Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Succotash Epi271: Birth, Life & Death

Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner, your host for this episode of Succotash, The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, that numbers #271. This show is now in it's 10th year. Did you know that? Have you been here before? If not, welcome! If so, welcome back!

If you are looking for a soundcast that tells you about other peoples' soundcasts on a regular basis then you've come to the right place. It's what we do here at Succotash…for 10 years now. Yes, I know I already said that…it's STILL sinking in for me.

Those of you who listened to last week's episode will already know that it was hosted by this soundcast's creator and executive producer Marc Hershon. Number #270 it was and there was some top-notch content from the soundcasts known as The Ajumma Show", Geto Boys Reloaded", and Household Faces. There was also a funny musical clip found by Patton Oswalt by a singer/musician by the name of Nick Lutsko. It was a folk song comprised of the bizarre rantings of someone called "Alex Jones". This wasn't samples that were auto-tuned BTW, this was someone singing while a guitar was also playing. (I understand that that is a clunky way to put that. I also understand that "that that" is a strange sounding way to say anything. I usually turn the first "that" into a "thet" so it sounds like "thet that" when I use my outside voice.)

ANYWAY…Epi270 also contained a clip of the late great Norm Macdonald from an episode of Norm Macdonald Live, a podcast that he had hosted with Adam Eget back in 2013. The show has 3 seasons of interviews and is back on YouTube after having been made unavailable in 2018 for some time. The clip had previously been featured on Succotash #89 and was part of an interview that Mr. Macdonald had conducted with the wonderful Carl Reiner. Rest In Peace both of them.

This week, I've got clips from the soundcasts Dad Pants, Shenk and The Endless Honeymoon Podcast. This episode is sponsored by Henderson's Pants new Bivouac Pants! I do hope you enjoy what I've selected…


Dad Pants
This first clip was submitted among a handful of clips by a new show from some old friends. Stuart Buckland had a show back in the day called The Angry Chimp, which we featured in Epi84. He then eclipsed that 'cast in favor of What A Pair of Trousers, clipped in our Epi88. The Angry Chimp resurfaced and we had a clip in Epi107. Finally, back in Epi170 in 2018, Stu popped up again with the same lads and a new show called Welcome to Television. Now these lads are more or less dads with a suitably titled show: Dad Pants. It took Stu’s friend Monty Leadon having a baby and asking the odd random question to make him realize that he didn’t really talk to anyone about his parenting. Simultaneously, Monty found himself anxious about his impending fatherhood and wasn’t sure how to start conversations about how he was feeling. The Dad Pants soundcast was born because when a microphone is in front of your face, you have to talk! The premise is that Monty asks Stu and a panel of other dads questions about what he is about to go through. I've selected the clip called "Prepping for Hospital", where the dads fill Monty in on what he needs to pack for the hospital.

Host Sara Weinshenk sits down to talk to fellow comedian Kimberly Congdon (host of Broad Topix), discussing everything from mermaid dick to ass play plus ideal first dates and the podcast they are launching together. (They had a soundcast together called Stoned Science that I clipped for Epi168 waaaaay back in early 2018. They also have a new soundcast in the works called The Show.)

The Endless Honeymoon Podcast
Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher, married comedians, are using their hilariously hard-won wisdom on relationships and building on their hit Netflix special to help others by offering love advice to callers while simultaneously examining the ups and downs of their own relationship! Our clip comes from a recent show where their guest was Weird Al Yankovic. They discuss Al being perfectly suited to quarantine and hypothetically living to 120, and they give advice to a caller struggling to find meaning after ending a serious relationship.

This, then, represents the end of this episode IF you were listening instead of reading this. You can reach me on social media, specifically Twitter and Instagram at @revt23 and let me know how much (or how little) you may have enjoyed this installment. I'm pretty interactive given the chance.

Hey…change of topic…do you enjoy watching videos on YouTube to alleviate boredom, or perhaps to facilitate it? I've got plenty of gaming videos over at the channel that bears my name - Tyson Saner - including a playlist of over 10 hours of "Minecraft ASMR" footage that just might put you to sleep. It also might captivate you. I'm building a sort-of pyramid house right next to an actual pyramid. It's a trip. I'm also still theoretically giving out shout-outs for people who guessed the theme in Epi 269 by using the hashtag #Epi269Theme on Twitter.…no takers yet as far as I can see…anyway, thank you again for listening.

Be decent to each other, and if someone asks you if you've heard something interesting lately, and you'd be telling the truth by doing so, won't you please pass the Succotash?

— Tyson Saner

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Succotash, Epi270: Playin’ Some Clips n’ Bits

Welcome. Marc Hershon here, your every-other-weekly host for Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. This is Episode 270 of the show that knows how…knows how to play clips of comedy soundcasts – a sort of Whitman’s Sampler of audio treats, if you will – that gives you a chance to slip a taste of various soundcasts into your ears, take a nibble, and see if you don’t want to go find the whole show and pig out, listening-wise.

I had a week off from my day job for vacation last week and headed down to Los Angeles for some R&R. And I got a chance to hang out with some pals and chums, a few of them having been past visits to Succotash, including Travis Clark, Francis Cronin, Jon Manfrellotti, Matt Weinhold, Rick Overton, and Dana Carvey. It was a lot of fun, got a lot of nothing done, and feel rested up and ready to clip!

Last week in this feed, for Epi269, my classy, crafty, and cogent co-host Tyson Saner not only served up some crispy clips from soundcasts Gluten Free GamingThe Spawn Chunks, and Coffee With Butterscotch, but he also shared a big chunk an interview with the very funny Andy Kindler that he conducted over on his other soundcast, Anti Social Show, along with his co-host there, Hunter Block. If you missed it somewhow, check out any of the usual soundcast distribution points like Spotify, Apple and Google Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, Audible.com, and more – or just visit our homesite, SuccotashShow.com, where you can find every damn episode of Succotash dating back 10 years to when we started.

Which leads me to what I have in store for your auditory senses today. I have clips from The Ajumma Show, Geto Boys Reloaded, and Household Faces. In addition, I came across this funny musical clip comedian, actor, and perhaps future guest on this show, Patton Oswalt, found by Nick Lutsko, who took a bunch of whackadoodle rants by ultra rightwing nutball Alex Jones and turn them into a folk song. And we have a couple of calls on the Succotash Not-So-Hotline, including a new Runaway Truck Ramp report that came in over the weekend from…me. Yes, me, recorded as I was driving north on Interstate 5 on my way home through the stretch commonly called the Grapevine. And, of course, we’re sponsored by Henderson’s Pants brand new Toddler Trow.

Before we get into the rest of this episode, I have to admit that I’m a little late recording this installment and posting it, but that’s given me the chance to get a word in here about the passing of great comedian Norm MacDonald. He was secretly battling cancer for 9 years and lost that fight this week. He was one prominent comedian on the scene I never got to meet personally, but we had a lot of mutual friends in common and everyone has told me, over the years, what a great, crazy, funny guy Norm was. Germane to our show, he hosted an audio and video soundcast, Norm MacDonald Live, from 2013 to 2016, where he was interview guests – mostly friends from the comedy and acting world. Here’s a clip I featured back in Succotash Episode 89 – two comedy greats we will never hear or see perform live again – Norm MacDonald interviewing Carl Reiner.


The Ajumma Show
Our first clip comes from The Ajumma Show, featuring a pair of queer – their words, no mine - Chicago comedians, Peter Kim & Eunji Kim. Peter actually started out as a San Francisco improvisor and took classes from me at the San Francisco Comedy College before helping to found the Endgames improv company. He then went on to Chicago. The Ajumma Show is a weekly soundcast examining love, politics, culture, personal victories, failures and sage advice through the judgmental glare of an ajumma. What’s an ajumma? It’s a Korean word for a married or middle-aged woman, which seems a little “judgy” itself.  I get the feeling it’s someone who enjoys throwing shade on pretty much anything she doesn’t like. In this clip, the Kims (who are not related) chat about racially specific activities.

Geto Boys Reloaded
I’m not exactly what you’d call a hip hop guy – I know, I know, hard to believe – and this next clip comes from a show that isn’t exactly comedy, but when I saw that comedian Mike Epps was visiting hip hop legends Scarface and Willie D on their Geto Boys Reloaded soundcast, I figured it would be an excuse to bring a little culture into the room here. These guys tend to get a little deep, which is okay with me, as they converse about music, entertainment, social issues and awareness, among other topics. In our clip, the hosts and Mike get into their guest’s story of leaving home for the first time and moving to Atlanta to start a career.

Household Faces
I just reviewed the show our next clip is from, Household Faces, for Vulture.com’s This Week in Comedy Podcasts. (Obviously, Vulture hasn’t gotten the memo on calling them “soundcasts”.) Hosted by charcter actor and improv comedian John Ross Bowie, he interviews other characters actors – those men and women with familiar faces that I am always pointing out to my wife when we’re watching TV or movies and shouting, “I know that guy!” John got pretty well known from his appearances on The Big Bang Theory, and he recently spent three seasons as the dad on Speechless on ABC. The clip I grabbed is from the episode I reviewed featuring Xander Berkeley. Now, you may be saying, “I don’t know from Xander Berkeley,” but you, sir or madam, would be wrong. This guy’s been in over 200 movies and TV shows, including 24, The Walking Dead and, as they get into here, Terminator 2.

That's what's in store for you in the latest installement of Succotash. If you stick around this feed next week, you'll catch Epi271 with co-host Tyson bringing you a swell collection of comedy soundcast clips and may some other surprises. Who knows? That's why they're called surprises!

In the meantime, treat each other like humman beings, wash those hands, masks those faces, vax up and, if anyone asks if you've heard anything good lately, won't you please pass the Succotash?

— Marc Hershon

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Succotash Epi269: Clippin' With A Mystery Theme

Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner. I am your host for this episode of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, that numbers 269. Last week's Episode 268 was hosted by show creator and executive producer Marc Hershon who, in case you're new to Succotash, has been hosting shows every other week with me…or rather I have been doing so with him…for over a year now. It has been a great way to make sure there is a new show every week for people to discover, recommend, and just basically rely on for weekly entertainment.

Speaking of "If you're new to Succotash", thank you for listening!

If you listened to last week's show, you will already know that it was a chats episode with nary a clip to be found, but dense with conversational goodness to be listened to with none other than comedian, actor, and musician Rick Overton! That episode is called "Palaverin' with Rick Overton" appropriately and is well worth the listen. aside from being on Apple and Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Podcast FM, PodBay, and others, it is also archived over at www.succotashshow.com as is every episode of Succotash that has been released in the last 10 years.

This week's episode is a biggie for me. Literally the longest show I've put together for you since before the shorter, weekly format started back in 2020. It's clips and a big ole chunk of chat…I've got clips from the soundcasts Gluten Free Gaming, The Spawn Chunks, and Coffee With Butterscotch for starters, and then a rather sizable chunk from another soundcast I co-host with my friend Hunter Block called Anti Social Show. The clip features part of a conversation I was fortunate enough to have with comedian, actor, musician, and past Succotash guest (Epi55Andy Kindler. I'm very excited to share that with you here. I would like to point out that this episode is themed in a particular way…and I wonder if you can figure out what that theme is by the end of the show? I guess we'll have to see, won't we? Anyway, let's get to it!

Gluten Free Gaming
Lisi and Lucy are two women who can't eat gluten and who want to share their favorite games with each other and everyone else! Join us as we subject each other to games and other nerdy media that we love and want to make everyone else love as well! Listen if you want to find the best gluten-free games available, or if you just want to hang. Our clip hails from  their very first  "Some Like it Honk - Untitled Goose Game" episode from August 2021 - just last month!

The Spawn Chunks - A Minecraft Podcast
Joel Duggan & Pixlriffs host The Spawn Chunks, a podcast all about Minecraft. We dig into Minecraft related news and development snapshots, explore game content and the Minecraft community, and craft our personal thoughts and experiences about the game we love. In a clip from their recent 150th episode (!), hosts Joel and Jonny share their thoughts on exploring the new Minecraft terrain generation in the first Caves & Cliffs Experimental Snapshot.

Coffee with Butterscotch
Now up to 325 episodes,
Coffee with Butterscotch is the hilarity-filled official podcast of award-winning video game studio Butterscotch Shenanigans, an independent video game studio best known for its smash hit Crashlands. The podcast features founders Seth Coster (the games programmer), Adam Coster (the web programmer), Sam Coster (the artist), and other awesome people. Clipped from six years ago, Epi18 was when Sam is STILL stuck in the hospital, so in this episode had Adam and Seth carrying the torch and discussing all kinds of random crap.

My question to you is, by the time you get to theend of this week's installment, will you be able to guess the theme of this particular show? Tweet @succotashshow and use the hashtag #Epi269Theme. The first 5 correct answers will receive shoutouts when I return in Epi271 with who knows what I'll have in store for you? Probably clips…maybe a chat…maybe a bit of both? I really don't know at this point in time. Anyway, I do hope you enjoyed your time and perhaps came away with a few new ideas of what to listen to next. There's plenty of shows in the archive at www.succotashshow.com and since they've been accumulating for over 10 years now, there's a rather unique overall audio documentary of the history of soundcasting…filtered thru the prism of other people's audio content from around the English-speaking parts of the globe.

If you wouldn't mind writing a review of our show it would really help us out in getting inside the listening-space of as many people as possible. We'd really appreciate it. Thank you for listening, be decent to each other, and don't forget to Pass The Succotash

— Tyson Saner

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Succotash Epi268: Palaverin' with Rick Overton

Thank you, friendly reader-could-be-listener. At least I’ll take it as given that you’re friendly. I’m Marc Hershon, your guide and every-other-weekly host here on Succotash, THE Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. (Quick catchup for the noobs: A “soundcast” is just like a “podcast”, just not trapped in the past with that old, outmoded iPod technology stuck in the name.)

And this show most often plays clips from other comedy soundcasts. Like last week, for example. If you missed it, our lovely alternating host, Tyson Saner, in Episode 267, blazed through a triple play of clips in a show entitled, ironically, “Blazin’ Through A Triple Play.” A show that featured Screams and Moans, The Goods From The Woods, and Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster. You can still scoop that edition up from anywhere and everywhere soundcasts are found – Apple and Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Podcast FM, PodBay, and so on. If all else fails, you can always just siphon it from our show’s homesite, http://SuccotashShow.com.

This week I have no clips to share with you. Instead, I’ll be doing the thing we often do here on the show – chatting it up with a person who is a comedian, an actor, a musician, and who is no stranger to podcasting. He had his own for a while, as a matter of fact. He’s been in movies, on TV, and on the standup comedy stage for what will be 50 years around next year sometime. A longtime buddy of mine, and a longtime friend of the show – his first appearance was on Episode 6, which dropped 10 year and 2 months ago – it’s none other than Rick Overton!

Rick’s got a comedy rap sheet as long as your arm, with lots of memorable roles in films like Groundhog Day, Beverly Hills Cop, Blind Fury, and many more. You can catch his latest effort from the comfort of your own home: Rick Overton’s Set List. It’s a great hour of one-man improvisation with the compelling set-up from the Set List format. Basically Rick, at the top of his game, thinking on his feet as premises are thrown at him with no time to prepare.

So Ricky keeps getting these weird premises put up a screen during the show and he instantly has to start riffing material off of them. Head over to ComedyDynamics.com to find a list of places where you can stream the show.

This episode of Succotash is brought to you by our longtime sponsor Henderson's Pants new "Peer Sucker Pants"!

Hope you enjoy my visit with my buddy, Rick. I know you’re going to dig my compadre Tyson’s clip-filled foray into comedy soundcasting for next week’s Epi269. And, in the meantime, be sure to mask up, vax up, and try to remember that science isn’t trying to kill you, it just can’t help itself. And if you know someone that really could catch a clue as to which comedy soundcasts they should start listening to, try passing them the Succotash!

— Marc Hershon

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Succotash Epi267: Blazin' Thru A Triple Play

Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner. Welcome to Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, Episode 267, I will be your host thru a small selection of soundcast clips for which to theoretically make you interested in hearing the full episode…or at least give you an idea of what to expect on whichever soundcast we happen to clip…that's the basic idea. Last week on Epi266 my co-host and every-other-show-host Marc Hershon brought his "A" game with a show full of "B"s. Not the buzzy things that pollinate flowers and make honey and such but many things that start with the letter "B" — including the return of one of my favorite segments "Boozin' with Bill" with our very own Bill Heywatt, and clips from the soundcasts Bill Burr's Monday Morning Podcast, The Bitch Bible, Breaking Bread with Tom Papa, and Brittlestar's Really Great Podcast.…There's even a small chat with friend of Succotash and longtime soundcaster Chris Mancini…who does not seem to have a single "B" in his name…but other than that little inconsistency, the episode and all of the content contained within it is top-notch. Check it out if you should be interested in doing so.

This week, I've got clips from the soundcasts Screams and Moans, The Goods From The Woods, and Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster. There's also a classic Henderson's Pants advert for their patented Pain Pants kicking around somewhere in the rotation so y'all have got that to look forward to as well. (Real sponsors take note, we are in the market for one or more of you…as we have been for 10+ years.) Anyway, thank you for listening…


Screams and Moans
The podcast about movies and sex but not together because that would be porn. Our clips is from February of this year (2021) - the episode entitled "Second Time is Better". Friends of Succotash abound here, in cluding host Megan Pentecost and her guest, Jason "Jabs" McNamara from The Dhead Factor and Boganwood soundcasts. Our clip is them getting into the movie The Event Horizon.

The Goods from the Woods
Hosts Rivers Langley, Pat Reilly, and Mr. Goodnight head off on their intrepid aural expedition through the world of oft-forgotten pop culture, featuring personal tales and recollections on the theme from the hosts and their special weekly guests. Reportedly, The Goods from the Woods will leave you enlightened and enraptured. Also, you will laugh. In this clip from long-ago 2013, the boys welcome yet another friend of Succotash Travis Clark (now a soundcast producer but then co-host of Tiny Odd Conversations with his wife Brandi Clark.

Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster
Comedians Ed Gamble and James Acaster invite special guests into their magical restaurant to each choose their favourite starter, main course, side dish, dessert and drink. In this special edition we clipped, from just this past June,  the special of the day is Dan Aykroyd of SNLBlues Brothers, and Ghostbusters fame. He dropped into promote his Crystal Head vodka.

And there's what's in store. I do hope you find something enjoyable during the time you spend listening to it. I try to find find things that are both entertaining and informative for you…or at least one of those things when possible. It's all as subjective as comedy but I still try.

Next week for Epi268, Marc Hershon will have something for you, and, presumably, I will have something for you in two weeks. Until then, if you are looking for more content to listen to, you can check out the show archive at www.succotashshow.com, you can check out Anti Social Show, a soundcast I host with Hunter Block on Soundcloud and at www.tysonsaner.com…and if you like gaming content there's plenty of that on my YouTube channel which is under my name - Tyson Saner - as well as being conveniently linked at my website along with a few other things.

I am also available to guest on your soundcast so contact me if you are desperate for either content or human contact.

Until show #269, be decent to each other, mask up to protect the unvaccinated, and if anyone asks if you've heard anything interesting lately won't you Please…Pass The Succotash?

— Tyson Saner

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Monday, August 16, 2021

Succotash Epi266: Soundcastin' with a Capital B

Hi. Aloha. Shalom. Howdy. I am your every-other-weekly-host Marc Hershon, and this is Epi266 of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. Everybody in the right spot? Cool. Last week was Episode 265, “Summertime and the Clippin’ is Easy”, hosted by my partner in soundcasting Tyson Saner. If you missed it then you missed him featuring clips from the Salty Language soundcast, A Hot Dog is a Sandwich, and Don't Ask Tig.

I’m calling this week’s installment “Soundcastin’ with a Capital B”, and it’s what we call a “hybridcast”: part clips, part chat, plus a special visit from our esteemed booth announcer Bill Heywatt, who you heard in the opening introduction. Back before all of this pandemic nonsense started, before we had to lockdown, he and I would occasionally belly up to the Studio P wet bar for a segment called “Boozin’ With Bill.” It’s been quite a while since Bill has mixed up one of his bizarre libations, plucked from the watering holes of his checkered radio history but I am happy to announce that we have a brand new segment!

And in a very weak attempt to turn that into a theme this time around, the four soundcast segments I have for you all have titles that begin with “B”: Bill Burr’s Monday Morning Podcast, The Bitch Bible, Breaking Bread with Tom Papa, and Brittlestar’s Really Great Podcast. And this episode is sponsored by Breakaway Trousers from Henderson’s Pants. See? Another B!

Finally – and yes, there is more in this super-sized episode – we’re going to chat with friend-of-Succotash and longtime soundcaster Chris Mancini, whose name does NOT start with a “B”, to have him talk about his latest Kickstarter campaign that is coming down to the wire. It’s for Volume 2 of his graphic novel, Rise of the Kung Fu Masters. (You can track down that, plus all three of his soundcasts – What Are You Watching?The Quiet Journeys of Professor Atwood, and Tales from the Abyss – through his White Cat Entertainment website.


Bill Burr’s Monday Morning Podcast
For the first clip this show, we’re going to re-visit Bill Burr’s Monday Morning Podcast. We’ve featured Bill’s show before, I’ve reviewed for This Week in Comedy Podcasts, and with good reason: It’s always entertaining. He’s got the kind of talent it takes to fill an hour of podcast time – by himself – and keep it fresh and funny. Who else is doing that today? Greg Proops, Alonzo Bodden, and Greg Fitzsimmons come to mind, but there are not a whole lot of other comedy soundcasters who can do it without sidekicks, sketches, interviews or other elements to carry them through. This clip is actually from his show last Thursday, August 12th, and he rambles around the topics of Tik Tok and Boston comics.

Brittlestar’s Really Great Podcast
Next up is a clip from a Canadian-based soundcast: Brittlestar’s Really Great Podcast. Brittlestar is the well-known alias of Stewart Reynolds, from Ontario, and he has almost 20 million followers on YouTube. I love his humor – it’s very dry, very deadpan, and smart. From the “Canada Last Week” episode from July 30th I’ve clipped his report on the rental car situation on Cape Breton, a small island community in Canada. Helping him out with the report is Unrelated Expert and one of the stars of TVs Will & Grace, Eric McCormack.

The Bitch Bible
Our next clip comes from a soundcast that started out as a blog back in 2012. The Bitch Bible was created by its host, Jackie Schimmel. The show description touts it as being “A podcast that dares to say what many are thinking, but only a bitch would say. Expect unfiltered and unapologetic discussions about sex, millennial struggles, pop culture, social faux-pas and hopefully, an insightful takeaway. Nothing is off limits.” In this clip, which is from her recent episode (uabashedly entitled “The Worst Episode ever”, Jackie talks ranges from talking about Christmas trees to froyo.

Breaking Bread with Tom Papa
There’s a very funny comedian named Tom Papa. He’s been performing for years – mostly on the East Coast – and he’s hosted a few TV shows. His podcast, Breaking Bread with Tom Papa, is kind of like hanging out with Tom and his guests after a show. He literally “breaks bread”, as in having a meal with his friends and we get to join them. He recently invited the Sklar Brothers, Randy and Jason, to sit down and chew the figurative and literal fat. In our clip, the guys are talking about their kids turning into teens.

A couple of episodes ago we announced the rebranding of our call-in line due to the fact no one seemed to be interested in calling into it. So now you can reach us at the Succotash and Runaway Truck Ramp Hotline in order to either talk about comedy soundcasts or give listeners a status update on one of America’s runaway truck ramps. The number is 1 (818) 921-7212.

Thanks for jumping into the Succotash for this extra-long episode. Grab us next week for Epi267 with co-host Tyson Saner. And try to wisely use whatever summer days you might have off. Remember to mask, vax, and be smart around people. And if anyone asks if you’ve heard anything good lately, won’t you please pass the Succotash?

— Marc Hershon

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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Succotash Epi265: Summertime and the Clippin' is Easy

Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner. Welcome to Episode 256 of Succotash. For those of you who are new here, thank you for choosing us to listen to. Last week in episode 264 show creator and every-other-episode host of Succotash Marc Hershon sat down with his longtime friend and former roommate Mark Pitta for a chats episode called "Visitin' Virtually with Mark Pitta". You can find that episode in the show archive at www.succotashshow.com and thru various soundcast listening services such as Apple or Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Audible, and Soundcloud just to name a few. What is your preferred listening platform? I'll take my answer off-air.
This week I have a trio of clips for you from the soundcasts Salty Language, A Hot Dog is a Sandwich, and Don't Ask Tig…and of course this episode contains a classic advertisement from our longtime fake sponsor Henderson's Pants for their celebrated Down Under Pants.


Salty Language
Just like Succotash, our friends Bryan Stewart and Tony High over at the Salty Language soundcast are into their 10th year of soundcasting! They rant on a variety of topics, ranging from comic books to movies. Recently, in their episdoe from August 4th, the boys Bryan and Tony discussed life, hanging out, bad audio, 10 years of podcasting, Minecraft, non-alcoholic beers, Y: The Last Man series, The Bad Batch, history of wrestling site, Fleets, a SUATMM Galactus figure, their QoftheW, and more!

A Hot Dog Is a Sandwich
Mythical Chefs Josh Scherer and Nicole Hendizadeh discuss, debate, and dissect the web’s most hilariously controversial culinary quandaries. And in their episode from May 19th, 2021, "Can You Tell The Difference Between Coke and Pepsi?", Josh and Nicole did a blind taste test to find out if they could really tell the difference between the two sodas…or pops, depending where in the US you live.

Don't Ask Tig
Need advice? Comedian Tig Notaro doesn’t have all the answers, but that won't stop her from fielding your questions on life's many challenges. Past Succotash guest Mike Birbiglia joined her recently in the episode from June 21st of this year to dive into the topics of doing a DIY exorcism or what to do if someone from your past wrote an unflattering song about you.

That's all I have for you this week. I hope you find some of it entertaining, perhaps informative, various degrees of interesting. There's a LOT of content out there and choosing what to listen to can be challenging at times. Finding time to listen to anything can also be challenging so I am especially grateful that you have chosen to spend this bit of time with me.

BTW, I have a channel on YouTube under my name, "Tyson Saner" and a "show" of sorts that features video gaming content from various genres throughout the years. Lately, I've been playing a lot of Minecraft. I've got some videos that are designed to lull you to sleep in a series called "Minecraft A.S.M.R." and, so far, they seem to be doing okay.

Also on my channel I've been recording my screen during a soundcast called "Nooner Podcast" that I have been interacting with for 10 years…and doing a live tumblr every Tuesday night at 7:30 for a few years now.

Why do we do any of this? I guess it's to have some additional sort of record of these moments in time for future generations...provided that the world is still here for them to look back on with any sort of fondness. Be sure to check out Epi266 next week when Marc will return with who knows what for you to listen to? In the meantime, thank you for listening, be decent to each other, and if anyone asks if you have heard anything good lately won't you please pass the Succotash?

- Tyson Saner

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