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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.

Nov 30, 2021

Your happy-go-lucky every-other-weekly host Tyson Saner is enjoying a well-earned week off to do some family traveling this week, so it’s me, Marc Hershon, back again this week, this time Epi281 of Succotash. The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, hoping that you had a grateful Thanksgiving if you’re in the United States. For anywhere else in the world, did you have a nice Thursday?

For last week’s Episode 280, I had a convivial sit-down with Dana Gould, a great conversation with the shittiest sound quality I have ever had the misfortune to foist upon our Succotash audience since Epi109 and my chat with guest Greg Proops. I believe, decibel for decibel, this one was worse, so apologies again. We’ll have Dana back again and I promise it will be under quieter circumstances. If you want to cringe your way through it, though, it is available through all the usual distribution points, like Apple and Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, I Heart Radio, Audible, Amazon Music, Soundcloud or even out homesite, at SuccotashShow.com.

This week, in an episode I’m calling “Servin’ Up Fresh Leftovers”, I have a quartet of clips from four shows I don’t believe we have ever featured during the 10+ years of this show. They are B3F, Carefully Reckless, Everything is Alive, and The Amelia Project. In addition, this installment of Succotash is sponsored by Henderson’s Pants new Parka Pants – at last, your legs will be in heat.

CLIPS

B3F
Kicking us off this week is the B3F soundcast, which booms out of Knoxville, Tennessee, and is hosted by Joey Manning and Steven. I’m not sure what’s Steven’s last name is. I DO know his Twitter handle is @Steven_is_angry, which may explain a lot. The show’s title, B3F, is a way for them to get het REAL title, Best Friends For Fucking Ever, past the soundcast title censors at Apple and other places. And the way I found their show is that they threw @SuccotashShow into a tweet and I included them in last week’s TweetSack segment. These guy shave known each other for over 20 years which means they love and respect one another, while still managing to shit on each other daily. In this clip, taken from their episode 117, the “Drowning Rats” episode, they talk about getting away with murder…or not.

Carefully Reckless
Next up is a clip from the Carefully Reckless soundcast, hosted by comedian and actress Jessica Moore, aka “Jess Hilarious”. Known for bringing her “no holds barred” topics to life on her show, our clip gets her a little closer to home, because her guest is her son, Ash. As you’ll hear when this little man trades barbs with his mom, the apple does not fall far from the attitude tree.

The Amelia Project
The Amelia Project is a curious little soundcast. It’s a scripted show with a very international cast and crew, contributing from places like London, Vienna, Oslo, and Los Angeles. The premise that The Amelia Project is a super-secret organization set up to help people fake their own deaths and start over with a brand new identity and life far from where they were when they choose to end things. The clip we’re featuring is from their recent episode #45, entitled “Raven”, with cast members Carli Fish, Alan Burgon, Julia Morizawa, and Julia C. Thorne. This is from the beginning of the interview with the subject who’d like to start a new life…and why.

Everything Is Alive
Our last clip for this episode comes from a soundcast with another very interesting premise. Everything is Alive is an unscripted interview show where the host and creator, Ian Chillag, chats up pretty much anything BUT people to find out about their lives. I grabbed a snippet from his interview with Michael, the phone booth, portrayed here by Michael Kostroff.

We’ve had no calls the past couple of weeks to the Succotash Show & Runaway Truck Ramp Hotline, at 1 (818) 921-7212, so screw that for this episode!

That’s the button on this episode of Succotash. I’m happy to have been occupying the hosting chair for the past two weeks of the show, but happy to welcome back my illustrious co-host Tyson next week for Episode 282. (I secretly think one of the reasons he wanted to take a week off was so he could go back to hosting the even-numbered shows…) I shall return oddly after that, with Epi283.

Until then, keep us with you as you get your Christmas shopping done, batten down the hatches against the Omicron COVID variant, mask up, vax up, and try to keep a civil tongue in your head when dealing with other folks during this sometimes stressful time of the year. And if anyone asks if you’ve heard anything good lately, won’t you please pass the Succotash?

— Marc Hershon