Sat, 7 October 2017
Yes, it's me - Marc Hershon - your host and executive producer for Epi 159 of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. Usually we'd either be presenting a Succotash Clips or a Succotash Chats installment and, while I guess this is more Chats than Clips, it's a lot more informal than usual.
That's because I recorded it from Studio F (my Fiat 500C) as I was trundling down Interstate 5 from San Francisco to Los Angeles to this year's Los Angeles Podcast Festival. The quality is about as good as you might expect, considering I'm in a tiny convertible car speaking into a digital recorder. But, as our friend in soundcasting Phil Leirness from Chillpak Hollywood Hour says, how much are you paying for this?
We're featuring an interview I did with a writer and entrepreneur, RIck Karlsruher, who self-published a very funny novel, Standoff: How the Cold War Really Ended. We talk about the book, his attempts turn it into a movie, and some other adventures as well.
This installment features a double dose of our Burst O' Durst with political comedian and social commentator Will Durst. And in lieu of having access to our TweetSack, I play a brief message that came into our Succotash Hotline from listener and soundcaster Hunter Block, who co-hosts The Anti Social Show with our own Associate Producer Tyson Saner.
I also have a in-transit speakerphone chat with longtime friend-of-Succotash (and friend in real life) Travis Clark. We talk about his new soundcast, Quick Question, that he co-hosts with Jonathan Sadowski. We also talk about his old soundcast, Tiny Odd Conversations, that he used to do with his wife Brandi Clark. And we stir the pot about a couple of other things before I hang up and get back to the business of driving south.
This episode of Succotash is brought to you by Henderson's Pet Pants, BTW — your pet may not be embarrassed running around with their butt hanging out but, really, come on.
And that's it. I'm actually posting this episode from the Podcast Lab at the Los Angeles Podcast Festival so disregard any of the events that I'm talking about that will have passed by the time this show reaches your ears. But feel free to enjoy the rest of it!
And I hereby promise that the next 'sode of this soundcast, Epi160, will be dropping WAY sooner than this one did.
Wed, 13 September 2017
Yes, friend. It is I. Marc Hershon. Host and executive producer of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. Welcome to a very special Hurricane Harvey Relief Epi158.5!
If you’re unfamiliar with Succotash, the short strokes are that we are THE Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, which means that, to a large degree, we feature clips from comedy soundcast all over the internet. (You may, BTW, better know soundcasts as “podcasts” but we here at Succotash feel like it’s time for a new name since the iPod, for which the medium was named, hasn’t even been in production for the past two years.)
The reason we’re doing this special installment is because of a direct message on Twitter I received from Justin Corbett, one of the co-hosts of the Mindfudge soundcast, just as Houston was beginning to pick up the pieces this past week from Hurricane Harvey slamming through town. He was putting out feelers for shows that wanted to do special episodes that would only be available through a package where all the proceeds would go to help displaced Houston area soundcasters and other various relief efforts, depending how much money came in.
So here we are.
I watched lots of the coverage on TV of the hurricane – before, during and after the storm arrived – and my heart goes out to all the good folks of Houston who had to tangle with the mess, who lost loved ones, and who are likely going to be trying to put their lives together for sometime to come.
There’s not a whole lot that I can do personally. I’m not rich, with a lot of disposable income. I’m not a doctor, a nurse, an EMT or a firefighter. Heck, I can barely boil and egg or feed myself so I’m not very well equipped to help others directly. So I’m hoping that Justin is successful in getting this and the other shows he’s putting together out there and is able to bring in some much needed donations to help the cause.
I wanted to give a special shoutout: Key to helping me put together this special epi of Succotash is our Associate Producer, Tyson Saner, who helped to harvest some of the clips you’re about to hear. In addition to giving me a hand, Tyson also co-hosts his own soundcast called The Anti Social Show with Hunter Block, so check their show out on SoudnCloud, iTunes and other places online.
In the course of THIS show we’re going to be featuring clips exclusively from Houston-area comedy soundcasts. You’re going to hear from Between Us Girls, Houston’s POV Podcast, Mindfudge, Relationshit, Stay The Course, The Stacks, and the Whiskey Brothers soundcast.
In addition, I recorded a short conversation via Skype with past guest, friend-of-the-show, comedian and SNL alumni Dana Carvey just for this special episode. He wanted to help out, he’s done some comedy stage time in Houston over the years, so he tells me a couple of Houston stories. We’ll get to that later in the show, which is brought to you by our sponsor Henderson’s Pants.
Between Us Girls
The Whiskey Brothers
Stay The Course
Houston POV Podcast
Thanks again to Dana Carvey for jumping on the horn and wanting to help out. If YOU would like to help out the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, bounce over to the Hurricane Harvey Podcast Pack site - http://hersh.co/HHReliefPak - and give what you can to help today.
And if you’d like to hear more of what we do here, visit us at http://SuccotashShow.com or grab episodes from iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Laughable, iHeartRadio, YouTube and pretty much anywhere else fine soundcast are streamed and/or downloaded. And don’t be afraid to share that information with your friends and family – thanks for passing the Succotash!
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Mon, 4 September 2017
Yes, friend. It is I. Marc Hershon, host and handmaiden of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. Welcome to Epi158, which is another edition of Succotash Clips, featuring a great, steaming pile of snippets taken from comedy soundcasts as heard on the internet.
Our Associate Producer Tyson Saner snipped us off a trio of clips, I grabbed some, and one enterprising soundcaster got us a clip from their show by uploading it directly to us — if you’d like to try that it's as simple as hitting our direct upload link at http://hightail.com/u/Succotash!
We’re featuring snip-snips from My Dad Wrote A Porno, Off Book, Quick Question, The All Seeing Guys, and We’re No Doctors.
In addition to the clips we have a double shot (triple, actually*) of our Burst O’ Durst segment from friend and political comedian Will Durst. Plus we have a new Boozin’ With Bill segment, where our beloved announcer teaches us how to make a the bitterest drink ever to flow from the Studio P wetbar.
And the whole show is brought to you by our friends at Henderson’s Pants. Henderson’s — if you’ve got the legs, they’re got the pants.
(Heck, they even have legless pants, so go ahead and drag your torso over to wherever fine and not-so-fine pants are sold.)
My Dad Wrote A Porno
The All Seeing Guys
We're No Doctors
That's it for now. We're doing a special episode of Succotash Clips to help raise money for victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston but it will only be available as part of a package of soundcast episodes being put together by Houston area soundcaster Justin Corbett, co-host of the Mindfudge soundcast. So our next "regular" 'sode will likely be a Succotash Chats show.
I will be hanging out at the upcoming 6th Annual Los Angeles Podcast Festival in Los Angeles in October, from the 6th to the 8th. And later in October, on the 22nd, I'll be the on-hand announcer for a live Los Angeles Breakfast Club extravaganza.
Thanks for passing the Succotash!
— Marc Hershon
*Listen to midway through the closing credits for a free bonus Burst O' Durst!
Fri, 11 August 2017
Yes! It’s me, Marc Hershon, your host and stain-resistant fabric for Epi157 of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. And we are NOT the only personal audio program using the new “soundcast” description. I just got a listen to Epi 7 of the Los Angeles Breakfast Club ON THE AIR and the host, Phil Leirness, mentions soundcast in relation to that show.
Which, BTW, is a lot of fun.
Phil’s got tracks from the LABC dating back to the 1920’s all the way up to last month. And the show has an adequate announcer, too. They can't afford themselves a Bill Heywatt yet, so I agreed to do it.
Check out the Los Angeles Breakfast Club ON THE AIR. They’re on libsyn, iTunes, and other distribution points across the vast intertubes. I’ll have to feature a snippet on a future Succotash Clips.
But not THIS episode.
Because this episode is a Succotash Chats show. And our Special Guest is Jordan Brady, who is making a speedy return to this program. He was with us for our sesquicentennial Episode 150 and now, with his third movie in the I Am Comic trilogy being released to the public for streaming and download, I wanted to have him back.
It's always a delight to chat with Jordan. And you can read my review of I Am Battle Comic on HuffPost,
This episode of Succotash is brought to you by Henderson's Pants "Back to S'cool" trousers, the pantaloons that are literally too cool for school.
NO BURST O' DURST
We missed our window to get the week's latest comedic harangue by San Francisco political comedian and social commentator Will Durst. But feel free to follow him @WillDurst on Twitter to catch up with his latest opinionated opinions.
Don’t forget to support us on our new Patreon page. And you can always support us for free by heading over to iTunes to rate and review us there.
I’ll talk to you next time you hear me, which will likely be on a subsequent installment of this here show. In the meantime, than you for passing the Succotash!
— Marc Hershon
Sat, 29 July 2017
It's just me, Marc Hershon. Your host and Kentucky Blue Grass for Epi156 of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. We’re back with another installment of Succotash Clips, where we feature some comedy snippets from the width, length AND depth of the internet.
Our associate producer Tyson Saner and I combined forces to pull down samples from the following shows for this week’s selections: And God Created Podcast, Gone Riffin’, In Poor Taste, Juice In The Morning, Podcast For Laundry, Live from the Poundstone Institute, and Your Mom’s House.
In addition, we not only have a double dose of our Burst O’ Durst with political comedian and social commentator Will Durst, but also a BONUS Durst bit – the opening segment from his new one man show in San Francisco, Durst Case Scenario.
(Durst's cover note: "Here's a short clip from my new show. The clip is about 4 minutes, but the performance is about 85 minutes long. Me and my trusty overhead projector. It mocks and scoffs and taunts, but with taste. And be warned: not very bipartisan. I'm playing by his rules now." — Will Durst)
I'm having trouble embedding the clip here - please click on over to YouTube to enjoy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k73Gr9lbZXY&t=16s
And, for the first time in what seems like forever, we bring back the segment featuring out own Bill Heywatt, none other than Boozin’ With Bill! Yep. Bill and I belly up to the Studio P wetbar and he’s gonna whip up one of his oddcoctions.
This week’s episode, as always, is brought to you by our friends at Henderson’s Pants.
BECOME A SOUNDCAST PRODUCER
We’ve officially kicked off out own Patreon page, since the selling of commercials hasn’t been going so well. So this is your chance to help us out by contributing to things like the production and hosting costs for this show. You, essentially, get to become an adjunct producer of this show for just a buck a month. Just click over to http://Patreon.com/Succotash and kick into the kitty. I’m not asking for a lot. Yet. Mainly because I’m still figuring out how the damn thing works. At some point, if people start popping in there, I’ll start pulling together some exclusive content, special interviews, and some other treats I haven’t even dreamed up yet.
Live From The Poundstone Institute
Juice In The Morning
Podcast for Laundry
And God Created Podcast
In Poor Taste
Your Mom's House
THE SAUSALITO NOUVEAU
We’ve officially kicked off out own Patreon page, since the selling of commercials hasn’t been going so well. So this is your chance to help us out by contributing to things like the production and hosting costs for this show. Just click over to http://Patreon.com/Succotash and kick into the kitty. I’m not asking for a lot. Yet. Mainly because I’m still figuring out how the damn thing works. At some point, if people start popping in there, I’ll start pulling together some exclusive content, special interviews, and some other treats I haven’t even dreamed up yet.
Also, check out the Laughable app from our buddy Ned Kenney. Have you snagged the app yet? This thing is first rate for finding, subscribing and streaming or downloading the funny. It’s got a great search algorithm, so you can find your favorite comedians on all the soundcasts they’ve guested on, too. It really is a great soundcast companion to have on your smartphone so go to laughable.com or just download it from the App Store for iOS. I’m told there’s an Android version coming soon.
That’s gonna do it. Next time it’s a Succotash Chats installment with our old friend-of-the-show and returning guest Jordan Brady on the eve of the release of his movie, I Am Battle Comic. But until then, thanks for passing the Succotash.
— Marc Hershon
Thu, 13 July 2017
Hey, look. Or listen, rather. It’s me, Marc Hershon, your host and carpet remnant for Epi155 of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. I had a delightful bunch of soundcast clips lined up but then got the chance to chat with one of my more popular soundcast contemporaries. So I decided to go with another Succotash Chats installment and hold the clips until next time.
Our special guest this episode is Matt Besser, host of the improv4humans soundcast and one of the founding members of the Upright Citizens Brigade, which has become one of the guiding lights for improvisational comedy in the US.
I wanted to talk with Matt because of a special improvised narrative trilogy that he’s been doing recently amongst the regular improv4humans episodes, a three-part story entitled The Mopes. Along the way we chatted about how he first got up to speed on doing improv in Chicago, what it was like to hold down “normal” jobs before getting in the business of show, and some future improv-based plans for TV that he hopes will come about.
Bookending that conversation is a double shot of our Burst O’ Durst segment with political comedian and social commentator Will Durst. And this episode of Succotash is brought to you by our friends at Henderson’s Pants and their oh-so-comfy Chillin' Churidars.
We recently kicked off a Patreon page for this show, in case you were wondering how you could help support Succotash. Only problem is, no one has subscribed yet. So i don't even know if the damn thing is hooked up. Do us a favor and check it out, then let us know by subscribing for a measly dollar a show. (There's also still the Amazon banner at the top of our http://SuccotashShow.com homesite and our dusty old Donate button there, too.)
If you'd like to help us out in spirit only, please go to our listing on iTunes to rate and review Succotash. Those 5-star ratings help push us up into the light.
Starting with this month's episode 6, I am lending my voice as the announcer for The Los Angeles Breakfast Club ON THE AIR soundcast, hosted by Phil Leirness. Check that ou for a fascinating look at a fascinating LA institution that's almost 100 years old.
Next episode I should be returning with a Succotash Clips show BUT there are a couple of more interviews on deck, so those may take precedence. Nonetheless, if you're a comedy soundcaster and would like us to feature a clip from your show, you can get a 3-5 minute MP3 clip directly to us via our upload link, at http://hightail.com/u/Succotash.
Until next time, please remember to pass the Succotash!
Mon, 26 June 2017
Yes, it's me - Marc Hershon - your host and flotation device for Epi154 of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. This is a somewhat special (and impromptu) episode of Succotash Chats, featuring a trio of special guest comedians: Dana Carvey, Mark Pitta, and Larry "Bubbles" Brown.
Dana was back up in Northern California the past week or so to do some corporate gigs (he and his family have been living mostly down in Los Angeles the past couple of years), and we thought it would be fun to get together, along with old friends Mark and Larry to just shoot the comedy bull for an hour.
We cover a variety of topics during this chat, ranging from each guys' oldest "solid" joke and Dana playing answering machine messages that he left for someone in the voices of Jeff Bridges and Michael Caine, to favorite movies and remembering some of the old club days back in the comedy book of the 1980s.
This has got to be one of the least produced episodes that I've done with guests. I basically just hit "Play", toss in our opening and closing with announcer Bill Heywatt, a commercial for Summer Stock Slacks from our sponsor Hendersons' Pants, and that's it. No Burst o' Durst segment this time around (Will Durst had technical difficulties while vacationing in Greece this week), no Tweetsack. Just some jibber jabber which is occasionally funny, often curious and occasionally not very funny at all.
It's basically a conversation.
If you like what you're hearing with our soundcast, please remember to get up to iTunes to rate and review us - 5 stars would be great (if you like us less than that, don't bother, right?) And you can help us out financially now thorugh our new Patreon account, at https://www.patreon.com/succotash
You can catch us on iTunes, the Laughable app, Stitcher, SoundCloud, iHeartRadio and every YouTube. So tell your friends and thanks for passing the Succotash!
— Marc Hershon
Tue, 20 June 2017
Yes, it’s me. Marc Hershon. Your host and corporeal being for Epi153 of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. And this is another installment of Succotash Clips, where we feature clips of comedy soundcasts from all over the place.
As far as this epi goes, we’ve got clips coming up in this installment from Chillpak Hollywood Hour, Crazytown, The David Feldman Show, Harmontown, The Jackie & Laurie Show, Nerd Poker, Nerds with Words, PTO Unlimited, and Studio 60 Sessions. In addition, we also have a double dose of our Burst O’ Durst segment, featuring political comedian and social commentator Will Durst. And this episode is brought to you by Henderson’s Pants CoverALLs.
Big thanks our Associate Producer Tyson Saner for harvesting half of the shows you’re going to hear on this episode – he does a great job finding new shows for this show and he also has his own soundcast, The Anti Social Show, along with Hunter Block, who is also a friend of this show. They just got their show up on iTunes so check ‘em out there, or on SoundCloud.
Speaking of iTunes, if you’d like to be a friend of this show as well and have not yet rated and reviewed Succotash on iTunes, please do so. It doesn’t cost you a cent and it really helps our visibility in Soundcastland.
For that matter if you listen to us on the Laughable app, or Stitcher, or SoundCloud, it would be great if you’d rate us using whatever system they’ve got going on. Same goes for YouTube and iHeart Radio, two more fab spots to hear our spew.
WELCOME US TO PATREON
I just popped the top on our new Succotash Patreon account. That’s right, we're now part of the Patreon soundcast life support system. I’m not quite sure what I’m doing with it yet, so I think the only option currently available is for you to kick us $1 a month, for which we will thank you every show in our Calvalcade of Gratitude. And I also think there’s a thing that’s live that if we get 250 followers on Patreon, I will commit to churing out an episode each and every week on a regular release day. So check out that page at https://www.patreon.com/succotash
The David Feldman Show
Chillpak Hollywood Hour
The Jackie & Laurie Show
Nerds With Words
The Studio 60 Sessions
If you're a comedy soundcaster and would like us to feature your show on our show, you can get us a 3-5 minute MP3 clip (no promos, please!) by uploading it directly to me via our direct upload link, at http://hightail.com/u/Succotash. And please tell us a little about you and the show itself, including the homesite, distribution points, etc.
Our next epi will likely be an installment of Succotash Chats, with a surprise guest who's actually making his fourth appearance on the show!
Until next time, thanks for passing the Succotash!
— Marc Hershon
Sat, 27 May 2017
Yes, it’s me – Marc Hershon – your host and ripstop nylon for Epi152 of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. This is an installment of Succotash Chats, rather than Clips, and our special guest this episode is Bob Garfield, host of not only NPR’s Peabody-award winning show On The Media, a correspondent for All Things Considered, plus a journalist and writer for such publications as The New York Times, Playboy, Atlantic, and Sports Illustrated, but he’s also hosting a new soundcast on Audible called The Genius Dialogues.
It’s a really interesting series where Bob chats with people who have received MacArthur Foundation "genius grants." (If you’re unfamiliar, the John D. And Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a fascinating philanthropic organization — click the link and check it out!)
Much like being able to binge watch a show on Netflix, all 12 episodes of the first season of The Genius Dialogues, is available for binge listening via either download or streaming from the Audible app. You may not recognize most of these names but the MacArthur Foundation has recognized them all as being geniuses: Chemist Phil Baran, RadioLab founder Radiolab Founder Jad Abumrad, DuoLingo creator Luis von Ahn, extreme action choreographer Elizabeth Streb, New Yorker Investigative Journalist Sarah Stillman, famed debunker The Amazing Randi, Growing Power Founder Will Allen, MIT Inventor Amy B. Smith, artist Jorge Pardo, Origami Microscope Creator Manu Prakash, physicist Carl Haber, and creator of HBO's The Wire, David Simon.
We have not one, not two but THREE of our Burst O' Durst segments with political comedian and social commentator Will Durst! (The third one is a BONUS segment and appears in the closing credits of the show.) We take a peek into the Tweetsack to check out some emails and tweets. And this epi is brought to you by Henderson's Pants newest offering, their Foggy Bottom Britches.
You can now subscribe to get Succotash episodes via Facebook Messenger with Revoice! Just click on over to http://hersh.co/succo_revoice and make it happen.
If you've got a comedy podcast that you'd like us to feature, you can upload a 3-5 minute an audio clip (MP3 or WAV formats are good, but we can pretty much use anything you've got) directly to us. Click over to http://hightail.com/u/Succotash and upload it right into our Tweetsack!
I, of course, have a deep appreciation for each and every pair of ears that gets filled with Succotash. But that appreciation runs even deep for those who willfully pass the Succotash along to friends, family, and co-workers. And deeper still to those who rtake the time to rate and review the show on iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud or wherever they listen. But the deepest appreciation of all goes to those thoughtful folks who can afford to help me out with defraying the production costs for this show by clicking the Donate button over on SuccotashShow.com or who click the Amazon banner there or who buy themselves a mug or a t-shirt from our Succotashery.
That's going to do it for now. Coming up next will be another Succotash Clips episode, #153, and I'll see you then.
— Marc Hershon
Sun, 7 May 2017
Yes, it’s me. Marc Hershon. Your host and 100 percent safflower oil for Epi151 of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. We’re back with a Succotash Clips installment, featuring a bumper crop of comedy soundcast clips from around the internet.
On tap this week we’ll be featuring The Bernie Sanders Show, Casa Mirth, Center City Comedy, The Chillpak Hollywood Hour, Crash On Your Couch, Guys We F****d, Human Echoes Podcast, and Teen Creeps.
In addition, we have a lovely little shoutout from the boys over at The Anti Social Show, Tyson Saner and Hunter Block. As many of you know, Tyson is also THIS show’s Associate Producer – in fact, he harvested almost all the clips for this episode – so having him sing our praises is a little like the lavish praise that gets passed around the White House these days from Trump to Trump. But I’ll take it!
We also have a couple of Bursts O’ Durst from our resident political comedian Will Durst. We also have a political song later this episode performed by Not The Presidents of The USA, courtesy of Tommy Royal, late of The Royal and Doodall Show. Plus this episode is being brought to you by Henderson Pants’ new Scavenger Slax!
A LITTLE HELP?
We are now six years into this mess I call Succotash and it’s incredible how many soundcasts have not only come and gone but how many shows there are currently clogging the soundwaves. My god. If we put out three shows a week I don’t think we could keep up with all of the content being generated these days. But we’ll keep on it, playing clips from shows both new and old, to give you a taste of what’s out there. And I thank you for downloading or streaming us, however you like listening, and whatever other support you can lend is also greatly appreciated.
Money can be tight, but it doesn’t cost anything but a few minutes of your time to get up to iTunes to rate and review this show. Five stars helps out immensely in the scheme of what shows get noticed on that service. We’re also on Stitcher so you can thumbs up us there, or give us a big ol’ heart on SoundCloud… you get the idea.
If you’ve GOT some money to spare, even a little bit, we’d love your help in offsetting the costs of producing this show. There’s hosting fees, publicity costs, and gas for Studio F. We have a Donate button up on our homesite, http://SuccotashShow.com, which is the most direct way to get us some bucks. But you can also click on the Amazon banner at the top our page next time you do your online shopping and they’ll shave off a tiny bit of whatever you pay them and they’ll send it over to us in a drone. Or just buy a damn coffee mug off from our Succotashery with the show logo on it and we get a little bit from that, too.
Chillpak Hollywood Hour
The Anti Social Show
The Bernie Sanders Show
Crash On My Couch
Guys We F****d
Center City Comedy
Here are the lyrics to Trump, as performed by Not The Presidents Of The USA:
Trump sat alone on his flabby arse
He's Trump, He's Trump, He's Trump
He's Trump, He's Trump, He's Trump
He's Trump, He's Trump, He's Trump
He'd bomb the chinks
Is this Trump out of his head
We think so
Is this Trump out of his head
We think so
Is this Trump out of his head
We think so
Is this Trump out of his head
That’s going to do it for epi151. Thanks for listening and supporting comedy podcasts everywhere, and don't forget to pass the Succotash!