Blogcast LogoThe Laurel & Hardy Blog is proud to announce the launch of a new podcast series, entitled ‘The Laurel & Hardy Blogcast’ (see what I did there?!).

You can now take your favourite blog around with you wherever you go, in the car, on a bus, whilst out jogging or wherever you like to listen to podcasts.

Not only will each episode contain an audio version of the related blog posts, but I’ll also be chatting to special guests from the Laurel & Hardy world, such as authors, experts, film archivists, officianados and regular fans, like you and me!

So, why not take a listen on Spotify, Anchor, Apple Podcasts/iTunes, Google Podcasts or by clicking  on the handy podcast player to the sidebar (right):

Episode 5: Sailors Beware! & Now I’ll Tell One – with Craig Calman & James Forsher          In another packed episode, Patrick has not one but two special guests. First he talks to author Craig Calman about his friendship and association with Hal Roach, followed by a conversation with award winning documentary filmmaker, James Forsher, about his forthcoming feature length documentary about the life and career of Hal Roach. There are another two audio blogs, focussing on the next two films in the Laurel & Hardy filmography, namely Sailors Beware! (1927) and Now I’ll Tell One (1927).

Episode 4: Why Girls Love Sailors & With Love and Hisses – with Chris Seguin                 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 Sailors (1927) and With Love and Hisses (1927). They also discuss the influence of silent comedy star Harry Langdon on Stan Laurel and also Chris’ obsession with the boys’ final screen appearance, the controversial, Atoll K.

Episode 3: Slipping Wives & Love ‘Em and Weep – *James Finlayson Special* – with Stephen Rettie                                                                                                                                          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, Scotland and emigrating to California and becoming a global star. The two Laurel & Hardy films in focus are ‘Slipping Wives’ (1927) and Love ‘Em and Weep (1927), being Finlayson’s first role in the same film as both Stan Laurel and Oliver ‘Babe’ Hardy.


Episode 2: 45 Minutes From Hollywood & Duck Soup – with Steve Massa                             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 45 Minutes From Hollywood (1926) and Duck Soup (1927) and Steve gives his take on them both.

Episode 1: The Lucky Dog – with Rob Stone                                                                                    This first episode of ‘The Laurel & Hardy Blogcast’ covers Laurel and Hardy’s first appearance together on screen, namely ‘The Lucky Dog’ (1921). Included is a great interview with ground-breaking author, Rob Stone who discusses Stan and Ollie’s solo careers, as well as the film in question.

The Laurel & Hardy Blogcast – Teaser Trailer


“Excellent episode…Insightful, fun and always great to hear…Thank you for these great podcasts” Tony B.

“Another brilliant and riveting episode! I love this podcast, and the new episodes cannot come soon enough. Thank you for taking the time and effort to make these. Keep up the great work” Thomas I.

“Catching up on these blog casts now, amazing stuff! So glad L&H buffs have their own in-depth podcast now, the Marx Brothers have had a great one and now L&H have their own great one. Thanks for filling the void! The interspersed L&H audio clips are inspired and come off effortless, imagine that takes a lot of work! Punctuates an already entertaining discussion with a smile.”    Christopher J.

“I’ve been enjoying the podcasts and I’m looking forward to many more.” Ron H.

“It’s wonderful, I’ve listened to all of them twice, and will listen to them again! They are so chock-full of information I simply must listen to them more than once!” Bill W.

“I just heard the Lucky Dog episode of the podcast and wanted to convey my deepest appreciation for your presentation. Rob Stone was a terrific guest and the opportunity to hear about his experiences made this Laurel and Hardy conversation really come alive.  I cannot wait to hear the rest of your episodes. What a gift to all Sons of the Desert and also those with a less fanatical interest in the boys.” Nick J.

“Just listened to podcast number 4…Wonderful once again, thanks to Patrick Vasey and all concerned…Keep up the great work” Clive S.

As ususal, I’d love to hear your thoughts.