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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

71. Romperamas and titter-free zones, with Tolani Shoneye

11/16/2018
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Journalist and co-host of The Receipts Podcast, Tolani Shoneye takes the BBC pizza by storm. Tolani, Fi and Jane discuss white guilt, the unwritten rules of online dating, and what David Beckham smells like.

Duration:00:43:10

70. 'Needs Sherry', With Mawaan Rizwan.

11/9/2018
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Temperatures have dropped in the piazza so Fi and Jane head inside where they are joined by comedian and Asian Network presenter, Mawaan Rizwan. They discuss how Mawaan accidentally launched a Bollywood career for his mother, nail polish on men, and what to do if you need to greet a passing Spice Girl but you're eating a quinoa salad.

Duration:00:35:41

69. Sounds Launch Special from the London Eye, with James O’Brien and Leena Norms

11/2/2018
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Fortunately joins the great and the good at the new BBC Sounds App launch from the London Eye, where we record our ‘pod’ in a rotating glass pod! As we brace for entry into one of the London Eye’s revolving pods, we’re joined on the platform by YouTuber and podcaster Leena Norms. Leena leads the way as we leap into the pod where the chat continues at altitude. There’s brief mention of the stunning if foggy view across the city, but it transpires Fi is queasy about heights! Back on the ground...

Duration:00:36:58

68. Dress smart, jock smart… with London Hughes

10/26/2018
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Fi and Jane congratulate each other on winning Funniest Show at the ARIA radio awards! They’re joined by comedian and presenter London Hughes who shares stories about a nightmare date, her amazing dancing grandma, and overturning racial stereotypes.

Duration:00:33:10

67. The spittle of a century… with the Scummy Mummies: Helen Thorn and Ellie Gibson

10/19/2018
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Fi and Jane are joined by comedians Helen Thorn and Ellie Gibson, hosts of the Scummy Mummies Podcast. They talk Australian chauvinism, the future of radically honest mothering, and lying to get on the Lorraine Kelly show. Plus, a surprise appearance from a BBC legend.

Duration:00:41:45

66. Bomb shelters and transmitter sites, with Cathy Newman

10/12/2018
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Channel 4 news presenter Cathy Newman on her new book called Bloody Brilliant Women, interviewing in the era of fake news, her inability to use her own oven, and the rarity of curly hair in broadcasting.

Duration:00:31:02

65. Fields of chaff with Vicki Pepperdine

10/5/2018
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Vicki Pepperdine - actor and co-creator of the satirical podcast ‘Dear Joan and Jericha’ - gives advice on how to combat winter vagina and frosty balls. Plus, an update on Nancy News, vintage public service announcements and Jane’s grandmother’s bellwether bowels.

Duration:00:40:23

64. Lady barnacles and toga parties with Mishal Husain

9/28/2018
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Mishal Husain comes fresh from the Today Programme studio to the Fortunately pizza where she’s lucky to catch Jane on fresh patch Thursday. They discuss the art of interrupting, Mishal’s new book on workplace skills for women, and detective dramas. Plus, coming soon, Fi and Jane’s new Emergency Advice for Young Adults Festival.

Duration:00:38:35

63. Stiff Letters and Sideburns with Helen Zaltzman and David Dimbleby

9/21/2018
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Fi and Jane collar David Dimbleby, and Podcast Champion Helen Zaltzman joins them to discuss early crushes, the future of broadcasting and why people fuss over weddings.

Duration:00:42:35

62. My head is in Wookie Hole

9/14/2018
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Broadcaster Anneka Rice joins Fi and Jane in the BBC pizza. Over a chocolate doughnut there’s stories on what it’s like to be a waxwork; kindness, and Anneka’s one-year old accountant. Plus deep drilling and fake turf.

Duration:00:41:17

61. Orange linguini and donkey soap

9/7/2018
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Fi and Jane are back in the BBC piazza after the summer break. There are gifts to exchange and gossip a-plenty. Including Fi’s aqua fit and Jane’s Taverna buffet.

Duration:00:43:44

A postcard from Fi and Jane

8/3/2018
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A postcard from Fi and Jane from their summer holiday.

Duration:00:02:02

60. What a ménage! Season Finale with Richard Arnold

7/27/2018
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Richard Arnold - Entertainment Editor at Good Morning Britain – demands Fi and Jane be upstanding for his arrival in the BBC Media Café. Richard shares stories from his career in radio and TV presenting, including the revelation that Sooty the puppet is “very difficult to work with”. Plus North London’s bedbug orgy, cosmetic surgery and the importance of being glinty not flinty.

Duration:00:38:17

59. An eye roll onto another planet, with Susanna Reid

7/20/2018
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Good Morning Britain presenter Susanna Reid joins Fi and Jane for an iced latte and a chat about women in broadcasting, without any reference whatsoever to “those things that jut out at seaside resorts”. They discuss showing emotion on air, unwanted press attention, and their trip to the races with Clare Balding. Plus, Jane finally receives a damehood - of sorts - and Fi shares some light gynaecological anecdotage.

Duration:00:39:34

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

56. 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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Sadia Azmat - comedian and co-host of podcast, No Country For Young Women – brings Fi and Jane an astonishing homemade chocolate cake. They discuss taking offence, false eyelashes, mirrored ceilings and the politics of borrowing Tupperware.

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