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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 Review: No Such Thing As A Fish

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 7:45 PM

One could have, perhaps, predicted the glut of pop culture-oriented podcasts that have sprung up. Hell, it's the linchpin for the recently launched WolfPop network of shows. Less understandable (at least to me) is the rise of the trivia-oriented podcast.

Especially trivia AND comedy.

There's Good Job, Brain, NPR's Ask...

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Podcast Review: The Bugle #263: #JeSuisCharlie

(0) Comments | Posted January 16, 2015 | 7:34 PM

In the light of last week's tragic massacre in the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, I wanted to see how a news-oriented comedy podcast would handle the event. My go-to in such circumstances is The Bugle, with John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman.

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Podcast Review: The New Hollywood Podcast with Alan Marlowe (and Adam McKay)

(0) Comments | Posted January 9, 2015 | 9:07 AM

Podcasting once again shows off its prowess as a medium that's versatile enough to pull off the unexpected without a whole lot of hassle and difficulty with TWO adjacent episodes of The New Hollywood Podcast, hosted by Brian Flaherty, that both dropped this week.

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Podcast Reviews: No Pressure To Be Funny AND You Made It Weird

(0) Comments | Posted December 20, 2014 | 11:57 AM

No Pressure To Be Funny: Festive Edition 2014

2014-12-20-NPTBF.jpegI don't pretend to understand all the issues that are discussed on No Pressure To Be Funny, the excellent monthly panel show from England. That's partially because a number of the subjects are...

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Podcast Review: Bullseye With Jesse Thorn: Chris Rock and John Cleese

(1) Comments | Posted December 13, 2014 | 11:26 AM

2014-12-13-bullseye.jpegThe guests that pass through the portals of Bullseye with Jesse Thorn run the gamut of show business and the conversations can get serious. Still, given the host's comedy connections, no one would debate that his show counts as a comedy...

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Podcast Review: Marc Maron's WTF With Guest Norman Lear

(1) Comments | Posted December 5, 2014 | 9:53 AM

As we round on the end of another year, it's worth noting that podcasts are drawing guests of increasingly notable status. (True, a number of them think they're doing a radio interview but, that aside, the pool is getting deeper and more interesting.)

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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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