42 episodes

Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn want to solve your problems. Or try, at the very least. Join Marian and Tara as they dig into their own life experience to find advice for all of us. Marian Keyes is a multi award-winning writer, with a total of over 30 million of her books sold to date in 33 languages. Her close friend Tara Flynn is an actress, comedian, and writer. Together, these two friends have been through a lot, and now want to use their own life experience to help solve your biggest - and smallest - problems. From dilemmas about life, love and grief, to the perils of laundry or knowing what to say at a boring dinner, we'll find out what Marian and Tara would recommend...which might not solve the problem exactly, but will make us all feel a bit better. Got a problem you want Marian and Tara to solve? Email marianandtara@bbc.co.uk. Now You're Asking with Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn is produced by Steve Doherty. It is a Giddy Goat Production for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds.

Now You're Asking with Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn BBC Radio 4

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 92 Ratings

Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn want to solve your problems. Or try, at the very least. Join Marian and Tara as they dig into their own life experience to find advice for all of us. Marian Keyes is a multi award-winning writer, with a total of over 30 million of her books sold to date in 33 languages. Her close friend Tara Flynn is an actress, comedian, and writer. Together, these two friends have been through a lot, and now want to use their own life experience to help solve your biggest - and smallest - problems. From dilemmas about life, love and grief, to the perils of laundry or knowing what to say at a boring dinner, we'll find out what Marian and Tara would recommend...which might not solve the problem exactly, but will make us all feel a bit better. Got a problem you want Marian and Tara to solve? Email marianandtara@bbc.co.uk. Now You're Asking with Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn is produced by Steve Doherty. It is a Giddy Goat Production for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds.

    No Limits: Ep 10. Guilty Pleasures

    No Limits: Ep 10. Guilty Pleasures

    Now that Abba are cool again (what do you mean? They were always cool!) we dedicate a whole episode edition of No Limits to deride the idea of a 'guilty pleasure'. Are you guilty of 'contempt prior to investigation'? We really hope not but Marian and Tara might give you a thing or two to think about, if you are.
    Each week for this series of 10 mini-podcasts, Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn take one email from a listener to spotlight with, perhaps, a little less diplomacy that they might muster in the full versions of their popular problem-busting podcast, Now You're Asking. It's a hard and fast snapshot of their take on an issue or problem.
    It's Now You're Asking with a little salt in the caramel - all the more tasty for being bite-sized!
    Producer: Steve Doherty
    A Giddy Goat Production

    • 8 min
    No Limits: Ep 9. Threesome

    No Limits: Ep 9. Threesome

    A female asker's husband has walked in, saw his wife hugging her female best friend, put two and two together ... made five and now all he wants is a threesome. What do Marian and Tara think of the whole business?
    Each week for this series of 10 mini-podcasts, Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn take one email from a listener to spotlight with, perhaps, a little less diplomacy that they might muster in the full versions of their popular problem-busting podcast, Now You're Asking. It's a hard and fast snapshot of their take on an issue or problem.
    It's Now You're Asking with a little salt in the caramel - all the more tasty for being bite-sized!
    Producer: Steve Doherty
    A Giddy Goat Production

    • 8 min
    No Limits: Ep 8. Gym Etiquette

    No Limits: Ep 8. Gym Etiquette

    Marian and Tara find that Alpha males get everywhere - especially on your nerves. Is someone hogging the gym equipment you want to use? Hey bro! Get off that machine.
    Each week for this series of 10 mini-podcasts, Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn take one email from a listener to spotlight with, perhaps, a little less diplomacy that they might muster in the full versions of their popular problem-busting podcast, Now You're Asking. It's a hard and fast snapshot of their take on an issue or problem.
    It's Now You're Asking with a little salt in the caramel - all the more tasty for being bite-sized!
    Producer: Steve Doherty
    A Giddy Goat Production

    • 8 min
    No Limits: Ep 7. Critical Mother

    No Limits: Ep 7. Critical Mother

    Throughout his life, the asker's mother has found time to criticise - and that all adds up. What can he do to heal those wounds? Marian and Tara bring their words of wisdom.
    Each week for this series of 10 mini-podcasts, Marian and Tara take one email from a listener to spotlight with, perhaps, a little less diplomacy that they might muster in the full versions of their popular problem-busting podcast, Now You're Asking. It's a hard and fast snapshot of their take on an issue or problem.
    It's Now You're Asking with a little salt in the caramel - all the more tasty for being bite-sized!
    Producer: Steve Doherty
    A Giddy Goat Production

    • 8 min
    No Limits: Ep 6. Lingerie

    No Limits: Ep 6. Lingerie

    Tara hates frilly lingerie and is not afraid to let her feelings be known in this edition of our spin-off podcast, No Limits.
    If they're scratchy and uncomfortable who exactly are they really for and why should women be expected to wear them as a 'special treat'?
    Each week for this series of 10 mini-podcasts, Marian and Tara take one email from a listener to spotlight with, perhaps, a little less diplomacy that they might muster in the full versions of their popular problem-busting podcast, Now You're Asking. It's a hard and fast snapshot of their take on an issue or problem.
    It's Now You're Asking with a little salt in the caramel - all the more tasty for being bite-sized!
    Producer: Steve Doherty
    A Giddy Goat Production

    • 8 min
    No Limits: Ep 5. Farting at pilates

    No Limits: Ep 5. Farting at pilates

    An otherwise enjoyable pilates class is interrupted by an unmistakable smell. All eyes turn on our asker - the only man in the room. Except it wasn't him. He doesn't want to point the finger but neither does he want to take the blame.
    Each week for this series of 10 mini-podcasts, Marian and Tara take one email from a listener to spotlight with, perhaps, a little less diplomacy that they might muster in the full versions of their popular problem-busting podcast, Now You're Asking. It's a hard and fast snapshot of their take on an issue or problem.
    It's Now You're Asking with a little salt in the caramel - all the more tasty for being bite-sized!
    Producer: Steve Doherty
    A Giddy Goat Production

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

Shelly shoes ,

All the stars

All the stars for Tara and Marian and the absolute big hug of comfort and laughs this podcast is.

Cristin ,

It’s Asker, not Oscar…

Tara and Marian are a tonic, thank goodness for them and three cheers to them also.

A nice balance of tongue in cheek observations, to useful and honest advice.

Also, every time they say “thank you Asker” I think Oscar… I know it’s not Oscar, but to me it always will be.

Thehoolalah ,

A lovely way to end a Sunday

I love this podcast. Both soothing voices that don’t talk over each other with great practical advice.

Can you create an episode soley dedicated to passive aggressive mother in laws?!

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