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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.

Sep 6, 2022

Hello, gentle listener! Welcome to Episode 320 of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. I'm Marc Hershon, your host for this latest stroll through Soundcastland.

If you happened to somehow miss last week’s Episode #319, entitled “Title Resonance” and masterfully curated by my counterpart and co-host, Tyson Saner, during which he played snippets for a trio of soundcast treats including Not Today, Thank YouStrong Songs, and Trashy Trashy, fear not! It is still within earshot for you through any one of a number of online distribution points, including (but not limited to) Apple & Google Podcasts, Soundcloud, Spotify, Amazon Music, Audible.com, iHeart Radio, Podbay, Podchaser, Stitcher and, of course, our very own Island of Misfit Toys here on the Soundcast Sea at SuccotashShow.com.

For this week’s episode, I have no such bouquet of clippage to share with you because I am very happy to welcome a special guest in for a chat! This is Christine Blackburn’s first actual interview here, even though I’ve talked to her numerous times in the past as a friend of Succotash. Our first run-in was during the very first Los Angeles Podcast Festival – an event which lasted 5 years and then was eclipsed by some giant corporate entities’ moves to squelch the li’l guy.

We kept running into each other at subsequent Podcast Fests, and Christine was instrumental in helping to round up various and sundry soundcasters to come join me at the Succotash microphones we had set up. Her first soundcast is just slightly longer running than this one, called Story Worthy, and features guests telling stories in front of a live audience. She has also been running Story Smash, the story-telling game show soundcast. (My most recent guest, Blaine Capatch, is a frequent judge on that show.)

And now she’s has just launched her newest soundcast called My Life in 3 Songs, featuring comedians talking about a trio of songs that heavily influenced their life and, often, careers.

Our chat took place a couple weeks ago, just before My Life in 3 Songs debuted on Spotify, so you’ll hear us talking about the fact the show is about to drop when, in fact, it is now available!

Our Succotash chat with Christine Blackburn is brought to you by out completely fake sponsor Henderson’s Pants, and the latest word on their new Summer Stock Slacks!

Thanks again to our guest, Christine Blackburn. Please check out ALL her soundcasts, won't you? Don’t forget to grab Succotash Epi321 next time around in this very same feed with Tyson Saner bringing the soundcastic magic to you. And remember: If you happen to be out on the open plains, running some cattle from Texas to Wyoming, and Cookie, the grizzled cook in the chuckwagon happens to ask if you’ve heard anything good lately, won’t you please pass the Succotash?

— Marc Hershon