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RHLSTP with Richard Herring

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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 400+ episodes... Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
Children are full of curiosity and questions about the world. Each Friday, join Molly Oldfield, write of the weekly kids quiz in the Guardian each Saturday, the original QI elf and author and host of Everything Under The Sun (both the book and podcast) as she answers questions sent in by children around the world with the help of experts including Neil Gaiman, Heston Blumenthal, Grayson Perry, Lauren Child, Richard Branson and Sophie Dahl to the fish curators at the Natural History Museum. I ...
 
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RHLSTP Book Club 41 - Love and Let Die - Richard talks to author John Higgs about his fascinating book linking the stories of the Beatles and James Bond, who coincidentally appears in the world on the same day in October 1962. There are a lot of talking points including the way the 60s began to define class and masculinity, how the Beatles symbolis…
 
#426 Sarah Alabaster - It’s the last show of the series, but never fear, the RHLSTP juggernaut will continue until you have to wrestle the microphone from Herring’s cold, dead hands. His guest is singer, podcaster, 24 hour dancer and lock down internet sensation Sophie Ellis-Bextor. They discuss Richard’s feelings for Sophie's mum, being carried to…
 
RHLSTP Book Club 40 - The Theory of Everything Else - Richard chats with Dan Schreiber about this fascinating book about batshit theories held often by the cleverest of people. They discuss how ghosts aren’t anchored to the place that they died, the freaky message at the end of the Beatles’ Free as a Bird, whether ideas are projected into our brain…
 
#425 Bearded Lady - Rich’s very slow take-over of TV continues and he has found a cheap and effective new drug, his guest is the man who stood in for Al Murray and who is now standing in for Nick Mohammed, (but he’s not taking it personally) Paul Chowdhry. They discuss facial hair, what constitutes a family friendly TV comic and whether edgy comedi…
 
RETRO RHLSTP #54 Pennsylvania Polka - It’s episode 200 of the podcast and the end of series 14, two insane milestones for this ramshackle lump of podcast. And to celebrate this occasion there’s a record breaking fourth appearance from the grandson of a Batman, Adam Buxton. Adam sets the agenda from the start, bearing gifts, mocking stone-clearing l…
 
RHLSTP Book Club 39 - Kindred. Richard talks to archaeologist and writer Rebecca Wragg Sykes about her all encompassing, lyrical and fascinating book, Kindred. They chat about how and when Neanderthal were discovered, the triumph of archaeology that allows us to know about their life, loves and deaths, whether a line was crossed when Homo sapiens a…
 
#424 Dick Pikachus - Richard attempts a poor stand up routine about fruit, but then comes up with a joke that will make you laugh,. One out of two isn’t bad. His guest is immigration lawyer and fantastic comedian Sikisa. They chat about dubious chocolate based nick-names, how the UK public might not fully understand lawyers or immigration, why rece…
 
RHLSTP Book Club 38 - You Are History - Historian Greg Jenner returns to tell us about his latest book for kids, the colourful and beautifully produced You Are History. He discusses how telling the story of mankind through 50 everyday items is surprisingly efficient, why comedy is a good way to teach kids about history and why it was important that…
 
#423 Do Sniglets! - Rich is delighted about the new comedic discovery that his daughter has discovered and her enthusiasm for expressing it. His guest is comedy legend and unique brained Rich Hall. They talk about why Rich’s appearance (or non-appearance) in a movie is an indicator of its failure, how he started his comedy career on the streets bap…
 
RETRO RHLSTP #53 Bowl of Cheese - It’s a showdown battle of who is best, Richard or Hugh Jassburn - in book form at least, but Richard is keen to bring back one of his all time favourite guests: the magnificent beast and Master of Tasks that is Greg Davies. They discuss schoolday soilings, dick-lifters, being related to a ghost, little Alex Horne, …
 
RHLSTP Book Club 37 - The Very Best of Fesshole - Richard chats with internerd Rob Manuel about the Twitter feed that became an hilarious book, Fesshole. They chat about the liberating effects anonymity, how confessions aren’t always dirty or embarrassing, whether anyone has confessed to murder, which confessions don’t make it to the internet and w…
 
#422 P*ssing On Richard - Richard has had his annual cancer check up and it’s mainly good news, but something weird is going on in his scrotum (though he hates to talk about it). His guest is comedian Sarah Keyworth. They talk about the terrible behaviour of the Sheriff of Nottingham, how to explain modern day notions of gender to the old and confu…
 
This week Molly is in Thailand, collecting questions in Como, Phuket! She has lots of questions to answer in this episode recorded at the kid's club, Como Play including: Where do monkeys go when it rains? Why can't humans fly like birds? How invented boats? Where do we water plants? Why are animals so shy? Molly has collected lots and lots of ques…
 
RHLSTP Book Club Xmas Bonus Richard Herring interviewed by Natalie Haynes - Can I Have My Ball Back? A fabulous bonus chat about Richard’s books, male fragility, international men’s day and how amazing Richard SUPPORT THE SHOW! Watch our TWITCH CHANNEL See extra content at our WEBSITE’s wife is, recorded at the Hay Winter Festival. Become a member …
 
#421 Gascoigne V Herring - Richard’s daughter has firm evidence for the existence of ghosts, which is apt because Richard’s guests are ghosts too!!! It’s Mat and Jim from off of Ghosts and much more. There are some harsh words about the reboot of Bob the Builder and a story of actorly distress from the set of Hellboy, but then we’re into a nice lon…
 
On the Christmas special of this award winning show with Molly Oldfield discover the answers to four questions sent into Everything Under The Sun by children around the world! First up we have Tara's question who was the first person to see Santa? Then we have Alessia asking How old is Santa? and finally we find out How Father Christmas met the fir…
 
#420 Watch Out! Watch Out! - Richard has come up with a way to save the UK hundreds of millions of pounds - is it his turn to be Chancellor of the Exchequer? His guest is actor and football executive Humphrey Ker. They discuss his part in the fantastic TV show and community project “Welcome to Wrexham”, what it’s like to have an entire football tea…
 
RETRO RHLSTP #52 Terry Hall Hall - Richard has finally won a TV quiz show and I am afraid he will never stop talking about it again, but he’s nervous as Hell because one of his heroes is on the podcast and he’s sure he’ll screw it up, it’s ex-Fun Boy Three-er Terry Hall. They discuss the dynamics and disagreements that come with collaboration, the …
 
On this award winning show with Molly Oldfield discover the answers to three questions sent into Everything Under The Sun by children around the world! First up we tackle Connie's question how do we make perfume? With the help of Mandy Aftel, perfumer and author. Find out more about on her website https://www.aftelier.com/ We also think about how t…
 
#419 Eights as Infinities - Rich has an apology to make to the prescient geniuses who voted for Brexit. His guest is therapist and advice columnist Philippa Perry. They talk about the jobs she drifted in an out of in her 20s, how she got to be a mature student thanks to having Mill Aunties, whether therapy makes or breaks a comedian, how to stay sa…
 
On this award winning show with Molly Oldfield discover the answers to three questions sent into Everything Under The Sun by children around the world! First up we have Layla's question how were our bones made? Answered by Dame Professor Sue Black, world leading forensic anthropologist. We also discover how long humans live for, answering Emily's q…
 
RHLSTP Book Club 35 - Growing Up Human - Richard talks to archaeologist and tooth specialist about her fascinating and funny book about the evolution of childhood and why the human one goes on so very long. Plus penis spikes, testicles as peacock tails, pizza rats, how the trauma of birth can be seen in our teeth, sexism in academia (and elsewhere)…
 
#418 Starfish Perineum - Rich is back to his usual chair this week and tries to influence an impossible to win bet before being joined by Victoria Coren Mitchell. They chat about the disconnect between Victoria’s teenage angst and then partying with Frankie Howerd, the worst celebrity poker players, why the coughing Major should have gone for anal …
 
On this award winning show with Molly Oldfield discover the answers to three questions sent into Everything Under The Sun by children around the world! First up we tackle Rosanna's question "Why do dogs pant?" With the help of Nick Sutton, dog health expert at Crufts! We also discover why dogs have fur, answering Aurora's question. Finally, we find…
 
RHLSTP Book Club 34 - The Bullet That Missed - Richard is at the Cheltenham Literary Festival and has the honour of interviewing modern day Agatha Christie, best-selling author, Richard Osman. Find out who came up with the brilliant title for this third instalment of The Thursday Murder Club, which character Osman is most like, whether the game sho…
 
#417 Captain Dick - Rich and some other Londoners are only alive today thanks to his skilful driving which means he is here to interview the absolutely remarkable Anneka Rice. They discuss her new stand up career and the way she tackles serious subjects like death and Alzheimers in her radio show Anneka Has Issues, why she was recently arrested at …
 
RHLSTP Book Club 33 - The Good Drinker - Richard talks to TV and radio presenter Adrian Chiles about his book about moderating alcohol intake The Good Drinker. They compare their similarly boozy backgrounds, whether everyone really drinks more than the recommended units, if it’s possible to socialise without alcohol and how we can examine the motiv…
 
On this award winning show with Molly Oldfield discover the answers to three questions sent into Everything Under The Sun by children around the world! First up we tackle Zoey's question how do worms make soil healthy? With the help of Sarah Langford, farmer and author. We also think about whether wormholes exist or not, answering Clara's question.…
 
#416 John the Mouse - Rich has some helpful suggestions to help the footballers support LGBTQ+ rights and is amazed by the press reaction to last week’s podcast. His guest is superlative stand up comedian and podcaster James Acaster. They discuss Nasty Nick’s funeral, the Richard E Grant mystery, why James never retired from stand up and why he’s n…
 
RHLSTP Book Club 32 - Ten Things I Hate About Me - Richard chats with Joe Tracini about his book Ten Things I Hate About Me, a moving, funny and horrifying journey through his Borderline Personality Disorder, how online trolls have nothing on Mick, Joe’s internal voice who provides a negative director’s commentary on everything he does, Joe’s exper…
 
On this award winning show with Molly Oldfield discover the answers to three questions sent into Everything Under The Sun by children around the world! First up we tackle Finley's question why is the symbol for pride month a bit of a rainbow? With the help of Gareth Peter, author of 'My Daddies'! We also discover why sunsets are not always the same…
 
#415 Mosquito in the Kitchen - Richard recalls a couple of childhood memories that can’t possibly hare happened. His guest is the king of mischief and righteous anger (who is also very funny) Joe Lycett. They talk about how Joe brought down a Prime Minister, how he was almost arrested for a joke, how his spoof Sue Gray report fooled some members of…
 
RHLSTP Book Club 31 - The Fart That Changed The World - Richard is joined by actor turned author Stephen Mangan to discuss his second children’s book, about how actions can have terrible and incredible consequences. They discuss how to improve Sliding Doors, using your own kids as inspiration for stories, the incredible genesis of Stephen’s first b…
 
On this award winning show with Molly Oldfield discover the answers to three questions sent into Everything Under The Sun by children around the world! First up we have Enzo's question why are insects good for the planet? Answered by Gavin Broad, curator of the insect collection at the Natural History Museum in London We also discover why bees have…
 
#414 Thid - Richard returns to his old stomping ground of Balham to take part in the Cheerful Earful Festival at the Bedford pub, a place that holds a lot of memories, some of which occur to him as he’s speaking. His guest is the fabulous Ria Lina. They talk about the power of being an outsider in comedy, gigging whilst pregnant, working for the se…
 
RHLSTP Book Club 30 - 222 QI Answers to Your Quite Ingenious Questions - James, Alex and Anna, three of the 16 QI Elves join Rich to talk about writing this book, which provides answers to questions sent in to the Zoe Ball breakfast show. They talk about infinite universes, the correct way to wash raspberries, what the Welsh call ladybirds and how …
 
On this award winning show with Molly Oldfield discover the answers to three questions sent into Everything Under The Sun by children around the world! First up we tackle Bea's question how can we understand hieroglyphics? With the help of Ilona Regulski, Egyptologist and curator of Egyptian Written Culture at the British Museum! We also discover w…
 
#413 Brian Conley’s C*ck - Richard is discombobulated after returning (briefly) to Shepherd’s Bush after five years away. His guest is the fantastic stand up Chris McCausland. They talk about what pushed him towards stand up and why he was reluctant initially to do too much about his blindness, nearly becoming a spy, that amazing BAFTA bit with Lee…
 
RHLSTP Book Club 29 - To Be Someone - To Be Someone is a freewheeling account of the five years Ian spent in the grip of obsession. He took weekend jobs so he could go to gigs; he tried to sneak into the Hammersmith Odeon and ended up stuck on the roof; he was on the point of being thrown out of a Brighton hotel when Paul Weller himself intervened …
 
In this Halloween themed episode, we answer questions about jellyfish with Juli Berwald, jellyfish and coral expert and lover! She has a new book out called Life on the Rocks which is all about the urgent fight to save coral! After that, we find out why black cats and the number 13 are unlucky... spooky. Finally, we answer whether spiders can be bo…
 
#412 Lemony Anus - Richard knows a little bit about what Prince George is going through at school and is very excited that his new book is out! His guest is stand up, writer, presenter and actor Sara Pascoe. They talk about the ups and downs of doing improvised sitcoms and films, how long lockdown toilet rolls kept people going, balancing work with…
 
RHLSTP Book Club 28 - Can I Have My Ball Back? Adam Buxton kindly takes the interviewers chair to talk to Richard about his book which documents his “battle” against testicular cancer, as well as looking at our views of masculinity and why so much of what we think about bollocks is bollocks. They also have time to discuss Ro-land from Grange Hill, …
 
On this award winning show with Molly Oldfield discover the answer to three questions sent into Everything Under The Sun by children around the world! First up we tackle Beniga's question how many emotions do we have? With the help of Julia Samuel, psychotherapist, author, podcaster and emotions expert! We also think about if snails can go upside d…
 
#411 Diplodocus - Rich is itching for a change in Prime Minister, but will he get his wish by the time of broadcast? His guests are Elis, Mike and Steff from the dizzyingly successful new podcast that the cool kids are calling TSDSB. They talk about how their podcast is about more than just sport, how sports fans have changed in the last four decad…
 
On this award winning show with Molly Oldfield discover the answer to three questions sent into Everything Under The Sun by children around the world! First up we tackle why do we have mosquitos? With the help of Bart, the mosquito expert at Soneva hotel in The Maldives! We also find out what clouds taste like? And work out the answer to, what nois…
 
RHLSTP Book Club 27 - The Book That No One Wanted To Read Buy Richard's book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Book-That-One-Wanted-Read/dp/1529500303 SUPPORT THE SHOW! Watch our TWITCH CHANNEL See extra content at our WEBSITE Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/rhlstp. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.…
 
#410 Saggy-Faced Satsuma - Richard has narrowly avoided a dinosaur based disaster, but never mind because a RHLSTP favourite is returning - the incomparable Bob Mortimer. They talk about holding dominion over the animals, whether questions are necessary in an interview, what prompted Bob to write his first novel and whether satsumas are the best sm…
 
RHLSTP Book Club 26 - What Just Happened?! - Richard is joined by Guardian columnist and screenwriter Marina Hyde to discuss her remarkable compendium of columns spanning from 2016 to early 2022. How long does it take her to put together these witty take-downs? Is it cathartic for her and her readers as we try to cope with the uncontrollable tide o…
 
#409 Di and Dodi Threesome - Recorded in the week of a tragic loss, at least there is good news for one of the podcast’s favourite personalities. Richard’s guest is the brilliant actor and writer and also his ex-girlfriend, Sally Phillips. They talk about the girl who smelled of spam and Sally’s impressive performance in the film “How To Please A W…
 
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