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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.

Jan 24, 2023

Howdy do, my beautiful Succotashians! Even if this is your very first time applying our audiciously fragrant soundcast to your earholes, we still regard you as one of us. That’s how inclusive and “woke” Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast is. (In fact, we consider ourselves to be “wuck”, the past tense of “woke”, because we’re so far beyond it…)

What am I even saying? There might be an exhaust leak going on right now in my Mobile Studio MX-30, except that this my Mazda EV so that’s not possible. Oh, well. Where are my manners? I’m Marc Hershon, your every-other-weekly host for this show and you’re listening to Episode 340. And – with no clips featured this time around — this will be our first Succotash Chat of the year!

If you missed last week’s installment, then I’ll wait while you go back and grab Epi339 with our delightful and alternating co-host Tyson Saner. T-Bone (a nickname I’ve never called him before) celebrated hosting his 100th Succotash show by cranking out a quartet of tasty clipbits from the shows The Movies That Made MeOf Mice and Men and MonstersThe Three Questions with Andy Richter, and Sensibly Cynical. You can find it all across the soundcastiverse – from Apple and Google Podcasts and Spotify, to Soundcloud, Amazon Music, Audible, iHeart Radio, and many, many other distribution points. If all else fails – or maybe try here first – hop over to our homesite at SuccotashShow.com.

As for this episode – and isn’t that why we’re all gathered here today? — my special guest is Dr. London Smith. He’s the host of The Jock Doc Podcast, a soundcast we’ve not only featured here before but which I was fortunate and delighted to have been invited to appear on several times. The show shares a little bit of similarity to Comedy Bang Bang, in that London and his producer, Cameron, have guests on who always are portraying interesting and mostly insane characters.

My chat with London goes into some interesting territory, and we spend a lot of time discussing the move he’s making in his career choice – away from medicine (he’s actually got bona fide doctor training and practice in his arsenal) and towards acting and comedy. He goes into when he was a “child star”, a title that I think has merit as he was the lead in a movie when he was 12 years old.

It's a lengthy chat, so I get right into it, right after a brand new commercial from our longtime, broke-ass sponsor Henderson’s Pants and their new Supply Chain Issue Pants!

The main jumping off point for him is at JockDocPodcast.com. The other links for some of the project London mention, like David Diamondhands on Tiktok, William Does Streaming, and Frozen Soul can be found hanging out in the blog entry for this very episode at our homesite, SuccotashShow.com.

That’s going to do it for Epi340. I have to go to the network president’s office and explain why we ran over time this episode – but I think it was worth it, don’t you? While I’m taking the heat for that, why don’t you jot down a reminder to come back to this same feed next week to catch Tyson Saner and Succotash Episode 241?

In the meantime, if you find yourself being chased down the street by a vicious dog and you manage to leap to safety through the open window of a passing car, and the startled driver looks down at you in their lap and asks, “Have you heard anything good lately?”, won’t you please pass the Succotash?

— Marc Hershon