Title: Nine Minutes

acast Time: 1:03:21
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Original Record Date: August 25, 2019
acast Publication Date: August 25, 2019
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Please Welcome a Man
Who’s been up since 4:00am, tidying his house as well. It’s been a nightmare.

Acronym Modification
Richard Herring’s Leaving, Sayonara, Ta ta Podcast

Cool Kids
I was talking to you, Liam, the other day. Liam’s been to 20 of the 21 Edinburgh Fringe shows. What do you call this podcast, Liam?

Guest Best Known
ND: As the composer on Christine and Christine.
RD: For playing Rosie on Got Your Nose.
JK: For his role as John in Santageddon. He also has the honour of being the final guest. That is an honour that is bestowed. I bestow that honour on acts I feel are deserve it the most from their run at the Edinburgh Fringe.


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Member Member Note
Liam As Liam had the best attendance during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, he was given the Rick & Morty notebook that RH has used for his interview notes during this time.

Emergency Questions

Flo & Joan

If you could take one item from any museum or art gallery – and you’re allowed to take it home with you – in the world, what would you take?

ND: I would take the donation box at the front.

RD: I – we went to the – I’m going to say it wrong. I always say “Munch.” “Munch.” *RH corrects to pronunciation “mʊŋk”.* We went to Norway. *RD attempts a number of pronunciations.* I’ll take The Scream. I fucking love that so much. We saw it in the old, in the old Munch-y Munch room in Norway. It was fucking brilliant. It was right at the very end of the room. Augh, loved it. So I’ll take that. Perfect. Right in my eye-line when I wake up in the morning.

Have you ever seen a ghost?

RD: I have. I see ghosts all the time. I wake up in the middle of the night, see one. All the time. I love ghosts. I think they’re around us. *RH asks if it isn’t odd that RD only see ghosts when she’s just woken up.* Yeah, maybe. I once saw – I was in my uni room and I had a double bed, which broke because everyone jumped on it one night. It was a big dip. It was one of those shitty metal ones with a big dip. And, um, everyone just jumps in it, so I would always sleep, just start here and go down there into the gap. And then one time I went down into the gap and woke up really fast and there was a woman, who – I can see her face right now. She was wearing a tracksuit. You know, like those tracksuits that you buy from a market. I can see her face. And she looked slightly pigeon-faced. Maybe in her fifties, and her hair was, like, a bit dirty-grey. *RH asks if this could have been a pigeon.* I did have a bed full of pigeons because my window was always opened. I could see her, and her tracksuit was a bit bobbly. And I just sort of looked at her. She looked at me. And I went back to sleep. I remember. I’m going to see her in the street one day and be, like, that’s you. Am I mixing up ghosts with humans? My landlady also does have a pigeon face. So maybe she was sleeping in my bed. Was she trying to fix my bed? And I accidentally fell asleep while she was trying to fix my bed? I woke up and she was there. Okay, this is all starting to make sense.

John Kearns



Audio only.

Recorded at the New Town Theatre.

At the end of the interview RH collects donations for Scope.

Flo & Joan are Nicola and Rosie Dempsey.

RH announces that by the last Edinburgh Fringe Festival show they were able to meet their goal of selling an average of 200 tickets per show.

RH particularly compliments the crew at the New Town Theatre.

JK noted that RH’s was the first show he had seen at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Rather than correctly identifying The Headmaster’s Son, JK accidentally called it The Headmaster’s Cock.

Feeling badly for wasting time, RH gives JK the stickers normally reserved for “Cool Kids.”