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Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, was launched 12 years ago (April, 2011) 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.

Aug 9, 2022

Greetings, honored soundcast listener! I am Marc Hershon, your every-other-weekly host, creator, and executive producer of this here Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. Special thanks to my erudite and unflappable alternating host of this show, Tyson Saner. Those who follow this show closely enough – is that you? – might have noticed that we missed dropping an episode a couple weeks ago, then Tyson picked up the slack last week with Epi315, which should have been my episode the preceding week. Long story short, I couldn’t get ‘er done in time to make it worth dropping for that week. It was going to be a show devoted to comedy sports soundcasts so I had to shelve that for a future show. And Tyson, bless his heart, reshuffled the show numbers so that in the box score that is the Succotash archives, no one will ever know that I screwed up. And now I owe my colleague one. Cash it in anytime, Tyson!

If you happened to miss episode 315, entitled “the 3-Clip Tango”, Tyson featured snippets from a trio of comedy soundcasts which included The Winnebago BoysOxventure - A Dungeons & Dragons Podcast, and The Todd Glass Show. It was really a lovely roundup and I’d urge you to jump back a week in our feed and grab yourself an earful. Access that episode from your favorite soundcast dispensary, including – after a lengthy boycott but now all is forgiven - Spotify. And, of course, every episode we’ve churned out over the last 11 and a half years can be scooped up in our archives at our homesite:

So now that I’m finally back in the saddle, what do I have in store for you for Episode 316, you might ask? Well, my sports comedy soundcast show I might do next time but for THIS week, as teased by Tyson at the end of the last episode, I have a Succotash Chat in store with none other than Blaine Capatch! Blaine is a standup comedian but oh, so much more. He’s a writer, a sketch performer, a husband, a father, a son, and a druid. Well, he plays a druid on a soundcast we’ve featured here a few times over the years: Brian Posehn’s Nerd Poker, a wonderfully funny and occasionally insane show where Brian, Blaine, and a clutch of other pals play Dungeons & Dragons.

Before we get to the convo, I set the stage a bit by playing a clip — since that’s our main stock-in-trade here — from Nerd Poker and last week’s action-packed episode. Beside Blaine and Brian, the rest of the cast includes Brian Posehn, Ken Daly, Sarah Guzzardo, Chris Tallman, dungeon Master Dan Telfer, and engineer Sam Kieffer.

If you are unfamiliar with RPGs, that’s Role Playing Games, and particularly Dungeons & Dragons, I can’t help you. Well, I probably could – I’ve been playing since 1979 – but we just don’t have the time. Blaine’s and my acquaintanceship…acquantancy?… acquaintedness?… oes back a few decades to the San Francisco comedy scene which we talk about in our chat.

I would love to have the whole cast of Nerd Poker make their way in front of the Succotash microphones one of these days. Maybe I should Dungeon Master a game and invite them all to play! That could be cool and incredibly terrifying!

Bonus Feature! One of the fun things Nerd Poker features every week is, right after Dan Telfer thanks a bunch of their Patreon supporters, Blaine does a commercial from a variety of fake sponsors. Very much in the vein of our Henderson’s Pants spots, but the advertisers are all different. Just to give you a sample, I went into their archives and sliced out five different little ads he’s read, so enjoy that bonus feature!

Blaine also makes funny, occasionally outrageous quips in real life, which you can can catch via his socials through his homogenous handles @BlaineCapatch on both Twitter and Instagram. In addition to, he’s frequently a judge for Story Smash, the storytelling game show that’s a spinoff of the Story Worthy soundcast from friend-of-the-show Christine Blackburn And, as he mentions look for him performing around LA in Lucha VaVOOM!, the burlesque and Mexican wrestling spectacular.

Subscribe to us from any of your favorite places, feel free to rate and review us wherever you can, and Tyson Saner will be heading your way in this same feed next week with Epi317.

BTW: My latest review in this Month in Comedy Podcasts, featuring Nikki Glaser guesting on Marc Maron’s WTF is still up right here - check it out!

Last thing: If you happen to find a runaway dog wandering the streets and it seems friendly and you pick it up and read the ID tag and it reads, “Have you heard anything good lately?”, won’t you please pass the Succotash?

— Marc Hershon