Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Succotash In The News

This article appeared in the May 25, 2011, edition of the Half Moon Bay Review weekly newspaper:

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Succotash Goes Hollywood!

Chillpak Hollywood Hour, that is. In Epi4 of Succotash, my special guests this show are Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness, hosts of the podcast which just marked its fourth year on the web. And, I should mention, a model of consistency, having gotten up every week of those 4 years.
I got a chance to catch up with D & P on the occasion of the US premiere of The Truth Is Out There, a documentary delving into conspiracy theories of every stripe. (I favorably reviewed TTIOT on Huffington Post a couple of months ago.) Shortly before the movie got underway at the Retro Dome in San Jose, California, I was able to sit down with the two — Dean serves as the host for the movie, which Phil was the moviemaker who shot, chopped and shopped the film — in their hotel room.

The interview, featured on Succotash this episode, is interspersed with half dozen podcast clips, including:
  Featuring guest Adam Pally

Doug Loves Movies
  Doug Benson with guest Paul F. Tompkins

• The Adam Carolla Show
  With guest Albert Brooks

The Titus Podcast
  Christopher Titus' Armageddon Update

The Glory Hole
  With guest Samm Levine

Professor Blastoff
  Tig, Kyle & David talk about the Afterlife

Of the clips in this episode, I was especially delighted to get to hear Albert Brooks, a comic mind that tends to stay way too far off the radar, as a guest with Adam Carolla. Maybe one has to be a comic nerd to truly appreciate that some of today's comedy podcasts — like The Adam Carolla Show, WTF with Marc Maron and Greg Fitzsimmons' FitzDog Radio — are likely the only places you're going to find lengthy, in-depth interviews with some of the best comedians of all time.

We're starting to get more clips submitted by you comedy podcasters out there but keep 'em coming! (Since you know your show better than I do, chances are that the 3-5 minute snippet you send me will be more representative of what you do that I'll be able to find...) And for you podcast listeners out there, let us know of your favorite we haven't featured yet! Send any and all emails to marc@SuccotashShow.com.

Until next, please pass the Succotash!

Cheers,

Marc Hershon

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Succotash Epi 3 w/Guest Co-Host Dana Carvey

A bit of a delay to get to this, Succotash Epi3, but I was waiting for our guest co-host to clear enough of his schedule to join me in the studio. Since Dana Carvey was going to be the show's first guest, I wanted it to try to get it right. And I think we did!

He had a bit of a time crunch, so this epi's a little light on the podcast commentary in favor of time spent with Dana in the studio. Nonetheless, we manage to get in as many comedy podcast snippets as we have in the two previous episodes. Check out what we've got in store for you this time...











Dana is just the first guest we have in mind for Succotash - stay tuned for upcoming episodes where we'll feature both interviews and guest co-hosting stints from your favorite comedian and/or podcasters!

As I've mentioned before, there are a TON of comedy podcasts out there, so if you ARE a podcaster or a listener who would like to recommend we feature one of your faves, please email me directly at marc@SuccotashShow.com with information about the podcast you're thinking about.

Until next time, please pass the Succotash!

Cheers,
Marc Hershon


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Succotash Is Switching Homes!

Ahoy there, friends and listeners! Thanks for your loyal attention to the early beginnings of Succotash, the Comedy Podcast Podcast. Just wanted you to know that I've swapped home sites for the blog (which is where some of you have been listening to the shows, rather than downloading from iTunes...)

Reasons? Mostly better control, more storage and cooler options as the show expands.

The switcheroo won't (or shouldn't) affect iTunes subscribers. But THIS version of the blog on Blogger will no longer be supported. In fact, if you try to use our main URL to get here, you'll end up being whisked to the new home site. Which is were I invite you to hang your eyes and ears from now on.

Because this site will soon cease to exist.

Do it! Hop over to http://SuccotashShow.com

See you there.

And don't forget to pass the Succotash!

Cheers,

Marc Hershon
Host/Executive Producer

Saturday, May 7, 2011

In The Meantime...

There's been a slight break between Succotash Episodes 2 and 3 but, never fear, we ARE in pre-production. Just a eensy delay due to actual paying work. But we appreciate the mentions, tweets and Facebook comments about the show. We've also been receiving snippets from comedy podcasts that would like us to take a look at them (Thanks, Sean Green of The Green Room! We'll be hearing from your clip on the upcoming episode of Succotash!)

If you're curious to find out more about host Marc Hershon (aka "me"), we urge you to click on over to Comedy A-Go-Go, where Dave Nelson is featuring his interview with yours truly from just after our debut episode. (The embedded link goes to Dave's website, but you can subscribe to Comedy A-Go-Go via iTunes as well.)

TEASER: In addition to The Green Room, on the upcoming epi3 of Succotash, we're going to be giving a listen to What Duvet Said with Jason Duplissea and Rob Cell, The Longshot Podcast, and we might even give a cut from Doug Stanhope's new album, Oslo, Burning The Bridge To Nowhere, a listen.