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. See for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • Self Help

    Thursday, August 26th, 2021

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  • Sex and Relationships

    Thursday, August 19th, 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, August 12th, 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, August 5th, 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, April 15th, 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, April 8th, 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, April 1st, 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, March 25th, 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, March 18th, 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, March 11th, 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, March 4th, 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, February 25th, 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, 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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