Kings of Con: The Podcast
By Rob and Rich
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.
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Like a house on fire
Rob and Rich are back! It's 2023 and we've got new episodes coming your way. Starting with this one: We've got Machetes, We've got Gangsters, we've got Rob and Rich talking how to use comedy as a weapon...it's all in here.
January 31, 2023
We Are The Sellouts!
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 course, appearances by most of The Speights.
November 07, 2022
You say Centigrade, I say Celsius
Rob and Rich discuss the heat wave, the Queen and Rich's birthday!
September 13, 2022
The Greatest Episode In The World (Tribute)
In this episode we breakdown our controversial previous episode and an eye-opening review from an industry profession(AL)
August 23, 2022
Robbie, tell them a story...
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.
August 09, 2022
My Inflamed Sack Pt. 2
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...
August 03, 2022
My Inflamed Sack Pt. 1
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!
July 27, 2022
And we're back...again
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)
May 16, 2022
and we're drinking again...
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 and an appearance by Calvin and Steve!
April 09, 2022
Learning to Count Episodes with Rob and Rich
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.
March 25, 2022
I went to acting school....for acting
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...
February 16, 2022
We're Out of Bin Liners! with Gareth Reynolds
Hilarious comedian/writer/podcaster Gareth Reynolds phones talks to the boys about growing up British/American, writing on Arrested Development and weighs in on "Moist January"-gate.
January 26, 2022
Step into Rob and Rich's universe, which includes damp January, tall children, Martians and Non-Golden Globes!
January 13, 2022
Your holiday wish come true-- a real life Mark Sheppard!
At long last, Rob and Rich reunite with actor and musician Mark Sheppard! The former "King of Hell" discusses life post Supernatural and reminisces about the show and the conventions with his old pals.
December 21, 2021
Blonde Bobbo & the Brown and Grey Roots
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!
December 08, 2021
Talking Old Henry with Potsy!
Posty Ponicroli, director of the critically acclaimed new film OLD HENRY starring Tim Blake Nelson (and our own "Old" Richard Speight, Jr) joins us to talk about the making of the film, his past shenanigans and how to handle Richard's on set tantrums.
November 17, 2021
ARDEN MYRIN is a National Treasure
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 songs from Rob as ordered by Rich...
October 27, 2021
Rich and Rob with the Hollywood News Report
Rich and Rob do what they do best: read the Headlines so you don't have to.
October 15, 2021
Just a little R & R
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.
October 07, 2021
The Machete's cousin, Tyler Hays
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.
September 01, 2021
Shaved ice and porn stars
Rob and Rich man the ship solo and discuss, among other things, shaved ice and well, porn stars.
August 20, 2021
Hank Chilton returns!
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.
August 13, 2021
The lovely and talented Felicia Day joins the podcast to discuss the ridiculous LA school system, her Disney singing voice and Invisalign! PLUS: there's a been a break-in at Bobo's!
August 04, 2021
Risk and Lively!
So much stuff here. Rob and Rich discuss their alter egos Risk and Likely, picking through Rob's garage sale plus a Machete sighting!!
July 28, 2021
Rob and Rich pitch tv shows
Rich and Rob get weird (as usual) and brainstorm new TV shows that have yet to exist and...maybe should never actually exist. #MurderShePooped. You're welcome!
July 16, 2021
Rob and Rich Return!
And we're back. What did we miss?
July 02, 2021
Rob and Rich: Texas Rangers
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.
June 05, 2021
Rick Gomez and Steve Zahn: Part 2
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 song from Rob! Consider it like a free weekend of Showtime.
May 26, 2021
Actors Rick Gomez and Steve Zahn: Part One.
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 trimming, bad sound cues and farms....ENJOY!
May 19, 2021
Tripping down a Google Hole
Rob and Rich get stuck in the google hole, and introducing our latest segment: "Just Rob"...
May 12, 2021
Rob and Rich check the mail bag
Rob and Rich dig into the mail bag to answer some of our listener questions, plus an interview with The Machete goes awry!
May 05, 2021
Oscar Wrap-up with Rob and Rich
Oscar coverage, the return of News From the World and a cameo by the Machete herself!
April 28, 2021
Getting the Band Back Together with Louden Swain
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. Occasionally, we let the band speak as well.
April 21, 2021
Now We're having a Conversation with Tony Arkin
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 to tell. We get into a few of them in this episode. The results are epic.
April 14, 2021
Rob and Rich for the trifecta!
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 "Salad Baller"!
April 07, 2021
Rob and Rich Live and Raw!
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!
March 31, 2021
Rob and Rich self guest
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 we've got Oscar/Grammy-gate.
March 17, 2021
Cats, Music and Emma Fitzpatrick
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!
March 10, 2021
Feeling good with Lisa Berry
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!
March 03, 2021
Al Cal Takeover with Alexander Calvert
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, assuming the role of show host. It's Al Cal Time!
February 24, 2021
Kicking Fear's Butt with Aimee Garcia
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 Fears Butt!!
February 17, 2021
Bathing with Paul Fitzgerald
Actor, Writer, Director Paul Fitzgerald, currently appearing in Dare Me (Netflix) also happens to be one of Rob's oldest friends. Paul answered the phone mid bath and the hilarity took over from there. Listen and hear Rich's recounting of nights out with Rob and Paul...plus Paul's made some music, Rob's got a new jingle or two and Tina finally gets the shout out she deserves!
February 10, 2021
Rosey's got tunes!
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!!
February 03, 2021
Misha Collins and kitchen decor
Misha Collins (Supernatural) remodels (trashes) Rich's kitchen, meditates and solves the worlds problems-- and that's all in the first five minutes.
January 27, 2021
Our old friend Hank
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!
January 22, 2021
Rob, Rich, Tina and Democracy
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 !
January 13, 2021
It's The Year End Special!
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 (at random) by Rob and Rich. Happy Holidays folks! Enjoy.
December 23, 2020
Talking Shop with Greg Grunberg
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 ep, the boys trade acting war stories, having a good microphone voice and being fathers.
December 16, 2020
Youtuber is the new Astronaut with Kim Rhodes!
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 a paleontologist", "YouTuber is the new astronaut" and for the first time ever we attempt a "triple google".
December 09, 2020
Matt Cohen skips to the ER
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 Tina about his Emmy, homeschooling and wishing for a time when we can once again be R2M in person. PLUS: EXCLUSIVE FOOTAGE of Matt snapping his achilles tendon...while skipping.
December 02, 2020
Kurt Fuller has us in tears
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 masking, big movies that don't get seen and of course, Toobin-gate.
November 18, 2020
Acupuncture Norms with Rachael Harris
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 turn when Rob discusses an awkward acupuncture experience.
November 11, 2020
Ruth Connell, the Greatest of All Time
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 formerly known as Olivette!
November 04, 2020
Cutting it up with MICHAEL CUDLITZ
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"
October 28, 2020
Kicking it old school with Rob and Rich
Taking you back to the "no guest"days with Rob and Rich, who discuss Covd laced politics, Machete Senior, and "Kinda Celebrity" Birthdays!
October 21, 2020
British Talky Talk With Tom Ellis
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.
October 14, 2020
Help Arrives in the form of Tina Bell
This week's episode introduces producer extraordinaire Tina Densmore Bell (Kings of Con, Corporate) who will stay to help guide Rich and Rob through the deep and murky podcast forest. Plus a good ole' drunk Rob story, a song about a Johnson and Get Yourself a Tyler!
October 07, 2020
Ready and Jake Abel
Rob and Rich talk video gaming, yoga mats and making a movie while in quarantine with actor Jake Abel.
September 29, 2020
A Very Canadian Quarantine with Jensen Ackles
Join us as we talk to Jensen while he was quarantining in Canada, just days before shooting the final two episodes of Supernatural.
September 23, 2020
Meet Rob. Meet Rich.
Rob and Rich lay out their plans for the podcast, ie. figure out how to work the computer. PLUS: YOU CHOOSE THE THEME SONG!
September 15, 2020