Singer Jessie Ware and her chef mom Lennie Ware host “Table Manners,” a podcast recorded over a gorgeous meal with an even more gorgeous guest. It is pure comfort – every single episode. They talk with some of the biggest names in entertainment about old projects, new projects, and most importantly, food. What food did they love growing up? What restaurant are they dying to go to? What do they love to cook? An intimate and genuine look into celebrities lives, it’s no wonder “Table Manners” is one of the top podcasts worldwide.
A sweet combination of familial bickering, delicious food, and A-list guests, these are the best episodes of “Table Manners.”
S10 Ep 12: Dolly Parton
Coming directly to you from Nashville is none other than the Dolly Parton. Dolly. Parton. Not only is she one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time, one of the best-selling artists of all time, and one of the smartest business minds of our time, but she’s also one of the most generous philanthropists in history. She talks with Jessie and Lennie about growing up in the mountains of Tennessee with her 11 siblings and how they stayed fed and her love for Chicken and Dumplings. And of course, she talks about hearing Whitney Houston singing her song on the radio. This episode was recorded before anyone knew that she had donated $1 million towards developing the COVID-19 vaccine.
S11 Ep 9: Dan Levy
As Jessie said at the start of the episode, having Dan Levy on the podcast is nearly comparable to getting Dolly Parton on Zoom. Dan’s quick compliment to the ladies make them scream and then it’s off to the races. He talks about his time living in London that ultimately shaped the trajectory of his career. He shares Schitt’s Creek stories and his karaoke song choice on this fantastic episode of “Table Manners.”
S8 Ep 11: Emilia Clarke
It’s the mother of all episodes with the Mother of Dragons, Emilia Clarke. The Game of Thrones star requested a Lennie-made matzoh ball despite her gluten-free diet, and luckily, it did not kill her. Over a bowl of chicken soup and matzoh balls, they talk about Emilia’s father’s passion for food, bagged salad, and boarding school meals. This is a can’t-miss episode of “Table Manners”
S9 Ep 17: JoJo
By the time she was 13, Jojo had hits on the radio and toured with Usher. On “Table Manners,” she goes in depth into her recent freedom from her label: a frustrating story about shady music industry professionals and the refusal to release her voice. As of 2020, she had won a Grammy and topped the R&B charts. With Jessie and Lennie, she muses on margaritas and her mom, who she faced lockdown with.
S8 Ep 7: Haim
Jessie has actually known the Haim sisters for some time. Both have been active in the music industry, writing songs together, eating sushi, celebrating birthdays, etc. Jessie sits down with the band to talk about all of the family gossip and what they all ate while growing up together. There’s Bewitched, tacos, grapes, and soup.
S8 Ep 1: Antoni Porowski
Just as sweet as he is handsome, Queer Eye‘s Antoni Porowski joins the girls to talk all about food. He and Lennie bond over everything in the kitchen: coffee fixes, guacamole, and champagne grapes. Instead of choosing one last supper, he chooses a whole last day of meals – appetizers and all. Listen to the most food-centric episode of “Table Manners” ever with Antoni.
S11 Ep 18: Paul and Mary McCartney
What does one do when a Beatle is on their podcast? Lennie has longed to just be near Paul McCartney since she was just a teenager, so talking to him? For over an hour? Please. Together he and his daughter Mary talk about his lite wife Linda’s 30-year legacy in the vegetarian food market. They chat about becoming vegetarians and Lina’s “macaroni turkey” for Christmas, and Jessie and Lennie get a quick eye yoga lesson after being briefed on how to make the perfect bagel. This episode with Paul and Mary McCartney is truly one of a kind.