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Well done. You’ve sorted through the embarrassment of riches that is the modern podcast landscape and found me, Rob Brydon, on my podcast. In this season of Brydon &, I talk to, among others: Harry Hill, Ben Elton, Julia Davis, Steve Coogan and Dame Harriet Walter. It’s terrific conversation, full of anecdotes and reminiscence where appropriate. You can listen to episodes early and ad-free on Amazon Music or by subscribing to Wondery+ on Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.

Location:

United States

Genres:

Comedy

Description:

Well done. You’ve sorted through the embarrassment of riches that is the modern podcast landscape and found me, Rob Brydon, on my podcast. In this season of Brydon &, I talk to, among others: Harry Hill, Ben Elton, Julia Davis, Steve Coogan and Dame Harriet Walter. It’s terrific conversation, full of anecdotes and reminiscence where appropriate. You can listen to episodes early and ad-free on Amazon Music or by subscribing to Wondery+ on Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.

Language:

English


Episodes

Listen Now: The Spy Who

2/26/2024
These are stories you were never meant to hear. The invisible but vital work of the world’s intelligence services: secret operatives playing to very different rules. The Spy Who, hosted by Indira Varma and Raza Jaffrey, takes you deep inside that shadow world to meet spies who risked everything in the national interest – or, sometimes, their own. Search and follow The Spy Who wherever you listen to podcasts, or binge entire seasons early and ad-free on Wondery+ on Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:06:23

Paul Foot

2/21/2024
For the last episode of this series, Rob welcomes fellow comedian Paul Foot onto the pod. Rob finds out about Paul’s surprising love of spiders and what made him decide to get into stand up. Paul also reveals the moment where his anxiety and depression disappeared and why this is the inspiration behind his latest tour, Dissolve. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:58:10

Tim Key

2/14/2024
Actor, poet and the best-known sidekick in radio. This week's guest is far from low- key, it is of course the comedy genius, Tim Key. Rob finds out how Tim found his own unique brand of comedy on stage and the pair share Saxondale stories. Tim reveals what it was like being cast as Sidekick Simon and being in a scene with the character Alan Partridge. Tim also discusses his new poetry anthology, Chapters. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:08:39

Máiréad Tyers

2/7/2024
This week on the pod, Rob is joined by rising star Máiréad Tyers. Rob finds out how Máiréad got into acting and what it was like being cast by Kenneth Branagh, in his Oscar winning film, Belfast. The pair also discuss Máiréad’s first leading role in the Disney+ superhero series, Extraordinary. As well as their upcoming parts in the new fantasy period drama, My Lady Jane. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:45:15

Rachel Parris

1/31/2024
Rob welcomes fellow comedian and actress Rachel Parris on the pod this week to talk about her latest book, Advice from Strangers. The pair explore some of the best bits of advice and what it means to them. Rob finds out about Rachel’s secret love of goths and what it’s like being married to, and working with, comedian Marcus Brigstocke. Rachel also speaks candidly about her panic attacks and nervous breakdown. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:45:23

Alistair Petrie

1/24/2024
From high schools to Hellboy heretics and rebel alliances this week's guest is abit of a Rogue One. It is of course, the talented Alistair Petrie. Rob finds out how it all started and where Alistair got his fighting spirit. The pair discuss the hugely popular Sex Education and what almost happened with the hit Netflix series, The Crown. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:57:54

Sindhu Vee

1/17/2024
Rob is joined this week by the incredibly talented comedian, actor and writer Sindhu Vee. The pair discussed East vs West parenting styles, breaking into the comedy scene and transitioning into acting. Sindhu shares stories from her first big role in Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical and her new comedy series, The Pradeeps of Pittsburgh. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:52:16

Alex Macqueen

1/10/2024
This week on the pod, Rob welcomes Alex Macqueen- a fellow actor, writer and old friend. The pair dive into The Thick of It and discuss where their paths have crossed on stage and screen, including a very queasy performance Alex had with Rob and Kenneth Branagh. Alex shares what it was like working with the legendary Michael Caine, Dame Judi Dench and Will Ferrell. Rob finds out about a new project Alex is developing with Adeel Akhtar and why he’ll forever be known as Neil’s dad. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:12:08

Anna Leong Brophy and Emily Lloyd-Saini

1/3/2024
Joining Rob on the pod this week is comedy duo Anna Leong Brophy and Emily Lloyd-Saini who together form the double act, EGG. Cracking into their comedy sketches Rob finds out where they get their inspiration from and what it was like guesting on Harry Hill's Clubnite. The trio also discuss acting projects from Anna’s role in Netflix drama Shadow and Bone to the Last Tango in Halifax. Anna and Emily also speak about the changing world of comedy, their experiences breaking into the industry as mixed race women and their new podcast, Terribly Famous. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:57:21

Shaun Ryder & Zak Starkey

12/27/2023
This week Rob welcomes two rock legends to Step On the pod. Known for drumming up attention both on and off stage, they have always been 24 Hour Party People, it’s- Shaun Ryder and Zak Starkey! Rob finds out from Zak what it was like growing up as the son of Ringo Star, having Keith Moon as a babysitter and drumming for The Who. Shaun shares stories about the Happy Mondays and what it’s like creating music with ADHD. The pair also reveal what’s next and why they have set up their new band Mantra of The Cosmos. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:58:23

Joanna Lumley

12/20/2023
As a special Christmas treat Rob welcomes the Absolutely Fabulous national treasure and living legend Joanna Lumley on the pod this week. With an extensive and eclectic career under her belt, Rob finds out what London was like in the swinging sixties, how Joanna landed the role of Patsy in Ab Fab and what it was like working with Margot Robbie and Martin Scorsese. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:59:23

Mathew Baynton

12/13/2023
From Horrible Histories to haunting performances, this week's guest never plays The Wrong Mans- it’s Mathew Baynton. Rob explores what it was like working on the star studded, highly anticipated Wonka, Mathew’s upcoming role as Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and stepping into new characters in the crime dramas Murder is Easy and A Good Girl's Guide to Murder. The pair also discuss what to expect in the final episode of the hit BBC series Ghosts. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:08:43

Joseph Fiennes

12/6/2023
We’re kicking off the episode this week with a star from the stage and screen who’s always on the ball - Joseph Fiennes. From Tudor England to dystopian fantasies and even playing the great bard himself, he’s in a league of his own. Rob dives into Joseph's latest West End play, Dear England, where he plays the legendary former footballer and manager Gareth Southgate. The pair share stories of their first film together and Joseph reveals who has the biggest hands in Hollywood… See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:46:07

Miles Jupp

11/29/2023
This week on the pod Rob is joined by a guest who has done it all - from pink castles and hair-brained inventions, to fibbing in the heat and that’s just getting into The Thick of It… Yup that’s right- it’s Miles Jupp! Rob and Miles chat about his latest tour, revealing that it's inspired by the life-changing discovery of a brain tumour. Miles shares his story candidly and with humour, telling Rob what the experience taught him. They also discuss Miles’ upcoming role in Napoleon and why working with Hugh Laurie put him in the right place at the right time. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:12:56

Ashley Jensen

11/22/2023
Joining Rob this week is a guest who has taken a break from sleuthing in the Shetland isles. Straight from the pages of MODE magazine, she’s more than just an Extra, it’s the one and only Ashley Jensen. Rob finds out about Ashley's first big break, what makes Ricky Gervais stop telling jokes and what it was really like working with Samuel L. Jackson, David Bowie and Ben Stiller. Rob also explores Ashely’s new starring role in the BBC drama series Shetland. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:10:43

Ben Miller

11/15/2023
This week Rob speaks to 50% of a comedy duo who packs 100% of the punch. You might know him from The Armstrong & Miller Show but we’re not talking about the Pointless one. That’s right, it’s Ben Miller. Join Rob as he explores the stories behind Armstrong & Miller's first big break, how Norway’s third most popular band came to be and what surprises were in store for Ben on his first day of filming Death in Paradise. Ben also treats Rob to a reading from his latest book Once Upon a Legend! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:07:51

Robbie Williams

11/8/2023
This week on the pod it’s a Rob - off! Rob Brydon is invited into the home of music legend, Robbie Williams. Rob explores Robbie's early life as a singer in Take That, his supersized lifestyle and what big plans he has for the future: from a hotel in Dubai, to his love for art and creativity. Robbie also talks candidly about his family life and reveals that it was a bit of a guilty conscience and bumping into each other at David Walliams' birthday party that led him to ask if he could be a guest on this podcast. As if we’d ever say no…So, let us entertain you! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:38:27

Michael Palin

11/1/2023
Rob welcomes a man who needs no introduction, a man who is not a Messiah or a very naughty boy, one of the pillars of British comedy: Michael Palin. Rob dives into Michael’s legendary back catalogue of work as a comedian, actor, author and explorer. The star of Monty Python also shares stories of working with Ken Dodd, Bill Murray and Lorne Michaels and reveals how his mum became the star of Saturday Night Live. Palin also speaks openly and movingly about the recent death of his wife of 57 years, Helen. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:03:18

Emer Kenny

10/25/2023
Rob is joined this week by writer and actress Emer Kenny. The pair talk about their shared Welsh heritage, Emer’s whirlwind romance with Rick Edwards and how to juggle parenting and a career. Rob delves into Emer’s time on EastEnders and her latest acting and writing experience on The Curse. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:48:37

Alfie Boe

10/18/2023
Join Rob this week as he chats to theatre legend Alfie Boe. The pair talk about how he was discovered, working with Michael Ball and everything from West Side Story to Les Misérables. Rob delves into Alfie's Vegas residency and what it’s like to quite literally walk in Elvis’ footsteps… See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:49:57