Thu, 12 April 2018
Saluton and Ahoy-hoy Soundcast Enthusiasts and Accidental Listeners Everywhere! I am your host, Tyson Saner...it is my real name...and we can talk about nominative determinism another time. As for now...
We've got clips from Tuesdays With Stories!, Ding Dong Chomp, The Van Buren Family Roadcast, Hannibal Buress: Handsome Rambler, a special clip of Strange Times featuring our esteemed announcer, Bill Heywatt, and Prinze and The Wolf.
We've also got a single Burst O' Durst from political comedian and social commentator Will Durst for you this show and of course, what would an episode of Succotash be without a classic Hendersons' Pants commercial? That question answers itself…
And please stay tuned until the end for a BONUS snippet, won't you?
Tuesdays with Stories!
Our first soundcast featured is one of several at Stand Up NY Labs and it is called Tuesdays With Stories! The show first appeared on iTunes, September 3rd of 2013, and the description reads: A fun weekly podcast hosted by NYC comedians Joe List and Mark Normand who have an endless amount of funny stories. Every week they spin a few hilarious yarns, sometimes with comedian friends. This clip is from recent Epi238 from last month and is entitled "Snazzy Cock", featuring a snippet of a longer conversation about being a comedian and the ebb, flow and type of attention after your Netflix special airs.
Ding Dong Chomp
Recently announced on Nooner, the long-running weekly live-on-Tuesdays soundcast on Kevin Smith's "Smodcast Internet Radio", Ding Dong Chomp has spun-off and is hosted by @MartyYu and @StephenKrueger. Marty is one of the 2 original Nooner hosts of and Stephen has been a on-again off-again co-host of the show for years. Marty and Stephen are foodies, and have created this show to accommodate their need to talk about food and eating. Our clip is from their 2nd episode which dropped last month.
The Van Buren Family Roadcast
This soundcast — or "roadcast" — got my attention through Twitter recently. (Which, BTW, is a great way to get my attention as far as the show is concerned, over at @SuccotashShow. According to their description on iTunes: "The Van Buren Family Roadcast is a musico-comedy-goodtimes podcast unlike any other. Brought to you by Boston's favorite funny funk family, the Van Burens, the VBFRC is audio entertainment for the 22nd century. Join PBear, Mr. Pizza King, Keyjay McGee, Max and their wicked talented extended family on a romp through your ears, past your heart, and straight on to your funny bone." I have to admit that it's a pretty great description. I've listened to most of the episodes by now and I was a bit spoiled for choices when attempting to select a suitable moment of this that also fit between the 3-5 minute limit that our clips usually attempt to abide by.
Hannibal Buress: Handsome Rambler
Here's a show that was recommended to me by the @Laughable app. Hannibal Buress: Handsome Rambler is from the Earwolf network (whose soundcasts have been oft clipped for this soundcast) and the snippet we have for you is from Epi51which hit last month. It features guest Neal Brennan, con-creator of The Chappelle Show and he has his own super cool comedy show Three Mics on Netflix. In addition to comedian host Hannibal Buress, Tony Trimm is in the studio as well, to whom guest Brennan directed the question that kicks off our clips.
Frequent listeners of Succotash will be aware of The Strange Times Show by now, with co-hosts Davian Dent, Kat Sorens, and Samantha Pett. In fact there was a clip of their soundcast in our "The Unfinal Episode", Epi 163 where Executive Producer Marc Hershon announced his (potentially temporary) retirement as host, introduced yours truly as the new host ,and said "Thank You" to a BUNCH of soundcasts and soundcasters who had been very supportive over the years. (I'm embarrassed to say that I did not know that our booth announcer, Bill Heywatt, had begun doing his very own The Bill Heywatt Show as a segment on Strange Times. And when I say I'm sorry it's because I imagine I had been told this by someone, somewhere — and had forgotten about it. My memory isn't what it used to be, my apologies.) Anyway, here's a clip that includes an episode of The Bill Heywatt Show from episode 244 published on December 9th, 2017 titled "Ghost Fuckers", along with special guest Dana Lucas.
Prinze and The Wolf
The first five episodes of the Prinze and The Wolf soundcast dropped on iTunes on January 11th, 2017 and they are still going strong with over 70 episodes as of this month. As told to us by the show description on iTunes: "Prinze and The Wolf is a podcast with Freddie Prinze Jr. and comedian Josh Wolf that will cover everything from parenting, to MMA, to pop culture, to gaming. to cooking...you name it! With Freddie's wealth of experiences/stories and Josh's quick sense of humor, no topic is taboo and there are definitely no "safe spaces" on this show." I've decided to clip Epi 1, appropriately entitled "Episode 1...The Beginning".
Recently I was a guest on High Content Podcast, a show I clipped in Epi 164, my first episode as host of Succotash. Host Iraj Lopez was kind enough to have me on for a conversation in his episode #33 which dropped just last week. It's just a wee clip for you but don't worry, my answer was pretty long. I appreciate being asked to be on his show a great deal.
Well, that about does it. Another colorful melange of veggies and bacon for your ears. I do spend a good amount of time looking for and finding soundcasts to clip, from a selection of what is now easily half a million different show available.
Okay, that might be stretching it a bit but the actual number as of April, 2018, has got to be over 100,000. I'm not sure how many of those are comedy soundcasts — I have no way even attempting to have these numbers for you today — but if you do hear this voice from the past in your present, you'll likely know the facts, and that ultimately timing IS everything.
And if, by any chance, one or more of these soundcasts I've featured piques your interest enough that you become a regular listener of it, and if I were to theoretically find out about that somehow, perhaps through social media rather than telepathy or osmosis, then I could rest easily knowing my job had been done, at the very least, successfully. Because now you understand what it is to wield the power to (please) Pass The Succotash!
— Tyson Saner
Fri, 30 March 2018
Tyson Saner here with warm greetings and a friendly Saluton to you: soundcast lovers, listeners, people who are just curious about soundcasting...and people who are listening by accident. I don't know, maybe you walked into a room where someone is listening to us and you were grazed by soundcast earshrapnel. Who am I to say how you should be finding us? No one, that's who.
Except I WILL say that if you do like comedy, soundcasts AND comedy soundcasts, you could take advantage of an extremely useful app called Laughable. It's an app that specializes in comedy soundcasts and soundcasts by comedians. They've also recently expanded their content parameters and do not limit themselves to only comedy soundcast content. (I personally appreciate that as it is an ongoing goal I have to provide both types of content for Succotash The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast.)
And wouldn't you know it? I do happen to have a more or less fresh batch of clippage for your aural consumption…or your hungry-hungry ear-holes.
We've got clips from: Local To Nowhere (featuring a guest appearance from our esteemed executive producer Marc Hershon), I Shake My Head with Lisa and Sam, Swipe Left Swipe Left, The Ralph Report, Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank, and Tom Rhodes Radio Smart Camp.
We've also got a classic Henderson's Pants Ad and a double dose of raging moderate Will Durst's Burst O' Durst segment.
Local To Nowhere
"A comedy podcast," Local To Nowhere, "draws on local news headlines to create narrative improv scenes. No city is safe. Hosted by Katie Lassiter and Ryan Fleming. They select a state each episode and read three odd, bizarre, or just plain weird news stories from that locale. They're also joined by one or more guests each installment. After sharing the news stories and then interviewing them, the guest is invited to choose one of the headlines and then the assembled cast performs an improvisational scene using the story as a springboard into some audio lunacy. Epi4 of Local To Nowhere featured Succotash Executive Producer Marc Hershon as the guest. The state chosen was Alaska and the scene involved a story about a boy on the outskirts of Anchorage who had a bear smash through the window of his bedroom.
I Shake My Head with Lisa and Sam
Featuring Lisa and Sam, two 47-year-old friends who podcast from the car because that's where they have their best conversations. This clip is from the epi entitled "Yep, We Are Creeping Your Fridge!" which dropped just a few weeks ago. Lisa and Sam enjoyed the "what's in your fridge" pictures and they reveal other podcaster's fridge personalities. The ladies chat about Sam's need for a longer vacation, Lisa's experience with a loud sniffer and why dressing in the dark is hazardous to your health.
Swipe Left Swipe Left
From a note submitted by the hosts, Gavin and Claire: "Swipe Left Swipe Left is a collection of fun, intimate and sometimes excruciatingly embarrassing tales of the things that happen on the road to romance. The podcast combines rich sound-design with entertaining first-person narratives. While there are many podcasts focused on the more serious aspects of modern love and romance - we celebrate the bizarre, ridiculous and often hilarious moments that characteriize the quest for love. This is not social commentary but true storytelling. Each story is a totally unique, but all contain an element of the unexpected."
The Ralph Report
The Ralph Report is a daily show featuring news, pop culture, and current events as filtered through the twisted mind of its host, Ralph Garman. Garman has been co-host of the Hollywood Babble-On Smodcast with Kevin Smith for years but here he's on his own. The show features comedy segments, celebrity interviews, and TV & film reviews along with Ralph's take on what's happening in the world. The clip I play for you in this episode has a description that reads as follows: "It's the first episode of The Ralph Report! Let's talk NFL, Donald Trump and the SAG Awards! With special guest, Jimmy Kimmel!"
Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank
Ari Shaffir's guest in the Skeptic Tank in the clip we're featuring, from epi 295, "Low School", is Adam Eget. Adam runs the world famous Comedy Store on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. He's also the sidekick to Norm MacDonald on his YouTube program Norm MacDonald LIVE. I think I managed to find a great chunk that is indicative of the 2+ hours of this episode.
Tom Rhodes Radio Smart Camp
The iTunes description of this soundcast from comedian Tom Rhodes tells us it "is a festival of ideas, knowledge, stories, books & adventures. I have been a comedian for more than 30 years. I travel the world doing comedy. I almost drowned in Thailand, got maced in Paris and had my own late night talk show in the Netherlands. Whenever I can I will share my adventures and knowledge nuggets with you on this Tom Rhodes Radio Smart Camp podcast. This clip is from epi #246, January 12, 2018. Mr. Rhodes reads from the autobiography of Charlie Chaplin. A book which I have read myself at least once.
That's about it. Remember that where there's smoke there's fire, and where there's peas, carrots, and Lima beans, there's usually succotash. Thanks for passing this latest serving!
— Tyson Saner
Fri, 16 March 2018
Saluton! It is I, Tyson Saner, your Audio-Tour-Guide or something like that. Come with me, won't you, as we explore assorted points of interest in Soundcastland for the next hour or so.
|Friend-of-Succotash Hunter Block sports his new tee |
I've got some good ones for you. There are clips from Launch Left, Raised By TV, Whiting Wongs, Doughboys, Wife of The Party and The Movie Court,
In addition we have a single shot of Raging Moderate Will Durst's "Burst O' Durst" (and if you're in San Francisco in the coming weeks, check out http://themarsh.org for tickets and information on his live show The Durst Case Scenario.)
This installment is brought to you by Henderson's Breakaway Trousers, and I thorw in a couple of shout-outs for good measure.
This show kicked off their first episode on Halloween, October 31st, of last year. According to the description on the Launch Left webpage: "Rain Joan of Arc Phoenix and Moon Unit Zappa interview extraordinary minds, mavericks, and pioneers in their unique fields. As two women from artistically uncompromising families, Rain and Moon celebrate non-conformists who achieve success by doing it their way, and support "left of center" emerging artists." That is to say...the show features established musicians promoting or "curating" less mainstream musicians. Their guests are referred to as "curators" and in this clip from December 26th of 2017 the curator is none other than Moon Zappa's brother Dweezil Zappa, who gives a humorous lesson in tri-tones...
RAISED BY TV
Among my favorite improvisors that I hear on soundcasts such as Scott Aukerman's Comedy Bang Bang and Matt Besser's Improv4humans are Lauren Lapkus and Jon Gabrus. They have a soundcast together called Raised By TV which is described on their homesite thusly: "When Jon Gabrus and Lauren Lapkus were growing up, they watched a lot of TV. Like, a LOT of TV. Now adults with minds hopelessly warped by television, they've come together to indulge their shared obsession. On Raised By TV, Jon and Lauren revisit the best and worst TV of the late 80s and early 90s — everything from game shows and TGIF to Oprah and cereal commercials." They recently announced that Season Two of Raised By TV kicks off this April 11th.
Whiting Wongs is described on iTunes as "An honest conversation about race and writing between two people who think very highly of themselves. Dan Harmon and Jessica Gao know they won't solve racism in Hollywood, but they still like to talk about it. Sometimes with guests!" By IMDB, "Jessica Gao is a writer and art director, known for Silicon Valley (2014), Rick & Morty (2013) and Lab Rats (2012). If you need credits for Harmon, perhaps you're listening to the wrong genre of soundcasts. OUr featured cli've clipped episode 4 titled "They invented those finger traps" from November 2nd, 2017 because it is the first episode that was recorded after people had had the chance to listen and respond to the first three episodes.
"The podcast about chain restaurants," as the Doughboys listing on iTunes tells us, continuing: "Comedians Mike Mitchell and Nick Wiger review fast food/sit-down chains and generally argue about food/everything. Nick is a writer and actor, known for NTSF:SD:SUV, Matthew Perry's Testimony (Pt.2), and A Christmas Story: Only I Didn't Say Fudge. Mike is an actor and writer, known for The Birthday Boys, Love, and Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special." Guest Bobby Lee is credited with appearing on 162 episodes of the long-running sketch comedy show MAD TV. I deviate slightly from the norm in terms of presentation for this bit of 'soundcastery", as you'll hear it serves the content of this show better.
WIFE OF THE PARTY
If you listen to comedian Bert Kreischer's soundcast Bertcast on the All Things Comedy network, you might have heard his wife LeeAnn Kreischer appear as a guest in some of the episodes. On January 31st, LeeAnn's very own soundcast dropped on iTunes and the description of Wife of the Party reads as follows: "Wife of comedian Bert Kreischer talks to friends in the mancave about, marriage, family, and what its like to be married to the life of the party." I would also like to point out the delightful "live reads" LeeAnn and Bert do for Bertcast's various sponsors. As a fan of advertising I'm quite partial to their Blue Apron reads. (Executive Producer note: Attention, @BlueApron: We have advertising slots available on Succotash!)
THE MOVIE COURT
Movies finally get their day in court. Here's the online description of this unique soundcast: "Overrated classics. Unsung masterpieces. One Prosecutor. One Defense Attorney. And one judge. The Podcast that puts the movies you love or hate on trial, to decide their fate. Once and for all." That's a great description...the soundcast is as though each film was on trial to be sentenced to "movie jail" with amusing results. The Prosecutor is Stephen Krueger, the Defense is Kyle Bornheimer and Ryan (JUST Ryan) is the Judge.The clip Ive selected for you is from the 12th episode posted November 20th, 2015. (They haven't dropped an episode since January 1st of 2016 ... but I'm reluctant to send this show to the Soundcast Graveyard just yet...)
Before I leave you I'd like to give aknowledgement to a couple of soundcasters: First, a shout out to host Steve Owens of Fascination Street - a soundcast I featured in the episode of Succotash before this one. Mr. Owens has been very vocal on Twitter about having been featured on Succotash and I appreciate it a great deal. (Cheers, Sir, and thank you for passing the Succotash!)
Iraj Lopez of High Content Podcast has also given Succotash a shout out on his 29th and a 1/2 episode of his soundcast. I play it toward the end of this episode. High Content is one of several soundcasts that I listen to regularly. This is in addition to what might be several episodes of YOUR soundcast when I'm combing the internet looking for digital bits of corn, bacon or lima beans to incorporate into this succotash that is Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. If I hadn't been a consistent listener of High Content there's really no telling how long it may have been until I heard the kind words Mr. Lopez had for us.
So if you do give or have given the show a mention in your soundcast, don't be shy. Contact me, Tyson Saner, on Twitter @RevT23, Executive Producer Marc Hershon on Twitter at @hershco and the show at @SuccotashShow. That way I'll be able to properly express my gratitude in as timely a fashion as I can.
And that's another in the can... or the pan as it were. If you haven't been entertained I do hope the lingering scent of bacon is some small comfort. My thanks to you for listening. I'm grateful each and ever time you decide to spend time with us here. So I'll bid you farewell for now and gently remind you to please pass the Succotash...
— Tyson Saner
Fri, 2 March 2018
Yes, it is I...Tyson Saner. Very grateful that you are joining me, brand new host of this program and pale imitation of former host Marc Hershon. It is a great honor to be entrusted with the keys to the Succotash SoundCast Soundkingdom and I look forward to carrying on the tradition that has been listening to and sampling Comedy (and otherwise) Soundcasts for your own personal variety show, between your ears, in the theater of your mind...
Today I have for you what can best be described as an average amount of soundcast clips. Six seems to be the magic number but it's certainly not set in stone as long-time listeners of this program can attest to. Soundcasts to look forward to hearing clips from include Fascination Street, Logical Nonsense, Your Mom's House, The Stanley and Branley Show, The Los Angeles Breakfast Club: On The Air, and the High Content Podcast.
We also have a double dose of comedian and raging moderate Will Durst's famed "Burst O' Durst" segments. I am grateful that Mr. Durst has agreed to continue supplying us with his unique take on the politics of our times. You'll be hearing those later in the program. And if you're in or near the San Fransisco Bay Area you will find, on the aformentioned website, dates, locations, and tickets for Durst's latest one-man show: Durst Case Scenario: Mid Term Madness.
And, as always, Succotash is sponsored by Henderson's Pants.
As the associate producer of this show, when I was finding clips for this program and sending them off to Mr. Hershon I NOW realize that a few of my contributions over the years may have stretched the definition of "Comedy" a bit. Sometimes my decision to submit a clip was made by it being interesting or different or having a particular quality about them that I felt made them worthy of inclusion on Succotash. (I always had backup ideas for clips to submit in case my submissions couldn't be used for whatever reason but to Mr. Hershon's great credit, my submissions were rarely, if ever, unused.)
Now I am completely aware that something "having a particular quality about them" is nebulous at best and nothing if not 100% a subjective viewpoint. Whether or not something is "interesting" or "different" is also, pretty much 100% subjective. This, of course applies to comedy. Maybe not 100% with comedy but very probably.
Anyway, just something to bear in mind as we explore the highways and byways of Soundcastland together.
It debuted on iTunes on July 3rd, 2017 and it is Hosted By Steve Owens of San Antonio, Texas. Last year, in 2017, Mr. Owens had the good fortune to spend a great deal of time with actor and Hollywood Legend, Clint Howard. There is a two-part episode of Fascination Street that is with Mr. Howard. The clip you are about to hear is from an interview that Mr. Owens had with Clint's father, another Hollywood legend, the Late Patriarch of the Howard family of actors and entertainers, Rance Howard. According to Mr. Owens, this is the last interview Mr. Rance Howard ever gave.
Here's a soundcast from Ontario, Canada whose 1st episode is listed on iTunes as having been posted in October of 2017. The description of the show on Soundcloud and iTunes is: "Jab & Breezy take an explicit & comedic look into popular pop culture topics that make no sense to them. Every Tuesday without shame they will share their experiences and opinions while dissecting the nonsense and sharing new mind blowing facts and history that will leave you cry laughing. Follow us to join in our weekly challenges, where J & B compete against each other in a unique contest of wits or might."
Your Mom's House
Hosts Tom Segura and Christina Pazsitsky podcast is part of the "All Things Comedy" network which, according to Wikipedia, "is a digital media co-operative and content creation studio and home to a community of professional comedians. It is the brainchild of comedians Al Madrigal and Bill Burr, founded in October 2012." I previously grabbed a clip of their episode "403" back for Succotash Epi 156 "Boozin' With Bill is Back" from July 29th, 2017 Sometimes they have guest for their program - which is often streamed LIVE on YouTube - this Clip is from episode 435 in which they do not have a guest…
The Stanley and Branley Show
Sometimes a soundcast will have very little biographical information attatched to their pages. The Stanley and Branley Show is one of those soundcasts. The description for the show on both their Soundcloud and iTunes page reads as follows: "Welcome to the worst call-in show you never heard." So far they have 60 episodes with several mini or bonus episodes and they've been posting on iTunes since May of 2016. This clip is from episode 60, published February 13th 2018, and in it Stanley and Branley listen to dating advice from a YouTube video. If you want to hear more of these mysterious Soundcasters you can go to the aformentioned Soundcloud or iTunes.
The Los Angeles Breakfast Club: On The Air
If you pay a visit to the Los Angeles Breakfast Club homesite, you will see the cheerful sentiment "Making Los Angeles a better place since 1925". In case you have never heard of the Los Angeles Breakfast Club - or the LABC for short - you can also read the description of the club there OR listen to this epi of Succotash, during which I will read it to you. On February 28th, 2017 the Los Angeles Breakfast Club : On The Air soundcast debuted. As described by host Phil Leirness in this same episode, "for many decades, The Los Angeles Breakfast Club was a fixture on the Radio" and on the soundcast Mr. Leirness called it a "return of sorts to the days of yesteryear..." The show features interviews, newsreel clips, a selection of musical interludes from throughout the near-century the LABC has been operating and various speakers who share their experiences and generally have a good time. Succotash's very own former-host-turned-executive producer, Marc Hershon, began announcing duties for this program in its 6th episode, published July 1st, 2017.
High Content Podcast
I became aware of this show as I was looking for soundcast-related gigs on Craigslist. I happened across an ad from someone looking to start a soundcast who was seeking a co-host. That someone was High Content Podcast's host, Iraj Lopez, who dropped his first episode on Soundcloud back in June of 2017. Since then he has released episodes consistently, occasionally with co-host Joe Buratti, guests such as Ariel Robinson and comedians local to Humboldt County where this soundcast is based, including Joshua Barnes, Jessica Grant, and Matt Redbeard. Also featured in the episode with Matt Redbeard was Chris Durant, the co-creator of Savage Henry Magazine - a well-known humor publication in Humboldt County that sponsors many comedy events throughout the
year including a comedy festival every Labor Day weekend that had its sixth iteration in September of 2017. The show's topics range from pop culture, politics, science, nature and what is both frightening and exiting about humanity. When there isn't a co-host or guest the show features host Iraj Lopez brainstorming ways to improve the world and various "what-if" scenarios. Our clip is from Episode 27, entitled "I want to boil a gallon of cum," posted on Feb 18th, 2018.
Well, that about does it. It's been a sort-of-but-not-really maiden voyage. I'd like to thank Kenny Durgess, Will Durst, Joe Paulino, Scott Carvey, Bill Heywatt, Henderson's Pants and of course our Executive Producer Marc Hershon for their support and contributions to this episode and EVERY episode of Succotash that came before I had even heard of the program back when Mr. Hershon started posting episodes in March of 2011.
I hope you will continue this journey of discovery with me and I look forward to continuing to bring you this "Whitman's Sampler" of soundcasts from all around the world where they record in English.
For everyone here I bid you farewell and gently remind you to please, Pass the Succotash...
— Tyson Saner
Fri, 8 December 2017
Ho ho ho, yes it’s me, Marc Hershon. Host and nerf herder for Epi161 of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. This is a full-on Succotash Clips episode, with a couple of extra treats in store, as befits the holiday season.
First up, gotta couple of like dates coming up. This very show has been invited to get onstage in the upcoming 17th Annual San Francisco Sketchfest once again. We’ll be at Piano Fight in the Tenderloin on Sunday, January 14th, at 5:30 PM. Our announcer, Bill Heywatt, will once again be live for this show and we’ll have some special guests. So special I don’t even know who they will be yet – gotta wait to see who’s hanging around from the Sketchfest as we get closer to the date.
Admission is FREE but space is limited, so you can click here for your free tickets!
Then a week later, at that same SF Sketchfest but at a different venue – the historic, magnificent Castro Theater - they will be doing a tribute screening of The Foot Fist Way, starring Danny McBride and directed by Jody Hill. It’s a hilarious low budget movie if you haven’t seen it, McBride’s first starring role – since he and Hill co-produced it, he had an in, you see. And both of those guys will be on hand and onstage for a live chat which I am honored to have been asked to moderate. That's on Sunday, January 21st, at 8 PM. So get over to SFSketchfest.com or, again, I’ve got the direct link to tickets right here.
Also don’t forget that I’m working with Phil Leirness as the announcer on his less-than-a-year-old soundcast Los Angeles Breakfasts Club ON THE AIR. The December edition is up now and you can download ‘er from iTunes or from the homesite: http://LABreakfastClub.com.
But now onto THIS show.
Here’s the deal with this installment – the clips we’re playing were all pretty much harvested by our Associate Producer Tyson Saner for a show I was GOING to do back in October as a crossover episode with the guys from the Monster Party soundcast — Matt Weinhold, Larry Strothe, Shawn Sheridan and James Gonis. But Matt ended up having back surgery the week I was going to be in LA and we couldn’t pull the thing together.
So before these clips start growing mold on them – or the digital equivalent – I figured we’d just do a Succotash Clips where we just play snippets from comedy soundcasts that are horror and sci-fi movie oriented.
We’ve got The Sci-Fi Movie Podcast, CadaverCast, Comedy Film Nerds, the Universal Monster Cast and The Star Wars Minute. Plus I’ll throw in a clip from Monster Party just give my pals over there some guilt feelings.
In addition there's a Burst O’ Durst segment with political comedian and social commentator Will Durst. PLUS a visit to the Studio P wet bar in a new Boozin’ with Bill where Mr. Heywatt is going to mix up an unsavory tribute to Washington D.C. called the Swamp Drainer!
And, of course, this whole magilla is brought to you Henderson’s new Holiday Pants.
Here’s a clip from the show responsible for this particular clip collection, Monster Party, and it's actually one of my favorite soundcasts. (You can tell because even with all the shows I have to listen to for THIS show AND my Splitsider.com reviews, I actually subscribe to this one!) This is from their latest drop, featuring a past guest to this show as their guest, and real life friend Rick Overton. The episode is entitled “Future Past” and looks at the future as depicted in films from the past. In this clip, the guys are going off about the way Star Trek thinks we might be going.
Comedy Film Nerds
We love Comedy Film Nerds with Chris Mancini and Graham Elwood. In fact I just featured my chat with Chris from the recent Los Angeles Podcast Festival on our last episode. And while they don’t feature strictly sci-fi, monster, and horror movies on their show, they ARE pretty heavily into those genres. Back in their episode 384, the guys – along with guest Kevin Avery - get into a low budget crazy little movie called Dave Made A Maze, where they get into a little aside about none other than Rick Overton, who was just heard on the previous clip. Man, this show is getting’ meta!
The Sci-Fi Movie Podcast
The next clip is from a very specific genre soundcast. The show is called The Sci-Fi Movie Podcast (although at their homesite their logo says it’s The Sci-Fi Movie AND TV Podcast…), hosted by Remi Lavictoire and Jonathan Colbon, a couple of film geeks from Canada. This clip is from a recent episode where they were getting into War for The Planet of the Apes. They’ve been around for a few years, so you will no doubt find their show propagated throughout Soundcast Land.
Next up is a clip from a show that Tyson says is “delightful” called Cadavercast, a Father-Son Monster Movie Podcast. The hosts are a Dad, Jef Burnham, and his 5-year-old son Alistair. And with a 5-year-old behind the mic, trust me when I saw a horror movie soundcast has never been more adorable.This clip is from their Epi30 where they get into one on of my all time faves, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad. Their homesite is actually just up on Soundcloud, and you can find the show on iTunes and other places you might expect to find soundcasts.
Universal Monsters Cast
There’s soundcast for specific movie genres, like monster movies, say. But then there are shows that get into sub-genres, too – such as the Universal Monsters Cast. First of all, I like that they just call it a “cast” instead of using the “P” word. Our associate producer really likes this show – says the hosts — Gillman Joel, Dr. Shock and Wolfman Josh — really stay on track with the discussion which, in this case, is all about The Mummy. In this clip, its about how Hammer Films treated the character, which came from the Universal corral of monsters.
The Star Wars Minute
One of the best-known and longest-running sci-fi soundcasts around has got to be The Star Wars Minute. It set the bar for micro-genre casts, in that Pete the Retailer (aka Peter Bonavita) and Alex Robinson decided to break down Star Wars in the geekiest way imaginable – devoting each episode to ONE MINUTE of the movie, from beginning to end, including the closing credits. And they’re been working their way through the entire franchise. Currently blazing their way through Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, they are up to minute 18 with guest commentator Chrysanthe Tan, a very talented musician/composer with, clearly, a streak of geek.
BOOZIN' WITH BILL
Here's Bill's latest recipe, Swamp Drainer, and after you try it you'll be asking yourself the same question I asked myself: Why?
That's going to do it for Epi161 but before this clog ends, I have a question for you and, please, answer honestly: Have you been up to the podcast section of iTunes – that’s what they call soundcasts, of course — have you been up there to rate and review the Succotash Show? Of course you haven’t.
I don’t blame you.
No, wait. Yes, I do.
But you can correct that easily enough by jumping up there right now to give us 5 stars and a short, pithy review. It really helps to get the word out there because our listing pops up higher in the pages and pages of soundcasts.
If you’re in San Francisco during January don’t forget about our dates at SF Sketchfest and you can grab FREE tickets for the Sunday January 14th LIVE Succotash Show at 5:30 PM by clicking on the link up above.
Hope to see you around. And, as always, thanks for passing the Succotash!
— Marc Hershon
Direct download: Succo_Clips_Epi161_120717b.mp3
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Mon, 13 November 2017
Yes, it’s me, Marc Hershon. Host and haberdasher for Epi160 of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast.It’s been a couple of weeks since we last dropped a ‘sode. Apologies, but life gets busy. Suffice to say we’re back.
And we’ve got a bit of a mixed bag so it’s kind of half Succotash Clips and half Succotash Chats this time around.
On the Clips side we have a couple of snippets uploaded to us by soundcasters themselves. A bit of a show called Nothing's Good and another from a soundcast called Pretty Gross.
Over in the Chats department, I’ve got some interviews leftover from the 6th Los Angeles Podcast Festival that took place I nearly October. Chris Mancini, one of the co-founders of the Podfest, Jonathan Sadowski and Travis Clark from the Quick Question soundcast, Murray Valeriano from the Road Stories soundcast, and Chris Gore, who stopped by and we did kind of a simulcast – the interview has already been heard on his Film Threat soundcast.
In addition, we have a double dose of our Burst O’ Durst segment with political comedian and social commentator Will Durst. Get over to http://WillDurst.com to get a line on Durst Case Scenario, his one man show that’s been extended, playing every Tuesday night at the Marsh Theater in San Francisco. And also where he’s headlining with his comedy stylings. Plus the Big Fat Year End Kiss Off Show he does every year will be falling into place about now, and you can get times and places where that will be up on his homesite. You can also follow Will on Twitter @WillDurst and on Facebook, too!
The whole shootin’ match is brought to you by the good folks at Henderson’s Pants, featuring their Turkey Trousers just in time for Thanksgiving. Gobble 'em up!
SUCCOTASH LIVE AT LAST
Before we get further into this episode, I wanted to let you know that Succotash will be having the first LIVE episode we’ve done since this year’s San Francisco Sketchfest. It’s going to be at next year’s Sketchfest, on Sunday, January 14th, 5:30 PM at Piano Fight in downtown San Francisco. I’m not sure which guests we’ll have yet. Waiting to see whose in town that weekend. But I will tell you this – it may be the LAST episode of Succotash, at least in it’s current form.
We heard from the Nothing’s Good soundcast when a guy named Adam direct-uploaded their premiere episode to our Hightail link with this note: “Here's the first episode of my podcast. It's a story telling podcast about messed up things that have happened to you. Use whatever you'd like from it.” There’s been about half dozen episodes since the one this clip came from, entitled “Slimy Peaches”. And so far there’s not a lot of information on their homesite. The About link reads: “Stories of failure and regret, by the worlds foremost regrettable failures. A storytelling podcast of things gone awry.”
Grabbing another clip out of the Hightail direct upload bucket. This time we have a chunk of a relatively new show, call Pretty Gross, hosted by Alyssa and Kayla. Here’s the note they included: “Hey there! Here's a clip from Pretty Gross, episode 2, "Google It!: A Pretty Gross Halloween Special." In it, Alyssa & Kayla talk about their recollections of learning about womanhood, and how they don't want any of those questions answered by their moms. Enjoy!”
That’s going to do it for epi160 of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. The next installment is going to feature a bunch of clip from horror and sci-fi movie soundcasts. Associate Producer Tyson Saner and I had harvested like 10 clips which I was going to use for aspecial show with the Monster Party soundcast guys, but that never happened So before these clips pass their expiration dates, I figured we better make use of them. Until next time, thanks for passing the Succotash.
— Marc Hershon
Direct download: Succo_Epi160a_111317.mp3
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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.
— Marc Hershon
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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.
MORE THAN CLIPS
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 first clip out of the barrel is from a soundcast I just reviewed for Splitsider and that’s My Dad Wrote A Porno. I had the cast — Jamie Morton, James Cooper, and Alice Levine — on Succotash Chats Epi141 and now they are just concluding reading Rocky Flintstone’s FOURTH book in his Belinda Blinked series. It’s a consistently funny formula and a truly horrible series of pornographic novels.
Off Book is a soundcast that is helping to stretch the borders of what a show can do. There are a lot of improvised shows out there but this one, hosted by Jessica McKenna and Zach Reino, presents a full-blown improvised musical. This clip, provided by Tyson, is from their debut episode “Shrugging Destiny” and features the hardest working guest in soundcasting, Paul F. Tompkins. (Speaking frankly, I’m not a big fan of being in an improv group that improvises music because it’s usually pretty bad. Paul F, early in this episode, even remarks that he’s not that great at it. But these guys obviously know what they’re doing, so it’s a different ballgame. Check out my review of this episode from last July on Splitsider.)
Our esteemed Associate Producer Tyson Saner harvested a clip from a new show by an old friend. Travis Clark, late of the Tiny Odd Conversations soundcast, has joined forces with Jonathan Sadowski, an actor you may be familiar with if you have watched Young & Hungry on TV. Their new soundcast is called Quick Question and every episode starts with, as you may have guessed, a question. They then do their best to try and answer said query.
The All Seeing Guys
This clip comes directly from the source. Greg and Joe, the fellows at The All Seeing Guys soundcast across the pond in England, used our direct upload link (http://hightail.com/u/Succotash) to get us this chunk from one of their recent episodes. In their cover note they say, “We had a clip played by you a couple of years back so thought we'd possibly throw a newer clip your way.” Just a couple of chaps, sitting around and yakking it up? Soundcasting at it’s purest — good enough for me!
We're No Doctors
Another pretty new-to-you soundcast is We’re No Doctors, co-hosted by Steve Agee and Busy Phillips. They’re not just both comedians and actors, but they’re also self-admitted neurotic hypochondriacs who decided they should do a show about health and medicine. In this clip from recent Epi4, they talk with guest Nicole Sullivan, another comedian/actor who recounts her brush with death caused by the dread swine flu. (Did you guys catch Steve Agee in Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 2? He plays Gef, one of the Ravagers. He’s the guys with the huge thick glasses. Not a lot of lines but a whole lot of funny…)
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!
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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.
I Am Battle Comic is available on Amazon, iTunes, and some other places, PLUS you can purchase a download directly from the http://IamBattleComic.com homesite.
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
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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
We start with a bit of a brand new soundcast from an old friend of mine. This comes from Epi1 of Live from the Poundstone Institute, hosted by comedian Paula Poundstone. She’s appeared a lot on A Prairie Home Companion and NPR’s Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me, but now she’s got her own show for NPR. I recently reviewed it for Splitsider.com and it’s a pretty entertaining romp in front of a live studio audience. It’s pretty short – the debut episode runs just a smidge over a half hour – and she crams in a bunch of short visits from smart people like scientists and professors as well as celebrities. In this clip, she’s going deep on the sexual proclivities of the Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Juice In The Morning
Our next offering is from our Associate Producer Tyson Saner’s fresh crop of soundcast clips. It’s from Juice in the Morning. The host is Justin “Juice” Kelly and on the homesite for this show he says, “I do this show as a hobby but maybe one day it will be more than that!” He’s got more than 60 episodes under his belt at this point, so he’s well on his way. This clip is from Episode 65 and Juice is talking to frequent guest Thomas Smith, who may also be the show’s producer from what Tyson could find out.
Podcast for Laundry
There’s another brand newish soundcast – just a few episodes in – called Podcast for Laundry — I am beginning to think my campaign to change the term podcast to soundcast is maybe not catching on as fast as I was hoping but I’m going to keep on it mainly because I think it annoys people — but Podcast for Laundry is a show hosted by comedian Brett Davis on the Forever Dog Network. Brett is a winner of the Andy Kaufman Award and, like Andy, Brett often performs as one of a number of characters he’s created. This podcast is a great example. It is recorded in a laundromat and the guests don’t seem to be very happy to be there. His first guest is Tom Sharpling, host of The Best Show, and he’s got some unpleasant feedback for Brett.
And God Created Podcast
Soundcasting continues to get more and more “niche-y”. Not Nietzsche, although that may be true as well. And it’s making for really interesting content, which is good. The medium can probably only sustain so many pop culture-oriented shows with a bunch of dudes shouting at each other. Tyson scooped up a clip’s worth of a new entry called And God Created Podcast. So new that there’s only one episode up on SoundCloud so far. It features Stephen Peltier, Cassandra Cardenes, Erika Curry and Mickey Broussard, and although the hosts seem to have religion in their childhoods, they’re not really into it as adults. They’ve decided to revisit the stories in the Bible without religious bashing but really just checking out the stories as stories.
In Poor Taste
We got a clip submission from Eric Driscoll and Sean Kendle, hosts of the In Poor Taste soundcast, who used our direct upload link through Hightail.com. Full disclosure, I had a DM interchange with Sean on Twitter last week about a bunch of stuff and one thing was this clip. Even though we ask that the clips run 3 to 5 minutes – and believe me, five minutes can be a LONG time in Soundcastland – he said the best they could do was 6 minutes. Well, gents, after listening to it I thought of a couple of cuts to make everything flow a little smoother. Apologies to your comedy timing sensibilities if this cut pisses you off, but know that I did it with the best of intentions. Total running time: 3 minutes and 52 seconds.
Your Mom's House
We have a clip from a show that been around for awhile, over 400 episodes to be exact. And although we clipped the solo soundcast from one of the co-hosts back in Succotash Epi149 (the That’s Deep Bro show hosted by comic Christina Pazsitzky), this is the first chance we’ve had to clip Your Mom’s House with Christina and her husband, comedian Tom Segura. (Tom also host HIS own soundcast, called Charge It To The Game.) Now we finally get to play a snippet from Your Mom’s House, from recent Epi403 with no guest, just Tom and Christina, talking about being sick and the danger of golf carts.
We wrap up the clip portion of this epi with one that Tyson grabbed us from another newbiecast called Gone Riffin’ on the Feral Audio Network. Hosted by Rich Fulcher and Abed Geith, they’re about seven 'sodes in and the clip we have is from Epi2. You may recognize Abed as “The Real Abed” from the Harmontown soundcast and Rich is a comedian, writer, and improvisor, whose been on Snuff Box, Drunk History, and The Mighty Boosh.
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
Direct download: Succo_Clips_Epi156_072917a.mp3
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