111. Menstruation and 'mongering with Emma Barnett
This week on the podcast, Fi and Jane welcome Emma Barnett. Emma talks about her 5Live show, being a fellow presenter on Woman's Hour and her new book aimed at busting the taboos around periods. All that and there's also time for living off grid, etymology chat and some interesting listener correspondence.
110. Blockchain and Tangle Teezers, with Jamie Bartlett
Fi and Jane are joined by writer Jamie Bartlett to get the lowdown on The Missing Cryptoqueen, the new podcast uncovering a multibillion-dollar mystery.
Jamie is joined by Producer Georgia, a familiar face to many as a former member of the Fortunately team. Jamie and Georgia reveal the twists and turns of investigating a worldwide scandal, and Fi and Jane demonstrate their knowledge of crypto-currency. Plus it's time for a duvet change, there's Masterchef impressions and Jamie reveals his jealousy of a certain Supermarket Sweep presenter.
109. Walnut and Weightlifting with Maeve McClenaghan
Fi and Jane have made it through the rain this week for a meet up with Maeve McClenaghan, investigative journalist and host of The Tip Off podcast.
Maeve's podcast interviews leading journalists about the breaking the world's biggest stories. Fi and Jane find out about some the most shocking discoveries and also get Maeve's insight on a bruised banana. Plus there's masculine hygiene, a revelation from Fi and a networking event with a twist.
108. 100 Days to Christmas with Rev Kate Bottley
Fortunately goes ecclesiastical this week as Fi and Jane's guest is The Reverend Kate Bottley.
The star of BBC Radio 2's Good Morning Sunday and Gogglebox alumni fills the ladies in on the theology of I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. Kate recalls tales of parishes past, shows off her dance moves and reveals that, like Fi and Jane, she prefers Easter to Christmas. Plus there's re-upholstery encounters and Jane attempts an Archers related Damascene conversion.
107. The Weezy Bum Bum Show, with Ian Wright
The autumn term continues apace and Fi and Jane return to the BBC Media Cafe for this week's Fortunately Podcast, this time with the legendary Ian Wright.
They discuss the bonuses of an away match at Grimsby Town, how to whip a good sponge and Ian's awakening to proper pyjamas. Plus there's an eyebrow-raising classified advertisement and some Tudor based despair.