GQ, BBC Online, Mirror... more All Hail Kale coverage

More press generated around Tim’s new BBC podcast All Hail Kale:

  • GQ on keeping your gut happiness

  • BBC online on Tim vs cheese: read by 2.5 million people in one day - third biggest story globally on BBC that day

  • Beating Your Brain: full double pages in national newspapers The Daily Mirror and Daily Express

  • Eluxe magazine Q&A with Tim

  • BBC online on the turtle meat diet

"Clever, witty, entertaining" - great reviews for All Hail Kale

Tim’s new BBC podcast All Hail Kale, a wry look at wellness, is drawing big listener figures (reaching number one podcast on the BBC) - and great critical reaction.

The Observer calls it “clever, witty and entertaining”.

The Evening Standard have named as the BBC’s number one new podcast.

New Zealand’s biggest news site, Stuff, says it’s “a mix of science, investigative journalism, myth busting and good old fashion skepticism. Samuels himself is a key reason I listen in.”

Grazia magazine call it “humorous and analytical”.

Hear all six episodes on the BBC.

All Hail Kale - BBC podcast launches

Tim’s new BBC podcast - ALL HAIL KALE - has launched. Wellness with wit and actual evidence.

The 6-part series will provide the entertaining voice of sanity, in this new podcast that cuts through the hype and hysteria of the three-trillion-dollar wellness industry. Tim will investigate what foods, therapies, gurus and lifestyles you should be embracing, which are total nonsense and others that might just work.

 Each episode will focus on a different wellness issue which will see Tim prepare for a nutritious post-apocalypse, go through cheese rehab, attempt to beautify builders, rewire his brain and delve in future gut-based treatments for depression. Providing the medical voice of reason is a New York-based gynaecologist who is the only doctor who doesn’t screen Tim’s calls. 

Some of the biggest names in wellness - like Tony Robbins, Deepak Chopra and Gretchen Rubin - feature in the series, and give their own special end-of-show meditations to soothe listeners. 

BBC radio series on masculinity around the world

BBC World Service are airing a three-part documentary series in which Tim Samuels explores and compares the state of men across three continents.

Tim heads to Lagos, Delhi and North Carolina in search of 'What Men Think'.

To listen to the Nigeria episode: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csxg1m

To listen to the USA episode: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csxg1n

To listen to the Indian episode: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csxg1p




Tim nominated for top radio documentary award

Tim Samuels has been nominated for UK radio documentary of the year - at the Radio Academy's ARIAS awards (formerly the Sony's).

'Tim Samuels' Sleepover: Inside the Israeli Hospital' - which was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 - has been shortlisted for the best factual storytelling award. 

The programme follows the extraordinary story of Israel treating Syrians wounded in its civil war - despite the two countries technically still being at war with each other.



Book launch photos for Who Stole My Spear?

Photos released for the London launch of Who Stole My Spear?, by Tim Samuels. Featured guests include Jemima Khan, Professor Green, Angus Deayton, Nigella Lawson, Mariella Frostrup, Robert Peston, David Baddiel, Martha Ward, Martin Lewis, Henrietta Conrad, Michael Crick.

Radio 4 series on Disruptors

Tim Samuels hosts a BBC Radio 4 series - Breakfast With The Disruptors - that explores upstarts who are promising to revolutionise different sectors and how we live.

The three-part series looks at disruption around property, finance and death.


BBC documentary - Israel treating Syrians

Hear Tim's BBC Radio 4 documentary about the Israeli hospital treating wounded Syrians...

Tim Samuels' Sleepover: Inside the Israeli Hospital



Tim Samuels spends twenty-four hours immersed in an extraordinary medical scene - Israeli doctors tending to Syrians who have been smuggled over the border for life-saving treatment into a country Syria istechnically still at war with.

In the Ziv hospital in the northern Israeli town of Safed, Tim follows two doctors on their rounds as they treat Syrians - both civilians and fighters - who have been seriously wounded in their country's civil war. Unable to get proper medical attention at home, they are amongst several thousand Syrians who have headed to the border and into Israel for treatment. Tim meets a Syrian man shot during conflict; once his leg has been repaired he intends to head back to rejoin the fight.

On the children's ward, a mother who has brought her son for treatment describes how her trip to Israel must remain a secret - or she fears she could be killed when they return. On the Syrian border, Tim sees two badly wounded fighters smuggled into Israel by the IDF as they are rushed to Ziv for emergency attention. 

In the hospital - staffed by Jewish, Muslim and Druze medics - the doctors talk about the psychological toll of treating the war wounded. A hospital social worker describes waking up repeatedly through the night at home to check that his young son wasn't injured. The doctors at Ziv say they hope their work is at least a sliver of humanity in a dark region.

Tim explores what motivations might underpin Israel's assistance to those coming from enemy territory - and how such an unusual situation, even by Middle Eastern standards, has come about.