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Join Reverend Richard Coles, Dr Cat Jarman and Charles Spencer as they chase the provenance of historical objects both real and metaphorical

The Rabbit Hole Detectives Folding Pocket

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    • 4.8 • 834 Ratings

Join Reverend Richard Coles, Dr Cat Jarman and Charles Spencer as they chase the provenance of historical objects both real and metaphorical

    The Rabbit Hole Detectives LIVE: Elvis's Northamptonshire Shoes

    The Rabbit Hole Detectives LIVE: Elvis's Northamptonshire Shoes

    The gang are back with a very special LIVE episode of The Rabbit Hole Detectives all the way from The Royal in Northampton where the audience, and not the Disembodied Voice, declares this week’s winner. 

    This week, Charles is hoping the powers of Thomas Becket will help him this week, as Cat brings the Vikings back to Northampton with Ælfgifu of Northampton, and Richard is hoping to win over the audience as he tackles the Northamptonshire boot and shoe industry. 

    Thank you so much to everyone who attended the first ever live episode of The Rabbit Hole Detectives and made it so special. And thank you to our friends at The Royal, as well as Fane. 

    Don’t forget, if you’d like to put forward a topic then you can email the show at: rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com 
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    • 50 min
    The Halo Problem

    The Halo Problem

    It’s the 50th episode of The Rabbit Hole Detectives and Cat, Richard, and Charles are back again as they fall down another set of rabbit holes in search of more killer facts and ephemera.

    This week, Charles is flying high as he looks into the Wrights Brothers, Cat is hoping to be crowned the winner as she researches crowns, and Richard is wanting to pull ahead with his topic - cephalophores. 

    Don’t forget, if you’d like to put forward a topic then you can email the show at: rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com 
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    • 51 min
    Have Some Madeira M'Dear

    Have Some Madeira M'Dear

    It’s season four of The Rabbit Hole Detectives and Cat, Charles, and Richard are back down another set of rabbit holes in search of more killer facts and ephemera.

    This week, Richard is hoping to toast his success as he discusses Madeira wine, Charles is looking into the complicated character of Wernher von Braun, SS officer and pioneer of space travel, and Cat is looking to plant the seeds of success as she covers the hawthorn tree.

    Don’t forget, if you’d like to put forward a topic then you can email the show at: rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com 
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    • 51 min
    Judged by a Group of Morris Dancers

    Judged by a Group of Morris Dancers

    Cat, Charles, and Richard are back again as they chase the provenance of historical objects both real and metaphorical. 

    This week on The Rabbit Hole Detectives, Richard is hoping he won’t have to pack his bags as he researches the history of luggage, Cat is looking into something ever so Scandinavian as she covers the Law of Jante, and Charles is hoping to hop, skip, and jump into the lead with his topic - Morris Dancing.

    Don’t forget, if you have a rabbit hole you’d like the detectives to tumble down then you can email us at: rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com 

    And there’s still a few tickets left for our live show, so get them before they’re gone: https://www.fane.co.uk/rabbit-hole-detectives 
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    • 53 min
    The Undercover Monk

    The Undercover Monk

    Our terrific trio are back once again as they fall down yet another set of rabbit holes to uncover more killer facts and ephemera, and try and convince the Disembodied Voice to award them the win.

    This week, Charles is paying tribute to what would have been his father’s 100th birthday by discussing his war experience, Cat has been busy reading as she talks about Agatha Christie, and the Rev is looking into the theft of relics. 

    Don’t forget, if you’d like to put forward a topic then you can email the show at: rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com 

    And there’s a handful of tickets left for the live show, so get them before they’re gone: https://www.fane.co.uk/rabbit-hole-detectives 
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    • 51 min
    Norse Gods on Ice Skates

    Norse Gods on Ice Skates

    In this week’s episode of The Rabbit Hole Detectives our intrepid trio are back down another set of rabbit holes in search of more killer facts and ephemera. 

    This week, Richard is spending some time in the West End as he looks into English architect Frank Matcham, Charles is hoping for the seal of approval from the Disembodied Voice as he researches postage stamps, and Cat is looking to glide into first place as she discusses ice skating.

    Don’t forget, if you’d like to put forward a topic then you can email the show at: rabbitholedetectives@gmail.com.

    And there’s still a few tickets left for the live show, so get them before they’re gone: https://www.fane.co.uk/rabbit-hole-detectives 
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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
834 Ratings

834 Ratings

Ecce Juris ,

Love this

This is my favourite podcast. The friendly banter between the three hosts is great fun and it shines through that they are truly all good friends. The topics they pick to delve into are rich and varied. The podcast is great and I love listening in to an hour of banter amongst friends.

wofmanmark ,

Amazingly entertaining

Love this show .. definitely my favourite podcast .. great hosts with great chemistry.. brilliant concept .. never fails to entertain ! 10 stars!!

Di-mond ,

Good company wherever you are.

We saw Richard Coles at The Lowry on his tour last year. Suddenly he remembered to plug the podcast. So interest peaked I looked for it. I decided to start at episode one and have been working through them. What a joy! Over the weeks they have settled into their rhythm. The random subjects they choose to ponder are so very interesting and quite often funny. I start out wondering if a particular subject is really going to be that entertaining but sure enough they are. I love the asides that Charles or Richard sometimes interrupt with, Cat is generally far too polite to break in but once one of the “boys” do she also has her say.
Thank you team for being such good company. I have now run out of unplayed episodes so have to wait for the next release. Do keep them coming!

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