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Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner, your host and extremely anxious new father for the duration of this episode of Succotash, The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. I'm writing this late at night and probably recording it during the daytime depending on whether or not I'm stage whispering or speaking at a more comfortable easy volume.  Thank you for listening.

In addition to clips I've got other special content for you. I've received submissions, ladies and otherwise, and I couldn't be happier about that…but you may not be able to tell through my stage whisper or perhaps I'll be at a comfortable volume and that joke won't land the right way. (Maybe I won't read this line and it will still be on the blog at www.succotashshow.com as an Easter egg…) Well, I HAVE to read it NOW…

ANYWAY

Let me take you on a journey through our menu of items tonight: We've got a DOUBLE dose of raging moderate Will Durst's Burst O' Durst segment. We've got another reading from our wonderful FAKE SPONSOR TrumPoetry.com which is a one hundred percent REAL WEBSITE that I'm sure will be linked somewhere here because it's awesome! It's a brilliant and eloquent achievement of what poetry created by our producer Joe Paulino, and is supposed to do for people who read it…and write it…when times are uncertain…or more certain…or less certain… It's supposed to put that in perspective. And, occasionally, it's supposed to remind us that two plus two is indeed four even if some folks want you to not only believe but state openly that it is five.

That's what I suppose... but I am no expert.

I'm going to list the clips purely for presentation order here and then I'll explain a couple things after that, presumably. I've got clips from: Dylan Brody's Neighbor's Couch Revisited, The Rad Dudecast, The Slashfilmcast, Not A Huge Fan, and Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson.

Okay so, I've been using the Laughable app a lot lately because I really don't have as much time to hunt for sounds around the internet as I used to and it makes it easier for me to find the specific content that I look for…which, in this case, is comedy soundcasts. It has Featured Comedians of The Day and, if I search for a specific comedian it will show me a list of podcasts that that comedian is associated with in some fashion. i.e. Host? Guest? ...Producer? Spokesmodel? ... anyway, it's a useful tool. Three of the soundcasts you will hear clips from tonight were found with the help of the Laughable app.

Two of our clip segments feature those submissions I mentioned before and am very grateful for. Let me say a "Thank You" up here at the top of the show to Darren Staley and Dylan Brody of Dylan Brody's Neighbor's Couch Revisited and Charles Disney of Not A Huge Fan for their submitted contributions. I will explain more as we go…

CLIPS

Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson
Our clip, from March 5th of this year, features outrageous comedian and actor Joey Diaz (The Longest Yard and The Degenerates on Netflix) stops by Tyson Ranch for this hilarious episode of Hotboxin' with Iron Mike and Big Eb. (Be sure to check out Joey Diaz' podcast The Church of What's Happening Now!)

The /Filmcast (AKA The Slashfilmcast)
The Slashfilmcast is the official podcast of Slashfilm.com. Hardcore geeks/bloggers/journalists David Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Jeff Cannata debate, pontificate, and delve into the latest films, film news, television shows, and entertainment-related items from the past week. Our clip is from Epi 511, The Matrix 20th Anniversary Retrospective, with guest David Sims, film critic from The Atlantic. (GUEST: David Sims from The Atlantic)

The Rad Dudecast
Our next clips is from Epi 220, "It's Racially Enhanced," of The Rad Dudecast, featuring New York standup comedians and best friends Anthony Devito, Brendan Eyre, and Greg Stone. Greg got a new character from Scotland, the boys break down how to podcast, and Brendan talks about his album recording.

Not A Huge Fan
I'm not sure exactly which episode of Not A Huge Fan our next clip is from, as it was submitted directly to us from Charles Disney, a standup comedian and the host of the show.

Here's the note he sent along with the clips: "Hello — Our podcast Not A Huge Fan is not categorized under Comedy, but I'm a standup comic and we have a number of comedian guests so sometimes it is funny. Attached is a clip from a popular episode from the end of last year. Thank you for supporting other podcasts! Sincerely, Charles"

And thank YOU, Charles, for supporting this soundcast with your contribution. If you are a comedy soundcaster and would like to submit a clip to Succotash, we make it SO easy! Just get your 3-5 minute MP3 or WAV clip ready then upload it at http://hjightail.com/u/Succotash!

Dylan Brody's Neighbor's Couch Revisited
Recently, myself and former-host-now-executive-producer Marc Hershon were guests on Dylan Brody's Neighbor's Couch Revisited, a "podcast about a podcast" as it calls itself.

It's hosted by longtime podcast personalities Darren Staley and comedian Dylan Brody whose names would be familiar to longtime listeners to Succotash (as well as anyone who just heard me mention them in the introduction that I wrote after having written everything before this sentence up to the word "Recently"…)

This is going to be kind of a "three-fer", with two clips submitted by Darren (aka @Crobama on Twitter) via our Hightail upload link. The first features part of a visit with comedian Craig Shoemaker, while the second has Darren chatting it up with Kelly Carlin. (Both of those worthies have been guests on Succotash, BTW — Shoe way back in Epi29 and Kelly way WAY in Epi9!) The third clip features me and Marc from a very recent episode of DBNCR.

OUTRO

And there it went! One more episode of Succotash, The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, in the archive at www.succotashshow.com . Where you can hear past episodes of the show featuring original-host-now-executive-producer Marc Hershon planting and tending to the crops that would grow to yirld this current and also aformentioned soundcast.

For their contributions I'd like to again thank Darren Staley and Dylan Brody of Dylan Brody's Neighbor's Couch Revisited (or DBNCR as I will think of it from here on out.) And Charles Disney of Not A Huge Fan for taking time out of their day to send me content to help a fellow soundcaster out. It's a pretty big deal and I appreciate it.

It's late and I must try to capture sleep when I can. I apologize if some of these recent episodes have been more than two weeks apart as was my original goal. My current goal is to have episodes for you that post two weeks apart when it works out that way... at any rate, I'll shoot for more often than not.

I do enjoy making this program and I appreciate your kindness, patience and support. Thank you again for listening and, if I could, might I intrude upon your kindness the teensiest bit more and ask you to Please, Pass The Succotash?

— Tyson Saner

Direct download: 041519_Succotash_191_AssemblinMyTwentyFourthOne_01.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:09pm PDT
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Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner. Welcome to Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. Thank you for making us your destination listening for this next interval in your existence. With all the available choices you have to choose from as far as doundcasts go - or "podcasts" as many people still refer to them - you chose us, and it is an honor. 

We've got an episode stuffed with content including clips from:  My Best Break-Up, Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast, Broadway Baby, Mega, A Funny Feeling, and Fear Initiative. 

We've also got a rare triple Burst O' Durst from raging moderate Will Durst and selected reading from TrumPoetry.com. 

So much to listen to, so little…uh…well, really there's as much time as there is, isn't there? So let's crack on! 

CLIPS 

My Best Break-Up 
Sometimes, the best beginnings start with an ending. Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine bring you My Best Break-Up, hosted by the charming Maeve Higgins and featuring a different break-up story each week. Our clips features Hannah Gadsby, from a recent episode where she explains her deep unease with success, coupled with the invisibility she often felt as a queer, autistic woman. She's made a conscious decision to view the world in a new way - without a filter of shame. 

Broadway Baby
Join host Kimberly Schmidt and her husband Jay as they try to transform their friend Alex Fossella from casual theater goer to full-out fan boy. The clip we're featuring is from the show's pilot, where Kimberly and Jay explain Alex's first homework assignment: The cast album from Hair. 

Mega
This soundcast is an improvised satire from the staff of a fictional mega church. Starring
show creators Holly Laurent and Greg Hess as hosts Hallie and Gray, the clip we have is this past January and guest stars Edgar Blackmon (Alone Together, Popstar) as Edward Blackthorn who's talking sports, Game of Thrones, and falling in love.

Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast
Every episode of GGACP, host, comedian and actor Gilbert Gottfried, along with co-host and fellow pop culture fanatic Frank Santopadre, welcomes an astounding guest from the business of show. Our clip from a recent episode features guest Joel Grey, talking about being Joel Grey!

A Funny Feeling
Hosted by comedians and paranormal enthusiasts Betsy Sodaro and Marcy Jarreau, A Funny Feeling, invites the hosts' comedian friends and celebrity guests to tell their true paranormal experiences and hear spooky stories submitted by listeners. A clip from Epi69, entitled NorCal Mysteries, features guest storyteller Jessica Jardine, discussing her Northern California upbringing with stories of serial killers and the Winchester Mystery House. 

Fear Initiative
A weekly horror role-playing game podcast, Fear Initiative features Game Master David Ian McKendry as he takes players Morgan Peter Brown, Cara Mandel, Jeff Seidman, Megan Duffy, Rob Schrab, Josh Forbes and Clarke Wolfe on a weekly horror inspired RPG adventure. Our clip is from the very first episode from August of last year, when the FI crew comes together seemingly by accident, meeting late one night at a tavern.

Cracked on and gone: one more episode of Succotash. Thank you so much for listening to us. I hope you have been entertained...and maybe you've got another soundcast or two to seek out and listen to more episodes of that you hadn't previously been aware of…so then I can say that at the very least you've been informed in some way... specifically that there's a whole world of soundcasts out there in a world (that still mostly calls them podcasts as of this point in history.) 

What our show, this "Comedy Soundcast Soundcast" is doing, is saying: "Try this, you might like it in larger amounts" and then letting you decide. We also interview some of those people when they are willing and able. We here at Succotash are empathetic with those who create content and understand the time it takes to make it all happen. So, if you do enjoy our content, why not share it with others so that they also might have a few more choices presented to them in easily consumed and, presumably, digestible portions? (To keep the food metaphor going...) 

So again, thank you for listening and if you wouldn't mind taking a little time out to rate and review us on iTunes we'd be forever grateful because in addition to telling others about us, the iTunes rating is another form of "word of mouth" that might even land us a real sponsor someday... one can dream. 

Good night, and until next time won't you please, pass the Succotash?

— Tyson Saner

Direct download: 033019_Succotash_190_AssemblinMyTwentyThirdOne_01.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:35pm PDT
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Saluton estas mi: Tyson Saner, your returning host and, as you might have heard (unless this is your first listen to our program in which case, welcome), I am a new father. I must thank executive producer Marc Hershon for resuming hosting duties for the most recent 3 episodes while I was adjusting to having a newborn. I'm still adjusting but I'm not complaining because I'm pretty sure that's what parenting is...constant adjustments. 

It's been great so far. I have no jokes to make. It's totally worth it. 

So what I've got for you this episode is a collection of clips I made before I went on leave in early January. All clips from this episode are from December 2018 or before so take a trip with me back in time, won't you…?
 

I've got clips from TigerBelly, The Ramble, The Smartest Man in the World, Comedy Bang Bang, The Mike O'Meara Show and Open Tabs.

I've also got a Double Dose of raging moderate Will Durst's "Burst O' Durst" segment... and keeping with the time travel theme BOTH Bursts are from February of 2019... first timers to Succotash, The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, should note that there were NO Bursts from January 2019 and this episode will have released about halfway thru March... hopefully actually on the IDES... again we shall see... or will have by the time you hear this... wheee!
 

And to prove I didn't record this very long before release I've selected two very recent entries from our sponsor http://TrumPoetry.com from early March for those of you playing along at home, or wherever your head happens to be when my voice hits your ears...

Let's get started!

TigerBelly
A no-holds-barred arena for half truths, social no-nos, and animal behavior-featuring comedian Bobby Lee and his best friend Khalyla. Every Wednesday. Clip is from Episode 172: Christina Pazsitzky & The HOV Gooch. In this clip, the group discusses the cycle of popularity that comedians of various race and gender enjoy and/or miss out on depending on the part of the cycle they are experiencing.

The Smartest Man in the World 
Comedian Greg Proops is smarter than you. I understand that former host and current executive producer of Succotash Marc Hershon clipped "SMITW as recently as Epi186: "Subbin' For Tyson", which is a great episode BTW as are all of Mr. Hershon's episodes... they are my template after all... the thing is, I don't really share what my clip choices are going to be with Mr. Hershon so... I already had a clip ready to go... I feel like maybe more information should be shared from my side of the table sometimes... we'll see.  in the meantime, I wanted to feature  this clip from Pennies, released Dec 20, 2018, because this clip is of Greg's farewell to Penny Marshall who passed away on December 17th, 2018, and features his wife: Artist, photographer, activist, and podcast host Jennifer Canaga.

Bertcast's Podcast

Comic and man-of-the-world Bert Kreischer shares his wisdom and life with you. From Epi5 "Open Tabs", in our clip Bert speaks of Michael Rapaport, the actor and filmmaker who directed the 2011 documetary "Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest". Bert also speaks about his experience of the musical group "A Tribe Called Quest...". 

The Mike O'Meara Show
The Mike O'Meara Show is a fun mash-up of real life, pop-culture, news of the day, dynamic audio clips, and three guys — busting each others' balls. This clip is from thieer Epi2138, "X-Ray Vision", wherein Mike talks about being the parent of a five-year-old and a bit of Star Wars...beware of major spoilers for "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" from 1977... 

Comedy Bang Bang: The Podcast 
Join host Scott Aukerman ("Comedy Bang! Bang!" on IFC; "Mr. Show") for a weekly podcast that blends conversation and character work from today's funniest comedians. This clip is from Epi547, featuring John Mulaney, Seth Morris, and Betsy Sodaro, where they feature the introduction of Miss Potts.

The Ramble 
Comedian Jerry Rocha talks about whatever is on his mind at the time. Clip is from Epi160, with guest Eddie Pence, the Vice Host of The Ralph Report with Ralph Garman. In this clip there is a discussion of death in films, including a Top ten list.

Well, there's another episode sorted and served up. I hope it was to your liking. Remember, it's a tasting plate of just a small portion of the type of comedy content or alleged comedy content you could find if you happened to be looking for an alternative to terrestrial radio. Or perhaps you are thinking of starting a soundcast so you were wondering what they might sound like. 

I've only scratched the surface of what is available in ONE genre. There are also sketch and narrative-based comedy soundcasts and, if you'd like a few more examples of what else is out there, might I direct you to the show archive at www.succotashshow.com ... there's 188 more episodes worth of clips, Bursts O' Dursts, and episodes featuring our first "sponsor" Henderson's Pants to be enjoyed as long as the EMP from a nearly inevitable nuclear conflict doesn't wipe out all electronic traces of our program. 

If you want entertainment in your bunker I'd recommend collecting these episodes as soon as you can... make your own time-capsule if you like. Or you could even start telling other people about this program so that they can listen to us and potentially enjoy us and add us to their apocalypse playlist among other forms of digital entertainment. If you did that we'd be friends for life because that's what we mean when we gently implore you to (please) Pass The Succotash...

— Tyson Saner

Direct download: 031319_Succotash_189_AssemblinMyTwentySecondOne_FullRender_01.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:11pm PDT
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Once again, it is I — substitute host, executive producer, and ripstop nylon tenting material Marc Hershon — filling the host chair for proud papa Tyson Saner! Tyson and his wife, Laura, along with young Jareth Saner, are doing great. 

With any luck at all, Tyson is figuring out the parent game – at least in the early going, because this is a puzzle that no parent really ever gets  handle on — and he should be back Succotashin’ it in no time. 

In the meantime, you’ve got me, the OG host of this audio hayride, and I’ve got a bushel basket of grand soundcast clips to toss into your ears. They include: 

Daydrinking with Gary & Elliot

Dylan Brody’s Neighbor’s Couch Revisited 

I Shake My Head 

Inside of You 

Rough Giraffe 

The Ron Burgundy Podcast 

The story behind Succotash, if you didn’t know, is that I started this show back in 2011 as a way to showcase comedy soundcasts because, at the time – believe it or not – the medium of podcasting was floundering. People were having trouble finding them or knowing how to listen to them, and a lot of what was available was somewhat sketchy in terms of both content and quality.

Well, since then, it’s clear that soundcasting has found its footing and now we’ve hundreds of thousands of shows.  I like to think that Succotash has something to do with the medium surviving and paddling to the shore, to emerge, stand up on its own two feet, and evolve into the awesome force it is today. I know that’s not true, but I still like to think about it…

Nonetheless, I encourage you to take in today’s clips and — if you’re liking one or more of the show’s we’re sampling — go and check out an entire episode. Most of what we’re featuring today can usually be found on outlets like iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, SoundCloud, the Laughable app, and a bunch of other distribution points.(You can also just click on the linked titles above to be taken to the show's homesite!) 

Today’s show is brought to you by Henderson’s new Parka Pants, and by Trumpoetry.com.

That’s all she wrote when it came to Epi188 of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. Please remember to rate and review this show on iTunes. And if you have something you want to get off your chest, you can always call our toll-full Skype line, at (818) 921-7212, and leave us a message that we can play on the show.

Tyson may be back hosting as soon as our next installment – who can say? – and I may be contributing a new feature we’ve talked about  but I’ll save that as a surprise.

Until we meet again, I will gently remind you to PLEASE pass the Succotash!

Marc Hershon

Direct download: SuccoClips_Epi188.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:40am PDT
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It is I — substitute host, executive producer, and clippable discount coupon Marc Hershon — filling in for regular host and spanking new parent Tyson Saner! Well, he’s not literally spanking his newborn baby. That kind of thing is frowned upon in modern society BUT that IS to say that — since I last spoke to you in previous Epi186 — Tyson and his lovely wife, Laura, have recently welcomed their new son into the world!

His name is Jareth Franklin Saner, and Tyson informs me that he was named after The Goblin King from the movie Labyrinth, as portrayed by David Bowie. If you want to send big congrats to our host Tyson and his wife Laura on the birth of their son, Jareth, you may reach out to him via Twitter @RevT23 or send an email to him at Tyson@SuccotashShow.com 

As as when T-man will be back in front of the Succotash microphone, he’s predicting sometime in early March – the soundcasting world can get a little…wiggly…when it comes to timelines and schedules. 

But, until he returns, I shall endeavor to fill the void.

And this time around, the void is being filled with THIS Succotash Chats Epi 187! My special guest is comedian/actor Frank Cronin, who I chatted with the other day via Skype as he had just completed a rather amazing 500 mile trek, on foot, from San Francisco to Los Angeles. It took him 41 days to make the trip, and it was not because he doesn’t own a car but rather to raise awareness for the plight of the homeless in this country. 

Frank was able to raise twenty thousand dollars for Homeless Health Care Los Angeles (https://hhcla.org/) and found the experience to be rather eye-opening…and almost eye-losing as well. More on that as we get into our chat in a moment. 

You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram @GLOWPUNK. You can also still donate to his Rough Set GoFundMe page or give directly to the folks HE’S giving his money to: Homeless Health Care Los Angeles. 

This episode of Succotash is brought to you by Henderson’s Scavenger Slax and Trumpoetry.com — but please remember that these are pretend sponsors only and that Succotash is 100% listener supported. You can help us to keep the mics cranked up by clicking on the donate button on the upper right of our homepage and kicking some cash into the kitty. Or use the Amazon banner at the top of our site to do your online shopping and they’ll give us a little taste off the top. Or you can purch some merch at our Succotashery – a spiffy hat or handy mug, perhaps – and that helps to offset production costs as well. 

If ponying up some scratch for your favorite Comedy Soundcast Soundcast isn’t in the cards, how about just a few moments of your time to get up to iTunes and grant us a 5-star rating and a glowing review? Costs you nothing but may be just the thing to pull this show into the limelight so that other listeners can find us. 

That about does it for Succotash Chats Epi187. I want to think our special guest, Frank Cronin. And remember that our main main, Tyson Saner, will be back here in the big chair before you know it.  Until then, you’re stuck with me, so I hope that’s all right.

In the meantime, please remember, for all the people you know, to pass the Succotash!

— Marc Hershon

Direct download: SuccoChat_Epi187.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:25am PDT
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Saluton and it is NOT your regular host, Tyson Saner, this time around but former host, executive producer, and folding plastic room divider Marc Hershon. That’s right. I will be filling in for Tyson for this, Epi186, and another one or two episodes as well because Mr. and Mrs. Saner are welcoming their first baby into the world!

Congratulations from all of us here at Succotash to all of you Saners – old and new – up in Humboldt County in Northern California. Tyson needed to take some time away from his duties as host of this show and I volunteered to step in for a bit so here I am.

If you would like to pass along your congratulations to Tyson, feel free to ping him on Twitter @RevT23 or you can email him at Tyson@SuccotashShow.com. You can even call our tollful Skype line and leave him a cheery message at (818) 921-7212.

If you don’t recognize my voice, that’s okay. I started Succotash back in 2012 and, after seven years of hosting the show, stepped away from the microphone almost exactly a year ago to make way for Tyson to take the reins. I’ve been in the background as the executive producer – posting the shows online and handling all of our social media stuff. And I’ve been busy trying to get a couple of new projects off the ground, too.

If you’re new to Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, this is where we feature snippets from other peoples’ comedy soundcasts in order to let you know what’s going on out there in the incredibly crowded field of soundcasting. We’re like a Whitman’s Sampler of rich, chewy soundcast goodness.

This episode we’ll be featuring clips from Armchair Expert, Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend, Dave Hill’s Podcast Incident, The Smartest Man in The World, What A Time To Be Alive, and The Young & The Weary.

BTW, Succotash is brought to you by Henderson’s Pants new Toddler Trousers AND Trumpoetry.com.

One segment we WON’T be featuring this episode — and may not be for the foreseeable future — is our long-running Burst O’ Durst with political comedian and social commentator Will Durst. Will’s been doing this segments for YEARS, literally out of the goodness of his heart, and he’s taking a much-needed hiatus. And he’s not sure if it’s worth coming back.

Why, you ask?

We can’t afford to pay him for his excellent commentaries because we don’t have paying sponsors. We are totally listener-supported but no one clicks on our Donate button at SuccotashShow.com, or clicks on the Amazon banner at the top of that same page, or buys any of our merch. So we’d love to keep bringing you Will’s amazing take on the political and social landscape but the coffers are empty. If you’d like to hear more Durst, let us know at durst@succotashshow.com. And if or until he rejoins us on Succotash, you can always check him out at HIS website, at WillDurst.com.

Enough of that. Let’s get into the clippage, shall we?

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend 
One of the other things I do besides executive produce Succotash is provide weekly reviews to Vulture.com’s This Week In Comedy Podcasts. That online column used to be on Splitsider but it was bought by Vulture and all us reviewers made the jump over there, too. Recently I’ve reviewed several episode of the relatively new Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend soundcast and it’s pretty damned entertaining. The set up is that Conan O'Brien are been hosting his TV talkshow for along time but never really has time to make friends will all of his many celebrity guests. This soundcast is meant to be the cure for that. Recently, though, Conan had an actual friend on the show, none other than Adam Sandler. They’ve known each other for over 30 years, were on Saturday Night Live together, and even live in the same neighborhood in Los Angeles. In our snippet, they talk about their approaches to dealing with audiences.

Dave Hill’s Podcasting Incident
Dave Hill is a quintuple threat — comedian, actor, writer, musician, and radio/soundcast host. He originally hails from Columbus, Ohio but is moored in New York these days, where he puts out his Dave Hill’s Podcasting Incident whenever he can. This past week he was out in my neck o’ the woods for the San Francisco Sketchfest, which I was also doing, but our paths did not cross. Nonetheless, we have a clip from his latest drop, Epi99, featuring another multi-hyphenate, Sarah Hartshorne, who is a writer/comedian/former America’s Top Model contestant. In this clip, she and Dave talk about her modeling in Germany and wearing a dirndl. (I mainly picked this clip so I could say, ‘dirndl’.)

The Smartest Man in The World
I figured it was time to revisit The Smartest Man in The World, the soundcast from past Succotash guest Greg Proops, best known, perhaps, from Whose Line Is It Anyway. He’s also a personal friend and improv cast member with yours truly, and I think he’s one of the fastest, funniest, people around. In this clip, Greg and his wife, Jennifer, soundcast from the Fortress of Proopitude and, in our sniplette, they get into some old Hollywood lore and hijinks.

Armchair Expert
A show that popped into Soundcastland this past year or so is Armchair Expert, hosted by actor Dax Shepard. Although his interviewing style is a little scattershot, I enjoy the loose informality he has with his guests, most of which he knows from his rambling around Los Angeles for a number of years. Just recently he hosted Sarah Silverman for a lengthy and revealing chat. Another thing I like about Dax is that he doesn’t mind venturing into areas that other hosts might feel uncomfortable about – as in the segment we're featuring, where he talks to Sarah about his reaction to her sexuality.

What A Time To Be Alive
It is so hard to keep up with the avalanche of soundcasts, comedy and otherwise. Even as someone whose job is reviewing the damn things, I am constantly finding not just new shows, but shows that have been on for a while that completely slipped beneath my radar. One of those is What A Time To Be Alive. It features three hosts — Eli Yudin, Kath Barbadoro, and Patrick Monohan — and, as they say on their Patreon site, it’s “the only podcast that counts down all the things each week that make you say the title of the podcast.” In our clip, the trio get giddy over the topic of nunchucks and what a ridiculous weapon it (they?) makes in the wrong hands…or even the right ones.

The Young & The Weary
Our final entry this episode is from a new soundcast — just three or four installments in — and it’s called The Young & The Weary. Great title. And apropos. The "Young" is 32-year-old Jeremy Pinsly, a comedian raised in Nashville, now based in New York. The "Weary" is 88-year-old Dev Rogers, a former occupational therapist, an author, and a budding comedic actor from Buffalo, New York — she’ll be appearing in Comedy Central's Broad City this year. As these two have gotten to know each other during the first few episodes, they’ve kind of revealed a lot. Like how they each lost their virginity. Our clip is from the third episode, “Bad Language”, and they chat about the use of dirty words in comedy.

Whew! I forgot how labor intensive Succotash can be to pull together. Maybe I’ll think of giving Tyson a raise. Especially now that he has another pair of ears to play soundcasts into. Of course, to do that, we’d need some money coming in. Remember? Donate button, Amazon banner, merch from the Succotashery? All available at our homesite – http://SuccotashShow.com 

And if you can’t afford to give up the loot then how about rate and review Succotash Show up on our listing on iTunes? Doesn’t cost you anything than your pride and vanity.

It has been a pleasure spending this time with you, filling in for our hiatusing Tyson Saner. I may be back for another one or two of these but fear not – Mr. Saner will be back in the Big Chair before you know it!

A couple of reminders before I skedaddle. If YOU’RE a comedy soundcaster and would like to hear a clip of your show on our show, stay tuned for the closing credits where our esteemed announcer, Bill Heywatt, will give you details on how to upload those clips directly to us. And the other thing I want to urge you to do — whether it’s to your family, loved ones, friends, or even enemies — is to please pass the Succotash!

— Marc Hershon

Direct download: Succo_Clips_Epi186.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:20pm PDT
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Felicxan Novjaron, estas mi Tyson Saner, your host for this special "First Succotash, The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast of the Year" edition of Succotash, The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast… and - let's not kid ourselves - this "Chats" episode very likely could not have come at a more appropriate time. 

Your friends in podcasting, Phil Leirness and Dean Haglund of Chillpak Hollywood Hour agreed to sit down with me earlier this week to discuss their brilliant independent film, the dark comedy The Lady Killers. If you are an adult and have not seen this film yet, I believe that you should. It explores the theme of Toxic Masculinity and its symptoms of "Sexual-Conquest-as-Friendly(?)-Competition" as well as the plausible consequences involved when it all "stops being fun" and starts being deadly. 

Just for clarification, this film is NOT a remake of the 1955 film The Ladykillers. THAT film WAS remade in 2004 and directed by Ethan and Joel Cohn. This more recent film was released in 2017 and its title is comprised of 3 words. If you Google it as three words, those words being "The", "Lady", and "Killers" Google will ask you if you meant to search for those other films. 

The solution? Bypass Google completely and click directly to the movie's URL — http://theladykillersmovie.com/

In addition to OUR interview with the hosts of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, I've got a single Burst O' Durst from Raging Moderate Will Durst, and selected reading from TrumPoetry.com!

And there you have it. 

The first Succotash, The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast of the year in the can…or indeed out of the can and into your ear-mouths and ear-bellies… okay, THAT'S just horrifying, sorry about that… 

I'd like to thank our guests Phil Leirness and Dean Haglund of Chillpak Hollywood Hour again for agreeing to spend time chatting with me about their film and, as you heard, other topics… 

Chillpak Hollywood Hour can be heard on Blog Talk Radio, Stitcher and iTunes, and you can find the archive of "Chillpak Hollywood Hour" at chillpakhollywood.com. The show can be reached on Twitter at @DeanAndPhil, Phil at @philleirness and Dean at @dhaglund and remember you can find the website of their 2017 film "The Lady Killers" (three words) at theladykillersmovie.com where you can purchase the film on disc as well as be updated on theatrical screenings of The Lady Killers when those  are announced. 

If you want to see it at home or on your device there are MANY options including iTunes, Google Play, VUDU, Microsoft Store, Amazon Prime Video, Flix Fling, Direct TV, Fandango NOW, Verizon's Watch Fios service, YouTube, MCTV and Steam. 

I'd also like to thank you, the listener for spending time with us this episode and every episode you choose to listen to. You are nothing if not spoiled for choice of what to listen to…and I am nothing without you. Ok, that's a bit much. I shouldn't say I'm nothing even when attempting to compliment you. It's unhealthy behaviour and I made a New Year's Resolution to be healthier both physically and mentally… so we'll see how that goes. 

I hope your 2019 shapes up to be a delightful one and I also hope that the film The Lady Killers becomes part of the larger conversation about how humans treat each other… so we'll see how that goes as well. Thank you again for listening and if I could ask something only slightly more of you it would be to tell other people about this program as well as the programs featured within for that is what we mean when we ask you to (Please) Pass The Succotash. 

— Tyson Sane

Direct download: 010319_Succotash_185_AssemblinMyTwentyFirstOne_01.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:01pm PDT
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