Fi and Jane venture out to the BBC pizza this week and are joined by The World Tonight’s Ritula Shah. Aside from Ritula’s dulcet broadcasting tones, they discuss the joy of the night shift and the bizarre world of 80s local radio. Plus there’s an inside scoop from a Royal visit and the return of Sarah Montague. Again.
81. Globulogic up the Danube, with Dolly Alderton and Pandora Sykes
Inside Broadcasting House to avoid the wintery weather, Fi and Jane are joined by Dolly Alderton and Pandora Sykes, the creators of the phenomenally successful High Low podcast. They discuss the importance of female friendship, where to put nice emails and the perils of a degree in Drama.
80. Crushed Wotsits and Emergency Loo Roll, with Tracey Thorn.
Back at the BBC, writer and Everything But The Girl musician Tracey Thorn pays a visit to a star struck Fi and Jane. In honour of Tracy’s new teenage memoir, Jane has brought her own adolescent diaries for Fi to analyse. They also explore bread metaphors, Smash Hits questions and how to prepare for the apocalypse.
79. Name that Pope, with Dr Sarah Jarvis
Somebody called a Doctor this week as Fi and Jane are joined by resident broadcasting physician Dr Sarah Jarvis. In addition to Fi and Jane’s list of ailments, Dr Sarah talks famous patients, historical period solutions and the surprises of reporting for The One Show.
78. Easy Peelers and Cones of Shame, with Iain Dale
The inimitable broadcaster and political commentator Iain Dale pays a visit to the BBC piazza this week, after Fi and Jane lift the lid on BBC Sounds with Launch Director Charlotte Lock. There’s also a surprise visitor all the way from Ambridge.