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Andrew Collins and Richard Herring attempt to recreate the golden days of Andrew's old radio programme where they used to talk about what's in the newspapers, except now they're not at the BBC but at Richard's dining table using an in-built mic on his laptop.

Andrew Collins and Richard Herring attempt to recreate the golden days of Andrew's old radio programme where they used to talk about what's in the newspapers, except now they're not at the BBC but at Richard's dining table using an in-built mic on his laptop.


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Andrew Collins and Richard Herring attempt to recreate the golden days of Andrew's old radio programme where they used to talk about what's in the newspapers, except now they're not at the BBC but at Richard's dining table using an in-built mic on his laptop.






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Collings and Herrin - Bonus Pretend Podcasts Pt 6

BONUS! PRETEND PODCASTS! The Tugwell Tape Pt 6: The End Of History. Yes, having regaled you electronically with the entire 6 Music archive with the music taken out, from the end of 2006, through to the end of 2009, this is the final Collins and Herring 6 Music appearance of that period, and also historic in its own way: our first dep for Adam and Joe on Saturday morning, at which point we had no idea we'd ever be asked to do it again. So, on 8 November, 2009, we attack this hallowed slot...


Collings and Herrin - Bonus Pretend Podcasts Pt 5

BONUS! PRETEND PODCASTS! The Tugwell Tape Pt 5: In this penultimate offering from the celestial Graham Tugwell Collins and Herring 6 Music archives, we find Andrew and Richard being invited for the first time ever to co-host someone else's show, in this case Jon Richardson's popular Sunday morning show. Their excitement is palpable. The talk moves from euphemisms to shortened names via Jon's Good Deeds feature, our version of it, cleverly called Bad Deeds, and the first ever accusation...

Collings and Herrin - Bonus Pretend Podcasts Pt 4

BONUS! PRETEND PODCASTS! The Tugwell Tape Pt 4: The next four vintage 'pretend podcasts' (they weren't podcasts) from Andrew Collins and Richard Herring, coincide with the filming of the latter's ITV1 comedy-drama You Can Choose Your Friends. Among those topical things discussed on consecutive Saturdays 24 Feb, 3 March, 10 March, 17 March 2007, are: the tumescent lump in David Beckham's shorts; a gigantic, 35-ft squid; a little girl making a stupid face behind Leader of the Opposition...


Collings and Herrin - Bonus Pretend Podcasts Pt 2

BONUS! PRETEND PODCASTS! The Tugwell Tape Pt 2: three more 'pretend podcasts' from that weird yesteryear-style parallel universe when Andrew had a regular weekend radio show on 6 Music and Richard was his jolly guest, and these music-free newspaper reviews were a brief initiative. We reach the end of 2006, including a solo show by Richard on Christmas Eve, and two shows from the beginning of 2007, a brave new year - and just three months away from it all being taken away from us - 7...

Collings and Herrin - Bonus Pretend Podcasts Pt 1

BONUS PRETEND PODCASTS: THE TUGWELL TAPES Pt 1. Thanks to podcast-counting buccaneer archivist Graham Tugwell, we have unearthed the whole of the Collins and Herring Pretend Podcasts, which weren't podcasts. It's the weekly newspaper review Andrew and Richard used to do at weekends on 6 Music nearly five years ago, but with the indie music filleted out. They began in November 2006, when we were all young and excitable and suitable for family listening, and were made available to listen to...

Collings and Herrin - Podcast 166

In Podcast 166, Richard takes sluggish to new levels and Andrew singularly fails to awaken the Kracken of his usually ebullient personality, even when he reveals that Malcolm X wrote a prototype of the famous joke, 'I'm not saying I'm Jesus, that is for other people to say,' and tries to recruit him for further singalongs, including The Dambusters Theme. Further attempts are made to enliven Richard for what must surely be our last podcast if he keeps this up, including a potentially lively...

Collings and Herrin - Podcast 162

Due to a superinjunction, Podcast 162 contains nothing. Except a bit about Pippa Middleton's bum. And Stewart Lee's Teflon coating. And the superinjunctions. And Bin Laden's pants. And that's it. What can we do? The law is the law.

Collings and Herrin - Podcast 161

Yes! (That's: YES!) First with all the big news stories, we devote the whole of Podcast 161 to - SPOILER ALERT! - the news that a man has been killed in another country who may or may not have been armed and may or may not have used a woman as a shield. We don't actually, but because Richard has - YES! - been booked at the very last minute to do Radio 4's The News Quiz, he is suddenly all keen to do topical material and work up some of the most obvious gags he can think of. We also cover...

Collings and Herrin - Podcast 160

Another one from the tank! In our tireless quest to keep you all topped up at all times until we are all dead, we present another pre-record, Podcast 160 - a very unhelpful score in darts - in which we answer questions posed via Twitter two weeks ago. Because we had threatened to record this one while assembling Richard's new snooker table, many of the questions were snooker related (and not all of them as hilarious as 'Pink or brown?'), but some weren't, which means we cover areas as...

Collings and Herrin - Podcast 159

Another from the tank again this week, Podcast 159 was recorded two weeks ago, and is, as is now traditional, based upon your questions posed via the miracle of Twitter. Such as: what object would you rescue in a fire, what do you think of AV (yes, some of the questions were that interesting), could you beat Adam and Joe in a fight, have you broken a bone, which three comedy sketches would you take to a desert island and what would we do if we passed Steve Coogan in the corridor: nod, or...

Collings and Herrin - Podcast 158

Be gentle with us: this is only the second time we have recorded a podcast - Podcast 158 - using the new Toscom DR-10000000 digital recorder, whose HD sound quality was so good last time that audiophiles threw their hats in the air and jumped for joy ... before catching their hats and starting to complain and moan about the large file size. Give us a break. It was the first time we'd used the thing! And Richard is on tour! And we're both very busy! And we're recording two at a time! For...

Collings and Herrin - Podcast 157

A new dawn for the Collings and Herrin podcast: 157 has been recorded on a Tascam DR-100 portable digital recorder, which Richard bought online in the middle of the night while on tour and which came with a free 6'x3' snooker table. Whether we should have had the new machine switched to UNI or OMNI is still a moot point, but hopefully not a mute point, eh, audiophiles? Let us know what you think of our new direction, which, this week, is mainly about catching up on the last three weeks -...

Collings and Herrin - Podcast 156

From the tank where we put all our spare podcasts (it is not really a tank of any kind), we present Podcast 156, which we recorded two weeks ago and is thus built around questions posed on March 15 by people on Twitter, some of whom were so greedy and megalomaniacal they posted a number of questions. You'll have to listen to it to find out which ones inspired us, and which ones didn't, and whether being a retired headmaster is harder than being a nationally known stand-up comedian.

Collings and Herrin - Podcast 155

Bonus! In the latest of our free, Richard-is-on-tour, back-up, pre-recorded podcasts from the past for the future, we reach 155, a non-topical game of two halves. In the first half, we have a chin-stroking, Newsnight Review-style discussion of American comedy, from Larry Sander and Zack Garofolo (as we call him, for convenience) to Fat Bastard and Kenny Powers. Then, in the second half, we take subjects from Twitter suggestions, and end up talking about cleaning anuses and watching slow...

Collings and Herrin - Podcast 154

Richard's back! For one day only! So we present a brand new, topical podcast, Number 154 (numbered after the excellent 1979 album by the post-punk group Wire, one of Richard's favourites). Rather than dwell on the horrible geological events in Japan, we turn instead to the last two weeks of Richard's tour and go through his diary looking for interesting stories to tell. While he was away, battling Christians and Psychic Sally, Andrew had the quietest birthday ever and experienced the most...


Collings and Herrin - Podcast 153

While Richard is away on tour, braving the threats and prayers of Christians who've seen his poster, we present a special, non-topical, 'pre-recorded' Podcast 153, based upon the one-word themes suggested by the nerds of Twitter two weeks ago. The words that inspired and stumped us include: revolution, fish, robots, liberation, ennui, boobs, nostalgia, schadenfreude, weddings, proxyglossaryisis, dreams, hedgehog, blue, Olympian and lactose, to varying degrees of light entertainment. We also...

Collings and Herrin - Podcast 152

Will Andrew get through the whole of Podcast 152, recorded the night after the Oscars, without finding out who won? He is attempting, Likely Lads style, to avoid the results all day so that he can watch the ceremony on Sky+ and fast-forward through the adverts and the rubbish bits in the studio in Isleworth about the dresses. This high level intrigue very much powers the podcast, which is otherwise dominated by Richard reading out his tour dates and trying to find something interesting to...

Collings and Herrin - Podcast 151

In Podcast 151, fuelled in Richard's case by a variety of different caffeine sources, we celebrate the Royal Engagement Gold Plated Photographic Coin, available for 39.99 plus 3.99 postage and packaging but only three per household, the impression of a bloated spider being pulled off currently by Colonel Gadaffi, the demise of Masterchef, the sexual allure of Russell Kane in a dress and its significance towards a utopian future in which all men and ladies have the same equipment, and we mark...

Collings and Herrin - Podcast 150

Richard's back from Maldives International with some colour in his cheeks, a whiff of seafood curry about his pores and some exciting seabird knowledge, Andrew's back from Braintree Freeport railway station with far too much information about David Cameron's Big Society and a casting-couch pass, and we're back in the attic for Podcast 150, a good-natured catch-up after two weeks' break from each other in which we discuss the malleable nature of xenophobia, the etiquette of squirting lagoon...

Collings and Herrin - Bonus Podcast: Holiday Special!

Even though Richard is still in the Maldives, or an adjacent morgue, wearing a Sombrero or whatever people wear in the Maldives, here is another bonus podcast, this time with an historic and even archeological twist. Think back to the end of 2006, when podcast were still a new-fangled invention, and Andrew had his own weekend show on 6 Music, on which Richard appeared each week as a guest, for half an hour. This is the 'pretend podcast' version of one of those guest appearances, badly mixed...