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Richard Herring's latest internet project, a six episode stand-up show about the big questions of life like Creation, the Paranormal, Love and Death.

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Richard Herring's latest internet project, a six episode stand-up show about the big questions of life like Creation, the Paranormal, Love and Death.

    Episode 6 - The Shape of Things To Come

    Episode 6 - The Shape of Things To Come

    RHMOL #6: The Shape of Things To Come. In this final episode of this over-ambitious series, Richard will finally deliver on his promise to give you the meaning of life, but first he wants to look to the future. Are we able to predict what's coming up next? Which animal will take over the world and make humans their slaves? Does Jesus visit all species of animal and, if so, is Rich the rat Pontius Pilate? Is all scientific progress evil and what are the moral implications of cloning animals and the practical implications of cloning sex slaves? With an interview with journalist and presenter Aleks Krotoski.

    Thanks so much for watching/listening to the series. Remember you can get longer versions of all the episodes, including more stand up and the full interviews AND help us to make more internet content by buying the full video and/or audio here - www.gofasterstripe.com/rhmol

    • 43 min
    Episode 5 - Good and Evil

    Episode 5 - Good and Evil

    RHMOL #5: Good and Evil. It's only taken five months, but the smoke machine is, if anything, now working far too well. Richard is looking at absolute right and absolute wrong and wondering if they even exist.

    Along the way he questions where the notion of Heaven came from, why the devil acts as the willing custodian of Hell, attempts to break (and then rewrite) the seven deadly sins, struggles with the devil and angel on his shoulders and comes up with 10 commandments (or suggestions) for the 21st Century. With an interview with evolutionary psychologist Lance Workman.

    You can subscribe to the full-length show with the whole interview and lots more stand-up at www.gofasterstripe.com/rhmol (available in audio only for 6 or audio and video in SD and HD for 15). Or support this project with a one-off or monthly donation in return for a badge on the same page. All the money will go towards making more internet content (including hopefully a monthly video version of AIOTM). Monthly subscribers will also have access to another channel with extra and exclusive content.

    • 37 min
    Episode 4 - Death

    Episode 4 - Death

    RHMOL #4: Death. It's episode four and Richard is visiting that undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveller returns, apart from Jesus and that bloke with the canoe - death.

    What happens to us when we die? Is it the same as what happened to us before we were born, or do we get to go to paradise or a big burning pit of sulphur, and which would be preferable? Rich attempts to achieve immortality by getting his name to live on after his demise, looks at the odd ways that we deal with the inevitability of the cessation of existence, especially on social media, discusses the difficult choices he was forced to make regarding his own grandmother's demise and looks at the fate of the citizens of Pompeii, both ancient and modern. With an in-depth discussion about the evolutionary necessity of death with Nick Lane. It's a fun-packed, laugh fest all about your certain destruction. What's not to like?

    • 48 min
    Episode 3 - Love

    Episode 3 - Love

    RHMOL #3: Love. The third episode of Richard Herring's Meaning Of Life marks a huge turning point for the production - as we finally get the smoke machine working.

    Once the smoke has cleared, Rich explores love from all angles. He explains about the love of a stalker, the acts of famous lovers from history, and we also hear the anecdote to love - Rich's anti-love public holiday St Skeletors Day.

    After listening to this episode you'll understand the potential pitfalls of using Olivio spread, buying wedding rings, and making a Ferrero Rocher based romantic gesture.

    The expert for this episode is Agony Aunt Virginia Ironside, who helps Rich better understand matters of the heart - things go so well that they end up sharing a cab home at the end of the night.

    In the long, subscribers only, version of the show we also hear the full version of the interview with Virginia and hear about Rich's love of Jennie Agutter and his dry cleaners. You can subscribe to the full-length show with the whole interview and lots more stand-up at gofasterstripe.com/rhmol (available in audio only for 6 or audio and video in SD and HD for 15).

    Or support this project with a one-off or monthly donation in return for a badge on the same page. All the money will go towards making more internet content (including hopefully a monthly video version of AIOTM).

    Monthly subscribers will also have access to another channel with extra and exclusive content.

    • 45 min
    Episode 2 - The Paranormal

    Episode 2 - The Paranormal

    RHMOL #2: The Paranormal. Richard takes on ghosts, ghoulies and Nostradamuses and tries to find out the truth about the paranormal. Was Joanna Lumley's house haunted? Why did Doubting Thomas doubt Jesus' resurrection after he'd seen him do all those other miracles? Who was Spring-heeled Jack? Can biscuits tell us the future? With author of Paranormality, Professor Richard Wiseman, on hand to discuss these phenomena from a scientific viewpoint. But can science ever truly explain why an old woman tried to strangle Richard Herring in his sleep? Yes it can, apparently.

    Buy a longer version of this show, with the full Richard Wiseman interview and loads more stand-up and other extras, or make a one-off or monthly donation so we can keep making stuff like this at www.gofasterstripe.com/rhmol

    • 37 min
    Extra - Full Marcus Chown interview

    Extra - Full Marcus Chown interview

    RHMOL - Special Extra. For this month only, here's the full interview with physicist Marcus Chown which will usually only be available to people who subscribe to the video or audio from Go Faster Stripe. With a mind-bending discussion that ranges from Quantum theory to the implications of an infinite Universe to whether creation was similar to masturbating in a bath. Do scientists already know the truth about everything and are just stretching it out so they can keep selling books? How did something so small contain all the matter in the Universe? What was there before the Big Bang? It's illuminating, confusing and hilarious by turns. You might actually learn something.

    You can watch the free video of this show at www.vimeo.com/channels/rhmol or subscribe to the full-length show with the whole interview and lots more stand-up at www.gofasterstripe.com/rhmol (available in audio only for £6, or audio and video in SD and HD for £15). Or support this project with a one-off or monthly donation in return for a badge on the same page. All the money will go towards making more internet content (including hopefully a monthly video version of AIOTM). Monthly subscribers will also have access to another channel with extra and exclusive content.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

Blankfrak ,

Amazing theme tune....

....crap comedy.

sid the snake ,

Awful

Love Richards Leicester Square interview podcasts are brilliant but this is terrible not funny at all in fact it makes an unbearable listen.

Henry_H ,

Didn't find this funny

As his Leicester Square Theatre interviews are among my favourite podcasts I felt let down by this. I found it too self indulgent and lacking in comedy. I'm not sure if all the begging for money is strictly necessary (I have paid for his podcasts previously). It could be done in a better way; this just sounds like a lot of money is being lost on something that could have been brilliant - a thought that doesn't exactly put me in the mood for laughing.

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