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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.

Feb 14, 2023

Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner welcoming you to Episode 343 of Succotash, The Comedy Soundast Soundcast! Established 2011 with regular weekly updates since 2020. We've been able to do that here at Succotash mostly due to the fact that I share every-other-weekly hosting duties with show creator and executive producer Marc Hershon who brought you clips last week in episode 342, from the soundcasts Extra Nuggets, Hollywood Gold, The Downside, and also a recent episode of Monster Party on which Mr. Hershon was a guest. You can find last week's episode along with our entire archive of episodes over at or, if you are currently listening to us or have downloaded us from any of the streaming/downloading platforms from which you could do so — namely, places like Apple and Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Amazon Music and many more…uh…that would work as well.

This week, I've got clips from the soundcasts known as Life is Short with Justin Long, CineNation and High Low with Emrata.

I've also decided to include a classic FAKE advertisement from our longtime FAKE sponsor who does not exist except on paper and in the hearts and minds of listeners. This episode will have posted on Valentine's Day, so I've chosen a special one that…well, you can decide how appropriate it is to the season once you hear it. 


Life is Short with Justin Long
 I clipped this soundcast previously for Epi273 which dropped mid-October back in 2021. From the show's description: "Is it just me or is time flying by? How do we make the most out of our short time here on Earth? That’s what we’re here to find out. I’m Justin Long and I’ve been an actor for most of my life, so I’m used to getting inside the heads of the characters I play. But now that I’m getting older (I’m 43 now, yikes), I want to peek inside the heads of real people to learn how they find meaning in life. I’m also very curious what their favorite snack food is, and what emoji they use most often — ya know, the REALLY important stuff. Every episode I’ll get personal with all kinds of people, from actors to musicians to deep thinkers who fascinate me. My brother, Christian, is on hand each episode to keep me honest, and occasionally remind me about some of the embarrassing things I’ve done over the years. Join us, or if you have more important things to do, that’s okay too — life is short!" I clipped the episode from January 31st, 2023 with Dave Franco (Somebody I Used to KNow)and an emoji, the type of which I will not reveal as it is indicative of a specific bit of information contained within each interview. Sorry for being so cryptic, I try to be spoiler-free in specific types of circumstances involving symbology. TMI? On the show, the guest and Justin talk about their mutual love of cats, how he got into acting and the benefits of working with his wife, Alison Brie.

As described in Apple Podcast's version of a soundcast's liner notes: "The CineNation soundcast analyzes the histories and tropes of film genres and why we love them." The episode I've clipped is from February 2nd, 2023 - When Harry Met Sally (1989). For Episode 250, show hosts Brandon Sparks and Thomas Horton are starting their Rom-Com series with one of the best of all time. Listen as they discuss how When Harry Met Sally went from a basic idea to a classic of the genre.

High Low with EmRata
The show practically introduces itself, when you read its description online: "Hi, I’m EmRata, aka Emily Ratajkowski. Maybe you know me from my work as an actress or model, or maybe you’ve read my bestselling book, "My Body". I’m interested in marrying everything high and low brow by talking pop culture and happenings that may seem frivolous in a way that raises big questions. On this podcast, I’ll be talking everything from politics, philosophy, and feminism to sex, TikTok and relationships." Our clip hails from just a week ago, on February 6, 2023, and features guest Amber Rose, who - according to show notes - rose to prominence through several high profile relationships with famous rappers, but she has a whole lot more to say than gossip and rehash their history. On the show they discuss how she has reclaimed the labels “slut” and “bitch” through her event "Slut Walk", how she’s raising her sons to respect women, classism, feminism and racism, and what she wants to see happen with men (and women!) when it comes to fighting misogyny.

And that's where the clips run out, so welcome to the end of this week's episode. Hey, did you hear that a chunk of the sun "came off"? No, really…it did something like that. I only read the news about it today, and the source was a day old, so…we're still here as of one day later. This episode will have posted about three days from now if the usual set of circumstances has occurred and, the following week, Marc will be back with Episode #344 which I believe will be a "Chats" episode with guest Josh Gilliland, if I remember what was said in Epi342 correctly.

Y'know…between pandemics and natural disasters happening in this lifetime, at this point in time, I could really use a hug. Also, I just saw Encanto for the first time and that was quite an emotional roller coaster…so, yeah…the hug thing. Maybe you aren't the hugging sort…no worries, you do you.

Aside from all of that, the function of this show has alway been to provide the listener with a window into some listening options that they might otherwise never have known they had…So, I hope that I fulfilled that in a way you found interesting in any way, shape, or form, and that, as a result, you might listen again and/or suggest us to others as an option for them to listen to. We would really appreciate that. We do this out of love.

So once again, I've been Tyson Saner wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day, asking you consider visiting, thanking you for listening, imploring you to be decent to each other, and reminding you to please pass the Succotash!

— Tyson Saner