Jul 28, 2020
Hey there - it's your every-other-weekly host Marc
Hershon here with Epi213 of Succotash
Shut-In: The Soundcast Stimulus Package. But I am not manning
this installment alone — I'm joined by a longtime friend of the
"Jabs" McNamara, all the way from Canberra, Australia!
And this isn't the first time we're done this but it has been a
LONG time — Jabs last co-hosted Succotash with
me back in Epi40:
Down Underin' with Jabs, in November of 2011, the very first
year of the show.
used to be the ringmaster of a three-headed dog of a soundcast
Dhead Factor (we talk about that in this episode), a
show which has been on a VERY long hiatus. He also produced a
comedy narrative soundcast from 2013, a limited series
called Boganwood (which
you can still catch over on Stitcher.) We also talk more
about Boganwood during this episode if you want
to find out more.
avid runner, he's got a great wife and three kids in Canberra, the
capital of Australia, where he holds down a day job working at a
hospital. We're in farily regular communication so I thought I'd
see if he wanted to grab several clips of some Aussie soundcasts
and jump on the show to present them with me. Not only did we do it
up in audio but, since we were on Zoom, we captured the "magic" (if
one could call it that) and — for the first time ever — we will be
simulsoundcasting an episode of Succotash! In audio
form in all the usual places AND on YouTube!
shows that Jabs picked out for us to feature clips from this
episode include I Don't Know About
That, Tony Martin's Sizzletown, The
Betoota Weekly News Bulletin, and Unravel True Crime:
Snowball. The last one isn't a comedy soundcast clip per se,
it's the trailer for a bizarre true crime show that's so bonkers as
to be very entertaining. This installment of the show is brought to
you by Flying Jodhpurs from Henderson's Pants.
you've been wondering where Australian-born, American-transplanted,
Jeffries has been since his Comedy Central
commentary show shut down last year, this is it. He brings his
special brand of non-knowledge to I Don't Know About
That, where he's challenged by staffers Kelly
Shaw, and Jack
Hackett to figure out the ins and outs of various
topics, only to then have a real loive authority on those topics
come on to set him straight.
Martin is a longtime stable in his native land.
Now he's plunged into the world of soundcasts
with Sizzletown. Replete with offensive tweets, the
frustration of COVID-19 lockdown, and rampant conspiracy theories,
Tony is joined by folks like Niles
[REDACTED], Simon Haight,
Pikelet Man — all calling in from their own
4 of Unravel, a true crime show from ABC in
Australia. This is the trailer for a wild show that actually
involves the show's host, Ollie
Wards, because his brother gets conned by an American
woman from California who bulks the family out of giant sums
the name of this soundcast so much! Hosted by Cadet
Wendell Hussey, along
with Errol and Clancy,
The Betoota Weekly News Bulletin is a showcase of some of
"the biggest stories" from The Betoota Advocate, Australia's oldest
newspaper. (Jabs tells us that Betoota is actually a ghost
can't thank Jabs enough for co-hosting this episode with me —
especially because we had to record it twice due to my Zoom
ineptitude. Will his show, The Dhead
Factor return? who's to say? Enjoy him here with me and
hope for more.
Saner will be on hand with Episode 214 next week.
(If you missed it, you can catch his episode 212 from last
where he features clips from Sincast, 16oz Cinema,
and The Neighborhood Listen.
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