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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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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

Fortunately returns! Find us exclusively on BBC Sounds

1/11/2019
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Fi and Jane return for a new series of podcasting stories they probably shouldn’t share. The first episode features Sarah Cox. Don't miss it, you can find it exclusively on BBC Sounds.

Duration:00:00:52

76. The slow creep of modernity gone wrong, with Gideon Coe

12/21/2018
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There’s a chill in the pizza, but it can’t puncture Fi and Jane’s demob-happy season finale mood. They’re joined by Gideon Coe for chats about their glamourous past lives in local radio, favourite Christmas songs, and a tale of teen sexting gone wrong. Fortunately returns in January.

Duration:00:35:37

75. Cardiff Christmas Special!

12/14/2018
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Fi and Jane head to The Grange pub in Cardiff for the first ever Fortunately recording in front of an audience. Things get seriously festive as they take questions from the audience about interviews gone wrong, imposter syndrome and advice on surviving this most wonderful time of the year.

Duration:00:43:12

74. The draught beneath my wings, with Hugh Dennis

12/7/2018
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Hugh Dennis joins Fi and Jane for a chat about his past life marketing perfumes, the joy of working with child actors, and Brussels sprouts. They discuss Hugh’s role in Radio 4’s Christmas Appeal with homelessness charity St Martin-in-the-Fields. Plus, we issue a correction about Keith the dead dwarf hamster.

Duration:00:36:25

73. Kefir-tunately, with Simon Mundie

11/30/2018
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Simon Mundie – sports reporter and presenter of Radio 4’s new podcast ‘Don’t Tell Me the Score’ – becomes the first guest to bring Fi and Jane homemade kefir. They discuss what sport can teach us about resilience, tribalism and mental health. Plus, the revelation that mutton is back on the menu at the BBC Club and why you should never wear earrings and a necklace at the same time.

Duration:00:28:31

72. ‘A burst of hamstery energy’, with Dame Esther Rantzen

11/23/2018
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Dame Esther Rantzen, ‘proper legend’ of broadcasting, is whisked from the pizza and into a private room in Broadcasting House for a chat with Fi and Jane. Over hot chocolates, they discuss how Esther went from studio manager and sound effects wizard, to producing and presenting her own TV shows. It’s not long before she’s put on the Fortunately naughty step. Plus, Esther reveals how a conversation with Jane inspired her to found The Silver Line charity, and why 78 is the new 78.

Duration:00:37:33

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