127 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

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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.

    124. Mates on a Plate with Dani Dyer

    124. Mates on a Plate with Dani Dyer

    Fi and Jane crack on with another episode of Fortunately and with them this time is Love Island star Dani Dyer.

    Dani gives two of them a guide to living their best lives, including how to look after your eyelashes and being less harsh on yourself. They chat about the opportunities and problems of appearing on reality TV and what it was like to grow up with an East End acting icon as a Dad.

    Before Dani arrives Fi and Jane assess their chances of becoming Director General and/or Bake Off presenter. There's also two games to play: Create Your Own Royal Expert and What's the Earliest Time You've Had a Bath?

    • 45 min
    123. Aerobicising with Dr Rangan Chatterjee

    123. Aerobicising with Dr Rangan Chatterjee

    Mid January blues setting in? Those New Year's exercise routines starting to waiver? Fear not, Fi and Jane have just the person to help you out.

    This week, Fortunately has an appointment with Dr Rangan Chatterjee. Jane is ready in her sweatpants, fresh from hitting her step target. Fear not though fitness sceptics - Fi is on hand to ask if the buzz about getting fit at this time of year really is all that.

    Once Rangan arrives, they discuss how to break bad health habits all year round, Jane probes the doctor about sheds and Rangan estimates how many roast potatoes he eats in one sitting.

    And before he arrives... Dominic Cummings' builder's bottom, what to do with old panettones and a bit of a ding dong about the word 'hero'.

    • 44 min
    122. Taking Transmitters with Scott Mills

    122. Taking Transmitters with Scott Mills

    It's the first episode of a new series and star DJ Scott Mills pops down to the BBC Media Cafe to see Fi and Jane.

    Ready to jump into 2020 Fi and Jane return to for a new series of the Fortunately Podcast. Jane is armed with bagels and kale. They catch up on the festive season, sharing their highlights (and lowlights). There's also a mention of some peculiar driving habits and the ladies form a new business idea.

    Once Scott arrives the two of them quiz him on his career, including his stint as the UK's youngest commercial radio DJ. There's discussion of motorway services on the M3, insights on how to DJ across the networks and expert Eurovision predictions.

    • 48 min
    121. On the Hummus Cusp with Amy Lamé

    121. On the Hummus Cusp with Amy Lamé

    Fi and Jane meet Night Czar Amy Lamé for the final episode before Christmas.

    The ladies head down to London's City Hall to meet Amy to chat about her role as London's Night Czar. Faced with the tricky challenge of two home birds, Amy tries to tailor the perfect night out for Jane and reminisces about Fi the party animal. There's also a dip related revelation from Jane and requests are put in for Amy's 6Music Breakfast Show over Christmas.

    Before they're called up to the Czar's Office, Fi and Jane imagine an intergalactic Radio 4, compare Strictly contestants with stars of Little Women...and Fi discloses what made her watch the same episode of Masterchef three times in a row.

    • 47 min
    120. Tahini Dribble with Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené

    120. Tahini Dribble with Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené

    This week, Fi and Jane are joined by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené, authors of the Slay In Your Lane, the bestselling guide to life for Black British women.

    First up: Fi and Jane's conversation ranges from Jane's shockingly relaxed approach to the festive season to an big question about ladders. The ladies also reveal a very big interview they have coming up with a real radio legend.

    In the second half, over a cup of tea Elizabeth and Yomi talk education, the working world, friendship and approaching being inclusive.

    • 42 min
    119. How to Lose a Tail with Tom Bradby

    119. How to Lose a Tail with Tom Bradby

    Presenter of ITV News and novellist Tom Bradby pays a visit to the BBC to see Fi and Jane.

    They chat about his most recent book Secret Service, election night and the Royal Family after Tom's recent documentary with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. He also discusses experiencing insomnia and taking care of his mental health.

    Before Tom's arrival: Fi talks about a singing career in the family and Jane's smoke alarm needs changing.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

Harry NEP ,

Dr Rogan Chatterjee

Bit late to the party with your very entertaining podcast Fortunately though enjoying catching up! Your recent episode with you both ‘lusting’ after Dr Rogan Chatterjee (btw I don’t blame you!) had me laughing out loud and really cheered me up on a damp grey January afternoon - thank you!

Gamerzingo ,

A happy road trip

Solo return car journey London to Norwich with Fi & Jane and guests Ian, Frank, Emily, Kirsty, Frank, Maxine, Dotun and Gyles had me laughing out loud not to mention JP’s gibbing in. Treasures 👍❤️

LondonerInTheShire ,

Still enjoyable but....

Starting to sound a teeny weeny bit smug occasionally which is irritating especially when they bang on about how long they’ve (and other broadcasters they interview) have worked in broadcasting journalism and for the BBC... zzzzz. I liked it when Jane talked about the vet she fancied and her cat.

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