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Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1440 on: February 01, 2019, 12:07:43 AM »
When he brought it up in the podcast, I wasn't aware if he had talked about it before, but Herring completely glossed over it and carried on, which, fair enough, he might have been a bit caught off-guard and Herring is well known for not jumping upon revelations like that from his guests, but in this case, him skipping by it felt really insensitive. It seemed Terry Hall was opening up and Herring just didn't want to know, which given the subject matter felt really irresponsible. Is there not something to be said for having some sort of "duty of care" towards his guests?

It was spoken about again a bit later, clearly Terry had stuff he wanted to get off his chest.

Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1441 on: February 01, 2019, 12:17:27 AM »
That article just reports he mentions it in the podcast. It was published on the 30th.

Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1442 on: February 01, 2019, 12:07:12 PM »
fair enough, he might have been a bit caught off-guard and Herring is well known for not jumping upon revelations like that from his guests, but in this case, him skipping by it felt really insensitive. It seemed Terry Hall was opening up and Herring just didn't want to know, which given the subject matter felt really irresponsible. Is there not something to be said for having some sort of "duty of care" towards his guests?

It was spoken about again a bit later, clearly Terry had stuff he wanted to get off his chest.

Yeah he brought it up again later himself, he clearly wanted to talk about it.  I don't blame Herring for moving on initially, we know he's not the world's most gifted interviewer but I'm not quite sure who could have necessarily known how to handle that in whatever the correct manner should be.  Perhaps Herring in the moment didn't want to seemingly milk the situation, after all, there may have been a few revelations from his guests before, but have any ever been quite so harrowing?

Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1443 on: February 01, 2019, 06:04:51 PM »
Quite a bombshell from Terry Hall dropped in the podcast.  Has he talked about the abduction publicly before this?

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Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1444 on: February 06, 2019, 08:34:27 PM »
Adam Buxton one up now and it's great as usual.
Good old Adam. Always rooting for him.

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Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1445 on: February 06, 2019, 08:49:37 PM »
Yes the Adam Buxton one is lovely.

Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1446 on: February 08, 2019, 12:10:43 PM »
I'm reading Herring's memoir 'How Not to Grow Up'. I'll let you know if it's any good.

As mentioned, it's just a collection of stories that he's already told a billion times - If I remember correctly he revisits the one about the fight with a University lecturer.

My copy had a weird bit of editing where a woman's name changes mid-anecdote. It was a bit confusing at first but it appears he wanted to disguise her identity by changing her name, only to give away the real name.

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Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1447 on: February 08, 2019, 01:21:51 PM »
My copy had a weird bit of editing where a woman's name changes mid-anecdote. It was a bit confusing at first but it appears he wanted to disguise her identity by changing her name, only to give away the real name.




Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1448 on: February 08, 2019, 02:26:03 PM »
As mentioned, it's just a collection of stories that he's already told a billion times - If I remember correctly he revisits the one about the fight with a University lecturer.

My copy had a weird bit of editing where a woman's name changes mid-anecdote. It was a bit confusing at first but it appears he wanted to disguise her identity by changing her name, only to give away the real name.

let me guess... it's also got some slightly creepy anecdotes about going out with Julia Sawalha.

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Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1449 on: February 08, 2019, 02:53:20 PM »
Bloody wish it did. Nothing as interesting.

Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1450 on: February 09, 2019, 05:24:29 PM »
I read that book in the days following someone purloining my wife, so I went off Rich a bit, I must admit.

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Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1451 on: February 09, 2019, 07:48:18 PM »
Well Fancy That: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfSqTO5pV0o

jaysus. Listening to that made me feel a bit sick.

Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1452 on: February 21, 2019, 12:20:35 AM »
RHLSTP special with Tim Vine at the Bristol Slapstick Festival https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm7r5JGTuic

Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1453 on: February 22, 2019, 06:27:57 PM »
R.E.G is a big name for Rich, mind.

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« Reply #1454 on: February 22, 2019, 07:39:18 PM »
I hope it's like the Brian Blessed one because you know Grant is going to have excellent stories and he needs to be given space to tell them and not penned in by a lot of emergency questions. I think Herring will have the sense to just sit back.

Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1455 on: March 09, 2019, 05:30:20 PM »
Been trying to catch up on some of these during the week...but fuck me, what an irritating cunt Herring is...hardly news I know....but spent half my time trying to mute his toe-curlingly fuckin awful interjections...

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Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1456 on: March 16, 2019, 03:28:12 PM »
Jon Ronson is up.

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« Reply #1457 on: March 16, 2019, 06:33:43 PM »
I'm half an hour in and, possibly for the first ever time, I'm dying for some emergency questions. Ronson's too rehearsed an interviewee and speaker, so if you've heard him before or watched and heard his documentaries it's all very prepared material.

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« Reply #1458 on: March 16, 2019, 06:55:40 PM »
I'm half an hour in and, possibly for the first ever time, I'm dying for some emergency questions. Ronson's too rehearsed an interviewee and speaker, so if you've heard him before or watched and heard his documentaries it's all very prepared material.

Yep. I like Ronson, but he must surely know that most of us have read and heard all of these stories before? Bohemian Grove and Alex Jones again, Jon? He's got a plethora of terrific stories at his disposal, he should lay off the greatest hits for a while.*

He's a bit like Danny Baker in that regard. Dan is a font of fantastic anecdotes, but whenever he turns up on podcasts he tends to rely on the same select few. If you're interested in listening to a podcast featuring either Jon Ronson or Danny Baker, chances are you're looking for something fresh from them.

Louis Theroux, by contrast, is always great value on shows like this because he rarely repeats himself and seems to delight in going off-script and mucking about.

Sorry, Jon, if you're reading this. I have just compared you unfavourably to Louis Theroux. 

* The stuff about the Christian kidney donor cult leader was interesting, though, I've never heard him talk about that before. A rare example of Herring's "you'll probably know him best as" shtick actually paying off with a good story from his guest.

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Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1459 on: March 16, 2019, 07:17:52 PM »
Jon Ronson, urban explorer : https://youtu.be/ZcbFq0JYMUs?t=19

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Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1460 on: March 16, 2019, 08:02:19 PM »
Disappointing this one, for the reasons stated above. Listened to most of it but doubt I'll finish it and I consider myself a Jon Ronson fan.

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« Reply #1461 on: March 17, 2019, 05:52:36 AM »
Yeah Ronson was on autopilot in that one. An unstoppable anecdote machine.

Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1462 on: March 17, 2019, 06:00:45 AM »
I've been picking through these, only really watching ones where I find the guest amusing anyway, e.g. bob mortimer.
herring's very parky-like, & clearly has some sort of agenda that's nothing to do with the guest. his manner is annoying.

but worst of all- what the fuck is going on with these hand-held mics? is this a 'we're all stand-up veterans' thing? fucking stupid. ruins the watch for me. rubbish sound. no excuse.

Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1463 on: March 17, 2019, 11:08:54 AM »
Interesting that he has gone in with the big bucks Acast crowd. It is like the Smiths signing with EMI or something.

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Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1464 on: March 17, 2019, 12:11:30 PM »
You can't criticise Herring for going to Acast there has to be a limit to how many times he can call on the goodwill of those prepared to dig into their pockets.

He is an absolute leader in giving away free stuff although it can vary in quality. I recall an old boss of mine who used to say that if something is free then people will not attach a value to it and treat it accordingly.

I see that an upcoming guest is set to be Barry Cryer... now if he doesn't give value no-one will.

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Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1465 on: March 17, 2019, 12:25:02 PM »
Yep. I like Ronson, but he must surely know that most of us have read and heard all of these stories before? Bohemian Grove and Alex Jones again, Jon? He's got a plethora of terrific stories at his disposal, he should lay off the greatest hits for a while.*

He's a bit like Danny Baker in that regard. Dan is a font of fantastic anecdotes, but whenever he turns up on podcasts he tends to rely on the same select few. If you're interested in listening to a podcast featuring either Jon Ronson or Danny Baker, chances are you're looking for something fresh from them.

Louis Theroux, by contrast, is always great value on shows like this because he rarely repeats himself and seems to delight in going off-script and mucking about.

Sorry, Jon, if you're reading this. I have just compared you unfavourably to Louis Theroux. 

* The stuff about the Christian kidney donor cult leader was interesting, though, I've never heard him talk about that before. A rare example of Herring's "you'll probably know him best as" shtick actually paying off with a good story from his guest.

Ronson was good on Russell Brand's Under the Skin recently.  He even did a little cry.

Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1466 on: March 17, 2019, 12:33:48 PM »
You can't criticise Herring for going to Acast there has to be a limit to how many times he can call on the goodwill of those prepared to dig into their pockets.

I don't see that he'd need to call on the goodwill of any more people for it to be sustainable. But I don't begrudge him wanting to make more money on it.

Ronson was good on Russell Brand's Under the Skin recently.  He even did a little cry.

It'll take a lot more than this to get me to listen to Russell Brand.

Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1467 on: March 17, 2019, 12:42:38 PM »
I see that an upcoming guest is set to be Barry Cryer... now if he doesn't give value no-one will.

Barry was on good form at the ISIHAC Special a few weeks ago.
Great to see after his hospital stay at the end of last year.

Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1468 on: March 17, 2019, 08:11:18 PM »
Looking forward to the Cryer one, the 2011 one he did at the Edinburgh fringe was great.

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Re: Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast Thread 2017 + Edition
« Reply #1469 on: March 17, 2019, 11:11:25 PM »
You can't criticise Herring for going to Acast there has to be a limit to how many times he can call on the goodwill of those prepared to dig into their pockets.

He is an absolute leader in giving away free stuff although it can vary in quality.

Theres only a limit because of the amount of awful podcasts he churns out.  How is he a leader, by giving podcasts away for free hes just doing what virtually every other comedy podcast ever has done. Hes certainly a leader in the varying quality stakes though.