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KERB On The Inside Podcast : E9

Jerk – Roots and evolution (with Luke Dawes)

Jerk is a big deal, inciting strong feelings and deep pride amongst people of Jamaican heritage. So what happens when you grew up with it - where even your Sunday roasts were jerked - but you decide to play with it? This week I speak with Luke Dawes, co-founder of Only Jerkin’ - and creator of the ever-popular ginger beer battered fried jerk chicken nuggets.

Podcast Summary (It's way better to listen)

Jerk is a big deal, inciting strong feelings and deep pride amongst people of Jamaican heritage. So what happens when you grew up with it – where even your Sunday roasts were jerked – but you decide to play with it? This week I speak with Luke Dawes, co-founder of Only Jerkin’ – and creator of the ever-popular ginger beer battered fried jerk chicken nuggets.

With so many conversations swirling right now on – 

Where do we go from here and why do we care about going there 

On food, identity and representation

On how do we become more effective activists within our work and organisations

I thought Luke, ex-mental health nurse, business owner assessing his future and jerk chicken contemporiser would be great to mull this all over with…

Hosted by KERB founder Petra Barran, with audio production from KERB stalwart Robin Leeburn of Fairly Media and music ℅ pioneer of the UK grime scene, Tottenham’s very own Meridian Dan