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What is The Best Show? It used to be The Best Show On WFMU for thirteen years. Now we are on our own and making our way through the world! The show is comedy, call-ins, music and fun. It's Scharpling and Wurster and everyone else! Tell your friends that we're back and we're coming for your children!

Tom Scharpling, Jon Wurster


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    THE TOP 100 SONGS OF ALL TIME! SHERIFF JESSE BEAUFORT!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 129:29

    Here we go again! THE TOP 100 SONGS OF ALL TIME! More songs are added! Is the list complete? LISTEN AND FIND OUT! SHERIFF JESSE BEAUFORT calls Tom and updates him on his outstanding charges. Tom and the crew talk The Band, Sinatra AND SO MUCH MORE!

    PENNY LANE! ROB ROBERTS! TOP 100 SONGS OF ALL TIME!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 177:56

    THE BEST SHOW IS BACK with our most comprehensive list yet - THE TOP 100 SONGS OF ALL TIME! DIRECTOR PENNY LANE calls in to talk about their new film, "LISTENING TO KENNY G." RADIO DJ ROB ROBERTS checks in with Tom. E Street conversations AND MORE!

    Bests 177 - Jerry Watkins

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 37:39

    New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, Tom gets a call from Jerry Watkins!

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    PHILLY BOY ROY! WHAT WOULD YOU TELL YOUR FIFTEEN YEAR OLD SELF?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 114:43

    PHILLY BOY ROY calls in! Phones ring on the topic: WHAT WOULD YOU TELL YOUR FIFTEEN YEAR OLD SELF? MORE!

    JOE PERA! JULIE KLAUSNER! GARY THE SQUIRREL! A.P. MIKE B-DAY BASH!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 181:50

    WHAT A SHOW! Tom welcomes JULIE KLAUSNER, the return of GARY THE SQUIRREL and MORE for a special on-air A.P. Mike birthday bash! Plus, JOE PERA calls in to talk about the new season of Joe Pera Talks With You and MORE! Don't miss this one!

    Bests 176 - Reggie In Newbridge

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 34:21

    New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, Reggie In Newbridge calls in to "SCHARP TANK" to pitch Tom a unique product!

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    TODD HAYNES! I'M OUTTA HERE!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 129:39

    A SPECTACULAR BEST SHOW! Tom chats with brilliant director, TODD HAYNES, about his new film, THE VELVET UNDERGROUND! Phones ring on the topic - I'M OUTTA HERE! Tom shoots down a potential guest. Jason, Pat and AP Mike take oaths! AND MORE!

    GARY GULMAN! TOP 10 BEST AND WORST BAND NAMES!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 157:30

    Stand-up comedian GARY GULMAN calls into the show! Phones ring on the topic, TOP 10 BEST AND WORST BAND NAMES! Are the lists completed by the end of the show? A BEST SHOW FIRST?! YOU'LL HAVE TO LISTEN TO FIND OUT!

    Bests 175 - Bradwyn In Silver Newbridge

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 39:34

    New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, Tom gets a call from Bradwyn In Silver Newbridge!

    JO FIRESTONE! WHAT IS THE WORST WIFI NAME YOU'VE EVER SEEN? JOSHUA DELVECCHIO!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 168:13

    AN ALL-NEW BEST SHOW! JO FIRESTONE calls in to talk about her new special, Good Timing with Jo Firestone and St. Louis pizza! Phones ring on the topic - WHAT IS THE WORST WIFI NAME YOU'VE EVER SEEN? Tom gets a call from JOSHUA DELVECCHIO! BEST SHOW BOOK CLUB talk! MORE!

    NIGHT OF 1000 LITTLE STEVENS! TIM HEIDECKER! JEFF FEUERZEIG!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 147:34

    A BEST SHOW EVENT! NIGHT OF 1000 LITTLE STEVENS! Callers attempt their best Steven Van Zandt impressions for Tom! TIM HEIDECKER talks the new season of ON CINEMA! JEFF FEUERZEIG calls in with a Little Steven story! THE BEST SHOW BOOK CLUB is launched! WHAT MORE COULD YOU WANT FROM A BEST SHOW?! 

    Bests 174 - Gary The Squirrel: Take Me Out To The Squirrel Game! With Josh Kantor

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 17:05

    New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, Gary The Squirrel hosts his special baseball show: Take Me Out To The Squirrel Game! Featuring Josh Kantor, A.P. Mike and Jason Gore.

    A PRE-RECORDED BEST SHOW! WHAT'S YOUR BEEF?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 84:39

    It's a PRE-RECORDED BEST SHOW! Phones ring on the topic: WHAT'S YOUR BEEF? How much would it cost for Tom to star in Logan Paul's JERKFACE? A new ROOSTER'S CREEK! AND MORE!

    GETTING TO KNOW YOU!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 138:19

    A classic topic returns! GETTING TO KNOW YOU! Tom asks rapid fire questions and gets to know Best Show callers! 

    Bests 173 - Tom & Jonah Ray (The Stolen Beer Saga)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 37:47

    New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, Tom and Jonah Ray try and settle the stolen beer saga once and for all...

    TOM DOESN'T KNOW! GILBERT GOTTFRIED! STEVE GUNN! DOUBLE THREAT! THE GEORGE LUCAS TALK SHOW! WRECKLESS ERIC! NICK THORBURN! JELLOMAN! COLLEEN GREEN!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 161:13


    THE BEST SHOW IS BACK WITH A BANG! A few weeks ago, Tom suggested that we do a show called "TOM DOESN'T KNOW," where Jason, Mike and Pat plan the show and Tom will have no prior knowledge of what will occur. AND HERE WE ARE! Tonight's Guests (in order): GILBERT GOTTFRIED! STEVE GUNN! DOUBLE THREAT! THE GEORGE LUCAS TALK SHOW! WRECKLESS ERIC! NICK THORBURN! JELLOMAN! COLLEEN GREEN! A LEGENDARY BEST SHOW!  


    SLICE OF LIFE! ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCES! MUCH MORE!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 129:34

    The Best Show fill in show, SLICE OF LIFE returns for one more week while Tom is on assignment. Mike, Jason and Pat discuss: ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCES! TOILETS! JUNKYARD STORIES! MURPHY'S! Alongside your calls and more! BEST SHOW IS BACK NEXT WEEK!

    Bests 172 - Tom Interviews "Rowdy Moses"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 8:19

    New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, Tom interviews recluse musician "Rowdy Moses"!

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    SLICE OF LIFE! INSIDE DIRT! JUKEBOX WARS! AND MORE!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 105:17


    The Best Show Fill In Show, SLICE OF LIFE, RETURNS! AP Mike Lisk, Jason Gore and Pat Byrne take calls and discuss multiple topics such as Inside Dirt, Jukebox Wars, Bruce Springsteen pirate songs and more!


    20 SECOND CELEBRITY IMPRESSIONS!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 134:50

    Callers attempt their best/worst twenty second celebrity impressions! Tom and the crew talk Jeopardy, Dune and MORE. Tom starts the list of “People Tom Wants To Fight.”

    Bests 171 - Mark From Comedy Nerds Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 16:29

    New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, Tom does an interview with Mark From Comedy Nerds Podcast!

    NO ADULTS ALLOWED!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 129:16

    Over the years, some of the very best Best Show calls have come from kids... so on this show, NO ADULTS ALLOWED! Tom finally gets the answer to a 16-year-old riddle! Plus, Mike writes Springsteen lyrics and much more!!!

    WHAT'S THE WORST MOMENT YOU'VE HEARD A CELL PHONE GO OFF?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 147:52

    WHAT A BEST SHOW! Phones ring on the topic: WHAT'S THE WORST MOMENT YOU'VE HEARD A CELL PHONE GO OFF? The guys try to come up with a nickname to honor Tom, all on their own with no guidance at all! Jason shares a tale from ROOSTERS CREEK! AP Mike debuts “A BALLAD OF A BROKEN BIZKIT BRO!” 

    SO SOMEONE IN YOUR LIFE DOESN'T LIKE THE BEST SHOW!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 132:03

    AN ALL NEW BEST SHOW! Phones ring on the topic, SO SOMEONE IN YOUR LIFE DOESN'T LIKE THE BEST SHOW! Wait, people don't like The Best Show? You'll just have to listen to find out!

    Bests 170 - PROG WORLD WITH VANCE & MGMT!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 13:18

    New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, VANCE THE PUPPET talks to MGMT about Prog rock!

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    REBOOTING YOUR LIFE! STEFAN FLOWERS!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 130:13

    Yep, it's a brand new BEST SHOW! Phones ring on the topic: REBOOTING YOUR LIFE! Actor STEFAN FLOWERS asks Tom some questions to confirm details about his life. 

    THE BEST AND WORST OF HUMANITY! HERB FROM FLOOR GUYS LANDSCAPING!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 113:37

    Phones ring on the BEST and WORST that humanity has to offer! Tom gets a call from HERB FROM FLOOR GUYS LANDSCAPING! All this and so much MORE!

    Bests 169 - Rex In Newbridge Colony Canyon

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 27:16

    New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, Tom gets a call from Rex In Newbridge Colony Canyon!

    WHAT'S THE TITLE OF YOUR BIOGRAPHY? PHILLY BOY ROY! MORE!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 120:19

    Sure, Tom wrote a book... but maybe YOU wrote a book about your life! Great job. But what's the title?! Plus, Tom gets a call from PHILLY BOY ROY and so much MORE!

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    IT NEVER ENDS! IN STORES NOW! DAVE YULE!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 106:34


    The day we've all waited for is finally here! IT NEVER ENDS by Tom Scharpling is IN STORES NOW! So naturally tonight we discuss IT NEVER ENDS! Dave Yule from CRUSHING IT calls in to interview Tom. VISIT TOMWROTEABOOK.COM TO GET YOUR COPY OF IT NEVER ENDS!


    Bests 168 - Shep In Newbridge Shoals

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 23:33

    New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, Tom gets a call from Shep In Newbridge Shoals!

    NIGHT OF A THOUSAND PARDOS 2! VINCE IN NEWBRIDGE BAYOU! ANNA SEREGINA & KYLE MIZONO!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 126:23

    The topic they said couldn't be done once is back by popular demand! Tom and the listeners lay down as many Don Pardo SNL announcements as they can conceive! Plus, Tom gets a call from VINCE IN NEWBRIDGE BAYOU! Anna Seregina and Kyle Mizono tell Tom about their new podcast Truth Hounds and MORE!

    AM I ON A PRANK SHOW? HERMAN IN NEWBRIDGE HEIGHTS!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 130:44

    We've all been there. Things go awry in public to the point of absurdity... What are the times you've been in a public place that have been so bizarre you've legit asked yourself- AM I ON A PRANK SHOW?! Phones ring and Tom finds out. HERMAN IN NEWBRIDGE HEIGHTS checks in. AND MORE!

    HOW MUCH WOULD IT COST? KEN IN NEWBRIDGE ESTATES! MORE!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 124:27

    How much to watch all the Farrelly Brothers movies in one sitting? How much to eat a shoe? We figure out the market value for all of these things and more! Plus, Tom gets a call from KEN IN NEWBRIDGE ESTATES! All this and more, more, MORE!

    THE 50 GREATEST SNACKS: THE CONCLUSION! BEST SHOW WILL NAME YOUR BAND! DIETRICH IN NEWBRIDGE FLATS!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 175:36

    The epic conclusion of THE 50 GREATEST SNACKS list! Will your favorite sneak in under the wire? And if that wasn't enough we generate BAND NAMES that you can use! Plus, Tom gets a call from DIETRICH IN NEWBRIDGE FLATS and so much more! Surprises!

    Bests 167 - Kurt Vile calls in and sings!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2021 12:04

    New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, Tom gets a call from Kurt Vile who sings him the song Ocean City!

    TOP 50 BEST SNACKS III! JERRY!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 120:13

    A MONDAY NIGHT BEST SHOW! The list of the TOP FIFTY BEST SNACKS OF ALL TIME gains a few new entries! The buttered roll is debated! Jerry calls in to reminisce about snacks and 80's rock with Tom. A KILLER BEST SHOW ON A MONDAY NIGHT! 

    CHRIS GETHARD! TOP 50 BEST SNACKS PART II! DEL QUIVERS FROM THE NEWBRIDGE TOURISM BOARD!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 197:03


    Tom welcomes CHRIS GETHARD back to the show to talk about his new special, HALF MY LIFE! More snacks are added to the TOP 50 BEST SNACKS list! DEL QUIVERS FROM THE NEWBRIDGE TOURISM BOARD checks in! 


    THE FIFTY BEST SNACKS OF ALL TIME! BRYCE PREFONTAINE! MORE!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 117:47

    Finally. The list to beat all lists. We get down and dirty and figure out THE FIFTY BEST SNACKS OF ALL TIME! Pudding? Snickers bars? Wasabi peas? WHAT WILL MAKE THE LIST!?! Plus, Tom gets a call from BRYCE PREFONTAINE!

    Bests 166 - Morty From Lower West Newbridge

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2021 20:07

    New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, Tom gets a call from Morty in Lower West Newbridge!

    YOUR MOST UNREASONABLE PET PEEVES! BLAKE IN LOWER NEWBRIDGE HEIGHTS! MORE!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2021 121:05

    The pet peeves that you know you gotta be better than... The little thing that drives you up the wall... It's all on the line in this classic Best Show! Plus, Tom gets a call from BLAKE IN LOWER NEWBRIDGE HEIGHTS and so much more!

    PHILLY BOY ROY! FREAKY FRIDAY! MORE!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 173:17

    WHO WOULD YOU FREAKY FRIDAY WITH?! The question of the ages is answered in this episode! Plus, a call from the legend himself, PHILLY BOY ROY and so much more!

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    Bests 165 - Todd L In Newbridge (The Newbridge Stinkler)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2021 17:01

    New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, Tom gets a call from Todd L in Newbridge (A.K.A. The Newbridge Stinkler)!

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    TOP 50 MASCOTS - THE DRAMATIC CONCLUSION! LOSING YOUR COOL! CHICKY CATONA!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 167:25

    Hear the epic conclusion of the Top 50 Mascots! Will your favorites make the cut? Plus, LOSING YOUR COOL! Tales of complete meltdown and lost temper! Rockabilly Legend CHICKY CATONA calls in! And much more!!!

    J MASCIS! KURT VILE! BILL CHIPPERT JR.! MASCOTS! BEST SHOW BINGO!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 156:17

    WOW! This is a HUGE SHOW!!! Tom and KURT VILE interview J Mascis! Callers narrow down the 50 GREATEST MASCOTS of all time! Tom gets a call from BILL CHIPPERT JR.! Plus, the debut of BEST SHOW BINGO and so much more! Click play and BUCKLE UP, PAL...

    TOP FIFTY MASCOTS, PART TWO! SHERM AND TAD THROCKMORTON!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 153:48

    The TOP 50 MASCOTS list gets a few more names! SHERM THROCKMORTON calls Tom to discuss a recent incident at Video Cavern. A CLASSIC BEST SHOW!

    Bests 164 - Billy Kincaid

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2021 42:03

    New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, Tom gets a call from Billy Kincaid!

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    TOP FIFTY MASCOTS!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 171:03

    Tom's back with another classic BEST SHOW, counting down the TOP FIFTY MASCOTS OF ALL TIME! Will Gritty make the list? Ya gotta listen to find out!

    BUILD A COMMERCIAL! DARREN FROM WORK!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 175:47

    The Best Show is back and the topic is BUILD A COMMERCIAL! Tom announces the pre-order for IT NEVER ENDS, his new book! DARREN FROM WORK checks in!

    Bests 163 - Tony in Old Newbridge

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 9:21

    New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, Tom gets a call from Tony in Old Newbridge!

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    PROCRASTINATION! CHAD JENNINGS! ROCKY TALK!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021 149:45

    Phones ring on the topic: PROCRASTINATION! Tom gets a call from self help author, CHAD JENNINGS! The guys talk ROCKY III and then some! There's a bunch more that happens but it's hard to summarize, so just listen!!!

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