151 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, 4.1K 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.

    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
    146. Concious of Shrinking, with Emma Gannon

    146. Concious of Shrinking, with Emma Gannon

    This week on podcast, Fi and Jane chat to author, podcaster and blogger Emma Gannon.

    Fortunately fan Emma joins Garvey and Glover and tells them her move into the world of fiction with a new novel, Olive. Their discussion also includes generational approaches to lockdown, expectations for women as they go through life, caterpillars and getting your ears syringed.

    At the beginning of the podcast listeners offer their insights. Jane admires postie attire and Fi is dreaming of haircuts.

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

    • 50 min
    145. Scratchy Towels and Soft Play Areas with Elis James and John Robins

    145. Scratchy Towels and Soft Play Areas with Elis James and John Robins

    This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane welcome along BBC Radio 5Live's Elis James and John Robins.

    The Friday afternoon presenters and hosts of the How Do You Cope? podcast chat to Fi and Jane. The four of them discuss the changes to supermarket shopping, football behind closed doors, former TS Eliot Prize winners and the best way to dry your towels.

    Before Elis and John arrive Fi and Jane consider ways to cheer up the nation and ruminate on the possibility of alien life forms.

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

    • 55 min
    144. Motorway Services and Vegan Cheesecakes with Afua Hirsch

    144. Motorway Services and Vegan Cheesecakes with Afua Hirsch

    This week on the podcast Fi and Jane are joined by writer and broadcaster Afua Hirsch.

    The former barrister, journalist, podcast host and author of Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging discusses how conversations have changed in the wake of the recent protests against racial injustice across the world. Afua also talks about what she might do next if she were in Number 10, Fi goes through her CV and the three of them mull over charms of services stations.

    Before Afua joined the video call Fi and Jane go through some missives from around the world, there's an appraisal of a future boss and a glimpse inside Jane's wardrobe.

    Email us: fortunately.podcast@bbc.co.uk

    • 52 min
    143. Coach Trips and Blue Soups with Jay Rayner

    143. Coach Trips and Blue Soups with Jay Rayner

    This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane have a reservation with restaurant critic Jay Rayner.

    The Observer writer and Kitchen Cabinet presenter joins them to discuss foreign A&E trips, mixing baked beans with cold lettuce and his podcast Out To Lunch, in which Jay orders his interesting guests a meal delivered right to their door.

    Before Jay joins the table, Garvey and Glover have differing opinions about monarchs riding horses, Jane takes ownership of spilled coffee and there's an attempt to understand macroeconomic policy.

    GET IN TOUCH: fortunately.podcast@bbc.co.uk

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
4.1K Ratings

4.1K Ratings

fintry 1 ,

Makes me laugh

Hilarious and the description of jane as a retired heterosexual is sheer genius

Rusty Hobbs ,

Avid fan

Have listened for a couple of years and absolutely love the chatter - especially at the moment as they are so honest about how they are feeling regards the “new normal “
Just hope they go on the road again when possible and come to Brighton as I was so looking forward to going to see them

Poohlala ,

Late to the party!

I arrived late to the Fortunately podcast party but my am I making up for lost time! Love the banter Fi and Jane have and the subtle one liners for women of a certain age are priceless. The kirby grip quip early on at the very start of the podcasts still has me in stitches.
Ive got so many to catch up on. Love it

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