Ayesha Hazarika and Anita Anand are guests on Meera Syal’s Gossip and Goddesses with Granny Kumar on BBC Radio 4.

Left alone while her family are stuck in quarantine on a world cruise, Granny Kumar decides to host her own series, born out of frustration at seeing or hearing the same old parade of male, pale and stale guests on chat shows. So, Gossip and Goddesses is born – a women-only party, where they share stories, laugh loads and chew the fat/dish the dirt/eat the biscuits… Gossip and Goddesses is a blend of sitcom, silliness and improvised chat, led by the best kind of interviewers who know how to make anyone talk – two really nosy old Indian women.

Ayesha Hazarika MBE is a columnist and broadcaster who is known for her insightful and witty opinions and observations on current affairs and politics. Ayesha features in Episode 3.

Anita Anand is the presenter of Any Answers, the political phone-in on BBC Radio 4 and she also presents the acclaimed Reith Lectures for BBC Radio 4. Anita guests in Episode 4.

Tune in to Gossip and Goddesses with Granny Kumar on BBC Radio 4 Wednesdays at 6:30pm or catch up online here.