Title: Packalackadackdack

acast Time: 1:18:07
Youtube Time: 1:17:43

Original Record Date: Unknown
acast Publication Date: March 24, 2021
Youtube Publication Date: March 24, 2021

Please Welcome a Man
He’s back from the dead.

Acronym Modification
Richard Herring’s Left-Side Testicle Podcast

Cool Kids
I was hanging out with the incredible staff at the Leicester Hospital in Stevenage. I never knew I’d be so grateful to people who would semi-castrate me, but I really am.

Guest Best Known
For being the Fishing Editor of Esquire magazine and appearing as himself in The Gay Daleks.


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Member Member Note

Emergency Questions

Is there an author who you would have liked to have heard read their own books on an audiobook from the past, before this technology existed?

I would have liked to have heard Ian Paisley’s audiobook, wouldn’t you? *Mimicking Ian Paisley.* “Let me tell you, friend… Let me smell your breath…”

If you could have a hand made of ham or an armpit that dispensed sun cream, which would you prefer?

I’d rather have an armpit that dispenses sun cream. Where do you get these bloody stupid things from? I’ve honestly never been asked that.

Have you ever seen a ghost?

I don’t believe in ghost but I think I – I think I felt one once. When I was staying in a house in Ireland. And I felt this very cold presence when I walked down the stairs in the middle of the night. I felt this very cold presence brush past me. And I thought that must have been a ghost. Or a bit of wind, yeah.

What is the most unusual free/mistaken item you’ve been sent in an online delivery?

*RH mentions that the Enigma machine delivered to JP would qualify as a response.* That’s quite an unusual one. I can’t think – You know, I was just thinking actually about the ridiculous emails you get. There was one I just received about a man who chopped his penis off because he had too many lustful thoughts. And he thought he was going to enact the biblical injunction to cut off whatever offends you. Um, you know, and I get lots of that sort of rubbish all the time, but I can’t… Terrible this shortage of next of kin in West Africa, isn’t it? I mean, it’s just awful. All these people with no known relatives. I think we should set up a farm and send people out there to act as their next of kin.

Who’s the most surprising famous person you’ve been in a lift with? And which I mean, you can’t have gotten into the lift with them; they had to be in the lift you were in.

I once went to the loo with Peter Snow. It was actually at ITN. And he was standing next to me in the urinals and I thought, God, this is fantastic.


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

This episode was recorded one week after RH had an operation to remove a testicle.

Twitch background: Operation room

RH explains that when he ordered a jock strap he was also sent ankle socks and Despicable Me stickers, free of charge.

RH notes that this will prompt the new emergency question, “What’s the weirdest thing that you’ve been sent by accident or that you didn’t ask for?”

RH notes that he has begun to be paid for his work on the RHLSTP podcast for the first time in 14 years.