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EconTalk: Conversations for the Curious is an award-winning weekly podcast hosted by Russ Roberts of Shalem College in Jerusalem and Stanford's Hoover Institution. The eclectic guest list includes authors, doctors, psychologists, historians, philosophers, economists, and more. Learn how the health care system really works, the serenity that comes from humility, the challenge of interpreting data, how potato chips are made, what it's like to run an upscale Manhattan restaurant, what caused th ...
 
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RHLSTP with Richard Herring

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RHLSTP with Richard Herring

Sky Potato, Go Faster Stripe and Fuzz Productions

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RHLSTP is an award-winning series in which comedian Richard Herring ("The Podfather" - The Guardian) chats with some of the biggest names in comedy and entertainment. Stephen Fry, Eddie Izzard, Dawn French, David Mitchell, Katherine Ryan and Brian Blessed are amongst the many stars to have been interviewed across the 200+ episodes.. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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L' Art of Romance

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L' Art of Romance

Diane Lane, LMT - Healing happens when you're horizontal

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It takes something to make a relationship work, much less, make it last - and that is exactly what host Diane Lane wants to discover. Join each week for insightful conversations with couples to discover how they learned to handle their differences and overcome their hurdles, and what we all want to know most...how they keep the romance alive in their relationship. Their stories are funny, enlightening, and often inspirational. Join each week for another sizzling episode of L' Art of Romance. ...
 
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#381 Ayahuasca - Richard has a momentous father/son experience and has been made to think about the brevity of life thanks to a charity shop window. His guest is the extraordinary Deborah Frances-White. They talk about whether Dracula was ever young, but the podcast is mainly about the major decisions Deborah had made in her personal life and the w…
 
Mainstream economics, says author Diane Coyle, keeps treating people like cogs: self-interested, rational agents. But in the digital economy, we're less sophisticated consumer and more monster under the influece of social media. Listen as the economist and former UK Treasury advisor tells EconTalk host Russ Roberts how, for economics to remain rele…
 
Queen of Cannes Juliette Binoche joins me to discuss Between Two Worlds and the tough working life of an actor; director Mia Hansen Love completes a Cannes double with Bergman Island last year and now the gorgeous One Fine Morning with Lea Seydoux. Plus Norway’s Thomas Robsahm talks A-ha - The Movie. Take on me indeed. Music by Lee Rosevere. See ac…
 
RHLSTP Book Club 10 - Sunny - The book club continues with a chat about this fabulous debut novel from comedian and actor Sukh Ojla. We talk about the nightmare of dating, the importance of friendship, kneading breasts, the punishment of having to read your own book aloud and much more. Buy here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sunny/dp/B08Y97CL3K At time …
 
#380 Hinge Cringe - Richard has visited Paddington’s house and avoided using the toothbrushes, but is more excited about one of Paddington’s neighbours. His guest is online sensation Rosie Holt. They discuss why Rosie moved from acting to comedy, how her videos went viral, whether it’s good or bad that people (both stupid and clever) fail to spot t…
 
What's the single best thing happening in technology right now? According to entrepreneur and venture capitalist Marc Andreessen, it's the ability to live in rural Wisconsin but still earn a Silicon Valley salary. Andreessen also explains to EconTalk host Russ Roberts why software is still eating the world, why he's an optimist, and why he's still …
 
RHLSTP Book Club 9 - Super-Infinite - Richard talks to author and academic Katherine Rundell about her beautifully written, passionate and informative biography of the poet John Donne. How much do we know about this incredible poet and sermon writer, was he the womaniser that his poems make him out to be, how brutal was existence 400 years ago, did…
 
#379 M&M Apocalypse - Richard’s son continues to come up with better material than his dad, without even trying. His guest is the unparalleled comedy genius Armando Iannucci. They chat about how Armando once again predicted the future with his hilarious new sitcom Avenue 5, the lows and deeper lows of lockdown, what inspired him to write the mock-h…
 
It's tempting to explain Russia's invasion of Ukraine with Putin's megalomania. Economist Chris Blattman of the University of Chicago talks about his book Why We Fight with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Blattman explains why only a fraction of rivalries ever erupt into violence, the five main reasons adversaries can't arrive at compromise, and the pr…
 
Dublin director Colm Baread celebrates the first-ever wide release for an Irish-language feature film; The Quiet Girl. A haunting and beautiful adaptation of author Clare Keegan’s story, Foster. I review Call My Agent remake Ten Percent and look at Gaspar Noé’s minor masterpiece Vortex. Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and o…
 
RHLSTP Book Club 8 - Hot Mess - Richard talks to comedian and climate scientist Dr Matt Winning about his funny and terrifying, but still hopeful book, Hot Mess. Are we all doomed? Can recycling help? How do you make climate change funny? And what part did Richard play in the creation of this book and does that mean he’s already done his bit? Buy t…
 
#378 Test Card Girl - Rich has freaked himself out by attempting to cure the aphantasia (that he suffers with in silence). His guest is John Craven sanctioned Newshound Samira Ahmed. They discuss the legacy of Mary Whitehouse and whether it’s OK to point out the positive things that someone with some unacceptable views has done, the bravery of taki…
 
In his memoir of his time in Auschwitz, Primo Levi describes Jewish prisoners bathing in freezing water without soap--not because they thought it would make them cleaner, but because it helped them hold on to their dignity. For poet and author Dwayne Betts, Levi's description of his fellow inmates' suffering, much like the novelist Ralph Ellison's …
 
I talk to director Roland Joffe about working with Ennio Morricone on The Mission, as featured in the new documentary Ennio - Roland also recalls Saturday morning cinema, winning the Palme d'Or at Cannes, and falling in love with Julie Christie. And I meet director Nabil Ayouch, creator of lovely film Casablanca Beats about a bunch of Moroccan kids…
 
RHLSTP Book Club 7 - Advice From Strangers - Richard chats to the fabulous Rachel Parris about her funny, surprising, moving and clever book in which she explores advice given to her by audience members, to reveal much about herself and life in general. They talk about the power of writing about terrible personal experiences, the need to be be more…
 
#377 Piss Canal - Richard’s son has come up with a brilliant new emergency question (and is thus finally helping to pay for his upkeep), though is it worth it for the Hell of attending a three hour kids’ party? Richard’s guest is fabulous writer/actor/comedian Jamie Demetriou. They talk about how many holes are in a ghost’s sheet, the genesis of St…
 
It was generic. It was kind of lame. And it was everywhere. From the late 1970s to the late 1980s, “Corporate Rock” ruled the airwaves. But what, exactly, was “Corporate Rock”? Join me as I plumb the depths of middling rock radio with a playlist of mid-tempo rockers, power ballads, and the ultimate Corporate Rock song. https://twotruefreaks.com/pod…
 
Venice-winning director Audrey Diwan joins me to talk about her brilliant, breathless abortion thriller Happening, starring French film's Most Promising Newcomer, Anamaria Vartolomei; billionaire property developer and film producer Charles Cohen reveals his love of classic pictures, his adoration of classic cinemas and why he's restoring more sacr…
 
RHLSTP Book Club 6 - God: An Anatomy - As heard on Radio 4 - Francesca's book deals with how the western idea of God might have developed through an examination of God's body. Can you guess which bit Rich is most interested in? Buy it here https://www.https://www.amazon.co.uk/God-Anatomy-Francesca-Stavrakopoulou-ebook/dp/B08ZNJXT2K Live RHLSTPs com…
 
#376 Barking at the Plumber - Hey everyone, it’s a surprise transatlantic RHLSTP with one of the greatest stand-ups in the world, and more importantly one of the greatest people, Maria Bamford. They chat about living without hot water, comedy merch, trying out challenging material to James Corden’s audience, why it’s OK to do (trigger warning) come…
 
I talk to Finnish director Juho Kuosmanen about his Cannes-winning Russian train romcom Compartment No 6; and I meet director John Madden at The Chiswick Cinema to discuss Operation Mincemeat, war films and working with Colin Firth for the first time in over 20 years. Plus I review Viking epic The Northman and lesbian nun movie Benedetta. Music by …
 
RHLSTP Book Club 5 - Ask A Historian: 50 Surprising Answers to Things You Always Wanted to Know - Joining Rich for the book club this week is historian and friend of the podcast Greg Jenner. We'll find out all sorts of stuff including when the first ever Monday was and what was in the first ever joke book. Buy it here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ask-H…
 
#375 Coolio Versus Mini Me - Richard is furious about the new incarnation of Big Cook Little Cook and is going to be schooled in farts by his audience. His guest is Stewart Lee lookalike and broadcaster Terry Christian. They chat about the professionalism of June Whitfield, being at the centre of the emerging Madchester music scene, the incredible …
 
What do crossing rivers and investing in stocks have in common? Real education is seeing the connection between things that seem very different. EconTalk's host Russ Roberts talks about education with Alex Aragona of the podcast, The Curious Task. Roberts argues that the ability to apply insights from one area to another with which we're unfamiliar…
 
Acclaimed writer and actress Alexis Zegerman joins me to discuss her new play at Hampstead Theatre, The Fever Syndrome and takes me through her work with Mike Leigh, her favourite film memories and some Dirty Dancing. Joe Cole talks accents in indie film One if These Days and not doing Michael Caine in The Ipcress File. I review Mexican drama Praye…
 
RHLSTP Book Club 4 - The Last Hundred Years (Give or Take) and All That - This week’s book club episode was recorded on 15th November 2020, during lockdown in a central London bar with an online audience. It’s a fun look at the last century (roughly) including the incredible series of screw ups that led to the assassination of Franz Ferdinand (not …
 
Corinne Burns is the teen girl who fronts a band who is scraping to make something of themselves. Ellen Aim is a pop star about to soar into the stratosphere until she’s kidnapped by a biker gang. What do they have in common? They were both characters in 1980s films who were played by Diane Lane. Join me as I look at 1982’s Ladies and Gentlemen, th…
 
#374 I Sure Love Motorcycling - Richard has nearly killed someone in his audience and has finally found a good reason for having kids. He’s also potentially about to destroy the universe as his guest is Herring doppelgänger (even down to the number of testicles) Charley Boorman. He talks about what he got paid for appearing in Deliverance, hanging …
 
Physician and careful reader Richard Gunderman of Indiana University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about how Adam Smith and Leo Tolstoy looked at greed. Drawing on Tolstoy's short story, "Master and Man," and adding some Thomas Hobbes along the way, Gunderman argues that a life well-lived requires us to rise above our lower desires. Join Gu…
 
RHLSTP Book Club 3 - Catch Your Breath - Rich chats to standup, writer and actual doctor Ed Patrick about his new memoir of his life as a stressed out sleep deprived anaesthetist. Buy it here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Catch-Your-Breath-Sleepless-Anaesthetist-ebook/dp/B0911V8HPF See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
#373 The End of History - Richard has more terrifying news about butterflies and his son’s attempts to follow in his footsteps. His guest is the only person who can follow Paul Chuckle, historian and broadcaster Dr Janina Ramirez. They talk about (hopefully) living through a major historical event, the incredible range of inspirational Goddesses, h…
 
Director Harry Wootliff talks about sex in British movies and falling in love with Ruth Wilson making True Things; I meet our risingest new star Nicôle Lecky from hit new BBC Three show Mood; and visit BFI Flare Closing Film Tramps! with director Kevin Hegge; plus some Oscar predictions ahead of Sunday's big night in Hollywood. Music by Lee Rosever…
 
RHLSTP Book Club 2 - The Importance of Being Interested - Rich chats to comedian Robin Ince about his great new book about how we can tackle the big scientific subjects like time travel, alternate universes and quantum physics and much more. Buy it here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Importance-Being-Interested-Adventures-Scientific/dp/1786492628/ or whe…
 
#372 Arthur Askey's Chair - Richard is wondering if comedians might be the solution to all the world’s problems (they won’t be), but delighted to be back at the Leicester Square Theatre for the start of Season 23 of this amazing podcast. His guest is legendary comedian and DJ Paul Chuckle. They chat about Paul’s incredible 59 year career, from work…
 
Economist Robert Pindyck of MIT talks about his book, Climate Future, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Pindyck lays out what we know and do not know about climate change. He argues that because of the nature of greenhouse gases, adaptation must be part of the policy response to climate change.By EconTalk: Russ Roberts
 
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