Title: A Shrek Versus A Grinch

acast Time: 1:14:28
Youtube Time: 1:14:22

Original Record Date: Unknown
acast Publication Date: February 3, 2021
Youtube Publication Date: February 3, 2021

Please Welcome a Man
Who’s – look it – I’m wearing a running top. What has become of me?

Acronym Modification
Richard Herring’s Lousy Shitty Teacher Podcast

Cool Kids
I was chatting to all the snowmen at the North Pole from Raymond Briggs’s The Snowman. You know, they can fly, they can ride motorcycles. Unlike the snowman I made with my daughter in the garden this week, they’re not full of cat shit, as far as I’m aware, in Raymond Briggs’s one. Its not very realistic. And their heads don’t fall apart when you put a carrot in them either.

Guest Best Known
As the wee girl in the metal tea urn in the short film Alabama.


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Member Member Note

Emergency Questions

Can people change?

I think people can change. The Rock was a villain at the beginning of wrestling and now he’s everybody’s favourite wrestler. And I think people can change. Do they change on the inside? No, but I think we’re all very good at pretending to be better than we are. […] I think maybe there’s people who can change and people who can’t. And you’re a changer. Maybe there’s twisters and stickers, and there’s people who stick and there’s people who twist.

Would you rather be a Grinch or a Shrek?

I think I’d rather be a Grinch because I would want to hang about with the little Who people and I’d have the little dog and his cave is cool. And I don’t like Shrek because he’s always trying to get his hole and going about it the wrong way. I gave up into [Shrek] 2.

Have you ever taken part in an identity parade, either trying to pick out the criminal being one of the people who isn’t the criminal or being the alleged criminal?

No, but there was a man who was masturbating in a Starbucks when I was a teenager and it’s when I realized that I struggle to describe people without being, like – I don’t know, I just couldn’t get… When they showed me what my description was it looked like something from The Grinch. I was, like, I’m not good at describing things in a non-comedic fashion. I’m not good. It’s a difficult thing when someone’s like, “Oh, and what was the length of his nose?” And I’m like, “I don’t know but it was nasty. It was a cruel nose.” It was less that I couldn’t see him and more that his head in my mind was, like, I don’t know… trippy. I just – I think I see the world different than everyone else sees it. Because if somebody said, “Describe Richard Herring,” I would be like, “Soft and like a badger. But like a friendly badger… with pinkness.” And then they’d draw you and I’d be like, “No, that’s not what I meant.” But you know what I mean. And that’s my, again, assumed knowledge as a sign of autism. Is assuming that everyone understands completely what you’re talking about.


This episode was live-streamed via Twitch, with RH and guest in each of their own homes due to COVID-19/coronavirus.

This is AS’s second appearance.

Twitch background: Classroom.

RH shows a picture his daughter drew of him falling into lava.