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Join. Us... https://www.angelcomedy.co.uk/event-detail/loremen-alasdair-beckett-king-james-shakeshaft-27th-jun-the-bill-murray-london-tickets-202206272100/ Or join us online... https://nextupcomedy.com/loremen/ Alasdair brings out the big Scottish guns: Ranald McDanald AND Donald McRonald and shares the tales of two Scotsmen who fought on opposing …
 
Join. Us... https://www.angelcomedy.co.uk/event-detail/loremen-alasdair-beckett-king-james-shakeshaft-27th-jun-the-bill-murray-london-tickets-202206272100/ James leads you by the hand to Lower Swell, surely one of the rudest regions in the Cotswolds. If you were worried season (series) 4 had become too historically accurate - worry no more! This ep…
 
The Stone of Destiny, AKA the Stone of Scone, has been stolen more times than Alasdair has had cold Scottish dinners. In this episode we uncover a daring Scottish heist and a Scotsman's unexplained demise. That's right, unable to compete with James's recent two-parter, ABK has frantically squeezed a couple of tales into a single episode. Learn how …
 
It's season four of Loremen! It's 4oremen. 4men? Either way, we're one man short of opening a profitable burger chain. And it's time for William Adams 2: The Secret of the Ooze. The first Englishman in Japan is starting to get comfortable in his new home/prison, but he is about to run into Jesuits, the East India Company and a particularly unpleasa…
 
Content warning - we say "willy" a LOT In 1600, William Adams was the first Englishman to visit Japan. Little was known about Japan at that time, apart from IN Japan where they knew pretty much all about it. In this, Part One of Adams's tale, we follow what must be one of history's most meandering, misbegotten and (probably) malodorous sea voyages.…
 
Seaton Delaval Hall was once home to Sir Francis Blake Delaval - the man who puts the "pranks" in "I am sick of this guy's terrible pranks". But, although living with Sir Francis must have been a nightmare, it doesn't compare to the gruesome tale he told of the Wallsend Witches. At the stroke of midnight, the Loreboys meet a gaggle of hags in the o…
 
The Loreboys share two legends from the other side of the extremely big pond (the Atlantic). Shakeshaft goes west to Yosemite National Park and encounters the Fresno Nightcrawlers. Meanwhile, ABK meets Rhode Island's Public Universal Friend. This episode was originally a livestream/shambles, beset by jetlag and the untimely demise of the Loremen la…
 
Alasdair brings James the "pathetic" legend of Maud's (or Maude's) Elm, a story as thrilling as it is obviously made up. You've got your heroines: tragic. Your lords: wicked. Your uncles: damnable! Plus, someone's dear old mum will be cast out into the street. And we're talking olden days streets here, so that's 80% poo. Listeners will also discove…
 
Welcome to the Loremen Guesthouse! Join us in the lounge for the bite-sized tale of Dame Creswyke: a restless spirit who has more than outstayed her welcome at one Moreton-in-Marsh hotel. We do hope you enjoy your room. A traybake breakfast is served 7-9, all our ghosts are en suite, and if you require a wake-up call, someone will yell "QUOZ!" Now …
 
James brings Alasdair a piece of Norfolklore... It's the story of St Walstan, a monk who was mates with a pair of oxen who had magic wee wee. Can you come down with lockdown fever outside of a lockdown? Have Alasdair and James drunk from St Walstan's well? Are you sure that's water?! This episode was livestreamed, so check out youtube.com/loremenpo…
 
Happy St Patrick's Day! To celebrate, we tell the monster-packed tale of Ireland's rival patron, St Colmcille (aka St Columba). Joining us is the frankly hilarious Seán Burke, an actual Irish comedian, who is remarkably forgiving about the Lorebois Irish-ish accents. Pronunciation fans will be overjoyed to learn we say "rhododendron" no less than 4…
 
The Loremen are joined by supernatural pod king* Danny Robins! Danny is the voice behind Haunted, The Battersea Poltergeist and Uncanny, as well as being an award-winning playwright. And he brings James and Alasdair a little-known North-Eastern legend: The Cauld Lad of Hylton. Was the Cauld Lad a ghost? A sprite? A murder victim? Or just an annoyin…
 
Since the dawn of time, humanity has dreamed of one thing: making a little robot head that talks in a funny voice. Alasdair and James chart the history of that dream, from Friar Bacon's diabolical brazen head to Professor Faber's ill-fated "Euphonia". With more body-horror than you would normally expect in an audio-based medium, it's the story of s…
 
The boys hit the road (and rail replacement bus service) and made their way to the East Midlands, for the Leicester Comedy Festival. Whereupon, James regaled Alasdair and a live audience with a local tale. It's the story of a devilishly handsome gentleman and a pair of silk shoes that are very much house shoes. As in, if you take them out of the ho…
 
Why, it's Valentine's times again! (Valentimes.) The Loremen welcome Welsh Romance correspondent Jenny Collier back to the show, with tales of kings, prophetic dreams and gold. Gold. GOLD! Too much gold? Maaaybe, yeah. This episode will also furnish you with a brand new euphemism for the downstairs area, and tell you where to buy the best horse bum…
 
As an amuse bouche for the Leicester Live gig on 6th February here is an icky tale of Prince murder and the ever so odd repercussions... Watch live in person at https://comedy-festival.co.uk/event/loremen-live/ Or online* at https://watch.nextupcomedy.com/videos/1642681807413-live-event *Patreons get 25% off a Next Up subscription Patreon.com/Lorem…
 
The Loremen go dragon-spotting in Yorkshire! From the Worm of Sexhow to the Dragon of Filey Brigg, Alasdair uncovers a simple traybake recipe that *you* can use to defeat a fiery serpent. Meanwhile, James dredges up a terrible childhood memory and irrevocably damages the dynamic of the podcast. So, a normal episode really. Listen out for fishy folk…
 
James delivers a triptych of tales, originating in the land of dreams. Chief among them is the Pedlar of Swaffham - the story of a country bumpkin who goes to That London and stands on a bridge. For ages. Are the locals friendly? What do you reckon, geeza? This episode is brought to by those titans of the fruit industry, Big Pear. (This will make m…
 
A grisly tale of revenge from the Scottish Highlands. In the shadow of Glengarry Castle, one bald man with nothing to lose seeks justice for the infamous Keppoch Murders. That’s right, the Lorebois are back! And everything you love is still here: -Wilful misunderstandings -Disturbing mascots from the 90s -Excellent Scottish accents -Also James also…
 
Join us for a celebratory Lore-nanny, showcasing some of the listeners' favourite moments from 2021*. Recorded on Dec 31st, the Loremen accurately predict all the major podcasting events of the previous year. Raise a glass with deputy lorepeople Amy Gledhill, Robin Ince, Jenny Collier and Marjolein Robertson. In Dulci Jubilo! Usual (and unusual) se…
 
It's a festive crossover! Alasdair and James have been spirited away by the Midnight Library’s Miranda Merrick. Where better to spend the festive interregnum twixt Christmas and New Year than nipping down the pub for a cheeky ale and a packet of beef clippings? Who cares if the pub in question is Miranda’s creepy local, The Broom and Fang? This tim…
 
It's the time of year when strangers passing on a wintry lane, warm of heart and pink of cheek, stop to wish each other, "Christmas Pig!" Join two merry gentlemen for a pair of porcine ghost stories for Christmas. James and Alasdair also stage an all-star rendition of the traditional Burford Mummers' Play, and witness the return of Jesus Christ... …
 
A few traditions to mull over... We are doing another livestream! For Christmas 2021! At 830pm GMT on the 16th December 2021 (2021) It will be on YouTube.com/LoremenPodcast and twitch.tv/loremenpod Join. Us. Unless you're from the future? In which case all the Livestreams can be found on YouTube.com/LoremenPodcast Plus that sweet sweet merch can be…
 
An otherworldly clown from the Isle of Wight encounters two wide-eyed human children. And, in other news, Marek Larwood meets James and Alasdair. Marek, comedian (We Are Klang) and card game inventor (Pooman), dons the mantle of Deputy Loreperson and relates one of the strangest tales the Loreboys have ever heard. What exactly is Sam the Sandown Cl…
 
Big clumps ahoy! The Loremen encounter two large hills, each with beech trees atop. They're easily the top beech-tree-topped hills covered by this podcast since Chanctonbury Ring. The clumps are steeped in history, drenched in sauce and, sadly for James, riddled with poetry. And, yes. Don't worry, we talk about that Beatles documentary that everyon…
 
In one corner of Dartmoor, things just ain’t right. Could it be James shouting into a different cupboard? Perhaps lockdown madness is returning? Or… is the the craziness of Crazywell Pool catching? Prepare yourself for lads on tor, a misleading witch and a bottomless pool that does not live up to its name. Learn why James will NEVER EVER buy a copy…
 
Alasdair and James return to the furthermost reaches of (what we jokingly call) the United Kingdom. It’s Shetland! This time we’ve found ourselves a local guide in the form of comedian, storyteller and improvisor – Marjolein Robertson. Learn why you should never mention a ‘beniman’ aboard a boat and why there’s no such thing as a free shirt. Someho…
 
Join us in the the atmospheric Smoo Cave, hidden in the furthest reaches of the Scottish Highlands. Alasdair Beckett-King sits wee Jamie Shakeshaft down on a suspicious wooden cask and treats him to a quartet of tales. Play the episode to learn about a sea cave that has played host to ghosts, devils, witches and stalags both mite and tite. Or you c…
 
Pop on your spine warmers, because you're gonna need 'em! James Shakeshaft takes Alasdair Beckett-King on a school trip to the Isle of Wight. Will Little Jimmy Shakes win the approval of the bigger boys when he spends the night in a haunted hotel? This episode began as our Halloween live-scream, viewable in full here: https://youtu.be/O2RtVq6uKZc J…
 
James and Alasdair are joined by comedian and actor Bethany Black (Doctor Who, Cucumber), telling the tale of Bethany's own ancestor, the lighthouse-dwelling heroine Grace Darling. When storm winds cast a steamship onto the jagged rocks of the Farne Islands, nine people are left clinging onto the prow and - by extension - life. This episode feature…
 
A quiet English home is disturbed by the sounds of piano music... but the Forster family do not own a piano. Pretty spooky, huh? So begins one of the most inexplicable hauntings the Loremen have ever encountered. Podcasting from their sickbeds, two brave little Loreboys share a ghost story featuring numerous unexplained apparitions and a guest appe…
 
A dead husband returns with a dreadful warning... Yes, it's another spoopy episode! This tale of tragedy and terror comes from the North East of England. Whilst we think it might not be a real ghost (and we are certain it's not a real chicken) this investigation does afford a rare opportunity to meet Joseph Stalin at the seaside. And is only slight…
 
The Loremen visit a famously chilly Cotswolds town and meet a quintessentially British poltergeist. In 1963, an ordinary Stow-On-The-Wold family experienced something quite extraordinary. Their chilling tale features booby traps, a gifted plumber, and the most cantankerous household spirit since Gef The Talking Mongoose. Join us, on this spine-chil…
 
What is the Margate Shell Grotto? A Roman temple? A cubbyhole of the Knights Templar? The lair of a very odd Batman villain? Getting to the bottom of this subterranean head scratcher, the Loreboys meet the semi-aquatic Lord Rokeby and discover the tragic consequences of a rodent-bird love triangle. All of this, in front of a live studio audience! T…
 
A trilogy of bone-chilling subterranean tales are unearthed by James, in Part 1 of our 100th episode “spectacular.” Marvel, as the Loremen encounter a mummy’s curse, get lost in the Kennington Loop and come face-to-face with an Absolute Bad Boy. We also learn the French term for earthquake and answer the age-old riddle: when is a wig, not a wig? An…
 
A lil' Wayne ahead of the big 💯 (100) show this weekend. If you're reading this before the 12th September (2021) then there must surely be tickets in here... https://dice.fm/event/2vl7p-loremen-alasdair-beckett-king-james-shakeshaft-12th-sep-the-bill-murray-london-tickets If you're reading it after or can't come then just enjoy a lovely bite size b…
 
From the depths of Wales's Brecon Beacons, at the Green Man Festival, two plucky Loreboys attempted a pod-first: recording a podcast in a tent. Sadly, it proved to be too rainy and of that recording, only fragments remain… Join Alasdair and James for exclusive access to the so-called 'Green Man Tapes,' as well as the 14th Century tale of a true-hea…
 
James returns from a minibreak in Cornwall with a swashbuckling tale of piracy, mistaken identity and being very annoying. Don't worry - all those things apply to the protagonist of the Penryn Tragedy, not James. Prepare yourself for a deadly case of banter-gone-wrong in this Cornish bloodbath. So gather your booty, moisten your Pogs, and join the …
 
James Shakeshaft takes Alasdair Beckett-King back to Chipping Campden via Chipping Sodbury, County Louth and North London. The Lorelads are on tour [AIRHORN!] and they have one thing on their minds – sightings of animal ghosts. Join us on this journey and meet Sir Francis Bacon’s ghost chicken, an immortal cat, and (of course) the maître d’autobus.…
 
The Soap Woman of Lake Crescent The Loremen visit Twin Peaks country, and in damn fine company. The year is 1940 and Forrest Burgess (off of Astonishing Legends) takes Alasdair and James to the shores of Lake Crescent in Washington State. Plumbing its chilly depths, we uncover a murderer, a hardboiled detective and an underwater corpse-catcher. We …
 
You know the feeling. It's night-time and you're all alone. You get the strangest feeling that if you look into the glass of a darkened window, you might see a scary figure looking back at you? Well, the tale that Alasdair Beckett-King chills James Shakeshaft with in this episode is ever so similar. Except it's daytime, you're in church with other …
 
James Shakeshaft has a big old ramble about all sorts of stuff, and Alasdair Beckett-King sends in a video postcard which you can find here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tBPi0V6JsM All this is in aid of our livestream tonight (8pm BST 22nd July) which you can find here: https://www.youtube.com/c/LoremenPodcast or here: https://www.twitch.tv/lor…
 
Poppy Hillstead has entered the podcast! Award winning comic and podcaster (Poppy Hillstead Has Entered The Chat) joins the Loreboys with a tale of the Green Lady who haunted her childhood in the Lincolnshire Wolds. In a shocking twist, the Green Lady turns out to be a) real, b) Spanish and c) kinda clingy. Find out why everyone is talking about Po…
 
Alasdair Beckett-King and James Shakeshaft head for the haunted heights of Derbyshire’s High Peak. Somewhere between Light Peak and Dark Peak, betwixt spooky and spoopy, they uncover a tale of drunken revelry and unearthly terror. This episode also features parachute petticoats and an ode to The Pub that borders on (without actually being) poetry. …
 
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