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Marc Hershon
Marc Hershon is a branding expert who helped to create the names for BlackBerry, Swiffer, nüvi and many other hit products over the past 25 years. Currently the Senior Manager of Naming & Writing at Landor in San Francisco, CA, 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). In addition, he's the host/executive producer of Succotash, the Comedy Podcast Podcast.

Entries by Marc Hershon

Podcast Reviews: Monster Party & Consider Our Knowledge

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2016 | 12:46 PM

Nerding out over their guests is not unusual to the Monster Party quartet of co-hosts James Gonis, Shawn Sheridan, Larry Strothe, and Matt Weinhold. But the latest visitor to their nerd nest, Denise Crosby, has kicked them up to...

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Podcast Reviews: Shmanners & The New Hollywood

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2016 | 8:59 AM

2016-02-05-1454680552-7495679-shmanners.jpegAt this point the McElroy brood has kicked off so many podcasts featuring family members that I'm beginning to think that they put the Mc in Maximum Fun, the podcast network into which they've swarmed. It all started with My Brother, My Brother...

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Podcast Review: Try This

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2016 | 8:42 PM

2016-01-30-1454117989-4802680-try_this.jpegA lot of people can say that their podcast offers the listener something different but perhaps only Chicago comedian Robert Bacon truly delivers the goods with his Try This podcast.

Every episode features a guest host -- usually a fellow comedian...

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Podcast Reviews: JakeThis & Shut Up, Leonard

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2016 | 12:52 PM

2016-01-22-1453484559-5363618-jakethis.jpegIf it's generally a given that comedians make for the best comedy podcasters, then Jake Johannsen is a fine specimen of that subset. It's not important that not all of his guests on JakeThis of Jake Johannsen are comedians, nor even...

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Podcast Reviews: The X-Files Files & The Nerdist

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2016 | 3:27 PM

2016-01-15-1452884879-5187307-xfiles_files.jpegBeing a podcast-wielding fan of TV's X-Files has paid off in spades for comedian Kumail Nanjiani since starting his show, The X-Files Files.

In making his way through the show, episode by episode, some of his guest commentators have included people...

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Podcast Review: Doug Loves Movies

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2016 | 11:33 AM

2016-01-08-1452270493-7196498-DLM.jpegI'm kicking off the year reviewing one of the staples of podcasting, Doug Loves Movies, as a reminder that the adage "out with the old, in with the new" doesn't necessarily always apply. This year mark's DLM's 10th anniversary, making it...

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Six Resolutions to Help Your Brand Succeed in 2016

(0) Comments | Posted January 7, 2016 | 3:04 PM

2016-01-07-1452196284-6508442-NewYearImagery.jpegAs 2016 begins, it's time to take stock and reevaluate, pushing ourselves forward into the surprising and exciting year to come. How do we do that?

With resolutions, of course.

These promises we make to ourselves -- drink less, exercise more, be...

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Podcast Review: How To Be Amazing With David Sedaris

(0) Comments | Posted December 28, 2015 | 1:59 PM

2015-12-28-1451328873-8562941-HTBA.jpegNo stranger to co-hosting a podcast, Michael Ian Black (Mike And Tom Eat Snacks, Topics) handles the hosting duties solo on How To Be Amazing with Michael Ian Black. Produced at a leisurely pace since its launch a year ago come...

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Podcast Review: Victrola!

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2015 | 6:23 PM

2015-12-18-1450472370-3839814-victrola.jpegAlready a great breeding ground for sketch comedy (Thrilling Adventure Hour, Superego, Lost Moon Radio) and improv (Spontaneanation, Improv4Humans, Illusionoid), podcasting continues to hold space for those audio theatrical companies who want to bring it.

A plucky little troupe from Austin's Coldtowne...

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Podcast Reviews: David Steinberg & Wooden Overcoats

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2015 | 9:26 AM

2015-12-11-1449843560-5335028-davidsteinberg.jpegOne of the many interesting aspects of podcasting is that performers seem to be discovering the medium at the same time listeners are finding their way here, too. David Steinberg has signed in, and it's great to have this longtime standup comedian in...

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Podcast Reviews: The Black List Table Reads & The Reigning Lunatic

(0) Comments | Posted December 4, 2015 | 12:00 PM

2015-12-04-1449242206-2354065-black_list.jpegWhat an amazing, versatile medium podcasting is! Where else are you going to hear hot, not-yet-produced feature films as read by a talented cast of Hollywood actors? The Black List Table Reads, the brainchild of Franklin Leonard, and the offshoot of...

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Podcast Review: Nerd Poker "Farewell...For Now"

(1) Comments | Posted November 27, 2015 | 5:36 PM

Thus endeth the adventure.

2015-11-27-1448662317-2632589-nerd_poker.jpegI'm referring, of course, to Nerd Poker, the weekly podcast featuring comedian Brian Posehn "And Friends." For the past three years, listeners had the chance to listen in on a Dungeons & Dragons adventure as played by...

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Podcast Review: Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2015 | 10:14 AM

2015-11-20-1448031526-4918961-GGACP.jpegCount on Gilbert Gottfried to bring in the guests that you didn't realize you've been dying to hear. This week the guest on his Amazing Colossal Podcast is Chevy Chase and, although it takes some initial prodding by the host and...

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Podcast Review: WTF With Guest Lorne Michaels

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2015 | 9:40 AM

2015-11-13-1447424687-7859236-wtf.jpegWTF host Marc Maron has finally landed his white whale.

This week he released his interview with Saturday Night Live creator/producer Lorne Michaels, who has been a singular focus of Maron's since he first began his podcast. His obsession with the...

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Podcast Reviews: The Nerdist and The Seeso Seeshow

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2015 | 10:51 AM

2015-11-06-1446823358-6018637-nerdist.jpegHost Chris Hardwick's enthusiasm seems to run higher than most folks most of the time. But when he gets a first-time guest on his podcast, The Nerdist, that he's genuinely excited about, the enthusiasm spikes to 11. And it stays pegged...

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Podcast Reviews: Respect The Process and Allegedly

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2015 | 3:38 PM

2015-10-30-1446223991-8316783-respecttheprocess.jpegEven though Respect The Process is a podcast primarily aimed at the world of making commercials, hosted by Jordan Brady, a renowned commercial director, it can't help but be funny.

Brady is a former standup comedian -- still practicing, as seen...

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Podcast Review: Cash Withdrawal

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2015 | 2:14 PM

Comedian Cash Levy has had a good thing going, namely Cashing In with T.J. Miller. The long-running podcast features Levy always needing to have Miller fill in for his perennially missing "scheduled guests". But lately Miller (one of the stars of HBO's Silicon Valley) has been too busy...

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Podcast Review: Think Again

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2015 | 2:06 PM

2015-10-16-1445015014-6121528-think_again.jpegThink Again is a true conversational grab bag of a podcast, a product of the Big Think informational website. Or byproduct, more accurately, as host Jason Gots gets his guests directly from video interviews being done for the website.

Each episode,...

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Podcast Review: Bananaland

(0) Comments | Posted October 9, 2015 | 2:45 PM

A lot of comedians lay claim to the label "one of a kind" when it comes to their brand of humor, but few actually deliver. Bob Rubin is one of those who does, and likely one that you may not have heard too much about outside of the San Francisco...

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Podcast Review: Hello Today With Tripp & Tyler

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2015 | 3:23 PM

2015-10-02-1443810006-4339948-hello_today.jpegWith the growing interest in listening to podcasts comes more and more interest in producing them, too. Among the newest entries is Hello Today with Tripp and Tyler, which just dropped its fourth installment this week.

Hosts Tripp Crosby and Tyler...

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