Title: Is Leicester Sh*t?
Original Record Date: Unknown
acast Publication Date: December 25, 2019
Youtube Publication Date: December 24, 2019
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Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre-Goers Podcast
I was hanging out at Richard III’s tomb today, earlier today. And the ghost of Richard III came out of the tomb and after saying that it was disgusting that he was buried in the place that he was buried in – that’s just insane. He said, “That’s so offensive to me. I’m from York. Why am I not in York? It’s like a punishment to me. People of Leicester disgust me.” He said he calls it…
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What is the most beautiful thing that you have ever destroyed?
Oh, God. Several relationships. Um, the most beautiful thing that I’ve ever destroyed… *RH asks whether GP has ever destroyed a musical instrument.* I’ve not, you know. I’m not really rock and roll enough for that. Um, I’m not sure what I’ve destroyed. This doesn’t qualify as beautiful at all, but when I was on my – I was out celebrating my A-level results at night. And, um, celebrating was not really necessary – that’s overstating it a bit; a celebration on those results. But I got pissed and I thought it would be a really good idea to see if my Nokia 3310 would ring if I put it in a pint. And it didn’t. And then the next day my phone was fucked. And that’s why I didn’t do too well on my A-levels, guys. Not a very smart guy. Yeah, I don’t think I’ve destroyed anything very beautiful.
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?
This is the one I was really hoping you wouldn’t ask me. I thought I’d got out of this because… I can’t say. *RH and GP make references to “last week’s” episode.* The two questions you asked [Jenny Eclair] last week were the ones I was hoping you wouldn’t ask me. I don’t know fucking anything about art. *RH notes that GP could select an artifact from a museum, such as RH’s choice of the Lewis chessmen.* I’ll go with your answer, then. I’d like something from the Petrie – this is a real thing – the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology. Just ’cause I’m a collector. I want all the things with my name on them. I’ll take everything out of there. It’s my museum; I opened it. Tutankhamun’s mask, I’ll take that. Fucking hell. Thank God I did Year Five, eh? Got me out of that hole.
Recorded at the Haymarket Theatre in Leicester.
RH reveals that from ages 4-8 he lived at 160 Leicester Rd., Loughborough, near the Ladybird Books printing factory.
RH notes that while living in Loughborough his best friend at Cobden Primary School was named Satish Patel and that he would like to reconnect with him.
RH asks GP on his daughter’s behalf for advice on being a rock star.