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Are you in search of your next fix of podcast recommendations? Look no further than the podCAST Castaway, the podcast about podcasts. Hosted by broadcaster, performer, chancer and podcast lover Laura Whitmore, Laura is on a mission to uncover the best podcasts out there by interviewing a celebrity guest every week about what they're listening to. Whether you're looking for podcasts about mental health, comedy, love, crime or your next fictional series to binge listen to, Laura's guests have got you covered.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 27 Ratings

Are you in search of your next fix of podcast recommendations? Look no further than the podCAST Castaway, the podcast about podcasts. Hosted by broadcaster, performer, chancer and podcast lover Laura Whitmore, Laura is on a mission to uncover the best podcasts out there by interviewing a celebrity guest every week about what they're listening to. Whether you're looking for podcasts about mental health, comedy, love, crime or your next fictional series to binge listen to, Laura's guests have got you covered.

    Jessie Ware

    Jessie Ware

    In this episode, Laura is joined by singer-songwriter, podcast royalty and co-host of the Table Manners podcast - Jessie Ware. The pair discuss what inspired Jessie to start the podcast as well as how the podcast has became an outlet from her music. Jessie talks about the podcasts she listened to whilst in lockdown, including Dolly Parton’s America as well as other prolific podcasts like such as The Guilty Feminist, Scroobius Pip’s Distraction Pieces, Human by Jess Mills and How To Fail with Elizabeth Day.

    Podcasts in this episode includes:
    Table Manners
    Dolly Parton’s America
    Keep It!
    The Guilty Feminist
    Distraction Pieces
    Human with Jess Mills
    How To Fail with Elizabeth Day

    • 51 min
    Irene Agbontaen

    Irene Agbontaen

    In this week’s episode, Laura is joined by podcaster and entrepreneur, Irene Agbontaen. Host of TTYA Talks (aka Taller Than Your Average) Irene started the podcast back in 2015 as “an inclusive space for the excluded girl”. Together Laura and Irene talk about 2020 being a transformational year in light of the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as some of Irene's favourite black hosted podcasts. Irene's choices includes the hilarious Receipts Podcast, the prolific ancillary podcast to Reni Eddo Lodge’s book About Race podcast and the New York based culture podcast The Read with Kid Fury and Crissle West.

    Podcasts referenced in the conversation includes:
    TTYA Talks
    Receipts Podcast
    About Race with Rene Eddo Lodge
    The Read  

    • 41 min
    Rosie Ramsey

    Rosie Ramsey

    On today's episode, Laura speaks to co-host of Sh**ged. Married. Annoyed, Rosie Ramsey as the pair discuss the incredible journey of Rosie & Chris Ramsey’s award winning series. As a busy mother of two, Rosie shares how the podcasts Scummy Mummies, and Happy Mum Happy Baby have kept her occupied as well as Rosie's love for true crime podcasts, why they are so gripping, and what attracts us all as humans to listen. Rosie also shares that the podcast ‘Serial’ ignited her love for this genre and led her to podcasts such as Man In The Window and Girl Taken.

    Podcasts in this episode include:
    Man In The Window
    Scummy Mummies
    Happy Mum Happy Baby
    Blood Ties
    Girl Taken

    • 56 min
    Deborah Frances-White (The Guilty Feminist)

    Deborah Frances-White (The Guilty Feminist)

    Welcome back podcast lovers! Kicking off Season 3 of Castaway is the Queen of Podcasting - Deborah Frances-White. Laura and Deborah discuss the incredible journey of The Guilty Feminist, as well as Deborah’s lockdown favourites including nostalgia podcast with Scrubs actors Zach Braff and Donald Faison Fake Doctors Real Friends, film review podcast Best Pick and some juicy sex and relationship podcasts including You'll Do and award-winning Brown Girls Do It Too - amongst many more. As Deborah takes us through her list of recommendations, as ever, the conversation finds its way to topics such as feminism, sexuality, race and antiracism, as well as some of Deborah’s career highlights.

    Podcasts referenced in the conversation includes:
    The Guilty Feminist
    Fake Doctors Real Friends
    Best Pick
    Catherine and Sarah - You'll Do
    Brown Girls Do It Too
    Have You Heard George's Podcast
    We're Having A Moment by Baratunde Thurston

    • 49 min
    Clara Amfo

    Clara Amfo

    On this final episode of season 2 of Castaway, Laura speaks with radio presenter, passionate music-lover and her good mate Clara Amfo. Clara talks about her own podcast 'This City' which celebrates stories from some of London's most recognisable names, as well as sharing her incredibly diverse podcast selection. This includes the pop culture podcast Who Weekly as well as Thirst Aid Kit which inspires a great discussion between Laura and Clara around their celebrity crushes and why it's okay for women to embrace their desires.

    Podcasts in this episode include:
    This City
    Hip Hop Saved My Life
    ‎And The Writer Is...with Ross Golan
    Who Weekly
    Thirst Aid Kit
    Dissect Podcast (Beyonce series)
    Daddy Issues with Angharad George-Carey

    To vote for Castaway to win the Listener’s Choice Award, please visit: https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote

    • 54 min
    Kate Thornton

    Kate Thornton

    On this week's episode, Laura chats to the brilliant Kate Thornton who is a true podcast addict. Kate, who started off in journalism and made her mark as the youngest-ever editor of Smash Hits magazine, chats to Laura about her journey in getting to this position and some of the famous faces she's met in her career. In amongst this, Laura and Kate talk through all things podcasts including Kate's own podcast White Wine Question Time, why she believes in the power of therapy taking inspiration from Esther Perel and why she couldn't stop listening to real life drama series The Dropout.

    Podcasts in this episode includes:
    Full Disclosure with James O'Brien
    Scroobius Pip's Distraction Pieces
    David Tennant Does A Podcast
    Where Should We Begin?
    The Dropout
    White Wine Question Time

    To vote for Castaway to win the Listener’s Choice Awards, please visit: https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

flashbackofagenius ,

A Podcast about Podcasts!

A podcast about podcasts! Who would’ve thought! It’s amazing listening to Laura interact with others on their favorite podcasts and what goes on in their day to day lives... I wish I could listen to her BBC 5 Live show but I live in the US. Best of luck Laura! Love the podcast!

irish in washington ,

Ow

Love this podcast!! Laura is brilliant.. so interesting defo worth a listen!!

colmmackin ,

Superb

Absolutely love this. Aggregator of great ideas, and interesting people. New favorite podcast.

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