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RHLSTP is an award-winning series in which comedian Richard Herring ("The Podfather" - The Guardian) chats with some of the biggest names in comedy and entertainment. Stephen Fry, Eddie Izzard, Dawn French, David Mitchell, Katherine Ryan and Brian Blessed are amongst the many stars to have been interviewed across the 200+ episodes.

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RHLSTP is an award-winning series in which comedian Richard Herring ("The Podfather" - The Guardian) chats with some of the biggest names in comedy and entertainment. Stephen Fry, Eddie Izzard, Dawn French, David Mitchell, Katherine Ryan and Brian Blessed are amongst the many stars to have been interviewed across the 200+ episodes.

    RHLSTP 252 - Mike Wozniak

    RHLSTP 252 - Mike Wozniak

    #252 Giraffe Harpsichord - Richard’s house is being haunted by a film star, but he’ll get over it. He’s back at the Exeter Corn Exchange and chatting to the man behind the most employable moustache in the UK, Mike Wozniak.


    They discuss how many people is too many people for a sketch troupe, children failing to recognise their own parent on TV, the internal voice that attempts to destroy all comedians, why moving to Exeter is not the ideal stand-up career move, how Prevenge was made, local newsletters and sadistic teachers.


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    • 57 min
    RHLSTP 251 - Francesca Stavrakopoulou

    RHLSTP 251 - Francesca Stavrakopoulou

    #251 Christ, the Child Killer - Richard is a the Corn Exchange in Exeter, a town famous for the the most comical suicide bomb of all time. And Richard is talking religion with Biblical scholar, Professor Francesca Stavrakopoulou. 


    They try to ascertain who wrote the Bible, what Jesus got up to in the bits that didn’t make it into the book, whether anyone in the Bible actually existed, whether gods have genitalia, if God was married, why Eve was Adam’s second wife, whether being a woman or an atheist is a bigger handicap for a Biblical scholar and why St Paul had the wrong idea about sex during the Apocalypse. Plus the logistics of Noah’s Ark and the craziest bits in the Bible. 


    Check out Francesca’s book “God: An Anatomy”, fully illustrated. Yup, even that bit.


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    • 59 min
    RHLSTP 250 - John Kearns

    RHLSTP 250 - John Kearns

    #250 CBE? - Back to the Winchester Theatre Royal for the second week running and Richard is annoyed at his child’s teacher’s money-making schemes. His guest was also the final guest of the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe run where Richard tried to run the podcast into the ground (dare he do it again?) it’s John Kearns.


    It’s a giddy and self-indulgent podcast where most of the material is deemed too shoddy or contentious for broadcast, but takes in a possible return for a much-loved comedy hero, the possible return of Top Coppers, the leap of faith required to follow your comedy path, tracing Raymond Briggs, disappointing children at the Science Museum and whether John will be getting a lift home. It’s weird, it’s wonderful and it feels like the birth of an amazing, awkward, intergenerational double act. If you enjoy it half as much as Richard seems to then you should have a good time.


    See John on tour https://www.chortle.co.uk/comics/j/33876/john_kearns


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    RHLSTP 249 - Ahir Shah

    RHLSTP 249 - Ahir Shah

    #249 Sexy Borg Queen - We’re at the Winchester Theatre Royal and Rich is blaming the city for the loss of one of our greatest authors. His guest is the comedy Doogie Howser Ahir Shah.


    They discuss how politics will have changed between the recording and broadcast of this podcast, the sexiness of evil, Percy Pigs as an antidote to terror, perpetually burning coffee shops, being accused of plagiarism by the UK’s grumpiest comedian, the possibility that Richard is Ahir’s dad and whether a violent uprising is the only hope for the Millennials. Plus the return of some old favourite emergency questions.


    See Ahir on tour http://ahirshah.com/


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    RHLSTP 248 - Nick Frost

    RHLSTP 248 - Nick Frost

    #248 Lock Keepers - Richard had so much fun at the Richmond Theatre that he’s come back again. Sure he’s wearing the same clothes, but a week has gone by and that’s plenty of time to do laundry and dry-cleaning. His guest this week is first series of RHLSTP hero Nick Frost. 


    They chat about Nick’s amazing, if rather sad autobiography https://www.amazon.co.uk/Truths-Half-Little-White-Lies/dp/1473620880/, how his mother took on the boys who bullied Nick (and their mum), a night out with Quentin Tarantino, comeuppance for terrible aeroplane passengers, ghosts, acceptable positioning in a Human Centipede, sharing a single bed with Simon Pegg, punching walls, why Captain Pugwash the movie is unlikely to be made and making a tree famous. It’s a more serious chat than last time, with a remarkable and thoughtful guest who has been through more tragedy than you might have imagined.


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    RHLSTP 247 - Tape Face

    RHLSTP 247 - Tape Face

    #247 A Spice Girl Broke My Toilet Seat - Rich has had his lactose tolerant choices mocked at the supermarket again, but he will rise above it as he comes to posh old Richmond Theatre to talk to Sam Wills aka Tape Face.


    They discuss the bizarre world where a child stalked a clown, how to clip through a tennis racquet, the accidental discovery of the character and who thought it up, the gamble of going on a talent show and how it might have just paid off, living and working in Las Vegas, taking props through airport security and the controversy over the cloning of Tape Face. Plus the best kind of tape to use and instructions on how to apply it to your mouth. Richard realised his Boss Cat error after this recording, but to be fair the audience were given the chance to correct him and failed him, so it’s their fault.


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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

Gaviano360 ,

My favorite podcast

Well ... it’s probably a toss-up between this and Adam Buxton, if I’m honest.

sculptureJLF ,

Worth the wait

Brian Blessed was beyond expectations!! Hilarious!

Mel AWO ,

Crazy Calm

Richard's interviews are strangely calm and strangely strange--and hilarious. He is not shouting out how funny and subversive he is, he just is. I hope it catches on.

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