#275 You’ve Got Mail - We’ve been recommissioned again for an amazing 19th series and Richard is exhausted from his final attempt to let the world know when International Men’s Day is and what are you talking about? He always wears a suit. There’s nothing unusual going on. His guest is just some guy from some old sketch show and the first Knight (that says Ni) on the podcast, Sir Michael Palin.Obviously Rich is in awe and on his best behaviour, but that won’t stop him bringing up one of Michael’s rare career disappointments and nearly derailing everything. But Michael is everything you’d hope for and you can find out what he got paid for his script being used in Sliding Doors, how the Fish Dance went down in North Korea, how Life of Brian might have been Python at its height, the perils of being a mud eater, how Mrs Palin ended up on Saturday Night Live, why Terry Jones was the heart of Python and how this remarkable friendship between writing partners was maintained right to the end. Plus the best impression of Cicero that you’re likely to hear. Will Richard end up in the diary and what terrible things will be said about him…? We will have to wait.Monthly badgers - your backstage interview includes Michael ad-libbing a brand new scene for Life of Brian which I would say is worth your monthly subscription to the end of time. So sign up to see this - we don’t get many emergency questions on stage, but he did a few in the dressing room. http://gofasterstripe.com/badgesSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE
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Comedy legend, Sir Michael Palin joins James to discuss his life and incredible career. They talk about the origins or Monty Python and how he became apart of one of the most revolutionary sketch shows and comedy groups of all time, as well as his later career and back catalogue of travel programmes, including his most recent TV show, which is now also a book, Michael Palin in North Korea.
Full Disclosure is an in depth interview series chatting to the world's most fascinating people, hosted by James O'Brien.
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Michael Palin talks with Rev. Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir about travelling in the footsteps of a ship, Erebus, that went missing in the late 1840s and was only re-discovered in 2014. He also discusses the special relationship with his fellow Monty Pythons. Dani Crilly tells the story of the horse who she says saved her life. Vee Walker talks to us from Bavay in France, which was liberated by Vee’s grandfather Major Tom Westmacott in 1918. Beatboxer and composer Jason Singh explains how he works and why he appreciates sound.
Matt Baker will take a short break from the CIN Rickshaw Challenge to speak to us. Nana Mouskouri shares her Inheritance Tracks - she has chosen Suzanne by Leonard Cohen and Love is a Losing Game by Amy Winehouse. And Martin Impey whose life and career changed when he completed a promise made to his grandmother, to find his great uncle who never returned from WW1.
Erebus by Michael Palin is out now.
Vee Walker – Major Tom’s War is out now.
Nana Moukouri’s latest Album ‘Forever Young’ is out now.
Wilfred Owen’s Dulce et Decorum est – Illustrated by Martin Impey is out now.
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Editor: Eleanor Garland
Comedian, actor, writer and presenter, Michael Palin joins Yotam Ottolenghi in his kitchen.
Join Yotam Ottolenghi as he welcomes Michael Palin, comedian, actor, writer and television presenter, into his kitchen. Over lunch, Michael and Yotam discuss their experiences of working abroad, the joys of British comfort food and their relationships with their fathers. Together they enjoy a meal of burrata with chargrilled grapes and basil, pappardelle with rose harissa, black olives and capers, gem lettuce with fridge-raid dressing and sweet and salty cheesecake with cherries.