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Better Than Life: A Red Dwarf Podcast

7 - "Kryten" with Nat Luurtsema

Season 2, Ep. 1

BAFTA-nominated film maker, author and comedian Nat Luurtsema explains why Rimmer really doesn’t deserve nice things. We talk grubby, grotty losers and reassuring lessons about growing up. You’ll also get to hear the moment Nat wins Red Dwarf. 


Analysing series 2 episode 1, Kryten, we discuss the theatrical roots of our favourite mechanoid’s name, the innately tragic quality of fictional butlers, and the audience response to Lister being Rimmer’s wingman. Plus: the origins of a feud between cast members that started during this ep and continues to this very day. And, of course, we admire David Ross’ totally legit performance.


SO WHAT IS IT?


Better Than Life is the pod where comedians talk Red Dwarf, the greatest sci-fi sitcom, one episode at a time. With a fresh guest every ep, we’re your perfect podcast companion for a first watch or a rewatch. Be warned: spoilers! 


Hosted by Fergus (huge fan) and John (lapsed fan). 

Production, artwork and insights by Alex Watson. 


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Get the latest from Nat on X or Instagram @natluurtsema


WHAT DO YOU THINK?


Have a word on our socials: 

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We’d love to ask your questions on the pod – and to hear your feedback. Drop us a line: betterthanlifepod@gmail.com 


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