222 episodes

A frank look behind the scenes with broadcasters Jane Garvey and Fi Glover as guests from Radio, TV and podcasting share stories they probably shouldn't. Released every Friday.

Fortunately... with Fi and Jane BBC

    • Comedy
    • 4.8 • 5 Ratings

A frank look behind the scenes with broadcasters Jane Garvey and Fi Glover as guests from Radio, TV and podcasting share stories they probably shouldn't. Released every Friday.

    219. Slow Eaters' Tables and French Roundabouts, with Paris Lees

    219. Slow Eaters' Tables and French Roundabouts, with Paris Lees

    This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane chat to the author and presenter Paris Lees. Paris tells them about her podcast The Flipside, which offers interesting insights on human nature through two stories that seem opposing, exploring topics such as extremism and forgiveness. She also discusses her book What It Feels Like for a Girl and how she is getting on with driving lessons. Before Paris logs in there is bouncebackability and Boney M. Radio 4’s The Flipside is available on BBC Sounds.

    Get in touch: fortunately.podcast@bbc.co.uk

    • 58 min
    218. Mind the Camembert! With Liza Tarbuck

    218. Mind the Camembert! With Liza Tarbuck

    Fi and Jane kick off a new series with the actor and broadcaster Liza Tarbuck. Liza shares the philosophy behind her wildly popular Radio 2 show, stories from growing up with her dad, Jimmy & mum Pauline, and her go-to TV dinner. Meanwhile, to the delight of her cat Dora, Jane has the decorators in and Fi outs her dog Nancy as a festive mischief maker.

    • 48 min
    217. Racily Adding Sweetcorn, with Clare Balding and Alice Arnold

    217. Racily Adding Sweetcorn, with Clare Balding and Alice Arnold

    In a special Christmas Day edition of the podcast, Fi Glover and Jane Garvey are joined by broadcasters and spouses Clare Balding and Alice Arnold. The four of them share a festive conversational meander, covering thoughts on their careers so far, a glimpse of Christmas in their household and reflections on the year gone by.

    Get in touch: fortunately.podcast@bbc.co.uk

    • 51 min
    216. Another Way of Enjoying Kidneys, with Your Emails

    216. Another Way of Enjoying Kidneys, with Your Emails

    In this edition of Fortunately, Fi and Jane mark the end of the year by going through some of the best listener emails. Correspondence covers parliamentary operations, military jogging, literary ancestors and much much more.

    Get in touch: fortunately.podcast@bbc.co.uk

    • 44 min
    215. Jackie Wilson and Jocky Wilson, with Jacqueline Wilson

    215. Jackie Wilson and Jocky Wilson, with Jacqueline Wilson

    Children's author Jacqueline Wilson joins this week's episode of the Fortunately podcast.

    • 52 min
    214. A Long Train to the Library, with Jon Ronson

    214. A Long Train to the Library, with Jon Ronson

    In a Fortunately first, the writer Jon Ronson joins Fi and Jane for his second appearance on the podcast. The author of So You've Been Publicly Shamed and host of The Last Days of August tells them about his new podcast Things Fell Apart, exploring tales form the culture wars. Before Jon zooms in, Jane has crane fantasies and there's a shout out to listeners currently having the snip.

    Things Fell Apart is available on BBC Sounds, where you can also hear an audiobook version of So You've Been Publicly Shamed. Get in touch: fortunately.podcast@bbc.co.uk

    • 56 min

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