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In an overwhelmingly woke comedic landscape, right-leaning stand-up Geoff Norcott is a rare beast. In WMPT he gets to the heart of what ordinary people think about social and political issues. Whatever the contentious subject – he’ll be honest and blunt, but without being a dick. Mostly. Geoff has appeared on Live at the Apollo, Mash Report, Question Time, Mock the Week and pops up frequently on UK political debate programmes. He’s also written for shows ranging from Have I Got News For You ...
 
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RHLSTP with Richard Herring

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RHLSTP with Richard Herring

Sky Potato, Go Faster Stripe and Fuzz Productions

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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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Sunday Spit Roast

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Sunday Spit Roast

Charlie Stanton, Damian Kingsley and Frank Cassidy

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A Comedy Podcast dedicated to putting the ‘Great and the Good’ on a skewer for a complete deconstruction and re-think: Roast-style! We take on everything from single bad ideas to fully bloated ideologies. Advertising that makes you cringe to media empires that need downsizing. Groups that need disbanding to Organisations that need re-organising. A bottom-up critical eye on all things cultural! With special guests and ‘experts’ phoning-in, the show will take you through the subject in hand wi ...
 
As well as both being professional comedians, Stuart Goldsmith and Sindhu Vee have two other big things in common: they a) are both parents and b) have no idea how to be parents. But hey, does anyone? In this show, the acclaimed host of The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast and the writer/creator of BBC Radio 4's Sindhustan try to find out, seeking the advice of notable parents and experts on how to cope with parenthood, exploring the sacrifices, choices and mistakes made along the way. Light-hear ...
 
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Can you be friends with someone who’s politically very different? Are anti-vaxxers welcome in your house? Have you fallen out over anyone over Meghan Markle? What about climate change deniers? Someone who insists All Lives Matter? Someone who boos footballers taking the knee? Someone who paid to go and see Nigel Farage? In Geoff Norcott's new Radio…
 
This week I have author, libertarian and public health expert Christopher Snowdon back on the show to talk about all things Covid. But in a funny informative way. We talk about plenty more besides, including a bizarre plug for taking up smoking. Support the Podcast, keep it weekly & AD-FREE https://www.patreon.com/geoffnorcott?fan_landing=true 2021…
 
Can you be friends with someone who’s politically very different? Are anti-vaxxers welcome in your house? Have you fallen out over anyone over Meghan Markle? What about climate change deniers? Someone who insists All Lives Matter? Someone who boos footballers taking the knee? Someone who paid to go and see Nigel Farage? In Geoff Norcott's new Radio…
 
Van Dyke Parks is an American musician, songwriter, arranger, and record producer who is well known for his collaborations with Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys. Van Dyke has a conversation with Tom about why he is more enthusiastic than ever about creating music. This episode is brought to you by Lumie, the original inventors of wake-up lights, who…
 
In the last of the current series, Andy Zaltzman and the panel take on the week's headlines.Ayesha Hazarika, Matt Winning, Geoff Norcott and Elis James join Andy in 'convivial, fraternal spirit' to look take a close look at COP26, and whether Brian Cox is right about earth's extinction leaving the galaxy bereft of meaning. They also discuss Southen…
 
#25 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 Weekend Kitchen at Waitrose, working with the Hoff, what it's like on Halloween when you're the only single man on your stre…
 
#350 Docking - Richard had written an actual joke and been dreaming of tiny animal attacks, plus performing music in quite an unusual way. His guest it arguably a more accomplished musician - it’s the impossibly cool and talented Louise Wener. They discuss the similarities of their experiences of school and the 90s, what it’s like to appear on Top …
 
Malawian comedian Daliso Chaponda is back with a third series of his Rose D’Or nominated show where he examines divisive global issues. Over the course the two previous series Daliso has covered colonialism, slavery, political corruption, charity, immigration, cultural relativism, dictators, and how different countries deal with the sins of their p…
 
Caleb Quaye has a conversation with Tom about his long association with Elton John, playing on many of his most iconic albums, including Tumbleweed Connection and Blue Moves. Caleb reveals that he was involved in Elton's name change from Reginald Dwight. Caleb also explains why he hopes to play onstage with the Rocket Man for the first time in deca…
 
Catherine Bohart, Michael Deacon, Chris McCausland and Eshaan Akbar join host Andy Zaltzman to look back over the week's news. This week, they look at the COVID report's findings, Boris Johnson's holiday hobby, the Northern Ireland Protocol and a sacked wizard.The chair's script is written by Andy Zaltzman, with additional material by Alice Fraser,…
 
Hyper-capitalism and extreme identity politics are driving us to distraction. Both destroy the basis of a common life shared across ages and classes. The COVID-19 crisis could accelerate these tendencies further, or it could herald something more hopeful: a post-liberal moment. Adrian Pabst argues that now is the time for an alternative – postliber…
 
#24 Sean Bean's Pound Shop Subterfuge - 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 talking snowman as he is having a friend who travels through time and gets off with Samantha Mumba whilst he waits arou…
 
So the first big report on Covid is out and we have a delve into the less than surprising findings. Then we talk about Boris's holiday and why it's both ok and annoying. Keir Starmer's HGV debacle gets a few minutes as does the ongoing gender neutral crusade in retailers. Support the Podcast, keep it weekly & AD-FREE https://www.patreon.com/geoffno…
 
#349 timkey - Richard’s son is a chip off the old block, though Richard is upset that Lego has introduced things that are chips instead of blocks. His guest is University fraud Tim Key. The pair compare garments before Richard suggests a radical rebrand for the actor/comedian, teases out the story of how Tim got into the Cambridge Footlights, and h…
 
East Asian-themed comedy show written by and starring East Asian performers, namely Evelyn Mok, Ken Cheng, Anna Leong Brophy and Kuan-Wen Huang; and featuring such sketches as "My Chinese Mum Wrote A Porno", "The Support Group for East Asian Stereotypes", and a Chinese take on "Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares".It is written by Ken Cheng, Evelyn Mok, Am…
 
Adam Carolla has a conversation with Tom about cancel culture and his book, I'm Your Emotional Support Animal: Navigating Our All Woke, No Joke Culture. This episode is brought to you by Lumie, the original inventors of wake-up lights, whose Bodyclock Luxe 750DAB wake-up light mimics a natural sunrise and sunset. Shown to improve quality of sleep a…
 
Kerry Godliman, Anand Menon, Kiri Pritchard-McLean and Ola Labib join host Andy Zaltzman to pore over the week's news. This week, they get their teeth into the Tory party conference, the scrapping of the Universal credit uplift in the week it was announced fuel prices could go up by 30%, Facebook's 6hr lost weekend and the Nobel Prizes.The chair's …
 
#23 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 Brexit, how looking into the sun proves your strength and wisdom and the older generations disregard for metaphorical ladders. His second g…
 
#348 Vice Versa - Richard has seen a middle aged man score a major triumph over two trainee baristas over the absence of a plate. His guest this week also expects crockery in coffee shops, it’s David Mitchell. They discuss the cruel and ever speeding passage of time, how to revolutionise body swap comedies, obituary photos, how David turned out to …
 
Absolute powershed Jessica Fostekew explores her big strong strength.Have you ever watched a feminist try and take ‘hench’ as a compliment? It’s like watching a snake eat, but funny. In this show, Jess extols the joys of weightlifting, decries the pressures put on women by the diet industry and explores the evolutionary advantage of having legs lik…
 
Neil Strauss reflects on his friendship with the late Chuck Berry and his book, The Game, a chronicle of his journey and encounters in the seduction community. Neil also talks to Tom about his favourite songs: The Beach Boys - "God Only Knows", Harry Nilsson - "One", Leonard Cohen - "Famous Blue Raincoat", Louis Armstrong, - "St James Infirmary, Jo…
 
Lucy Porter, Angela Barnes, Alun Cochrane and Matt Forde join host Andy Zaltzman to chew over the week's news. On the menu this week: the fuel crisis, Labour conference, end of the furlough scheme, Amazon's new house robot and the new Bond film.The chair's script is written by Andy Zaltzman, with additional material by Alice Fraser, Max Davis, Tash…
 
#22 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 is that Colin is back to remind his guests of times that things have gone wrong for them. Rich's first guest personally knows many of the pe…
 
The brilliant Simon Evans co-hosts with me this week as we discuss the petrol panic, Tory scum and Labour tying themselves in knots over cervixes. There's also some great advice for men whose wives find them annoying. Support the Podcast, keep it weekly & AD-FREE https://www.patreon.com/geoffnorcott?fan_landing=true 2021 LIVE UK TOUR livenation.uk/…
 
#347 A Bag of Sausage Rolls - Richard is concerned about a doppelgänger who is out there somewhere claiming to be him (and whether it might be him) and why the fraud has such a paucity of ambition and his son has some unexpected good news. His guests are Ian and Barry from the Parapod podcast and MOVIE! They chat about how to turn a podcast into a …
 
Kenyan-born comedian Njambi McGrath goes on a challenging journey of self-discovery, as she traces the roots of her upbringing and the British influences that shaped her life.In this episode, Njambi explores the history of British colonisation of her home country and how it directly impacted her father's life, and subsequently her own. Njambi share…
 
Johnny 3 Tears tells Tom the story of Hollywood Undead and their journey to finding success. Johnny was recovering from Covid-19 when this podcast was recorded and so he also discusses life during the pandemic. This episode is brought to you by Lumie, the original inventors of wake-up lights, whose Bodyclock Luxe 750DAB wake-up light mimics a natur…
 
Andy is joined by journalist Hugo Rifkind and comedians Susie McCabe, Ria Lina and Andrew Maxwell to dismantle and discuss the week's news, including the energy crisis, lack of Co2 and Boris's trip to the US.The script is written by host Andy Zaltzman with additional material by Alice Fraser, Mike Shephard, Rajiv Karia and Esther Manito.It is produ…
 
In this enthralling book, Julian Baggini masterfully interweaves biography with intellectual history and philosophy to give us a complete vision of 18th century Scottish philosopher David Hume’s guide to life. He follows Hume on his life’s journey, literally walking in the great philosopher’s footsteps as Baggini takes readers to the places that in…
 
#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 …
 
A solo show this week as we discuss Labour's pathological desire to fight with themselves. Not to be outdone, Boris had a limp visit to the US and ended up like a bloke in a meat van. I also talk about the manifold dangers of night-time wee. Support the Podcast, keep it weekly & AD-FREE https://www.patreon.com/geoffnorcott?fan_landing=true 2021 LIV…
 
#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…
 
The ocean rower and environmentalist, Roz Savage, tells Tom why her four Guinness World Records don't mean as much to her as you might assume, why she might never row again and how she thinks we can make the world a better place whilst being happier ourselves. This episode is brought to you by Lumie, the original inventors of wake-up lights, whose …
 
Andy Zaltzman is joined by comedians Paul Sinha, Neil Delamere and Zoe Lyons to discuss the week's news, including Boris Johnson's reshuffle, winter covid plans and Emma Raducanu's heroics in New YorkHosted and written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material by Alice Fraser, Max Davis, Richard Stott and Rajiv Karia.Producers: Sam Michell and Gwyn…
 
#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…
 
Great co-host episode this week with Leo Kearse on very funny form. We discuss comedians getting cancelled, tennis becoming a vehicle for the wokies and actual vehicles getting stuck because of protestors. Also I tell the tale of Dirty Mick... FREE https://www.patreon.com/geoffnorcott?fan_landing=true 2021 LIVE UK TOUR livenation.uk/puvz30rmxK4 Ord…
 
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