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Richard Herring chats with some of the biggest names in comedy, with guest spots from some of the best new stand-up comics.






RHEFP 3 - Iain Stirling and Jason Manford

RHEFP 2017 #3: Iain Stirling and Jason Manford - 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...

Duration: 01:03:27

RHEFP 2 - James Acaster

RHEFP 2017 #2: James Acaster - 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...

Duration: 00:59:50

RHEFP 1 - Doug Anthony All Stars

RHEFP 2017 #1: The Doug Anthony All Stars - 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...

Duration: 01:04:17

RHLSTP 142 - Brendon Burns & Craig Quartermaine

RHLSTP #142: Brendon Burns and Craig Quartermaine - Race Off. Richard contemplates the now trickier commute to work that he has thanks to being forced to move to the country because he is 50, before introducing veteran comedian Brendon Burns and a man with only one credit, Craig Quartermaine. It's a more contemplative RHLSTP than usual, as the two Australians discuss the racial issues that many of their countrymen refuse to confront and how comedy can deal with questions of race...

Duration: 01:12:20

Great Yorkshire Fringe special: Rahul Kohli and Martin Barrass

Bonus RHLSTP at the Great Yorkshire Fringe: Rahul Kohli and Martin Barrass - Dead Mannequin People. Here's a little bonus podcast for you, recorded at the end of July at the Great Yorkshire Fringe. Rich first welcomes a man half his age, with three times as many Fringe shows as him, it's Rahul Kohli, but not the one from iZombie. They chat about Newcastle, how Princess Beatrice is even worse than her dad, the man who modelled for the statue of Karl Marx in Highgate Cemetery and where...

Duration: 00:59:57

RHLSTP 141 - David Baddiel

RHLSTP #141: David Baddiel -What is the Biggest Ant?. Richard is pondering what it must be like to buy a flat in BBC TV Centre, and appreciating his daughter's grasp of money. It's a reunion this week with a man he once shared a bed and a tiramisu with in a Presidential Suite, David Baddiel. They talk about double act reunions, the ethics of writing about your family secrets for comedy, the perils of getting older and needing comfort breaks, cat bum coffee, why all comedians are writing...

Duration: 01:10:09

RHLSTP 140 - Andrew Collins

RHLSTP #140: Andrew Collins - Frog Tape. Richard is over excited to find people 2/5ths of his age in the front row and tries to forget he is on the verge of his sixth decade. He's gone against the advice of last week's podcast and had a drink, and so has his guest, it's Classic FM's Andrew Collin(g)s. It's the first time the pair have spoken in over 60 months and it would be foolish to deny that there might be come tensions bubbling beneath (and all over) the surface, but there's still...

Duration: 01:30:23

RHLSTP 139 - Zoe Lyons

RHLSTP #139: Zoe Lyons - The Camaraderie of the Jam Factory. Richard attempts to work out how a waitress in a pizza restaurant with a limited menu might be surprised by every order, before introducing former competent waitress and fudge packer, Zoe Lyons. The chat encompasses Alan Titchmarsh based humiliation, Cherie Blair, the bluntness of the Dutch, almost being the first person to die on reality TV, and performing to Australian miners. Plus travelogues to Alaska and Indiana, Voyager and...

Duration: 01:09:00

RHLSTP 138 - Adam Buxton

RHLSTP #138: Adam Buxton - How Short Are You That You Can Not Reach? Richard has been gifted an almost free Twirl by the Universe. But has he been moral, immoral or amoral? To help us find out, the first ever three times returning guest on the podcast and multi-award winning podcaster, Adam Buxton. The pair discuss middle-aged confrontations and why the staff at WH Smiths in Cambridge station are maybe overzealous, how Adam appeared like a guardian angel when Richard was in trouble and...

Duration: 01:16:20

RHLSTP 137 - Jessica Knappett

RHLSTP #137: Jessica Knappett - Air Mattress. Richard is worried that he smells of cat wee, but he can't let that slow him down, he is chatting to the star of his as un-yet commissioned sitcom (but it will be commissioned in some universe somewhere), Jessica Knappett. Under discussion are the horrors of birth and death, the unfortunate associations that belong to the town of Bingley; what one is supposed to be getting out of a massage; the sweet, sweet taste of very long-term showbiz based...

Duration: 01:10:03

RHLSTP 136 - Joe Thomas

RHLSTP #136: Joe Thomas - Pasta-based diet. Richard is excited about becoming a father for the second time, but not to witnessing the birth. His guest is, like him, a son of teachers and has a 2:1 degree in history and grew up in a town that begins with the letters Che, it's Joe Thomas. Thomas shows Herring what his life might have been if only he'd been in a hit show, whereas Herring serves as a dire warning for where Thomas could end up if things go wrong for him. They chat about how Joe...

Duration: 01:10:49

RHLSTP 135 - Paul Merton

RHLSTP #135: Paul Merton - 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 he 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...

Duration: 01:09:50

Wells Comedy Festival special: Bec Hill

Wells Comedy Festival Extra: Bec Hill - Passing The Baton. Rich has risked the wrath of everyone in his home town of Cheddar by travelling beyond the horizon to Wells, where the crazy people dwell, and doing a special podcast for the inhabitants. But don't worry Cheddar - he mocks the Wells insane asylum dwellers and won't let them get away with being called a city. He is armed with a copy, fresh off the presses of the new Emergency Questions book, which will be winging its way to...

Duration: 01:06:41

RHMOL Extra - Aleks Krotoski

RHLSTP RHMOL Extra - Aleks Krotoski, the Shape of Things To Come. In the final episode of these retro podcasts, Rich talks to tech expert and geek Aleks about how we can expect things to pan out in the future. If you want to see Rich on his THE BEST tour you only have 30 or so more chances http://www.richardherring.com/the_best/tour. Or help us to make more podcasts by buying a badge (monthly if you dare) here http://www.gofasterstripe.com/badges or some tat here...

Duration: 00:46:48

RHMOL Extra - Lance Workman

RHLSTP RHMOL Extra #5: Lance Workman - Good and Evil. In another blast from the past, here's the full length interview with evolutionary psychologist Lance Workman about good and evil. Again, what's coming is going to be as much a surprise to me as it is to you. Except I am not going to listen to it. Come and see Rich on tour: http://www.richardherring.com/the_best/tour and/or buy a badge to help fund our stupid enterprises: http://www.gofasterstripe.com/badges

Duration: 00:37:33

RHMOL Extra - Nick Lane

RHLSTP RHMOL Extra - Nick Lane. Here's another retro interview from the Meaning Of Life series. This one is about death and features Nick Lane and, if I am honest with you, I remember nothing at all about it. Not Nick's fault. I was very busy and very tired. I bet it's interesting though. We'll see. If you want to see Rich performing live visit www.richardherring.com/the_best/tour and see if he's coming near to you in the next couple of months. If you want to help us make more podcasts...

Duration: 00:32:21

RHMOL Extra - Virginia Ironside

RHLSTP RHMOL Extra - Virginia Ironside. 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. Buy a badge at www.gofasterstripe.com/badges. See Rich on tour www.richardherring.com/the_best/tour

Duration: 00:52:42

Extra Badge Info

Ever wondered what you get if you win the monthly badgers' monthly draw? Rich unboxes this month's prizes and tells you what other extras you can get if you subscribe for a monthly donation. Buy AIOTM tat here - http://www.gofasterstripe.com/aiotm Subscribe to the badge scheme here - http://www.gofasterstripe.com/badges

Duration: 00:15:01

RHMOL Extra - Richard Wiseman

RHLSTP RHMOL Extra - Richard Wiseman. 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. Help us make more podcasts by buying a badge at www.gofasterstripe.com/badges or buying some merch at www.gofasterstripe.com/aitom and help Richard Herring make a living by going to see him on tour www.richardherring.com/the_best/tour Hooray!

Duration: 00:42:52

RHMOL Extra - Marcus Chown

RHLSTP RHMOL Extra: Marcus Chown. Rich talks to Marcus 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)? See Rich on tour: http://www.richardherring.com/the_best/tour Buy a badge and fund more podcasts: http://www.gofasterstripe.com/badges or buy some podcast merch: http://www.gofasterstripe.com/aiotm

Duration: 00:36:53

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