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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.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 129 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.

    Dolly Alderton

    Dolly Alderton

    We're wrapping up this season with an incredibly influential podcaster and author Dolly Alderton. Before announcing the end of the much-loved show The High Low, Laura had a chance to pick the brains of one of the most successful British podcast hosts about what podcasts she loves to listen to - from Fortunately with Fi and Jane - to the lighthearted Adam Buxton Podcast. Laura also speaks with Dolly about her her most recent novel - Ghosts. A warm, interesting and eloquent conversation between two podcast lovers. Podcasts in this episode include: Fortunately with Fi and Jane The High Low Guys we f****d Here's The Thing Soul Music The Adam Buxton Podcast
     
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    • 42 min
    Joss Stone

    Joss Stone

    In this week's episode of CASTaway, Laura welcomes Joss Stone - host of her debut podcast series A Cuppa Happy. Following a hugely successful music career and a world tour, Joss has now turned to podcasting interviewing the likes of Boy George and Wim Hof and unpicking what it is to be happy. Joss also shares some of her podcast favourites, including the likes of The Deliciously Ella Podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience and Stuff You Should Know - this episode has something for you all! Podcasts in this episode include: Stuff You Should Know with Chuck and Josh - Carrots Episode A Cuppa Happy The Joe Rogan Experience The Deliciously Ella Podcast
     
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    • 41 min
    Emma Gannon

    Emma Gannon

    Today Laura is joined by OG podcaster, author and journalist - Emma Gannon. Emma started out the hugely popular Ctrl Alt Delete podcast back in 2016 and has been interviewing guests such as Elizabeth Gilbert, Ava DuVernay and Gillian Anderson on their careers and the choices they have made ever since. From the wonderfully warm and conversational shows like Nobody Panic to the thought provoking like Brene Brown's Unlocking Us and In Writing with Hattie Crisell, Emma shares the podcasts that saw her through this very strange year. Laura and Emma also chat about Emma's brilliant debut novel - Olive. Podcasts in this episode include: Nobody Panic Call Your Girlfriend Unlocking Us - Brene Brown Awards Chatter podcast In Writing - Hattie Crisell
     
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    • 59 min
    Evanna Lynch

    Evanna Lynch

    You might know our guest from her break out role as Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter - and more recently, host of The Chickpeeps podcast. Laura is joined by fellow Irishwoman Evanna Lynch. Evanna’s recommendations are wonderfully varied including Not Today, Thank You with Jake Yapp, Juliet Allen in Authentic Sex and The Yikes Podcast with Mikaela Loach and Jo Becker - that talk about all those Yikes moments going on in the world right now. Laura and Evanna also chat about her vegan podcast The Chickpeeps which has had the likes of Fearne Cotton and fellow Harry Potter actress Bonnie Wright share their passion for plant-based. Podcasts in this episode include: The Chickpeeps The Yikes Podcast Not Today, Thank You by Jake Yapp Authentic Sex by Juliet Allen My Dad Wrote A Porno The Blindboy Podcast Anna Farris Unqualified
     
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    • 48 min
    Jessie Ware

    Jessie Ware

    In this episode, Laura is joined by singer-songwriter, podcast royalty and co-host of the Table Manners podcast - Jessie Ware. The pair discuss what inspired Jessie to start the podcast as well as how the podcast has became an outlet from her music. Jessie talks about the podcasts she listened to whilst in lockdown, including Dolly Parton’s America as well as other prolific podcasts like such as The Guilty Feminist, Scroobius Pip’s Distraction Pieces, Human by Jess Mills and How To Fail with Elizabeth Day. Podcasts in this episode includes: Table Manners Dolly Parton’s America Keep It! The Guilty Feminist Distraction Pieces Human with Jess Mills How To Fail with Elizabeth Day
     
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    • 52 min
    Irene Agbontaen

    Irene Agbontaen

    In this week’s episode, Laura is joined by podcaster and entrepreneur, Irene Agbontaen. Host of TTYA Talks (aka Taller Than Your Average) Irene started the podcast back in 2015 as “an inclusive space for the excluded girl”. Together Laura and Irene talk about 2020 being a transformational year in light of the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as some of Irene's favourite black hosted podcasts. Irene's choices includes the hilarious Receipts Podcast, the prolific ancillary podcast to Reni Eddo Lodge’s book About Race podcast and the New York based culture podcast The Read with Kid Fury and Crissle West.

    Podcasts referenced in the conversation includes:
    TTYA Talks
    Receipts Podcast
    About Race with Rene Eddo Lodge
    The Read  
     
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
129 Ratings

129 Ratings

Shelly/Chelle/Michelle/Oi you! ,

A Podcast to make me like Podcasts

I always struggle to find podcasts that keep my attention, I usually switch off a couple of minutes in and never know what’s been said. Castaway is keeping me gripped from start to finish, love it!!

Ash0p ,

Love it!

I have only just discovered cast away but I absolutely love it. I have been really struggling to get out for my walks lately but once I have cast away on it’s away we go 😊

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Great listen would highly recommend !!!!

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