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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.

Nov 2, 2022

Hello, listener, and welcome to Succotash, THE Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. I am none other than Marc Hershon, your every-other-weekly co-host of this here show, a duty I delightfully split with Tyson Saner.

If you were around for last week’s installment, Epi327, you would have heard Tyson laying out a triple shot of soundcast clips from the likes of Add to CartI, Podius, and 2 Spooky 2 Handle. Much like COVID, it’s not too late to catch it. Poke around your favorite soundcast haunts like Apple & Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon Music, iHeart Radio, Audible, YouTube, Soundcloud…phew… pretty much anywhere you can stream and/or download soundcasts, that’s where Succotash is to be found.

I’ve got a fun-size assortment for you, too. First off, I’ve clipped a bit of The Weird Place, Dana Carvey’s new scripted comedy soundcast that he told us all about two episodes ago in Epi326. That just dropped on Halloween this week so give a listen hear and then go download that sucker. Tell ‘em Succotash sent you. Then I’ve got more soundcastic fun from the likes of Endless Honeymoon, Hamish & Andy, Dork Nation, and Callan’s Kicks.

So, if you’re keeping track, that FIVE clips this week. PLUS I have a special treat – an original song from our producer Joe Paulino that’s kind of a tribute and kind of an answering echo to a Neil Young song from back in the day. And, of course, the whole shootin’ match is brought to you by Henderson’s Pants, our 100% fake sponsor with their just-in-time for Thanksgiving Turkey Trousers.

CLIPS

The Weird Place
As I mentioned, we had Dana Carvey on the show two episodes ago, mostly to talk about The Weird Place, his new comedy scripted show. I encourage you to go listen to that for a lot of inside scoop on the show. And although I played a little one minute teaser for the show, I wasn’t allowed to clip the show until it officially dropped, which JUST happen on Halloween. So here are a few minutes of their very first episode, entitled “Pirates vs. Submarine, Part 1”.

Hamish & Andy
We next venture from The Weird Place to Down Under, and a soundcast called Hamish & Andy. The hosts, Hamish Blake and Andy Lee, got started radio, it seems, but have gone full soundcasts as of about 5 years ago. I checked in with friend-of-the-show Jason McNamara, AKA “Jabs”, who live in Canberra, and he says, “They’re massive here. Have TV shows and everything.” They seem super popular in a lot of places around the world, so it’s high time we gave ‘em a snip on Succotash. In this clip they’ve discovered they have not only been recently featured in a magazine called Podcast Weekly, and there’s the Hamish & Andy quiz, where you can learn if you most like Hamish, Andy, or their producer, Jack.

Spoiler alert: There is no Podcast Weekly magazine. Hamish and Andy are just having their way with you. If. You can swing with the Aussie accent, this show’s pretty good fun. And there may not be a Podcast Weekly but did you know there IS a Succotash Daily? Yeah, it’s this daily page that shows up in your inbox if you subscribe to it. It's completely free and it just a roundup of soundcast and comedy news things. You can type in https://hersh.co/SDaily to get there or follow the link in this week’s blog entry at SuccotashShow.com

Endless Honeymoon
Co-host Tyson clipped the Endless Honeymoon soundcast a little over a year ago, but hosts Moshe Kasher and Natasha Leggero recently had Dak Sheper, of Armchair Expert soundcast fame, on and they got into a lot of interesting conversational territories. At one point, Dak and Moshe started comparing the sizes of their RVs. As men do.

DorkNation (High School Sucked)
I’m a little confused by our next offering, which is back in the U of A. I first thought the soundcast was called High School Sucked, hosted by Jane Stanton and Darcy Michael. But the most recent three episodes are called DorkNation – one word: Dorknation – and the “About” section on the website says “Jane Stanton hosts new guests each week to dish some dirt on High School. Were they best years of our lives? Does it actually get better? Join us with a new guest each week as we attempt relive the "glory" days.” And then the first episode of “DorkNation has both hosts kicking off what they’re calling “High School Sucked.” This episode, the first of three DorkNation shows – maybe more are coming, I’m not sure – feature just ordinary folks waxing on about how miserable high school was. This clip features a guest named Haylyn talking about how her best friend, who started out as her worst enemy, managed to get through it all.

Callan’s Kicks
Let’s head over to Ireland now for a clip from a soundcast called Callan’s Kicks, featuring Oliver Callan, who is a comedian, a voice actor, and an impressionist. He’s been doing his soundcast almost as long as we have, having started back 10 years ago in 2012. And his “kicks”, are a reference to the satirical shots he takes on the show at a variety of public figures, mostly through audio sketches where he does the voice of whomever he’s sniping at. Our snippet is from the episode that dropped just last week, entitled “Rishi, Bono, and Halloween”. Here’s Bono, reading an excerpt from his new book about Ireland.

Young Man by Old Neil
That’s it for our bonus buttload of comedy soundcast clips BUT, as promised, we have a special treat. Our producer, Joe Paulino, has recorded a clever song, a ditty if you will, called Young Man. It’s part song parody, part homage, and part very original. Without further ado, here it is

That bring Episode 328 of succotash to a close. Remember to listen to Tyson Saner when he brings you Epi329 in this same feed n ext week. And remember: If you’re even working steerage in an of steam frigate across the Atlantic and it starts taking on water, then the crew and passengers start panicking and heading for the lifeboats, and one of them stops and asks if you’ve heard anything good lately, won’t you please pass the Succotash?

— Marc Hershon