Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast

Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast

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Richard Herring chats with some of the biggest names in comedy
193 - James O’Brien
Dec 12 • 79 min
RHLSTP #193: James O’Brien - Sean Connery’s Macbeth. Rich is back on terrestrial TV as a last minute guest on a new Channel 5 gameshow, so cheg on suckers, he’s out of here. He always hated podcasts and was just using you to get back on the telly. But…
192 - Nish Kumar
Dec 5 • 71 min
RHLSTP #192: Nish Kumar - Not Michael Sheen. Richard’s participation in a PTA quiz in his village led to an unlikely correspondence with one of his new neighbours, but he’s really looking forward to meeting the star of Twilight and The Damned United - oh…
191 - Rose Matafeo
Nov 28 • 75 min
RHLSTP #191: Rose Matafeo - Ladybird. Richard has had a ladybird in his house and is reminded of the horrors of the 1976 ladybird invasion, but how it eventually paid off to his advantage, but there’s no time to consider too deeply if he’s had sex with an…
190 - Greg Davies
Nov 21 • 85 min
RHLSTP #190: Greg Davies - 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…
189 - Drunk Women Solving Crime
Nov 14 • 69 min
RHLSTP #189: Drunk Women Solving Crime - How Does She Know So Much About Parachuting? Richard has been publicising his latest book, but it’s not popular with canines, but at least he’s got daytime DJs asking some wholly inappropriate questions. His guests…
188 - Jess Robinson
Nov 7 • 70 min
RHLSTP #188: Jess Robinson - Doctors and Nurses. Richard welcomes an audience member who has come all the way from America JUST to see him, and boy is he pleased about that? His guest is the multi-talented singer, comedian and impressionist, Jess…
187 - Alice Lowe
Oct 31 • 68 min
RHLSTP #187: Alice Lowe - Horny Time Traveller. Rich has had the time of his life in Manchester and wants to leave the avocado-munching Londoners behind forever - is he no longer one of them? And it’s time for him to create a work of art that will surely…
- Manchester special - Glenn Wool
Oct 26 • 57 min
Manchester Special 2 - Glenn Wool - Werewolf Penis. Richard has had to stay in Manchester for another week so he can interview the most sane Canadian comedian in the world, Glenn Wool. They discuss changing taste in jokes, how much Mary Whitehouse would…
186 - Lou Sanders
Oct 24 • 54 min
RHLSTP #186: Lou Sanders - Cold Stones. Richard has some Hitchin-based stand-up, that doesn’t play well with the self-obsessed London metropolitan elite and it’s seat of your pants time for this podcast because booked guest Amanda Abbington is stuck on…
- Manchester special - Toby Hadoke
Oct 19 • 63 min
Manchester Special 1: Toby Hadoke - Blake’s Seven Spoilers. Rich has travelled to Manchester to take part in a podcast festival and the live podcast-starved people of this fine city have snapped up all the tickets without even knowing who the guests are.…
185 - Ross Noble
Oct 17 • 70 min
RHLSTP #185: Ross Noble Harder on the Balls. SPOILER ALERT: Rich gives a big spoiler about the new Harry Potter plays which will be bad if you like Harry Potter, but awesome if you hate him, and then there’s a welcome return for the fizzling brain (and to…
184 - Alex Horne
Oct 10 • 93 min
RHLSTP #184 Alex Horne - High-Fiving the Pope. Rich offers to fill a school library with books, before introducing the multi-talented genius behind Taskmaster and much more, Alex Horne. Find out what it’s like to sit bare-arsed on a cake; the secrets of…
183 - Jonathan Ames
Oct 3 • 72 min
RHLSTP #183: Jonathan Ames - The Herring Wonder. It feels so long since we were last here, but Richard is glad to be back for Series 14, even if life in the countryside seems to be driving him to stone-based madness. His guest has come from across the…
Machynlleth Festival special: Jessica Fostekew and Holly Burn
Jun 13 • 62 min
RHLSTP (EATMCF) #3: Jessica Fostekew and Holly Burn - Michael Sheen’s Mildly Nutritious Hand. Rich has just had the biggest gig of his career and now he’s in a Tabernacle somewhere in Wales, but that’s showbiz. At least he has met and very slightly…
182 - Mark Steel
Jun 6 • 77 min
RHLSTP #182: Mark Steel - Cunt or Wanker. It’s the end of the series and Rich wonders how tourists in Kings Cross will feel if their last action on earth is to queue to stand by a fictional wall. His guest is a man who has a lot of stories about how he…
181 - My Dad Wrote A Porno
May 30 • 75 min
RHLSTP #181: My Dad Wrote A Porno - Vaginal Lids. Rich cannot win game shows even in his dreams, but is also convinced that he might be a robot, but these are small worries compared to his guests, Jamie, Alice and James from the My Dad Wrote A Porno…
180 - Al Murray
May 23 • 86 min
RHLSTP #180: Al Murray - Jimmy Tarbuck’s Bad Day. Rich has witnessed the miracle of the birth of some lamb chops near his countryside home and will be contemplating human birth with this week’s guest, back after 101 podcasts, Al Murray. They chat about…
179 - Desiree Burch
May 16 • 67 min
RHLSTP #179: Desiree Burch - Do the Hokey Cokey. Rich muses on passports and the fruition of John Moloney’s aged comedians TV show, before meeting the fiercely intelligent comedian and writer Desiree Burch. They talk about posters made up of penises,…
178 - Sophie Willan
May 10 • 62 min
RHLSTP #178: Sophie Willan - How To Twerk. Richard is marvelling about a new interpretative dance based on ‘All You Need Is Love’ but soon he will be dancing himself with brilliant new comedian and writer, Sophie Willan. They talk about how a trip to…
177 - Maria Bamford
May 2 • 63 min
RHLSTP #177: Maria Bamford - STD from a Vulcan. Richard continues to be surprised by the difference of living in the country and surprises his neighbours with his specialised knowledge about genitalia, but is very excited to be welcoming American…
176 - Pippa Evans
Apr 25 • 68 min
RHLSTP #176: Pippa Evans - Half an Orange. I mean there is so much of last week’s podcast still to unpack, plus the extra 20 minutes that Rich and this week’s guest - improviser and inspirational human being Pippa Evans - got in the dressing room. We had…
175 - BRIAN BLESSED
Apr 18 • 76 min
RHLSTP #175: BRIAN BLESSED!!!! What Was The Question? It’s finally come to pass. The podcasts can end now, because the whole point of starting them up has been achieved. Richard’s guest is a man who has played all theatrical parts, but most notably the…
174 - Peter Baynham
Apr 12 • 64 min
RHLSTP #174: Peter Baynham - I Am Delighted. Rich meets his audience. Can he resist being a dick? Spoiler Alert- of course not, but never mind because he’s about to meet the man behind almost every great comedy star of the last 20 years, it’s Too Gorgeous…
173 - Katherine Ryan
Apr 4 • 69 min
RHLSTP #173: Katherine Ryan - Shooting Dust. Rich is disgusted to be back in filthy London and wondering if a man performs an act of extreme slapstick and no one is around to see it, will it still be funny. Spoiler alert - yes it is. His guest is a…
172 - All Killa No Filla
Mar 28 • 69 min
RHLSTP #172: All Killa No Filla - Chinese Hymen. Red-nosed Rich is still down with the lurgy and a bit befuddled. After an awkward chat with an accountant and a student, it’s time to meet the stars of the All Killa No Filla podcast, Rachel Fairburn and…
171 - Mackenzie Crook
Mar 21 • 66 min
RHLSTP #171: Mackenzie Crook - Hucknall Forest. Rich forgot to do a bit of his tour show for the people of Cardiff so we start with a comity contest, which unexpectedly leads to the podcast being blocked by penguins. Rich’s guest this week is the laid…
170 - Jess Phillips
Mar 14 • 64 min
RHLSTP #170: Jess Phillips - Jeremy Corbyn’s Salad Sandwich. Rich’s daughter seems to be on her way to a mediocre career in comedy and he could not be more proud, but he doesn’t have time to show off too much as RHLSTP is welcoming its second member of…
169 - Trev and Simon
Mar 8 • 73 min
RHLSTP #169: Trev and Simon - You Are An Idiot. Rich is looking forward to International ‘When’s International Men’s Day?’ Day, but for now it’s International We Don’t Do Duvets Day, as his guests are Saturday morning TV heroes Trev and Simon. They chat…
168 - Danielle Ward
Feb 28 • 69 min
RHLSTP #168: Danielle Ward - Sting’s Bloody Toilet. Technology delivers a cruel blow to Richard as it deletes his carefully crafted opening monologue about Cheddar Man, but he has a crack at it from memory. Richard is giddy from tiredness caused by nasty…
167 - John Robins and Elis James
Feb 21 • 69 min
RHLSTP #167: John Robins and Elis James - Not My Cup Of Tea. Fired up by his first TV recording in 23 years, Richard decides to work harder on his opening monologue, but is surprised to find how little he’s actually done, but at least there’s one in the…
166 - Adam Kay
Feb 14 • 58 min
RHLSTP #166: Adam Kay - Degloved Penis. This week’s guest is doctor turned comedian turned best-selling author Adam Kay. They discuss his hilarious, harrowing and politically important book - This Is Going To Hurt, http://bit.ly/AdamKayBook - witnessing…
165 - Kathy Burke
Feb 8 • 88 min
RHLSTP #165: Kathy Burke - I Don’t Do Blow Jobs. Richard’s living in a house of horrors and has heard a ghost, so he’s glad to be back in the safety of lovely, undangerous London to find out if Kathy Burke is as cool and amazing in real life as you really…
164 - Dave Gorman
Jan 31 • 75 min
RHLSTP #164: Dave Gorman - Nigel Havers-based Injustice. Richard celebrates 10 years of podcasting by blowing your comfortable views of the film Toy Story apart like Spike with a firework. His guest has come prepared in an attempt to Louis Theroux…
163 - Paul Chowdhry
Jan 26 • 76 min
RHLSTP #163: Paul Chowdhry - Brian Glover’s Walkman. Richard is mourning the non-existent victims of the Oxford Circus incident and the personal connection he had to them, but life goes on for all of us not killed in that delusional event and so it’s time…
162 - Katy Wix
Jan 17 • 69 min
RHLSTP #162: Katy Wix - Burned Bunting. Richard hits comedy gold and finds the person with the perfect job to riff about for as long as an hour if he wishes, but he doesn’t wish to, as he has the multi-talented comedian, writer and actor Katy Wix to chat…
161 - Johann Hari
Jan 10 • 69 min
RHLSTP #161: Johann Hari - Cannibal Chicken. The question of ham hands versus suncream armpits has gone international and been introduced to a new generation in the most charming of ways. But hat confusion, decade old Big Brother news and chicken…
160 - Reginald D Hunter
Jan 4 • 57 min
RHLSTP #160: Reginald D Hunter - An Order of Travelling Monks. Richard is overly proud of himself for having created a new book of Emergency Questions, but luckily there is someone on hand who will give them short shrift, it’s the comedian with the soul…
159 - Richard Osman
Dec 15, 2017 • 68 min
RHLSTP #159: Richard Osman - Drifter Charger. Rich’s daughter has made quite a radical life choice, but hopefully is a reincarnation of someone who will make the family a lot of money (if only we can prove it). This week it’s a welcome return for one of…
158 - Simon Brodkin
Dec 14, 2017 • 71 min
RHLSTP #158: Simon Brodkin - Vagina Cash Machine. Richard has been belittled by a scaffolder, and is plotting his revenge. Perhaps he should send this week’s guest after him, it’s serial prankster and character comedian Simon Brodkin. We get all the…
157 - Greg Jenner
Dec 7, 2017 • 63 min
RHLSTP #157: Greg Jenner - Portuguese Boy’s Urine. Richard seems to think he’s the new Frost:Nixon for some reason, but his audience banter suggests he has some way to go. But never mind, he’s talking to historian and Horrible Histories expert Greg…
156 - Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd
Nov 29, 2017 • 63 min
RHLSTP #156: Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd - Prime Minister of the Central African Republic. Richard’s dog is at war with his eyes, but who cares. He has the Prime Minister from an alternate timeline on his podcast, plus a bloke who bought fags from Mrs…
155 - Jan Ravens
Nov 22, 2017 • 67 min
RHLSTP #155: Jan Ravens - Just Amazing. Richard is excited after spotting a celebrity at Crewe station, but upset that the celebrity wasn’t excited about spotting him. But his guest has snogged that celeb, it’s Jan Ravens. There’s chat about how to…
154 - John Moloney
Nov 16, 2017 • 63 min
RHLSTP #154: John Moloney - Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me? Richard freewheels about the poor quality of the suit he has had to wear as his nice ones no longer fit him, still giddy from a heady cocktail of tiredness and grief, but he’s in for a relaxed and…
153 - Rachel Parris
Nov 8, 2017 • 72 min
RHLSTP #153: Rachel Parris - Oh Jesus I have Promised. Rich is confused and amazed by horses and apparently alone in being troubled by the lyrics to the new Stereophonics song, but he has a more skilled musician, improviser and ex-Christian rocker on hand…
152 - Armando Iannucci
Nov 1, 2017 • 71 min
RHLSTP #152: Armando Iannucci - Deeply Dippy. Richard is surprisingly appalled by what a sex robot inventor is planning for his sex robot and reeling from the brutal combo of no sleep and attending a funeral, but life goes on and it’s laughter all the way…
151 - Ellie Taylor
Oct 25, 2017 • 74 min
RHLSTP #151: Ellie Taylor - Catching Clouds. RHLSTP is back and the sky has changed colour and the first of the gang has died, so Richard is a bit unsettled and sad. But on we plough until our own inevitable deaths. The guest today previously worked for…
150 - Sara Pascoe
Oct 19, 2017 • 91 min
RHLSTP #150: Sara Pascoe - Hello, Still a Feminist? Rich details how he considered stealing a man’s identity to become a chartered accountant. Perhaps it would have been for the best. But instead he’s back for the 150th official episode of the show that…
149 - Ed Byrne
Oct 11, 2017 • 68 min
RHLSTP #149: Ed Byrne - Lost Leather Jacket. Rich is getting used to living in the countryside and the action movie that is attempting to get the train home. His guest has painful memories of the show he is best known for, it’s Sudoku king, Ed Byrne.…
148 - Robert Webb
Oct 5, 2017 • 71 min
RHLSTP #148: Robert Webb - The Ideal Age To Die. Richard is still prickling with mortification after an encounter with Michael Portillo, as if turning 50 and moving house wasn’t enough, but he has still found time to read his guest’s fantastic new book…
147 - Arthur Smith
Sep 27, 2017 • 55 min
RHLSTP #147: Arthur Smith - Rage and Balloon: Rich tries to find someone older than him in the audience, as he tries to squeeze some joy out of the last few hours of his forties. His guest is older and sager than he and has been doing the Edinburgh Fringe…
146 - Limmy
Sep 22, 2017 • 69 min
RHLSTP #146: Limmy - Monopoly Penguin. Rich is on the cusp of a couple of massive life changes, but he won’t let ageing and moving get in the way of asking comedians strange questions in an attempt to make them reveal intimate truths. Today he talks to a…
145 - Julian Clary
Sep 13, 2017 • 59 min
RHLSTP #145: Julian Clary - Fist of Fun. Richard is still bugging last week’s audience about Lego Batman - it’s amazing they keep coming back. His guest is Gillian Pieface, or as she is sometimes known, Julian Clary. They chat about how the Universe lets…
144 - Katy Brand
Sep 6, 2017 • 68 min
RHLSTP #144: Katy Brand - Catering for the Dead. Richard hasn’t eaten enough in a last-ditch attempt to lose weight before he turns 50, but no time for stomach rumbles because his guest is professional Margaret Thatcher impersonator and teenage…
143 - Dan Skinner
Aug 30, 2017 • 71 min
RHLSTP #143: Dan Skinner - Tape in a Bag. Richard has his least successful attempt to meet his audience of all time, but no matter, he has a great guest on hand in the form of Angelos Epithemiou creator, Dan Skinner. They chat about how the character came…
RHEFP 4 - John Robins and Ahir Shah
Aug 26, 2017 • 65 min
RHEFP 2017 #4: John Robins and Ahir Shah - Suck Each Other Off A Bit. Richard reveals the hypocrisy of his parenting techniques and reminisces about the death of Lady Di. His first guest is Edinburgh Comedy Prize nominee Ahir Shah - they chat about…
RHEFP 3 - Iain Stirling and Jason Manford
Aug 19, 2017 • 64 min
RHEFP 2017 #3: Iain Stirling and Jason Manford - The Main Thing Is Ricky Gervais Didn’t Win. Rich is mortified about having accidentally crashed someone else’s show and is thinking of becoming someone who pays to sit in a hairdressers. But the good news…
RHEFP 2 - James Acaster
Aug 12, 2017 • 60 min
RHEFP 2017 #2: James Acaster - Three Nights in Peterborough. Richard is so close to becoming the Radio Times Comedy Champion that he can almost taste it, which will just make his ultimate failure all the more painful and thus amusing, but luckily he…
RHEFP 1 - Doug Anthony All Stars
Aug 5, 2017 • 65 min
RHEFP 2017 #1: The Doug Anthony All Stars - The Boy Who Cried Batman. The King has returned and he’s at the spooky New Theatre Grand Hall where the Masons get up to all sorts of mysterious time-travelling. And Richard is very excited to be welcoming…
142 - Brendon Burns & Craig Quartermaine
Aug 3, 2017 • 72 min
RHLSTP #142: Brendon Burns and Craig Quartermaine - Race Off. Richard contemplates the now trickier commute to work that he has thanks to being forced to move to the country because he is 50, before introducing veteran comedian Brendon Burns and a man…
Great Yorkshire Fringe special: Rahul Kohli and Martin Barrass
Aug 1, 2017 • 60 min
Bonus RHLSTP at the Great Yorkshire Fringe: Rahul Kohli and Martin Barrass - Dead Mannequin People. Here’s a little bonus podcast for you, recorded at the end of July at the Great Yorkshire Fringe. Rich first welcomes a man half his age, with three times…
141 - David Baddiel
Jul 26, 2017 • 70 min
RHLSTP #141: David Baddiel -What is the Biggest Ant?. Richard is pondering what it must be like to buy a flat in BBC TV Centre, and appreciating his daughter’s grasp of money. It’s a reunion this week with a man he once shared a bed and a tiramisu with in…
140 - Andrew Collins
Jul 19, 2017 • 91 min
RHLSTP #140: Andrew Collins - Frog Tape. Richard is over excited to find people 2/5ths of his age in the front row and tries to forget he is on the verge of his sixth decade. He’s gone against the advice of last week’s podcast and had a drink, and so has…
139 - Zoe Lyons
Jul 12, 2017 • 69 min
RHLSTP #139: Zoe Lyons - The Camaraderie of the Jam Factory. Richard attempts to work out how a waitress in a pizza restaurant with a limited menu might be surprised by every order, before introducing former competent waitress and fudge packer, Zoe Lyons.…
138 - Adam Buxton
Jul 5, 2017 • 76 min
RHLSTP #138: Adam Buxton - How Short Are You That You Can Not Reach? Richard has been gifted an almost free Twirl by the Universe. But has he been moral, immoral or amoral? To help us find out, the first ever three times returning guest on the podcast and…
137 - Jessica Knappett
Jun 28, 2017 • 70 min
RHLSTP #137: Jessica Knappett - Air Mattress. Richard is worried that he smells of cat wee, but he can’t let that slow him down, he is chatting to the star of his as un-yet commissioned sitcom (but it will be commissioned in some universe somewhere),…
136 - Joe Thomas
Jun 21, 2017 • 71 min
RHLSTP #136: Joe Thomas - Pasta-based diet. Richard is excited about becoming a father for the second time, but not to witnessing the birth. His guest is, like him, a son of teachers and has a 2:1 degree in history and grew up in a town that begins with…
135 - Paul Merton
Jun 14, 2017 • 70 min
RHLSTP #135: Paul Merton - Waiting For Crawford. It’s back for an eleventh series - who keeps commissioning this? - and Richard’s new emergency questions are coming true as he’s fresh from irking a postman. His guest is someone who he used to only be able…
Wells Comedy Festival special: Bec Hill
May 31, 2017 • 67 min
Wells Comedy Festival Extra: Bec Hill - Passing The Baton. Rich has risked the wrath of everyone in his home town of Cheddar by travelling beyond the horizon to Wells, where the crazy people dwell, and doing a special podcast for the inhabitants. But…
RHMOL Extra - Aleks Krotoski
Mar 29, 2017 • 40 min
RHLSTP RHMOL Extra - Aleks Krotoski, the Shape of Things To Come. In the final episode of these retro podcasts, Rich talks to tech expert and geek Aleks about how we can expect things to pan out in the future. If you want to see Rich on his THE BEST tour…
RHMOL Extra - Lance Workman
Mar 22, 2017 • 29 min
RHLSTP RHMOL Extra #5: Lance Workman - Good and Evil. In another blast from the past, here’s the full length interview with evolutionary psychologist Lance Workman about good and evil. Again, what’s coming is going to be as much a surprise to me as it is…
RHMOL Extra - Nick Lane
Mar 15, 2017 • 32 min
RHLSTP RHMOL Extra - Nick Lane. Here’s another retro interview from the Meaning Of Life series. This one is about death and features Nick Lane and, if I am honest with you, I remember nothing at all about it. Not Nick’s fault. I was very busy and very…
RHMOL Extra - Virginia Ironside
Mar 8, 2017 • 37 min
RHLSTP RHMOL Extra - Virginia Ironside. Richard discusses love with the Agony Aunt who turns out to be his nearby neighbour. They shared a cab home afterwards. Discretion means I can not discuss what happened after that. Buy a badge at…
RHMOL Extra - Richard Wiseman
Mar 1, 2017 • 37 min
RHLSTP RHMOL Extra - Richard Wiseman. In another old interview from the Meaning Of Life series, Richard chats to Richard Wiseman about ghosts, talking ferrets and things that go bump in the night. Help us make more podcasts by buying a badge at…
RHMOL Extra - Marcus Chown
Feb 22, 2017 • 37 min
RHLSTP RHMOL Extra: Marcus Chown. Rich talks to Marcus about the creation of the universe and whether science knows any more than anyone else. Are there infinite alternate universes and does absolutely everything happen (for no reason)? See Rich on tour:…
134 - Peter Serafinowicz
Feb 15, 2017 • 98 min
RHLSTP #134: Peter Serafinowicz - Brian Blessed and the Big Foot. It’s the final episode of Series 10 of RHLSTP and Rich meets a bearded man who has married to find a partner (find out how he did it nerds). His guest is the laid-back and yet also intense…
133 - Lucy Porter
Feb 9, 2017 • 67 min
RHLSTP #133: Lucy Porter - Altercation With A Shepherd. Richard is worried that he’s been experimented on by aliens and about whether a litigious Egghead will be coming for him. His guest this week is pocket dynamo, Lucy Porter. They chat about their…
132 - Simon Munnery
Feb 1, 2017 • 67 min
RHLSTP #132: Simon Munnery - Don’t Die. Richard quizzes his audience to find how little they have done with their lives, before introducing the comedian’s comedian and avant garde comedy genius, Simon Munnery. In a frank interview Simon reveal the…
131 - Sarah Millican
Jan 25, 2017 • 75 min
RHLSTP #131: Sarah Millican - Old Man’s Pants Under The Bed. Rich has just had to stand impassive in a stranger’s guff for fear of looking like the one who smelt it and thus dealt it and it’s been a bad day all round, but everything should be OK as it’s…
130 - Jess Thom
Jan 18, 2017 • 48 min
RHLSTP #130: Jess Thom - Biscuit. Rich meets some people who have never tried sushi before introducing Tourettes Superhero (though that’s a secret) Jess Thom. It’s a battle to see who will say the most inappropriate thing, but for once Richard is given a…
129 - Susan Calman
Jan 12, 2017 • 85 min
RHLSTP #129: Susan Calman - Milk Tart. Weeks have passed for you in the Donald Trump President Elect alternate universe, but this was recorded less than a week after the result and Richard and the world are trying to process what he means. He makes a bold…
128 - Tom Davis
Jan 5, 2017 • 66 min
RHLSTP #128: Tom Davis - Nervous Lord’s Prayer. You have us at an advantage this week, as you know who the next US President will be and we don’t. What terrible future are you in? Either way. But let’s forget about that and welcome the smiling…
127 - Dawn French
Dec 21, 2016 • 82 min
RHLSTP #127: Dawn French - Mmmmm Yes, Do It That Way. Rich is giddy with fanboy excitement at having one of his childhood (and adulthood) comedy heroes in the off-white seat, it’s the loveliest person in the United Kingdom, Dawn French. They discuss what…
126 - Deborah Frances-White
Dec 14, 2016 • 69 min
RHLSTP #126: Deborah Frances-White - Alien Orifice. Rich is reeling from a Pointless betrayal of the twin-Judases, but he rises above it to introduce podcaster, writer, businesswomen, feminist and champion of diversity Deborah Frances-White. There are…
125 - Ed Gamble
Dec 7, 2016 • 90 min
RHLSTP #125: Ed Gamble - Harry Potter Trivial Pursuits. Rich finds a woman in the audience who doesn’t seem to know where she is, who he is or understand the concept of remembering. She continues to be bamboozled throughout the show. And perhaps with…
124 - Chris Addison
Nov 30, 2016 • 84 min
RHLSTP #124: Chris Addison - Cut Up By Prince Phillip. Rich discovers that someone from US TV is in the audience and considers sending the guest home so he can audition for a stand-up special, but Chris Addison is backstage and it would be rude to do that…
123 - Kerry Godliman
Nov 23, 2016 • 67 min
RHLSTP #123: Kerry Godliman - Over to our Human Centipede Expert. Richard has had his topical comedy well pretty much depleted by recording AIOTM the night before this, but considers creating a new beard-based podcast, but luckily relents to introduce…
122 - Tony Robinson
Nov 16, 2016 • 71 min
RHLSTP #122: Tony Robinson - Pissing in the Queen’s Flowerbed. There are some fine beards on display in the front row as always, but it’s all about the puny moustache that we can see on stage tonight. It’s on the face of the first knight to ever appear on…
121 - Will Smith
Nov 9, 2016 • 73 min
RHLSTP #121: Will Smith - Baked Bean Silo. Richard welcomes a newbie audience member from Canada in his usual unpleasant style, before bringing on a man who had the name first, so why should he change it, it’s Will Smith (UK). The pair reminisce about…
120 - Caitlin Moran
Nov 2, 2016 • 60 min
RHLSTP #120: Caitlin Moran - Cheese Lollipops. Richard has been filming the Kickstarter extra where he interviews his ventriloquist dummy Ally, and the 125 year-old terrifying monstrosity at the centre of a possible sex crime is introduced to the crowd.…
119 - Dane Baptiste
Oct 28, 2016 • 71 min
RHLSTP #119: Dane Baptiste - The Naked Arsonist. Moral benchmarks and locker room banter are on Richard’s mind, as he gives a kickstarter backer the finest champagne available to man (if the man is shopping in Sainsburys and has £15). His guest is…
118 - Hans Teeuwen
Oct 19, 2016 • 65 min
RHLSTP 118: Hans Teeuwen - Heart Slag. Rich meets his audience and finds a man who works in genealogy who can trace his family back an absolutely unbelievable distance, before introducing his guest, Dutch cabaretier Hans Teeuwen. In a somewhat disjointed…
117 - Armando Iannucci
Oct 13, 2016 • 76 min
RHLSTP 117: Armando Iannucci - Jeffrey Archer’s Carp. Rich has been laid down low with an admittedly indirectly sexually transmitted disease, but nothing can stop him from starting this 10th and now kickstarted series. His guest once dreamed of being a…
Podcast Festival special: Dan Schreiber
Oct 7, 2016 • 82 min
RHLSTP Podcast Festival Extra: Brian Blessed on Mars - Dan Schreiber. Welcome to another bonus podcast, this one recorded at the Podcast Festival at Kings Place, just hours after Jeremy Corbyn’s second victory, which is not as interesting as the real-life…
Great Yorkshire Fringe special: Mark Addy
Oct 5, 2016 • 50 min
RHLSTPEATGYF #2: Sean Bean’s Pound Shop Subterfuge - Mark Addy. Richard proves he is down with the cool kids by chatting to his teenage fans about skateboards and exams before introducing a man who is at home driving a Bronto-crane as he is befriending a…
Great Yorkshire Fringe special: Lord Mayor Dave Taylor
Oct 3, 2016 • 48 min
RHLSTPEATGYF #1: Leicester Tourist Bones Ransom - Lord Mayor Dave Taylor. Richard is up at the Great Yorkshire Fringe and chatting to some local celebrities. In the first of two specials he talks to the eccentric, inverse mohicaned Lord Mayor Dave Taylor.…
116 - Elis James
Sep 28, 2016 • 94 min
RHLSTP #116: Paedophile Postman - Elis James. It’s the end of the series (but there will be bonus audio podcasts from the Great Yorkshire Fringe next week) and Richard is frankly astonished by the popularity of his final guest, given he has to literally…
115 - Tom Parry
Sep 21, 2016 • 85 min
RHLSTP #115: Vertical Pizza - Tom Parry. Richard is reeling from a celebrity encounter and being outsmarted by a 3 year-old heckler, but at least he has a plan to finance the rest of the RHLSTP (rhlstp). His guest is neither an estate agent, a footballer…
114 - Tim Minchin
Sep 14, 2016 • 85 min
RHLSTP #114: Fish Pie Mix - Tim Minchin. Rich has exciting news that will make other puppet-sex enthusiasts very jealous, but there’s no time for even a brief wank using the hand of a 100 year-old ventriloquist dummy, as it’s the second coming of, if not…
113 - Russell Kane
Sep 8, 2016 • 78 min
RHLSTP #113: Minky - Russell Kane. Rich is wondering if the world will survive long enough to ever hear this podcast, so decides it doesn’t matter if he keeps it topical. His guest is the ageless comedian, author and playwright Russell Kane. Find out how…
112 - Sofie Hagen
Sep 1, 2016 • 94 min
RHLSTP #112: Bog Buddies: Sofie Hagen. Unbeknownst to Richard and his guest, a drunken audience member collapsed during last week’s podcast, and Rich wastes no time in calling the man who helped save him a sex pest. It’s just what he does. But even if an…
111 - Graham Linehan
Aug 26, 2016 • 78 min
RHLSTP #111: Kiefer Sutherland’s Pregnancy: Graham Linehan. Richard attempts improvisational comedy, but discovers that for this to work your observations must match other people’s experience. He is joined by a man who just won’t shut up about his…
110 - Matthew Crosby
Aug 17, 2016 • 87 min
RHLSTP #110: Windsor Davies or Your Wife? Matthew Crosby. Mean podcast Richard Herring delights in continuing to torment the people who pay his wages, but I think they largely enjoy it (possibly). Believe me the real Richard Herring is more embarrassed by…
109 - Nish Kumar
Aug 10, 2016 • 73 min
RHLSTP #109: Hello, I’m Godot - Nish Kumar. Richard is worried that it is he who jinxed 2016, though hopefully by the time this comes out he himself will have succumbed to this cursed year. The guest is Richard’s backdoor neighbour (no, literally), Nish…
108 - Susie Dent
Aug 3, 2016 • 64 min
RHLSTP #108 Cheg On! Susie Dent. Rich is surprised by the sartorial elegance of some of his audience. Being out of Europe is clearly paying dividends. His guest this week is a woman who has been on TV more consistently than possibly anyone else over the…
107 - Vic Reeves
Jul 27, 2016 • 75 min
RHLSTP #107: Hitchhiking with Rose and Fred - Vic Reeves. Last week’s jokes about the consequences of Brexit seem to have fallen on stony ground with the revelation that the pro-Remain audience has been executed by Farage’s goons, but the show must go on,…
106 - David Cross
Jul 20, 2016 • 83 min
RHLSTP #106: Away or Towards? - David Cross. A weary Richard films the audience as evidence of dissent for the future fascist government of the UK, before introducing a man who comes with his own magical minor ticker tape parade, David Cross. Starstruck…
105 - Marcus Brigstocke
Jul 13, 2016 • 85 min
RHLSTP #105: Sushi Aquarium - Marcus Brigstocke. In the face of horrible world events and future uncertainty for the UK, Richard recounts how his wife distracted him from the horror in an unexpected way, before introducing former pole-dancer and oil rig…
104 - Doc Brown
Jul 6, 2016 • 91 min
RHLSTP #104: Things To Do In Willesden When You’re Alive - Doc Brown aka Ben Bailey Smith. Rich interviews a member of his audience and it’s going so well he almost decides to bump his guest, but in the end relents and brings on the battle rapper turned…
103 - Lauren Laverne
Jun 29, 2016 • 75 min
RHLSTP #103: How Many Hours Do Women Need? - Lauren Laverne. Rich has been on an after hours visit to Westminster Abbey and is now obsessed with being interred in the Cathedral, but how will he make it in? And will Tony Blair be with him? His guest is…
102 - Tony Law
Jun 22, 2016 • 78 min
RHLSTP #102: tonylawexhausts.co.uk - Tony Law. Richard finds a bona fide cool kid in the audience and inexpertly attempts to mock him (you’d think he’d be better at comedy after all these years, but no), before introducing a force of nature and veritable…
101 - Iain Lee
Jun 15, 2016 • 79 min
RHLSTP #101: Weeing Next to a Monkee: Iain Lee. Richard is back (in his weightier incarnation) and has forgotten how to do this, but is excited about the possibilities of growing body parts in pigs, but worried about the implications of penis transplants,…
100 - Richard Bacon
Feb 17, 2016 • 83 min
RHLSTP #100: Richard Bacon - A Series of Apologies. It’s the 100th Leicester Square Theatre Podcast and the last in this series, so we’ve flown a special guest in all the way from America at the licence fee payer’s expense, it’s Blue Peter’s bad boy,…
99 - Cariad Lloyd
Feb 10, 2016 • 67 min
RHLSTP #99: Cariad Lloyd - I Fucked Jane Austen’s Corpse. Richard is exhausted again because of his stupid, idiot daughter, but at least she’s given him the excuse to finally get to have a go at soft play. He’s got 99 problems, but his 99th guest isn’t…
98 - Ray Peacock
Feb 4, 2016 • 76 min
RHLSTP #98: Ray Peacock - You Won’t Tell Us If You’re Married or Not! Richard proposes his new sinister and upsetting edit of the 1970s film Adventures Of A Taxi Driver before introducing another guest who has been sacked as warm-up man from Deal Or No…
97 - Aisling Bea
Jan 28, 2016 • 70 min
RHLSTP #97: Aisling Bea - Minstrels. Richard is worried about the psychological impact of Winnie the Pooh’s skull being on display in a museum, but overcomes his fears long enough to introduce ex-philosophy student Aisling Bea. Find out what it’s like…
96 - Scroobius Pip
Jan 20, 2016 • 70 min
RHLSTP #96: Scroobius Pip - Nuking The Moon. Richard chats with the audience in his usual unpleasant manner, before introducing stuttering rapper and apron salesman, Scroobius Pip. They discuss the mysterious town of Stanford-le-Hope, how close Pip came…
95 - Hal Cruttenden
Jan 13, 2016 • 70 min
RHLSTP #95: Hal Cruttenden - Sexomnia. Richard has noticed a new development in police technology and is annoyed that there is no shop for British sweets on Leicester Square. His guest went to school with ‘Pencils’ Osborne, it’s Hal Cruttenden. The pair…
94 - David Mitchell
Jan 6, 2016 • 74 min
RHLSTP #94: David Mitchell - Bumming C3PO. Richard talks briefly to a semi-retired postman and considers bumping his guest to chat with him more, but instead introduces perhaps the perfect RHLSTP guest, David Mitchell. It’s David’s second time in the hot…
93 - John Robins
Dec 31, 2015 • 68 min
RHLSTP #93: John Robins - Noel Edmonds’ Toilet and Johnny Vaughan’s Shower. Richard is reeling over the news that pregnant women are giving public blow-jobs in the Westfield (surely this can only drive Shepherd’s Bush property prices upwards) but still…
92 - Jack Whitehall
Dec 23, 2015 • 68 min
RHLSTP #92: Jack Whitehall - Moving the Trees. Richard successfully guesses the job of a bearded man in the audience before introducing the luckiest man on planet earth, who knows what it is like to have sex with a robot, Jack Whitehall. Seething with…
91 - Phill Jupitus
Dec 16, 2015 • 78 min
RHLSTP #91: Phill Jupitus - (Never Mind) (The) (Buzzcocks). Richard has written his first joke of 2015 and can’t wait to share it with the underwhelmed audience, but luckily he is riding high from his incredible level of public recognition on Pointless…
90 - Eddie Izzard
Dec 10, 2015 • 73 min
RHLSTP #90: Eddie Izzard - Magic Ian’s Nephew. Richard is unnecessarily unpleasant to someone in the audience (what’s new?) before quickly bringing on a man with a drive that burgeons on insanity, but it’s the good kind of insanity, Eddie Izzard. It’s an…
89 - Sarah Kendall
Dec 2, 2015 • 73 min
RHLSTP #89: Sarah Kendall - You Can Not Be Serious! Richard is amazed how a joke on Twitter now pretty much always gets taken at face value by someone, even if it’s in an open letter to an 8 month-old baby. His guest is Nicole Kidman impersonator and…
88 - John Finnemore
Nov 25, 2015 • 77 min
RHLSTP #88: John Finnemore - Peeps at Syria. Richard is stupidly hungover after a rare night out at a top showbiz party and wonders what you buy the man who has had everyone. His guest is the affable and probably sexually vanilla John Finnemore. They…
87 - Luisa Omielan
Nov 18, 2015 • 63 min
RHLSTP #87: Luisa Omielan - The Former Queen of Angola. Richard chats to a man in the audience who is unexpectedly in IT before introducing ‘overnight’ success and internet sensation Luisa Omielan. Find out how pulling her trousers down in front of some…
86 - Robert Popper
Nov 11, 2015 • 81 min
RHLSTP #86: Robert Popper - Beef Scarecrows. Richard is somewhat affronted to have been compared to Marmite by the box office at the Leicester Square Theatre, but never mind as his guest (who doesn’t carry money and needs his wife to send sandwiches to…
85 - Janey Godley
Nov 4, 2015 • 60 min
RHLSTP #85: Janey Godley - I’ve Never Stabbed Anyone… Oh No, I Have. A tired and possibly ill Richard Herring tries to get through another podcast without vomiting on his guest, the disaster-magnet that is Janey Godley. She talks candidly about marrying…
84 - Lee Mack
Oct 29, 2015 • 75 min
RHLSTP #84: Lee Mack - The Centurion. Richard makes more predictions of atrocities that will have occurred in the news on the week of release for this podcast and is impressed by the skills of another astrologer he has encountered. His guest is a man who…
83 - Diane Morgan
Oct 22, 2015 • 59 min
RHLSTP #83: Diane Morgan - A Bad Dream. Richard discusses some zombie based movie ideas he has had, before introducing the dry-witted and incredulous Diane Morgan who isn’t quite sure what she’s let herself in for. And it’s a surreal, dream-like and…
82 - Stuart Goldsmith
Oct 15, 2015 • 62 min
RHLSTP #82: Stuart Goldsmith - Rear Window. RHLSTP is back (it feels like it never went away) and another kickstarted series begins ALL FOR FREE. Richard is worried that David Cameron has just made all his emergency questions irrelevant and amazed by the…
81 - Joe Lycett
Oct 7, 2015 • 66 min
RHLSTP #81: Joe Lycett - A Fan Who’s Won a Competition. It’s the last show in Series 7 and there’s an end of term atmosphere and a lot of good natured heckling from a slightly inebriated crowd. Richard’s final guest is Peter Dickson impersonator and…
80 - Limmy
Sep 30, 2015 • 98 min
RHLSTP #80: Limmy. Richard is a bit worried about the psychological similarities he shares with murder spree killers, but maybe that’s just all comedians. If you read his book you might worry the same thing about this week’s guest, cult comedy genius and…
79 - Al Murray
Sep 23, 2015 • 106 min
RHLSTP #79: Al Murray. Richard delves into the seedy personal life of Dean and Matilda on the front row, before introducing failed politician and thwarted parachutist Al Murray. They chat about whether it’s possible to gauge how an audience is laughing at…
78 - Paul Sinha
Sep 16, 2015 • 70 min
RHLSTP #78: Paul Sinha - A Stopped Clock is Right About Ted Heath. Richard has witnessed a man carrying out his ultimate fantasy, but realises that sometimes maybe fantasies belong in our heads, not in reality. He is joined by the delightfully gossipy,…
77 - Brett Goldstein
Sep 10, 2015 • 79 min
RHLSTP #77: Brett Goldstein - Routines About Buttons. Richard is still hungover from his birthday - what a day that was! He is joined by Brett Goldstein, a man who once ran a strip club with his dad. They talk about looking dead eyed into a camera on…
76 - Bridget Christie
Sep 4, 2015 • 84 min
RHLSTP #76: Bridget Christie - No Man Is Faster Than a Cheese. Richard has just had his third sixteenth birthday and has returned from Amsterdam with a hangover that might just last two weeks. His guest is former milk-maid, fellow West Country cheese…
75 - Jessica Hynes
Aug 27, 2015 • 85 min
RHLSTP #75: A Child’s Drawing of the Enola Gay. Richard rewards an audience member for his Top Cat like trick of never having to buy a poppy again and then introduces his guest, a woman who has tried out more different names than eskimos have for snow,…
74 - Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan
Aug 20, 2015 • 76 min
RHLSTP #74. Richard has broken his mirror, but wondering if that gives him 7 years bad luck or frees him from the ghosts of the past. His guests are the non British writers and stars of Britain’s most exciting sitcom this decade, Rob Delaney and Sharon…
73 - Robin Ince
Aug 12, 2015 • 78 min
RHLSTP #73: Robin Ince - Punching a Watermelon with the Face of Vernon Kay. Richard concludes the story of his disastrous romantic break with his wife and gives away an exclusive RHLSTP mug to one of the RHLSTP mugs. His guest is Britain’s premiere John…
72 - Mark Watson
Aug 5, 2015 • 75 min
RHLSTP #72: Mark Watson - Improvisation My Dear (Mark) Watson. Richard is reeling from forgetting about his daughter and another attack on his home (how will he ever sell it?), but excited to be welcoming the eponymous star of Improvisation My Dear Mark…
71 - Johnny Vegas
Jul 30, 2015 • 100 min
RHLSTP #71: Johnny Vegas - Maniac in a Suitcase. Giving away a prize to a lucky audience member, Rich reminisces about schoolday bags and realises how much work he has got to do to re-learn his 11 old stand-up shows for his insane attempt to do them all…
70 - Roisin Conaty
Jul 22, 2015 • 64 min
RHLSTP #70: Roisin Conaty - Amstrad Emailer Sex Doll. Richard has come close to death, choking on an apricot stone and in his possible final moments only felt embarrassment, but hopefully he has overcome the shame to interview the woman with the smallest…
69 - Louis Theroux
Jul 16, 2015 • 88 min
RHLSTP #69: Louis Theroux - Pathetic. Richard is very excited to meet the man who made him give up viewing porn (temporarily), Groove Is In The Heart dancer and park ranger Louis Theroux. With a bad choice of words Richard almost Merchants the podcast…
68 - Robert Webb
Jul 8, 2015 • 71 min
RHLSTP #68: Robert Webb - I Think I’ve Explained Peep Show To My Satisfaction. Richard has been making t-shirts for Kickstarter donators but has made quite a basic error on one of them, and also considers a song-based justice system. His guest is the…
67 - Romesh Ranganathan
Jul 1, 2015 • 104 min
RHLSTP #67: Romesh Ranganathan - Yoghurt Smearing Ethics for the Vegan. Richard has a controversial theory about the recent FIFA controversy and gets paid by a man to call him a fucking idiot to his face before introducing former maths teacher and toilet…
66 - Emma Kennedy
Jun 24, 2015 • 70 min
RHLSTP #66: Which came first, Yazoo or Yazoo? Emma Kennedy. Richard is reeling from a missed opportunity to assassinate a government minister and a mystery cloaca based attack, but is delighted to be chatting to a woman he’s been messing about with (not…
65 - Lou Sanders
Jun 17, 2015 • 55 min
RHLSTP #65: Lou Sanders - The Pink Bike Helmet of Doom. Richard chats to his audience, with faces old and new, including a mum and daughter that lead him to some dark thoughts and a laughing financial advisor. His guest is eccentric, comedic barmpot, Lou…
64 - Bob Mortimer
Jun 10, 2015 • 84 min
RHLSTP #64: Bob Mortimer - Do you believe in Calgon? Richard is back and exhausted from fatherhood and trying to remember how these work and he’s smarting from Alan Sugar rejecting his proposed titles for the saggy-faced Lord’s autobiography. And there…
Spike Sligo Festival special: Sofie Hagen
Apr 15, 2015 • 86 min
RHLSTPBATSSII with Sofie Hagen - An Abundance of Shells. A surprise bonus RHLSTP ahead of the return of the series in June, recorded at the Spike Sligo Festival in West Ireland to a tiny, but enthusiastic crowd. And the guest is the up-and-coming Danish…
63 - Stewart Lee (TMWRNJ Special)
Feb 11, 2015 • 80 min
RHLSTP # 63: Stewart Lee - This Morning With Richard and Nick. Richard is joined by his erstwhile partner Stewart Lee to chat about This Morning With Richard Not Judy. Stew discovers that there was nearly a very different host, they chat about the…
62 - Paul Putner and Trevor Lock
Feb 4, 2015 • 59 min
RHLSTP #62: Paul Putner and Trevor Lock - TMWRNJ RHLSTP. In this and the next podcast Richard is catching up with some of the stars of the failed 1990s comedy show, This Morning With Richard Not Judy. Next week it’s one of the more minor figures, but this…
61 - Ben Goldacre
Jan 28, 2015 • 83 min
RHLSTP #61: Ben Goldacre - I Think You’ll Find It’s More Complicated Than That. Richard has bought (and definitely not shoplifted) a present for this week’s guest, the author who thinks you’ll find it’s more complicated than that, Ben Goldacre. It’s a…
60 - Sue Perkins
Jan 14, 2015 • 61 min
RHLSTP #60: Sue Perkins - Superkings. A new website to rival Dirty Britcom Confessions has emerged and Richard is fascinated to find out his fans’ favourite food. His guest is a woman who has more bakery-based puns than you have had obscure Eastern…
59 - Victoria Coren Mitchell
Jan 7, 2015 • 85 min
RHLSTP #59: Victoria Coren Mitchell - What’s It Like Being the Unattractive One from Lee and Herring? Richard is gifted a front row audience member who is not only wearing red glasses but is also called Aanth (that is not a typo) and vents as much as he…
58 - Milton Jones
Jan 3, 2015 • 69 min
RHLSTP #58: Milton Jones - Kids Writing Set. Richard is excited about having been shopping for his as-yet-unborn child and having seen a daring theft from Pret a Manger and is freaked out to think that although recorded in November 2014 this podcast will…
57 - Michael Legge
Dec 24, 2014 • 92 min
RHLSTP #57: Michael Legge - Spreading All Your Nits About. For the first time in RHLSTP history, a guest has been unable to make the recording at the last minute. Al Murray had to drop out due to illness and so Rich was forced to find a new guest who…
56 - Richard Osman
Dec 17, 2014 • 66 min
RHLSTP #56: Richard Osman - Desert Island Dicks. Richard has been considering his own mortality after a visit to Highgate Cemetery, realising that one day he himself might die. But it’s unlikely. So let’s sniff Dicks whilst the sun shines and we have the…
55 - Andy Zaltzman
Dec 10, 2014 • 74 min
RHLSTP #55: Andy Zaltzman - Pogo Stick Assassin. Rich has more ideas for terrorist atrocities and wonders if vitamin supplements might be the key to bringing down an aeroplane. His guest is crazy-haired satirist for hire, Andy Zaltzman. What would the TV…
54 - Josh Widdicombe
Dec 3, 2014 • 73 min
RHLSTP #54: Josh Widdicombe - Celebrity Juice. Rich is excited to reveal his new ‘grown-up’ question notebook, but will having a baby make him stop finding some jokes funny? His guest has both a Mastermind and a Pointless trophy; it’s Devonian Josh…
53 - Rebecca Front
Nov 26, 2014 • 65 min
RHLSTP #53: Rebecca Front. Richard is very excited about his Nostradamus-like abilities to predict the future and makes another audacious claim about future-tech. Only time will tell if he is right again. His guest is the ubiquitous and claustrophobic…
52 - Sarah Millican
Nov 19, 2014 • 77 min
RHLSTP #52: Sarah Millican - Why Won’t You Tell Us Your Exact Address? Rich has some surprising and life-changing news to share, but that doesn’t mean that gloves (and pants if it’s cold enough) aren’t off for the annual sparring match with TV’s Sarah…
51 - Sara Pascoe
Nov 12, 2014 • 85 min
RHLSTP #51: Sara Pascoe - Kamikaze Sperm. Even though eight days have passed since the Half-Marathon, Richard still aches like it was all just yesterday. But he will soon forget his woes when he chats to the great-grandaughter of music writer Rosa…
50 - Steve Coogan
Nov 6, 2014 • 68 min
RHLSTP #50: Steve Coogan - Celebrity Ghost Train. Rich is still alive and kicking (and dancing) only a day after completing a Half Marathon in record breaking time (though to be fair he had a ringer to do it for him) and he’s disappointed in the movie…
49 - James Acaster
Oct 29, 2014 • 65 min
RHLSTP #49: James Acaster - Two Men in a Field with Walkie Talkies and it’s All Clear. Psychic Richard manages to divine the life of someone in his front row merely by looking at him, though what he finds out about this person’s nipples will change your…
48 - Brendon Burns
Oct 23, 2014 • 70 min
RHLSTP #48: Brendon Burns - Not Even The Go To Guy With This Face. Richard forgot to lube his nipples and now he’s in all kinds of pain, but he’s mainly glad that his nipples get to experience any sensation at all. And hopefully his guest this week will…
47 - Mark Gatiss
Oct 15, 2014 • 82 min
RHLSTP #47: Mark Gatiss - T R Assmagik. Richard is still reeling from the lurgy he had in last week’s show and his guest is also not very well, it’s Mark Gatiss from off of League of Gentlemen and Fear of Fanny. Inevitably there is a lot of discussion…
46 - Katherine Ryan
Oct 9, 2014 • 64 min
RHLSTP #46: Katherine Ryan - Pissing in a Money Tin. A new series of RHLSTP and Richard has a whole raft of new emergency questions, to the consternation of his audience who just want to hear the old ones. Predictably he is a bit obsessed with Tory MPs…
Machynlleth Festival special: Mike Wozniak
May 27, 2014 • 63 min
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45 - Nick Helm
May 16, 2014 • 87 min
RHLSTP #45: Nick Helm - Przepraszam. Richard harangues the willing fools on the first row as usual, though it’s a man on the second row who will inadvertently make the most impact on the podcast. The guest this week is Nick Helm, instantly recognisable in…
44 - Jon Ronson
May 9, 2014 • 73 min
RHLSTP #44: Jon Ronson - Gaybomb. An almost imperceptibly slimmer than the beginning of the series Richard Herring takes the stage to find a slightly sinister pair of men in the front row. What do they do? Do we really want to know? No, because the guest…
43 - Susan Calman
May 2, 2014 • 101 min
RHLSTP #43: Susan Calman - Helen Mirren Mask. Richard is still a bit giddy and over-excited from meeting Harry Shearer and, after being on his best behaviour for 75 minutes, is now off the leash and at his most childish and pathetic. And who dares walk…
42 - Harry Shearer
Apr 25, 2014 • 68 min
RHLSTP #42: Harry Shearer - Creative Differences. Richard has some news of an amazing time travelling finger and is clearly super excited to be meeting one of his all-time comedy heroes, Harry Shearer from off of This is Spinal Tap and The Simpsons. Rich…
41 - Josie Long
Apr 18, 2014 • 87 min
RHLSTP #41: Josie Long - Fruit Pastille Lolly. After being unnecessarily rude to his audience again, Richard introduces this week’s guest, comedian, cartoonist and film maker, Josie Long. They chat about sharing car journeys with Stewart Lee’s misbehaving…
40 - Danny Baker
Apr 12, 2014 • 75 min
RHLSTP #40: Danny Baker - I Don’t Need A Receipt, Chaz. Richard is still recovering from his important educational work on International Women’s Day, but luckily he isn’t going to be taxed by having to speak very much, because his guest is the loquacious…
39 - Greg Davies
Apr 4, 2014 • 76 min
RHLSTP #39: Greg Davies - Ian Gunpowder. Richard chats with his audience and manages to secure himself a TV writing job, as well as marvel at his once IT heavy, bearded male audience being replaced by people who might actually have had sex. Don’t worry,…
38 - Alexei Sayle
Mar 28, 2014 • 67 min
RHLSTP #38: Alexei Sayle - Mouse Killing Alarm Clock. Richard has a pus-filled finger, which is disgusting even in audio, but that doesn’t stop the people at Dirtybritcom Confessions pretending to fantasise about him. His guest recently referred to him as…
37 - Robert Llewellyn
Mar 21, 2014 • 77 min
RHLSTP #37: Robert Llewellyn - Charlie Chaplin’s Lasts. Richard meets his audience, who are predictably much better than last week’s to discover a disconcerting leap in the attractiveness and coolness of the people in the front row. Also apparently the…
36 - Helen and Olly
Mar 14, 2014 • 78 min
RHLSTP #36: Helen and Olly from Answer Me This! - Okapi Sandwich. Richard is bristling from more anarchic behaviour in the swimming pool and pitching ideas for Dragon’s Den. His guests are Helen Zaltzman and Olly Mann from rival Sony Gold and Silver (but…
35 - Jenny Eclair
Mar 7, 2014 • 58 min
RHLSTP #35: Jenny Eclair - You Go! Rich meets his audience, some familiar, some new. His guest has had an interesting afternoon at the gynaecologists and the cinema, but which was more painful? It’s Jenny Eclair. They chat about French kissing Shane…
34 - Adam Buxton
Feb 27, 2014 • 74 min
RHLSTP #34: Adam Buxton - You Don’t Bring Me Flowers Anymore. Rich is back for an unprecedented 5th series of this stupid podcast, worried that he might have the same effect on this week’s guest as he did with Stephen Merchant. But it’s unlikely as it’s a…
33 - Stephen Merchant
Nov 26, 2013 • 70 min
RHLSTP #33: Stephen Merchant - Suckling Milk From A Cow’s Udder. Richard gives his surprise mystery (to the audience at least) guest possibly the worst introduction known to mankind, but gigantic Stephen Merchant is more than a match for this tiny…
32 - Simon Pegg
Nov 20, 2013 • 65 min
RHLSTP #32: Simon Pegg - In A Round Hole. Richard has just returned from Vienna, burdened with ice-cream disappointments and further worries about his wife’s insensitive choice of cheese. But he’s got a blinding guest to cheer him up, a man who has…
31 - Ross Noble
Nov 12, 2013 • 93 min
RHLSTP #31: Ross Noble - Trojan Badger. The company director with the sexiest voice in the world is in the front row and Richard is needlessly rude to his less sexy fans. His guest is one of the world’s greatest improvisers, Ross Noble. Richard shows how…
30 - Dara O Briain
Nov 6, 2013 • 72 min
RHLSTP #30: Dara O Briain - Penis Sausage. Richard is stuffed to the gills with giant chocolate buttons and recounts the time he got lost in Buckingham Palace, and still is on the prowl for flies to murder. There is a beef with his guest, Dara O Briain,…
29 - Miles Jupp
Oct 30, 2013 • 96 min
RHLSTP #29: Miles Jupp - What IS the Story in Balamory? Richard tells a story of a terrifying prediction made by an Armenian fortune teller and is needlessly insulting to a dead broadcaster before introducing this week’s guest, Miles Jupp. Although Jupp…
28 - Miranda Hart
Oct 23, 2013 • 71 min
RHLSTP #28: Miranda Hart - Randy Dyke. After the infestation of flies that plagued the first two podcasts of the series Richard has been gifted a tennis racquet shaped fly exterminator to try and deal with the issue. There aren’t many flies around, but a…
27 - Rufus Hound
Oct 15, 2013 • 90 min
RHLSTP #27: Rufus Hound - Aggy! Aggy! Aggy! - Richard is once again plagued by a swarm of flies that he fears only he can see. His guest is ex-moustachioed comedian and actor, Rufus Hound. The initial twins chat about what it’s like working for Claire’s…
26 - Shappi Khorsandi
Oct 8, 2013 • 61 min
RHLSTP #26: Shappi Khorsandi - Talcum Powder Tit. RHLSTP (rhlstp) is back and Richard has stories from Armenia and the Amalfi Coast and is threatening to reveal the plot to the final episode of Breaking Bad (no spoilers, don’t worry). His guests today are…
25 - Sean Hughes
Jul 8, 2013 • 84 min
RHLSTP #25: Sean Hughes - Mango Mist. The guest for the final RHLSTP of the series has had a drink with Morrissey, seen a member of Madness drying his bum hair and has failed to discuss time travel with Gary Sparrow’s best mate. It’s Sean Hughes. Was…
24 - Isy Suttie
Jul 4, 2013 • 62 min
RHLSTP #24 - Isy Suttie - The Moon Told Me To Kill. It’s the clash of the vaguely gold coloured Sony Award winners, but who will come off as comedy king (or queen). The shamefully uncompetitive and relentlessly cheerful Isy Suttie isn’t even entering into…
23 - Mark Thomas
Jun 30, 2013 • 78 min
RHLSTP 23: Mark Thomas - The Disillusioning Illusionist - It’s time for a bit of politics, but that’s no reason not to discuss huge, ageing wrinkly ballbags, because tonight’s guest is that rarest of things (if you’re a journalist or a TV commissioner) a…
22 - Edgar Wright
Jun 26, 2013 • 77 min
RHLSTP #22: Edgar Wright - Spaced By The Bell. At last it’s the podcast that addresses the burning issue of modern Britain - which is the best Somerset based show cave complex? Cheddar Gorge (obviously) or rubbishy old Wookey Hole. It’d be a shame to have…
21 - Russell Brand
Jun 23, 2013 • 102 min
RHLSTP #21 - Russell Brand - Richard Carpenter Punishment. In a theatre that one suspects is stuffed to the rafters with journalists hoping to steal a scoop, Rich is left wondering, what do you ask the man who has already admitted everything? Obviously…
20 - John Lloyd
Jun 14, 2013 • 72 min
RHLSTP #20 - John Lloyd - It’s Not Personal. Richard continues with his mission to get to be a guest on QI with top TV producer John Lloyd, though Lloyd seems intent on demonstrating why Herring is too thick to get on the programme with increasingly…
19 - Mary Beard
Jun 13, 2013 • 60 min
RHLSTP #19 - Mary Beard - Fattening Dormice. After last week’s headline-grabbing show, Richard feels under pressure to coax revelations from his guest, classicist Mary Beard, but is a bit distracted by transport and atrocity based magazines. Instead he…
18 - Stephen Fry
Jun 6, 2013 • 93 min
RHLSTP #18 - Stephen Fry. Hit It Bitch! - In a frankly extraordinary, must-listen, funny, poetic and heart-breaking podcast Richard interviews quintessential Englishman (take that EDL) Stephen Fry. Find out what the Spice Girls said to Prince Charles…
Extra: Stand-Up 2013
Jun 4, 2013 • 29 min
RHLSTP Extra - Waiting for Stephen! The full Stephen Fry podcast will be up as soon as possible, both as free audio or paid video (http://www.gofasterstripe.com/podcasts). It is the best RHLSTP yet for many reasons, do not miss it! But in the meantime…
17 - Chris Addison
May 29, 2013 • 100 min
RHLSTP# 17: Chris Addison. He’s snogged someone who used to be a dead child and worked with Gail Porter, but did he punch a cupboard? Richard, fresh from his triumphant third place Sony, is back with guest Chris Addison, deliberately doing visual things…
Sony Awards special
May 23, 2013 • 29 min
RHLSTP Extra - the Sony Awards. Unbelievably this stupid cock / hamhand / bigfoot-obsessed podcast got nominated for a Sony Comedy Award up against proper BBC comedy shows. But would it win? (spoiler alert - don’t look at the picture). Rich decided to try…
Machynlleth Festival special: Pappy’s
May 7, 2013 • 58 min
RHLSTP (BATMCF) Special! - it’s like the Leicester Square Theatre Podcast but it’s at the Machynlleth Comedy Festival in Wales and is at the packed Y Tabernacle. It’s the first podcast since the show was nominated for a prestigious Sony so the pressure is…
16 - Russell Howard
Dec 4, 2012 • 108 min
RHLSTP #16: Russell Howard - A Foreskin full of Haribo. It’s the podcast so funny that it can make you go into labour. Even if you’re not pregnant. Maybe one day it will eject a future monarch into the world. Rich is concerned about having his identity…
Extra: Stand-Up 2012
Nov 27, 2012 • 25 min
RHLSTP Extra: Secret stand-up from the Adam Buxton podcast. Each week at the Leicester Square Podcasts, Richard performs an exclusive stand-up set that is not (usually) uploaded to the internet. But as a little bonus we’re putting up the fun bit of chat…
15 - Adam Buxton
Nov 20, 2012 • 113 min
RHLSTP #15: Adam and Eve - Adam Buxton. It’s the longest RHLSTP yet with Rich upstaged by his new butler, Siri and worrying about all the libel he has committed to the Internet in the past. But all the unpleasantness is quickly forgotten as the…
14 - Dave Gorman
Nov 6, 2012 • 93 min
RHLSTP #14: Dave Gorman - Gagglewhack. The a Shrek joke may have run its course but that won’t stop Richard running it into the ground. After all he is in Slytherin even if his hands will always be in Gryffindor. He’s joined by the red-nosed presenter and…
13 - David Mitchell
Oct 23, 2012 • 105 min
RHLSTP #13: David Mitchell - The Shreks of Westminster Bridge. Slightly worse for wear after having lunch with Alice Cooper at the Q Awards, Richard is delighted to welcome a man he thinks might be him from another time stream, David ‘Mitch’ Mitchell.…
12 - Peter Serafinowicz
Oct 16, 2012 • 80 min
RHLSTP #12: Peter Serafinowic(h)z - Jeddy. Rich and his wife have made the ultimate commitment: they’ve been through their DVD collections and are getting rid of any duplicates. Some lucky audience member is going to win them all! But before that it’s…
11 - Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith
Oct 9, 2012 • 90 min
RHLSTP #11: Death is Nice - Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith. With the world in shock about the accusations about an ex-BBC employee with long hair and an odd home life who raised money for charity, Richard is keeping his head down, but he is joined…
10 - Rob Delaney
Oct 2, 2012 • 58 min
RHLSTP #10: Rob Delaney - Do you remember things? RHLSTP is back with a man so well-balanced and pleasant that it’s hard to believe that he’s a comedian. Twitter sensation and top stand-up Rob Delaney has just landed in the country and has a proper gig to…
9 - Armando Iannucci and Graham Linehan
Jun 26, 2012 • 99 min
It’s the last in the series, but what a way to end with the creators of Ted & Ralph, Father Ted, Malcolm Tucker and Alan Partridge on stage together (but who created which?). There’s talk of tax evasion, OBEs, fantastic new plots for Last of the Summer…
8 - Stewart Lee
Jun 20, 2012 • 85 min
Lee and Herring are back together, but they’re old and chilled and less likely to talk about moons and sticks and all the other catchphrases that they used to do that they are now too addled to remember. There’s some serious chats about comedy, but also…
7 - David Baddiel
Jun 15, 2012 • 67 min
Two tired men from the 1990s talking about sexy Jews, travelling with your cleaner, how David pronounces his own name wrong and the consequences of using people’s real names in comedy routines. Rich talks to David about the viciousness of some of the…
6 - Nick Frost
Jun 12, 2012 • 69 min
The sexual morals of Edwardian penguins are at the fore this week, as Richard interviews the star of Man Stroke Woman, but not Fatso in Casualty. We will hear the Star Wars impression that led to Frost’s big break as well as spending an inordinate amount…
5 - Charlie Brooker
May 29, 2012 • 100 min
This weekend Rich has been working with 88 year-old Nicholas Parsons and Charlie has been working with 81 year old William Shatner, but now they’ve ditched the octogenarians to create this long and fairly filthy podcast. They chat about the humiliation of…
4 - Charlie Higson
May 21, 2012 • 90 min
It’s podcast number 4 and Rich still can’t pronounce his own acronym, but he’s got his old 90s rival, Charlie Higson from The Fast Show, which some people might argue was more successful than Fist of Fun. But only some people (the others would not be…
3 - Francesca Martinez
May 17, 2012 • 58 min
RHLSTP #3 Francesca Martinez. Rich is angry about the Fringe programme censoring the entry for Talking C*ck (what can that word be?), but luckily Francesca Martinez is on hand to talk about the power of language, whether Ben Elton is stuck in the 80s and…
2 - Jonathan Ross
May 15, 2012 • 53 min
RHLSTP #2 Jonathan Ross (with guest appearance by Francesca Martinez). How did Rich manage this? He’s got a proper TV star and interviewer on his show and the pressure is making him tongue-tied, but at least he can pronounce the letter R. There’s plenty…
1 - Tim Minchin
May 8, 2012 • 82 min
The podcast with the most unwieldy acronym yet RHLSTP (rhlstp) starts with a bang with flame-haired multi-talented genius Tim Minchin chatting about self-penetration, bad reviews, whether Karma has payback and if you can choose your own songs on Desert…