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Fortunately... with Fi and Jane


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.




162. The Bellows of Friendship with Steph McGovern

Presenter Steph McGovern chats to Fi and Jane on this week's Fortunately podcast. The host of Steph's Packed Lunch on Channel 4 and former BBC Business reporter joins us fresh from the TV studio. Steph chats to Garvey and Glover about inspiring trips to factory floor, famously languid colleagues and one very memorable interview with a certain owner of a Scottish golf club. Before Steph joined them... Fi has been to the movies and Jane has a new favourite baguette. Get in touch:...


161. Clatterfarts and Bloviators, with Susie Dent

This week on Fortunately the broadcaster, etymologist and writer Susie Dent joins Fi and Jane. The queen of words brings tales from Countdown's dictionary corner, provides a choice selection from her new linguistic almanac, Word Perfect, and divulges her favourite football manager. Before Susie arrives, Jane brings news of a somewhat unexpected trip and Fi is getting suspicious ads online. Get in touch:


160. Werewolf Body Mist, with Nadiya Hussain

This week on Fortunately Fi and Jane are joined by chef, presenter and author Nadiya Hussain. The Bake Off alumnus talks to Garvey and Glover about tips for tidying, family occasions during lockdown, pulled meats and her new book & series Nadiya Bakes. As well as that there's a new way to freshen up your pooch and a heart warming love story from listeners. Get in touch:


The Joe Wicks Podcast: Teaser Episode

Joe Wicks wants to know: What’s the one thing that makes life better? Joe loves finding ways to boost his mental and physical health, so he’s asking some of his inspiring mates about their secret to physical and mental happiness. Whether it’s a high-intensity cycle, a freezing cold shower or a cheeky power nap, every guest will share the one thing that works for them. This is sunshine in a podcast. Joe Wicks is here for you, and he won’t stop until you’re fit and happy. Subscribe to The Joe...


159. Propelling Cobwebs and Twisting Rivers, with Annie Nightingale

This week on the podcast, Fi and Jane chat to broadcaster, DJ and radio superstar Annie Nightingale. The Radio 1 presenter speaks tells them about why she's a night owl rather than a morning lark, what's she's looking for in a record and they reminisce about the millennium bug. Before they connect to Annie, Fi and Jane compare catalogue purchases and there's whisper of a new member of the Garvey household. Get in touch:


158. Stewed Fruit and Sensuality with Monty Don

This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane are joined by garden writer broadcaster Monty Don. Monty speaks to Fi and Jane about making a difference with small things, his penchant for scarves, how we're affected by the seasons and his favourite spade. Before they headed onto the virtual grass to meet Monty, Jane and Fi's topics include pets, self obsession and pin ups. Get in touch:


157. Fresh Indignation and Interrailing with Ruth Jones

This week on the podcast, Fi and Jane chat to actor, writer and Gavin and Stacey star Ruth Jones. Ruth reminisces about her days as Head Girl, discusses Nessa's ovulation and talks us through her new book Us Three, which is all about female friendship. Before Ruth's arrival...Fi quizzed Jane on her recent bit of big news and the two of them head back to Freshers' Week. Get in touch:


156. Loving Pond Life with Will Young

This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane speak to singer Will Young. Joining them live from his parked car, Will discusses his experiences of life as a gay man, his feelings of shame, his dream guest appearance on The Archers and his growing canine family. Before Will turns up in his motor, there's an appraisal of chess grandmasters as dinner party guests and a Sunday morning TV face off. Get in touch:


155. Curvy Commas and Flannels Delivered with Nesrine Malik

Fi Glover and Jane Garvey are back at it again with the Fortunately podcast. Their guest this week is columnist Nesrine Malik. Nesrine talks to Fi and Jane about current narratives on political and social issues, how they come about and how they can change. In addition there's surf schools, salads and thoughts on the coming season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. Get in touch:


154. A Reminder that Miriam Margolyes is a lady of great passions.

This week on Fortunately there's another chance to hear actress and national treasure Miriam Margolyes with Fi and Jane. Miriam joined Fi and Jane in the pizza back in July 2018, bringing an old school friend with her. They discuss Miriam’s recent TV presenting in America, Cuba and India, her advice to young actors 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. Get in touch:


153. Pantomime Horses and Eternal Bubble Bath, on a Live Stream.

For this week's podcast, Fi and Jane beam around the world on a global live stream. Recently Fi and Jane appeared via video link for a live edition of the podcast, answering listener questions. Topics the ladies were quizzed on include animals, theatre snacks and Jane Austen. They also managed to find time for some questions for each other and a fruity challenge. Get in touch:


152. Drain "Snask" and Discount Tattoos, with Sofie Hagen

This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane are joined by comedian Sofie Hagen. Sofie talks to Fi and Jane about her home country of Denmark, attitudes toward fatness, discount tattoos, leaky ceilings and her slightly unusual method of moving to the UK. Before Sofie logged in... Jane has a niche public service announcement, Fi weighs up a quiz show appearance and there's some impromptu stair excercise. Get in touch:


151. The Power Drill of Normality, with Krishnan Guru-Murthy

This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane are joined by Channel 4 News presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy. Krishnan checks in with Fi and Jane after an early morning hosting 5live Breakfast. He talks them through a morning news meeting, confesses why he wouldn't make a good doctor and is subject to a bit of Glover-Tracing. After chatting to Krishnan, Fi and Jane head out to take in the city. They learn about Swedish laundry and there's even a chance encounter with the head of the global 'Up Yours,...


150. Slight Drizzle and Ironic Ennui, back on the Piazza.

After a long time apart, Fi and Jane are finally reunited for this week's edition of the Fortunately podcast. Together once again, they use opportunity to go through some of their favourite emails from listeners. Missives cover topics including creaky bra syndrome, solo clappers, mediocrity and orchestras in Austria. There's also something for those of us that have missed the usual action from SW19 this summer. Before they dive into the postbag, Fi and Jane have the chance to do some good...


149. Short A's and Slovakian Loves with Jacob Hawley

This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane chat with comedian and podcast host Jacob Hawley. The presenter of Jacob Hawley's Job Centre checks in with the ladies and breaks the news of his impending fatherhood. This gives them a chance to offer some sage parenting advice. He also takes them on a journey through his youth, including rap groups in the Stevenage area and lost loves in Faliraki. In addition, there is a look back to Tomorrow's World, an insight into young Fi's work ethic and Jane has...


148. Outrageously Glittery Earwax with Dotty

Fi and Jane are joined by Ashley 'Dotty' Charles the 1Xtra DJ now turned author who has already managed to change Jane's life. They talk social media rage, outrage and the perils and dangers of en suite bathrooms. The ladies also catch up on the avalanche of interest in earwax and how best to remove it and Jane drops another thunderous name as they discuss the fitness of former PMs.


147. Benchmark Society with James Haskell

This week on Fortunately, former England Rugby International James Haskell lines up with Fi and Jane. James joins the podcast from his conservatory to spill the beans on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, discuss his alternative career ambitions and champion the merits of elevenses. Before James ran through the Fortunately tunnel, Fi and Jane received an update on ball pool cleaning and there's a historical press up challenge. Get in touch:


146. Concious of Shrinking, with Emma Gannon

This week on podcast, Fi and Jane chat to author, podcaster and blogger Emma Gannon. Fortunately fan Emma joins Garvey and Glover and tells them her move into the world of fiction with a new novel, Olive. Their discussion also includes generational approaches to lockdown, expectations for women as they go through life, caterpillars and getting your ears syringed. At the beginning of the podcast listeners offer their insights. Jane admires postie attire and Fi is dreaming of haircuts. Get in...


145. Scratchy Towels and Soft Play Areas with Elis James and John Robins

This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane welcome along BBC Radio 5Live's Elis James and John Robins. The Friday afternoon presenters and hosts of the How Do You Cope? podcast chat to Fi and Jane. The four of them discuss the changes to supermarket shopping, football behind closed doors, former TS Eliot Prize winners and the best way to dry your towels. Before Elis and John arrive Fi and Jane consider ways to cheer up the nation and ruminate on the possibility of alien life forms. Get in touch:...


Introducing You'll Do

Comedians and real-life couple Catherine Bohart and Sarah Keyworth bring highlights from their podcast that asks what makes relationships work. Forget the idealised romance of Hollywood movies, relationships are complex and unpredictable. And someone they're just really, really hard. You'll Do celebrates the nitty gritty, the ups and the downs, and the peculiarities of building a life with other people. Subscribe now and discover how the likes of Nish Kumar, Deborah Frances-White, Joe Lycett...