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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 29, 2022

Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner, and welcome to Succotash, The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, Epi298. Now, this is the part of the episode where I usually mention what happened "last week" on Succotash…and I use quotations because usually I have heard the episode for the previous week that is hosted by show creator and executive producer Marc Hershon before I start putting together a show…In this case, I began work on this episode before Epi296 released so, unfortunately, I have no idea what happened in Epi297. (I mean, by the time you listen to this I certainly will have listened to Epi297 and, hopefully, so will have you.)

Due to circumstances well beyond my control it's just impossible for me to do that AND put together a show in the week leading up to the release of the 298th episode so that puts me in a bit of a weird headspace but I will shake it off and sally forth and all that sort of thing.

This is a Clips episode, meaning I've got clips from soundcasts The Friendship Onion, The Deep Dive with Jessica St. Clair and June Diane Raphael, and Full Release with Samantha Bee. I've also got a classic, time-of-the-year-appropriate Henderson's Pants advert for their Bloomin Bloomers!


The Friendship Onion
Join your favorite hobbits, friends and co-stars, Billy Boyd and Dom Monaghan as they take a look back at their time on The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy. Featuring interviews with cast and crew, diving deep into life behind the scenes, and answering the many fan questions, The Friendship Onion peels back the layers of their friendship, both on screen and off. Our clip hails from the beginning of March of this year and features the hosts chatting up Professor Corey Olsen, president and founder of Signum University, an innovative online university that enables students to pursue their passions without going broke - and he's a Tolkien expert!

The Deep Dive with Jessica St. Clair & June Diane Raphael
The Deep Dive, hosted by actress, writer, and activist, June Diane Raphael and actress, writer, comedian, Jessica St. Clair, takes a "deep dive" into a wide range of topics such as motherhood and family, feminism, Meghan Markle, shit they put on their faces, and whether or not to buy a crystal because it’s on sale. In short it's about two friends trying to survive adult womanhood. We snipped a sample from their "Must Love Dogs" episode from this month (or March 2022, if you're listening at any point past then...)

Full Release with Samantha Bee
TV's Full Frontal host Samantha Bee sits down for weekly unscripted, in-depth conversations with the best and rightest people about how to navigate the ever-changing world and what to laugh about along the way. Our selected clip dates from last June and features guest Rob Reiner, who dropped by then to talk about a variety of topics, including when the host watched this Is Spinal Tap with her grandmother, why Ted Cruz loves the Princess Bride, and joining Twitter just to take on Donald Trump.

Episode #298 is packed with soundcast goodness and suitable for archiving. There's a great deal of entertainment to be had over at our homesite, - 11 years worth, in fact, come April of this year. The show has been evolving like a Pokemon in that you can look at the stage it is in now, and look back on the past iterations, and - I believe - that one would not be asking themselves something like "How did THAT turn into THAT?!"…There's a familiarity and yet it is a somewhat different beast, or pocket monster, than it was when it was new and still figuring out it's powers.…at some point the metaphor falls apart but, I'm not sure that it has yet so I'll leave it there.

Thank you for listening, Be Decent To Each Other, and if someone asks you if you've heard something good or interesting lately and you are fairly confident that we fit into one, both, or more of those catagories won't you please pass the Succotash?

— Tyson Saner