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Original Record Date: July 14, 2019
acast Publication Date: July 25, 2019
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Please Welcome a Man
Who has got a massive crowd in here. You won’t believe it when you hear it at home.

Acronym Modification
Richard Herring’s Lark Stretching Time Podcast

Cool Kids
I was hanging around with the emoticon who wears the sunglasses. I don’t know if you know him.

Guest Best Known
For being the voice of Claudia Schiffer in a TV commercial for the Citroen Xsara Coupe.


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Member Member Note

Emergency Questions

Phoebe Herring: What do you think rainbows smell of?

I think they smell of sweet shops. How are we gonna know? Just lie; pretend you have. It’s a lovely question.

What is the most disgusting household chore that you secretly quite enjoy doing?

*RH explains generation of question being from removing gunk from shower drain.* Oh no, I don’t enjoy that. I would just put Mr Muscle down there. Disgusting household chore that I don’t mind doing. Uh, none. No, none. I don’t like – I’m a neat freak though. I drive everybody mad. Yeah, total neat freak. I’ve got a white gloss kitchen. I don’t like things that are messy. There’s not, like, horrible stuff.

I like your hair, but what was your most disastrous haircut? Warning: Don’t say the first bit to a bald person, or probably the second bit.

Uh, I think half of it was short and the other half… You know that… *RH asks whether this occurred during the Haçienda period.* Yeah, it was before that. *RH asks if it was Philip Oakey-inspired.* Yeah. I loved him. I did slightly love him, yeah.

Isn’t it best just to get the sex out of the way as soon as possible in a relationship to discover if there’s anything more than physical attraction going on?

Would you actually ask that question [on a date]? See, bluntness and honesty’s great, but that does not come across as blunt honesty. That just means that you just want to have a quick one with this person who you fancy. I don’t think so. I’d rather get to know somebody a bit because, uh, otherwise, you know, you can really like somebody and then go off them really, really quickly. […] And then I think, I think you would be stuck then, wouldn’t you? It’s a bit awkward. I might be wrong. Because we’ve all got boyfriends or girlfriends who you go, you look back and you go, God, how did I go out with him? Really, how could I have went with him? And that’s the kind of thing you want to avoid. And that’s somebody you think you like.


Audio only.

Recorded at the Salon Comedy Club.

RH comments on the small size of the audience.

This episode marks FA’s first appearance on a podcast.

RH notes that he wants to interview FA’s father-in-law, Michael Parkinson.

RH supposes that by the time the episode is published, Boris Johnson will be Prime Minister.

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, who are playing in a neighbouring space while the podcast is being recorded, can be heard in the background.