163 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
    • 4.8 • 214 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.

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    The Joe Wicks Podcast: Teaser Episode

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    • 10 min
    159. Propelling Cobwebs and Twisting Rivers, with Annie Nightingale

    159. Propelling Cobwebs and Twisting Rivers, with Annie Nightingale

    This week on the podcast, Fi and Jane chat to broadcaster, DJ and radio superstar Annie Nightingale. The Radio 1 presenter speaks tells them about why she's a night owl rather than a morning lark, what's she's looking for in a record and they reminisce about the millennium bug. Before they connect to Annie, Fi and Jane compare catalogue purchases and there's whisper of a new member of the Garvey household.

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

    • 49 min
    158. Stewed Fruit and Sensuality with Monty Don

    158. Stewed Fruit and Sensuality with Monty Don

    This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane are joined by garden writer broadcaster Monty Don. Monty speaks to Fi and Jane about making a difference with small things, his penchant for scarves, how we're affected by the seasons and his favourite spade. Before they headed onto the virtual grass to meet Monty, Jane and Fi's topics include pets, self obsession and pin ups.

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

    • 50 min
    157. Fresh Indignation and Interrailing with Ruth Jones

    157. Fresh Indignation and Interrailing with Ruth Jones

    This week on the podcast, Fi and Jane chat to actor, writer and Gavin and Stacey star Ruth Jones. Ruth reminisces about her days as Head Girl, discusses Nessa's ovulation and talks us through her new book Us Three, which is all about female friendship. Before Ruth's arrival...Fi quizzed Jane on her recent bit of big news and the two of them head back to Freshers' Week.

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

    • 56 min
    156. Loving Pond Life with Will Young

    156. Loving Pond Life with Will Young

    This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane speak to singer Will Young. Joining them live from his parked car, Will discusses his experiences of life as a gay man, his feelings of shame, his dream guest appearance on The Archers and his growing canine family. Before Will turns up in his motor, there's an appraisal of chess grandmasters as dinner party guests and a Sunday morning TV face off.

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

    • 54 min
    155. Curvy Commas and Flannels Delivered with Nesrine Malik

    155. Curvy Commas and Flannels Delivered with Nesrine Malik

    Fi Glover and Jane Garvey are back at it again with the Fortunately podcast. Their guest this week is columnist Nesrine Malik. Nesrine talks to Fi and Jane about current narratives on political and social issues, how they come about and how they can change. In addition there's surf schools, salads and thoughts on the coming season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.

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

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
214 Ratings

214 Ratings

beanburgers ,

These 2!

Just so much fun!!!!

Mumm G ,

Mental vacation everyday🙌🏼

From Southern California. I’ve been a fan of Women’s Hours for years. Jane’s voice relaxes me. So happy to discover this podcast. Love to listen to their chit chat. Random at times which is just like me & friends.

haigc6 ,

Love the company

I’ve just found your podcast. British born American raised. I have loved the company during the lockdown and the distraction from the very heavy events of the day. Heard your angst about not discussing the George Floyd killing and the protests. I didn’t mind. It’s not a news show. I have participated in the protests and don’t think ill of you. Good to do some soul searching but no reason to beat yourself up. Thanks for offering me a window into your lives.

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