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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.