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Rose Robinson, The Alaskan Pipeline, & Robin Williams Podcast

Hello and welcome once again to The Comedy Cast, as per usual I’m joined by the brilliant Seamus Kelly who challenges Conor McGregor’s auld man to a scrap, we speak about weirdos who like climbing up things for no real reason and we have our first Legends of Comedy sections where we speak about the life and comedy of Robin Williams. Can we call this one the Robin Williams Podcast?

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We kick off the podcast and we have a chat about what Conor McGregor’s Dad has been up to. The UFC fighter’s Dad had a weird rant on Instagram where he made a video where he was complaining about getting change in coins from a ticket machine and the coins couldn’t fit into his Hugo Boss suit pockets. We speak then about Conor McGregor apparently being in trouble for posing for a photo with Russia’s head honcho Vladimir Putin. What follows then is a challenge to a duel. Seamus vs McGregor Snr. on a Dart.

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Next up we have our first interview of the day. We have Rose Robinson from the upcoming Edinburgh Fringe Festival show Great British Mysteries 1599. The show is a comedic murder mystery set in 1599 and I’ll let the press release fill in the rest “the sleuthing double act give their audience a whistle stop tour of life in 16th century England. At a time when beheadings, bear baiting and bureaucratic bouts of torture are de rigueur, our heroes set sail on a witch hunt armed with only a quill and a bottle of something yellow.”

We speak about the concept of the show, how Rose and her costar Will Close came up with the concept and how they wrestled with all of the necessary research. We also speak about their hopes for getting it made for television or radio and she gives her number one tip for surviving a month-long shenaginans of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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Next up, we have a chat about why mountain climbers climb. Recently an Irishman, Jason Black (http://www.thejournal.ie/irish-man-scales-k2-4142358-Jul2018/) summited K2, the second highest mountain on this god-awful planet and we have a chat about why people do such things and y’know would you really be bothered, would though, really?

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On the podcast then we have musician and podcast Chris Olden on the show. Chris is the Billy Corgan of The Alaskan Pipeline so we speak about the band and how they came to embrace Americana music, while remaining experimental at the same time. I would describe them as a bit of a mix between early Bruce Springsteen, a bit of U2’s Joshua Tree with a good dollop of Radiohead in there too. Check out their music in the link above, I’m sure you’ll like them.

Chris also hosts a mighty film podcast called The Movie Bunker Podcast and explains to me why he and his brother want to watch critically-panned films.

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Robin Williams Podcast

Back them to myself and Seamus and we introduce a new section for the podcast; Legends of Comedy. First up to be inducted is Robin Williams. Now many of you will know about the new HBO documentary about Williams, Come Inside my Mind so we both watched it and speak about one of the most loved men that stand-up comedy has seen. We speak about his life and struggles with drugs and alcohol and just what made him so funny. We speak about his death too and his legacy of amazing stand-up, some great films and so really terrible ones too.

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Right, that’s it for this week. Thanks for joining us and please continue to tell your podcast and comedy-mad friends all about us.

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