Hoovering - Episode 51: Sofie Hagen


By Jessica Fostekew

Hoovering - Episode 51: Sofie Hagen

Welcome to HOOVERING, the podcast about eating. Host, Jessica Fostekew (Guilty Feminist, Motherland) has a frank conversation with an interesting person about gobbling; guzzling; nibbling; scoffing; devouring and wolfing all up… or if you will, hoovering.

This week my guest is one of the high emperors of European podcasting, the amazing comedian and now author, Sofie Hagen. We check I’m not racist, share harrowing fireworks trauma and then get tits deep into fat activism and I learn a bunch about the difference between ‘fat liberation’ and ‘body positivity’ - I’ll be honest, I’m absolutely down with both but Sofie makes some fierce and always very funny points. 

Everything written below in CAPITALS is a link to the relevant webpage. 

Tickets to see Hoovering LIVE in 2019

16th FEB - MAPS Festival, NEWCASTLE 

3rd MARCH - LONDON. Vaults Festival

30th MARCH - GLASGOW International Comedy Festival 


I made us a beautiful (if I don’t say so myself) aubergine, apple, walnut and toasted cumin salad which I found online. The recipe is HERE

And the tasty plantain chips we had were from PURELY, I’ll be straight up though, they were a rip off from PLANET ORGANIC. I love that shop so much, it’s like heaven - both in terms of how nice it is and regards how much it’s somewhere I just have to aspire to be able to spend any serious amount of my time one day in the future. 

Honourable Mentions

Her book is out in May but you can pre-order it now and there’s a stand up and book tour surrounding that which I implore you to go and see Sofie at and check out her podcasts: Made of Human and the Secret Dinosaur Cult. The easiest way to get all those things is by going to Sofie’s WEBSITE.

This picture of what Danes call VIENNA BREAD will make your eyes cum. 

If you haven’t eaten a CHICKEN SUPERNOODLE you haven’t lived.

The Danish sandwich place Sofie mentions in London is SCANDINAVIAN KITCHEN and the swanky restaurant is SNAPS + RYE

Here’s a DANISH APPLE CAKE which actually looks quite a lot like a Dorset apple cake. Who knew?

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Hoovering - Episode 51: Sofie Hagen
Hoovering - Episode 51: Sofie Hagen