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Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, was launched 11 years ago 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 co-host Tyson Saner, booth announcer Bill Heywatt, engineer/producer Joe Paulino, musical director Scott Carvey, and booth assistant Kenny Durgis have been keeping the flame alive o'er these many years.

May 4, 2021

Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner. I am your every-other-week host for this 5th season of Succotash, now in its 10th year. Because this is Episode #251, that means that last week's episode, hosted by show creator Marc Hershon, was Epi250 which also is quite the milestone. That episode, which you can still find on your favorite soundcast-streaming and/or acquiring service or at our homesite, featured a quartet of clips. Three From the soundcasts Bummer Boys, The Celebrity Memoir Book Club, and Odd Dad Out which had not been featured on Succotash before, and one from old friends and supporters of Succotash over the last decade, the gang over at The Salty Language Podcast. All that listening goodness is available to you should you wish to listen to it sometime in the future.

This week I've got three clips for you from the soundcasts Worst Movies Ever Played, Thought Spiral, and Bob Saget's Here For You. There's also an ad for Henderson's Pants' new Scavenger Slax in store for you somewhere in this program. If you've been listening for a while you probably know more-or-less exactly where in this episode to expect to hear that.


Worst Movies Ever Played
This is a new "actual play" podcast where three comedians improvise hilariously bad VHS movies. The kind you'd find scavenging through the dumpster behind a Blockbuster Video. Hosts Patrick Baker (Regular Show), Brent Butler (Norm Macdonald Live), and Geoffrey Golden (Wet Hot American Summer RPG) produce cheesy movies on the fly using the Straight to VHS roleplaying game. They play every role and narrate the action, while Hollywood sound designer Adam Baker (The Invisible Man) provides the music and sound effects. I chose this clip from March 30th, 2021, "Stop or My Owl Will Shoot (Part 1)", because it seems to be the best way to get across what to expect from this soundcast.

Thought Spiral
Comedians Andy Kindler (Bob’s Burgers, Maron) and J. Elvis Weinstein (MST3K, Freaks and Geeks) convene weekly to solve the problems of the world but usually end up talking about comedy and various forms of anxiety. Produced by Alex Brizel (ShowBriz Studios). This show's clip is from April 12, 2021, and pulls from an episode dealing with Andy’s famous shirt, Josh stops hovering, Andy gets some roadwork in, Josh finally getting a real SHOT IN THE ARM, Clyde takes a leap, listener questions, and much more Spiraling. (I chose this clip because I really feel it captures the essence of the listening experience...)

Bob Saget's Here For You
According to the show's official blurb: "Bob Saget's Here For You is a podcast that is like no other— Because it goes inside Bob Saget’s mind, and then quickly filters out through his mouth. Bob has a way of calming people with genuine empathy and humor while they’re going through a difficult time, which we all are at present." Our featured clip comes from his March 29th, 2021, episode, featuring guest Bob Newhart, who "Looks back at His Career: Standup, The Bob Newhart Show, Catch 22, and When He Knew Elf Would Be a Hit".

I do hope you enjoy the selections of clips that I have selected for you. These bite-size shows are admittedly somewhat easier to put together than the longer ones used to be. It sort of makes sense, doesn't it? I do enjoy listening to soundcasts still, and if it weren't for this show I would listen to far less of a variety of shows. I might be less adventurous in what I listen to, or I might just stick to a few that I listen to all the time and call it good.

Thank you for listening, please take a moment to rate and review us if you could - it would really help us out a great deal with the algorithms and whatnot - and please share us with people by telling other people about us. For months now I've seen people on Twitter literally asking if anyone had heard any good podcasts lately and even though I have taken the time to answer their question by steering them towards our show it would make all the difference in the world if you were to do that as well. Sharing is caring, and it's what we mean when we ask you to Please Pass The Succotash...

— Tyson Saner