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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 13, 2022

Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner. Welcome to Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. I will be your host for the duration of this episode, which happens to be #321…contact, it's the secret, it's the moment when everything happens…and in THIS particular case, it is an episode that will be bringing you clips from other people's soundcasts for you to sample, and perhaps seek more of to listen to over the course of your natural, listening lives… it happens.


Last week in Epi320, show creator and executive producer Marc Hershon brought you an episode of Succotash that took on the alternate form of the show known as a "Chats" episode. In that episode, Mr. Hershon welcomed guest Christine Blackburn. Who, in addition to hosting a live show called Story Worthy, and the story-telling game show soundcast Story Smash, has now 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. I really enjoyed listening to that episode, and so might you. It's sill available to listen to thru services such as Apple & Google Podcasts, Soundcloud, Spotify, Amazon Music, Audible.com, iHeart Radio, Podbay, Podchaser, and Stitcher. Of course you can also find it and EVERY episode of Succotash thru it's many iterations over the last 11+ years at www.succotashshow.com.

This week, I have a trio of clips of soundcasts for you to consider for future listening. They are from the soundcasts known as Last Week on Earth with Ben Gleib, Best Friends Back, Alright!, and The Fckry with Leslie Jones and Lenny Marcus.

It's almost inconceivable to imagine putting together an episode of Succotash without including a classic advertisement from our 100% fake sponsor Henderson's Pants, but it totally could happen one day. (If, for instance, a REAL sponsor would be willing to take us on. … One can dream.) in the meantime, this episode of the show is brought to you by their Picnic Pants!

Ok, that's enough preamble from me so without further faffing about… let's get to the clips!

CLIPS

Last Week on Earth with Ben Gleib
From the show description: News. Pop Culture. Politics. Weird stories. EVERYTHING that happened during the last week. Comedian Ben Gleib catches you up on it all, while making fun of basically everything. Some people tell him this podcast is the way they prefer to get the news. He thinks these people are geniuses. Sometimes he's joined by celebrity guests like comedians, actors, politicians, Four-Star Generals, and his parents. But mostly he talks to himself. If you've been in a coma for the last 7 days, this podcast should not be high on your list of things to tackle. Our clip hails from last month, August 13th, 2022, an episode entitled "The New Season Starts Now!" - (The previous episode posted September 2nd, 2021) Ben catches us up on everything since last season. Including his new hour special "The Mad King" which dropped on YouTube Aug 14th!

Best Friends Back, Alright!
The show's description at Apple Podcasts goes something liek this: "Oh my God, they’re back again. Stevie Wynne Levine (Good Mythical Morning with Rhett & Link) and her high school best friend, Neagheen Homaifar, haven’t been friends for over fifteen years. Can they rekindle their best friendship through a weekly podcast? Some things never change, and some things do. My clip is from their premier episode that dropped back in March, called "Beyoncé Stole Our Inside Joke." The hosts reconnect after a decade and a half, and set the scene of their best friendship back in 2002 at Grimsley High School in Greensboro, NC. They recount various events that defined their adolescence; from George W. Bush choking on a pretzel, to the release of the film "Holes," to the launch of YouTube. Neagheen tries to decipher the strange things she wrote in Stevie’s yearbook.

The Fckry with Leslie Jones and Lenny Marcus
As this show's homebase Earwolf describes the show: Keeping it 100 is Leslie Jones’ mission and any fckry will not be tolerated. Each week Leslie and her co-host, Lenny Marcus, expose the fckry of any given topic and they have a fun time doing it. They interview special guests and answer listener questions. Plus, in the ‘fckry of the week’ segment, Leslie and Lenny call out people, places, things or situations. Nothing is off limits and you don’t want to miss it." Our selected snippet was harvested from the August 17th episode of this year, entitled "Use Ya MuthaF’ckin’ T*****s" w/guest Denita Abernethy Holmes, although our clip takes place before the guest appears.

And another episode is in the can and on its way to the archives over at www.succotashshow.com … and pretty much everywhere else one can listen to soundcasts. I do hope you find something interesting and/or funny in the offerings presented to you in this episode. I aim to please. I sometimes feel that the amount of listening to soundcasts that I do, not only for Succotash but also in my everyday life, has had some sort of effect on my brain. The way I process information, perhaps. I could say that I have a lot of practice listening to people talk.

I never could have foreseen the amount of active listening that is now a regular part of my existence. I mean, I used to listen to a LOT of music before discovering soundcasts because I also make music occasionally but that's not the same kind of listening, really. There have to be other people that spend as much, or possibly even more, of their time listening to people have conversations that they cannot participate in in real time as I do. I wonder what percentage of listeners of soundcasts experience them the way I have for easily 13 years? Anybody know of any ongoing studies? Seriously, I really want to know. I need to know if I should do less of it in case there is any sort of detrimental effect on my brain as a result.

Maybe it's fine. Maybe, in the most general sense, our brains can take it. My ears aren't bleeding yet, so that's gotta count for something, right? Anyway, speaking of listening, thank YOU for doing exactly that. If you liked what you heard, tune in next week for Epi322 in which Marc will bring you whatever he desires to share with you. In the meantime, be decent to each other, go to www.tysonsaner.com to find all my links to the stuff I choose to share with you, and if anyone asks you if you have heard anything interesting lately, and we spring to mind, won't you please pass the Succotash?

— Tyson Saner