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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

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.

    Niall Horan

    Niall Horan

    In this week’s episode, Laura is joined by fellow Irishman and one fifth of the biggest boy band of all time One Direction, Niall Horan. Since his One Direction days, Niall has enjoyed a stellar solo career having just released his latest (chart-topping!) album 'Heartbreak Weather'. As a recent podcast evangelist, Niall invited Laura to his apartment in London to chat everything podcasts over a cuppa, as well how he finds the time between songwriting and busy tour life. From the dulcet tones of Peter Crouch in the Peter Crouch Podcast, to George Ezra and Friends, let's get Castaway with Niall Horan.

    Podcasts mentioned in this week's podcast include:

    Peter Crouch Podcast
    George Ezra and Friends
    Table Manners with Jessie Ware

    • 47 min
    Lance Bass

    Lance Bass

    In this week's episode, we're joined by a fellow stateside podcast enthusiast - Lance Bass. As NSYNC's very own, Lance talks about what it was like having to keep his sexuality private whilst rising to fame, and how he's now found happiness with his husband. Lance also shares how hosting The Daily Podcast has taught him the art of listening and how he gave Hollywood starlet Anna Faris the inspiration to launch her own podcast.

    Podcasts mentioned in this weeks’ podcast include:

    The Daily Podcast with Lance Bass
    Unqualified with Anna Faris
    S-Town
    Dirty John
    My Favorite Murder
    Sibling Rivalry with Oliver and Kate Hudson

    • 44 min
    Dermot O'Leary

    Dermot O'Leary

    Welcome back podcast lovers! Kicking off Season 2 of Castaway is Dermot O'Leary whose diverse podcast choices range from Edith Bowman's Soundtracking - which celebrates the incredible music in films - to Krishnan Guru-Murthy's refreshingly honest interview technique on Ways to Change the World. Laura learns about Dermot's passion for politics as well as discovering that he initially set out to become an actor before his curiosity for interviewing interesting people took over. Laura and Dermot also chat about the inspiration Dermot's own podcast titled 'People, Just People' which includes guests such as Fleabag's Andrew Scott and former Labour leader Ed Miliband.

    Podcasts referenced in the conversation includes:
    People, Just People
    Here's the Thing
    Soundtracking with Edith Bowman
    Footballistically Arsenal
    We Have Ways of Making You Talk
    Ways to Change the World
    The Two Shot Podcast

    • 50 min
    Jada Sezer

    Jada Sezer

    Today's guest is a model, body positive and mental health campaigner, activist, podcaster and last month's cover of Women's Health magazine - Jada Sezer. On this week's episode, Laura and Jada talk about their shared infatuation with Oprah, why Jada's love of Esther Perel's Where Should We Begin? podcast reflects her curiosity in human relationships, as well as Jada’s shock at Laura's 53,000 unread emails!

    Podcasts referenced in this conversation include:
    Unsubscribe
    Super Soul Sunday
    Oprah's Master Class
    Where Should We Begin? - Esther Perel
    The Daily
    Pivot
    Project Body Love 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Kelly Holmes

    Kelly Holmes

    A first for Castaway as this week welcomes the show's first ever Dame! Colonel Dame Kelly Holmes is a double Olympic champion, honorary colonel in the army, author, mental health campaigner and podcast host of 'What Do I Do? Mental Health and Me.' Together Laura and Kelly discuss embracing vulnerability and failure, what the word feminism means to Kelly, proudly ageing ungracefully... and bathroom bagpipe sessions with Alistair Campbell.

    Podcasts referenced in this conversation include:

    What Do I Do? Mental Health and Me
    Conversations of Inspiration
    The Guilty Feminist
    Happy Place
    How To Fail With Elizabeth Day

    • 1 hr
    Sara Pascoe

    Sara Pascoe

    This week, Laura interviews comedian, bestselling author, dog lover and fellow podcast host Sara Pascoe. As a self-confessed 'murderino', Sara shares how she listens to murder podcasts with her boyfriend right before bed (the more gruesome the murder, the quicker she falls asleep!). Laura and Sara chat about their dogs Mick and Mouse, as well as all things sex power money inspired by Sara's passion for breaking down taboos in her own podcast.

    Podcasts referenced in the conversation includes:

    My Favorite Murder
    Casefile
    No Such Thing As a Fish
    Sex Power Money
    All Killa No Filla
    Creature Feature

    • 58 min

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