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Ice creams in fish cones, an unmissable mental health podcast, ghosts on telly and an absolutely brilliant book about murderers – here’s everything you need to know about right now

WE’RE EATING

These Japanese ice-cream taiyaki at Yaki Yaki are what Instagram was made for. Moreish fish-shaped cones containing soft-serve flavours such as coconut and matcha tea. You’ll find them in London’s Covent Garden and, like the nearby Bubblewrap, you may need to queue, but rest assured the indulgent treat at the end is worth waiting as others pick up their taiyaki with glee. 

WE’RE LISTENING TO…

Conversations Against Living Miserably With Elis James. This new podcast, in association with CALM, is hosted by comedian Lauren Pattison and author and tweeter Aaron Gillies who discuss their own mental health with a different guest each week. Radio host and comedian Elis James talks about how his podcast with John Robins on Radio X inspired listeners to start emailing in and opening up about their own mental health issues, and how small gestures to a friend can make a huge difference.  As an extra bonus, all ad money goes to CALM, so by listening you’re helping the charity.  

WE’RE WATCHING…

GHOSTS! It’s nearly over, but if you haven’t been watching it’s worth downloading on iPlayer to enjoy the entirety of these six episodes in all their glory once again once it is over. There’s so much to recommend, from the ensemble of writers, actors and directors (the Horrible Histories/Yonderland team), to the concept (a collection of ghosts are stuck in a country house from all different periods in history, then the current owner, played brilliantly by Fresh Meat’s Charlotte Ritchie who bangs her head then can see the ghosts). Worth watching alone for the opening scene in Episode 4 when the story behind how scout leader ghost Pat gets the arrow through the neck… 

WE’RE WEARING…

Hoka One One’s Carbon X Trainers. Look at those soles. Just look at them. Things of beauty. Thicker than a sarnie from Max’s Sandwich Shop, they also contain a flexible carbon-fibre plate for added spring, so not only will they help you smash your 10k PB, but you can also wear them with jeans to the pub afterwards. 

WE’RE GOING TO SEE…

If you like food, and we reckon that’s most people, then Food: Bigger Than The Plate at the V&A is for you. It’s a huge exhibition about the stuff we eat, so there are opportunities to taste food and participate in experiments as you learn about the future of food and how we can all make changes to save the planet. Exhibits include some Stilton made with bacteria gathered from celebrities Ruby Tandoh, Suggs, Alex James, Heston Blumenthal and Professor Green. Mmm, crackers at the ready…

WE’RE READING…

Professor David Wilson is former prison governor, so knows life in chokey intimately. At one point, he worked with the 12 most violent prisoners in the country, which included recent serial killers. Prior to his journey to become an expert criminologist he met many killers including Dennis Nilsen and Stefan Kiszko, bank robbers and rioters – in My Life With Murderers he charts what life was like with them, what defines a psychopath and how a hitman operates in a fascinating exploration of criminality.