197 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 • 245 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.

    194. Hot Hair Masks and Lasandwiches, with your Emails

    194. Hot Hair Masks and Lasandwiches, with your Emails

    This week on the podcast, Fi and Jane choose some of their favourite listener emails from the past few weeks. They coalesce in London's Regent's Park to catch up on exciting developments from the Euros and Jane's skip. The two of them then pick out a few choice emails before Fi has to head off to the dental hygienist. Correspondence includes insights from the courtroom, a handsome Derek and divine delivery apps.

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

    • 40 min
    193. Carcassonne in Platform Shoes, with novelist Kate Mosse

    193. Carcassonne in Platform Shoes, with novelist Kate Mosse

    This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane chat to novelist Kate Mosse. The author of 'Labyrinth' and 'Sepulchre' joins the podcast to discuss her memoir on caring, 'An Extra Pair of Hands', which talks about her experience as a carer in a multi-generational household. Kate also offers a lesson on French etymology and the three of them choose a soundtrack for the BBC's home for the infirm and impartial. Before Kate there's clean steps, old shorts and a skip arriving imminently.

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

    • 54 min
    192. Elvis Ambivalence and Stallion Concierges, with Alastair Campbell

    192. Elvis Ambivalence and Stallion Concierges, with Alastair Campbell

    This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane are joined by political strategist and author Alastair Campbell. The former No.10 insider discusses his book 'Living Better: How I Learned to Survive Depression', which explores mental illness in a family. Alastair also describes his perfect macho photoshoot, professes the importance of jam jars and offers to put a good word in with ol' Tony. Before Alastair logged in there's fuzzy forks, leftover wax and moon births.

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

    • 55 min
    191. The Paperwork of Space with Scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock

    191. The Paperwork of Space with Scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock

    This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane chat to space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock. The Sky at Night Presenter discusses multigenerational voyages, the power of the moon and she also ponders why Jane's food tastes better after a few hours in the fridge. Before Maggie arrives there is an apology seminar and a new way to tell someone to take it easy.

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

    • 56 min
    190. Drive In Volcanos and Platters that Matter, with Jon Holmes

    190. Drive In Volcanos and Platters that Matter, with Jon Holmes

    This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane are joined by the writer, presenter and comedian Jon Holmes. Jon tells them about his latest podcast, Cold Case Crime Cuts, a spoof on true crime that investigates hit songs. He also chats about his audio bending Radio 4 series The Skewer, hospital radio portacabins and his grandest achievement as a travel writer. Before Jon beams in, there's chair jeopardy and a listener reveals what Fi is like when she's off duty.

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

    • 53 min
    189. Born at 42, with Richard Osman

    189. Born at 42, with Richard Osman

    This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane chat to presenter and writer Richard Osman. The Pointless and House of Games presenter joins them to discuss his novel The Thursday Murder Club. He also talks to them about perspectives on ageing, consoling quiz contestants and who might win a Garvey v Glover wrestling match. Prior to Richard's arrival there's reports from the vanguard of fashion and a new arrival on Fi's windowsill.

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

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
245 Ratings

245 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.

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.

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!

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