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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.

Nov 16, 2021

Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner…as correctly stated by our illustrious announcer Bill Heywatt. Welcome to Succotash Episode 279. I am your every-other-weekly host which means last week show creator and executive producer Marc Hershon had the hosting duties for Epi278. In that episode, Mr. Hershon interviewed improvisational performer, actor, and voice actor Peter Kim. On the voice acting tip, you might know Peter as the voice of Benny on the Amazon Prime cartoon Fairfax. Perhaps you have heard the soundcast he shares with Eunji Kim called The Ajumma Show, which was featured in Succotash Epi270. Or perhaps you are hearing of him for the first time now. You can always go back and listen to last week's show to hear that interview where Mr. Hershon and Mr. Kim discuss a great many interesting things. (I listen to EVERY episode of Succotash so that I may give my opinion of them with the utmost confidence. I do a LOT of listening. It's kind of my thing…)

Anyway, welcome to THIS week's show where I've clipped some soundcasts for you to get a feel for before potentially seeking out more content from those selfsame soundcasts. I've got clips from Blood and Black Rum Podcast, I Finally Watched, and Screen Drafts. BTW, I've never used the word "selfsame" before the time before the most recent usage of it which was about 14 words ago counting from not this next, but the previous utterance of the word "about". (Also, it takes exactly the same amount of time to say "Bee Tee Dubs" as it does to say "By The Way".)

This episode is sponsored by our mythological sponsor Henderson's Pants' new Bivouac Briefs, developed by the military-industrial complex for soldiers in the field until the program was scrapped and sold off for pennies on the dollar to Old Man Henderson.

CLIPS

Screen Drafts
The soundcast where experts and enthusiasts competitively collaborate in the creation of screen-centric "best of" lists. Hosted by draft commissioners Clay Keller and Ryan Marker, who exhibit the "Most impeccable taste in guests," according to Entertainment Weekly magazine. Our clip is from back in January, the episode that dropped on January 18, and featured director Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane) and soundcaster David Chen (Culturally Relevant) competitively ranking the best seven films of director John Woo - cue the doves!

Blood and Black Rum Podcast
This cult film/horror soundcast, now in its 6th year according to the website, is hosted weekly by Ryne Barber and Chris Martin, faithfully bringing you "two dudes, brews, and a film. From September of this year, Episode 186 "So Creepy It's Carpenter II / The Fog" was part of the hosts' Halloween season spent with Carpenter's filmography. They regard The Fog as one of the director's better films and yet they have some thoughts about why it falls somewhere in the middle of his best output. they dive deep into this one (as they do all their subjects) so our clip just scratches the surface. (Oh, yeah — the beer on tap for this one is Leinenkugel's Collaboration Lager!)

I Finally Watched…
So many movies, so little time! Two cinephile friends, David and Alain, watch movies that at least one of them has never seen before and discuss whether it was worth the wait, if the movie holds up, and would they watch it again. Back in April, they finally got around to Amadeus from 1984, starring Tom Hulce and F. Murray Abraham. Our clip captures a bit of their back and forth about this period piece.

And that's what gone into the making of Episode 279. I do hope that if you had happened to stumble across us on your way to find something to listen to that we accomplished our mission in bringing you a few more ideas. It's what this show has been doing for over 10 years now.

The reason this episode is titled "Three for the Road" is, well, there are three clips included. Plus I'm hitting the road for the Thanksgiving holiday, so executive producer and my every-other-weekly-host Marc will be driving the Succotash bus for the next two week, Episodes 280 and 281. I will be back after that with more clips for you in Episode 282.

What would really thrill me personally to know is if you had heard about us from someone else and decided to seek us out because of their recommendation. That would be awesome. It means what we are doing is working in some intrinsic way. At least, I think that's what it would mean…I just looked up "intrinsic" and I apparently DO have an understanding of how to use that word having never really done so previously. Uh…hooray? Sure, hooray. Hooray for neuroplasticity, a concept I endorse and have frequently thought about.

Thank you for listening, be decent to each other, go to www.tysonsaner.com for Minecraft videos and other content including original music and other stuff, and if someone does ask if you have heard anything interesting lately and it happens that it was us, won't you please pass the Succotash?