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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 200+ episodes..
 
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#21 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 almost shat his pants on a children's roundabout. HIs guest went one step further than that, it's the wonderful comedy genius …
 
#346 RETRACTO! - After four years Richard has noticed a hubristic plaque at his local cricket pitch and is gunning for North Herts District Council - they will regret crossing him. His guest is a return of the number 1 RHLSTP guest and number 2 human being (after Michael Palin) Bob Mortimer. There’s so much fun including the benefits of coiling lik…
 
#20 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 comedy legends The Doug Anthony All Stars, Paul, Tim and Paul. There's lots of chat about the Edinburgh Fringe of the eighties, the point w…
 
This episode is a conversation with Dr. Rhyne Putman of Williams Baptist College. We discuss why we disagree on theology (2:49), hermeneutical issues that create division (6:15), when we should divide (20:40), procedures for good theological method (26:35), and more. Buy Rhyne’s books. Church Grammar is presented by the Christian Standard Bible. In…
 
#345 Bruce Forsyth’s Tobacconist - Richard is shedding body parts in his dreams, but making the most of the first class medical treatment that comes from having the Big C in your Big T. His guest is comedy legend and parrot joke expert Barry Cryer. Barry reminisces about the many stars he’s worked with over the 60+years of his incredible career inc…
 
In this episode, Matthew talks to Dr Ben Hine from the University of West London. Ben is a senior lecturer in Psychology and a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). Ben is also a co-founder of the Men and Boys coalition (http://www.menandboyscoalition.org.uk), a network of organisations, academics, journalists, professionals …
 
#19 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 can whilst in a position of strength, knowing his guest should be able to wipe the floor with him, it's record-breaking poker pl…
 
#344 Send in the Clones - It’s season 22 melon-farmers and we’re back at the Leicester Square Theatre where we belong and Rich has had no sleep and may not be his son’s real (or at least only) father. His guests are the hosts of the fabulous Nobody Panic podcast (and soon to be a book) Tessa Coates and Stevie Martin. They talk about meeting someone…
 
In this episode, Matthew talks to Dr Karenza Moore. Karenza is a Lecturer in Sociology of Crime at Newcastle University, UK, and has researched drugs, drug use and drug policy for 18 years. Her work explores drug prevalence, patterns, and emerging drug trends; meanings, motivations and consequences of drug use; and the impacts of drug prohibition. …
 
#18 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 life forever. His guest this week is the Rod Hull faced comedian James Acaster. You will find out what it's like to sur…
 
In this episode, students from BHASVIC college in Hove discuss a mini research project they completed on the topic of gender identity and social media. Imogen, Erin, Rosie and Juno set themselves a a hypothesis of 'Twitter and Instagram has given women and non-binary individuals more freedom with gender expression'…
 
This episode is a conversation with Dr. Michael Bird of Ridley College. We discuss the Apostolic Fathers and early Christianity (2:28), problems in biblical interpretation (26:40), the origins of the biblical canon and its authority (29:23), tips for reading (33:30), and more. Buy Mike’s books. Church Grammar is presented by B&H Academic and the Ch…
 
#343 Sit Down Wees - Richard is back in Norwich and has an idea for a new Olympic discipline and gets paid big bucks to finally slag off someone’s uncle.. His guest is comedian and horror film maker, Matthew Holness. They discuss whether he is the lost boy of comedy, if growing up in the same town as a horror legend led to his obsession with darkne…
 
In this episode, Matthew talks to Dr Chris Till from Leeds Beckett University. Chris is a sociologist who has a focus on health, digital technologies and social theory, he conducts theoretical and empirical investigations into digital technologies and health. Chris talks about online misinformation, fake news and propaganda in respect of how such n…
 
#17 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 run for his money as the pair discuss the facts about Tourettes, the positive effects in terms of creativity, the g…
 
#342 Hand Carved Penis - Richard is finally in a Norwich for a gig rescheduled several times due to Covid and he has a story about his son’s attempts to build on his laughs before possibly going too far, the sky potato doesn’t fall far from the tree. His guest is food critic and musician, Jay Rayner. They talk about having a better beard than the A…
 
This is a repost of one of our most popular episodes. Brandon and Matt pick from a pool of 14 patristic theologians in a fantasy sports-style draft. The 14 on the board are: Augustine, Gregory of Nazianzus, Jerome, Basil of Caesarea, Hilary of Poitiers, Athanasius, Gregory of Nyssa, Origen, Irenaeus, Tertullian, John Chrysostom, John of Damascus, C…
 
#16 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 biggest Dick so far in the series (though not the biggest guest) with host of Two Tribes and Pointless, Richard Osman.…
 
#341 Bobby Davro’s Notebook - Richard has been playing I Spy with a 3 year old, and also reveals the cover of his new book, Would You Rather? His guests are the disrespectful young imps from the Off Menu podcast (after Richard was so well behaved on theirs) Ed Gamble and James Acaster. They discuss how many people believed Richard was a competition…
 
#15 Rich has come back from his holiday for this and why wouldn’t he? But will his guest turn up this time? The bad news, if he doesn’t, is that Nish Kumar is ill... there’s no jeopardy here, obviously he turns up or there’d be no podcast. The guest is the fantastic UFOologist Michael Sheen. The pair discuss why the best bit has been missed out of …
 
#340 Oxo Mum Meets Han Solo - Richard is wondering about the photo that will accompany his obituary, but not in a morbid way - he’s a lot fitter than he started this run at the Clapham Grand. His guest the incredibly youthful Robin Askwith. They chat about working with giant gorillas, Oliver Reed in a fishtank, imaginative schoolboy pranks, getting…
 
This episode is a conversation with Dr. Madison Pierce of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. We discuss ways to see the Trinity in Scripture (2:21) and tips for academic publishing, job searches, etc. (29:12). Buy Madison’s books. Church Grammar is presented by B&H Academic and the Christian Standard Bible. Intro music: Purple Dinosaur by nobigdy…
 
#14 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 appeared in the triumvirate of sci-fi classics, but that won't mean anything until he's learned to jaunt, Simon Pegg. The…
 
#339 I Don’t Want To Go Back To Clown School - Richard’s daughter has proven that she is definitely funnier than him, but he’s cool with that. His guests are too. They are Andrew, Anna, Dan and James from No Such Thing As a Fish. They’ve come armed with some wince inducing mono testicle facts to help ease Rich into his new reality, but also discuss…
 
#13 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 early on and the interviewer becomes the interviewee as Herring gets Therouxed and opens up about his pre-marital life. W…
 
#338 Papier Mache Penguin - Richard’s phone is trying to make his life a lot more interesting and Richard is concerned about his stinky sweat, but luckily his guest, Isy Suttie, is socially distanced and safe. They talk about her fabulous podcast “The Things We Do For Love” https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/isy_suttie_love/ and the crazy stuff we a…
 
#12 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 Roman Catholic Priest, but luckily chose a less religious route, it's Armando Iannucci. The pair discuss the rivalry and te…
 
#337 Thirty Years of Thirty Years of Hurt - Richard has somehow managed to not damage his son during a week of solo parenting, but only just, but he’s had an experience that sums up the British holiday experience. His guest will reveal which animal he would prefer to have a conversation with, it’s David Baddiel. They talk about failing to get your …
 
This episode is a repost of my conversation with Jen Wilkin of The Village Church Institute. We discuss teaching hermeneutics in the church (2:55), theological education in the church (14:13), and tips for raising confident and secure children (24:12). Buy Jen’s books. Church Grammar is presented by B&H Academic and the Christian Standard Bible. In…
 
In this episode, David Edmonds from the Social Science Bites podcast interviews Professor Bev Skeggs about how social media platforms such as Facebook can track, monitor and use data about its users. Bev explains how Facebook trawls its users’ habits to collect information on people’s general browsing habits and the process of selling data to adver…
 
#11 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 Newmarch (and you never know who her great-grandfather might have been), Sara Pascoe. In what is one of Rich's favourite ev…
 
In this episode, a group of students from Shenzhen College discuss the issue of gig economy in China. Maggie Liu, Annie Tang and Linda Fu outline some of their experiences so far of studying Sociology, who their inspirations and favourite theorists have been and then discuss a project they completed on the issue of gig economy in China.…
 
#336 Watching Brian May Have Sex - Richard has had his audience analysed and you won’t believe how many of them come from the Vatican City. No matter. His guest costs £43.50 on Cameo and is called John Robins. They chat about their chances of making money in the boxing ring, appearing in a comic, being unnecessarily informed about the bad response …
 
This episode is a conversation with Dr. Adonis Vidu of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. We discuss the basics of the doctrine of inseparable operations (IO) (1:30), the biblical basis for IO (11:12), the relationship between IO and the work of the persons (19:01), IO and the incarnation (25:43), IO and the Holy Spirit (30:37), and more. Buy Ado…
 
In this episode, Matthew talks to Professor Dick Hobbs. Dick entered academic work late having worked as an office boy, labourer, dustman and schoolteacher. He trained as a sociologist at the LSE and the University of Surrey before working at the Universities of Oxford and Durham, where he held Chairs in both Sociology and Law. Dick is an urban eth…
 
#10 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 "The Wolf of Wall Street" for all kinds of reasons. But he has a very special guest to help him celebrate his half centu…
 
In this episode, Matthew talks to Alicia Denby, Alicia is a Sociologist and PhD student at Manchester Metropolitan University, specialising in the research fields of intimacy, gender, modern dating practices and singlehood. Her current research looks at Love Island and its portrayal of gender and some of the problematic themes that arise in the sho…
 
#335 Hermione Hands - Richard is the proud owner of an exercise machine and also tries out crowd work for the first time in over a year. What can possibly go wrong? His guest was held up on the motorway, but he’s here now, it’s Taskmaster loser, Johnny Vegas. They chat about Johnny’s unexpected move into glamping, the famous gibbons of Malta, why y…
 
In this episode, Matthew talks to Dr Paul O' Connor. Paul is a Lecturer in Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Exeter, and Adjunct Assistant Professor in Sociology at Lingnan University. His research is focussed on religion, ethnicity, and the sociology of skateboarding. He received his PhD from the University of Queensland and has live…
 
#9 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 Somerset hobbit. The pair discuss big foot-based anal sex, the disappointing lack of shenanigans in the bar at the 1997 reboot of…
 
In this episode, a group of lower 6th form Sociology students from Cokethorpe school in Oxfordshire debate whether social class, gender or ethnicity cause the largest inequalities. Many thanks to Sophia May, Caitlyn Alford, Lily Todeschini, Issy Stagg, Annabelle Vallance, Edith Wannell, Heidi Robertson and to their teacher, Louise Bowden for submit…
 
#334 Hermione Hands - Richard has had his manhood challenged at funfair and is planning to rewrite history. His guest is actor, author and artist Jessie Cave. They discuss acting based eye infections, upsetting Emma Watson with noodle recommendations, Podcasting with your sibling, exposing your heart in stand up and coping with tragedy and assault.…
 
This episode is a conversation with Dr. Daniel Treier of Wheaton College. As a follow up to our conversations with Madison Pierce and Ched Spellman about TIS and the Wycliffe Colloquium, we discuss the development of TIS, theological commentaries and monographs, and books/articles to read. Buy Dan’s books. Watch the Wycliffe Colloquium here. Church…
 
In this episode, Matthew talks to Dr William Kerr from The university of Derby. Will is a lecturer in Sociology and Criminology and specialises in nationalism, social evolutionary theories, social theory and social change. Will talks about how his research applies Darwinian concepts towards understanding cultural, social and institutional change. T…
 
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