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    Succotash Epi282: Three On A Whim

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 30:36

    Saluton, estas mi, Tyson Saner, your host for this episode of Succotash that numbers 282. I had a couple episodes off recently so executive producer Marc Hershon with whom I share hosting duties stepped up to bring you a fresh show, two weeks in a row. Thank you kindly, sir. The first, Epi280, featured an interview with the hilarious Dana Gould who, aside from being a comedian most of his life and writing for The Simpsons, amongst other credits, has a great web-based series on his YouTube channel called Hanging with Dr. Z, in which he plays Dr. Zaius from the original Planet of the Apes movies now hosting his own TV talk show…click the link and check that out when you get the time. And for last week's Episode 281, Mr. Hershon brought you a quartet of clips from the never-featured-on-Succotash-before soundcasts known as B3F, Carefully Reckless, Everything is Alive, and The Amelia Project. This is also an episode that you should check out at your earliest convenience. On this particular installment of Succotash I've clipped three soundcasts for you to experience. They are called F**K My Work Life, Sodajerker On Songwriting, and Rice To Meet You. I've also got an advert from our longtime fake sponsor Henderson's Pants for you sure to raise a ruckus - it's for their RepubliFit Jeans. So, how have you been? Crazy year right? It's hard to believe another one is almost over…but I tend to feel that way at the end of every week so…that particular shade of incredulity is a familiar sensation for me. I'd say "I don't know where the time goes" but that's not true. I DO know where time goes. It goes away. And while you're pondering that one, here's another thing for you that is also not true: I believe there are two types of people, people who believe in dichotomies, and people who don't know what they are! CLIPS F**k My Work Life Hosts Jay & Kay (no last names) use this forum to sharing your workplace stories, with a few of their own, so we can all laugh and/or cry together. Our featured clip comes from their recent episode "Podcast Time Travel", which dropped on October 20, 2021. Jay and Kay are all by themselves again this week and they are officially calling out Coors Light to become a sponsor. They're sharing listener workplace stories, along with some of their own, and debuting the new Rant Line segment! Sodajerker On Songwriting A program devoted to the art and craft of songwriting, Sodajerker On Songwriting is created and hosted by Simon Barber and Brian O'Connor, AKA the UK songwriting team Sodajerker from Liverpool, featuring interviews with some of the most successful songwriters and musicians in the world. Our clip is from October 14, 2021, a bonus episode with Giles Martin on Remixing The Beatles. Rice To Meet You A comedy podcast about Asian culture, Rice to Meet You is hosted by two UK-based comedians - Nigel Ng and Evelyn Mok. Just like Succotash, new episodes of their show drop every every Tuesday. I've clipped from a fairly recent show back in August entitled "We're Becoming White Middle Class People", and our snippet contains a portion of Nigel's visit to Soho Farmhouse, a chic, countryside hotel. That brings us merrily along to the end of the first episode of December, #282. Next week Marc Hershon will likely have Epi 283 all ready to go for your listening pleasure. In case you DID want to listen to our archive of episodes, you can probably find them on whichever service you are listening to us on now…and you can definitely find them in the show's archive built up over the last 10 YEARS over at If you like video games and the concept of watching other people playing them, you can find a LOT of content of exactly that over at my YouTube channel under a collective banner of content called "Tyson Saner: Gamer". Tweet me at @revt23 and let me know if you do become a viewer of that and/or a listener of THIS. If you become a viewer of this - which is made possible by audio-only-aside-from-limited-imagery episodes being posted on the YouTube channel "Marc Hershon" by…you guessed it, Marc Hershon! Any way you find us, any way you experience us, I do hope your experience is an interesting one…like in a GOOD way…Tweet the show at @SuccotashShow and let us know! Thank you for listening, be decent to each other, and if anyone asks if you have heard anything interesting…or if you independently come to the realization that you would like to volunteer that information to someone you believe would be receptive to it…won't you Please…Pass The Succotash? — Tyson Saner

    Succotash Epi281: Servin' Up Fresh Leftovers

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 28:25

    Your happy-go-lucky every-other-weekly host Tyson Saner is enjoying a well-earned week off to do some family traveling this week, so it's me, Marc Hershon, back again this week, this time Epi281 of Succotash. The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, hoping that you had a grateful Thanksgiving if you're in the United States. For anywhere else in the world, did you have a nice Thursday? For last week's Episode 280, I had a convivial sit-down with Dana Gould, a great conversation with the shittiest sound quality I have ever had the misfortune to foist upon our Succotash audience since Epi109 and my chat with guest Greg Proops. I believe, decibel for decibel, this one was worse, so apologies again. We'll have Dana back again and I promise it will be under quieter circumstances. If you want to cringe your way through it, though, it is available through all the usual distribution points, like Apple and Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, I Heart Radio, Audible, Amazon Music, Soundcloud or even out homesite, at This week, in an episode I'm calling “Servin' Up Fresh Leftovers”, I have a quartet of clips from four shows I don't believe we have ever featured during the 10+ years of this show. They are B3F, Carefully Reckless, Everything is Alive, and The Amelia Project. In addition, this installment of Succotash is sponsored by Henderson's Pants new Parka Pants – at last, your legs will be in heat. CLIPS B3FKicking us off this week is the B3F soundcast, which booms out of Knoxville, Tennessee, and is hosted by Joey Manning and Steven. I'm not sure what's Steven's last name is. I DO know his Twitter handle is @Steven_is_angry, which may explain a lot. The show's title, B3F, is a way for them to get het REAL title, Best Friends For Fucking Ever, past the soundcast title censors at Apple and other places. And the way I found their show is that they threw @SuccotashShow into a tweet and I included them in last week's TweetSack segment. These guy shave known each other for over 20 years which means they love and respect one another, while still managing to shit on each other daily. In this clip, taken from their episode 117, the “Drowning Rats” episode, they talk about getting away with murder…or not. Carefully RecklessNext up is a clip from the Carefully Reckless soundcast, hosted by comedian and actress Jessica Moore, aka “Jess Hilarious”. Known for bringing her “no holds barred” topics to life on her show, our clip gets her a little closer to home, because her guest is her son, Ash. As you'll hear when this little man trades barbs with his mom, the apple does not fall far from the attitude tree. The Amelia ProjectThe Amelia Project is a curious little soundcast. It's a scripted show with a very international cast and crew, contributing from places like London, Vienna, Oslo, and Los Angeles. The premise that The Amelia Project is a super-secret organization set up to help people fake their own deaths and start over with a brand new identity and life far from where they were when they choose to end things. The clip we're featuring is from their recent episode #45, entitled “Raven”, with cast members Carli Fish, Alan Burgon, Julia Morizawa, and Julia C. Thorne. This is from the beginning of the interview with the subject who'd like to start a new life…and why. Everything Is AliveOur last clip for this episode comes from a soundcast with another very interesting premise. Everything is Alive is an unscripted interview show where the host and creator, Ian Chillag, chats up pretty much anything BUT people to find out about their lives. I grabbed a snippet from his interview with Michael, the phone booth, portrayed here by Michael Kostroff. We've had no calls the past couple of weeks to the Succotash Show & Runaway Truck Ramp Hotline, at 1 (818) 921-7212, so screw that for this episode! That's the button on this episode of Succotash. I'm happy to have been occupying the hosting chair for the past two weeks of the show, but happy to welcome back my illustrious co-host Tyson next week for Episode 282. (I secretly think one of the reasons he wanted to take a week off was so he could go back to hosting the even-numbered shows…) I shall return oddly after that, with Epi283. Until then, keep us with you as you get your Christmas shopping done, batten down the hatches against the Omicron COVID variant, mask up, vax up, and try to keep a civil tongue in your head when dealing with other folks during this sometimes stressful time of the year. And if anyone asks if you've heard anything good lately, won't you please pass the Succotash? — Marc Hershon

    Succotash Epi280: Hangin' with Dana Gould

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 45:16

    I'm Marc Hershon, and Happy Thanksgiving week to you. Our little feast for you with this Episode 280 is pretty neat although you ARE going to have to work a little bit for it, I'm afraid. More about that in a minute. First, though, did you get a chance to hear the previous episode, #279, entitled “Three For The Road” and helmed by our every-other-weekly host, Tyson Saner? It was a doozy. A movie-induced, triple-banger of a show, featuring clips from Blood and Black Rum Podcast, I Finally Watched, and Screen Drafts. You can still grab I from our homesite, at, but also pretty much anywhere soundcasts are streamed and/or downloaded. Like Apple and Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud, Amazon Music, Audible, and so forth. For this week's installment, I have a chat with comedian/writer/ producer/soundcaster Dana Gould. He's written for The Simpsons, he wrote and produced three seasons of Stan Against Evil, a great little show on IFC which you can know find on Hulu, and the second season of a YouTube series he produces and hosts, Hanging with Dr. Z, in which he plays Dr. Zaius from the original Planet of the Apes movies now hosting his own TV talk show is about to drop next February. He's been hosting his own soundcast, The Dana Gould Hour, for a number of years and, just a couple of weeks ago, a documentary comedy film that Dana made with Bobcat Goldthwait dropped on streaming, called Joyride. We first got to know each other back in the glory days of the standup comedy boom in San Francisco in the 1980s and as he was just appearing at the Punch Line in San Francisco this past weekend, we got a chance to sit down and catch up. Now I mentioned you were going to have to work for this episode and here's what I mean: The audio quality of our interview is incredibly poor. We'd decided to meet at a North Beach café to have our chat, and there was music piped in they wouldn't turn down, and loud customers nearby. So BIG apologies. I've done the best I can to even things out but it's pretty hard to hear in spots. Hopefully the next time we chat it up, it will be in quieter surroundings. That's what's in store for this installment of the Comedy Soundcast Soundscast - the interview plus a spot from our mythological sponsor for their all-new Henderson's Holiday Pants. If you'd like to ream me out for the lousy audio quality of the chat this week, feel free to drop me a note at I'll try to do better! Have yourself a scrumpdidliumptious Thanksgiving or at least the after-feast leftovers. Tyson is taking a well-deserved extra week off next week for some holiday family fun, so I will be here for Epi281 and a selection of comedy soundcast clips. Until then, enjoy yourself, wear a mask if you're somewhere that calls for it, get vaxxed, if you eat too well, demand Di-Gel, and if anyone asks if you've heard anything good lately, won't you please pass the Succotash?! — Marc Hershon

    Succotash Epi279: Three for the Road

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 34:19

    Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner…as correctly stated by our illustrious announcer Bill Heywatt. Welcome to Succotash Episode 279. I am your every-other-weekly host which means last week show creator and executive producer Marc Hershon had the hosting duties for Epi278. In that episode, Mr. Hershon interviewed improvisational performer, actor, and voice actor Peter Kim. On the voice acting tip, you might know Peter as the voice of Benny on the Amazon Prime cartoon Fairfax. Perhaps you have heard the soundcast he shares with Eunji Kim called The Ajumma Show, which was featured in Succotash Epi270. Or perhaps you are hearing of him for the first time now. You can always go back and listen to last week's show to hear that interview where Mr. Hershon and Mr. Kim discuss a great many interesting things. (I listen to EVERY episode of Succotash so that I may give my opinion of them with the utmost confidence. I do a LOT of listening. It's kind of my thing…) Anyway, welcome to THIS week's show where I've clipped some soundcasts for you to get a feel for before potentially seeking out more content from those selfsame soundcasts. I've got clips from Blood and Black Rum Podcast, I Finally Watched, and Screen Drafts. BTW, I've never used the word "selfsame" before the time before the most recent usage of it which was about 14 words ago counting from not this next, but the previous utterance of the word "about". (Also, it takes exactly the same amount of time to say "Bee Tee Dubs" as it does to say "By The Way".) This episode is sponsored by our mythological sponsor Henderson's Pants' new Bivouac Briefs, developed by the military-industrial complex for soldiers in the field until the program was scrapped and sold off for pennies on the dollar to Old Man Henderson. CLIPS Screen Drafts The soundcast where experts and enthusiasts competitively collaborate in the creation of screen-centric "best of" lists. Hosted by draft commissioners Clay Keller and Ryan Marker, who exhibit the "Most impeccable taste in guests," according to Entertainment Weekly magazine. Our clip is from back in January, the episode that dropped on January 18, and featured director Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane) and soundcaster David Chen (Culturally Relevant) competitively ranking the best seven films of director John Woo - cue the doves! Blood and Black Rum PodcastThis cult film/horror soundcast, now in its 6th year according to the website, is hosted weekly by Ryne Barber and Chris Martin, faithfully bringing you "two dudes, brews, and a film. From September of this year, Episode 186 "So Creepy It's Carpenter II / The Fog" was part of the hosts' Halloween season spent with Carpenter's filmography. They regard The Fog as one of the director's better films and yet they have some thoughts about why it falls somewhere in the middle of his best output. they dive deep into this one (as they do all their subjects) so our clip just scratches the surface. (Oh, yeah — the beer on tap for this one is Leinenkugel's Collaboration Lager!) I Finally Watched… So many movies, so little time! Two cinephile friends, David and Alain, watch movies that at least one of them has never seen before and discuss whether it was worth the wait, if the movie holds up, and would they watch it again. Back in April, they finally got around to Amadeus from 1984, starring Tom Hulce and F. Murray Abraham. Our clip captures a bit of their back and forth about this period piece. And that's what gone into the making of Episode 279. I do hope that if you had happened to stumble across us on your way to find something to listen to that we accomplished our mission in bringing you a few more ideas. It's what this show has been doing for over 10 years now. The reason this episode is titled "Three for the Road" is, well, there are three clips included. Plus I'm hitting the road for the Thanksgiving holiday, so executive producer and my every-other-weekly-host Marc will be driving the Succotash bus for the next two week, Episodes 280 and 281. I will be back after that with more clips for you in Episode 282. What would really thrill me personally to know is if you had heard about us from someone else and decided to seek us out because of their recommendation. That would be awesome. It means what we are doing is working in some intrinsic way. At least, I think that's what it would mean…I just looked up "intrinsic" and I apparently DO have an understanding of how to use that word having never really done so previously. Uh…hooray? Sure, hooray. Hooray for neuroplasticity, a concept I endorse and have frequently thought about. Thank you for listening, be decent to each other, go to for Minecraft videos and other content including original music and other stuff, and if someone does ask if you have heard anything interesting lately and it happens that it was us, won't you please pass the Succotash?

    Succotash Epi278: Chattin' with Peter Kim

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 49:10

    I am Marc Hershon, your soundcast sommelier for Episode 278 of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. For the uninitiated here's the deal: Most of the time on this show we feature clips from comedy soundcasts harvested from all over the internet, and we tell you where to find them. Occasionally, however, we'll have a chat with a comedy soundcaster or other show biz-related folks, and that's what I have for you today – a visit with an old friend of mine and a funny new voice in the world of animation, special guest Peter Kim. Before I get into his bona fides and our conversation, I wanted to see if you caught our last show, Episode 277 with the co-host I share this feed with, Tyson Saner. We called it “Two Nights & A Bite” and Tyson featured clips from Half Hour Happy Hour: Ladies Night with Alison and Maude (& Tom), Saturday Night Live Afterparty, and Anxiety Bites. If'n you want to check it out, it's available everywhere fine soundcasts are streamed and/or downloaded, including Apple & Google Podcasts, Spotify, Audible, Amazon Music, Stitcher, Soundcloud and our own homesite at (Psst: You can visit our website and check out the blog entry that accompanies each and every episode of Succotash in order to find links to the shows we feature as well as to the social media feeds of the hosts and guests of many of those shows.) As far as this episode's guest goes, let's set the table for Peter Kim. We cover a lot of his journey in our convo but I first met him when he was a student in an improv comedy class I was teaching in San Francisco. He busted out and helped to start a whole new improv thing there before jumping across the country and into the scene in New York. From there he headed for the improv homeland of Chicago and immersed himself in Second City which was a whole experience and unintended adventure in itself. He also started a soundcast with Eunji Kim, The Ajumma Show, which we have featured on Succotash. And then he shunted to Los Angeles and started getting some parts in TV. Just this month he made his debut voicing the character of Benny Choi, a 13-year-old kid in the posh Fairfax district of LA in an Amazon Prime cartoon called Fairfax. Check out the trailer Fairfax here. Thanks to Peter Kim. Thanks to Bill Heywatt, our announcer. And thanks, most of all, to you. You and your ears. Without you listening, we are nothing. Next week Tyson will be back with a clutch of soundcast clips for Epi279 so in the meantime be as good as you can be under today's stressful conditions. Remember to take a deep breath every once in a while. Get vaxxed or boosted. Slap on a mask when you should. And remember: If anyone ever asks if you've heard anything good lately, please remember to pass the Succotash! — Marc Hershon

    Succotash Epi277: Two Nights & A Bite

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 30:25

    Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner. I am your host for this first Succotash episode of November. It's number 277, welcome to it. How was your Halloween? Mine hasn't happened yet technically but it will have had by the time you hear this so…Who knows? Will I remember to follow up on it to let you know how it went? Will I tweet about it? How far into the future are you? Does Twitter still exist? Does the internet still exist? How about the iPod, did it make a comeback?…Well, even if it does I imagine this show will still refer to podcasts as "soundcasts" and that's fine by me. Last week on Epi276, show creator and executive producer Marc Hershon brought you a quartet of clips from the likes of Mike and Tom Eat Snacks, O'Brien & Bolt: the Podcasts, The Dana Gould Hour, and The Projection Booth/Kulturecast crossover. It's an episode full of entertainment and I urge you to check it out at your earliest convenience. This week, I've selected 3 clips for your listening pleasure. They are from the soundcasts known as Half Hour Happy Hour: Ladies Night with Alison and Maude (& Tom), Saturday Night Live Afterparty, and Anxiety Bites. There's also a classic Henderson's Pants advert from 2014 - Henderson's Pedestrian Pants - for you to enjoy…or process however you choose to, really. It's a fun ad from our longtime fake sponsor. Can you believe this show has survived for 10 years without actual sponsorship? Well,…it has. CLIPS Half Hour Happy Hour: Ladies Night with Alison and Maude (& Tom) Each week Alison Haislip and Maude Garrett (w/Tom Rajewski) sit down for a half hour of happy hour. Drinks are drank and conversations are had covering stories both important and useless. Sit, relax, and knock back a glass of your favorite adult beverage while you laugh with (or at) them for the next 30ish minutes. Our featured clips is from their October 7th show of this year, entitled "VHS Clamshells from The Vault", where the gang issues back together for more libations and to catch up! Anxiety Bites Comedian Jen Kirkman, who has had life-long Panic and Generalized Anxiety Disorder, brings her life-lessons, humor, and hope to a show that's about normalizing having anxiety so that we go from whispering dramatically, “I have anxiety” to saying out loud with a shrug, “Yeah, I have anxiety.” Jen interviews experts with anxiety — be they PhD's, creatives, or spiritual gurus — for advice on how to self-diagnose, begin to treat, and how to live easily with everyday anxiety and panic and, at the very least, giving an interesting, relatable, calming listen. We clip the show called "Anxiety is Old Habit!" from just this past month, where Jen talked to NY Times Bestselling Author, MD, PhD, Dr. Jud Brewer and finds out how our fingers can help us during a panic attack, sometimes neuroscience puts out the fire of anxiety better than therapy, and why the hell haven't our brains evolved beyond thinking we're in danger when we're not? Saturday Night Live (SNL) Afterparty A Peabody Award-coveting podcast review of NBC's storied late night show SNL, featuring intimate, probing, aggressive—yet tender—conversations with fresh, young, supple voices from across the comedy landscape. Hosted by John Murray of the Spry Agency, and including Katherine Coleman and Steve Finn. Our clip is from the episode looking at Owen Wilson's hosting on October 2nd of this year, as well as musical guest Kacey Musgraves. And that's what's in store in our first show of November, the first show after Halloween…and we march steadily on towards December and the end of the year that was 2021…Or rather, still IS 2021. How is it that 2021 has been actually somewhat more frustrating than 2020 was? I suppose that's a subjective observation but I'd be willing to bet that I am not alone in that estimation. Thank you for listening, I do hope you got something out of this brief moment in time and that it was positive. I do hope 2022 is better but I'm in no hurry to get there lately. Time moves too fast for my taste lately. Perspective is what it is. Next show up in a week is Epi278 and Marc Hershon is at the wheel and then, presumably, I will be back for Epi279. Until then, be decent to each other, try not to spread disease or bad ideas, and if anyone asks you if you have heard anything interesting lately and it happens to be us that fills in that particular blank for you, won't you do us the utmost of favors and please pass the Succotash? — Tyson Saner

    Succotash Epi276: Team-Ups n' Friends

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 29:24

    Hello, Succotashians, wherever you may be! Can you believe we are into the last week of October, 2021 at this point? Before I get too far ahead of myself, I'm Marc Hershon, your host for this week's show Epi276, and I have got a humdinger of a show for you, as defined by the quartet of clips I have harvested. Before I reveal the lineup for this episode, did you miss our last episode, number 275, moderated by your every-other-weekly host, Tyson Saner? It was a fun ‘un, for sure, and featured clips from Dragon Talk, Cinemassacre Podcast, and Metaphysical Milkshake with Rainn and Reza. This week's installment has some overt team-ups, with Mike & Tom Eat Snacks and O'Brien & Bolt. Then there's subtler team-ups, as with the two hosts of The Projection Booth, and The Dana Gould Hour, where the host brings in a few pals to riff with him about horror movies. And this being Halloween week, we're sponsored by Henderson's Pants Deathly Hallowear. Protect your delicate treats from the ravages of Halloween miscreants! THE CLIPS Mike And Tom Eat SnacksFirst up is a warm welcome for the return of what was one of my favorite soundcasts back aways: Mike And Tom Eat Snacks. The hosts, Michael Ian Black and Tom Cavanagh hit episode 100 about 4 years ago and went on hiatus. Or hung up their snack shoes. Or who knows what but the important thing is that they are back! Armed with little more than their wits and their PER system – Pick a snack, Eat a snack, Rate a snack – these wisecracking jackanapes surround the most mundane of tasks – eating junk food – with the kind of very funny patter that you can only get with a couple of close friends who also happen to be pretty damn funny. Michael was part of The State, Wet Hot American Summer, and tons of other stuff, and Tom is currently best known for playing the many incarnation of Harrison Welles and the Reverse Flash on the CW's The Flash. Our clip is from their recent noshing on Walker's Shortbread. O'Brien & Bolt: The PodcastsTwo of the funniest guys I know are likely a pair of improv comics you may have never heard of outside the San Francisco Bay Area. Michael O'Brien and Geoff Bolt have forgotten more improv than I'll ever know, and I've been doing it for 35 years. There's a long history of improv groups in San Francisco, including the National Theatre of the Deranged, Spaghetti Jam, Improv Incorporated, Papaya Juice, and more – and these guys have either been in or jammed with all of them. They've started laying down some of their characters through improvised scenes as soundcast episodes in O'Brien & Bolt: The Podcasts, so I wanted to turn you onto them so you could track down their show. The clip we have on deck introduces us to third base coach Stumpy Wilson and some of his “inside baseball” wisdom. The Dana Gould HourWhen is an hour not an hour? When it's The Dana Gould Hour! The latest episode, “House of Halloweenery” runs a good two and a half hours…and I'm not complaining! Host Dana Gould is super-funny, off-kilter, and can get pretty dark. He did, after all, come up with the IFC show Stan Against Evil  and it is a good barometer of Dana's sense of humor. In the latest episode of his soundcast, he starts out talking to Jeff Abraham and Burt Kearns, authors of “The Show Won't Go On!”, stories about performers who literally died on stage. This clip is from the back half of the show when he talks horror movies and more with friend-of-Succotash Matt Weinhold and Ken Daly, who I wish was a friend of the show. The Projection BoothI'm not sure The Projection Booth qualifies as a comedy soundcast per se but hosts Mike White and Rob St. Mary do have some differences of opinion when it comes to reviewing films that can get a little testy and, frankly, a lot funny. This clip is from a recent episode when the guys put the new Dune movie up against the Dune movie directed by David Lynch back in 1984. I was late getting this episode up and out this week, mainly because the power was out in Studio N, my Nerd Nook, because of the storms this past weekend in the Bay Area. So I couldn't harvest clips or get much of anything else done. So we had to dispense with the TweetSack this time around. And there were no calls into the Succotash Soundcast & Runaway Truck Status Hotline. Tyson Saner will be in this feed with your next week for Epi277 of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, and I'll be back the week after that. In the meantime, have a great Halloween, wear a mask, get vaxxed and, if anyone asks if you've heard anything good lately, won't you please pass the Succotash? — Marc Hershon

    Succotash Epi275: Nerdin' Out w/Fantasy, Games & Music

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 30:20

    Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner. Welcome to Episode 275 of Succotash — I'm glad you found us. We have been here for over 10 years now, bringing clips of soundcasts from more-or-less around the globe for your ears to sample in the hopes that you might hear something you like and would like to hear more of, well, more of other people's soundcasts, specifically. Last week in Epi274, my co-host and your every-other-show-host Marc Hershon brought you what he referred to as "a full rack of clips" and I concur. He clipped from soundcasts For What It's Worth, Storytime with Seth Rogen, How to Survive! with Danielle & Kristine, and Films to Be Buried With with Brett Goldstein. He also featured a bonus clip of a soundcast called "What Are You Watching?, hosted by soundcaster and friend of the show Chris Mancini. The clip was from a recent episode that none other than the aforementioned Marc Hershon was a guest on. Lots of great content in that episode. This, however, is Epi275 and I've got three clips. One apiece from the soundcasts known as Dragon Talk, Cinemassacre Podcast, and Metaphysical Milkshake with Rainn and Reza. I'm sure I will be including a classic advert from our longtime fake sponsor Henderson's Pants and their all-inclusive new CoverAlls to "round things out" nicely. I'm using air-quotes when I say "round things out" because I am not sure I am using it correctly in this context. Anyone? CLIPS Dragon TalkGo inside the walls of Dungeons & Dragons for exclusive interviews and previews as the D&D team sits down each week with celebrities and personalities from across gaming and pop culture to discuss one of the greatest fantasy brands of all-time. Hosts Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble talk about the tabletop roleplaying game, as the latest in D&D video games, comics, novels, movies, and television. Our clip is from May of last year, with special guest, comedian and actor Jeff Cannata diving into the Random Character Generator with Kate Welch. Cinemassacre Podcast The crew of Cinemassacre (James Rolfe, Kieran Fallon, and Justin Silverman) are out of the Nerd Room and into your ear-holes. They chat about their lives and the stuff they love: movies, games, and making videos. You'll also hear about behind-the-scenes antics, anecdotes about being long-time YouTubers, and a ton of obscure pop-culture crap. It's the off-the-cuff banter from Rental Reviews mixed with an AVGN panel, every Tuesday! Our clip comes from just back around the corner - this past September - in an episode entitled, "Wy Do We Destroy Video Games?, Bigfoot, and Re-Editing Star Wars". Metaphysical Milkshake with Rainn & Reza Hosted by actor Rainn Wilson and scholar Reza Aslan, Metaphysical Milkshake is a weekly soundcast where they go deep, get weird…and search for the meaning of life along the way. Every week the co-hosts guide you through conversations about Life's Big Questions. And a clip from just last month, they pose one such query to their guest, Grammy-winning musician Jason Isbell, asking him, "Where Does Music Come From?" I believe that's a pretty decent selection of audio from other peoples' soundcasts. I do enjoy listening to other people have conversations about all sorts of things. Were it not for being involved with this particular soundcast for the number of years that I have, I don't know if I would have ever heard the variety or sheer amount of other peoples conversations. I do have soundcasts that I listen to regularly, meaning that I will hear every episode they post as soon as possible after they post and I feel very fortunate to be able to do so. I think it has made me a better listener in general somehow… perhaps it functions the same way practicing anything theoretically is supposed to…I really don't know. Anyway, next week Marc Hershon will be back with more content in Epi276 and I will should be back the week after that if that is indeed what the future has in store for me. I am still making videogaming content for my YouTube channel which you can find by searching my name "Tyson Saner" in YouTube or you can go to to find a direct link to my channel as well as to various other entertainment endeavors I have been a part of in my improbably fortunate existence. Thank you for listening, be decent to each other, and if anyone asks you if you have heard anything interesting recently and that thing happens to be any of the content in this episode, won't you please pass the Succotash? — Tyson Saner

    Succotash Epi274: Cavalcadin' a Handful of Clips

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 36:03

    Welcome back if you're a return listener to this soundcast. If this is your first time in, welcome as well to Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, where we offer you a weekly tasting platter of comedy soundcasts from around the internet for your ears. Bite-sized little clips that will, hopefully, tempt you to seek out the shows we're featuring in their entirety. I'm your host for Episode 274, Marc Hershon, but to keep up the frenetic pace of putting out a weekly show, I split the hosting duties by switching off weeks with Mr. Tyson Saner. And if you didn't catch last week's entry, Epi273, in which Tyson featured clips from Amazing Pop Culture Podcast, Life is Short with Justin Long, and WTF with Marc Maron. Don't despair, as you can still catch the episode on Apple and Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Audible, iHeart Radio, Soundcloud, and wherever fine soundcasts are streamed and/or downloaded. You can also grab it from our homesite,, where we have stockpiled our past 10+ years of comedy soundcast clippery and also interviews we have done over the past decade. Just a quick reminder that Tyson and I are currently (and always have been) clipping and presenting this array of soundcast snacks out of the goodness of our hearts. We so far have failed to lure any sponsors to this show, other than our freeloading fake advertiser Henderson's Pants, and it actually costs money to put this sucker out every week. We're not complaining – we love doing this – but what would be so super nice of you would be if you could show your appreciation for our efforts by rating and reviewing Succotash Show wherever you happen to be getting it from. A quick five stars, a couple of lines about how enchanting the show is – you're in, you're out, no one gets hurt. Thanks in advance – we really do appreciate your listenership and we hate to beg, but hey… I've got a full rack of clips to share with you this week, from comedy soundcasts For What It's Worth, Storytime with Seth Rogen, How to Survive! with Danielle & Kristine, and Movies to Be Buried With with Brett Goldstein. In addition, this episode is brought to you by Henderson's Pants new Beavertail Pants! CLIPS What Are You Watching?I'm going to kick things off with a special bonus clip! What makes it special? Well, I'm in it. That's right. It's me being featured as a guest on another soundcast. Hosted by past Succotash guest and friend of the show Chris Mancini, What Are You Watching? is Chris and a guest talking about what they're watching, mostly on TV but sometimes movies, too. So we've had Chris on, we've featured his soundcast, so all it took was a little begging and pleading to be invited to be the guest for his recent Episode 50. It was a nice change of pace to be the interviewee, and we had a great time talking about a bunch of shows. The clip is from our discussion of the Hulu/FX streaming show Y: The Last Man. Movies to be Buried With with Brett GoldsteinIf you're a fan of Ted Lasso, the big breakout hit on Apple TV last year starring Jason Sudekis – as I am, regardless of the pounding it's been taking from people this season – then you probably also love the character of Roy Kent. Portrayed by Brett Goldstein, Roy's a foul-mouthed contentious veteran footballer who becomes a foul-mouthed, slightly less contentious coach in Season 2. Brett started out as a staff writer on the show who lobbied Sudekis and the producers to let him play Roy and wouldn't you know? The guy's perfect. What I didn't know of, I'm ashamed to say, is that Brett is also a comedian and, what's more, has been hosting more than 160 of episodes of his own comedy soundcast called Movies To Be Buried With, with Brett Goldstein. He brings in a guest, explains that they've been killed in some manner, but the good news is that they go onto an afterlife where they get to explain their life through their favorite movies. Episode 121 featured guest Patton Oswalt and, as you can imagine, hilarity ensued. We have an ear peek for you… How To Survive! with Danielle & KristineNext up is a clip from the debut episode of a brand new comedy soundcast: How To Survive! with Danielle & Kristine. Every episode features hosts Danielle Koenig & Kristine Kimmel doing their best to help you figure out how to “survive the things that could kill you and the stuff that just makes you wish you were dead.” In their kickoff installment, it's how to both survive a wildfire and also, with the help of their comedic actress friend and guest, Alex Alexander, how to survive being fired. Our clip is from the first part, and jumps into what you should do if you're at home and can see a fire coming… Storytime with Seth RogenWe've clipped another soundcast that just kicked off  in recent weeks: Storytime with Seth Rogen. Seth has a very funny and creative mind, and this is a pretty inventive show, with guests popping in an out as he unfolds someone's story that intersects with other people and becomes their story along the way. In his first episode, the story belongs to Quinta Brunson, a writer, producer, comedian, and actress. You may know her from her self-produced Instagram series Girl Who Has Never Been on a Nice Date. But before she got into showbiz, she was a Jehovah's Witness, living a pretty buttoned up lifestyle. Until she was on a date in Phildelphia and happened to meet Paul Rudd, yes, that Paul Rudd, at the movie theater she was in. The impact of that encounter changed the course of her life. Our clip is from Seth's chat with Paul Rudd, who doesn't recall his encounter with Quinta, but does explain why he's so damn nice to people. For What It's WorthMurray Valeriano is a comedian and longtime soundcaster – you maybe heard his show Road Stories, where he chatted with fellow comics about mostly hell gigs – and we've met repeatedly during the five-year-run of the Los Angeles Podcast Festival. He has a new-ish soundcast up and running, which I reviewed last week for This Week in Comedy Podcasts for called For What It's Worth and, as Murray calls it, “the only music and comedy game show … that matters!” It's a fast-paced game show with a lot of opportunities for the comedian contestant to bust each other's (and Muraay's) chops while trying desperately to correctly answer music trivia questions. This clip is from a recent episode featuring Jimmy Pardo, Gary Brightwell, and Geoff Tate, and the opening round, called “The Rock Wall”. That's what you're going to hear, and a few other little odds and ends, on Succotash Epi274. Here's hoping you enjoy our clip harvest for this week, and that you are inspired to go listen to one or all of the shows we're featuring this week. If you're having trouble remembering the show titles or where you can find them, I invite you to slide over to our blog page for this episode at our homesite,, where you'll find lovely little clickable titles for the show AND clickable Twitter or Instagram links for the folks involved in the soundcasts. Tyson Saner will be right in this same feed next week with Episode 275 which will likely have a new crop o' clips for you. In the meantime, try to treat everyone you meet decently, wear a mask if you're supposed to, vax if you haven't, and if anyone asks if you've heard anything good lately, won't you please pass the Succotash? — Marc Hershon

    Succotash Epi273: Kevin, Kevin & Eddie

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 28:55

    Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner. I am your host for the duration of this episode of Succotash numbering 273. Last week in Epi272, my co-host and every-other-show-host Marc Hershon brought the listener, which may or may not have included you, a Chats episode where he sat down to talk with John Ross Bowie (The Big Bang Theory, Speechless) of the Household Faces soundcast and, as Marc put it "literally dozens and dozens of things". It's a fun interview and I urge you to check it out soon. This week it's a clip show for you, so I've got a trio of clips for you from the soundcasts Amazing Pop Culture Podcast, Life is Short with Justin Long, and WTF with Marc Maron. I've also got an advert from longtime non-paying sponsor Henderson's Pants and their new Leaf Behind Pants, just in time for Fall, to round out the episode nicely. CLIPS Amazing Pop Culture Podcast This soundcast provides expert commentary on comedy, music, movies, TV, news, history and everything in between. Hosts Dags and Assistant Manager Mike Resin enjoy their childish comedy and light-hearted fun! Our clip is from August of this year, the episode entitled: "Masters of the Universe: the Kevin Smith Cut". The boys dip into the 2021 Netflix animated series Masters of the Universe: Revelation, developed by Kevin Smith. Life is Short with Justin Long Every episode features host Justin Long cracking open the heads of his guests to get to the good stuff: how they find meaning in life, what their favorite snack food is, which emoji they use most, etc. Our clip goes back a couple of years to pre-pandemic November, 2019, and guest Kevin Smith. They swap stories from Tusk, Zack and Miri Make A Porno, and all the other projects they've worked on together. And Kevin talks about how his Catholic upbringing was a gateway to his worship of superheroes. WTF with Marc Maron Back in March of this year, comedian/actor//writer Marc Maron welcomed Eddie Murphy in to talk about his standup days, Richard Pryor, his movie career, fatherhood and why now was the right time to make Coming 2 America. We clip off a little bitty piece of that convo. That, then, concludes the first episode of October. I do hope you find some entertainment in what I've brought to you, and I hope it also perhaps gives you one or two ideas as to what you might choose to listen to next. If we piqued your interest in the slightest then we can safely put that one in the "win" column as it were. Another thing before I go: There will be another episode of my other regular soundcast, Anti Social Show, coming out very soon…perhaps it might even have been released before you hear me mention it in this episode of Succotash. If it has been released by the time you hear Epi275 I will be sure to let you know. You can also look for it and other episodes of Anti Social Show on my Soundcloud which can be found linked alongside many other links for the various things I am currently or have been involved in over the years at including original music and soundcast remixes along with links to my YouTube channel where I offer LOADS of gaming content, mostly console, many retro, more Minecraft coming. (I suppose that's more like "a few other things" rather than "another thing" as previously stated and for that, I apologize.) Thank you for listening. Be decent to each other. Please think of others when it comes to public health matters, and if anyone asks if you heard anything interesting recently won't you please…Pass The Succotash? — Tyson Saner

    Succotash, Epi272: Kickin' It with John Ross Bowie

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 49:36

    Hello, kind listener. This IS your every-other-weekly host Marc Hershon here, guiding you through Episode 272 of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. Before I tell you the treat I have in store for you today, if you missed last week's Epi271, entitled “Birth, Life, and Death”, with my erstwhile co-host Tyson Saner, it's not too late to catch it! He featured clips from Dad Pants, Shenk and The Endless Honeymoon Podcast. And it's available from Apple and Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, YouTube,, PodCay, iHeart Radio and, of course, you can find it and every epiode of this unstoppable machine up at our website,! Instead of clips for you this week, I sat down on one side of a lively Zoom chat with John Ross Bowie, host of the Household Faces soundcast that I can't seem to get enough of, where he interviews super-familiar journeyman actors who you definitely recognize from their faces in films and TV, if not their names. John is one of those faces himself whom you'd likely know from The Big Bang Theory, Speechless, and literally dozens and dozens of other things. We'll get into his credits, his soundcast, his origin story and a whole lot more coming up in our convo. I recently had another chat but as the guest this time on an upcoming episode of What Are You Watching? with Chris Mancini, best known, perhaps, as the co-host of the Comedy Film Nerds soundcast but who know also hosts The Quiet Journeys of Professor Atwood and Conversations from the Abyss. We talked about various TV shows and movies we've been catching up on, and that episode will be dropping soon – I'll be sure to mention it in our socials so do follow us @SuccotashShow on both Instagram and Twitter. This installment of Succotash is brought to you by Henderson's Pants new HalloPants, just in time for Halloween at the end of next month! Thanks to John for spending some time with me. He tells you where you can find his Household Faces soundcast and his Instagram in there, but feel free to use the handy links I'm sprinkling around in this paragraph you're reading now. If you want in on the blurb-a-thon that is our Tweetsack, where we mention the folks who have mentioned US in their socials, just drop @SuccotashShow into YOUR social media streams at some point in the next couple of weeks and we'll probably find you. That's pretty much what there is for Epi272. If you want ever want to talk about YOUR soundcast, pick up the phone and call the Succotash and Runaway Truck Ramp Status Hotline at 1 (818) 921-7212. And coming up next week in this very same feed is Tyson and Epi273 with a paslle of comedy soundcast clips just for your ears. Until you hear me in a couple of weeks for Episode 274, please treat each other like decent human beings, wash your hands, mask up, vax up, and if anyone asks you if you have been listening to any good soundcasts lately, won't you please pass the Succotash? — Marc Hershon

    Succotash Epi271: Birth, Life & Death

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 31:03

    Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner, your host for this episode of Succotash, The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, that numbers #271. This show is now in it's 10th year. Did you know that? Have you been here before? If not, welcome! If so, welcome back! If you are looking for a soundcast that tells you about other peoples' soundcasts on a regular basis then you've come to the right place. It's what we do here at Succotash…for 10 years now. Yes, I know I already said that…it's STILL sinking in for me. Those of you who listened to last week's episode will already know that it was hosted by this soundcast's creator and executive producer Marc Hershon. Number #270 it was and there was some top-notch content from the soundcasts known as The Ajumma Show", Geto Boys Reloaded", and Household Faces. There was also a funny musical clip found by Patton Oswalt by a singer/musician by the name of Nick Lutsko. It was a folk song comprised of the bizarre rantings of someone called "Alex Jones". This wasn't samples that were auto-tuned BTW, this was someone singing while a guitar was also playing. (I understand that that is a clunky way to put that. I also understand that "that that" is a strange sounding way to say anything. I usually turn the first "that" into a "thet" so it sounds like "thet that" when I use my outside voice.) ANYWAY…Epi270 also contained a clip of the late great Norm Macdonald from an episode of Norm Macdonald Live, a podcast that he had hosted with Adam Eget back in 2013. The show has 3 seasons of interviews and is back on YouTube after having been made unavailable in 2018 for some time. The clip had previously been featured on Succotash #89 and was part of an interview that Mr. Macdonald had conducted with the wonderful Carl Reiner. Rest In Peace both of them. This week, I've got clips from the soundcasts Dad Pants, Shenk and The Endless Honeymoon Podcast. This episode is sponsored by Henderson's Pants new Bivouac Pants! I do hope you enjoy what I've selected… CLIPS Dad PantsThis first clip was submitted among a handful of clips by a new show from some old friends. Stuart Buckland had a show back in the day called The Angry Chimp, which we featured in Epi84. He then eclipsed that 'cast in favor of What A Pair of Trousers, clipped in our Epi88. The Angry Chimp resurfaced and we had a clip in Epi107. Finally, back in Epi170 in 2018, Stu popped up again with the same lads and a new show called Welcome to Television. Now these lads are more or less dads with a suitably titled show: Dad Pants. It took Stu's friend Monty Leadon having a baby and asking the odd random question to make him realize that he didn't really talk to anyone about his parenting. Simultaneously, Monty found himself anxious about his impending fatherhood and wasn't sure how to start conversations about how he was feeling. The Dad Pants soundcast was born because when a microphone is in front of your face, you have to talk! The premise is that Monty asks Stu and a panel of other dads questions about what he is about to go through. I've selected the clip called "Prepping for Hospital", where the dads fill Monty in on what he needs to pack for the hospital. ShenkHost Sara Weinshenk sits down to talk to fellow comedian Kimberly Congdon (host of Broad Topix), discussing everything from mermaid dick to ass play plus ideal first dates and the podcast they are launching together. (They had a soundcast together called Stoned Science that I clipped for Epi168 waaaaay back in early 2018. They also have a new soundcast in the works called The Show.) The Endless Honeymoon PodcastNatasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher, married comedians, are using their hilariously hard-won wisdom on relationships and building on their hit Netflix special to help others by offering love advice to callers while simultaneously examining the ups and downs of their own relationship! Our clip comes from a recent show where their guest was Weird Al Yankovic. They discuss Al being perfectly suited to quarantine and hypothetically living to 120, and they give advice to a caller struggling to find meaning after ending a serious relationship. This, then, represents the end of this episode IF you were listening instead of reading this. You can reach me on social media, specifically Twitter and Instagram at @revt23 and let me know how much (or how little) you may have enjoyed this installment. I'm pretty interactive given the chance. Hey…change of topic…do you enjoy watching videos on YouTube to alleviate boredom, or perhaps to facilitate it? I've got plenty of gaming videos over at the channel that bears my name - Tyson Saner - including a playlist of over 10 hours of "Minecraft ASMR" footage that just might put you to sleep. It also might captivate you. I'm building a sort-of pyramid house right next to an actual pyramid. It's a trip. I'm also still theoretically giving out shout-outs for people who guessed the theme in Epi 269 by using the hashtag #Epi269Theme on Twitter.…no takers yet as far as I can see…anyway, thank you again for listening. Be decent to each other, and if someone asks you if you've heard something interesting lately, and you'd be telling the truth by doing so, won't you please pass the Succotash? — Tyson Saner

    Succotash, Epi270: Playin' Some Clips n' Bits

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 36:53

    Welcome. Marc Hershon here, your every-other-weekly host for Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. This is Episode 270 of the show that knows how…knows how to play clips of comedy soundcasts – a sort of Whitman's Sampler of audio treats, if you will – that gives you a chance to slip a taste of various soundcasts into your ears, take a nibble, and see if you don't want to go find the whole show and pig out, listening-wise. I had a week off from my day job for vacation last week and headed down to Los Angeles for some R&R. And I got a chance to hang out with some pals and chums, a few of them having been past visits to Succotash, including Travis Clark, Francis Cronin, Jon Manfrellotti, Matt Weinhold, Rick Overton, and Dana Carvey. It was a lot of fun, got a lot of nothing done, and feel rested up and ready to clip! Last week in this feed, for Epi269, my classy, crafty, and cogent co-host Tyson Saner not only served up some crispy clips from soundcasts Gluten Free Gaming, The Spawn Chunks, and Coffee With Butterscotch, but he also shared a big chunk an interview with the very funny Andy Kindler that he conducted over on his other soundcast, Anti Social Show, along with his co-host there, Hunter Block. If you missed it somewhow, check out any of the usual soundcast distribution points like Spotify, Apple and Google Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart Radio,, and more – or just visit our homesite,, where you can find every damn episode of Succotash dating back 10 years to when we started. Which leads me to what I have in store for your auditory senses today. I have clips from The Ajumma Show, Geto Boys Reloaded, and Household Faces. In addition, I came across this funny musical clip comedian, actor, and perhaps future guest on this show, Patton Oswalt, found by Nick Lutsko, who took a bunch of whackadoodle rants by ultra rightwing nutball Alex Jones and turn them into a folk song. And we have a couple of calls on the Succotash Not-So-Hotline, including a new Runaway Truck Ramp report that came in over the weekend from…me. Yes, me, recorded as I was driving north on Interstate 5 on my way home through the stretch commonly called the Grapevine. And, of course, we're sponsored by Henderson's Pants brand new Toddler Trow. Before we get into the rest of this episode, I have to admit that I'm a little late recording this installment and posting it, but that's given me the chance to get a word in here about the passing of great comedian Norm MacDonald. He was secretly battling cancer for 9 years and lost that fight this week. He was one prominent comedian on the scene I never got to meet personally, but we had a lot of mutual friends in common and everyone has told me, over the years, what a great, crazy, funny guy Norm was. Germane to our show, he hosted an audio and video soundcast, Norm MacDonald Live, from 2013 to 2016, where he was interview guests – mostly friends from the comedy and acting world. Here's a clip I featured back in Succotash Episode 89 – two comedy greats we will never hear or see perform live again – Norm MacDonald interviewing Carl Reiner. CLIPS The Ajumma ShowOur first clip comes from The Ajumma Show, featuring a pair of queer – their words, no mine - Chicago comedians, Peter Kim & Eunji Kim. Peter actually started out as a San Francisco improvisor and took classes from me at the San Francisco Comedy College before helping to found the Endgames improv company. He then went on to Chicago. The Ajumma Show is a weekly soundcast examining love, politics, culture, personal victories, failures and sage advice through the judgmental glare of an ajumma. What's an ajumma? It's a Korean word for a married or middle-aged woman, which seems a little “judgy” itself.  I get the feeling it's someone who enjoys throwing shade on pretty much anything she doesn't like. In this clip, the Kims (who are not related) chat about racially specific activities. Geto Boys ReloadedI'm not exactly what you'd call a hip hop guy – I know, I know, hard to believe – and this next clip comes from a show that isn't exactly comedy, but when I saw that comedian Mike Epps was visiting hip hop legends Scarface and Willie D on their Geto Boys Reloaded soundcast, I figured it would be an excuse to bring a little culture into the room here. These guys tend to get a little deep, which is okay with me, as they converse about music, entertainment, social issues and awareness, among other topics. In our clip, the hosts and Mike get into their guest's story of leaving home for the first time and moving to Atlanta to start a career. Household FacesI just reviewed the show our next clip is from, Household Faces, for's This Week in Comedy Podcasts. (Obviously, Vulture hasn't gotten the memo on calling them “soundcasts”.) Hosted by charcter actor and improv comedian John Ross Bowie, he interviews other characters actors – those men and women with familiar faces that I am always pointing out to my wife when we're watching TV or movies and shouting, “I know that guy!” John got pretty well known from his appearances on The Big Bang Theory, and he recently spent three seasons as the dad on Speechless on ABC. The clip I grabbed is from the episode I reviewed featuring Xander Berkeley. Now, you may be saying, “I don't know from Xander Berkeley,” but you, sir or madam, would be wrong. This guy's been in over 200 movies and TV shows, including 24, The Walking Dead and, as they get into here, Terminator 2. That's what's in store for you in the latest installement of Succotash. If you stick around this feed next week, you'll catch Epi271 with co-host Tyson bringing you a swell collection of comedy soundcast clips and may some other surprises. Who knows? That's why they're called surprises! In the meantime, treat each other like humman beings, wash those hands, masks those faces, vax up and, if anyone asks if you've heard anything good lately, won't you please pass the Succotash? — Marc Hershon

    Succotash Epi269: Clippin' With A Mystery Theme

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 80:53

    Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner. I am your host for this episode of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, that numbers 269. Last week's Episode 268 was hosted by show creator and executive producer Marc Hershon who, in case you're new to Succotash, has been hosting shows every other week with me…or rather I have been doing so with him…for over a year now. It has been a great way to make sure there is a new show every week for people to discover, recommend, and just basically rely on for weekly entertainment. Speaking of "If you're new to Succotash", thank you for listening! If you listened to last week's show, you will already know that it was a chats episode with nary a clip to be found, but dense with conversational goodness to be listened to with none other than comedian, actor, and musician Rick Overton! That episode is called "Palaverin' with Rick Overton" appropriately and is well worth the listen. aside from being on Apple and Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Podcast FM, PodBay, and others, it is also archived over at as is every episode of Succotash that has been released in the last 10 years. This week's episode is a biggie for me. Literally the longest show I've put together for you since before the shorter, weekly format started back in 2020. It's clips and a big ole chunk of chat…I've got clips from the soundcasts Gluten Free Gaming, The Spawn Chunks, and Coffee With Butterscotch for starters, and then a rather sizable chunk from another soundcast I co-host with my friend Hunter Block called Anti Social Show. The clip features part of a conversation I was fortunate enough to have with comedian, actor, musician, and past Succotash guest (Epi55) Andy Kindler. I'm very excited to share that with you here. I would like to point out that this episode is themed in a particular way…and I wonder if you can figure out what that theme is by the end of the show? I guess we'll have to see, won't we? Anyway, let's get to it! Gluten Free GamingLisi and Lucy are two women who can't eat gluten and who want to share their favorite games with each other and everyone else! Join us as we subject each other to games and other nerdy media that we love and want to make everyone else love as well! Listen if you want to find the best gluten-free games available, or if you just want to hang. Our clip hails from  their very first  "Some Like it Honk - Untitled Goose Game" episode from August 2021 - just last month! The Spawn Chunks - A Minecraft Podcast Joel Duggan & Pixlriffs host The Spawn Chunks, a podcast all about Minecraft. We dig into Minecraft related news and development snapshots, explore game content and the Minecraft community, and craft our personal thoughts and experiences about the game we love. In a clip from their recent 150th episode (!), hosts Joel and Jonny share their thoughts on exploring the new Minecraft terrain generation in the first Caves & Cliffs Experimental Snapshot. Coffee with ButterscotchNow up to 325 episodes, Coffee with Butterscotch is the hilarity-filled official podcast of award-winning video game studio Butterscotch Shenanigans, an independent video game studio best known for its smash hit Crashlands. The podcast features founders Seth Coster (the games programmer), Adam Coster (the web programmer), Sam Coster (the artist), and other awesome people. Clipped from six years ago, Epi18 was when Sam is STILL stuck in the hospital, so in this episode had Adam and Seth carrying the torch and discussing all kinds of random crap. My question to you is, by the time you get to theend of this week's installment, will you be able to guess the theme of this particular show? Tweet @succotashshow and use the hashtag #Epi269Theme. The first 5 correct answers will receive shoutouts when I return in Epi271 with who knows what I'll have in store for you? Probably clips…maybe a chat…maybe a bit of both? I really don't know at this point in time. Anyway, I do hope you enjoyed your time and perhaps came away with a few new ideas of what to listen to next. There's plenty of shows in the archive at and since they've been accumulating for over 10 years now, there's a rather unique overall audio documentary of the history of soundcasting…filtered thru the prism of other people's audio content from around the English-speaking parts of the globe. If you wouldn't mind writing a review of our show it would really help us out in getting inside the listening-space of as many people as possible. We'd really appreciate it. Thank you for listening, be decent to each other, and don't forget to Pass The Succotash… — Tyson Saner

    Succotash Epi268: Palaverin' with Rick Overton

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 59:35

    Thank you, friendly reader-could-be-listener. At least I'll take it as given that you're friendly. I'm Marc Hershon, your guide and every-other-weekly host here on Succotash, THE Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. (Quick catchup for the noobs: A “soundcast” is just like a “podcast”, just not trapped in the past with that old, outmoded iPod technology stuck in the name.) And this show most often plays clips from other comedy soundcasts. Like last week, for example. If you missed it, our lovely alternating host, Tyson Saner, in Episode 267, blazed through a triple play of clips in a show entitled, ironically, “Blazin' Through A Triple Play.” A show that featured Screams and Moans, The Goods From The Woods, and Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster. You can still scoop that edition up from anywhere and everywhere soundcasts are found – Apple and Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Podcast FM, PodBay, and so on. If all else fails, you can always just siphon it from our show's homesite, This week I have no clips to share with you. Instead, I'll be doing the thing we often do here on the show – chatting it up with a person who is a comedian, an actor, a musician, and who is no stranger to podcasting. He had his own for a while, as a matter of fact. He's been in movies, on TV, and on the standup comedy stage for what will be 50 years around next year sometime. A longtime buddy of mine, and a longtime friend of the show – his first appearance was on Episode 6, which dropped 10 year and 2 months ago – it's none other than Rick Overton! Rick's got a comedy rap sheet as long as your arm, with lots of memorable roles in films like Groundhog Day, Beverly Hills Cop, Blind Fury, and many more. You can catch his latest effort from the comfort of your own home: Rick Overton's Set List. It's a great hour of one-man improvisation with the compelling set-up from the Set List format. Basically Rick, at the top of his game, thinking on his feet as premises are thrown at him with no time to prepare. So Ricky keeps getting these weird premises put up a screen during the show and he instantly has to start riffing material off of them. Head over to to find a list of places where you can stream the show. This episode of Succotash is brought to you by our longtime sponsor Henderson's Pants new "Peer Sucker Pants"! Hope you enjoy my visit with my buddy, Rick. I know you're going to dig my compadre Tyson's clip-filled foray into comedy soundcasting for next week's Epi269. And, in the meantime, be sure to mask up, vax up, and try to remember that science isn't trying to kill you, it just can't help itself. And if you know someone that really could catch a clue as to which comedy soundcasts they should start listening to, try passing them the Succotash! — Marc Hershon

    Succotash Epi267: Blazin' Thru A Triple Play

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 30:42

    Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner. Welcome to Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, Episode 267, I will be your host thru a small selection of soundcast clips for which to theoretically make you interested in hearing the full episode…or at least give you an idea of what to expect on whichever soundcast we happen to clip…that's the basic idea. Last week on Epi266 my co-host and every-other-show-host Marc Hershon brought his "A" game with a show full of "B"s. Not the buzzy things that pollinate flowers and make honey and such but many things that start with the letter "B" — including the return of one of my favorite segments "Boozin' with Bill" with our very own Bill Heywatt, and clips from the soundcasts Bill Burr's Monday Morning Podcast, The Bitch Bible, Breaking Bread with Tom Papa, and Brittlestar's Really Great Podcast.…There's even a small chat with friend of Succotash and longtime soundcaster Chris Mancini…who does not seem to have a single "B" in his name…but other than that little inconsistency, the episode and all of the content contained within it is top-notch. Check it out if you should be interested in doing so. This week, I've got clips from the soundcasts Screams and Moans, The Goods From The Woods, and Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster. There's also a classic Henderson's Pants advert for their patented Pain Pants kicking around somewhere in the rotation so y'all have got that to look forward to as well. (Real sponsors take note, we are in the market for one or more of you…as we have been for 10+ years.) Anyway, thank you for listening… CLIPS Screams and MoansThe podcast about movies and sex but not together because that would be porn. Our clips is from February of this year (2021) - the episode entitled "Second Time is Better". Friends of Succotash abound here, in cluding host Megan Pentecost and her guest, Jason "Jabs" McNamara from The Dhead Factor and Boganwood soundcasts. Our clip is them getting into the movie The Event Horizon. The Goods from the Woods Hosts Rivers Langley, Pat Reilly, and Mr. Goodnight head off on their intrepid aural expedition through the world of oft-forgotten pop culture, featuring personal tales and recollections on the theme from the hosts and their special weekly guests. Reportedly, The Goods from the Woods will leave you enlightened and enraptured. Also, you will laugh. In this clip from long-ago 2013, the boys welcome yet another friend of Succotash Travis Clark (now a soundcast producer but then co-host of Tiny Odd Conversations with his wife Brandi Clark. Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster Comedians Ed Gamble and James Acaster invite special guests into their magical restaurant to each choose their favourite starter, main course, side dish, dessert and drink. In this special edition we clipped, from just this past June,  the special of the day is Dan Aykroyd of SNL, Blues Brothers, and Ghostbusters fame. He dropped into promote his Crystal Head vodka. And there's what's in store. I do hope you find something enjoyable during the time you spend listening to it. I try to find find things that are both entertaining and informative for you…or at least one of those things when possible. It's all as subjective as comedy but I still try. Next week for Epi268, Marc Hershon will have something for you, and, presumably, I will have something for you in two weeks. Until then, if you are looking for more content to listen to, you can check out the show archive at, you can check out Anti Social Show, a soundcast I host with Hunter Block on Soundcloud and at…and if you like gaming content there's plenty of that on my YouTube channel which is under my name - Tyson Saner - as well as being conveniently linked at my website along with a few other things. I am also available to guest on your soundcast so contact me if you are desperate for either content or human contact. Until show #269, be decent to each other, mask up to protect the unvaccinated, and if anyone asks if you've heard anything interesting lately won't you Please…Pass The Succotash? — Tyson Saner

    Succotash Epi266: Soundcastin' with a Capital B

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 48:21

    Hi. Aloha. Shalom. Howdy. I am your every-other-weekly-host Marc Hershon, and this is Epi266 of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. Everybody in the right spot? Cool. Last week was Episode 265, “Summertime and the Clippin' is Easy”, hosted by my partner in soundcasting Tyson Saner. If you missed it then you missed him featuring clips from the Salty Language soundcast, A Hot Dog is a Sandwich, and Don't Ask Tig. I'm calling this week's installment “Soundcastin' with a Capital B”, and it's what we call a “hybridcast”: part clips, part chat, plus a special visit from our esteemed booth announcer Bill Heywatt, who you heard in the opening introduction. Back before all of this pandemic nonsense started, before we had to lockdown, he and I would occasionally belly up to the Studio P wet bar for a segment called “Boozin' With Bill.” It's been quite a while since Bill has mixed up one of his bizarre libations, plucked from the watering holes of his checkered radio history but I am happy to announce that we have a brand new segment! And in a very weak attempt to turn that into a theme this time around, the four soundcast segments I have for you all have titles that begin with “B”: Bill Burr's Monday Morning Podcast, The Bitch Bible, Breaking Bread with Tom Papa, and Brittlestar's Really Great Podcast. And this episode is sponsored by Breakaway Trousers from Henderson's Pants. See? Another B! Finally – and yes, there is more in this super-sized episode – we're going to chat with friend-of-Succotash and longtime soundcaster Chris Mancini, whose name does NOT start with a “B”, to have him talk about his latest Kickstarter campaign that is coming down to the wire. It's for Volume 2 of his graphic novel, Rise of the Kung Fu Masters. (You can track down that, plus all three of his soundcasts – What Are You Watching?, The Quiet Journeys of Professor Atwood, and Tales from the Abyss – through his White Cat Entertainment website. CLIPS Bill Burr's Monday Morning PodcastFor the first clip this show, we're going to re-visit Bill Burr's Monday Morning Podcast. We've featured Bill's show before, I've reviewed for This Week in Comedy Podcasts, and with good reason: It's always entertaining. He's got the kind of talent it takes to fill an hour of podcast time – by himself – and keep it fresh and funny. Who else is doing that today? Greg Proops, Alonzo Bodden, and Greg Fitzsimmons come to mind, but there are not a whole lot of other comedy soundcasters who can do it without sidekicks, sketches, interviews or other elements to carry them through. This clip is actually from his show last Thursday, August 12th, and he rambles around the topics of Tik Tok and Boston comics. Brittlestar's Really Great PodcastNext up is a clip from a Canadian-based soundcast: Brittlestar's Really Great Podcast. Brittlestar is the well-known alias of Stewart Reynolds, from Ontario, and he has almost 20 million followers on YouTube. I love his humor – it's very dry, very deadpan, and smart. From the “Canada Last Week” episode from July 30th I've clipped his report on the rental car situation on Cape Breton, a small island community in Canada. Helping him out with the report is Unrelated Expert and one of the stars of TVs Will & Grace, Eric McCormack. The Bitch BibleOur next clip comes from a soundcast that started out as a blog back in 2012. The Bitch Bible was created by its host, Jackie Schimmel. The show description touts it as being “A podcast that dares to say what many are thinking, but only a bitch would say. Expect unfiltered and unapologetic discussions about sex, millennial struggles, pop culture, social faux-pas and hopefully, an insightful takeaway. Nothing is off limits.” In this clip, which is from her recent episode (uabashedly entitled “The Worst Episode ever”, Jackie talks ranges from talking about Christmas trees to froyo. Breaking Bread with Tom PapaThere's a very funny comedian named Tom Papa. He's been performing for years – mostly on the East Coast – and he's hosted a few TV shows. His podcast, Breaking Bread with Tom Papa, is kind of like hanging out with Tom and his guests after a show. He literally “breaks bread”, as in having a meal with his friends and we get to join them. He recently invited the Sklar Brothers, Randy and Jason, to sit down and chew the figurative and literal fat. In our clip, the guys are talking about their kids turning into teens. A couple of episodes ago we announced the rebranding of our call-in line due to the fact no one seemed to be interested in calling into it. So now you can reach us at the Succotash and Runaway Truck Ramp Hotline in order to either talk about comedy soundcasts or give listeners a status update on one of America's runaway truck ramps. The number is 1 (818) 921-7212. Thanks for jumping into the Succotash for this extra-long episode. Grab us next week for Epi267 with co-host Tyson Saner. And try to wisely use whatever summer days you might have off. Remember to mask, vax, and be smart around people. And if anyone asks if you've heard anything good lately, won't you please pass the Succotash? — Marc Hershon

    Succotash Epi265: Summertime and the Clippin' is Easy

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 27:29

    Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner. Welcome to Episode 256 of Succotash. For those of you who are new here, thank you for choosing us to listen to. Last week in episode 264 show creator and every-other-episode host of Succotash Marc Hershon sat down with his longtime friend and former roommate Mark Pitta for a chats episode called "Visitin' Virtually with Mark Pitta". You can find that episode in the show archive at and thru various soundcast listening services such as Apple or Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Audible, and Soundcloud just to name a few. What is your preferred listening platform? I'll take my answer off-air. This week I have a trio of clips for you from the soundcasts Salty Language, A Hot Dog is a Sandwich, and Don't Ask Tig…and of course this episode contains a classic advertisement from our longtime fake sponsor Henderson's Pants for their celebrated Down Under Pants. CLIPS Salty Language Just like Succotash, our friends Bryan Stewart and Tony High over at the Salty Language soundcast are into their 10th year of soundcasting! They rant on a variety of topics, ranging from comic books to movies. Recently, in their episdoe from August 4th, the boys Bryan and Tony discussed life, hanging out, bad audio, 10 years of podcasting, Minecraft, non-alcoholic beers, Y: The Last Man series, The Bad Batch, history of wrestling site, Fleets, a SUATMM Galactus figure, their QoftheW, and more! A Hot Dog Is a SandwichMythical Chefs Josh Scherer and Nicole Hendizadeh discuss, debate, and dissect the web's most hilariously controversial culinary quandaries. And in their episode from May 19th, 2021, "Can You Tell The Difference Between Coke and Pepsi?", Josh and Nicole did a blind taste test to find out if they could really tell the difference between the two sodas…or pops, depending where in the US you live. Don't Ask Tig Need advice? Comedian Tig Notaro doesn't have all the answers, but that won't stop her from fielding your questions on life's many challenges. Past Succotash guest Mike Birbiglia joined her recently in the episode from June 21st of this year to dive into the topics of doing a DIY exorcism or what to do if someone from your past wrote an unflattering song about you. That's all I have for you this week. I hope you find some of it entertaining, perhaps informative, various degrees of interesting. There's a LOT of content out there and choosing what to listen to can be challenging at times. Finding time to listen to anything can also be challenging so I am especially grateful that you have chosen to spend this bit of time with me. BTW, I have a channel on YouTube under my name, "Tyson Saner" and a "show" of sorts that features video gaming content from various genres throughout the years. Lately, I've been playing a lot of Minecraft. I've got some videos that are designed to lull you to sleep in a series called "Minecraft A.S.M.R." and, so far, they seem to be doing okay. Also on my channel I've been recording my screen during a soundcast called "Nooner Podcast" that I have been interacting with for 10 years…and doing a live tumblr every Tuesday night at 7:30 for a few years now. Why do we do any of this? I guess it's to have some additional sort of record of these moments in time for future generations...provided that the world is still here for them to look back on with any sort of fondness. Be sure to check out Epi266 next week when Marc will return with who knows what for you to listen to? In the meantime, thank you for listening, be decent to each other, and if anyone asks if you have heard anything good lately won't you please pass the Succotash? - Tyson Saner

    Succotash Epi264: Visitin' Virtually with Mark Pitta

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 65:54

    I am Marc Hershon, your every-other-weekly-host for Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. You've latched into Episode 264. If you were looking for Epi263, that was last week's installment with our alternating host Tyson Saner. Entitled “Flippin; Hot Summer Clips”, it featured snippets from comedy soundcasts Pretending With Dice, I Said No Gifts!, and Doughboys. You can grab it from Apple or Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Audible, Soundcloud or our own homesite, at I'm dispensing with clips for this week's show to, instead, chat up an old friend and former roommate of mine, a longtime San Francisco standup comedian, a former TV reporter, and now a painter, too: Mark Pitta! Mark moved from the Bay Area to Las Vegas last year, a month before the pandemic lockdown and we catch up on all sorts of things, including what he's watching, what's pissing him off, how comedy has changed in recent years, and some show biz anecdotes. Mark and I chatted a long time so you're getting a double-stuffed episode of Succotash this time around. Plus we have a new feature at the end of the show – since no one seems too excited about calling the Succotash Hotline these days, we're expanding the use of that number – (818) 921-7212 – and it is now the Succotash & Runaway Trunk Ramp Hotline. We'll see if anyone has any status updates on the runaway truck ramps on the highways around America. This episode is brought to you by Henderson's Pants new Sleepover Slacks, a great pair of pants to be pairing if your significant other, roommates, or parents toss you out on your ass. Thanks again to Mark Pitta for jumping into the Succotash with us. You can see his paintings on Instagram at @MarkPitta and you can find his videos on YouTube by searching for his name: M-a-r-k P-i-t-t-a. Here's the link to the Burt Reynolds tribute video we ere talking about during the show. Tyson Saner will be here next week for Episode 265 so join us again then, won't you? We may actually be a day late dropping that show as I will be out of town for a few days and that's my job, damn it! In the meantime, time to mask up again to do battle with the Delta Variant so don't be a creep – if you haven't vaxxed up yet, what the hell? I don't want to plague-shame anyone but it IS directly YOUR fault this whole thing is dragging out. Does that make you feel important? (Note to self: "Whoa. Calm down, Marc!" Self: "Okay. You're right.") Let me just say that if anyone asks if you're heard anything good lately, won't you please just pass them the Succotash? – Marc Hershon

    Succotash Epi263: Flippin' Hot Summer Clips

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 28:50

    Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner. This is Succotash, Episode 263, and I will be your host for the duration. For those of you new to this soundcast, welcome! This is a show that listens to other people's soundcasts and clips them to give our audience a sample so that in the event they are looking for more soundcasts to listen to, they would theoretically have a few more ideas of what is waiting out there for them to enjoy. Last week on Epi262, my co-host (and every-other-show-host) Marc Hershon cast his ears out into the world and found 6 soundcasts to feature audio from. Five selected for the main show and one special clip to memorialize soundcaster Mat George of the soundcast She Rates Dogs which he had co-hosted with Michaela Okland until his unexpected and recent death at the age of 26. That episode can be found on our homesite at or any of the places that you might find soundcasts to listen to including, but not limited to: Apple & Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, Podbay, and there are also episodes up on YouTube that are audio only. Yes, that most certainly is a thing. This episode I've got clips for you from the soundcasts Pretending With Dice, I Said No Gifts!, and Doughboys. I've also got a fantastic classic (as in 'produced many years ago ) advert from our longtime fictional sponsor Henderson's Pants and their RepubliFit Jeans! CLIPS I Said No Gifts! Host Bridger Winegar invites friends, loved ones, and people he's secretly trying to destroy to join him in conversation. He only has one request: No gifts! Naturally, every guest disobeys, meaning their chat will eventually turn to whatever object lies beneath the wrapping paper. Our clip is from April 29, 2021, when Jimmy Kimmel Disobeys Bridger - Bridger is the epitome of grace even when Kimmel rudely gives him a gift. They discuss RVs, clam chowder, and toothpicks. DoughboysThe podcast about chain restaurants. Comedians Mike Mitchell and Nick Wiger review fast food/sit-down chains and generally argue about food/everything. This clip hails from July 8th, 2021, the episode entitled "Golden Road Brewing with Jordan Morris" - Jordan Morris (Bubble, Jordan, Jesse, Go!) joins the boys and talks Lord of the Rings and summer treats before a review of Golden Road Brewing. Plus, another edition of "Let Me Be Frank" - the clip is comprised mainly of the opening of the LMBF segment. Pretending With Dice An Actual-Play Tabletop RPG Podcast, playing various RPG systems in short story-arcs, featuring original music and soundscapes for a complete, immersive audio storytelling experience. This clip was harvested from May 20, 2021, the episode entitled "PWD Worldbuilding: The Amethyst Isles". AJ and Eden discuss the enigmatic Amethyst Isles, an archipelago broken off from the mainland by an ancient magical war. And here we are again, together at the end...of the description of this episode. I do hope you enjoy this experience, and I hope that your takeaway from it involves seeking out one or more of the soundcasts you heard a sample of. That would make me happy indeed to know that I had acheived the desired effect. I would like to mention that I am currently adding more gaming content to my YouTube channel: Tyson Saner: Gamer. I've been playing a decent amount of Minecraft lately and, in addition to the at-this-time 13 episodes of hosting Minecraft videos with gameplay and commentary, I've added two different flavors of "Minecraft" content. One flavor is an episode of yours truly playing Minecraft and explaining it to my co-host of Anti Social Show Hunter Block, and the other flavor is basically what might best be described as "Minecraft ASMR". It's over two hours of "Minecraft" footage with no commentary, and no speed-ups. Just "Minecraft" in real time…to relax and soothe…theoretically.…I will also be adding more "Minecraft ASMR" videos to my channel so eventually there will be hours and hours of calming, relaxing, and hopefully sleep-inducing "Minecraft" footage to possibly satisfy a craving you never knew you had… Just thought I'd throw that in at the end here. Thank you for listening, please rate and review us, be decent to each other, consider continuing to mask up to protect the unvaccinated against the more deadly and/or contagious COVID variants out there, and if anyone asks if you heard any interesting soundcasts lately won't you please…pass the Succotash? — Tyson Saner

    Succotash Epi262: Revisitin' 3 Old Faves Plus 2 New Faves

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 39:13

    I am Marc Hershon, your every-other-weekly-host for Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, and this is Ep262. I'm calling it “Revisitin' 3 Old Faves Plus 2 New Faves, And A Sad Goodbye, Too.” Before we jump into the deep end, I want to remind you that, if you missed last week's Epi261 “Clippin' My Way Back To You”, with my illustrious co-host-at-a-distance Tyson Saner, in which he featured clips from Girls 1 Kitchen, Strange Times, and Round Springfield, you can still fill your ears with it up at Apple & Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and pretty much everywhere else in the known soundcast universe. For this week's installment, I have a sack stuffed to the gills with not three, not four, but FIVE clips from – as the title intimates – 3 faves, which are namely Wheelbarrow Full Of Dicks, Story Worthy, and Monster Party. In addition, I have clips from two shows we've not featured before: 91 Donkey Lane, and Death is Hilarious. We're sponsored this time around by Henderson's Pants new Poncho Pantz, which would be welcome news for all of those folks suffering from unseasonal flooding going on around the world if these pants weren't fictional in nature. RIP MAT GEORGE Before we wade into this week's clippage, though, I wanted to take a few moments out to get to the “Sad Goodbye” part of this episode's title, and observe a sad milestone we passed this past week. Podcaster Mat George died this past Saturday morning in Los Angeles, the victim of a hit-and-run traffic accident. Mat was 26 years old, and the co-host of She Rates Dogs along with Michaela Okland. Known for his Twitter and Insta feeds under the handle @matchu-chutrain, the soundcast he did with Michaela brought the popular social media page SheRatesDogs to the soundcast world — and listeners' worst dating stories along with it. The milestone I mentioned is that fact that, in most of the accounts of Mat's death, he is being identified as a “podcaster”. Our podcast, or soundcast, medium has been around for almost 20 years now but it's only now being recognized as a profession and I think that, through his untimely passing, Mat is the first among us to have the status of “podcaster” dignified by the mainstream press. In honor of Mat George, we've got a short clip that includes his final sign-off from the last episode of She Rates Dogs to drop before his death. Gone too soon at the age of 26, rest in peace Mat George. He and Michaela's show is very entertaining, and I urge you to listen to She Rates Dogs from wherever you get your soundcasts. CLIPS WFODThe inspiration for playing the next clip came up on Twitter this past week, when I saw the the account for WFOD, or Wheelbarrow Full of Dicks, as it is actually called, had retweeted a tweet from Spreaker, which had asked them, “Has your podcast received any media coverage?” They answered, “We were featured on Succotash Show twice!” Which is true: First in Epi47 back in 2013, and again in Epi100 in 2014. (They were also mentioned in Epi141 for their wrong side of the argument position of Soundcast vs Podcast, when they said “soundcast” sounds “silly”.) Well, Mike and the gang, clearly your stance was wrong as the world has long since embraced “soundcast” BUT we're not sore winners at Succotash and we are pleased and proud have having run the soundcast gamut along with you lo these many years. So hoping that the third times the charm, here is a clip from the most recent episode of Wheelbarrow Full of Dicks, in which the crew reminisces back to the beginning of the pandemic and a little old felon named Joe Exotic. Story WorthySo one of the reasons I even saw the tweet from Wheelbarrow Full of Dicks was that it got re-tweeted by longtime soundcast friend Christine Blackburn. We have only ever crossed paths in real life at the old LA Podcast Festivals, but she's always been game to recommend soundcasts and help connect me to folks to interview for this show. And her show, the Story Worthy soundcast, is one of the longest running story-telling shows out there. And she's done a great job of gamifying the format over the years and in various kinds of judged settings, including Story Smash, which you can catch on YouTube. (See the blog entry for this episode at our homesite,, for clickable links to the show I'm mentioning as well as the socials for the people themselves!) So, anyway, I figured it was high time to clip Christine's show. This snippet comes from recent Episode 684 featuring guest comedian and video director Gary Robinson. They're chatting about how some celebrities become so heavily identified for a defining role. Death Is HilariousNow I certainly don't mean this episode of Succotash to be a downer, what with the memorial notice about Mat George up top and all, but I had received a note this week from Rachel Diamond, a PR assistant for a soundcast called Death Is Hilarious, asking if I'd give it a listen and consider playing a clip. So I listened and I liked it and I clipped it and it's here. Hosted by Tawny Platis, a widowed comedian who lost her husband George just a couple of years ago, and helped by her friend Sam Peterson, she was determined to channel her grief in helping herself and others to heal, find relief, and the power to laugh again in the face of death and other trauma. This clip is from a recent installment where Tawny chats with alt New York comic Ben Wasserman about dealing with the passing of his father. Monster PartyGetting back into the swing with one more old fave this show, it's a clip from a recent episode of Monster Party. Hosted by a quartet of my old chums Matt Weinhold, Shawn Sheridan, Larry Strothe, and James Gonis, they usually sit around or, more recently because of the pandemic, Zoom around with a guest and go to town on horror, suspense, and sci-fi movies. They recently had a phenomenal “get” of a guest, actor Steve Railsback, and they talk extensively with Steve about his long career in movies and TV. A film that he became well-known for was 1980's The Stuntman, in which he starred with Peter O'Toole, and directed by Richard Rush. In this clip, the guys talk to Steve about that project and he gets into what it was like working with the likes of O'Toole and director Rush. (NOTE: If you download THIS week's episode, you'll hear yours truly – that's right: Me, – guesting on the show for a couple of hours or so yakking about movies in the theme of “Summer Scare-cation”. A ton of fun and you can grab it everywhere online.) 91 Donkey LaneRounding our our true handful of clips – that's 5: One for each finger – is 91 Donkey Lane, a very funny sketch-ish soundcast that feastures the misadventures of Robert Bacon and Nate Lopez who become roommates in an apartment at 91 Donkey Lane, a place described as “magical but very dangerous.” This clip is from the episode entitled “Total Recall”, and featured Robert trying desperately to get away on a “mind vacation” so he can relax. This requires the same technology seen in the movie Total Recall, and the doctor helping him sounds suspiciously like Arnold Schwarzenegger. And the first place he travels to is the version of Mars featured in the Total Recall movie. Too many clips for us to get to the Tweetsack this week — sorry Tweety — but we'll hit it next time. Remember to listen for me on this week's edition of the Monster Party soundcast. If you have seen any of friend-of-Succotash comedian Dana Carvey's Instagram postings lately, @TheDanaCarvey, and see him using these kind of flat photo puppets of Joe Biden, well, that's MY handiwork! For reals. We used to make these bizarre puppet videos years ago and he's started to do some new ones as part of his soundcast Fantastic! With Dana Carvey. So he called me up and asked me to make up some new ones. Up next week in this very same feed will be Tyson Saner with another sweaty clutch of soundcast clips for you so be sure to come back around. And don't be afraid to rate and review our show up on Apple or Google Podcasts, especially with some tasty 5-star reviews. Stay safe as the summer wears on and the Delta COVID variant spreads out. Mask up inside when you can, wash your hands in a thorough manner – you know that drill – and and if anyone should happen to tap you on the shoulder to ask if you've heard anything good lately, please be sure to pass the Succotash. — Marc Hershon

    Succotash Epi261: Clippin' My Way Back To You

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 28:25

    Saluton! Estas mi Tyson Saner. I am your host this week on Epi261 of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. Thank you for joining me! In case you missed last week's Episode 260, my co-host - and every-other-show-host - Marc Hershon gathered a quartet of clips from the soundcasts Better Off Better, BHHcast, Play With Pain, and Plumbing the Death Star. If you get the chance, I urge you to check that out sometime by looking for our show on Apple or Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and some other places including in the archive at our homesite at This episode I've got clips from 3 Girls 1 Kitchen, Strange Times, and Round Springfield. I've also got a fun ad for Passive Aggro Pants from our longtime fake sponsor Henderson's Pants to throw into the mix…because, after all, what would an episode of Succotash be without a segment devoted to a sponsor that we've never seen dime one from because THEY DON'T EXIST! CLIPS 3 Girls 1 Kitchen This is a show for the internet age. Filled to the brim with not only food, but a recipe for disaster. Join Lana, Olivia, and Alexa as they talk dating, sex, culture, and interview some of today's hottest celebs. Our clip comes from just last month: June 4th, 2021 and, in this episode, the girls get political and share their views on Caitlyn Jenner running for governor, Lana reveals some major life news, and they discuss how different attachment styles can affect relationships. Strange TimesI clipped "Gash", the June 29th episode of this weekly comedy & satirical podcast presented by Davian Dent, Kat Sorens & Dom Risk. Davian is out of hospital but quite clearly still under the influence of the industrial-grade pain killers he was prescribed… Round SpringfieldThis Simpsons-adjacent podcast is hosted by Allie Goertz and Julia Prescott, interviewing writers, directors, showrunners, and voice-actors from the Simpsons-verse on their various paths to Springfield, failed pilots, other projects, and beyond. Although these guys are still churning out episodes today, we flash back to March 30th, 2015 for "Flaming Moe's" (with J. Elvis Weinstein). Weinstein sets the stage for Allie and Julia on what the world was like when The Simpsons' Cheers-centric episode first aired. I hope you find something to enjoy or at least find interesting in trhis week's bounty. I'm leaving "funny" out of the conversation because of how subjective humor is. Comedy can be elusive but soundcasts are plentiful. I didn't really have more to that thought, it's just two things that are true next to each other. Not all soundcasts are meant to be funny after all. Here's a secret: Life isn't meant to be funny. Actually, I have no idea if that's true or not because it implies that life is supposed to have any sort of meaning and I am not the authority on that subject. Life can be very funny and not just strange but also the "ha-ha" variety.  In the next episode, #262, Marc Hershon will have something for you to listen to…but since that's in my future I have no idea what that something will be except that it will likely be comedy and/or soundcast-related in some way…although it does not have to be. If you decide to listen again in 2 weeks I will be back with something else. Until then, be decent to each other, beware of asymptomatic spread, and if someone asks if you've heard anything interesting lately would you please pass the Succotash? — Tyson Saner

    Succotash Epi260: Pickin' Clips at Random

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 33:58

    Hello, friend-o! As our announcer, Bill Heywatt, says, I AM Marc Hershon, your every-other-weekly-host of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast soundcast. And this is Epi260, clocking in just as we pass the half-year mark for 2021. Here in the US we've got COVID-19 on the run, except for those pesky variants. If you are elsewhere in the world, here's hoping for the best for you and yours. Before I get into the comedy soundcasts that I will be featuring clips from this week, let me check in and ask if you were able to catch last week's installment, Epi259, with my alternating co-host Tyson Saner, in which he featured snippets from Self Esteem Party, Conversation For Adults, and Comedy Bang Bang. You can catch that show, or any other past ‘sode, at our homesite You can also get pretty far back at Apple or Google Podcasts, Spotify, Sticher, and even SoundCloud will let you flip back a few weeks. For the shows I'm clipping this week, I just kind of took a scattershot look through a number of comedy soundcast lists for 2021 and snagged a couple from some I heard recently and a couple I hadn't even heard of until this week. We've got samples from Better Off Better, BHHcast, Play With Pain, and Plumbing the Death Star. I also have a brief moment from a bit I contributed to from The Los Angeles Breakfast Club: On The Air, a soundcast hosted by Phil Leirness that I serve as the announcer for. This episode is sponsored by Henderson's Pants new Space Pants – Henderson's, where no pants have gone before! Before we get to the clippage, I wanted to give a recommendation to a pretty bold comedy-slash-psychological experiment currently on Netflix. If you haven't caught Bo Burnham's Inside special, you might want to check it out. Don't be expecting to see him enteraining a crowd of people in a theater, though. This is way different. Very unique. It's his exploration of his comedy during the pandemic, where the entire show takes place in one room and he's apparently doing all the tech himself. Lots of talking to the camera and to himself. There's music, confessions, and tears. I found one of the songs, “White Woman's Instagram” from the special up on YouTube so I thought I'd throw it in here. The lyrics are amazingly on-tone but you should check out the video from the special because Bo's visual interpretation of the subject in question is fantastic. I found Inside pretty powerful and totally captivating. And just a tad claustrophobic. If you're up for something different, whether you know Bo's work or not, check it out on Netflix. Alright, let's get into THIS show now, and onto the clips! Play With PainFull disclosure before I continue: I am not a sports fan. Never have been and likely never will be. I'm not sure why, but watching games live or on TV has never grabbed me. Football, baseball, basketball, soccer, the Olympic events – just not my thing. The pity of it is that there are a lot of comedy soundcasts that are connected to sports, either directly or just because the hosts and guests are into them. Like the Monday Morning Podcast with Bill Burr. I love Burr. He's one of the funniest humans around today. But as soon as he goes into a sptry about sports or having watched some game or another over the weekend, I'm lost. But I hereby resolve to better. For YOU. And I'm going to start with Play with Pain with Chet Waterhouse. Now Chet is a character, an old play-by-play sports announcer, as created and played by comedian Jeff Cesario. He usually has a comedian on as a guest, someone else who's at least somewhat into sports, and they kickk around a lot of the sports news of the day. We're clipping a recent show with guest Paul “Sully” Sullivan but he was a little audio glitchy on the show so I'm just featuring Chet's sports update, a regular feature on the show. Plumbing the Death StarI am rarely surprised any more when I find a soundcast that I think no one else knows about and then find out it's a pretty big hit and has been for a while. The soundcast world is just too damn big now to get that lucky. But I'm glad I found Plumbing the Death Star. Out of Australia and the wonderfully named Sanspants Radio Netowkr, the show features Joel L. Zammit, Jackson B. Daly, and another Joel, Joel Duscher. The loosely-wrapped premise of the show is to bring logic into the worlds of fantasy and sci-fi and pop culture in general. Our featured clip is from their recent episode entitled “Is It Ethical to Bust Ghosts?”, which means it only took them until now to get around to an almost 40-year-old movie. Although with the new Ghostbusters: Afterlife supposed to drop this Fall, maybe it couldn't be more timely. Better Off BetterTouting their show Better Off Better as “a comedic, cut-throat journey to self-betterment”, hosts Chris K. Daniels, Jenny Whipple, and Sam Caswell are constantly challenging each other to get better and, well, being better. Called “The best comedy podcast of 2021” by their moms, each episode features a new wrinkle in how to make oneself better. At least in theory. For their recent 50th episode, the trio decided to go hairless down south of the border by using a couple of “experimental hair removal” techniques: Sugar Waxing and Sandpaper Shaving. How did it all come out? Or off? We don't have time to get into the whole thing on our show, but here's a taste… BHHcastThe “Bah-cast”, which is actually spelled BHHcast, features hosts Jamie Bendall, Adam Haigh, and Jamie Hernan, interviews comedians and other guests with, as they put it, an incredible backstory. The kickoff to their Season 5 a little over a month ago, an episode entitled “Tandem Skydiving” featured comedian and family man Paul Virzi. Reflecting what I was saying earlier in this show, the BHHcast seems to dip heavily into sports and I listened diligently, although our clip gets more into a show that Paul had a little while back called Gun To Your Head, where he would force his guests to make tough decisions based on the premise there was a gun to your head so you HAD to answer. The gang decides to play a little of that game here… The music I'm using under the TweetSack listings this week, by the way, was composed and performed by my buddy DJ Knifeketeer. That particular number is called “Rocket Hat on the Run” and you can find the entire Rocket Hat soundtrack on YouTube by subscribing to DJ Knifeketeer. If you were hoping for more of episode 260 of this show, I'm afraid that's our time. You may, of course, listen to it back again as many times as you like. And if you hang out in this same feed next week, you'll be treated to my compadre Tyson Saner and his newest selection of soundcastd clippage for you. Special thanks to our announcer Bill Heywatt and our amazing producer/engineer Joe Paulino, not to mention booth assistant Kenny Durgess, our secret weapon and the hardest working man in soundcasting next to Paul F. Tompkins. Enjoy your summer while you can, check out some if not all of the soundcasts we've sampled for you here today, and if anyone ever asks if you've heard anything good lately, please be sue to pass the Succotash, won't you? — Marc Hershon

    Succotash Epi259: Clippin' In The Summertime

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 28:37

    Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner and I am your host this week for Epi259 of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. Thank you for joining me. Did you happen to catch last week's episode hosted by my co-host and every-other-show-host Marc Hershon? It was called "Mixin' Up A Mess O'Soundcasts" and featured clips from soundcasts Did You Get My Text?, Left-Handed Radio, May Contain Nuts, Stay F. Homekins, and a mini-clip from The Midnight Miracle. He also featured a clip from a recent Jock Doc Podcast in which he guest-starred. That episode of Succotash is still available to listen to on Apple and Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and several other listening platforms so why not check it out when you get the chance? It's worth your time. This week, I've got clips for you from soundcasts Self Esteem Party, Conversation For Adults, and Comedy Bang Bang...and since it's now officially Summer, we're brought to you by Henderson's Pants Wake Island Abbreviated Trousers. I can't think of a single reason to delay the proceedings any further so…on with the clips! CLIPS Self Esteem Party They call themselves "the perfect blend of comedy and honesty. Each week Alana Johnston interviews one of her showbiz pals and dives right into the core of who they are in this hilarious and painfully real podcast that explores all things Self Esteem." Our clip is from their episode from March 16, 2021, with guest Nick Wiger (Doughboys, How Did This Get Played?) talking about phone-free Sundays, Alana's text anxiety and how Nick is now best friends with Alana's dad! Conversation For Adults Culture-critic Jimi Izrael rediscovers America by talking to people you may or may not know, about everything. What comes up, comes out. Lots of fun. No filter. We're featuring a clip with guest Andy Kindler (a past Succotash guest - Epi55: Noshin' with Andy Kindler). Comedy Bang Bang: The Podcast Join host Scott Aukerman (Comedy Bang! Bang! on IFC, Mr. Show) for a weekly podcast that blends conversation and character work from today's funniest comedians. While Scott begins by traditionally interviewing the celebrities, the open-door policy means an assortment of eccentric oddballs can pop by at any moment to chat, compete in games, and engage in comic revelry. Our clip is from just back around the corner: June 21st of 2021, when director Edgar Wright returned along with Ron and Russell Mael of the band Sparks to talk to Scott all about their new documentary The Sparks Brothers. If you wouldn't mind reviewing and rating us wherever that is possible you would be doing us the greatest of favors because it helps people find us. How did YOU find us? Did someone recommend us to you? Did you click on us out of curiosity because we were on the same page as something else you were looking for? Another option that I can't think of at the moment? Anyway, "tune in" to our next episode which should be #260 and "see" what Marc Hershon cooks up for you. Thank you for listening, Be Decent To Each Other, and if someone ask you if you've heard anything interesting lately would you mind telling them about us? We would really appreciate it. It's what we mean when we say "Please, Pass The Succotash". — Tyson Saner

    Succotash Show Epi258: Mixin' Up A Mess O' Soundcasts

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 37:17

    Hey, you. Glad to have you here for Epi258 of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, where I, Marc Hershon, am Mixin' Up a Mess O' Soundcasts this week. Details on what shows I'm featuring in a sec but first, did you miss last week's Epi 257, hosted by my alternating co-host Mr. Tyson Saner? He featured a triumphant trio of soundcast clips from Blake's Takes for God's Sakes, Good Game Nice Try, and Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard. You can always grab that or any other previous installment of Succotash right on our homsight, at Or pretty much anywhere else you normally gobble up your soundcast treats: Apple and Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio…search for Succotash Show on the web and we're sure to pop up. As for what I've got in store for you this time around, I'm going a little differently that usual. I normally harvest four clips from various comedy soundcasts but I've got kind of a mixed bag special for you. A combo platter, if you will. There are some brand new shows and a smattering of things from a few years ago. We'll be hearing from Patton Oswalt and Meredith Salanger in the new Did You Get My Text?; a couple of comedy sketch commercials from Left-Handed Radio; May Contain Nuts, a BBC soundcast from Scotland; Stay F. Homekins, the pandemic-inspired show from Paul F. Tompkins, and a mini-clip from The Midnight Miracle by Dave Chapelle and assorted co-hosts. In addition, I'll be featuring a clip from the Jock Doc Podcast. Yes, I featured the JDP on my last installment, it's true. BUT this clip features yours truly appearing as a character on the most recent installment of Dr. London Smith's show and, gosh, I'd hate for you to miss a minute of me! Plus this episode is sponsored by Henderson's Pants new Down Under Pants, mate! Here's something I forget to mention a lot of these shows but if you're like to read what I have to say about comedy soundcasts and not just listen to me blather on, I am part of the squad that writes the this Week in Comedy Podcasts column over on each week. We each pick one and write about 200 words about it. That column drops every Thursday, usually, and this week I'm reviewing…well, that would be telling. Suffice it to say that I will be reviewing one of the shows that I am clipping in this very episode. In fact, it might be this first clip… CLIPS Did You Get My Text?…Which is from the first episode of a brand new soundcast. It's called Did You Get My Text? And features comedian Patton Oswalt and his wife, Meredith Salenger, who – according to the show blurb – live in the same house yet text each other more than people who live across the country from one another. Here, they sit down and go through their texts together. Our clip is about a photo Patton texted to Meredith which you might have seen. It got quite a bit of attention. It's a woman being interviewed on the news from her home and in the background, displayed prominently on a bookshelf, is the kind of object you normally wouldn't be showing off. The Jock Doc PodcastNext up is a clip from The Jock Doc Podcast. And yes, yes I know I JUST featured a clip from Dr. London Smith and Cameron week before last because they uploaded it to us. But THIS clip is different. It's special. It's got ME in it! But not just me, I'm playing a zany character with a bad French accent. I play Guy Niçoise, a “reclaimed food chef”. Which means he makes meals out of garbage, basically. Bon apetít! Left-Handed RadioA podcast crew that has been around even longer than your Succotash family is Left-Handed Radio. Started in 2010, a year before us, it is hosted by Anna Rubanova and Adam Bozarth. It's largely a collection of original comedy sketches and parodies, mostly of public radio shows and ads. Their publicist, Heidi Vanderlee, from Positive Jam PR, sent me a couple of their spots for Father's Day, which was just this past Sunday. Let's listen together… May Contain NutsFor this next clip we leave the States and head for Scotland. BBC Scotland, to be exact, and a TV show AND a soundcast called May Contain Nuts, to be exacter. This clip is from episode 6 of Series 3 that dropped a year ago this month. The show touts itself as being about “Four hosts, one subject, no script,” and features hosts Stuart Condy, Russell Miller, Chris Miller and Craig-James Moncur. This clip is from a show all about Stonehenge and these guys are pretty funny. I think. Their Scottish burrs are so thick I had to listen a couple or twelve times to get it all, so don't be afraid to hit that rewind button. Stay F. HomekinsWhat did soundcasting mainstay Paul f. Tompkins and his wife Janie Haddad Tompkins do during the COVID-19 lockdown? They produced a soundcast of course, called Stay F. Tompkins. And it's still going, although I'm not sure how much longer they'll be keeping it going – Paul's got to get back to visiting all those other soundcasts! In this clip, Paul starts to get into having been a guest on Larry King's show… The Midnight MiracleThe Midnight Miracle is a soundcast that came out of a summer camp that Dave Chapelle put on in Ohio. The show description calls it “a thought-provoking podcast that uniquely blends the salon and variety show traditions while providing a glimpse into the inner lives of hosts Talib Kweli, yasiin bey, Dave Chappelle, and friends.” It's available under Apple Podcasts' new paid subscription model which can frankly go fuck itself. So I couldn't get an ordinary clip from the show BUT they released this two minute blurp – that's a cross between a blip and a blurb – so here you go… You had enough? Me, too. Be sure to pop in next week for Tyson Saner and Episode 259's rasher of soundcast clippage. Remember to give a listen to me guesting on the Jock Doc Podcast. If you want advanced voting rights, I guess you'll have to find someplace more forward-thinking that the USA. And if anyone asks if you've heard anything good lately, feel free to pass that ol' devil Succotash! — Marc Hershon

    Succotash Epi257: Tryin' Clips On For Size

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 32:36

    Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner and I welcome you to Succotash Epi257. Last week in Epi256, show creator Marc Hershon had a quartet of soundcast clips on offer to you from the soundcasts known as The Ron Burgundy Podcast, May I Elaborate? with JB Smoove, Comedy Has An Ouchie, and The Jock Doc Podcast. I can, with great confidence, say that it was an excellent show last week for potentially getting people interested in other folks' soundcasting efforts from around the globe. I do actually listen to episodes of Succotash that I don't host because I am also a fan of the show which, as we are wont to point out lately, has been going on for 10 years now. One of the side effects of listening to as many soundcasts as I have been for over a decade now is that my mind is constantly exposed to new information in a way that apparently sacrifices some of my ability to recall certain things. For example, in this week's edition of the show I've got clips for you from the soundcasts Blake's Takes for God's Sakes, Good Game Nice Try, and Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard…and I think I may have a memory of Succotash featuring clips from at least one of these soundcasts before…but I am not sure.…Also, I refuse to look it up because I am really not that worried about it. So why bring it up? I gotta write about something. Like the fact this episode is sponsored by Henderson's Pants new Pushover Pants! See? I'm really just making one-sided conversation with you. And speaking of one-sided conversations… Some soundcasts are hosted by one person, without a co-host and our first clip on offer is one of those: CLIPS Blake's Takes for God's Sakes Through (often incoherent) free-association, comedian Blake Wexler improvises 45 minutes of takes on subjects ranging from his own massive legs to the best animated bears of all time. Our clip was harvested from the episode that dropped May 26th, 2021. Good Game Nice Try What happens when a Twitch star joins forces with the brains behind Conan's Clueless Gamer? Pure video game magic! Each week Sonja Reid and Aaron Bleyaert nerd out with your favorite actors, musicians, comedians, gamers, and athletes who are as passionate about gaming as they are. From T-Pain venting about Pac-Man to AtomicMari becoming a real-life Lara Croft, guests share the games that they most loathe and love. Plus there will be epic stories, reviews, recommendations, and giveaways. I went back to the very beginning of this soundcasts' archive to take a clip from the first episode which posted on November 20th, 2020 and is called: T-Pain vs. Pac-Man. Armchair Expert with Dax ShepardDax Shepard loves talking to people. Endlessly fascinated by the messiness of being human, he finds people who are vulnerable and honest about their struggles and shortcomings to be incredibly sexy. With more than a decade of sobriety, a degree in Anthropology and four years of improv training, Dax attempts, along with producer/sidekick Monica Padman, to discover human “truths” without any laboratory work, clinical trials or data collection. In other words, an Armchair Expert. Our clips is snipped from Epi331 that dropped recently, on May 31st, 2021, featuring returning guest Vincent D'Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket, Jurassic World, Men in Black). After that we end up together…at the end. I hope you find some entertainment in this program, and that you might seek out more content from the creators that we're sampling for you. I hope you come back next week for more content from other people's soundcasts…or perhaps Mr. Hershon will do a "Chats" episode with a guest and you can enjoy THAT content. Maybe you'll go back thru our archive at and find the mountain of entertainment that we've both made AND collected over the last 10 years…me for 8 years…maybe you will go to Apple Podcasts to rate and review our efforts favorably if it's how you feel about us. I hope you do. Maybe you'll tell other people about the content you heard within this or past episodes and recommend it to other people. That would be awesome. Maybe, you'll go to one of the many music purchasing websites that exist to buy a copy of the song "Hope" created by myself and onetime soundcaster and guest of Succotash Korey Epps. It has been available for purchase for a little over 2 years now. It's a little more than four minutes long and it costs somewhere between 1 and 2 dollars and then you can love it forever, and add it to your posi-corps dance party playlist to be enjoyed by anyone who is exposed to it. Trust me, it's worth it. I'll catch you again in Epi259 so, until then, be decent to each other and please don't forget to pass the Succotash. — Tyson Saner

    Succotash Epi256: Playin' Thru A Foursome

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 27:08

    Howdy, friend, and welcome to Epi256 of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, which I am entitling “Playing Through A Foursome” because I, Marc Hershon, have precisely four comedy soundcast clips for you in this show. More on those in a moment. Did you happen to catch last week's episode 255 of our little show? That's when your every-other-weekly-alternating-host Tyson Saner took you on a tour of a trio of comedy soundcasts, including Childlike At Best with Mike Valdes, Shut Up, I Love It, and Distractible. It's never too late to catch that or any past edition of Succotash – in addition to the fleet of distribution points like Apple and Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and more, you can always resort to our homesite, In fact, you can dip back into our storehouse of Succotash any time you want at our website, where every episode is archived and available for listening. What's more, if you want to get to the homesite of any of the shows we feature clips from or find the socials of the hosts and guests on those shows, you can usually find links on the blog entry that accompanies each episode – again – at (I know that Tyson takes great pains to read those links out during his episodes but I'm the executive producer of Succotash and I am – how to you say? – lazy. But those links are up for every episode regardless of who's hosting. And as a blanket back-announce for the clips you'll be hearing this episode, all are available on Apple & Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and pretty much everywhere find soundcasts are streamed and/or downloaded. As for the foursome of awesome clips I'm sharing with you this week, I've got three from Column A and one from Column B. Column A in this case are clips from shows I harvested myself, which includes The Ron Burgundy Podcast, May I Elaborate with JB Smoove, and Comedy Has An Ouchie. Column B are those clips sent in by a soundcaster or listener and, this week, we enjoy another hit off The Jock Doc Podcast as submitted by host Dr. London Smith. In unrelated news, I'll be appearing as Guy Niçoise, a chef of reclaimed food products, with a bad French accent, on The Jock Doc Podcast a little later this month. This episode of Succcotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, is brought to you by Henderson's Pants, makers of the patented Pain Pants, designed to help you lose weight quick and painfully. Just before I get to the clips, I wanted to share some exciting news with you. We don't really have a great way to track how this show is doing in terms of ratings. With some many thousands of soundcasts in the world today, it's amazing that anyone can find us at all. But I got a note from someone named Carlos Tenor at a place called Pod Status and I guess they track rankings of shows. He wanted to let me – and by extension, you – know that Succotash is ranked 200 in the category Comedy Interviews on Apple Podcasts in China, and 241 in Germany's Apple Podcasts' rankings. So, if you were dying to know how we're faring in those markets – BOOM. Pretty much tastemakers and influencers in my book. CLIPS The Ron Burgundy PodcastWill Ferrell is back for his 4th season playing the title character in The Ron Burgundy Podcast, the guy he made famous as the blustering, not-very-smart, TV news anchorman in the movie Anchorman. Along with this long-suffering sidekick, Carolina Barlow, Ron is ready to take on the world again with commentary, interviews, and a mind that still doesn't quite seem to be all there. The new season kicked off just last week and our clip is from the first episode “Ron Takes The Vaccine.” Ron seems a little hesitant to actually get the shot. May I Elaborate?Another guy that consistently makes me laugh is JB Smoove, whether he's on Curb Your Enthusiasm with Larry David or guesting on a talk show or spouting words of wisdom. That's what he's doing now, five days a week, on his new soundcast May I Elaborate? Joined by Miles Grose, who selects some tidbit of wisdom from various sources – mostly self-help enlightenment desk calendars, I think. Then JB breaks those philosophies down as only he can. Warning that the following clip is un-bleeped and has some salty language, for those unfamiliar with JB's style. Comedy Has An OuchieA pretty new entry into Soundcastland is Comedy Has An Ouchie, hosted by Steve Han, Phylicia McLeod, and Ashley Whitehurst, a trio of comedy improvisors with their roots in the Chicago scene. But their newer generation of performers, the system in the comedy world is rife with problems both on the surface and behind the scenes. Each episode they kick around relevant topics and try to come up with some solutions. This clip is from their episode last week called “Chicago Is Where It's At” and they are right in the midst of the ideal comedy venue wish list. The Jock Doc PodcastOur final clip of the show comes from The Jock Doc Podcast, literally. Host Dr. London Smith sent along a clip from a recent episode, along with this note: “Sorry the file isn't in simple audio format, but my cohost sent this brief moment from this week's episode to me today in group chat and it was short enough that I thought it might be a nice goody for Succotash.” Love it, Doc. Thanks for thinking of us and we can convert pretty much any audio format into the thin, tinny-sounding show you're hearing now. He goes on: “The Jock Doc Podcast is an improvised comedy with the premise of being a medical education podcast. Listeners can find us at all major podcast platforms or just find links at Thanks! Dr. London Smith (.com)” Tyson's back next week with more soundcast clip fun and I might do an interview the week after that, considering how well this show is regarded in the Comedy Interview field in both China and Germany. In the meantime, if anyone should happen to ask if you have heard anything good lately, feel free to pass the Succotash! — Marc Hershon

    Succotash Epi255: Clippin' Triples

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 29:27

    Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner and welcome to episode #255 of Succotash, formerly Succotash Shut-In, formerly Succotash The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, formerly Succotash, the Comedy Podcast Podcast. Now in our 5th season and 10th year. Last week in Epi254, original show host and my every-other-week co-host Marc Hershon brought you a quartet of clips from the soundcasts Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast, The Amazing Nerd Show, I Shake My Head, and Who’s Right?. That show is still available wherever you listen to soundcasts…or "podcasts" as many people still refer to them as. Of course you can also listen to the archived version of the show at our homesite This week I'm bringing you some clips as well. I'm still looking around for guests and I do have a couple lined up but that's for a future "chats" episode and since you are here with me now and I've got clips for you then this will be a clips show. This episode's clips are from the soundcasts Childlike At Best with Mike Valdes, Shut Up, I Love It, and Distractible. I've also got an advertisement from Succotash's longtime sponsor Henderson's Pants for their new CoverAlls for you that is specific to "this time of year"…whatever THAT means. (I do realize that it makes no sense to say "whatever THAT means" in this context due to the fact that it would be a ridiculous thing to suggest that I didn't know EXACTLY what I meant when I said that. The particular "that" being the "THAT" in "whatever THAT means". Please take note of the quotation marks you can't see me using if you aren't reading this.) Tally-Ho! CLIPS Childlike At Best with Mike Valdes Every week your favorite grown up kid, Mike Valdes, chats with his favorite people about adolescence. Listen as they dive into a cereal bowl full of nostalgia, funny stories & more! Our featured clip from Mike's April 26th, 2021, episode, in which he chatted with Josh Sneed (DryBar Comedy, Comedy Central) about growing up in Cincinnati, getting booed at a baseball game, & learning that you're never too old to have an all-out Nerf war at work. Their featured cereal for the episode was Kellogg's Little Debbie: Oatmeal Creme Pies cereal! Shut Up I Love It Comedy writers Sasha Feiler and Joe Cabello host Shut Up I Love It, a comedy soundcast that celebrates the aspects of life that make you go "Ooh!" and others go "Yuck!". Our clip is from the May 9th, 2021, episode featuring guest Erika Curry, a writer/performer and co-host of the Trashy Trashy Podcast. She's also a big fan of a classic cult film Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999) starring the drop-dead-gorgeous Denise Richards, Allison Janney, Amy Adams, Brittany Murphy and a couple of Kirstens. Distractible The Distractible podcast with Mark Fischbach, Wade Barnes, and Bob Muyskens is a space to have thoughtful discussions about funny, out there, or otherwise interesting stories from everyday life. Also an opportunity for three friends to remind each other they are not as smart as they think. The featured clip is from the spisode that dropped May 17th, 2021 entitled "Hair", wherein the guys discuss all things hair (and the lack there of)! They warn of the dangers of hair removal, explore the strange hair trends of ancient Greek statues, and discuss sci-fi scenarios where the elite harvest hair and organs from the less fortunate. I chose this clip because…Teratoma… And that's all the content I have for you this week. I do hope you enjoy what you hear, and maybe now you'll have an idea for what to listen to next…Maybe you had that already…maybe you were going to listen to one of our past episodes next? It's possible. As I said before, you can find the show archive at (and we do have easily a few hundred other soundcasts that we've featured over the years as possible future listening for you to pass the time with. There's so many more soundcasts out there now than there were when Succotash started...and not everyone is still around…but their archives usually are…often on Google podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Podbay, IheartRadio, just to name a few…and you should look into them if you are interested enough to do so. Thank you for spending time with us, and if you wouldn't mind terribly, could you tell people about us? It's what we mean when we ask you to please pass the Succotash… — Tyson Saner

    Succotash - Epi254 – Fieldin’ Four Funny Clips

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 29:07

    Greetings, friend. This is, indeed, Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, Episode 254, and vaxed, taxed, and maxed, I am your every-other-weekly host, Marc Hershon. I’m in the Big chair here at Succotash every other week. Which means for last week, Epi253, Tyson Saner was holding down the fort. He featured three comedy soundcast clips, including Corridor Cast, Let's Chat! with Chris Revill, and Blank Check with Griffin & David. What’s that you say? You missed it?! Never fear, you can still catch it wherever fine soundcasts are streamed and/or downloaded, including Apple & Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud, iHeart Radio, YouTube and hard to belief but our own homesite: As for what I have in store for you this week, I shall not hold you in suspense any longer. We’ve got fun-sized chunks from Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast, The Amazing Nerd Show, I Shake My Head, and Who’s Right? This episode is brought to you by Henderson’s Pants, who are reissuing the very first pair of specialty jeans that we advertised on this show 10 years ago: Henderson’s Turtleneck Slax! CLIPS Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal PodcastOne of my favorite go-to comedy soundcasts is Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast. Gilbert's always got amazing guests and they always end up wandering down the most bizarre and wonderful sidetracks during the conversation. Sidekick Frank Santopadre helps to goad Gil and his guests back onto the main path (although he’s sometimes the one steering them into the weeds.) They recently had comedian Jeff Altman on and, if you don’t know Jeff, there was a point in time, back in the 1980s, when he was everywhere. In this clip, Jeff and Gilbert talk about the Comedy Store in LA and about how Jeff’s friendship with David Letterman began. The Amazing Nerd ShowOnto our second Amazing show of the show, and we know it’s amazing because it’s right there in the title: The Amazing Nerd Show. Hosts Christian and Damon cover a lot of territory each episode because there’s a lot – across film, comic, horror, video games, wrestling, and more to nerd out about. In our featured clip, the guys watch the trailer for the upcoming GI Joe Snake Eyes movie and then both pretty much rip into it. It’s time for a word from our sponsor, Henderson’s Pants, and as I mentioned up top, this was the very first product that Henderson’s Pants advertised with us back in 2011: Their celebrated Turtleneck Slax! I Shake My HeadHere’s the second soundcast this episode that has its home over on the Podbean Network, and it’s one we’ve clipped before, back in Epi188 a couple of years ago. I Shake My Head is hosted by a couple of friends, Lisa Gibson and Samantha Sperling, women in their early 50s – they’ve been doing the show so long that in the About section of their website it, they’re described as being in their late 40s – and they converse about pretty much any topic that suits their fancy. In this clip, Lisa reveals to Samantha that she believes she has become a vegan, or at least a baby vegan. Who’s Right?The last clip out of the bag this episode is from Who’s Right? with Anthony and Doug, a show straight out of Kansas. It’s also the third soundcast in a row where I cannot find last names for the hosts. I’m not sure what that means. I do know that these guys kick around a lot of topics. I love the blurb for their show up on Apple Podcasts: “Doug and Anthony tackle big issues and wrestle with the ramifications that come from doing no research.” Kinda tells you everything you need to know. In this clip, they get into whether ‘tis nobler to vax or not to vax…or to just lie about having gotten the jab at all. That's the steaming helping of Succotash in store for you this week. I hope you get enough. If not, I heartily welcome you back next week for some more tasty snippets that are being carefully curated, even as we speak, but my cohort and co-host Tyson Saner. Until then, if someone should happen to approach you and ask if you’ve heard anything good lately, won’t you please pass the Succotash? — Marc Hershon

    Succotash Epi253: Three Clips in Search of a Theme

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 30:18

    Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner and welcome to Succotash! I'm your every-other-week host for this episode which happens to be #253. Last week in show #252, show creator Marc Hershon had a chat with none other than Wayne Federman, who has been studying the history of comedy for quite some time now. In fact, he has a book out called "The History of Stand-Up: from Mark Twain to Dave Chappelle", which you can find on Amazon or by clicking the link on the show's archive blog at There is a podcast companion (more-or-less) to the book also called "The History of Standup" and I clipped it back in December of 2019 for episode 198 of Succotash. I also listened to every episode of that particular soundcast that had been released at the time. Comedy, after all, has been one of my favorite subjects for a very long time. I encourage you to check out that episode, last week's episode, and pretty much any episode from the past that you have time for… But this week, I've got a fresh trio of clips for you. I've selected some snippets from the soundcasts Corridor Cast, Let's Chat! with Chris Revill, and Blank Check with Griffin & David. I've also got a Henderson's Pants advert for their new Air-Cooled Culottes, just in time for the hot, sticky, summer months ahead. After all, what would Succotash be without a word from our faithful, longtime fake sponsor? CLIPS Corridor Cast "The official podcast of YouTube's Corridor Crew" isn't really much of a description. What I can say is that this soundcast is, basically, if you like what Corridor Crew — Sam, Niko, Wren & Jake — do on YouTube and you always wondered what it was like to just listen to the peeps there chatting about stuff at length rather than the smaller bits that you get of them in the huge volume of excellent content on their channel that focuses on featuring various types of Special Effects, and other visual arts including animation and stuntwork - both bad and good - in all parts of the world wherever visual arts are created and mostly available to the public at large. They also do many short films featuring an extraordinary level of creative use of CGI, often video game-themed but not always. One of my personal favorites is called Dubstep Guns. Anyway, the clip I've selected is from a recent episode released in April of this year, Epi89 - "Wren's Broken Collar Bone & Sam's Lockdown". Blank Check with Griffin & David Not just another bad movie podcast, Blank Check reviews directors' complete filmographies episode to episode. Specifically, the auteurs whose early successes afforded them the rare ‘blank check’ from Hollywood to produce passion projects. Each new miniseries, hosts Griffin Newman and David Sims delve into the works of film’s most outsized personalities in painstakingly hilarious detail. I first clipped this soundcast back for Succotash Epi179 in October of 2018. The clip featured in this episode is from April 24th, 2021, entitled "Ishtar with Clint McElroy". I definitely have a soft spot for this film. The opening always makes me giggle.…I'm about due for a rewatch on that, too. Let's Chat! with Chris Revill Lets Chat! With Chris Revill is a conversational exploration of subcultures. Host Chris Revill uses his behavioral health background and pop culture obsession to connect with guests from the world of punk rock, podcasting, and pop culture. Let’s Chat! Has been featured in Vulture, Huffington Post, and has been in the top 100 comedy podcast on Apple Podcasts. Our clip is from April 5th of this year and features guest Chris Gethard of the Beautiful/Anonymous podcast. I wanted to mention that I recieved my 2nd vaccination shot a few days ago and was fortunate enough to have minimal side-effects. I also changed my appearance significantly earlier today because…why not? I've been sporting a Van Dyke under my mask that only my wife and son and maybe my mom once and anyone who follows my Instagram @revt23 were able to see for over a year now…and the hair on my head really went for it too, mostly as an addition to what was pretty much a COVID Van Dyke…I had a COVID Ponytail as it were. Both of those things sound really awful out loud and they don't look so good on the page either…and ultimately I was tired of them. I filmed the whole thing and my two-year-old son Jareth was there as it was happening because I get really freaked out thinking about him getting freaked out about things, so in my head it's like he was maybe going to be like "Why does Daddy look different" or worse yet "Who is that?"…and it's hard to say whether it would have made a difference or not but I am glad I did it anyway. Other things I am glad about is that recently the CDC announced that fully vaccinated people will most likely be OK if they don't wear masks and want to get close to other people. That means I can hug my at-risk family members now and not worry about killing them…so THAT's nice. Having to do with that, the only thing I worry about is the people who aren't vaccinated, who never wore masks or socially distanced and now we won't be able to tell them from the vaccinated people who are choosing not to wear masks in public. It's the worry that one who has active empathy for their fellow human beings has. Also, I think about death all the time so there's that. Thank you for listening, be decent to each other, and please share the show with others because it really helps us out as does subscribing to us, retweeting us, and writing reviews when and wherever that's applicable. It's what we mean when we ask you to "Please…Pass the Succotash". — Tyson Saner

    Succotash Epi252: Fraternizin’ with Federman

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 70:06

    I’m Marc Hershon, your every-other-weekly host and this is episode 252 of The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. But did you catch my partner in clips, Tyson Saner, on last week’s installment? Epi251 featured snippets from a trio of soundcasts: Worst Movies Ever Played, Thought Spiral, and Bob Saget's Here For You. You can still catch it in all the usual downloady spots, like Apple & Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud, iHeart Radio, YouTube and our own damn homesite, I don’t have clips for you this week. Even better, I have an interview with the very delightful Wayne Federman! Wayne’s an old buddy and a friend of the show and he’s just put out a new book, The History of Stand-Up. You can get it pretty much everywhere but click the link above over to where it lives on Amazon. This is an extra-long episode of the show. These days Tyson and I try to keep these zipping along at about an half-hour so this is more like the old Succotash where we’d go for an hour or more. But Wayne and I were having a good chat and I didn’t want to slice and dice it all up so you’re getting it all. At the far end we have a word from our sponsor, Henderson’s Pants, and their new Wake Island Abbreviated Trousers. And we take a quick dunk in the Tweetsack as well. If you liked the show, please feel free to jump over to Apple Podcasts to rate and review us in a favorable way. And if you’re a comedy soundcaster and would like to get a clip on the show, hang on for Bill Heywatt’s wrapup to get details on how you can make that happen. Tyson Saner will be cruising this feed next week with a passle of clips for you. Until then, if someone should happen to approach you and ask if you’ve heard anything good lately, won’t you please pass the Succotash? — Marc Hershon

    Succotash Epi251: Flowerin' with May Clips

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 29:45

    Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner. I am your every-other-week host for this 5th season of Succotash, now in its 10th year. Because this is Episode #251, that means that last week's episode, hosted by show creator Marc Hershon, was Epi250 which also is quite the milestone. That episode, which you can still find on your favorite soundcast-streaming and/or acquiring service or at our homesite, featured a quartet of clips. Three From the soundcasts Bummer Boys, The Celebrity Memoir Book Club, and Odd Dad Out which had not been featured on Succotash before, and one from old friends and supporters of Succotash over the last decade, the gang over at The Salty Language Podcast. All that listening goodness is available to you should you wish to listen to it sometime in the future. This week I've got three clips for you from the soundcasts Worst Movies Ever Played, Thought Spiral, and Bob Saget's Here For You. There's also an ad for Henderson's Pants' new Scavenger Slax in store for you somewhere in this program. If you've been listening for a while you probably know more-or-less exactly where in this episode to expect to hear that. CLIPS Worst Movies Ever Played This is a new "actual play" podcast where three comedians improvise hilariously bad VHS movies. The kind you'd find scavenging through the dumpster behind a Blockbuster Video. Hosts Patrick Baker (Regular Show), Brent Butler (Norm Macdonald Live), and Geoffrey Golden (Wet Hot American Summer RPG) produce cheesy movies on the fly using the Straight to VHS roleplaying game. They play every role and narrate the action, while Hollywood sound designer Adam Baker (The Invisible Man) provides the music and sound effects. I chose this clip from March 30th, 2021, "Stop or My Owl Will Shoot (Part 1)", because it seems to be the best way to get across what to expect from this soundcast. Thought Spiral Comedians Andy Kindler (Bob’s Burgers, Maron) and J. Elvis Weinstein (MST3K, Freaks and Geeks) convene weekly to solve the problems of the world but usually end up talking about comedy and various forms of anxiety. Produced by Alex Brizel (ShowBriz Studios). This show's clip is from April 12, 2021, and pulls from an episode dealing with Andy’s famous shirt, Josh stops hovering, Andy gets some roadwork in, Josh finally getting a real SHOT IN THE ARM, Clyde takes a leap, listener questions, and much more Spiraling. (I chose this clip because I really feel it captures the essence of the listening experience...) Bob Saget's Here For You According to the show's official blurb: "Bob Saget's Here For You is a podcast that is like no other— Because it goes inside Bob Saget’s mind, and then quickly filters out through his mouth. Bob has a way of calming people with genuine empathy and humor while they’re going through a difficult time, which we all are at present." Our featured clip comes from his March 29th, 2021, episode, featuring guest Bob Newhart, who "Looks back at His Career: Standup, The Bob Newhart Show, Catch 22, and When He Knew Elf Would Be a Hit". I do hope you enjoy the selections of clips that I have selected for you. These bite-size shows are admittedly somewhat easier to put together than the longer ones used to be. It sort of makes sense, doesn't it? I do enjoy listening to soundcasts still, and if it weren't for this show I would listen to far less of a variety of shows. I might be less adventurous in what I listen to, or I might just stick to a few that I listen to all the time and call it good. Thank you for listening, please take a moment to rate and review us if you could - it would really help us out a great deal with the algorithms and whatnot - and please share us with people by telling other people about us. For months now I've seen people on Twitter literally asking if anyone had heard any good podcasts lately and even though I have taken the time to answer their question by steering them towards our show it would make all the difference in the world if you were to do that as well. Sharing is caring, and it's what we mean when we ask you to Please Pass The Succotash... — Tyson Saner

    Succotash Epi250: Nothin' Special Except Clips

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 28:58

    Thank you, dear listener, for listening. This is your every-other-weekly-host Marc Hershon and, frankly, I wasn’t sure I was going to get in here this week with our milestone TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTIETH EPISODE, mainly because I had a full-on computer meltdown halfway through cutting clips for this installment. I literally had to cobble all the pieces together on another computer that didn’t have all the usual software I use to do it but, somehow, it all miraculously came together. If you’re just finding us here at Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, we passed our 10-year mark in soundcasting a couple of weeks ago and now we’re clocking in at 250 shows. If you happened to have missed last week, hosted by my alternating guest host Tyson Saner, he featured clips from a trio of comedy soundcasts, including The Blood Buddies: Horror Podcast, Wack Brackets, and Daydrinking with Gary & Ellio‪t. You can grab an earful at either Apple or Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, YouTube, Soundcloud, or a kazillion other places that stream and/or download soundcasts. The one place you CAN’T get new installments of Succotash is, apparently, the Laughable app any longer. Say what? Yes, it’s apparently true. We got a tweet from @CirclinCLE last week informing us that their service hasn’t been updating for a while now. I checked the Laughable website and it’s just…gone. I tried reaching out to Ned Kenney, the founder of the app and a friend of Succotash for years starting when Laughable kicked off, but he seems to have vanished. Ned, if you’re out there, send us a note and let us know you’re okay! I’ve got a quartet of clips for you this week — three new-to-us shows: Bummer Boys, The Celebrity Memoir Book Club, and Odd Dad Out. And we have an old friend and supporter of the Succ, the gang over at The Salty Language Podcast. I also have a pair of belated (but always welcome) congratulatory 10th Anniversary messages that we’ll be hearing from along the way – one from Chris Gore of Film Threat and the departed PodCRASH soundcast, the other from Chris Mancini, a recent guest and host of not one, not two, but THREE soundcasts. And, as always, these sounds of soundcasts are brought to you buy Henderson’s Pants, who bring you their new Bivouac Briefs! Finally, later on in the show, we’re going to resurrect the TweetSack, that portion of the show where we would have read from our mailbag IF we had a mailbag and IF anyone sent us cards and letters. Instead, we’ll just mention the fine folks who mentioned us in their tweets this past week. But now, it’s onto the clips… CLIPS Bummer BoysThe Bummer Boys are hosts Alex Kolanko and Mike Carrozza, who are improvisational comedians that host a show about songs that made them sad each week. But they’ve changed their tune for their recent Epi53, along with guest comedian and writer Josh Gondleman. They’ve even entitled the episode “Bouncy Boys”. In our clip, they are talking about the art of writing the consummate Jeopardy! question. Celebrity Memoir Book ClubFrom two male hosts in the last show to a pair of female hosts, we jump over to the Celebrity Memoir Book Club. New York comedians Claire Parker and Ashley Hamilton don’t suffer fools or celebs who pen books about their rarefied lives. Not so, however, when it comes to Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker and his autobiographical 2016 memoir Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums. The ladies seem a little gaga for this unapologetic ladies’ man, and this clip touches on that a bit about his wife or wives or maybe wife? Odd Dad OutNext up is a solo-hosted soundcast, Odd Dad Out, with stay-at-home-dad Adam Higgins doing his thing: talking about wrangling his kids, stoking the fires of his marriage, and lots of pretty much whatever jumps into his head. (To be fair, I THINK Adam staked out his home-dad status before the COVID lockdown when almost every dad because a stay-at-home version.) In our clip, which hails from his recent Epi201, he castigates that gender-reveal party run amok in the state of Maine just a few weeks ago that resulted in an actual earthquake. (This entire episode, available wherever fine comedy soundcasts hang out, is an interesting listen as Adam takes us through the gradual re-immersion of his three sons in the back-on-campus school experience, which happened for him in stages because of the different ages of his kids.) Salty Language PodcastTony and Bryan, hosts of the Salty Language Podcast, have been bros and buds since the 1980s. And their shows rambles around through pop culture dating from then ‘til now, what their lives are like, and all sorts of goofy stuff that tickles their brains. In a recent episode entitled “Boot Knife”, they meander through a lot of topics, so I shaved off a few minutes where they talk about what disease Salma Hayek struggles to overcome, the weird retinue of Allan Quartermain movies, and other associated twaddle. Done That, then, will do it for this rather inauspicious, run-of-the-mill epi250 of Succotash. Happy to have you with us, just doing you while we do us. Remember to follow us on the socials @SuccotashShow and you can reach out to us there with your suggestions of comedy soundcasts my co-host Tyson and I should go grab a listen to. Speaking of Tyson, he’ll be here in the feed next week with Episode 251, sporting another astounding array of comedy soundcast clips. Until that time, please be mindful that there’s still a pandemic going on so socially distance, wear a mask when you should wash your hands, and if anyone asks if you’re listening to anything good these days, remember to pass the Succotash. Tah. — Marc Hershon

    Succotash Epi249: Clippin' in the New Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 29:28

    Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner. Welcome to episode #249 which is the first official episode of Season 5 of Succotash: The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. That's right, it's season 5 and the show is no longer being called "Succotash Shut-In" as explained last week in Episode 248 which was our 10year anniversary show. Featuring Marc Hershon, Joe Paulino, Bill Heywatt, and yours truly in an extra-special conversation-and-trip-down-memory-lane extravaganza! I urge you to check out the episode if you haven't already. (I would like to point out that during that conversation I incorrectly stated that I had been contributing to "Succotash" since 2012. I looked in the archive and it turns out that I sent in 2 clips that were used in the episode from Apr 30, 2013, entitled Succotash Epi57: Boozin' With Bill (Again) which I will link here: Oopsie. At any rate, that means in 10 days from when this episode is posted I will have been contributing to this program for 8 years. My apologies for any confusion this may have caused. This episode I've got clips for you from the soundcasts The Blood Buddies: Horror Podcast, Wack Brackets, and Daydrinking with Gary & Ellio‪t‬. We're also sponsored by Henderson's Parachute Pants 2.0. Now, let's get to the clippage… CLIPS The Blood Buddies: Horror Podcas‪t‬ Come join Brian and David every other Friday to discuss a horror movie based off of a theme from a roulette wheel. Our featured clip is from January 18, 2018, where the guys dissect the opening moment of "It Follows" (2015‪) from director David Robert Mitchell. Wack Bracket‪s‬ Asking the burning questions you never knew you wanted answered until host Mike asked them. We bring on fellow podcasters and friends of the show to bracket off similar contestants using irrelevant, ever changing questions. Pending FDA approval! This clip hails from Epi58 from April of last year - an episode entitled: "Redneck Events w/Trashy Trashy: Mutton Bustin‪'‬" with guests Erika Curry and Cassandra Cardenes. Daydrinking with Gary & Ellio‪t‬ A cocktails and comedy podcast featuring American comedy treasure Gary Anthony Williams, home mixologist Elliot Blake, and an entire raft of celebrity guests who stop by Gary's house for a daytime tipple. Every episode has an original cocktail, a funny, unrehearsed, heartfelt chit-chat, and sometimes a second cocktail. Our clip is from their Episode 29 back in January 18th, 2019 with guest Dana Snyde‪r from Adult Swim. Sidenote #1: This show has not posted an episode since Steely Dan Day of 2020… Steely Dan day, of course is May 19… Sidenote #2: We llast featured Daydrinking on Succotash Shut-In Epi207 last June. Well, that's it. The 1st show of season 5 in the can and in your ears…or EAR if it so happens that you only have one. And if you do, I appreciate you taking time to listen to this all the more. Your one ear has to do the work of a person with two ears and I'm not sure if most people that have two ears ever even take that into consideration…so for your consideration I am at LEAST twice as grateful. I think that's how the maths work…I'm pretty sure that's how gratitude works. This next season of "Succotash" is - as far as I know - is going to be released in the same fashion and with the same frequency of season 4 which is to say every week for the foreseeable future. So, tune in next week for Epi250 when show creator Marc Hershon is back hosting and bringing you content of clippage, chattage, or really whatever he would like to put in his episode. If you are listening to us through a streaming service of some sort and you'd like to listen to Succotash the moment it becomes available you can subscribe to us. I know that is how it works on Stitcher for example but I'm not 100% sure about the other methods. Could you do me a favor and check on that for me in case I forget to? I appreciate that a great deal. I'd also appreciate if you'd go to to find links to music, gaming videos, and the soundcast known as "Anti Social Show" which I co-host with Hunter Block. (Recently, Marc Hershon was a guest of "Anti Social Show" for EP91 which is called "Wordlike Objects with @hershco" because that is Marc Hershon's twitter account if you'd like to show him some love there.) Incidently, if you Google "Sounds By Tyson Saner" it is the easiest way to find "Anti Social Show" OTHER THAN going to the aformentioned website. Of course you can find the show's archive at and feel free to do so. You are almost guaranteed to find something that you will enjoy listening to. If you in fact do, and you'd like to express your appreciation in some way, we would really appreciate it if you would share us with other people. It's what we mean when we ask you to Please…Pass The Succotash… — Tyson Saner

    Succotash Epi248: Celebratin’ TEN YEARS of Soundcasting!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 84:38

    Welcome to this milestone episode of our little soundcast, which is – this week – celebrating TEN YEARS of doing whatever it is that we do. It made only be Episode 248 (maybe we didn’t drop installments quite as regularly as we should have for a big chunk of the past decade…), but it is still 10 friggin’ years of churning out that sweet, sweet soundcast magic. In honor of that, and the fact that we seem to be solidly on the downward side of the bell-shaped curve coming out of the coronavirus pandemic, the staff and management of this show have decided to return to our original title. Starting with this episode we are, once again Succotash, The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. As we flip the first page on the next ten years, this is also now officially Season 5 – a fact you should see reflected in the refreshed show logo on the service where you’re downloading or streaming this show. If you’re a regular listener to Succotash (in or out of pandemic mode), you‘re savvy to the fact that we either play clips from comedy soundcasts around the web or that we do interviews with soundcasts, comedians, comedian/soundcasts, and other show biz folk. Well, this episode is going to be a little different. In observance of our decade of soundcastery, we’ve gotten a little self-indulgent. For the first time since we began, we’ve actually pulled together host Tyson Saner, producer/engineer Joe Paulino, booth announcer Bill Heywatt, and me, your humble executive producer and other host Marc Hershon. We cobbled together a multi-studio experience through Zoom and spend about an hour and a quarter talking about the show’s origins, the various features we've done, how Tyson came to us in the early going and got folded into our team, and more. We re-hash a classic old Boozin’ with Bill segment, in which our announcer almost poisoned himself and me with a noxious concoction so hideous it should have been criminal. Bill also favors us with a live show introduction, a live show close, and a live reading of a commercial from our long-running sponsor Henderson’s Pants – it’s an announcement of their release of a new product in honor of this show’s anniversary, Henderson’s Anniversary Pants. We also take a few minutes out to pay homage and send out love and healing energies to political and social comedian and commentator Will Durst,  longtime contributor to this show of our Burst O' Durst segment. Will suffered a severe stroke in the Fall of 2019 and is on the super-slow backroad to recovery. He's even getting back up a microphone now and again, and we play a little clip of his appearance from January on the San Francisco Points of View soundcast with Will Durst & Wille Brown. Will's recovery is a slow and expensive process. You can help out in a very real way by contributing to the GoFUndMe page that has been set up  as way to collect money to offset his hospital bills: Finally, interspersed within the show, we play some audio bouquets – well wishes from friends we’ve made during the last 10 years who have been featured either through clips, interviews and, in some cases, both. Those friends include: Cole Stratton, Dana Carvey, Davian Dent, Dean Haglund, Dom Risk, Dr. London Smith, Dr. Norman Trousers, Ed Wallick, Francis Cronin, Geoffrey Welchman, Hunter Block, Jason “Jabs” McNamara, Matt Knudsen, Matt WeinHold, Megan Pentecost, Phil Leirness, River Zambezi, Tommy Royal, and Travis Clark. Thank you, friends, for sending those along! That’s about it. We will continue to bring you clips of what we find out there in the soundcast wilderness, as well as chats with some of the interesting characters we collect along the way, each and every week. In return, if you’d be so kind as to rate and review Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast on Apple and Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, the Laughable app, YouTube, Podbay, or anywhere else you happen to listen to us. Next week, Tyson will be back with a sheaf of clips for you in Episode 249, and I’ll be diving in the week after that for Epi250 (!), and so forth. In the meantime, be good to each other and if anyone asks if you’ve heard any good soundcasts lately, p-lease be sure to pass the Succotash! — Marc Hershon

    Succotash Shut-In Epi247: Yackin' with Dr. Gonzo

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 55:15

    I'm Marc Hershon and welcome to a very auspicious Episode 247 of Succotash Shut-In, the Soundcast Stimulus Package. Because not only does this installment feature my interview with a fixture in the San Francisco comedy scene back in the 1980s, 90s and into the early aughts, John Means, AKA Dr. Gonzo, but this is also the very last episode of Succotash Shut-In, the Soundcast Stimulus Package. Now, to be clear, we’re not going away. No, my alternating host Tyson Saner and I are staying right here, in this very feed. But this show marks the end of Season 4 of this show. It’s also the last show of our first TEN YEARS in soundcasting! And, although the COVID crisis, the pandemic, or whatever you want to call this crazy last year that most of us have managed to muddle through, is not quite over, things are looking brighter and definitely on the upswing. Millions of Americans have had at least one if not two of their COVID vaccine shots. I’m in line next Tuesday to get my second Pfizer jab. And some people have gotten the one-shot wonder from J&J. Places are opening up – some a little bit wider and more enthusiastically then called for, perhaps —and there is a feeling of, dare I say, normalcy returning to the world. With that growing momentum in evidence, we have decided to level set this show and return it to its original title starting next week. With our special 10th Anniversary show dropping next Tuesday, it will be the first show of Season 5 of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. You shouldn’t have to do anything if you’re a subscriber. You will see the title shift, you’ll see a slightly revamped show graphic, but everything should keep coming to your device just as it is today. Speaking of Tyson, if you missed his latest drop, Epi246, he featured clips from The Brendan Fraser Podcast, Fascination Street, and The Bill Bert Podcast. It’s not too late to catch it at Apple or Google Podcasts, the Laughable app, Spotify, Stitcher, YouTube, and our very own homesite, For this show, as I mentioned, Dr. Gonzo, i.e., John Means, is my guest. He created a unique combination of standup and song parodies when he was kicking it back then, and his style of comedy and music made him perfect as an opener for bands. BIG bands. He toured extensively with Huey Lewis & The News, for instance. We get into all that. And, as you’ll hear me fumble around, even after all these years of knowing him, I’m still not sure what to call him. I think I finally settle on “Gonz”, which was and is the most typical thing folks in San Francisco use to refer to him. But he moved back to his native Illinois almost 20 years ago, to his original hometown, Mason City, and that’s where I recently caught up to him on Zoom. This episode is brought to you by our longtime sponsor, Henderson’s Pants, with a special reprise offer for their Back To S’cool Pants, now that a number of educational institutions are re-opening for on-campus classes… We spent this last year doing what we could to promote comedy soundcasts, both specifically and in general, and hopefully we were able to help boost sagging listenership of soundcasts that had fallen off because people weren’t commuting to work and working out in gyms or driving great distances. But now it’s time to take down the Succotash Shut-In sign. As of this episode, we are no longer the Soundcast Stimulus Package. When you next hear this show, we have an intimate yet fun conversation with me, Tyson Saner, our producer Joe Paulino, and our booth announcer, Bill Heywatt, to celebrate our 10-year anniversary of this show and to kick off our 5th Season. Until then, please continue to socially distance, wear a mask, wash your hands and, if anyone asks if you’ve heard anything good lately, please do us a favor and pass the Succotash! — Marc Hershon

    Succotash Shut-In Epi246: Trimmin' A Trio

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 27:37

    Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner. Welcome to Succotash Shut-In — I am your every-other week host bringing you this episode which is enumerated #246. Last week my co-host and every-other-week show-host Marc Hershon brought you episode @245 which was a "Chats" episode featuring a conversation with comedian and comedy writer for television, Michael Rowe. It's an fun episode that I recommend you listen to by going to our homesite at…of course if you are listening to this on a podcast service of some other kind such as Apple or Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, the Laughable app, iHeart Radio, or even YouTube, you should most definitely be able to listen to it and other episodes that way. If this is your first time here, thank you for listening. Aside from chats with notably interesting folks, episodes of Succotash have been known to feature clips of soundcasts from all over the English-speaking parts of the world. This episode is one of those types of episodes. I've got clips from the soundcasts The Brendan Fraser Podcast, Fascination Street, and The Bill Bert Podcast. I've also got a seasonally appropriate bit of advertising for the new Spring Breakers from our longtime sponsor Henderson's Pants for you. So, without further ado, let's get to the clips shall we? CLIPS The Bill Bert Podcas‪t‬ In their Episode 50 Bill Burr and Bert Kreischer prattle about shrooms, the royal family, and surf dreams. Our clip contains the beginning of the aformentioned shroom-prattling... Fascination Stree‪t‬ Hosted by Steve Owens, this soundcast introduces us to Fascinating People with Fascinating Stories. On March 14th, 2021, his guest is John Sylvain (Nooner) and a Game Creator (You Know It!‪) In our clip clip, the game You Know It! is discussed as well as Nooner which has been clipped on this program a few times in the almost 10 years that both that show and THIS show, Succotash have been in existence. The Brendan Fraser Podcas‪t‬ Hosts Karla and Daniel talk anything and everything Brendan Fraser. And in their Epi 20, entitled "Lemmy or God‪?‬", they've gotten around to discussing the movie Airheads.  In this clip the duo breakdown elements of the plot of the movie with some observations about it's place in comedy history and its cult-film status. That's what's in this week's installment. In April, Succotash will be celebrating 10 years of soundcasting. It's a little hard for me to believe it has been an entire decade. Maybe it is because my sense of time is somewhat more acute as I scrape the underside of 50…with three years to go admittedly but really, it feels close enough to me…and it only gets closer with every passing moment. I started listening to podcasts around 2008 and have been participating or interacting with them in various ways since then. In October, my friend Hunter Block and I will have been creating our own soundcast, one Anti Social Show, for 5 years…incidentally, you can find links to that show and pretty much everything I currently have published sound or videowise at… This last year was dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic and this year has pretty much continued to be. Vaccines are finally available tho' so…that's a good thing. Thank you again for listening, tune in next week for Marc Hershon's episode 247, wear a mask, wash your hands, be decent to each other, and if you like the show's format and think other folks might also…please pass the Succotash! — Tyson Saner

    Succotash Shut-In Epi245 – Jawin’ with Michael Rowe

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2021 50:26

    Howdy, chum! I am Marc Hershon, your every-other-weekly host for Episode 245 of Succotash Shut-In, the Soundcast Stimulus Package. And this week I come to you semi-immune to the coronavirus, more commonly known as COVID-19. One shot down, one shot to go. I don’t want to seem overly eager to get the next dose over and done with, but my wife and I ARE now starting to plan a getaway to Hawaii just to get the hell outta town for the first time in over a year. Switching gears: In case you missed my awesome co-host for last week’s Epi244, you can still catch Tyson Saner and his lineup of soundcast clips that included Mayim Bialik's Breakdown, Humboldt Holding Up, and Behind the Bastards. Find it on Apple or Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, the Laughable app, iHeart Radio, YouTube, or right on our very own homesite, I have no clips for you this week but, instead, a visit with Michael Rowe, who started out as a standup comedian but who went on to become a comedy writer and producer for TV. Mike’s been nominated for a half dozen Emmy Awards for his work on Futurama and Family Guy – and he even took one home. He also got a WEBBY Award for his own animated series, The Paranormal Action Squad. Mike’s one of those guys with long roots in comedy that I should know – we have tons of friends in common. In fact, I was turned onto Mike by Jon Manfrellotti, a friend and comic who was on Succotash a decade ago – WAY back in Episode 16! Mike has got a new book coming out — a memoir — called It’s A Funny Thing: How the Professional Comedy Business Made me Fat and Bald. This chat was actually recorded a couple of weeks ago and I have now finished It’s A Funny Thing. It’s available at Amazon for sure, BearManer Media, and we have links up at the blog entry for this episode at Tyson will be with you next week for Episode 246 and I’ll be back the week after that. In the meantime, keep your nose clean, your feel wiped, your teeth brushed, your hands washed, and your faced covered while you socially distance. And, if anyone asked if you’ve heard anything good lately, please do not hesitate to pass the Succotash. — Marc Hershon

    Succotash shut-In Epi244: Honorin' Women with Clips

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 30:58

    Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner. I am your host this week on Succotash Shut-In, The Soundcast Stimulus Package, Epi244. How are you all doing? It's the second week of March, 2021, and according to the news and late-night TV talkshow hosts we here in America have been in the thick of COVID-19 for an entire year now. The virus was actually here earlier than that, but the lockdowns started in March…so cheers to those of you who cared enough to mask up and play it safe to avoid that very real bit of science called asymptomatic spread. Thank you for taking the danger seriously. I only wish everybody had but…um…humans. That's all, just "Humans"…that says it all. Some of them are very stubborn, some of them are very dumb, and some of them are responsible for killing your loved ones. I feel like there should be accountability for that, but no one is asking me. In case you missed Episode #243, it was hosted by show creator Marc Hershon and featured clips from Chillpak Hollywood Hour, Screams & Moans, Waking from the American Dream, and the 4 Corners Podcast. You can still listen to it at Spotify, Stitcher, Apple or Google Podcasts, the Laughable app, iHeart Radio, YouTube, or even on our own homesite — But again, this is show #244 and I've got clips for you from the soundcasts Mayim Bialik's Breakdown with Mayim Bialik, Humboldt Holding Up, and Behind the Bastards. There is a sort of theme to this episode…and maybe you can figure out more-or-less what that is before the show is over. This installment is sponsored by Henderson's "Hooray for Hollywood!" Slacks. THE CLIPS Mayim Bialik's Breakdow‪n‬A quirky, informative, and interactive podcast, Mayim Bialik's Breakdow‪n‬ breaks down the myths and misunderstandings about mental health and emotional well-being. Actress, Producer, and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik combines her academic background with vast personal experience to provide listeners with valuable practical advice focusing on removing the stigma surrounding mental health and encouraging an understanding of the mind-body connection. Nothing is off limits as Mayim breaks it down with an amazing collection of guests. Our featured clip is from the March 9th, 2021, episode "Personal Truth, Transformation, and Managing Anxiety" with guest Glennon Doyl‪e‬. Humboldt Holding U‪p‬ LoCO has a podcast! They check in with Humboldt folk in this odd post-COVID world and you can too! New episodes most weeks, they figure. Our clip hails from January 31st, 2021, and is entitled "Performance Artist Noël August on Adapting Club Triangle, Her Alter Ego Tucker Noir, Pandemic Momming, and Working on That Jason Segel Movi‪e". It's namely LoCO catching up with Noël August/Tucker Noir on all of her pandemic pursuits. HOST NOTE: I would like to add that although the show description refers to being "in this odd post-COVID world" and currently, as of March 13th, 2021 we are not "Post" in the sense that it is over, but in the sense that it is after COVID-19 began…if anything, we are mid-COVID because we are still very much during-COVID…I do appreciate the bright future the show description brings to mind. Cheers! TS Behind the Bastard‪s‬ There’s a reason the History Channel has produced hundreds of documentaries about Hitler but only a few about Dwight D. Eisenhower. Bad guys (and gals) are eternally fascinating. Behind the Bastards dives in past the Cliffs Notes of the worst humans in history and exposes the bizarre realities of their lives. Listeners will learn about the young adult novels that helped Hitler form his monstrous ideology, the founder of Blackwater’s insane quest to build his own Air Force, the bizarre lives of the sons and daughters of dictators and Saddam Hussein’s side career as a trashy romance novelist. Our harvested clip is quite recent, from March 9th, 2021 - Part One: The Rush Limbaugh Episodes with Paul F. Tompkin‪s‬ Host Robert Evans is joined by Paul F. Tompkins to discuss the late Rush Limbaugh. And here we are together again at the end my friends. Some of you have already guessed tonight's more-or-less theme. March is Women's history month, which you can learn more about by going to Also, March 8th was International Women's Day which you can learn more about by going to the very same website. So, that about all I have to say. I was going to try to write a bit about doing a mic-drop but it really didn't deserve to exist outside of my head. Also, while I am technically speaking into a microphone, it is part of a recording device that I really don't want to damage. That's just true. Tune in next week for Epi245 hosted by Marc Hershon and you'll hear from me next the following week…Until then, be decent to each other, stay safe, avoid the maskless like a literal plague until you have been vaccinated and then after that pay attention to the post-vaccination guidelines, and we'll get thru this together. If you liked the show, tell others about us and where to find us if they show the appropriate level of interest. It's more-or-less what we mean when we gently suggest you please pass the Succotash. — Tyson Saner

    Succotash Shut-In Epi243: Soundcastin' Friends

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2021 29:03

    Hello, friend-o! Marc Hershon here to host Epi243 of Succotash Shut-In, The Soundcast Stimulus Package. By the look of things – fingers cross, masks still on, and socially distanced yet – things in the US of A are sort of showing signs of getting…dare I say it…post-pandemic-ready. Maybe. Who knows? People were burning their masks in Idaho in some bizarre “freedom ritual”. Very reminiscent of the exact same activity that happened right here in San Francisco around 1918 when they thought the Spanish Flu was tapering off. That didn’t go so well and things actually got worse. But we’ll hope for the best and you never know – maybe mask smoke will be as effective as the scientifically developed vaccines in knocking this thing down. My main point of bringing up the current state of affair is that, as the pandemic eases, me and my every-other-weekly co-host Tyson Saner maybe restoring this soundcast to some semblance of normal. As you may know, the 10th anniversary of this show is just a month away, in April, and if we feel the spirit move us, we’re likely to restoring the original title of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. Although, actually the REAL original title was Succotash, the Comedy PODCAST PODCAST. But we ditched the P-word for the “soundcast” moniker a couple of years in and that’s who we are. If you have anything to say on the matter, whether it’s about our decade-o-versary or the impending title change, you can write  us at either or Or hit us up on the socials. Or call our toll-full warm line at (818) 921-7212 and leave us a message. Speaking of Tyson, if you missed his most recent installment, Epi242, never fear! It featured clips from the Valley Boys Podcast, The Dinner Party Download, and The Record Store Day Podcast. Hooray! You can still catch up at Spotify, Stitcher, Apple or Google Podcasts, the Laughable app, iHeart Radio, YouTube, or even on our own damn homesite — But let’s go ahead and get into “now” mode. As in what I have in store for you today, right here. I’m calling Episode 243 “Soundcastin’ Friends” and while, admittedly, we call a lot of soundcasters friends, I pulled out a quartet of clips from some of the ones that popped into mind recently because they either reached out or I heard them talking about me OR I’m actually in the clip. Yes, I’m THAT shallow. The shows in question are Chillpak Hollywood, Screams & Moans, Waking from the American Dream, and the 4 Corners Podcast. The last one actually features a friend of the show who is a guest on 4 Corners, but that’s a technicality. In addition, this show is sponsored by the Massage-O-Pedic Trousers by Henderson’s Pants. CLIPS Chillpak Hollywood Hour Okay, if you know our show then you know this show, the Chillpak Hollywood Hour, hosted by Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness. Listening to Chillpak was one of the inspirations for me to start up Succotash, and the guys were my first interview outside of Studio P. We even had a couple years run where we were trying to get a real old-fashioned feud going to try to get some press but that never came together. I was recently honored to be asked to be part of a little comedy roundtable on a two-part episode of the show, along with Dean and the thoughtful, insightful, and wickedly funny Suli McCullough. Phil was moderating and we talked about our comedy influences, how we got started performing, and a variety of other topics. In this clip we hit on improv, the San Francisco International Comedy Competition, and Suli’s high school specialty, the Dumb Joke of the Day. 4 Corners PodcastEast Coast comedian Lenny Marcus hosts the 4 Corners Podcast,  and runs a tight ship: 4 topics. 15 minutes per topic. A recent guest on the show was Barry Weintraub, a very funny political comedian and friend of mine for years. He was even my boss at one time, back when I was a stringer for his Comedy USA magazine. He’s been back in his native New York for along time now, was hosting the Schmoozecast out of the Comic Strip and, as I said, was just on 4 Corners where he and Lenny yakked about saving money and a little about comedian and former Succotash guest Ritch Shydner… Screams & MoansOkay, this is two soundcast friends at once, neither of who have I ever met face to face. The show is Screams & Moans, hosted by Megan Pentecost, who I only knew for years from her Twitter handle @PodcastWhore, but who was a very early listener to Succotash who went on to start her own jam, to which her logline is: “It's the podcast about movies and sex but not together because that would be porn.” She recently had Jason McNamara guesting, AKA “Jabs” from The Dhead Factor and Boganwood soundcasts. If that name’s familiar, Jabs was on THIS show not long ago, back in Epi213 “Doin’ It Down Under w/Jason McNamara”. And, just like me, Megan screwed up and forgot to hit record the first time around had to re-record the whole episode with Jabs a second time. I guess she picked up a thing or two listening to this show. In this clip, they’re talking about the movie Event Horizon. Waking from the American DreamThe next clip has a little hair on it because the episode of Waking from the American Dream that I got it from dropped last November 2020. It was the most recent episode I could find. Hosted by yet another friend of this show, Kelly Carlin, it’s not exactly a comedy soundcast but Kelly is witty as hell as well as being smart and insightful as well. She’s been cooped up just like the rest of the intelligent folks for the past year and I love what she has to say here about her jigsaw puzzle experience… That’s all I got for you this day, friend-o! Tyson Saner will be back in this same feed next week with Episode 244 and a batch of new soundcast clips. I plan to return the week after that with an interview instead of clips, but we’ll have to see if that comes together. It WON’T be Meghan Markle and Prince Harry and that’s all I’m going to say. Until we meet again stay 6 feet out of trouble, wash those filthy mitts, mask that ugly mug, and if anyone asks if you’re heard anything good lately, won’t you please pass the Succotash? — Marc Hershon

    Succotash Shut-In Epi242: Clippin' Towards Spring

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2021 29:39

    Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner. I'm your every-other-week host of this program that is currently called Succotash Shut-In. Welcome to Episode 242. Last week on Epi241, "Crossin' The Pond", show creator and other every-other-week host Marc Hershon brought you a quartet of clips from soundcasts from England that we had not featured before. The shows clipped in question are Looks Familiar, CheapShow, Rule of Three, and The Adam Buxton Podcast. It's a fun episode and you can still find it at our homesite,, as well as on Apple and Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, the Laughable app and wherever soundcasts are found and streamed and/or downloaded. This show I've put together for you is comprised of a trio of clips from mostly places around the U.S.A. Our featured clips are from Valley Boys Podcast, The Dinner Party Download, and The Record Store Day Podcast. And if you're feeling a tad "kidnappy", this episode is sponsored by Henderson's Pants new Ransom Pants! CLIPS Valley Boys Podcas‪t‬ Two unlikely best friends, Dave Weasel and Brandon Collins, fight about everything. One is a cuckservative douchebag, the other a liberal comedian. Our clip is from February 4th, 2021, their Epi30 AKA "Dirty Thirt‪y‬", when the boys were discussing Dave's foiled plot to start an Only Fans scheme, Brandon argues his prostitute habit over dating, Kim Jeong Newsom, and Biden's first two weeks. The Dinner Party Downloa‪d‬ The Dinner Party Download is a fast and funny hour of culture, food and conversation: “public radio’s arts & leisure section.” Their blurb tells us that, "In every episode you’ll learn a joke; bone up on an odd bit of history and then wash it down with a themed cocktail recipe; meet artists of note; have your burning etiquette questions answered; savor an emerging food trend; and hear your new favorite song. Plus, unconventional wisdom from hosts Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam." OUr clip hails from Episode 269, featuring Mel Brooks, Greta Gerwig, and AC Newma‪n‬, originally broadcast back on September 5th, 2014. The Record Store Day Podcast‬ From the people who created Record Store Day, The Record Store Day Podcast with Paul Myers is an informative, record store-centric interview show featuring conversations with great guests talking about records, record stores and experiences in the physical retail space. We feature a clip from just a couple of weeks ago that dropped February 22nd, with guests Michael Milosh of Rhye, Dana Gould, and David Swider of indie record store The End Of All Music‪‬. We here at Succotash Shut-In have been dropping episodes of this sort of "Hey, here's some things you might want to listen to more of..." content in some form or another for almost 10 years now. Sometimes it is mind-boggling to think of how much cumulative content is stored ini the archives at…so many shows clipped and folks spoken to at various points in their existences...which is a result of so much listening to other people speak, sometimes at great length, to find that "perfect" or "surely good enough" moment that we have decided to feature in the "tasting plate" or "Whitman's Sampler" aesthetic that is what this program has mostly been, when it hasn't been about chatting with some of soundcasting's most interesting personalities that is. BTW, I don't think that I'm the king of run-on sentences but I'm at least peerage. Next week, Marc Hershon will be your host for Episode 243 and he will have more for you to enjoy. So, until we meet again, please wash your hands, wear a mask in public, be respectful of each other's anxiety as best as you can, and if someone anywhere in the world including on Twitter or whatever social media platform you use to communicate with asks if you've heard any good or interesting podcasts lately…yes, they will probably say "podcasts" still if they haven't been listening to us…would you please, pass the Succotash? — Tyson Saner

    Succotash Shut-In Epi241: Crossin' The Pond

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2021 29:53

    Hello, dear listener. I’m Marc Hershon, your every-other-weekly host of this show. Happy to be back. Last week co-host Tyson Saner was in the hot seat with Succotash Shut-In Epi240, favoring your pearly shell-like ears with clips from such audio wonderments as What Had Happened Was, Oprah's Master Class, and The Al Franken Podcast. You can still catch that installment at our homesite,, as well as from Apple and Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, the Laughable app and wherever diner soundcasts are streamed and/or downloaded. Just last week - the past two weeks, actually - I was a guest on the Chillpak Hollywood Hour, with Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness, where, along with comedian and writer Suli McCullough, I participated in a comedy roundtable discussion. We talked about our comedy influences, the effect of the pandemic on live performance and the creative process, and more. Check it out when you can at their homesite:, or wherever you grab your favorite soundcasts. Back in July I did an episode focusing on some soundcasts that I called Doin’ It Down Under with Jason McNamara, and I tapped our old friend Jabs to find me a quartet of soundcasts from Australia and New Zealand. For this installment, Epi241, entitled Crossin’ The Pond, I leaned on another friend of the show, George Grimwood, to load us up with a four-pack of shows from England and he came through with flying colors. It’s not like we don’t occasionally feature British comedy soundcasts. We recently clipped From the Oasthouse with Alan Partridge, and Strange Times with our friend Davian Dent. But on tap today we’ve got four shows we’ve not featured before, including Looks Familiar, The CheapShow, Rule of Three, and The Adam Buxton Podcast. This episode is sponsored by Henderson’s Pants new Camo Cut-Offs. Let me wax on about George Grimwood for a moment. We met via the socials back in the early 20-teens and then crossed paths in real life at, I believe, the third Los Angeles Podcast Festival. You can hear a short chat I had with him while we were hovering in the lobby area back exactly a hundred episodes ago, in Succotash Episode 141. George runs the Podnose Network that carries a number of soundcast over in England which he points out is “the UK’s leading independent entertainment podcast network,” with thousands of hours of content and more on the way. He himself is rebooting the show he hosts, called The Talk Show Talk Show (no relation to Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast…), in which he analyses classic (and not-so-classic) episodes of Late Night talk shows, including Johnny Carson, David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, and more. So George not only suggested the shows we’re clipping today (I actually harvest them myself), but gave me little blurbs about each show which is a tremendous help. Thanks, George! Without further ado, let’s get into this collection of English clips. (Do you think they call snippets crisps over there?) Looks Unfamiliar Our first show, Looks Unfamiliar, features journalist and writer Tim Worthington speaking with a guest about lost nostalgia - aspects of pop culture that have been discarded and forgotten in time, but often remembered fondly or with fear by the guest. Our clip is from recent episode 73 with director Matt Lee, and they’re talking about this service that used to exist called Dial-A-Song, where you could call a number on your phone and hear music played on your phone. CheapShow The CheapShow is a soundcast featuring Paul Gannon and Eli Silverman searching for bizarre treasures one may find in the Poundlands – which is a chain of British variety stores – I think it must be like our Dollar Stores here in the US, as well as bargain bins and charity shops, often culminating in some very unusual discoveries and hilarious segments. Our clip has the two lads reading a submission from a listener about a very strange find. Spoiler alert: It’s a turd. Rule Of Three This next soundcast, Rule of Three, was the winner of the best Arts and Culture division at last year’s British Podcasts Awards…and then promptly went on hiatus. But comedy writers Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris are coming back for more, according to our man George. And good thing, too – this is a super show! The hosts talk to comedians about something funny that they love. Guests pick whatever it is that makes them laugh — a book, a film, a tv show, a comic, a radio show, anything — and then the hosts and guest dig in. Our clip features a guest that I wish was a friend of Succotash, Eddie Izzard. He’s funny, and smart, and the thing he picked to highlight on the show was John Lithgow, specifically from his appearance on TV’s 3rd Rock from The Sun. The Adam Buxton Show The Adam Buxton Show is an interview show, or a “chat show” as they say across the Atlantic. Adam was originally part of Adam & Joe, a thoroughly enjoyable cult television series he did with Joe Cornish. They then became radio personas and, while Joe has been busy directing films, Adam has been podcasting. And writing, too — he recently released a memoir entitled Ramble Book. Our final clip of this episode features Adam’s “Ramble” with Canadian comedian Tony Law, where they share their experiences of being a stranger in a strange land – Disneyland. That’s a wrap on our listen to a few shows from Across the Pond. I realize that some of those accents from the British Isles might be a bit think for some of our US listeners, so I’ll advise you do what I do – listen again. It’s the King’s English, people! You’re bound to pick it up. Thanks once again to George Grimwood of the Podnose Network. If you want to reach out to him, you can email him at He tells me that they are looking to expand beyond the UK content next year. Who knows? Maybe Succotash can finally get our network stripes! I would love to authentically be able to say, “We’re getting the sign from the network to wrap it up…” Until then, we’re just going to have to wrap it up ourselves. Remember that Tyson will be here next week with another bouquet of soundcasts clips for you. And I’ll be back the week after with something nice for your ears. Until that time, stay safe, keep warm, wear a mask, wash your hands and if anyone asks if you’ve heard anything good lately, won’t you please pass the Succotash? — Marc Hershon

    Succotash Shut-In Epi240: Gettin' Serious

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2021 30:34

    Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner. I am your host for this week here on Succotash Shut-In, the Soundcast Stimulas Package Epi240. In case you missed it, last week on Epi239, "Drollplayin' with Gamecasts", my co-host and your every-other-show host Marc Hershon harvested four clips having the common theme of roleplaying games from the soundcasts The Adventure Zone, AllD20, Critical Role, and Nerd Poker. It's a fun show and I urge you to check it out if you've a mind to. It can be found via Apple and Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, the Laughable app, iHeart Radio or even at our homesite, . This week I've got clips from the soundcasts What Had Happened Was, Oprah's Master Class, and The Al Franken Podcast. I've also got a throwback Henderson's Pants ad from way back in Epi200 for their Bicentennial Pants to round out the whole experience. I haven't really got a whole lot more to say on the subject except thank you for listening so far, I hope you enjoy this episode's offerings. Let's get going! CLIPS What Had Happened Wa‪s‬ Open Mike Eagle sits down with the legendary Prince Paul to discuss Prince Paul's life, impact, and role in the world of Hip Hop. Our clip comes from the episode from July 8th, 2020, entitled "3ft High and Rising: The Origins of De La Sou‪l‬". Prince Paul tells the story of producing De La Soul's first album. Along the way we hear how the group was formed, the creative direction behind the album, and how they fit into the burgeoning hip-hop community around them. From the invention of the 'skit' to the first major sampling lawsuit, it's the story of an album that changed the business of rap music forever.  (On a personal note, I owned a copy of the album when it was pretty new and I was in high school. It's one of my all-time-favorite albums and I don't think very many if any of my peers at the time had ever listened to it or had even heard of it. I made sure a few of them would over time. I enjoy sharing music with people even more than listening to in or making it.) Oprah’s Master Class: The Podcas‪t‬ Hear the greatest life lessons of some of the most respected and renowned actors, musicians, public figures and athletes. Handpicked by Oprah Winfrey, these luminaries reveal their lives with candor and insight — in their own words. We're featuring a clip from December 19, 2018, part of the conversation with the late, great Cicely Tyso‪n‬, who passed away on January 28, 2021. (Yet another personal note: When I was fairly young I was introduced to The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman which also starred Cicely Tyson and is for some reason absent from the episode description. When I saw that movie I learned what racism was. I came to understand that the multi-racial neighborhood portrayed on Sesame Street was not impossible but also not necessarily the norm. I still appreciate the idea of it. Also, there SHOULD be friendly puppets and people breaking out in song in our everyday lives, in my humble opinion…) The Al Franken Podcas‪t‬ A five-time Emmy winning SNL comedy writer/producer, joins a four-time #1 NYT bestselling author, a three-time highest-rated national progressive radio host, a two-time Grammy winning artist, and a former US Senator. So, it gets a little crowded in the booth when Al Franken talks public policy and sometimes political comedy with notable guests. Our clip hails from September 29th of 2019, repeating a portion of Al's convo with Chris Rock "Because It's So Damn Great‪!", says the host. (ANOTHER personal note: First of all, I did not find out until recently that Mr. Franken HAD a podcast or I certainly would have been listening to it and would have clipped it already. Second, Saturday Night Live had been a huge influence on my life and sense of humor up until around the early-mid 1990's and then I pretty much stopped watching TV regularly. I'd say I missed a lot of great television programming but…did I really? …I certainly missed SOME…priorities change it seems. Anyway, Al Franken and Chris Rock are definitely 2 of my favorite personalities from that show which I am almost 2 years older than…and I really enjoyed the chance to hear them chat as friends.) That's the lineup of clips for this week. Remember, Marc will be back as host next week in Epi241 with who knows what? Well…YOU know what if you've been listening for a while. It could be clips, it could be a chat…It could be both, really. We'd both appreciate it if you liked what you heard here and decided to listen to more of us and more of other soundcasts and soundcasters we feature on this soundcast so that you can hear what else is out there and then you take it from there I guess… It's February 13th, 2021 as I record this and I gotta say…as far as upsetting days go, this one is right up there with January 6th, 2021.…But it's Valentines Day tomorrow, and…well, that's different for everyone so I don't really know what to say about it…It's dead in the middle of this perfect month that begins on a Monday, ends on a Sunday and is 28 days long. I feel like these are infrequent. So, in this most special of months why not take a moment to rate and review us on whichever service you listen to soundcasts on, assuming that that service also provides you the opportunity to do so? We'd really appreciate it. It's what we mean when we ask you to please pass the Succotash… — Tyson Saner

    Succotash Shut-In Epi239: Drollplayin’ with Gamecasts

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2021 34:47

    Hello and welcome to Succotash Shut-In, the Soundcast Stimulus Package, Episode 239. I’m your every-other-weekly host, Marc Hershon, and the chief purpose of this show – right after our prime directive: Entertaining YOU – is to support and promote comedy soundcasts AKA podcasts up, down, and across the internet. We started almost 10 years ago, in April of 2011, with the idea of spreading the word about soundcasts in general – which were having a little trouble gaining traction – and comedy soundcasts specifically because, well, we love comedy. And comedians. And the idea of being part of this exciting medium. Tyson Saner, who had stepped in for me as the regular host a few years ago, and I decided to start pumping out our show on a weekly basis for the first time since Succotash started. And we’ve been at that for nearly a solid year now. In fact, if you missed last week’s Epi238, entitled Clippin’s and Andy Dick, Tyson featured clips from a trio of soundcasts including the Jock Doc Podcast, Battle of the Bald, and Trashy Trashy. In addition, he had a quick chat with comedian/actor and professional gadabout Andy Dick. You can still hear the show via Apple and Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, the Laughable app, iHeart Radio or even at our homesite,! This week it’s my turn back in the barrel and I thought it would be fun to go a bit “niche-y”. For many years — many MANY years, actually — I have been an inveterate player of Dungeons & Dragons, a popular version of what’s known more broadly as a tabletop role-playing game. Since the early 1970s, players have gotten together around a table, created various versions of fantasy fiction characters – like knights, wizards, and thieves – and played them in a variety of adventures all over seen by a kind of referee or Dungeon Master, if you will. The DM, as they’re known, basically runs the world in which the characters live and establishes the adventures these folks pursue in hopes of gaining treasure, defeating monsters, rescuing maidens, etcetera. During the past year, a lot of gaming groups – including mine - have had to adapt to the pandemic restrictions just like everyone else. And through online resources like Zoom, Skype, D & D Beyond, and, they have kept right on adventuring. There are a number of soundcasts dedicated to role playing – not just Dungeons and Dragon – and they have been able to muddle through. Some using programs and websites like I just mentioned and some have actually created socially distanced and safe studio space in order to keep playing in person. I wanted to give you a taste of what this somewhat different soundcast experience is like, so I went questing for a quartet of clips from The Adventure Zone, AllD20, Critical Role, and Nerd Poker. This episode is brought to you by longtime sponsor Henderson’s Pants and their new Scavenger Slax! Are you ready? Adventure…awaits! Nerd PokerOne of my favorite shows in the RPG genre is Nerd Poker, featuring a bunch of comedians and writers. The ringmaster is Brian Posehn, and the regular crew of campaigners include Blaine Capatch, Sarah Guzzardo, Ken Daly, Chris Tallman, and Dungeon Master Dan Telfer. We last featured these guys back in 2017 on Epi153 and, if I had my druthers, I would play with this group of lunatics. With so many jokers around the table (or the Zoom gallery), the adventures tend to move along fairly slowly because these guys are always breaking each other up. In this clip it take almost five minutes for Brian to get around to having his character – a monk named Donny – get around to swinging his sword on the enemy. AllD20The AllD20 soundcast is one I just started listening to and, while they’re a little bit more into their characters than the Nerd Poker folks, they still can’t help collapsing into cascades of laughter once in a while. It’s the nature of the game, as you know if you’re had a chance to play. They’re a D&D group in Las Vegas but they play in a homebrew world called Avlonia. I can’t find a listing for the cast but they introduce themselves and the characters they play at the top of every episode and they are having a ball. In this clip, the characters have been on trial and judgement is just now being passed on them… Critical RoleI am just scratching the surface of the role playing genre of soundcasts with this episode. Hard to do it all justice with just four clips and there are tons more games than just D&D. But there’s no way I can talk about this type of show without spinning a few minutes of Critical Role, a show that has a HUGE following and rightfully so. The entire crew, from the DM through all the players are, as they say at the top of each episode, “a bunch of nerdy-ass voice actors”, and they get to strut their stuff every week for between 3 and 4…sometimes even 5 hours of game play. Matthew Mercer is highly regarded for his skills as a Dungeon Master, because of his storytelling and worldbuilding skills as well as his characterizations. You see, one of the job of the DM is to portray all of the various characters that the player’s characters meet during the course of their adventures. And the cast is wonderful: Marisha Ray, Laura Bailey, Liam O’Brien, Sam Riegel, Travis Willingham, Ashley Johnson, and Taliesin Jaffe round out the current campaign. I picked a clip from a recent episode where the adventurers who go by the name The Mighty Nein, are in the midst of fighting an ancient white dragon… The Adventure ZoneThe last show I’m clipping in this genre for this episode has ventured away from strictly playing Dungeons and Dragons but it’s manned by soundcast favorites the McElroys. Their list of shows is crazy, including My Brother, My Brother, and Me, Sawbones, Bunker buddies, Schmanners, The Besties, Can I Pet Your Dog? and a TON more. The shows are hosted by one or more of the McElroy brothers, their wives and even their dad, Clint, who is a key part of The Adventure Zone, along with brothers Travis, Justin, and Griffin, who serves as the DM for the games. I haven’t been following regularly so I’m not sure how they’ve ended up where they are today but it seems to be some kind of school and in this clip, the crew is bent on wreaking havoc in the name of justice…or something. Thanks you for letting me let my nerd flag fly high today. I’m going to give a shout out to the Demonbane, which is the name of the fellowship the players I DM every week call themselves. Remember that you can find links to shows and most of the people in them that we’ve mentioned here on Succotash Shut-In at the blog for this episode on our homesite, Tyson will be here next week with an array of soundcast clips for you in Episode 240. And I’ll see you the week after that. In the meantime, remember to socially distance, wear a mask, wash your hands and, if anyone asks if you’ve heard any good soundcasts lately, please remember to pass the Succotash! — Marc Hershon

    Succotash Shut-In Epi238: Clippin's & Andy Dick

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2021 44:29

    Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner. I'll be your host this week on Epi238 of Succotash Shut-In which you are currently listening to. Last week in Epi237, show creator Marc Hershon had a conversation with returning guest and friend o' the show Chris Mancini. I urge you to check out that conversation. This week I have a hybrid show of sorts for you. I have a partial chat with none other than actor, songwriter, artist PROVOCATEUR…Andy Dick! (Full disclosure: We had severe technical difficulties while attempting to record and he had spent more than an hour the previous night soldiering thru similar sound difficulties on our end during an appearance on one of my other soundcasts Anti Social Show which I co-host with Hunter Block who was a guest on Succotash in Epi173: "Bein' Social with Hunter Block". Anyway, the audio we recorded that previous night will be featured in the hundredth episode of Anti Social Show but since that won't be releasing for at least a month, I wanted to follow up with Mr. Dick so that he could tell us about his current project Tiger Dick. There will be more context for that later.) I did say this show was a hybrid, and that is because I've also got three clips for you. I've got clips from Jock Doc Podcast, Battle of the Bald, and Trashy Trashy. There will also be an ad from our longtime fake sponsor "Henderson's Pants" and what will likely be the last reading from "" which is a website that ABSOLUTELY exists, and there is a DOOZY capping off the whole ordeal it documents in poetic format which I will sample for you as it is too long to be included in it's entirety in this episode. CLIPS Jock Doc Podcast (featuring Dr. London Smith) Longtime listeners of Succotash might recall that Jock Doc Podcast was featured on the program back in Epi223: Revuein' Some Movie Review 'Casts (from) Oct 6, 2020. They are part of a small but mighty group of soundcasters who take the initiative to send us a clip of their show thus making it easier for us to listen to them and we did and do appreciate that sort of thing. As they have been very supportive to Succotash in the last six or so months I thought to myself "Yeah, I should probably clip something from them for Succotash..." and here it is, for those who have never heard that episode I will read the description from iTunes: "Improvised comedy with the premise of being a medical education podcast. Typical episodes include a medical topic, short sketches, and a strange guest. Listen as Dr. London Smith (.com) and his producer Cameron discuss medical topics with guests that Cameron finds not so boring!" Our clip is from January 17th, 2021, with Dr. London Smith and his producer Cameron discuss "Cor Pulmonale" with special guest Dr. Bill Butler Yeast (Neil Curran). Not so boring! Before the discussion of the titular condition there is a bit of chat in service of listener feedback which is the feature of this clip. Battle of the Bald This is the first time that this soundcast has been featured on Succotash Shut-In but it is no wonder as it's all extremely NEW. It's description reads: "A six-episode scripted comedy series about a young lab assistant who accidentally invents a permanent cure for hair loss and changes the world. The series was written and produced by Tyler Eaton and the first two episodes came out Monday, January 11th, with new episodes every Monday through February 8th." It stars Rebecca Usoro, Connor Cacciottolo, Jackie Kashian, Eddie Pepitone, Kyle Kinane, Olivia Hill, Shannon Dee and more. Our clip is from Epi1, called "Lab Rats", in which Sean Applewhite had seemingly found a miraculous cure for hair loss. The resulting product, Revitalize, skyrocketed him to fame and fortune. But when his fill-in assistant Francine stumbled upon a treasure... Trashy TrashyThis soundcast was previously featured in Epi216: Clippin' The COVID Blues Away from August of 2020, and Cassandra Cardenes was recently a guest during this past holiday season in our Epi234: Christmasin' with Cassandra Cardenes. The description of the show: A podcast for garbage people. We cover trashy news stories. Hosted by Cassandra Cardenes and Erika Curry. Our clip hails from just a couple of weeks back in January of this year, and it's been chosen to provide more context for the bit of chat with Andy Dick that follows it. And here we are again at the end of another episode. This one was pretty fun to put together. This episode was being written and assembled at the end of the crazy month of January 2021. It's being released in early February and I don't know if there is a release date for Tiger Dick yet but you can keep watching Andy Dick's Twitter @andydick and you can go to for updates presumably and all things Andy Dick ...that are on the website. We have a website too where you can find what is somewhere in the neighborhood of 10 years worth of shows taking you thru the various iterations of Succotash as it brought you a relatively small portion of the ongoing history of soundcasting. Next week, join Marc Hershon for Ep239, I'm sure he will have something worth your while. We appreciate you. We appreciate your listening and your support over the years. If you wouldn't mind reviewing us for iTunes, Stitcher, Google Podcasts or wherever one can review soundcasts we would really appreciate it a great deal. Aside from showing us you love us by telling people about us, it's one of the other things that really helps us get to more ears in the coming years. Talk at you in two weeks, Be Decent To Each Other and Please…Pass The Succotash? — Tyson Saner

    Succotash Shut-In Epi237: Multicastin' with Chris Mancini

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2021 38:02

    Hello, chumley (I’m talking to you, dear reader), and I am glad that things here in the good ol' US of A seem to be sort of simmering down. Maybe. Kinda? It, at least, FEELS like it’s getting betterer. Marc Hershon here to usher you through Epi237 of Succotash Shut-In: The Soundcast Stimulus Package. The California shelter in place order just got lifted yesterday for now and, who knows, by the time our office 10th anniversary rolls around this April, we may be able to go back to being just plain ol’ Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast again. We’ve got a special guest sharing the SuccoZoom Studio with me today but before we get to him I wanted to ask if you caught our most recent Episode 236 with our alternating host Tyson Saner. He featured a few marvelous clips last week from the soundcasts Love, Alexi, Strange Times, and In the Envelope: The Actor’s Podcast. Go scoop up a big earful of soundcast goodness at Apple and Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, YouTube, the Laughable app, or from our own homesite, My guest today is the amazingly hard-working and detail-oriented Chris Mancini! You probably know Chris from his ten-year tenure aboard the Comedy Film Nerds soundcast that he co-hosted with Graham Elwood. We’ve chatted with him a number of times in the past on this show, usually when I was down at the Los Angeles Podcast Festival, which he, Graham, Dave Anthony, and Andy Wood spearheaded for five years. We talk about why that endeavor came to a halt but it sure was fun to be a part of that every year. Chris has a lot going on, from graphic novels and not one, two, but three soundcasts running concurrently. We talk about it all and dig a little bit deeper into the history and the mystery that is Chris Mancini… You can link up to everything Chris has going on at, including his three soundcasts: What Are You Watching?, The Quiet Journeys of Professor Atwood, and Conversations from the Abyss. You can also follow him on Twitter @ChrisJMancini. I’ll just say thanks for dropping by, please remember to rate and review us where they let you get away with that stuff – it costs nothing for you to do it and it means the world to us. And remember that Tyson will be here before you know it with a lovely packet of soundcast clips just for you. Until we meet again, be good to each other, wear a damn mask, and if anyone asks if you’ve heard anything good lately, won’t you please pass the Succotash? — Marc Hershon

    Succotash Shut-In Epi:236: Distractin' with Comedy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2021 31:58

    Saluton! Estas mi, Tyson Saner. Welcome to Succotash Shut-In, as this soundcast continues to be known into this new year, which is 2021. Welcome to Epi236: The first show of 2021 that I have hosted. How has your year been so far?…Yeah, I feel you. We carry on because we must...and as we do, some of us look for distractions. Soundcasts, or "podcasts" as much of the world still refers to them, are one such type of distraction. Comedy is another type of distraction entirely... in fact it is multiple types of distractions due to the subjective nature of "comedy". Some of the content this soundcast samples for you will be funny... but not to all of you. Technically, I'm not necessarily looking for funny content as I gather clips. I gravitate toward listening to people I find interesting. Maybe that's how you feel about it as well. Last week in Epi235 my soundcast co-host... or every-other-show-host Marc Hershon…brought you a quartet of clips from the soundcasts Fantastic! with Dana Carvey, Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend, Aunty Donna Podcast, and From The Oasthouse with Alan Partridge. It was a great episode and I encourage you to listen to it if you have not already. It can be found on the show's website as well as on Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, Laughable and YouTube... audio only. This week in Epi236 I've got clips from Love, Alexi, Strange Times, and In the Envelope: The Actor’s Podcast. I've also got a strangely topical advertisement from our longtime fake sponsor Henderson's Pants, and a reading from what will presumably be some of the last entries posted on . I have referred to many times over the years as "the 100% fake sponsor with the 100% real website" because I really want people to visit the website and appreciate the awesomeness of the work contained on it created by Joe Paulino. It has been a helluva journey… CLIPS Love, Alexi Described as "a talk show for your ears and heart", Alexi Wasser's Love, Alexi, is a soundcast where she "speaks to creative people who inspire me & discuss who they are, how they got there, sex, love, dating, feelings, life, & everything in between." Our clip is from December 21st of 2016, and features guest Dino Stamatopoulos, where they get into the time Dino was almost a cast member of the show "I Love Dick"." (You may remember him as the recurring characters Starburns on NBC's Community.) Strange Times Strange Times is a weekly comedy & satirical podcast presented by longtime friends of Succotash Davian Dent, Kat Sorens & Dom Risk. From the January 12th episode #309, "Lost in Translation", from just last week. This clip features the trio discussing the biggest news story of the new year and how they are reacting to it across the pond as it were. In the Envelope: The Actor’s PodcastBackstage has been the #1 resource for actors and talent-seekers for 60 years. In the Envelope, Backstage’s podcast, features intimate, in-depth conversations with today’s most noteworthy film, television, and theater actors and creators. Hosted by Jack Smart, the Awards Editor at Backstage, this is a guide on how to live the creative life from those who are doing it every day. Our clip comes from July of last year, an episode with guests Eugene Mirman and John Roberts. The snippet itself features audio from John Roberts' portion of the interview. I do hope you find something enjoyable in today's offering. Next week, Marc Hershon will be at the helm of Epi237 and I'm hoping you will come back to us then, and the following week where I will presumably be hosting Epi238. Sometimes I don't really know what to say at the end of these. I want to wish you all a happy week or as happy as you can make it. Mental health is important. I'm still in production of my coming soundcast Happiness, or Something Like It and my plan is to have it release before my next episode of Succotash Shut-In but, as I often say, "life happens" so I am not going to beat myself up too much if that doesn't work out. I'll let you know when it comes out on my Twitter, which is @revt23. (It will most likely be on my personal Soundcloud which you can find a link to at or by going to and typing "Tyson Saner" into the search. You can also find links to my YouTube channel, and my wife's YouTube channel there…and we'd appreciate it if you'd drop by and give our content a look. There's a whole archive to be perused. As far as Succotash Shut-In goes, we'd really appreciate it if you could take a moment to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts or wherever other folks might read it. You'll be doing us a big favor if you do. Sharing us is one of many ways you can show us you care. It's also what we mean when we implore you to Please, Pass The Succotash. — Tyson Saner

    Succotash Shut-In Epi235: Focusin' on the Funny

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2021 36:31

    Welcome to the first installment of Succotash Shut-In of 2021. I'm your bi-monthly host, Marc Hershon, and you can punch me in the nuts and call me a soprano, but what a hell of a year it’s been already! It’s more like 2020 won’t let go. I did not have “President incites insurrection” on my New Year bingo card. Things are so unsettled in the US right now that I was debating whether to come back from our scheduled holiday break. But, in the end, realized that both you and I could probably do with some laughs, courtesy of the fine folks whose soundcasts we’re clipping this time around. Before I tell you who we have in store today, if you didn’t catch our last epi before the holidays, featuring my every other weekly co-host Tyson Saner, be sure to check out Episode 243 featuring his interview with Cassandra Cardenes, which can be found on Apple and Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and on our homesite: This week we’re featuring clips from such comedy wonderfulness as Fantastic! with Dana Carvey, Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend, Aunty Donna Podcast, and From The Oasthouse with Alan Partridge. Some heavy hitters in this week but what the heck? It’s first show of the year…and we needed something strong to get that taste of radical unrest out of our ears. In addition, we’re sponsored by Henderson’s Pants new Auld Lang Sign pants, and – probably for the last time that I’m hosting the show –, which is rapidly winding down to Inauguration Day. CLIPS Fantastic! With Dana Carvey First up is a brand new show from an old friend of Succotash and frequent guest Dana Carvey. (In fact, he was last on this past November in Epi229.) He’s been talking about doing his own show for years – I even was the announcer and kind of sidekick on a podcast pilot we did a few years ago that never went anywhere. But now there’s Fantastic! with Dana Carvey. He’s got no one telling him what to do – there’s no network, no bosses – just him, a sidekick named Chris Rios, who happens to be the woman who cuts Dana’s hair, and his son Dex, who is producing the show. He talks to an old comedian pal, Larry “Bubbles” Brown, and also to his younger sister, Lori. This clip is from when Dana introduces us to a new character he’s working on, a blue collar comedian named Red Rednecky, the Redneck Comedian… Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend A show that really delivers entertainment, and a lot of laughs, is Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend. I grabbed a clip from a recent episode where Conan O'Brien’s guest was Matthew Rhys, who’s not only a terrific actor from stuff like The Americans, Perry Mason, and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, but he turns out to be really funny. I also didn’t expect his amazing Welsh accent, which I’d never heard before. In this clip, they talk about the character of Perry Mason and how much wigs played into the action of The Americans. Aunty Donna Podcast I was originally turned onto Aunty Donna, a sketch comedy trio from New Zealand, by friend of Succotash Jason McNamara (or just “Jabs” if you're nasty.) They have a limited run TV show on Netflix produced by Ed Helms that totally whacked out, bizarre, and wonderful. But the trio — Mark Samual Bonanno, Broden Kelly, and Zachary Ruane — has had a soundcast for the past 5 or so years called, aptly enough, Aunty Donna. At the end of 2020 – is it actually over yet? – the trio had a two-part “Best of 2020” show, where they featured their Top 10 (or 11…they couldn’t decide) sketches from their show. This clip features the fifth best bit, which is, eventually, moms and dads beating their kids…eventually. From the Oasthouse with Alan Partridge If you’ve never caught any of the many incarnations of Alan Partridge, a fantastic character created by British comedian and actor Steve Coogan, now is your chance because he finally has a soundcast. Partridge is a showbiz personality that is just full of himself and has managed to fail downwards ever since his first TV show, Knowing Me, Knowing You. Now he’s got From the Oasthouse. (I went to the trouble of looking up oasthouse, and it is a little building for drying hops as part of the brewing process.) Rather than making beer, Alan is using his for soundcasting. This clip is a chunk that was released as a promo for his second episode and its actually Alan outside the oasthouse, as he’s having a bit of a ramble. That’s what we have in store for our first show back from the holiday break. Now we just have to weather the shitstorm being kicked up before Ol’ Orange Numbnuts is shot through the grease and run out of town next week (if not sooner.) Remember that Tyson will be here next week for Epi236 with a bouquet of comedy soundcast clips for you. And until I return, stay safe, try not to invade any government facilities, wear a mask, and wash your hands. And when you’re standing in line to get your COVID vaccine shot, and that person behind you asks if you’ve heard anything good lately? You be sure to pass the Succotash! — Marc Hershon

    Succotash Shut-In Epi234: Christmasin' with Cassandra Cardenes

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2020 72:32

    Saluton and feliĉan Kristnaskon! Estas mi, Tyson Saner, your host this week on the final Succotash Shut-In episode for 2020. And what an episode it is! Comedian, actress, improvisational performer, soundcaster, and all-around great person Cassandra Cardenes joins me for her very 1st Succotash episode as we talk at length about the Christmastime movie classic (?), the 2003 Richard Curtis-directed film with the sizable ensemble cast: Love Actually. (BTW, last week, Marc Hershon interviewed his fellow soundcast reviewer Becca James for Epi233 and you can still listen to it on Google and Apple podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Podbay, iHeart Radio, and the Laughable app just to name a few places…as well as over at which is, of course, this show's homesite. Cassandra joined me for this conversation immediately after appearing on a weekly soundcast she has been appearing on for the last 5 years, Nooner Podcast over at Kevin Smith's SModcast Internet Radio…which YOU can listen to live just about every Tuesday night at 7:30 Pacific Time. She also has a regular soundcast called Trashy Trashy that she co-hosts with Erika Curry. (Trashy Trashy was clipped for Succotash Shut-In Epi216: "Clippin' The COVID Blues Away", and both Cassandra and Erika were guests on the most recent episode of Anti Social Show #89: "Fun With Trash", which you can find by Googling "Sounds By Tyson Saner" or by going to and clicking the link for my Soundcloud. This episode also includes a holiday-season-appropriate commercial from our longtime ersatz sponsor Henderson's Pants and what could be the final reading from our more recent sponsor with the website,…maybe. We shall see what the new year brings.   This is the final Succotash Shut-In of 2020. What a year this has been and still continues to be. I would say something like "I can't wait for 2020 to be over," but as I ponder my own mortality as well as that of those around me that I love, care for, and respect, I reflect on the finite nature of pretty much everything and choose to experience every day and make each one last as long as it can. The fear of death can make people desperate in particularly nasty ways. Some people claim that they aren't afraid of dying and use that as an excuse to be careless and/or reckless with the lives of the people around them…which I would like to go on record as generally wanting to discourage that sort of thing. After all, encouraging the spread of a deadly disease is tantamount to domestic biological terrorism. Imagine if it were treated as such. Now, shake it off and imagine peace on Earth and goodwill towards all humankind. Imagine that love IS all around…because it actually is…actually… If all goes well, I'll talk to you in 2021 on January 23rd, I believe. 4 days before my son's 2nd birthday. Thank you for listening, Thank you to Marc Hershon, Joe Paulino, Bill Heywatt, Scott Carvey, and Kenny Durgis for making the show a thing and for including me in it. Thank you to all my friends and family who might hear this one day…BTW, don't forget to please pass the Succotash! —Tyson Saner

    Succotash Shut-In Epi233: Chattin' with Becca James

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2020 46:08

    Season’s greetings, Succotashians! I’m your every-other-weekly co-host Marc Hershon and I know it’s a little early to be making with the Christmas cheer but this is likely the last time I’ll be speaking to you until after Christmas and New Year’s – my fellow co-host Tyson Saner and I will be taking a little holiday break after next week – so I figured I better make with the Yuletide wishes while I can. Speaking of Mr. Saner, if you missed his most recent installment, that would be Succotash Shut-In, Episode 232, featuring clips from comedy soundcasts Sam Pancake Presents the Monday Afternoon Movie, Puppet Tears: Puppetry Shop Talk, and Good For You. It’s not to late to enjoy it: It’s available from our homesite,, as well as Google and Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Laughable, and even on YouTube. Normally I’d haul in a Santa’s sack full of season snippets for you on a show this close to Ex-mas but I’m unwrapping something different for you. If our normal fare is like a Whitman’s Sampler of soundcasts, then this is more like a Harry & David’s delivery – it’s a fresh chat! So fresh that, until I recorded this episode’s conversation with our guest last week, she and I had never met or even spoken before, even though we’ve been working together for the past couple of years. Becca James is my guest this episode. She’s a freelance writer who has a major focus on soundcasts – or “podcasts” as she still refers to them (and I will be, too, during this interview but just to make her feel comfortable.) She and I are fellow soundcasts reviewers for This Week in Comedy Podcasts (there’s that word again!) over on She does a lot more written coverage than I, and she writes about comedy, and music, and a variety of subjects. She was a writer then editor at the AV Club a while back. And we cover how she got into it, what she likes about the gig, and we’ll talk about why she’s never seriously considered starting up her own soundcast. Another big thank you to YOU for dropping by, popping us in your earholes, and enjoying the show. At least, I hope you enjoyed the show. If that’s true, then keep the good feelings going all the way over to Apple Podcasts and give us a pile o’ stars and a tasty little review. Even a couple of lines will do nicely, thanks. I’ll get out of here with a reminder that Tyson will be here next week with Epi234, then we’re off for a few weeks until after the New Year and I will return with Epi325 on Tuesday, January 16th, of 2021. Until then, I want to wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season, with a reminder to stay safe, socially distance, wash your hands and – until you get that Coronavirus vaccine in you, stop touching people! And you don’t have to touch them to give them the gift of cheer this year, which is to simply pass the Succotash! ‑ Marc Hershon

    Succotash Shut-In Epi232: Lookin' Back on 2020

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2020 31:14

    Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner. Welcome to the soundcast known as Succotash Shut-In: The Soundcast Stimulus Package. It's Season 4, Episode 232, and I've got some clips for you from three soundcasts I've been listening to recently, namely Sam Pancake Presents the Monday Afternoon Movie, Puppet Tears: Puppetry Shop Talk, and Good For You with Whitney Cummings. There's also going to be a reading from "" and a spot from our other original fake sponsor Henderson's Pants and their brand new Holiday Pants. By the way, Epi231 featured bloopers from 5 soundcasts which were Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend, A Paranormal Chicks, Roll Out!, Who Back When, and Voyage to the Stars. It was a very entertaining episode hosted by Marc Hershon with whom I alternate hosting duties with weekly. You can find it in the same place you found this soundcast or any of the other options available for soundcast listening including, but not limited to: Apple or Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, iHeart Radio, the Laughable app, etc. There's also the homesite at or at where you can find all the shows dating back to 2011. As I'm recording this, it's early December of 2020, a year that has been possibly the worst year in recent memory since…like 2016? That was pretty bad. 2014 wasn't great either come to think of it. And 2012 everybody was talking about the "end of the world…" Actually, I remember 2012 having some bright spots. It's the year I met Ethan Dettenmaier of Combat Radio and, as a result, I met many other guests of Combat Radio including Marc Hershon who was at that time the host of a show called Succotash, The Comedy Podcast Podcast, which subsequently became Succotash, The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast and then, eventually, Succotash Shut-In which you are listening to now. I also met Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness of Chillpak Hollywood Hour of whom this program has featured clips and with whom this show and many of it' contributors have collaborated with over the years. In fact I took part in a 28-hour "Mayan Marathon" that Chillpak held live on the internet counting down the hours until the impending apocalypse. I remember taking photos in realtime as a way to commemorate the occasion… if there was, in fact, a world after said apocalypse where my iPad 2 had both survived intact but also had a charge…That was a really good time… 2012 was also the year I met Hunter Block on Twitter. We became friends and, as of October of 2016, co-hosts of a soundcast called Anti Social Show which is still releasing episodes as time moves steadily on. So, there are a couple of bright spots from 2012 and 2016… I guess what I'm getting at is that all years have their bright spots in some way or another for someone or another and it is important to remember that when things get really dark. In 2020 I got to spend most of my time with a special little guy named Jareth as he entered his toddler stage. I consider these recent memories to be of truly the happiest moments I have ever had in this life that I've had so far. I don't think I could be more grateful for these bright spots than I am…but I can always try. Anyway, thank you for listening…or reading if this is the episode blog. CLIPS Puppet Tears: Puppetry Shop Talk The soundcast Puppet Tears feature hosts Adam Kreutinger and Cameron Garrity having in-depth interviews with the world's most passionate puppeteers. On March 27th of last year - 2019 or "Pre-pandemic as it's become known - Ryan Dillon stopped by for a jam-packed episode of the show. OUr featured clip is from their chat with this Muppet performer on Sesame Street, perhaps best known for performing Elmo since 2013. Good For You Comedian Whitney Cummings interviews guests (friends, comics, celebs, experts, weirdos) every week. Known for her standup comedy specials for HBO and Netflix, Comedy Central Roasts, multiple television series and films, Whitney has a lot of questions for a lot of different kinds of people. She also has opinions. And a robot. Epi57 from November of this year featured guest Meghan Tainor and, in our featured clip she and WHitney strained to remember Milli Vanilli and whatever became of them…with varying degrees of accuracy. Sam Pancake Presents the Monday Afternoon MovieActor/comedian Sam Pancake sits down with friends famous and funny to discuss the surreal, silly and nonetheless star-studded made-for-TV movies of the 1970s. It's a loving look at baffling not-quite-feature-length flicks that often aren't on DVD and have largely been lost to time. IN November of last month Sam welcomed comedian Dave Holmes on to talk about The Night Stalker - not th eTV series but teh 1972 TV movie that served as the pilot for the show starring Darren McGavin which was to follow. It influenced generations of subsequent paranormal-themed TV shows, but does it hold up today? Not so much, says Holmes, who objects to this take on vampire horror being so decidedly unsexy and overstuffed with middle-aged white dudes. And here we are again, together at the end of the show…wondering what the future will bring. Well, there are more soundcasts out there to listen to and share with you for one thing. If all goes well, COVID-19 will be eradicated, or at the very least manageable, treatable, preventable…rather than what it seems to be which is "inevitable". It is the Xmas season right now as anyone with an active radio can't avoid noticing…So many holiday tunes out there. Many people don't know this but I actually wrote a Christmas song called "For Christmas" waaaay back in 2014 for a charity Christmas album. It has lyrics but so far only the instrumental has been produced and distributed. It's a long story as to why the lyrics were never recorded… mostly having to do with technical limitations on the part of the producer… er, me. …Well, I guess that isn't really a long story per se. Anyway, the song is still available in the form it currently exists in, and I'll provide a link:  I do think it is about time I recorded a version with words… but then everything is about time, isn't it?…ok, maybe not everything. You can also check out the show archive at to find all the episodes throughout the years, presenting what HAS to be around a thousand different soundcasts from various places around the world and the internet as we know (or knew) it. Maybe YOU are in the archive… maybe you will be someday? Who knows? In the meantime we can always use your help in the form of rating and reviewing the show… and also sharing the show. Because sharing is caring… unles it's COVID-19, DON'T SHARE THAT!!…But, sharing US is what we mean when we gently ask: Won't you please…Pass The Succotash? — Tyson Saner

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