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Marc Hershon
Marc Hershon is a branding expert and creative director with Lexicon Branding in Sausalito, CA, who helped to create the names for BlackBerry, Swiffer, nüvi and many other hit products. Hershon also co-authored the business book, I Hate People! Kick Loose from the Overbearing and Underhanded Jerks at Work and Get What You Want Out of Your Job (Little, Brown and Company). He's also the host/executive producer of Succotash, the Comedy Podcast Podcast.

Entries by Marc Hershon

Podcast Reviews: Grabbing Lunch and Picking Favorites

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2014 | 12:44 PM

Grabbing Lunch with Matt Knudsen
Epi 52 w/guests Helen Slater & Rob Watzke

Eschewing a cardinal unspoken rule of traditional radio, "Thou shalt not eat on the air," Grabbing Lunch's Matt Knudsen tucks into the midday meal at...

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Podcast Review: Denzel Washington is the Greatest Actor of All Time PERIOD

(0) Comments | Posted November 14, 2014 | 4:11 PM

Podcasting is fast becoming the busman's holiday of choice for comedians burning downtime between gigs. Case in point: Denzel Washington is the Greatest Actor of All Time PERIOD. The first episode just dropped this week on the all-new Wolfpop network, the pop culture-driven spinoff from Earwolf.

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Podcast Review: I Was There Too, Matt Gourley With Guest Paul F. Tompkins

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 2:11 PM

How many podcasts can one man do? Or make that TWO men in this case of the debut episode of I Was There Too, a brand new show on the brand new Wolf Pop spinoff from the Earwolf network.

2014-11-10-matt_gourley_sm.jpgHosted by Matt Gourley,...

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Podcast Review: Thrilling Adventure Hour -- Jefferson Reid, Ace American

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 4:52 PM

There are so many fun segments included in the entirety of the Thrilling Adventure Hour as a live stage show that pretty much everything that gets shaved off to become podcast content is hilarious. The most recent installment features frequent guest voice Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Castle) as the title character...

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Podcast Review: Chewin' It with Kevin & Steve

(0) Comments | Posted October 19, 2014 | 2:41 PM

Do you ever find yourself thinking "I wonder what those Broken Lizard guys with the funny movies like Super Troopers and Beerfest are doing?"

Ponder no longer.

2014-10-19-kevsteve.jpgBecause at least two of them are podcasting (and have been for the past couple...

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Podcast Review: Affirmation Nation With Bob Ducca

(0) Comments | Posted October 11, 2014 | 5:29 PM

Bob Ducca is back! No word on where he's been since calling into his own show, Affirmation Nation, more than two and a half years ago from a truck stop in "parts unknown." But he's back and podcasting is better for it.

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Podcast Review: Fendando & Greg's Daily Podcast

(1) Comments | Posted September 28, 2014 | 1:15 AM

2014-09-28-fg.jpgPodcasting takes all kinds but there are some "purists" who despise the growing numbers of terrestrial radio shows that are maximizing their reach by offloading their radio programs shortly after broadcast into the podwaves. Whatever works, as the saying goes, and the

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Podcast Review: Greg Proops Film Club

(0) Comments | Posted September 19, 2014 | 1:19 AM

Most podcast listeners, if they know Greg Proops, know him as the host of The Smartest Man In The World. (Many also likely know him as a long time cast member of TV's Whose Line Is It Anyway.)

2014-09-19-GPFC.jpgSince the beginning...

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Podcast Review: The Louie Anderson Podcast, Epi5: Robin Williams Remembered

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 1:40 PM

Louie Anderson has a solid, decades' long foundation as a headlining comedian, in addition to his other resumé items, such as game show host, TV guest star, and even poker player. It seems only fitting that he now adds podcaster to his arsenal.

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Podcast Review: 'Modern Day Philosophers with Danny Lobell' with Guest Shecky Greene

(2) Comments | Posted September 6, 2014 | 7:45 PM

2014-09-06-Modern_Day_Philosophers.jpgComedian Danny Lobell moves into his second year of hosting Modern Day Philosophers, wherein he interviews a comedian guest and "pairs" them with a philosopher to then examine and discuss. Podcasting has become a place to get to hear some of...

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Podcast Review: Mohr Stories with Jay Mohr

(1) Comments | Posted August 29, 2014 | 5:25 PM

2014-08-29-mohr_stories.jpgOne of the treats of a comedy podcast hosted by a comedian who often has other comedians as guests is that it is frequently funny. That's probably the main reason to drop by Mohr Stories, where Jay Mohr plays host to...

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Podcast Review: Improv Nerd with Jimmy Carrane

(0) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 3:58 PM

In the world of comedy podcasts there are actually very few that talk about how to do comedy. And, while Improv Nerd with Jimmy Carrane isn't an instructional "how to" course about improvisational comedy, there is a lot to be learned -- and some laughs along the way -- in...

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Speechless: Making Noise in San Francisco (and Beyond)

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 2:42 PM

"The 'Aha!' moment was that I wanted to do a show that satirized the Silicon Valley culture," says Sammy Wegent. "Having been saturated in it for a long time, having done corporate training and comedy and working, on top of that, the past three years at mobile gaming company Zynga....

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Podcast Review: Bad 4 Business with Jerry Ferrara

(0) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 3:51 PM

2014-08-15-jerry_ferrara.jpgIf you're a fan of HBO's late series Entourage, you probably have been lying awake nights wondering, "Whatever became of the guy who played Turtle?" Relax. He's fine. Not only is he in the feature film followup to the popular series (due out...

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Podcast Review: Harmontown Epi110 with Dana Carvey (and Tenacious D)

(0) Comments | Posted August 8, 2014 | 10:13 AM

The podcast known as Harmontown is writer/show runner Dan Harmon's little corner of the world (along with Community and Rick & Morty and their attendant fan bases.) Its citizenry bursts into the confines of the NerdMelt space in Los Angeles every Sunday night, where Mayor Dan normally holds...

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Podcast Review: Kumail Nanjiani's The X-Files Files

(2) Comments | Posted August 2, 2014 | 1:37 AM

Deconstructing episodes of TV's The X-Files, cancelled over a decade ago, just got very meta with episode nine of Kumail Nanjiani's The X-Files Files new series, because he brought in the first series alumnus.

2014-08-02-xfiles.jpgFellow comedian and actor Dean Haglund, most...

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Podcast Review: Judge John Hodgman: Hunter-Gaveler

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 7:28 PM

2014-07-25-jjh.jpgTo the best of my knowledge, Judge John Hodgman is the only podcast where people bring their disputes before a Famous Minor Television Personality to be heard and judged. This week, Hodgman (in spite of his other TV and films roles,...

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Podcast Review: WTF Episode 514 - The Amazing Johnathan

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 6:57 PM

2014-07-17-amazing_johnathan_marc_maron.jpgIt wasn't my intention to cover Marc Maron's WTF podcast so soon after the last time but that's before I knew he was going to have the Amazing Johnathan on this episode. Not only was Johnathan an outrageously original comedy act to...

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Big Brother Brands

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 6:06 PM

George Orwell pegged 1984 as the year that an authoritarian superstate -- personified in a political candidate known only as "Big Brother" -- would come to power in his fictional work about a dystopian future. The book was first conceived 40 years before the title year (although published five years...

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Podcast Review: The New Phil Hendrie Show

(0) Comments | Posted July 12, 2014 | 11:09 AM

2014-07-11-phil_hendrie.jpgWhat's so new about The New Phil Hendrie Show, especially if it's already up to Episode 157 as of Monday this past week? The fact is that Hendrie is now a podcaster as opposed to being a broadcaster, which he was since 1973...

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