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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.

Mar 15, 2022

Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner. Welcome to Succotash, The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, Episode 296! I am your host this week for a more-or-less typical "Clips" episode of Succotash.

Last week in Epi295, my co-host and your every-other-show-host, Marc Hershon, brought a bouquet of clips from the soundcasts known as Comedy Gold Minds with Kevin Hart, Hypochondriactor, The Extramundane with Max West, and Let’s Make A Sci-Fi.

Epi295 also has the distinction of being the episode of Succotash that featured the debut of a new "thing" for the show. That particular thing being an audio presentation of a humorous essay that was adapted by Marc Hershon and comedian Dan St. Paul from his blog "Slices". It was called "The No Tube Alternative" and you can also read that one, and over three dozen more at (You can listen to the episode in its entirety at in our show archive, and I encourage you to do so at your earliest convenience should that sort of thing be of interest to you.

In this week's episode, I've got clips from three soundcasts for you. They are called JudyCast with Frances Gumm, The Ramble, and Lightning Bugs: Conversations with Ben Folds. There's also a classic spot from our ubiquitous fake sponsor "Henderson's Pants" for their exciting "Hooray for Hollywood" pants, delivered with abject professionalism by our esteemed announcer Bill Heywatt.


JudyCast with Frances Gumm
JudyCast is a surreal talk/variety show hosted by Judy Garland and her band of Hollywood and Broadway legends. Solely voiced and produced by Bill Phair, there's really no other podcast like it! As of December of 2021 there are 25 episodes to be listened to…and even though this clip is from the episode that posted on March 5th, 2006 - AND is the oldest episode available on iTunes - it references itself in the episode as "The 11th episode". Also, this show pre-dates Succotash by around 5 years. It is called "A Tetris Valentine" in which "Judy discusses the love of her life and plays Tetris".

The Ramble
Comedian Jerry Rocha talks about whatever is on his mind at the time. Our clip is from Episode 296 - posted on November 10th, 2021 - from a show in which Jerry and Eddie Pence (third chum Cody Villafana somehow found a daytime baseball game to go to) talk James Bond, haunted houses, video games and so much more.

Lightning Bugs: Conversations with Ben Folds
Join host Ben Folds, NYTimes best-selling author and musician, in celebrating and commiserating with some of the world's foremost creatives about their endlessly various artistic processes. We clip the show's debut episode from almost a year ago, April 8th, 2021, when Ben talked with anthropologist Agustín Fuentes about the role of creativity in our evolution and survival, how society causes writer's block, and the time a macaque monkey stole Ben's glasses.

Well, there you have it. There's another episode of Succotash for the archives. It's almost 11 years deep in that thing. If you didn't already know that, you do now. I do hope you found something interesting in this week's offerings. If you didn't, then there is a very good chance that you will find something of interest in another episode. There is simply too wide an array of talent and personalities that have been sampled for you over the years that if absolutely nothing interest you in any single existing episode…then all I have to say to you is…. don't give up trying.

New episodes come out every week, I'm sure we will catch your interest at some point. Anyway, thank you for listening, be decent to each other, and if you'd like to get a second opinion on what you just heard, or you would just like to share us with others then, by all means, pass the Succotash.

— Tyson Saner