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. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit for more information.

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  • Emily Atack

    Thursday, 2 June 2022

    58 seconds

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  • Snoochie Shy

    Thursday, 26 May 2022

    41 seconds

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  • Pandora Sykes

    Thursday, 19 May 2022

    50 seconds

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  • Ovie Soko

    Thursday, 12 May 2022

    51 seconds

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  • Stephanie Beatriz

    Thursday, 5 May 2022

    43 seconds

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  • Comedy

    Thursday, 30 September 2021

    44 seconds

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  • Music

    Thursday, 23 September 2021

    44 seconds

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  • Food

    Thursday, 16 September 2021

    26 seconds

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  • Pop Culture

    Thursday, 9 September 2021

    45 seconds

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  • Investigative Journalism

    Thursday, 2 September 2021

    43 seconds

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  • Self Help

    Thursday, 26 August 2021

    39 seconds

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  • Sex and Relationships

    Thursday, 19 August 2021

    Ready to get a little hot under the collar? Today we’ll be sharing some recommendations from that all important genre: sex and relationships... In this episode we hear podcast recommendations from Giovanna Fletcher, Evanna Lynch, Dolly Alderton, Gemma ...

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  • True Crime

    Thursday, 12 August 2021

    In this week’s episode, we’re going to explore the dark and nefarious world of true crime, one of the most popular genres of podcasting. What is our fascination with getting every grisly detail from a true crime pod? Here to help answer that question a...

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  • Feminism

    Thursday, 5 August 2021

    We're back for a special summer series of Castaway, kicking off the first episode by celebrating some of the incredible shows and, of course, women that are at the forefront of feminism in the podcast universe. We'll hear from Munroe Bergdorf...

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  • Gemma Styles

    Thursday, 15 April 2021

    In the last episode of this series of Castaway - Laura speaks to fellow podcaster, the brilliant Gemma Styles. Gemma’s podcast ‘Good Influence’, covers a range of different topics from climate change to therapy, food waste to sustainable fashion. On to...

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  • Hannah & Suruthi from RedHanded Podcast

    Thursday, 8 April 2021

    In this episode of Castaway, Laura welcomes Hannah and Suruthi, the hosts of RedHanded podcast. The duo discuss their fateful meeting at a party where they bonded over their love of True Crime which led to their spontaneous decision of launching a podc...

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  • Jordan North

    Thursday, 1 April 2021

    Laura goes back to her jungle roots, as she welcomes latest I’m A Celebrity! star - Jordan North. The BBC Radio 1 presenter speaks about his experience in the Wales-version of ‘the jungle’ and his iconic moments that won the nation's hearts on the...

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  • The Vivienne

    Thursday, 25 March 2021

    This week on Castaway, Laura is joined by the winner of Series 1 of Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK - The Vivienne. As Laura goes through Viv’s podcast choices, we learn a couple of her surprising interests. Whether that be her passion for Jurassic Park or Them...

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  • Annie Macmanus

    Thursday, 18 March 2021

    This week on Castaway, Laura speaks to fellow podcast lover, broadcaster and house music icon - Annie Macmanus. Known to many as Annie Mac, Annie shares with Laura why she’s keen to step away from 'Annie Mac' and prefers these days to be know...

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  • Tan France

    Thursday, 11 March 2021

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    Today’s episode of Castaway features the wonderfully optimistic, hilarious and oh-so-stylish Tan France. One fifth of our favourite fab five - Tan has been teaching us all on how to live more stylishly; whether that’s through his makeover looks in Quee...

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  • Edith Bowman

    Thursday, 4 March 2021

    This week on Castaway Laura was virtually welcomed into Edith Bowman’s home. A fellow presenter, music lover and podcast addict - Laura and Edith chat about Edith's die hard (pun intended!) love of films, which led to launching her incredibly succ...

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  • KSI

    Thursday, 25 February 2021

    In this new season of Castaway - Laura Whitmore is back and joined by some very special guests for Season 4. In this first episode, Laura speaks to KSI, YouTuber, Pro-Gamer, Boxer or as Laura says 'someone who does it all'. With a co...

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  • Dolly Alderton

    Thursday, 31 December 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, 24 December 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, 17 December 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, 10 December 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, 29 October 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, 22 October 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, 15 October 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, 8 October 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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