Laurel & Hardy

There’s everything from soup to nuts folks; Come and get it!

Welcome to the official home of The Laurel & Hardy Podcast. The place to discover all you need to know about the films of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Each month I publish a new podcast episode discussing a film in the Laurel and Hardy chronology. You can share your thoughts, ideas and love for… Continue reading There’s everything from soup to nuts folks; Come and get it!

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Episode 28: “…and this is my friend Mr Holland”

To listen now click HERE 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 can rightly be referred to as a member of UK TV royalty. His acting career on both stage and screen over the years has… Continue reading Episode 28: “…and this is my friend Mr Holland”

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Podcast Show Notes – Episode 27: Wrong Again (1929) with Glenn Mitchell

To Listen Now Click HERE or use the Website Podcast Player  Under its new title, The Laurel & Hardy Podcast, Episode 27 takes a deep dive into Stan and Babe's wonderful 1929 release, Wrong Again.  Returning guest expert Glenn Mitchell pays a fitting tribute to the late film historian Dave Wyatt. During Patrick and Glenn's… Continue reading Podcast Show Notes – Episode 27: Wrong Again (1929) with Glenn Mitchell

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29. Wrong Again (1929)

As the Victor trucks, laden with sound recording equipment, trundled steadily westward, heading for Culver City, the production units on the Lot of Fun settled back to business as usual. For the Laurel and Hardy unit, following the thrills of Liberty was always going to be a tall order, with its dramatic location and hair-raising… Continue reading 29. Wrong Again (1929)

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28. Liberty (1929)

Shortly after filming wrapped on We Faw Down, Leo McCarey made news by signing James Horne to “a long-term contract to direct Hal Roach comedies.”[i] This was a significant recruitment for the studio, especially concerning Stan and Babe, as Horne would go on to direct some of Laurel and Hardy’s best comedies, such as Big… Continue reading 28. Liberty (1929)

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Podcast Show Notes – Episode 26: Liberty (1929) with John Bengtson and Randy Skretvedt

To listen now, use the website's podcast player, or click HERE Episode 26 has very lofty ambitions, as Patrick and his guests discuss Laurel & Hardy’s 1929 short, Liberty. In the footsteps of Harold Lloyd, Liberty is the one and only time Stan and Babe made an out-and-out ‘thrill’ picture and what a hilarious short… Continue reading Podcast Show Notes – Episode 26: Liberty (1929) with John Bengtson and Randy Skretvedt

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27. We Faw Down (1928)

As the filming of Habeas Corpus was coming to a close, Hal Roach was still fretting over which way to turn, or perhaps more accurately, how far to turn, in relation to the new craze for sound pictures. He had determined to move forward and embrace the new technologies, but it was with reluctance and… Continue reading 27. We Faw Down (1928)

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Podcast Show Notes- Episode 25: We Faw Down (1928) with Chris Seguin

CLICK HERE to listen now or use the podcast player on this page 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 Magazine. The main business of the day,… Continue reading Podcast Show Notes- Episode 25: We Faw Down (1928) with Chris Seguin

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26. Habeas Corpus (1928)

The movie world was changing. The development of sound recording technology to accompany motion pictures had been building for some time, with Thomas Edison beginning attempts to invent a reliable method as early as 1891. On both sides of the Atlantic, many others followed suit over the years that followed. With various degrees of success,… Continue reading 26. Habeas Corpus (1928)

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Podcast Show Notes – Episode 24: Habeas Corpus (1928) with Paul Castiglia and Randy Skretvedt

  Listen now by using the handy podcast player on the right of the screen, or by clicking HERE 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… Continue reading Podcast Show Notes – Episode 24: Habeas Corpus (1928) with Paul Castiglia and Randy Skretvedt

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Podcast Show Notes- Episode 23: Bonus Podcast – “Everything Comes From Karno” with David Crump

Listen now by using the handy podcast player on the right of the screen, or by clicking HERE 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,… Continue reading Podcast Show Notes- Episode 23: Bonus Podcast – “Everything Comes From Karno” with David Crump