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Castaway

Podcast Series Castaway

Are you in search of your next fix of podcast recommendations? Look no further than the podCAST Castaway, the podcast about podcasts. Hosted by broadcaster, performer, chancer and podcast lover Laura Whitmore, Laura is on a mission to uncover the best podcasts out there by interviewing a celebrity guest every week about what they're listening to. Whether you're looking for podcasts about mental health, comedy, love, crime or your next fictional series to binge listen to, Laura's guests have got you covered.

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Clara Amfo

Clara Amfo

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On this final episode of season 2 of Castaway, Laura speaks with radio presenter, passionate music-lover and her good mate Clara Amfo. Clara talks about her own podcast 'This City' which celebrates stories from some of London's most recognisable names, as well as sharing her incredibly diverse podcast selection. This includes the pop culture podcast Who Weekly as well as Thirst Aid Kit which inspires a great discussion between Laura and Clara around their celebrity crushes and why it's okay for women to embrace their desires. Podcasts in this episode include: This City Hip Hop Saved My Life ‎And The Writer Is...with Ross Golan Who Weekly Thirst Aid Kit Dissect Podcast (Beyonce series) Daddy Issues with Angharad George-Carey To vote for Castaway to win the Listener’s Choice Award, please visit: https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote

54 mins

28 May Finished

Kate Thornton

Kate Thornton

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On this week's episode, Laura chats to the brilliant Kate Thornton who is a true podcast addict. Kate, who started off in journalism and made her mark as the youngest-ever editor of Smash Hits magazine, chats to Laura about her journey in getting to this position and some of the famous faces she's met in her career. In amongst this, Laura and Kate talk through all things podcasts including Kate's own podcast White Wine Question Time, why she believes in the power of therapy taking inspiration from Esther Perel and why she couldn't stop listening to real life drama series The Dropout. Podcasts in this episode includes: Full Disclosure with James O'Brien Scroobius Pip's Distraction Pieces David Tennant Does A Podcast Where Should We Begin? The Dropout White Wine Question Time To vote for Castaway to win the Listener’s Choice Awards, please visit: https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote

52 mins

21 May Finished

Katherine Ryan

Katherine Ryan

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On today's episode, Laura gets Castaway with Canadian comedian, writer, presenter, and now actress Katherine Ryan. In this conversation, Katherine talks about the power in using creative outlets like podcasts to explore issues that aren't often spoken about - sharing her own experience of pregnancy loss on her podcast 'Telling Everybody Everything'. Katherine also tells Laura how she's coping in lockdown with her childhood sweetheart and 4 dogs, as well as why she misses the buzz from stand up with a live audience. Laura and Katherine also chat about the right to reply with hecklers, why Katherine is a big fan of Gemma Collins (who, in her words, is the UK version of Mariah Carey!) as well as some brilliant podcast recommendations thrown in such as Emily Dean's Walking The Dog and the mystery podcast of Missing Richard Simmons. Podcasts in this episode include: How Was Your Week with Julie Klausner Having Funlessness with Jen Kirkman The Gemma Collins Podcast Walking The Dog with Emily Dean Missing Richard Simmons To vote for Castaway to win the Listener’s Choice Awards, please visit: https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote

49 mins

14 May Finished

Jordan Stephens

Jordan Stephens

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On this week's episode, Laura speaks to the open book that is Jordan Stephens. Jordan found fame as one-half of the duo Rizzle Kicks and has gone on to host two brilliant podcasts about mental health. In this conversation, Jordan tells Laura why he believes that 'honesty is medicine' and why he's drawn to podcasts that delve into the human psych from leaders such as Russell Brand and Brené Brown. Laura and Jordan also talk about cancel culture, the evolution of celebrity and why Jordan has resorted to chatting with his dog in lockdown! Podcasts in this episode include: WHOLE TRUTH Killing It Unlocking Us with Brené Brown The Adam Buxton Podcast Under the Skin with Russell Brand is available every week only on Luminary: luminary.link/russell To vote for Castaway to win the Listener’s Choice Awards, please visit: https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote

51 mins

7 May Finished

Munroe Bergdorf

Munroe Bergdorf

On today's episode of Castaway, Laura welcomes transgender activist, model and journalist Munroe Bergdorf. In this conversation, Munroe tells Laura about finding her voice and using it to fight against unfair judgements of women, as well as why Gurls Talk Podcast host Adwoa Aboah has been a big support to her. Munroe's podcast choices reveal her fascination with cults and the people who find themselves becoming cult leaders, as well as her view on Tiger King's Carole Baskin (...and spoiler alert, it may not be what you think...!) Podcasts in this episode include: Gurls Talk Feminists Don't Wear Pink Cults This is Actually Happening Joe Exotic: Tiger King To vote for Castaway to win the Listener’s Choice Awards, please visit: https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote

47 mins

30 April Finished

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