11 episodes

Listen to Richard Allardice tell true stories, share casual commentary, and list the hilarious – frequently disastrous – minutiae of daily life as a parent, partner, colleague and person in the world. You will laugh.

Without a hitch �‪�‬ Richard Allardice

    • Society & Culture

Listen to Richard Allardice tell true stories, share casual commentary, and list the hilarious – frequently disastrous – minutiae of daily life as a parent, partner, colleague and person in the world. You will laugh.

    11: Notes from a small house III

    11: Notes from a small house III

    Today’s episode is the third in the Notes from a small house series – chaotic, funny stories from a smallish house chock-full of people and animals. 
    The theme is misaligned perceptions – how something perfectly reasonable to one may be anathema to another. Features:
    A smashed face, and what to do about those teethOld cows, barbecues and vegetarianismRabbits in the home, and everywhere, for eternityHow to be a demotivational speaker (or not to be)Kihap! like you mean it – a taekwondo taleSupport the show

    • 17 min
    10: Notes from a small house II

    10: Notes from a small house II

    Today’s episode is the second in the Notes from a small house series – chaotic, funny stories from a smallish house chock-full of people and animals. Features:
    Reverse sibling psychologyPhotodynamic face-melting therapyArtificial intelligence muttering to itself in the next roomThings kids say to imply they don’t like their dinner and certainly won’t be eating itSupport the show (https://www.withoutahitch.co.nz/subscriptions/)

    • 17 min
    9: Notes from a small house I

    9: Notes from a small house I

    Today’s episode is the first in a series called Notes from a small house – chaotic, funny stories from a smallish house chock-full of people and animals. Features:
    Inexact questionsKids being lawyersAn avalanche of artworkA forlorn-looking dog who can’t make up his mindThings kids announce just as you’re rushing out the door for school at 8:59amSupport the show (https://www.withoutahitch.co.nz/subscriptions/)

    • 11 min
    8: Wait, what did you say? Part II

    8: Wait, what did you say? Part II

    Today’s episode is the second part of a two-part series on language, looking at phrases we use all the time, but which on closer examination are a bit weird, misleading or funny. Features:
    Bears, hares and wondering where – notes on the hilarious linguistic laziness of Kiwi EnglishStars, lasers and taxi cabs – the glorious (and mixed) metaphors of workplace languageAn examination of idioms and phrases I never quite understood as a kid – and still don’t, reallySupport the show (https://www.withoutahitch.co.nz/subscriptions/)

    • 19 min
    7: Wait, what did you say? Part I

    7: Wait, what did you say? Part I

    Today’s episode is about language and working out what things mean – generally by saying the wrong things first, and then looking back on them to either laugh or cringe. Features:
    Blurts and faux pas – when you don’t know what the right thing to say is until you’ve already said the wrong oneDemonstrating how irony works to your secondary school students by living ironicallyA rendezvous with a supermarket checkout machineA starfish and a universal theory of humourQuaint things your five-year-old daughter says after listening to a lot of Enid Blyton booksSupport the show (https://www.withoutahitch.co.nz/subscriptions/)

    • 18 min
    6: Hitches

    6: Hitches

    Today’s episode is about hitchhiking, and that choice you have to make when someone pulls over to give you a ride: Should I trust this person? Listen to four tales where this was a difficult question to answer. Note: Contains R-rated language and themes. Features: 
    A paranoid fellow wielding a machete and asking where I liveLooking for love in the wrong places, by a driver obsessed with porn and a shade removed from realityIncredibly inappropriate humour during a high-speed dash through Hamilton, New ZealandThrowing caution to the wind in Japan in the pursuit of maximum freedom, but then hopping in a car with a guy claiming “gun”Support the show (https://www.withoutahitch.co.nz/subscriptions/)

    • 36 min

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