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A podcast party of chat & mingling, with 7 guests, inc star names, comedians, neighbours, friends and nibbles. Hosted by comedian 'n' writer Paul Kerensa.

A Paul Kerensa Podcast Paul Kerensa

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    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

A podcast party of chat & mingling, with 7 guests, inc star names, comedians, neighbours, friends and nibbles. Hosted by comedian 'n' writer Paul Kerensa.

    My new podcast: The British Broadcasting Century... Subscribe now!

    My new podcast: The British Broadcasting Century... Subscribe now!

    Been a while, podpals!
    This is a blatant plea to come and join my new podcast, The British Broadcasting Century. I'll be geeking out about the origins of the BBC, radio and life as we know it, for a dozen or so episodes (in series 1; then who knows how many thereafter).
    This is an extended trailer, with a few bonus clips just for being loyal podcastees here on A Paul Kerensa Podcast/The Heptagon Club.
    But to catch the new one, you'll need to subscribe to it, over at https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-british-broadcasting-century-with-paul-kerensa/id1516471271
    and find us on Facebook.com/BBCentury
    Stay safe & keep listening...

    • 13 min
    Comedians With Books #3: Stevyn Colgan + James Dowdeswell

    Comedians With Books #3: Stevyn Colgan + James Dowdeswell

    One final Comedians With Books podcast... plus news of Paul's new Christmas podcast with Grace Dent, on Audible, which is out now!
    At the 3rd Comedians With Books live show, we welcomed ex-QI elf Stevyn Colgan and wine connoisseur/comedian James Dowdeswell. Hear their chat on publishing, pubs, whodunnits, Rick Wakeman, doggy day care, and much more.
    Their books:...
    STEVYN COLGAN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Books-Stevyn-Colgan/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=n%3A266239%2Cp_27%3AStevyn%20Colgan
    JAMES DOWDESWELL: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pub-Manifesto-Comedian-stands-pubs/dp/1852493550/
     
    ...Plus ample info on Paul's new Audible Original Podcast, which is out now at https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Christmas-What-The-Fa-La-La-La-La-Audiobook/B082472KM8.
    More details and an Audible free trial at https://www.paulkerensa.com/audible.php
     
    Details on Paul's gigs - including Comedians & Carols - at https://paulkerensa.com
    Join Paul's mailing list: http://eepurl.com/M6Wbr
    Book group/small group notes for Hark! The Biography of Christmas: https://www.paulkerensa.com/harknotes.pdf
     
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    • 48 min
    Comedians With Books #2: James Cary, Pierre Hollins, Dan Evans

    Comedians With Books #2: James Cary, Pierre Hollins, Dan Evans

    Comedians With Books returns! With live show #3 around the corner, here's live show #2 for your ears - or at least the book panel second half, recorded live at The Guildhall at Guildford Fringe Festival.
    CWB is an occasional hybrid comedy-night-meets-book-festival, on this episode welcoming funny authors James Cary, Pierre Hollins and Dan Evans, hosted by Paul Kerensa (this is A Paul Kerensa Podcast after all). We get stuck into self-publishing v trad v Unbound, writing for radio, the future of the book industry, and much much more.
    Also PK's requests for beta readers for new short stories... details of Hark! The Biography of Christmas book group notes... new children's book Joe's Bros and the Bus that Goes... your feedback for future podcasts/audio versions of PK's Writing Blog... and much much less.
     
    Join Paul's "A Team" of beta readers for his new book/short stories (and/or feedback about the future of the podcast): https://paulkerensa.com/contact.php
    Join Paul's mailing list: http://eepurl.com/M6Wbr
    Book group/small group notes for Hark! The Biography of Christmas: https://www.paulkerensa.com/harknotes.pdf
    PK's Writing Blog: https://kneeldownstandup.wordpress.com
    Comedians With Books #3 is live at Guildford's Star Inn on Tue 8th October 2019, with Dominic Holland, Stevyn Colgan & James Dowdeswell. Tickets: https://www.guildfordfringe.com/events-archive/comedians-with-books-2/
     
    + this podcast's books:
    Joe's Bros and the Bus That Goes by Paul Kerensa: https://spckpublishing.co.uk/joe-s-bros-and-the-bus-that-goes-pb
    The Sacred Art of Joking by James Cary: http://www.jamescary.co.uk/sacred-art-of-joking/
    The Karma Farmers by Pierre Hollins: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Karma-Farmers-Pierre-Hollins/dp/191158605X
    The Casebook of D.I. Snaith by Dan Evans: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Casebook-D-I-Snaith-Dan-Evans-ebook/dp/B009562YVI
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    • 42 min
    Comedians With Books #1: Rosie Wilby, Matt Parker, Aidan Goatley

    Comedians With Books #1: Rosie Wilby, Matt Parker, Aidan Goatley

    A one-off (or at least very occasional) pop-up podcast with an excerpt from a recent Comedians With Books show, recorded live at The Star Inn with Guildford Fringe. It's a new thrice-yearly hybrid comedy night meets book festival. This panel discussion features anecdotalist Aidan Goatley, relationship ponderer Rosie Wilby & stand-up mathematician Matt Parker, hosted by El Capitan Paul Kerensa.
    Come see the next Comedians With Books live! Mon 8th July 2019 at Guildford's Guildhall, with James Cary, Pierre Hollins & Dan Evans, hosted again by PK. https://guildfordfringefestival.com/sessions/comedians-with-books/
    The next night, Tue 9th July 2019, new theatre compilation show Three Times Tables hits Guildford's Star Inn: https://guildfordfringefestival.com/sessions/three-times-tables-an-evening-of-new-theatre/ 
    Our 3rd Comedians With Books will be on Tue 8th October 2019, at Guildford's Star Inn, acts TBC: https://www.guildfordfringe.com/events-archive/comedians-with-books-2/
    More of Paul's gigs: https://www.paulkerensa.com/gigguide.php
    And this podcast's books:
    Never Eat the Buffet at a Sex Club by Aidan Goatley: http://www.lulu.com/shop/aidan-goatley/never-eat-the-buffett-at-a-sex-club/paperback/product-23532137.html
    Is Monogamy Dead? by Rosie Wilby: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Monogamy-Dead-Rethinking-Relationships-Century/dp/1786154536
    Humble Pi by Matt Parker: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Humble-Pi-Comedy-Maths-Errors/dp/0241360234
    Hark! The Biography of Christmas by Paul Kerensa: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hark-Biography-Christmas-Paul-Kerensa/dp/0745980171
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    • 48 min
    26 Steve Chalke & co - Beyond the Redgrave

    26 Steve Chalke & co - Beyond the Redgrave

    Can it be? Our final episode? Yes. Yes it is. Stay subscribed for the future podcast that's currently percolating, due to replace this within the year. But for now enjoy 7 final conversational titbits from everyone's favourite 7-sided chat bunker...
    - Charity mastermind STEVE CHALKE on his world-record-breaking feud with Sir Steve Redgrave
    - BGT semi-finalist NOEL JAMES on televising 'the frog joke'
    - Beatboxing champ GAV TYTE on teaches Paul to beatbox using a bag of cabbage


    - Nomadic funnyman TONY VINO on Fijian language problems
    - Vicar, author & prop-maker CRIS ROGERS on Butlins' secret swimming pool
    - Presenting guru LEE JACKSON on why short is tough
    - Comedic collator SIMON JENKINS on apocalyptic jumble sales
     
    Thanks for listening! Look forward to bringing you something new soon...
     
    Our Amazon Guests' List of books remains here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/registry/wishlist/LIDR28M9I9BY/
    Donate to the podcast if you've liked it here: www.heptagonclub.co.uk
    We're still very 'like'-able on FB: www.facebook.com/heptagonclub
    More of Paul's latest at www.twitter.com/paulkerensa
    Paul's mailing list is at http://eepurl.com/M6Wbr

    Music by Rob Halligan: www.robhalligan.co.uk 
    Rate us on iTunes + share and share alike. Mind the closing doors...

    • 48 min
    25 Christmas Special 2018 - The Nonagon Club!

    25 Christmas Special 2018 - The Nonagon Club!

    Ho ho whoa! 9 guests?! In a tribute to the 9 Lessons & Carols, Paul our Host of Christmas Past flies his sleigh back through festive history. There are no live guests a-guesting - instead for our penultimate show, Paul has a voice-changer. It's not a great voice-changer, but it means we drop in on influential Christmassy words from:
    - Astronaut TOM STAFFORD on pranking NASA 
    - Private HENRY WILLIAMSON on sharing tobacco
    - Writer CHARLES DICKENS on humbuggery
    - Writer WASHINGTON IRVING on Christmas the English way
    - Devonian clergyman RICHARD SMART on Christmas the man
    - Puritan minister HEZEKIAH WOODWARD on Christmas the heresy
    - King HENRY III on Christmas the dinner
    - Saint HILARY of POITIERS on the first carol
    - Charles M Schulz creation LINUS on the true meaning of Christmas
    Phew! One more episode to go, for now. Join us in January. Merry Christmas!

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    Amazon Guests List - our authors' books: www.amazon.co.uk/gp/registry/wishlist/LIDR28M9I9BY/

    Paul's new book: https://www.eden.co.uk/shop/what-are-they-doing-down-there-4557544.html
    Donate or Patreon here, reduce our debt, keep us podding: www.heptagonclub.co.uk
    Rate & review us on iTunes - even if we are ending soon, it's still nice, cos the episodes will still be here and need your recommending words!

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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

TyTe ,

Wonderful stuff!

Love Paul's cheery, friendly, relaxed, ohmygoshIwanthimtobemybestmate, style. Brilliant interviews, quick wit, wonderful listening. Dive in!

cvm media man ,

A great listen!

I've tuned in to this podcast since the start and have enjoyed every episode! Well done Paul, the wide range of guests and the comedy element are very entertaining - keep it up!

imanartichoke ,

Fun x 7

A great, fun podcast, with a diverse range of guests, an interesting concept, and lots to enjoy. My highlight so far is the quickfire questions in episode 3. Looking forward to more!

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