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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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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.

    Gemma Styles

    Gemma Styles

    In the last episode of this series of Castaway - Laura speaks to fellow podcaster, the brilliant Gemma Styles. Gemma’s podcast ‘Good Influence’, covers a range of different topics from climate change to therapy, food waste to sustainable fashion. On today’s episode, Laura asks Gemma how she’s found life as an influencer, her love of food and some of the causes she’s really championing through her podcast recommendations. Some of Gemma’s choices included some first timers here on Castaway like Nature Therapy and Remember Who Made Them, to some firm favourites like How To Fail and Off Menu.


    Gemma’s podcast recommendations include:
    Good Influence (Gemma's podcast)
    Off Menu
    Love Stories
    Remember Who Made Them
    How to Fail
    Nature Therapy podcast
     
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    • 48 min
    Hannah & Suruthi from RedHanded Podcast

    Hannah & Suruthi from RedHanded Podcast

    In this episode of Castaway, Laura welcomes Hannah and Suruthi, the hosts of RedHanded podcast. The duo discuss their fateful meeting at a party where they bonded over their love of True Crime which led to their spontaneous decision of launching a podcast together. Millions of downloads later, they haven’t looked back. In this episode, Laura speaks with Hannah and Suruthi about some other true crime recommendations such as The Root of Evil Podcast and The Forgotten: Women of Juarez. Some Castaway favourites are also mentioned including The Blindboy Podcast and Back Issue which tells the stories behind formative moments in pop culture.


    Hannah and Suruthi’s podcast recommendations include:
    Red Handed
    Root of Evil Podcast
    Back Issue - Tracy Clayton & Josh Gwynn
    The Blindboy Podcast
    HarmonTown
    Forgotten: Women of Juarez
    The Creep Drive
    Pod Save America
     
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    • 57 min
    Jordan North

    Jordan North

    Laura goes back to her jungle roots, as she welcomes latest I’m A Celebrity! star - Jordan North. The BBC Radio 1 presenter speaks about his experience in the Wales-version of ‘the jungle’ and his iconic moments that won the nation's hearts on the show. Jordan, who has his own podcast called 'Help I Sexted My Boss' with etiquette expert William Hanson, also brings some new recommendations to Castaway, including Football Feminism and everything in between, The Chris Moyles Show and How To Wow with Chris Evans. 


    Jordan’s podcast recommendations include:
    Help I Sexted My Boss (Jordan's podcast)
    Football Feminism and everything in between
    The Chris Moyles Show
    How To Wow - Chris Evans
     
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    • 52 min
    The Vivienne

    The Vivienne

    This week on Castaway, Laura is joined by the winner of Series 1 of Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK - The Vivienne. As Laura goes through Viv’s podcast choices, we learn a couple of her surprising interests. Whether that be her passion for Jurassic Park or Theme Parks, The Vivienne talks about her childhood explaining why she has a special place in her heart for them. Laura also discusses The Vivienne’s life in drag, and how the last few years have treated her since she’s flown into the spotlight. Full of lightness, laughter and a great chat, we hope you love this episode.


    The Vivienne’s podcast recommendations:
    Fancy a Brew (The Vivienne's podcast)
    Girl Group Gossip with Cheryl Hole
    The Theme Park Duo
    The Jurassic Park Podcast
    Sibling Rivalry
    Straight Talk With Ross Matthews
     
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    • 58 min
    Annie Macmanus

    Annie Macmanus

    This week on Castaway, Laura speaks to fellow podcast lover, broadcaster and house music icon - Annie Macmanus. Known to many as Annie Mac, Annie shares with Laura why she’s keen to step away from 'Annie Mac' and prefers these days to be known by her full name instead. Its this change that sparked Annie’s curiosity in moments that change us, and led to her releasing her podcast series Changes - which the two talk about. Of course Annie also shares some of her favourite shows including, Literary Friction podcast, Nice White Parents to On Being podcast.


    Annie’s podcast recommendations include:
    Changes (Annie’s Podcast)
    Literary Friction
    On Being
    Nice White Parents
    Blindboy
    Grounded with Louis Theroux
     
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    • 50 min
    Tan France

    Tan France

    Today’s episode of Castaway features the wonderfully optimistic, hilarious and oh-so-stylish Tan France. One fifth of our favourite fab five - Tan has been teaching us all on how to live more stylishly; whether that’s through his makeover looks in Queer Eye or his wardrobe advice in Next In Fashion. Put simply, Tan is one of TV’s golden treasures. On today’s episode, Laura speaks to Tan about his rise to stardom following his move to LA when he was just 17, as well as how no one at Queer Eye expected it to become such a part of our zeitgeist. When it comes to pods, Tan shares how he discovered Jessie Ware’s music through her successful ‘Table Manners’. Tan also chats about some of the shows he’s devoured including his friend Conan O’Brien hosting ‘Conan O’Brian Needs A Friend’ and one of Laura's personal favourites - ‘Oprah’s Super Soul Sessions’.


    Tan’s podcast recommendations include:
    Super Soul Sunday
    Conan O'Brien Needs A Friend
    Three Girls One Keith
    Table Manners
    Anna Farris Is Unqualified
    Armchair Expert
     
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    • 1 hr 2 min

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