155 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
    • 4.7, 4.2K 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.

    152. Drain "Snask" and Discount Tattoos, with Sofie Hagen

    152. Drain "Snask" and Discount Tattoos, with Sofie Hagen

    This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane are joined by comedian Sofie Hagen.

    Sofie talks to Fi and Jane about her home country of Denmark, attitudes toward fatness, discount tattoos, leaky ceilings and her slightly unusual method of moving to the UK.

    Before Sofie logged in... Jane has a niche public service announcement, Fi weighs up a quiz show appearance and there's some impromptu stair excercise.

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

    • 51 min
    151. The Power Drill of Normality, with Krishnan Guru-Murthy

    151. The Power Drill of Normality, with Krishnan Guru-Murthy

    This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane are joined by Channel 4 News presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy.

    Krishnan checks in with Fi and Jane after an early morning hosting 5live Breakfast. He talks them through a morning news meeting, confesses why he wouldn't make a good doctor and is subject to a bit of Glover-Tracing.

    After chatting to Krishnan, Fi and Jane head out to take in the city. They learn about Swedish laundry and there's even a chance encounter with the head of the global 'Up Yours, Corona!' campaign, Greg James.

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

    • 53 min
    150. Slight Drizzle and Ironic Ennui, back on the Piazza.

    150. Slight Drizzle and Ironic Ennui, back on the Piazza.

    After a long time apart, Fi and Jane are finally reunited for this week's edition of the Fortunately podcast.

    Together once again, they use opportunity to go through some of their favourite emails from listeners. Missives cover topics including creaky bra syndrome, solo clappers, mediocrity and orchestras in Austria. There's also something for those of us that have missed the usual action from SW19 this summer.

    Before they dive into the postbag, Fi and Jane have the chance to do some good old fashioned celeb-catching on the Piazza. They manage to snare Fortunately favourite Amol Rajan, who shares some details about his sock pile.

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

    • 43 min
    149. Short A's and Slovakian Loves with Jacob Hawley

    149. Short A's and Slovakian Loves with Jacob Hawley

    This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane chat with comedian and podcast host Jacob Hawley.

    The presenter of Jacob Hawley's Job Centre checks in with the ladies and breaks the news of his impending fatherhood. This gives them a chance to offer some sage parenting advice. He also takes them on a journey through his youth, including rap groups in the Stevenage area and lost loves in Faliraki.

    In addition, there is a look back to Tomorrow's World, an insight into young Fi's work ethic and Jane has something else to say about ears.

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

    • 51 min
    148. Outrageously Glittery Earwax with Dotty

    148. Outrageously Glittery Earwax with Dotty

    Fi and Jane are joined by Ashley 'Dotty' Charles the 1Xtra DJ now turned author who has already managed to change Jane's life. They talk social media rage, outrage and the perils and dangers of en suite bathrooms.
    The ladies also catch up on the avalanche of interest in earwax and how best to remove it and Jane drops another thunderous name as they discuss the fitness of former PMs.

    • 51 min
    147. Benchmark Society with James Haskell

    147. Benchmark Society with James Haskell

    This week on Fortunately, former England Rugby International James Haskell lines up with Fi and Jane.

    James joins the podcast from his conservatory to spill the beans on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, discuss his alternative career ambitions and champion the merits of elevenses.

    Before James ran through the Fortunately tunnel, Fi and Jane received an update on ball pool cleaning and there's a historical press up challenge.

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

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
4.2K Ratings

4.2K Ratings

ElipetLangs ,

Fun & giggles

You’ve made me laugh out loud during an emotional quarantine waiting to see my elderly parents, when doing the wedding when I feel I should be sitting on a beach and on long walks when feeling a bit blue. Thank you for your witty chat and lots of normality.

VicPlum37 ,

My favourite hour of the week

I always do a 10k Jog once a week and I save my one hour of Fi and Jane for this. I love just hearing them chat about anything & everything and bursting out laughing as I run along. Long may they want to do it. Hilarious

chopsiey ,

The atmosphere is less jolly.

Love this from the moment I was introduced to it. But I feel maybe lockdown is getting to these two. There seems to be a bit of tension. Also the last few guests have been very tedious.

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