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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 28, 2023

Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner. Welcome to Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast! Have you listened to us before? If so, then welcome back! We're clocking in at #349 this week and the duties of finding soundcast clips falls on me.

Did you happen to hear last week's episode titled "A Spring Bouquet of Clips" ? It was Epi348 and it featured a trio of clips from the soundcasts FOGO, Tell Me About It, and The Best Show. In addition, that episode featured another drop-in from comedian Dan St. Paul with a selection from his "Slices" blog, and that one was called “The Thai That Unbinds”. It was a fun episode, and I invite you to check it out at your earliest convenience. (I almost forgot to mention that episode was hosted by Marc Hershon, who is the show creator, and executive producer. We've been sharing hosting hosting duties on a more-or-less every-other-weekly basis since episode #201 from May 5th, 2020. That episode was the first episode of the Succotash Shut-In" period of this soundcast, AND the first episode back from our first hiatus, which lasted all of about 2 weeks. I bring up the hiatus in case you hadn't heard episode #348 yet, because it was, in fact, announced at the end of that episode, that Succotash is going on another hiatus soon. There's still a few episodes left until that happens tho, and this is one of them. Then, after we hit our anniversary in April of this year, which is 2023 for those living in the future beyond 2023, assuming the future IS a thing when you are listening…)

But importantly, this week, I've got clips for you from the soundcasts Wow in the World, TDR Now Travel Podcast, and Story Pirates

Two of those soundcasts, specifically Wow in the World" and Story Pirates" were suggested by a list I found in a Good Housekeeping article from March 25th of 2020 titled "21 Entertaining Podcasts for Kids of All Ages". Meanwhile, TDR Now Travel is a family-friendly soundcast that I found thru being a frequent viewer of the YouTube channel "TDR Explorer"… which is also pretty family friendly… but more on that later. So, basically, that's why this episode is entitled "One for the Kids".


Wow in the World
The #1 podcast for kids and their grown-ups. Hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz share stories about the latest news in science, technology, and innovation. Stories that give kids hope, agency and make us all say "WOW"! New episodes drop every Monday for free. Our featured clip is from just last week - March 20th, 2023 - entitled "Another Prehistoric Mystery". What really happened to the ichthyosaurs? Detective Mindy and Junior Detective Dennis are determined to find out! Join Mindy, Guy Raz, and the Wow Crew in the mystery of why prehistoric swimming reptile bones were found in the desert. It's the who, what, when, where, how and WOW of ichthyosaurs!

TDR Now Travel Podcast
A podcast for theme park fans who love to travel! They're the longest-running show dedicated to informing listeners about theme parks in Asia including Tokyo Disneyland and Universal Studios Japan. Come and travel along with them. I discovered this podcast thru their YouTube videos on "Super Nintendo World" which both my son and I enjoy. This clip is from March 14th, 2023, and is called "Super Nintendo World Differences Japan vs. USA - Episode 278". The hosts, Chris and Patricia, discuss the differences between Super Nintendo World in Japan and the US! From the layout of the land to food to merchandise. They talk about it all!

Story Pirates
The award-winning Story Pirates soundcast takes stories written by kids and turns them into sketch comedy and songs. Made up of talented comedians, songwriters, and frequent celebrity guests, the Story Pirates inspire kids to create, bringing laughter to kids and grownups of all ages with hilarious sketches, catchy original songs from all genres, and interviews with the creative geniuses behind the stories… kids! Our clip is from just last week  - March 23rd, 2023 - called "Oh Rats!" And today’s new story, hosted by Lee Overtree and Benjamin Salka and dreamed up by a 7-year-old from New Jersey named Alexandra, explores the never-ending real estate struggles between mice and humans.

So there you go, kids… or people who have them who also listen to podcasts… or at least WERE/ARE listening to THIS one… This is the end portion of the episode, where we make our goodbyes and I go off to record the vocal performance you are hearing now, after which I will edit everything that you have heard so far together… and that pretty much sums up the process of what came together as the episode you are nearly done with. For the adults in the room, there is a whole archive of episodes over at, as well as on pretty much all the listening platforms that you can, could, or perhaps are, listening on. That particular archive, which is ours, goes back almost 12 years now.

It's a pretty nifty thing, and - as far as I can tell - a fairly rare thing in this medium known as the podcast, which we here at Succotash have been calling "soundcasts" for pretty much the entire run. It's been fun. See you in 2 weeks with something… probably less family friendly … so pretty much a normal episode. Thank you for listening.

Go to to find my links to all the stuff I'm doing including original music, gaming videos, and my Redbubble store. Tune in next week for episode #350, I'm sure it will be a good one! Be decent to each other, and if someone should randomly, or perhaps deliberately ask you if you have heard anything good or interesting lately, and that make you think of us…please, pass the Succotash.

— Tyson Saner