183 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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    • 4.8 • 234 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.

    Martian Sandwiches and Mob Weddings, with Nick Bryant

    Martian Sandwiches and Mob Weddings, with Nick Bryant

    This week Fi Glover and Jane Garvey are joined by BBC New York Correspondent, Nick Bryant. Nick takes Fi and Jane back to relive their own experiences of the big apple. He also gives the lowdown on his last four years of 'heavy metal' reporting and how it built into his new book When America Stopped Being Great. Before Nick dialled in from the NYC studio there's post-lockdown lists, War of the Worlds singalongs and some cinematic revisionism.

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

    • 53 min
    We're All Wanging On, with Nicky Campbell

    We're All Wanging On, with Nicky Campbell

    This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane are joined by presenter Nicky Campbell. The 5Live Breakfast Show and Long Lost Family presenter talks about his new book One of the Family, which explores his own life experiences and the importance of his dog Maxwell. There's also a special guest appearance from his wife, Radio 4's Tina Ritchie. Nicky may be the man for The Big Questions but before he turns up the important topics broached by Fi and Jane include parallel universes, alien life, skiffle bands and broody photos.

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

    • 56 min
    Now That's What I Call Lockdown 43, with Ayesha Hazarika

    Now That's What I Call Lockdown 43, with Ayesha Hazarika

    This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane are joined by broadcaster, journalist and political commentator Ayesha Hazarika. The Times Radio presenter reflects on her time in the heart of government, confesses some of her late night browsing and talks about her latest role as a Saturday night royal commentator. At the beginning of the podcast there's snowy Russian romance, courtroom battles and world leader torso trends.

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

    • 52 min
    177. Loving that Bass and Reading the Journals, with YolanDa Brown

    177. Loving that Bass and Reading the Journals, with YolanDa Brown

    This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane speak to musician and broadcaster YolanDa Brown. The radio presenter and CBeebies star discusses her show and album YolanDa's Band Jam. YolanDa also talks about her time as a scholar of operations management, her favourite hob and why she is jealous of Fi's oboe skills. At the beginning of the podcast there's recommendation refuseniks and a Calais confessional.

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

    • 50 min
    176. Pantechnicons and Disco Infernos with Katya Adler

    176. Pantechnicons and Disco Infernos with Katya Adler

    Fi Glover and Jane Garvey chat to BBC Europe Editor Katya Adler. Katya comes live from Brussels to give the lowdown from across the channel and tell us about her latest Radio 4 series Dante 2021, which explores what we can learn from the famous Italian poet. Before Katya descends into the Fortunately circle of hell there is Iron Age surveying, small trucking and morning groans.

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

    • 51 min
    175. Influencing Mole Rats, with Tom Allen

    175. Influencing Mole Rats, with Tom Allen

    This week on Fortunately, Fi Glover and Jane Garvey chat to comedian Tom Allen. The presenter of Bake Off: An Extra Slice joins Garvey and Glover to talk growing up in Bromley and writing about it for his book No Shame. The three of them also discuss dinner table expectations, sartorial etiquette, speaking French and of course, cake. Before Tom there's virtual cookalongs, tunnel mysteries and a new way for the BBC to save some cash.

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

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
234 Ratings

234 Ratings

Lesli_e ,

The bat one!!!

I should have written this long ago- a perfect podcast for our times. I’m listening to an episode where they read and discuss an email from a listener about her bat rehabber’s time standing in line at a store, when a bat pops out of her cleavage and hisses, whereupon the friend proceeds to feed it mashed up worms. I no longer know if it’s standing on line, standing in line? When I came to New York City in the 70’s, I recall being shocked, shocked at the term everyone used for cueing up, it being different from the rest of the country. Anyway, you see what I mean.

LouiseSh87 ,

Just lovely

Fi and Jane, you are national treasures. Matters up for discussion are sometimes serious, often trivial, but always entertaining. The hosts’ affection for each other seems very genuine. They are both funny, intelligent and humble. This podcast is deeply comforting, I’ve been so grateful for it during this strange and challenging year. Thank you!

beanburgers ,

These 2!

Just so much fun!!!!

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