut dumpling, tamales, caramelised onions with prunes, with an oyster mushroom and an ackee puree. It's all washed down with Miquita's sake, white vermouth, cherries and vodka cocktail.The talk is of growing up in the Cotswolds countryside and finding new roots in London, falling in love with the clash, and the life lessons learned from punk; of re-examining history, and bringing the 'Sankofa' to Bridgerton. They also speak about the journeys of their respective parents to the UK, of "going back, to remember where you're from", and why home is always in the heart.An Offscript Production, and YaYa Production Produced by Tayo Popoola. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/07/2452m 11s

Vanessa Feltz - Vanessa's Evanescent Fish Dish

Broadcaster Vanessa Feltz joins Andi and Miquita, and becomes the first guest to have a dish named after them - a salted cod, steamed over curried fennel and onion, with green gazpacho.Vanessa discusses growing up in "Swimming pool and chopped liver belt" of Jewish North London, a world of 70's dinner parties, and a neighbours including the likes of Cliff Richard, Frankie Vaughan and the Beverly Sisters. She also speaks about her route into radio, dating, writing her autobiography, interviewing Boris Johnson, motherhood and more. There's plenty of time to get into the many highs, and the heartbreak along the way to becoming one of the nation's best loved presenters. An Off script Production, and YaYa Production.Produced by Tayo Popoola. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/07/2449m 36s

Emily Campbell - Be What You Can See

Athlete Emily Campbell joins Miquita and Andi for a salt fish salad, pickled cucumber & jalapeño broth, sweet potato fritters, roast garlic oil, and seared wagyu beef - a huge menu because it's not every day you have an Olympian in the house!The three of them discuss how Emily has become the most successful British Weightlifter of modern times, and her hopes for Paris 2024. Emily reflects on her route into weightlifting, the incredible support of her parents and a special teacher, and on the struggle for funding in the early days. There are also stories of growing up in Nottingham, finding your path, how random drug tests an play havoc with your love life, and - speaking of which - what *really* goes down in the Olympic Village when the games are over, and the fun begins!An Offscript Production, and YaYa Production. Produced by Tayo Popoola Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/07/2445m 16s

Sandi Toksvig - A Table Of Excellent Women

Writer, Comedian, and Broadcaster Sandi Toksvig takes her place at Andi and Miquita's table today, and it's one of those rare Stirring It Up occasions where there are two extra guests. Sandi brings her wife, Therapist Debbie Toksvig, and Author and Journalist Catherine MayerOn the menu today is wild garlic grits, slow braised lamb, and plantain, and a toasted peanut slaw. Also on the menu is the story of Sandi and Debbie's meeting, being 'hit by lightening', (including why Debbie thought Sandi would be a 'f*****g nightmare'!), early days in comedy, why Catherine and Sandi founded the Women's Equality Party, and why it's still needed, going to war with Wikipedia, creating a digital, story-map of the world, the pain of press intrusion, the pleasure of becoming an elder, and much more. A real meeting of minds, and hearts. An Offscript Production, and Yaya Production. Produced by Tayo Popoola. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/06/2452m 52s

Alison Steadman - Cocktails and Quizzes

It's a special afternoon in the Oliver household, as Actress Alison Steadman joins Andi and Miquita for an afternoon gimlet, and three types of fish - red mullet, sea bream and mackerel, finished with tamarind butter and wild garlic oil. She brings her husband, Actor Michael Elwyn. High on the agenda is the business of acting - as you'd expect with two incredible thespians in attendance! Navigating self doubt and rejection, self taped auditions, acting as a couple during lockdown, the luxury of being able to pick and choose roles, the harsh reality of getting older as an actress ( and why it can get easier for Michael as a man), the joy of improv, and Alison's iconic roles that span three generations of audience, with roles in Abigail's Party, Shirley Valentine, Nuts In May, Gavin & Stacey are all discussed. Miquita also successfully manages to steer the conversation onto the joys of bird watching, to the 'delight' of Andi!An Offscript Production, and YaYa Production. Produced by Tayo Popoola Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/06/2441m 37s

Father's Day Special - The Lesser Spotted Garfield

Ahead of Father's Day we welcome Garfield Hackett... To his own table! As Andi's partner and step-father to Miquita, Garfield has been - in the word's of his loved ones - "the thread that holds the family together, the backbone". Over a feast of soft pumpkin fungee, fried snapper, wild garlic oil and charred pardon peppers, they discuss first meeting in West London, being Andi's 'food muse', his bond with Miquita, the art of throwing parties, different interpretations of 'family', and why Andi pretended to like football when they met. An Offscript Production, and YaYa ProductiounProduced by Tayo Popoola Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/06/2438m 33s

Tom Kerridge - Have You Had Rice Today?

Chef Tom Kerridge is invited around to Andi and Miquita's table for a feast of slow cooked pork belly simmered in sour orange juice, mofongo (mashed plantain and green banana), shredded spring greens, pickled rhubarb, and Chinese cabbage. He brings his wife, the sculptor Beth Cullen-Kerridge. Choosing chaos over calm, solving problems through swimming, the pleasure, and the challenge of being alcohol free, rave music lullabies, dog cuddles, and Tom and Beth's very romantic origin story are all up for discussion, as is the importance of Great British Menu, the joy of creativity, and why you never care about awards...Until you win. An Offscript Production, and YaYa Production. Produced by Tayo Popoola Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/06/2447m 19s

Davina McCall - Together Again, Finally.

Broadcaster Davina McCall joins Andi and Miquita for a real family affair. She brings her best friend Sarah Hiscox for a lunch of chicken with a chilli and nduja glaze, yellow beetroot fritters, wild garlic oil and Cavalo Nero. Laughter recalling the days up together in West London, Davina's start in TV, and being Miquita's 'coolest babysitter', searing honesty recalling tales of addiction, pride at Sarah becoming a novelist in her 50s. And so much more over a very long lunch. Davina also talks about her relationship with her mother, and there's some very serious chat about health, and the menopause. We recommend you seek the advice of a doctor or a medical professional to discuss any health matters including the menopause. The experiences shared on this podcast are unique to each individual and shouldnt be viewed as providing medical advice. Please always follow the prescribed dosages on medicine.This episode contains strong language and discussion of drugs and addiction.An Offscript Production, and Yaya Production. Produced by Tayo Popoola Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/05/241h 4m

Andi and Miquita - The Work You Do When No One is Watching

Stirring It Up is BACK for another series, with Andi and Miquita using the first episode as a chance for the two of them to catch up on each others news Throwing fabulous parties for turning forty, and celebrating a best friend's sixtieth. How entering a new decade has changed everything. Puppy life, milestones, and adventures apart are all on the menu. Plus mother and daughter give each other their flowers for their respective individual projects - celebrating Andi's "Fabulous Feasts" TV show, saluting a year since "Pepperpot Diaries" was released, , and applauding Miquita's new "Miss Me" podcast. There's the usual laughter and tears, and a preview of the forthcoming guests in series 4. All discussed between mouthfuls of some serious comfort food - fish tea and jasmine rice. Look out for a brand new "Extra Helpings" this series, as Andi and Miquita put together the essential "Stirring It Up" playlist. An Offscript Production, and YaYa Production. Produced by Tayo Popoola. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/05/2435m 23s

Katie Piper - Finding Your Why

Presenter Katie Piper is the final guest of series 3, alongside husband Richard. They are Invited by Andi and Miquita " to exercise the brunch muscle" over a table of very special pancakes. Katie and Richard talk about their first meeting, swapping Blackberry pins, turning adversity into advocacy, and setting up her foundation. There's also *more* conversation about the advantages of turning forty, de-thorning roses by hand, the power of affirmations, why Beverly Knight still calls Richard by the wrong name and so much more.... An Offscript Production, and YaYa Production. Produced by Tayo Popoola. For more information on the Katie Piper Foundation, visit - https://katiepiperfoundation.org.uk/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/03/2442m 38s

Jay Rayner - The Jay Rayner Quartet

Restaurant critic and broadcaster, Jay Rayner joins Andi and Miquita for dinner. He brings his wife Pat. An Andi' soul food staple' of Stout braised oxtail, washed down with plenty of Friday night wine, means there's a lively conversation about music, Masterchef, 37 year old conversations, the joy of radio and much more. Jay and Pat also talk about their love of jazz music, and playing live together with their band. An Offscript Production, and YaYa Production Produced by Tayo Popoola Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/03/2453m 36s

Mother's Day Special - Interviewing Each Other

What's it like being mothered by Andi? What's it like having Miquita as a daughter? Get ready for a very special, very personal episode ahead of Mother's Day, where Andi and Miquita sit down, mother to daughter, for a very personal lunch. On the menu is one of Miquita's favourite childhood dishes. Also on the menu is plenty of conversation about their early life in West London, the extended family that helped raise Miquita, finding a connection with Miquita's 'other' family, tales of boyfriends, good and bad, the pleasure and pride they have working with each other, and tales of spectacular fallouts. There is also some lovely insight into the woman Andi was before she was Miquita's mother. Mostly though, the episode is about pride, respect, and most of all love. With plenty of laughter along the way. An Offscript Production, and YaYa Production. Produced by Tayo Popoola. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/03/2451m 13s

Afua Hirsch - Extra Helpings

More chat with Afua Hirsch and her sister Ama, from their visit to Andi and Miquita's table. We hear more about Ama's work as a child and educational psychotherapist, why Roger Federer's parents were staying in Afua's old bedroom, and much more, including Miquita's specially prepared drink, and more on Andi's recipe. An Offscript Production, and YaYa Production. Produced buy Tayo Popoola. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/03/2418m 15s

Afua Hirsch - Listen to The Whisper

Journalist, Author, Presenter and Academic Afua Hirsch is invited around to join Andi and Miquita for a Friday night feast of lamb, frigola, turnip puree, leek tops and lamb broth, from Andi and the team, and a delicious spring spritzer from Miquita. Afua brings her sister Ama, an educational and child psychologist. The two sisters discuss their close relationship, their upbringing in South West London, parenting, and embracing their Ghanaian heritage. Afua also talks about her book "Decolonising My Body" and her recent BBC series "Africa Rising". the conversation ranges from the importance of representation, paying it forward, embracing ageing, flirting with Donell Jones, the importance of Usher on Afua's career, and of course there is at least one mention of Oprah. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/02/2444m 52s

David Seaman - Extra Helpings

Some behind the scenes chat from Andi and Miquita, including the secret to "Delli rice" and more on Miquita's chai drink, as former England and Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman and his wife Frankie come over to visit. David and Frankie also reflect on the afternoon from their perspective, including warm words for Andi and Miquita, and a recommendation for former team-mate Ian Wright to come and visit!David is an ambassador for "Hats On For Mind" a campaign that focuses on the importance of getting outdoors, to improve our mental health. For more information, please visit https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/hats-on-for-mindAn Offscript Production, and YaYa production.Produced by Tayo Popoola Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/02/2415m 52s

David Seaman - Safe Hands, Warm Heart

Former Arsenal, England and QPR Goalkeeper David Seaman joins Andi and Miquita. He brings his wife, Frankie, a professional ice-skater. Over chicken curry and rice, the couple discuss how they met, their professional careers, and the sacrifices they made to get to the top of their professions. David also talks about the diet of his former Arsenal colleagues, the pressures of the press, practising his signature from an early age, and how he coped with the welcome, and unwelcome spotlight, while playing at the highest level. David is an ambassador for "Hats On For Mind" a campaign that focuses on the importance of getting outdoors, to improve our mental health. For more information, please visit https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/hats-on-for-mindAn Offscript Production, and YaYa production. Produced by Tayo Popoola Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/02/2441m 6s

Emeli Sandé - Extra Helpings

Some extra tidbits from an afternoon of warmth and wonder with Emeli Sandé, and her sister Lucy. There's also some behind the scenes, in-depth chat with Andi about today's recipe, a conversation about faith, and a lovely take on the meal from the sisters' perspective.An Offscript Production, and YaYa Production.Produced by Tayo Popoola. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/02/2415m 2s

Emeli Sandé - Warmth and Wonder

Singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé joins Andi and Miquita for a vegan feast. She brings her sister Lucy to share stories of love, friendship and family. The role of education in their upbringing, their close relationship, and the influence of their parents is also on the menu.Emeli also talks about her early days in London, her meteoric rise, the challenges of the industry, how she has evolved in her career, and finally, how her new album reflects an optimistic outlook on her world.An Offscript Production and YaYa Production.Produced by Tayo Popoola Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/02/2444m 59s

Tommy Banks & Paul Ainsworth - Extra Helpings

More recipe conversation with Andi, a detailed description of Miquita's drink, and more behind the scenes chat. We also hear what Michelin starred chefs Tommy Banks and Paul Ainsworth will cook next time Andi and Miquita come to visit. An Offscript Production, and YaYa Production. Produced by Tayo Popoola Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/02/2412m 33s

Tommy Banks & Paul Ainsworth - Raise A Glass For The Partners

Chefs Paul Ainsworth and Tommy Banks join Andi and Miquita for a lunch of smoked chilli and blood orange syrup chicken wings, curried onion and coconut seasoned rice, twice fried plantain, Dahl, cucumber relish and a buttered ghee chicken broth. Miquita spices up the afternoon with some delicious, and potent, hot toddies.The talk is of their different routes into the industry, cooking ( and judging) on TV, raving in Ibiza, building their Michelin starred businesses - and the importance of the award. There's also time to talk about the joys of working with family,, the change they want to see in the hospitality industry, being a "Great British Menu" nerd, oh, and serving a poo on a plate... An Offscript Production, and YaYa Production. Produced by Tayo Popoola. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/02/2443m 48s

Gok Wan - Extra Helpings

Behind the scenes with Andi and Miquita, as Andi talks more about today's menu. There's also some extra chat from the main interview, and of course we hear from Gok and Fanny McPhee about the afternoon from their perspective. An Offscript, and YaYa Production. Produced by Tayo Popoola. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/02/249m 59s

Gok Wan - The Soul Particle

Presenter, Stylist, DJ, Cook and Author Gok Wan is the latest brilliant guest to join Andi and Miquita around the table. Gok Wan's brings his dear friend, the incredible Fanny McPhee ("My real name is Allison, but Fanny is funnier") along. Andi cooks up a new recipe of pumpkin and carrot terrine, with a blood orange glaze while Miquita makes up some delicious Bloody Marys to lubricate the afternoon. We hear about Gok's early life in Leicester, drama school, his love of music, his new obsession with running, and the fantastic love and friendship between himself and Fanny McPhee. Singer and performer Fanny was diagnosed with terminal cancer. During the lunch she talks warmly, openly and humorously about her journey to acceptance, the importance of her friendship with Gok, and the lessons on life that she has learned. "I was diagnosed 6 years ago, since then I've had the best time of my life". A fantastic episode of laughter, and tears, and laughter again... An Offscript Production, and YaYa Production. Produced by Tayo Popoola. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/02/2454m 27s

Jacob Anderson - Extra Helpings

Behind the scenes with Andi and Miquita as they prepare a lunch with Actor Jacob Anderson as they reflect on their trip to Kenya, and discuss some of their plans for the year ahead. We also hear about the afternoon from Jacob's perspective. To hear their chatl interview make sure you listen to Thursday's episode. An Offscript Production, and YaYa Production. Produced by Tayo Popoola Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/01/2413m 1s

Jacob Anderson - Mistakes Were Made

Actor and musician Jacob Anderson joins Andi and Miquita for Swedish meatballs, mash potatoes and mushroom gravy - a childhood favourite dish of Miquita. Jacob talks about playing Louis de Pointe du Lac in "Interview With A Vampire", and finding magic of New Orleans during filming. He reflects on the impact of five seasons in a show as huge as "Game Of Thrones" . He also opens up about his childhood in Bristol and London, the joy of fatherhood, and returning to making music as the artist Raleigh Ritchie. An Offscript Production, and YaYa Production. Produced by Tayo Popoola. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/01/2445m 53s

Rob Rinder - Extra Helpings

Come behind the scenes in the Oliver household, as Andi and Miquita prepare for the arrival of Rob Rinder, and guest Sam Richards. There's also outtakes from the main conversation, and we hear about the amazing lunch from Rob and Sam's perspective. An Offscript Production and YaYa Production. Produced by Tayo Popoola. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/01/2412m 44s

Rob Rinder -If You've Been To Hell, You Know What Heaven Tastes Like.

Criminal Barrister, TV Personality and Author Rob Rinder kicks off season 3 around the dinner table of Andi and Miquita. He brings with him a very special guest, and a dear friend of everyone around the table, TV producer Sam Richards, who, was Andi's very first agent. Over a menu of spiced confit duck legs and cannellini beans they discuss love, loss, what true friendship looks like, and the meaning of davka. As the afternoon progresses though, the conversation takes a turn - Henry VII doing karaoke, Andi as a Grindr ghostwriter, and crimes against fashion. It might be the only time you'll hear the word 'vajazzle' in a podcast this year. You had to be there...For more information on the To Be Heartsafe (TOBS) charity that is mentioned in this episode, please go to https://tobe-heartsafe.org.uk/. An Offscript Production, and YaYa Production. Produced by Tayo Popoola. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/01/2443m 48s

Extra Helpings - Season 2 Round Up, Season 3 Preview

Season 3 begins next week, so to get you in the mood, come and join Andi and Miquita round the table for some extra helpings, Hear some of conversation nights, as they reflect on the brilliant guests who came to their home over the course of season 2. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/01/2427m 54s

Angela Hartnett - A Chefs Christmas Table

Chef And Podcaster Angela Hartnett joins Andi and Miquita for a special Christmas get-together to close season 2, and she brings her good friends Lee and Kate Tiernan, owners of the restaurant "Black Axe Mangal" in North London. A table full of chefs means that Andi has pulled out all the stops here and cooks up an Antiguan feast of black bean stewed peas, slow cooked pork, funjee, toasted cassava and a crispy ham and onion topping. Miquita provides a special mulled wine, but there's also champagne, red wine and frozen cocktails... you get the idea!An Offscript Production, and YaYa Production. Produced by Tayo Popoola. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/12/2347m 0s

Joe Wicks - Extra Helpings

Behind the scenes of the interview with The Body Coach, Joe Wicks. Andi and Miquita discuss the food in more detail, and we also hear how the afternoon went from Joe's perspective, plus what he would make for them if they came around to his home for dinner. An Offscript Production, and YaYa Production. Produced by Tayo Popoola Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/12/2310m 12s

Joe Wicks - Breaking The Cycle

Andi and Miquita are joined by Fitness Coach, Author and Presenter Joe Wicks, over roast chicken, pearl barley risotto, and a plantain and coconut puree. Joe talks about his upbringing, the motivation behind his ultra successful business as "The Body Coach", and also reveals his love of old school garage. Joe's new book "Feel Good in 15 is out now. An Offscript Production, and YaYa Production. Produced by Tayo Popoola. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/12/2338m 21s

Zawie Ashton - Extra Helpings

More from Andi and Miquita's extended chat with Zawe Ashton. Outtakes today are centred around more laughter, more celebration and plenty more mutual appreciation. Zawe also gives us her own thoughts on the afternoon, and tells us what she is going to make for the Andi and Miquita when she gets to play host.An Offscript Production, and YaYa Production. Produced by Tayo Popoola and Tom Jenkins. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/12/2315m 49s

Zawe Ashton - You Don’t Know You’re Hungry Until You Get The Food

Actor, Writer, and Producer Zawe Ashton joins Andi and Miquita in a chat for the ages, and one that could have gone all night!Over a lunch of pork chops, fried apples, cider gravy and Andi's very special mash potato, we hear about Zawe's childhood career, the life lessons learnt at a particular drama school, 'making period drama punk', trusting your instincts, taking the road less travelled, and following your spirit with your career.Plus we go behind the scenes on a Marvel set, and raise a glass to renaissance women everywhere.This podcast features a quote from the Robert Frost poem "The Road Not Taken". An Offscript Production, and YaYa Production.Produced by Tayo Popoola and Tom Jenkins. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/12/2359m 34s

Misan Harriman - Extra Helpings

More chat, more laughter and loads more to talk about in this bonus episode from Andi and Miquita's chat with Misan Harriman and his wife Camilla. An Off Script Production, and YaYa Production. Produced by Tayo Popoola. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/12/2318m 44s

Misan Harriman - The Eye That Listens

Photographer, and Social Activist Misan Harriman joins Andi and Miquita. Misan brings his wife Camilla. The importance of finding truth in photography, the joy of finding peace and support in family life, and the importance of social activism and representation are all topics discussed over a lunch of molasses-glazed ham, a three cheese bread pudding, fresh corn and girolle mushrooms, and a spiced, clementine, mulled whiskey. Misan also talks about the importance of his role as chair of London’s South Bank Centre, learning on the set of his debut short film “The After” for Netflix, and why having vulnerable role models matter. Another incredible afternoon of laughter, and emotion, and the first sign of Christmas in the Oliver household! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/11/2346m 16s

Jimi Famurewa - Extra Helpings

A little bit more from Andi and Miquita's lovely lunchtime chat with Restaurant Critic, Author and Podcast Host Jimi Famurewa, who brought his mother along for the feast. There's more conversation from around the table, plus an insight into the afternoon from the guests' perspective. An Offscript Production, and YaYa Production. Produced by Tayo Popoola and Tom Jenkins. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/11/2316m 29s

Jimi Famurewa - Home From Home

Restaurant Critic, Author, Presenter and Podcast Host Jimi Famurewa joins Andi and Miquita at the table - and he's brought his amazing mum with him! The first time on the podcast...Special times all round as the two are treated to a new recipe of lamb and prune stew, fungee, roast cabbage and more, whilst Miquita serves up a potent hot buttered rum.The talk turns to heritage, ancestry, and duality, food, faith and culture - themes very prevalent in Jimi's book "Settlers" and in his own podcast "Where's Home Really?".Also - What does love look like? what's it like being a food critic? What was Jimi like as a child? And just how good is mum's jollof rice?All these questions, and more are answered in a gorgeous afternoon amongst friends.An Offscript Production, and YaYa Production.Produced by Tayo Popoola and Tom Jenkins. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/11/2345m 42s

Charlotte Mensah - Extra Helpings

More from Andi and Miquita's dinner with Hair Guru Charlotte Mensah, including a run through of both the hosts' changing hairstyles over the years, and of course more details on the food and drink recipes. Charlotte also tells us her thoughts on the afternoon, and there's more details about her charity called L.O.V.E. (Ladies of Visionary Empowerment), aimed at furthering education opportunities for young women in Africa. An Offscript Production, and YaYa Production. Produced by Tayo Popoola Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/11/2316m 2s

Charlotte Mensah - Hair Liberation Artist

Hair stylist Charlotte Mensah joins Andi and Miquita for Fried Chicken, Pickled Okra, Green Coleslaw and Plantain Waffles. She is the founder and creative director of Hair Lounge, back in Andi and Miquita's old 'manor' of Portobello Road, and the first black woman to be inducted into the British Hairdressing Hall of Fame. Over a late lunch she talks about the shock of moving from Ghana to London as a child, doing Erykah Badu's hair, and her charity L.O.V.E (Ladies of Visionary Empowerment). And if you're wondering what Andi might do with her own hairstyle next, listen in for a scoop...An Offscript Production, and Yaya Production. Produced by Tayo Popoola. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/11/2342m 14s

Nick Grimshaw - Extra Helpings

Behind the scenes of Andi and Miquita's interview with Nick Grimshaw and Meshach Henry. Along with more details of Andi's recipe, these essential questions are also answered - How did Miquita and Grammy meet? What went into Miquita's tea this week? Who is Grimmy's cooking inspiration? Who, out of the four of them, is 'a nightmare with a clipboard' when it comes to organised fun? And what was Miquita nearly called as a child?We're back with a new guest in the main episode on Thursday. In the meantime please follow us on Instagram @StirringItUp for more BTS action. An Offscript Production, and Yaya Production Produced by Tayo Popoola and Tom Jenkins Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/11/2313m 41s

Nick Grimshaw - Like Coming Home

Broadcaster Nick Grimshaw joins Andi and Miquita for roast hake coconut curry, sweetcorn succotash, crispy okra, and plantain.He brings his fiancé, Dancer Meshach Henry.Over hibiscus tea, margaritas (and laughter of course), they discuss family, learning to write, youthful nights out, midnight mass, and Miquita's role in the couple's wedding plans.If you enjoy this episode, make sure you look out for "Extra Helpings" bonus episode, each and every Sunday.An Offscript Production, and YaYa Production.Produced by Tayo Popoola and Tom Jenkins. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/11/2340m 6s

Tamzin Outhwaite - Extra Helpings

More from Andi and Miquita's Sunday lunch with Actress Tamzin Outhwaite, and Producer Fi Cotter-Graig, including extra detail about Andi's recipe and Miquita's drink, more conversation from the main interview, and of course the reflections of Tamzin and Fi on their afternoon. An Offscript Production and Yaya Production. Produced by Tayo Popoola. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/11/2312m 26s

Tamzin Outhwaite - We Free Women

Actress Tamzin Outhwaite joins Andi and Miquita to talk about her upbringing, professional life before, during and after the TV show “Eastenders”. She also discusses her love of a wellness retreat, and how their positive impact on her compelled her to start her community interest company called “We Free Women". Tamzin brings mutual friend, TV Producer Fi Cotter Craig.  Over BBQ sirloin, mixed potatoes, smoked garlic gravy, and spiced poached beetroot, the table also laugh their way through stories about drinking in LA, the wisdom of Cher and Audre Lorde. and end another meal toasting the joys of female friendship.   An Offscript Production, and YaYa Production Produced by Tayo Popoola Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/11/2345m 1s

Lemn Sissy - Extra Helpings

A look behind the scenes of Thursday's wonderful interview with the Poet Lemn Sissay, and his guest, Hairdresser Sabrina Kidd. Andi and Miquita bicker over tracksuit chic, Lemn arrives and destroys Andi's garden, and brings and unusual gift. Plus there's more conversation from the meal, and a heartfelt interview with Lemn and Sabrina on their friendship with Andi and Miquita, and their thoughts on the afternoon. An Offscript Production and YaYa Production. Produced by Tayo Popoola. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/10/2311m 12s

Lemn Sissay - Let The Light Pour In

Award winning poet Lemn Sissay joins Andi and Miquita over a meal of coconut rice, barbecued aubergine, spiced roast pumpkin and curried chicken. Lemn brings his good friend, hairdresser Subrina Kidd. , Lemn's beautiful new book, the joy of words, the meaning of community, the joy of service, and the importance of hair for identity are all discussed as a joyful lunch turned into a laughter filled evening. An Offscript Production, and Yaya Production. Produced by Tayo Popoola. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/10/2344m 8s

Mel Blatt & Shaznay Lewis - Extra Helpings

" Together, I'm just so proud of them, and I love them. They're just such good girls!" - Mel Blatt" They're so very comfortable with each other. I admire that!" - Shaznay LewisOn this week's Extra Helpings episode, we hear about the dinner from Mel and Shaznay. Plus of course there's bonus chat that wasn't included in Thursday's main episode, a closer look at Andi's recipe, and a peek behind behind the scenes as the food gets preparedDon't forget to listen, subscribe, follow us on Instagram, and send in your questions via DM. We'll answer them in forthcoming Extra Helpings Podcasts. An Offscript Production, and YaYa Production.Produced by Tayo Popoola Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/10/2313m 57s

Mel Blatt & Shaznay Lewis - Famous In Grove

Melanie Blatt and Shaznay Lewis from the band All Saints join Andi and Miquita for slow roast spiced lamb, old-school 90's classic cocktails, and a lot of laughter. The origin story of the band, the art of songwriting, the battle for creative control, and why they only really set out to be well known in West London is all up for discussion. Plus there's conversation about mother and daughter dynamics on TV, and the importance of 'sistren' in all of their lives. Plus there's the moment the penny dropped for Miquita as to how the group got their name... An Offscript Production, and YaYa Production. Produced by Tayo Popoola Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/10/2344m 12s

Annie Mac - Extra Helpings

"They got things out of me I've never talked about before!"In today's bonus episode of Stirring It Up, we hear about the lunch and the interview from the point of view of Annie Mac and her guest Reju Sharma. There's also more behind the scenes material - we hear about Andi's menu and Miquita's drink recipes in full, and what Reju and Annie brought as a gift. There's also a full, unedited debrief of the afternoon from Andi and Miquita. In future we would like to answer your questions in this bonus podcast, so please LIKE the Stirring It Up page on Instagram, and DM your questions to us there. An Offscript Production, and YaYa Production. Produced by Tayo Popoola Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/10/2315m 17s

Annie Mac - Thank God For Life.

Broadcaster, DJ and Author Annie Macmanus comes for lunch with Andi and Miquita, to herald the start of season 2 of Stirring It Up. Annie brings her best friend, Creative Producer Reju Sharma, who moved to London from Birmingham when Annie moved over from Ireland. They shared a flat together, as well as a workplace at BBC Radio One. Family, fishing, friendship, and Radio One in the Noughties are discussed, as is ambition, changing lanes, the joy (and pain) of writing, and so much more. There are tears and much laughter around a table laden with three kinds of barbecued fish, a green bean curry, chana dahl, sweet potato & caramelised onion roti, and a coconut and pomegranate lamb's lettuce salad. Don’t forget that this series there is a BONUS episode, every Sunday. “Extra Helpings” is where you’ll hear more from the guests, more of Andi’s recipes, and we will also have your questions to Andi and Miquita answered. An Offscript Production, and YaYa Production. Produced by Tayo Popoola. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/10/2346m 1s

We're Baaaaaack! Season 2 Trailer

Andi + Miquita Oliver return and are super excited about the return of the podcast, and have lined up an incredible cast list for season 2!The format stays the same: each guest will bring with them a "plus one", somebody close to them, who knows them well and will bring out a side to them ( and stories!) that you might not have seen, or heard before.As ever, Andi will prepare an incredible meal, Miquita will make a special drink, and everyone will get round the table and let the conversation flow.This season there's even MORE to enjoy, as we will be releasing TWO podcasts a week. "Stirring It Up: Extra Helpings" will be released a few days after the main podcast, with more about Andi's recipes, extra content from the main interview, reactions from the guests to their meal, plus unedited post interview chat with Andi and Miquita. We'd also like to hear from YOU, if you have any questions, so give us a follow and send us a message on our Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/stirringitup/.Episode 1 launches Thursday October 12th.An Offscript Production, and YaYa Production.Produced by Tayo Popoola Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/10/233m 23s

Lily Allen - A Family Affair

A final, extended episode to finish off season one, and it's a special one. Lily Allen is an Actress, Singer and bestselling Author. But most importantly, she's family, growing up alongside Andi and Miquita in West London. In between fits of laughter and delicious food, no stone is left unturned, as the conversation goes from motherhood and marriage, dealing with the media spotlight, the cringiness of listening to old songs, the experience of acting, sobriety and so much more . Plus their's plenty of insight ( amongst the laughter) into Miquita and Lily were like as kids, and how Andi dealt with it! Today's feast was specially requested by Lily, as a reminder of her childhood - Honey Baked Chicken, White Rice, Plantain and an Avocado salad. An Offscript Production, and Yaya ProductionProduced by Tayo Popoola. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/08/2356m 20s

Candice Carty-Williams - Wet Up The Food

Candice Carty-Williams is Author of the bestseller “Queenie”, a Screenwriter, and a Showrunner. She talks to Andi and Miquita about the business of TV, having black female role models, her early life in publishing, family, food with bad vibes, and whether there are any good looking men in South London. All over an Antiguan brunch of plantain and coconut Funjee , fried fish and a “chop up” of black eyed peas, okra and spinach. A “Golden Milk” drink was made by Miquita.Candice’s current TV show, “Champion” is available on BBC iPlayer.An Offscript Production, and Yaya Production. Produced by Tom Jenkins, and Tayo Popoola.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/08/2335m 31s

Ed Gamble - Happy Glutton

Comedian Ed Gamble is today's guest, and he's brought his wife Charlie Jamison with him. We hear about Ed's new book "Glutton", life behind the scenes at Great British Menu, where Ed is also a judge, alongside Andi, moody comedians, and being big (quite literally) in Japan - all over a delicious dish of Braised Oxtail, Saltfish Fritters, Plantain, Seasoned Rice, and Gungo Peas.An OffScript Production, and YaYa Production.Produced by Tayo Popoola. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/08/2341m 47s

Elizabeth Day - Don't Fall Over

Elizabeth Day, Podcaster and Author, is invited over for dinner, to eat Andi’s signature dish of honey baked chicken.She brings her husband, Businessman Justin Basini over. On this week’s episode we find out the couple's origin story, and the app that brought them together. The talk turns to the meaning of family, learning to enjoy success, “being fancy”, swapping clothes with Dolly Alderton, and undressing in Gucci.An Offscript Production, and YaYa Production.Produced by Tayo Popoola Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/07/2337m 32s

Honey & Co - Pushing For Change

Andi and Miquita Oliver invite Chefs Itamar Srulovich and Sarit Packer, the team behind the Honey & Co cafe and restaurant, over for dinner. Since opening a tiny restaurant in 2012, the pair have become known for serving some of the city’s finest Middle Eastern food, as well as writing award winning cookbooks, writing columns, and hosting podcasts. They bring their friend Polly Russell, Food Historian, Author, and Curator at The British Museum. The dinner party discussion centred around food, of course - the art of not writing recipes down, the trouble with fine dining, understanding our history through food, and disappointing the aunties in the kitchen... All over rum and ginger baked ribs, pickled beetroot, barbecued aubergine, Johnny cakes, and more. An Off Script Production, and YAYA Production. Produced by Tayo Popoola Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/07/2338m 31s

Steve Jones - The Sunny Foothills Of Life.

Steve Jones is welcomed into Andi and Miquita’s home. Steve is a TV Presenter, and currently the face of Channel 4’s F1 coverage. He’s also an author, with his debut novel “Call Time” out now. He’s reunited with his T4 "TV wife" Miquita Oliver for the first time in 6 years, and brought his real wife Phylicia Jackson over for a delicious Korean feast. The conversation covers seeking fame and fortune in LA, leaving Las Vegas, losing friends and family too young, trial by social media, disliking dolphins, and so much more. An Off Script Production and YAYA Production. Produced by Tayo Popoola Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/07/2347m 23s

Jordan Stephens - Cousin, Nephew Extraordinaire.

Jordan Stephens is a Musician, Actor, Presenter and Writer who sprung to fame as part of rap/pop duo Rizzle Kicks.Most importantly, he is a member of Andi and Miquita Oliver's extended family. He brings his good friend Ayishat Akanbi, a Stylist and Writer to lunch.The conversation covered first dates, finding love with Jade Thirlwall from Little Mix, fame and attention as a drug, definitions of family, Andi's relationship advice, remaining resistant to definition. All over a Seabass 'Fish Tea' in a coconut and turmeric broth.An Offscript Production, and YAYA Production.Produced by Tayo Popoola.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/07/2344m 25s

Kathy Burke - "Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere, Pippa Brown"

Kathy Burke joins Andi & Miquita Oliver for a special lunch, on the first episode of Stirring It Up. The Director, Presenter and Actress brings her great friend Pippa Brown, a Comedy Writer, Producer and Director. Cool Britannia in the 90’s, running away to see The Clash, a very hungry childhood, working out what fame feels like, and so much more are covered, over delicious barbecued sea bass. An Offscript Production, and YAYA Production.Produced by Tayo Popoola.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/06/2348m 11s

Stirring it up - The Trailer

Andi and Miquita's podcast Stirring it up is finally here! Listen out for episode 1, coming this June. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/05/231m 0s
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