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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.

May 10, 2022

Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner and I will be your host for this episode of Succotash that numbers 304. Last week in Epi303, my co-host and your more-or-less every-other-show host Marc Hershon brought you a "Chats" episode that featured a conversation with Pat Hazell, who — as described by Mr. Hershon in last week's episode description — "is a multi-hyphenate threat as they used to say: comedian-writer-director-producer, and (as of the pandemic)host of a soundcast called Creativity in Captivity. It's a terrific episode with some fascinating conversation and I encourage you to listen to it when you get the chance, assuming you have not already done so.

Succotash also has a format that we refer to as "Clips" episodes and this one that you are listening to right now is one of those. This week I went out and clipped a trio of other people's soundcasts for you. I've got clips from the shows Hello Wonderful, Prolly Shoulda Known Better, and That Happens. I've also got a classic commercial from our longtime FAKE sponsor Henderson's Pants'; Republfit Pants for you, just in time for the midterm primaries!

CLIPS

Hello Wonderful
Dr. Terry Dornak, PsyD (a member of the Queer Community herself) chats with a different guest from the queer community each week as they tell a story from their life. She's looking to fight and break stigma and stereotypes about the Queer/LGBTQ+ community with the stories revealed on the show. "It is time we take back the power that has been taken from the Queer community," writes Dr. Dornak in the show's description.  The clip is from the episode that dropped back on April 23rd, 2022, entitled "Hmm, Would I Rather Get Lost in the Amazon or Deal with Florida Politics?" The guest is Jayme Bean: an author, parent, traveler, zookeeper, and reluctant fireworks watcher. Her book, Untouched, is a queer adventure novel that tell the thrilling journey of 2 graduate students who are lost in the Amazon. Beware of curses, animals, bugs, and Bi-sex oh my!

Prolly Shoulda Known Better
As the show description says, this soundcast is celebrating comedy that has aged very poorly. Hosted by Nadia Vazquez and Tony Ginocchio. Our clip is from the show from December 22, 2021 when Tony and Nadia closed out the Disney season with a Christmas selection from the Disney+ era, and a prime example of current-world Disney cranking out worthless chum for their endless content scroll, starring a “worthless chum” in the form of a British child actor with negative charisma, surrounded by talented comedians who try so hard to save this movie and fail miserably.

That Happens
The show's description says it all, mostly: "Rising from the ashes like some sort of podcasting phoenix, hosts Jeff B. Davis (Whose Line is it Anyway?) and Spencer Crittenden (Harmontown) embark on the most courageous and groundbreaking mission ever conceived: Talking into microphones. Join our heroes as they fearlessly wade into a myriad of topics and takes as they crack wise and make merry, with and without special guests. Oh, also they play dungeons and dragons sometimes. That happens! A podcast!" We clip a chunk from the June 10th, 2021, episode "Side Character Eyes".

By the time you reach the end of the show, I do hope you find something to enjoy in all of this. Maybe you will be inspired to seek out more content from the soundcasts featured in this program, maybe you will be inspired to start your own soundcast…and if you do, and I happen to hear it…I just might clip it for a future episode of Succotash. It's hard to say…

BTW, I have a newer soundcast that I've been trying to put together for a couple years now. It is more-or-less geared toward mental health and wellness and It's called Happiness or Something Like It. It actually debuted as a ".5" episode of another soundcast I host with a friend of mind called Hunter Block. At any rate, you can find the YouTube version of it posted here.

In the meantime, thank you for listening, be decent to each other, and if someone happens to ask if you'd heard anything interesting lately and we spring to mind won't you please pass the Succotash?

— Tyson Saner