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Join Chris and the team every Friday for highlights from the best breakfast show on the air, plus exclusive content and uncut interviews. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast to never miss an episode. The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on Virgin Radio is available in the UK on DAB digital radio, online at www.virginradio.co.uk and on mobile via the Virgin Radio app. Virgin Radio is also available on Sky channel 0215.
 
TV and Radio’s Gaby Roslin is here with a brand new podcast and it's the party everyone is invited to! These days you can find a podcast on anything from skinning a fish to baking banana bread – Gaby’s chats are all about having a good time, celebrating positivity and spreading kindness. She'll bring you closer to the stars you've admired for years from Dame Judi Dench to Robbie Williams - there’s no one better placed to take you into the heart of showbiz. No need to RSVP, just hit subscribe ...
 
We all go through moments of doubt and uncertainty. But how do we stop them from holding us back? Trust expert Rachel Botsman speaks with incredible guests – from soldiers to poker players and psychologists to hostage negotiators – that will change the way you think about trust. Heart-warming – and at times heart-stopping – these conversations ask what happens when we confront our trust issues, face our fears and open our minds to new possibilities. For an even deeper dive into the insights ...
 
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On this episode of Love It or Leave it Samantha Clarke interviews the popular UK broadcaster Fearne Cotton. Fearne is the founder of the wellbeing brand, The Happy Place. She's written a number of books, exploring the world of happiness, finding calm, and she hosts her own Podcast, interviewing a wealth of famous guests. Listen as Fearne talks abou…
 
With over 40 million listens on her podcast, it felt only right to celebrate the wonder of Fearne Cotton as she starts a new series of Happy Place this week. A voice and personality we all know and love, Fearne talks about everything from her Happy Place Festival, being in the public eye and loving an early night to writing books, including her new…
 
This week Fi Glover and Jane Garvey are joined by BBC New York Correspondent, Nick Bryant. Nick takes Fi and Jane back to relive their own experiences of the big apple. He also gives the lowdown on his last four years of 'heavy metal' reporting and how it built into his new book When America Stopped Being Great. Before Nick dialled in from the NYC …
 
This week on the show we welcome friends from the world of television, film, music and literature. Legendary TV chef Gordon Ramsay tells us about hosting his brand new BBC One game show 'Bank Balance'. The always hilarious Rob Beckett chats his fantastic podcast 'Lockdown Parenting Hell'. Survival supremo Bear Grylls shares all about his interactiv…
 
Emma Barnett is the presenter of BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour, a gifted broadcaster whose forensic interviewing style has reduced politicians to gibbering wrecks and whose compassion and insight can move listeners to tears. She's also the author of Period: It’s About Bloody Time, a book borne out of her own experience of living with painful endometri…
 
Lady Leshurr is a rapper, producer, actor, and presenter. Currently dancing on ice, her Queen’s speech series on youtube has over 200 million views, she’s turned down record deals from the likes of Kanye West and was honoured with a British Empire Medal for her services to music and charity. But what is Lady Leshurr thankful for today? Angela finds…
 
Insecurity isn’t something you’d expect a Miss World winner to feel, but Priyanka Chopra Jonas has learnt that confidence isn’t ever-present. In fact, in this chat she and Fearne explore how confidence and satisfaction with life have to be actively practiced and cultivated. It’s in her memoir, Unfinished, that Priyanka reflects on the past experien…
 
In this episode Gaby chats to comedian Rob Beckett. He talks about studying tourism at university, how he first got into comedy and the fun he used to have working in an office. He shares what it was like to host the Royal Variety Performance and how he has learned to be confident. He chats about his friendship with fellow comedian Romesh Ranganath…
 
This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane are joined by presenter Nicky Campbell. The 5Live Breakfast Show and Long Lost Family presenter talks about his new book One of the Family, which explores his own life experiences and the importance of his dog Maxwell. There's also a special guest appearance from his wife, Radio 4's Tina Ritchie. Nicky may be t…
 
This week on the show Sam Pinkham sits in for Chris as he welcomes friends from the world of television, film, music and literature. The legendary Hugh Bonneville tells us about putting himself in the shoes of Roald Dahl in the brilliant new Sky Original film 'To Olivia'. The incredible Angellica Bell shares all about 'The Edit', a new digital prog…
 
On this episode of Love It or Leave It Samantha Clarke talks about strengths. How are you working with your strengths? Are you focusing more on what you do right, versus trying to fix what's wrong with you? In this episode you will start to think about strengths intelligently to give you the best for your life and in the work that you choose to del…
 
Alexandra Burke shot to fame as the 2008 winner of The X Factor. She became the first British female solo artist to have a million-selling single and went on to have a successful career as both a recording artist and a performer: her lead roles in the stage adaptations of The Bodyguard and Sister Act met with rave reviews. But behind the public pro…
 
We welcome our 2nd EGOT guest (Emmy, Grammy, Tony, Oscar), the musical LEGEND Andrew Lloyd Webber! Andrew talks to us over zoom about his new musical Cinderella opening in spring and written by Emerald Fennell (side note watch Promising Young Woman!). Mum and Andrew bond over their loathing of kale and we salute his campaign for getting theatres op…
 
Keith Wilson is known as the Chocolate Shaman - the founder of Keith’s Cacao, he lives in Guatemala where he discovered Ceremonial Grade Cacao, a superfood which is said to offer a boost of energy and make every endeavour better with a global network of enthusiasts. Promising to “open the heart” this plant medicine has been gaining popularity among…
 
In this episode Gaby chats to screenwriter Russell T Davies who created some of the most watchable British TV shows of the last three decades. He discusses the success of bringing back ‘Doctor Who’ the ground-breaking ‘Queer As Folk’, ‘A Very English Scandal’ starring Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw, ‘Years and Years’ starring Emma Thompson, and Channel…
 
This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane are joined by broadcaster, journalist and political commentator Ayesha Hazarika. The Times Radio presenter reflects on her time in the heart of government, confesses some of her late night browsing and talks about her latest role as a Saturday night royal commentator. At the beginning of the podcast there's sno…
 
This week on the show Sam Pinkham sits in for Chris as he welcomes friends from the world of television, music and literature. World-renowned biohacker Dave Asprey tells us his plan for living to 180 years old. The ghost hunting Jack Osbourne scares us with his new paranormal show 'Fright Club'. Mindfulness guru Paul McKenna chats his positivity po…
 
On this episode of Love It or Leave it Samantha Clarke is joined by Adrienne Herbert. Adrienne is a wellness professional, TEDx speaker, and a real force of inspiration, encouragement and motivation. She has been interviewing world class performers, athletes, doctors and coaches, on what they do in their mornings and how they make the most of what …
 
Today, I invite you to listen to one of my most-requested guests. I've lost count of the number of messages I've received begging me to get Matt Haig on the podcast, and now here he is: the man, the myth, the legend himself! Matt is a bestselling author of both fiction and non-fiction and a mental health advocate whose admirers include everyone fro…
 
This weeks guest is the glorious star of 'The Serpent’ Jenna Coleman! She tells us all about how she had to learn French for the role of Marie-Andree, taking a 1970’s pencil sharpener home from the set as a memento and filming in Bangkok & wait for it.... Tring!! We discuss her upbringing in Blackpool, hiding cream cheese sandwiches in vases, child…
 
Multitalented comedian and actor Roisin Conaty first became a household name appearing on hit panel shows like 8 out of 10 Cats and Have I Got News For You. Hardly a one trick pony, she's also gained acclaim starring on Afterlife with Ricky Gervais and Man down alongside Greg Davies but it’s her own comedy sitcom Gameface that remains a fan favouri…
 
In this episode Gaby chats to the hilarious Rob Brydon. He tells the incredible story of how he broke into the entertainment industry. He talks about ‘Marion and Geoff’, ‘Gavin and Stacey’, ‘The Trip’ and his admiration of Steve Coogan, plus his new singing career and performing live with Sir Tom Jones and Coldplay. Also working on 14 series of ‘Wo…
 
This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane speak to musician and broadcaster YolanDa Brown. The radio presenter and CBeebies star discusses her show and album YolanDa's Band Jam. YolanDa also talks about her time as a scholar of operations management, her favourite hob and why she is jealous of Fi's oboe skills. At the beginning of the podcast there's r…
 
This week on the show we welcome friends from the world of television, film, comedy, music and literature. The always wonderful funnyman Alan Carr chats his brand new travel podcast 'Life's A Beach'. The hilarious Romesh Ranganathan joins us with news of series 3 of his smash hit Sky One Show 'Rob & Romesh Vs'. Foo Fighters legendary frontman Dave …
 
On this episode of Love It or Leave It Samantha Clarke wants to help you to pause to really set your agenda for how you’re living and working. She discusses the 6 areas to help clear the fog, allowing you to do more by thinking about what flourishing means in a deeper, more holistic way. “Really think about the path that you're following, if you ar…
 
[TW: contains discussion of eating disorders, including references to calorie-counting and body dysmorphia] We're back, baby! So much has changed hasn't it? Last year, I released a new series in the grip of a national lockdown and a global pandemic. This year...well, I'm releasing a new series in the grip of a national lockdown and a global pandemi…
 
With Mum being a huge connoisseur of hip hop and rapping, this week we invited the brilliant Slowthai to join us over Zoom from his studio basement at his Mum’s in Northampton. We chat about recording his brand new album, ‘Tyron' during lockdown, Sunday roasts, his Mum’s secret ingredients for the perfect roast potatoes and his go to meal to impres…
 
Imelda May is a national Irish treasure! An acclaimed singer, songwriter and a poet. She has sold out tours around the world and has performed with music legends like Lou Reed, Bono, Jeff Beck, Elvis Costello, Van Morrison, Robert Plant, Hozier and most recently Jeff Goldblum, Ronnie Woods & Noel Gallagher! But what is Imelda thankful for today? An…
 
In this episode Gaby chats to a person she describes as ‘The Best’, it’s Michelle Visage! Audiences really got to know Michelle through the hugely popular ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ but she has such a fascinating career and story. They of course talk about Drag Race, her friendship with RuPaul and that it was actually Michelle’s idea to bring the show to…
 
Fi Glover and Jane Garvey chat to BBC Europe Editor Katya Adler. Katya comes live from Brussels to give the lowdown from across the channel and tell us about her latest Radio 4 series Dante 2021, which explores what we can learn from the famous Italian poet. Before Katya descends into the Fortunately circle of hell there is Iron Age surveying, smal…
 
This week on the show we welcome friends from the world of television, film, comedy and literature. Superstar sports presenter Gabby Logan talks to us about series 2 of her podcast called The Mid•Point. Rag n' Bone Man has some exclusive news of his upcoming new album 'Life By Misadventure' and its first single 'All You Ever Wanted'. Rising star Ra…
 
On this episode of Love It or Leave it Samantha Clarke is joined by Emma Gannon. Emma is a Sunday Times Bestselling author, speaker, novelist and host of the number one career podcast in the UK Ctrl Alt Delete. Listen as they peel back the layers of how the Emma creates the space and the magic to write five incredible books. She's the author of Mul…
 
Big week! Mum had her vaccine, Joe Biden is now president, Mum also discovers Muff Kitchen and her first drag name is suggested (thanks Martha Delacey). But more importantly, we have the incomparable Angela Hartnett on TM! Talking to us from her Spitalfields home, we chat about what's for tea, being in a culinary 'power couple' with her partner, wo…
 
Dr. Alex George is an A&E & TV doctor who found fame in Love Island. Since the tragic loss of his brother last summer after he sadly took his own life, Alex has started to lobby the government about mental health in schools and is on a mission to make health and medicine more accessible to everyone. But what is Dr Alex thankful for today? Angela fi…
 
In this episode Gaby chats, laughs and sings with comedians Rachel Parris and Marcus Brigstocke. They chat about their lip-syncing on social media which took the world by storm, even the American chat shows were talking about it! Plus the sweetest story of how they got engaged on Christmas day. Marcus tells of when he worked on an oil rig during th…
 
This week on Fortunately, Fi Glover and Jane Garvey chat to comedian Tom Allen. The presenter of Bake Off: An Extra Slice joins Garvey and Glover to talk growing up in Bromley and writing about it for his book No Shame. The three of them also discuss dinner table expectations, sartorial etiquette, speaking French and of course, cake. Before Tom the…
 
This week on the show we welcome friends from the world of television, film, comedy and literature. Legendary actor and Oscar award winner Gary Oldman chats his latest performance in 'Mank'. The brilliant Noel Clarke & Ashley Walters discuss returning in the new Sky One series 'Bulletproof: South Africa'. Superstar actor and now director Dave Franc…
 
This week on Love It or Leave It Samantha asks you, is it really that blue? In the UK, we're in yet another lockdown and you're probably battling home-schooling working from home, feeling solitary. Today, Samantha gets us to really think about our negative thoughts and how we can reframe our thinking. Listen as she gets you to think about the cogni…
 
Back in September, we talked to the delightful Eva Longoria. At the time of our chat over Zoom, she was working hard campaigning for Joe Biden to become President. With her own cookbook having come out in 2011, we talked recipes, cooking after long flights and she taught us how to make her ‘4 minute chicken taco recipe’. The Desperate Housewives st…
 
Candice is an author, journalist, and founder of Make Motherhood Diverse - she wrote the book proposal for ‘I Am Not your Baby Mother’ in 40mins, and it has gone on to become a Sunday Times bestseller. She shares her traumatic experience giving birth, and losing her father at a young age, but what is Candice grateful for today? Angela’s Newsletter:…
 
In this episode Gaby was overjoyed to chat to Sir Michael Palin who has such a wonderful outlook on life. They chat about Monty Python and their reunion, the famous fish slapping dance, and the worldwide appeal of slapstick comedy. He tells an amazing story about taking his 80-year-old mother on Concord to New York and how she was asked to perform …
 
This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane are joined by presenter, podcaster and author Fearne Cotton. Fearne talks about her new book Speaking Your Truth, thinks up a new mammoth hobby and coaxes Jane to reveal her greatest artistic creation. Before Fearne there's poltergeists, mock invigilation and a call to action for blue blooded listeners.Get in t…
 
This week on the show we welcome friends from the world of television, film, comedy and literature. The legendary Eddie Izzard chats her 'Run For Hope' challenge, trying to complete 31 marathons and 31 stand-up gigs in 31 days of January. Grand Designs mastermind Kevin McCloud tells us about the 20th series of the show. Scientist, presenter and now…
 
On this episode of Love It or Leave it Samantha Clarke interviews Natalie Campbell. She is the CEO of Belu Water. She has an MBA, which is testament to the incredible work that she's been doing in the world as an award-winning social entrepreneur. She's a HarperCollins author, she sits on various boards. And she has also been one of the trio on bad…
 
New year, new series and TIER 5000 ain't gonna stop us bringing you Table Manners, no siree! We have got a great series lined up for you, kicking off with none other than the queen of Marvel & Table Manners' biggest fan - Elizabeth Olsen. Elizabeth talks about growing up in the Californian Valley, her mums 70’s food habits, her friendship with HAIM…
 
Host of the ridiculously popular Happy Place, a broadcaster that's never really left our screens since she started on kids TV in the nineties... Fearne shares with Angela her discomfort at being part of the wellness industry and how she nearly lost her voice forever. But what is Fearne grateful for today? Angela’s Newsletter: https://angelascanlon.…
 
In this episode Gaby chats to the fabulous designer and stylist Tan France! For those of you who aren’t familiar with Tan, this man is going to lift your spirits! He’s most well-known for bringing us the hugely popular and heart-warming ‘Queer Eye’ series on Netflix in which he helps people in need of a lifestyle makeover proving that how you dress…
 
Fi Glover and Jane Garvey bring the Fortunately podcast to the BBC Radio 4 airwaves . They’re joined by Fiona Bruce; journalist, newsreader and presenter of Question Time and Antiques Roadshow. They talk news desk rivalries, roadshow etiquette and Evan Davis in a hairnet. Plus listener emails, and Jane puts a new mantra to the test.Get in touch: fo…
 
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