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English, Social, 5 seasons, 51 episodes, 1 day, 16 hours, 25 minutes
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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Emily Atack

Laura is joined by a good mate of hers on today’s episode of Castaway - actress, comedian and impressionist Emily Atack. You might have been introduced to Emily over a decade ago in her breakthrough role as the popular girl Charlotte Hinchcliffe on The Inbetweeners. But Emily’s career has only grown from there as she boasts an impressive CV, which includes ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’ as well as her own comedy show and podcast.Laura and Emily chatted about the importance of ranting on ‘What’s Upset You Now’ and how Emily’s love of food, drinks and sun are satisfied by Alan Carr and the Off Menu podcast. Emily recalls the moments that have defined her career on the podcast 'Plot Twist' which leads to a discussion about the challenges of being a woman in the spotlight. Laura and Emily even squeeze in time to talk about Emily’s incaptivating podcast ‘Lie Detector’, where she investigates some of the most unbelievable cases of lies and dishonesty you’ve ever heard. Expect to hear lots of laughs, great podcast selections and a good old natter between mates!Emily’s recommendations:What’s Upset You Now?Alan Carr’s ‘Life’s a Beach’Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James AcasterPlot TwistListen to Emily’s podcast:Emily Atack: Lie Detector Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
6/2/202258 minutes, 8 seconds
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Snoochie Shy

This week, Laura is joined by a fellow broadcaster in the form of the extremely talented Snoochie Shy. Snoochie is best known for presenting her specialist rap and drill show on BBC 1Xtra. She’s also not adverse to being pushed outside of her comfort zone as she proved in the ‘I’m A Celebrity’ castle last year. Snoochie is also well versed in the podcasting sphere hosting 'Slide In' alongside Kaz and Jordan where they explore the terrifying but hysterical world of social media DMs! In this episode, Laura and Snoochie discuss important conversations from both black men and women on the 'HCPod Original' and 'The Receipts' podcasts respectively. Snoochie is also big into astrology, which is reflected in one of her choices the ‘Cancer Today’ podcast, so Laura just had to find out whether her and Snoochie’s star signs are compatible! This chat takes many turns - from foot fantasies to dressing rooms sagas - and it’s one not to be missed! Snoochie’s recommendations:Cancer TodayHCPod OriginalThe Receipts PodcastNo Behaviour Podcast6 Degrees from Jamie and SpencerListen to Snoochie’s podcast:Slide In with Snoochie, Kaz and Jordan Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
5/26/202241 minutes, 32 seconds
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Pandora Sykes

As we continue to dive into the world of podcast recommendations, who would be better to ask than one of the queens of podcasting herself, Pandora Sykes! Pandora is an acclaimed journalist and author-turned-podcaster. Laura chatted to Pandora about her multitude of podcasts, ‘The Missing’, ‘Doing It Right’ and of course ‘The High Low’ which she presented alongside best friend Dolly Alderton and cultivated a massive following (Laura couldn’t resist asking if it will ever return…!) Pandora also talked about the role ‘The Week Unwrapped’ plays in keeping her up to date with the latest news stories, the fascinating cat-fishing scandal ‘Sweet Bobby’ and a moment between Adam Buxton and Louis Theroux that Pandora holds close to her heart.Pandora’s recommendations:The Adam Buxton PodcastFortunately… with Fi and Jane The Week Unwrapped- with Olly MannSweet BobbyListen to Pandora’s podcasts & audio documentaries:The High LowPieces of BritneyDoing It Right with Pandora SykesThe Missing Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
5/19/202250 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ovie Soko

Today’s episode welcomes the very first Love Islander into the Castaway ranks - the brilliant Ovie Soko! Ovie captured the hearts of the nation on Love Island and since then he’s modelled, started his advice-driven podcast ‘Ask Ovie’ and still finds time to play professional basketball for the Shiga Lakestars in Japan. Naturally, Ovie brought some brilliant podcast suggestions to the table, including the food based Off Menu, sharing how the hosts reacted to some of his questionable choices when he was a guest on the podcast. Ovie also divulges his love for ‘Who We Be Talks’ and chats about the important role the podcast plays in promoting the best in Black British music, fashion and culture. Laura and Ovie also found time to talk about podcasts stateside, the business savvy ‘Earn Your Leisure’ and the captivating conversations that unravel on ‘Drink Champs’. An episode full of Castaway firsts today! Ovie’s recommendations:Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James AcasterWho We Be TALKS_Earn Your LeisureDrink ChampsListen to Ovie’s podcast:Ask Ovie Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
5/12/202251 minutes, 6 seconds
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Stephanie Beatriz

Welcome back to a brand new series of Castaway! And what could be better than kicking off with Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Encanto star Stephanie Beatriz who is also something of a true crime aficionado! As well as sharing recommendations from across the pond including ‘My Favourite Murder’ and ‘True Crime & Cocktails’, Stephanie also talks about narrating her own podcast series ‘Twin Flames’, a chilling tale of how a couple orchestrated a cult that ruined people’s lives. Along the way, Stephanie shares stories of her incredible career and why she feels proud to be voicing a diverse Disney princess which has helped widen the perceptions of countries like Colombia. Stephanie’s recommendation ‘Celebrity Book Club’ also invites Laura and Stephanie to talk about the portrayal of women in the media and a curiosity for uncovering the real stories behind some of the most iconic women in showbiz. We know you’ll love this one - it’s the start of a brand new season jam packed with juicy podcast recommendations to sink your teeth into! Stephanie’s recommendations:My Favourite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia HardstarkTrue Crime & CocktailsCelebrity Book Club with Chelsea Devantez Listen to Stephianie’s podcast:Twin Flames Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
5/5/202243 minutes, 56 seconds