Title: A Noble Failure

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Original Record Date: August 24, 2019
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Please Welcome a Man
Who’s made the second-most controversial shaving decision of his life.

Acronym Modification
Richard Herring’s Lots of Sexy T(h)oms Podcast

Cool Kids
I was talking to Magnum P.I. today and Joseph Stalin.

Guest Best Known
TT: For playing Security at Skip in Drifters.
TR: For his appearance on England’s Top 53 Footie Goals.


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Member Member Note
Liam RH asks him whether he’s putting old 1-pound coins in the collection for Scope at the end of each show

Emergency Questions

Thom Tuck

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?

Probably a Rothko. Not sure which one. *RH asks TT if he likes Rothko.* Yes, otherwise it would be a weird answer. *RH asks TT to describe Rothko’s work.* Washes of colour and slight changes of colour. Very calming. *RH says he would make one of those for TT.* He’s quite good at it. I don’t mind a bit of outsider art, but… I’ve got some Sharpies. Black and green – do me a Rothko.

Would you rather have the living face of your own twin, who you had mostly absorbed in utero staring out of your stomach, who would be able to think independently and talk and pass comment on what you were up to and chat with you when you’re lonely, or live on top of a pole in the desert for thirty years like Simeon Stylites?

Um, I think tummy friend. Well, we could harmonize when singing. And he’d be behind the guitar, so no one could tell. It would be eerie. If you put it far enough away you could sort of create a resonating chamber. “Practice your falsetto, tummy friend!”

Would you rather be the face of a twin, mostly absorbed in utero, staring out of the stomach of your otherwise regular twin – you would be able to think independently and talk and pass comment on what they were up to and chat with them if they’re lonely or if you’re lonely, or be the prisoner of a randy bigfoot, who so far has treated you kindly enough but has a look in his eye?

I think given I’ve sentenced my twin, I have to morally accept that one. Do unto others. Some of the God ideas are alright. Would he have to be fed? Or would I hve to be fed, were I him? Easy, *RH posits that TT would absorb his nutrients from the host.* You don’t have to take you shirt off at dinner. That was a real, real sticking point for me. Where is your belly button in this scenario? *RH imagines it would be on the twin’s face.* So the nose. If you’ve got an outie, that’s the nose? Have you got an innie or an outie? *RH confirms innie.* Yeah, me too. Mouth, then. Little teeth?

Tom Rosenthal



Audio only.

Recorded at the New Town Theatre.

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

RH sports a moustache today after shaving his beard.

RH notes that wife Catherine Wilkins is angry about RH’s current facial hair.

While discussing people named Tom, RH mentioned that his father’s name is Thomas but that he goes by his middle name, Keith.