Jo Whiley & Simon Mayo

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Beastie Boys, False Eye Confession, Tea Hacks20181129

Ad-Rock and Mike D from the Beastie Boys chat about a new book on the band, penned by the group themselves and featuring contributions from Wes Anderson, Spike Jonze, Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Luc Sante and more. With a style as distinctive and eclectic as a Beastie Boys album, Beastie Boys Book upends the typical music memoir. Alongside the band narrative are rare photos, original illustrations, a cookbook by chef Roy Choi, a graphic novel, a map of Beastie Boys' New York, mixtape playlists, pieces by guest contributors, and many more surprises.

Bringing you the best of both worlds, Jo Whiley and Simon Mayo join forces to bring you three hours of the greatest guests, music and early evening entertainment. With top names from the worlds of film, TV and online, plus regular live sessions from the hottest names in music, Jo and Simon will bring you entertaining and compelling celeb chat each evening. Plus there'll be audience interaction, the freshest new music and great chat to accompany you in the early evening - whatever you're doing.

Ad-Rock and Mike D from the Beastie Boys drop by to chat about a new book on the band.

Jo and Simon team up to bring you the best guests, music and early evening entertainment.

Bill Bailey and Your Bird Watching Hacks (Bill Chips In Too!)20181204

The comedian and actor chats to Jo and Simon about his latest stand-up show 'Larks In Transit'.

Larks in Transit is a compendium of travellers’ tales and the general shenanigans of twenty years as a travelling comedian. With musical virtuosity, surreal tangents and trademark intelligence, Bill tackles politics, philosophy, the pursuit of happiness, death metal, ringtones… and an excruciating encounter with Paul McCartney.

Bringing you the best of both worlds, Jo Whiley and Simon Mayo join forces to bring you three hours of the greatest guests, music and early evening entertainment. With top names from the worlds of film, TV and online, plus regular live sessions from the hottest names in music, Jo and Simon will bring you entertaining and compelling celeb chat each evening. Plus there'll be audience interaction, the freshest new music and great chat to accompany you in the early evening - whatever you're doing.

The comedian discusses the latest run of his hit stand-up show 'Larks In Transit'.

Jo and Simon team up to bring you the best guests, music and early evening entertainment.

Dan Snow, Christmas Decs Hacks and a Pie Confession20181206

Historian and broadcaster Dan Snow drops in to discuss his new book 'On This Day In History', in which Dan brings to life a key event that happened on each day of the year.

Bringing you the best of both worlds, Jo Whiley and Simon Mayo join forces to bring you three hours of the greatest guests, music and early evening entertainment. With top names from the worlds of film, TV and online, plus regular live sessions from the hottest names in music, Jo and Simon will bring you entertaining and compelling celeb chat each evening. Plus there'll be audience interaction, the freshest new music and great chat to accompany you in the early evening - whatever you're doing.

Historian and broadcaster Dan Snow drops in to chat to Jo and Simon.

Jo and Simon team up to bring you the best guests, music and early evening entertainment.

David Mitchell & Lily Collins20181219

Actor and comedian David Mitchell chats about BBC1's 'Upstart Crow' Christmas special, which includes special guest star Sir Kenneth Branagh.

Plus Hollywood actor Lily Collins talks about starring as Fantine in the BBC's new epic adaptation of 'Les Miserables', which also stars Dominic West, Olivia Coleman and David Oyelewo.

Lily is known for roles in blockbusters such as The Mortal Instruments, Love, Rosie and Mirror Mirror, as well as appearing in the noughties reboot of Beverly Hills 90210

Bringing you the best of both worlds, Jo Whiley and Simon Mayo join forces to bring you three hours of the greatest guests, music and early evening entertainment. With top names from the worlds of film, TV and online, plus regular live sessions from the hottest names in music, Jo and Simon will bring you entertaining and compelling celeb chat each evening. Plus there'll be audience interaction, the freshest new music and great chat to accompany you in the early evening - whatever you're doing.

Actor and comedian David Mitchell and Hollywood actor Lily Collins drop in to chat.

Jo and Simon team up to bring you the best guests, music and early evening entertainment.

Eddie Marsan, Bonfire Confession, Game Hacks20181203

The renowned British actor Eddie Marsan chats about starring in the latest live action Jungle Book film 'Mowgli' - directed by Andy Serkis - where he lends his voice to Vihaan The Wolf.

Bringing you the best of both worlds, Jo Whiley and Simon Mayo join forces to bring you three hours of the greatest guests, music and early evening entertainment. With top names from the worlds of film, TV and online, plus regular live sessions from the hottest names in music, Jo and Simon will bring you entertaining and compelling celeb chat each evening. Plus there'll be audience interaction, the freshest new music and great chat to accompany you in the early evening - whatever you're doing.

British actor Eddie Marsan chats about starring in the latest Jungle Book film 'Mowgli'.

Jo and Simon team up to bring you the best guests, music and early evening entertainment.

Grace Carter New To 2 session, Christmas Card Hacks20181210

The rising Brighton singer - fresh from supporting the likes of HAIM and Rag N Bone Man - plays live in the studio, including a performance of smash single 'Why Her Not Me?'

Bringing you the best of both worlds, Jo Whiley and Simon Mayo join forces to bring you three hours of the greatest guests, music and early evening entertainment. With top names from the worlds of film, TV and online, plus regular live sessions from the hottest names in music, Jo and Simon will bring you entertaining and compelling celeb chat each evening. Plus there'll be audience interaction, the freshest new music and great chat to accompany you in the early evening - whatever you're doing.

The rising singer - fresh from supporting the likes of HAIM & Rag N Bone Man - plays live.

Jo and Simon team up to bring you the best guests, music and early evening entertainment.

Griff Rhys Jones, Parka Confession, Chores Hacks20181127

Comedian and actor Griff Rhys Jones chats to Jo and Simon about starring in a new musical version of 'A Christmas Carol' from The London Musical Theatre Orchestra, playing for a limited run at The Lyceum Theatre in London,

As well as Griff, the cast for A Christmas Carol also includes Lucie Jones (Les Misérables / Legally Blonde / Eurovision 2017) as Emily / The Ghost of Christmas Future, Miriam-Teak Lee (Hamilton / On The Town) as The Ghost of Christmas Past, Cedric Neal (Chess / Motown) as The Ghost of Christmas Present, Rosemary Ashe (The Witches of Eastwick / Phantom of the Opera) as Mrs Fezziwig, and Nicolas Colicos (The Producers / The Bodyguard) as Mr Fezziwig.

Bringing you the best of both worlds, Jo Whiley and Simon Mayo join forces to bring you three hours of the greatest guests, music and early evening entertainment. With top names from the worlds of film, TV and online, plus regular live sessions from the hottest names in music, Jo and Simon will bring you entertaining and compelling celeb chat each evening. Plus there'll be audience interaction, the freshest new music and great chat to accompany you in the early evening - whatever you're doing.

Comedian and actor Griff Rhys Jones chats about a new musical version of A Christmas Carol

Jo and Simon team up to bring you the best guests, music and early evening entertainment.

Jo & Simon's Big Christmas Party!20181220

Full of festive fun and cheer, Jo and Simon get the party started with special guests from the world of music, television, comedy and cooking. There'll be music from Nina Nesbitt, Smith & Burrows and the London Community Gospel Choir, and chat from actor Sanjeev Bhaskar, author Matt Haig and comedians Harry & Chris.

With guests including Mark Gatiss, Nina Nesbitt and The London Community Gospel Choir.

Jo and Simon team up to bring you the best guests, music and early evening entertainment.

Johnny Vegas, Best Last Vegas Song, Secret Santa Hacks20181213

Comedian and actor Johnny Vegas drops by to talk about starring in Gold's TV 'dramedy' 'Death On the Tyne', the sequel to last year's 'Murder On The Blackpool Express'.

Bringing you the best of both worlds, Jo Whiley and Simon Mayo join forces to bring you three hours of the greatest guests, music and early evening entertainment. With top names from the worlds of film, TV and online, plus regular live sessions from the hottest names in music, Jo and Simon will bring you entertaining and compelling celeb chat each evening. Plus there'll be audience interaction, the freshest new music and great chat to accompany you in the early evening - whatever you're doing.

Comedian and actor Johnny Vegas drops by to talk about TV 'dramedy' 'Death On the Tyne'.

Jo and Simon team up to bring you the best guests, music and early evening entertainment.

Josh Groban, Cuban Chair Confession, Performance Hacks20181211

The award-winning singer and actor Josh Groban chats to Jo and Simon ahead of a handful of UK live dates.

Bringing you the best of both worlds, Jo Whiley and Simon Mayo join forces to bring you three hours of the greatest guests, music and early evening entertainment. With top names from the worlds of film, TV and online, plus regular live sessions from the hottest names in music, Jo and Simon will bring you entertaining and compelling celeb chat each evening. Plus there'll be audience interaction, the freshest new music and great chat to accompany you in the early evening - whatever you're doing.

Award-winning singer and actor Josh Groban chats ahead of a handful of UK live dates.

Jo and Simon team up to bring you the best guests, music and early evening entertainment.

Kirstie Allsopp, Hay Bale Confession, Craft Hacks20181128

Location, Location, Location's Kirstie Allsopp pops in to chat to Jo and Simon about her new festive TV show 'Kirstie's Handmade Christmas'.

The show is a carnival of Christmas cheer, stuffed with enough clever crafty tricks and tips, decorations, gifts, food and drink to satisfy Father Christmas himself. Each episode will follow a festive competition, bringing the movers and shakers of UK craft to Kirstie’s Christmas HQ to compete for her coveted handmade trophy. The show will meet the hopefuls at home as they prepare for the competition, and then root for them as they compete against the clock at Christmas HQ, dealing with crafty disasters and sharing their festive techniques with Kirstie along the way. Travelling the country to visit the UK's most talented crafty creators and showcase their fantastic makes, and look back to Christmas past, revisiting favourite Kirstie crafts from years gone by.

Bringing you the best of both worlds, Jo Whiley and Simon Mayo join forces to bring you three hours of the greatest guests, music and early evening entertainment. With top names from the worlds of film, TV and online, plus regular live sessions from the hottest names in music, Jo and Simon will bring you entertaining and compelling celeb chat each evening. Plus there'll be audience interaction, the freshest new music and great chat to accompany you in the early evening - whatever you're doing.

Location, Location, Location's Kirstie Allsopp chats about her new festive TV show.

Jo and Simon team up to bring you the best guests, music and early evening entertainment.

Mariella Frostrup, Pears Confession, Christmas Countdown Hacks20181126

Broadcaster and journalist Mariella Frostrup drops in to chat to Jo and Simon about her new BBC1 one-off programme 'The Truth About Menopause'.

The menopause currently affects 13 million women in the UK, and yet it’s wildly misunderstood. What can the latest science tell us about what it is – and what we can do about it?

Mariella first became aware of the shame and secrecy surrounding the subject during her own menopause. Now in this personal film she wants to bring this great taboo out into the open. She meets the scientists who have uncovered the cause of hot flushes - and developed a brand new drug to treat them. She finds out if taking hormone replacement therapy is dangerous. She discovers if men also have a menopause, and witnesses a cutting-edge procedure that could actually reverse the menopause.

Bringing you the best of both worlds, Jo Whiley and Simon Mayo join forces to bring you three hours of the greatest guests, music and early evening entertainment. With top names from the worlds of film, TV and online, plus regular live sessions from the hottest names in music, Jo and Simon will bring you entertaining and compelling celeb chat each evening. Plus there'll be audience interaction, the freshest new music and great chat to accompany you in the early evening - whatever you're doing.

Broadcaster Mariella Frostrup drops in to discuss her new BBC1 programme on the menopause.

Jo and Simon team up to bring you the best guests, music and early evening entertainment.

Mark Watson, Flying Turkey Confession, Chess Hacks20181212

Comedian Mark Watson drops in to talk to Jo and Simon about his 2019 stand-up tour, life on the road and his festive TV appearances.

Bringing you the best of both worlds, Jo Whiley and Simon Mayo join forces to bring you three hours of the greatest guests, music and early evening entertainment. With top names from the worlds of film, TV and online, plus regular live sessions from the hottest names in music, Jo and Simon will bring you entertaining and compelling celeb chat each evening. Plus there'll be audience interaction, the freshest new music and great chat to accompany you in the early evening - whatever you're doing.

Comedian Mark Watson drops in to talk to Jo and Simon about his 2019 stand-up tour.

Jo and Simon team up to bring you the best guests, music and early evening entertainment.

Rod Stewart20181218

Rock icon Rod Stewart pops in to chat to Jo and Simon about his chart-topping album 'Blood Red Roses', and looks forward to his 2019 stadium tour.

Bringing you the best of both worlds, Jo Whiley and Simon Mayo join forces to bring you three hours of the greatest guests, music and early evening entertainment. With top names from the worlds of film, TV and online, plus regular live sessions from the hottest names in music, Jo and Simon will bring you entertaining and compelling celeb chat each evening. Plus there'll be audience interaction, the freshest new music and great chat to accompany you in the early evening - whatever you're doing.

Rock icon Rod Stewart is Jo and Simon's special guest, discussing his number 1 album.

Jo and Simon team up to bring you the best guests, music and early evening entertainment.

Romesh Ranganathan20181217

Comedian and panel-show regular Romesh Ranganathan joins Jo and Simon in the studio to discuss his recent autobiography and festive TV projects.

Bringing you the best of both worlds, Jo Whiley and Simon Mayo join forces to bring you three hours of the greatest guests, music and early evening entertainment. With top names from the worlds of film, TV and online, plus regular live sessions from the hottest names in music, Jo and Simon will bring you entertaining and compelling celeb chat each evening. Plus there'll be audience interaction, the freshest new music and great chat to accompany you in the early evening - whatever you're doing.

Comedian and panel-show regular Romesh Ranganathan joins Jo and Simon in the studio.

Jo and Simon team up to bring you the best guests, music and early evening entertainment.

Sigrid plays live, Tom Grennan and Volunteering Hacks20181205

The winner of the BBC Sound Of 2018 poll, Sigrid chats to Jo and Simon and plays live in the studio, including a performance of new single 'Suckerpunch', and a special 'Back To Where It Began' track.

Bringing you the best of both worlds, Jo Whiley and Simon Mayo join forces to bring you three hours of the greatest guests, music and early evening entertainment. With top names from the worlds of film, TV and online, plus regular live sessions from the hottest names in music, Jo and Simon will bring you entertaining and compelling celeb chat each evening. Plus there'll be audience interaction, the freshest new music and great chat to accompany you in the early evening - whatever you're doing.

The winner of the BBC Sound Of 2018 poll, Sigrid chats to Jo and Simon and plays live.

Jo and Simon team up to bring you the best guests, music and early evening entertainment.