210 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 • 96 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.

    207. Soup Making and Self-Pleasure, with Poppy Jay and Rubina Pabani

    207. Soup Making and Self-Pleasure, with Poppy Jay and Rubina Pabani

    This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane chat to Poppy Jay and Rubina Pabani, hosts of Brown Girls Do It Too on the BBC Asian Network. Poppy and Rubina's award -winning podcast discusses sex as a British Asian woman. They tell Fi and Jane about breaking taboos, negotiating generation gaps and translating Harry Potter. Fi and Jane then make a triumphant return to the piazza, where there's Women of the Year envy and matrimonial conundrums.

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

    • 50 min
    206. Sadé Singalongs and Glastonbury Tor, with Africa Correspondent Andrew Harding

    206. Sadé Singalongs and Glastonbury Tor, with Africa Correspondent Andrew Harding

    This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane welcome BBC Africa Correspondent Andrew Harding onto the podcast. Andrew gives them the lowdown on his new Radio 4 series 'Poison', which tells the story of South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma and his book 'These Are Not Gentle People', the basis for the podcast Bloodlands. Andrew also gives Fi and Jane an insight into the contents of his pockets and where to find the best food in the world. Before Andrew's admitted to the meeting, Jane's gone cold turkey on caffeine and Fi learns that actual turkeys aren't planted.

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

    • 50 min
    205. Paddling Pools and Remaining Desirable, with your Emails.

    205. Paddling Pools and Remaining Desirable, with your Emails.

    On this week's edition of the Fortunately podcast, Fi and Jane rifle through some interesting listener emails from the past month. Correspondences cover DIY mishaps, whip rounds for babies, international goodbyes and much much more. Before they get to the missives Fi and Jane reveal their long awaited opinions on ABBA's holographic revival.

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

    • 46 min
    204. Cheese Blindness and Fictional Keiths, with Mary Ann Sieghart

    204. Cheese Blindness and Fictional Keiths, with Mary Ann Sieghart

    Fi is at home and Jane is at Broadcasting House for this week's Fortunately podcast. Their guest is the journalist and presenter Mary Ann Sieghart. Mary Ann speaks to them about her new book 'The Authority Gap: Why Women Are Still Taken Less Seriously Than Men, and What We Can Do About It.' Expect interesting insights on workplace challenges, Canadian knitting and party name stickers. Before Mary Ann arrives Jane is lacking Saturday night antics and Fi suspects her of espionage.

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

    • 50 min
    203. Collar Bone to Bellybutton, with Ugo Monye

    203. Collar Bone to Bellybutton, with Ugo Monye

    This week the Question of Sport captain and Strictly contestant Ugo Monye shimmies into the Fortunately podcast to chat to Fi and Jane. The former England Rugby International beams in from the Strictly Come Dancing rehearsal room in a top secret location. He tells Garvey and Glover about his experience so far as well as his new job on the legendary quiz show. Expect tales of costumes, missing boots and poor eyesight. Before Ugo's entrance we head to the Artic Circle via Didcot Parkway.

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

    • 50 min
    202. Cold Showers and Bicycle Blunders, with Michael Mosley

    202. Cold Showers and Bicycle Blunders, with Michael Mosley

    In this edition of the Fortunately podcast, Fi and Jane have an appointment with broadcaster and former doctor Michael Mosley. Michael tells Garvey and Glover about his podcast Just One Thing, which is back for another series to give us some handy health tips. He also takes questions on late-night cheese, one-legged tooth brushing and fictional physicians. Before Michael arrives, Jane has a new Two Ronnies-inspired format for the podcast and Fi battles the Indian summer.

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

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
96 Ratings

96 Ratings

Tiny Beavs ,

Love it!

I look forward to listening to this every Saturday! Love it.

will any nickname work ,

Guests ... oh-oh...

Love the show - need it - but the pretentiousness if guests like Yolanda Brown really tempts me to stop listening.

mzcork ,

Fortunately

I love listening to these ladies but ..unfortunately .. can’t stand the perpetual background din of the out of studio recording. pure torture. Such a shame as they are both brilliant.

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