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Succotash


Celebrating 10 years this year, Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, was launched 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 co-host Tyson Saner, booth announcer Bill Heywatt, engineer/producer Joe Paulino, musical director Scott Carvey, and booth assistant Kenny Durgis have kept the flame alive o'er these many years.

Apr 28, 2021

Thank you, dear listener, for listening. This is your every-other-weekly-host Marc Hershon and, frankly, I wasn’t sure I was going to get in here this week with our milestone TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTIETH EPISODE, mainly because I had a full-on computer meltdown halfway through cutting clips for this installment. I literally had to cobble all the pieces together on another computer that didn’t have all the usual software I use to do it but, somehow, it all miraculously came together.

If you’re just finding us here at Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, we passed our 10-year mark in soundcasting a couple of weeks ago and now we’re clocking in at 250 shows. If you happened to have missed last week, hosted by my alternating guest host Tyson Saner, he featured clips from a trio of comedy soundcasts, including The Blood Buddies: Horror Podcast, Wack Brackets, and Daydrinking with Gary & Elliot. You can grab an earful at either Apple or Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, YouTube, Soundcloud, or a kazillion other places that stream and/or download soundcasts.

The one place you CAN’T get new installments of Succotash is, apparently, the Laughable app any longer. Say what? Yes, it’s apparently true. We got a tweet from @CirclinCLE last week informing us that their service hasn’t been updating for a while now. I checked the Laughable website and it’s just…gone. I tried reaching out to Ned Kenney, the founder of the app and a friend of Succotash for years starting when Laughable kicked off, but he seems to have vanished. Ned, if you’re out there, send us a note and let us know you’re okay!

I’ve got a quartet of clips for you this week — three new-to-us shows: Bummer Boys, The Celebrity Memoir Book Club, and Odd Dad Out. And we have an old friend and supporter of the Succ, the gang over at The Salty Language Podcast. I also have a pair of belated (but always welcome) congratulatory 10th Anniversary messages that we’ll be hearing from along the way – one from Chris Gore of Film Threat and the departed PodCRASH soundcast, the other from Chris Mancini, a recent guest and host of not one, not two, but THREE soundcasts. And, as always, these sounds of soundcasts are brought to you buy Henderson’s Pants, who bring you their new Bivouac Briefs!

Finally, later on in the show, we’re going to resurrect the TweetSack, that portion of the show where we would have read from our mailbag IF we had a mailbag and IF anyone sent us cards and letters. Instead, we’ll just mention the fine folks who mentioned us in their tweets this past week. But now, it’s onto the clips…

CLIPS

Bummer Boys
The Bummer Boys are hosts Alex Kolanko and Mike Carrozza, who are improvisational comedians that host a show about songs that made them sad each week. But they’ve changed their tune for their recent Epi53, along with guest comedian and writer Josh Gondleman. They’ve even entitled the episode “Bouncy Boys”. In our clip, they are talking about the art of writing the consummate Jeopardy! question.

Celebrity Memoir Book Club
From two male hosts in the last show to a pair of female hosts, we jump over to the Celebrity Memoir Book Club. New York comedians Claire Parker and Ashley Hamilton don’t suffer fools or celebs who pen books about their rarefied lives. Not so, however, when it comes to Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker and his autobiographical 2016 memoir Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums. The ladies seem a little gaga for this unapologetic ladies’ man, and this clip touches on that a bit about his wife or wives or maybe wife?

Odd Dad Out
Next up is a solo-hosted soundcast, Odd Dad Out, with stay-at-home-dad Adam Higgins doing his thing: talking about wrangling his kids, stoking the fires of his marriage, and lots of pretty much whatever jumps into his head. (To be fair, I THINK Adam staked out his home-dad status before the COVID lockdown when almost every dad because a stay-at-home version.) In our clip, which hails from his recent Epi201, he castigates that gender-reveal party run amok in the state of Maine just a few weeks ago that resulted in an actual earthquake. (This entire episode, available wherever fine comedy soundcasts hang out, is an interesting listen as Adam takes us through the gradual re-immersion of his three sons in the back-on-campus school experience, which happened for him in stages because of the different ages of his kids.)

Salty Language Podcast
Tony and Bryan, hosts of the Salty Language Podcast, have been bros and buds since the 1980s. And their shows rambles around through pop culture dating from then ‘til now, what their lives are like, and all sorts of goofy stuff that tickles their brains. In a recent episode entitled “Boot Knife”, they meander through a lot of topics, so I shaved off a few minutes where they talk about what disease Salma Hayek struggles to overcome, the weird retinue of Allan Quartermain movies, and other associated twaddle.

Done

That, then, will do it for this rather inauspicious, run-of-the-mill epi250 of Succotash. Happy to have you with us, just doing you while we do us. Remember to follow us on the socials @SuccotashShow and you can reach out to us there with your suggestions of comedy soundcasts my co-host Tyson and I should go grab a listen to.

Speaking of Tyson, he’ll be here in the feed next week with Episode 251, sporting another astounding array of comedy soundcast clips.

Until that time, please be mindful that there’s still a pandemic going on so socially distance, wear a mask when you should wash your hands, and if anyone asks if you’re listening to anything good these days, remember to pass the Succotash. Tah.

— Marc Hershon