221 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.

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    • Comedy
    • 4.8 • 262 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.

    218. Mind the Camembert! With Liza Tarbuck

    218. Mind the Camembert! With Liza Tarbuck

    Fi and Jane kick off a new series with the actor and broadcaster Liza Tarbuck. Liza shares the philosophy behind her wildly popular Radio 2 show, stories from growing up with her dad, Jimmy & mum Pauline, and her go-to TV dinner. Meanwhile, to the delight of her cat Dora, Jane has the decorators in and Fi outs her dog Nancy as a festive mischief maker.

    • 48 min
    217. Racily Adding Sweetcorn, with Clare Balding and Alice Arnold

    217. Racily Adding Sweetcorn, with Clare Balding and Alice Arnold

    In a special Christmas Day edition of the podcast, Fi Glover and Jane Garvey are joined by broadcasters and spouses Clare Balding and Alice Arnold. The four of them share a festive conversational meander, covering thoughts on their careers so far, a glimpse of Christmas in their household and reflections on the year gone by.

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

    • 51 min
    216. Another Way of Enjoying Kidneys, with Your Emails

    216. Another Way of Enjoying Kidneys, with Your Emails

    In this edition of Fortunately, Fi and Jane mark the end of the year by going through some of the best listener emails. Correspondence covers parliamentary operations, military jogging, literary ancestors and much much more.

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

    • 44 min
    215. Jackie Wilson and Jocky Wilson, with Jacqueline Wilson

    215. Jackie Wilson and Jocky Wilson, with Jacqueline Wilson

    Children's author Jacqueline Wilson joins this week's episode of the Fortunately podcast.

    • 52 min
    214. A Long Train to the Library, with Jon Ronson

    214. A Long Train to the Library, with Jon Ronson

    In a Fortunately first, the writer Jon Ronson joins Fi and Jane for his second appearance on the podcast. The author of So You've Been Publicly Shamed and host of The Last Days of August tells them about his new podcast Things Fell Apart, exploring tales form the culture wars. Before Jon zooms in, Jane has crane fantasies and there's a shout out to listeners currently having the snip.

    Things Fell Apart is available on BBC Sounds, where you can also hear an audiobook version of So You've Been Publicly Shamed. Get in touch: fortunately.podcast@bbc.co.uk

    • 56 min
    213. Wing-It Merchants and Italia 90, with Josh Widdicombe

    213. Wing-It Merchants and Italia 90, with Josh Widdicombe

    This week on the Fortunately podcast, Fi and Jane chat comedian Josh Widdicombe. The star of the Last Leg and host of the Parenting Hell podcast tells Fi and Jane what he learnt from a childhood of TV watching, chronicled in his book 'Watching Neighbours Twice A Day'. He also lifts the veil on Who Do You Think You Are? and looks back on an infamous moment in Gary Lineker's playing career.

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

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
262 Ratings

262 Ratings

bpheeee ,

Hi Miss Jane Garvey

AAAHHH!!!!!! My name is Jane! I can’t believe it! The moment I listened to it I was like, “the host’s name is Jane!” That’s sooooooo cool! Hi Miss Jane!

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!

USA2006 ,

Unsubscribed

Who oh why, are you Fi giving credence to the diatribe that is Meghan Markle. I was such a fan of you girls and accept that we are all entitled to our opinions and how we interpret information but you lost me with your empathy for someone who clearly duped you. Sadly an unsubscribed but will miss you two.

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