Must-Have Podcasts

I listen to a lot of Podcasts. Usually when I’m in bed. Sometimes when I’m tidying the house. Often over and over again. So I thought I’d give you a handful of recommendations, over the next few weeks, for what I believe are the most interesting Podcasts out there. Here are two of the best to start us off:

Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast (RHLSTP!)

Once he was the immature half of 90s comedy double act Lee & Herring, now he’s immature all on his own. Richard Herring, the Podfather, has been interviewing the very best names in comedy for years, for free. In a nutshell RHLSTP is a series of interviews with comedians (mostly) recorded in front of a live audience. He’s had some wonderful guests on there, including Katherine Ryan, Dara O’Briain, Mark Gatiss, Graham Lynehan and Armando Iannucci among many others. Performed at and put out unedited from the Leicester Square Theatre this hour-long(ish) weekly(ish) Podcast is a must for any comedy fan. Be warned, though, it’s not for the easily offended! If you don’t mind being offended, or don’t get offended easily, you could also check out Herring’s internet stand up and sketch show As It Occurs To Me (AIOTM!) also available on iTunes.


Talking Tinkerbots – A Board Game Podcast

This is a new one. Created by board gamers, designers and friends Gino, Bevan and Tony this is my new favourite board game podcast. I used to love Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast (which is still wonderful! Give it a go!) but this has me more eagerly awaiting its next episode now. Discussing all things board games, from the design process to their favourites to the wonderful Board Game Magic Moments feature, this is a lovely laid back podcast made by people who clearly know what they’re on about. And they clearly love making it also. There are only three episodes available at the moment but I know I’m not alone when I say that I hope Talking Tinkerbots runs and runs.

Check them both out if you can. I’ve included a link to the iTunes listing; just click the Podcast titles above. And if you have any podcast recommendations for me I’m always, always on the lookout for more to follow. So, comment away!


  1. The Bugle, This American Life, You Are Not So Smart, All Songs Considered, Simon Mayo/Mark Kermode Film review ‘Wittertainment’ podcast, to name but a few…

  2. Last week I started listening to Richard Herring based on your recommendation and I’m hooked! You were right, the Stephen Fry episode was amazing.
    If you’ve ever seen any youtube videos by Brady Harran (Numberphile) or CGPGrey then you may be interested in their podcast Hello Internet.

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