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Kings of Con: The Podcast

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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Kings of Con: The PodcastJan 31, 2023

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Twenty Buck Green Juice

Twenty Buck Green Juice

We're on a roll! Talking Erewhon Green Juice, Chris Stapleton and Rob's penchant for donating money to the airlines.

May 18, 202350:57
Schnitzel, hold the Weiner

Schnitzel, hold the Weiner

We're talking Rob's travels to Europe, we're helping Pop Pop Speight through Zoom training, Plus the truth about Dorf.

May 10, 202345:09
Grammar, Baby!

Grammar, Baby!

Can ya believe it?  Two in a seven day window -- we're cooking with gas! 

Apr 28, 202345:30
Glitches and Glams

Glitches and Glams

An episode filled with internet glitches, repainted walls and a incomprehensible May....

Apr 24, 202325:25
Oscar Awards Pre Show!

Oscar Awards Pre Show!

 We're talking tinkle, we're talking covid, we're talking Oscar Awards!  A sick Rob and a Richy Rich bringing the news when it counts.

Mar 11, 202355:54
Like a house on fire

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.

Jan 31, 202350:44
We Are The Sellouts!

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.

Nov 07, 202250:60
You say Centigrade, I say Celsius

You say Centigrade, I say Celsius

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

Sep 13, 202242:17
The Greatest Episode In The World (Tribute)

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)

Aug 23, 202259:30
Robbie, tell them a story...

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.

Aug 09, 202253:12
My Inflamed Sack Pt. 2

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...
Aug 03, 202240:25
My Inflamed Sack Pt. 1

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!

Jul 27, 202254:35
And we're back...again

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, 202252:54
and we're drinking again...

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!

Apr 09, 202248:19
Learning to Count Episodes with Rob and Rich

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.

Mar 25, 202230:59
I went to acting school....for acting

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...

Feb 16, 202245:37
We're Out of Bin Liners! with Gareth Reynolds

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.

Jan 26, 202255:17
Damp January!

Damp January!

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

Jan 13, 202248:39
Your holiday wish come true-- a real life Mark Sheppard!

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.

Dec 21, 202101:03:24
Blonde Bobbo & the Brown and Grey Roots

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!
Dec 08, 202137:20
Talking Old Henry with Potsy!

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. 


Nov 17, 202158:24
ARDEN MYRIN is a National Treasure

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...

Oct 27, 202101:00:35
Rich and Rob with the Hollywood News Report

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.
Oct 15, 202137:40
Just a little R & R

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.  

Oct 07, 202145:45
The Machete's cousin, Tyler Hays

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.

Sep 01, 202154:37
Shaved ice and porn stars

Shaved ice and porn stars

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

Aug 20, 202152:23
Hank Chilton returns!

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.  

Aug 13, 202101:02:24
Felicia Day!

Felicia Day!

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!

Aug 04, 202158:21
Risk and Lively!

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!!

Jul 28, 202148:13
Rob and Rich pitch tv shows

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!

Jul 16, 202149:47
Rob and Rich Return!

Rob and Rich Return!

And we're back.  What did we miss?

Jul 02, 202140:46
Rob and Rich: Texas Rangers

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.  

Jun 05, 202155:41
Rick Gomez and Steve Zahn: Part 2

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, 202148:40
Actors Rick Gomez and Steve Zahn: Part One.

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, 202144:06
Tripping down a Google Hole

Tripping down a Google Hole

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

May 12, 202135:28
Rob and Rich check the mail bag

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, 202140:00
Oscar Wrap-up with Rob and Rich

Oscar Wrap-up with Rob and Rich

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

Apr 28, 202149:13
Getting the Band Back Together with Louden Swain

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.
Apr 21, 202101:09:23
Now We're having a Conversation with Tony Arkin

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.

Apr 14, 202101:04:57
Rob and Rich for the trifecta!

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"!

Apr 07, 202101:04:57
Rob and Rich Live and Raw!

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!

Mar 31, 202141:28
Rob and Rich self guest

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.

Mar 17, 202153:34
Cats, Music and Emma Fitzpatrick

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!

Mar 10, 202159:35
Feeling good with Lisa Berry

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!

Mar 03, 202158:32
Al Cal Takeover with Alexander Calvert

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!

Feb 24, 202101:02:26
Kicking Fear's Butt with Aimee Garcia

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!!

Feb 17, 202154:38
Bathing with Paul Fitzgerald

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!

Feb 10, 202159:03
Rosey's got tunes!

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!!

Feb 03, 202101:06:35
Misha Collins and kitchen decor

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.

Jan 27, 202101:00:23
Our old friend Hank

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!

Jan 22, 202101:18:06
Rob, Rich, Tina and Democracy

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 !

Jan 13, 202101:00:31
It's The Year End Special!

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.

Dec 23, 202042:17
Talking Shop with Greg Grunberg

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.  

Dec 16, 202001:08:42
Youtuber is the new Astronaut with Kim Rhodes!

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".

Dec 09, 202001:04:05
Matt Cohen skips to the ER

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.

Dec 02, 202001:10:47
Kurt Fuller has us in tears

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.

Nov 18, 202001:01:49
Acupuncture Norms with Rachael Harris

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.

Nov 11, 202001:06:36
Ruth Connell, the Greatest of All Time

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!

Nov 04, 202001:01:20
Cutting it up with MICHAEL CUDLITZ

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"

Oct 28, 202055:21
Kicking it old school with Rob and Rich

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!
Oct 21, 202058:35
British Talky Talk With Tom Ellis

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.

Oct 14, 202059:07
Help Arrives in the form of Tina Bell

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!

Oct 07, 202047:13
Ready and Jake Abel

Ready and Jake Abel

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

Sep 29, 202050:36
A Very Canadian Quarantine with Jensen Ackles

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.  

Sep 23, 202052:51
Meet Rob. Meet Rich.

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!

Sep 15, 202020:54