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May 2, 2014
S02E04 - Phil Nicol - Welcome to Canada, Mr Nichol
Rob's old housemate (and Edinburgh Comedy Award winner) Phil Nichol shares the sheer terror he experienced as a boy when his parents attempted to convince the Canadian authorities to accept them as citizens.
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14 min
April 18, 2014
S02E03 - Ben Van Der Valde - Blaspheming In The Wrong Religion
Childhood holidays are they the best memories? Certainly the best stories as Ben Van Der Valde proves here.
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17 min
April 10, 2014
S02E02 - Grainne Maguire - Clara Lara Funpark
Childhood holidays evoke memories of fantastic times, however bad they really were. Grainne Maguire will never forget hers, although she may sometimes wish she could.
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17 min
March 31, 2014
S02E01 - Kevin Dewsbury - "You Are Cocaine Kev!"
A tormented comedian shares his story of a psychotic episode and the enlightenment it brought him
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28 min
January 9, 2014
Episode 50 - Alan Fletcher - "Finding Neighbours in the weirdest locations"
Alan Fletcher is best known for his time acting as Dr Karl Kennedy in Aussie soap Neighbours, but actually had a previous career as a professional photographer and some great travels meeting people who gave him a great perspective on life.
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18 min
December 4, 2013
Episode 49 - Barry Dodds - "Who's Kreed Krafer"
Comedian Barry Dodds took time out before a recent gig in Preston to entertain the green room with two hilarious tales. One of a run-in with a top TV psychic medium and the other a fond childhood memory of snowy school days in the North East
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21 min
November 27, 2013
Episode 48 - Michael Legge - "Pick a Window"
Two comedians, two great friends, too many swear words and belly rumbling laughter. More tales from the circuit including both Rob and Michael recalling their most memorable heckle.
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35 min
November 21, 2013
Marian Pashley - Episode 47 - 'A Little Patchwork Doll'
Comedienne Marian Pashley has a tale of woe of how stamping off in a temper can have horrible ramifications. Whatever could go wrong, does go wrong.
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17 min
October 30, 2013
Leo Kearse - Episode 46 - 'My leg's like screwed'
A chance meeting at Natural Born Storytellers led Leo to tell Rob the painful story of how his leg came to look the way it does just now. And Rob thought he had it tough rupturing his Achilles! WARNING This is not a story for the faint-hearted!
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17 min
October 23, 2013
Sofie Hagen - Episode 45 - 'Heal Me!'
Danish comedian Sofie Hagen with her horrific experience in Senegal and how her pain was ended in a spooky fashion.
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24 min
October 16, 2013
Susie Essman - Episode 44 - 'Never, EVER, Lose Your Sense Of Humour'
Susie Essman with first, a tale of her muse; her grandmother,and the second, a story from the set of Curb your Enthusiasm. Needless to say, Rob was somewhat starstruck.
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16 min
October 1, 2013
Bob Slayer - Episode 43 - 'Keep It In The Van'
Ever wondered what jockeys think about during a horse race? Former rider turned comedian Bob Slayer reveals all.
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21 min
October 1, 2013
David Quirk - Episode 42 - 'The Land of Towels'
Those from down under are a quirky breed. None more so than awarding winning comic David Quirk, or at least so he finds himself looking during a towel incident.
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14 min
September 24, 2013
Tales from the Comedy Circuit - Episode 41
Horror gigs. A nightclub with a stag do and a safe word, a 'shark attack' and a hostile crowd form the basis of these three unconnected tales from the world of comedy.
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24 min
September 17, 2013
Carol Lee PtII - Episode 40 - "This is your life""
An inside view of one of the biggest TV shows ever in the UK is Carol Lee's second story she shares with Rob.
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17 min
September 10, 2013
Carol Lee -Episode 39 -"I Never Got To Say Goodbye; And I'd Like To Say Hello""
A defection on a need to know basis and as journalist turned author Carol Lee reveals few knew then and how it all ended she's now love to know.
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22 min
September 2, 2013
Paul Ricketts - Episode 38 - "Bedford: Really boring place"
Bedford in the 70s/80s may not have been the centre of the social universe but as comedian Paul Ricketts reveals there was a lot more going on than many would be believe.
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28 min
August 27, 2013
Maff Brown - Episode 37 - "It's More A Story Of The Hear"
From football academy rejection, through non-league to the Premiership. Maff Brown has had a life in football that is every schoolboys dream. Here he admits how he blagged most of it in true schoolboy fashion.
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28 min
August 20, 2013
Ronnie Golden - Episode 36 - "Good Evening ... All 8 Of Ya!"
Comedian and musician Ronnie golden shares some of the many stories from his 40 years as an entertainer. From a musical tale of why you should never meet your heroes, to his involvement with the birth of alternative comedy scene. He also tells us how he came to be long-listed for an Oscar, no less!
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36 min
August 13, 2013
Katherine Crowe - Episode 35 - "Smile"
Rather than a straight story, it turns into Katherine's moving tale detailing how battling cancer has changed her whole outlook on life.
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35 min
August 6, 2013
Derry Kissack - Episode 34 - "Pain is just a State of Mind"
One of the most truly fascinating people you could ever hope to meet, Rob was blown away by the way he tackles whatever life has thrown at him. He also lifts the lid behind the scenes on The World Famous Purple Helmets.
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45 min
July 29, 2013
Dot Tilbury - Episode 33 - "Manx Tales"
From postage stamps to scupltures and the Bee Gees, Dot Tilbury is a local celebrity on the Isle of Man and it's clear to hear why with her fantastic storytelling.
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45 min
July 22, 2013
Mum and Dad Heeney - Episode 32 - "En Vacances"
Without Mum and Dad Heeney there would be no Rob and no people with stories. Here's their own favourite stories
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41 min
July 1, 2013
Liam Mullone - Episode 31 - "Havana nightmare"
What should have been a cultural cycling holiday turned into a nightmare for comedia Liam Mullone. Warning: This podcast does contain adult language.
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43 min
June 24, 2013
Daliso Chaponda - Episode 30 - "Control Your Son"
Daliso Chaponda explains the roots to his Malawian comedy and Rob is filled with shame with a story of his own he shares.
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23 min
June 19, 2013
Abi Roberts - Episode 29 - "An Unorthodox Orthodox Russian"
Travel, religion and a gruesome end to the tale. Abi Roberts has a story or seven with a red core.
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22 min
June 10, 2013
Chazz Khan - Episode 28 - "Is anyone going to Paris?"
International male model turned tennis coach (and author!) Chazz Khan shares a journey from hell/heaven tale and also tells how he fell into his first career as a model and second as a tennis coach.
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23 min
May 30, 2013
Sarah Bennetto - Episode 27 - "The Worst Way To Break Up With Someone"
Sarah Bennetto from Storytellers Club shares two stories: one of a wonderful discovery in the woods and one of a not-so-wonderful discovery.
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19 min
May 20, 2013
Peter Grahame - Episode 26 - "Puppet Abuse"
Comedy promoter shares two of his favourite stories from his many years in the business, including an interesting take on the art of ventriloquism and the ultimate, if wrong, way to deal with a young heckler. He's also got a tale of how he ended up smuggling somebody into the country.
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23 min
May 13, 2013
Jeff Stevenson PtII - Episode 25 - "Oh.... another boy with a dream"
Jeff shares more stories of his 39 years in showbiz. He tells us how he got started at a very young age and lived every boy's dream when he spent a summer filming Bugsy Malone. He also tells a cautionary tale about why you should never shout at opticians.
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32 min
May 7, 2013
Jeff Stevenson - Episode 24 - "You got a ferry ... to a cruise???"
Our first two week two parter. Actor and comedian Jeff Stevenson just had too many stories of his life in showbiz so we've had to split it. In this first part he talks about the lengths comedians will go to not to lose a gig and of the dizzy heights his talent led him to.
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18 min
May 2, 2013
Carey Marx PtII - Episode 23 - "Weird Seance"
Carey becomes our first ever returning guest ... sort of. This is actually the second part of the of our very first episode. Following his revelations about life as a magician he tells Rob about the time he conducted a seance and reveals some of the common tricks used by psychics.
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30 min
April 22, 2013
Tales From The Comedy Circuit 1 - Episode 22 - "Can we please establish the facts?"
Comediens Andre Vincent, Jeff Stevenson and Chris Neill each recall a tale of the ups and downs of being a jobbing circuit comedian.
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30 min
April 15, 2013
Gareth Berliner - Episode 22 - "I should explain why what you did was wrong"
They say love is blind: Blind to what may be about to happen and blind to how cruel we can be when it all goes sour. Gareth Berliner isn't blind to either though, this is his story.
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15 min
April 8, 2013
Bennett Arron - Episode 20 - "I'm Known As Operation Hydrogen At Scotland Yard"
When Bennett applied for a mortgage to buy a house 14 years ago, he had no idea that he'd unearth a whole scheme of deceit that had been going on in his name. He tells us all about his struggle to get his financial status back on track. On a lighter side, he also shares with us a lovely, silly story from a day spent as a gravedigger.
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19 min
April 1, 2013
Margaret Cabourn-Smith - Episode 19 - "Get down from there you wee scamp"
Happy Easter Folks. Margaret Cabourn-Smith seems to like stories as much as anybody. Here's four of her favourites, all short little tales that are perfect for a bank holiday weekend.
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19 min
March 25, 2013
Chris Cairns - Episode 18 - "He Went Down Like A Toboggan"
Comedian Chris Cairns didn't always live the showbiz high-life. For ten years he worked as a shop security guard. Here he reveals just what drove him to attempt to escape that world and how somebody close to home helped him achieve it.
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22 min
March 18, 2013
Phil Butler - Episode 17 - "Welcome To The Naked Hotel"
How would you react if you drunkenly found yourself locked out of your hotel room at in the morning, naked and confused? In this story, Phil Butler talks us step by step through the decisions he made.
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11 min
March 11, 2013
Dougie Dunlop - Episode 16 - ""The Story Of the Dog That Went Missing"
Not every missing dog story has to end with heartbreak and a garden-side burial. Sometimes the tale of the tail is an eye-opener for everyone.
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18 min
March 4, 2013
Daniel Townes - Episode 15 - "I got deported from America because I got arrested in my youth"
One of Australia's youngest international comedians, Daniel Townes tells his tale of deportation from the USA for simply being honest and too forthcoming with the truth.
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25 min
February 28, 2013
Jen Brister - Episode 14 - “Bring on the more moules”
“Bring on the more moules!” –JEN BRISTER tells Rob about her failed dating experiences, but they’re nothing compared to what her family did to a sleepy market square in France
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21 min
February 18, 2013
Chris Neill - Episode 13 - “Blimey!”
Blimey!” - Three stories this week from our guest CHRIS NEILL who fondly remembers working in a hotel in his teens, learned how saying the right word to Americans can get you treated like a star and shares some priceless gossip about Dusty Springfield’s early career in retail.
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32 min
February 11, 2013
Garrett Millerick - Episode 12 - “The Poo Story”
In 2006 Garrett Millerick didn’t think things could get any worse than his terrible experience directing a play at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, but following his 3am return home things took a severe turn for the worse.
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30 min
January 28, 2013
Steve Jameson - Episode 11 - “If they give you money for food ... go and have something to eat!”
From a very early age Steve Jameson and his best friend Mark wanted to be rock stars. One of them made it, and one of them had an incredible journey that took him to Rome, the Tops Of The Pops studio and Watford Gap services on the M1. He might not have hit the dizzy heights of his friend, but, boy did Steve have some fun along the way.
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45 min
January 28, 2013
Dominic Holland - Episode 10 - “Actors aren’t talented; they’re lucky”
Comedian and film script writer (four written, none made) Dominic Holland tells the story behind his book “How Tom Holland Eclipsed His Dad”. Having had his brush with the film industry, he gets to experience everything from the other side when his son lands a lead role in a major feature film.
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22 min
January 21, 2013
Charmian Hughes - Episode 9 - “Never pay for anything with cigarettes”
Charmian Hughes relives her father’s extremely eventful out-of-hours visit to a dentist in post-war 1950s Germany.
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22 min
January 14, 2013
Alfie Moore - Episode 8 - The Battle of Chav Creek
When off-duty police officer Alfie Moore decided to have an ill-fated small, quiet stag do, he had no idea of the trouble that lay ahead of him. And most of all, the promise he'd made to his bride to be to look after Young Tom.
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28 min
January 7, 2013
Wendy Wason - Episode 7 - Riverdance for me right now
Wendy Wason struggles to recognises celebrities and also has a fascinating tale of what it was like to be a Scotland fan in Paris, for the 1998 World Cup, and to end up on the front of a major national newspaper
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21 min
December 31, 2012
Matt Price - Episode 6 - "I'm gonna take you for a wee run"
Matt Price's story is a compelling quest that left his eyes very much open and thankfully has a relatively happy ending.
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29 min
December 24, 2012
John Gwynne - Episode 5 - Chasing the Sun
A former teacher turned cricket, football and darts commentator. Even Rob is in awe of John Gwynne's head for stats.
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32 min
December 17, 2012
Nick Doody - Episode 4 - Find my ring and come to my wedding
How Wikipedia works, how the snowballing of bizarre news stories work and two new exclusive sketches that work!
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22 min
December 10, 2012
JoJo Smith - Episode 3 - I didn't sign sh!t
One of those moments in life that help mould you as a person, comedienne JoJo Smith reveals exclusively how she turned Dexy fan to record label ransomer.
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23 min
December 3, 2012
Greg Burns - Episode 2 - The Pete Best of Take That
If fate had smiled differently on Greg Burns he could have been part of Take That and the world may never have heard of Robbie Williams. This is his story, the Pete Best of the biggest boy band of the 1990s.
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25 min
November 27, 2012
Carey Marx - Episode 1 - The Greek Disaster Ship
Comedian Corey Marx remembers his days as a magician, in particular a performance on a cruise ship where just about everything that could go wrong did.
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20 min
November 19, 2012
Preview - Now there's a story
You all love stories. You are all going to love this new podcast series.
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1 min
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