Saturday, February 22, 2020

Succotash Clips Epi199: Penultimatin' Before We GoGo

Saluton, estas mi…Tyson Saner! I will be your host for the duration of this penultimate episode of Succotash, the comedy soundcast soundcast, and as you may or may not know, I've been combing the internet far and wide, more or less, to bring you a few tastes of comedy soundcasting to your hungry-hungry ear-hippos for a few years now.

You are about to hear what is likely to be the last typical "clips - style" version of Succotash for the foreseeable future but don't dismay…this coming break is being called a "hiatus" because of the temporary nature that the term implies. The most likely scenario is that the show will return in some form or another…perhaps exactly the same form as you are about to hear…perhaps not, who can say?

And while that question hangs in the air could I tempt you with some clippage? I've got clips from Games for the End of the World, Refried Reviews, Wisecrackin' With Winter, Knowing: Robin Williams, Pajama Pants and Piecing It Together Podcast.

I've also got another reading from our 100% fake sponsor with a 100% real website "" and it wouldn't feel like an episode of Succotash without at least one Burst O' Durst from raging moderate Will Durst, who is still recovering from having suffered a stroke last October (of 2019 to those of you listening in the far-off future…or even just 2021 really.)

I'd also like to point out that one of my favorite things to do on this show as i've been hosting is to try to the best of my ability to read the episode descriptions exactly as written with the exception of links or commercials or promo codes. I look at it this way. A soundcast is something that is unlikely to be heard as the way you first experience it…unless you have friends who play podcasts as entertainment for each other to enjoy and someone hears it by accident, you generally will intersect with its description first…especially on iTunes or Stitcher or Soundcloud where you can read about a show before you decide to listen to it. So…if you are taking the time to write what is basically your "HEY, Listen to me!" commercial for your show, then I'm going to honor that time someone took to try to describe what you would potentially be about to listen to. Minus non-episode-or-show-descriptive text as previously mentioned.

I have to write some of these things myself and I often wonder what those words I write to describe the nonsense I get up to would sound like if someone other than me spoke them aloud. 

Anyway, on with the show! Thank you for listening.


Games for the End of the World 
What game would you save if you could pick just one? Which character would you choose to protect you in the apocalypse? The show is hosted by Tom Deacon and the section of conversation I've selected for you is from the episode entitled: "Jane Douglas: Role Playing Games, World of Warcraft and tricking her mum to get her dad a PS1 for Father's Day."

Refried Reviews 
Whether it's deconstructing a classic, or autopsying a flop, we re-watch movies so you don't have to. From the Podcast Graveyard comes Refried Reviews, which last dropped a new epi on July 6, 2017 - but who knows? In the world of soundcasting, this could just be a protracted hiatus… Our clip is from their second ever episode, posted November 21st, 2013. Host J.P. Cutter, along with co-host John Veron, stumbles through the plot synopsis of his pick, Rian Johnson's film Looper (2012) Looper.

Knowing: Robin Williams 
Chances are Robin Williams has made you laugh, cry -- or cry laughing! -- at least once in your lifetime. From sweaty standup riffs to sitcom mayhem as Mork from Ork, to a powerful Oscar-winning performance in Good Will Hunting, Robin was an artist who was constantly pushing his craft. In this limited series, New York Times reporter Dave Itzkoff and host Kristy Westgard share never-before-heard interviews and thoughtful analysis to celebrate the life and legacy of a comedic genius. Our clips is from the episode posted October 27th, 2019 entitled "The Comet". 

Wisecrackin' with Winter 
Mike Winter and co-host Mitchell Haugerud sit down with their guests to talk news, sports, politics, and anything else they can fill his show with. You will enjoy the endless banter, laugh your ass off, and maybe learn something new… The clip we're featuring is from their epi that dropped just last month, on January 28th, 2020, entitled "Name That Hospital Bill Amount", in which contestants Emma and Paul guess the amounts of different line items for a three-day hospitalization. No matter all the arguments we might have, every American can agree that health care in America is about the best bargain on the planet.

Piecing It Together Podcast
This podcast about movies and the movies that inspired them has host David Rosen, and returning co-host David Quinones figuring out what the clear (and not so clear) influences were that make up the movies we love. Our featured clip is from the episode titled "Guava Island" from April 16th, 2019, the semi-feature from Childish Gambino's Donald Glover.

Pajama Pants 
Not to be confused with the Pajama Pants offering from our longtime sponsor Henderson's Pants, this is a soundcast by Robert Iler and Kassem G., along with special guest Jamie-Lynn Sigler, discussing a whole lot of nothing but everything at the same time…in their pajama pants. Our clip is from January of this year, an episode where Dr. Drew joins the crew and weighs in on gender reveal parties, being a good listener, and what's wrong with Rob.

Yes, it's the end of the show again. Here we are together and thank you for spending time with us. You know…I wouldn't describe the overall experience of putting together a show like Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, as being particularly difficult. I enjoy listening to soundcasts a great deal so that's no fuss, I'd be doing that anyway because I enjoy hearing other people's conversations more than I ever realized I would.

I'm not the type to eavesdrop in general because people don't often like it when they find out you've been doing that…but with a soundcast they invite you to listen…and sometimes it's the only way you might have exposure to some very creative minds that exist out there in the world.

I really enjoy the idea of being able to share parts of those conversations with you, I enjoy the writing, recording and editing of the episodes…all of that is not what I would necessarily call "easy" but it's certainly not what I would call "difficult". No, the difficult part has always been this part…saying "goodbye". I mean I could just keep it simple…I could just say "Goodbye" and cue the music…I just don't think it would be right to do so.

And now that we are so near the end of our run - at least until the hiatus is over - I'm reminded of all the kindness that has been shown to this program over the years…and how a relatively unknown format such as the podcast - perhaps permanently rebranded as a "soundcast" one day - has become so widely used throughout the world as a way to archive conversations and communicate to anyone interested in listening.

Thank you all for your interest, it means the world to us here at Succotash…so, for Marc Hershon, Joe Paulino, Will Durst, Scott Carvey, and Bill Heywatt I'd like to wish you nothing but happiness in your lives and thank you for sharing us with others, for that is what we mean when we gently remind you to Please, Pass The Succotash.

— Tyson Saner

Monday, December 30, 2019

Succotash Clips Epi198: Clippin' in the New Year!

Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner…your host for the duration of this penultimate-adjacent episode of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. I'm giving you a short intro today because I've got more important things to share with you than the insane ramblings of a madman attempting to disguise itself as coherent soundcast hosting.

Of the clips I've got, three of them were sent in to me and I appreciate that a great deal! They are Assisting from Michael McClure, Dare Daniel from Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell, and a clip from the good folks over at Strange Times whose lineup has had an addition as of late. I also managed to scare up a few soundcast clips of my own somehow…four, in fact. I've got clips from Mindfudge Comedy Podcast, NERD U, Ghosted Hunters and The History of Standup. That makes seven clips in total. Think of it as a little extra stuffing in your bird…or in your stocking…or whatever it is that you might stuff and eat…or hang above your fireplace…

In addition to clips I've got selected readings from our 100% fake sponsor with a 100% real website:  And welcome back to our other longtime sponsor Henderson's Pants with their holiday special trouser: Santa Pants!

What was that I was saying about a short intro? Sorry about that, I'll make it a New Year's resolution or something… Let's get to the show because I've got a pretty serious update for you.


By now, many of you have likely heard or read that on October 7, 2019, as reported in an article by Sam Whiting in The "Datebook" section of The San Francisco Chronicle dated November 26th of 2019, nationally known political comedian and contributor of our "Bust O' Durst" segment Will Durst suffered a stroke and, as the article's title points out, "cancels comedy shows for the first time in 30 years". (You can read the piece online here.)

All of us here at Succotash are pulling for Durst to make a full recovery. I fyou wish to write him a get well card, you can address it to:

Will Durst
PO Box 225126
San Francisco CA 94122

We actually have several Bursts O' Durst that we haven't featured yet, and we will play two of them this episode and release the remainder in the two installments of our soundcast that remain before our upcoming hiatus.



Dare Daniel
This clip comes to us directly (via our site) from an old friend of Succotash, Corky Kneivel, and is from his relatively new soundcast Dare Daniel, hosted by himself and film critic Daniel Barnes. Corky sez: "Dare Daniel Podcast is a comedy movie review show hosted by 1 film critic and 1 comic. We take listener dares of the worst movies ever & review/recap them. This clip is from the 2019 film The Fanatic starring John Travolta as Moose and directed by Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit."

Mindfudge Comedy Podcast
Mindfudge is a weekly show hosted by three funny guys from Houston, Texas. Each week, either Justin, George, or Andy will bring a new theme to the table and it will be discussed at length, and then incorporated into the show segments — segments such as "Mind Melters", "Hot Fudge", and "Ask The Nuts". Our clip is from Epi 64 posted August 2, 2019, entitled "Bad Words", and the clip features a game called "Shakespearean Insults".

Ghosted Hunters 
"Ghosting" is a recent epidemic in the dating world where someone leaves a relationship by simply vanishing from the other person's life. Comedian Ariel Kashanchi and her sidekick, Erin Darling, help the victims of these heinous love crimes get closure. This clip is from an episode entitled: "Kicking it with Koechner", where Erin and Ariel try to harness their sexual energy by doing a week-long experiment on sexual transmutation. They are joined by actor and comedian David Koechner (The Office, Anchorman) who weighs in on the saga of Chris and Kandi. (Speaking of getting ghosted, there has not been an episode of "Ghosted Hunters" since the release of this episode from October of 2018…but shows have been known to go on hiatus… )


A weekly roundup of Nerdy News, NERD U is hosted by Umnia El-Neil and is about the movies and TV shows running Pop Culture. In this clip, Umnia sings the praises of Plan B Entertainment, the production company founded by Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt, the late Brad Grey, and their contributions to film and film history.

The History of Standup
Comedian, professor, and longtime friend of Succotash Wayne Federman (check out our interviews with him in Episodes 116A, 123, 128, and 146), has spent his life studying the art and history of standup comedy. Join him and fellow student, Andrew Steven, as they look back at some of standup's most interesting moments, places, and people. Our clip is from a bonus episodes this past November 20th, 2018, with Demetri Martin and Ian Abramson, discussing comedy both recent and ancient – with fascinating and funny results.

Host Michael McClure pretends to be the assistant to a Hollywood celebrity and calls real businesses in order to get stuff done on behalf of his "boss". This clip is from the premier episode clip, which dropped August 20th, 2019, entitled "Mr. Forrester Would Like to Be Honored With a Key to the City of Los Angeles".

Strange Times Podcast
Our clip from the Strange Times Podcast was submitted directly by the show's co-host and producer, super longtime friend of the 'Tash Davian Dent. They've been leaning into improv on the show lately, with newcomer co-host Dom Risk joining Davian and Kat Sorens, and in recent Epi 325 the lads take a shot at writing a film script.


There it is, another show and, in this case, the last episode of 2019, that is. There are just TWO episodes left before we go on hiatus and they are going to hear the light of day when the year is new and the 20's are two.…I don't have a great deal of faith that that will catch on as a saying but one can dream…and one will….presumably of "Sugar Plums" around this time of year.

Thank you so much for spending time with us whenever it is you listen. We appreciate it more than it is possible to express although I will still try. Remember, when you share us with others you are also sharing bits of other soundcasts that other people often have put a great deal of work into. Sometimes those other people are the people who edit those soundcasts for the personalities who "appear" in them… and I salute everyone who has to do that particular task…So, from myself, Marc Hershon, Bill Heywatt, Joe Paulino, Will Durst, and Scott Carvey…and ALL of our friends and family who and wherever they may be or might have been, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Haunukkah, Kwanzaa and whatever else people celebrate that I am not yet worldy enough to know of…oh yeah, Festivus!!!…anyway, enjoy it as much as you can and if you are of a mind to,  please…Pass The Succotash!

-- Tyson Saner

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Succotash Clips Epi197: Scarin' Up Some Clippage

Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner, your host, and that means you are my parasite...and we have a symbiotic relationship, don't we? Yup, that sounds as stupid out loud as it looks on paper...or on the screen of a computer or device. It's early in the morning at the moment as I am writing this and I wonder how many other soundcasters are working on their soundcasts right now instead of sleeping or fishing or doing a paper route (if those things still exist – I know I had a few of them "back in the day")

And is route pronounced to rhyme with "gout" or "boot"? It's probably either depending on where you are from or what you grew up hearing. Also, is "either" pronounced to rhyme with "breather" or "hi there"? I imagine the same scenario applies as before with the word "route".

Either (or either) way, your route (or route) has led you here to us at Succotash, The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast and I am grateful for that.

Welcome. I'm sorry this episode was a bit late. I usually aim for release on Fridays but I have only 1-3 nights per week I can work on the show and last week we had a power outage inflicted on us by Pacific Gas and Electric or PG&E as we say out here. Yes, I said "inflicted" because it was purposely done by the company to help prevent fires during a windstorm we were having in California.

There are folks who are probably still without power 5 days on from the event and I consider myself fortunate that it was only slightly more than 24 hours with no power in my proverbial neck of the woods.

Anyway, I've managed to put together some semblance of a show for you...And, in this episode I've got clips from "Stuff You Should Know", "Mostly Swinging", "Two Old Queens", "The Margaret Cho", "How Did This Get Played" and "Athletico Mince".

I've also got selected reading from our 100% FAKE SPONSOR with a 100% real website that is and a special presentation of so many of our Burst O' Durst segments from political humorist and Raging Moderate Will Durst that I'm calling it our Block O' Durst.

SO... without further yammering from me, let's get to the content created by people far more talented than I.


Stuff You Should Know 
Hosted by Josh Clark and Charles W. "Chuck" Bryant, if you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered. Our clip is from the episode from September 5th, 2019: What's the deal with MSG?

Mostly Swinging
There really isn't a description for this show on its page but from listening to the first episode I can say that Jazz and Jazz standards are discussed and recordings of performances of Jazz standards are played in the episode. The first song played as a segment in the first episode is "Blue Skies" by Irving Berlin, sung by Don Most who has loved music that swings from a very young age and who's album of music - also titled "Mostly Swinging" - can be found on iTunes. Ethan Dettenmaier of Combat Radio who founded is the co-host of this episode.

Two Old Queens
They're old! They're queens! There's two of them! It's Two Old Queens! Join Mark Rennie and John Flynn as they search for the gayest movie ever made, using a byzantine ranking system, their own hard opinions, and some inevitable controversies from a stacked lineup of guests to come! Our clip is from September 18, 2019: Beetlejuice with Niccole Thurman, wherein the Group discusses their hunt for "The Gayest Movie Ever" and the "Top 5" they've come up with so far...

How Did This Get Played?
Heather Anne Campbell and Nick Wiger love video games. Together, they're playing the very worst and weirdest games ever made with their funniest friends to get down to this fundamental question: How Did This Get Played? The clip we share is from August of this year entitled "Night Trap with Christine Nangle".

Athletico Mince
This soundcast, featuring hosts Bob Mortimer and Andy Dawson, was recommended by longtime FOS (Friend Of Succotash) Davian Dent of the soundcasts Strange Times and The Bitter Sound. OUr clip is pulled from their Epi85, in which Peter makes a hospital visit, Mark invites Steve 'round, they discuss biscuit etiquette, Roy launches a new game, Dyche motivates, and there is a new Crime Files.

The Margaret Cho
Through Margaret Cho's iconic work in comedy, fashion, music, and activism, she's developed deep, lasting friendships with - well - a bunch of famous people, while never losing her desire to search for and support the next big thing. Our featured clip is from the October 7th episode just a few weeks ago. Margaret talks with managing editor of Yahoo! music, Lyndsey Parker. Although the clip itself features an excerpt from Margaret's interview with Ronald McDonkey.

Well, there it is. Another show gone and here we are together at the end of it. Will you be here at the end of show 200 to say "goodbye" to us for a while? Tweet us at @succotashshow with your answer. I'm serious. Also seriously, anything can happen between now and episode 200. We could get a real, paying sponsor for instance. A soundcaster can dream, can't he? In the meantime, hug your loved ones because, as Kanye West and Adam Levine said:

"Nothin's ever promised tomorrow today
And I heard 'em say (nothin's ever promised tomorrow today) but we'll find a way
(And nothing lasts forever but be honest babe, it hurts but it may be the only way)"

So, until the next episode this has been Tyson Saner ,asking on behalf of Marc Hershon, Bill Heywatt, Joe Paulino, Will Durst, and Scott Carvey, if you enjoy this program and the ones that came before it, please share it with others. Perhaps by way of leaving a review on iTunes or Apple podcasts...or Stitcher...or anywhere you can leave a review would be appreciated... also, retweeting our links on Twitter is a big help and would be much appreciated.

Those are just some of the ways you can show your support of us in a way that doesn't cost you a dime, and it's at least partially what we mean when we ask you to (Please) Pass The Succotash.

— Tyson Saner

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Succotash Clips Epi196: Fallin' Into Succotash

Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner, your host for the duration of this clips episode of Succotash, The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. Thank you for deciding to make us your destination listening for about an hour of your life in as many chunks as you desire.

That's part of the charm of a soundcast: you listen whenever YOU want to. It's entirely your choice and I am grateful for your having made it so far. I only wish to provide a service - if the need still exists as you are listening to this - and that service is to provide you with longer-than-thirty-second previews of other people's soundcasts (or podcasts as many people may or may not be calling them as you listen to this. )

So in this episode I've got clips of the following soundcasts : Cosmic Love, Dylan Brody's Neighbor's Couch Revisited, Bullseye with Jesse Thorn, The Future History of the British Isles, Smoshcast, and The Underculture with James Adomian.

I've also got another triple shot of raging moderate Will Durst's Burst O' Durst
and selected readings from that 100% FAKE sponsor with a 100% real website which is

Also in this episode, I'll be sharing
an e-mail from Succotash executive producer Marc Hershon regarding the possible fate of this soundcast moving forward as we approach episode 200. (You will HAVE to listen to the episode to find out more details.)

That said, let's get on with what this show has in store…


Cosmic Love
I received a promo for Cosmic Love's" "Season 2", which was sent via the Hightail app/service by Amy Thorstenson. It came with the message: "Hi! I'd love for you to check out my podcast Cosmic Love. It's a scripted sci-fi show with a lot of comedy elements so I think it would be a good fit for Succotash! I attached a 5-minute trailer of Season 2 here, which just launched a couple of weeks ago. Let me know if you have any questions! All the best, Amy"

I listened to the promo and was intrigued. We don't normally play promos on Succotash so instead I listened to a couple episodes from early on in the show's run and took a clip from there, So: Our clip is from Cosmic Love's very first episode.  I thought it might be nice to hear what the "show" might have typically sounded like before the oncoming calamity…

SmoshCastOn SmoshCast's episode 18 - "Olivia's Bald Spot & How Defy Forced Us To Be Friends", Courtney, Olivia, and Mari opened up about their struggles with stress and the pressure of being perfect, feeling replaceable on Smosh, and being pitted against each other at Defy. Our clip is about that expendable feeling and how it was exacerbated by Defy Media's admitting as much. (And if you hadn't heard about the recent hubbub regarding "Defy Media" and how it nearly killed "Smosh"… after you are done with this episode of Smoshcast, check out the first episode, titled "Defy Drama".)

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn 
There's no one else on the planet quite like Jeff Goldblum. He came onto the scene over four decades ago with the role of "Freak #1" in the 1974 revenge fantasy Death Wish. Since then, he's appeared in countless films, television and theater productions including; Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Portlandia, The Fly, and as everyone's favorite chaos mathematician in Jurassic Park. Chances are, he's a part of one of your favorite movies. From the episode that dropped August 6th of this year, Jeff joins Jesse Thorn to talk about his new film, The Mountain, his iconic past roles and his latest role as a new father. Our clip has to do with the inner life of the character Mr. Goldblum is portraying in The Mountain as well as the bits about becoming a new father… because I happen to find that very relatable…

The Underculture with James Adomian
James Adomian and friends perform a surreal vision of our times populated by heroes and hucksters. The episode from July 25th of this year features Paul Giamatti (Adomian) & Quincy Jones (guest Jerry Minor). Giamatti has been trying to get his podcast off the ground for a while now and James has an exclusive copy of the 44th take of the pilot episode with special guest Quincy Jones! Plus the world premiere of the trailer for Paul Giamatti's upcoming film about the ancient Greek myth of Sisyphus! And James chats with the very funny and talented Jerry Minor (Historical Roasts)! In the clip we're featuring Quincy Jones dishes on some famous people.

The Future History of the British Isles
A dark comedy sketch show, The Future History of the British Isles, takes a sideways glance at the apocalypse, fake news and mass-ignorance-hysteria. The end is nigh, so dig a hole. Our clip is from their Epi2, which dropped April 5, 2019 — here's the blurb on the 'sode: "Once government intelligence was able to link green protestors with anti-west terror cells based in Scotland, all credible opposition to hydraulic fracturing, hydrofracturing, hydrofracking, fracking, was defeated, leaving the entire rural perimeter of Nottinghamshire primed for development."

Dylan Brody's Neighbor's Couch Revisited

The tale of how a joke between friends on Twitter turned into an unexpectedly successful podcast continues… The guest with host Darren Staley and show namesake Dylan Brody is comedian/actor/raconteur Robert Wuhl, where they chat about his career in stand-up comedy, his tv game show acumen, his apprehension about social media, Good Morning Vietnam, music in film, Cobb, HBO's Arli$$, and Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl. Plus, a very funny exchange between Robert and Dylan regarding Dylanís poor marketing skills. In our clip, Wuhl remembers writing jokes for Rodney Dangerfield and the topic of "Comedic Responsiblity" is discussed.


And there it is! One show down, four to go in this third (and perhaps final) season of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. I want to thank you for listening. And whether you are a first time listener, a long time listener, a recent listener or whatever else would be in that pie chart or Venn Diagram, I'm dedicating this episode to you.

It's an exciting time to be a soundcaster, from what I understand…and I look forward to hearing your soundcast someday. It's likely I will because I started all this as a listener myself. I've met some amazing people and I'm grateful for their having spent time with me in any capacity.

Going back to what we mention at the he top of the show, I believe that a hiatus of this show is essentially positive. Thank you for rating and reviewing the show on iTunes or whatever it's called now… Apple Podcasts, perhaps? So until next time, remember that if you have enjoyed your time here, perhaps share that feeling with others so that they might also know the show that is Succotash, The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. When you share us, you show us love… and THAT is what we mean when we ask you to please pass the Succotash!

— Tyson Saner

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Succotash Chats Epi195: Jawin' with Jesse Camp

Saluton estas mi, Tyson Saner, your host for the duration of this "Chats" episode of Succotash, The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. Thank you for joining us.

I really have got a rare treat for you, folks. Some of you have seen the thumbnail for this episode and know what's coming but, for those of you who may have possibly downloaded this episode or otherwise added it to your queue without looking at it, first — seriously , thank you — and second, our guest is none other than television personality, musician, songwriter, filmmaker, and first-year winner of MTV's Wanna Be a VJ: Jesse Camp!

Mr. Camp was on two episodes of the Harmontown soundcast (episodes 316 & 317), which I recently had a chance to catch up on. And he had such a positive attitude about life I felt compelled to reach out to him.

Some of you might recall that Jesse was reported to have gone missing for about a week around the middle of 2018, and I'm telling you that here because we don't really talk about it very much if at all in this chat. He went into great detail on those aformentioned episodes of "Harmontown" so you can listen to that story there if you were to desire to do so.

For the most part we talked about the present and the future... in fact there will most likely be a "Part 2" released sometime after this because we did have a pretty interesting time together...on the phone... 

We've also got another TRIPLE shot of Raging Moderate Will Durst's Burst O' Durst segment, as well as selected readings from our Fake Sponser with a 100% Real Website .

That is all that makes up this installment of our Succotash Chats episode with Jesse Camp. I hope that you've enjoyed it as much as I have and you'll be back to listen to our next episode which is more likely to be a "Clips" episode because I've been listening to some soundcasts that I really want to share with you next time…

I mean, don't get me wrong, I enjoy sharing each and every soundcast that I clip for the show. Part of the enjoyment that I derive from my journey around the internet is the opportunity to listen to people have conversations…and tell stories…and play games…often with sound effects. I'll be drawn in by the promise of a subject I might happen to be interested in at that point in time…

Quite often, I will find myself researching things that I had not previously heard of until they were mentioned on a soundcast somewhere. And that will invariably lead me to find another soundcast that I had not previously been aware of for one reason or another…and I will likely be clipping that soundcast for a future "clips" episode…and then YOU will get a taste of a soundcast that may or may not have ever been on your radar.

Who knows? How do you find the soundcast or casts that YOU listen to? I'll take my answer off-air…

Thank you again for listening and if you would be so kind...could we possible ask you, nay IMPLORE you, to please pass the Succotash?

— Tyson Saner

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Succotash Clips Epi104: Summerin' Succotash

Saluton! Ne estas kulero…Welcome to Succotash, The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. I am your host Tyson Saner. I've got a show for you that's bursting with content for your ears.

Earlier today I was thinking about how strange it is that many of us refer to soundcasts as "shows"…because, aside from those with a visual component such as video or something like it…mostly soundcasts are…well, SOUND…You can't really see sound…just that which it effects. So podcasts, like radio shows before them, would more accurately be referred to as "tells"…but it's silly to think about re-naming everything simply because of logic.

I mean, I'd have to re-brand my other soundcast "Anti Social Show" to "Anti Social Tell"…and that's just weird…the acronym sucks too…it's "AST"…I don't think that's a thing. I Googled it and it's not a word…it's not an English word at any rate. Let's see. If I put it through Google Translate, I see it means "branch" in…German. So, mystery solved.

Anyway, in this edition of Succotash, The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, I've got clips from The TryPod, The One In Twenty Show, You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes, Let's Write An Episode, Dr. Drew After Dark, and Thick Skin with Jeff Ross.

We've also got a TRIPLE dose of Raging Moderate Will Durst's "Burst O Durst" segments. That's right, THREE! There's the latest edition of "Let's Review" from Succotash executive producer Marc Hershon, And, of course, a reading from, our Fake Sponsor with a real website with real poetry.

It's a lot of content so let's get to it


The TryPodThe Try Guys have swam with sharks, survived in the wild, shocked themselves with birthing simulators, and risked their lives for their videos. In this weekly podcast they dissect their experiences as internet creators and best friends who have made a living failing upwards. Our clips is from their first epi which dropped back in May of this year, entitled "Sex Tapes & First Dates".

Let's Write an Episode
Comedian Tommy Oler and friends get together to perform and write fake episodes of your favorite shows from the past and present, audio drama style. Listen as some of your most beloved characters go on adventures never before possible. Our clip is from their second-ever episode, featuring Tommy, KC Shorina, and NIck Cox, who get together to write their own episode of the hit 90's TV show "Saved By The Bell.

Dr. Drew After Dark
Dr. Drew Pinsky is a board-certified internist and one of America's most trusted physicians. On Dr. Drew After Dark, he shares his professional opinion about all of the weirdest stuff on the Internet. The clip we're featuring hails from Epi8, which first hit the web back in April of this year. In it is a miniature recreation of "Loveline", a late-night radio advice program that Dr. Drew hosted with radio personality and podcaster Adam Carolla…on which Andy Dick had been a guest multiple times. …

You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

A weekly comedy interview podcast, You Made It Weird originated under the premise that Holmes would ask his guest, usually a fellow comedian, about three "weird" things he knew about them, but the show has since evolved into a much more loose conversation about such complex topics as comedy, religion, and sexuality. Everybody has secret weirdness, comedian Pete Holmes gets comedians to share theirs including, in an episode from the end of last year, the unique, weird, and wonderful comedy brain of Paula Poundstone.

The One in Twenty Show 
An interview-based podcast hosted by Evan Rogers, The One in Twenty Show is rooted in finding the next one in twenty individuals who are pursuing their passions with success. Our clip is from Epi38 from this past May, and features guest Jen Matichuk, a multi-faceted creator from Canada — most known for her work with Rhett and Link as a brand coordinator and producer on Good Mythical Morning.

Thick Skin with Jeff Ross
 "Life is hard. Let's get through it together." Join Jeff Ross, The Roastmaster General, as he takes on "Touchy Subjects", interviews people smarter than him and pays tribute to the recently deceased, so they can properly Roast In Peace. The clip we're featuring was from a show just a couple of weeks ago, entitled "Why I Roasted Anne Frank" on what would have been her 90th Birthday.

And there's another "tell over and done with." No, that doesn't sound good at all…I don't think it will catch on any time soon. You know what could though? This soundcast. How?…I haven't worked that part out much beyond a semi-aggressive word-of-mouth campaign…For example, I have a show on my YouTube channel called Tyson Saner: Gamer where I play video games and give commentary of my experiences. At the end of every episode I mention Succotash The Comedy Souncast Soundcast and how you can find its website at if one was so inclined to do so.

I also mention Anti Social Show a podcast I co-host that, assuming you have heard this episode from the beginning, you may well remember me mentioning it…and finally I mention a little show called Gaming Outside My Comfort Zone which is a gaming show that my wife hosts on her YouTube channel which is called "SexxyLaura27Games".

That's my attempt at giving word-of-mouth about this and other ongoing projects…and THIS is my attempt to do that very thing in your ears if you are listening…or hearing that little voice in your head that you hear while reading things  - If and/or when you are reading things in your head.

And if you were so inclined to tell anyone about Succotash the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast you would be performing an intense act of kindness toward us…and we would appreciate that a great deal…for that is what we mean when we ask you to Please Pass The Succotash

Tyson Saner

Monday, June 3, 2019

Succotash Clips Epi193: Gettin' Back To Business

Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner welcoming you to Succotash, The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. It's been a while but what can I say? Life happens. I'm still listening to soundcasts and looking for other soundcasts to listen to so I already have some listened to for the next show.

What that means, of course, is that you have a greater chance of listening to a new show two weeks from the release of this episode than you did before I made sure to get extra listening done. I'm really trying to keep making these for those of you who are nice enough to listen to us and really, most sincerely, thank YOU for listening.

This Epi193 features clips from: Dylan Brody's Neighbor's Couch Revisited, Confidently Insecure with Kelsey Darragh, Nothin Burger Podcast, Giamatti! Giamatti! Giamatti!, The Life Beyond Our Mildest Dreams, and All Things Comedy Live.

I've also got a double dose of political comedian and social commentator Will Durst's Burst O' Durst segment, a reading from our 100% FAKE SPONSOR (but Very Real Website) "", and Executive Producer Marc Hershon has been gracious enough to send along another Let's Review segment for this program, featuring content from the soundcast Minor Adventures with Topher Grace.

It's a healthily portioned show and I can't wait to serve it to you.


Giamatti! Giamatti! Giamatti! (with Sam and Dan)
Dedicated to the academic discussion of the acclaimed actor, Paul Giamatti. Every week hosts Dan Brenneman & Sam Calderon move through a new piece in the Paul canon. ("Blessed be the Giamatti, praise be.") Our clips is from their second epi, "His Earliest Cameos", and it scrapes the surface of their bigger discussion on the experience that was attempting to watch a film called She'll Take Romance, whose cast included none other than…Paul Giamatti.

Nothin Burger Podcast
This very new soundcast features hosts Daniel Kaufman and Eric Ohlsen talking comedy, science, politics, or whatever else is on their minds. We've gotten a clip from the premiere episode from this past April, with guest Tony Martin — a former writer on The Simpsons — and it's from a segment of the show where they were talking about, strangely enough, The Simpsons.

Mildest Dreams
The Life Beyond Our Mildest Dreams soundcast offers an unfiltered, funny, insider's look at sobriety and its fringe culture. With hosts Owen Bowness and John Moses, our featured clip comes from a show that dropped in September of last year, and had guest Joe List along for the chat. The clip covers part of the trio's discussion about Buddhism.

All Things Comedy Live (with Bill Burr and Al Madrigal)

All Things Comedy soundcast network founders Bill Burr and Al Madrigal are joined by fellow comics for an unconventional hour-long show, featuring Bobby Lee, Rory Scovel, and Gareth Reynolds. The epi originally posted April 14th, 2016, our clip includes the beginning of the interview segment with Rory.

Confidently Insecure 
Touted as "the podcast where we're absolutely sure we don't know everything," host Kelsey Darragh is joined by guest Eugene Lee Yang of The Try Guys crew. Taken from the first episode, which only just dropped in April of this year, the clip we have features Kelsey and Eugene discussing self-esteem, among other things…

Dylan Brody's Neighbor's Couch Revisited
Friend of Succotash Darren Staley sent in this clip, featuring Paul Provenza chatting it up about his TV show The Green Room with Darren and the titular Dylan Brody. (If YOU are a comedy soundcaster, you can do what Darren did and upload a 3-5 minute clip of your show directly to us, at, and we'll feature it on the show!)

Whew! That was a whole lotta show. I hope you found some of it entertaining. If you enjoyed any of the content in any of those clips and you're looking to say something nice to someone, you may have noticed that a great many soundcasters and Podcasters are on Twitter,which makes it very easy and convenient to reach out to them.

Many of them are actually pretty receptive to positive feedback although I imagine many would also be fairly surprised. Not because they don't deserve the praise but because — I don't know if you noticed this — people can be pretty darn negative with their comments to each other on Twitter. Who knows, maybe we can get kindness trending…

One last thing:  if you do reach out to any of the folks featured here on Twitter, why not tell them you heard them on Succotash, The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast? If you'd like to include our show's Twitter handle so we know that you've tweeted at them it's @succotashshow ... and please be sure to us the hashtag #PassTheSuccotash because hashtags are fun to use.

So, for Succotash the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, I'm signing off while once again gently imploring you to please pass the Succotash!

— Tyson Saner