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Castaway with Laura Whitmore

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.

  • Dolly Alderton

    Thursday, December 31st, 2020

    We're wrapping up this season with an incredibly influential podcaster and author Dolly Alderton. Before announcing the end of the much-loved show The High Low, Laura had a chance to pick the brains of one of the most successful British podcast hosts abou

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  • Joss Stone

    Thursday, December 24th, 2020

    In this week's episode of CASTaway, Laura welcomes Joss Stone - host of her debut podcast series A Cuppa Happy. Following a hugely successful music career and a world tour, Joss has now turned to podcasting interviewing the likes of Boy George and Wim Hof

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  • Emma Gannon

    Thursday, December 17th, 2020

    Today Laura is joined by OG podcaster, author and journalist - Emma Gannon. Emma started out the hugely popular Ctrl Alt Delete podcast back in 2016 and has been interviewing guests such as Elizabeth Gilbert, Ava DuVernay and Gillian Anderson on their car

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  • Evanna Lynch

    Thursday, December 10th, 2020

    You might know our guest from her break out role as Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter - and more recently, host of The Chickpeeps podcast. Laura is joined by fellow Irishwoman Evanna Lynch. Evanna’s recommendations are wonderfully varied including Not Today,

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  • Jessie Ware

    Thursday, October 29th, 2020

    In this episode, Laura is joined by singer-songwriter, podcast royalty and co-host of the Table Manners podcast - Jessie Ware. The pair discuss what inspired Jessie to start the podcast as well as how the podcast has became an outlet from her music. Jessi

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  • Irene Agbontaen

    Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

    In this week’s episode, Laura is joined by podcaster and entrepreneur, Irene Agbontaen. Host of TTYA Talks (aka Taller Than Your Average) Irene started the podcast back in 2015 as “an inclusive space for the excluded girl”. Together Laura and Irene talk a

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  • Rosie Ramsey

    Thursday, October 15th, 2020

    On today's episode, Laura speaks to co-host of Sh**ged. Married. Annoyed, Rosie Ramsey as the pair discuss the incredible journey of Rosie & Chris Ramsey’s award winning series. As a busy mother of two, Rosie shares how the podcasts Scummy Mummies, and Ha

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  • Deborah Frances-White (The Guilty Feminist)

    Thursday, October 8th, 2020

    Welcome back podcast lovers! Kicking off Season 3 of Castaway is the Queen of Podcasting - Deborah Frances-White. Laura and Deborah discuss the incredible journey of The Guilty Feminist, as well as Deborah’s lockdown favourites including nostalgia podcast

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  • Clara Amfo

    Thursday, May 28th, 2020

    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

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  • Kate Thornton

    Thursday, May 21st, 2020

    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

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  • Katherine Ryan

    Thursday, May 14th, 2020

    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 abo

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  • Jordan Stephens

    Thursday, May 7th, 2020

    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 belie

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  • Munroe Bergdorf

    Thursday, April 30th, 2020

    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

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  • Frankie Bridge

    Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

    This week on Castaway, Laura chats to podcaster, bestselling author of 'Open', member of The Saturdays and presenter, Frankie Bridge. Frankie chats about her TikTok sessions with husband Wayne during this time at home, as well as how she, like the rest of

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  • Jamie Laing

    Thursday, April 16th, 2020

    In this week's episode, Laura chats with fellow podcaster, Made In Chelsea star and Candy Kittens founder - Jamie Laing. Jamie shares how his podcast Private Parts, which is now on its 160th episode, has given him a chance to show his real self, completel

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  • Nicola Coughlan

    Thursday, April 9th, 2020

    This week, Laura is joined by the Irish actress best known for playing Clare Devlin in Derry Girls - Nicola Coughlan. Laura and Nicola share their experiences of moving to London with big dreams and the reality of feeling lonely. Nicola also talks about d

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  • Nicola Roberts

    Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

    This week, Laura is joined by former Girls Aloud singer, latest winner of The Masked Singer and her good friend Nicola Roberts. In this conversation, Nicola shares her favourite podcasts including Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations and The Imposters Club whi

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  • Niall Horan

    Thursday, March 26th, 2020

    In this week’s episode, Laura is joined by fellow Irishman and one fifth of the biggest boy band of all time One Direction, Niall Horan. Since his One Direction days, Niall has enjoyed a stellar solo career having just released his latest (chart-topping!)

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  • Lance Bass

    Thursday, March 19th, 2020

    In this week's episode, we're joined by a fellow stateside podcast enthusiast - Lance Bass. As NSYNC's very own, Lance talks about what it was like having to keep his sexuality private whilst rising to fame, and how he's now found happiness with his husba

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  • Dermot O'Leary

    Thursday, March 12th, 2020

    Welcome back podcast lovers! Kicking off Season 2 of Castaway is Dermot O'Leary whose diverse podcast choices range from Edith Bowman's Soundtracking - which celebrates the incredible music in films - to Krishnan Guru-Murthy's refreshingly honest intervie

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  • Jada Sezer

    Thursday, December 5th, 2019

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    Today's guest is a model, body positive and mental health campaigner, activist, podcaster and last month's cover of Women's Health magazine - Jada Sezer. On this week's episode, Laura and Jada talk about their shared infatuation with Oprah, why Jada's lov

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  • Kelly Holmes

    Thursday, November 28th, 2019

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    A first for Castaway as this week welcomes the show's first ever Dame! Colonel Dame Kelly Holmes is a double Olympic champion, honorary colonel in the army, author, mental health campaigner and podcast host of 'What Do I Do? Mental Health and Me.' Togethe

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  • Sara Pascoe

    Thursday, November 21st, 2019

    This week, Laura interviews comedian, bestselling author, dog lover and fellow podcast host Sara Pascoe. As a self-confessed 'murderino', Sara shares how she listens to murder podcasts with her boyfriend right before bed (the more gruesome the murder, the

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  • Rankin

    Thursday, November 14th, 2019

    Today's interview is recorded in the London studio of British photographer and film director Rankin, in amongst a busy shoot day. He has photographed everyone from David Bowie to Kate Moss and THE Queen (yes, the actual Queen). He created the publications

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  • Giovanna Fletcher

    Thursday, November 7th, 2019

    This week, Laura is welcomed into the home of presenter, actress, bestselling novelist and podcast host Giovanna Fletcher. They chat about running marathons (...well 10K and half marathons which are just as impressive!), G’s yellow sofa and their insatiab

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  • Blindboy

    Thursday, October 31st, 2019

    Recorded backstage at the London Irish Centre, today's podcast features one half of Irish rap duo The Rubberbandits, Blindboy. With over a million worldwide listeners tuning in to his own podcast every month, Blindboy shares why he believes that we're in

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  • Daisy Lowe

    Thursday, October 24th, 2019

    On today's episode, Laura speaks with model Daisy Lowe about interviewing her mum on her own podcast Femme, her unconventional childhood growing up in the spotlight and how podcasts such as Fearne Cotton's Happy Place have guided her through a time when s

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  • Iain Stirling

    Thursday, October 17th, 2019

    Laura kicks off her debut podcast with comedian Iain Stirling as her first guest. Together, Laura and Iain discuss their shared love of Kathy Burke, why Iain was a podcast fan before it was cool to listen to podcasts and the story behind Iain’s podcast na

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  • Introducing Castaway

    Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

    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 pod

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