Weekly Mayo

Weekly Mayo

The best bits of Simon Mayo Drivetime on BBC Radio 2, with star guests, audience interactivity, intelligent conversation and much more.

  • Updated:
  • Episodes available for:
    30 Days help

Subscribe for free

Subscribe to this podcast and automatically receive the latest episodes.

More help with subscribing

Recent episodes (4)

  • John Boyne, Paul Merton and Nigel Barden

    Fri, 26 Sep 14

    46 mins

    26 days remaining

    This week author John Boyne entered the Radio 2 Book Club to talk about "A History of Loneliness”, Paul Merton – entertained with tales from his autobiography “Only When I Laugh” …and resident Chef Nigel Barden tried to tempt the team with his Grey Mullet soup...hmmm!

    Download 21MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

  • Bill Nighy, Omid Djalili, Manic Street Preachers

    Fri, 19 Sep 14

    56 mins

    19 days remaining

    This week Bill Nighy told Simon how to steal a scene with a raised eyebrow, Omid Djalili talked about his new book Hopeful (dressed in a dapper three piece suit), The Manic Street Preachers dropped by to talk about their latest album Futurology. And Nige spent hours slow-roasting pork with Pontack sauce.

    Download 26MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

  • David Mitchell, Spandau, Chrissie Hynde + Pie!

    Fri, 12 Sep 14

    54 mins

    12 days remaining

    this edition of the Weekly Mayo, David Mitchell joined me to talk about his new novel, The Bone Clocks. The boys from Spandau Ballet entertained us with their stories of the 80s and talked about their documentary Soul Boys Of the Western World. The legendary Chrissie Hynde rocked up ahead of her performance for Radio 2 in Hyde Park. And resident Chef Nigel Barden foraged in some bushes to bring us his deliciously sweet Hedgerow Pie.

    Download 25MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

  • Lee Child, Dame Helen Mirren and Ross Noble

    Fri, 5 Sep 14

    61 mins

    5 days remaining

    This week best-selling author Lee Child joined Simon to discuss his new Jack Reacher novel - “Personal”. Dame Helen Mirren talked about playing the Queen and her new movie “The Hundred Foot Journey”. Ross Noble discussed his latest hilarious tour “Tangentleman” and Resident Chef Nigel Barden excelled himself with a Forty-Cloves-of-Garlic Brined Chicken.

    Download 28MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

Terms of Use

The BBC Podcasts are for your personal non-commercial use only.

All title, ownership rights and intellectual property rights in and to the BBC Podcasts shall remain the property of the BBC or third parties. You may not edit, alter, adapt or add to the BBC Podcast in any way. The BBC Podcasts are made available by the BBC on an "as is" and "as available" basis and the BBC gives no warranty of any kind in relation to the BBC Podcast. To the maximum extent permitted by law the BBC will not be liable for any loss or damage which you may suffer as a result of, or connected to, the download or use of the BBC Podcasts.


See the full Standard Licence Terms here.

Play recent episodes

You may also like

Radio 2 Arts Show with Claudia Winkleman

  • Factual > Arts, Culture & the Media
  • Entertainment

Claudia Winkleman’s weekly feast of the finest offerings from Film, Theatre, Arts, TV and Music. Lively debate, intimate interviews and the latest news and views delivered with wit and laughter.

Fri, 26 Sep 14

28 minutes

World Book Club

  • Factual > Arts, Culture & the Media
  • Factual > Life Stories

From Alice Walker to Chinua Achebe, the world's greatest authors discuss their best known novel. This monthly programme, presented by Harriett Gilbert, includes questions from BBC World Service

Sat, 2 Aug 14

50 minutes