Loyle Carner: Midnight Chats Podcast – Episode 30

Struggling with your roast potatoes? The south London rapper's got yer covered.

This week you won’t find Loyle Carner on the road, you’ll find him in the kitchen. The latest episode of Midnight Chats is a timely one. For the second summer in a row, the south London rapper is currently running a cookery school for young adults who have ADHD. It was one of the key ways he managed his own ADHD growing up and remains a big passion.

In fact, the night before this episode of the podcast was recorded at our offices Ben Coyle-Larner was in the kitchen at his family home in West Norwood perfecting the recipe for his Portuguese custard tarts.

We talked about the other dishes he was adding to the cookery school menu along with a whole load of other topics: the youth vote in the recent General Election (“fuck Theresa May”), how he recently soundtracked the build-up to the biggest game in club football, why a trip to IKEA can be a dangerous thing, his love for Mary Berry and how he’s going to celebrate his birthday this year with 5,000 other people.

All very useful: he also shares how he’s refined the art of the perfect roast potato. What a nice guy.

Listen back to past episodes of Midnight Chats with guests including Angel Olsen, Toddla T, Mac DeMarco, Ryan Adams and loads of others. We publish a new episode each fortnight at midnight on a Thursday.