21 episodes

Are you in search of your next fix of podcast recommendations? Look no further than the podCAST Castaway, the podcast about podcasts. Hosted by broadcaster, performer, chancer and podcast lover Laura Whitmore, Laura is on a mission to uncover the best podcasts out there by interviewing a celebrity guest every week about what they're listening to. Whether you're looking for podcasts about mental health, comedy, love, crime or your next fictional series to binge listen to, Laura's guests have got you covered.

Castaway Laura Whitmore + Mags Creative

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5, 360 Ratings

Are you in search of your next fix of podcast recommendations? Look no further than the podCAST Castaway, the podcast about podcasts. Hosted by broadcaster, performer, chancer and podcast lover Laura Whitmore, Laura is on a mission to uncover the best podcasts out there by interviewing a celebrity guest every week about what they're listening to. Whether you're looking for podcasts about mental health, comedy, love, crime or your next fictional series to binge listen to, Laura's guests have got you covered.

    Clara Amfo

    Clara Amfo

    On this final episode of season 2 of Castaway, Laura speaks with radio presenter, passionate music-lover and her good mate Clara Amfo. Clara talks about her own podcast 'This City' which celebrates stories from some of London's most recognisable names, as well as sharing her incredibly diverse podcast selection. This includes the pop culture podcast Who Weekly as well as Thirst Aid Kit which inspires a great discussion between Laura and Clara around their celebrity crushes and why it's okay for women to embrace their desires.

    Podcasts in this episode include:
    This City
    Hip Hop Saved My Life
    ‎And The Writer Is...with Ross Golan
    Who Weekly
    Thirst Aid Kit
    Dissect Podcast (Beyonce series)
    Daddy Issues with Angharad George-Carey

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    • 54 min
    Kate Thornton

    Kate Thornton

    On this week's episode, Laura chats to the brilliant Kate Thornton who is a true podcast addict. Kate, who started off in journalism and made her mark as the youngest-ever editor of Smash Hits magazine, chats to Laura about her journey in getting to this position and some of the famous faces she's met in her career. In amongst this, Laura and Kate talk through all things podcasts including Kate's own podcast White Wine Question Time, why she believes in the power of therapy taking inspiration from Esther Perel and why she couldn't stop listening to real life drama series The Dropout.

    Podcasts in this episode includes:
    Full Disclosure with James O'Brien
    Scroobius Pip's Distraction Pieces
    David Tennant Does A Podcast
    Where Should We Begin?
    The Dropout
    White Wine Question Time

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    • 52 min
    Katherine Ryan

    Katherine Ryan

    On today's episode, Laura gets Castaway with Canadian comedian, writer, presenter, and now actress Katherine Ryan. In this conversation, Katherine talks about the power in using creative outlets like podcasts to explore issues that aren't often spoken about - sharing her own experience of pregnancy loss on her podcast 'Telling Everybody Everything'. Katherine also tells Laura how she's coping in lockdown with her childhood sweetheart and 4 dogs, as well as why she misses the buzz from stand up with a live audience. Laura and Katherine also chat about the right to reply with hecklers, why Katherine is a big fan of Gemma Collins (who, in her words, is the UK version of Mariah Carey!) as well as some brilliant podcast recommendations thrown in such as Emily Dean's Walking The Dog and the mystery podcast of Missing Richard Simmons.

    Podcasts in this episode include:
    How Was Your Week with Julie Klausner
    Having Funlessness with Jen Kirkman
    The Gemma Collins Podcast
    Walking The Dog with Emily Dean
    Missing Richard Simmons

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    • 49 min
    Jordan Stephens

    Jordan Stephens

    On this week's episode, Laura speaks to the open book that is Jordan Stephens. Jordan found fame as one-half of the duo Rizzle Kicks and has gone on to host two brilliant podcasts about mental health. In this conversation, Jordan tells Laura why he believes that 'honesty is medicine' and why he's drawn to podcasts that delve into the human psych from leaders such as Russell Brand and Brené Brown. Laura and Jordan also talk about cancel culture, the evolution of celebrity and why Jordan has resorted to chatting with his dog in lockdown!

    Podcasts in this episode include:
    WHOLE TRUTH
    Killing It
    Unlocking Us with Brené Brown
    The Adam Buxton Podcast
    Under the Skin with Russell Brand is available every week only on Luminary:
    luminary.link/russell

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    • 51 min
    Munroe Bergdorf

    Munroe Bergdorf

    On today's episode of Castaway, Laura welcomes transgender activist, model and journalist Munroe Bergdorf. In this conversation, Munroe tells Laura about finding her voice and using it to fight against unfair judgements of women, as well as why Gurls Talk Podcast host Adwoa Aboah has been a big support to her. Munroe's podcast choices reveal her fascination with cults and the people who find themselves becoming cult leaders, as well as her view on Tiger King's Carole Baskin (...and spoiler alert, it may not be what you think...!)

    Podcasts in this episode include:
    Gurls Talk
    Feminists Don't Wear Pink
    Cults
    This is Actually Happening
    Joe Exotic: Tiger King

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    • 47 min
    Frankie Bridge

    Frankie Bridge

    This week on Castaway, Laura chats to podcaster, bestselling author of 'Open', member of The Saturdays and presenter, Frankie Bridge. Frankie chats about her TikTok sessions with husband Wayne during this time at home, as well as how she, like the rest of us, can find herself negatively comparing herself to others on social media. Laura and Frankie also speak about how Frankie's band mate Mollie was her first guest on her own podcast 'Open Mind' and how Mollie has been a massive support to Frankie when she had mental health struggles on tour. With some brilliant recommendations of 'Teenage Mixtape' with Joel Dommett and Steve Dunne, and Giovanna Fletcher's 'Happy Mum Happy Baby' podcast, this is a refreshingly open conversation between two friends.

    Podcasts in this episode include:
    Serial
    Open Mind
    Happy Mum Happy Baby
    Teenage Mixtape
    Is It Just Me?
    Ctrl Alt Delete

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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
360 Ratings

360 Ratings

Coral Jupiter ,

The Best Chats

Love this podcast, the interaction with guests is great leading to some really interesting and lovely conversations. The best chats are the more personally revealing, open and honest, Dame Kelly Holmes episode particularly. Well worth a listen, one of the best podcasts available and also provides recommendations for other podcasts.

louisetinylou ,

Really enjoying it!!!

Really enjoying this. I’ve just started listening to podcasts, most of which were recommended to me by my husband. So it’s nice to get some other recommendations. Laura is a great interviewer. I really enjoy the rapport she has with her guests. The conversation feels very natural. A pleasure to listen to.

Dance no1 ,

Love it

This podcast is truly amazing and inspirational I’d Never listened to a podcast before this the guests on here are always amazing I listen to this podcast while on walks I really recommend this podcast it’s so inspirational and amazing I love it so much

Thank you Laura ❤️xx

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