May 2, 2014
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.
April 18, 2014
Childhood holidays are they the best memories? Certainly the best stories as Ben Van Der Valde proves here.
April 10, 2014
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.
March 31, 2014
A tormented comedian shares his story of a psychotic episode and the enlightenment it brought him
January 9, 2014
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.
December 4, 2013
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
November 27, 2013
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.
November 21, 2013
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.
October 30, 2013
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!
October 23, 2013
Danish comedian Sofie Hagen with her horrific experience in Senegal and how her pain was ended in a spooky fashion.
October 16, 2013
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.
October 1, 2013
Ever wondered what jockeys think about during a horse race? Former rider turned comedian Bob Slayer reveals all.
October 1, 2013
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.
September 24, 2013
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.
September 17, 2013
An inside view of one of the biggest TV shows ever in the UK is Carol Lee's second story she shares with Rob.
September 10, 2013
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.
September 2, 2013
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.
August 27, 2013
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.
August 20, 2013
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!
August 13, 2013
Rather than a straight story, it turns into Katherine's moving tale detailing how battling cancer has changed her whole outlook on life.
August 6, 2013
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.
July 29, 2013
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.
July 22, 2013
Without Mum and Dad Heeney there would be no Rob and no people with stories. Here's their own favourite stories
July 1, 2013
What should have been a cultural cycling holiday turned into a nightmare for comedia Liam Mullone. Warning: This podcast does contain adult language.
June 24, 2013
Daliso Chaponda explains the roots to his Malawian comedy and Rob is filled with shame with a story of his own he shares.
June 19, 2013
Travel, religion and a gruesome end to the tale. Abi Roberts has a story or seven with a red core.
June 10, 2013
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.
May 30, 2013
Sarah Bennetto from Storytellers Club shares two stories: one of a wonderful discovery in the woods and one of a not-so-wonderful discovery.
May 20, 2013
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.
May 13, 2013
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.
May 7, 2013
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.
May 2, 2013
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.
April 22, 2013
Comediens Andre Vincent, Jeff Stevenson and Chris Neill each recall a tale of the ups and downs of being a jobbing circuit comedian.
April 15, 2013
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.
April 8, 2013
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.
April 1, 2013
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.
March 25, 2013
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.
March 18, 2013
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.
March 11, 2013
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.
March 4, 2013
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.
February 28, 2013
“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
February 18, 2013
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.
February 11, 2013
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.
January 28, 2013
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.
January 21, 2013
Charmian Hughes relives her father’s extremely eventful out-of-hours visit to a dentist in post-war 1950s Germany.
January 14, 2013
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.
January 7, 2013
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
December 31, 2012
Matt Price's story is a compelling quest that left his eyes very much open and thankfully has a relatively happy ending.
December 24, 2012
A former teacher turned cricket, football and darts commentator. Even Rob is in awe of John Gwynne's head for stats.
December 17, 2012
How Wikipedia works, how the snowballing of bizarre news stories work and two new exclusive sketches that work!
December 10, 2012
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.
December 3, 2012
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.
November 27, 2012
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.
November 19, 2012
You all love stories. You are all going to love this new podcast series.
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