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Succotash, The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast


Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, was launched in 2011 with the idea of promoting comedy soundcasts in what was then a marketplace still trying to find its way. By featuring short clips of shows being produced by funny folks both known and unknown, we like to feel that we maybe had a little tiny, eeny weeny, itsy bitsy bit to do with helping to ignite the torch of soundcasts across the globe! (But then we've always had a rather high opinion of ourselves...)

Original show host and executive producer Marc Hershon, along with booth announcer Bill Heywatt, engineer/producer Joe Paulino, associate producer Tyson Saner, musical director Scott Carvey, and booth assistant Kenny Durgis have kept the flame alive o'er these many years. In 2018, Hershon abandoned the host chair and anointed Saner to the position, with nary a notice from the legions of listeners. Typical.

Sep 8, 2019

Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner, your host for the duration of this clips episode of Succotash, The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. Thank you for deciding to make us your destination listening for about an hour of your life in as many chunks as you desire.

That's part of the charm of a soundcast: you listen whenever YOU want to. It's entirely your choice and I am grateful for your having made it so far. I only wish to provide a service - if the need still exists as you are listening to this - and that service is to provide you with longer-than-thirty-second previews of other people's soundcasts (or podcasts as many people may or may not be calling them as you listen to this. ) 

So in this episode I've got clips of the following soundcasts : Cosmic Love, Dylan Brody's Neighbor's Couch Revisited, Bullseye with Jesse Thorn, The Future History of the British Isles, Smoshcast, and The Underculture with James Adomian.

I've also got another triple shot of raging moderate Will Durst's Burst O' Durst and selected readings from that 100% FAKE sponsor with a 100% real website which is

TrumPoetry.comAlso in this episode, I'll be sharing an e-mail from Succotash executive producer Marc Hershon regarding the possible fate of this soundcast moving forward as we approach episode 200. (You will HAVE to listen to the episode to find out more details.) 

That said, let's get on with what this show has in store… 

CLIPS 

Cosmic Love
I received a promo for Cosmic Love's" "Season 2", which was sent via the Hightail app/service by Amy Thorstenson. It came with the message: "Hi! I'd love for you to check out my podcast Cosmic Love. It's a scripted sci-fi show with a lot of comedy elements so I think it would be a good fit for Succotash! I attached a 5-minute trailer of Season 2 here, which just launched a couple of weeks ago. Let me know if you have any questions! All the best, Amy"

I listened to the promo and was intrigued. We don't normally play promos on Succotash so instead I listened to a couple episodes from early on in the show's run and took a clip from there, So: Our clip is from Cosmic Love's very first episode.  I thought it might be nice to hear what the "show" might have typically sounded like before the oncoming calamity…

SmoshCast
On SmoshCast's episode 18 - "Olivia's Bald Spot & How Defy Forced Us To Be Friends", Courtney, Olivia, and Mari opened up about their struggles with stress and the pressure of being perfect, feeling replaceable on Smosh, and being pitted against each other at Defy. Our clip is about that expendable feeling and how it was exacerbated by Defy Media's admitting as much. (And if you hadn't heard about the recent hubbub regarding "Defy Media" and how it nearly killed "Smosh"… after you are done with this episode of Smoshcast, check out the first episode, titled "Defy Drama".)

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
There's no one else on the planet quite like Jeff Goldblum. He came onto the scene over four decades ago with the role of "Freak #1" in the 1974 revenge fantasy Death Wish. Since then, he's appeared in countless films, television and theater productions including; Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Portlandia, The Fly, and as everyone's favorite chaos mathematician in Jurassic Park. Chances are, he's a part of one of your favorite movies. From the episode that dropped August 6th of this year, Jeff joins Jesse Thorn to talk about his new film, The Mountain, his iconic past roles and his latest role as a new father. Our clip has to do with the inner life of the character Mr. Goldblum is portraying in The Mountain as well as the bits about becoming a new father… because I happen to find that very relatable… 

The Underculture with James Adomian
James Adomian and friends perform a surreal vision of our times populated by heroes and hucksters. The episode from July 25th of this year features Paul Giamatti (Adomian) & Quincy Jones (guest Jerry Minor). Giamatti has been trying to get his podcast off the ground for a while now and James has an exclusive copy of the 44th take of the pilot episode with special guest Quincy Jones! Plus the world premiere of the trailer for Paul Giamatti's upcoming film about the ancient Greek myth of Sisyphus! And James chats with the very funny and talented Jerry Minor (Historical Roasts)! In the clip we're featuring Quincy Jones dishes on some famous people.
 

The Future History of the British Isles
A dark comedy sketch show, The Future History of the British Isles, takes a sideways glance at the apocalypse, fake news and mass-ignorance-hysteria. The end is nigh, so dig a hole. Our clip is from their Epi2, which dropped April 5, 2019 — here's the blurb on the 'sode: "Once government intelligence was able to link green protestors with anti-west terror cells based in Scotland, all credible opposition to hydraulic fracturing, hydrofracturing, hydrofracking, fracking, was defeated, leaving the entire rural perimeter of Nottinghamshire primed for development."
 

Dylan Brody's Neighbor's Couch Revisited
The tale of how a joke between friends on Twitter turned into an unexpectedly successful podcast continues… The guest with host Darren Staley and show namesake Dylan Brody is comedian/actor/raconteur Robert Wuhl, where they chat about his career in stand-up comedy, his tv game show acumen, his apprehension about social media, Good Morning Vietnam, music in film, Cobb, HBO's Arli$$, and Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl. Plus, a very funny exchange between Robert and Dylan regarding Dylanís poor marketing skills. In our clip, Wuhl remembers writing jokes for Rodney Dangerfield and the topic of "Comedic Responsiblity" is discussed. 

WRAP-UP  

And there it is! One show down, four to go in this third (and perhaps final) season of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. I want to thank you for listening. And whether you are a first time listener, a long time listener, a recent listener or whatever else would be in that pie chart or Venn Diagram, I'm dedicating this episode to you. 

It's an exciting time to be a soundcaster, from what I understand…and I look forward to hearing your soundcast someday. It's likely I will because I started all this as a listener myself. I've met some amazing people and I'm grateful for their having spent time with me in any capacity. 

Going back to what we mention at the he top of the show, I believe that a hiatus of this show is essentially positive. Thank you for rating and reviewing the show on iTunes or whatever it's called now… Apple Podcasts, perhaps? So until next time, remember that if you have enjoyed your time here, perhaps share that feeling with others so that they might also know the show that is Succotash, The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. When you share us, you show us love… and THAT is what we mean when we ask you to please pass the Succotash!

— Tyson Saner