This week, after five years and over 250 episodes, Fi Glover and Jane Garvey present the final Fortunately...with Fi and Jane podcast. Their last guest is the broadcaster Eleanor Oldroyd, star of BBC Radio 5 Live, ceremonial commentator and 'first lady' of Fighting Talk. Eleanor reveals that she may have been the first person to discover the potential of our dynamic duo, and also recalls sharing an anaesthetists' table with Jane. Alongside Eleanor, Fi and Jane pick some listener emails and...
Published 11/04/22
Fi and Jane welcome the actor David Harewood this week on the Fortunately Podcast. The star of stage and screen discusses his book 'Maybe I Don't Belong Here: A Memoir of Race, Identity, Breakdown and Recovery', which includes his experience of psychosis. He also offers his opinion of a reading by Fi and helps Jane with her pronunciation. Alongside their chat with David, Jane reveals the last time she rode a bike and Fi's Larry the Cat conspiracy is debunked. Get in touch:...
Published 10/28/22
Published 10/28/22
This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane are joined by the writer Abi Morgan. Abi's work includes TV dramas like The Split and The Hour as well as films such Suffragette and The Iron Lady. She speaks to Fi and Jane about her recent book This Is Not A Pity Memoir, tracing a tragic and unpredictable change in her family circumstances. Outside their chat with Abi, Jane is doing a bit of long term digestion and Fi has some tips when it comes to booking a certain loose cannon national treasure. Get...
Published 10/21/22
This week on the podcast Fi and Jane are visited by writer and broadcaster Danny Robins, host of the upcoming series The Witch Farm. The man behind hits such as The Battersea Poltergeist and Uncanny discusses his latest ghostly exploration, which heads inside 'Britain's most haunted house'. Danny helps Fi and Jane with their own supernatural encounters, including a presence in Fi's childhood home and Jane's spooky moment at the Tower of London. Before their guest appears, Jane perks Fi up...
Published 10/14/22
Fi and Jane catch up on Fi's frozen shoulder, Jane's latest golfing triumphs, and discuss their decision to leave the BBC. They're also joined by journalist and television presenter for ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Ranvir Singh as she embarks on fronting new ITV quiz show 'Riddiculous'. Get in touch: [email protected]
Published 10/07/22
Fi and Jane are joined by the broadcaster Julian Worricker. The voice of The World Tonight on Radio 4 and Weekend on the World Service chats to two of his fellow former 5Live colleagues. Their conversation includes insights on lichen varieties across the UK, a masterclass on verbal interception and rumination on the next Eurovision. Outside Julian's appearance there is a moment of understanding about Martin Clunes and Jane is full of golfing bravado. (I'm a bot). Get in touch:...
Published 09/30/22
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: [email protected]
Published 09/23/22
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: [email protected]
Published 09/16/22
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...
Published 09/09/22
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...
Published 09/02/22
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....
Published 08/26/22
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Published 07/24/22
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...
Published 07/15/22
This week on the Fortunately podcast, Fi and Jane chat to Nikki Fox, BBC Disability Correspondent, recorded at the beginning of the week. Nikki speaks to Fi and Jane about Access All, the podcast she hosts with Emma Tracey looking into disability, mental health and much more. Nikki also shares her experiences on celebrity quiz shows, how Jane taught her to interview and her love for a certain Babooshka singer. Before Nikki's arrival Fi wants to know the location of her colleague's bathing...
Published 07/08/22
This week on the Fortunately podcast, Fi and Jane speak to Beth Rigby, Sky News Political Editor. Beth joins them to discuss her podcast Beth Rigby Interviews, in which she sits down for a conversation with figures from politics and beyond. Beth also tells Fi and Jane about a Cornish Love Island photoshoot with Robert Peston, her penchant for Danish TV and her hopes to write a novel that includes a little steaminess. Before Beth logs in, Jane has been gigging it up for her birthday and Fi's...
Published 07/01/22
This week on the Fortunately podcast, Fi and Jane are joined by the TV and radio presenter Nick Grimshaw. Nick joins them from his house, the hottest in Britain, to tell them about his new podcast Dish with chef Angela Hartnett. They also discuss his experience growing up in Oldham and writing about it for his upcoming book Soft Lad. Before Grimmy's arrival Fi has an idea for a brand new A Level, Jane campaigns for humans and things are getting foxy. Get in touch: [email protected]
Published 06/24/22
This week on the podcast, Fi and Jane speak to the investigative journalist Ramita Navai, who has covered stories in hostile environments all over the world. Ramita tells them about The Line of Fire, her podcast speaking to fellow reporters about their experience covering dangerous events around the globe. Ramita also talks about growing up amidst the Iranian Revolution and the benefits of being a female reporter. Before their guest joined them, Fi has a zoological question, Jane is feeling...
Published 06/17/22
This week on the podcast, Fi and Jane chat to the Australian writer Liane Moriarty, author of Big Little Lies. Fortunately listener Liane talks to Fi and Jane about her latest book Apples Never Fall, Nicole Kidman's practicality and competing on daily steps with her siblings. Before Liane logs on there's a double debrief, Fi drops a clanger and Jane has had an unexpected animal encounter. Get in touch: [email protected]
Published 06/10/22
Fi and Jane are live at the Hay Festival and joined by writer Laura Bates, founder of Everyday Sexism. They're also accompanied by an audience under the BBC Marquee in a field in Hay-on-Wye, Wales. Laura talks to Fi and Jane about her new book, Fix the System, Not the Women, looking at solving society's ingrained misogyny. She also reflects on a decade of cataloguing women's through the Everyday Sexism project. Before Laura joins them on stage, Fi remembers her time as a playing card and...
Published 06/03/22
This week on Fortunately Fi and Jane are joined by the journalists Sirin Kale and Pandora Sykes, hosts of the podcast Unreal, a critical history of reality TV. Unreal looks back to the earliest days of the format and takes us all the way to today, featuring iconic shows and stars. Before their guests' arrival Fi and Jane have had some niche PhD titles sent in and emergency Jubbly plans are afoot. Get in touch: [email protected]
Published 05/27/22
This week on the podcast, it's time for Fi and Jane to choose some interesting listener correspondence from the past month. Your missives include bar staff misunderstandings, Sri Lankan Uncles and career pivots. Before going through the post, it's back to remote recording for this week and Jane feels left out after not receiving an invitation to watch the horses. Get in touch: [email protected]
Published 05/20/22
This week on the Fortunately podcast, Fi and Jane are joined by mother-daughter broadcasters Andi Oliver and Miquita Oliver. Andi is the presenter of Great British Menu, the Sky Arts Book Club and upcoming Radio 4 podcast One Dish. Miquita has hosted the legendary Popworld, the Sunday Times Culture Show and Sunday Brunch. Topics include their recent journey to the Caribbean for BBC Two, rally driving and spending time in a Victorian workhouse. Before the Olivers arrive there's a train...
Published 05/13/22
This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane are finally joined by newsreading icon Huw Edwards. Huw joins them amidst local election rehearsals and discusses being a Welshman in London, his multiple post-graduate projects and his biggest ever exclusive. Before Huw arrives there's an opening on Countdown and a look across the pond. Get in touch: [email protected]
Published 05/06/22
This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane chat to the journalist and presenter India Rakusen, host of the 28ish Days Later podcast on BBC Sounds. The series explores what we really know about the menstrual cycle. India shares some insights with Garvey and Glover, who discuss their own experiences and recount Jane's only idea from the last six years. Before India drops by there is a full debrief from the senior partner's lunch with Ken Follett and Fi is the very brief owner of some white satin...
Published 04/29/22