15 episodes

Join us on a chronological journey through the films of the world's best loved comedy team, Laurel & Hardy. We'll have a special guest on each episode to help us to discuss every film the duo appeared in together, as well as giving some behind the scenes information too.

The Laurel & Hardy Blogcast Patrick Vasey

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Join us on a chronological journey through the films of the world's best loved comedy team, Laurel & Hardy. We'll have a special guest on each episode to help us to discuss every film the duo appeared in together, as well as giving some behind the scenes information too.

    12. The Battle of the Century (1928) with Randy Skretvedt

    12. The Battle of the Century (1928) with Randy Skretvedt

    In this first year anniversary episode, Patrick celebrates the Blogcast’s first birthday with members of the Blog-Heads Community and from the wider fan community too. The film in focus on Episode 12 is the restored and (almost) complete version of the boys’ 1928 silent short, The Battle of the Century. Discussing this classic comedy with him is returning guest, expert, and author of Laurel & Hardy: The Magic Behind the Movies, Randy Skretvedt.

    Also included are clips from interviews with Jon Mirsalis, Anita Garvin and also a brief cameo by Bob Gassell from The Marx Brothers Council Podcast too.

    Name checked in the episode are, Elmer Raguse, Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman, Richard Currier, Anita Garvin, James Finlayson, Charlie Hall, Hal Roach

    To purchase a copy of Randy Skretvedt's, Laurel & Hardy: The Magic Behind the Movies, click here: https://amzn.to/2OuR5q2

    To join the ‘Blog-Heads’ Facebook Group, click here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2920310948018755

    To browse the new Laurel & Hardy Blog Merchandise click here: https://www.redbubble.com/people/BlogHeads/shop

    To purchase a copy of Laurel & Hardy the Definitive Restorations (US & UK Markets), Click here: : https://laurel-and-hardy-blog.com/books-etc/

    To read the blog on ‘Battle of the Century’, click here: https://laurel-and-hardy-blog.com/2018/10/20/the-battle-of-the-century-1927/

    To read the blog on 'Helpmates', click here: https://laurel-and-hardy-blog.com/2021/04/06/61-helpmates-1932/

    For more information about The Laurel & Hardy Blog, click here: https://laurel-and-hardy-blog.com/

    To visit The Laurel & Hardy Blog's Amazon Store, click here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/laurelandhardyblog

    To purchase CDs of the Beau Hunks Orchestra's music contained in these podcasts, click here: https://amzn.to/2CgeCbK

    • 2 hrs 13 min
    11. Putting Pants on Philip (1927) with Glenn Mitchell

    11. Putting Pants on Philip (1927) with Glenn Mitchell

    In Episode Eleven, Patrick welcomes back to the Blogcast, returning guest and Laurel & Hardy expert and author of ‘The Laurel & Hardy Encyclopedia’, Glenn Mitchell. Moving another step along the Laurel & Hardy film chronology, Patrick and Glenn have great fun discussing Stan and Babe’s 1927 silent short, Putting Pants on Philip, as well as taking a detailed look at one of the boys’ regular co-stars from their silent period, Dorothy Coburn.

    · To purchase CDs of the Beau Hunks Orchestra's music contained in these podcasts, click here: https://amzn.to/2CgeCbK

    · To purchase a copy of Glenn’s book, ‘The Laurel & Hardy Encyclopedia’, click here: https://amzn.to/33G8LWS

    · To purchase a copy of John McCabe’s book, ‘Babe: The Life of Oliver Hardy’, click here: https://amzn.to/3lkWxeT

    · To purchase a copy of William K. Everson’s book, ‘The Complete Films of Laurel and Hardy’, click here: https://amzn.to/3lijZtb

    To read the blog on Putting Pants on Philip, click here: https://laurel-and-hardy-blog.com/2018/10/17/16-putting-pants-on-philip-1927/

    For more information about The Laurel & Hardy Blog, click here: https://laurel-and-hardy-blog.com/

    To visit The Laurel & Hardy Blog's Amazon Store, click here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/laurelandhardyblog

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Bonus Blogcast - Laurel OR Hardy Blu-ray Release with Rob Stone

    Bonus Blogcast - Laurel OR Hardy Blu-ray Release with Rob Stone

    On this second bonus episode of the Laurel & Hardy Blogcast, Patrick chats to Laurel & Hardy solo films expert and author, Rob Stone. Returning to the Blogcast for the first time since his appearance on Episode One, Rob chats with Patrick about the brand new US Blu-ray release of restored Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy solo films. Patrick also takes the opportunity to ask his guest the infamous Atoll question!

    To join the ‘Blog-Heads’ Facebook Group, click here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2920310948018755

    For more information about The Laurel & Hardy Blog, click here: https://laurel-and-hardy-blog.com/

    To purchase a copy of the new Laurel OR Hardy Blu-ray, visit The Laurel & Hardy Blog's shop page here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/laurelandhardyblog

    To purchase CDs of the Beau Hunks Orchestra's music contained in these podcasts, click here: https://amzn.to/2CgeCbK

    • 52 min
    10. Call of the Cuckoo (1927) & Hats Off (1927) with Randy Skretvedt

    10. Call of the Cuckoo (1927) & Hats Off (1927) with Randy Skretvedt

    The tenth episode of the Blogcast is the final part of two episodes containing a fantastic interview with the author of Laurel & Hardy: The Magic Behind the Movies, Randy Skretvedt. In this continuation from Episode 9, Patrick chats with Randy about Stan and Babe's cameo appearance in the Max Davidson short, Call of the Cuckoo, and also their hugely important and equally frustrating 'lost' film, Hats Off. To finish, Patrick also asks Randy the infamous, Atoll question - but which desert island flicks will he choose to take with him?

    To purchase a copy of Randy Skretvedt's, Laurel & Hardy: The Magic Behind the Movies, click here: https://amzn.to/2OuR5q2

    To join the ‘Blog-Heads’ Facebook Group, click here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2920310948018755

    To browse the new Laurel & Hardy Blog Merchandise click here: https://www.redbubble.com/people/BlogHeads/shop?asc=u

    To purchase a copy of Laurel & Hardy the Definitive Restorations (US & UK Markets), Click here: https://laurel-and-hardy-blog.com/books-etc/ 

    To read the blog on 'Call of the Cuckoo', click here: https://laurel-and-hardy-blog.com/2018/10/11/call-of-the-cuckoos-1927/

    To read the blog on 'Hats Off', click here: https://laurel-and-hardy-blog.com/2018/10/12/hats-off-1927/

    For more information about The Laurel & Hardy Blog, click here: https://laurel-and-hardy-blog.com/

    To visit The Laurel & Hardy Blog's Amazon Store, click here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/laurelandhardyblog

    To purchase CDs of the Beau Hunks Orchestra's music contained in these podcasts, click here: https://amzn.to/2CgeCbK

    • 1 hr 17 min
    9. The Second Hundred Years (1927) with Randy Skretvedt

    9. The Second Hundred Years (1927) with Randy Skretvedt

    Episode Nine of the Blogcast is the first of two episodes containing a fantastic interview with the author of Laurel & Hardy: The Magic Behind the Movies, Randy Skretvedt. In this first part, Patrick asks Randy about his Laurel & Hardy backstory and they also discuss the pivotal 1927 silent short, ‘The Second Hundred Years’

    To purchase a copy of Randy Skretvedt's, Laurel & Hardy: The Magic Behind the Movies, click here: https://amzn.to/2OuR5q2

    To join the ‘Blog-Heads’ Facebook Group, click here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2920310948018755

    To read the blog on The Second Hundred Years, click here: https://laurel-and-hardy-blog.com/2018/10/09/the-second-hundred-years-1927/

    For more information about The Laurel & Hardy Blog, click here: https://laurel-and-hardy-blog.com/

    To visit The Laurel & Hardy Blog's Amazon Store, click here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/laurelandhardyblog

    To purchase CDs of the Beau Hunks Orchestra's music contained in these podcasts, click here: https://amzn.to/2CgeCbK

    • 2 hrs 2 min
    8. Sugar Daddies (1927) with Steve Massa

    8. Sugar Daddies (1927) with Steve Massa

    On Episode Eight of the Blogcast, Patrick chats with returning guest, author, silent film historian and co-host of the Silent Comedy Watch Parties on YouTube, Steve Massa. Along with the discussion of today’s film in focus, ‘Sugar Daddies’ (1927), being the first short released under Hal Roach’s new distribution deal with MGM, the conversation also includes some contextual information concerning the likes of Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and Harold Lloyd too. Steve first appeared on the Blogcast back in Episode Two, so this time Patrick has the chance to ask him the now infamous ‘Atoll question’!

    In addition to the interview with Steve Massa, there are also audio messages from members of the Blog-Heads community, Christopher Jaunsen and Graham Wale, sharing their thoughts with us on ‘Sugar Daddies’.

    To read the abridged version of the blog on Sugar Daddies, click here: https://laurel-and-hardy-blog.com/2018/10/07/sugar-daddies-1927/

    For more information about The Laurel & Hardy Blog, click here: https://laurel-and-hardy-blog.com/

    To visit The Laurel & Hardy Blog's Amazon Store, click here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/laurelandhardyblog

    To purchase CDs of the Beau Hunks Orchestra's music contained in these podcasts, click here: https://amzn.to/2CgeCbK

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Matmister ,

Wow!! A gem of a podcast for any Laurel and Hardy fans.

I really can’t speak highly enough of this podcast (or blog?) As a fan of the boys for 40+ years now, it is only in about the last 10 years that I have started looking into them in more detail. I’ve read several books and seen a few documentaries but this podcast is a real find. It is very informative, with some great guests for each episode as Patrick looks at their careers film by film in chronological order. And what a great host Patrick is. His love for Laurel and Hardy, as well as his in depth knowledge, shines through. I’ve learnt so much about them so far and I’m only on episode 6. In fact, I find myself in the unusual position of eagerly looking forward to the next episode whilst at the same time not wanting to rush through them and get to the end and have to wait several weeks for the next one! 😂 But I guess that’s a sign of a truly great podcast. If you read this review Mr Vasey, can I just say a huge thank you for the care, time and love that you obviously put into these podcasts.

Marc Stanton

Townmap ,

Brilliant

Love this what fantastic idea. Great interviews & a lovely reminder of the films. My late husband’s absolutely favourite comedy stars he would’ve adored this

Gtaylor8989 ,

Brilliant and informative podcast

Having read the accompanying blog I was looking forward to the podcast. Host Patrick Vasey makes it a very easy going and enjoyable listen. The special guests for each podcast are great and know a lot about Laurel & Hardy. It’s worth checking out the Facebook page too with great conversations and rare images. Looking forward to the next one.........

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