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Succotash


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.

Apr 20, 2022

Greetings, listener! I’ll be your host, Marc Hershon, for Episode 301 of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, which I’m calling “4 Clips to Kick Our 11th Year into Gear”! Yup. 11 years of snipping clips and chatting up folks from soundcasts or from soundcast-adjacent endeavors.

If you missed last week’s extravaganza for Epi300, featuring both me and my normally every-other-week co-host Tyson Saner literally co-hosting together. We each pulled three clips from the Succotash archives and stitched them together right before your ears, to create a triple—sized episode.

We included: The opening few minutes of the second Succotash test show, guest Phil Leirness (Chillpak Hollywood) meeting Bill Heywatt in a memorable Boozin' with Bill segment, a clip from 2013, and the Smodco Smorning Show, which was the first snippet that Tyson ever snipped for Succotash, the first time I ever had Tyson on the show as a co-host, a clip from a soundcast host by Nardwuar, the Human Serviette, and his guest Japp Blonk, a slice from Episode 173, during the stretch where Tyson had taken the reins as the fulltime host for the show, and his guest Hunter Block, longtime fan, friend, and supporter of Succotash, not to mention the last clip coming from a LIVE Succotash show from Los Angeles, featuring Marc hosting, with guest Dana Carvey, his sons Dex and Tom, and Wayne Federman.

You can get that from our SuccotashShow.com homesite, Apple & Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Audible.com, Amazon Music, Soundcloud, and pretty much everywhere else that soundcasts are streamed and/or downloaded.

But that was LAST week. Now that the celebration and hoopla around our 300th episode is all over, we plow, full steam ahead, into year number eleven doing business as usual. I have a quartet of comedy soundcastery samplage from Aristotle Full Throttle, Brilliant Observations, the Jann Arden Podcast, and The Knuckleheads. There’s one misguided call I’ll play from our Succotash and Runaway Truck Ramp Status Hotline, and the whole kit and kaboodle is brought to you from our fake sponsor Henderson’s Pants’ disgusting DungGarees!

The shit gets real starting NOW.

CLIPS

Aristotle Full Throttle 
First clip out of the bag if, indeed, the clips came in bags, is from Aristotle Full Throttle, hosted by Aristotle Dreher, which I was turned onto when we got a note in the Tweetsack from the man himself which reads: “Hey! Can you please do me a solid and subscribe or share my podcast? It would really help me out and I PROMISE it will make you chuckle.🤘😂  Thank you! 🙏” Your wish is my command, Aristotle! And the “Full Throttle” part is no lie. This gentleman cranks out the content on a daily basis – on his Twitch channel initially, which is then ported over to YouTube, and then into soundcast form. Aristotle is a force of nature! I reached into the whirlwind and grabbed a clip from his March 27th episode, entitled “The Joker Deleted Scene Live Reaction with Special Guest Travis Thompson.” The title refers to a deleted scene from the newest movie featuring Batman, called “the Batman”, starring Robert Pattinson, featuring the Caped Crusader wheeling and dealing with his arch enemy The Joker, who is imprisoned in Arkham Asylum, to get information on The Riddler. The scene was released shortly after the movie came out and I have a link up at the blog piece for this episode at SuccotashShow.com so you can go watch the scene on YouTube (https://youtu.be/FKGhtSCVovo) if you want. It will certainly give this bit of conversation between Aristotle and his guest, filmmaker Travis Thompson, a lot more context.

Brilliant Observations
Next up is Brilliant Observations. Borrowing from the About section on their web page over on Podpage.com, the show is about real friends and is real funny. They also swear a lot. The description goes on: Join us for unscripted, uncensored, and definitely unsuitable-for-work comedy conversation about relationships, marriage, friendship, sex, hope, parenting and prospering at midlife. It's like grabbing a weekly cocktail with your favorite girlfriends for a candid look at life that lifts you up as it pulls you in. From religion to porn to money, fears, our bodies, our brains, secrets, failures, food, family and finding your path, almost nothing is off-limits (except politics — gross). Longtime friends Melissa Brilliant and Amy Fugazi overshare about everything with the love and trust that only comes from a lifetime of being there for each other. So cut through the fake friends who try to glamorize all the BS masquerading as midlife. We're the bawdy, brutally honest best friends you never knew you had.” Our clip hails from their Epi241 “The Slap Meets The Toe”, which dropped earlier this month. The hosts kick around the slapping incident from the Oscars but then Melissa sidetracks into a vivid description of a personal issue she’s having with one of her toes and Amy is a bit grossed out. As was I. As you will be as well, I’m sure…

The Jann Arden Podcast
Our next clippage comes from a soundcast the originates north of the US border, in Canada. The Jann Arden Podcast is hosted by its namesake, who is a singer-songwriter and actor. She has a couple of ballads she’s well-known for, “Could I Be Your Girl” and “Insensitive”, she’s had more than 10 albums and has appeared in a bunch of TV shows. Her show, The Jann Arden Podcast, is not a comedy soundcast per se, but she’s got a great sense of humor and this clip is from an episode that dropped just last week, on April 15th, and features comedian Rick Mercer. Rick’s also an actor, author, and political satirist but he and Jann get into his new comedy tour that he is just setting off on, the first since COVID restrictions dropped.

The Knuckleheads
Our last featured soundcast this episode is going to be a little challenging for you to find out there in Soundcastland. It’s called TheKnuckleheadsPodcast and that is all run together with no spaces. That will be helpful, because there is another Knuckleheads podcast that a sport-oriented show hosted by NBA vets Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles and it’s been out for a while, so it’s what mostly comes up. Then there’s The Knucklehead Chronicles, hosted by Terry Little, a Spanish-language soundcast called Knuckleheads hosted by Enrique Calavera, The Knucklehead Podcast with Dom Vitalli, the Knuckleheads MMA Podcast with Tim, Jose, and Lee, Knucklehead Hour with Hayden Davis and friends, Shootin’ From the Lip by the 5 Knuckleheads, Cement City Chatter hosted by Three Knuckleheads from Midlo, and there’s also the Knucklehead Media Group, which produces soundcasts like The Sales Prescription Podcast and Expert(ish) Podcast. Compared to all those, THIS Knuckleheads looks like there are only 20 or so episodes in, so it’s a bit harder to get it to come up in a search.
On Apple Podcasts, the numbers for the episode I clipped was listed as, though, so maybe they had a hosting service go down on them and they lost a bunch of back episodes? I dunno. Add to that trying to find a legit website and I was really flailing. Sorry guys. I also couldn’t catch the hosts’ names. They don’t appear anywhere that I looked and at the beginning of the show it sounded like Fanboy and Potato…even though there are supposedly 3 hosts. Here’s the Apple Podcast description of the show: “Theknuckleheadspodcast is a weekly podcast based in Brooklyn NY! offered on Podbean, Apple Podcast and any where you listen to podcast’s. TheKnuckleheads are 3 guys in a room talking everything under the sun! authentic, real, funny and not PC… The best Podcast you never heard of! WELCOME TO THE CONVERSATION.” So you’re going to have to do some digging to learn more but here’s a clip from part of their lively voting on which cereals should be atop the Mt. Rushmore of breakfast cereals.

Tyson Saner will be with you for Episode 302 next week, heading your way via this very feed.

I’ll be back with Episode 303 after that but, until I return, if you’re roller blading down a super steep hill and you happen to whiz by an old man making his way painfully up the hill who gestures frantically for you to stop – which you do – and he points at your ear buds and asks if you’re listening to anything good, won’t you please pass the Succotash?

— Marc Hershon