LDNERS is the brand new podcast hosted by LOTI Co-Founder Ben Smith and London writer and woman about town Sonya Barber. Each episode, Sonya and Ben talk to a LDNER who has founded something exciting in the Big Smoke, from the world’s best bar to a nut butter empire. Follow along to hear their honest, funny, strange and inspiring stories.

In this first series, Ben and Sonya chat to Sam Bompas from experimental food duo Bompas and Parr about their seriously wacky creations; Alex Head from Social Pantry, who’s taking catering to the next level by employing ex-offenders (and creating candyfloss for Rihanna); Pip Murray from Pip & Nut on what’s next for peanut butter; Shamil Thakrar, founder of London institution Dishoom, on the story behind its famous bacon naan roll; cocktail guru Ryan Chetiyawardana on how he opened – and then closed – the world’s best bar; and Jennie Webber, creator of Wild Life Drawing, on getting up close and personal with howling wolves.

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