Friday, February 8, 2019

Succotash Chats Epi187: Trekkin' with Frank Cronin

It is I — substitute host, executive producer, and clippable discount coupon Marc Hershon — filling in for regular host and spanking new parent Tyson Saner! Well, he’s not literally spanking his newborn baby. That kind of thing is frowned upon in modern society BUT that IS to say that — since I last spoke to you in previous Epi186 — Tyson and his lovely wife, Laura, have recently welcomed their new son into the world!

His name is Jareth Franklin Saner, and Tyson informs me that he was named after The Goblin King from the movie Labyrinth, as portrayed by David Bowie. If you want to send big congrats to our host Tyson and his wife Laura on the birth of their son, Jareth, you may reach out to him via Twitter @RevT23 or send an email to him at Tyson@SuccotashShow.com

As as when T-man will be back in front of the Succotash microphone, he’s predicting sometime in early March – the soundcasting world can get a little…wiggly…when it comes to timelines and schedules.

But, until he returns, I shall endeavor to fill the void.

And this time around, the void is being filled with THIS Succotash Chats Epi 187! My special guest is comedian/actor Frank Cronin, who I chatted with the other day via Skype as he had just completed a rather amazing 500 mile trek, on foot, from San Francisco to Los Angeles. It took him 41 days to make the trip, and it was not because he doesn’t own a car but rather to raise awareness for the plight of the homeless in this country.

Frank was able to raise twenty thousand dollars for Homeless Health Care Los Angeles (https://hhcla.org/) and found the experience to be rather eye-opening…and almost eye-losing as well. More on that as we get into our chat in a moment.

You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram @GLOWPUNK. You can also still donate to his Rough Set GoFundMe page or give directly to the folks HE’S giving his money to: Homeless Health Care Los Angeles.

This episode of Succotash is brought to you by Henderson’s Scavenger Slax and Trumpoetry.com — but please remember that these are pretend sponsors only and that Succotash is 100% listener supported. You can help us to keep the mics cranked up by clicking on the donate button on the upper right of our homepage and kicking some cash into the kitty. Or use the Amazon banner at the top of our site to do your online shopping and they’ll give us a little taste off the top. Or you can purch some merch at our Succotashery – a spiffy hat or handy mug, perhaps – and that helps to offset production costs as well.

If ponying up some scratch for your favorite Comedy Soundcast Soundcast isn’t in the cards, how about just a few moments of your time to get up to iTunes and grant us a 5-star rating and a glowing review? Costs you nothing but may be just the thing to pull this show into the limelight so that other listeners can find us.

That about does it for Succotash Chats Epi187. I want to think our special guest, Frank Cronin. And remember that our main main, Tyson Saner, will be back here in the big chair before you know it.  Until then, you’re stuck with me, so I hope that’s all right.

In the meantime, please remember, for all the people you know, to pass the Succotash!

— Marc Hershon
 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Succotash Clips Epi186: Subbin' For Tyson

Saluton and it is NOT your regular host, Tyson Saner, this time around but former host, executive producer, and folding plastic room divider Marc Hershon. That’s right. I will be filling in for Tyson for this, Epi186, and another one or two episodes as well because Mr. and Mrs. Saner are welcoming their first baby into the world!

Congratulations from all of us here at Succotash to all of you Saners – old and new – up in Humboldt County in Northern California. Tyson needed to take some time away from his duties as host of this show and I volunteered to step in for a bit so here I am.

If you would like to pass along your congratulations to Tyson, feel free to ping him on Twitter @RevT23 or you can email him at Tyson@SuccotashShow.com. You can even call our tollful Skype line and leave him a cheery message at (818) 921-7212.

If you don’t recognize my voice, that’s okay. I started Succotash back in 2012 and, after seven years of hosting the show, stepped away from the microphone almost exactly a year ago to make way for Tyson to take the reins. I’ve been in the background as the executive producer – posting the shows online and handling all of our social media stuff. And I’ve been busy trying to get a couple of new projects off the ground, too.

If you’re new to Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, this is where we feature snippets from other peoples’ comedy soundcasts in order to let you know what’s going on out there in the incredibly crowded field of soundcasting. We’re like a Whitman’s Sampler of rich, chewy soundcast goodness.

This episode we’ll be featuring clips from Armchair Expert, Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend, Dave Hill’s Podcast Incident, The Smartest Man in The World, What A Time To Be Alive, and The Young & The Weary.

BTW, Succotash is brought to you by Henderson’s Pants new Toddler Trousers AND Trumpoetry.com.

One segment we WON’T be featuring this episode — and may not be for the foreseeable future — is our long-running Burst O’ Durst with political comedian and social commentator Will Durst. Will’s been doing this segments for YEARS, literally out of the goodness of his heart, and he’s taking a much-needed hiatus. And he’s not sure if it’s worth coming back.

Why, you ask?

We can’t afford to pay him for his excellent commentaries because we don’t have paying sponsors. We are totally listener-supported but no one clicks on our Donate button at SuccotashShow.com, or clicks on the Amazon banner at the top of that same page, or buys any of our merch. So we’d love to keep bringing you Will’s amazing take on the political and social landscape but the coffers are empty. If you’d like to hear more Durst, let us know at durst@succotashshow.com. And if or until he rejoins us on Succotash, you can always check him out at HIS website, at WillDurst.com.

Enough of that. Let’s get into the clippage, shall we?

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend 
One of the other things I do besides executive produce Succotash is provide weekly reviews to Vulture.com’s This Week In Comedy Podcasts. That online column used to be on Splitsider but it was bought by Vulture and all us reviewers made the jump over there, too. Recently I’ve reviewed several episode of the relatively new Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend soundcast and it’s pretty damned entertaining. The set up is that Conan O'Brien are been hosting his TV talkshow for along time but never really has time to make friends will all of his many celebrity guests. This soundcast is meant to be the cure for that. Recently, though, Conan had an actual friend on the show, none other than Adam Sandler. They’ve known each other for over 30 years, were on Saturday Night Live together, and even live in the same neighborhood in Los Angeles. In our snippet, they talk about their approaches to dealing with audiences.

Dave Hill’s Podcasting Incident
Dave Hill is a quintuple threat — comedian, actor, writer, musician, and radio/soundcast host. He originally hails from Columbus, Ohio but is moored in New York these days, where he puts out his Dave Hill’s Podcasting Incident whenever he can. This past week he was out in my neck o’ the woods for the San Francisco Sketchfest, which I was also doing, but our paths did not cross. Nonetheless, we have a clip from his latest drop, Epi99, featuring another multi-hyphenate, Sarah Hartshorne, who is a writer/comedian/former America’s Top Model contestant. In this clip, she and Dave talk about her modeling in Germany and wearing a dirndl. (I mainly picked this clip so I could say, ‘dirndl’.)

The Smartest Man in The World
I figured it was time to revisit The Smartest Man in The World, the soundcast from past Succotash guest Greg Proops, best known, perhaps, from Whose Line Is It Anyway. He’s also a personal friend and improv cast member with yours truly, and I think he’s one of the fastest, funniest, people around. In this clip, Greg and his wife, Jennifer, soundcast from the Fortress of Proopitude and, in our sniplette, they get into some old Hollywood lore and hijinks.

Armchair Expert
A show that popped into Soundcastland this past year or so is Armchair Expert, hosted by actor Dax Shepard. Although his interviewing style is a little scattershot, I enjoy the loose informality he has with his guests, most of which he knows from his rambling around Los Angeles for a number of years. Just recently he hosted Sarah Silverman for a lengthy and revealing chat. Another thing I like about Dax is that he doesn’t mind venturing into areas that other hosts might feel uncomfortable about – as in the segment we're featuring, where he talks to Sarah about his reaction to her sexuality.

What A Time To Be Alive
It is so hard to keep up with the avalanche of soundcasts, comedy and otherwise. Even as someone whose job is reviewing the damn things, I am constantly finding not just new shows, but shows that have been on for a while that completely slipped beneath my radar. One of those is What A Time To Be Alive. It features three hosts — Eli Yudin, Kath Barbadoro, and Patrick Monohan — and, as they say on their Patreon site, it’s “the only podcast that counts down all the things each week that make you say the title of the podcast.” In our clip, the trio get giddy over the topic of nunchucks and what a ridiculous weapon it (they?) makes in the wrong hands…or even the right ones.

The Young & The Weary
Our final entry this episode is from a new soundcast — just three or four installments in — and it’s called The Young & The Weary. Great title. And apropos. The "Young" is 32-year-old Jeremy Pinsly, a comedian raised in Nashville, now based in New York. The "Weary" is 88-year-old Dev Rogers, a former occupational therapist, an author, and a budding comedic actor from Buffalo, New York — she’ll be appearing in Comedy Central's Broad City this year. As these two have gotten to know each other during the first few episodes, they’ve kind of revealed a lot. Like how they each lost their virginity. Our clip is from the third episode, “Bad Language”, and they chat about the use of dirty words in comedy.

Whew! I forgot how labor intensive Succotash can be to pull together. Maybe I’ll think of giving Tyson a raise. Especially now that he has another pair of ears to play soundcasts into. Of course, to do that, we’d need some money coming in. Remember? Donate button, Amazon banner, merch from the Succotashery? All available at our homesite – http://SuccotashShow.com 

And if you can’t afford to give up the loot then how about rate and review Succotash Show up on our listing on iTunes? Doesn’t cost you anything than your pride and vanity.

It has been a pleasure spending this time with you, filling in for our hiatusing Tyson Saner. I may be back for another one or two of these but fear not – Mr. Saner will be back in the Big Chair before you know it!

A couple of reminders before I skedaddle. If YOU’RE a comedy soundcaster and would like to hear a clip of your show on our show, stay tuned for the closing credits where our esteemed announcer, Bill Heywatt, will give you details on how to upload those clips directly to us. And the other thing I want to urge you to do — whether it’s to your family, loved ones, friends, or even enemies — is to please pass the Succotash!

— Marc Hershon
 

Friday, January 4, 2019

Succotash Chats Epi185: Chillin' & Killin' with Dean & Phil

Felicxan Novjaron, estas mi Tyson Saner, your host for this special "First Succotash, The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast of the Year" edition of Succotash, The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast… and - let's not kid ourselves - this "Chats" episode very likely could not have come at a more appropriate time.

Your friends in podcasting, Phil Leirness and Dean Haglund of Chillpak Hollywood Hour agreed to sit down with me earlier this week to discuss their brilliant independent film, the dark comedy The Lady Killers. If you are an adult and have not seen this film yet, I believe that you should. It explores the theme of Toxic Masculinity and its symptoms of "Sexual-Conquest-as-Friendly(?)-Competition" as well as the plausible consequences involved when it all "stops being fun" and starts being deadly.

Just for clarification, this film is NOT a remake of the 1955 film The Ladykillers. THAT film WAS remade in 2004 and directed by Ethan and Joel Cohn. This more recent film was released in 2017 and its title is comprised of 3 words. If you Google it as three words, those words being "The", "Lady", and "Killers" Google will ask you if you meant to search for those other films.

The solution? Bypass Google completely and click directly to the movie's URL — http://theladykillersmovie.com/

In addition to OUR interview with the hosts of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, I've got a single Burst O' Durst from Raging Moderate Will Durst, and selected reading from TrumPoetry.com!


And there you have it.

The first Succotash, The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast of the year in the can…or indeed out of the can and into your ear-mouths and ear-bellies… okay, THAT'S just horrifying, sorry about that…

I'd like to thank our guests Phil Leirness and Dean Haglund of Chillpak Hollywood Hour again for agreeing to spend time chatting with me about their film and, as you heard, other topics…

Chillpak Hollywood Hour can be heard on Blog Talk Radio, Stitcher and iTunes, and you can find the archive of "Chillpak Hollywood Hour" at chillpakhollywood.com. The show can be reached on Twitter at @DeanAndPhil, Phil at @philleirness and Dean at @dhaglund and remember you can find the website of their 2017 film "The Lady Killers" (three words) at theladykillersmovie.com where you can purchase the film on disc as well as be updated on theatrical screenings of The Lady Killers when those  are announced.

If you want to see it at home or on your device there are MANY options including iTunes, Google Play, VUDU, Microsoft Store, Amazon Prime Video, Flix Fling, Direct TV, Fandango NOW, Verizon's Watch Fios service, YouTube, MCTV and Steam. 

I'd also like to thank you, the listener for spending time with us this episode and every episode you choose to listen to. You are nothing if not spoiled for choice of what to listen to…and I am nothing without you. Ok, that's a bit much. I shouldn't say I'm nothing even when attempting to compliment you. It's unhealthy behaviour and I made a New Year's Resolution to be healthier both physically and mentally… so we'll see how that goes.


I hope your 2019 shapes up to be a delightful one and I also hope that the film The Lady Killers becomes part of the larger conversation about how humans treat each other… so we'll see how that goes as well. Thank you again for listening and if I could ask something only slightly more of you it would be to tell other people about this program as well as the programs featured within for that is what we mean when we ask you to (Please) Pass The Succotash.

— Tyson Saner


Monday, December 24, 2018

Succotash Xmas Treat 2019: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas

Happy holidays! This is Marc Hershon, executive producer of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. And we’re pleased to pass along this Succotash Extra from our sponsor, Trumpoetry.com, as read by our booth announcer, Bill Heywatt!

On behalf of our host Tyson Saner, our producer/engineer Joe Paulino, and everyone at Succotash Headquarters, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
 

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Succotash Clips Epi184: Deliverin' The Xmas Clips

Saluton and Happy "Things That Are Done at This Time Of Year" to you! Estas mi, your host Tyson Saner, and welcome to the last epi of Succotash, The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, of 2018.

What a year it has been…and that's at least partially because I took over hosting and main production duties during this year approximately 10 months ago. I hadn't really been thinking about how much time had actually elapsed because it, like everything else seems to just keep happening. It does seem to feel like less time than a year has passed because it has…that's pretty logical…beep boop…

ANYWAY…It's a show chock full of content including clips from Chillpak Hollywood Hour, Just Say Words, 2DudeReview, Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend, The Podcast Brothers and Thought Spiral.

In addition, we have a double dose of raging moderate Will Durst's Burst O' Durst. (Incidentally, if you live in or are visiting the San Francisco Bay Area, Durst is ring master for the annual Big Fat Year End Kiss Off Show, a comedy revue of holiday proportions that plays in a different venue around the area starting on Wednesday, December 26. Click over to http://WillDurst.com for details…)

We've also got a very "This Time Of Year-y" Henderson's Pants ad from waaaaay back in 2012 (I think) and, of course, a reading from our most recent sponsor, TrumPoetry.com.

SIDEBAR

Listeners of past episodes of Succotash might remember the soundcasts Trevor Has Friends and Just Joshin' being featured in episodes 172 and 177, respectively. These are both comedy soundcasts from over at Savage Henry Magazine , a humor magazine produced locally here in Humboldt County. It's a free publication that has been published with regularity since it was first published in 2010. It was founded by Chris Durant, Sarah Godlin, Monica Durant, and Josh Duke.

I follow the magazine on Instagram at @savagehenrymagazine and I came across this post from December 16th, 2018: "Monica, (@moneycuz) co-founder of the magazine and the glue that has kept it all together for all these years, is sick. She can use your help if you're in position to do so. She's dealing with liver failure and is facing a transplant. Links to donation sites in comments. Thank you for being a fan of Savage Henry and your support."


It's a modest goal of $10K and if you're wondering about specifics, on the page I just specified there was an update made on December 16th, 2018 which reads: "Wow everyone. I'm am so relieved by the outpouring of help in so many forms. This is a crazy time. A major surgery, a month or more of intensive therapy and monitoring, a year till projected recovery, and a lifetime of medications are daunting goals and having some weight lifted financially is a HUGE COMFORT!!! Thank you."
 
As of December 17th, 2018 they are at 33% of their goal.
If you're inspired to help this awesome fan of many forms of comedic expression, you can do so through this PayPal account: https://www.paypal.com/pools/c/8aqlSi5TRm

CLIPS

Chillpak Hollywood Hour
This soundcast features two members of "soundcast royalty" (as dubbed by Succotash executive producer Marc Hershon), namely Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness. They've been doing the show for more than 11 years, week in and week out, engaging in thought-provoking, insightful, and irreverent cultural conversation. Our clip is from recent Epi603, where the gents discuss the death and life of U.S. President George H.W. Bush, the forthcoming film Vice, the live variety stage show Phil produced on his 50th birthday, Dean's efforts to pack up his L.A. abode and his recent Michigan adventures. There's also a plug for their dark comedy The Lady Killers.


P.S. I've seen "The Lady Killers" and it is quite good. We're working on having Dean and Phil on as guests to talk more about The Lady Killers on an upcoming edition of Succotash Chats!

Thought Spiral
Comedians Andy Kindler (Bob's Burgers, Maron, and a past Succotash guest) and J. Elvis Weinstein (MST3K, Freaks & Geeks) convene weekly to solve the problems of the world but usually end up talking about comedy and various forms of anxiety. Every episode so far has been called "Test Episode Number Something". Our clip hails from their Epi64, a live show from the Improv Lab in Los Angeles, where Andy muses on the pros and cons of singing in public and which musicals he has enjoyed.
 

Sidenote: The documentary: I Need You To Kill, features comedians Pete Lee, Chad Daniels, and Tom Segura on a comedy tour of China. It turns out that there's a growing comedy scene over there and it's fascinating to see it happening. The documentary was directed by none other than the aforementioned J. Elvis Weinstein. It's currently streaming on Amazon Prime and, assuming you are a fan of comedy and/or documentaries about comedians or just documentaries in general…you could do a lot worse than to check this one out.

The Podcast BrothersFlaw700 and Fresco are two real life brothers who are similar (because they're both Gemini's) but also have different view points. The authentic and entertaining sibling dynamic gets switched up when Kailah King is there, She offers a unique female's perspective. They discuss mainstream hip hop events and relay those events into engaging topics of discussion. This clip is from "Love Is Free", their Epi110 from this past November, and is part of their segment called "Fresh or Fiasco".

Just Say Words 
The Just Say Words soundcast covers everything from social Issues, pop culture, and race, to tech, movies, and much more. Hosted by Jae, in Epi239 he talks about voting and has a bunch of random ramblings filled with jokes and much more. Our clip features him detailing how he dealt with his Netflix account being hacked.

2DudeReview
The 2DudeReview is a weekly podcast, hosted by Brian Bradley and Chad Hamilton, features Karina Dolehide, and is based on the book, "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die." Brian and Chad are longtime friends and lifelong movie geeks who love to talk, at length, about their favorite films. "Each week we watch a movie from the '1001 Movies' list, research the film, then discuss and rate the movie from our perspectives. We pride ourselves on bringing quality content and maybe even a laugh or two in the process." IN November, they talked at length about the movie Jurassic Park — what the hell genre is it, science versus religion versus capitalism, and Chad has the hiccups. Our clip catch the hiccup fit.


Conan O'Brien Needs A Friend 
After 25 years at the Late Night desk, Conan O'Brien realized that the only people at his holiday party are the men and women who work for him. Over the years and despite thousands of interviews, Conan has never made a real and lasting friendship with any of his celebrity guests. So, he started a podcast to do just that. He's joined on this quest by longtime trusty assistant Sona Movsesian and producer Matt Gourley (Superego, James Bonding.) His very first guest was Will Ferrell. In our clip from that episode 1, Will recounts a long-running "life bit" that involved a costume from a "Smokey and the Bandit" sketch on SNL.



And just like that, the last Succotash show of 2018 is drawing to a close. What  a year it has been. I've spent 10 months of it putting together episodes of this show and eight of those 10 months preparing to welcome my wife and I's first child into this world VERY early in 2019. Also, the 16th of this month was my wife and I's 15th wedding anniversary. For those of you who pay attention to this sort of thing, 15 years is the "Crystal" anniversary.


Whaddya want from me, I'm full of tidbits…somewhat like an actual Succotash…

Anyway, 2018 has been the most unique year of my life so far. I have a feeling 2019 is going to top everything on the uniqueness scale...if there is such a thing. On January 1st I have a single dropping. It's a collaboration with Korey Epps who appeared in the Chats episode of Succotash #175. He has an album coming out in early 2019 called "Luv & Liquor" and our collaboration is part of it. It's called "Hope" and it will be available on New Years Day, on Spotify, iTunes/Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Deezer, Tidal, Napster and Youtube.…so that's happening too.

In closing, thank you to my wife and family for being wonderful and supportive of me all these years. Thank you to Korey Epps for believing in my musical ability enough to collaborate on a music project with me. Thank you to Executive Producer Marc Hershon for keeping the show running for all those years and then deciding that when he was ready to pass the torch to someone that I was the man for the job. Thank you to Will Durst for contributing the very best in Moderate Political Comedy…that's what it's called, isn't it? Thank you to Bill Heywatt for announcing the show and thank you Joe Paulino for making sure Mr. Heywatt is always captured at his best. Thank you Scott Carvey for the Succotash theme music you are hearing in the background.

And, of course, thank YOU the listener …for listening…and for sharing us with others for that is what we mean when we gently implore you to please pass the Succotash!

— Tyson Saner
 

Friday, December 7, 2018

Succotash Clips Epi183: Decoratin' with Festive Clippage

Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner, your host for this early December holiday season edition of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, and have I got clips for you!

(As I'm typing this I'm noticing that "have I got clips for you" feels like a question but if I were to put a question mark at the end of that sentence it feels…well, just wrong. I understand it's a rhetorical question but I never really stopped to think about what it looks like on paper or, in this case, a computer monitor…)

Have I got clips for you? Of course I do — this is a clips addition of Succotash. It would be misleading and, frankly, weird if I didn't.

I've got clips from: Maltin on Movies, Christal Clear The Podcast, Master Manual, High Content Pod, Unstructured, Shenk, and Weird Adults with Little Esther. We've also got a double dose of raging moderate Will Durst's Burst O' Durst segment. Plus a reading from the website of our still-fairly-new sponsor TrumPoetry.com.

Ready?

Let's go!

CLIPS

Master Manual
Harmontown's "Dungeon Master to the Stars" Spencer Crittenden and game designer Cohen Edenfield discuss the finer points of leading a role-playing session in this surprisingly accessible advice show. Our clip is from the inaugural episode of Master Manual. In the episode, Spencer and Cohen answer questions and riff up a fresh new take on vampires, while the clip is from a segment called "Alternate Monster Lore".


Maltin on Movies 

This soundcast should perhaps be entitled Maltins On Movies, as legendary film critic Leonard Maltin AND his daughter Jessie are the ultimate movie fans. They love talking about movies, especially with people who share their enthusiasm. In the epi released on November 2nd this year, their guest was comedian Dennis Miller, who is a diehard film buff. In the snippet we feature, Dennis recounts a past encounter with Leonard Maltin seasoned with references, and a discussion of The McCarthy Era of Hollywood History, as well as the beginning of a discussion about character actors.


Unstructured 

Unstructured is a chat with people who are changing the world around them, through teaching, creating, or just living as an example. And when meeting folks, we can learn from each other, be inspired, and maybe even make a new friend, together. OUr clip is from Epi84 of the show, which dropped on October 25th of this year and featured Susan Bennett, who furnished the original voice of Siri, Apple's voice UI. She describes the recording process that when into creating Siri's voice.



Shenk 
Comedian Sara Weinshenk interviews comedians, musicians & artists living in LA. Topics include food, fashion, cannabis & comedy. The clip we're featuring comes from the episode entitled, "Mango Juul Pods, Snail Essence & Feet Pics W/ Comedian Brandon Wardell", from this past November. Sara and Brandon yack about fashion and speculate on life as a gamer.

Weird Adults with Little Esther 
"Little Esther" Povitsky finds out what makes her fellow comedian friends both weird and adult with an irreplaceable quirk and charm not found anywhere else. This show seems to have largely gone away but it popped back on the radar last March following a live edition performed as part of the San Francisco Sketchfest. Esther was joined by Nick Wiger of Doughboys soundcast fame where they mostly talked about food. In the clip, the host mentions she has jaw pain and that leads to a conversation about strange interactions with a few medical professionals.

Christal Clear The Podcast
Seeking clarity in life, to make the most of my life. "Christal Clear" is my affirmation. Our clip comes from the "Be My Guest" episode from last October, where host Christal discusses the adjustments one makes when one receives feedback on their shows and guest Jae (who has been running the Pod Dealer Network for almost a year as of this recording) explores the anxieties of being the sole host of a show.



High Content 

Hosted by Iraj Lopez and Joe Buratti, High Content had its first live episode last month at the Savage Henry Comedy Club in Eureka, California. After local comedians Jessica Grant and Nando Molina gave interviews the hosts of HiC unexpectedly invited me up on stage for a segment. Here is a bit that I clipped off for you from the "Would You Rather" portion of the interview.

And there you have it... or rather here you had it... "it" being another "Succotash The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast" clips edition... ...that is still underway now that I think about it so (ahem) here you are having it, another edition of "Succotash The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast".

Thank you for listening, thank you for retweeting us when you see our links ,and thank you for visiting www.succotashshow.com, clicking the Amazon banner right near the top of the page, and shopping as you normally would because when you do that, Amazon cuts us a small portion of that which goes to our server costs. (If you haven't done that before It's perfectly fine because we love you anyway…)

If you are listening…we also love those who don't listen as long as they are also reasonably good people…and by "We" I mean "Me". I need to clarify that because I don't wish to speak on behalf of other people when it pertains to love. It's not a healthy habit to get into…and as an expectant father I need to maintain my health in as many areas as I can.

So anyway, thank you for listening and if you like us a little you might tell your friends about us...which is one of the best ways of helping us out, and what we mean when we gently urge you to (Please) Pass the Succotash…

— Tyson Saner
 

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Succotash Clips Epi182: Flashin' Back To Epi120

Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner. So I thought I'd take Thanksgiving off this year and advantage to dig up this classic, apparently Thanksgiving-themed, episode of Succotash, the Comedy Podcast Podcast — yes, that’s what it was called back in November of 2015. I haven't heard this one in a while. But I looked at the list of clips - some of these shows aren’t even around any more - and I look forward to taking this journey back in time with you when the show was only a little more than four years old. Now-executive producer Marc Hershon was the host, I was the associate producer, and the show was still using the P word when referring to itself. I'll have a fresh batch of clips for you in two weeks. Until then, let's get to remembering together…

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(Original blog content from November 23, 2015)

What? Me, Marc Hershon, your host and toaster pastry? Back within a week with another installment of Succotash, the Comedy Podcast Podcast? Yes, it’s true.


This is Succotash Clips, Epi 120. And we have a Thanksgiving Feast of comedy podcast clips for you. It’s a veritable spread of different flavors and — given the humor in some of them — truly a groaning board of a clip buffet in store for your ears this time around.

We’ve got The All-Seeing Guys, Bitter Sound, Ear Goggles, Ice & The Face, The McCue Report, Primalcast, The Reigning Lunatic, Rob & Slim, The Vince Wylde Show and Who Charted? 

In addition to that earload, we’ve got a visit to the Podcast Graveyard, courtesy of our associate producer Tyson Saner, who also harvested a number of the clips we’ve got on hand. We also have another double dose of our Burst O’ Durst with political comedian and social commentator Will Durst, a rummage around the ol’ Tweetsack, and a brand new Henderson’s Pants commercial.

Other than our ads from Henderson’s Pants, Succotash remains fitfully sponsor-free. The good news: you aren’t burdened by listening to those pesky ads. The bad news: money to keep this show going basically comes out of my pocket. You can help out with one of several methods, all done by visiting our homesite at http://SuccotashShow.com. You can click on the Donate button and shoot us some moolah. You can click on the Amazon banner at the top of the page and buy stuff at Amazon, then they give us a slice off the top. Or you can click on the link to our Succotashery and purch some merch, a percentage of which comes back to us after they print up whatever you buy. Or you can keep on listening to this show for free and just know that, in the back of my head, I’m thinking you’re just an electronic freeloader. No guilt, no judgement, though.

The Clips


Ear Goggles
So you might remember when I announced on this show earlier this year when the 10-year-old podcast known as Sibling Rivalry celebrated its decadeness was re-branded as Ear Goggles. I ran into 2/3’s of the hosting team – Jeremy Grater and Susan Black – last September at the 4th Annual Los Angeles Podcast Festival. Host #3 – Aaron Ristrow – lives on the East Coast, as opposed to his Seattle-based compadres. I chatted with them, which we featured during the PodFest upload frenzy, and they chatted with me for their show, which just dropped recently.


The Rob & Slim Show
Just this last week I was a call-in guest on the LIVE partycast known as The Rob & Slim Show. They’ve been retweeting our stuff the past few months and I had just had Tyson clip me off a chunk of a recent show but, I figured as long as I was going to be on their show, we may as well use THAT clip. Rob and Slim — I haven’t been able to find much else about them or the other voice that seem to float around during their ‘cast — run a 3+ hour live whoop-de-doo, in the style of a morning radio show as they put it and they cover the gamut of topics that are fresh in and around the news. Plus they drink. How can you lose?


The Bitter Sound
This clip comes to us from The Bitter Sound, uploaded directly to us by host Davian Dent. He and sidekick Matt Bubbles managed to get OUR booth announcer, Bill Heywatt, to call in for a visit. (I can’t get the guy to stand still in Studio P long enough to do another Boozin’ With Bill segment yet these jokers get him just like that. I even pay the guy’s salary!) Oh well. If the only way we can get Bill on the show is with him being slightly tanked and yammering on a clip from someone else’s show, so be it.


The Reigning Lunatic
Friend-of-Succotash Geoffrey Welchman, who was the former host of the now-kaput Inverse Delirium podcast, came roaring back after a time away from Podcastland with a brand new offering! The Reigning Lunatic is a scripted situation comedy about a crazy king and his hapless servants and subjects. Geoffrey asked me to play a part in the series opener as Sir Jerry, and I, being an audio whore, was only too happy to comply.


Ice & The Face
So we had several direct uploaded clips this week (through our upload link at http://hightail.com/u/Succotash) including one from someone named Rick. His cover note with the upload reads: “Hello, my name is Rick, and I had a conversation with someone on twitter today from Succotash. I said I would provide a five minute clip from our comedy show, Ice and The Face, for your show. This clip is from episode #75 - 10.9.15. We hope you enjoy it! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email or twitter DM if you like. You're show is awesome, and we very much appreciate your interest and are looking forward to hearing back. Thank you, Rick” Cool. Thanks, Rick!


Who Charted?
I’m not sure we’ve ever featured a clip from this next show before. Not sure why. Who Charted? has been around forever and is quite beloved. They cover the hits that are charting in music and movies, with lots of comedy guests. The hosts are Howard Kremer and Kulap Vilaysack normally, but in this episode clipped by our Associate Producer Tyson Saner, Kulap is off, replaced by guest co-host Emily V. Gordon, who hosts another podcast – The Indoor Kids – with her husband, Kumail Nanjiani. Their guest is James Adomian, who’s gotten some attention lately because of his Bernie Sanders impression.


The Vince Wylde Show
Tyson harvested us a clip from a new-to-me show, The Vince Wylde Show, part of the AM Podcast Network. (Not sure what that is, but the AM comes from the network founder, Adam Mulholland.) The Vince Wylde blurb on the homesite reads, “The Radio Show with Attitude, Humor, and great production. From Schizophrenic Studios on the 36th Floor of the FMI Building.” I don’t know where the FMI building is, either. In this clip, Vince and his partner on the show, a guy named Ben, sample some soft drinks from a company called Carbonated Atrocities. Bottoms up!


The McCue Report
There’s a show from the Boston area that reached out to Tyson Saner directly, which is another way to go if you’re looking to be clipped on our show, called The McCue Report. It features comedian Jim McCue interviewing interesting and entertaining people, according to their homesite. The show’s been chugging along for about a year and a half now, and is part of Boston Comedy Festival Radio. In this clip, which was furnished to Tyson via Twitter, McCue chats with his guest, standup comedian Al Park, about working on the road.


The All Seeing Guys
Our man in Great Britain, Davian Dent, when he’s not producing his own podcasts – The Bitter Sound and Strange Times – is out looking for other fun stuff to put in his ears. This time he’s sent some of it along to us. It’s a clip from a show I’ve not caught yet, called The All-Seeing Guys, and features two blokes — are guys still called blokes in England? — named Greg and Joe.

As I said, a cornucopia of podcasts for your Thanksgiving week listening pleasure. Take us with you on that long drive to the relatives' house or listen while you're digesting on the couch after stuffing your face. And for those of you NOT in the United States, have a great Thursday and Friday.

Whether you're celebrating Thanksgiving or not, remember that I don’t care if you pass the turkey or the stuffing or the pumpkin pie, but I will always thank you for passing the Succotash!

— Marc Hershon

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And that was a show-sized clip of Succotash, the Comedy Podcast Podcast, as the soundcast Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast used to be known. I really enjoyed hearing that episode again I don't think I'd heard it since it was first uploaded and like a Thanksgiving turkey should be, that episode was absolutely what you could refer to as being well-stuffed.

I don't really have anything else to add except to say thank you to Marc Hershon, Bill Heywatt, Joe Paulino, Scott Carvey, and you - the listener. Thank you for listening, Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for passing the Succotash.

– Tyson Saner