RHLSTP with Richard Herring

RHLSTP with Richard Herring

By Sky Potato, Go Faster Stripe and Fuzz Productions

RHLSTP is an award-winning series in which comedian Richard Herring ("The Podfather" - The Guardian) chats with some of the biggest names in comedy and entertainment. Stephen Fry, Eddie Izzard, Dawn French, David Mitchell, Katherine Ryan and Brian Blessed are amongst the many stars to have been interviewed across the 400+ episodes...

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Episodes

RHLSTP Book Club 41 - John Higgs

RHLSTP Book Club 41 - Love and Let Die - Richard talks to author John Higgs about his fascinating book linking the stories of the Beatles and James Bond, who coincidentally appears in the world on the same day in October 1962. There are a lot of talking points including the way the 60s began to define class and masculinity, how the Beatles symbolise love and Bond symbolises death, the sadness/trauma in the childhoods of most of the people involved, the bizarre way George Lazenby was tested to see if he was right for the part, the constant reinvention of Bond, how the idea of Fake Paul took root whilst the Beatles were about to die and Richard’s idea for John’s next book (which he doesn’t seem that interested in, so you can write it instead). Warning contains spoilers for the last James Bond film.Buy the book here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Let-Die-Beatles-British/dp/B09XBVQVHZ/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/02/23·50m 36s

RHLSTP 426 - Sophie Ellis-Bextor

#426 Sarah Alabaster - It’s the last show of the series, but never fear, the RHLSTP juggernaut will continue until you have to wrestle the microphone from Herring’s cold, dead hands. His guest is singer, podcaster, 24 hour dancer and lock down internet sensation Sophie Ellis-Bextor. They discuss Richard’s feelings for Sophie's mum, being carried to bed by Joey from Bread, why Sophie was embarrassed when Jarvis Cocker used her toilet, the weird and sometimes horrifying culture of the 1990s, how Sophie has combined being a pop superstar with family life, falling down Esther Rantzen’s staircase and making up with Robbie Williams and how Sophie has made a life long career in a fickle business. Plus how she ended up in Neighbours and Game of Thrones. And how to stop your husband playing golf. Sophie is a truly inspirational person and her book is open and honest. Buy it here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08WPGRPJ1/Come and see us live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpBuy Richard’s new book here http://gofasterstripe.com/ballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/02/23·1h 0m

RHLSTP Book Club 40 - Dan Schreiber

RHLSTP Book Club 40 - The Theory of Everything Else - Richard chats with Dan Schreiber about this fascinating book about batshit theories held often by the cleverest of people. They discuss how ghosts aren’t anchored to the place that they died, the freaky message at the end of the Beatles’ Free as a Bird, whether ideas are projected into our brains from the future, why Richard went to Fiji in July 1999 and his disappointing super power, Boris Becker’s giveaway tongue and the freaky incidents that suggest that the whole of reality is just a simulation.Buy the brilliant book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Theory-Everything-Else-Dan-Schreiber/dp/0008518971SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/01/23·53m 41s

RHLSTP 425 - Paul Chowdhry

#425 Bearded Lady - Rich’s very slow take-over of TV continues and he has found a cheap and effective new drug, his guest is the man who stood in for Al Murray and who is now standing in for Nick Mohammed, (but he’s not taking it personally) Paul Chowdhry. They discuss facial hair, what constitutes a family friendly TV comic and whether edgy comedians are actually less controversial than the people on air, whether it’s possible to cancel someone who is not on TV, the problems facing comics if Matt Hancock becomes a light entertainer and the differences between a comic on and off stage and whether Chowdhry comes with a crust of fragility. See Paul on tour https://paulchowdhry.com/ It is not a family friendly show!Come and see us live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpBuy Richard’s new book here http://gofasterstripe.com/ballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/01/23·1h 15m

Retro RHLSTP 54 - Adam Buxton

RETRO RHLSTP #54 Pennsylvania Polka - It’s episode 200 of the podcast and the end of series 14, two insane milestones for this ramshackle lump of podcast. And to celebrate this occasion there’s a record breaking fourth appearance from the grandson of a Batman, Adam Buxton. Adam sets the agenda from the start, bearing gifts, mocking stone-clearing like a philistine, revealing what 1995 Richard Herring had somehow discovered annoyed Stewart Lee and attempting a slightly underwhelming tribute to Groundhog Day. Plus find out how Nile Rodgers responded to jokes by kids, why a head in a jar has to bring its own cloth, whether it’s possible to have a film set at Stonehenge without the stones being knocked over at some point and whether child-men in their fifties have to finally grow up. Plus some extraordinary epistles from World War One and how fields with barbed wire can still cause injury even today. Thanks to everyone who has supported this endeavour over the last 200 episodes and six years. Hopefully we can continue to move onwards and upwards.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/01/23·1h 23m

RHLSTP Book Club 39 - Rebecca Wragg Sykes

RHLSTP Book Club 39 - Kindred. Richard talks to archaeologist and writer Rebecca Wragg Sykes about her all encompassing, lyrical and fascinating book, Kindred. They chat about how and when Neanderthal were discovered, the triumph of archaeology that allows us to know about their life, loves and deaths, whether a line was crossed when Homo sapiens and Neanderthals had sex, why Neanderthals died out and what Rebecca would ask if one of them showed up today.Buy this brilliant book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kindred/dp/B08GL16KLVSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/01/23·55m 36s

RHLSTP 424 - Sikisa

#424 Dick Pikachus - Richard attempts a poor stand up routine about fruit, but then comes up with a joke that will make you laugh,. One out of two isn’t bad. His guest is immigration lawyer and fantastic comedian Sikisa. They chat about dubious chocolate based nick-names, how the UK public might not fully understand lawyers or immigration, why recent Tory Home Secretaries have been so anti-immigration despite their own heritage, meeting your heroes and having a sexy dad. Plus why do ghosts love pubs, the perils of modern day dating and when technology mistakes you for your mum.Come and see us live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpBuy Richard’s new book here http://gofasterstripe.com/ballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/01/23·59m 55s

RHLSTP Book Club 38 - Greg Jenner

RHLSTP Book Club 38 - You Are History - Historian Greg Jenner returns to tell us about his latest book for kids, the colourful and beautifully produced You Are History. He discusses how telling the story of mankind through 50 everyday items is surprisingly efficient, why comedy is a good way to teach kids about history and why it was important that the book also included darker subjects. Plus the comedy death of a medieval toilet cleaner, the almost deadly antics of John Joseph Merlin, how we nearly ended up with Ahoy magazine, plus a couple of bonus facts for adults only!Buy Greg’s book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/You-Are-History-Toilet-Amazing/dp/1406395676/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/01/23·44m 29s

RHLSTP 423 - Rich Hall

#423 Do Sniglets! - Rich is delighted about the new comedic discovery that his daughter has discovered and her enthusiasm for expressing it. His guest is comedy legend and unique brained Rich Hall. They talk about why Rich’s appearance (or non-appearance) in a movie is an indicator of its failure, how he started his comedy career on the streets baptising dogs, trying to take that level of performance into clubs, working alongside Seinfeld and Larry David and making up 90 minutes of comedy every morning for David Letterman. How a successful TV appearance become an albatross round his neck, the freedom of coming to the Edinburgh Fringe and recreating national monuments out of cornflake packages, going to a funeral in character and having another success that came with negative effects, what it’s like to be immortalised on the Simpsons and whether being a rebellious, self-sabotaging comedian is possible any more. Or desirable. This is an absolutely cracking chat with a master of the form and you should not miss it!Come and see us live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpBuy Richard’s new book here http://gofasterstripe.com/ballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee us live RHLSTP TICKETS Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/01/23·1h 14m

Retro RHLSTP 53 - Greg Davies

RETRO RHLSTP #53 Bowl of Cheese - It’s a showdown battle of who is best, Richard or Hugh Jassburn - in book form at least, but Richard is keen to bring back one of his all time favourite guests: the magnificent beast and Master of Tasks that is Greg Davies. They discuss schoolday soilings, dick-lifters, being related to a ghost, little Alex Horne, the exquisite pain of laughing when you’re not meant to, sex with teddies, the saddest of bachelor meals, the death of two fathers, the devastating surprise of ageing, what it takes to be in your fifties, the weirdest group of celebrities to gather at Buckingham Palace and the wondrous comedy of commitment to joyous stupidity. It’s eye-wateringly funny stuff with two childish old men who should know better.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/01/23·1h 22m

RHLSTP Book Club 37 - Rob Manuel

RHLSTP Book Club 37 - The Very Best of Fesshole - Richard chats with internerd Rob Manuel about the Twitter feed that became an hilarious book, Fesshole. They chat about the liberating effects anonymity, how confessions aren’t always dirty or embarrassing, whether anyone has confessed to murder, which confessions don’t make it to the internet and why stuff like Fesshole and Roger’s Profanisaurus show the creativity of the populace and something significant about the human condition.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/01/23·42m 55s

RHLSTP 422 - Sarah Keyworth

#422 P*ssing On Richard - Richard has had his annual cancer check up and it’s mainly good news, but something weird is going on in his scrotum (though he hates to talk about it). His guest is comedian Sarah Keyworth. They talk about the terrible behaviour of the Sheriff of Nottingham, how to explain modern day notions of gender to the old and confused, the previously unexplored positive sides of being in a human centipede, how comedy can help us cope with tragedy and our darkest thoughts, how marriages manage to survive for 40 years, whether Sliding Doors is a great film or definitely isn’t and whether masculinity is defined by stopping a child being hit by a baseball bat. Though there are some serious moments, this is a really skittish and funny chat!Trigger warning - this podcast mentions suicidal thoughts.Come and see us live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpBuy Richard’s new book here http://gofasterstripe.com/ballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee us live RHLSTP TICKETS Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/01/23·1h 5m

RHLSTP Book Club Xmas Bonus

RHLSTP Book Club Xmas BonusRichard Herring interviewed by Natalie Haynes - Can I Have My Ball Back? A fabulous bonus chat about Richard’s books, male fragility, international men’s day and how amazing RichardSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE’s wife is, recorded at the Hay Winter Festival. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/12/22·57m 17s

RHLSTP 421 - Mathew Baynton and Jim Howick

#421 Gascoigne V Herring -  Richard’s daughter has firm evidence for the existence of ghosts, which is apt because Richard’s guests are ghosts too!!! It’s Mat and Jim from off of Ghosts and much more. There are some harsh words about the reboot of Bob the Builder and a story of actorly distress from the set of Hellboy, but then we’re into a nice long chat about the genesis of Horrible Histories and Ghosts and what the team at the core of these projects saw in each other. Rich is prepared to go to great lengths for a part in Ghosts and there are some definitive answers to the ghost emergency questions, plus find out why the lovely film Bill has been overlooked, why it’s nice to get an acting job near your house and what it’s like to have played important roles in Peep Show. Plus a disection of the philosophy behind Ghosts and why it’s a horrible show that should be taken off air immediately.Come and see us live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpBuy Richard’s new book here http://gofasterstripe.com/ballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/12/22·1h 11m

RHLSTP 420 - Humphrey Ker

#420 Watch Out! Watch Out! - Richard has come up with a way to save the UK hundreds of millions of pounds - is it his turn to be Chancellor of the Exchequer? His guest is actor and football executive Humphrey Ker. They discuss his part in the fantastic TV show and community project “Welcome to Wrexham”, what it’s like to have an entire football team laugh at you, being observed when doing a self-tape for a huge TV project, why being a giant isn’t great for getting roles in the UK, what prompted the decision to make a go of it in America, being possibly the poshest person to ever appear on the podcast, why not everyone who goes to Eton is a monster, why the upper classes are obsessed with putting animals’ heads on the wall and what it’s like being a Humphrey.Come and see us live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpBuy Richard’s new book here http://gofasterstripe.com/ballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/12/22·1h 7m

Retro RHLSTP 52 - Terry Hall

RETRO RHLSTP #52 Terry Hall Hall - Richard has finally won a TV quiz show and I am afraid he will never stop talking about it again, but he’s nervous as Hell because one of his heroes is on the podcast and he’s sure he’ll screw it up, it’s ex-Fun Boy Three-er Terry Hall. They discuss the dynamics and disagreements that come with collaboration, the nostalgic sexual time waves of early 1980s fashion, the one occasion when Terry laughed, being mistaken for a ventriloquist by the taxman, why the greatest album of all time only made it to 95 in the charts and why Terry didn’t end up as a hairdresser. There’s some serious chat about sexual abuse and depression and how Terry had dealt with these traumas and some cruel assessments of the town of Coventry. And can the power of RHLSTP finally get the album Home to number 1 where it belongs? No, I don’t think so. It doesn’t seem to be commercially available.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/12/22·1h 0m

RHLSTP Book Club 36 - Mya-Rose Craig

RHLSTP Book Club 36 - BirdgirlBuy it here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Birdgirl-Environmentalist-Search-Better-Future/dp/1787333205/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/12/22·45m 37s

RHLSTP 419 - Philippa Perry

#419 Eights as Infinities - Rich has an apology to make to the prescient geniuses who voted for Brexit. His guest is therapist and advice columnist Philippa Perry. They talk about the jobs she drifted in an out of in her 20s, how she got to be a mature student thanks to having Mill Aunties, whether therapy makes or breaks a comedian, how to stay sane and how the Perry family have become a 21st Century Vision On. Richard attempts to get some free therapy and desperately looks for reasons to blame his parents for the way he’s turned out and tries to find out if stone clearing is a healthy activity for him. Plus he is mocked for his small feet and hands, which I don’t think is something therapists should be doing and they chat about the horrors of growing old.Come and see us live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpBuy Richard’s new book here http://gofasterstripe.com/ballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/12/22·1h 12m

RHLSTP Book Club 35 - Brenna Hassett

RHLSTP Book Club 35 - Growing Up Human - Richard talks to archaeologist and tooth specialist about her fascinating and funny book about the evolution of childhood and why the human one goes on so very long. Plus penis spikes, testicles as peacock tails, pizza rats, how the trauma of birth can be seen in our teeth, sexism in academia (and elsewhere) how forceps were kept secret, how the placenta isn’t human and did the people in the past love their kids? The book is terrific.Buy it here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Growing-Up-Human-Evolution-Childhood/dp/B0B5F99CBB/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/12/22·47m 30s

RHLSTP 418 - Victoria Coren Mitchell

#418 Starfish Perineum - Rich is back to his usual chair this week and tries to influence an impossible to win bet before being joined by Victoria Coren Mitchell. They chat about the disconnect between Victoria’s teenage angst and then partying with Frankie Howerd, the worst celebrity poker players, why the coughing Major should have gone for anal beads, how Victoria charmingly manages to lose money doing her Radio 4 show, how it’s possible that she didn’t learn to ride a bike as a child, the possible arrogance of the producers of Mary Poppins, the statue that made Victoria cry. Plus are the cracks starting to show in the Coren-Mitchell marriage? (or can the tabloids manage to spin this conversation to make it appear that they are?). Rich is over tired and starts to lose it by the end, so worth hanging around for that!Come and see us live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpBuy Richard’s new book here http://gofasterstripe.com/ballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/12/22·1h 18m

RHLSTP Book Club 34 - Richard Osman

RHLSTP Book Club 34 - The Bullet That Missed - Richard is at the Cheltenham Literary Festival and has the honour of interviewing modern day Agatha Christie, best-selling author, Richard Osman. Find out who came up with the brilliant title for this third instalment of The Thursday Murder Club, which character Osman is most like, whether the game show in the book would work, why people shout “Helen Mirren” at the Pointless funny man, what his writing process is and why there’s a mention of Waitrose in this instalment.Buy Richard's book here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bullet-that-Missed-Thursday-Mystery/dp/0241512433SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/12/22·58m 5s

RHLSTP 417 - Anneka Rice

#417 Captain Dick - Rich and some other Londoners are only alive today thanks to his skilful driving which means he is here to interview the absolutely remarkable Anneka Rice. They discuss her new stand up career and the way she tackles serious subjects like death and Alzheimers in her radio show Anneka Has Issues, why she was recently arrested at an airport, the return of Challenge Anneka and whether there’s the same community spirit that there was 30 years ago, the physical imperfection that nearly derailed her entire on screen career (despite it not existing), CB TV Channel 14 (that maybe only Richard remembers), how Anneka nearly killed a man and then considered killing her dad and what she would have to do to change her obituary photo.Come and see us live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpBuy Richard’s new book here http://gofasterstripe.com/ballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/11/22·1h 12m

RHLSTP Book Club 33 - Adrian Chiles

RHLSTP Book Club 33 - The Good Drinker - Richard talks to TV and radio presenter Adrian Chiles about his book about moderating alcohol intake The Good Drinker. They compare their similarly boozy backgrounds, whether everyone really drinks more than the recommended units, if it’s possible to socialise without alcohol and how we can examine the motivations for caning it. Plus Sex Pistol Paul Cook’s plans for his old age and why a pint and a half of Guinness might be the perfect amount to drink.Buy Adrian’s book here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Good-Drinker-Learned-Love-Drinking/dp/B0B9HPZCFKSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/11/22·45m 53s

RHLSTP 416 - James Acaster

#416 John the Mouse - Rich has some helpful suggestions to help the footballers support LGBTQ+ rights and is amazed by the press reaction to last week’s podcast. His guest is superlative stand up comedian and podcaster James Acaster. They discuss Nasty Nick’s funeral, the Richard E Grant mystery, why James never retired from stand up and why he’s now inviting hecklers, the weird experience of being a last minute replacement mouse in Cinderella, confusing and angering people with his fantastically funny new book “James Acaster’s Guide to Quitting Social Media”, his new audio sitcom and how his brilliant routine about edgy comics has done no good at all. Plus will James agree with Richard’s conjecture that all music is terrible?Buy James’ book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/James-Acasters-Guide-Quitting-Social/dp/B09RR1YC6S/Support his kickstarter here - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mightybunny/james-acaster-springleaf-podcastBuy Richard’s book here http://gofasterstripe.com/ballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/11/22·1h 8m

RHLSTP Book Club 32 - Joe Tracini

RHLSTP Book Club 32 - Ten Things I Hate About Me - Richard chats with Joe Tracini about his book Ten Things I Hate About Me, a moving, funny and horrifying journey through his Borderline Personality Disorder, how online trolls have nothing on Mick, Joe’s internal voice who provides a negative director’s commentary on everything he does, Joe’s experience growing up not really understanding or liking other kids, how he sought solace in performance and magic, what led him to dance around in a child’s leotard, how far he was prepared to take a fake stomach ache to get off school and why he wrote a book about all this. The book is fabulous. Get it here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ten-Things-Hate-About-Me/dp/B09KMCPMQKSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/11/22·45m 17s

RHLSTP 415 - Joe Lycett

#415 Mosquito in the Kitchen - Richard recalls a couple of childhood memories that can’t possibly hare happened. His guest is the king of mischief and righteous anger (who is also very funny) Joe Lycett. They talk about how Joe brought down a Prime Minister, how he was almost arrested for a joke, how his spoof Sue Gray report fooled some members of parliament, how people decided what snacks Santa would be getting, the personal heartbreak behind Joe’s anger about the government’s reaction to Covid, why he literally talked sh*t and the extreme steps Joe is taking to try and persuade David Beckham to withdraw from his role in Qatar. This is an exceptional show which is why we are putting it out as soon as possible.Buy Joe’s extraordinarily funny and beautiful special “More More More” here https://watch.joelycett.com/Buy Richard’s new book here. http://gofasterstripe.com/ballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/11/22·1h 14m

RHLSTP Book Club 31 - Stephen Mangan

RHLSTP Book Club 31 - The Fart That Changed The World - Richard is joined by actor turned author Stephen Mangan to discuss his second children’s book, about how actions can have terrible and incredible consequences. They discuss how to improve Sliding Doors, using your own kids as inspiration for stories, the incredible genesis of Stephen’s first book “Escape the Room”, how Stephen thinks he’s as good as Shakespeare and working with your sibling. Plus whether people still shout “Dan” at him a lot.Buy the book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fart-That-Changed-World/dp/B0B1N8CQQYSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/11/22·45m 16s

RHLSTP 414 - Ria Lina

#414 Thid - Richard returns to his old stomping ground of Balham to take part in the Cheerful Earful Festival at the Bedford pub, a place that holds a lot of memories, some of which occur to him as he’s speaking. His guest is the fabulous Ria Lina. They talk about the power of being an outsider in comedy, gigging whilst pregnant, working for the serious fraud office, why the coronavirus helped propel Ria into the spotlight, some behind the scenes secrets from Have I Got News For You? and the extra demands put on female performers.Buy Richard’s new book here. http://gofasterstripe.com/ballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/11/22·1h 24m

RHLSTP Book Club 30 - QI Elves

RHLSTP Book Club 30 - 222 QI Answers to Your Quite Ingenious Questions - James, Alex and Anna, three of the 16 QI Elves join Rich to talk about writing this book, which provides answers to questions sent in to the Zoe Ball breakfast show. They talk about infinite universes, the correct way to wash raspberries, what the Welsh call ladybirds and how you decide if something is interesting or not and whether the Romans found anything interesting.Buy the book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Answers-Your-Quite-Ingenious-Questions/dp/B0BCL31MFCSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/11/22·42m 56s

RHLSTP 413 - Chris McCausland

#413 Brian Conley’s C*ck - Richard is discombobulated after returning (briefly) to Shepherd’s Bush after five years away. His guest is the fantastic stand up Chris McCausland. They talk about what pushed him towards stand up and why he was reluctant initially to do too much about his blindness, nearly becoming a spy, that amazing BAFTA bit with Lee Mack, performing for Prince William, being on the Jubilee bus and and why Chris hates the name of his own tour. Plus how working hard on a panel show appearance can help your career. Who knew?See Chris on tour https://chrismccausland.com/tour/Buy Richard’s new book here. http://gofasterstripe.com/ballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/11/22·1h 4m

RHLSTP Book Club 29 - Ian Stone

RHLSTP Book Club 29 - To Be Someone - To Be Someone is a freewheeling account of the five years Ian spent in the grip of obsession. He took weekend jobs so he could go to gigs; he tried to sneak into the Hammersmith Odeon and ended up stuck on the roof; he was on the point of being thrown out of a Brighton hotel when Paul Weller himself intervened and invited him and his mates back into the bar.Buy To Be Someone here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Be-Someone-Stone-Ian/dp/1800180845SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/10/22·51m 8s

RHLSTP 412 - Sara Pascoe

#412 Lemony Anus - Richard knows a little bit about what Prince George is going through at school and is very excited that his new book is out! His guest is stand up, writer, presenter and actor Sara Pascoe. They talk about the ups and downs of doing improvised sitcoms and films, how long lockdown toilet rolls kept people going, balancing work with parenting, how it’s more important that something gets made than it becomes a hit, the magic of being a snowman, whether general anaesthetic proves that the soul does not exist, accepting the ageing process and the terrible things that a parent will do to protect their child.See Sarah on tour https://sarapascoe.co.uk/Buy Richard’s book here http://gofasterstripe.com/ballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/10/22·1h 15m

RHLSTP Book Club 28 - Richard Herring

RHLSTP Book Club 28 - Can I Have My Ball Back? Adam Buxton kindly takes the interviewers chair to talk to Richard about his book which documents his “battle” against testicular cancer, as well as looking at our views of masculinity and why so much of what we think about bollocks is bollocks. They also have time to discuss Ro-land from Grange Hill, whether writing requires emotion and whether there will be a follow up to Adam’s wonderful Ramble Book.Buy Can I Have My Ball Back? here http://gofasterstripe.com/ballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/10/22·1h 2m

RHLSTP 411 - The Socially Distant Sports Bar Podcast

#411 Diplodocus - Rich is itching for a change in Prime Minister, but will he get his wish by the time of broadcast? His guests are Elis, Mike and Steff from the dizzyingly successful new podcast that the cool kids are calling TSDSB. They talk about how their podcast is about more than just sport, how sports fans have changed in the last four decades, the new series of Fantasy Football and the new sitcom Mammoth, why Elis’ musical career didn’t work out, how Mike met his wife when he was a teacher at school and what it was like for Steff when his first live gig was to over 1000 peoplePlus are warm ups necessary in sport, the most inappropriate dance by 12 year old girls of all time and some neutral opinions about the new Prince and Princess of Wales.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/10/22·1h 4m

RHLSTP Book Club 27 - Richard Ayoade

RHLSTP Book Club 27 - The Book That No One Wanted To ReadBuy Richard's book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Book-That-One-Wanted-Read/dp/1529500303SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/10/22·44m 55s

RHLSTP 410 - Bob Mortimer

#410 Saggy-Faced Satsuma - Richard has narrowly avoided a dinosaur based disaster, but never mind because a RHLSTP favourite is returning - the incomparable Bob Mortimer. They talk about holding dominion over the animals, whether questions are necessary in an interview, what prompted Bob to write his first novel and whether satsumas are the best small orange fruit, the adoration for Bob and Paul that the team behind Gone Fishing clearly have, why a double act of two nice men works, what it’s like being below average height, aspiring to watch TV, the treatment centre for phone addiction and how to take down coniferous trees. Also how many Bob Mortimers might there be out there and why his book imagines an alternate world for him?Bob has also brought along his joke book for emergencies.Buy Bob’s excellent book here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-The-Satsuma-Complex/dp/B0B5YBZP5JSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/10/22·1h 18m

RHLSTP Book Club 26 - Marina Hyde

RHLSTP Book Club 26 - What Just Happened?! - Richard is joined by Guardian columnist and screenwriter Marina Hyde to discuss her remarkable compendium of columns spanning from 2016 to early 2022. How long does it take her to put together these witty take-downs? Is it cathartic for her and her readers as we try to cope with the uncontrollable tide of idiotic history? Has she ever considered stand up comedy? And the pair discuss why the world is in such a mess and if we will ever get out of this death spiral.Buy Marina’s book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/What-Just-Happened-Dispatches-Turbulent/dp/B0B1JTJBDG/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/10/22·39m 14s

RHLSTP 409 - Sally Phillips

#409 Di and Dodi Threesome - Recorded in the week of a tragic loss, at least there is good news for one of the podcast’s favourite personalities. Richard’s guest is the brilliant actor and writer and also his ex-girlfriend, Sally Phillips. They talk about the girl who smelled of spam and Sally’s impressive performance in the film “How To Please A Woman”, but they can’t avoid the elephant in the room and discuss there somewhat different memories of the break up of their relationship (and at least one of hers confuses a sketch with reality, but what is truth?) and how this impacted on their Edinburgh shows (and lives). Can they reach a place of forgiveness for their behaviour? Also Sally’s side of the Princess Diana love triangle, how being in a comedy gang in the 1990s gave us all too much confidence, how she got the job in Alan Partridge, what led to her working with Mr Tumble and speculation on why Hugh Grant doesn’t talk to her. Also the impact of disablist language (and an appearance from her son, Ol), grabbing the reins of power, being careful what you wish for, Dexter Fletcher and a tension that makes this one of the greatest and funniest RHLSTPs ever.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/10/22·1h 8m

RHLSTP Book Club 25 - Leigh Hosy-Pickett

RHLSTP Book Club 25 - Up in Smoke - Richard is joined by firefighter Leigh Hosy-Pickett to discuss his excellent, moving and funny book Up in Smoke, detailing his quarter of a century as a firefighter, the way that humour plays an important role in bringing a team together and coping with the horrors of the job, the way the fire service has changed over the last few decades, the sensitivity that is required in the job, the mental and physical anguish and how people don’t think about fires or firefighters unless they are required. Plus important safety tips and Richard’s experience of fire.I forgot to thank Chris Evans (not that one). So thanks Chris Evans (not that one)Buy Up in Smoke here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Up-Smoke-Stories-Life-Fire/dp/B09496Y5FP/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Up+in+smoke&qid=1664375678SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/09/22·45m 4s

RHLSTP 408 - Pierre Novellie

#408 Rat Surge - Rich is worried that his son is going to become a comedian or worse still a Messiah, but Rich is planning to buy a sex island so all is OK. His guest is superior (in both senses) comedian and possible giant Pierre Novellie. They talk about Charles Manson’s bold decision during his trial, being massaged by Dave Benson Phillips, the disturbing consequences of a South African accent, whether Richard is really mentally normal as the internet claims or if he’s just lapped everyone else, the untrustworthiness of the neatly bearded, the effectiveness of precise language and why semen doesn’t taste like strawberry milk shake. Plus why you don’t take the Bee Gees into battle.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/09/22·1h 16m

RHLSTP Book Club 24 - Natalie Haynes

RHLSTP Book Club 24 - Stone Blind - SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/09/22·48m 5s

RHLSTP 407 - Eleanor Morton

#407 Teleporno - Rich has some big questions to ask about a hymn that seemingly most people in his audience don’t remember, so maybe he won’t do an hour long comedy show about it then. His guest is internet sensation and fab stand up Eleanor Morton. They talk about Leonardo da Vinci’s hate mail, the surprise appearance of Pan in Wind in the Willows, the difficulties of getting a pirate sitcom off the ground (or on to the waves), the stinking bins of the Edinburgh Fringe, why crippling social anxiety doesn’t stop comedians getting on stage and why the pandemic was the best thing that could happen (for some people, not everyone apparently) and how there are no mentally ill comedians in Richard’s generation.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/09/22·1h 4m

Retro RHLSTP 51 - Frank Cottrell-Boyce

RETRO RHLSTP #51 Googling Colin Firth - Richard is back at the Liverpool Playhouse, making his annual proclamation to fight any University lecturer in the vicinity. His guest is screen-writer, author and Olympic ceremony writer, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, who may be the most charming and awe inspiring man who has ever lived and also seems to be obsessed with robots (pervert).They chat about art theft, how to keep writing with seven kids, how big breaks can come by chance on coffee breaks, impressing priests in Cannes, the amazing destiny of every Duke of York, why the Amish hate buttons, the killer instinct that led to one of the greatest University Challenge performances of all time, writing one of the best loved (as well as one of the least loved) episodes of Doctor Who, plus the amazing story of how the Queen appeared in the opening ceremony of the Olympics and how the Scum nearly ruined the surprise.A truly illuminating and inspiring chat between one of the greatest writers in the UK and the winner of the Carnegie medal.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/09/22·1h 3m

RHLSTP Book Club 23 - Fergus Craig

RHLSTP Book Club 23 - Murder at Crime Manor - Richard talks to comedian and actor about this hilarious and surprisingly gripping novel (badly) written by his comedy alter-ego Martin Fishback. First though there is a real life mystery to try and solve. Then Fergus explains how the character of Fishback was born and how in turn Fishback’s character of Detective Roger LeCarre came to life and find out about whether Fergus was nervous about turning an internet hit into a full blown novel. We also get to hear a bit of the book read out by Fishback and hear about the excellent TV pilot for the character and how Rich destroyed the dreams of two young comedians with a harsh dose of realism.Plus they talk about how many Kit Kats are made every month and how it would be better to invent a chocolate bar than write books, the two or more schisms that have been created by scones and the skill required to read an audiobook. Rich rudely recommends a totally different book and Fergus also tells us about what he’s been reading.Buy this excellent book wherever you get your books or audiobooks - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Murder-Crime-Manor-Roger-LeCarre/dp/B0B6JRJQ2S/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/09/22·48m 52s

RHLSTP 406 - Reece Shearsmith

#406 Rolf Harris’ Creepy Toes - Richard is back for a 25th series, but unfortunately pretty much nothing has happened in the news so there’s nothing for him to talk about. His guest last appeared on the show almost exactly a decade ago, it’s the comedy genius Reece Shearsmith. They chat about his excellent new film “See How They Run” https://www.searchlightpictures.com/see-how-they-run/ and working with the starry cast, why he’s not really open to public suggestions for Inside Number Nine locations, the League of Gentleman’s journey from the Canal Cafe to the stage at the O2, owning a piece of the Wicker Man and meeting the man from inside the Wicker Man and how Bernie Clifton responded to “Bernie Clifton’s Dressing Room”. Plus some magic tricks that probably won’t work in the audio podcast, though you can watch the video if you join Acast Plus https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp or pay for the video http://gfsboxoffice.comAn absolutely electric show in a packed Leicester Square Theatre - the audience makes this show, so do check out the upcoming bills and come along if you can http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/09/22·1h 18m

RHLSTP 405 - Doug Stanhope

#405 The Black Hands of Doom -  It’s a bonus episode to end series 24 with the world class stand up Doug Stanhope, recorded over zoom from Dublin just an hour or so after Doug arrived on a TransAtlantic flight for his UK tour where people are about to lose their minds due to the death of our beloved monarch. They chat about authenticity in comedy, the self-destructive nature of Doug’s lifestyle and how things are changing with age, performing drunk, whether cancellation is a smart career move, making your audience apply to come to gigs and Nicholas Witchell. Plus fans of urine will be glad to find out that you can hear Doug do a wee in this one.Catch Doug’s tour - https://www.dougstanhope.com/tour-datesAnd buy his book here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/No-Encore-for-the-Donkey/dp/B08FMT4K4WSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/09/22·1h 2m

RHLSTP Book Club 22 - Janina Ramirez

RHLSTP Book Club 22 - Femina - It’s a return to RHLSTP for the infectiously enthusiastic historian and academic Janina Ramirez to talk about the medieval women who have been written out of history. It’s a fascinating chat that embraces DNA technology, the chance discovery of texts whilst looking for ping pong balls, the first description of the female orgasm and the surprising number of cocks on the Bayeaux Tapestry. Plus whether there can ever be any truth in history and how most of the major facts that people know about the past are all made up. It’s a Sunday Times best seller and has a picture of a vagina on the front and if that’s not enough to make you buy it, then I think this chat will convince you.Buy Femina wherever you get your books eg https://www.amazon.co.uk/Femina-History-Middle-Through-Written/dp/B09G3KTT85SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/09/22·51m 22s

RHLSTP 404 - Omid Djalili

#404 Colin Firth Lap Dance - It’s Richard's last day at the Fringe and controversy over a cancelled show (not this one) is just taking off. Richard is chatting to comedian and movie star, Omid Djalili. They discuss the films that he got cut out of, how he got cast in The Mummy, some surprises from the set of Sex and the City 2, the late, great Sean Lock, performing for the Queen and the role comedy plays in helping us move forwards. A great end to a fab run at the Assembly Rooms and Richard’s last ever Fringe show (perhaps). Thanks to the fabulous crew!See Omid on tour https://www.omidnoagenda.comSee RHLSTP LIVE http://richardherring.com/rhlstp SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/09/22·58m 46s

RHLSTP Book Club 21 - Erin Kelly

RHLSTP Book Club 21 - The Skeleton Key - In this first episode of series 2, Richard chats with acclaimed author Erin Kelly about her gripping gothic thriller, the Skeleton Key, the influence of the 1970s treasure hunt book, Masquerade, the madness and confidence of conspiracy theorists, how you research the decomposition of a body, how to plot a thriller and whether every book should come with a hidden golden prize, even if it’s about testicles.get the book here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Skeleton-Key-Erin-Kelly/dp/1473680883SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/09/22·39m 52s

RHLSTP 403 - Sanjeev Kohli

#403 Testosterone - Richard has been to see his best friends in Edinburgh again and disappointed that any problems he has can’t be blamed on anyone but himself. His guest is actor and writer Sanjeev Kohli. They talk about how Scotland welcomed his family, why he went to University in the city he grew up, how he got distracted from the wonderful world of mathematics, stalking Prince, the worldwide success of Still Game, being Hugh Laurie’s husband (in Avenue 5) and trying to joke with John C Reilly. Plus the power of the pun and the difficulty of explaining why that are funny!Follow Sanjeev on Twitter (it’s really worth it) @govindajeggySee RHLSTP live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/08/22·59m 10s

RHLSTP 402 - Tim Key

#402 Magic Flute - Richard has just watched the equivalent of Shakespeare performing Hamlet, and now has plans to make a cartoon with his latest guest timkey. They perform a play, recite poetry and there’s some asexual tension and hand holding throughout, plus what it’s like to watch a quiz show where no one knows who you are, winning the big Edinburgh Comedy Prize, writing a poem a day to get through lockdown, acting alongside Daisy May Cooper, counting the cocks on the Bayeaux Tapestry and slamming together unsuitable films. Would Parkinson have asked the questions that Richard asks? Maybe he should have.Buy Tim’s books and playing cards here https://www.timkey.co.uk/shopSee RHLSTP live http://richardherring.com/rhlstp SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/08/22·57m 35s

RHLSTP 401 - Ed Gamble

#401 Pompeii Sixty-Nine - Richard has a problem with a couple of Edinburgh posters (though one of them is for a restaurant) and has been mainly watching Monty Python. His guest is Taskmaster loser (though I’d be surprised if that’s even mentioned) Ed Gamble. They discuss how they would have got on with life 1000 years ago, sending Greg Davies into space, whether emergency questions are good for dating apps, how easy it is to hunt James Acaster, getting the Pointless gig, love in an abattoir and Rich does an audition for Mock the Week. Plus why all music is rubbish and Rich tries and fails to boost his feminist credentials by talking cock.See Ed on tour - https://edgamble.co.ukSee RHLSTP LIVE http://richardherring.com/rhlstp SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/08/22·59m 53s

RHLSTP 400 - Janeane Garofalo

#400 The Spark That Lit the Big Bang - RHLSTP has hit an important milestone, but what number exactly and why is Scotland so hot right now? Richard’s guest is legendary stand up and actor, Janeane Garofolo. They talk about the tangential nature of Janeane’s comedy, being mistaken for a homeless person, why she doesn’t have a podcast (or any social media), working with Gary Shandling and giving it up for Saturday Night Live, getting typecast, regretting early stand up and why it’s hard to work with executives. It’s a fascinating chat about a long and varied career that included parts in the Sopranos, West Wing, Seinfeld, 24 and coming to terms with the changes in fortune and why stand up remains the most important thing.See RHLSTP live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/08/22·1h 3m

RHLSTP 399 - John Robins

#399 No Knees - Richard has a son who has gone over to the dark side, but is delighted to welcome back the wonderful John Robins for his 7th RHLSTP appearance. They talk about a headphone heist, how you have to want to act in order to act, the dangers of a Fringe that is ever more expensive and ticket prices that have hardly changed, whether a long term relationship is a success or a failure, the secret of double act longevity, a potential name for a new Robins’ tour and no emergency questions!See RHLSTP live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/08/22·1h 0m

RHLSTP 398 - Flo and Joan

#398 Stump - Richard is still obsessing over the Cat in the Hat, though his greatest moment of theatre happened in bed. His guests are the singing spinsters, Flo and Joan aka Nicola and Rosie Dempsey. They talk about whether musical comedy can ever be cool, the perils of dating apps, who will be the first person to have sex with an alien, being made of stone, whether sex with a robot is cheating, the tensions of a double act and how to tackle serious subjects with comedy songs. Plus the Royal Variety performance and whether Richard will ever take part (he won’t)See Flo and Joan live https://www.floandjoan.com/See RHLSTP live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/08/22·54m 22s

RHLSTP 397 - Janey Godley

#397 Stump - Richard has been to the Museum of Scotland and knows which exhibit he’d like to be gifted. He’s also bemoaning how left wing the Fringe has become. His guest is the indestructible force of nature that is Janey Godley. They discuss their somewhat different experiences of cancer and chemotherapy, how having cancer doesn’t make you brave, writing a love letter to the 1970s women of Glasgow, how to cheat your electricity meter, how Janey got cancelled before getting cancer and whether we should forgive people their trespasses if they are repentant. Plus whether Scotland should become independent and why Tories wear red trousersSee RHLSTP live in London with some fantastic guests http://richardherring.com/rhlstpBuy Janey’s book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nothing-Left-Unsaid-poignant-devastating/dp/1529357128SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/08/22·57m 24s

RHLSTP 396 - Vir Das

#396 Dubbed - Richard has seen a piece or theatre that has made him question everything, but also a fantastic stand up show by today’s guest Vir Das. They chat about how a passionate speech at the Kennedy Centre led to Vir being in danger of arrest in his native India, how the world is split between those looking to the future and those wanting to stay in the past, the difference between patriotism and nationalism, how terrible events are great news for comedians, ghostly experiences, working with Judd Apatow and how Vir got the attention of Bollywood film producers. A really stonking episode with a world class comedian and film star (sadly both Vir). Don’t miss it.See RHLSTP live http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSee Vir’s show https://www.virdas.in/tourSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/08/22·56m 5s

RHLSTP 395 - Conrad Koch

#395 Koch and Ball - Richard is still trying to come to terms with the fact his first Fringe happened 35 years ago, as well as how much his landlord is making from the show. Never mind - his guest(s) today are Conrad Koch and his little friend Chester Missing. They talk about what makes a normal human being turn to ventriloquism, how a puppet can be the best medium to discuss huge political issues (or they can be a carrot that fails to do double entendres properly), how Chester because a huge hit in South Africa and why politicians want to be interviewed by him, plus the revelation that the end of Apartheid was not the end of racism and why racism is white people’s problem. Richard decides to show Conrad how to do ventriloquism properly and so there’s an appearance from a certain cancerous bollock. Who is the best ventriloquist? See if you can decide via an audio only medium.Come and see RHLSTP live in Edinburgh or London http://richardherring.com/rhlstpSee Conrad and Chester’s ace show - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/conrad-koch-white-noiseSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/08/22·54m 37s

RHLSTP 394 - Kiri and Rachel

#394 What’s The F****** Point - Richard’s children are being exposed to the artistic posters of the Fringe, whilst Rich is wondering why anyone is bothering (already). His guests are Rachel Fairburn and Kiri Pritchard-McLean. They chat about how podcasts are rubbish now everyone is doing them, dodgy tummies, Gollum’s suit case, whether you can eat a rescue chicken and whether the working class have more challenges to face when it comes to stand up.Come and see a show in Edinburgh or london - http://richardherring.com/rhlstpBook tickets for Rachel’s show here - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/rachel-fairburn-can-i-be-awfulBook tickets for Kiri’s show here - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/kiri-pritchard-mclean-home-truthsBook tickets for All Killa No Filla here - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/all-killa-no-filla-liveSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/08/22·58m 54s

RHLSTP 393 - Harriet Dyer

#393 Vibrator Kettle Mum - The King of Edinburgh is back for his 26th Fringe and another dirty dozen shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. His first guest is bipolar comedian and nearly Big Brother contestant Harriet Dyer. They talk about her fantastic autobiography Bipolar Comedian, turning terrible events into comedy and channelling mental illness into something positive, poisoning a contestant on a TV dating show, a coat full of farts, becoming Richard Herring and how the other Harriet Dyers have impacted on Harriet Dyers life. Come and see RHLSTP in Edinburgh or London http://richardherring.com/rhlstpTickets for Trigger Warning - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/harriet-dyer-trigger-warningBuy Harriet’s book here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bipolar-Comedian-Harriet-Dyer/dp/B08P3H11ZZ/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/08/22·59m 50s

RHLSTP 392 - Daliso Chaponda

#392 Pegged - RHLSTP has travelled to Yorkshire to be part of the Deershed festival and is taking place at the unGodly hour of 11.10pm, but at least it’s Gareth’s birthday. Richard’s guest is Malawian comic and bronze medal winner of Britain’s Got Talent, Daliso Chaponda. They discuss the weirdness of performing at festivals, what it’s like to play a Royal Variety show with no audience, believing in everything, which is the best angel, dinosaur fellatio and the inexplicably different experiences Daliso and Richard have had with the police. Plus they address the rumours about a certain eminent personage (not that one) and a sexual technique that Richard had to google before the show, but which the mum on the front row definitely didn’t want discussed in front of her kids. Some classic EQs and audience requests.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/08/22·52m 26s

RHLSTP 391 - Meryl O’ Rourke

#391 Where Did We Get Our Porn? - Richard has surprisingly found himself being bigged up by a Ukrainian MP for his humanitarian efforts, which is very exciting. His guest is circuit veteran, ex-celeb stalker and writer Meryl O’Rourke. They talk about the comedy scene of the 90s, writing for Frankie Boyle, waiting for your break, scaring Stephen Fry, why it’d be nice to have a Tinder for friends, finding humour in the family traumas of the Holocaust and confronting your abuser, how much the world of sex has moved on since the 20th Century and whether her best comedy years are still to come.Catch her special Vanilla on Next Up https://watch.nextupcomedy.com/videos/merylorovanilla0SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/08/22·1h 2m

Retro RHLSTP 50 - Joe Lycett

RETRO RHLSTP #50 A Fan Who’s Won a Competition - It’s the last show in series 7 and there’s an end of term atmosphere and a lot of good natured heckling from a slightly inebriated crowd. Richard’s final guest is Peter Dickson impersonator and product of 1988, Joe Lycett. The podcast largely turns into the vehicle for a RHLSTP clips show as Joe quizzes Richard about his favourite and least favourite guests and what the future might hold for the valuable RHLSTP franchise.But there’s also time to talk about identifying fish as they are slapped into your face, how much money Richard turned down to appear on TV with Katy Hopkins and the varying depravity of ex Blue Peter presenters. It’s a fittingly low key and relaxed end to the series. Series eight starts next week.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/08/22·1h 3m

RHLSTP Book Club 20 - Malcolm Gaskill

RHLSTP Book Club 20 - The Ruin of all Witches Richard talks to academic Malcolm Gaskill about his incredible and fastidiously researched history of the Springfield Witch Trials. A period of a clash of cultures and ideas and a doorway from a world of superstition to one of science (and let’s face it a fair amount of superstition), why losing a trowel might be a witch’s curse and how conformity was so important to community in the 1650s. Book Club will return in September.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/07/22·44m 49s

RHLSTP 390 - Kunt and the Gang

#390 Paperboy - Richard can finally reveal the greatest achievement of his (or anyone else’s) life and had decided to think about making a change to his attitude to the job. His guest is the mysterious, crude, offensive and hilarious Kunt from off of Kunt and the Gang. They chat about how this incredible act gained traction, why he retired in 2016 and what brought him back, the inspiration for his comeback and how subversive and satirical his childish work has become, whether he could or should be cancelled, whether joking about something is as bad as doing it, whether comedy is a valid response to tragedy and horror, why he’s a vegetarian and is he more sensitive and right on that he might at first appear. It’s am hilarious and fascinating conversation, but goes into areas that some may find inappropriate or offensive, but there’s a clue in the name. So skip this one if you think you might be one of those people.Tickets for Shannon Matthews the Musical here https://shannonmatthews.co.uk/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/07/22·1h 5m

Retro RHLSTP 49 - Bridget Christie

RETRO RHLSTP #49 No Man Is Faster Than a Cheese - Richard has just had his third sixteenth birthday and has returned from Amsterdam with a hangover that might just last two weeks. His guest is former milk-maid, fellow West Country cheese enthusiast and Russell Brand lookalike, Bridget Christie. They discuss webbed toes, being the responsible one in a gang of Hell's Angels, John Inverdale's slip of the tongue, the deferred creative revenge on the tedious admin of life and who of the two of them is a more realistic representation for the hopes and dreams of new comedians. Plus a proper serious chat about feminism. Also ghosts that eat crisps and a disembodied hand that Richard somehow failed to equate to the time travelling finger or the ham hand, so seriously was he taking this as a proper interview.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/07/22·1h 18m

RHLSTP Book Club 19 - Marianne Levy

RHLSTP Book Club 19 - Don’t Forget To Scream - Richard chats to journalist Marianne Levy about her new book of essays about motherhood, Don’t Forget To Scream. They discuss intrusive thoughts and the awful things they imagined happening to their own children, the way children destroy the parents’ identity, difficult birth stories, how parenting isn’t as innate as many might think and why it’s important that we talk openly and honestly about the whole horrifying process of having kids. Plus what was the mother duck thinking in the 5 little ducks nursery rhyme and why does Richard only find Emma Wiggle attractive when she is a Wiggle?Buy Marianne's book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dont-Forget-Scream-Unspoken-Motherhood/dp/1474623662/ or wherever you buy your booksSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/07/22·48m 38s

RHLSTP 389 - Seann Walsh

#389 Kiss - Richard is mourning the loss of his best friend, but he has to carry on working through his grief. His guest is Strictly love rat, Seann Walsh. They discuss his incredible new stand up special and whether people overreacted to his admittedly selfish behaviour and why people are so keen to judge and don’t seem to care if they will be judged themselves. It’s a powerful conversation about the consequences of his self-defeating actions and a story that sounds like a Biblical morality tale, but which shows how it is possible to come back from the pits of despair. Seann talks about why he gave up drinking and the positives of his experience, why Michael McIntyre is the greatest of comedians and creating a short film on a train journey home from a bad gig and Rich explains his biggest social media storms have come from the times he’s tries to be nice. Let he who is without sin… I’m not saying I’m Jesus, that is for others to say.His stand up special is very much worth watching - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0yzhbFHPwoBuy tickets to his new Fringe show here - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/seann-walsh-is-dead-happy-nowSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/07/22·1h 29m

Retro RHLSTP 48 - Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan

RETRO RHLSTP #48 Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan - Richard has broken his mirror, but wondering if that gives him 7 years bad luck or frees him from the ghosts of the past. His guests are the non British writers and stars of Britain's most exciting sitcom this decade, Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan. Does their onscreen sexual chemistry spill over into real life, even when Rob's genitals are in a bag? Does a filling make you a robot? How exactly do you kill a turkey? Is there a wrong way to try and get Mark Lamarr's attention in a bong shop? Is it better having a baby in America or the UK? And what things would our guests never tell their mother?SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/07/22·1h 12m

RHLSTP Book Club 18 - Guy Leschziner

RHLSTP Book Club 18 - The Man Who Tasted Words - Richard Herring, the man who can’t pronounce Leschziner, chats to Guy Leschziner about his fascinating it unsettling book about our senses, The Man Who Tasted Words. They discuss why there are more than 5 senses, which sense is the best one to lose, why a superpower like feeling no pain is actually a terrible curse, whether aphantasia is curable, how speech is a telepathy, what it’s like to taste words and see colours with music and how Bill Oddie is haunted by an internal DJ that he loathes. Also are our senses showing us reality or hiding reality from us and are we just sex mites on the face of something that we can never really understand?Buy Guy’s book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Man-Who-Tasted-Words-Startling/dp/B09HVBXHM6/ or wherever you buy your booksSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/07/22·30m 58s

RHLSTP 388 - Bilal Zafar

#388 Just Dust - Richard’s 7 year old has been ripping him a new one, but at least he’s back in the big time…. His guest is Twitch sensation and brilliant stand up Bilal Zafar. They chat about creating content online and how improv is not the preserve of the posh, what happened when Bilal pretended to be a cake shop that only served Muslims, the balance between ambition and creativity, the pressure of Edinburgh and Richard proposes a fantastic West End Musical which is sure to be a huge hit.Watch Bilal on Twitch here https://www.twitch.tv/zafarcakesBuy tickets to his Edinburgh show here - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/bilal-zafar-careSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/07/22·1h 10m

Retro RHLSTP 47 - Johnny Vegas

RETRO RHLSTP #47 Johnny Vegas - Maniac in a Suitcase. Giving away a prize to a lucky audience member, Rich reminisces about schoolday bags and realises how much work he has got to do to re-learn his 11 old stand-up shows for his insane attempt to do them all at the Leicester Square Theatre in August and September. His guest is a man who has done Chekov, Dickens and Celebrity Juice, Johnny Vegas.It's a truly fascinating discussion about the duality of the stand-up and where a Johnny ends and Michael Pennington begins. Michael discusses the lengths that Johnny would push him to and his total commitment to being a dog on stage, whether contentment and success mean the death of the character, how to make your own audience out of balloons, why he got the worst degree in his year at University and how he got his revenge. Plus how Monkey has clung to his back like a monkey, and the funniest sex show in history. It's really good.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/07/22·1h 37m

RHLSTP Book Club 17 - Laura Lexx

RHLSTP Book Club 17 - Pivot - Richard talks to brilliant stand up Laura Lexx about her assured and joyous first novel, Pivot, which is partly about netball, but mainly about friendship and changing direction in life. They chat about where the idea came from, why writing doesn’t have to be planned out, why Laura doesn’t describe her character’s appearance and why most men don’t read books by women (and why they should)Buy Pivot here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Pivot/dp/B09X241NR5/ or wherever you get your booksSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/07/22·41m 12s

RHLSTP 387 - Dick and Dom

#387 Treading in Bovine After Birth - We’re back at the Phoenix in front of an audience who are also about to witness the first ever live Twitch of Fun (and are thus just as strange as you’d expect). Rich has played an amazing prank on his wife and tells you all about it. His guests are Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood aka Dick and Dom. They discuss how the pair met and the genesis of their Da Bungalow show, how they are haunted by Bogies, the steam roller delights of working with Brian Blessed, why Dom got expelled from the Magic Circle, what happens to Dick when he falls asleep, rivalry with Ant and Dec and whether you ever get too old to be childish. Stay tuned to the very end to discover which building Dom would like to burn down.Come and see a RHLSTP live - we’re at the Edinburgh Fringe and back at the Leicester Square Theatre in the autumn.Click here for dates, guests and ticket links http://richardherring.com/rhlstpDick and Dom tour dates here https://www.seetickets.com/tour/dick-dom-in-da-bungalow-liveSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELSee extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/07/22·1h 1m

Bonus #1

BONUS #1 - Okapi Tongue - It’s number one of the monthly bonus pod, hosted by Ally Sloper. Find out whether Rich ever considered being a dentist, his favourite member of Blazin’ Squad and his real feelings about Keith Allen. Ally is a great interviewer and really opens up his guest and also weirdly seems to know things that Richard doesn’t! Thanks for your support! Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/07/22·47m 48s

Retro RHLSTP 46 - Romesh Ranganathan

RETRO RHLSTP #46 Romesh Ranganathan - Richard has a controversial theory about the recent FIFA controversy and gets paid by a man to call him a fucking idiot to his face before introducing former maths teacher and toilet crier Romesh Ranganathan to the stage of Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre.In possibly the longest RHLSTP they discuss the problems of trying to procure adequate vegan cheese, cost analysis of airline food, whether a lazy eye is really a trademark and what it would take to get Romesh to have a tattoo of Richard on his arm. Find out how you can break your penis and what to do if you then get some jalfrezi on it. Ramesh also has to answer the cash for questions that Richard forgot to ask Emma Kennedy. It goes on for a very long time and a lot of it is about babies, but remember you can stop listening any time you like, unlike the poor captives in the theatre.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/07/22·1h 41m

RHLSTP Book Club 16 - Stephanie Merritt

RHLSTP Book Club 16 - Storm - Richard chats with journalist and author Stephanie Merritt about her brilliant, dark thriller Storm, where the inspiration came from, how she managed to do field research during Covid, whether men buy books written by women, how men and women react to a beautiful stranger in their midst and whether privilege means you can get away with anything.Buy the book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Storm/dp/B09XWLYDKF/ and also check out her brilliant historical crime novels written under the name SJ ParrisSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/07/22·44m 55s

RHLSTP 386 - Alan Davies

#386 Thirty-Eighth Choice - As the latest run at the Leicester Square Theatre comes to an end Richard is impressed with Adrian Chiles’ bathroom choices. His guest is comedian and actor Alan Davies. They chat about avocado bidets, being called a S****bubble by Liam Gallagher, setting off Neil Kinnock’s burglar alarm, spending a huge amount of money on a chair you might see in an estate agents, how he managed to get the Jonathan Creek gig in spite of intense competition and why he nearly left QI. They also discuss Alan’s heart-breaking but brilliantly written memoir about the loss of his mother and the abuse he suffered at the hands of his father as a child.Buy Alan’s book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Just-Ignore-Him-Alan-Davies/dp/1408713314/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/06/22·1h 11m

Retro RHLSTP 45 - Kay Mellor

RETRO RHLSTP #45 Kay Mellor - RHLSTP comes to the Long Division Festival at the beautiful Wakefield Theatre Royal and Richard is impressed with the commitment the area has made to unpopular fruit and the world's most famous mulberry bush. His guest is the writer, actor, director, song-writer and possible badminton champion, Kay Mellor. It's a writer's masterclass, showing the determination and talent that is needed to make it in the business (with Rich as the perfect example of how not to make it), with great stories about the genesis of Band of Gold, the importance of empathy for your characters, using real life stories and when to keep secrets and how a working class mum made it in a business so skewed towards men and what can be done to level the playing field. Plus Rich possibly lands his first ever job as a result of doing the podcast - though it's a part very much within his comfort zone.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/06/22·58m 4s

RHLSTP Book Club 15 - Alice Roberts

RHLSTP Book Club 15 - Buried - A return to RHLSTP for the brilliant broadcaster, archaeologist and anatomist Professor Alice Roberts. We chat about her new book Buried and the previous book in the series Ancestors and the amazing science that allows us to piece together forgotten lives from bones, grave goods, language and DNA. Also why Trigger warnings aren’t a big deal and TRIGGER WARNING some chat about baby skeletons, what’s going on with headless corpses, why did a Roman burial have a big pipe coming out of it, writing stuff that you don’t know how to pronounce and then having to do the audiobook and was the Venerable Bede full of shit? A fascinating chat and another great book.Buy the book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Buried-Alternative-History-Millennium-Britain/dp/B09PHPTFQJSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/06/22·48m 25s

RHLSTP 385 - Dara Ó Briain

#385 Do Not Listen On 2x Speed - Richard is disappointed about his daughter’s Easter egg, because it’s still Easter where we are, in the past and has an ultimatum for Ian Cadbury. His guest returns after just 9 years away. It’s the extremely fast-talking whirlwind of a man, Dara Ó Briain. Chat includes the Irish James Bond, how Stephen Hawking ruined Terminator, the likelihood of Richard speaking fluent Spanish for the rest of his life and the impact of that on the theories of Infinite Universes, sending robots into space (and what happens the night before they go), depriving a comedian of an audience for two years, why Richard will never present Going for Gold and what he’d insist upon if he was at the helm of Blockbusters and to be honest such a depth and pace of comedy that you are going to need to listen on half speed to catch it all.Catch Dara doing what he does best on his latest stand up tour - https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/dara-o-briain-tickets/artist/28581SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/06/22·1h 14m

Special - My Time Capsule 200!

Special - My Time Capsule 200! - Richard was very honoured to be asked to interview Michael Fenton-Stevens for his 200th episode of the excellent Time Capsule Podcast - a neat idea where guests are asked what four items they’d like to keep in a time capsule and which one they’d like to throw away. A great chat incorporating harbouring grudges against games teachers, touring with the HeeBeeGeeBees, memories of doing shows with his dad and the importance of family over work. Check out the other 199 Time Capsule episodes here https://play.acast.com/s/mytimecapsuleSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/06/22·1h 6m

RHLSTP Book Club 14 - Andrew Hunter Murray

RHLSTP Book Club 14 - The Sanctuary - Richard’s guest this week is one quarter of the No Such Thing as a Fish podcast, Andrew Hunter Murray. They are talking about his gripping novel, The Sanctuary, which imagines a near future in a world not dissimilar to our own, where wildlife is threatened by extinction and old people have most of the resources and young people have little to no chance of advancement. They talk about John Wyndham, the process of creating the world of a novel, writing a flawed protagonist and how in reality people aren’t really good or evil.Buy the book here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Sanctuary/dp/B09KCKF8ZTSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/06/22·43m 38s

RHLSTP 384 - Amy Gledhill

#384 Rolf Harris Tattoo - Alleluia Alleluia, He is Risen! It’s Easter Monday and Rich has been schooled in Christian traditions by his kids. His guest is the best Edinburgh Comedy Prize by at least one metric, Amy Gledhill.It’s an old-school, crazy fun loose chat with a comedian and it’s giddy fun all the way, encompassing what is the best crisp to send you into a coma, podcast listening speeds, why Richard will never advertise Pringles, some strong and maybe shocking opinions about Soleros, ice cream spoons, what happens when your double act partner persuades you to be the one to dress as a sausage, artistic toilets, and an extraordinary answer to the tallest building in your home town emergency question. Plus how Richard’s work is studied at Universities.For details of Amy’s Edinburgh Fringe shows and more check out her website - amygledhill.co.ukSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/06/22·1h 4m

Retro RHLSTP 44 - Limmy

RHLSTP #80 Limmy - Richard is a bit worried about the psychological similarities he shares with murder spree killers, but maybe that's just all comedians. If you read his book you might worry the same thing about this week's guest, cult comedy genius and normal-faced man Limmy. The pair try and fail to remember an ancient Twitter spat, and Richard threatens to reignite it by trying to welcome his guest by talking to him in his own language. There's a lively discussion of Scottish politics, the sexual allure of fake tan and whether it's funny to envisage the death of your own father. Plus an exclusive reading from Limmy's highly entertaining book, Daft Wee Stories.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/06/22·1h 35m

RHLSTP Book Club 13 - Sam Knight

RHLSTP Book Club 13 - The Premonitions Bureau - Another cracking Book Club (though one beset by tech difficulties, making conversation a little tricky) about this fascinating true story about 1960s Britain and the attempt to set up a central hub where premonitions can be logged in the hope of preventing tragedies. Is seeing the future possible? Are predictions self-defeating? And did Richard foresee his marriage and family long before it came into being? A fascinating chat about how we deal with tragedy and a highly recommended book.Buy it here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-The-Premonitions-Bureau/dp/B09P5DK754SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/06/22·38m 10s

RHLSTP 383 - Lazy Susan

#383 Lebensmüde  - Richard has been freaked out about eating fish whilst being watched by fish. His guests are Freya Parker and Celeste Dring aka Lazy Susan. They chat about the torpor of playing a 12 year old, the difficulty of coming up with a name for a sketch group, why sketch comedy is so poorly served on TV, confronting your male critics head on, appearing in Jurassic World, unsettling Peter Dinklage, licking James Acaster and what it’s like sharing a room with your double act partner. Check out the very funny BBC3 show on iPlayer https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0bj333p/lazy-susan-series-1-episode-1Live RHLSTPs coming up. Guest and ticket link info here https://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/06/22·1h 6m

RHLSTP Book Club 12 - Emma Kennedy

RHLSTP Book Club 12 - Letters From Brenda - At last an author that Richard doesn’t have to treat with respect and a book that actually features him. Sadly for him Emma’s new book is a mature, hilarious and moving book about her eccentric and luminous mother and the mental issues that may have driven her and provided so many funny stories, but also much pain to those close to her. It’s also an autobiography of Emma as she struggles to find her place in the world.Buy her book here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Letters-Brenda-Suitcases-Letters-Mother/dp/B09SJ2KYMKSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/06/22·50m 39s

RHLSTP 382 - Ardal O'Hanlon

#382 Aer Lingus Babies - Richard has a bee in his bonnet about crescent toilet seats, but at least his photo has been in the Daily Express. His guest is actor, comedian and author Ardal O'Hanlon. They talk about how Father Dougal got free shoes, how much research Ardal did into the priesthood, annoying Morgan Freeman, why Ardal left the dream job of Death in Paradise, playing a cat trapped on the motorway in Doctor Who and why it pays to be nice to the person on the airline check in desk. They also chat about his brilliant new novel Brouhaha and why Ardal wants to try everything before he dies!Buy Ardal’s book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audible-Brouhaha/dp/B09SQCZVYWLive RHLSTPs coming up. Guest and ticket link info here https://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/06/22·1h 1m

RHLSTP Book Club 11 - Georgia Pritchett

RHLSTP Book Club 11 - My Mess Is a Bit of a Life - More book club fun, with this hilarious, sad and sometimes tragic fractured autobiography, by comedy writer and one of brains behind Succession and Veep, Georgia Pritchett. We talk about the nature of childhood memories, Georgia’s dad forgetting her name, the hilarity that comes from anxiety, why this is a great representation of the life of a writer, exchanging scripts for money in a lay-by with Ronnie Corbett, High Heels and Low Lives, writing for Michelle Obama, the unpredictable journeys of the people from the Weekending Writers’ Room, being the only woman in a writers room and how Rich messed up a date for Georgia. Buy this brilliant book here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/My-Mess-Bit-Life/dp/B08WCNBWHK/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/05/22·42m 55s

RHLSTP 381 - Deborah Francis-White

#381 Ayahuasca - Richard has a momentous father/son experience and has been made to think about the brevity of life thanks to a charity shop window. His guest is the extraordinary Deborah Frances-White. They talk about whether Dracula was ever young, but the podcast is mainly about the major decisions Deborah had made in her personal life and the way she has chosen to deal with the traumas of her past. She talks about what having an open marriage means for her and how she has reset her brain with the help of a Peruvian shaman. This might not be the way forward for everyone, but she talks openly and honestly about her spiritual experiences. Plus there’s an impromptu charity auction. Sex and drugs and RHLSTP mugs.Live RHLSTPs coming up. Guest and ticket link info here https://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/05/22·1h 17m

RHLSTP Book Club 10 - Sukh Ojla

RHLSTP Book Club 10 - Sunny - The book club continues with a chat about this fabulous debut novel from comedian and actor Sukh Ojla. We talk about the nightmare of dating, the importance of friendship, kneading breasts, the punishment of having to read your own book aloud and much more.Buy here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sunny/dp/B08Y97CL3KAt time of writing just 99p on Kindle. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/05/22·46m 48s

RHLSTP 380 - Rosie Holt

#380 Hinge Cringe - Richard has visited Paddington’s house and avoided using the toothbrushes, but is more excited about one of Paddington’s neighbours. His guest is online sensation Rosie Holt. They discuss why Rosie moved from acting to comedy, how her videos went viral, whether it’s good or bad that people (both stupid and clever) fail to spot that they are a joke, why subtlety is required to mock today’s unsatirisable politicians, an unsettling experience with a dating app, what motivates men to send unsolicited dick pics and why is that not illegal? Plus are the posh unfairly maligned and how easy is it to play a trombone. Less flower arranging tips that I’d hoped for.Live RHLSTPs coming up. Guest and ticket link info here https://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/05/22·1h 2m

RHLSTP Book Club 9 - Katherine Rundell

RHLSTP Book Club 9 - Super-Infinite - Richard talks to author and academic Katherine Rundell about her beautifully written, passionate and informative biography of the poet John Donne. How much do we know about this incredible poet and sermon writer, was he the womaniser that his poems make him out to be, how brutal was existence 400 years ago, did he write all of the poems ascribed to him and most importantly did John Donne ever see a ghost? Plus was John Donne a misogynist and does Katherine do a cartwheel every morning.Buy this absolutely brilliant book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Superinfinite-Unique-Donne-Katherine-Rundell/dp/0571345913SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/05/22·35m 41s

RHLSTP 379 - Armando Iannucci

#379 M&M Apocalypse - Richard’s son continues to come up with better material than his dad, without even trying. His guest is the unparalleled comedy genius Armando Iannucci. They chat about how Armando once again predicted the future with his hilarious new sitcom Avenue 5, the lows and deeper lows of lockdown, what inspired him to write the mock-heroic poem, Pandemonium https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pandemonium-Some-verses-Current-Predicament/dp/1408715082/, whether he’d make a good PM, why Richard is upset about the casting of David Copperfield, the smell of an angel’s fart, the precipice the world finds itself on the edge of and whether there is any hope for us and the most astonishing story of what a supporting actor chose to say to Armando on the set of Veep (which is the highlight of the series so far).Live RHLSTPs coming up. Guest and ticket link info here https://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/05/22·1h 11m

RHLSTP Book Club 8 - Matt Winning

RHLSTP Book Club 8 - Hot Mess - Richard talks to comedian and climate scientist Dr Matt Winning about his funny and terrifying, but still hopeful book, Hot Mess. Are we all doomed? Can recycling help? How do you make climate change funny? And what part did Richard play in the creation of this book and does that mean he’s already done his bit?Buy the book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hot-Mess-Earth-Climate-Change/dp/B096SP72F2SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/05/22·47m 20s

RHLSTP 378 - Samira Ahmed

#378 Test Card Girl - Rich has freaked himself out by attempting to cure the aphantasia (that he suffers with in silence). His guest is John Craven sanctioned Newshound Samira Ahmed. They discuss the legacy of Mary Whitehouse and whether it’s OK to point out the positive things that someone with some unacceptable views has done, the bravery of taking your employer to court in order to secure equal pay, whether appearing on Mastermind is more scary than being in a war zone, the young Richard Herring’s clumsy attempts at seduction, your mother being prouder of a puppet you than the real you, interviewing Sooty, being at the trail of Madonna’s stalker, whether Chrissie Hynde is terrifying or not and what happens when a young reporter can’t find the radio van.Live RHLSTPs coming up. Guest and ticket link info here https://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/05/22·1h 4m

RHLSTP Book Club 7 - Rachel Parris

RHLSTP Book Club 7 - Advice From Strangers - Richard chats to the fabulous Rachel Parris about her funny, surprising, moving and clever book in which she explores advice given to her by audience members, to reveal much about herself and life in general. They talk about the power of writing about terrible personal experiences, the need to be be more open about our sex lives, when old wives tales turn out not to be true and why Rachel wanted to do more than just put out Mash Report scripts with loads of photos of her in funny hats. It’s a brilliant read and the audio book ends with a song.Buy it here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Advice-Strangers-Everything-know-people/dp/152937216X or wherever you purchase literature.Next Week Hot Mess by Matt Winning.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/04/22·45m 44s

RHLSTP 377 - Jamie Demetriou

#377 Piss Canal - Richard’s son has come up with a brilliant new emergency question (and is thus finally helping to pay for his upkeep), though is it worth it for the Hell of attending a three hour kids’ party? Richard’s guest is fabulous writer/actor/comedian Jamie Demetriou. They talk about how many holes are in a ghost’s sheet, the genesis of Stath Lets Flats and why the casting was crucial to its success, working with a sibling, the inconvenience of having a bladder, what it’s like having all your clothes stolen and how it’s hard to write about North London when you’re lockdown alone in LA.Live RHLSTPs coming up in the Leicester Square Theatre. Guest and ticket link info here https://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/04/22·1h 18m

RHLSTP Book Club 6 - Francesca Stavrakopoulou

RHLSTP Book Club 6 - God: An Anatomy - As heard on Radio 4 - Francesca's book deals with how the western idea of God might have developed through an examination of God's body. Can you guess which bit Rich is most interested in?Buy it here https://www.https://www.amazon.co.uk/God-Anatomy-Francesca-Stavrakopoulou-ebook/dp/B08ZNJXT2KLive RHLSTPs coming up in the Leicester Square Theatre. Guest and ticket link info here https://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/04/22·39m 5s

RHLSTP 376 - Maria Bamford

#376 Barking at the Plumber - Hey everyone, it’s a surprise transatlantic RHLSTP with one of the greatest stand-ups in the world, and more importantly one of the greatest people, Maria Bamford. They chat about living without hot water, comedy merch, trying out challenging material to James Corden’s audience, why it’s OK to do (trigger warning) comedy about mental illness and suicidal thoughts (do contact the Samaritans or your local help lines if this is an issue that affects you), how to create a stand up special, why we need mediocrity in comedy, working with Judd Apatow and more excitingly the Storybots and why we’d be better off as kangaroos.Go and see Maria on her some of Europe tour. Details here https://www.mariabamford.com/tourdatesLive RHLSTPs coming up in the Leicester Square Theatre. Guest and ticket link info here https://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/04/22·55m 47s

RHLSTP Book Club 5 - Greg Jenner

RHLSTP Book Club 5 - Ask A Historian: 50 Surprising Answers to Things You Always Wanted to Know - Joining Rich for the book club this week is historian and friend of the podcast Greg Jenner. We'll find out all sorts of stuff including when the first ever Monday was and what was in the first ever joke book.Buy it here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ask-Historian-Things-Always-Wanted/dp/1474618618Live RHLSTPs coming up in the Leicester Square Theatre. Guest and ticket link info here https://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/04/22·56m 31s

RHLSTP 375 - Terry Christian

#375 Coolio Versus Mini Me - Richard is furious about the new incarnation of Big Cook Little Cook and is going to be schooled in farts by his audience. His guest is Stewart Lee lookalike and broadcaster Terry Christian. They chat about the professionalism of June Whitfield, being at the centre of the emerging Madchester music scene, the incredible success of the Word, but the disconnect between the posh production team and the working class Christian, arguing with Piers Morgan, an incredible argument in the Big Brother House, stand up comedy as therapy and the tensions around working with Mark Lamarr.Live RHLSTPs coming up in the Leicester Square Theatre. Guest and ticket link info here https://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/04/22·1h 3m

RHLSTP Book Club 4 - Al Murray

RHLSTP Book Club 4 - The Last Hundred Years (Give or Take) and All That - This week’s book club episode was recorded on 15th November 2020, during lockdown in a central London bar with an online audience. It’s a fun look at the last century (roughly) including the incredible series of screw ups that led to the assassination of Franz Ferdinand (not that one).Buy it here https://amazon.co.uk/Last-Years-give-take-That/dp/1529411823Live RHLSTPs coming up in the Leicester Square Theatre. Guest and ticket link info here https://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/04/22·56m 54s

RHLSTP 374 - Charley Boorman

#374 I Sure Love Motorcycling - Richard has nearly killed someone in his audience and has finally found a good reason for having kids. He’s also potentially about to destroy the universe as his guest is Herring doppelgänger (even down to the number of testicles) Charley Boorman. He talks about what he got paid for appearing in Deliverance, hanging out with movie stars (past and future) as a kid, thanks to his amazing film director dad, giving Lee Marvin a lift, how planned family trip to Europe turned into the Long Way Round, how no one recognised Ewan McGregor on the set of Star Wars and the extraordinary story of how Charley got back on his bike after smashing himself to bits. Twice.Live RHLSTPs coming up in the Leicester Square Theatre. Guest and ticket link info here https://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/04/22·1h 3m

RHLSTP Book Club 3 - Ed Patrick

RHLSTP Book Club 3 - Catch Your Breath - Rich chats to standup, writer and actual doctor Ed Patrick about his new memoir of his life as a stressed out sleep deprived anaesthetist.Buy it here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Catch-Your-Breath-Sleepless-Anaesthetist-ebook/dp/B0911V8HPF Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/04/22·48m 23s

RHLSTP 373 - Dr Janina Ramirez

#373 The End of History - Richard has more terrifying news about butterflies and his son’s attempts to follow in his footsteps. His guest is the only person who can follow Paul Chuckle, historian and broadcaster Dr Janina Ramirez. They talk about (hopefully) living through a major historical event, the incredible range of inspirational Goddesses,  how we’re able to discover more about the history of regular people (and women) by shifting traditional focus, what it’s like to handle (and drop) incredible historical artefacts, the slice of luck that preserved the Sutton Hoo treasure, how to escape a crocodile and exciting news about Nina’s next project. Plus finally someone who is in a position to properly answer the Stephen King/King Stephen question.Buy Goddesses here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/British-Museum-Goddess-Goddesses-Spirits/dp/1788009959/Pre order Femina here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Femina-New-History-Middle-Ages/dp/0753558254/Live RHLSTPs coming up in the Leicester Square Theatre. Guest and ticket link info here https://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/03/22·1h 9m

RHLSTP Book Club 2 - Robin Ince

RHLSTP Book Club 2 - The Importance of Being Interested - Rich chats to comedian Robin Ince about his great new book about how we can tackle the big scientific subjects like time travel, alternate universes and quantum physics and much more.Buy it here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Importance-Being-Interested-Adventures-Scientific/dp/1786492628/ or wherever you get your books. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/03/22·43m 48s

RHLSTP 372 - Paul Chuckle

#372 Arthur Askey's Chair - Richard is wondering if comedians might be the solution to all the world’s problems (they won’t be), but delighted to be back at the Leicester Square Theatre for the start of Season 23 of this amazing podcast. His guest is legendary comedian and DJ Paul Chuckle. They chat about Paul’s incredible 59 year career, from working mens’ clubs and routines with Charlie Cairoli, through talent shows and learning the craft to the big break with Chuckle Vision. What injuries did the boys have to endure for comedy? What was it like to be so recognisable? How did the distinctive Chuckle look develop? And how did they come up with the iconic To Me, To You. Plus working with Tinchy Strider and moving into DJing. Paul talks movingly about losing his brother/partner and best friend and why he needed to carry on working. And finally the truth about his moped accident.Live RHLSTPs coming up in the Leicester Square Theatre. Guest and ticket link info here https://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/03/22·1h 4m

RHLSTP Morecambe and Wise Special with Robin Ince

This is a chat between Rich, Robin Ince and host Tommy Pearson from an event at the Eric Morecambe Centre in Harpenden which was a celebration of all things Morecambe and Wise - it includes thoughts on what made the pair the legends they are, a look at some clips from the shows (not included in this podcast but you can easily find them) and some thoughts on how double acts work. There was an incident towards the end, which Rich and Robin discuss in hindsight and then at the end there’s an extra chat between Robin and Rich about double acts they’ve been in. Book Club returns next week!Live RHLSTPs coming up in the Leicester Square Theatre. Guest and ticket link info here https://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/03/22·1h 5m

RHLSTP 371 - Rebecca Wheatley

#371 Full Body Plaster Cast - Richard is back at the Y Theatre in Leicester and you won’t believe what experts in the Leicester Mercury have discovered. His guest is actor and singer, Rebecca Wheatley. They chat about Menopause the Musical 2, why it’s great to talk about women’s issues and why an audience of women are like chickens, why Charlie from Casualty looks over people’s shoulders, being blown up by Al Murray, a visit from beyond the grave and the magic of panto.Live RHLSTPs coming up in the Leicester Square Theatre. Guest and ticket link info here https://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/03/22·56m 38s

Drunk Women Solving Richard Herring

For Red Nose Day investigative drinkers Hannah George, Catie Wilkins and Taylor Glenn invite special guest Richard Herring to solve a crime assisted by his favourite alcoholic beverage.You have the power to do something incredible this Red Nose Day. Whether it’s a little or a lot, the money you donate will help tackle poverty, take action against violence and bring an end to discrimination. Give now at comicrelief.com/podcastmashup, alternatively Text PODCAST to 70210 to give £10 today.To donate £10 text the word PODCAST to 70210. Texts cost your donation amount plus your standard network message charge and 100% of your donation will go to Comic Relief, a registered charity. You must be 16 or over and please ask the bill-payer’s permission. For full terms and conditions visit comicrelief.com/podcastmashup Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/03/22·1h 6m

RHLSTP Book Club 1 - Catherine Wilkins

A new offshoot of RHLSTP, here comes RHLSTPBC, a new occasional podcast where Richard discusses a book he’s reading with the author. This week’s was actually an Instagram Live chat with his wife Catie Willkins about her fabulous new book You’re Not The Boss Of Me! https://www.amazon.co.uk/Youre-Not-Boss-Catherine-Wilkins/dp/1788007867A fun read for 10-14 year olds, though enough laughs to keep adults interested too.Please support the authors by buying their books (or borrowing them from the library) if they sound like your kind of thing.Live RHLSTPs coming up in the Leicester Square Theatre. Guest and ticket link info here https://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/03/22·28m 12s

RHLSTP 370 - Joz Norris

#370 Melting Caterpillars - Richard has headed to Leicester, the home of his enemies, but is here with the offer of an exchange, plus he has a scheme to get infinite free paper. His guest is cuckoo clock reviewer Joz Norris. They discuss acceptable name abbreviations, Mr Fruit Salad, what would happen if everyone in the world blinked at the same time, unusual lockdown flatmates, the unpredictable genius of Ed Aczel, what you would do if you could pupate, ball scanning modesty screens and how Joz’s name might live forever.Live RHLSTPs coming up in the Leicester Square Theatre. Guest and ticket link info here https://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/03/22·1h 0m

RHLSTP Slapstick Special with Robin Ince

Slapstick Special with Robin Ince - Pioneer of comedy Podcasting, legendary stand up and writer Richard Herring joins Infinite Monkey Cage co-host Robin Ince at Slapstick’s inaugural Desert Island Comedy Flicks event.If Richard was stranded on a desert island and could only have 10 comedy films with him, which films would he choose? Come and delight in the conversation as Robin probes Richard to reveal the the titles that can stand repeat viewing and hear the stories behind the choices. Live RHLSTPs coming up in the Leicester Square Theatre. Guest and ticket link info here https://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/03/22·1h 0m

RHLSTP 369 - Jon Culshaw

#369 Les Dawson Gladiator - Richard is in Bristol at the Slapstick Festival and starts by paying tribute to a fallen comedy hero (and the third guest to fall to the curse of RHLSTP). His guest is actor, impressionist and astronomer Jon Culshaw. They discuss Queen Victoria’s everlasting fire, how a receptionist set Jon on course to his comedy career, getting through to Tony Blair on a prank call, chasing solar eclipses, portraying David Bowie in a serious drama, whether it’s ever possible to get to know the person behind the impressions, Bill Dare’s bottom, playing a Thunderbird, the joy of Tom Baker and what it’s like to interview someone when you are being them (and why that has to become a podcast). Plus the remarkable skill required to become an impressionist of Culshaw’s standard.Live RHLSTPs coming up in the Leicester Square Theatre. Guest and ticket link info here https://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/03/22·1h 12m

Retro RHLSTP 43 - Adam Buxton

#43 You Don't Bring Me Flowers AnymoreRich is back for an unprecedented 5th series of this stupid podcast, worried that he might have the same effect on this week's guest as he did with Stephen Merchant. But it's unlikely as it's a welcome return for the man with the pink bicycle, Adam Buxton. What is the ethical age for a dog to be before you have sex with it? How much does the cartoon The Snowman inform us about the career of David Bowie? Are we ready to consider the mortality of our fathers? Plus a (prearranged?) call from Buxton junior.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/02/22·1h 9m

RHLSTP 368 - Mark Watson

#368 Cottage Pie Hair - Richard is back at the Phoenix and wondering how future robots will judge him for the way he thinks about the robots of today. His guest is my dear Mark Watson. They discuss forgetting about working with Peter Andre, how judging yourself by the achievements of your contemporaries is maybe not the healthiest way to behave, what it’s like to be let go by your management, whether death is necessary to make life worthwhile, whether it would be cool to be cryogenically frozen, what you would do if you were a billionaire, what it would be like to be so successful that all your TV ideas got made and how technology brings us closer together and isn’t all bad.Mark’s tour dates are here https://www.markwatsonthecomedian.com/Listen to 8 Deaths (and life after them) here https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/8-Deaths-And-Life-After-Them-Audiobook/B09LR6XQNNBuy Mark’s book “Contacts” here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Contacts-Mark-Watson/dp/0008346968Live RHLSTPs coming up in Leicester and the Leicester Square Theatre. Guest and ticket link info here https://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/02/22·1h 14m

Retro RHLSTP 42 - Sofie Hagen

#42 Bog BuddiesUnbeknownst to Richard and his guest, a drunken audience member collapsed during last week's podcast, and Rich wastes no time in calling the man who helped save him a sex pest. It's just what he does. But even if an audience member dies then the show must go on (especially if it was a slightly annoying audience member). This week's guest is the former Westlife obsessive, Sofie Hagen.Luckily we're in a post-Brexit world now, allowing Rich freedom to let everyone know his true thoughts about Denmark and the disappointment that is the talked-up Copenhagen. They discuss what constitutes creepiness from a stranger, what's going on with the Danish alphabet, what happens when a fan is more famous than the person they stalked and Rich gives Sofie some important lessons in badger-identification and the British Royal Family, and kites lead us to some unexpected places. This is a special edition of the podcast which has restored all previously removed material from the original release.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/02/22·1h 33m

RHLSTP 367 - Ahir Shah

#367 Piss Drip Trays - Richard is back live at the Phoenix and has become a bit obsessed with the comedy writers who created the Tory party’s worst comedy character - his guest is a man who doesn’t eat enough vitamin C, Ahir Shah. They discuss topical issues that may be out of date when this podcast airs, where the Corona virus might have originated, making comedy out of the lockdown experience, the poshest hotel in Swansea, the wonder of sperm.See Ahir’s tour dates here http://ahirshah.com/Live RHLSTPs coming up in Leicester and the Leicester Square Theatre. Guest and ticket link info here https://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/02/22·1h 5m

Retro RHLSTP 41 - Aleks Krotoski

#41 The Shape of Things To ComeIn the final episode of these retro podcasts, Rich talks to tech expert and geek Aleks about how we can expect things to pan out in the future. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/02/22·38m 0s

RHLSTP 366 - David Cross

#366 I Have a Dream - Richard has some bad news about Scooby Doo, but some good news about Emergency Questions getting mixed up with Scottish seamen. It’s another TransAtlantic remote podcast, with a return from thoughtful comedy genius David Cross. They chat about poor political predictions, the pain of 18 months away from stand up, David’s new special “I’m From The Future”, the rapid return to health of Bob Odenkirk, getting owl talon marks on your head, whether it’s funny when anti-vaxxers die of Covid and not wanting to repeat the mistakes of your father. A fascinating chat, going into some serious depth about the mindset of a comedian.See David’s fantastic new special exclusively at https://officialdavidcross.com/Live RHLSTPs coming up in Leicester and the Leicester Square Theatre. Guest and ticket link info here https://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/02/22·1h 5m

Retro RHLSTP 40 - Lance Workman

#40 Good and EvilIn another blast from the past, here’s the full length interview with evolutionary psychologist Lance Workman about good and evil. Again, what’s coming is going to be as much a surprise to me as it is to you. Except I am not going to listen to it. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/02/22·25m 53s

RHLSTP 365 - Grainne Maguire

#365 Apology to Kris Marshall - In another Covid hit remote show, Richard is wondering if Boris Johnson will still be PM by the time this podcast is released (of course he will) and worried about new developments in his daughter’s new relationship. His guest is the actually not political comedian and writer Grainne Maguire. They talk about Grainne’s very entertaining new podcast, The Way They Were https://podcasts.apple.com/mt/podcast/the-way-they-were/id1598595577?uo=4, the power of discussing your worst moments, doing stand up for Gerry Adams, terrible things to say on a first date, trying to give a motivational speech to public school kids, a ghostly hangover cure, meeting Seth Meyers and why Grainne tweeted her menstrual cycle to Enda Kenny. Check out Grainne’s brilliantly frank newsletter here https://www.grainnemaguire.co.uk/Live RHLSTPs coming up in Leicester and the Leicester Square Theatre. Guest and ticket link info here https://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/02/22·1h 1m

Retro RHLSTP 39 - Nick Lane

#39 Death - This one is about death and features Nick Lane and if I am honest with you I remember nothing at all about it. Not Nick’s fault. I was very busy and very tired.I bet it’s interesting though. We’ll see. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/01/22·30m 7s

RHLSTP 364 - Laura Jean Marsh

#364 Naked in Brixton - Richard is still isolating, and has had to reluctantly welcome a new son-in-law into his life. His guest is actor, director and musician Laura Jean Marsh. They chat about leaving home at 16 to be in a band, how Laura Jean’s experiences in the music scene inspired her to write, direct and star in the feature film, Giddy Stratospheres, how she persuaded Richard to take a part in the movie, how the Hell you get something like this off the ground during lockdown and how taking a punt can lead to all kinds of opportunities. Plus is it too soon to be nostalgic about 2007 and a horrifying emergency question about back lips and some stuff about Scooby Doo. An inspiring chat for anyone who hopes to get a creative project off the ground. You can watch Giddy Stratospheres for free on Amazon Prime (if you are an Amazon Prime member) or rent from all the usual places. Live RHLSTPs coming up in London, Bristol, Leicester and the Leicester Square Theatre. Guest and ticket link info here https://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/01/22·52m 49s

Retro RHLSTP 38 - Virginia Ironside

#38 Love - Richard discusses love with the Agony Aunt who turns out to be his nearby neighbour. They shared a cab home afterwards. Discretion means I can not discuss what happened after that. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/01/22·32m 24s

RHLSTP 363 - Laura Lexx

#363 What Women Want! - Richard has got Covid 19 - always late to the party - but nothing can stop him podcasting and so this remote recording carries on regardless (with social distancing of 100 miles, which the NHS has determined is fairly safe). His guest is comedian and author Laura Lexx. They discuss the genesis of her hilarious new book, Klopp Actually (Buy here- https://www.lauralexx.co.uk/klopp-actually), how lockdown prompted creative ways of working, whether Somerset should change its name, Perkin Warbeck, appearing in Panto and the worst thing to have in your mouth. Will this be the last RHLSTP ever? And who will host the show if it is. It’s all sorted out in the podcast and so this should be considered a last will and testament.Live RHLSTPs coming up in London, Bristol, Leicester and the Leicester Square Theatre. Guest and ticket link info here http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourSupport the live streams (and it’s the only place to get a series pass) with our kickstarter http://rhlstp.co.uk/kickstarter and check out live dates and upcoming guests here http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/01/22·1h 6m

Retro RHLSTP 37 - Richard Wiseman

#37 The Paranormal -  In another old interview from the Meaning Of Life series, Richard chats to Richard Wiseman about ghosts, talking ferrets and things that go bump in the night.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/01/22·40m 23s

RHLSTP 362 - Peter Baynham

#362 You Start Monday! - Wow, what’s this, a remote RHLSTP whilst we’re still allowed (at the time of recording) to go outside. We’re filling a little gap in our schedule with some remote pods, this one from the 6th January at 11am LA time with too gorgeous comedy behemoth Peter Baynham. The old flatmates discuss bad chat up lines, the freedom of podcasting, the brilliant Brain Cigar https://audioboom.com/channels/5053035, why it’s probably a good thing that Richard didn’t work on Ron’s Gone Wrong, where Peter was when Rudi G was undoing his pants, the Sliding Doors moments that made Peter’s career and saved Rich’s children’s lives and what might have been if Peter hadn’t stolen some photocopier paper in the early 90s and where Fist of Fun might go next. Support the live streams (and it’s the only place to get a series pass) with our kickstarter http://rhlstp.co.uk/kickstarter and check out live dates and upcoming guests here http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/01/22·1h 25m

Retro RHLSTP 36 - Marcus Chown

#36 Creation - In an interview from Richard Herring's Meaning of Life, Rich talks to Marcus Chown about the creation of the universe and whether science knows any more than anyone else. Are there infinite alternate universes and does absolutely everything happen (for no reason)? SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/01/22·34m 13s

RHLSTP 361 - Chris Lynam

#361 Hair Length Apartheid - It’s a New Year (for you, though Richard is just pretending) and Rich looks back on his weird and unsettling 2021, but definitely sees the positives in it all. Will this year be better than the last one or will the years just continue top get worse and worse until we all die? His guest is the king of the clowns and circuit legend, Chris Lynam, who you might know from his firework up the bum routine, but who has a whole lot more to him than that. They chat about what Chris remembers of the early alternative comedy scene, working with Ken Campbell on The Warp, Malcolm Hardee overestimating how easy it is to light fireworks in your buttocks, the Greatest Show on Legs, ErictheFred (check out some clips from this beautiful show here https://chrislynam.net/eric-the-fred/), what destroyed the spirit of alternative comedy (and Richard’s part in that), who destroyed the rainforest of Zimbabwe and how Chris nearly became impaled on a bed of nails. Plus the times that his perilous appearing act actually spilled over into real danger, the heart and soul of the clown and how Chris has managed to maintain the same level of madness without actually turning any more mad. This is a cracker of a show and if you haven’t heard of Chris you should definitely still listen. And do catch him live if you get the chance.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/01/22·1h 4m

Retro RHLSTP 35 - Lee Mack

#35 The Centurion - Richard makes more predictions of atrocities that will have occurred in the news on the week of release for this podcast and is impressed by the skills of another astrologer he has encountered. His guest is a man who knows how to clean a horse’s anus, it’s Lee Mack. Find out the truth behind his claims about cutting mustard, how to pick apricots, whose lawnmowers are in the Southport lawnmower museum and hear more musing over what is more morally acceptable, necrophilia or bestiality. Also can you run a marathon if one leg is shorter than the other, why aren’t there more women on Would I Lie To You? and what it’s like to work with the baby from the Railway Children.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/12/21·1h 12m

RHLSTP 360 - Margaret Cabourn-Smith

#360 Monkey Paw - Richard has been having car trouble and is worried that his son might have been damaged on his watch. His guest is the actor and podcaster Margaret Cabourn-Smith. They discuss the time they appeared in a long short film together, the glamour of working for Disney, the terrible foot secret of Dan Tetsell, whether you should risk putting your children into show business, the dynamics of the double acts and the lottery of TV commissions, the power of the crush (check out Margaret’s new podcast) , working with Dawn French and Rich once again forgets to google King Stephen before a show.Get Richard’s “Would You Rather?” Book here https://www.gofasterstripe.com/cgi-bin/w.cgi?showfull=47646Join our Kickstarter - https://rhlstp.co.uk/kickstarterSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/12/21·1h 7m

Retro RHLSTP 34 - Sarah Millican

#34 Why Won't You Tell Us Your Exact Address? - Rich has some surprising and life-changing news to share, but that doesn't mean that gloves (and pants if it's cold enough) aren't off for the annual sparring match with TV's Sarah Millican. Who will win the flirtatious/offensive battle of wits this time. You'll find out why she appeared on TV without her underwear, why she kept her first husband's name and be asked to consider whether she was unreasonable when she refused to tell a journalist her exact address. And would her DVDs sell better if she included a free sample of her own excrement? But you will learn more about Rich than his interviewee this week, because he was a bit tired and unable to control his mouth or brain. What does he have for breakfast on tour? Who was right and who was wrong during Cornetto-gate? Is money real or a meaningless abstract? And what happens if he ceases to be before he sees his own sexcrement?SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/12/21·1h 14m

RHLSTP 359 - Miriam Margolyes

#359 A Face For All Occasions - Richard is in giddy mood as he meets a member of the audience. His guest is living legend and national treasure Miriam Margolyes. They discuss Arnold Schwarzenegger’s farting revenge, King Edward VII’s weighing chair, the sexism of the boys in the Cambridge Footlights, how Miriam’s father’s life was spared by a diamond, an unusual approach to dealing with a sex pest, some strong opinions about the current government, making a soft porn tape, appearing in a Beckett play despite not liking it, starring in an American sitcom and why a lesbian ended up giving so many blow jobs. It’s a stone cold classic RHLSTP from one of our greatest actors. You will love it.Get Richard’s “Would You Rather?” Book here https://www.gofasterstripe.com/cgi-bin/w.cgi?showfull=47646 Sponsor Richard for his half marathon here http://justgiving.com/monoballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/12/21·1h 16m

Retro RHLSTP 33 - Diane Morgan

#33 A Bad Dream - Richard discusses some zombie based movie ideas he has had, before introducing the dry-witted and incredulous Diane Morgan who isn't quite sure what she's let herself in for. And it's a surreal, dream-like and occasionally mildly awkward chat about working with Ken Campbell; Richard's failure to see one of Diane's first performances; Bruce Willis on The One Show; Richard's ever-spiralling shoplifting problem; the slight let down of earliest memories (and what is the latest earliest memory that anyone has ever had?); and the importance of making it clear that you're not dating Joe Wilkinson. Find out who Diane would kill if she had one bullet and no repercussions, and what she thinks might be in a medieval pie.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITE See details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATES Buy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/12/21·57m 2s

RHLSTP 358 - Emma Dabiri

#358 Irish Unicorn - Richard has an idea that will revolutionise football and is having to explain to his daughter why history killed all the famous women. His guest is academic and broadcaster Emma Dabiri. They talk about growing up as almost the only black person in Ireland, why white people don’t like being told what to do next, Richard’s “All Lives Matter” conundrum, what’s happened to the ugly TV academics, how whiteness and blackness are a relatively modern invention, why we need to destroy capitalism and Emma answers some of Phoebe Herring’s Would You Rather questions.Get Richard’s “Would You Rather?” Book here https://www.gofasterstripe.com/cgi-bin/w.cgi?showfull=47646Sponsor Richard for his half marathon here http://justgiving.com/monoballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/12/21·1h 1m

Retro RHLSTP 32 - Jon Ronson

#32 Gaybomb - An almost imperceptibly slimmer than the beginning of the series Richard Herring takes the stage to find a slightly sinister pair of men in the front row. What do they do? Do we really want to know? No, because the guest this week is journalist, screen-writer and broadcaster Jon Ronson who is a man with some good stories. Find out what happened when he met the politically correct arm of the KKK, was outed as a Jewish man whilst with jihadists in Crawley, how he went UFO Spotting with Robbie Williams, was chased by the Bilderberg group's less expert henchmen and how being keyboardist for Frank Sidebottom led to him writing his latest film. Also what was in Stanley Kubrick's archive, visiting a dado-masochist porn set and being confused with Louis Theroux. Plus Jon comes armed with his own emergency question, which to be honest Richard totally nails.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/12/21·1h 11m

RHLSTP 357 - Deborah Meaden

#357 Shamgel - Richard wonders if the man who wrote the Grange Hill theme might have been hoodwinking us all along. His guest is the formidable Dragon, Deborah Meaden. Rich is hoping he can get an investment of at least £50 million and pitches some ideas, whilst they also discuss being thrown into Murder in Successville, being parodied by Harry and Paul, ethical business, whether the Dragons are friends, where Meaden can save Cheddar caves and how Richard has become an (arguably more successful) business owner than Deborah. Plus what it’s like to be a child prodigy who turns their back on their skill, what Rich missed out on at Butlins Minehead and why a Dragon should never back time travel.Richard’s “Would You Rather?” Book here https://www.gofasterstripe.com/cgi-bin/w.cgi?showfull=47646Sponsor Richard for his half marathon here http://justgiving.com/monoballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/12/21·59m 42s

Retro RHLSTP 31 - Mary Beard

#31 Fattening Dormice - After last week's headline-grabbing show, Richard feels under pressure to coax revelations from his guest, classicist Mary Beard, but is a bit distracted by transport and atrocity based magazines. Instead he mainly talks about penises in Pompeii, realising that if only he could travel in time that he would be the most popular comedian in that knob-obsessed empire. But all the big historical questions are asked - why is Pan having sex with a goat? What did the people of Herculaneum use to wipe their bums? Where did Ancient Romans sleep? What were Julius Caesar's real last words? Is having sex with a statue the worst thing you can do? Mary also talks about Anus Arsehole Gill and how she fought back against the trolls, what words you can't say on Women's Hour and meeting the Queen with Bruce Forsyth. Back to normal then!SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/12/21·57m 16s

RHLSTP 356 - Ben Shephard

#356 Gravity - Rich has had what he thought might be the most middle class accident, but he is wrong. His guest is a listener who has won a competition to be on the show, the Dorian Grey of morning TV, Ben Shephard. They discuss how science proves Ben a better singer than a West End star, whether there’s a man with a broom behind the Tipping Point machine, revenge as a dish served very cold, why Rich was fired from morning television, how Ben’s charity work found him at Buckingham Palace and what Richard had to do for the same invitation, feeling up Julie Walters, plus a classic emergency question and Ben turning the tables and asking some stuff about testicles that he might not do on morning telly,Richard’s “Would You Rather?” Book here https://www.gofasterstripe.com/cgi-bin/w.cgi?showfull=47646Sponsor Richard for his half marathon here http://justgiving.com/monoballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/12/21·1h 12m

Retro RHLSTP 30 - Peter Serafinowicz

#30 Peter Serafinowic(h)z - Jeddy. Rich and his wife have made the ultimate commitment: they've been through their DVD collections and are getting rid of any duplicates. Some lucky audience member is going to win them all! But before that it's time to talk to the star of the Calcium Kid, Peter Serafinowicz. Fans of Star Wars will be creaming out of their arm pits when they hear his tales of working with George Lucas and having to pay to go the premiere. Astonishing stuff. Rich provides an alternate reading of Darth Maul for the next director's cut. There's talk of zombies and Tony Wilson, Terrance Stamp and Will Arnett and lots of inside gossip about working on US and UK TV. And someone is going to win a copy of East is East. C'mon it doesn't get better than that.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/11/21·1h 21m

RHLSTP 355 - Phil Wang

#355 Mind Your Language - Richard is excited by the upcoming film Wonka and has some other ideas for origin story films. His guest is the Sidesplitting Phil Wang. They discuss how straddling two cultures can give you a humorous perspective on both, but leave you feeling rejected by both, 1970s television and how harshly we should judge it, racist nursery rhymes, Richard’s Asian hair, John Lewis’s 150 year old gametes, what box Phil needs to tick on the ethnicity questionnaire, how to get away with pooing yourself at school and why comedians are often introverts.Phil’s book - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sidesplitter-How-Two-Worlds-Once/dp/B08ZFN35WSPhil’s Netflix special - https://www.netflix.com/title/81161806Richard’s “Would You Rather?” Book here https://www.gofasterstripe.com/cgi-bin/w.cgi?showfull=47646Sponsor Richard for his half marathon here http://justgiving.com/monoballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/11/21·1h 10m

Retro RHLSTP 29 - Sean Hughes

#29 Mango Mist - This week's guest has had a drink with Morrissey, seen a member of Madness drying his bum hair and has failed to discuss time travel with Gary Sparrow's best mate. It's Sean Hughes.Was Never Mind The Buzzcocks the most badly named panel show ever? Is it ever the wrong thing to do to refuse to take down an old man's swimming trunks? Will the cast of Robbie the Reindeer: Close Encounters of the Herd Kind ever be reunited? How did Irish Republicans get secret messages to the inmates of Lincoln Gaol? Can Richard be persuaded to discuss all the secret work he does for charity? Can a vegetarian eat a ham hand? And what is the valve on the suncream dispensing armpit actually like? There's more fire, more singing and exotic fruits in misted spray form.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/11/21·1h 22m

RHLSTP 354- Dave Gorman

#354 Rufus Arenque - Richard can’t stop thinking about a man he walked past 30 years ago but is somehow walking taller. His guest can answer the question “Are you Dave Gorman?” in the affirmative, as he is Dave Gorman. They talk about moving to Bournemouth being newsworthy, how to become a crossword millionaire, how Ted Rogered the cryptic crossword, whether logs are sentient, why Covid was a positive (as long as you ignore the negatives), how an Ian Dury song provided the key to Dave’s stand up, the shortest lived street performance career, scary Coventry Jesus and the pair try to work out when the last time they will ever be mentioned or thought of might occur (hello people of 2521).Richard’s “Would You Rather?” Book here https://www.gofasterstripe.com/cgi-bin/w.cgi?showfull=47646Sponsor Richard for his half marathon here http://justgiving.com/monoballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/11/21·1h 13m

Retro RHLSTP 28 - Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith

#28 Death is Nice - Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith. With the world in shock about the accusations about an ex-BBC employee with long hair and an odd home life who raised money for charity, Richard is keeping his head down, but he is joined by the slightly odd men behind such hits as The League of Gentlemen and Psychoville, Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton. They chat about the unlikely character of Davey from Henry IV part II, what it's like to work with Woody Allen, as well as a RHLSTP exclusive - the name of the duo's next TV project. Find out where the inspiration for Papa Lazarou and the Psychoville Tina Turner tribute act came from, and the ghostly real-life occurrences that Reece has experienced. If you've ever wondered whether this pair would prefer a ham hand or a sun cream armpit then wonder no more. Have they seen a Big Foot? You'll have to listen to find out. Although if you don't have time to listen then the answer is no. This was a lot of fun to be a part of. I think you will like it. Prove me wrong if you dare.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/11/21·1h 29m

RHLSTP 353 - Shaparak Khorsandi

#353 It Was The 90s! - Richard has been tossing logs and that’s literally it for this week, so he talks to his audience for the first time in ages. His guest is author and comedian Shaparak “Shappi” Khorsandi. They discuss why she has chosen to use her birth name, the responsibilities of being a dog owner, the life of Emma Hamilton, I’m a Celebrity, performing at the Edinburgh Fringe of 2021, the moon on a stick, why Shaparak’s comedy is better now that she has been diagnosed with ADHD and what happens if you don’t know you are writing a book for 12 year olds.Buy Richard’s “Would You Rather?” Book here https://www.gofasterstripe.com/cgi-bin/w.cgi?showfull=47646Buy Shappi’s book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kissing-Emma/dp/B098CDL6YCSponsor Richard for his half marathon here http://justgiving.com/monoballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/11/21·1h 7m

Retro RHLSTP 27 - Mark Gatiss

#27 T R Assmagik - Richard is still reeling from the lurgy he had in last week's show and his guest is also not very well, it's Mark Gatiss from off of The League of Gentlemen and Fear of Fanny. Inevitably there is a lot of discussion about obscure 1970s TV and Tim from The Office being in Sherlock and you'll find out which Doctor Who monster Mark would most like to have sex with. But other questions include: How did Mark prepare for the role that made him famous, the voice of Greg Evigan on TMWRNJ? What characters DIDN'T make it into The League of Gentlemen? What is the biggest fossil that he has ever discovered? Should Rich buy a metal detector? And there's a terrifying real-life ghost story, and more on conspiracy theories. It's gentle and largely dignified, as one would expect from two middle-aged men with colds and bad backs.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/11/21·1h 21m

RHLSTP 352 - Katherine Ryan

#352 For Sport - Richard has been teaching his kid wrong information, for a payoff that will take years to come and he finally has his hands on a copy of Would You Rather? His guest is inspirational comedian/podcaster/actor/author/role model Katherine Ryan. They discuss why audacity is a good thing, why we should all find our childhood sweetheart and marry them, trying to recapture the funniness of yourself as a child, being a baby genius, getting knocked back by Stephen Hawking, honesty in comedy and whether you can tell if you have long Covid when you have a baby in the house.Buy Katherine’s book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audacity-first-superstar-comedian-Katherine/dp/1788703987Buy Richard’s new book here https://www.gofasterstripe.com/cgi-bin/w.cgi?showfull=47646Sponsor Richard for his half marathon here http://justgiving.com/monoballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/11/21·1h 3m

Retro RHLSTP 26 - Paul Merton

#26 Waiting For Crawford - It’s back for an eleventh series - who keeps commissioning this - and Richard’s new emergency questions are coming true as he’s fresh from irking a postman. His guest is someone who used to only be able to speak to in drunken awe at early 1990s BBC Radio Light Entertainment parties, Paul Merton.They discuss their similarly comedy-nerdy teenage years, the early days of the alternative comedy circuit where Alexei Sayle’s stream of swearing might be followed by flying fish or slowly melting ice. Can Paul remember the very first routine that helped him on the road to stardom (and partially define his persona) - you bet a fortnight’s holiday in Benidorm he can and it’s magical!Find out how close he came to death 30 years ago after breaking his leg and how anti-malarial drugs almost broke his brain. I heartily recommend his funny and moving autobiography https://www.amazon.co.uk/Only-When-Laugh-My-Autobiography/dp/0091949351SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/10/21·1h 8m

RHLSTP 351 - Adam and Joe

#351 T n T - Richard’s daughter has written a story to rival the Men of Phise and Rich has come up with a new sitcom idea. His guests are his 1990s comedy rivals Adam and Joe. Find out how Song Wars nearly caused awkwardness for Joe, whether the documentary voice over man will be in Attack the Block 2, whether a 1990s parody of how rubbish the internet is stands up today, boarding school bullying and comedy revenge, who was the best 1990s mainly forgotten double act and is it possible to still be friends after 40 years of knowing each other. Plus where you can see Lee and Herring nude and what part did Richard fail to get in the Sex Pistols TV series?Buy Richard’s new book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Richard-Herrings-Would-You-Rather/dp/B09B186VZSSponsor Richard for his half marathon here http://justgiving.com/monoballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/10/21·1h 23m

Retro RHLSTP 25 - Brett Goldstein

#25 Routines About Buttons - Richard is still hungover from his birthday - what a day that was! He is joined by Brett Goldstein, a man who once ran a strip club with his dad. They talk about looking dead eyed into a camera on Weekend Kitchen at Waitrose, working with the Hoff, what it's like on Halloween when you're the only single man on your street, whether sex with a faceless robot counts as cheating and how important it is to get the full consent of the big man and the tiny man. There's another inexplicable ghost story, a disastrous meeting with a comedy hero, a discussion about whether we can ever be truly happy and what effect happiness has on a comedian.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/10/21·1h 14m

RHLSTP 350 - Louise Wener

#350 Docking - Richard had written an actual joke and been dreaming of tiny animal attacks, plus performing music in quite an unusual way. His guest it arguably a more accomplished musician - it’s the impossibly cool and talented Louise Wener. They discuss the similarities of their experiences of school and the 90s, what it’s like to appear on Top of the Pops (and the impossibility of both of them getting on the show), writing your own reviews, the sexism of the music industry, stealing Blur’s cheese and why being a rock star is better the second time around.Buy Richard’s new book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Richard-Herrings-Would-You-Rather/dp/B09B186VZSSponsor Richard for his half marathon here http://justgiving.com/monoballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/10/21·1h 0m

Retro RHLSTP 24 - Mark Addy

#24 Sean Bean's Pound Shop Subterfuge - Richard proves he is down with the cool kids by chatting to his teenage fans about skateboards and exams before introducing a man who is at home driving a Bronto-crane as he is befriending a talking snowman as he is having a friend who travels through time and gets off with Samantha Mumba whilst he waits around in Victorian London twiddling his thumbs, it's bona fide Hollywood superstar Mark Addy. Will he live up to Richard's hopes and be as nice and down-to-earth as he appears to be on screen or will it all go a bit Game of Thrones? There are some great insights into how he was persuaded to do some of his films, what happens when you go to a pub with your name, what it must be like to be in Chris Rock's posse, and how Sean Bean gets cheap shampoo. Tales of a good York boy in Hollywood and the craziness of LA and the dangers of auto-fellatio and how he ended up playing Hercules. York is the best!SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/10/21·48m 56s

RHLSTP 349 - Tim Key

#349 timkey - Richard’s son is a chip off the old block, though Richard is upset that Lego has introduced things that are chips instead of blocks. His guest is University fraud Tim Key.The pair compare garments before Richard suggests a radical rebrand for the actor/comedian, teases out the story of how Tim got into the Cambridge Footlights, and how Tim’s poet character developed. Plus a fascinating discussion on what it is like to work alongside your childhood comedy hero (not Richard as it turns out), how Tim physically injured Richard and his inspirational gift to make up for it, who is the fastest over long distances and whether snow is frozen water.Buy timkey’s new book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Used-Thought-Wife-Anthology-Conversations/dp/1916222641/ or wherever you get your books.Buy Richard’s new book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Richard-Herrings-Would-You-Rather/dp/B09B186VZSSponsor Richard for his half marathon here http://justgiving.com/monoballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/10/21·1h 18m

Retro RHLSTP 23 - John Robins and Ahir Shah

#23 Suck Each Other Off A Bit - Richard reveals the hypocrisy of his parenting techniques and reminisces about the death of Lady Di. His first guest is Edinburgh Comedy Prize nominee Ahir Shah - they chat about Brexit, how looking into the sun proves your strength and wisdom and the older generations disregard for metaphorical ladders. His second guest is Edinburgh Comedy Prize nominee, Jon Robbins (sorry) John Robins. They talk about break ups, being in relationships with comedians, the way that Edinburgh haunts the long-term Fringe performer, a darker version of The Cobbler and how John loves to go to bed with his mum. Colin gets to quiz both guests and hopefully will be back with his own Edinburgh Fringe podcast next year. By the time you hear this you will probably know who is the winner and who are the losers, but here's the clip that John was talking about: Dustin Hoffmann Oscar speech (whizz through the noms if you like). Do check out both these guys shows at the Fringe or on tour.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/10/21·1h 3m

RHLSTP 348 - David Mitchell

#348 Vice Versa - Richard has seen a middle aged man score a major triumph over two trainee baristas over the absence of a plate. His guest this week also expects crockery in coffee shops, it’s David Mitchell. They discuss the cruel and ever speeding passage of time, how to revolutionise body swap comedies, obituary photos, how David turned out to be right about Upstart Crow and how Covid disrupted his first West End run, why David won’t be appearing on Taskmaster and how Richard was spared embarrassment when having his balls scanned. It’s got everything. Plus Richard tries out his new book “Would You Rather?” on the master of Emergency Questions. Buy the book/ebook/audiobook wherever you get your bookshttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Richard-Herrings-Would-You-Rather/dp/B09B186VZSSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/10/21·1h 10m

Retro RHLSTP 22 - Iain Stirling and Jason Manford

#22 The Main Thing Is Ricky Gervais Didn't Win - Rich is mortified about having accidentally crashed someone else's show and is thinking of becoming someone who pays to sit in a hairdressers. But the good news is that Colin is back to remind his guests of times that things have gone wrong for them. Rich's first guest personally knows many of the people that Rich not-so-secretly lusts over at CBeebies - it's Iain Stirling. They chat about working alongside puppets (in their own different ways), how Love Island has turned Iain into a huge Edinburgh smash, the tragedy behind the Amazing Bubble Man and whether somehow Richard might be Iain's dad. Then Richard is joined by the Radio Times Comedy champion and also champion poor time keeper, Jason Manford to chat about the old bamboo, setting up comedy clubs, bizarre coincidences and I think a misunderstanding about what a human centipede involves.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/10/21·1h 1m

RHLSTP 347 - The Parapod

#347 A Bag of Sausage Rolls - Richard is concerned about a doppelgänger who is out there somewhere claiming to be him (and whether it might be him) and why the fraud has such a paucity of ambition and his son has some unexpected good news. His guests are Ian and Barry from the Parapod podcast and MOVIE! They chat about how to turn a podcast into a feature film, the alternate universe where the script of a Disney film is slightly different, how foolish Barry sold a money making idea for 10p and how he met his own doppleganger in a wood and why Tenable makes Richard feel sick. Plus how to ruin your chances of being on TV. And it all ends with a huge scrotal surprise.Details of where to see The Parapod Movie in cinemas here http://theparapod.com/Or download it from any of those download shops, including the one you can’t pronounce or delete.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/09/21·1h 18m

Retro RHLSTP 21 - James Acaster

#21 Three Nights in Peterborough - Richard is so close to becoming the Radio Times Comedy Champion that he can almost taste it, which will just make his ultimate failure all the more painful and thus amusing, but luckily he almost shat his pants on a children's roundabout. HIs guest went one step further than that, it's the wonderful comedy genius James Acaster. They discuss how hot chocolate is not a flavour, sky diving in slip-ons, the dangers of eating chicken nuggets for a bet, the behind-the-scenes disaster that happened on the Conan show, how a rubbish ghost train was made more scary, shooting Private Pike in the face, crashing cars and the ace sitcom We The Jury.You really must buy James' book for more of these painfully funny stories - https://www.amazon.co.uk/James-Acasters-Classic-Scrapes-Bestseller/dp/1472247183And also you must buy the Emergency Questions book www.gofasterstripe.com/eqSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/09/21·57m 54s

RHLSTP 346 - Bob Mortimer

#346 RETRACTO! - After four years Richard has noticed a hubristic plaque at his local cricket pitch and is gunning for North Herts District Council - they will regret crossing him. His guest is a return of the number 1 RHLSTP guest and number 2 human being (after Michael Palin) Bob Mortimer. There’s so much fun including the benefits of coiling like a snake, the mystery of the tiny sink, retractable genitalia, the magic of having your heart touched, the wisdom that comes from a brush with death, an emergency joke book, why Bob is a fish who has been put back in the water, Bob’s part in Jarvis Cocker’s showdown with Michael Jackson and the Hells Angel Farmer who shagged his way to making Bob a comedian. And so much more.I could not recommend Bob’s book more. It’s fabulous and magical. https://www.amazon.co.uk/And-Away/dp/B08ZYTGFMVIf you buy two books this year, why not make the other one Would You Rather? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Richard-Herrings-Would-You-Rather/dp/B09B186VZS/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/09/21·1h 13m

Retro RHLSTP 20 - The Doug Anthony All Stars

#20 The Boy Who Cried Batman - The King has returned and he's at the spooky New Theatre Grand Hall where the Masons get up to all sorts of mysterious time-travelling. And Richard is very excited to be welcoming comedy legends The Doug Anthony All Stars, Paul, Tim and Paul. There's lots of chat about the Edinburgh Fringe of the eighties, the point where comedy and tragedy meet, what happens when you become the carer for your comedy partner, what happens if you never wash your clothes, the Doug who became a diplomat, how Jerry Sadowitz terrorised the public, and curing rectal cancer. Sorry the first minute or so got lost, but I have attempted to recreate it (and it was nothing of any worth). Plus there's a beautiful song at the end which is going to leave you wondering why the audience is laughing, but suffice to say what was happening was very funny indeed.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/09/21·1h 0m

RHLSTP 345 - Barry Cryer

#345 Bruce Forsyth’s Tobacconist - Richard is shedding body parts in his dreams, but making the most of the first class medical treatment that comes from having the Big C in your Big T. His guest is comedy legend and parrot joke expert Barry Cryer.Barry reminisces about the many stars he’s worked with over the 60+years of his incredible career including Bob Hope, Graham Chapman, Kenny Everett and basically any big name comedian you can think of. Plus Morecambe and Wise’s views on Monty Python, what it was like doing comedy in between nude tableaux, Tony Hancock’s ashes, the delight of getting a birthday joke from Uncle Baz, the joy of spoonerisms and some first rate swearing from the 86 year old honorary gay man with the perfect smokescreen. Absolute class.Get in on the live stream action for this series here https://www.gfsboxoffice.com/rhlstpAnd/or become a badger here http://gofasterstripe.com/badgesSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/09/21·1h 3m

Retro RHLSTP 19 - Victoria Coren Mitchell

#19 What's It Like Being the Unattractive One from Lee and Herring? - Richard is gifted a front row audience member who is not only wearing red glasses but is also called Aanth (that is not a typo) and vents as much as he can whilst in a position of strength, knowing his guest should be able to wipe the floor with him, it's record-breaking poker player and the stern host of Only Connect, Victoria Coren Mitchell.She has the requisite disdain for the emergency questions and Richard's foolishly competitive nature and there are fun chats about her attempts to make a porn film, how she faced up to and exposed some weirdo funeral crashers, who puts the bins out in the Coren Mitchell household and how different the Universe might have been if Richard had realised that there was a possible flirtation beneath their first ever meeting. Richard also considers the Universe in which he now has £4 million and Victoria has some good advice about gambling.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/09/21·1h 24m

RHLSTP 344 - Stevie Martin and Tessa Coates

#344 Send in the Clones - It’s season 22 melon-farmers and we’re back at the Leicester Square Theatre where we belong and Rich has had no sleep and may not be his son’s real (or at least only) father. His guests are the hosts of the fabulous Nobody Panic podcast (and soon to be a book) Tessa Coates and Stevie Martin.They talk about meeting someone in the flesh for the first time after a year of working together, dishwasher etiquette, one night stands, the ethics of having sex with your consenting self, homophobic dolphins, the multi-tasking required to be a modern day comedian, the excitement of developing a project in the US, past lives, unused driving gloves and much more.Get Stevie and Tessa’s brilliant book, for example, here https://www.waterstones.com/book/9781529364408 Get in on the live stream action for this series here https://www.gfsboxoffice.com/rhlstpAnd/or become a badger here http://gofasterstripe.com/badgesSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/09/21·56m 55s

Retro RHLSTP 18 - James Acaster

#18 Two Men in a Field with Walkie Talkies and it's All Clear - Psychic Richard manages to divine the life of someone in his front row merely by looking at him, though what he finds out about this person's nipples will change your life forever. His guest this week is the Rod Hull faced comedian James Acaster. You will find out what it's like to survive three car crashes and two train derailments, how much you could expect to earn selling slurpies in Kettering in the 1990s and what it is that draws the police to conspiracy theorists. Acaster also completely Mitchells the new emergency question. But has he ever seen a Bigfoot? You'll have to wait until the end of the podcast to find out. But it's unlikely I reckon.The videos of these shows are now available for FREE on iTunes and YouTube and vimeo. If you'd like to make a donation to keep these services and this show running then give a one-off or monthly sum of your choice at http://www.gofasterstripe.com/badges. Or come and see Richard on tour http://www.richardherring.com/lotds/tourSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/09/21·1h 3m

RHLSTP 343 - Matthew Holness

#343 Sit Down Wees - Richard is back in Norwich and has an idea for a new Olympic discipline and gets paid big bucks to finally slag off someone’s uncle.. His guest is comedian and horror film maker, Matthew Holness. They discuss whether he is the lost boy of comedy, if growing up in the same town as a horror legend led to his obsession with darkness, the hidden dangers of public information films of the 70s, remembering theme tunes, but not the series, directing a method actor, whether our lives are actually Hell, Jimmy Carr’s remarkable memory, the decision to step away from comedy, making the cult hit Garth Marenghi, the amazing cast of Bruiser and being the IT guy on the Office. Plus Sutton Hoo, Pete Townshend lookalikes, another outing for the reverse Peter Kay, impression and beautiful singing. And why would anyone choose to live in Norwich?Come and see the new series of RHLSTP - http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tour or watch it from the comfort of your home with the live stream (all proceeds to charity) https://www.gfsboxoffice.com/rhlstpOrder Richard’s new book “Would You Rather?” here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Richard-Herrings-Would-You-Rather-ebook/dp/B098LJ55FPNorwich photo credit: Sim OttawaySUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/09/21·1h 5m

Retro RHLSTP 17 - Jess Thom

#17 Biscuit - Rich meets some people who have never tried sushi before introducing Tourettes Superhero (though that's a secret) Jess Thom. It's a battle to see who will say the most inappropriate thing, but for once Richard is given a run for his money as the pair discuss the facts about Tourettes, the positive effects in terms of creativity, the gatekeeper of the brain and what it's like to be able to inadvertently create brilliant emergency questions. Plus discussion of the new Leicester Square Theatre Stair Robot (which is a real thing, though in this conversation it is sometimes tricky to tell fact from fiction), why not-yet-disabled people are so idiotic and self-defeating when it comes to access and equal rights in general and who it is who needs to a magic drug to cure them. It's a fascinating and hilarious chat with some of the best emergency question answers you are ever going to hear. For Jess' tour dates, amazing questions and brilliant non-sequiturs and according to her much much more head to touretteshero.comSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/08/21·46m 10s

RHLSTP 342 - Jay Rayner

#342 Hand Carved Penis - Richard is finally in a Norwich for a gig rescheduled several times due to Covid and he has a story about his son’s attempts to build on his laughs before possibly going too far, the sky potato doesn’t fall far from the tree. His guest is food critic and musician, Jay Rayner.They talk about having a better beard than the Archbishop of Canterbury, whether being a restaurant critic is proper journalism, how restaurants respond to having a critic visit them, expensive suits vs expensive meals, what it’s like seeing your mum on Spitting Image, the Norwich severed hand kidney pearls, ceramic hip joints, the demise of Rod Hull, whether we should feel sorry for people who went to public school and whether jazz is worthwhile and how the critic deals with criticism. And what will the restaurant critic make of the ham hand?Buy Jay’s latest book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Chewing-Fat-Tasting-Notes-Greedy/dp/B099NTGWD2Come and see the new series of RHLSTP - http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tour or watch it from the comfort of your home with the live stream (all proceeds to charity) https://www.gfsboxoffice.com/rhlstpOrder Richard’s new book “Would You Rather?” here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Richard-Herrings-Would-You-Rather-ebook/dp/B098LJ55FPJay photo credit: Jonathan StewartNorwich photo credit: Sim OttawaySUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/08/21·1h 7m

Retro RHLSTP 16 - Richard Osman

#16 Desert Island Dicks - Richard has been considering his own mortality after a visit to Highgate Cemetery, realising that one day he himself might die. But it's unlikely. So let's sniff Dicks whilst the sun shines and we have the biggest Dick so far in the series (though not the biggest guest) with host of Two Tribes and Pointless, Richard Osman.Rich pitches all manner of TV shows to the highly successful TV producer, who seems unimpressed (even with Goodnight Goodnight Sweetheart Sweetheart. You'll also find out what was with Prize Island, who won the World Cup of Chocolate (also what is the best crisps and chew) and Rich's performance on Pointless is roundly mocked. And in a segment that is bound to have a Sachsgate style repercussion on all internet programming, Richard Osman is very rude about Richard's mum, Barbara Herring, who has done nothing wrong, but point out a gross error made by the Egghead presenter (sorry he doesn't present that show)SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/08/21·1h 4m

RHLSTP 341 - James Acaster and Ed Gamble

#341 Bobby Davro’s Notebook - Richard has been playing I Spy with a 3 year old, and also reveals the cover of his new book, Would You Rather? His guests are the disrespectful young imps from the Off Menu podcast (after Richard was so well behaved on theirs) Ed Gamble and James Acaster. They discuss how many people believed Richard was a competition winner on their podcast - and how the pair have fared with some genuine competition winning guests, Richard’s constructive criticism of Off Menu, how Dan Akroyd turned out to be the Brian Blessed of OM, how brilliant a contestant Richard was on Taskmaster and how Champion of Champions is progressing, plus performing comedy on a cruise ship, what Ed’s new advertising slogan means and who would be the funniest person to lose a partner to. Pre order Richard’s book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Richard-Herrings-Would-You-Rather/dp/07515857181Sponsor Richard’s half marathon here http://justgiving.com/monoballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/08/21·1h 10m

Retro RHLSTP 15 - Michael Sheen

#15 Rich has come back from his holiday for this and why wouldn’t he? But will his guest turn up this time? The bad news, if he doesn’t, is that Nish Kumar is ill... there’s no jeopardy here, obviously he turns up or there’d be no podcast. The guest is the fantastic UFOologist Michael Sheen.The pair discuss why the best bit has been missed out of the new War of the Worlds, how Michael would get inside Richard, finding out you’re not in a film when you get to the premiere, the big questions raised by the film Passengers and whether its worth having a robot with no downstairs, a missed Pointless opportunity and an audacious quiz show plan and what motivated Sheen’s decision to reconnect with his childhood home of Port Talbot. It’s funny, interesting with a strong homoerotic charge. Plus they talk about Tron. What more do you want?SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/08/21·1h 20m

RHLSTP 340 - Robin Askwith

#340 Oxo Mum Meets Han Solo - Richard is wondering about the photo that will accompany his obituary, but not in a morbid way - he’s a lot fitter than he started this run at the Clapham Grand. His guest the incredibly youthful Robin Askwith. They chat about working with giant gorillas, Oliver Reed in a fishtank, imaginative schoolboy pranks, getting shagger’s block on the Confessions films, the positive impact of a childhood illness and how in another time Robin might have been a stand up (and how he’s making up for lost time). Sponsor Richard’s half sack race sat http://justgiving.com/monoballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/08/21·1h 3m

Retro RHLSTP 14 - Simon Pegg

#14 In A Round Hole - Richard has just returned from Vienna, burdened with ice-cream disappointments and further worries about his wife's insensitive choice of cheese. But he's got a blinding guest to cheer him up, a man who has appeared in the triumvirate of sci-fi classics, but that won't mean anything until he's learned to jaunt, Simon Pegg.They discuss what Tom Cruise is really like, the pressures of being a godfather to a superstar baby, playing pranks and throwing up on the set of Star Trek, what it's like working with your teenage film star crush, time-travel cock rings, Ben Dover's merchandise and Richard suggests a new sitcom which might provide an opening for the return of Spaced. It probably won't though. And Richard dares to ask Simon what he himself considers his worst film. There could be fireworks!SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/08/21·1h 3m

RHLSTP 339 - No Such Thing As A Fish

#339 I Don’t Want To Go Back To Clown School - Richard’s daughter has proven that she is definitely funnier than him, but he’s cool with that. His guests are too. They are Andrew, Anna, Dan and James from No Such Thing As a Fish. They’ve come armed with some wince inducing mono testicle facts to help ease Rich into his new reality, but also discuss Aphanatasia, the time to penis spreadsheet, staging burglaries, Alan Alda, Anneka Rice’s head, Margaret Atwood’s mechanical arm and too many other weird and wonderful facts to mention here. They are on tour from October and are highly recommended https://www.nosuchthingasafish.com/Sponsor Richard’s half scrotum half marathon here http://justgiving.com/monoballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/08/21·1h 11m

Retro RHLSTP 13 - Louis Theroux

#13 Pathetic - Richard is very excited to meet the man who made him give up viewing porn (temporarily), Groove is in the Heart dancer and park ranger Louis Theroux. With a bad choice of words Richard almost Merchants the podcast early on and the interviewer becomes the interviewee as Herring gets Therouxed and opens up about his pre-marital life.Will he be the subject of one of Louis’ future documentaries? Can there be a more insulting thing to happen to a person given the broken people he generally focuses on. Louis’ interview with Jimmy Savile is analysed in depth. Should he have spotted the monster lurking beneath the surface? Plus revelations about fagging for Nick Clegg, the bullying of Max Clifford and having your bits ripped off by a chimp. It’s a fascinating 90 minute chat, more serious than usual, but still very funny.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/07/21·1h 24m

RHLSTP 338 - Isy Suttie

#338 Papier Mache Penguin - Richard’s phone is trying to make his life a lot more interesting and Richard is concerned about his stinky sweat, but luckily his guest, Isy Suttie, is socially distanced and safe. They talk about her fabulous podcast “The Things We Do For Love” https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/isy_suttie_love/ and the crazy stuff we all do to try and get people to love us and to stop them not loving us any more, how Isy can get people to open up, even if they are giving her a smear test, throwing coins at Jason Orange, being naughty in parks and Isy’s wonderful new novel Jane is Trying https://www.waterstones.com/book/9781474600019. Plus having a face made for Wallace and Gromit, vague net worths and why Isy won’t be sharing a car with Jimmy Carr.Sponsor Richard’s half scrotum half marathon here http://justgiving.com/monoballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/07/21·1h 5m

Retro RHLSTP 12 - Armando Iannucci

#12 Jeffrey Archer's Carp - Rich has been laid down low with an admittedly indirectly sexually transmitted disease, but nothing can stop him from starting this 10th and now kickstarted series. His guest once dreamed of being a Roman Catholic Priest, but luckily chose a less religious route, it's Armando Iannucci. The pair discuss the rivalry and tensions in the world of classical music, what a post-Brexit Thick Of It might look like, the death of Stalin, how Veep was created, what you can find in the houses of former Tory ministers, and how close Iannucci came to being trampled by a hippo. See if you can spot the subtle product placement for www.spinelessclassics.comSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/07/21·1h 14m

RHLSTP 337 - David Baddiel

#337 Thirty Years of Thirty Years of Hurt - Richard has somehow managed to not damage his son during a week of solo parenting, but only just, but he’s had an experience that sums up the British holiday experience. His guest will reveal which animal he would prefer to have a conversation with, it’s David Baddiel. They talk about failing to get your expenses back from your comedy heroes, why Richard Herring is the funniest person that could lose a nut, whether it’s time for a follow up to Three Lions, nostalgia comedy, dealing with trolls - the short game and the long game and Googling zipper accidents  Plus some serious chat about David’s excellent book, “Jews Don’t Count” https://www.amazon.co.uk/Untitled-David-Baddiel/dp/0008399476/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/07/21·1h 7m

Retro RHLSTP 11 - Sara Pascoe

#11 Kamikaze Sperm - Even though eight days have passed since the Half-Marathon, Richard still aches like it was all just yesterday. But he will soon forget his woes when he chats to the great-grandaughter of music writer Rosa Newmarch (and you never know who her great-grandfather might have been), Sara Pascoe. In what is one of Rich's favourite ever RHLSTPs the chat encompasses whether a vegan can eat a ham hand, how a six foot tall penis man would cope with his terrible life, what it's like to be part of a younger generation of comedians who are about to storm the comedy citadel and claim their rightful crown, and why there should be more women on Would I Lie To You?. Sara and Richard chat about how they fell in love (with other people) as their significant others possibly get together in the darkness of the auditorium. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/07/21·1h 21m

RHLSTP 336 - John Robins

#336 Watching Brian May Have Sex - Richard has had his audience analysed and you won’t believe how many of them come from the Vatican City. No matter. His guest costs £43.50 on Cameo and is called John Robins. They chat about their chances of making money in the boxing ring, appearing in a comic, being unnecessarily informed about the bad response to your material from a comedy herol, the lights going out in a dying cat’s eyes, apples versus conkers, creating your own pub and coming back to stand up (or not) after lockdown. Plus an all important rowing machine report and how Richard plans to make cancer regret ever tangling with him.Sponsor his half marathon attempt at http://justgiving.com/monoballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/07/21·1h 9m

Retro RHLSTP 10 - Steve Coogan

#10 Celebrity Ghost Train - Rich is still alive and kicking (and dancing) only a day after completing a Half Marathon in record breaking time (though to be fair he had a ringer to do it for him) and he's disappointed in the movie "The Wolf of Wall Street" for all kinds of reasons.But he has a very special guest to help him celebrate his half century of RHLSTPs, it's the go-to guy if you want someone to play a small toy figure, Steve Coogan. A-ha! (Steve loves it when people do that). They chat about getting laughs at the Leveson Enquiry, why so many people that Steve has done impressions of have ended up in gaol, Stewart Lee's Partridge-inspiring encounter with a superfan and why Around the World in 80 Days really needed more martial arts in it.And finally we're going to find out who created Alan Partridge. Will Steve pay Richard the £250,000 he demands in royalties? No he won't.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/07/21·1h 8m

RHLSTP 335 - Johnny Vegas

#335 Hermione Hands - Richard is the proud owner of an exercise machine and also tries out crowd work for the first time in over a year. What can possibly go wrong? His guest was held up on the motorway, but he’s here now, it’s Taskmaster loser, Johnny Vegas.They chat about Johnny’s unexpected move into glamping, the famous gibbons of Malta, why you don’t ask Vegas to advertise shampoo, whether success damages the Vegas brand, why his mum preferred biscuits to stand up and returning to the stage after a break and working how much Johnny and how much Michael to put into it. Plus bridges! What are they all about?SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/07/21·1h 11m

Retro RHLSTP 09 - Stephen Merchant

#9 Suckling Milk From A Cow's Udder - Richard gives his surprise mystery (to the audience at least) guest possibly the worst introduction known to mankind, but gigantic Stephen Merchant is more than a match for this tiny Somerset hobbit. The pair discuss big foot-based anal sex, the disappointing lack of shenanigans in the bar at the 1997 reboot of Blockbusters, setting up Jack Bauer's Facebook page, penis-length anxiety, how Stephen accidentally ended up shooting a porn film, the Wookey Hole paper-mill, what it's like picking up Ricky Gervais' Bafta and the rigours of filming with Halle Berry. Tim from The Office might get a mention. Due to Richard getting a bit overtired and over excitable it goes a bit weird towards the end, but Stephen has achieved a lot of success through the comedy of embarrassment, so it's nice for him to witness some at such close quarters. You are going to enjoy Richard trying to dig himself out the hole he creates and doesn't seem to want to escape. It's an awkward end to a fun series of which Richard is both proud and ashamed.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/07/21·1h 8m

RHLSTP 334 - Jessie Cave

#334 Hermione Hands - Richard has had his manhood challenged at funfair and is planning to rewrite history. His guest is actor, author and artist Jessie Cave. They discuss acting based eye infections, upsetting Emma Watson with noodle recommendations, Podcasting with your sibling, exposing your heart in stand up and coping with tragedy and assault. Plus is it possible to publish a novel without ever writing it?Get Jessie's book here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sunrise-Jessie-Cave/dp/1848428146And her stand-up show here - https://sohotheatreondemand.com/show/jessiecavesunriseSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/06/21·1h 21m

Retro RHLSTP 08 - Adam Buxton

#8 Adam and Eve - Adam Buxton. It's the longest RHLSTP yet with Rich upstaged by his new butler, Siri and worrying about all the libel he has committed to the Internet in the past. But all the unpleasantness is quickly forgotten as the hair-loving, mane-biting star of The Persuasionists, Adam Buxton arrives. He has stories of his disastrous audition for Hitchhiker's Guide, being a bully in a china shop and how to quell a Dutch oven. The two small men swap stories about their funny and embarrassing dads, the humane imprisonment of children and discuss how much information you can get into a half hour TV show. Some new and contrived emergency questions and discover how putting a Tim from The Office in something does not always guarantee success. It's really lovely stuff, but it's loooong! Imagine if you needed a wee.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/06/21·1h 53m

RHLSTP 333 - Sarah Kendall

#333 Only Available Together - Back at the Clapham Grand for a second week and Rich has had another worrying lump - why is his body conspiring against him? His guest is the poo obsessed Australian Sarah Kendall.They discuss Taskmaster lessons and tactics, the laziest magazine article of all time, professional jealousy, the Thames bidet, smiting your foes by cannon, when bucket lists go wrong, the comedy of lying, why stories don’t need to be true, the paternity of Clint Eastwood and regurgitating honey. Sarah’s Australian Tales is highly recommended https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sarah-Kendall-Australian-Tales-Trilogy/dp/B07GX7CXVWSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/06/21·1h 4m

Retro RHLSTP 07 - Dawn French

#7 Mmmmm Yes, Do It That Way - Rich is giddy with fanboy excitement at having one of his childhood (and adulthood) comedy heroes in the off-white seat, it's the loveliest person in the United Kingdom, Dawn French. They discuss what it is like to be in a double act where you actually like your partner, on stage vertigo, the Queen Mother's teeth, whether it's worse to lose a pet or be an orphan and a choice between getting students through their exams and international comedy fame. Richard risks derailing everything by asking the Vicar of Dibley some very inappropriate questions, but she is more than equal to them. Witches and ghosts and West Country and intergenerational rivalry feature, but can Richard make Dawn cry or reveal her evil side? Only one way to find out. Check out Richard's tour dates at richardherring.comSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/06/21·1h 20m

RHLSTP 332 - Geoff Norcott

#332 The Problem with Avocados - Rich is overwhelmed to be back on stage in front of an actual audience at the wonderful Clapham Grand. His guest is comedian Geoff Norcott. The pair discuss working with Comedy Dave, the weirdness of the British class system, Geoff’s tour of Afghanistan, the limitations of stereotypes in comedy, whether you’re allowed to disagree with your tribe and why you should read Geoff’s book whether you’re Tory or not (and maybe particularly if you’re not). Can the left ever win? And is the kudos of being the first person on Mars worth the lonely death.Buy Geoff’s book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Where-Did-Go-Right-Left/dp/B08MTQSRVDSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/06/21·1h 4m

Retro RHLSTP 06 - David Mitchell

#6 Bumming C3PO - Richard talks briefly to a semi-retired postman and considers bumping his guest to chat with him more, but instead introduces perhaps the perfect RHLSTP guest David Mitchell. It’s David’s second time in the hot seat (though the chairs have got nicer since he was last here) and Richard is determined not to be as childish and rude to him as he was last time. But will he be able to keep a lid on the simmering mayonnaise vat of bitterness? Find out if David swears during sex, if he would allow himself to be raped by a ghost, why he’s so obsessed with war that he’s apparently wearing a poppy in January and if he enjoyed working the cloakroom for TFI Friday. There are also some more serious chats about the mindset of someone who paps a couple going for a walk with their baby and why there is so much antipathy towards Ben Elton. But it’s possibly the funniest episode yet, with Mitchell, once again, giving possibly the definitive answers to some of the emergency questions. What a treat. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/06/21·1h 10m

RHLSTP 331 - Nigel Planer

#331 Taking the Full Weight of an Eclair - Richard is back in Cheddar trying to harvest material for the new series of Relativity. So it’s a double remote podcast and the guest this week is a true comedy hero, the brilliant Nigel Planer. They try to remember what the project they almost worked together in the early 90s was (though have very different memories) and talk about the times Richard spent in Nigel’s house, without Nigel knowing. Plus some great stories about the early days of 80s stand up, coming up with characters in Peter Richardson’s van, the casting of Mike in the Young Ones and why it might well have turned out for the best, being attacked by security guards on the way to a Greek restaurant after being crushed by a huge prop, the genius of Nicholas Craig, how Do They Know It’s Christmas could have been even better, being big in Catalonia and the joy of a rejected script being accepted. This is the last remote RHLSTP for a while - do keep an eye on http://richardherring.com/gigs for news of live shows.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/06/21·1h 20m

Retro RHLSTP 05 - Brian Blessed

#5 What Was The Question? - It’s finally come to pass. The podcasts can end now, because the whole point of starting them up has been achieved. Richard’s guest is a man who has played all theatrical parts, but most notably the part of Brian Blessed.I couldn’t even begin to describe what happened on this extraordinary night, except to say it is was a bona fide happening. Try and predict how many words Richard will say in this. It’s a free form and extraordinary, yet sometimes beautiful and inspiring, journey through the career, philosophy and madness of a man who might be the greatest living Englishmen. How much of it is true? I can’t tell you. But at least some of it. Includes sticking it to Picasso, toileting on a mountain, biting umbilical cords, working with the young Peter O’Toole and Patrick Stewart, never dying and probably some other stuff. I can’t tell you. I had a little nap through most of it. Worth watching the video version to see my torture on what was one of the best experiences of my life. This podcast is absolutely unbeatable.Brian's new book is for sale here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Panther-My-Kitchen-Wild-Animals/dp/150984158XSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/06/21·1h 14m

RHLSTP 330 - Jackie Weaver

#330 Battle of Hastings Nasal Regrets - Richard is lamenting the moments from childhood where you move on from something and can never go back. His guest is the formidable Jackie Weaver, who seems to have proven that she did have the authority over Handforth Parish Council. She reveals the secrets of what was going on at the meeting and how the thing went viral and the consequences for the men who questioned her attendance. But also the songs, panto offers and sketch appearances that have followed. As well as her own podcast where she asks her guests weird and wonderful questions (Where does she get her crazy ideas?). Has Jackie Weaver seen a ghost? Would Jackie Weaver like a ham hand? Does Jackie Weaver like always being referred to as Jackie Weaver? You can find out by listening to this.Check out Jackie Weaver has the Authority podcast here https://audioboom.com/channels/5049653SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/06/21·1h 8m

Retro RHLSTP 04 - Greg Davies

#4 Ian Gunpowder- Richard chats with his audience and manages to secure himself a TV writing job, as well as marvel at his once IT heavy, bearded male audience being replaced by people who might actually have had sex. Don't worry, the nerds are still there and they're still the best! This week's guest is very tall and has never been told that before, it's sexually-charged comedian and actor Greg Davies. They converse about how W G Grace upstaged Greg's sister's wedding, how Guy Fawkes died and whether he'd welcome a time-travelling penis, how Greg embarrassed himself in front of Rik Mayall in a supermarket and bum-based encounters with doctors. It's raucous and very funny. This one might be worth watching on video. Not only does Greg have some amazing facial reactions, but Richard carries out one of the dirtybritcom confession fantasies on him. It's very, very sexy.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/05/21·1h 13m

RHLSTP 329 - Felicity Ward

#329 Ominous Shadows - Richard is delighted that his daughter has drawn him not falling into lava and impressed with listening and viewing figures for his stupid shows. His guest is stand up and actor Felicity Ward. They talk about Australian drama schools with funny sounding names, premonitions of death, a terrible Covid Christmas, how Felicity fell into stand up, regurgitating honey and pissing pearls and why anyone would want a partner who wasn’t funnier than them.Come and see RHLSTP live (or watch it on a live stream). Details at http://richardherring.com/gigsSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/05/21·1h 21m

Retro RHLSTP 03 - Kathy Burke

#3 I Don’t Do Blow Jobs - Richard’s living in a house of horrors and has heard a ghost, so he’s glad to be back in the safety of lovely, undangerous London to find out if Kathy Burke is as cool and amazing in real life as you really hope that she is. She’s cooler than the coolest cool kids.They chat about the many paths taken from Educating Marmalade, where you might unknowingly have first encountered Kathy, when Perry met the Manics, who is best Harry Enfield or Gary Oldman, a reluctant visit to Cannes, why Burke moved from acting to directing and the joys of Oscar Wilde. Also featuring Horne and Corden, the Mona Lisa and not being in Doctor Who. A new notebook, new chairs and new microphones - sorry about the last one of those audiophiles - we will be back to uncrackly next week.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/05/21·1h 3m

RHLSTP 328 - Mae Martin

#328 Playdough Tumour - Richard is surprised to discover the scale of what he had (until recently) been carting around in his scrotal sac. Due to his aphantasia he couldn’t visualise it until he made a model. Never mind the bollock though, his guest is the wonderfully talented Mae Martin. They discuss how kissing pretty actors on TV isn’t the fun it might appear, whether it’s better to be beautiful or clever, which member of the royal family they’d prefer to be, why people of Richard’s generation are so strung up over gender and sexuality and what it’s like to start stand up at 13. There’s sex, there’s drugs, there’s no rock or roll.Get Mae’s book here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Can-Everyone-Please-Calm-Down/dp/1526361655Both series of Feel Good coming to Netflix very soon See RHLSTP live at the Clapham Grand (or get the live stream). Buy your tickets here - https://claphamgrand.com/rhlstp/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/05/21·1h 16m

Retro RHLSTP 02 - Bob Mortimer

#2 Do you believe in Calgon? Richard is back and exhausted from fatherhood and trying to remember how these work and he’s smarting from Alan Sugar rejecting Herring’s proposed titles for the saggy-faced Lord’s autobiography. And there are a few changes and additions thanks to the successful video Kickstarter campaign. The guest has worked with Richard before, but has no memory of it at all, it’s Middlesbrough’s finest Bob Mortimer. There is some quite specific conversation about the roads in Linthorpe, speculation that Richard may have unknowingly played with a future rock star in his childhood, the revelation of why Chris Rea was quiet when he was on Shooting Stars. Plus some fantastically and worryingly detailed conversations about terrorist atrocities and how to dispose of a body. Where would we be in a world with no lime?SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/05/21·1h 23m

RHLSTP 327 - Catie Wilkins

#327 Double Robert Boris - Richard has some serious questions about Gio Compario from the Go Compare adverts and is also surprised to see online that he is currently single. That might make things awkward this week as he’s chatting to his (ex?) wife Catherine Wilkins. Will he find out anything he didn’t already know? And will it change things now that he’s back in the same room as his guest? They discuss whether porn films have it right about pizza delivery, writing a book whilst doing working at another job, how to convince men to do hoovering (and more), whether diarrhoea is a subject fit for a family circular, how Catie nearly committed murder, if she will leave her husband for a woman or have him replaced with a robot. Plus how is she worth so much more than Richard? It’s the flirtiest podcast he’s done since last week with Anneka Rice. Come and see RHLSTP live (or watch online) at the Clapham Grand. Get your tickets here - https://claphamgrand.com/rhlstp/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/05/21·1h 8m

Retro RHLSTP 01 - Stephen Fry

#1 Hit It Bitch! - In the first of a series of Retro RHLSTPs, we present Stephen Fry's interview from 2013. In a frankly extraordinary, must-listen, funny, poetic and heart-breaking podcast Richard interviews quintessential Englishman (take that EDL) Stephen Fry. Find out what the Spice Girls said to Prince Charles about Prince Albert, the favourite expletive of Lionel Jeffries, why Fabian is the best character in Twelfth Night, why Richard is going to graffiti Fry's grave, which women Steve wants to have sex with, Richard's clunky attempts to audition for QI (will be more of that next week). Richard's clunky attempts to refer to Mr Fry as Steve, whether you have to read The Hobbit to be in The Hobbit, the commercial possibilities of an Ann Widdecombe sex tape, what happened when the Bishop of Bath and Wells went to a prison for young offenders and the insecurity of John Travolta. Some brilliant additional questions by Ben Evans age 12. And properly poignant revelations about mental illness. It is mind-blowing and moving. If you end up killing David Cameron after this podcast then that is not our responsibility. Next week classicist Mary Beard plus QI, Not the Nine O'Clock News, Blackadder etc producer John Lloyd.Come and see RHLSTP live (or watch online) at the Clapham Grand. Get your tickets here - https://claphamgrand.com/rhlstp/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/05/21·1h 36m

RHLSTP 326 - Anneka Rice

#326 Depp Fry Rice Ball - Great news! RHLSTP has been recommissioned for a record breaking 21st series and Rich has had a makeover to make him look like a rock star. His guest is lifelong liar and former thief Anneka Rice. They discuss Blankety Blank being the pinnacle of the showbiz ladder, how an enforced change of name might have changed everything, the hidden dangers of Treasure Hunt and who might have been the sky runner had they not been so athletic, the down side of fame and how Anneka bribed the paparazzi, what it was like to have your birth canal depicted on Spitting Image, attempting to track down her Madame Tussauds head, why she pretended to be her own agent and how Clemmie took on a life of her own, turning down the chance to be a Bond girl, taking revenge on the school bully and the power of chucking yourself into stuff and hoping for the best. All this and a possible pedo ghost.Come and see RHLSTP live (or watch online) at the Clapham Grand. Get your tickets here - https://claphamgrand.com/rhlstp/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/05/21·1h 13m

RHLSTP 325 - Pippa Evans

#325 Paul Mckenna’s Talking Thumb - Richard is paying tribute to a recently departed Duke, though how long will people remember his name? His guest is ex Buckingham Palace shop girl, Pippa Evans. They chat about accidental headlining, how terrible gigs teach you more than great ones, whether jokes are the last refuge of the humourless, how you can improv your life, Richard’s plan for a groundbreaking autobiography, profound life lessons that happen in lifts, children wishing everyone dead and Anneka Rice’s jumpsuit.Buy Pippa’s book “Improv Your Life” here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Improv-Your-Life-Pippa-Evans/dp/1529344859Her website is here http://www.pippaevans.com/Buy tickets to see RHLSTP live at the Clapham Grand (both in the theatre or streamed online) here https://claphamgrand.com/rhlstp/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/04/21·1h 19m

RHLSTP 324 - Andi Osho

#324 Double Mastermind - Rich is still going on about his ball. This is going to be the case for the best part of the next year or two, so buckle in (and while you’re buckled, check your bits). His guest is the actor, podcaster, author, blogger, erstwhile stand up and opera singer, Andi Osho. Not only has she had immense quiz show success for Rich to be jealous of, she’s also been in his favourite show, Death in Paradise. Apparently she’s in Line of Duty too, but come on, Death in Paradise.Also find out why she became a stand up and why she stopped, what motivated her to go to America and why she came back and how she’s managed to base all three central characters in her new novel “Asking for a Friend” on herself. Rich and Andi also compare notes on what they learned when dating for comedy shows and talk about the creative process (as discussed in her podcast Creative Sauce). Plus ghosts and museums and a gallant use of a time travelling finger.Buy Andi’s book here (or wherever you get your books) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Asking-Friend-perfect-romantic-comedy/dp/0008245797Listen to her podcast here https://www.andiosho.co.uk/creative-sauce-podcast/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/04/21·1h 7m

RHLSTP 323 - Dominik Diamond

#323 Mothersacker - Like the bravest person who has ever lived Richard is still churning out podcasts, even though he’s just 5 days out of chemotherapy. But what super powers has it given him? He starts a little weary, but the power of podcasts soon rallies him, thanks to his open and hilarious guest, 1990s Gamesmaster legend Dominik Diamond. They discuss the talented group of comedians that emerged from Bristol University in the 1990s, being conned into buying a llama farm in Canada with no llamas in it, how auditioning for the Word led to the Gamesmaster gig, Lee and Herring’s legendary appearance on the show and what really happened to Richard’s Golden Joystick and how much it might have been worth if he’d kept it, fighting with Mark Lamaar across two continents, marrying Whigfield, how too much cocaine damaged Diamond’s career and how too little cocaine damaged Herring’s, living next door to a Play Away presenter, plus some jolly limericks about cancer. Back the Gamesmaster Oral History Kickstarter here https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/darrenwall/gamesmaster-the-oral-historySUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/04/21·1h 10m

RHLSTP 322 - John Oliver

#322 Goblin Sweets - Richard is either banging on about his ball(s) or a missed joke in a film from over half a century ago. Bet you wish he was still doing the Aphantasia stuff right? His guest might have been Harry Potter, but he’s done OK anyway, it’s John Oliver. They discuss whether the Love Guru is worth the £3.49 rental fee, facing off to the SAS in a terrible gig in Aldershot, graffiting fruit on a terrible topical news show on More 4, the research required to play a Smurf, working with Dan Harmon, getting emails about medieval poetry from Terry Jones and whether the UK will ever manage to do a great topical comedy show and the one necessity that is required for that to work. Has success changed Oliver? How did he end up with a sewage plant named after him? And is a bad stand up gig equivalent to being in a war zone? Plus experiencing a 100% walk out, what it meant to be able to carry on doing Last Week Tonight (and RHLSTP) during lockdown and the return of an old favourite emergency question. It’s a really good one. Get it down your lugholes.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/04/21·1h 12m

RHLSTP 321 - Brian Regan

#321 Tip of the Hat - Richard has just been vaccinated and his balls have been in the Daily Mail, so it’s been quite a week. His guest is veteran US stand up and comedians’ comedian Brian Regan. They chat about how a desire to stay in bed helped push Brian down the road to comedy, how he earned his stripes in the post headliner spot in a 1980s comedy club, how observational comedy can be like mining in a pit where the seams are empty, where comedy comes or seems to come from, playing the audience like an instrument, how Jerry Seinfeld helped Brian’s career, how annoying it must be to be Michael Collins, what to do if you’re being executed at 7am and what it’s like living in Las Vegas. Plus whether comedy keeps you young and how you stop getting bitter and faded in middle age. Brian’s stand up and sketch show are on Netflix and the brilliant sitcom Loudermilk is on Amazon Prime and is well worth your time.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/03/21·1h 8m

RHLSTP 320 - Jeremy Paxman

#320 Packalackadackdack - Richard is one week into convalescence after surgery, but was his interviewing skill housed in his lost part? He’s worried about some bonus gifts he got in a box of jockstraps and about Ian Amazon trying to steal his schtick. His guest does not suffer fools gladly, which might make the next 75 minutes a bit uncomfortable - it’s Packahontas himself, Jeremy Paxman. They discuss holding John Gielgud’s penis, shooting squirrels on the toilet, having lunch with Lady Di, whether we need the BBC, the bizarre procedure that newsreaders were expected to go through in the event of the death of a member of the Royal Family, being responsible for bringing Boris Johnson to TV and why anyone would want to be a comedian.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/03/21·1h 18m

RHLSTP 319 - Mary Lynn Rajskub

#319 Cornered by Coyotes - Richard is on the eve of surgery and hoped a podcast might take his mind off it all, but his guest, actor and comedian Mary Lynn Rajskub is keen to chat it all through.The pair discuss the ethical issues around Oompa-Loompas, working on the greatest TV show of all time, non-audience comedy and lockdown breakdowns, haunted audiences, forgetful dogs and whether Mary Lynn has ever been in a bad film. Check your bits.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/03/21·1h 9m

Dear Joan and Jericha RHLSTP Comic Relief Mashup 2021

Richard With Joan And Jericha: A CBS Primetime SpecialAs part of Acast's Red Nose Day Podcast Mashup Joan Damry and Jericha Domain meet Sir Richard Herring to talk frankly about their life experiences, dole out some spectacularly useful advice and answer a selection of Richard Herring’s World Renowned Emergency Questions.Donations have the power to help people living incredibly tough lives. If you can, please, head to comicrelief.com/podcastmashup and give now. Or give £5 by texting ‘COMIC’ to 70205.To donate £5 text the word COMIC to 70205. Texts cost your donation amount plus your standard network message charge and 100% of your donation will go to Comic Relief, a registered charity. You must be 16 or over and please ask the bill-payer's permission. For full terms and conditions visit comicrelief.com/podcastmashup Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/03/21·29m 50s

RHLSTP 318 - Alice Fraser

#318 Secret Eyebrow Language - Richard has been flying a kite with his daughter and is hoping she will remember it when he is gone, if he ever dies, which he thinks is unlikely. His guest is the leonine and erudite Alice Fraser. They discuss that it’s like to live in the future, why all their conversations must be podcast, how limitations can lead to comedic invention, using daily in comedy, how the Australian lockdown is going, sexual superpowers and why mind-reading might not be a good one.Check out Alice’s new podcast The Gargle here https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/the-gargle/id1552687312And all her other ones too.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/03/21·1h 6m

RHLSTP 317 - Iszi Lawrence

#317 Sex Whisk - Richard has been in a Total Recall machine (or something like that) but is worried about the manufacturer. His guest has cut her own hair and has thought a lot of Star Trek TNG, it’s the brilliant Iszi Lawrence. They discuss Doctor Who self-fellatio, teenage Jesus and his crazy pranks, the little known but most prolific serial killer possibly in the world, but definitely in Reading and Elizabeth I’s crazy ass signature. Plus what happens when your balls might kill you and the martial arts skills of the Suffragettes.Catch up on all Iszi’s podcast and her book by checking out her website - https://iszi.com/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/03/21·1h 13m

RHLSTP 316 - Lou Sanders

#316 Skating With Eight Year Olds - Richard is back at the Clapham Grand in front of a virtual audience of humans and potentially racist puppets. His guest is his ex-Fubar radio sidekick Lou Sanders. They chat about Lou’s new TV show Unforgiveable, why it’s good to discuss your most shameful moments, whether Jesus was on magic mushrooms, parental interruptions to adolescent shenanigans, why drunk and unpredictable Lou found it hard to get TV work, the power of cuddles and having your own branded condoms.Listen to the Cuddle Club podcast here https://play.acast.com/s/cuddleclubSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/02/21·58m 13s

RHLSTP 315 - Nish Kumar

#315 Bread Roll - Richard is out of the house and at the Clapham Grand in South London. A virtual audience are on the TV screen beside him, all ready to be insulted for being nerds. The socially distanced guest is a man who foments racism to further his career (according to the Spectator) Nish Kumar. They discuss working for the man who ruined the Muppet Christmas Carol, shaving mishaps, lockdown content, how dying at a charity gig led to actual death threats and the best positioning for a home urinal. Plus the best kebabs in Shepherd’s Bush.Check out Nish’s latest comedy shows https://www.nishkumar.co.uk/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/02/21·1h 8m

RHLSTP 314 - Danny Robins

#314 Have You Ever Seen A Ghost? - Richard is excited that he’s about to get out into an actual theatre to record some shows and that he’s getting his hoover fixed by a shady, underground pensioner. His guest is the brains behind the fabulous Battersea Poltergeist and Haunted podcasts, Danny Robins. They discuss how Robins was Trotskyed from AIOTM, why we’re obsessed with fear and ghosts, the possible historical and psychological reasons for their existence and Richard’s haunted house. Also when spoof reality shows become reality, travelling round the country in a van encouraging men to wank, how Danny had an accidental hit record (but didn’t get on Top of the Pops) and the differences between the Swedes and the British.Listen to the Battersea Poltergeist herehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0940193/episodes/downloadsListen to Haunted herehttps://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/haunted/id1299841207SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/02/21·1h 16m

RHLSTP 313 - Ashley Storrie

#313 A Shrek Versus A Grinch - Richard is furious that homeschooling is carrying on til March 8th (at least) but has made a snowman with a feature that Raymond Briggs never foresaw (no, not that). His guest is the unique and brilliant Ashley Storrie. They talk about aliens, visiting yourself through time, diagnosing autism and its place in comedy, whether TV executives are afraid of women, Scottishness or swearing and how Ashley conquered the internet. But mostly we find out whether people or green fictional characters can change.Check out Ashley’s Twitch stream http://twitch.tv/ashleystorrieCheck out Richard’s Twitch stream http://twitch.tv/rkherringSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/02/21·1h 14m

RHLSTP 312 - Sophie Hay

#312 The Holy Grail of Archaeology - Richard is upset by a bottle of bathroom spray - and angry at Ian Vim for not having faith in his name, but he’s also a film star now, so you’re lucky he’s doing this at all. His guest is archaeologist Dr Sophie Hay. They discuss the ethics of showing a 2000 year old man’s penis on the news, what to do if you’re caught in a volcano, Latin graffiti, why the childish Romans were obsessed with cocks, whether pomegranates hold the key to the date of the eruption and whether Richard’s four weeks of archaeology make him more qualified than Sophie. Plus ghosts, time travel and what we’d take home with us if we were allowed.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/01/21·56m 56s

RHLSTP 311 - Nina Conti

#311 Magic - Rich is wondering if the Proclaimers have ever had their bluff called as he wearily starts Lockdown 3. His guest has a first in philosophy and has performed in a monkey suit, it’s delightful genius Nina Conti. They discuss which of them is the best ventriloquist, how puppet characters can emerge by magic, turning audience members into dummies, whether all ventriloquists are mad or bad, the influence of the amazing Ken Campbell and why security guards are obsessed with ventriloquism. Plus are humans alone in the universe?Check out Nina's new podcast here - https://play.acast.com/s/richard-and-gretaSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/01/21·1h 11m

RHLSTP 310 - Catherine Bohart

#310 Break Them Down, Build Them Up - Richard has had his mind blown by a Christmas surprise and his theatrical 3-year-old has been unexpectedly philosophical. His guest has had a bad 2021 and a bad day, it’s brilliant Catherine Bohart. They discuss the loves that survived and didn’t survive 2020, why priests can’t marry and if that’s a good idea, being the Frankincense King, boiler maintenance, bad therapy, the greatest ever Roast Battle, why drama school didn’t work out and what makes a comedian. Plus setting up her own online gig - Check out Gigless here https://www.catherinebohart.com/gigless.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/01/21·1h 12m

RHLSTP 309 - Alexei Sayle

#309 Eighty-Nine Pence BLT - Recording just before Christmas on Plague Island, Richard wonders what kind of UK listeners will be living in when this is broadcast (in a fortnight), but his guest is legendary actor, author, comedian and expired food eating hobbyist Alexei Sayle. They discuss finding a goose with Keith Allen, having one of the top ten comedy shows of 2020 (but how many were there in total?), Alexei’s new online shows involving politics and cycling and an analysis of the film Siesta. Plus whether the left will ever stop fighting itself and think about fighting the right, mortality, the death of ambition and remaining inventive and fresh as a comedian.Check out Alexei’s podcast here https://audioboom.com/channels/5038428Check out the bike riding videos here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGO22mT2plcSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/01/21·1h 7m

RHLSTP 308 - Lou Conran

#308 Calamari - Richard has been admonished by his daughter, but is also fascinated by an old penis-based crime. His guest is comedian Lou Conran. They discuss an amazing case of mistaken identity, their various Press Gang crushes, what it’s like to warm up the audience on Countdown, a disappointing appearance on First Dates, discovering Santa emptying his sack and more ghost stories. Also a spooky break down in communication, but Chris Evans (not that one) manages to save the day, even if he deliberately caused it in order to be the hero.Check out Lou’s new podcast Spit or Swallow in January 2021.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/12/20·1h 7m

RHLSTP 307 - Rhod Gilbert

#307 Short Torso, Long Bum - Richard is planning to rewrite a Christmas classic and reflecting on the worst memorial to a human being that he’s ever seen. His guest is the formerly sexy Welshman, Rhod Gilbert. They discuss if their separate virginity losses actuality count, being sick 8 times in 3 sickbags, socially crippling shyness, sharing a cab in 2000, whether you can give the kiss of life to a fish, the earwax taste challenge and Rich condemns Rhod to Hell. Also some Christmas Emergency Questions. Plus the extraordinary tale of what happened after Rhod drank 7 espresso martinis, which might be the funniest story ever told on RHLSTP.Check out the Froth podcast here - https://play.acast.com/s/the-frothSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/12/20·1h 28m

RHLSTP 306 - Marek Larwood

#306 Pooland (not Poland) - Rich is stinging from the snub from Sports Personality of the Year, but at least his acting career is going from weakness to slightly less weakness and his moustache is looking great. His guest is the rabbit-murderer Marek Larwood, inventor of Volfsball and Pooman and semi-professional Guess Who? Player. The pair chat about life on the Isle of Wight, defective pill cutters, the terrible tragedy behind Marek’s Polish name, copying great art in a quarter of an hour, the inventions and ideas spilling out of this potato-headed man and why TV’s loss might be comedy’s gain. Plus how We Are Klang definitely began.See how to play Volfsball here - http://volfsball.com/Buy Pooman cards here (please do it)- https://pooman.co.uk/10 lucky monthly badgers will be winning a set of Pooman cards at the end of December - for this and many many more extras and benefits, become a monthly badger here http://gofasterstripe.com/badgesSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/12/20·1h 13m

RHLSTP 305 - Alistair Green

#305 Walt Disney Head - Richard has seen a ghost (but it’s of someone who isn’t dead) and is worried about one of the victims of the Pompeii earthquake. His guest is internet sensation Alistair Green. They discuss confusing Serena Williams by running around, the confidence of going on Question Time with a half-thought out idea, the genesis of the character videos that have led to Alistair’s success, sexy Ghostbusters and the logistics of getting to a protest with right wing paraphernalia. Hear Richard and Alistair working together on the Problem With Men audiobook - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Problem-Men-When-International-Matters/dp/B08DG7R6CMSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/12/20·1h 18m

RHLSTP 304 - Kiell Smith-Bynoe

#304 Annoying the Cosmos - Richard is recording on International Men’s Day Eve and he’s excited about what the next day will bring. But don’t worry he’s got lots of porridge so he’s ready for Brexit. His guest is actor and writer Kiell Smith-Bynoe. They chat about eating oysters on a boat with Noel Edmonds, the remarkable chemistry of the couple he’s a part of in Ghosts, being a teenage YouTube sensation, how One Direction do Twitter and surviving the rigours of lockdown.Buy Richard’s book here https://www.gofasterstripe.com/problemwithmenOr check out the audio book on Audible, Apple or wherever you get your audiobooks.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/12/20·1h 8m

RHLSTP 303 - Arthur Mathews

#303 Rod Stewart’s Fridge - Richard is on TV so much now that it’s actually not funny any more, but his son has come up with an improvement to Star Wars, so that’s something. His guest is comedy scriptwriter and erstwhile drummer Arthur Mathews. They talk about trying to shake off the guilt of a religious upbringing, Dominic Cummings diary, staying in Griff Rhys Jones house, failing to impress Jonathan Miller, Father Ted stamps, the fecundity of 90s comedy and how it took so long to get the Amish meet Bill Grundy on to TV.Support Rich in Movember here http://rhlstp.co.uk/movemberBuy Richard’s book here https://www.gofasterstripe.com/problemwithmenBuy Arthur’s new book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cummings-Files-CONFIDENTIAL-Thoughts-Actions/dp/0571365825SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/11/20·1h 17m

RHLSTP 302 - Nell Scovell

#302 Which One’s Melania? - It’s November 4th and the world hangs in the balance as they wait to discover if a winner will be declared right away in Taskmaster series 10. Rich is very keen for it to go to court after the upside down fiasco. His guest is comedy genius Nell Scovell. You may not know her name but you will have laughed at her stuff. They chat about playing ping pong with Garry Shandling, Miss Piggy’s Wardrobe Malfunction, giving Homer Simpson 22 hours to live, writing jokes for the President (not that one) and the scripts that got away and how Rich helped a writers’ room to become majority women.Rich’s book is now out - The Problem With Men. Buy it at http://gofasterstripe.comNell’s book is a must read for any comedy fan and especially comedy writer - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Just-Funny-Parts-Sneaking-Hollywood/dp/0062473476/Buy the heck out of it.Support Rich’s fundraising for Movember here http://rhlstp.co.uk/movemberSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/11/20·1h 3m

RHLSTP 301 - Ed Gamble

#301 Forsaken - It’s the first show of series 20 (how does this keep getting commissioned?) and Rich is giving a moving tribute to a wrongly disgraced broadcaster and glad to see what’s making the BBC news headlines. His guest is the reigning Taskmaster champion Ed Gamble. They discuss who is doing the most podcasts, the problem with banofee pie, naughty puppets, why heavy metal is childish, whether Ed’s fiancé is a paid actor, the Proustian memories brought up by gladiators and performing whilst looking at yourself in a sheet of perspex. Plus would being caught in an act of self-love on camera be good or bad for Richard’s career. You can sponsor Rich for Movember here http://rhlstp.co.uk/movember(He will be donating all his November badge and Twitch money to the cause too)You can get a signed Christmas Emergency Questions book by donating here http://rhlstp.co.uk/scope and then emailing Rich your address (and who you want it dedicated to) here. £10 for a signed book, £25 for one with an exclusive hand-written question. Plus other surprise treats.You can see the extra half hour of RHLSTP 300 and give money to Refuge here http://rhlstp.co.uk/300You can get Richard’s new book here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Problem-Men-When-International-matters/dp/0751581453SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/11/20·1h 24m

RHLSTP 300 - Richard Herring

#300 Socially Distanced - It’s a momentous occasion, not only the 300th numbered RHLSTP, but the first one since March in front of an audience. We’re at the prestigious Bill Murray pub in North London. Richard sits stage right for the first time (except when he interviewed himself for a kickstarter extra) and is being interrogated by John Robins behind a perspex screen. But is it to save the audience from corona or the people on stage from the unguents that will doubtless be flung by the Die Hard fans in attendance (why have they come to this? Surely they should be watching a DVD of Bruce Willis). They chat about The Problem With Men, whether there are regrets about old material, the philosophy behind stone clearing, the Stewart Lee issue, skirting the line betwixt political correctness and comedy and playing with madness as we plummet towards old age and death. It’s the real Richard Herring, not the crazy character (mainly) and includes new Emergency Questions sent in by listeners: Time travel, desert island Johns and Robins, penises, Japanese porn and much more.You can get an extra 30 minutes of chat by downloading the full show for just £8. All the money will go to Refuge. http://rhlstp.co.uk/300Buy Richard’s book, ebook or audiobook (for example) here https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0751581453SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/11/20·1h 17m

RHLSTP 299 - John Kearns

#299 Everything Entropies - We’re just one show from the magic number 300 (if you ignore all the Edinburgh shows and other specials) and Rich is angry that he hasn’t got an MBE and that his cupboard is still giving him problems. His guest is a work of art depicting the young Father Christmas, John Kearns.They discuss the problem of student stand up existing forever online, the mind games of Eamonn Holmes, some mind bogglingly expensive pants, what to do with slightly cracked bowls, the difficulty of getting stuff on TV and shitting yourself at parents’ evening.Plus exciting news about the next series of Top Coppers.Richard’s new book, The Problem With Men is out on 5th November https://www.amazon.co.uk/Problem-Men-When-International-matters/dp/0751581453/You can watch next week’s 300th podcast (plus extra content) and give money to Refuge NOW right here - http://rhlstp.co.uk/300Also on the podcast this week, there is a bonus segment where I will be speaking to Jenna Murray from The Glenlivet about the types of cocktails you can make with The Glenlivet. To find out more head to https://www.theglenlivet.com/. And remember - always drink responsibly SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/10/20·1h 49m

RHLSTP 298 - Stevie Martin

#298 Snail Face - Richard has been causing a Twitter sensation with the ballad of his blocked cupboard, but the real question is how many graters does one man need? His guest only has one and her name is Stevie Martin. They chat about the joy of a well timed silly face, the less joy of having to watch your TV pilots vanish into the ether, witchcraft and finding out your allergies via electricity, the difference between moving to London in the 80s and the 2010s, relationships as a competition, terrible social media experiences and the joys of improvising for an hour on Twitch.Check out Might Delete Later here - https://play.acast.com/s/mightdeletelaterNobody Panic here https://play.acast.com/s/nobodypanicStevie’s Twitch channel here https://www.twitch.tv/5teviemAnd BUY RICHARD’S BOOK - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0751581453SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/10/20·1h 26m

RHLSTP 297 - Michael Ian Black

#297 Polystyrene Vs Worms - Richard has found himself disappointed by the action of Han Solo, but never mind, he’s back on telly (Taskmaster starts on October 15th, 9pm on Channel 4) and so he won’t have to do stupid podcasts where he talks to dead wasps anymore. But for now, here he is talking to the charming and patient and wise Michael Ian Black. They discuss why you’d give up being a Mutant Ninja Turtle, the battle to create the most boring podcast, who has the best Irish accent, Rich’s problem with Michael’s film “Run Fatboy Run”, whether the Universe will be destroyed if they ever meet, the problems with masculinity that has prompted them both to write a book about it and Rich’s plans to write a film with the greatest cast list ever.Michael’s book is ace, buy it here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Better-Man-Letter-My-Son/dp/1616209119/And/or buy Richard’s less good book about the same thing here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Problem-Men-When-International-matters/dp/0751581453/Please ask Michael to do something humiliating on Cameo https://www.cameo.com/michael_ian_blackWatch the show every week on Wednesday night (usually) on Twitch http://twitch.tv/rkherringIf you’re with Amazon Prime you can give us free money every month. Here’s how - https://youtu.be/Uts1dSzQxdo Don’t forget to come back and resub every month!Also on the podcast this week, there is a bonus segment where I will be speaking to Alex Robertson Head of Heritage at The Glenlivet about the heritage of the brand and what makes it original by tradition. To find out more head to https://www.theglenlivet.com/. And remember - always drink responsibly SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/10/20·1h 32m

RETRO AIOTM (Series 3, Episode 6)

Retro AIOTM #28 - We have come to the end of the road. It’s the final Retro AIOTM. It got us through the whole of lockdown and ends just as the second one starts going. Ah it was fun, wasn’t it? We did do another batch a few years later, but check out the AIOTM feed and YouTube for those. Nothing capture the magic of a live cumpkining.As It Occurs To Me: Series 3, Episode 6: It's the end my friends. It really is. Really, really. But don't cry, just say goodbye, it could be worse. Rich has stories of CJ from Eggheads and Al Qaeda and is unjustly critical of a charity trying to de-worm orphans in Haiti, Emma has the best poo stories to make you sick, Dan is dressed as Adam Ant and Christian is looking forward to next week's show. Will Pippa Middleton's Disembodied Anus survive? Will King Herod make an appearance? Will Andrew Collins say 'aside' or make an appearance in real life? Will Rich have to take the cumpkin-based punishment prescribed by last week's Moral Maze or does he have some kind of revenge planned for the dark and mysterious forces that make the ethical decisions? I don't know, why don't you just listen to the podcast? All I can tell you is that tears or some kind of bodily fluid will be spilled before the show is over. As much as we travel in time, can we truly change our fates? It's properly the end folks. Thanks so much for your support or your 1 star iTunes reviews. It's been fun. Apart from the pain and mental illness. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/10/20·1h 14m

RHLSTP 296 - Michael Fenton Stevens

#296 Groovy Gang - Richard has been to Legoland and seen a sight that sums up the compromise of parenthood. His guest is the legendary Michael Fenton Stevens. They discuss the rock star life that even parody pop stars enjoy, how taking a punt on a chicken paid off, Nicholas Lyndhurst’s property portfolio, which sitcom star MFS took a dislike to, filming by an airport, appearing on Tiswas and seeing the birth of a comedy classic. Plus the dynamics of a sketch group, the horrors of childhood and Kate Bush getting excited. How can you resist?Check out Michael's amazing podcast My Time Capsule here https://linktr.ee/mytcpodWatch the show every week on Wednesday night (usually) on Twitch http://twitch.tv/rkherringIf you’re with Amazon Prime you can give us free money every month. Here’s how - https://youtu.be/Uts1dSzQxdo Don’t forget to come back and resub every month!SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/10/20·1h 8m

RETRO AIOTM (Series 3, Episode 5)

Retro AIOTM #27 - Only one more Retro AIOTM to go after this. Weirdly Lily Allen had just got married back in June 2011 and she’s just got married again! There’s a memorable punishment for Rich’s moral maze in this one. Feels like only yesterday. Still picking flour out my anal crevice. Support our kickstarter at http://rhlstp.co.uk/kickstarter. All profits to live comedy.As It Occurs To Me: Series 3, Episode 5: It's the penultimate AIOTM (aiotm) ever and Rich smells like a baker. He has had last week's moral maze punishment hanging over his head. Emma is back to her scatological best, Dan has been captured by an artist and Christian is worried about the effects of nuclear catastrophes. What will Rich do at Lily Allen's wedding? Who is up to star in Attitudeless Badger? What would the 11 year-old Rich think about 43 old Rich getting an email from Francoise Pascal? How can the moral maze top last week's punishment? Only one way to find out! Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/10/20·58m 38s

RHLSTP 295 - Maria Konnikova

#295 Snucker - Richard has this week performed live on stage for the first time since March, but a certain papier-mâché drunkard stole the show. But never mind, Richard is delighted to chat to journalist and pro poker player Maria Konnikova. They discuss her rise from someone who didn’t know how many cards were in a pack to a poker champion in the space of months, whether luck or skill rules our world, how our hands don’t bluff, how poker can help us in the real world and what it’s like to meet a world champion self-playing snookerist. Quite a lot of poker content, but it’s more about knowing ourselves and coping with the random shit that life and cards throw up. Buy Maria’s brilliant book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Biggest-Bluff-Learned-Attention-Control/dp/000827083XWatch the show every week on Wednesday night (usually) on Twitch http://twitch.tv/rkherringIf you’re with Amazon Prime you can give us free money every month. Here’s how - https://youtu.be/Uts1dSzQxdo Don’t forget to come back and resub every month!SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/09/20·1h 5m

RHLSTP Special - Ally and Sally Sloper

Don’t Look At Me! - Rich has failed to secure a human guest for RHLSTP and so instead decides to get drunk and talk to some Victorian dolls. It’s a very special kind of second lockdown madness, so approach with caution. Find out all about Edinburgh 1987 and the unnamable person who carried out a dummy-based infraction on Herring, plus the sketch that launched the Ally and Herring double act. How did Ally and Sally meet? What is Ally’s favourite compass direction? Does the ghost of Richard’s dead relatives live on in the dummies? And are they destined to sit on a shelf next to a crap Prince William once Richard has died.Please support our kickstarter - all profits going to help live comedy venues through this tricky/ruinous time - http://rhlstp.co.uk/kickstarterYou can catch Ally and Herring’s Twitch of Fun every Thursday at 8pm on http://twitch.tv/rkherring or listen to the podcast version wherever you get your podcasts or catch up on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/Herring1967SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/09/20·1h 6m

RHLSTP 294 - Sindhu Vee

#294 Uterus - Richard is coming to you from an exciting new location in time and space and is worried about the lack of jumping 18 year olds. His guest is ex model, investment banker and stutterer Sindhu Vee. They discuss coming to stand up later in life, doing stand up about your kids, tough parenting, soft-boiled eggs, whether it’s possible to be a good rat, conveyor belts by the Crown Jewels, 16 letter surnames and dispelling ghosts. A fantastic look at the life of someone who was perhaps always destined to be a stand up even if she didn’t know it herself.Watch the show every week on Wednesday night (usually) on Twitch http://twitch.tv/rkherringIf you’re with Amazon Prime you can give us free money every month. Here’s how - https://youtu.be/Uts1dSzQxdo Don’t forget to come back and resub every month!SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/09/20·1h 12m

RETRO AIOTM (Series 3, Episode 4)

Retro AIOTM #26 - Back to June 2011 for another Retro AIOTM to try and distract you from the inevitability of lockdown 2. As it spirals towards the mountain that will put it out of its misery, Rich gets to think about this position in the comedy firmament after attending a Jerry Seinfeld gig (one of his last ever nights out with Andrew Collings). We’re trying to raise some money for live comedy venues with our latest kickstarter. Take a look at rhlstp.co.uk/kickstarter and back us if you like the look of it.As It Occurs To Me: Series 3, Episode 4: Rich and his forearm are regretting allowing the audience to make decisions about what is moral and what is not. He has been working hard on his punishment and is just hoping there is a 14-17 year-old boy who will be prepared to take the fruits (or seeds) of his labour. Dan, Christian and Emma are all lending a hand and together they have created one of the most horrendous comedy props in the whole of history. This show might actually break some laws. And if it doesn't then one of the weirdos in the audience definitely has.Rich had been trying to impress his girlfriend's parents and is coping with the stress of getting into the exclusive after show area at the Jerry Seinfeld gig on Friday. Emma has taken out a superinjunction on herself, Dan has been licking things in public and Christian has been recognised in a toilet in Ipswich. Perhaps foolishly there is another Moral Maze with even more dire consequences for Rich, Pippa Middleton's Disembodied Anus, and the return of an old favourite up to his old duplicity. Christian is up in arms about Britain's Got Talent, but not the stuff that's bothering anyone else. Plus there's the first real screw up of the 26 episodes we've done so far and we don't edit so we've just got to deal with it. Seriously, it is the 21st Century.WARNING: if you download this show you might end up on a register. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/09/20·1h 1m

RHLSTP 293 - Sophie Duker

#293 Postman Potter - Rich is back from his holiday and now able to control gulls and make them his lifelong allies and he’s also had an amazing gift from a fan of the show. His guest has a lot to say about moisturiser - it’s Sophie Duker. They discuss dry knees and crusty feet, being sent nudes on social media, a novel use for cucumbers, how a gardener made Sophie cry, writing for puppets, the genius of Frankie Boyle and the differences between dating now and pre 2008.Watch the show every week on Wednesday night (usually) on Twitch http://twitch.tv/rkherringIf you’re with Amazon Prime you can give us free money every month. Here’s how - https://youtu.be/Uts1dSzQxdo Don’t forget to come back and resub every month!SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/09/20·1h 11m

RETRO AIOTM (Series 3, Episode 3)

Retro AIOTM #25 - It’s May 30th 2011 and AIOTM’s silver jubilee 25th ep. To think that Canadian baby of unknown gender is now 9 and the world has caught up a bit with its parents gender concerns. It’s a long, long ep. Hope you enjoy it. If you do, why not become a monthly badger at http://twitch.tv/rkherring or preorder Richard’s new book, The Problem With Men from wherever you preorder your books.As It Occurs To Me: Series 3, Episode 3: It's the 25th episode of AIOTM (aiotm) and the silver jubilee is marked with a new 'umpkin'. If you think it's cumpkins or dumpkins then you have to get with it grandad! And Rich has more than half an eye on the listeners of the future. He has also become disturbed by the Canadian couple who won't reveal the sex of their baby (is it as disturbing as Baby Massage? The babies seem to think so) and has been recognised in Amsterdam airport (but who has he been recognised as?).Emma is gate-crashing literary festivals and Dan has been enjoying some odd time with his family, whilst Christian may be close to being friends with the actual factual Lembit Opik. The audience for once come good and provide some spectacular tales of stuff that has occurred to them. This week's Moral Maze has to be heard to be believed and has consequences that could only have been predicted by the strangest person on earth, but demonstrates why the public should not be allowed to make decisions about anything of any importance. One of the characters has written a diary and Richard is halfway through the series without having had a nervous breakdown, but it can't be far off. Some of the accents in this show will make Cheryl Cole seem like the voice of 1950s BBC. And if Dan Tetsell gives you a cucumber, don't eat it. It's the longest AIOTM (aiotm) yet and maybe the funniest and you will learn things about penis enlargement that you might not want to know. But it'd be even funnier if you'd come and seen it live. People came from America, Mumbai and Salisbury to see this show. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/09/20·1h 9m

RHLSTP 292 - Bilal Zafar

#292 Twitch Chaplin - Rich is being driven mad by a children’s song, but at least he’s about to finally get back on the telly, so he can leave you losers behind. But he’s mistimed it all as TV is about to be usurped by the internet as this week’s guest Bilal Zafar is on the cusp of proving. They talk about being an arsehole in someone else’s dreams, working as an extra, Percy the Shepherd, the famous people of Wanstead and Bolton, Richard’s incredible generosity and vanity, befriending Limmy, the pigeon holing of TV commissioners and what can happen when you’re left to your own devices (as long as you have devices). Check out Bilal’s channel at http://twitch.tv/zafarcakesSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/09/20·1h 23m

RETRO AIOTM (Series 3, Episode 2)

Retro AIOTM #24 - Back to May 23rd 2011, when the worst thing Richard Herring had to worry about was navigating piss covered toilets. If we could turn back time, we wouldn’t mind being back in those cosier days. Hope you’re enjoying these retro AIOTMs and remember, you are finally providing the cast (not Rich) with a wage by listening. So thanks.As It Occurs To Me: Series 3, Episode 2: Somehow we've survived the Rapture, which has ruined Rich's plan to not write a script. We have a visit from a President and a future mayor and somebody's disembodied anus and from someone who would have made more of an impact had the news not somehow overtaken the show. I knew it was written too far in advance. Emma is worried about her parents, Christian pleased that his songs are being put to video and Dan is back, unsure what the worst thing about losing his child might be. There's another absorbing moral maze and Rich is also trapped in a toilet with a lake of piss. Business as usual. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/09/20·1h 1m

RHLSTP 291 - Bettany Hughes

#291 Ancient Porn Hub - Rich has discovered a dark secret about his wife, but there’s no way out now. His guest is best served dripping with honey, it’s historian Bettany Hughes. They talk about appearing in a play at University with one of them in their underwear, the transformation of Aphrodite from penis-headed goddess to sexy statue, finding fragments of ancient text, how we can learn about societies from their gods, Pompeiian handbags, following in the footsteps of Odysseus, the island of the old women and receiving an OBE from the best member of the royal family (and a missed opportunity for Olivia Coleman).Buy Bettany’s Venus book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07RXL2WW7SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/09/20·1h 3m

RETRO AIOTM (Series 3, Episode 1)

Retro AIOTM #23 - We’re up to Series 3 of Retro AIOTM and now it’s May 2011 and Pippa Middleton and her disembodied anus are about to burst into the public consciousness. What a time to be alive. If you enjoy this show you might enjoy Ally and Herring’s Twitch of fun at 8pm on Thursdays on http://twitch.tv/rkherringAs It Occurs To Me: Series 3, Episode 1: It's Series 3 Episode 1 and one of the regular cast has gone missing, but there are super injunctions and conspiracy theories flying around as to where he or she might be. Plus since the last show Richard has won an award and lost at Mastermind and had to address whether he is real or imaginary. The nation is obsessed with certain parts of Pippa Middleton, but how far and how specific will this obsession be allowed to get? And what will happen if the cast revisit the Oxford Revue of 1988 and the ghosts that still haunt them? Were they funny then? Are they funny now? And in a new feature we lose ourselves in the moral maze to find out the ethics of floor Quavers. We also dare to reveal the truth about the super injunctions that other outlets will only do anonymously. Ah, it's good to be back. Really. Nearly all good. Guest starring Ben Moor. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/08/20·59m 15s

RHLSTP 290 - Jo Caulfield

#290 Garlic and Vodka - Rich is about to hit 53, but at least he’s back in the big time with a major TV opportunity as a snookerist. His guest is ex-rockabilly drummer Jo Caulfield. They chat about messing up your one line on a TV show, a drama student taking method acting too far, living in squats, how Dolly Parton gets it right, when to throw out your cereal bowls, the hell of playing zoom quizzes with your family, an unlikely alliance with Neville Southall and how and why Jo got banned and reinstated on Twitter.Catch us every Wednesday in lockdown on http://twitch.tv/rkherringAnd if you’re with Amazon Prime, link your account to Twitch and give us free money - here’s how - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL9jahbh0oASUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/08/20·1h 13m

RETRO AIOTM (2010 Autumn Special 3)

Retro AIOTM #22 - Do you ever wish you could go back to the start of the 2010s and give it all another go? Well join me if you dare in another retro AIOTM and do exactly that. It’s 2nd November 2010 and I am talking about Celebrity Mastermind for the first of many occasions. If only I could go back and say junk food instead of fast food. That’s the only thing I’d change about the 2010s.Pre order my book here (please).Join me on Twitch why not?As It Occurs To Me: 2010 Special episode 3: We've made it to episode 22, but will we get any further. And are the dark secrets of the twisting and turning Lost-style over-arching plot about to be revealed? Or will we just make far too much of the first birthday of the cumpkin? And did Rich take the lunch marmalade millions? Emma has tales of the 1970s and groping, whilst Dan reveals the singular of paparazzi and Christian has been the victim of crime. Richard's writing process is the subject of a soul searching documentary and he also looks forward with fear to his forthcoming appearance on Celebrity Mastermind, whilst looking back at his romantic trip to Prague, with deluxe clocks and cloacas all on view. Ultimately Richard may be about to discover the very meaning of (or lack of) his existence? Is this the end? For AIOTM and for Stephen Fry's Twitter account? If only we could turn forward time. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/08/20·56m 5s

RHLSTP 289 - Daniel Sloss

#289 Hubris - Richard has just finished writing the first draft of his book and is in a giddy mood. He’s been practicing his ventriloquism which will be particularly impressive in the audio version. His guest is the hairless arsed Daniel Sloss (I refuse to ask him about his arse, but I am thinking about it all through the podcast). They talk about lockdown madness, the Robot Wars murder spree, working with a translator for a Russian show, whether God got the taste of sperm right, gradually working your way towards wokeness, the crisis in masculinity, the kindness of Frankie Boyle and joking about death and disability. Plus how Daniel is hoping to still appear at the cancelled Edinburgh Fringe and how he’s using drive-ins to still perform comedy (http://www.thedriveinclub.com)SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/08/20·1h 18m

RETRO AIOTM (2010 Autumn Special 2)

Retro AIOTM #21 - Do you remember 19th October 2010? Do you want to go back there and have marmalade for lunch and celebrate the rescue of those Chilean miners? Let me take you by the audio hand and lead you through the annal passage of time to this old episode of AIOTMIf you appreciate this generous gift then please order my book, ebook or audiobook here (for example)Any why not watch me on Twitch?As It Occurs To Me: 2010 Special episode 2: It's AIOTM XXI and although one God is dead, many others are still going strong and the cast are looking forward to their history being revealed in the forthcoming movie, The Social Leper. Rich is a safer driver thanks to a trip to Ipswich, Christian is sticking up for the monkeys, Dan has found his embarrassing University essays and Emma's poo stories prompt the audience to reveal all kinds of fecal embarrassment. There's a surprising job move for Rich and we're all celebrating the miners' safe return (well most of them) and decrying the emissions of taxi drivers and the marmalade based advertising of once respected broadcasters. Business as usual for what might be the penultimate episode of AIOTM. EVER! Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/08/20·55m 39s

RHLSTP 288 - Nathan Caton

#288 Lockdown Love Poetry - Rich has received his first hand-written Father’s Day card, which might also have been a break-up note. His guest is the Chortle Student Comedian of the year 2005, Nathan Caton. They chat about having to spend time with your partner in lockdown, plucking defeat from the jaws of victory in Mastermind, producing a topical podcast looking at only good news (listen here https://audioboom.com/channels/5024060), being a Christian comedian, giving up architecture for a life on stage, whether white lives matter and TV producers are racist. Plus a brilliant video that shows clearly if you have privilege (https://twitter.com/NathanCaton/status/1268201190162149376). Come and check out Richard’s Twitch channel - there’s all sorts going on http://twitch.tv/rkherringAnd if you’re with Amazon Prime you can give us a free £5 every month. Here’s how https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVji_FONrxoSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/08/20·1h 11m

RETRO AIOTM (2010 Autumn Special 1)

Retro AIOTM #20 - Let’s turn back time to October 12th 2010 to hear the first in a short run of AIOTM specials. I don’t remember anything about this one, I am afraid and it’s not like I am going to listen back. But you can and then write your own retrospective introductionCatch Rich on his Twitch channel most nights.Help fund future projects by becoming a badgerAnd preorder his new book “The Problem With Men” here.As It Occurs To Me: 2010 Special episode 1: It's episode 20 and As It Occurs To Me is back for a short autumn run. Richard fears the consequences of being the 21st Century Dustin Gee, but not as much as Stewart Lee should. God is also keeping an eye on the chubby comedian's material and if His representatives on Earth are anything to go by then He doesn't like it. In the meanwhilst, Emma has met an iconic TV star, Christian is a rock god and Dan looks like someone's dad, though Ben Elton is not looking like an ah-argh stand-up comedian. Strangers are wanting to marry off Rich and his non-imaginary girlfriend and she may be up for it, even if Rich has been watching porn films 'for research'. Plus there's been some unseasonable behaviour for early October and a big surprise about one of the country's favourite sceptics. All in all it's good to be back. Hope you agree! Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/08/20·1h 2m

RHLSTP 287 - Maisie Adam

#287 White Chicks Dance Off - Rich has been turned into a woman on the internet and so comes a predictable emergency question. It’s another lockdown remote record with the West Riding of Yorkshire’s Maisie Adam. They discuss whether you should correct people who get your name wrong, putting a Shrek in a February Pantomime, recreating the Bill Grundy/Sex Pistols face-off, epilepsy, phantom drones, a not very close call with Raoul Moat and tweeting on your 18th birthday. Watch the Twitch channel here https://www.twitch.tv/rkherringAnd if you’re with Amazon Prime you can give us a free £5 every month. Here’s how https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVji_FONrxoSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/08/20·1h 13m

RETRO AIOTM (Edinburgh Special 2010)

Retro AIOTM #19 - Back 10 years to the Edinburgh Fringe 2010 - who would have dreamed that a decade later the whole thing would have been postponed? But you can pretend it’s all still happening by listening to this hour of culturally insensitive bilge written under extreme circumstances even for this half-arsed show. Remember you can see the 10 year older Richard Herring who doesn’t even have the politeness to write a script now, strutting his stuff on Twitch most nights, including the all new Ally and Herring’s Twitch of Fun on Thursday nights. And you can preorder Richard's new book “The Problem With Men” here or at any major book retailerAs It Occurs To Me: Edinburgh Special 2010: What a ludicrous idea. In a Fringe where Herring is already performing 36 shows in 26 days, what would possess him to write an hour of stand-up and sketches about what he has been up to? Utter lunacy. Christian didn't got to bed til 6am by which time Richard was up and furiously typing at his keyboard to bring you stories of ghosts in the swimming pool, the Pride of Scotland and how he is more Scotch than a significant proportion of Edinburgh residents. Emma is fascinated with caterpillars and not in a cute way and Dan has been watching some experimental theatre involving birdlife and faeces. Whilst the spectre of Richard Herring might hang over Andrew Collings' solo show, there is an elephant in this packed and chandeliered room which is at least reminiscent of Collings. With Haribo coming out of their eyeballs how will the sleep deprived cast cope with this early start? And who is the most Scotch character on their roster of freaks? You might be surprised by the answer. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/07/20·59m 38s

RHLSTP 286 - Lauren Pattison

#286 Hi-Viz Jacket - We’re still in lockdown but Rich is hoping he’s managed to secure the future of Emergency Questions in the event or World War, so fingers crossed. His guest is ex-pretend mugger Lauren Pattison. They talk about the devastating effect that lockdown has had on Lauren’s personal and professional life, but the positives that she takes from that, the joy of laminating, the mystery of vegetables, how snogging has become illegal and the absence of Soleros. Plus how everyone in Newcastle knows each other and some visual kerfuffle with askew reading glasses.We’re doing these every Wednesday at 8pm throughout lockdown on http://twitch.tv/rkherring If you’re with Amazon Prime you can give us £5 a month at no cost to yourself. This video explains how https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVji_FONrxo&t=2s (use a browser, not the app)SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/07/20·1h 1m

RHLSTP 285 - Greg Jenner

#285 Micky Mouse’s Unsexy EarsRichard is deep in book deadline Hell, but still has time to tweet Lord Sugar about his maths expertise and consider how much human DNA needs to be in a mouse to make it a viable partner. His guest is podcaster, sometimes actor and historian Greg Jenner. They discuss repeatedly falling downstairs, whether historians are duty bound to have sex with Neanderthals, what new history has happened and have a detailed examination of the history of celebrity, thanks to Greg’s ace new book, Dead Famous. Find out why Abraham Lincoln grew that beard, why Julius Caesar isn’t a celebrity and whether Richard is and how faking a death almost led to a Hollywood actress being killed. Plus bumping into Scarlett Johannson, whether an iPad counts as homeschooling and a great use for the Bayeaux Tapestry.Buy Greg’s most excellent book here - currently only 99p on Kindle! https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dead-Famous-Celebrity-Greg-Jenner/dp/0297869809/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/07/20·1h 21m

RETRO AIOTM (Series 2, Episode 8)

Retro AIOTM #18 - Back to July 2010 for the final AIOTM of the 2nd series and it’s the one with Lembit Opik. He’ll do the jokes. Thanks for listening to these. You know the ways you can support us by nowAs It Occurs To Me: Series 2, Episode 8: The final show of the second series and all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. But 6Music is saved and the Bloomsbury is packed to the gills so it's a party atmosphere. Van Morrison has been supporting Christian, Emma is well up the duff, and Dan has been celebrating the fact he can now go to the zoo and not look like a paedo. Rich has almost met Rory from Doctor Who and Lembit Opik on the same day, and is taking a pop at God for winging it when he came up with the 10 commandments, which seems a bit hypocritical given the way Rich puts this show together. Infants will be born, but will they be slaughtered? And disenchanted characters will return to wreak their revenge, but which ones will turn up? No one could ever guess they will guess, it's obvious. Is it shit or is it good? It doesn't matter. All that counts is that it is over. For now. And it's time for a party around Richard's belly button. Thanks for listening. See you again in August for the Edinburgh special! Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/07/20·1h 5m

RHLSTP 284 - Richard Osman

#284 Shipham Strawberry Fayre - Lockdown continues in all its exhausting torpor, but Rich has come up with a new game show as well as becoming needlessly annoyed by a very old song. His guest is long time friend of the show and lone self-isolator, Richard Osman. They chat about whether it’s better to be married or single during lockdown, dealing with the virus, how Henry Kelly might find himself a new job, how much money Michael Palin has, whether interviewing someone means you are now in their TV show, patricide, Strangers on a Train and Osman’s acting role in the greatest sitcom of all time. Plus which tube station has a Z in it? We forgot to tell you, sorry. Pre order R Osman’s book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Thursday-Murder-Club-Richard-Osman/dp/0241425441/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/07/20·1h 12m

RETRO AIOTM (Series 2, Episode 7)

Retro AIOTM #17 - Back to the end of June 2010 for more retro AIOTM and loads more motorcycle clothing shops. If you’re enjoying these crazy steps back in time then you can become a monthly badger here or link you Amazon Prime and Twitch Prime accounts and give us money at no cost to yourself - watch this video to find out howAs It Occurs To Me: Series 2, Episode 7: It's the penultimate episode of Season 2 and the whole country is reeling from the worst spectacle they have witnessed in years, the motorcycle clothing shop sketch. Is there any way back for us now? And is the way back to just keep doing the same sketch until people realise it is a new zenith of comedy? We've moved to the Bloomsbury Theatre because we think we're Virginia Woolf. Emma's been unable to use her new iPhone 4, Dan, who is half German has been praying for England to lose at football (so blame him) and Christian has been signing boobs because he is rock and also roll. We pull out the stops to annoy Bob Rudge and take a leaf out of the book of the lazy writers of My Two Dads. Blah blah blah Tiny Andrew Blah and we meet the odd daughter and dad from the Vodaphone adverts and eat the crumbs from out of God's kitchen bin, and what's going on with the high-backed armchair? It's repetitious and relies on stupid comedy voices and Rich has become everything he hates. But come in and join us, the cumpkins are lovely. And there's some stuff about football too. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/07/20·1h 5m

RHLSTP 283 - James Acaster

#283 Mummified Cat - It’s an extra special sell-out episode which has been bought and paid for by Ian Oxygen of O2 and that originally went out to Priority at O2 customers. But now everyone can see/hear it! Hooray. The guest is factory visitor James Acaster. They discuss binding agents, annoying Anne Diamond, the Wombles, whether Rich was the best or worst Off Menu guest of all time, Tim Vine, Biblical recordings and having to pretend you liked How I Met Your Mother. Plus the charity work that Richard hates to talk about,Plus Rich has a big surprise for James. Many thanks to Gail Venckner.Buy James’ book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Perfect-Sound-Whatever-James-Acaster/dp/1472260309/Catch us on Twitch (unless someone else is paying us) http://twitch.tv/rkherringSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/07/20·1h 7m

RETRO AIOTM (Series 2, Episode 6)

Retro AIOTM #16 - It’s here. These weeks of listening to ten year old comedy is finally worth it. MOTORCYCLE CLOTHING SHOP SKETCH is here - and I am advising people to pull down statues. I am a visionary. This was recorded back in June 2010 remember. I am Nostradamus (or is that Emma Kennedy). Why not become a monthly badger to celebrate me? As It Occurs To Me: Series 2, Episode 6: It's the 16th episode of AIOTM (AIOTM), 16 lost weekends of trying to satirise all comedy by producing a comedy show with no comedy in it. According to AM1975. As usual at this stage of the series, Richard is worried he is going mad and drunkenly wonders if he can convince some people who work in a motorcycle clothing shop that he has a motorcycle, to the amusement of only himself. Emma's dad is hanging out in bookshops enjoying his literary fame. Dan is wondering if he can get a laugh out of the King Herod bit that was written five minutes before the recording started, and Christian - whose guitar breaks just in time for his song - has a fine suggestion on how to solve the financial crisis.We're also trying to pull down the statues in Trafalgar Square, wondering how Richard has maintained a 20 year career in comedy when he knows no jokes, suggesting a new commentator for the World Cup, and considering if we should all have taken some cocaines to get some much needed publicity for the show. The real questions are: did Rich think the motorcycle thing was funny, or did he write it on purpose so the end would work? And does he have a high-backed armchair? Cos if he does, what other rumours will be true? Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/07/20·54m 0s

RHLSTP 282 - Kiri Pritchard-McLean

#282 Sheep in Sheep’s Clothing - We’re 10000 days into lockdown and Richard is going mad, but his dreams are becoming violent or sexy. But is is cheating? His guest is the besequinned and hilarious Kiri Pritchard-McLean. They chat about attempted period censorship, brilliant tour plans foiled by the virus, lockdown comedy at the Covid Arms http://www.comedyatthecovid.co.uk/, the dark things you see growing up on a farm, the best tourist attractions that Anglesey has to offer, Tutankhamen’s pencil case, whether we can still push comedy boundaries and what it’s like to not remember your dreams (not as bad as not being able to visualise an apple).SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/07/20·1h 18m

RETRO AIOTM (Series 2, Episode 5)

Retro AIOTM #15 - five shows into the second series and Rich is clearly struggling to hold it together. It’s 14th June 2010 and ITV have screwed up the football - remember that? Support us with cash at http://gofasterstripe.com/badges or get more stuff for free at http://twitch.tv/rkherring (if you’re with Amazon Prime you can give us a free £5 a month by linking your accounts and subscribing).As It Occurs To Me: Series 2, Episode 5: Real Andrew Collings has banned any of the Tiny Andrew Collings family from appearing on the show. Will there be anything funny in it? And will they pay any attention anyway? Richard is angry with Dettol and their plans to destroy the world and ITV HD for making him miss the one moment where England looked like they might win the World Cup. But everyone deserves a second chance whether it's fumbling goal keepers or shit broadcasters. Emma is in trouble on Twitter as usual and Dan has joined the iPhone revolution at the most ridiculous time possible. Tam Dalyell is on hand to congratulate the English and Kriss Akabussi gets a booty call. The audience are the filthiest and most depraved thus far, but into the 'As It Occurs To Me concept'. And I wouldn't like to be Matthew the Gospel writer once this has gone out. It's revenge time for him making King Herod look like a dick. And who has Richard been mistaken for? Antony Worrall Thompson? Oh for fuck's sake. Push me in a river now. And leave me with my rats. Or bats. Or cats. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/06/20·1h 2m

RHLSTP 281 - Robert Webb

#281 Nipples Like Walnuts - Richard’s daughter has wished him a choice of terrible deaths, but come up with a great emergency question, proving herself superior to him in every way and he’s also increasingly obsessed with Sliding Doors. His guest is (hopefully) working on a lockdown episode of Robert’s Web, it’s Robert Webb.They talk about escaping lava inside a crocodile, time travel and alternate universes, finding out about the death of a family member by means of a note, open heart surgery, confronting death, the forgotten wonder of pornographic magazines and whether it’s best to plan your writing or just shagging wing it. Plus an impression of recordings from the past. And a look at Robert’s dressing gown.Buy Robert’s funny and thoughtful book (that mainly gets alternate universes right) here https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1786890127SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/06/20·1h 7m

RETRO AIOTM (Series 2, Episode 4)

Retro AIOTM #14 - More retro shenanighans from 7th June 2010 with the AIOTM gang. You might want to go back and listen to all of the Collings and Herrin podcast to get the context. And good to know I have still failed to get nominated for any BAFTAS or even get on TV, but maybe my BAFTA is the friends I’ve lost along the way. Support us more at http://gofasterstripe.com/badges if you are so inclined.As It Occurs To Me: Series 2, Episode 4: It's As It Occurs to Tiny Andrew Collings Show 1 and the start of a new world order. But will Rich escape from Northampton and his responsibilities with his new child? Well if he does then he will be discussing the temporary immortality of Betty White, gun laws and how to deal with cold callers. Dan has been eavesdropping on strangers and Emma has been trying to work out what a blowjob is, whilst Christian has been manipulating those who won't do what anyone tells them. But we haven't won any BAFTAs even if half of Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World have done so. Maybe it's cos we want to throw toddlers into ponds. If nothing else you're about to find out who Tiny Mrs Collings is. And hopefully the furious back pedaling will save The Collings & Herrin Podcast. Or make the tension much worse. Please tweet Rich and make sure he hasn't been crucified in a basement though! Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/06/20·56m 48s

RHLSTP 280 - Bill Burr

#280 Ping - Rich is peeved that Banksy has been ripping off his ideas, but his guest doesn’t realise he’s not supposed to talk over him, it’s only bloody birthday boy Bill Burr. They discuss their startlingly similar careers (if you ignore Bill’s movie and success and money), what the West End is like, head mops, Warsaw Indiana, how fights in films are never realistic, Bill’s biggest acting role yet in the King of Staten Island https://www.thekingofstatenisland.com/, how a cartoon gives the most realistic interpretation of the 70s (check out the new series of F is for Family https://www.netflix.com/title/80028732), offence in stand up, feminism, masculinity in crisis, Croydon and tiny babies. It’s good stuff.We’re doing these every Wednesday night at 8pm on http://twitch.tv/rkherring (along with loads of other stuff). If you’re with Amazon Prime you can give us money at no cost to yourself. This video explains how https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVji_FONrxoSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/06/20·1h 25m

RETRO AIOTM (Series 2, Episode 3)

Retro AIOTM #13 - Thanks for listening to this old guff. This one goes back to 31st May 2010 when iPads were new and exciting. Support us by becoming a badger at http://gofasterstripe.com/badges if you can afford to, or just enjoy this stuff for free if you can’t or don’t want to. It’s all cool. More free nonsense at http://twitch.tv/rkherringAs It Occurs To Me: Series 2, Episode 3: It's the 13th instalment of AIOTM, but that doesn't stop Tiny Andrew Collings appearing on the show, even if his mum would think that was a bad omen. Rich is in deep water for having sworn live on air on 6Music and Emma is showing off about her iPad, whilst Dan would almost certainly prefer to have a baby. Almost certainly. Meanwhile, Christian is up to his ears in rice worries. It's time to find out what Richard's mum makes of his book, to take a good look at Creationism and to daydream about what it might be like to pretend to be Tam Dalyell. And if you don't like any of this stuff then it's Sue's fault. Always best to blame your peers. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/06/20·57m 28s

RHLSTP 279 - Mark Watson

#279 Isolation, My Dear Mark Watson - Richard has been enjoying the lunchtime hour of lockdown the most so far and discusses chalk shadow drawings reminding him of nuclear war. His guest is author, comedian and lift engineer Mark Watson.They discuss trying to not die in a pandemic and how difficult it is to be motivated, turning 40 before civilisation collapses, how becoming successful is not always the best route for creativity (or making yourself feel better by arguing that), the redundancy of swimming badges, a new 24 hour show for Mark and haircuts with no hairdressers. Plus find out if Improvisation, My Dear Watson is coming backWARNING AUDIOPHILES - Sound quality not as good as usual as Mark closed his computer before the good version could be uploaded to the cloud - the idiot. So sometimes Mark turns all Tweaky from Buck Rogers.We’re doing these LIVE every Wednesday at 8pm during lockdown on http://twitch.tv/rkherring and there’s loads of other stuff on there too. It’s free (though subscribe if you wish - it’s free if you’re with Amazon Prime. Here’s how to do it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVji_FONrxo)SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/06/20·1h 24m

RETRO AIOTM (Series 2, Episode 2)

Retro AIOTM #12 - Back to 24th May 2010 to find out what was troubling the young idiots version of Richard Herring and his crew of misfits. Why not become a badger at http://goifasterstripe.com/badges or check out http://twitch.tv/rkherring to find out how far this fool has fallen in the last ten years. Thanks for supporting us by listening to this ancient toshAs It Occurs To Me: Series 2, Episode 2: Richard Herring audaciously attempts to rename five of the seven days of the week, in a way that will make for an easy rhyme to remember them by, but which might make it hard to arrange any actual meetings. His power struggle with double act partners past and present continues, but the real secrets are reserved for those brave souls who endured the heat and missed the football to pay to see the show live. Emma has a story that combines her love of celebrities and her love of poo, Dan wishes he was in Flight Of The Conchords and Christian takes on Billy Bragg and Gil Scott-Heron ensuring that the Venn Diagram of who understands which jokes in the show gets ever more complicated. Meanwhile Rich is a victim of more crime and is hoping elves will write the script so he can sit out in the sun, finally, just once before he dies. It's all post-post-post-post-post modern, which actually makes it quite old-fashioned in places. England won 3-1 by the way. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/06/20·1h 0m

RHLSTP 278 - Michael Spicer

#278 Paternal Sunflower Plagiarist - It’s another lockdown RHLSTP and Rich is talking to the star of internet phenomenon The Room Next Door, Michael Spicer. They chat about starring together in a film where Rich played a man who uses prostitutes (as usual), the difficulties of making the Mash Report in lockdown, becoming an overnight sensation after almost two decades, appearing on the James Corden show and copying Chris Morris. Rich drinks four shots of whisky which encourages him to be rude about Michael’s dad. Which is fun for everyone except maybe Michael.We’re doing these LIVE every Wednesday at 8pm during lockdown on http://twitch.tv/rkherring and there’s loads of other stuff on there too. It’s free (though subscribe if you wish - it’s free if you’re with Amazon Prime. Here’s how to do it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVji_FONrxo)SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/06/20·1h 17m

RETRO AIOTM (Series 2, Episode 1)

Retro AIOTM #11 all the way back 10 years and 12 days to May 17th 2010 to find out what the young whippersnapper Richard Herring and the team are up to. Will they be driving to Barnard Castle to test their eyesight or wishing they could get their hair cut? I doubt it, because they lived in the happy beforetimes. And yet still they complained, the dolts.As It Occurs To Me: Series 2, Episode 1: Sony nominated AIOTM (AIOTM) returns for its second series. In show one, 'Richard Merring' forms an uneasy coalition and progressive alliance with Dan Tetsell and Emma Kennedy in the hope that they can curb his worst excesses. But it's a spring clean and all the old favourites are being purged. No cumpkins, no Quantum Leap and definitely NO Tiny Andrew Collings (aside: not unless he can somehow sneak his way in). You'll have to listen to find out if Richard made his flight back from the island of Cornwall in time for the show (aside: he did), if the show won any awards (aside: it didn't), and if anything amusing has happened to Tetsell in the last five months (aside: it hasn't, though he does nearly fall asleep at one point in the show, due to the rigours of being a father to a young baby). Is Richard super famous in Liverpool? What is worse than finding five men's sperm in your jack o' lantern? And can a man ever truly be in love with a lift if they are speaking different languages? And what will happen if we say we're going to blow Robin Hood Airport sky high? We might have to wait to find out about that last one. Who cares anyway when Christian Reilly is on an impossible mission to sort out the Greek economy? It's brilliant (aside: it's not. It's shit). Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/05/20·1h 0m

RHLSTP 277 - Adam Buxton

#277 Empty W*nk Bank - The Coronavirus has taken out many planned live RHLSTPs (hopefully most will be rescheduled) and destroyed a promising and lucrative 2020 for Richard, but it CAN’T stop us broadcasting. Rich is joined by the guest with the most appearances on RHLSTP, from Norwich, Adam Buxton. Recorded on the 8th April whilst the fate of the PM hung in the balance they make some bold predictions of how that is going to turn out (apologies if we got it wrong) and how the lockdown is affecting or failing to affect their largely dull lives. Plus Richard reveals some tragic news about his mind’s eye and a Lee and Herring story that he hasn’t even told Stewart about. Adam reveals secrets of competitiveness from his own double act and talks about his high-profile podcast guests. It’s a charming hour and a fitting tribute to either or both men if they don’t survive the epidemic.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/05/20·1h 30m

RETRO AIOTM (Series 1, Episode 10)

It’s 14th December 2009 and the first decade of the 21st Century is coming to an end (unless you are a mathematical stickler) and just think how bad things were going to get in the next 10 years. Let’s look back at a more innocent time when we could be more grossly offensive. Check out my Twitch channel at http://twitch.tv/rkherringThe final episode of AIOTM, but will it be the last ever? Rich is being haunted by ghosts of podcasts past and future and wondering if he has had a wonderful life. Dan is aiming for a Christmas number 1 and Emma is walking a marathon. Plus it's sold out, so there should be some sexy action or revealing of genital assemblages. And thank God that people are getting cathedrals slammed into their face and people are stealing our 8 and a half week old material. Will Andrew Collings finally be in the show? Of course he fracking won't! But every slightly successful character from the series will certainly be back! Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/05/20·1h 12m

RHLSTP 276 - Aisling Bea

#276 Bill Murray’s Irish Sister - Richard is still buzzing from last week’s podcast. Thank God we only do one a week, or imagine having to follow that! But he has news of his disappointing parenting to move us onwards. His guest is the incredible writer, actor and comedian, Aisling Bea, who didn’t realise that she was being filmed last time she was on.They chat about working with Paul Rudd, fearing being spied on from above, the incredible outdated sexual politics of How I Met Your Mother, how last minute you can be writing a script and how sweet it must be being on Taskmaster. There’s also some confusion about the lift question and some fierce debate over whether the Coughing Major cheated or not. Plus an insight into Aisling’s incredible showbiz life.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/05/20·1h 10m

RETRO AIOTM (Series 1, Episode 9)

It’s coming up to Christmas in 2009 and the innocent young cast of AIOTM have no idea what will hit them in just 10 short years. And that’s for the best I suppose. As usual by listening you are giving funds to the justgiving heckle the virus charity and finally paying the cast for their work. See what madness Richard Herring is up to in 2020 by tuning in to http://twitch.tv/rkherringPodcast #9 and Richard is conflicted about whether he should be happy or sad that AIOTM has been nominated for a Loaded Lafta and what this means about his relationship with Jesus. Dan gets an unexpected gift from a stranger, whilst Emma is living in a cold and flooded flat, and Christian's mental breakdown seems to be surpassing that of even Herring himself. But while our musician rails against love, Rich is moving in with his girlfriend in order to replace his broken dishwasher and trying to sabotage Andrew Collings' career, even if success will only be a Pyrrhic victory. The world meanwhile goes crazy about Kay, Subo and the death of a rat and all we can do is quote Matthew 6 at it and hope that makes things better. All this is made harder by having to follow Stewart Lee who is clearly superior to us in every way. But has he been nominated for a Loaded Lafta? No, he hasn't. There's another reason for him being the best. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/05/20·58m 4s

RHLSTP 275 - Michael Palin

#275 You’ve Got Mail - We’ve been recommissioned again for an amazing 19th series and Richard is exhausted from his final attempt to let the world know when International Men’s Day is and what are you talking about? He always wears a suit. There’s nothing unusual going on. His guest is just some guy from some old sketch show and the first Knight (that says Ni) on the podcast, Sir Michael Palin.Obviously Rich is in awe and on his best behaviour, but that won’t stop him bringing up one of Michael’s rare career disappointments and nearly derailing everything. But Michael is everything you’d hope for and you can find out what he got paid for his script being used in Sliding Doors, how the Fish Dance went down in North Korea, how Life of Brian might have been Python at its height, the perils of being a mud eater, how Mrs Palin ended up on Saturday Night Live, why Terry Jones was the heart of Python and how this remarkable friendship between writing partners was maintained right to the end. Plus the best impression of Cicero that you’re likely to hear. Will Richard end up in the diary and what terrible things will be said about him…? We will have to wait.Monthly badgers - your backstage interview includes Michael ad-libbing a brand new scene for Life of Brian which I would say is worth your monthly subscription to the end of time. So sign up to see this - we don’t get many emergency questions on stage, but he did a few in the dressing room. http://gofasterstripe.com/badgesSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/05/20·1h 18m

RETRO AIOTM (Series 1, Episode 8)

Back to 30th November 2009 for this exciting episode of AIOTM, with added adverts to raise money for the cast and other charity cases. Check out Rich on Twitchhttp://twitch.tv/rkherringAIOTM 8 and Richard's mental balance is about as good as Spike Milligan's after ten times as many Goon Shows, Emma has more tales of actresses shitting, Dan has had his child indoctrinated into the Catholic Church, and Christian has taken up acting. After a week of just watching Battlestar Galactica and playing Countdown will Richard have anything new to say, or will he rely on ever more ancient callbacks? And what's Scott Bakula up to after his week deep inside a short, fat, Somerset man? Oh grow up. Luckily the 9 year-old Herring comes to the rescue with tales of The Thriling Three and we're going to rip Andrew Collings a new arsehole (or "a hole" as he might insist on calling it). Him and anyone else we suspect of being a Cylon. Death to Tiny Tim! Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/05/20·57m 6s

RHLSTP 274 - Limmy

#274 The Bollywig - Richard is back at the Theatre Royal in Glasgow and don’t worry that he forgets about the cool kids at the start - he remembers halfway through and he’s here to mend this religiously divided city. HIs guest is the “important" writer and pretend truck driver Brian Limmond aka Limmy. They chat about how they might not have anything left to chat about, the fantastic autobiography “Surprisingly down to earth and very funny”, feeling like you’ve missed a day at school, being called out for wiggling, the poetic beauty of Limmy’s first walk and the inefficient masturbatory technique that Richard first employed, giving up booze instead of giving up life, stealing cars when high and what the Hell is going on his Twitch channel and if he’ll ever do anything else ever again.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/05/20·1h 21m

RETRO AIOTM (Series 1, Episode 7)

Series 1 show 7 - Back to 23rd November for another retro AIOTM with advertising proceeds going to the cast and the Heckle the Virus justgiving campaign for comedians. Check out Rich’s many stupid shows on twitch at http://twitch.tv/rkherring You can catch up on what you’ve missed out on in the video sectionShow 7 of AIOTM and Richard seems a bit stressed and overworked. Is he OK or is he on a spiralling descent to madness and death? Emma reveals more secrets about mad actresses and Dan worries about the imprint of his boot ending up on his baby's face. Christian encourages Richard to take his own life. Or are those just the voices in Herring's head competing with Carol Vorderman and Richard Whiteley? Rich also meets Neve Campbell and DJ Ironik and considers his life via his video game purchases. And he's competing with Peter Kay in the charity / self promotion interface. And that's just the half of it. Stop reading this and listen to the bloody thing. Oh boy! Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/04/20·56m 59s

RHLSTP 273 - Fern Brady

#273 Selfies With Naturists - Richard is at the huge Theatre Royal in Glasgow and it’s the biggest crowd he’s ever had at one of his gigs, but he nearly got in a fight on his way here and it’s all his pretentious tour manager’s fault. His guest is the fierce, outspoken and brilliant Fern Brady. They chat about choosing inappropriate music for You’ve Been Framed, Shaun Ryder’s dodgy veneers, why Fern got the nick name “hippy” at school, why sexism is worse in the world of comedy than in the world of stripping and what happens if you cut the middle man out of a Human Centipede.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/04/20·52m 18s

RETRO AIOTM (Series 1, Episode 6)

Another retro RHLSTP, this one from 16th November 2009 when we had no idea what a wonderful world of freedom and light and joy that we lived in. Hope you’re enjoying this snapshot back into what comedy was 11 years ago and you’re helping to finally pay the cast and give some money to the comedians’ justgiving fund just by listening. Thanks so much.In Show 6 of AIOTM, proceedings have been hijacked by the man from behind Rich in the queue in Waitrose (aiottmbritqiw!) but for how long? Rich reminisces about his childhood, Emma gives the backstage goss from The X Factor, Dan has leg boobs and Christian is being sarcastic about the remit of the show. Has Rich been eating 'man flesh', and will he or a tramp outside the theatre marry a 19 year-old in the audience? Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/04/20·50m 43s

RHLSTP 272 - Steve McNeil

#272 The Pale Pirate - Richard is still in Northampton and reveals how an appearance on RHLSTP can get you on to the front page of a national newspaper. His guest is a man who refused to have cosmetic surgery to get on TV, Steve McNeil.They discuss his nerd-fascinating book, Hey Listen - the history of video games and some of the surprising stages in the evolution of pinball and Pacman, the compromises required to get Go 8 Bit on to the telly, the genius of Goblin King Rob Sedgebeer, getting married at Bletchley Park, what the Hell Twitch is all about and whether it’s a good idea to rescue Jesus. Plus a ghost story that will surely impress the lazy journalists at the Star.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/04/20·59m 19s

RETRO AIOTM (Series 1, Episode 5)

Series 1 episode 5 - Back to 9th November 2009 for this retro AIOTM which we’re repeating to raise some money for the cast and the comedians justgiving page - https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/hecklethevirusMade at a time where pushing back boundaries was in comedy vogueShow 5 of AIOTM is an offensiveness special. Rich gives his definitive thoughts on where the boundaries of comedy lie and decides the only way forward is to become more offensive. Along the way we discover too much about cumpkins, Keith Chegwin's cock, Emma Kennedy's grandad, Dan Tetsell's hatred of personalised novels, Christian Riley's live of dinosaur rock, and experience Richard's second great yoghurt based masterwork. It's quite a good one. Hope you don't view it as a slap in the face. But if you don't, you're clearly not a genuine comedy fan! Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/04/20·54m 24s

RHLSTP 271 - Rev. Richard Coles

#271 Cadging Fags Off The Homeless - Richard is at the Northampton Deco and amazed by the local news headlines and tourists’ Lady Diana disappointments. His guest is Communard turned Communion-giver, the Reverend Richard Coles. They discuss the terrifying streets of Northampton, the Bay City Rollers in a carpet shop, forgetting you had a speed boat, being the only priest to have tried non-recreational drugs, whether it’s possible to be a better Christian than Jesus, the post-traumatic stress of HIV, what it’s like when the Prime Minister votes for you and inspiring two fictional characters. Richard forgot to ask Richard if he’d ever seen a Holy Ghost and will never forgive himself.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/04/20·1h 7m

RETRO AIOTM (Series 1, Episode 4)

Retro AIOTM - Back to Halloween 2009 and the mad show which Richard Herring attempted to write in a day and record with minimal rehearsal. Watch Rich of Twitch at http://twitch.tv/rkherring for some live RHLSTPs, self-playing snooker. Stone clearing and more. If you are with Amazon Prime you can give him free money. Here’s how.Episode 4 of AIOTM is a Halloween special. Rich speculates that his comedy might be written by aliens, whilst Emma talks about the rats in her tree. Dan admits that his skills as an impressionist are limited, and Christian has been having some troubles at an agricultural college. With guests including AA Gill, Derek Acorah and the ghost of Michael Jackson. It's spooktacular, isogamous, and supports the postal strike with some reservations. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/04/20·54m 7s

RHLSTP 270 - Konnie Huq

#270 Shy Cock - Richard chats with a secretive journalist in his audience before meeting his Boat Race foe, Konnie Huq. They talk about drenched time capsules, small dishwashers, cat name scandals, how she landed a TV job whilst still at school, wrestling for the Olympic torch, chocolate flavoured gametes, Piers Morgan, the unlikelihood of a Blue Peter presenter marrying Britain’s angriest man and what they argue about, writing for kids and settling Blockbuster scores and middle-aged forgetfulness. Buy Konnie’s fun kids’ book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cookie-Most-Annoying-Boy-World/dp/1848128827/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/04/20·1h 0m

RETRO AIOTM (Series 1, Episode 3)

Retro AIOTM - Welcome to another episode of this ancient sketch show, this one from 26th October 2009, when everyone was worried about swine flu, the ducking idiots. We are putting one of these out every week to raise money for the cast and for the comedian’s fighting fund at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/hecklethevirusUntil 9th April you can also get a free download of Richard’s We’re All Going To Die! Show if you make donation of your choice to the Trussell Trust here: http://gofasterstripe.comAnd check out Rich’s Twitch channel http://twitch.tv/rkherring. He’s planning on doing live RHLSTPs on there from next Wednesday with hopefully an old friend of the podcast making a welcome return.Series 1 episode 3- In the 3rd episode of As It Occurs To Me, Richard is fighting illness and fascism, Dan makes astonishing revelations about his Nazi heritage, Emma's filthy mouth continues to spout obscenities, and Christian is drinking bitter with his baby. DickIbegyourpardonNick Griffin gets even more coverage and Bonnie Greer gets a marriage proposal. It's the longest podcast yet and arguably the best one so far. And you can't get swine flu from it as long as you weren't in the theatre. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/04/20·51m 43s

RHLSTP 269 - Olga Koch

#269 Talking Koch - Richard is at the Cambridge Corn Exchange and starts with a joke he first did in this venue 25 years ago. His guest is standup and daughter of the former Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, Olga Koch. They talk about St Petersburgh and (inevitably) Rasputin and his cock, having sex with a sea creature, making bad man seem slightly better via stand up, how Richard hopes his penis might survive him (again), a confectionery tribute to an ex, how Chelsea Clinton is probably getting more than she deserves, cutting up strap-ons with a paper slicer. The conversation keeps coming back to genitalia for some reason. I can’t imagine what prompted it.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/04/20·57m 5s

RETRO AIOTM (Series 1, Episode 2)

Series 1 - episode 2 - Take a step back in time with us to a simpler time in 2009, when Richard Herring, Dan Tetsell, Emma Kennedy and Christian Reilly got together once a week to perform a hastily written and poorly rehearsed sketch show. The cast were never paid at the time, so we are putting this out to raise some ad revenue to give them all (not Rich) a fee to help them through these dark weeks of no work. We will also be donating to the comedians’ just giving fund at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/hecklethevirus - and you can donate tooAs It Occurs To Me: Series 1, Episode 2In the second episode of As It Occurs To Me, the audience is in danger of being swept away in a gigantic balloon, we get celebrity endorsements from Jan Moir, Jenson Button and Leona Lewis, we find out how people are prejudiced against people that they wrongly assume are racist and Rich reveals his strange Nando's paranoia and his unusual linguistic diet. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/03/20·47m 58s

RHLSTP 268 - Charlie Brooker

#268 Gulping Robot Toilets - Richard is hoping he will find his way into the Guinness Book of Records, but Norris Macwhirter is not answering his calls. His guest is making a return visit to RHLSTP after 7 and a half years (but will his hair reveal his success?) - it’s the amazing Charlie Brooker.The conversation is predictably dark and disgusting incorporating Charlie’s fury at a seven year old who makes an amazing living opening boxes, trying to introduce his kids to the Young Ones, what the best pinball SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/03/20·1h 23m

RETRO AIOTM (Series 1, Episode 1)

A chance to listen to this ragbag of a podcast originally broadcast starting in October 2009 and based on the stuff that had happened and occurred to Richard Herring in that week - written at speed, barely rehearsed. It’s better than you’d think it would be.And this time it comes with ads so we can raise some money to make more podcasts, finally pay the cast to help them through this time and put some money into the fund to help comedians with no work through this tricky time. And all you have to do is listen to it.We will release a new episode every Friday so you can relive a happier time.To support Emma Kennedy - BUY HER BOOKSTo support Christian Reilly - BUY HIS DOWNLOADTo support Dan Tetsell - petition Hollyoaks for a return of his (admittedly dead) characterAs It Occurs To Me: Series 1, Episode 1In the first episode of As It Occurs To Me, Richard discusses his week which includes a visit to Berlin to find out about David Hasselhoff's potential to solve all the world's problems, Snow White's 8th and 9th dwarves, Emma Kennedy's audition for Mamma Mia, Dan Tetsell nearly being sick on his baby, Channel 5 turning into an exploitative casino and how the ghost of Stewart Lee haunts him in his dreamscape. It's a solid start, but things can only get better. Surely. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/03/20·47m 37s

RHLSTP 267 - Rachel Parris

#267 Pukka Pie Ring - Richard is trawling the two days since his last podcast record for stand up material and predictably it isn’t gold. But the lack of it being gold, makes it gold. As always. His guest owes everything to her last RHLSTP appearance, it’s the multi-talented Rachel Parris. She reveals how all her impro shows are all very carefully scripted and chats about collusion with Debbie Magee, befriending Anna Kendrick on Twitter, the whirlwind year she has when her Mash Report pieces went super viral and whether her 6 weeks old marriage is holding together OK. Plus Richard pitches a new podcast based on regret and Rachel reveals how she was hit by anxiety in the wake of her momentous year. She also gamely defends Leicestershire even though she’s not mentioned as a notable resident of her home town on wikipedia.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/03/20·57m 22s

RHLSTP 266 - Bethany Black

#266 Bigger on the Inside - Richard is back at the Manchester Podcast Festival and rolling out a 20 year old joke about the Magic Bus. His guest this week is actor and comedian Bethany Black. They discuss the no-man’s land between regular and Celebrity chase, what it’s like to be a huge fan of Doctor Who and getting to be on the show and witness two Time Lords in one Tardis, plus the motivations to become a stand up and how she was too poor to become bankrupt, how she managed to wrestle victory at the end of a terrible year and the smorgasbord of problems that Beth has to draw on for comedy, whether it’s got easier or harder to be Trans and how discussing mental illness in her routines is a helpful thing for us all. It’s an honest and heart-felt conversation, but will that stop the toilet obsessed trolls? Probably not.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DA