Blogs & Podcasts

Three Old Hacks Podcast

Mihir Bose – former BBC Sports Editor, David Smith – Economics Editor of the Sunday Times and political commentator Nigel Dudley

The three have been friends since they first met while working at Financial Weekly in 1980s. They have kept in touch regularly, setting the world to rights over various lunches and dinners. With coronavirus making that impossible, what do journalists do, deprived of long convivial lunches over a bottle of red wine or several? Why, podcast of course.

Brentford FC  – A League Apart

Oborne & Heller On Cricket Podcast

The joy of cricket explored and shared

Cricket authors (and obsessives) Peter Oborne and Richard Heller launched a podcast early in 2020 to help deprived listeners endure a world without cricket. They’re no longer deprived of cricket, but still chat regularly about cricket topics with different guests each week.

Mind Matters

Tips about maintaining our mental well-being

Nicholas Rose’s firm offers counselling, psychotherapy and coaching for children, adults, couples and families. Here he offers his thoughts on how we can look after our own mental health.

Jennifer’s Dog Training Advice

Tips from a professional

Jennifer Billot, MSc CPDT-KA is a professional dog trainer, founder and owner of Bone Ball Bark. Her blog for The Chiswick Calendar explores the most common problems she encounters when clients first get in touch..

Man in the Middle

The musings of a middle aged man on living with his family and aged mother

Faced with the realisation that she can no longer live on her own, the decision to move the old lady in with himself, his wife and teenage children has a seismic impact on their lives, with riotous consequences. By James Thellusson.

My Corona

A diary of life in Chiswick during the pandemic

During the first lockdown in March 2020, Keith Richards started writing the My Corona blog – a mix of observations from his daily constitutionals and the quiet enjoyment of his record collection. Since then he has continued to document the everyday occurrences of this most peculiar time.


The following podcasts went online in 2020 bacause of the Pandemic.


The Chiswick Book Festival

The festival brings together top authors and their readers for a long weekend of history, biography, fiction, crime, thrillers, politics, the arts, fashion, children’s books and other genres.