Interview with Richard Herring

Fox, Neil ORCID logoORCID: (2018) Interview with Richard Herring. In: Podcasting: New Aural Cultures and Digital Media. Palgrave Macmillan,, pp. 299-308. ISBN 978-3-319-90055-1

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Richard Herring is a writer, stand-up comedian and podcaster. In recent years he has found sustained success as a podcaster, particularly through the podcast Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast (RHLSTP), on which he interviews a renowned comedian, broadcaster or celebrity guest in front of a live studio audience. RHLSTP is released in both audio and video versions. He also uses the podcast form to explore improvisational aspects of his writing and stand-up through the As It Occurs To Me (AIOTM) and Richard Herring’s Meaning Of Life (RHMOL) projects. Then there’s the surreal performance art of Me1 vs Me2 Snooker that finds Herring playing himself at snooker and taking on the persona of both players and also commentating on the frame as it happens, in audio form. Due to the variety of podcast forms he engages with and his high profile through them, Herring is an appropriate practitioner to provide a case study interview for this book. His work cuts across several types of podcast – live, pre-recorded, comedy, interview/chat etc. and podcasting is central to his work. It is the area where he gains the most recognition of the varied work he does and also, as he discusses in the interview, podcasting provides the opportunity to drive audiences and consumers to the other areas such as his stand-up shows. He is also a reflective practitioner taking the opportunity to discuss podcasting as a form on his RHLSTP podcast when a suitable opportunity arises

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 978-3-319-90055-1
Subjects: Technology > Digital Works
Film & TV
Writing & Journalism
Courses by Department: The School of Film & Television > Film
Depositing User: Neil Fox
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2018 15:46
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2022 16:28


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