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Fortunately... with Fi and Jane

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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.

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.
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United States

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BBC

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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.

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English


Episodes

58. Something for the Weakened, with Shaun Keaveny

7/13/2018
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Shaun Keaveny gets a warm, womanly intervention and some career advice from Fi and Jane. They discuss the highs and lows of breakfast shows, Shaun’s colour blindness, and the gender politics of dyeing hair.

Duration:00:38:13

57. Miriam Margolyes is a lady of great passions

7/6/2018
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Actress and national treasure Miriam Margolyes joins Fi and Jane in the pizza, bringing an old school friend with her. They discuss Miriam’s recent TV presenting in America, Cuba and India, her advice to young actors, Australian misogyny, and her lifelong love of Dickens. Plus, Garvey and Glover dream up a plan to co-present a news programme, and top tips for a heatwave.

Duration:00:50:35

55. Halfway up the Shard with Judy Murray

6/29/2018
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Fi and Jane get in the Wimbledon spirit with tennis legend Judy Murray. Our hosts break free of the pizza and head to Judy’s hotel, the Shangri-La, halfway up the Shard building in central London. Judy talks about her long career championing British tennis, and supporting her two sons - Andy and Jamie - in their rise from the community courts of Dunblane to becoming Wimbledon champions. Plus, Jane’s recent misadventures with coconut oil.

Duration:00:46:25

55. Screeching accolades and mirrored ceilings, with Sadia Azmat

6/22/2018
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Comedian Sadia Azmat brings cake to Fi and Jane.

Duration:00:29:19

54. Disc jockey not a doula, with Zeb Soanes

6/15/2018
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Fi and Jane are joined by the nation’s favourite male voice, Radio 4 continuity announcer and newsreader Zeb Soanes. Fi and Jane are dismayed by Zeb’s attempt to rehabilitate the urban fox with his children’s book, Gaspard the Fox, but are somewhat won over by adorable photos of the fox that inspired the book. Plus Zeb’s uncanny impressions of other well-known voices, and the incident that explains why Jane never drinks Pernod.

Duration:00:33:26

53. Quiffo Magnifico with Mobeen Azhar

6/8/2018
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Presenter, producer, and one man Northern powerhouse Mobeen Azhar joins Fi and Jane for a chat and a flapjack. They discuss some of Mobeen’s programmes which range from a new film about The Satanic Verses to radio documentaries about imams who give sex advice, British jihadism, and being transgender in Pakistan. Plus, Fi and Jane on their trip to the races with Clare Balding, and the adventures of an obstreperous goat named Mary Jane.

Duration:00:33:16

52. Don’t you know who I am? With Ali Plumb

6/1/2018
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Against all advice from his colleagues, Ali Plumb – Radio 1 and 1Xtra’s film critic - braves a meeting with Fi and Jane. They discuss the highs and lows of film junkets, interviewing actors, and what would happen if the Fortunately podcast was made into a movie. It’s a busy day in the pizza and Fi and Jane also have great chats with Jenni Murray and Greg James.

Duration:00:32:58

51. Royal Wedding Debrief with Camilla Tominey

5/25/2018
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Camilla Tominey, Royal Editor and Political Editor at the Sunday Express, joins Fi and Jane in the pizza for some Royal Wedding post-match analysis. Camilla was broadcasting for a big American network from the roof of a hotel, Jane was stationed by the sign to Legoland on the turning off the A30, and Fi was on the sofa struggling to hear the sermon over the sound of her son eating a bag of particularly crunchy crisps. Camilla reveals some fascinating insights into the lives of the monarchy,...

Duration:00:35:49

50. Titillation with Charlie Sloth

5/18/2018
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Fi and Jane head to the Radio Academy’s Radio Festival in the hopes of grabbing the glorious and the good as they queue for a free burrito. In the green room, they corner Radio 1 and 1Xtra’s legendary presenter and DJ, Charlie Sloth. When Charlie reveals his plan to stop work at 40, Fi and Jane are on hand with advice about retirement planning, pensions and getting into gardening. Plus, Jane bumps into a former colleague from her local radio days.

Duration:00:34:08

49. Dirndl Skirts and Pelvic Mezzanines …with Mariella Frostrup

5/11/2018
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Fi and Jane are joined by journalist and broadcaster Mariella Frostrup. They discuss French perineum experts, Emmanuel Macron’s marriage, and English national dress.

Duration:00:36:37

48. Jim Al-Khalil's 50 shades of Quantum Biology

5/4/2018
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Fi recalls her mismatched teenage pen pal, whilst Jane takes issue with Jim's views on 80s music and fails to get to grips with quantum biology.

Duration:00:40:56

Fatbergs and tantric sex with Jo Whiley

4/27/2018
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Fi and Jane dive into the sewers, there's a manscaping mystery and Jo Whiley tries her best to sell the festival experience.

Duration:00:39:03

46. Not being the story: with Presenter Sarah Montague

4/20/2018
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On the first week in her new role as presenter of World at One, journalist Sarah Montague joins Fi and Jane to talk balanced journalism, interrupting, and being the only woman presenter on The Today Programme Plus Jane’s wet step, Fi’s skiing holiday and the disloyalty of mothers.

Duration:00:38:30

45. Soup, cake and organic scaffolding: Fortunately, at Jane’s house.

3/30/2018
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Fi travels to Jane’s home in West London for the final episode in this series. Together they talk about their favourite guests, the futility of ball tampering and whose porn name would be Tiddler O’Neil.

Duration:00:34:27

44. A squirrel got my melon in Yosemite, with journalist Mark Mardell

3/23/2018
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Journalist and Foreign Correspondent Mark Mardell on the dangers of taking fruit into Yosemite. Plus small town America, survivalists, and why does Mark have the nickname Snakehips? Jane and Fi find out.

Duration:00:36:40

43. Life doesn’t come in paragraphs, with Will Self

3/16/2018
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Fi and Jane are joined in the pizza by journalist and novelist, Will Self. There’s talk of bus journeys, millennials, and does life need paragraphs?

Duration:00:43:15

42. A Cautionary Tale, with Radio Critic Gillian Reynolds

3/9/2018
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Gillian Reynolds MBE joins Fi and Jane and they’re not nervous. Not at all. Well… maybe a little. Fi feels left out of a Liverpool love in. There’s a cautionary, exemplary tale. And is Jane one of the greatest broadcasters of all time? Gillian gives her verdict…

Duration:00:34:05

41, Mistaken heritages, with Viv Groskop

3/2/2018
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Fi and Jane are joined by Comedian and Russophile Viv Groskop.

Duration:00:37:40

40. Inner Curls and Contrarians with Emily Maitlis

2/23/2018
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Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis may or may not have been rude to Coldplay’s Chris Martin as she joins Fi and Jane. They talk Jacob Rees Mogg, interviewing contrarians, and a changing room scandal. Plus comedian David Baddiel gets stopped in the pizza, and three millionaire shortbreads?! Fortunately are celebrating.

Duration:00:41:25

39. The Turning: with Emma Kennedy

2/16/2018
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Actress, writer and presenter Emma Kennedy join Fi and Jane in the pizza. There’s chat about samphire, sensible jobs, and what happens when celebrities ‘Turn’

Duration:00:34:04