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Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, was launched 12 years ago (April, 2011) 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 11, 2018

Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner, your host for this seasonally appropriate episode of Succotash, The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast — Hallowanksgiving addition!  Yes, it's that special time situated perineum-esquely between Halloween and Thanksgiving. The mid-terms have come and gone and hoo boy, ghosts and turkeys everywhere!  Comedy and conversations become essential, people have those conversations, record them and release them as comedy soundcasts...

How do you find comedy soundcasts? You turn right at Greenland...But seriously folks, it wouldn't be a Hallowanksgiving episode without a turkey of a joke...or two. Also, the punchline of that joke is from "A Hard Day's Night" which I AM NOT plagiarizing...I'm merely pointing out that the punchline is arguably funnier in context...and of course, that's completely subjective. And, as I am fond of is Comedy.

I'm calling that joke a turkey because I wanted to mention Turkey again. I'm hungry, ok?  I'd have turkey off the bone 20 times a year if it were convenient to do so. I already use ground turkey for taco meat and I'll — more occasionally than I would like, mind you — enjoy strips of turkey bacon flaked into a nice pea soup instead of ham. Pea soup is awesome, and fiber is even more important than a sense of humor. Believe me, kids. 

SO, How do you find comedy soundcasts?   I find them by going to places like Stitcher, iTunes, Soundcloud, Podbay and Laughable. 

Laughable actually recommends soundcasts to me based on comedians I'm looking for and has featured comedians that are suggested when I am browsing the app. At least one of the soundcasts featured in this episode was recommended to me by the app and because of the sheer amount of listening to comedy soundcasts I do I really appreciate the suggestions that the app gives me. 

I also find soundcasts by listening to soundcasts and the commercials for other soundcasts that might be heard before, mid, and after the main content of soundcasts from certain networks. That's one of the reasons you'll hear soundcasts from the Earwolf network, Starburns Audio, and All Things Comedy so often. 

I also try to feature shows that feature people whose names I had not read or heard of before my searching for potential clip material brought their existence to my attention.

So do YOU find comedy soundcasts?  No rush to respond, just think about it for a bit and get back to me. In the meantime, we've got clips from: Screams and Moans Returns, Get Up On This, The Aggy Fox and Dana Podcast, Never Seen It, Fat Pig, and The Boogie Monster...

We've also loaded the show with two timely Bursts O' Durst with political comedian and social commentator Will Durst. We playback a call that came into the Succotash Hotline this week. (THAT number, BTW, is 1 (818) 921-7212) And we have some selected readings from

So let's dig in...


Screams And Moans Returns
Screams and Moans Returns and, as Megan M (aka @PodcastWhore) eases back into her hosting seat, she's joined by the lovely Melissa Maples. They discuss Halloween III: Season of the Witch, and she have more than a few questions for Melissa during the second half. Our clip
features talk of fear of technology, clowns and how Knitting fits into various horror films...

Side Note: The movie featured in this episode, Halloween III: Season of the Witch was filmed very close to where I grew up and currently reside. There's a lovely cheese factory in Loleta, the town that stood in for the town called Santa Mira. — TS 

Side side note: The intermission skit, "The Nutritionist," was performed by a number of individuals including Succotash Executive Producer Marc Hershon.

Fat Pig 

Have you ever eaten frosting out of the can? Hidden empty pizza boxes under your bed? Fat Pig is fall-off-the-bone funny comedians Jessica Kirson and Frank Liotti, talking about food addiction, closet eating, bingeing, diets, shame, fat camp, and cake. Sometimes touching, often bizarre, always hilarious, Fat Pig is a wild ride from start to finish, diving in and pigging out on Americaís biggest addiction, food. The episode description we took this clip from simply reads: Maya Angelou, mayonnaise, and Betty White's tits, and it's from the "Fart Porn" episode from March 14th, 2018.

Get Up On This
Final episode alert! Jensen Karp and co-host Matthew Robinson have sat with a different guest each week to get you up on (or up OFF) new stuff. They' introduced you to musicians, TV shows, apps and many more things, knowing you just didn't have the time to sift through that shitt. In this epi, Jensen and Matthew present "The Last Episode of Get Up On This!"  They address the future of the podcast, look back ond favorite moments from the show, and hit you with their Top 10 Get Up Ons of All Time.

Never Seen It 
Famous movies and TV shows are rewritten by people who have NEVER seen them, then their versions are then cast and read in studio. Grab your Red Vines and settle in for pop culture talk, ridiculous movie-themed-games and recurring segments with host Kyle Ayers' dad. In the episode I clipped from just a few weeks ago, Steve Agee, who has never seen An American Werewolf in London, rewrites it and they read his script.

The Aggy Fox and Dana Podcast 
Join the hosts of this brand new soundcast as hosts Aggy Fox and Dana Lucas explore the great and godawful of the world and play One Third of an Hour with a different guest each episode. This clip Is from the very first episode from October 19th, 2018, midway thru a segment called "The Great and the Godawful" in which host Dana Lucas is halfway into recounting an unpleasant experience for her contribution to the "Godawful" portion of the segment.

The Boogie Monster 
In this simple premised soundcast, hosts Kyle Kinane and Dave Stone talk about ghosts, barbeque, and maybe interview people and maybe have had a few drinks before they started recording. OUr snippet hails from right back around the corner at the end of October. The Waverly Hills discussion starting point is at approximately the 42 minute mark. This is from a portion of the conversation regarding the sanatorium's so-called "Death Chute". Also, the Waverly Hills Sanatorium is thought to be Haunted. So there's disease AND ghost talk in this episode of this soundcast!

Well...that's about that. As I record this, the mid-terms have passed and I would not be surprised if there's AT LEAST 2 more years of conflict between The Government AND The People...Honestly it's not a new thing. People have been criticizing politics and politicians for a long time, not always constructively...But it is their right to do so and that's, I guess, the point. It's the violence and hatred that gets to me. That's why comedy is important to's a break from the drama...and if not always a break it is at least a release of tension to be able to laugh at something. 

Listening to soundcasts reminds me that people are still getting along, having conversations AND laughing about the strangeness that is the human least that's what it seems like to me. 

So, for Marc Hershon, Bill Heywatt, Joe Paulino, Scott Carvey, and Succotash The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, I wish you a continued Happy Hallowanksgiving ...on into Thanksgiving Proper...or whatever else you might celebrate this November as long as you aren't hurting anyone. AND, if you would consider sharing this program with people who might enjoy it I'd be forever grateful, for that is what we are hoping to accomplish when we say "Please, Pass The Succotash"!

— Tyson Saner