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Who ate all the pies?

Your Tour Guide for this episode is wonderful stand-up comedian Allyson June Smith, who visits Wigan in search of the best pie.

Join Allyson and podcast host Vic Elizabeth Turnbull for a travel guide like no other, as they head to a town synonymous with the meaty, pastry delights and learn why Wigan has become the pie capital of the world. They hook up with Martin Tarbuck, a bonafide pie expert, who's written a book all about pies and his quest to find the most tastiest. Martin takes a starving Allyson and Vic to sample the best pie Wigan has to offer. Includes a bumpy train ride on a vintage locomotive, George Orwell, Northern Soul, crumby faces and plenty of calories.

Warning - This episode is pretty graphic, do not listen whilst hungry.

Also, there's possibly a drinking game to be had with this episode - a shot everytime we mention the word 'pie'.

The Tourist Podcast is an alternative travel guide, with the funniest people on the planet; offering a no-holds barred tour of the UK's best kept secrets, backstreet dives and some unlikely destinations.

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Find out more about Allyson and where you can see this wonderful woman live next, over on her website for dates and more. She's also spreading the giggles on twitter too @AllysonJSmith

Martin's book The Life of Pies is available to buy now via his website Martin's also on twitter, @TheLifeofPies


Written, Produced & Edited: Vic Elizabeth Turnbull

Extra music & SFX:, & and

Artwork: Matthew Butcher @Mattbutcher46

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