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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.

Jun 16, 2022

Oh, listener. Dear, sweet listener. I know. I KNOW. Marc Hershon here, your every-other-weekly-host and I am once again late putting out an episode – this one #309 - of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. Apologies! Unlike last time, I’m not going to cheap out and pull an moldy oldie from the Succotash archives. I actually have a real passel o’ soundcast clips for you this time, all freshly harvested.

Before I get into what I have in store for you, did you get a chance to hear last week’s Epi308 and what our alternating host Tyson Saner was serving up? It was a delicious trio of debut episodes form the soundcasts The Tumbler's Willy PodcastNo One Can Know About This: A Podcast Where We Play Every Final Fantasy, and Just Say Julie. It’s not too late to put it in your ears – simply head over to Apple & Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Amazon Music, Audible.com, iHeart Radio, YouTube, Soundcloud, Podbay, Podchaser, and on our own homesite, SuccotashShow.com.

Okay. So WHAT in the world can I surprise and delight you with today? How about clips from a mixed bag of shows, some you may have heard of and maybe some you are not so aware of like Big Facts, No Cap; CoDependent; Penn’s Sunday School; and Penny For Your Thoughts. And because they are always here whether we want them to be or not, another ad from our longtime, non-paying sponsor Henderson’s Pants with their amazing Klept-O-Matic Trousers.

CLIPS

Big Facts, No Cap
I love that a line in this first show’s description goes, “Truly a show no one asked for.” That could apply to this show as well, but Paul and Adrian jumped on it first for Big Facts, No Cap. It’s a soundcast, “in which two normal dudes with highly overlapping worldviews give advice to online strangers who will probably never hear it. Using questions from advice columns ranging in scope from dating to pet care to religion and everything in between, Paul and Adrian deliver the best suggestions they can muster off the top of their lovely yet largely vacant heads.” Love it. Super simple, succinct description of this show. This clip is from their recent episode entitled, “99 Problems”, where they’ve gotten into talking about rude people and a woman at Trader Joes in particular.

Codependent
Codependent with Mayce and Jordan features the two namesake hosts, Mayce Galoni and Jordan Scherer, every week taking about friendship, feelings, and questionable dietary choices. Both guys are comedians and they have been called “weirdly close” by both relatives and girlfriends. They recently rolled out kind of a mini-series in successive episode entitled “Curmudgeon” – this clip is from “Curmudgeon 3”, where they guys ruminate on who was the person who decided on the dates on the calendar?

Penn’s Sunday School
Hosted by magician and comedian Penn Jillette – you know, from Penn & Teller – along with Michael Goudeau and Matt Donnelly kick around the news of the week. And YOU can be part of the confab, because this is a live show that kicks off at high noon on Sundays Las Vegas time on Twitch TV, which they then punt into a podcast by Monday morning. Our clip is from very recently – June 11th, 2022 – and features guest Robert “Bob” Corn-Revere, their resident 1st Amendment attorney who gets into free speech and pornography and whether the founding fathers of the USA got into that stuff.

Penny For Your Thoughts
Last but not least is our clip from soundcast Penny for Your Thoughts. Hosted by comedian Jake Penny and a rotating cavalcade of co-hosts, we look to the beginning of this month of June, 2022, and fellow comedian Emmanuel Lewis. The guys talk about performing comedy and, in this clip, thinking back to the early days of starting out and figuring it out. The show notes on Buzzsprout says it all: “Real laid back zoom podcasting just talking comedy and old stories.”

That’s going to do it for me for now. I’m in the process of moving to an entirely new house in an entirely different area of the state of California so the next time you hear my voice, it will be coming from my new soundcast studio in process! Check back next week in this very same stream for Tyson Saner and his soundcast stylings for Episode 310. And in the meantime, if you’re sitting on the bus, minding your own business, and some ne’er-do-well shoves a shiv in your ribs and asks if you’ve heard anything good lately, save your life please pass the Succotash.

— Marc Hershon