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Date: 21st Sep 2011   Length: 69 mins   File size: 63.2mb

BONUS PRETEND PODCASTS: THE TUGWELL TAPES Pt 6: The End Of History. Yes, having regaled you electronically with the entire 6 Music archive with the music taken out, from the end of 2006, through to the end of 2009, this is the final Collins &a...   Full Details

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Date: 14th Sep 2011   Length: 67 mins   File size: 62mb

BONUS PRETEND PODCASTS: THE TUGWELL TAPES Pt 5: In this penultimate offering from the celestial Graham Tugwell Collins & Herring 6 Music archives, we find Andrew and Richard being invited for the first time ever to co-host someone else's s...   Full Details

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Date: 10th Aug 2011   Length: 72 mins   File size: 65.6mb

BONUS PRETEND PODCASTS: THE TUGWELL TAPES Pt 4: The next four vintage "pretend podcasts" (they weren't podcasts) from Andrew Collins and Richard Herring, coincide with the filming of the latter's ITV1 comedy-drama You Can Choose Your Friend...   Full Details

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Date: 2nd Aug 2011   Length: 61 mins   File size: 56.5mb

BONUS PRETEND PODCASTS: THE TUGWELL TAPES Pt 3: Bone-us! As if there aren't *enough* podcasts with Richard Herring on, here are the latest Tugwell Tapes, Pt3. ie. music-free recordings of the half-hour topical review that Richard used to do on...   Full Details

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Date: 6th Jul 2011   Length: 49 mins   File size: 44.8mb

BONUS! PRETEND PODCASTS! The Tugwell Tape Pt 2: three more "pretend podcasts" from that weird yesteryear-style parallel universe when Andrew had a regular weekend radio show on 6 Music and Richard was his jolly guest, and these music-free news...   Full Details

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Date: 28th Jun 2011   Length: 50 mins   File size: 45.4mb

BONUS PRETEND PODCASTS: THE TUGWELL TAPES Pt 1: Thanks to podcast-counting buccaneer archivist Graham Tugwell, we have unearthed the whole of the Collins & Herring Pretend Podcasts, which weren't podcasts. It's the weekly newspaper review ...   Full Details

Podcast 166

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Date: 10th Jun 2011   Length: 70 mins   File size: 64.2mb

In Podcast 166, Richard takes sluggish to new levels and Andrew singularly fails to awaken the Kracken of his usually ebullient personality, even when he reveals that Malcolm X wrote a prototype of the famous joke, "I'm not saying I'm Jesus, that is ...   Full Details

Podcast 165

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Date: 3rd Jun 2011   Length: 70 mins   File size: 64.5mb

At last! The Podcast 165 Show! Although we threatened the end the podcast last week, we decided to keep it going for one more week, as Andrew was coming round to Richard's anyway before they went off to see Jerry Seinfeld at the O2 Arena in London an...   Full Details

Podcast 164

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Date: 25th May 2011   Length: 78 mins   File size: 71.9mb

It's Podcast 164, which shall be called Podcast 165, because we can't count. No, it is 164. It is. Because the last one was 163, which is the number that comes before it. The question is: will it be the LAST EVER Collings & Herrin Podcast? The tw...   Full Details

Podcast 163

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Date: 18th May 2011   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

In podcast 163, we start free-forming and spitballing Richard's next Edinburgh show, What Is Love Anyway?, by having a shouting match about whether Prince Charles fancies Camilla Parker-Bowles, his wife, more than he fancies Pippa Middleton, t...   Full Details

Podcast 162

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Date: 13th May 2011   Length: 70 mins   File size: 64.2mb

Due to a superinjunction, Podcast 162 contains nothing. Except a bit about Pippa Middleton's bum. And Stewart Lee's Teflon coating. And the superinjunctions. And Bin Laden's pants. And that's it. What can we do? The law is the law.   Full Details

Podcast 161

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Date: 5th May 2011   Length: 68 mins   File size: 62.6mb

Yes! (That's: YES!) First with all the big news stories, we devote the whole of Podcast 161 to - SPOILER ALERT! - the news that a man has been killed in another country who may or may not have been armed and may or may not have used a woman as a shie...   Full Details

Podcast 160

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Date: 27th Apr 2011   Length: 63 mins   File size: 58.4mb

Another one from the tank! In our tireless quest to keep you all topped up at all times until we are all dead, we present another pre-record, Podcast 160 - a very unhelpful score in darts - in which we answer questions posed via Twitter two weeks ag...   Full Details

Podcast 159

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Date: 20th Apr 2011   Length: 62 mins   File size: 57.2mb

Another from the tank again this week, Podcast 159 was recorded two weeks ago, and is, as is now traditional, based upon your questions posed via the miracle of Twitter. Such as: what object would you rescue in a fire (the clue is pictured - listen t...   Full Details

Podcast 158

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Date: 15th Apr 2011   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61.1mb

Be gentle with us: this is only the second time we have recorded a podcast - Podcast 158 - using the new Toscom DR-10000000 digital recorder, whose HD sound quality was so good last time that audiophiles threw their hats in the air and jumped for joy...   Full Details

Podcast 157

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Date: 5th Apr 2011   Length: 68 mins   File size: 125mb

A new dawn for the Collings & Herrin podcast: 157 has been recorded on a Tascam DR-100 portable digital recorder (pictured, tipping its black foam hat), which Richard bought online in the middle of the night while on tour and which came with a fr...   Full Details

Podcast 156

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Date: 30th Mar 2011   Length: 71 mins   File size: 65mb

From the tank where we put all our spare podcasts (it is not really a tank of any kind), we present Podcast 156, which we recorded two weeks ago and is thus built around questions posed on March 15 by people on Twitter, some of whom were so greedy an...   Full Details

Podcast 155

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Date: 23rd Mar 2011   Length: 74 mins   File size: 68.7mb

Bonus! In the latest of our free, Richard-is-on-tour, back-up, pre-recorded podcasts from the past for the future, we reach 155, a non-topical game of two halves. In the first half, we have a chin-stroking, Newsnight Review-style discussion of...   Full Details

Podcast 154

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Date: 16th Mar 2011   Length: 76 mins   File size: 69.5mb

Richard's back! For one day only! So we present a brand new, topical podcast, Number 154 (numbered after the excellent 1979 album by the post-punk group Wire, one of Richard's favourites). Rather than dwell on the horrible geological events in Japan,...   Full Details

Podcast 153

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Date: 9th Mar 2011   Length: 67 mins   File size: 61.6mb

While Richard is away on tour, braving the threats and prayers of Christians who've seen his poster, we present a special, non-topical, "pre-recorded" Podcast 153, based upon the one-word themes suggested by the nerds of Twitter two weeks ago. The wo...   Full Details

Podcast 152

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Date: 28th Feb 2011   Length: 64 mins   File size: 58.4mb

Will Andrew get through the whole of Podcast 152, recorded the night after the Oscars, without finding out who won? He is attempting, Likely Lads style, to avoid the results all day so that he can watch the ceremony on Sky+ and fast-forward th...   Full Details

Podcast 151

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Date: 23rd Feb 2011   Length: 68 mins   File size: 62.2mb

In Podcast 151, fuelled in Richard's case by a variety of different caffeine sources, we celebrate the Royal Engagement Gold Plated Photographic Coin, available for £39.99 + £3.99 postage and packaging but only three per household, the impr...   Full Details

Podcast 150

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Date: 17th Feb 2011   Length: 83 mins   File size: 76.5mb

Richard's back from Maldives International with some colour in his cheeks, a whiff of seafood curry about his pores and some exciting seabird knowledge, Andrew's back from Braintree Freeport railway station with far too much information about David C...   Full Details

Bonus Podcast - Holiday Special!

Bonus Podcast - Holiday Special!   Download Podcast

Date: 9th Feb 2011   Length: 23 mins   File size: 20.7mb

Even though Richard is still in the Maldives, or an adjacent morgue, wearing a Sombrero or whatever people wear in the Maldives, here is another bonus podcast, this time with an historic and even archeological twist. Think back to the end of 2006, wh...   Full Details

Podcast 149

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Date: 2nd Feb 2011   Length: 71 mins   File size: 64.9mb

Bonus! Even though Richard is drinking a pina collada in the Maldives with his imaginary girlfriend, or lying dead in the sea if his plane went down, we bring you Podcast 149, which was recorded (contrary to what we say in the intro) on October 29, 2...   Full Details

Podcast 148

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Date: 26th Jan 2011   Length: 70 mins   File size: 64.5mb

Recorded in a carefully constructed television set designed to look like the post-apocalyptic attic flat of a sad, lonely old man who collects electronic equipment, Podcast 148 - the closest you'll get to our THIRD BIRTHDAY PODCAST!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY...   Full Details

Podcast 147

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Date: 20th Jan 2011   Length: 74 mins   File size: 67.9mb

Phew! Having almost broken both this podcast and the 6 Music show since last week, we finally start to mend things. Richard suggests introducing a "safe word" to our sado-masochistic faux-marriage: GEOFF LLOYD. So, whenever Richard goes too far in hi...   Full Details

Podcast 146

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Date: 12th Jan 2011   Length: 78 mins   File size: 72.2mb

In this, our 146th podcast, we emerge from an aborted first go, which descended into over-caffeinated shouting, but we kissed and made up, Andrew had a boiled egg, and we started anew. (You wouldn't have liked it.) Thus, it's conventional podcast sat...   Full Details

Podcast 145

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Date: 5th Jan 2011   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

Our first podcast of 2011 finds us in a reflective but ultimately positive and upbeat mood, filled with hope and good cheer for the new year and all the challenges and opportunities for change and self-improvement and spiritual fulfillment it may bri...   Full Details

Podcast 144

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Date: 30th Dec 2010   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

It wasn't supposed to happen, but it did, like a last little burst of Christmas fairy magic: Podcast 144, recorded on the eve of New Year's Eve 2010. It's a very special kind of Review Of The Year, in which we barely mention the year, or review it. N...   Full Details

The Christmas Podcast: The Perfect Twelve 2010

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Date: 22nd Dec 2010   Length: 63 mins   File size: 58.2mb

In a tradition that now stretches back to 2008, we join festive forces with the heavily bearded Messrs Phill Jupitus and Phil Wilding for a Festive 12: that is, an overmanned Christmas edition of their now rarer-than-a-corncrake Perfect 10. In this s...   Full Details

Podcast 143

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Date: 13th Dec 2010   Length: 79 mins   File size: 72.3mb

In Podcast 143, or Podcast 202 according to the Tugwell Scale, or Podcast 203 depending on whether you include the most recent 6 Music podcast which actually became available while we were recording this one, we endure more Mac-based laptop misery wh...   Full Details

Podcast 142

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Date: 30th Nov 2010   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

Is it Podcast 142, or is it, according to rogue podcast counter Graham Tugwell, Podcast 200? It's Podcast 142, although it may well be our 200th podcast, if you include 6 Music podcasts and other ephemera, as Graham Tugwell has done. It's a celebrati...   Full Details

Podcast 141

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Date: 26th Nov 2010   Length: 79 mins   File size: 72.5mb

In Podcast 141, we face death, in the face, and not just Bernard Matthews'. Not to mention the extortionate costs of hiring a people-carrier with a ridiculous name that most people would be too embarrassed to ask for on the phone, the intricacies of ...   Full Details

Podcast 140

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Date: 17th Nov 2010   Length: 74 mins   File size: 68.4mb

In Podcast 140, or 192 if you're counting, probably, and somebody is, inaccurately, we celebrate the forthcoming Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton by recreating their now iconic pose in our photograph, even though there's no chance o...   Full Details

Podcast 139

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Date: 10th Nov 2010   Length: 77 mins   File size: 70.5mb

In a burglarious return to Richard's attic after an extended period of podcasting in theatres, Masonic lodges, BBC studios and VW Golfs, Number 139 has a lot to process: the last ever ridiculously long and boring list of dedications to people who hav...   Full Details

Podcast 138

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Date: 4th Nov 2010   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

God save the Queen! From the unusual, slightly spooky and arcane, Da Vinci Code-style environs of the Masonic Hall in Cardiff, we present live podcast 138, which was also filmed, by Chris Evans Not That One for future inclusion of the next C&H...   Full Details

Podcast 137

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Date: 28th Oct 2010   Length: 71 mins   File size: 65.5mb

Collings and Herrin Podcast 137, belated, comes from the Bristol Old Vic Jam festival, and we encourage you to have a look at what else is on. Recorded in front o...   Full Details

Podcast 136

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Date: 3rd Oct 2010   Length: 72 mins   File size: 66.2mb

A surprise, unbilled, bonus, you-lucky-people podcast 136, recorded once again in the soundproof booth at 6 Music, once again with the red light on the wall mysteriously coming on halfway through. It's a funny one, and not necessarily in the ha-ha se...   Full Details

Podcast 135

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Date: 28th Sep 2010   Length: 69 mins   File size: 63.3mb

In Podcast 135, recorded live at London's Bloomsbury Theatre, we began the show with an almost empty front row, which, after the interval, filled out a little bit, giving us some purchase on the audience, who were remarkably sweet, only booed Andrew ...   Full Details

Podcast 134

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Date: 23rd Sep 2010   Length: 72 mins   File size: 66.9mb

As if a week has passed, which it hasn't, since Podcast 133, here's another one, mostly devoted to Michael McInytre, but not in the way you think. In fact, in order to save up all the Opik-style funnies for Monday, when we take the podcast to the Blo...   Full Details

Podcast 133

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Date: 19th Sep 2010   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

In Collings & Herrin Podcast 133, recorded in a professional BBC studio at 6 Music, but not on it, after our Saturday morning show, is a curious affair, moving inexorably between the Pope, Kenneth Kendall, The Inbetweeners, Dolly the sheep...   Full Details

Podcast 132

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Date: 5th Sep 2010   Length: 75 mins   File size: 68.6mb

Refreshed after a two-week break, we reconvene, reunite, restore, restart ... sorry, we have become obsessed with the Times cryptic crossword, and everything now feels like a clue ... back in Richard's attic for Podcast 132, an anagram of 123, and de...   Full Details

Podcast 123

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Date: 3rd Sep 2010   Length: 66 mins   File size: 60.8mb

LOST PODCAST 123 UNLOST - WARNING AUDIOPHILES: quality is useless. For completists only. A fuzzy bootleg of the legendary lost Collings and Herrin podcast has suddenly come to light. What kind of lunatic would bootleg a podcast that was being recorde...   Full Details

Richard's Book Reading

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Date: 25th Aug 2010   Length: 57 mins   File size: 52.7mb

Edinburgh Extra! Andrew is back in London, but that doesn't stop Richard pumping out another podcast. This one is a recording of him reading from and discussing his book, How Not To Grow Up at Word Power bookshop, West Nicholson St, Edinburgh ...   Full Details

Podcast 131

Podcast 131 (Edinburgh 2010 #10)   Download Podcast

Date: 22nd Aug 2010   Length: 68 mins   File size: 62.3mb

In the final live Collings & Herrin Podcast from the GRV in Edinburgh, we go out in a significant lack of style. We should have ended it after 130, but no, it was almost as if we were committed to do 131, and treated it as just that: an obligatio...   Full Details

Podcast 130

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Date: 21st Aug 2010   Length: 65 mins   File size: 60.2mb

Family entertainment is the order of the day for live podcast 130, live from the GRV in Edinburgh, where David Milliband's banana is gazed upon with wonder and confusion. Richard Herrin was eclipsed by the much nicer Richard Herring, who was not only...   Full Details

Podcast 129

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Date: 20th Aug 2010   Length: 71 mins   File size: 65.7mb

A mood of niceness prevails over Podcast 129, seventh out of ten live shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, except for the bits about golden showers, which means "playful" Richard is full of compliments to at least one couple in the front row, gives another...   Full Details

Podcast 128

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Date: 19th Aug 2010   Length: 68 mins   File size: 62.6mb

With podcast 128, recorded live at the GRV in Edinburgh in front of a mute and frightened audience, we attempt to bring the whole enterprise crashing down around our ears, in an elaborate and more esoteric version of what Aberdeen's Dave Whitney did ...   Full Details

Podcast 127

Podcast 127 (Edinburgh 2010 #6)   Download Podcast

Date: 18th Aug 2010   Length: 66 mins   File size: 60.3mb

We're back for the second of the two five-day batches of Collings & Herrin live podcasts from the GRV in Edinburgh, and what a return! Not only is Richard knackered after the excesses of producing Full Details

Podcast 126

Podcast 126 (Edinburgh 2010 #5)   Download Podcast

Date: 15th Aug 2010   Length: 67 mins   File size: 61.6mb

In the fifth of our live Edinburgh podcasts - podcast 126 - we recreate, in full, an entire episode of the American sitcom Friends. We also solve the blue towel mystery, improve Anglo-Australian relations immeasurably, rewrite the pronunciatio...   Full Details

Podcast 125

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Date: 14th Aug 2010   Length: 65 mins   File size: 59.5mb

In the fourth Live Collings & Herring Podcast from the GRV at the Edinburgh Fringe, Podcast 125, we are still trying to process the loss of Podcast 123, which leapt, like Scrappy the dog, from the equivalent of a ledge in a Dracula castle in Aber...   Full Details

Podcast 124

Podcast 124 (Edinburgh 2010 #3)   Download Podcast

Date: 13th Aug 2010   Length: 69 mins   File size: 63.5mb

The lights are back on! After the mythical Podcast 123, which may never have existed in the first place, we are back at the GRV in Edinburgh undefeated by either electricity or electrical appliances. In either the third or second live podcast of the ...   Full Details

Podcast 123

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Date: 12th Aug 2010   Length: 17 mins   File size: 16.1mb

APOLOGY: Unless you were among the 80 or so quiet and judgmental people who attended the live recording of Podcast 123 - numerically historic - you will not be able to experience it in your ears. Because GarageBand broke. Naturally, as those who we...   Full Details

Podcast 122

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Date: 11th Aug 2010   Length: 66 mins   File size: 60.9mb

In the first of ten live podcasts recorded at the GRV at the Edinburgh Fringe (but still officially number 122), we set the scene for our tenure in the land of the incomprehensible town name: the Young Ones-style flat, Justin Moorhouse's role ...   Full Details

Podcast 121

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Date: 28th Jul 2010   Length: 78 mins   File size: 71.7mb

In number 121, our last podcast before Edinburgh - so a week off next week! - we catch up with the Russian parasailing donkey, come up with a porn name for Toy Story 3, create a Utopian vision of how the remake of The A-Team might unite...   Full Details

Podcast 120

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Date: 21st Jul 2010   Length: 76 mins   File size: 70.1mb

Back! Back! Back! Yes! It's the Collings and Herrin Reunion Podcast, number 120, featuring Andrew Collins and Richard Herring in the same room, sharing air and surfaces in complete viral safety. Richard feels like a new man since his purge and is ...   Full Details

Podcast 119

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Date: 14th Jul 2010   Length: 68 mins   File size: 62.6mb

A unique podcasting experiment! Because Andrew was too scared to go to Richard's house, which he believes to be rampant with the norovirus on every surface, they decided to record this week's podcast in quarantined conditions: Richard's in his fetid ...   Full Details

Podcast 118

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Date: 8th Jul 2010   Length: 74 mins   File size: 68mb

Yes, in a partial tribute to those idiots in moustaches, we present Podcast 118, which will not help you find a phone number, but will tread a fine line between sincerity and insincerity, artifice and reality, current affairs and endless emails from ...   Full Details

Podcast 117

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Date: 2nd Jul 2010   Length: 72 mins   File size: 65.9mb

In Collings & Herrin Podcast 117, recorded in the heat of the middle of the day with salty tidemarks forming everywhere - fortunately not pictured, as BT have decided to turn back time in Richard's house to the late 90s when the internet took age...   Full Details

Podcast 116

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Date: 25th Jun 2010   Length: 69 mins   File size: 63.1mb

In Collings & Herrin Podcast 116, we intended to kick it old skool and talk about what was in the newspapers, but got somewhat sidetracked by some old Edinburgh Fringe brochures from 1989, 1993, 1998 and 2001, which unfortunately turned into an i...   Full Details

Podcast 115

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Date: 16th Jun 2010   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

In Collings & Herrin Podcast 115, we cast aside the news - mainly because we only have the literally worthless newspaper the London Evening Standard at our disposal - and instead discuss England's chances in the World Cup of Football, the vuvuzel...   Full Details

Podcast 114

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Date: 8th Jun 2010   Length: 68 mins   File size: 62.5mb

Psssst! Want some non-brand-name print cartridges? On Collings & Herrin Podcast 114, as well as discussing gun control, fox control, Angelina Jolie's needy emails, the new, more literal Friday The 13th franchise, Stewart Lee's bad dream, A...   Full Details

Podcast 113

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Date: 2nd Jun 2010   Length: 69 mins   File size: 63.1mb

In what could be the last ever Collings & Herrin podcast, unlucky number 113, Andrew and Richard try to process certain "issues" that threaten to bring their relationship to an untimely and fictional end. They also try some displacement activi...   Full Details

Podcast 112

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Date: 26th May 2010   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

In our 112th podcast overall, and the fifth podcast an almost-spent Richard has recorded in six days, we almost exhaustively ignore the newspapers and instead discuss the historical accuracy of Roman epics, including the new Australian Bravo miniseri...   Full Details

Podcast 111

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Date: 21st May 2010   Length: 72 mins   File size: 66.5mb

In the post-Sonys podcast, which is number 111, we try to squeeze one last extra drop of observational humour from a man who is currently doing three podcasts a week - and, after he's appeared on Five Live's 7 Day Sunday, four podcasts a week - and c...   Full Details

Podcast 110

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Date: 11th May 2010   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

In this special pre-Sony Awards podcast, number 110, we actually get dressed into our monkey suits as we prepare to attend the "radio Oscars" in London's actually-real Mayfair. Uniquely, the podcast is recorded on Andrew's laptop, without the new mic...   Full Details

Podcast 109

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Date: 3rd May 2010   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

You decide! In what is the Collings & Herrin Election Week Podcast Debate Special, we provide balanced, fair and impartial coverage of the Gillian Duffy affair (which one of us missed because he was up the Spanish Steps in Rome), the potential ou...   Full Details

Podcast 108

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Date: 19th Apr 2010   Length: 74 mins   File size: 67.6mb

Surprise! Here is Collings & Herrin Podcast 108, without warning. We apologise, because it is one hour, 13 minutes and 50 seconds long, because we recorded it on Richard's new laptop and for some reason it didn't cut us off at the usual one hour,...   Full Details

Podcast 107

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Date: 15th Apr 2010   Length: 66 mins   File size: 60.9mb

In our 107th podcast, we weigh up the advantages and disadvantages of NHS versus private healthcare in terms of service, waiting time, cost at point of delivery, bedside manner, general machinery you can be hooked up to and the likelihood or not of a...   Full Details

Podcast 106

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Date: 8th Apr 2010   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

Armed with a brand new, Marvin's-head-style external microphone that actually seems to work and a pot of actually quite disgusting Jelly Beans, we selflessly produce an audiophile-friendly Collings & Herrin Podcast despite having to hit the groun...   Full Details

Podcast 105

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Date: 30th Mar 2010   Length: 66 mins   File size: 60.9mb

Yes, we recorded an extra Collings & Herrin Podcast last Tuesday, because we love you. And we can't remember what we talked about on it. So it will be very exciting, for both you and us. Just listen to it. It's designed to tide the nerd army over...   Full Details

Podcast 104

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Date: 23rd Mar 2010   Length: 66 mins   File size: 60.9mb

We're back, after seven weeks of neglect, in the attic, for an old-school, EXPLICIT, rambling, music-free, plug-packed, topical Collings & Herrin podcast, in which we catch up with all those who have given us coffee-and-cake money, congratulate D...   Full Details

Podcast 103

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Date: 23rd Feb 2010   Length: 66 mins   File size: 60.9mb

Yes. Even though Richard is away on tour, we have recorded a special, non-topical, Twitter-request podcast to tide you over, with subject matter chosen by you. It is Collings & Herrin Podcast 103, which is even more difficult than 102 - actually,...   Full Details

Podcast 102

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Date: 16th Feb 2010   Length: 66 mins   File size: 60.9mb

Apologies for the picture, which is actually a very funny satire on the fact that Ashley Cole seems to have no pubic hair in the picture he texted to a lady. In Collings & Herrin Podcast 102, which is more difficult than Podcast 101, we ponder wh...   Full Details

Podcast 101

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Date: 11th Feb 2010   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

Ha! Fooled you! Even though we hinted that there would be no more Collings & Herrin Podcasts because we are now too famous and successful and rich and on the BBC and everything, we were lying. Here is Number 101, which is full of the usual stuff:...   Full Details

Podcast 100

Podcast 100 (Live!)   Download Podcast

Date: 1st Feb 2010   Length: 71 mins   File size: 49.3mb

Join the fun for our 100th (no, really) podcast, live at the Leicester Square Theatre in London's glittering West End, recorded two years to the day after the very first one in Richard's living room. For the first t...   Full Details

Podcast 99

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Date: 29th Jan 2010   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

In our 99th podcast - no, really, it is - we try an experiment: the first ever serious Collings & Herrin Podcast. Well, not completely, but we did feel it was time to debate the big issues that divide us - mainly, butter, vaccinations and whether...   Full Details

Wales 1

Wales 1 (Live!)   Download Podcast

Date: 22nd Jan 2010   Length: 66 mins   File size: 60.9mb

Our first ever live podcast in Wales gets the special number of Wales 1, so that, in two weeks' time, the live podcast in London can be honestly numbered Podcast 100, but also because Wales is officially our favourite non-English country to do live p...   Full Details

Podcast 98

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Date: 16th Jan 2010   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

So, Richard is back from Mauritius, jet-lagged, with a small put poignant avian gift for Andrew (pictured) and the rich tan of a vain Giorgio Armani footballer. Having been apart for two weeks, during which Richard developed an unhealthy hatred for a...   Full Details

Podcast 97

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Date: 6th Jan 2010   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

Even though Rich is on holiday and Andrew is at work on the radio, we present a special 97th Podcast Review Of The Decade. Using only the Guardian's ...   Full Details

Podcast 96

Podcast 96   Download Podcast

Date: 29th Dec 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

In our 96th podcast, one of us has lost his voice over Christmas and is mainlining throat sweets, while the other seemingly hasn't and isn't. There is an air of post-festive indulgence about this week's look at the news, which includes the Nigerian P...   Full Details

The Christmas Podcast: The Perfect Twelve 2009

The Christmas Podcast: The Perfect Twelve 2009   Download Podcast

Date: 21st Dec 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

In a craven attempt to recapture the ghost of Christmas past, we reunite with the mighty Phill and Phil (Messrs Jupitus and Wilding) in their fancy studio to record another festive pod-off, entitled The Perfect Twelve, in which we ponder a dozen list...   Full Details

Podcast 95

Podcast 95   Download Podcast

Date: 16th Dec 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

Back to the attic - in a brief but festive West London snowstorm! - for our 95th podcast, with a 25-minute section on bad breath, and most of the rest taken up with dissection of what Peter Kay's acceptance speech meant at the Comedy Awards and who i...   Full Details

Podcast 94

Podcast 94 (Live!)   Download Podcast

Date: 9th Dec 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 60.9mb

Podcast 94 was recorded in front of a near-sellout crowd amid tinsel, prizes and Up-style balloons at the tremendous Duke Of York's Picturehouse, scene of our triumphant first full show in May, a triumph we foolishly hoped to replicate tonight. It wa...   Full Details

Podcast 93

Podcast 93   Download Podcast

Date: 2nd Dec 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

WARNING! NOT AS GOOD AS LAST WEEK'S! In our 93rd podcast, we drift back into mediocrity after last week's unexpected peak of hilarity based upon the writings of a nine-year-old boy. This week, dozy on pear cider - and in Richard's case, "a couple" be...   Full Details

Podcast 92

Podcast 92   Download Podcast

Date: 26th Nov 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

In a special Antiques Roadshow edition of the Collings & Herrin podcast, Richard sorts through a load of his old shit from the past, including coins, posters, Youth Hosteling badges, railcards, Post Office Savings books and - at last! some...   Full Details

Podcast 91

Podcast 91   Download Podcast

Date: 18th Nov 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

In what could be our last podcast, depending on whether Richard's ravaged, overworked, overfed, overwhelmed body holds out for another week or not after what transpires to be a cumulative four solid days of podcasting (or 5,881 minutes) since Februar...   Full Details

Podcast 90

Podcast 90   Download Podcast

Date: 12th Nov 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

In our 90th podcast, we spend the 45 million we didn't win on the Euromillions lottery, in detail, and devise a variation on the two-minute silence if Richard was in charge. We also prune Andrew's wallet, defend Gordon Brown after his bad-eyed felt t...   Full Details

Podcast 89

Podcast 89   Download Podcast

Date: 5th Nov 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

As Richard stares unemployment in the face and Andrew realises his broken earphones have led to a fleeting feeling of punk rock cool on a train, our 89th podcast soldiers on, featuring a whole load of genuine laughter at the twin Daily Mail nostalgia...   Full Details

Podcast 88

Podcast 88   Download Podcast

Date: 29th Oct 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

As it occurs to us, in the 88th Collings & Herrin podcast, we present an exclusive tribute to Peggy Mitchell, who is to leave EastEnders after 15 years, consider Malcolm MacDonald's nightmare vision of St James' Park stadium in a commercia...   Full Details

Podcast 87

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Date: 22nd Oct 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

In our 87th podcast we are part of the news but don't even know it, as helicopters buzz over Shepherd's Bush to monitor the protests against Nick Griffin on the night of his historic Question Time appearance, and we mistakenly imagine them to be pilo...   Full Details

Podcast 86

Podcast 86 (Live!)   Download Podcast

Date: 17th Oct 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

The 86th Collings & Herrin Podcast was recorded at the Three and Ten pub in Brighton before a packed audience of around 50 people, many of who probably wished they had sat further back. Despite the Brighton Fringe using a photo of Richard on his ...   Full Details

Podcast 85

Podcast 85   Download Podcast

Date: 10th Oct 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 60.5mb

In our 85th podcast, we tread a fine line between undermining Richard's new, breakaway, sketch-based podcast, As It Occurs To Me, by accidentally previewing material in advance, and undermining our own podcast, by going on about As It Occurs To Me al...   Full Details

Podcast 84

Podcast 84 (Live!)   Download Podcast

Date: 3rd Oct 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

In our latest live podcast, recorded in front of a broad-minded audience old enough to remember Panini sticker albums in the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (or LPAC), in Lincoln, in Lincolnshire, we discuss the death of New Labour (now available as a...   Full Details

Podcast 83

Podcast 83 (On The Road)   Download Podcast

Date: 22nd Sep 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 60.9mb

In a first for our podcast - if not a first for that one Robert Llewellyn does, but we're not in competition with him - we present our first ever on-the-road podcast, recorded in Richard's car on the M4, heading West to his parents' house in Cheddar....   Full Details

Podcast 82

Podcast 82   Download Podcast

Date: 17th Sep 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 60.9mb

Our 82nd podcast comes in the form of a Dan Brown-style mystery - we call it The Da Versity Code. What governmental/church conspiracy is afoot? At around 52 minutes into the podcast, a perfectly harmless section about Britain's Got TalentFull Details

Podcast 81

Podcast 81   Download Podcast

Date: 9th Sep 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 60.9mb

In this, our 81st podcast, we attempt the impossible: to make it even better than last week's. Along the way, we discuss popular boys' names, the etiquette of going along to see Calendar Girls onstage in the West End, the etiquette of half fal...   Full Details

Podcast 80

Podcast 80   Download Podcast

Date: 3rd Sep 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 60.9mb

After Saturday's "dummy" podcast (and we must have been dummies to actually release it), today's can rejoin the numbering system and call itself Colling & Herrin Podcast 80. We haven't split up, Oasis style, and we're back in West London, under t...   Full Details

Podcast 79.5

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Date: 29th Aug 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 60mb

WARNING: may cause drowsiness. In this special, uncalled-for, extra, bonus, rubbish stopgap podcast, recorded in Andrew's hotel room against our better judgement, we allow tiredness and Fringe-fatigue and sudden lack of audience energy to undermine o...   Full Details

Podcast 79

Podcast 79 (Edinburgh 2009 #5)   Download Podcast

Date: 23rd Aug 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

In the fifth and final of our live, daily podcasts from the Underbelly in Edinburgh, we had our first almost lethally hot one, with sweat dripping down the walls of the Belly Laugh almost as if solely to prove that some cliches are true. Although it ...   Full Details

Podcast 78

Podcast 78 (Edinburgh 2009 #4)   Download Podcast

Date: 22nd Aug 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 60mb

In the fourth of our live, daily podcasts from the Underbelly in Edinburgh, we reach a new level of surreal whimsy and timewasting as the enormity of the task really starts to sink in. But what a tremendous audience, especially Colin from Arbroath wi...   Full Details

Podcast 77

Podcast 77 (Edinburgh 2009 #3)   Download Podcast

Date: 21st Aug 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

In the third of our live, daily podcasts from the Underbelly in Edinburgh, we attempt to build bridges with our audience by testing their memory of key cultural signifiers (well, one bloke in the front row anyway, who had the memory of Mr Memory out ...   Full Details

Podcast 76

Podcast 76 (Edinburgh 2009 #2)   Download Podcast

Date: 20th Aug 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 60mb

In the second of our live, daily podcasts from the Underbelly in Edinburgh, we find out how many A-Levels our audience have got, discuss Scottish nationalism in relation to the Australian soap opera Neighbours, ponder the implications of the "hermath...   Full Details

Podcast 75

Podcast 75 (Edinburgh 2009 #1)   Download Podcast

Date: 19th Aug 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

In the first of our five live daily podcasts from the Underbelly at the Edinburgh Fringe, we test the moistness of our audience and have them eating out of our hands, discussing the "swoop" on Kerry Katona's mansion, the 1,400 pints left behind the b...   Full Details

Podcast 74

Podcast 74   Download Podcast

Date: 30th Jul 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 60.9mb

Our 74th podcast is dedicated to Tina Wiseman [pictured], who sadly died last week, and was a great supporter of our work and an example to all comedy fans. We have been assured by her family and friends that she would have wanted us to stick to the ...   Full Details

Podcast 73

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Date: 22nd Jul 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

In Podcast Number 73, we pay tribute to Sandi Toksvig, Neil Buchanan and Andrea Arnold as our weekly bulletin from the frontline of current affairs and cysts reaches the same number as their fictional early-to-mid-80s house. In it, we fail to discuss...   Full Details

Podcast 72a

Podcast 72a (Sample of Andrew's Audiobook)   Download Podcast

Date: 20th Jul 2009   Length: 15 mins   File size: 13.7mb

This extra, bonus, doesn't-really-count Collings & Herrin Podcast 72a is actually an exclusive, free chapter from Andrew's new audiobook Where Did It All Go Right?, exclusively and supportively introduced by Richard Herring. If you ...   Full Details

Podcast 72

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Date: 17th Jul 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

In our 72nd podcast, there is tension in the air, as Richard's cyst continues to grow like a David Cronenberg-style alien on his Bob Hoskins-style back (pictured), threatening at any moment to explode and fill the attic with foul effluent and bottled...   Full Details

Podcast 71

Podcast 71   Download Podcast

Date: 8th Jul 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

We devote most of our 71st podcast to the story of Richard's iPhone being snatched in West London by an opportunistic tearaway and smooth criminal with brilliant cycling skills and the desire to make us ask the question: who is the real thief? (It's ...   Full Details

Podcast 70

Podcast 70   Download Podcast

Date: 1st Jul 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

In this special Michael Jackson memorial podcast, we talk about the life of Michael Jackson, the death of Michael Jackson, the voice of Michael Jackson, the legend of Michael Jackson, the response to Michael Jackson's death, the response of Uri Gelle...   Full Details

Podcast 69

Podcast 69   Download Podcast

Date: 23rd Jun 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

In our 69th!!!LOL podcast, we lament the locking down of not just our own Wikipedia entries, but also Duncan Norvelle's, while discussing in great detail the political leanings of new Speaker, John Bercow, assessing the form of all eleven Doctors Who...   Full Details

Podcast 68

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Date: 19th Jun 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

In our 68th podcast, sponsored by the Rhythm Festival, Andrew has come hotfoot from reviewing the newspapers on Nick Ferrari's breakfast show on London's LBC, a non-stop co...   Full Details

Podcast 67

Podcast 67   Download Podcast

Date: 12th Jun 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

In our 67th podcast, sponsored by the Rhythm Festival (Aug 21-23) - for every weekend ticket they sell, our chosen charities Scope and Thomas's Fund get a donation each - w...   Full Details

Podcast 66

Podcast 66   Download Podcast

Date: 5th Jun 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

In our 666th podcast, a 'small gift from London', we bring you breaking news of the latest Cabinet resignations which will inevitably be out of date by the time you hear them, but then again, it's not a news programme. We admire the leopard in Hertfo...   Full Details

Podcast 65a

Podcast 65a (Mitford Sisters Bonus)   Download Podcast

Date: 1st Jun 2009   Length: 10 mins   File size: 9.22mb

This extra, 10-minute podcast is Andrew's fabled Mitford Sisters routine, recorded at the Duke Of York's Picturehouse on Thursday while Richard was safely backstage. In it, Andrew discusses all six of the Mitfords - Nancy, Pamela, Diana, Unity, Jessi...   Full Details

Podcast 65

Podcast 65 (Live!)   Download Podcast

Date: 28th May 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

In this special live podcast from the Duke Of York's Picturehouse in sunny, bohemian Brighton, we play up to the paying audience of 250 people a bit, admittedly, but still manage to cover Susan Boyle the "Hairy Angel", the resemblance of Kim Jong Il ...   Full Details

Podcast 64

Podcast 64   Download Podcast

Date: 20th May 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

In our 64th podcast, sponsored by the Absolut Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, even though it's finished, we discuss the miracle, or not, of human evolution, and the fact that we are all descended from 100 people who walked off Africa 70,000 years ago, i...   Full Details

Podcast 63

Podcast 63   Download Podcast

Date: 15th May 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

In the transparent 63rd podcast, we declare every penny of our expenses, including both fingers of a Twix, while discussing infinity, morality, hypocrisy, prejudice, sexism, racism, homophobia, the coming dandelion menace and what Jordan said to Rich...   Full Details

Podcast 62

Podcast 62   Download Podcast

Date: 8th May 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61.1mb

In our 62nd podcast, we take just about every ideological position under the sun on such complex issues as Gurkha justice, Nazism, bra size, MPs' expenses, the British position in India, the possibly fictional "ugly" man with pitted skin and Hugh Cor...   Full Details

Podcast 61

Podcast 61   Download Podcast

Date: 28th Apr 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61.1mb

In our 61st pigcast, from the very bottom of the iTunes charts, suffering from the hangover of fame, we present a balanced view of the swine flu pandemic-in-waiting (pigtured) wonder if the world population couldn't in fact do with a little "thinning...   Full Details

Podcast 60

Podcast 60   Download Podcast

Date: 21st Apr 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

In this spontaneous podcast, nominally number 60, Andrew Collings and Richard Herrin shamelessly celebrate reaching number 6 in the iTunes podcast charts and overtaking Stephen Fry for at least one blessed moment before - we assume - plummeting back ...   Full Details

Podcast 59

Podcast 59   Download Podcast

Date: 16th Apr 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

In Collings & Herrin Podcast 59, we do something romantic that we've never done before and will never do again (you'll have to listen to find out exactly what). We also correct a heinous miscarriage of justice, consider the 39 complaints logged a...   Full Details

Podcast 58

Podcast 58   Download Podcast

Date: 8th Apr 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 60mb

In Podcast 58, we celebrate the good fortune of the man sitting next to the Guinness heiress on the plane (dramatic reconstruction pictured), ask why the Great British bobby is wearing a balaclava, discuss the entire 43-year history of Star Trek, lau...   Full Details

Podcast 57

Podcast 57   Download Podcast

Date: 31st Mar 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

We would like to make it clear - crisply, refreshingly clear - that Collings & Herrin Podcast 57 is not sponsored by Magners Light Irish Cider, created in the same authentic, time honoured tradition as Magners Original Cider, but with fewer calor...   Full Details

Podcast 56

Podcast 56   Download Podcast

Date: 27th Mar 2009   Length: 65 mins   File size: 59.2mb

In our 56th podcast, we give equal, self-defeatingly critical airtime to both Magners Cider and Oatibix in an effort to confuse our potential sponsors. We pay tribute to the Essex Princess, worry about John Terry's mum, applaud Gordon Brown for makin...   Full Details

Podcast 55

Podcast 55   Download Podcast

Date: 17th Mar 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

Hey! Collings & Herrin Podcast No. 55 is out of the traps. In it, we sensitively cover the trial of Josef Fritzl, read out some letters to the Sunday Times, squeeze one joke out of Keith Vaz, enjoy some crazy animal stories, but mainly talk about...   Full Details

Podcast 54

Podcast 54   Download Podcast

Date: 11th Mar 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

In our 54th podcast, one of us is caffeine-free, the other is virtually insensible on the stuff. Ethical and moral discussion moves almost imperceptibly from Prince Charles's detox tincture to the quality of placard at the Luton anti-war protests; fr...   Full Details

Podcast 53

Podcast 53   Download Podcast

Date: 4th Mar 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

What? A new podcast already? That's real value. In our 53rd podcast, recorded a matter of days after the last one because Richard is on tour or something, powered by homemade biscotti, we find out that grapefruit juice can cause heart failure, televi...   Full Details

Podcast 52

Podcast 52   Download Podcast

Date: 26th Feb 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

In our 52nd podcast, we manage to largely avoid talking about the tragedy-filled news by discussing the legality and morality of secretly taking photos with mobile phones up ladies' skirts, Richard's special plan for Lent, the fact that bras used to ...   Full Details

Podcast 51

Podcast 51   Download Podcast

Date: 19th Feb 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

In our 51st podcast, recorded for the first time ever on the professional podcast studio Richard bought and paid for while drunk before Christmas (pictured), we allow ourselves to be seduced by the professionalism of the equipment and dispense with p...   Full Details

Podcast 50

Podcast 50   Download Podcast

Date: 13th Feb 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

In this, our 50th podcast, we celebrate by not using the brand new podcast studio because we can't make it work yet. But in what may be the last ever podcast made using GarageBand - and indeed the last ever podcast, if we decide to stop it - we discu...   Full Details

Podcast 49

Podcast 49   Download Podcast

Date: 5th Feb 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

Happy birthday to us! We are one year old! That's 51 podcasts over 52 weeks (don't ask), and in our 49th (don't think too hard about it), we try a Twitter experiment, consider where snow comes from, discuss the origins of the word "Golliwog", have a ...   Full Details

Podcast 48

Podcast 48   Download Podcast

Date: 30th Jan 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 30.5mb

In our 48th podcast, we mainly come up with a new book idea for Dave Gorman which is a surefire winner, but also find time to ponder what happens in the seconds before your death, marvel at Prince Harry's appetite and compare the original lyrics of t...   Full Details

Podcast 47

Podcast 47   Download Podcast

Date: 23rd Jan 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

In our 47th podcast, subtitled Hubris, we continue to ponder the fate of the Hitler moustache, give away the entire plot of Slumdog Millionaire (which is the feelgood film of the decade), continue to humiliate ourselves over Adam and Joe, and mark bo...   Full Details

Podcast 46

Podcast 46   Download Podcast

Date: 16th Jan 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61.1mb

In our 46th podcast, we fight off the cold of Richard's house by shouting at the tops of our voices about: how good Adam and Joe are (no, really, they are very, very good, much better than us on literally every level, you should subscribe to the...   Full Details

Podcast 45

Podcast 45   Download Podcast

Date: 9th Jan 2009   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61.1mb

In our first podcast of 2009, Richard tries out his new, chillaxed, non-hectoring, post-Caribbean persona and Andrew becomes a man of rational scientific thought and debunker of non-evidence-based myths. It takes us quite a while to get to the newspa...   Full Details

Podcast 44

Podcast 44 (New Year's Eve Special)   Download Podcast

Date: 31st Dec 2008   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

In this pre-recorded New Year's Eve Review Of The Year Looking Back On 2008 Roundup Special, Andrew belatedly gives Richard his Christmas present, which he really likes, and we discuss our most-missed dead people of the year, plus give a detailed ana...   Full Details

The Christmas Podcast: The Perfect Twelve

The Christmas Podcast: The Perfect Twelve   Download Podcast

Date: 24th Dec 2008   Length: 66 mins   File size: 60.9mb

In this special one-off Christmas podclash, we join Phill Jupitus and Phil Wilding in their posh studio for The Perfect Twelve: four men and a hat, discussing twelve festive things, including Christmas films, Christmas foodstuffs, Christmas carols an...   Full Details

Podcast 43

Podcast 43   Download Podcast

Date: 17th Dec 2008   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61.2mb

In our 43rd podcast, the pre-Christmas special, we experiment with two pints of lager/stout and some noodles and coffee, to see what happens. Scientists can study the results, as we discuss, in a rational and non-hysterical manner, the Strictly scand...   Full Details

Podcast 42

Podcast 42   Download Podcast

Date: 11th Dec 2008   Length: 63 mins   File size: 57.6mb

In our 42nd podcast, we ignore the news for the first 27 minutes while we talk about very little, but when we do finally acknowledge the outside world and the events therein, it's Lisa Snowden's potentially dangerous jive, Terry Wogan's tumble dryer,...   Full Details

Podcast 41

Podcast 41   Download Podcast

Date: 5th Dec 2008   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

In our 41st podcast, we discuss our new lookalike service (pictured), secret dancing, Santa Claus being 'f----ing dead', the intelligence of sperm, the stupidity of people who eat fast food, the price of a dog for Christmas, the dangers of the clipbo...   Full Details

Podcast 40

Podcast 40   Download Podcast

Date: 27th Nov 2008   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61.1mb

In our 40th podcast, we say hello to all our female listeners, by name, individually, because we can; we also discuss foreplay in the Czech Republic; the loss of the old-fashioned, star-studded Woolworth's adverts; Frank Carson's opaque views on the ...   Full Details

Podcast 39

Podcast 39   Download Podcast

Date: 20th Nov 2008   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

In our 39th podcast, we dream of the pre-prepared lunches which are ready for us to eat afterwards: for Richard, a Marks & Spencer chilli and coriander king prawns; a Marks & Spencer nutritionally balance super-whole food salad; a Marks &...   Full Details

Podcast 38

Podcast 38   Download Podcast

Date: 13th Nov 2008   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

In our 38th podcast - 39th if you include last week's, 37a - we get back to basics and talk about what's in the newspapers, once we've established more logistical faults with Goodnight Sweetheart, tried to apologise to Jason Manford, set Charlie Boor...   Full Details

Podcast 37a

Podcast 37a (Radio Academy)   Download Podcast

Date: 10th Nov 2008   Length: 46 mins   File size: 42.2mb

In this extra bonus podcast, we do a presentation to the Radio Academy at Millbank in London, which is intended as an introduction to how we started the podcast, and why we do it, week in, week out. We hope you get something out of it. It's not this ...   Full Details

Podcast 37

Podcast 37   Download Podcast

Date: 6th Nov 2008   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

In our historic 37th podcast, we HAVE A LAUGH about the new world we now live in, including: Morrisons' half-price beef offer, Gary Sparrow's paucity of ambition, the chances of Ed Milliband's picture being made into a giant hat in Kenya, Lewis Hamil...   Full Details

Podcast 36

Podcast 36   Download Podcast

Date: 30th Oct 2008   Length: 66 mins   File size: 61mb

In our 36th podcast, we are the first to comment on the Russell Brand/Jonathan Ross controversy, a subject thus far pretty much ignored by the rest of the media. There's just time for us to talk about the destruction of Brecht's "fourth wall" in rela...   Full Details

Podcast 35

Podcast 35   Download Podcast

Date: 24th Oct 2008   Length: 61 mins   File size: 56.3mb

In the 35th Collings & Herrin Podcast Richard turns over a new leaf and promises not to swear or be crude or call Andrew an idiot or talk about having sex with the hole in the bottom of a tortoise during an operation. Within this radical rubric, ...   Full Details

Podcast 34

Podcast 34   Download Podcast

Date: 17th Oct 2008   Length: 67 mins   File size: 61mb

The 34th Collings & Herrin Podcast covers the following hot news topics: the way the credit crunch is affecting Prince William, the new indecent exposure laws soon to rock the world of indecent exposure, the cream-and-seasonal-vegetable-based div...   Full Details

Podcast 33

Podcast 33   Download Podcast

Date: 8th Oct 2008   Length: 66 mins   File size: 60.3mb

In our 33rd podcast, we cut a languid, mid-afternoon swathe through Alistair Darling's 500bn TV-screen bailout, the nude "twit" on the wall of the Japanese emperor's palace, Polly the tortoise in Bristol Zoo with the "stretchy bandage", Lily Cole's ...   Full Details

Podcast 32

Podcast 32   Download Podcast

Date: 3rd Oct 2008   Length: 67 mins   File size: 61mb

In our 32nd, unedited podcast, back in the teetotal, audience-free safety of Richard's attic (except at night), we solve the credit crunch, dream of a utopian future where there is no racism, berate Sharon Stone, deify Bruce Parry, mock a three-year-...   Full Details

Podcast 31

Podcast 31 (Live!)   Download Podcast

Date: 26th Sep 2008   Length: 65 mins   File size: 59.3mb

In this, our second ever live podcast, recorded before a live audience in the Cross Kings pub in London's Kings Cross, at at benefit gig for No Sweat, we attempt to discuss the departure of Ruth Kelly from Manchester, the arrival of Paul McCartney in...   Full Details

Podcast 30

Podcast 30   Download Podcast

Date: 19th Sep 2008   Length: 67 mins   File size: 60.9mb

We are 30. In our thirtieth podcast, we ignore the global financial crisis and concentrate instead on Shepton Mallet, Strictly Come Dancing, the ongoing battle between swan and mink, future queen Kate Middleton's lack of rollerskating decorum, Bruce ...   Full Details

Podcast 29

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Date: 12th Sep 2008   Length: 66 mins   File size: 60.4mb

This week, in our post-end-of-the-world podcast, we explain what those men in Geneva were actually trying to achieve, congratulate The Media for continuing to mislead us and do no work, catch up with what happened ten months ago in Holloway Prison, p...   Full Details

Podcast 28

Podcast 28   Download Podcast

Date: 5th Sep 2008   Length: 66 mins   File size: 60mb

In this twenty-eighth edition of The Moral Maze, we debate such burning issues Sarah Palin's surname, the likelihood of political prisoners being released due to the sight of Richard in cotton wool-filled Amnesty International pants, gang violence, g...   Full Details

Podcast 27

Podcast 27   Download Podcast

Date: 28th Aug 2008   Length: 66 mins   File size: 60.6mb

We return to podcasting after two weeks and one day to discuss such burning issues as whether Gary Glitter should be 'tagged', whether David Beckham was paid to kick that ball off a bus at the Olympics, just how lazy are journalists on the BBC News w...   Full Details

Podcast 26

Podcast 26   Download Podcast

Date: 15th Aug 2008   Length: 53 mins   File size: 48.3mb

In this, our slightly tired twenty-sixth podcast, recorded last week in Richard's rented flat in Edinburgh, we offer up Jon Gaunt's autobiography Undaunted to the book club, pay tribute to Private Schultz, describe the previous week's Tempting Tattie...   Full Details

Podcast 25

Podcast 25 (Edinburgh 2008)   Download Podcast

Date: 6th Aug 2008   Length: 59 mins   File size: 53.9mb

In this historic podcast, recorded live in front of a committed, rain-sodden, early-morning weekday Fringe audience at the Underbelly in Edinburgh (pictured), we go through the Scottish versions of the daily newspapers, and talk - into an actual PA s...   Full Details

Podcast 24

Podcast 24   Download Podcast

Date: 1st Aug 2008   Length: 63 mins   File size: 58mb

In this twenty-fourth podcast, Richard is in Edinburgh (as evinced by his Loch Ness monster hat and local drink) and Andrew is in London, but miraculously, they have made a podcast anyway. In it, rather than get worked up about topical matters, they ...   Full Details

Podcast 23

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Date: 25th Jul 2008   Length: 59 mins   File size: 53.9mb

In our twenty-third podcast, in light of Radovan Karadzic's arrest for being an acupuncturist, we discuss the amazing disguise possibilities of growing a beard, Christian Bale getting bail, the key differences between a Milton Keynes NCP call centre ...   Full Details

Podcast 22

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Date: 17th Jul 2008   Length: 64 mins   File size: 58.8mb

In our 22nd podcast, we bring perhaps the most important news story of the year to wider notice, unfathomably buried at the bottom of Page 6 in this week's Sun, and ignored by all the other papers. We also start a campaign to make necrophilia illegal...   Full Details

Podcast 21

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Date: 9th Jul 2008   Length: 65 mins   File size: 59.5mb

In our twenty-first podcast, two days early this week, we discuss corn-stuffed caviar, kelp-flavoured cold Kyoto beef shabu-shabu, hairy crab "Kegani" bisque soup, salt-grilled bighand thornyhead with vinegary water pepper sauce, milk-fed lamb, G8 fa...   Full Details

Podcast 20

Podcast 20   Download Podcast

Date: 4th Jul 2008   Length: 61 mins   File size: 56mb

In the relaunched podcast, which is very different to the others, we discuss theology, Nazism, Communism, homosexuality, transexualism, hypocrisy, the ageing process, the importance of context in the media and why Ian Blair should wear a tie, the idi...   Full Details

Podcast 19

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Date: 27th Jun 2008   Length: 61 mins   File size: 56.1mb

In our nineteenth podcast, we ponder our big relaunch with a brainstorming session that unequivocally rules out the possibility of a Vernon Troyer-style sex tape scandal; we also say happy one-year anniversary to Gordon Brown, give one of the more po...   Full Details

Podcast 18

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Date: 20th Jun 2008   Length: 55 mins   File size: 25.3mb

In our eighteenth podcast, we look closely at David Beckham's pants, discuss the sexism of Ascot coverage, come up with a recession-beating way of saving money on stamps in Taiwan, calculate where we both stand in the celebrity hierarchy by measuring...   Full Details

Podcast 17

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Date: 13th Jun 2008   Length: 61 mins   File size: 56.2mb

In our seventeenth podcast, we wish Wayne Rooney and Coleen McLoughlin the very best, rail against the Stop and Search policy of the Metropolitan Police because it mainly singles out Andrew, investigate the wording of the Queen's Regulations about mo...   Full Details

Podcast 16

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Date: 6th Jun 2008   Length: 58 mins   File size: 52.7mb

In our sixteenth podcast, not by any stretch either of our finest work, unrehearsed, we discuss the Big Brother hopefuls whilst trying not to learn their names, the subtext of Planet Of The Apes, crybaby Jon Gaunt, Richard's advanced colour-blindness...   Full Details

Podcast 15

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Date: 2nd Jun 2008   Length: 57 mins   File size: 51.8mb

In our 15th nervous breakdown, we cover such burning issues as the Universal Studios Disaster, mini-socks, gym etiquette, Fern Britton's 'diet fib', Britain's Got Talent and 'a delicious explosion of unmatched responses.' In our photo, you can see ou...   Full Details

Podcast 14

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Date: 23rd May 2008   Length: 60 mins   File size: 54.8mb

In our fourteenth podcast, we try to put Lion Man behind us, and investigate the ins and outs of zoophilia, plus Crewe and Nantwich, the need for fathers, what to really do if you feel chest pains and the difficulty of sticking chewing gum on Blade R...   Full Details

Podcast 13

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Date: 16th May 2008   Length: 62 mins   File size: 56.5mb

Will out thirteenth podcast be unlucky? Yes, if you don't want to hear Andrew talking about Lion Man, but no, if you want to hear Richard trying to talk about pandas' hands and why Cherie Blair had to "put out" on her first date with Tony Blair in 19...   Full Details

Podcast 12

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Date: 10th May 2008   Length: 54 mins   File size: 49.6mb

In our twelfth podcast, we defend Ant and Dec, defend Hitler, share our memories of being in the Bullingdon club and find out what we were both doing on May 5, 1982 by using our diaries. Don't turn off when we start talking about the bouncy castle as...   Full Details

Podcast 11

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Date: 2nd May 2008   Length: 53 mins   File size: 48.2mb

In our eleventh podcast, recorded during the knife-edge count in the London mayoral elections, we discuss both the "bloodbath" and the "meltdown" for Labour, while sparing a thought for fascist Italy, Miley Cyrus (who inspired our photo), drunk women...   Full Details

Podcast 10

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Date: 28th Apr 2008   Length: 54 mins   File size: 49.7mb

In our tenth anniversary podcast, we wonder how "sensational" Alan Levy's memoir is going to get on Tuesday, what makes Austrians put people in cellars, why on earth would Trinny and Susannah go naked for publicity and what if Lembit Opik actually ma...   Full Details

Podcast 9

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Date: 18th Apr 2008   Length: 55 mins   File size: 55.2mb

In our ninth podcast, we put the world to rights, albeit mainly the world of Gordon Brown's body language to the wronged Hillary Clinton, a BEFORE and AFTER spam email that we suspect is not wholly trustworthy, and the perils of taking Oasis and Luco...   Full Details

Podcast 8

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Date: 11th Apr 2008   Length: 55 mins   File size: 25.2mb

Even though Richard is on holiday, the podcast continues! We talk about Ed Balls and the human-cow hybrid and whether it's acceptable to talk about owls after a September 11th-style tragedy, and it's almost as if Richard is here.   Full Details

Podcast 7

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Date: 4th Apr 2008   Length: 52 mins   File size: 23.7mb

In our seventh podcast, Richard eats a gluten-free biscuit and threatens bran-related odours, and we cover everything from Robert Mugabe and Gary Rhodes to Nick Clegg and Britannia (boo hoo, she's going from our coins).   Full Details

Podcast 6

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Date: 28th Mar 2008   Length: 52 mins   File size: 23.8mb

Podcast Six became our second (or third) weekly podcast. In it we joined the nation in Carla Bruni Mania, asked why the Sun won't publish the harmless slang word "nosh" and examined our own personas within the new double act. And we got a free muffin...   Full Details

Podcast 5

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Date: 21st Mar 2008   Length: 51 mins   File size: 23.3mb

In our fifth podcast, a Good Friday Special, we cover everything from our arch-rivals the Nuts Podcast, the paedo who landed, the sad death of Captain Birdseye and the sad split of Kym and Jack Ryder. And wish the new Iraq a happy fifth birthday.   Full Details

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Date: 14th Mar 2008   Length: 52 mins   File size: 24mb

Our fourth podcast covers everything from the Budget, the Cheltenham Gold Cup, old mens' noses and wheat to the McCartney divorce settlement and the big question: whether we should do our podcast every week.   Full Details

Podcast 3

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Date: 29th Feb 2008   Length: 51 mins   File size: 23.6mb

In our third podcast we were forced to discuss Prince Harry in Afghanistan as it was the only story in all the newspapers. Plus, capital punishment, Paris Hilton's kitten, Lemsip Max and the sweaty Cupid and Fate.   Full Details

Podcast 2

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Date: 15th Feb 2008   Length: 51 mins   File size: 23mb

Our second podcast covers everything from feral thugs and Katie Price to the Beijing Olympics (well, not literally everything, obviously). Younger listeners should be aware that 40 minutes is our new watershed, after which we stop using polite euphem...   Full Details

Podcast 1

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Date: 1st Feb 2008   Length: 43 mins   File size: 20mb

In this first podcast, recorded with the in-built mic on Richard's laptop because our expensive microphones didn't work, we cover David Beckham, Britney Spears, the Woolworth's "Lolita" range of children's bedroom furniture, the US election and much,...   Full Details