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 200+ episodes..

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Episodes

Retro RHLSTP 37 - 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/01/2234m 35s

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/01/221h 9m

Retro RHLSTP 36 - 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/01/2242m 7s

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/01/221h 28m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/01/2238m 6s

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/01/221h 6m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/12/211h 14m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/12/211h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/12/211h 16m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/12/211h 18m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/12/2158m 54s

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/12/211h 3m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/12/211h 13m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/12/211h 1m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/12/2159m 27s

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/12/211h 14m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/11/211h 24m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/11/211h 12m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/11/211h 25m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/11/211h 15m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/11/211h 32m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/11/211h 8m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/11/211h 23m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/11/211h 5m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/10/211h 9m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/10/211h 25m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/10/211h 16m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/10/211h 1m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/10/2150m 15s

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/10/211h 19m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/10/211h 5m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/10/211h 11m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/10/211h 2m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/09/211h 19m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/09/2159m 4s

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/09/211h 14m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/09/211h 1m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/09/211h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/09/211h 26m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/09/2157m 57s

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/09/211h 6m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/09/211h 6m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/08/2149m 15s

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/08/211h 11m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/08/211h 7m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/08/211h 14m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/08/211h 23m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/08/211h 7m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/08/211h 6m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/08/211h 14m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/07/211h 26m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/07/211h 7m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/07/211h 16m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/07/211h 9m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/07/211h 24m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/07/211h 11m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/07/211h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/07/211h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/07/211h 13m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/06/211h 23m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/06/211h 56m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/06/211h 7m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/06/211h 22m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/06/211h 7m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/06/211h 14m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/06/211h 23m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/06/211h 18m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/06/211h 12m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/05/211h 15m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/05/211h 23m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/05/211h 5m

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/05/211h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/05/211h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/05/211h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/05/211h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/05/211h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/04/211h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/04/211h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/04/211h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/04/211h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/03/211h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/03/211h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/03/211h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/03/2129m 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/03/211h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/03/211h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/02/2158m 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/02/211h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/02/211h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/02/211h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/01/2156m 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/01/211h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/01/211h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/01/211h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/12/201h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/12/201h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/12/201h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/12/201h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/12/201h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/11/201h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/11/201h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/11/201h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/11/201h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/10/201h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/10/201h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/10/201h 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/10/201h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/10/201h 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! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/10/2058m 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/09/201h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/09/201h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/09/201h 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/09/201h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/09/201h 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/09/201h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/09/201h 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/09/201h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/09/201h 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/08/2059m 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/08/201h 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/08/2056m 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/08/201h 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! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/08/2055m 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/08/201h 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! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/08/201h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/08/201h 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/07/2059m 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/07/201h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/07/201h 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! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/07/201h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/07/201h 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/07/201h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/07/201h 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? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/07/2054m 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/07/201h 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/06/201h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/06/201h 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! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/06/2056m 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/06/201h 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/06/2057m 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/06/201h 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/06/201h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/06/201h 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). See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/05/201h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/05/201h 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! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/05/201h 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/05/201h 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/05/2058m 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/05/201h 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! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/05/2057m 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/05/201h 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! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/04/2056m 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/04/2052m 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? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/04/2050m 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/04/2059m 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! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/04/2054m 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/04/201h 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/04/2054m 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/04/201h 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/04/2051m 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/04/2057m 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/03/2047m 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/03/201h 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/03/2047m 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/03/2057m 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 DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/03/201h 6m

RHLSTP 265 - Janice Connolly

#265 Jeremy Thorpe is Innocent - Richard is at the Manchester Podcast Festival and reveals a surprising bit of his father’s Mancunian history. His guest is recipient of the British Empire Medal, Janice Connolly aka Barbara Nice. They chat about playing tambourine in a punk band, being discovered by Peter Kay, Simon Cowell’s sense of humour and how Janice is the original Fleabag. Plus her work in theatre and why Birmingham isn’t that bad (at least compared to Stockport). And a staggering denouement that you might want to check out on video.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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/03/2045m 59s

RHLSTP 264 - Sara Pascoe

#264 Coin Master - Richard is giddy from doing too many podcasts in too short a time, but luckily his guest will bring him down to earth about how tough his life really is - it’s the brilliant and wise Sara Pascoe. They discuss audience members going on to be stars, the real way to enjoy Going for Gold, space-docking and whether portable fridges have a freezer, chimney-sweep genitalia and why men wolf-whistle and what they hope to gain from it. Lots of ace chat about empathy, evaluation and porn and being in a lift with Harry Potter. Plus Sara reveals a rumour about Rich that will surely rival the high-backed armchair. Order Sara's excellent book here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sex-Power-Money-Sara-Pascoe/dp/0571335993SUPPORT 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/03/201h 11m

RHLSTP 263 - Tim Minchin

#263 Finnish Sausage Party - Richard is riding high from another magazine article lauding this podcast, but was the journalist right about the audience. If the maths teacher he picks is anything to go by then they are actually much worse. His guest is thoughtful ginger genius Tim Minchin. They chat about how Tim is the tent poles of this podcast, the devastation of having his film cancelled four years into production, Rich pitches a predictable new musical and they discuss if there is any hope left for humanity. See Richard’s attempts at skiing here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfHuRDprFlY. Sadly motorboating exploits were never caught on camera. Check out Tim’s new show, Upright. 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/03/201h 12m

RHLSTP 262 - Paul Sinha

#262 Voluntarily Shitfaced - Richard is back at the Oxford Playhouse and testing out his daughter’s jokes. Is she funnier than him yet? Of course she is. His guest is British Quiz Champion, Paul Sinha.In a honest and moving interview, Paul discusses the impact of the diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease has had and the turbulence that has inevitably brought and what comedy can be created from this situation. They also chat about his upcoming marriage, his quizzing triumph, the unpleasantness of tabloids and the weirdness of their afternoon quiz obsession, Taskmaster, quizzing and whether Richard will ever be on The Chase. And is that an upward or downward step from Celebrity Mastermind? Also Richard rolls out a very revealing Spice Girls based Emergency Question.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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/02/2054m 17s

RHLSTP 261 - George Monbiot

#261 Capitalism in Space - Richard is at the Oxford Playhouse and unsettled by the fact that it’s 30 years since he left University and appeared on this stage in Month in the Country. His guest is environmental campaigner and journalist George Monbiot. Is the world screwed? Or can we save it if we all pull together? Why did George deliberately get arrested? Can Extinction Rebellion make a difference? And how can we reform our electoral system? Plus how wolves can change the course of rivers, fortune tellers correctly predicting George’s death (almost), being stung by massive hornets and how Thatcher smashed the BBC. An illuminating and terrifying interview.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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/02/201h 4m

RHLSTP 260 - Frank Cottrell-Boyce

#260 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!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/02/201h 5m

RHLSTP 259 - Kate Robbins

#259 Cillagrams - Richard is at the Liverpool Playhouse and is impressed by the bravest heckle put down ever attempted in this proud city (with the best sense of humour in the world). His guest is one of the many stars of a showbiz dynasty, Kate Robbins. They discuss Eurovision sabotage, writing the theme tune to one of the most controversial TV shows of all time, meeting Cilla Black whilst dressed as Cilla Black, the rudeness of James Franco, creating Fergie’s laugh, an awkward meeting with Michael Barrymore and the mysterious curse that befalls anyone who works with Kate.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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/02/2053m 26s

RHLSTP 258 - Jon Parkin

#258 Tub of Spunk - RHLSTP returns to the Grand Opera House, York for the second week running. York is the most haunted city in Europe and Richard finds out what percentage of his audience have seen a ghost. The answer might surprise you. His guest is footballing and eating legend, Jon Parkin. They discuss the journeyman sportsman’s slightly unconventional training routine, his writing off of a golf buggy (and almost a goalkeeper), shitting in a bath in Magaluf, missing out on starters, how to lie your way out of being late for training, how he became friends with Jilly Cooper, self-inflicted injuries, gambling problems, depression and where he goes next now his playing career is over and if there’s any place for a bluff, proud, honest (except when he’s not) old-fashioned Yorkshireman in today’s game. Would he do anything differently if he had his time over? Would he f**k?Buy Jon’s book here - you won’t regret it - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Feed-Beast-Pints-poles-belly/dp/1910335991SUPPORT 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/02/201h 1m

RHLSTP 257 - David Reed

#257 Glass Pyramid - Richard is back in York, this time at the Grand Opera House and he’s come up with a plan to rescue the magic football bones of Richard III from the thieving Leicester-folk. His guest is York City’s second most famous comedian supporter and food-poisoning victim, David Reed.They talk about crap student impro, working with the Twirlywoos, living next door to your parents, why you shouldn’t eat at *****, whether rescuing Jesus from the cross would be good or bad for the world, playing a nervous Peter Cook and how many Herring hands you could fit in one Walliams hand. 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/02/201h 3m

RHLSTP 256 - Athena Kugblenu

#256 Psychic Sex Twin - Richard is back at the Leicester Square Theatre and filling for time as nothing has happened to him in the week that has passed since last week’s show. His guest is comedian and project manager Athena Kugblenu.They chat about disposable nappies, inappropriate work emails, podcasting in your kitchen with your baby on your knee, how stereotypes about a continent the size of Africa do not hold up, whether indiscretions mean a left-leaning politician must resign, whether it’s culturally appropriate for Richard to kiss his teeth and how stand up and podcasts can level the playing field. Plus some baby talk, just to annoy the people who don’t like thatSUPPORT 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/02/2059m 35s

RHLSTP 255 - Robin Ince

#255 Spaceship Moon - Richard is back at his spiritual home of the Leicester Square Theatre and has more news about what you shouldn’t put up or on your genitalia. His guest is the most well-read man in comedy Robin Ince.They talk mainly about his fabulous book “I’m a Joke and So Are You” https://www.amazon.co.uk/Im-Joke-Are-You-Comedians/dp/178649258X/ and where comedians get their crazy ideas from. They take in whether childhood trauma leads to a life in comedy, whether comedy calms or aggravates the voices in our heads, wanting to throw babies downstairs, the dangers of looking at the next person up and wishing for what they have and whether it’s true that we can’t say anything any more.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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/02/201h 16m

RHLSTP 254 - Seymour Mace

#254 Oklahoma - Rich liked the Newcastle Stand so much last week, he’s returned to talk about how squirrels ruined his day and to list the questionable achievements of the city. His guest is surrealist and former clown, Seymour Mace. They discuss what God was thinking when he tested Job, stealing from a gold mine, appearing in a terrible non-zombie zombie film, that you’re all want to see now, meeting Arthur Bostrom, the genius and kindness of Bernie Clifton, how being on stage can be the only place a comedian feels happy and how a severed cow can bring you love.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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/01/201h 2m

RHLSTP 253 - Dave Johns

#253 Woody Allen Lift Horror - Rich is at the Newcastle Stand and mourns the possible end of Pizza Express but celebrates besting Piers Morgan. His guest is bricklayer turned comedian turned fillum star, Dave Johns. Dave takes us on his remarkable journey from Byker to I, Daniel Blake and beyond sprinkling the show with brilliant anecdotes about his brushes with A listers. Hear how Ken Loach ruined Dave’s donkey ride business, how he was tricked by Homer Simpson, how he captured Lee and Herring’s jacuzzi discomfort, misused modesty pouches, how he ended up sharing chips with Cindy Crawford and his disastrous gig to cross dressers on a nuclear submarine. A great lesson in how to stay down to earth when success comes knocking, from one of the most popular and most cheeky acts on the UK circuit.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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/01/201h 4m

RHLSTP 252 - Mike Wozniak

#252 Giraffe Harpsichord - Richard’s house is being haunted by a film star, but he’ll get over it. He’s back at the Exeter Corn Exchange and chatting to the man behind the most employable moustache in the UK, Mike Wozniak.They discuss how many people is too many people for a sketch troupe, children failing to recognise their own parent on TV, the internal voice that attempts to destroy all comedians, why moving to Exeter is not the ideal stand-up career move, how Prevenge was made, local newsletters and sadistic teachers.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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/01/2057m 59s

RHLSTP 251 - Francesca Stavrakopoulou

#251 Christ, the Child Killer - Richard is a the Corn Exchange in Exeter, a town famous for the the most comical suicide bomb of all time. And Richard is talking religion with Biblical scholar, Professor Francesca Stavrakopoulou. They try to ascertain who wrote the Bible, what Jesus got up to in the bits that didn’t make it into the book, whether anyone in the Bible actually existed, whether gods have genitalia, if God was married, why Eve was Adam’s second wife, whether being a woman or an atheist is a bigger handicap for a Biblical scholar and why St Paul had the wrong idea about sex during the Apocalypse. Plus the logistics of Noah’s Ark and the craziest bits in the Bible. Check out Francesca’s book “God: An Anatomy”, fully illustrated. Yup, even that bit.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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/01/2059m 21s

RHLSTP 250 - John Kearns

#250 CBE? - Back to the Winchester Theatre Royal for the second week running and Richard is annoyed at his child’s teacher’s money-making schemes. His guest was also the final guest of the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe run where Richard tried to run the podcast into the ground (dare he do it again?) it’s John Kearns.It’s a giddy and self-indulgent podcast where most of the material is deemed too shoddy or contentious for broadcast, but takes in a possible return for a much-loved comedy hero, the possible return of Top Coppers, the leap of faith required to follow your comedy path, tracing Raymond Briggs, disappointing children at the Science Museum and whether John will be getting a lift home. It’s weird, it’s wonderful and it feels like the birth of an amazing, awkward, intergenerational double act. If you enjoy it half as much as Richard seems to then you should have a good time.See John on tour https://www.chortle.co.uk/comics/j/33876/john_kearnsSUPPORT 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/01/201h 5m

RHLSTP 249 - Ahir Shah

#249 Sexy Borg Queen - We’re at the Winchester Theatre Royal and Rich is blaming the city for the loss of one of our greatest authors. His guest is the comedy Doogie Howser Ahir Shah.They discuss how politics will have changed between the recording and broadcast of this podcast, the sexiness of evil, Percy Pigs as an antidote to terror, perpetually burning coffee shops, being accused of plagiarism by the UK’s grumpiest comedian, the possibility that Richard is Ahir’s dad and whether a violent uprising is the only hope for the Millennials. Plus the return of some old favourite emergency questions.See Ahir on tour http://ahirshah.com/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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/01/201h 9m

RHLSTP 248 - Nick Frost

#248 Lock Keepers - Richard had so much fun at the Richmond Theatre that he’s come back again. Sure he’s wearing the same clothes, but a week has gone by and that’s plenty of time to do laundry and dry-cleaning. His guest this week is first series of RHLSTP hero Nick Frost. They chat about Nick’s amazing, if rather sad autobiography https://www.amazon.co.uk/Truths-Half-Little-White-Lies/dp/1473620880/, how his mother took on the boys who bullied Nick (and their mum), a night out with Quentin Tarantino, comeuppance for terrible aeroplane passengers, ghosts, acceptable positioning in a Human Centipede, sharing a single bed with Simon Pegg, punching walls, why Captain Pugwash the movie is unlikely to be made and making a tree famous. It’s a more serious chat than last time, with a remarkable and thoughtful guest who has been through more tragedy than you might have imagined.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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/01/201h 3m

RHLSTP 247 - Tape Face

#247 A Spice Girl Broke My Toilet Seat - Rich has had his lactose tolerant choices mocked at the supermarket again, but he will rise above it as he comes to posh old Richmond Theatre to talk to Sam Wills aka Tape Face.They discuss the bizarre world where a child stalked a clown, how to clip through a tennis racquet, the accidental discovery of the character and who thought it up, the gamble of going on a talent show and how it might have just paid off, living and working in Las Vegas, taking props through airport security and the controversy over the cloning of Tape Face. Plus the best kind of tape to use and instructions on how to apply it to your mouth. Richard realised his Boss Cat error after this recording, but to be fair the audience were given the chance to correct him and failed him, so it’s their fault.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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/01/201h 3m

RHLSTP 246 - Jayde Adams

#246 Gurt Lush - Richard is back in Bristol and surprised at some of the refurb choices apparently made at the SS Great Britain. His guest is the gorgeous force of nature that is Jayde Adams. They chat about the genius of Michael Barrymore, the world of competitive dance. officiating weddings in an inflatable church, Amazon Prime specials, finding comedy in tragedy, working class feminism, why it’s polite to your audience to try and do a good show and how comedians can still shock and surprise. It’s an extraordinary interview from a brilliant comedian in a city that has a lot to be proud about.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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/01/201h 10m

RHLSTP 245 - Mark Olver

#246 Dual? - Richard is back at the Bristol Old Vic and is just happy to be no longer in Leicester, but what is Bristol famous for? You’ll find out. His guest is legendary Bristol comedian Mark Olver. He discusses how his dad failed to catch a bungee jumper, living with Bristol’s most famous comedians, his move into TV Warm Up and his favourite ever Pointless (non-) player, how he has to carry on performing through vomit, horses and injury, how his birthplace has nothing going for it apart from ice cream and how best to describe the low-point of Richard’s career. A brilliantly entertaining hour from one of Bristol’s most modest sons, with a lot of material that will appeal to people who live within the environs of the city and are particularly interested in the road works of September 2019.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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/01/201h 0m

RHLSTP 244 - Lucy Beaumont

#244 The Marx Brothers - Rich is back at Hull City Hall for his last RHLSTP recording of 2019 and he has had an accidental slip off the wagon. But does it count? His guest is Hull’s finest comedian and wonderful oddball, Lucy Beaumont. They discuss appearing on Crimewatch, being used as a crow stepping-stone, waking you to find biscuits on your head, whether Olly Murs is nice than Russell Brand, becoming a cleaner at the place you went to University, getting drunk at the Hootenanny, collecting lost body parts in Harrods, the real size of Arnold Schwarzenegger, past life regressions, what Hullenzians put on their chips and why Hull is the best city in the world.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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/12/191h 2m

RHLSTP 243 - Grace Petrie

#243 Is Leicester Sh*t? - A week has passed, the costume change proves it, but Richard is back at the Haymarket Theatre in Leicester and still fuming about the bones that he believes are rightfully his. Never mind, local resident and inexpert quizzer Grace Petrie is here to convince him that Leicester is actually all right, despite all evidence to the contrary. They discuss how she accidentally became a protest singer, how it’s ultimately a good thing that her industry can’t box her up, the universality of teenage angst at school dances, the inspiring Hannah Gadsby, how social media is amazingly not the best place to have discussions about human rights and how to get around swearing on Radio 2.See Grace on tour and buy her remarkable music https://gracepetrie.com/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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/12/1958m 50s

End of Year Draw

End of Year Draw - RHLSTP End of Year Draw - A short podcast advertising all the benefits of becoming a monthly badger (I forgot to say you also get an audio feed of RHLSTP with no ads in it), plus an unboxing of all the stuff you can get if you are lucky enough to win the end of year Badger draw (draws held monthly). Become a badger at http://gofasterstripe.com/badgesSUPPORT 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/12/198m 0s

RHLSTP 242 - Graham Fellows

#242 Snogging Debbie Harry - Rich is at Hull City Hall in the penultimate tour show of 2019 (released out of order, just to keep you on your toes) and he’s laying into Hull, even though it’s nice. His guest is character comedian and erstwhile pop star Graham Fellows. They chat about the unlikely genesis of Jilted John and what Jimmy Savile thought of him and what it was like to finally take him on tour (John not Jimmy) , how John Shuttleworth emerged also by accident, what it’s like when you become older than the character Graham you play, whether it’s possible to be taken seriously as a musical artist when you’re known for comedy creations, how drive lessens as you get older and the terrifying loss of confidence that saw Graham have to run away from the Fringe.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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/12/191h 9m

RHLSTP 241 - Jenny Eclair

#241 Tilda Swinton’s Guff -Richard is at the Haymarket Theatre in Leicester and his Yorkshire roots mean he isn’t going to let a bone of contention go. Luckily he has the fabulous Jenny Eclair on hand to take his mind off it. They discuss lines of coke the length of a freezer, how Rich may be responsible for Jenny’s menopause, marrying for tax reasons, the sexiness of Mrs Thatcher, farting in front of your daughter’s boyfriend, the importance of hobbies and whether middle age brings madness. Plus Jenny’s fabulous book Inheritance https://www.amazon.co.uk/Inheritance-Jenny-Eclair/dp/075156706X and the challenges of doing an audio book.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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/12/191h 1m

RHLSTP 240 - Seann Walsh

#240 Forgetting About Caterpillars - Richard is back at Sheffield City Hall and has some hard-hitting topical questions to ask before introducing his guest dancing comedian Seann Walsh. They talk about how Rich undermined Seann during a recording of Argumental, the downside of a comedian being discovered too quickly, the extraordinary tour documentary One For The Road (link below) and Rich’s plan to make a documentary about it, drinking on stage and What’s up with that extra n and is it enough? Plus an analysis of the American Pie sequels. Oh, and we might touch a little bit upon Strictly Come Dancing and the repercussions of an act of selfishness and stupidity that came out of it. But what was it like being at the centre of that storm? And did the transgression justify the level of fury? And aren’t we all just hypocrites about this stuff. Can comedy act as therapy and is reliving your shame always the right way to go?Watch Sean's Documentary here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG4vDgNrm4gSUPPORT 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/12/191h 12m

RHLSTP 239 - Simon Evans

#239 Car Porn - Richard has returned to the Brighton Theatre Royal for the second consecutive week and is worried that he has let down a squirrel, but he has no time to ponder as his guest is juggler and writer of erotic fiction, Simon Evans.They chat about finding magazines in the woods, how to make a living making juggling balls, whether future technology will allow us to travel into a virtual reality version of our past to have a second go at stuff and right wing comedy. Plus predictions about what will happen with Brexit made back in September. Were they right? And who has survived?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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/12/191h 10m

RHLSTP 238 - Ian McMillan

#238 Degree! Degree! - Richard is at the City Hall in steel obsessed Sheffield and his guest is proudly professional Yorkshireman and poet, Ian McMillan.The conversation dances through Tupperware drum sets, performing with Luke Goss, Ian’s parents’ love story, being crushed to death by a grave stone, the best chemist in Darfield, being a poet in resident for a football club, cartoon dogging, where poetry comes from and whether sentimentality is a bad thing and how living in the same place helps keep your feet on the ground. Plus a live reading from the great man himself.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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/12/191h 7m

RHLSTP 237 - Annabel Giles

#237 Christmas Presents for Ethiopia - Richard is at the Brighton Theatre Royal and in danger of having a deadly secret revealed unless he stumps up the cash, but is it worth the price he has to pay? Never mind, he can forget all about it for now, as he chats with model turned presenter turned actor turned author turned therapist, Annabel Giles. They discuss teenage rebellion, accidentally becoming a model, behind the scenes at Band Aid, saucy Lady Di, how Annabel managed top avoid a Gotcha, Brightonians on Penny Farthings, eating kangaroo anus, losing everything and battling on. Rich attempts to get some free therapy but is beyond help it seems.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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/12/191h 1m

RHLSTP 236 - Grayson Perry

#236 Don’t Look Down - Richard has yet another stomach upset, adding some much needed jeopardy to the podcast. And it’s a meeting of Turner Prize winners past and future as his guest is a name that will echo through the ages (hello future humans) Grayson Perry.They discuss God-like soft toys, the similarities between comedy and art, motorcycle clothing, women’s clothing, masculinity, gender rigidity, who Grayson actually shared a squat with, making sandwiches in a hairdressers, Jerry and Rupert making love on top of a homeless person, how the rich provide an ark that can take art to the future, asking an artist what his favourite colour is, whether art’s job is to observe or attempt to affect change, biting the hand that feeds and adolescent numbness. In memory of Tony Brennan.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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/11/191h 6m

RHLSTP 235 - Max and Ivan

#235 Tiny Teeth - Rich is at the Cambridge Corn Exchange and has had a dream about eating lettuce with Blur and that’s pretty much the most exciting thing that’s happened to him this week. His guests are the most bizarre of things, a double act that like each other, Max and Ivan. They chat about falling asleep whilst acting, organising stag dos, watching yourself toilet, the Spanish equivalent of the Tooth Fairy, what it’s like to be the youngest professional wrestler, Richard’s disappointment at not becoming the new leader of Isis and creating a homage to fifties radio comedy. Plus whilst people of different nations should not be allowed to breed - are we finally able to say that in our brave new world?Their new show is called 'Max & Ivan: Fugitives' and can be found in all the usual places. Click here to open it in your native app https://podfollow.com/maxandivanfugitives 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/11/191h 11m

RHLSTP 234 - Vic Reeves

#234 Little Tich's Shoes - RHLSTP returns to the Marlowe Theatre I’m Canterbury for the second week running and Rich is doing some of his topical material about St Augustine. His guest is the artist and musician Jim Moir aka Vic Reeves. They talk about the unique delights of being managed by Malcolm Hardee, how to improve the number 2 Ultravox hit, Vienna, how Morrissey turned nasty, how Vic unmasked Jack the Ripper, the ghost of Freddie Mercury, how only really good double acts have a psychic connection, the impoliteness of looking like you're going to die and then not dying and how an episode of Big Night Out is made in half an hour. Plus the importance of creating laughter in comedy, what Michael Collins saw on the dark side of the moon and the horrifying spectacle of the Top of the Pops audience.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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/11/191h 0m

RHLSTP 233 - Shaun Williamson

#233 Joke Thief - RHLSTP comes to the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury, a town divided by what should happen to the local takeaway shop, but with an audience smart enough to get a Thomas a Beckett joke. The guest this week is sometimes known as dopey Barry from Eastenders, but is actually the quiz champion smartypants Shaun Williamson. They discuss how Shaun went from boozy postman via incompetent Navy recruit to getting more people watching his wedding than a royal. Plus how Shaun failed to convince as a woman, what happened when Ricky Gervais made the call about Extras, hiding in a cupboard from Mike Reid, working with Al Murray and did he slip or was he pushed?. Find out which of Shaun and Richard is the best at Pointless and Prince Andrew gets a couple of mentions. 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/11/191h 2m

RHLSTP 232 - Caroline Quentin

#231 Bohemian Rhapsody Karaoke - RHLSTP is back at the Warwick (Coventry) Arts Centre and Richard is discussing his daughter’s reaction to the Teletubbies and his son following in his footsteps. His guest is actor and temporary expert on ugly pets, Caroline Quentin. They discuss the most terrifying children’s TV characters, being sacked for failing to dress priests, the wonder of Bernie Clifton, the strong women in Men Behaving Badly, why Caroline stopped doing Jonathan Creek and whether she’d return, what Richard will be buying her for her imminent birthday, why she’s worried about Martin Clunes touching her breast and what it’s like to be haunted by a ham-eating ghost. Plus Caroline sings her 1990s top 30 single beautifully, whilst Richard sings the theme to Dream Stuffings less beautifully.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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/11/191h 6m

RHLSTP 231 - Bobby Mair

#231 The World’s Most Successful Homeless Man - RHLSTP rolls into Warwick Arts Centre, but is it really in lovely Warwick or horrible Coventry? And should a city that keeps breaking Cathedrals be allowed another one? Richard’s guest this week has got to the venue despite being man-handled at Coventry railway station, it’s the charming and handsome Herring lookalike, Bobby Mair. They discuss some of Canada’s issues with the English language, Hitler’s shoe size, William Shatner’s wilderness years, whether vegetarians can have pets, whether comedians should marry comedians, whether it’s worse to have a roast battle with your wife or your ex comedy partner, having two dead mums and opening for Jerry Sadowitz. Is “offensive” comedy doomed to disappear or is it possible to weather the Twitter storms. 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/10/191h 8m

RHLSTP 230 - Ed Gamble

#230 Back, Sack and Crack Salon - Rich has a terrible confession to make about this podcast, which somehow shocks and appals his audience, but there will be plenty more appalling stuff to come as he introduces the diabetic comedian, Ed Gamble. Giddy from hunger, tiredness and having to behave properly for last week’s podcast, Rich is the drunkest he’s been in 2019 (even though he still hasn’t drunk a drop) and the podcast spirals in some unexpected and bizarre directions involving dabbling with pubic management, which five diseases should be cured by the Disease Genie, double diabetes, Biblical analysis and the signs of mental breakdown. Rich fancies a sleep halfway through, but bravely mainly continues to talk and to be honest, has little to no memory of what happened in the last twenty minutes, so that can be as much a surprise to him as it is to you.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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/10/191h 8m

RHLSTP 229 - Michael Sheen

#229 Herring:Sheen - 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!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/10/191h 21m

Special RHLSTPGF Deborah-Frances White and Siobhan McSweeney

Wedding Anniversary Gift - Richard Herring forms an uneasy truce with his greatest enemy, the feminists, to create a podcast mash-up of RHLSTP and the Guilty Feminist. Who will take charge in this clash of the cults? Deborah or Richard and how will their guest Siobhan McSweeney (aka Sister Michael on Derry Girls) relax and how far dare he go in front of the GF audience? There’s mansplaining, falling nuns, weeping statues, suffragettes and some discussion about semantics. Plus the greatest will they/won’t they sexual tension since Moonlighting or Cheers or something. Photo by Luca MiglioreSUPPORT 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/10/191h 10m

RHLSTP 228 - Sara Barron

#228 Jackhammer - Another week has gone by and we’re at King’s Place again and Rich congratulates Kings Cross on another record breaking success and meets his new upmarket audience. His guest is actor turned waiter turned writer turned stand-up Sara Barron. They chat about life in New York and what you do when your toilet isn’t working, waiting on the famous, they weirdness of ex-partners still being in the picture when a new relationship blossoms, the wonders of Warsaw Indiana and Rich’s interaction with his wife’s uncle, whether it’s possible to have kids and lose weight and still be a good parent, where men are going wrong/right with lovemaking and how dated plays from schooldays have become.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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/10/191h 7m

RHLSTP 227 - Russell Howard

#227 One Day This Could All Be Yours - We’re at the swanky King’s Place in King’s Cross (with a few teething troubles with the radio mics- sorry audiophiles) for the next few weeks and Rich is amazed at people reviewing the queue to Platform 9 and 3/4 at the nearby station, but his guest is the bachelor comedian (for the next 3 days) Russell Howard. They discuss footballing comedians, how Rich might be Russell’s Willy Wonka, how Russell’s got his first willy wonka, the difficulty of playing yourself when surrounded by brilliant actors, the real story behind Richard’s dismissal from “Good News” (it might not have been the Haribo at all), giving proper credit to writers, what it’s like to perform at an arena (or be in the audience if you’re Richard), an unhappy year at Bedford Modern School, Richard’s mental health, how to hire Russell Howard for £12 and whether chairs made out of newspapers are a good idea.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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/10/191h 10m

RHLSTP 226 - Sarah Millican

#226 Clown Pyjamas - After last week’s respectful chat with the great Jimmy Cricket, the gloves are off and it’s time to spew up a gut load of filth with third time RHLSTP (plus guest for three Edinburgh podcasts) Sarah Millican. But who will win the battle this time? Rich goes into a bit too much detail about a bout of food poisoning that, to be fair, he isn’t entirely finished with. But if fire can’t stop him, then neither can the squits. There’s a lot about poo, vomit, sperm and pleasuring yourself to Henry Kelly and kittens (as you’d expect) but there’s also a chance to find out Sarah’s favourite cruciferous vegetable. Plus find out why the last chapter of her audio book might seem a bit faster than the others, Rich’s skill at taking off bras, the cruelty and redundancy of children and whether workaholism is a positive or negative force for comedy. Plus how Sarah’s dad used his engineering skills to try and solve a tricky conundrum.Get Sarah’s brilliant book (or hurried audiobook) here https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Champion-Sunday-Bestselling-Autobiography/dp/1409174328SUPPORT 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/09/191h 16m

RHLSTP - #PODSTRIKE

RHLSTP supports #PODSTRIKE on Friday September 20th 2019.This week will be historic. In over 150 countries, people are stepping up to support young climate strikers and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. The climate crisis won’t wait, so neither will we.Young people have woken up much of the world with their powerful Fridays For Future school strikes for the climate. Now, millions of adults are joining in a huge wave of that will kickstart renewed action all over the world. The urgency of the climate crisis requires a new approach and a just response centered on human rights, equity, and justice. Follow the actions and join the movement.Read more at https://globalclimatestrike.net/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/09/191m 59s

RHLSTP 225 - Jimmy Cricket

#225 Come Closer To The Screen - We’re on the road still and at the Lowry in Salford where the lightest local headline is not really ripe for frivolity, but at least they are paying fitting tribute to their greatest painter. And it’s possible that the theatre is literally on fire, but Richard is not letting that stop him.The guest tonight is showbiz legend and punster extraordinaire, Jimmy Cricket and something that the RHLSTP audience might not be used to, proper jokes.But amongst the silliness, Jimmy reveals some fabulous stories about the days of the working men’s clubs, the summer camps or Ireland, Laurel and Hardy’s last tour, working with the Honey Monster, being a Papal Knight and why he still has the hunger for treading the boards in his wellies. There’s more, how his This is Your Life almost got derailed by a chance meeting and a letter from his Mamie. To buy Jimmy’s DVD or find out about his live dates or performances of his play check out his website - https://www.jimmycricket.co.uk/It’s a heart-warming, corny and hilarious hour of chat. But will Rich ask clean-living Jimmy THAT emergency question?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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/09/191h 1m

RHLSTP 224 - Mark Charnock and Dominic Brunt

#224 Emmerdale Farm There’s a weird giddy atmosphere in the room at the Leeds City Varieties, but you’ll have to try and use the clues in this podcast to piece together what you think might have happened, because this week the guests are the supremely polite and sensible Mark and Dominic (aka Marlon and Paddy from Emmerdale Farm).They chat about how to not let fame go to your head, the snobbishness directed at soap actors, Mark being Richard’s number one celebrity fan, what Julia Mackenzie thought of Richard’s acting skills, Dominic’s other life as a film director and what the Attack of the Adult Babies is all about, Zombie nights, Who Wants to be a Millionaire and much much more. Remember if you want to see the podcasts uncut, even the ones that we’re not able to broadcast, you have to come and see us LIVE! The people of Leeds will never forget this night!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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/09/191h 0m

RHLSTP 223 - Stephen Grant

#223 Second Back at the Old Market in Hove for a second (separate) week and Richard has more disappointing reviews of local tourist attractions, plus news of a life-changing bin-based compensation. His guest is a man who is more Brighton than a stick of rock, it’s Stephen Grant. Stephen tells us how he came within a heartbeat of being in Top Gear and might also have been in The Office were it not for excellent advice from his (ex) manager. Also the pros and cons of being followed by a film crew during his first Edinburgh Fringe, the disappointment of not flying in an air ambulance and whether it’s more impressive to lose weight by accident or design. Some classic old Emergency Questions are pulled out of the bag and there’s a more serious discussion about whether comedians should write their own material. Another lovely tour podcast. Do check out the gig guide to see if the show is coming near to you.Check out Stephen’s Cyclist podcast here - http://cyclistpod.libsyn.com/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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/09/191h 4m

RHLSTP 222 - Angela Barnes

#222 The Voice of Burnt Tits Richard is wearing his wedding suit, but has forgotten about the secret curse that it possesses that might destroy his esteemed standing in society, but the added jeopardy might help those with erotic expectations from their entertainment. We’re at the Old Market in Hove and the guest is nuclear-bunker obsessed Angela Barnes. They discuss whether we are all just characters in a video game played by an increasingly bored teenager, the secret dangers of hot water bottles, the pranks played on Angela by her swinging father and how Richard could be sued by the people of Brighton for lip damage, why comedians can’t meditate and a Valentine’s Day gesture to rival a Ferrero Rocher pyramid. Plus Angela’s excellent work on the Home Safe Collective.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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/08/191h 0m

Flo & Joan & John Kearns - RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 21

Flo and Joan and John Kearns Ed Fringe #21 Nine Minutes- Rich has just hit the 200 average crowd he coveted and worked out just how much his landlord has made from each ticket sold and there’s an end of term atmosphere as he meets Flo and Joan and John Kearns. With Flo and Joan the talk revolves around time travelling gang bangs, Bros’ Cheddar antics, double act rivalry and memories of Tring.With John, Richard is skittish from lack of sleep and counting down the time, but still manages to find out whether a plastic cup can substitute for false teeth and how the speaker of the House of Commons takes a shit. Plus a revival of a plan to quell sex offenders. Thanks to the crew at the New Town Theatre and to Liam for coming to so many shows and messing up his cue.See Flo and Joan on tour http://floandjoan.comSee RHLSTP on tour http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tour See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/08/191h 2m

Thom Tuck & Tom Rosenthal RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 20

Thom Tuck and Tom Rosenthal #20 - A Noble Failure - Rich has a visual surprise for his audience (and for you if you haven’t looked at the picture yet, that will infuriate his wife. His guests are stereo philosophy graduate T(h)oms, Tuck and Rosenthal. With TT the discussion turns to International schools, the meaning of life, straight to DVD Disney films and putting Macbeth on in an hour with two performers. With TR they chat about Jim Rosenthal ability to stop Hitler, how to get a free mug with your name on, why some men can’t grow facial hair and there’s a funny, though also serious chat about the penis and whether all of it is essential.Info on Tom Rosenthal’s tour here - https://www.tomrosenthal.net/Buy Thom Tuck’s DVD here https://www.gofasterstripe.com/cgi-bin/website.cgi?page=videofull&id=36670Info on RHLSTP tour here http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tour See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/08/191h 1m

George Egg & Cally Beaton - RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 19

George Egg and Cally Beaton - RHLSTP Edfringe 2019 #19 - The Big Hub Is Open - Rich is meeting all the best celebrities backstage at the venue. You won’t believe who it was yesterday. Anyway no spoilers, my guests today are anarchist cook George Egg and gamekeeper turned poacher Cally Beaton. With George the discussion turns to old school variety, the perils of prop building, how to cook a meal in a hotel room and shaving your head to get a part. With Cally the chat is about changing career in mid-life and Joan Rivers, how much child care men do and why all men ruin it for Richard and how amazing it is that any relationship survives having children.Callie’s show details here https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/cally-beaton-invisibleGeorge Egg’s show here https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/george-egg-movable-feastRHLSTP http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tour See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/08/191h 2m

Susan Murray & Alice Fraser - RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 18

RHLSTP Ed Fringe 2019 #18 Susan Murray and Alice Fraser - Robot Sex Again - Rich has found out why he’s not on TV and whose fault it is and he is NOT happy. Never mind his guests Susan Murray and Alice Fraser should cheer him up. Except that Susan is talking about plane crashes (and how to survive them), as well as the plight of middle aged comedians, being bitten in a mosh pit and when comedians have their Christmas party. Alice talks about the unlikely popularity of her show’s title this year, living in a poster, why men think they have to become birds to trick women into having sex with them and the polarisation of discourse. And how she went from being a fan of a podcast to being on it (not this one, but it could happen to you).Details for Susan’s show here https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/susan-murray-how-not-to-die-in-a-plane-crashDetails for Alice’s show here https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/alice-fraser-mythosRHLSTP Fringe run and tour http://richardherring.com/rhlstptt/tour See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/08/191h 0m

Sukh Ojla & Tommy Tiernan - RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 17

RHLSTP Ed Fringe 2019 #17 Sukh Ojla and Tommy Tiernan - Older Than Sean - Rich is being stalked by Andy Murray’s mum, but he is also only one step removed from The Two Ronnies now. His guests are Sukh Ojla and Tommy Tiernan. With Sukh he discusses moving back in with your parents in your 30s, defiling the corpse of Pochahontas, curing depression with drugs (or a big poo) and being kissed by Jon Hamm (who has a Hamm hand). Tommy talks about how comedy inspiration works (or doesn’t), the incredible bravery of Derry Girls, why he’s looking forward to No Deal Brexit, what he wanted to call his son and performing a show that you’re not 100% happy with. It’s a terrible shame that this had to end, but hopefully both guests will be back.Tickets for Sukh’s show here - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/sukh-ojla-for-sukh-s-sakeDetails of Tommy’s show - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/tommy-tiernan-paddy-crazy-horseNot many RHLSTPs left now (until the tour) http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tour See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/08/191h 3m

Rich Wilson & Sarah Kendall - RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 16

RHLSTP Ed Fringe 2019 #16 - Rich Wilson and Sarah Kendall - Nagasaki Spider-man -There’s so much controversy over Joke of the Fringe that Richard can’t work out what to think. Luckily he has guests to do his thinking for him - Rich Wilson and Sarah Kendall. With Rich that chat revolves around why you should never follow the advice of Rob Rouse, what happens when you pretend to be gay so you can work in a gay sauna, why talking a bit might help men’s mental health and honesty in comedy. With Sarah things get giddy as the pair try to work out if they are actually alive, how Victorians coped with mortality, the best place to sit on a plane and how brilliant Bryony Kimmings is. Richard finds this one the funniest of the run so far.See Rich Wilson’s show - Tickets here https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/rich-wilson-death-becomes-himListen to his podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/insane-in-the-men-brain/id1454275103See Sarah’s show - tickets here - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/sarah-kendall-paper-planesSee RHLSTP - http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tour See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/08/191h 0m

Fern Brady & Josie Long - RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 15

RHLSTP Ed Fringe 2019 #15 Fern Brady and Josie Long - Teeth and Ecstasy - Rich has seen some disturbing poster vandalism that has made him question who the real Jesus is, and his daughter has her first real catchphrase. He has two fabulous guests Fern Brady and Josie Long. With Fern he discusses how she got her fabulous poster shot, crying on the toilet, her return to Bathgate and Edinburgh clamminess. With Josie the talk turns to babies, corresponding with a Black Panther, touring without booking a venue and the incredible behind the scenes stories of her 1999 BBC New Comedian Award win.Fern’s extra show details here - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/fern-brady-power-and-chaos-2Josie’s show details here - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/josie-long-tenderRHLSTP Fringe and tour details http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tour See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/08/191h 1m

Sunil Patel & Daliso Chaponda - RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 14

RHLSTP Ed Fringe 2019 #14 Sunil Patel and Daliso Chaponda - Donkeys - Richard is losing his mind in the Groundhog Day of Edinburgh and still turning up at the wrong venues, but he so far has always made it to his own. His guests today are Sunil Patel and Daliso Chaponda. With Sunil he chats about comedy psychopaths, whether there are any good white people, missing out on sunilpatel.com, sharing accommodation with comedians and there’s some fascinating stuff for anyone who is interested in beards. With Daliso the talk revolves around insulting flags and when comedy has real consequences, how art can change its meaning over time, why so many people are being blacklisted these days, being a hero in Malawi and meeting Pamela Anderson.See Sunil’s show White Knight - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/sunil-patel-white-knightSee Daliso’s show Blah Blah Blacklist - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/daliso-chaponda-blah-blah-blacklistSee RHLSTP in Edinburgh or on tour http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tour See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/08/1958m 29s

Bryony Kimmings & Arabella Weir - RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 13

RHLSTP Ed 2019 #13 Bryony Kimmings and Arabella Weir - Baulk - Richard is awaiting imminent arrest for the crime of trying to educate women about their bodies. He welcomes guests Bryony Kimmings and Arabella Weir. With Bryony he talks about her amazing show I’m a Phoenix, Bitch, leaking inner critics, how to write a film with Emma Thompson, glitter ball performance artists and whether he can get an arts council grant for stone clearing. With Arabella they chat about her show about her mother, being the first female Doctor, having David Tennant as a lodger, how the Fast Show cast came together, whether her Scottish accent cuts the mustard and they both fail to remember stuff about Bonjour la Classe effectively. Her bum did not look big in the throne.Tickets for Bryony here https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/bryony-kimmings-i-m-a-phoenix-bitchTickets for Arabella here https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/arabella-weir-does-my-mum-loom-big-in-thisInfo on RHLSTP run and tour http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tour See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/08/1959m 6s

Rob Auton & Lost Voice Guy - RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 12

RHLSTP Ed Fringe 2019 #12 Rob Auton and Lost Voice Guy - Baked Beans - Richard may be old or tired or both, but he has just experienced a potentially disastrous misunderstanding of Edinburgh geography that would be embarrassing for a newbie. Never mind, his guests are Rob Auton and Lee Ridley aka Lost Voice Guy. With Rob the discussion takes in working in advertising, Cold Feet, a shopping trolley full of items of the same colour and the worthlessness of existence given the infinity of time. Lee and Herring chat about what it’s like to win Britain’s Got Talent, what Simon Cowell is really like, the leap of faith that persuaded a self-conscious man who was unable to speak to attempt stand-up, the most ridiculous things strangers have asked him about his disability and whether anyone would ever heckle a man with no voice. If this podcast makes you want to give some money to Scope then please  Text 'HERRING' to 70085 to donate £5. Or you can give any amount up to £20. To donate £3 text 'HERRING 3’. To donate £20 donate 'HERRING 20’. You get the idea.Get tickets for Rob Auton here - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/rob-auton-the-time-showGet tickets to Lost Voice Guy here - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/lost-voice-guy-i-m-only-in-it-for-the-parkingFor info on the Edinburgh run and autumn tour of RHLSTP check out this site - http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tour See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/08/191h 0m

Richard Osman - RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 11

RHLSTP Ed Fringe 2019 #11 Richard Osman - The Oldest Person In Scotland - Richard has hopefully the definitive list of what people should avoid putting inside their chuffs and maybe we can leave that behind now - HIs guest will finally reveal what nationality he is - it’s TV’s Richard Osman. There is some discussion of who from Lee and Herring has had the more successful career (no spoilers) and whether there is any danger of a Slattery style breakdown from doing too many episodes of Pointless, whether House of Games will ever offer psychological training, how to get into the dying medium of TV and what is an appropriate height differential for lovers.. Plus why is the Express obsessed with Osman? Is he gay? And a also a brand new quiz show for Herring to lose, played live in front of and then involving the audience? It’s the only Edinburgh RHLSTP with one guest, but he’s the size of two guestsCome and see one of the remaining 10 shows or any of the tour shows http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourBuy Emergency Questions Books and more http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/08/191h 0m

Lauren Pattison & Geoff Norcott - RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 10

RHLSTP Ed Fringe #10 Lauren Pattison and Geoff Norcott - Love or Career? - Rich can stop doing Edinburgh now as he has been bestowed with the greatest of honours, plus he has more tips about what you can and cannot insert into yourself. His guests today are Lauren Pattison and Geoff Norcott. With Lauren he discusses what a wonderful person Katherine Ryan is, why everyone now has to live with their parents and whether the Masons and a certain Prince are biding their time before they rub Herring out. Geoff and Richard share their views on why they want a No Deal Brexit, whether we need more referendums, why working class people like a bit of posh and whether climate change really matters. Plus Nuts TVTickets for Lauren’s show here - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/lauren-pattison-peachyTickets for Geoff’s show - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/geoff-norcott-work-in-progressTickets for RHLSTP in Edinburgh and on tour - http://richardherring.com/rhsltpt/tour See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/08/191h 2m

Isma Almas & Tony Slattery - RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 09

RHLSTP Ed 2019 9 Tony Slattery and Isma Almas - Carry On Cocaining - Richard is worried that his comments about a royal might lead to his ultimate demise… buy he’s more worried about extreme vaginal temperatures. He’s got two great gigs to distract his lazy ass, Isma Almas and Tony Slattery. With Isma he discusses how it’s possible to tick too many boxes, performing in a burkha, why comedy is the perfect job if you hate working and they hatch a foolproof plan to get back at their critics.. Tony chats about his career and the factors that led to its implosion, how much coke he might have been taking a week, Kenneth Branagh’s campness, the harshness of an industry that loves you when you’re winning and the lessons he has learned. It’s really brilliant, so stop reading this and listen to it.Tickets for Isma’s show here - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/isma-almas-about-a-buoy-adventures-in-adoptionTickets for Tony’s show here - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/tony-slattery-slattery-will-get-you-nowhereFinal guests being announced and tickets for RHLSTP here - http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/.tour See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/08/191h 0m

Steph Tisdell & Jen Brister - RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 08

RHLSTP ed Fringe #8 Steph Tisdell and Jen Brister- Migaloo - Rich reveals the real reason he’s having so many female guests on the series before introducing two more of the blighters, Steph Tisdell and Jen Brister - Steph talks about how comedy is a great way to deal with and educate about the horrors of genocide, the awkwardness of white guilt and whether a day of being sorry is enough, plus how she Mrs Maiselled her way into comedy. Jen Brister talks about her brilliant book “The Other Mother” and how two women having a baby is pretty much the same as anyone having a baby, though getting the sperm arguably involved more palaver. Also eating ice cream without your kids seeing and bringing up boys and allowing them to express their emotions. Plus an excellent answer to what item she’d take from a museum.See Steph Tisdell in Aboriginal All Stars https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/aboriginal-comedy-allstarsSee Jen Brister in Under Privilege - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/jen-brister-under-privilegeOrder Jen’s book here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Other-Mother-wickedly-honest-parenting/dp/1910931969/See RHLSTP at the Fringe and on tour - http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tour See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/08/1958m 14s

Spencer Jones & Janey Godley & Ashley Storrie - RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 07

RHLSTP Ed 2019 #7 Spencer Jones and Janey Godley and Ashley Storrie - Scottish Russian Dolls. Richard has just witnessed the most arrogant and obnoxious person of Edinburgh 2019 and they aren’t even a comedian or himself reflected in a window, but it’s nice to know that he always sees something worth talking about on his walk to the theatre. His guests are all utter comedy geniuses: Spencer Jones and Janey Godley and the comedian she magically produced from herself, Ashley Storrie. Spencer talks about where he gets his crazy ideas and how to make comedy from mundane objects in life, his tricky first gigs as Herbert Clunkerdunk and what his fifth season would involve. Janey and Ashley talk about how they have conquered the internet and ingratiated themselves with celebs (even if they don’t always recognise them), the dangerous stupidity of taking on either of them on social media, their refusal to compromise for TV folk and whether Catcher in the Rye is a price worth paying for not having John Lennon any more. And if Richard loves Ashley as much as he claims how come he isn’t following her on Twitter?Tickets for Spencer Jones here https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/spencer-jones-the-things-we-leave-behindSee his brilliant TV show here - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p065wbm9/the-mind-of-herbert-clunkerdunk-pilotInfo for Janey Godley’s Fringe show here - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/godley-on-the-fringeInfo for Ashley Storrie here https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on#q=%22Ashley%20Storrie%3A%20Hysterical%20%22All Fringe and tour links for RHLSTP here https://www.rhlstp.co.uk/website.cgi?page=gigsBuy Emergency Questions books and RHLSTP stickers and monthly badges at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/08/191h 1m

Snjolaug Luðviksdottir and John Robins - RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 06

RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 #6 Snjólaug Lúðvíksdóttir and John Robins - Gibbon Arms - The RHLSTP chairs are getting more press than Richard and also he is doomed to eternity in Hell, but never mind cos he’s talking to Iceland’s Snjólaug Lúðvíksdóttir and Bristol’s John Robins.With Snow he discusses the Penis Museum, The Cod War and trying to turn Iceland into a new Galapagos. With John the chat gets a little more serious with discussions about mental health, gambling addiction and coping with maleness as a teenager. But there’s also time to talk about the tragic secret life of Jools Holland.See Let it Snow here https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on#q=%22Snjolaug%20Ludviksdottir%3A%20Let%20It%20Snow%22See John Robins’ Hot Shame here https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/john-robins-hot-shameRHLSTP guests and tickets here http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tour See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/08/191h 1m

RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 05 - Jayde Adams & David O' Doherty

RHLSTP Ed Fringe 2019 #5 Jayde Adams and David O’ Doherty - Mr Adjective - Richard is still thinking about his penis, but has just had an encounter with another major politician and failed to get himself into the history books. His guests are the extraordinary lovely Jayde Adams and David O’Doherty. Jayde and Rich discuss the secret truth of the Asda Bristol hotplate, why Rich couldn’t cut it as a mushroom picker, the (Im)possibility of Rich being Jayde’s father and how Jayde missed out on meeting Adele, but scored big with Dawn French. David and Richard talk about how to get into the Irish top 30, the best seat in a bedsit gig, what happens when you win the Comedy Award and are doing more than one show, how David is not 98% mouse and how RHLSTP got his oven fixed.Jayde Adam’s The Ballad of Kylie Jenner’s Old Face - buy tickets here - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/jayde-adams-the-ballad-of-kylie-jenner-s-old-faceDavid O’Doherty Ultrasound - but tickets here https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/david-o-doherty-ultrasoundRHLSTP see line-ups and ticket links here http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourBecome a monthly badger http://gofasterstripe.com/badges See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/08/1959m 55s

Sophie Duker & Vikki Stone - RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 04

Ed Fringe 2019 #4 Sophie Duker and Vikki Stone - Tree Huggers - Rich is being ultra topical and that of course means him attempting to value his penis, plus he gives a review of an incredible piece of immersive theatre that he saw at the Meadows. And Colin has returned. Richard’s guests today are Sophie Duker and Vikki Stone. He talks to Sophie about privilege, who got the best A levels, magic forests, who Rich would hate most if he was God, using social media for sex, Whacky Racists and orgies involving human centipedes. With Vikki the chat involves appearing in a gay porn film, a missed opportunity with Elton John, Abba Tribute bands, Philip Schofield and falsified wikipedia facts.Sophie’s show can be found here - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/sophie-duker-venusVikki’s show is here https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on#q=%22Vikki%20Stone%3A%20Song%20Bird%22Details of all the upcoming RHLSTPs is here http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tour See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/08/1958m 18s

Jena Friedman & Phil Wang - RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 03

RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 #3 Jena Friedman and Phil Wang - Raisin Drip - Rich was looking forward to being able to use his topical satirical eye to look at the news, until he looked at the news, but he decided to plough on anyway. His guests are Jena Friedman and Phil Wang. With Jena he discusses the reasons behind American gun crime, whether political comedy does any good, interviewing John McAfee and what kind of people have seen ghosts and what kind haven’t. Phil Wang is grilled about his sartorial choices on Taskmaster, the advantages and disadvantages of being in the Footlights, the unbridled joy of receiving unexpected francs, what Rich would be like as a stepdad. Book tickets to see Jena Friedman here https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/jena-friedman-miscarriage-of-justiceBook tickets to Phil Wang’s extra show here https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/phil-wang-philly-philly-wang-wang-2See the full RHLSTP line up and ticket links here - http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourBuy Emergency Questions books here - https://www.gofasterstripe.com/cgi-bin/website.cgi?page=videofull&id=35932To donate £5 to Scope Text 'HERRING' to 70085 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/08/191h 1m

Lucy Beaumont & Scummy Mummies - RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 02

RHLSTP Edinburgh 2109 #2 Lucy Beaumont and Scummy Mummies - Screw You William Wilberforce. What Did You Ever Achieve?Richard can’t believe that he forgot to tell you about the supernatural thing that happened backstage at the Masonic Lodge yesterday, though surely scarier things have happened here.No matter because he’s got a brilliant line-up of guests: Lucy Beaumont and the Scummy Mummies. He talks to Lucy about Hull and Pocklington, sexual super powers, the candour of Maureen Lipman, encounters with ghost animals and alien balloons, the living Hell of marriage and children and ingesting your twin in utero.The Scummy Mummies discuss their fabulous podcast, Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s frustrating inability to have a female child, the infamous rivalry between Jossy’s Giants and Rentaghost, why it’s better to come to the Fringe without your kids and the impressive number of shows they’ve already seen.Come and see RHLSTP at the Fringe and on tour http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourSee Lucy Beaumont’s Space Mam - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/lucy-beaumont-space-mamSee the Scummy Mummies - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/scummy-mummiesListen to their fabulous podcast here - http://www.scummymummies.com/podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/08/1959m 55s

Laura Lexx & Tony Law - RHLSTP Edinburgh 2019 01

Ed #1 - Laura Lexx and Tony Law - Can Men Be Funny? The King of Edinburgh is back for his 25th Fringe, though he is feeling under the weather thanks to his bloody stupid decision to breed and his possibly hubristic decision to play a 400 seater venue. But never mind he’s got two of the Festival’s most interesting acts to kick off this cavalcade of 21 podcasts in 24 days, Laura Lexx and Tony Law. Two guests on the same day? What? With Laura there’s discussion about ice lollies, whether global warming is a more pressing issue than Brexit, the repercussions of the Edinburgh accommodation crisis, defective chocolate bars and Johnny machines. And Tony chats about the contrasting previous appearances on the podcast, whether terrifyingly drunk or mind-bendingly sober and will it be third time, unwired? Well it’s Tony, so obviously not. Plus the differences between comedians in for the long haul and those hoping for fame, the craziness of Canadian comics, trying to put your children off performing and the acts creating unique shows full of risk. And how does he feel about turning 50? It’s good to be back.See RHLSTP at the Fringe and guests here http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourSee Laura Lexx’s Knee-jerk - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/laura-lexx-knee-jerkSee Tony Law Identifies - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/tony-law-identifiesSee Tony Law and Phil Nichol - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/tony-law-and-phil-nichol-virtue-chamber-echo-bravoT-shirt by @manwhohasitall See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/08/191h 1m

RHLSTP Special - Rebecca Callard

RHLSTP comes to the Great Yorkshire Fringe and York City fan Richard couldn’t be happier about his team’s amazing season or the fact that the hot weather has given him the perfect new emergency question. His guest is the tiniest person anyone has ever seen, it’s Rebecca Callard. They chat about what Ian Gregg really puts in the vegan sausage rolls, playing a drug dealer on Coronation Street, the scarecrowyness of Mackenzie Crook, the largely forgotten sitcom Bonjour La Classe and how Rebecca managed to miss out on most of Children’s Ward. The York audience have fun trying to name different kinds of cupboard and being insulted. Plus insider knowledge on the Borrowers emergency question and leaving Twitter and why it’s a good idea/impossible.See RHLSTP live at the Edinburgh Fringe and then on tour round the UK. All confirmed dates and guests at http://richardherring.com/rhlstpt/tourBecome a monthly badger and get all the cool extras and membership pack at http://gofasterstripe.com/badges See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/07/191h 9m

RHLSTP Special - Emergency Questions

Emergency Questions Special - Richard Herring - Venice in Peril - The RHLSTP tables are turned as the interviewer becomes the interviewee and Richard Herring, best know for playing a policeman on Ant and Dec unleashed - is quizzed by comedian Sarah Benetto at the Deer Shed Festival about his marvellous Emergency Questions book. And the jeopardy is that he’s in front of a family audience. Will he swear? Place your bets about how long he will last. Where did he come up with this crazy idea? Would he rather have a ham hand or a suncream armpit? Has he ever flown a kite? What is his pizza based dating secret and which playwright do you think it worked on? How do you deal with heckles from the weather and babies? Where does he see himself in 500 years time. Plus there’s emergency questions from some of the kids in the audience and Rich responds by making them question the reality of existence. And get ready for your podcast feed to get crammed full of lovely podcasts as we’re about to do 21 shows in 24 days at the Edinburgh Fringe!Buy the newest 1001 Emergency Questions book hereOr get a special offer price for all three books hereCome and see Rich on tour and at the Edinburgh Fringe in AugustThanks to Dave Mitchell for recording the show See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/07/191h 0m

RHLSTP Special - Fiona Allen

RHLSTP Special - Fiona Allen - Henley Festival. Rich is at the Henley Festival and is up against the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, who prove to be much more popular and louder than him, but his audience is small and enthusiastic, even if he risks losing some of them by being rude about this weird and posh town. His guest is We Know Where You Live’s Fiona Allen. She talks about working for Tony Wilson at the Hacienda, the unusual job of her grandfather, whether Michael Parkinson Senior is the most evil man on the planet, secretly delightful, disgusting household chores, whether it’s best to be up front on a date, why she knew Smack the Pony was going to be a hit (and whether it will return), British films and why so many disappear into the ether, returning to stand up as a more mature (but not necessarily more mature) performer and paying her children to empty the dishwasher. Turns out we don’t need an audience to make RHLSTP work, but we’d still like one. Please come and see us at the Edinburgh Fringe - BOOK HERESUPPORT 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/07/191h 0m

RHLSTP 221 - No Such Thing As A Fish

#221 No Such Thing As a Fish - Are There Any Female Cuttlefish Here? It’s the end of the run at the Leicester Square Theatre and time to find out if Richard can fit into his suit from 5 years ago, as he promised. His guests are the Uber-nerds Anna, Dan, Andrew and James from the insanely popular No Such Thing As A Fish podcast. Find out what obscure facts they have about each other, whether sneaky brains or beauty is more important, their similarity to the X Men, whether holding in wee can kill you, why you don’t see cavemen ghosts and how podcasting has conquered the world (for some of us). Plus sexual superpowers, dreaming octopuses and horses in whale farts. It’s a rip roaring finale for this 18 very separate weeks at the theatre, but podcasts are now coming to you, so please support all of us on tour if you can.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Book for RHLSTP at the Edinburgh Fringe HEREBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/07/191h 20m

RHLSTP Special - Rob Rouse

RHLSTP Special - Rob Rouse - Quink-Faced Schoolboy. RHLSTP is back at the Long Division Festival in Wakefield for the second week running and this time Richard is looking at the impressive crime figures in this beautiful town, with lots of retail opportunities. His guest is the roadkill consuming comedian Rob Rouse. They chat about exploding sheep, the downside of eaten limpets, the incident that made Rob decide Geography teaching was not for him, the life-changing decision for both men to give up on A Level Physics, how to decrease the value of Star Wars figures, what to do if your wife gets her hand trapped in a ladder and being the 21st Century Baldrick. There’s some nice philosophy about coping with success and failure and an extraordinary denouement which involves fire and methane and a brand new suit.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Book for RHLSTP at the Edinburgh Fringe HEREBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/07/191h 30m

RHLSTP 220 - Professor Alice Roberts

#220 Professor Alice Roberts - What Would You Keep in your Marsupial Pouch? Richard has been gigging back home in Cheddar and meets a face from his past. His guest this week is broadcaster, author, President of Humanists UK and part-time Victoria Coren lookalike, Professor Alice Roberts. The pair discuss meeting the Blue Peter team, the behind the scenes debauchery of Time Team and what happened if they didn’t find anything, the great human journey and how much monkey business ended up affecting our DNA, an island of dead hobbits, Australian hypocrisy, how we might improve our useless human bodies, what God was thinking and the Sliding Doors world where dogs never existed.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Book for RHLSTP at the Edinburgh Fringe HEREBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/07/191h 9m

RHLSTP Special - Kay Mellor

RHLSTP Special - Kay Mellor - Rhubarb Triangle. 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 badmington 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!Book for RHLSTP at the Edinburgh Fringe HEREBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/07/1957m 44s

RHLSTP 219 - Do The Right Thing

#219 Do The Right Thing - Knowing Your Own Dad’s Smell. Richard chats with a therapist and a photographer in the front row before bringing on his triumvirate of guests, Danielle Ward, Michael Legge and Margaret Cabourn-Smith, otherwise known as the Do The Right Thing podcast. They discuss celebrity snogs and failed celebrity snogs, the attempt to move their podcast to TV, what happens when you meet your dad in a dark room (not photography based), giving birth to the children of Tiny Andrew Collings, why Richard will probably never be a successful actor and a lot about death. Plus some tributes to shared producer Ben and is it better to podcast for free than be a highly paid TV star?Check out Do The Right Thing at https://play.acast.com/s/dotherightthing, https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/do-the-right-thing/id453737551 or wherever you get your podcasts.Go see Michael Legge's Edinburgh Fringe show at https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/michael-legge-the-idiotSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website, become a badger and see extra content http://bit.ly/rhlstpwebSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://bit.ly/RHLSTPgigsBuy DVDs and Books http://bit.ly/gofasterstripe See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/07/191h 4m

RHLSTP 218 - Nicholas Parsons

#218 Nicholas Parsons - An Alligator Named Daisy. Richard has been dreaming about the Wiggles and one of them has been tweeting him. But is it Emma? Richard’s guest is the showbiz legend, 75 years in the business and no sign of stopping yet, Nicholas Parsons. Although Nicholas is a bit annoyed about some cab based confusion on the way here, he is as masterful and witty on stage as ever, recounting tales of Just A Minute and Sale of the Century, but also talking about working on Clydebank in the 1940s, his film work with Jerry Lewis and an alligator, why he only appeared in on one Carry On film, his work and break up with Arthur Haynes (and who Ed Sullivan thought was best) and dressing up for the Rocky Horror Show. Also working with Rik and Ade on the Comic Strip and how the show must go on even after a blow to the head. But in the new Herring and Parsons double act, who is the straight man and is he getting too many laughs? WARNING Nicholas Parsons SWEARS!SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website, become a badger and see extra content http://bit.ly/rhlstpwebSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://bit.ly/RHLSTPgigsBuy DVDs and Books http://bit.ly/gofasterstripe See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/07/191h 4m

RHLSTP 217 - Adrian Chiles

#217 Adrian Chiles - Exiting Stourbridge Multi-storey Car Park. RHLSTP comes to Birmingham Town Hall and the biggest audience Richard has ever performed to (outside of charity gigs) with over 1000 people in attendance. Blimey. Richard and Adrian discuss failing an interview for MI5, the rollercoaster ride of hosting (and watching) the One Show, what people say to you when you were once on TV but aren’t so much now, an horrific childhood accident, an unrequested story about having a wet dream and why God lets bad things happen to good people. Plus if you watch the video version you can see the show being signed and see a lot of rude things being acted out by some nice ladies. Do come and see the show on tour if you can - amazing reception from the unfortunate people of Brum.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website, become a badger and see extra content http://bit.ly/rhlstpwebSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://bit.ly/RHLSTPgigsBuy DVDs and Books http://bit.ly/gofasterstripe See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/06/191h 23m

RHLSTP 216 - Tiff Stevenson

RHLSTP #216 Tiff Stevenson - Stevie Nicks Cartman. Richard E Grant has foolishly left a bottle of his scent behind and Rich uses it as a pomander to erase the stink from his unwashed crowd, before introducing a woman who has sat on Annie Lennox’s knee, Tiff Stevenson. Find out one of the behind the scenes secrets of The Office, how Tiff ended up working with Dizzee Rascal, how she hopes to level the playing field to gain better representation, what it’s like to go bird-spotting with Ed Byrne, how to dispatch a starling and the ups and downs of appearing on a TV talent search. Plus more on the struggle to become an established comedian in today’s competitive market.  SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website, become a badger and see extra content http://bit.ly/rhlstpwebSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://bit.ly/RHLSTPgigsBuy DVDs and Books http://bit.ly/gofasterstripe See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/06/191h 14m

RHLSTP 215 - Rosie Jones

#215 Rosie Jones - Chicken Plucker. Rich’s diet continues to go well, but will he be in his 2015 suit by the end of the series? The anticipation is killing us all I know. His guest this week is the sweet-looking, foul-mouthed Rosie Jones. They chat about her meteoric rise to stand up success, how pacing affects comedic impact and can save you having to write too much stuff, what it’s like to be on shows she once worked behind the scenes on, how Jimmy Carr messed up her jokes, some extraordinary stuff about having sex with dead animals, disabled representation in the media and how inappropriate humour can help us through tricky situations and ultra-serious acting scenes. Plus the other Rosie Jones and a new take on Sliding Doors and how comedy can help people to understand disability. You’ll love her. She’s awesome.  SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website, become a badger and see extra content http://bit.ly/rhlstpwebSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://bit.ly/RHLSTPgigsBuy DVDs and Books http://bit.ly/gofasterstripe See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/06/191h 15m

RHLSTP 214 - Matt Lucas

#214 Matt Lucas - The Football Eagle Has Landed. Richard believes he will soon be a multi-millionaire but agrees to give 1/365th of his profits to charity. His guest is comedy legend Matt Lucas. They talk about the power of honesty in comedy, even if the comedian comes out of it badly, how Matt became possibly the only person who’s rung up to complain about a TV show to end up working with the stars, the combination of talent, hard work and luck that is required for success, being in a Blur video by accident, dealing with tragedy and a considered look back at Little Britain and how it should or shouldn’t be judged in hindsight. And the importance of talking about issues rather than shouting over the social media divide. Also Rich reveals his gay experimentation and considers changing teams.  SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website, become a badger and see extra content http://bit.ly/rhlstpwebSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://bit.ly/RHLSTPgigsBuy DVDs and Books http://bit.ly/gofasterstripe See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/06/191h 28m

RHLSTP 213 - Les Dennis

RHLSTP #213 Les Dennis - If it’s up there... Happily-married Rich meets a man who works in a castle and the woman he has found love with, before introducing the legend that is Les Dennis. They talk about a mysterious spate of Norfolk-based graffiti, both types of dying on stage, the strange dynamics of a double act, living your private life out in public, getting tax advice from Ken Dodd and how go survive in showbusiness for half a century and counting. There are stories of the great comedians of the past and a heartwarming story of overcoming tragedy and heartbreak to come out stronger and a career that includes The Comedians, game shows, soaps and the RSC. It’s a truly remarkable and inspiring podcast from one of the loveliest men in the world who isn’t afraid to laugh at himself and make the jokes harsher than even Ricky Gervais can manage. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website, become a badger and see extra content http://bit.ly/rhlstpwebSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://bit.ly/RHLSTPgigsBuy DVDs and Books http://bit.ly/gofasterstripe See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/05/191h 6m

RHLSTP 212 - Matt Forde

RHLSTP #212 Matt Forde - Brian Clough’s Dangerous Remedy For Eczema. Richard explains why he is constantly upsetting businesses who ask him to fill in surveys, before meeting this week’s guest, impressionist and satirist, who is still unable to write jokes about the future, Matt Forde. Find out about the extraordinary day where Matt was mentioned in parliament, diagnosed with a surprising disease and chased down the street by a spitting Finn, the rollercoaster of verbal abuse of being a child mascot for Nottingham Forest in 1993, whether Nottingham has anything that isn’t imaginary to be proud of, interviewing Blair and Farage, March based predictions for what will be happening in May, how topical it is possible to be and how broken the political system might be and how 650 idiots might save it. Plus a doctor’s blasé remedy for a fatal allergy and the hubris of claiming you know everything about Mark Lawrenson. SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website, become a badger and see extra content http://bit.ly/rhlstpwebSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://bit.ly/RHLSTPgigsBuy DVDs and Books http://bit.ly/gofasterstripe See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/05/191h 17m

RHLSTP 211 - Joel Dommett

RHLSTP #211 - Joel Dommett - Lembit Opik Catfish. Richard meets a nuclear physicist impersonator and has a friend who will never be any more than that. This week’s guest is disgraceful self-toucher Joel Dommett. They chat about the gamble of going into the jungle, the pitfalls of the modern dating scene, running a super marathon with the runs, being defeated at Pointless by someone who doesn’t understand the rules, the perils of proposing with a Spotify play-list and how it’s possible for two comedians never to gig together in 11 years.Buy Joel’s book here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Its-Not-Them-Confessions-BESTSELLER/dp/1472251296/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website, become a badger and see extra content http://bit.ly/rhlstpwebSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://bit.ly/RHLSTPgigsBuy DVDs and Books http://bit.ly/gofasterstripe See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/05/191h 13m

RHLSTP 210 - Suzi Ruffell

RHLSTP #210 - Suzi Ruffell - The Great HMS Victory Robbery. Richard has been spending a lot of time with his kids and consequently his stand up is going to be all Kids Do The Funniest Things from here on in. But it’s been a good ride. His guest is the non-award nominated yet brilliant stand up, Suzi Ruffell. The pair talk about where all the working class comedians have gone, Herring’s life of crime and how the police will never catch him, the Portsmouth witch, more horrible teachers, nocturnal worrying and the weirdness of anyone objecting to love. Plus the million to one chance of a man persuading lesbians to have a threesome.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website, become a badger and see extra content http://bit.ly/rhlstpwebSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://bit.ly/RHLSTPgigsBuy DVDs and Books http://bit.ly/gofasterstripe See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/05/191h 1m

RHLSTP 209 - London Hughes

RHLSTP #209 London Hughes - Catching a Dick. Richard has a new prop that he hopes will make him a superstar and has a guest who probably has a better chance of making the big time, it’s the force of nature that is London Hughes. Find out why she was sacked from Babestation, the truth behind the scenes at CBeebies, why she got punched when she was a bridesmaid, if she’s about to make it in LA, the racism implicit in the entertainment industry and the inexplicable decision to turn down a travelogue with London and Whoopi Goldberg. It’s an inspiring and passionate podcast, full of laughs and dicks too! Check out London’s No Filter sketches here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXmfZJJXXj8SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website, become a badger and see extra content http://bit.ly/rhlstpwebSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://bit.ly/RHLSTPgigsBuy DVDs and Books http://bit.ly/gofasterstripe See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/04/191h 8m

RHLSTP 208 - James Acaster

RHLSTP #208 James Acaster - Sir William Strawberry. Richard reveals the terrible secret that he was harbouring throughout the David Morrissey podcast before introducing the man who arrogantly claims to have invented the hypothetical question, James Acaster. They discuss teenage bands, how you find out if you are on Taskmaster, favourite meals, the hidden darkness at the heart of Lembit Opik, the missed opportunities in the film Passengers, skiving off to eat custard creams, the unnecessary cruelty of teachers and the influence of Torville and Dean and the influence of the Netflix special. Buy James’ brilliant book here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/James-Acasters-Classic-Scrapes-Bestseller/dp/1472247191/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Support the kickstarter at http://rhlstp.co.uk/kickstarterCheck out our website, become a badger and see extra content http://bit.ly/rhlstpwebSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://bit.ly/RHLSTPgigsBuy DVDs and Books http://bit.ly/gofasterstripe See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/04/191h 12m

RHLSTP 207 - Kerry Howard

RHLSTP #207 Kerry Howard - Gurt Lush. Richard is back at the Bath Komedia and chats about the planet that was discovered here and the various names it had, but it doesn’t go on too long, cos he has a great guest and has to drive home, it’s Bath resident and daughter of an assassin, Kerry Howard. The conversation revolves around meeting Ken Campbell without knowing who he was, the varying successes of the BBC’s season of revived sitcoms, an unusual pregnancy, how comedy might be cooked in the womb, how Russell Howard convinced Kerry that she was a good goal-keeper, inappropriate teachers and what happened to sketch shows. And an interjection from the audience makes Richard wonder if it was a mistake to bring the show to the provinces, It wasn’t. There will be loads more shows on the road - come along if you can.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Support the kickstarter at http://rhlstp.co.uk/kickstarterCheck out our website, become a badger and see extra content http://bit.ly/rhlstpwebSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://bit.ly/RHLSTPgigsBuy DVDs and Books http://bit.ly/gofasterstripe See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/04/1953m 41s

RHLSTP 206 - Peter Lord

RHLSTP #206 Peter Lord and Morph - Morpheus in the Underworld. RHLSTP tours to the Bath Komedia and Rich manages to find some tourists who are disgruntled about the Roman Baths that gave the city its name. Let’s face it, they’re just not as good as modern baths. But Rich is delighted to welcome one of the greatest men in the West Country if not the world, it’s Peter Lord. And he’s not only brought Morph with him, but has a crack at making another as he talks. He’s magic, It’s a fascinating chat about how Aardman went from two kids messing around at their kitchen table to running a huge studio making films, TV shows and adverts. Find out about the chicken secrets behind the Sledgehammer video, what it’s like living next door to polar bears, how Plasticine is a magnet for fire, moonwalking at the Oscars and what Aardman was nearly called. It’s an inspiring story about what is possible if you have the imagination and the luck and a little bit of nepotism. And Rich repays a thirty year old debt (without interest). Buy Peter’s brilliant new book and learn more about his and David Sproxton’s life - https://amzn.to/2UE7jSsSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website, become a badger and see extra content http://bit.ly/rhlstpwebSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://bit.ly/RHLSTPgigsBuy DVDs and Books http://bit.ly/gofasterstripe See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/04/1958m 0s

RHLSTP 205 - David Morrissey

RHLSTP #205 David Morrissey - Kevin Bacon’s Cock Sock. Rich manages to do some successful crowd work for once in his long life, before introducing the man the Adam Sandler film was surely based upon, David Morrissey. They chat about being mobbed by zombie fans, why David’s kids thought he was going to be Doctor Who, the meticulous research that goes into being a great actor, whether you can judge a man by his hands, being chewed up and spat out by the Hollywood machine, being freaked out out acting with Michael Caine and why working class actors aren’t getting the breaks that they used to. There’s some powerful stuff in here, but lots of laughs too and the Governor doesn’t kill any major characters.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website, become a badger and see extra content http://bit.ly/rhlstpwebSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://bit.ly/RHLSTPgigsBuy DVDs and Books http://bit.ly/gofasterstripe See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/04/191h 1m

RHLSTP 204 - Rob Brydon

RHLSTP #204 Rob Brydon - Basil Brush Phobia. Rich has suddenly received a lot of fan mail from suspiciously fluent English students in Mexico who have all given him answers to one specific Emergency Question, but why? Never mind, because it’s time to welcome charming and witty, whisky-giving Rob Brydon - they discuss overacting in crowd scenes, the cheeky persistence that led to Rob’s success, an unfortunate incident with a ladder, which member of the Would I Lie To You team is the most superfluous, impersonating Ken Bruce, stealing from Catherine Zeta Jones, why old people really love cruises and whether Rich really goes to the gym. Plus working on a shopping channel, how Steve Coogan confused America and thinks he is better than a puppet.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website, become a badger and see extra content http://bit.ly/rhlstpwebSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://bit.ly/RHLSTPgigsBuy DVDs and Books http://bit.ly/gofasterstripe See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/03/191h 15m

RHLSTP 203 - Emily Atack

RHLSTP #203 -Emily Atack- Not Harry Redknapp. Richard reveals his plan to have Thin Rich host the last podcast of this series. But will he succeed or obviously fail? Plus some stuff for the Hertfordshire massive. His guest is I’m A Celebrity Runner-Up, Emily Atack. They discuss the pros and cons of going into the jungle, growing up in a showbiz family, just missing out on meeting Michael Jackson, forgotten Eurovision entries, Emily’s mysterious absence from the Inbetweeners’ reunion, skiving off school, turning 30 and how stand up is really easy, and whether it was good or bad that Richard Bacon survived. For details of Emily’s tour head here - https://www.emilyatacklive.com/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website, become a badger and see extra content http://bit.ly/rhlstpwebSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://bit.ly/RHLSTPgigsBuy DVDs and Books http://bit.ly/gofasterstripe See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/03/191h 1m

RHLSTP 202 - Jon Ronson

RHLSTP #202 - Jon Ronson - Alex Jones (Not That One)’s Simon Cowell. Richard reveals all the changes that are happening with the podcast, plus what RHLSTP now stands for (and he’s not happy) before introducing the first guest of the new London based series JON RONSON. They discuss giving up internal organs for Jesus, Jon’s part in the election of Donald Trump, how understanding data is the key to ruling the modern world, what it’s like to visit a porn shoot, why people want to have sex with their step-siblings, the insanity of pile-on social media and hypocrisy of humanity and whether the world can survive the internet revolution. Includes NO Emergency Questions. See more about Jon’s tour and brilliant podcasts at http://jonronson.comSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/03/191h 6m

RHLSTP Special - The Goodies

RHLSTP Special The Goodies - War With Babies. Rich is at the Bristol Slapstick Festival and almost bursting with excitement to meet and chat with his childhood and adulthood heroes, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie and Tim Brooke-Taylor, aka The Goodies. They chat about the origins of the team and the cartoons and slapstick stars that influenced them, how the special effects still stand up today, why they left the BBC and whether they resent the fact they’ve never been repeated, the kitten, the gibbon, the music and the stunt man that they shared with a legend. It’s beautiful to see the boys back together and to see how quickly they slip back into the old triple act and for them to get the ovation that they deserve.Buy the complete Goodies BBC collection here - https://networkonair.com/all-products/2875-goodies-the-the-complete-bbc-collectionSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/03/1958m 32s

RHLSTP Special - Damon Beesley and Joe Thomas

RHLSTP Special - Damon Beesley and Joe Thomas - Baggy Trousers. Rich is still at the Bristol Slapstick Festival, chatting with some of his comedy heroes, including the co-creator and one of the stars of the Inbetweeners, Damon Beesly and Joe Thomas. They chat about the difficulty of casting the show, why it was set in the present day rather than the 80s as originally intended, Rich’s failure to get a part in the show and the phenomenal success of the films. They also discuss whether there will ever be any more Inbetweeners in the future. What do you think? Should they? Of course they shouldn’t! Plus a special message from the other co-creator of the series Iain Morris.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/02/191h 9m

RHLSTP Special - Tim Vine

RHLSTP SPECIAL: Tim Vine - Back to Back. In the first of three special interviews from the Bristol Slapstick Festival, Richard talks to ex-World Record Punster and Pen Behind the Ear supremo, Tim Vine, who picks some of his favourite comedy clips. The pair chat about how to write one-liners, how they have helped and failed to help each other's sets, the best joke ever from the Edinburgh Fringe and look through some of the influences that have made Tim the child-man that he is today. Will a slightly ill Tim make it to the end of the interview? Let's hope so, cos there's a great clip with his dad to enjoy if he does.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/02/191h 14m

RHLSTP 201 - Sathnam Sanghera

RHLSTP #201: Sathnam Sanghera - Sex in a Bush. RHLSTP is going on the road this year - check richardherring.com/gigs for dates (loads more to come) starting with a journey to Bilston Town Hall in Wolverhampton. Richard is incredibly and justifiably rude about the fifth worst city on the planet, but does he secretly love the place? His guest is local boy made good; author, journalist and defender of Wolverhampton (apart from the racist bits) Sathnam Sanghera. The pair discuss what it was like to work on Live TV (with an amazing revelation about Topless Darts); what it was like being an ordinary person going to Oxbridge; sharing a flat with John Oliver; the universality of the story of Bros and whether one of them has had work done; the figurative and literal madness of family life; and losing religion (and sometimes hair). Sathnam reveals that he has in fact met Richard before and it's a another embarrassing story of past foolishness.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/02/191h 24m

RHLSTP 200 - Adam Buxton

RHLSTP #200: Richard Herring - 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. We will be touring the podcast in 2019 (as well as another run at the Leicester Square Theatre on Mondays from 4th February to 1st April.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/02/191h 23m

RHLSTP 199 - Terry Hall

RHLSTP #199: Terry Hall - 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. Buy Richard's books and DVDs at gofasterstripe.com (http://www.gofasterstripe.com)SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/01/1958m 49s

RHLSTP 198 - Sanjeev Bhaskar

RHLSTP #198: Sanjeev Bhaskar - Pert Nipples. Richard chats with the audience and struggles to find anyone who works in IT, but discovers a human interest story that would be moving and inspirational in the hands of anyone else, but Herring manages to get laughs instead, the monster. HIs guest this week is actor, writer and a man who might be able to take on Michael Palin for the title the nicest man in show business, Sanjeev Bhaskar. They talk about working with a tiny James Bolam; Richard's drunken debauchery and theft at a corporate gig in the early 90s; how Sanjeev's big break rested on the toss of a coin; the real life origin story of The Kumars and how a TV executive attempted to ruin it; and how Sanjeev ended up marrying his own grandmother. Loads more stuff in this one including Brian Blessed, working with Pythons, pert nipples (I must have told that one before) and becoming friends with Roger Moore. Buy my Emergency Questions book: http://www.gofasterstripe.com/eq Buy my Oh Frig I'm 50! DVD or download: http://www.gofasterstripe.com/ohfrigSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/01/191h 14m

RHLSTP 197 - Rick Edwards

RHLSTP #197: Rick Edwards - Bailey's Comets. Rich is back on the telly, even if at this point, House Of Games is looking like it might be another House of Horrors, but if he plays his cards right he might be able to get on another quiz show, because his guest is the host of !mpossible, it's Rick Edwards. Find out how Ruby Wax helped steer his career; what it's like to get married in Kew Gardens; how Rick upset Jake Gyllenhaal; and if it's true that he has no sense of smell. Richard attempts to pull down the concept of Alternate Universes, but fails (if only we'd been in the Universe where he succeeded in making his point) and the pair discuss whether being incredibly handsome has damaged their careers. Plus Backgammon, Rick and Morty and some pretty successful attempts by Richard to remember pop culture things that no one else recalls. Buy my Emergency Questions book here: http://www.gofasterstripe.com/eq Buy my Oh Frig I'm 50! DVD or download here: http://www.gofasterstripe.com/ohfrigSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/01/191h 13m

RHLSTP 196 - Fingers on Buzzers Podcast

RHLSTP #197: Fingers on Buzzers Podcast - Frank Bruno's Chauffeur. Drunk from one beer from last week's podcast, Richard is indiscreet about one of his former girlfriends, but let's move quickly on to welcome Lucy Porter and Jenny 'The Vixen' Ryan from the excellent Fingers On Buzzers Podcast. Rich finally gets to dedicate a whole podcast to his quizzing failures and to envy Lucy for the number of extra shows she's been on. We hear about behind the scenes on the Weakest Link; how Lucy and Jenny met on a record breaking episode of The Chase; who knows the most about their home town; foot fetishism; sexual awakenings during Hi-de-Hi!; how creating a quiz show can make you a millionaire; and which celebrity from Croydon Richard would most like to have sex with. Buy the new Emergency Questions book: http://www.gofasterstripe.com/eq Get your hands on one of the limited edition DVDs of Oh Frig I'm 50 - or buy the download here: http://www.gofasterstripe.comSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/01/1955m 15s

RHLSTP 195 - Joe Lycett

RHLSTP #195: Joe Lycett - Esme. Rich has found the mother of all stones and is banging on about that as usual (don't worry he will syphon this off into a podcast you don't have to listen to soon). His guest is RHLSTP super fan and fly in the ointment Joe Lycett. They discuss the beauty of being allowed to be silly in a serious world; whether Tom Daley should be sponsored to go to Pride; the Daily Express making mountains out of molehills; how a TV chef did not appreciate a joke about chicken jerk; and how envy can eat you up and how age can soften its grip. We also learn about Joe's new projects, including the Great British Sewing Bee, and hear from Esme, one of the judges of that show, who is in our front row and is rather well refreshed after a day out with Joe. Buy the Emergency Questions book here: http://www.gofasterstripe.com/eq Get your hands on one of the limited edition DVDs of Oh Frig I'm 50 - or buy the download: http://www.gofasterstripe.comSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/01/191h 3m

RHLSTP 194 - Amanda Abbington

RHLSTP #194: Amanda Abbington - Chicken Carcass Ghost. Rich has had to deal with the soft poo of his ill dog, but he didn't eat any of it, even though it looked delicious and anyone who says he did is lying. And he meets some men who work in IT in his audience, which is a novelty, but wait till you hear about the marital status of one of them... His guest is a woman he worked with just four days before recording, though she seems to have forgotten all about it, Amanda Abbington. Can she name the cast of Man Stroke Woman? How many times has she appeared on The Bill? What is Nicholas Lyndhurst's acting secret? Has she played Give Us A Clue with Una Stubbs? And Rich recounts how he has twice failed auditions to appear in shows with her. Rich makes a pitch to appear in Death In Paradise, which might not quite work out for him and there's chat about UFOs, sex robots and more evidence that drinking alcohol might not be the best preparation for a long-form interview. Buy Richard's EQ book here: http://www/gofasterstripe.com/eq Buy his new DVD here: http://www.gofasterstripe.comSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/12/181h 19m

RHLSTP 193 - James O'Brien

RHLSTP #193: James O'Brien - Sean Connery's Macbeth. Rich is back on terrestrial TV as a last minute guest on a new Channel 5 gameshow, so cheg on suckers, he's out of here. He always hated podcasts and was just using you to get back on the telly. But while he's waiting for the phone to start ringing there's time for another chat, this time with the journalist and broadcaster James O'Brien. Recorded on a particularly depressing week, but maybe not as depressing as the world you're living in as you listen to it, there's some serious dissection of Brexit, Trump and how fake news and indignation have stymied debate. Find out about James' time as a showbiz reporter, his investigations into the truth behind Interval and more from his book 'How To Be Right In A World Gone Wrong'. Is there any hope? Are we learning what it was like to live through the rise of Hitler? Has James ever tried to suck his own cock (don't know, forgot to ask)? And is the way through all this just to drink eight craft beers and let the anti-depressants cheer you up? And there's a revelation about his Red Dwarf/Star Trek knowledge that will destroy his credibility forever... Buy James' excellent book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0753553090/comedyguide-21/ Buy Richard's excellent book here: http://www/gofasterstripe.com/eq Buy his new DVD here: http://www.gofasterstripe.comSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/12/181h 16m

RHLSTP 192 - Nish Kumar

RHLSTP #192: Nish Kumar - Not Michael Sheen. Richard's participation in a PTA quiz in his village led to an unlikely correspondence with one of his new neighbours, but he's really looking forward to meeting the star of Twilight and The Damned United - oh no, he had to pull out, so we got Nish Kumar instead. But lucky us (apart from the obvious bad luck) because we get to hear about Nish shitting himself on camera watching a man get down and dirty with a horse; being the worst Taskmaster contestant ever; the best use of a House Of Games trophy; and what it's like to lose it on Question Time. How's Brexit going to turn out and why can't Brexiteers stop themselves leaving? Plus the unpredicted but satisfying success of The Mash Report. If you're hoping Michael Sheen might pop up as a surprise guest at the last minute then I am afraid you will be disappointed (hopefully we can get him to come down in 2019) but there is a brief ray of light as he sends us a message. Please buy the new Emergency Questions book for yourself and all your family - https://www.gofasterstripe.com/eqSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/12/181h 8m

RHLSTP 191 - Rose Matafeo

RHLSTP #191: Rose Matafeo - Ladybird. Richard has had a ladybird in his house and is reminded of the horrors of the 1976 ladybird invasion, but how it eventually paid off to his advantage, but there's no time to consider too deeply if he's had sex with an insect that has magically taken human form, because he's talking to 2018 Comedy Award winner and the quarter Croatian, Rose Matafeo, the third guest on this podcast series to have lived in a house just behind Richard's old house in Shepherd's Bush. Richard gets pathetically drunk on just one bottle of Beer 52 beer and is scarcely able to remember how to speak, let alone recall what was discussed, but it includes a lot of racist attempts to do the English accent by Rose; plus what it's like to be up the tallest building in the Southern hemisphere; 'women's things'; an attempt to understand millennials; waiting for Burt Bacharach; watching your pet die; and the New Zealand version of The Horny Time Traveller. Please buy the new Emergency Questions book for yourself and all your family - https://www.gofasterstripe.com/eqSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/11/181h 13m

RHLSTP 190 - Greg Davies

RHLSTP #190: Greg Davies - 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. Please buy the new Emergency Questions book for yourself and all your family: https://www.gofasterstripe.com/eqSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/11/181h 22m

RHLSTP 189 - Drunk Women Solving Crime

RHLSTP #189: Drunk Women Solving Crime - How Does She Know So Much About Parachuting? Richard has been publicising his latest book, but it's not popular with canines, but at least he's got daytime DJs asking some wholly inappropriate questions. His guests this week are Hannah, Taylor and a slightly familiar Catie, from the Drunk Women Solving Crime podcast. Can the inebriated females solve a mystery that has remained mysterious for sixteen years? What crimes has Richard had carried out upon his small person, can he and his wife get through this podcast without resorting to divorce? What kind of crimes do they have on the Isle Of Wight and how effective are the police? Plus sex robots, pond-pushing and the beautiful autonomy of podcasting. Please buy the new Emergency Questions book for yourself and all your family: https://www.gofasterstripe.com/eqSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/11/181h 7m

RHLSTP 188 - Jess Robinson

RHLSTP #188: Jess Robinson - Doctors and Nurses. Richard welcomes an audience member who has come all the way from America JUST to see him, and boy is he pleased about that? His guest is the multi-talented singer, comedian and impressionist, Jess Robinson. She talks about the decision to do Britain's Got Talent and the seemingly shocking truth about some of the contestants; how she chanced into impressionism thanks to an acting audition; what kind of crimes Noddy can solve in this crazy PC world that had dulled Enid Blyton's fine morality; and questionable fashion choices. Is the voice behind Virgin train toilets someone famous? What kind of genitals does a Merman have? What have the Chuckle Brothers smeared on Jess' face? What nerdy madness drives impressionists? Who was the celebrity gimp who danced with Vaginal Tap? Is marriage a good idea? And most importantly, has Jess Robinson ever met Brian Blessed? This is the only podcast where you'll be able to find out.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/11/181h 8m

RHLSTP 187 - Alice Lowe

RHLSTP #187: Alice Lowe - Horny Time Traveller. Rich has had the time of his life in Manchester and wants to leave the avocado-munching Londoners behind forever - is he no longer one of them? And it's time for him to create a work of art that will surely make him the richest man in the world, or just feel slightly sickened. But it's not like living in the country has driven him mad like a character from the dark mind of Alice Lowe. There's some chat about the insanity of giving birth and how Alice managed to conjure up a hit film whilst seven-months pregnant; the terrible and slightly sexy things that happen on camping trips; the Keswick Pencil Museum; whether TV dulls the creative experience; winning the Perrier with the cult hit Garth Marenghi; and maybe the most convincing ghost story yet. Has Alice Lowe met Brian Blessed? This is the only podcast where you'll be able to find out.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/10/181h 6m

RHLSTP - Manchester special - Glenn Wool

Manchester Special 2 - Glenn Wool - Werewolf Penis. Richard has had to stay in Manchester for another week so he can interview the most sane Canadian comedian in the world, Glenn Wool. They discuss changing taste in jokes, how much Mary Whitehouse would love Twitter, how to get a cheap London hotel, the poetry of the gutter and a weird coincidence revolving around mysterious genital apparitions. Plus late fatherhood, playing yourself in a film and more questions from the brand new Emergency Questions book that you really should buy if you had any decency.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/10/1855m 7s

RHLSTP 186 - Lou Sanders

RHLSTP #186: Lou Sanders - Cold Stones. Richard has some Hitchin-based stand-up, that doesn't play well with the self-obsessed London metropolitan elite and it's seat of your pants time for this podcast because booked guest Amanda Abbington is stuck on the M6 so we have parachuted in last-second replacement, crystal obsessed nutjob Lou Sanders. They discuss where comedy and madness meet, dodgy massages, shamanic healing, giving up booze, the sex scene that they shared and tooth-snaggles during blow-jobs. All with no time to research apart from minimal notes from producer Ben. More exciting news on the stone clearing project too.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/10/1851m 35s

RHLSTP - Manchester special - Toby Hadoke

Manchester Special 1: Toby Hadoke - Blake's Seven Spoilers. Rich has travelled to Manchester to take part in a podcast festival and the live podcast-starved people of this fine city have snapped up all the tickets without even knowing who the guests are. Luckily Richard has made some brilliant bookings and first up is a man who is so much more than a massive Doctor Who nerd (I expect, we only talked about Doctor Who), it's Toby Hadoke. Toby demonstrates his skill of being able to name the character and episode of Doctor Who that any actor appeared on, chats about interviewing Doctor Who actors before they die, and Rich reveals that he has worked with both Baker Doctor Who's and who is his favourite. But it's not just Doctor Who. They also talk about Servalan from Blake's Seven. Before returning to some more Doctor Who based chat. With a brief diversion about the great lost Spike Milligan play and how Toby was voted North-West comedy hero above Dodd, Kay, Coogan and Aherne, plus his remarkable 21 year tenure of one of the country's best comedy clubs, XS Malarkey.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/10/1859m 4s

RHLSTP 185 - Ross Noble

RHLSTP #185: Ross Noble Harder on the Balls. SPOILER ALERT: Rich gives a big spoiler about the new Harry Potter plays which will be bad if you like Harry Potter, but awesome if you hate him, and then there's a welcome return for the fizzling brain (and to be fair, the rest of him) of Ross Noble. Under discussion today: what it's like to kiss Harold Bishop, a potentially libellous discussion of who was almost cast in the Sky Halloween short instead of Richard, some important corrections about McCoy era Doctor Who, unfortunate ways to find out that someone you care about has died, the mad pleasure of working with Mel Brooks, and the find out the tallest building in Cramlington (citation needed).SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/10/181h 7m

RHLSTP 184 - Alex Horne

RHLSTP #184 Alex Horne - High-Fiving the Pope. Rich offers to fill a school library with books, before introducing the multi-talented genius behind Taskmaster and much more, Alex Horne. Find out what it's like to sit bare-arsed on a cake; the secrets of Tim Key's kindle; the respective amounts the pair spent on their last hair cuts; and whether the first rule of Taskmaster is you can't go on Taskmaster if you ask to be on Taskmaster. Plus who will win the battle of the Christmas books: Taskmaster (https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1785943588/comedyguide-21/) or Emergency Questions (https://www.gofasterstripe.com/eq)... (the answer is Taskmaster); defeating a tea-pot coveting old woman on Countdown; and some stuff that's going to get the people of Chesham whooping (if they can get internet access).SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/10/181h 31m

RHLSTP 183 - Jonathan Ames

RHLSTP #183: Jonathan Ames - The Herring Wonder. It feels so long since we were last here, but Richard is glad to be back for Series 14, even if life in the countryside seems to be driving him to stone-based madness. His guest has come from across the Atlantic and a personal hero of Richard's, novelist and screenwriter, Jonathan Ames. Will Rich once again shame himself in front of someone he hopes to impress? Let's hope so. There are some marvellous tales of incontinence, food-poisoning and a great new sperm distribution invention (so business as usual). Plus who has come closer to death in the last 24 hours? How do you cope with 20 rejection letters? What happens when the bloke from The Hangover grabs your penis? Also advice on how to see incomplete Broadway shows for nothing, putting a 92 year-old woman to bed and a reading from the funny, semi-autobiographical novel, The Extra Man. Plus, at the finale, the author makes an extraordinary sound.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/10/181h 9m

Machynlleth Festival special: Jessica Fostekew and Holly Burn

RHLSTP (EATMCF) #3: Jessica Fostekew and Holly Burn - Michael Sheen's Mildly Nutritious Hand. Rich has just had the biggest gig of his career and now he's in a Tabernacle somewhere in Wales, but that's showbiz. At least he has met and very slightly affected the life of a man he loves. Two guests packed into the regulation hour here, with ex-zombie Jessica Fostekew and delightfully bonkers Holly Burn ramping up the laughs at this lunchtime gig. Jessica has been in a fight at the festival and recounts tales of time holes, Nightmare Live, a great new TV format, and sharing train rides with a stalker (of other people). Holly tells tales of being the world's worst bridesmaid, finding your inner clown, what happens when Posh Spice retweets you, and her plans to visit her namesake. Plus Rich demonstrates why you should never tell comedians what to do, and discusses truth in comedy. Word!SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/06/1859m 51s

RHLSTP 182 - Mark Steel

RHLSTP #182: Mark Steel - Cunt or Wanker. It's the end of the series and Rich wonders how tourists in Kings Cross will feel if their last action on earth is to queue to stand by a fictional wall. His guest is a man who has a lot of stories about how he got into comedy, it's Mark Steel. They chat about eating pork pies with Joseph Heller, helping failed escapologists, an idea for a brand new Radio 4 panel show, whether you can stand for political office and still be a comedian, the extraordinary story of Mark's birth parents, what it's like having a child going into comedy, and getting your own back on a snooty Darwin expert. It's a fabulous end to what has surely been the best series yet. Will the commissioners bring the show back? Yes of course they will - more in September (and a couple of specials coming out before then too).See Rich on tour: www.richardherring.com/ohfrig/tourBecome a Dripster and help us make more podcasts: http://d.rip/richard-herringBecome a monthly badger and help us make more podcasts: www.gofasterstripe.com/badgesSign up for renewable energy and receive £50 credit and probably save money on your bills with Bulb: https://bulb.co.uk/refer/richard234 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/06/181h 16m

RHLSTP 181 - My Dad Wrote A Porno

RHLSTP #181: My Dad Wrote A Porno - Vaginal Lids. Rich cannot win game shows even in his dreams, but is also convinced that he might be a robot, but these are small worries compared to his guests, Jamie, Alice and James from the My Dad Wrote A Porno podcast. Find out how the gang met; what they blasted into space; why and how they came up with the idea for their world-defeating podcast; the mystery of female genitalis; rivets on the Titanic; celebrity fans; and can the paedo postman make it into the film version of the podcast? Also why you must always check for hogs; whether colour or taste is preferable to alter in an ejaculation; pepparami penises; and, unsurprisingly, a whole lot of filth.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/05/181h 12m

RHLSTP 180 - Al Murray

RHLSTP #180: Al Murray - Jimmy Tarbuck's Bad Day. Rich has witnessed the miracle of the birth of some lamb chops near his countryside home and will be contemplating human birth with this week's guest, back after 101 podcasts, Al Murray. They chat about how Al (with Ben Moor) might have been in the running to replace Trev and Simon; time travel; the risks of app sharing with your children; what it's like to be sent to boarding school at the age of 9; how Rich and Al's ancestors may have died in each other's arms at Dunkirk; having sex with a Frankingstein; how getting sovereignty gives you less sovereignty. Plus working in panto; showing Judy Dench your Bottom; and travelling through time.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/05/181h 24m

RHLSTP 179 - Desiree Burch

RHLSTP #179: Desiree Burch - Do the Hokey Cokey. Rich muses on passports and the fruition of John Moloney's aged comedians TV show, before meeting the fiercely intelligent comedian and writer Desiree Burch. They talk about posters made up of penises, being a virgin dominatrix, the fucked up state of America, the laziness of racism, unwanted and wanted piano lessons, changing your appearance to gauge the reaction of the world, and why men send dick pics. But never to Rich. Plus the joy of beautiful destruction.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/05/181h 5m

RHLSTP 178 - Sophie Willan

RHLSTP #178: Sophie Willan - How To Twerk. Richard is marvelling about a new interpretative dance based on 'All You Need Is Love' but soon he will be dancing himself with brilliant new comedian and writer, Sophie Willan. They talk about how a trip to Ibiza with your techno-loving gran can ignite a love of theatre; what Rylan is like in real life; the therapeutic nature of stand-up (and whether it's healthy to work things through on stage); the intersection between madness and comedy; growing up in and out of care; thinking Richard Ashcroft is your dad; and why comedy and theatre are so middle class. Plus is it always best to be in a monogamous relationship; and how much is comedy like sex work? If you've seen Richard dancing, then not very much.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/05/1854m 20s

RHLSTP 177 - Maria Bamford

RHLSTP #177: Maria Bamford - STD from a Vulcan. Richard continues to be surprised by the difference of living in the country and surprises his neighbours with his specialised knowledge about genitalia, but is very excited to be welcoming American superstar comedian Maria Bamford. They talk about the difficulty of telling a joke to people who find out you're a comedian; how some people have no sense of humour; the difficulty of making love to music; how charity only has any value if it's in public; the power of unwanted thoughts; and turning the worst moments of your life into comedy. Also, how to deal with spousal arguments; the two words that hooked Maria's husband; and using your family for comedic purpose. Luckily Maria proves to be all you would hope and more. Hooray for that.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/05/181h 0m

RHLSTP 176 - Pippa Evans

RHLSTP #176: Pippa Evans - Half an Orange. I mean there is so much of last week's podcast still to unpack, plus the extra 20 minutes that Rich and this week's guest - improviser and inspirational human being Pippa Evans - got in the dressing room. We had been Blessed. Thankfully we had at least had a week to recover. It's a somewhat calmer podcast, with some questions in it and a couple of words from the host, including some dark suggestions for new Muppet movies, Neil Buchanan's dental hygiene, unusual prophylactics, how improv got cool, Sunday services for the non-religious, rocking with Baptists, getting career goals in perspective, the wonders of Music Hall and basing characters on your 17 year-old self. I mean, she's no Brian Blessed, but thank God for that.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/04/181h 7m

RHLSTP 175 - BRIAN BLESSED

RHLSTP #175: BRIAN BLESSED!!!! 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 book 'The Panther In My Kitchen: My Wild Life With Animals' is available now: https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/150984158X/comedyguide-21/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/04/181h 14m

RHLSTP 174 - Peter Baynham

RHLSTP #174: Peter Baynham - I Am Delighted. Rich meets his audience. Can he resist being a dick? Spoiler Alert- of course not, but never mind because he's about to meet the man behind almost every great comedy star of the last 20 years, it's Too Gorgeous Peter 'Too Gorgeous' Baynham. The ex-flat mates discuss what happens when a 16 year-old Frank Spencer is put in charge of a super tanker; the most inappropriate way to greet the death of someone's loved one; who was right in the war over bread; Jean Valjean bumming people while looking like Peter Baynham; what it's like to meet Adam Sandler; how Peter nearly turned down Borat and somehow didn't turn down Arthur; what Chris Morris is like in real life (he's nice); the lost answerphone messages that could destroy careers; Lee and Herring's part in the creation of I'm Alan Partridge; running away from an audience; and the mad thoughts that plague the diseased minds of (at least these two) comedians.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/04/181h 12m

RHLSTP 173 - Katherine Ryan

RHLSTP #173: Katherine Ryan - Shooting Dust. Rich is disgusted to be back in filthy London and wondering if a man performs an act of extreme slapstick and no one is around to see it, will it still be funny. Spoiler alert - yes it is. His guest is a comedian who proves that it's possible to be wise, sane and still funny, Katherine Ryan. They discuss their shared and slightly disappointingly vanilla DNA heritage; how to plan a city; wanting to marry Adam Sandler; if Jimmy Carr has time to spend his money; why comedians want to be taken seriously when being funny is much harder and better; things that you abhorred as a child but you like now; catching out cheating partners; why anyone would get married; and how to be happy in life.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/04/181h 7m

RHLSTP 172 - All Killa No Filla

RHLSTP #172: All Killa No Filla - Chinese Hymen. Red-nosed Rich is still down with the lurgy and a bit befuddled. After an awkward chat with an accountant and a student, it's time to meet the stars of the All Killa No Filla podcast, Rachel Fairburn and Kiri Pritchard-McLean. They talk about whether serial killers are the stand-up comedians of the world of crime; whether any comedians have made the crossover into serial killing; what drives our obsession with the darkness of true crime and how that can sometimes go way too far. Also discussed are meeting Noel Gallagher; running marathons with the bloke off My Parents Are Aliens; being on a plane with Bez; and doing a Muppet Christmas Carol in 6 minutes.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/03/181h 7m

RHLSTP 171 - Mackenzie Crook

RHLSTP #171: Mackenzie Crook - Hucknall Forest. Rich forgot to do a bit of his tour show for the people of Cardiff so we start with a comity contest, which unexpectedly leads to the podcast being blocked by penguins. Rich's guest this week is the laid back, all-round genius Mackenzie Crook. Will Rich screw things up as badly as last time he had someone from The Office on? Not quite, but he gives it a fair go. They chat about double-teaming Muppets, the best metal detector, why UK sitcoms are so short-lived, remaking The Office, choosing a field in Suffolk over a ship in the Caribbean, how easy it is to ride a tube train and what happened with Sex Lives Of The Potato Men. All this and Rich has a barely noticeable spot on his nose. No wonder he's out of sorts. The twit.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/03/181h 4m

RHLSTP 170 - Jess Phillips

RHLSTP #170: Jess Phillips - Jeremy Corbyn's Salad Sandwich. Rich's daughter seems to be on her way to a mediocre career in comedy and he could not be more proud, but he doesn't have time to show off too much as RHLSTP is welcoming its second member of parliament, Jess Phillips. There's chat about the positive side of Brexit, the impressive thing about UKIP, why the left wing are at a disadvantage when it comes to changing things, why International Men's Day is not advancing the cause of men, the disappointing representation of lifts in popular movies, the truth about whether Jess told Diane Abbott to f*** off and whether it's best to have kids young or old. Also who is the sexiest Tory MP? Plus how safe are our elected representatives, and are MPs as bad as everyone makes out? And Rich announces his intention to stand for parliament.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/03/181h 2m

RHLSTP 169 - Trev and Simon

RHLSTP #169: Trev and Simon - You Are An Idiot. Rich is looking forward to International 'When's International Men's Day?' Day, but for now it's International We Don't Do Duvets Day, as his guests are Saturday morning TV heroes Trev and Simon. They chat about the Banana Splits, long-eared rabbits, music legends with tummy troubles and BO, fire alarms with The Young Ones, going to school with Bros, double acts on a 70/30 split, the preparation that went into creating such diverse characters, and bearing grudges. Pointless might come up. I can't remember now. Check out their latest comedy venture Strangeness in Space: free from www.strangenessinspace.com Sponsor Rich for his International Women's Day, 'When's International Men's Day?' marathon and raise funds for Refuge: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/November19thSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/03/181h 11m

RHLSTP 168 - Danielle Ward

RHLSTP #168: Danielle Ward - Sting's Bloody Toilet. Technology delivers a cruel blow to Richard as it deletes his carefully crafted opening monologue about Cheddar Man, but he has a crack at it from memory. Richard is giddy from tiredness caused by nasty bugs from his stupid children and his guest, Danielle Ward, had a complicated and scary birth only 13 weeks ago, so it's no surprise that things go a bit giddy and occasionally over the top. How many revelations about Prince Andrew and Dame Judy Dench will make it to air? Not very many is my guess. This is why you should come along and see the show live if you can: https://leicestersquaretheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873492663. Find out what it's like to work as an economic researcher at the South Korean embassy (when you know nothing about the economy or Korea); which member of Lee and Herring Danielle wrote to in 1996; the difficulty of transferring a successful podcast to television; and what the most popular TV show of 1970 was. Find out about two moments from the life of Benedict Cumberbatch; how Rich bonded with Adrian Chiles; and why Danielle loves Debbie McGee. You will just have to imagine the bits we had to cut out (and if you listen to some of the bits that stayed in, you're going to wonder how far we actually went).SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/02/181h 6m

RHLSTP 167 - John Robins and Elis James

RHLSTP #167: John Robins and Elis James - Not My Cup Of Tea. Fired up by his first TV recording in 23 years, Richard decides to work harder on his opening monologue, but is surprised to find how little he's actually done, but at least there's one in the eye for Kettle Crisps and luckily his guests are radio and podcast sensations John Robins and Elis James. They discuss pant retirement etiquette, being in a double act that actually like each other (for now), the curse of the Independent comedy couples photo shoot, the most money that's ever changed hands for GCSE art coursework, the power of being a fan, Celebrity Mastermind humiliations and how not to respond to criticism. Plus who will survive the Josh Widdicombe/John Robins showdown? If you want to receive 8 free craft beers (you just pay postage) and give the podcast £5 without having to hand us any money, then sign up to our sponsors Beer 52 (you can unsign up any time, but if you don't you will receive 8 craft beers a month for £24) - using this link: https://www.beer52.com/rhlstp Richard is on tour with Oh Frig I'm 50! Come and see him if you can: http://www.richardherring.com/ohfrig/tour Come and see RHLSTP live - some amazing guests coming up this series: https://leicestersquaretheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873492663 Help us make more podcasts and get loads of extras and the chance to win exclusive prizes either as a Dripster: http://d.rip/richard-herring or a monthly badger: http://www.gofasterstripe.com/badges See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/02/181h 11m

RHLSTP 166 - Adam Kay

RHLSTP #166: Adam Kay - Degloved Penis. This week's guest is doctor turned comedian turned best-selling author Adam Kay. They discuss his hilarious, harrowing and politically important book - This Is Going To Hurt, http://bit.ly/AdamKayBook - witnessing death and birth and sexual misdemeanours at close quarters, the ethics of paying for parking, the past, present and future of the NHS, the stories that were too grotesque for the book, Prince Phillip's love for Tom Lehrer, performing comedy songs for Prince Harry and seeing vaginas from the inside. Plus what happened when Kay met Jeremy CHunt.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/02/1856m 43s

RHLSTP 165 - Kathy Burke

RHLSTP #165: Kathy Burke - 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 audiophiles about the last one of those - we will be back to uncrackly next week.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/02/181h 3m

RHLSTP 164 - Dave Gorman

RHLSTP #164: Dave Gorman - Nigel Havers-based Injustice. Richard celebrates 10 years of podcasting by blowing your comfortable views of the film Toy Story apart like Spike with a firework. His guest has come prepared in an attempt to Louis Theroux Herring, but he isn't Louis Theroux, he is Dave Gorman. They discuss why Dave stepped down as team captain on the panel show What The Dickens?; how to get the Happy Feet knock off Tappy Toes at a knockdown price; how Dave and the short-sightedness of Channel 4 were instrumental in the success of John Oliver; the story behind the righteous take-down of Neil Sean; the next generation of double acts; why you still get incensed when you're a quiz show winner; and how to make your kids' toys talk German. Thanks so much for supporting us during this twelfth series. Series 13 will be along with almost indecent haste. See Gorman on tour: http://www.davegorman.comSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/01/181h 12m

RHLSTP 163 - Paul Chowdhry

RHLSTP #163: Paul Chowdhry - Brian Glover's Walkman. Richard is mourning the non-existent victims of the Oxford Circus incident and the personal connection he had to them, but life goes on for all of us not killed in that delusional event and so it's time to welcome a man with the second best moustache in comedy, it's Paul Chowdhry. They chat about making movies with Tim from The Office, John Malkovich and Jim Davidson, sadness versus depression, how Paul filled Wembley arena despite a relatively low-key TV appearances, how racism in the seventies compares to 21st Century racism, Celebrity Squares, Noel's House Party, New Year's Eve with the Landises, the tasering of hecklers in Lowestoft and why the critics don't always see what the public see. See Paul on tour - http://www.paulchowdhry.comSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/01/181h 11m

RHLSTP 162 - Katy Wix

RHLSTP #162: Katy Wix - Burned Bunting. Richard hits comedy gold and finds the person with the perfect job to riff about for as long as an hour if he wishes, but he doesn't wish to, as he has the multi-talented comedian, writer and actor Katy Wix to chat with. They discuss clammy handshakes, horror car crashes, dragon-based misunderstandings, working with Dick and Dom, Princess Fergiana, Hattie Jacques, meeting Dire Straits, an 11-year-old girl's pebble, the professionalism of the young, and cruelty to tadpoles. And the audience decides on who should be invited on to the next series.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/01/181h 7m

RHLSTP 161 - Johann Hari

RHLSTP #161: Johann Hari - Cannibal Chicken. The question of ham hands versus suncream armpits has gone international and been introduced to a new generation in the most charming of ways. But hat confusion, decade old Big Brother news and chicken restaurants aside, it's a pretty serious podcast in which journalist Johann Hari discusses his fascinating new book, 'Lost Connections'. Are our views on depression and antidepressants correct or do we need to look at these subjects in a new way? Johann discusses how an encounter with an apple made him consider the importance of listening to our symptoms, plus the power that people have to overcome the systems that can make them sad or even give up hope entirely. Is Rich's dad crazy for wanting to engage with strangers or is Rich insane for being disconnected from his neighbours? Do possessions bring us happiness? Do lesbian monkey orgies have anything to teach us? And what can bring Muslims, punks and gay men together? No emergency questions. Unless you consider the future of the human race an emergency. Buy Johann's brilliant book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1408878690/comedyguide-21/ Buy Richard's less life-changing books here: http://www.gofasterstripe.com/eqSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/01/181h 7m

RHLSTP 160 - Reginald D Hunter

RHLSTP #160: Reginald D Hunter - An Order of Travelling Monks. Richard is overly proud of himself for having created a new book of Emergency Questions, but luckily there is someone on hand who will give them short shrift, it's the comedian with the soul of a poet, Reginald D Hunter. He discusses the one thing that is better than a shrek when it comes to improving existing franchises; how Reg did and didn't break his leg; how comedic genius can be passed on via the bladder; the ultimate victory of sibling rivalry; the slow realisation of the truth about OJ Simpson; how vanity is the greatest destroyer of men; being the fourth funniest person in your family; and many more surprising revelations regarding relativity. Richard worries about ageing and death, but Reginald does not. It's a revelatory chat with a comedian who possibly unwittingly inspired this whole podcast series. You will dream of loving someone as much as Rich loves Reg.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/01/1855m 20s

RHLSTP 159 - Richard Osman

RHLSTP #159: Richard Osman - Drifter Charger. Rich's daughter has made quite a radical life choice, but hopefully is a reincarnation of someone who will make the family a lot of money (if only we can prove it). This week it's a welcome return for one of the worst guests we've ever had on RHLSTP (and I am saying that because that's what he says about me on Pointless), it's the charmingly offensive giant, Richard Osman. Will Osman realise where he's gone wrong with his TV shows and finally commission Richard to write and sing the theme tune? Will Pointless ever take the money and head to Channel 4? What will Osman say about Rich's mum this time? Why can't chocolate manufacturer's put aside their differences? How big is a glass? Is it OK to propose to someone over Twitter? How many times can you lose on Pointless and still hold your head high? What do the Chinese think of Osman? Is it better to be single in your twenties or your forties? As you'd expect it's a wide-ranging chat and a delight from start to finish. Buy Osman's brilliant Christmas Book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B071ZPSPHH/comedyguide-21/ Buy Herring's arguably more brilliant Christmas book here http://www.gofasterstripe.comSUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/12/171h 6m

RHLSTP 158 - Simon Brodkin

RHLSTP #158: Simon Brodkin - Vagina Cash Machine. Richard has been belittled by a scaffolder, and is plotting his revenge. Perhaps he should send this week's guest after him, it's serial prankster and character comedian Simon Brodkin. We get all the behind-the-scenes info on his recent quest to give Theresa May her P45, plus stories about Blatter, Trump and what the police do if they arrest you but like you. Plus is it OK to ask Christmas Emergency Questions to someone of Jewish heritage? What if they're known for their artistic risks? Plus the incredible story of why Brodkin had to repeat his medical exams!SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/12/171h 9m

RHLSTP 157 - Greg Jenner

RHLSTP #157: Greg Jenner - Portuguese Boy's Urine. Richard seems to think he's the new Frost:Nixon for some reason, but his audience banter suggests he has some way to go. But never mind, he's talking to historian and Horrible Histories expert Greg Jenner. There's something for everyone, as long as you're a fan of Viagra or Leonardo di Vinci. And if not then you can find out about the history of toilets and cantaloupes and penicillin and Papal orgies and William the Conqueror and church-based arson. Richard expounds his boring theory about Rasputin and Greg has some interesting theories about celebrity. And what if you time-travelled to see Jesus and found out you were Jesus. Wow. Is your mind blown? And what if the only thing to survive from our time was Ed Miliband's Millstone? Buy Greg's awesome book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0297869787/comedyguide-21/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/12/171h 0m

RHLSTP 156 - Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd

RHLSTP #156: Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd - Prime Minister of the Central African Republic. Richard's dog is at war with his eyes, but who cares. He has the Prime Minister from an alternate timeline on his podcast, plus a bloke who bought fags from Mrs Merton, it's the unlikely twosome of Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd. They discuss the pair's great new podcast Reasons To Be Cheerful, plus the Millstone, the sandwich and David Miliband's shoes. Is losing an election in anyway comparable to a triple loss on Pointless Celebrities? Can you be too clever for Win, Lose Or Draw? And is the political system of the UK screwed. There's some tough questions about Brexit (though to be fair Ed is asking most of them), and the difficulty of being a politician and being yourself. You might end up wishing you lived in the Miliverse. Or at least have some ideas for redecorating your kitchen? And will Richard ask the Emergency Questions you all want to hear answered? And will Ed answer?SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/11/171h 1m

RHLSTP 155 - Jan Ravens

RHLSTP #155: Jan Ravens - Just Amazing. Richard is excited after spotting a celebrity at Crewe station, but upset that the celebrity wasn't excited about spotting him. But his guest has snogged that celeb, it's Jan Ravens. There's chat about how to personify a can of drink, blazing a trail for women in comedy, sand yachting, Sunday school teaching, what makes for a creepy entertainer, working with Barry Sheen, how to choose a Mastermind topic, how tape led Richard to a rare TV victory, how Konnie Huq nearly killed both Jan and Richard and what it's like to have a comedian come out of you. Plus plenty of bull semen, but at what cost? Buy your Emergency Questions books at www.gofasterstripe.com Perfect Christmas (or other occasion) gifts.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/11/171h 4m

RHLSTP 154 - John Moloney

RHLSTP #154: John Moloney - Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me? Richard freewheels about the poor quality of the suit he has had to wear as his nice ones no longer fit him, still giddy from a heady cocktail of tiredness and grief, but he's in for a relaxed and thoughtful hour, with a man who is not afraid to say what he thinks, John Moloney. They chat about Red Wedge, accordions, out-Catholicing Frank Skinner, performing in German and John's bold plans to create 'Dead At The Apollo' a showcase for comedians over 50. Some lovely stuff about overcoming chips on shoulders and some cheerleading for the unlikely twosome of Jeremy Corbyn and Jim Davidson. Also who is best science or Jesus? Buy the Emergency Questions book here: http://www.gofasterstripe.com/eq Download the FREE Emergency Questions app for... Apple devices: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/emergency-questions-rhlstp/id1276761982 Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gofasterstripe.rhlstp.emergencyquestions Alexa: https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B075YGLLYZ/comedyguide-21/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/11/171h 1m

RHLSTP 153 - Rachel Parris

RHLSTP #153: Rachel Parris - Oh Jesus I have Promised. Rich is confused and amazed by horses and apparently alone in being troubled by the lyrics to the new Stereophonics song, but he has a more skilled musician, improviser and ex-Christian rocker on hand to dig him out of his exhausted new-parent hole, it's Rachel Parris. They chat about obscure advertising jingles, how to improvise entire Jane Austen stories, the excitement of sitting on a 'celebrity's' toilet, usurping elderly organists, emailing the Samaritans, who's who (or anyone) in Game Of Thrones, poo wrangling and funky hymns. Check out Parris and Austentatious tour dates: here http://rachelparris.weebly.com/live.html Her YouTube channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGfPSEIP41Lcv4bd9gzILzQ Buy the Emergency Questions book here: http://www.gofasterstripe.com/eq Download the FREE Emergency Questions app for Apple devices here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/emergency-questions-rhlstp/id1276761982 And for Android here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gofasterstripe.rhlstp.emergencyquestions And for Alexa here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B075YGLLYZ/comedyguide-21/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/11/171h 10m

RHLSTP 152 - Armando Iannucci

RHLSTP #152: Armando Iannucci - Deeply Dippy. Richard is surprisingly appalled by what a sex robot inventor is planning for his sex robot and reeling from the brutal combo of no sleep and attending a funeral, but life goes on and it's laughter all the way (until the end when it gets a bit bleak) with left-wing Stalin apologist Armando Iannucci. Armando reveals a surprising friendship with a 1990s pop group and the dark underside of Michael Palin before trying to ascertain who is worst: Weinstein, Stalin or James Corden. Rich gets busted about his behaviour at the "Death of Stalin" premiere and there's lots of chat about this excellent film and how being a director has changed Iannucci into a megalomaniac. Plus find out what happened when Armando started to learn the piano in his 40s and his near death experiences on holiday and how he has once again managed to copy all of Richard's ideas and pass them off as his own. Here's the places you can see The Death Of Stalin: Http://www.deathofstalin.co.uk/?campaign=FB%20Regional Buy the Emergency Questions book here: http://www.gofasterstripe.com/eq Download the FREE Emergency Questions app for Apple devices here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/emergency-questions-rhlstp/id1276761982 And for Android here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gofasterstripe.rhlstp.emergencyquestions And for Alexa here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B075YGLLYZ/comedyguide-21/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/11/171h 9m

RHLSTP 151 - Ellie Taylor

RHLSTP #151: Ellie Taylor - Catching Clouds. RHLSTP is back and the sky has changed colour and the first of the gang has died, so Richard is a bit unsettled and sad. But on we plough until our own inevitable deaths. The guest today previously worked for Isis, it's Ellie Taylor, who claims to have grown up in Brentwood, but she doesn't know much about it or trampolining. Like you'd expect. They talk about the faces you pull when you're modelling for Matalan, being apparated in a box, the great Josh paedo postman betrayal, why cats are better than babies, having a heart made of diamonds, and much too much about genitals, but then some stuff about the cute things kids say to make up for the rudeness. Richard is so tired that his brain either says everything he is thinking or can't formulate basic words (so no real change there), but luckily Ellie is eloquent as he bumbles around the questions of body image and perceived attractiveness. Plus he gets to ask questions from the brand new EQ app! See all of Ellie's tour dates here: http://socomedy.co.uk/artist/ellie-taylor/SUPPORT THE SHOW!Check out our website and become a badger and see extra content http://rhlstp.co.ukSee details of the RHLSTP tour dates http://richardherring.com/gigsBuy DVDs and Books at http://gofasterstripe.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/10/171h 14m

RHLSTP 150 - Sara Pascoe

RHLSTP #150: Sara Pascoe - Hello, Still a Feminist? Rich details how he considered stealing a man's identity to become a charter