250 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 Radio 4

    • Comedy
    • 4.8 • 278 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.

    247. Three Paying Punters, with Trevor Nelson

    247. Three Paying Punters, with Trevor Nelson

    The Fortunately podcast this week welcomes legendary broadcaster and DJ Trevor Nelson. Trevor currently can be heard on BBC Radio 2 Mon -Thurs 10pm 12am and 1Xtra Sundays 11am. Trevor talks to Fi and Jane about getting established on the DJ circuit, his time on pirate radio and the trials of covering Pop Master. Before Trevor logs on there's undiscovered security tags, mind-changing staircases and ghostly Prime Ministers.

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

    • 49 min
    246. Opaque Tights and Oboe Hotlines, with Your Emails

    246. Opaque Tights and Oboe Hotlines, with Your Emails

    This week on the podcast, Fi Glover and Jane Garvey take a moment to reflect on events and hear from listeners on their experiences. Fi and Jane reveal slightly odd situation they were in when they learnt of the death of the Queen and share their thoughts on the last few days' viewing. Listener missives come from international classrooms, the anti-curtsy campaign office, cardboard cutting piles and pun-heavy feline establishments.

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

    • 48 min
    245. Being a Conduit and Converting Fahrenheit, with Justin Webb

    245. Being a Conduit and Converting Fahrenheit, with Justin Webb

    This episode was recorded before the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

    This week on the Fortunately Podcast, Fi Glover and Jane Garvey are joined by the Today Programme's Justin Webb. Justin discusses his memoir The Gift of Radio, about growing up in unusual circumstances and how society has changed over the decades. Justin also offers some insight on helming the Radio 4 institution and how to get your shirt fixed at a fancy hotel. Before Justin there's Cat Cafe analysis and afterwards some guidance on sending off a sample.

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

    • 1 hr
    244. Angeluses and Places for Guff, with Louise O'Neill

    244. Angeluses and Places for Guff, with Louise O'Neill

    This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane welcome along the writer Louise O'Neill. The Irish author joins Fi and Jane to discuss her latest book Idol, exploring the worlds of online influencers and complicated female friendships. Louise also attempts to work out if she is related to Jane, thinks about the biggest influencers in her life and talks Fi and Jane through an RTE broadcast tradition. Before Louise logs on there's Balloon Debates, Fi remembers a date that didn't work out and Jane has had enough of hard boiled eggs.

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

    • 58 min
    243. 200lbs of Shingle and Burnt Sausage Barbecues, with Ricky Ross

    243. 200lbs of Shingle and Burnt Sausage Barbecues, with Ricky Ross

    This week on the Fortunately podcast, Fi and Jane are back from holidays and are joined by singer and broadcaster Ricky Ross. Now a presenter on BBC Scotland, Ricky Ross is the lead singer of Deacon Blue, and he shares stories from his new memoir Walking Back Home. He talks about following his faith whilst living the life of a rockstar, and all three discuss what makes a good interview with a musician. Ricky also explains just why he never went to a barbecue at Bruce Springsteen's house. Before he arrives, Fi and Jane discuss breakfast buffets, saving sun loungers and feelings you're not supposed to have.

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

    • 58 min
    242. Pews for the Deeply Cynical, with Your Emails

    242. Pews for the Deeply Cynical, with Your Emails

    This week on the Fortunately podcast, Fi and Jane choose some of their favourite listener emails from the past few weeks. As it's the last episode before a summer break, there are some book recommendations too. Emails cover a host of topics including the male menopause, views from the pulpit, tales from local council phone handlers and there's a very interesting parcel to open.

    Authors & Books mentioned:
    Meg Mason - Sorrow and Bliss
    Jane Harper
    Chris Hammer
    Julia Boyd - Travellers in the Third Reich, A Village in the Third Reich
    Viola Davis - Finding Me: A Memoir
    Nora Ephron - I Feel Bad About My Neck, Crazy Salad: Some Things About Women
    Maggie O’Farrell
    Richard Yates - Revolutionary Road
    Nevil Shute - On the Beach, A Town Like Alice
    Peter Papathanasiou -The Stoning
    Abi Morgan - This Is Not a Pity Memoir
    Abi Dare - The Girl with the Louding Voice
    Lucy Caldwell - Intimacies
    Amor Towles - Gentleman in Moscow, Rules of Civility, The Lincoln Highway

    Fortunately returns Friday 26th August 2022

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

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
278 Ratings

278 Ratings

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Like chatting with friends

Love this podcast- honestly feels like I’ve popped round for a cup of tea with some friends. Great interviews - great insights - great laughs - Thanks for keeping me company on my walks - Sam in Illinois

Doodlecrab ,

On Wisconsin

Hello, Fi and Jane,
A note of appreciation to you from a podcast listener in Wisconsin, USA.
Thank you for your insights and good humor, especially good for helping make it through the long winter.
From an avid listener.
Barbara

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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!

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