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The Laurel & Hardy Podcast

39 EpisodesProduced by Patrick VaseyWebsite

Formerly known as The Laurel & Hardy Blogcast, this is the only podcast to take you on a chronological journey through the films of the world's best-loved comedy team, Laurel and Hardy. In each episode, I take a deep dive through each film the boys made together, and I'm joined by a special guest on… read more

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34. Angora Love (1929) with Chris Seguin

November 25th, 2023


With a tear in the eye, episode thirty-four brings Stan and Ollie’s silent period to a close. To discuss Laurel & Hardy’s swansong of their silent era, Angora Love, Patrick welcomes back to the Podcast classic …

Bonus 7: The Last Dance of the Cuckoos with Andy Hollingworth and Matt Holt

September 29th, 2023


On September 9th, 1953, Stan Laurel and Oliver ‘Babe’ Hardy arrived on a boat direct from the USA into the small harbour town of Cobh, Ireland, ahead of another tour of the theatres of Great Britain. The boys assumed …

33. Bacon Grabbers (1929) with Randy Skretvedt

September 17th, 2023


In Episode thirty-three, Patrick welcomes back to the Podcast Laurel & Hardy expert and author of Laurel & Hardy: The Magic Behind the Movies and The Laurel & Hardy Movie ScriptsRandy Skretvedt. Throughout …

32. Double Whoopee (1929) with Glenn Mitchell

August 12th, 2023


In Episode 32, our attention turns to the first film that Stan and Babe made in 1929, Double Whoopee. Best known for a three-minute sequence starring a young Jean Harlow, Patrick and his special guest, Glenn Mitchell, …

Bonus 6: Laurel & Hardy - Year One 1927 Silents, Blu Ray Release with Serge Bromberg

July 8th, 2023


Joining Patrick for this special edition of the podcast is Serge Bromberg from Lobster Films. Serge talks about the long-awaited release of Laurel & Hardy's 1927 silent shorts on Blu-ray. During the discussion, we …

31. Big Business (1929) [Part Two] with Richard W. Bann

May 30th, 2023


Episode 31 completes our deep dive into Stan and Babe's 1929 masterpiece, Big Business. On the previous show, Episode 30, Randy Skretvedt and I …

30. Big Business (1929) [Part One] with Randy Skretvedt

April 28th, 2023


Episode 30 marks the third year anniversary of The Laurel & Hardy Podcast. In today's show, we hear from some of the podcast's loyal supporters about why they love the show so much. The big business in hand, though, …

29. That's My Wife (1929) with Steve Massa

February 7th, 2023


The Laurel & Hardy Podcast returns with Episode 29 and takes a deep dive into the next chronological release, Stan and Babe's hilarious 1929 …

Bonus 5: '...and this is my friend Mr Holland'

November 12th, 2022


In this very special bonus episode of The Laurel & Hardy Podcast, Patrick chats with star of TV and stage Jeffrey Holland. Jeffrey is someone who …

27. Wrong Again (1929) with Glenn Mitchell

November 6th, 2022


Under its new title, The Laurel & Hardy Podcast, Episode 27 takes a deep dive into Stan and Babe's wonderful 1929 release, Wrong Again.  …

26. Liberty (1929) with John Bengtson and Randy Skretvedt

September 16th, 2022


Episode 26 has very lofty ambitions, as Patrick and his guests discuss Laurel & Hardy’s 1929 short, Liberty. In the footsteps of Harold Lloyd, …

25. We Faw Down (1928) with Chris Seguin

August 11th, 2022


In this 25th episode of The Laurel & Hardy Podcast, Patrick provides an update on his forthcoming book, Laurel & Hardy: Silents and makes a special announcement about the future of The Laurel & Hardy …

24. Habeas Corpus (1928) with Paul Castiglia and Randy Skretvedt

July 2nd, 2022


In a bumper Episode 24, the Podcast has reached a pivotal moment in Laurel and Hardy’s cinematic history. Today’s film in focus, Habeas Corpus was not only the boys’ first out-and-out scare-comedy, but it was also the …

Bonus 4: "Everything Comes From Karno" with David Crump

May 24th, 2022


Joining us on this special bonus edition of The Laurel & Hardy Podcast is a man who has had a number of guises in his life, including as an actor, singer, and playwright, and to that list, he can now add the title …

22. Two Tars (1928) with Randy Skretvedt

April 21st, 2022


In Episode 22, Patrick celebrates the 2nd anniversary of the Podcast and we hear birthday messages from some of the podcast’s many global listeners. In addition, Patrick also welcomes back to the Blogcast Laurel & …

21. Early to Bed (1928) [Part Two] with Richard W. Bann

March 1st, 2022


Episode 21, sees Patrick offer a Laurel and Hardy handshake to returning guest and Hal Roach Studios expert, Richard W. Bann. This episode continues the discussion that Patrick had with Randy Skretvedt in Episode 20 …

20. Early to Bed (1928) [Part One] with Randy Skretvedt

February 4th, 2022


In Episode Twenty, Patrick welcomes back to the Podcast Laurel & Hardy expert and author of Laurel & Hardy: The Magic Behind the Movies and The Laurel & Hardy Movie Scripts, Randy Skretvedt. Throughout the …

19. Should Married Men Go Home? with Glenn Mitchell

January 7th, 2022


Episode Nineteen sees the welcome return of special guest Glenn Mitchell. In the programme Patrick and Glenn discuss the first release from the …

18. Their Purple Moment (1928) with Richard W. Bann

November 20th, 2021


In this bumper Episode Eighteen, Patrick welcomes Laurel and Hardy and Hal Roach Studios expert Richard W. Bann to the Podcast for the very first time.

Richard is one of the foremost authorities on anything and …

17. You're Darn Tootin' (1928) with Ben Model and Neil Brand

October 9th, 2021


In a jam-packed Episode Seventeen and to help him discuss the 1928 silent short, You’re Darn Tootin’, Patrick welcomes two new, first-time special guests to the Podcast. First up is silent film accompanist, blogger, …

16. From Soup to Nuts (1928) & Anita Garvin Special with Randy Skretvedt

September 4th, 2021


In Episode Sixteen, Patrick focuses on the classic silent short, From Soup to Nuts from 1928. Helping him to discuss the film is ever popular and …

15. The Finishing Touch (1928) with Randy Skretvedt and Kyp Harness

August 5th, 2021


In a bumper Episode Fifteen, Patrick discusses the classic silent short from 1928, The Finishing Touch. This film was the first of Stan and Babe’s films where they appear as labourers with a job to do. Joining in the …

Bonus 3: Edgar Kennedy Special with Bill Cassara

June 26th, 2021


Acting as something of a bridge between Episodes Thirteen and Fifteen, this episode is a special bonus edition of the Podcast where the focus of discussion is a man who appeared in both Leave ‘Em Laughing and The …

13. Leave 'Em Laughing (1928) with Nico Cartenstadt

May 27th, 2021


In Episode Thirteen, Patrick chats with special guest, Nico Cartenstadt. As well as being a lifelong Laurel and Hardy fan, collector and Grand Sheik …

12. The Battle of the Century (1928) with Randy Skretvedt

April 21st, 2021


In this first-year anniversary episode, Patrick celebrates the Podcast’s first birthday with members of the Podcast's online Community and from the wider fan community too. The film in focus on Episode 12 is the …

11. Putting Pants on Philip (1927) with Glenn Mitchell

March 15th, 2021


In Episode Eleven, Patrick welcomes back to the podcast returning guest and Laurel & Hardy expert and author of ‘The Laurel & Hardy Encyclopedia’, Glenn Mitchell. Moving another step along the Laurel & Hardy …

Bonus 2: Laurel OR Hardy Blu-ray Release with Rob Stone

February 1st, 2021


On this second bonus episode of The Laurel & Hardy Podcast, Patrick chats with Laurel & Hardy solo films expert and author Rob Stone. …

10. Call of the Cuckoo (1927) & Hats Off (1927) with Randy Skretvedt

January 26th, 2021


The tenth episode of the Podcast is the final part of two back-to-back episodes containing a fantastic interview with the author of Laurel & Hardy: The Magic Behind the Movies, Randy Skretvedt. In this continuation …

9. The Second Hundred Years (1927) with Randy Skretvedt

December 24th, 2020


Episode Nine of the Podcast is the first of two episodes containing a fantastic interview with the author of Laurel & Hardy: The Magic Behind the Movies, Randy Skretvedt. In this first part, Patrick asks Randy about …

8. Sugar Daddies (1927) with Steve Massa

November 24th, 2020


In Episode Eight of the Podcast, Patrick chats with returning guest, author, silent film historian and co-host of the Silent Comedy Watch Parties on YouTube, Steve Massa. Along with the discussion of today’s film in …

Bonus 1: Laurel & Hardy Autographs with Mark Hammond

November 13th, 2020


On this special bonus episode of The Laurel & Hardy Podcast, Patrick chats to Laurel & Hardy fan and long-time memorabilia collector Mark …

7. Flying Elephants (1927) with Glenn Mitchell

October 25th, 2020


Episode Seven of the Podcast is the second of two episodes containing an interview with the author of The Laurel & Hardy Encyclopedia, Glenn Mitchell. In this final part, Patrick and Glenn talk about the 1927 silent …

6. Do Detectives Think? (1927) with Glenn Mitchell (Pt 1.)

September 20th, 2020


Episode Six of the Podcast is the first of two episodes containing an interview with the author of The Laurel & Hardy Encyclopedia, Glenn Mitchell. In this first part, Patrick and Glenn talk about Glenn’s Laurel …

5. Sailors Beware (1927) & Now I'll Tell One (1927), Hal Roach Special with Craig Calman

August 17th, 2020


In another packed episode, Patrick has not one but two special guests. First, he talks to author Craig Calman about his friendship and association …

4. Why Girls Love Sailors (1927) & With Love and Hisses (1927) with Chris Seguin

July 16th, 2020


In a packed episode four, Patrick reviews the new blu-ray/DVD set, Laurel & Hardy: The Definitive Restorations and talks to Laurel & Hardy aficianado, Chris Seguin about the two films in focus, Why Girls Love …

3. Slipping Wives (1927) & Love 'Em and Weep (1927) - Finlayson Special

June 12th, 2020


In this third episode, Patrick talks with Stephen Rettie about his family connection to Laurel & Hardy co-star and fan favourite, James Finlayson. The episode charts Finlayson's history growing up in Larbert, …

2. 45 Mins...(1926) & Duck Soup (1927) with Steve Massa

May 3rd, 2020


In this second episode Patrick talks with silent film historian, Steve Massa about his connections with the world of Laurel and Hardy. The two audio blogs focus on the next two films in the Laurel and Hardy canon, being …

1. The Lucky Dog (1921) with Rob Stone

April 1st, 2020


In this very first episode of The Laurel & Hardy Podcast, host Patrick Vasey introduces the premise of the series and focuses on Laurel and Hardy's first appearance together on screen, 'The Lucky Dog' (1921). To …

L&H Blogcast - Teaser Trailer

March 17th, 2020


Introducing The Laurel & Hardy Blogcast. 

In each episode I'll be looking at and discussing the films of Laurel and Hardy, the world's best loved comedy duo. In addition, I have a great line up of special guests who …

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