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"An engaging picaresque novel of a young man on the run. A warm, well-told story of a likable character with a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time." —Publisher's Weekly Willy Middlebrook is a nice boy from the suburbs, a Vietnam vet, a college drop-out majoring in Human Kindness. Framed for the murder of a cop, Willy goes on the lam from the law. With hopeful heart and broken balls he lives among the people of the humble cafes and dusty bars, underground: "They have rough br ...
 
Join beloved icon Julie Andrews for story time! Julie and her daughter, children’s author and educator Emma Walton Hamilton, invite you into their library to read their favorite children's books. Every story comes to life with sound, music and activities. Authors, kids and other special guests chime in, too! It’s a show that will inspire lively conversations and a lifelong love of reading. Produced by American Public Media.
 
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#317 Sex Whisk - Richard has been in a Total Recall machine (or something like that) but is worried about the manufacturer. His guest has cut her own hair and has thought a lot of Star Trek TNG, it’s the brilliant Iszi Lawrence. They discuss Doctor Who self-fellatio, teenage Jesus and his crazy pranks, the little known but most prolific serial kill…
 
#316 Skating With Eight Year Olds - Richard is back at the Clapham Grand in front of a virtual audience of humans and potentially racist puppets. His guest is his ex-Fubar radio sidekick Lou Sanders. They chat about Lou’s new TV show Unforgiveable, why it’s good to discuss your most shameful moments, whether Jesus was on magic mushrooms, parental i…
 
#315 Bread Roll - Richard is out of the house and at the Clapham Grand in South London. A virtual audience are on the TV screen beside him, all ready to be insulted for being nerds. The socially distanced guest is a man who foments racism to further his career (according to the Spectator) Nish Kumar. They discuss working for the man who ruined the …
 
#314 Have You Ever Seen A Ghost? - Richard is excited that he’s about to get out into an actual theatre to record some shows and that he’s getting his hoover fixed by a shady, underground pensioner. His guest is the brains behind the fabulous Battersea Poltergeist and Haunted podcasts, Danny Robins. They discuss how Robins was Trotskyed from AIOTM,…
 
#313 A Shrek Versus A Grinch - Richard is furious that homeschooling is carrying on til March 8th (at least) but has made a snowman with a feature that Raymond Briggs never foresaw (no, not that). His guest is the unique and brilliant Ashley Storrie. They talk about aliens, visiting yourself through time, diagnosing autism and its place in comedy, …
 
#312 The Holy Grail of Archaeology - Richard is upset by a bottle of bathroom spray - and angry at Ian Vim for not having faith in his name, but he’s also a film star now, so you’re lucky he’s doing this at all. His guest is archaeologist Dr Sophie Hay. They discuss the ethics of showing a 2000 year old man’s penis on the news, what to do if you’re…
 
#311 Magic - Rich is wondering if the Proclaimers have ever had their bluff called as he wearily starts Lockdown 3. His guest has a first in philosophy and has performed in a monkey suit, it’s delightful genius Nina Conti. They discuss which of them is the best ventriloquist, how puppet characters can emerge by magic, turning audience members into …
 
#310 Break Them Down, Build Them Up - Richard has had his mind blown by a Christmas surprise and his theatrical 3-year-old has been unexpectedly philosophical. His guest has had a bad 2021 and a bad day, it’s brilliant Catherine Bohart. They discuss the loves that survived and didn’t survive 2020, why priests can’t marry and if that’s a good idea, …
 
#309 Eighty-Nine Pence BLT - Recording just before Christmas on Plague Island, Richard wonders what kind of UK listeners will be living in when this is broadcast (in a fortnight), but his guest is legendary actor, author, comedian and expired food eating hobbyist Alexei Sayle. They discuss finding a goose with Keith Allen, having one of the top ten…
 
#308 Calamari - Richard has been admonished by his daughter, but is also fascinated by an old penis-based crime. His guest is comedian Lou Conran. They discuss an amazing case of mistaken identity, their various Press Gang crushes, what it’s like to warm up the audience on Countdown, a disappointing appearance on First Dates, discovering Santa empt…
 
#307 Short Torso, Long Bum - Richard is planning to rewrite a Christmas classic and reflecting on the worst memorial to a human being that he’s ever seen. His guest is the formerly sexy Welshman, Rhod Gilbert. They discuss if their separate virginity losses actuality count, being sick 8 times in 3 sickbags, socially crippling shyness, sharing a cab…
 
#306 Pooland (not Poland) - Rich is stinging from the snub from Sports Personality of the Year, but at least his acting career is going from weakness to slightly less weakness and his moustache is looking great. His guest is the rabbit-murderer Marek Larwood, inventor of Volfsball and Pooman and semi-professional Guess Who? Player. The pair chat ab…
 
#305 Walt Disney Head - Richard has seen a ghost (but it’s of someone who isn’t dead) and is worried about one of the victims of the Pompeii earthquake. His guest is internet sensation Alistair Green. They discuss confusing Serena Williams by running around, the confidence of going on Question Time with a half-thought out idea, the genesis of the c…
 
#304 Annoying the Cosmos - Richard is recording on International Men’s Day Eve and he’s excited about what the next day will bring. But don’t worry he’s got lots of porridge so he’s ready for Brexit. His guest is actor and writer Kiell Smith-Bynoe. They chat about eating oysters on a boat with Noel Edmonds, the remarkable chemistry of the couple he…
 
#303 Rod Stewart’s Fridge - Richard is on TV so much now that it’s actually not funny any more, but his son has come up with an improvement to Star Wars, so that’s something. His guest is comedy scriptwriter and erstwhile drummer Arthur Mathews. They talk about trying to shake off the guilt of a religious upbringing, Dominic Cummings diary, staying…
 
#302 Which One’s Melania? - It’s November 4th and the world hangs in the balance as they wait to discover if a winner will be declared right away in Taskmaster series 10. Rich is very keen for it to go to court after the upside down fiasco. His guest is comedy genius Nell Scovell. You may not know her name but you will have laughed at her stuff. Th…
 
#301 Forsaken - It’s the first show of series 20 (how does this keep getting commissioned?) and Rich is giving a moving tribute to a wrongly disgraced broadcaster and glad to see what’s making the BBC news headlines. His guest is the reigning Taskmaster champion Ed Gamble. They discuss who is doing the most podcasts, the problem with banofee pie, n…
 
#300 Socially Distanced - It’s a momentous occasion, not only the 300th numbered RHLSTP, but the first one since March in front of an audience. We’re at the prestigious Bill Murray pub in North London. Richard sits stage right for the first time (except when he interviewed himself for a kickstarter extra) and is being interrogated by John Robins be…
 
#299 Everything Entropies - We’re just one show from the magic number 300 (if you ignore all the Edinburgh shows and other specials) and Rich is angry that he hasn’t got an MBE and that his cupboard is still giving him problems. His guest is a work of art depicting the young Father Christmas, John Kearns. They discuss the problem of student stand u…
 
#298 Snail Face - Richard has been causing a Twitter sensation with the ballad of his blocked cupboard, but the real question is how many graters does one man need? His guest only has one and her name is Stevie Martin. They chat about the joy of a well timed silly face, the less joy of having to watch your TV pilots vanish into the ether, witchcraf…
 
Listen… what do you hear? Today’s stories are all about listening deeply and experiencing the familiar in a totally new way. We’ve so enjoyed reading with you this season. Be sure to follow Julie’s Library on social media for more reading recommendations — and to hear what’s next. Submit your Wonderful Words at julieslibraryshow.org/contact. Suppor…
 
#297 Polystyrene Vs Worms - Richard has found himself disappointed by the action of Han Solo, but never mind, he’s back on telly (Taskmaster starts on October 15th, 9pm on Channel 4) and so he won’t have to do stupid podcasts where he talks to dead wasps anymore. But for now, here he is talking to the charming and patient and wise Michael Ian Black…
 
Retro AIOTM #28 - We have come to the end of the road. It’s the final Retro AIOTM. It got us through the whole of lockdown and ends just as the second one starts going. Ah it was fun, wasn’t it? We did do another batch a few years later, but check out the AIOTM feed and YouTube for those. Nothing capture the magic of a live cumpkining. As It Occurs…
 
Pandas, poems, and problems galore! Today’s books will inspire you to write a story or poem of your own. Plus, author Deborah Underwood shares her foolproof recipe for a good story. Submit your Wonderful Words at julieslibraryshow.org/contact. Support the podcast at julieslibraryshow.org/donate. This episode is sponsored by KiwiCo (kiwico.com/libra…
 
#296 Groovy Gang - Richard has been to Legoland and seen a sight that sums up the compromise of parenthood. His guest is the legendary Michael Fenton Stevens. They discuss the rock star life that even parody pop stars enjoy, how taking a punt on a chicken paid off, Nicholas Lyndhurst’s property portfolio, which sitcom star MFS took a dislike to, fi…
 
Retro AIOTM #27 - Only one more Retro AIOTM to go after this. Weirdly Lily Allen had just got married back in June 2011 and she’s just got married again! There’s a memorable punishment for Rich’s moral maze in this one. Feels like only yesterday. Still picking flour out my anal crevice. Support our kickstarter at http://rhlstp.co.uk/kickstarter. Al…
 
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