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Kings of Con: The Podcast

59 EpisodesProduced by Rob and RichWebsite

Armed with their signature brand of codependent comedy, actors Rob Benedict and Richard Speight, Jr. embark on a weekly podcast-ial journey through the massively popular world of fan conventions as they have cocktails and conversations with the buzziest names in the con biz.Become a member and get b… read more

59 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

We Are The Sellouts!

November 7th, 2022

50:59

We're back!!  We've been silent for a second, so there's a lot in here: Imogen Poots, the debut of The Sellouts, Self Citations, Golf games....and of …

You say Centigrade, I say Celsius

September 13th, 2022

42:16

Rob and Rich discuss the heat wave, the Queen and Rich's birthday!

The Greatest Episode In The World (Tribute)

August 23rd, 2022

59:29

In this episode we breakdown our controversial previous episode and an eye-opening review from an industry profession(AL)

Robbie, tell them a story...

August 9th, 2022

53:12

Witness Rich, a real life Dad in the wild.  With narration provided by Rob Benedict. Plus grandma's little lies, battle of the network stars and how to sell used clothing.

My Inflamed Sack Pt. 2

August 3rd, 2022

40:25

It's part two of two!  When we last left Rob and Rich, life was hanging in the balance--or at least, Kim's text was...

My Inflamed Sack Pt. 1

July 27th, 2022

54:35

It's Season Two of the podcast!  And it starts with a two parter!  Rob and Rich are back after a spell with some illness.  Good news is they're alive and live to tell the tales....ps. it's a cliffhanger!

And we're back...again

May 16th, 2022

52:54

We're back after a delay!  Just in time for Euro Rob, Creepy Rich and a new TV show idea (with a theme song of course)

and we're drinking again...

April 9th, 2022

48:19

Just like old times, Rob and Rich get their emotes on and drink themselves through a podcast! PLUS Rich helps Rob to know his scuba from his snorkel …

Learning to Count Episodes with Rob and Rich

March 25th, 2022

30:59

Fresh from Paris, Rob's got a new flying with Rich story.  And Rich reveals that Rob's an actual sommelier.  Plus they don't know what episode this is.

I went to acting school....for acting

February 16th, 2022

45:37

Rob grabs Rich before work to discuss Kung Fu, the trials of the out of work actor and their NEW podcast, for which Rob writes an unauthorized theme song...

We're Out of Bin Liners! with Gareth Reynolds

January 26th, 2022

55:16

Hilarious comedian/writer/podcaster Gareth Reynolds phones talks to the boys about growing up British/American, writing on Arrested Development and …

Damp January!

January 13th, 2022

48:38

Step into Rob and Rich's universe, which includes damp January, tall children, Martians and Non-Golden Globes!

Your holiday wish come true-- a real life Mark Sheppard!

December 21st, 2021

1:03:24

At long last, Rob and Rich reunite with actor and musician Mark Sheppard!  The former "King of  Hell" discusses life post Supernatural and reminisces …

Blonde Bobbo & the Brown and Grey Roots

December 8th, 2021

37:19

Rich and Rob show up to the episode wearing the exact same thing.  Then they cover something funny from the seat of Kung Fu, band names and well, the fact that they showed up to the episode wearing the exact SAME THING!

Talking Old Henry with Potsy!

November 17th, 2021

58:24

Posty Ponicroli, director of the critically acclaimed new film OLD HENRY starring Tim Blake Nelson (and our own "Old" Richard Speight, Jr) joins us …

ARDEN MYRIN is a National Treasure

October 27th, 2021

1:00:35

Comedian/Actress and Host of the Will You Accept This Rose podcast, ARDEN MYRIN joins the boys for a talk about her book, her career and other goodies all from the comfort of her "bougie garage".  And of course new …

Rich and Rob with the Hollywood News Report

October 15th, 2021

37:40

Rich and Rob do what they do best: read the Headlines so you don't have to.

Just a little R & R

October 7th, 2021

45:44

Rob and Rich are back!  And they're ready to discuss everything from Rich's sudden need for sunglasses inside and Rob's bad back.  Plus Rob paid the check and lived the tell the story.  

The Machete's cousin, Tyler Hays

September 1st, 2021

54:36

Furniture designer, entrepreneur and artist Tyler Hays joins the boys from his studio in Philadelphia.  That's right,  have a bonafide artist ...who just happens to be related to The Machete.

Shaved ice and porn stars

August 20th, 2021

52:23

Rob and Rich man the ship solo and discuss, among other things, shaved ice and well, porn stars.

Hank Chilton returns!

August 13th, 2021

1:02:23

Writer/Producer and Friend Hank Chilton returns to  get right down to the truth behind #drawergate.  Who took Rob's dresser from his garage?  Was it Hank?  Was it Rich?  Was it Rob?  So many suspects.  So little time.  

Felicia Day!

August 4th, 2021

58:21

The lovely and talented Felicia Day joins the podcast to discuss the ridiculous LA school system,  her Disney singing voice and Invisalign!  PLUS: …

Risk and Lively!

July 28th, 2021

48:13

So much stuff here.  Rob and Rich discuss their alter egos Risk and Likely, picking through Rob's garage sale plus a Machete sighting!!

Rob and Rich pitch tv shows

July 16th, 2021

49:47

Rich and Rob get weird (as usual) and brainstorm new TV shows that have yet to exist and...maybe should never actually exist.  #MurderShePooped. …

Rob and Rich Return!

July 2nd, 2021

40:46

And we're back.  What did we miss?

Rob and Rich: Texas Rangers

June 5th, 2021

55:40

Rich reports live from Austin and gives the low down of shooting the CWs "Walker" with Jared Padalecki.  And Rob tells his tale of the dark side of ticket buying on the interwebs.  

Rick Gomez and Steve Zahn: Part 2

May 26th, 2021

48:40

Part two of our conversation with Rick and Steve where we talk about making choices and meeting quality business partners ...plus for this episode we've included the KOCBlock!   Complete with your questions and a new …

Actors Rick Gomez and Steve Zahn: Part One.

May 19th, 2021

44:05

Episode 32 welcomes actors Rick Gomez (Band of Brothers) and Steve Zahn (War for Planet of the Apes, That Thing You Do).  This episode was so epic we had to divide in two parts.  Part One takes us through beard …

Tripping down a Google Hole

May 12th, 2021

35:28

Rob and Rich get stuck in the google hole, and  introducing our latest segment:  "Just Rob"...

Rob and Rich check the mail bag

May 5th, 2021

40:00

Rob and Rich dig into the mail bag to answer some of our listener questions, plus an interview with The Machete goes awry!

Oscar Wrap-up with Rob and Rich

April 28th, 2021

49:12

Oscar coverage, the return of News From the World and a cameo by the Machete herself!

Getting the Band Back Together with Louden Swain

April 21st, 2021

1:09:22

Rich and Rob welcome Rob's band Louden Swain (Michael Borja, Billy Moran and Stephen Norton) to the podcast to talk about their new music, their history as a band and share stories from the convention circuit. …

Now We're having a Conversation with Tony Arkin

April 14th, 2021

1:04:56

Actor/Writer/Director Anthony Arkin (The Americans, Succession, Madoff) is an old friend and ex roommate of Rob's.  They have a life's worth of tales …

Rob and Rich for the trifecta!

April 7th, 2021

1:04:56

It's the Return of the Jedi of the last three episodes.  Rob and Rich return to discuss such current topics as the Andy Griffith show and Barney Fife (or is it Pfiffe)?   Plus Dick in Lockdown and Dick's trademarked …

Rob and Rich Live and Raw!

March 31st, 2021

41:27

It's the sequel you didn't ask for....Rob and Rich go old school again.  Rich is stranded in Vancouver.  Rob is stranded in his own mind.  Enjoy!

Rob and Rich self guest

March 17th, 2021

53:34

Hey hey our guests are Rich and Rob!  Rich and Rob kick it old school where Rich discusses directing Kung Fu, Rob talks about his son's fat tire and …

Cats, Music and Emma Fitzpatrick

March 10th, 2021

59:35

Actress and Singer extraordinaire Emma Fitzpatrick joins the boys for a few cocktails to talk about her cat's incontinence, the origin of the Emote and singing with Rich and Rob.  It's a real hootenanny!

Feeling good with Lisa Berry

March 3rd, 2021

58:31

The incredible Lisa Berry (Supernatural) joins Rob and Rich to discuss having a baby, meditating and her relationship with singing.  Plus: The Machete gets a new theme song!

Al Cal Takeover with Alexander Calvert

February 24th, 2021

1:02:26

It's an Al Cal Takeover as actor Alexander Calvert (Supernatural, Edge of Seventeen) reunites with his old castmates and turns the table on them, …

Kicking Fear's Butt with Aimee Garcia

February 17th, 2021

54:38

Aimee Garcia (George Lopez, Lucifer) graces our podcasts and spreads her positivity and lovely energy.  Rich and Rob discuss the first time they met Aimee, and Aimee describes singing the National Anthem and Kicking …

Bathing with Paul Fitzgerald

February 10th, 2021

59:02

Actor, Writer, Director Paul Fitzgerald, currently appearing in Dare Me (Netflix) also happens to be one of Rob's oldest friends.  Paul answered the …

Rosey's got tunes!

February 3rd, 2021

1:06:34

Rich and Rob turn the table on podcast host Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville, host of "Inside of You" podcast) and make HIM the guest.  We've got exclusive song clips from his new band Sun Spin PLUS Mike does impressions!!

Misha Collins and kitchen decor

January 27th, 2021

1:00:23

Misha Collins (Supernatural) remodels (trashes) Rich's kitchen, meditates and solves the worlds problems-- and that's all in the first five minutes.

Our old friend Hank

January 22nd, 2021

1:18:05

Writer/Director Hank Chilton (Nip/Tuck, Covert Affairs) stops by to say.  We cover the Inauguration, How piranhas are like Trump...PLUS:  Poopagate(tm) revisited!

Rob, Rich, Tina and Democracy

January 13th, 2021

1:00:30

On the evening of the 6th, Rob, Rich and Tina sat down and tried to make sense of the events of the day.  Plus: the Ballad of Bobo being Frozen !

It's The Year End Special!

December 23rd, 2020

42:16

Rob and Rich bid 2020 adieu and  bring you the first annual TOP 10 SONGS OF THE PODCAST (and the "and my guest is Rich Speight" podcast) as chosen …

Talking Shop with Greg Grunberg

December 16th, 2020

1:08:42

Greg Grunberg has appeared in some of the most storied franchises in tv and film history -- Star Wars, Star Trek, Alias and Heroes to name a few.   He was also in the tv show Felicity with a young Rob Benedict.  On this …

Youtuber is the new Astronaut with Kim Rhodes!

December 9th, 2020

1:04:04

We break it down with the wonderful and talented Kim Rhodes (Supernatural, Suite Life of Zack and Cody), uncovering such hidden gems as "I'm not just …

Matt Cohen skips to the ER

December 2nd, 2020

1:10:47

He's Young John/Michael on Supernatural, host of Entertainment Tonight and the M of  R2M-- director and actor  Matt Cohen along with his lovely wife, actress Mandy Musgrave sit down to talk to Rob, Rich and producer …

Kurt Fuller has us in tears

November 18th, 2020

1:01:48

This is the funniest man we know. From Supernatural, Psych, Kings of Con and currently Evil on Netflix. , it's Kurt Fuller.  Listen to us discuss …

Acupuncture Norms with Rachael Harris

November 11th, 2020

1:06:35

From Lucifer, Suits, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid it's the lovely and talented Rachael Harris.  Join us as we discuss post election coverage binging, working with Rich on the set of Lucifer and watch the conversation take a …

Ruth Connell, the Greatest of All Time

November 4th, 2020

1:01:19

Actress Ruth Connell from Supernatural (who named the episode)  joins Rich and Rob to discuss translating her accent, Irish boys with bad language and getting Helen McCroried.  PLUS: a special appearance by the hamster …

Cutting it up with MICHAEL CUDLITZ

October 28th, 2020

55:20

From The Walking Dead, Band of Brothers, Southland and many more, it's Michael Cudlitz.  Rob and Rich get serious with Mike, and also discuss his new series CLARICE plus, the premiere of  "Bobby Got Bad Back"

Kicking it old school with Rob and Rich

October 21st, 2020

58:34

Taking you back to the "no guest"days with Rob and Rich, who discuss Covd laced politics, Machete Senior, and "Kinda Celebrity" Birthdays!

British Talky Talk With Tom Ellis

October 14th, 2020

59:07

Tom Ellis, star of Netflix' Lucifer - talks shop with the boys.  We cover Tom's move away from cigarettes, why Rich and Rob love the Lucifer set and we get to hear Rob's brilliant English accent.

Help Arrives in the form of Tina Bell

October 7th, 2020

47:13

This week's episode introduces producer extraordinaire Tina Densmore Bell (Kings of Con, Corporate) who will stay to help guide Rich and Rob through …

Ready and Jake Abel

September 29th, 2020

50:35

Rob and Rich talk video gaming, yoga mats and making a movie while in quarantine with actor Jake Abel.

A Very Canadian Quarantine with Jensen Ackles

September 23rd, 2020

52:51

Join us as we talk to Jensen while he was quarantining in Canada, just days before shooting the final two episodes of Supernatural.  

Meet Rob. Meet Rich.

September 15th, 2020

20:54

Rob and Rich lay out their plans for the podcast, ie. figure out how to work the computer.  PLUS: YOU CHOOSE  THE THEME SONG!

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