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Marc Hershon

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

Marc Hershon | Posted 11.27.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

For the past three years, listeners had the chance to listen in on a Dungeons & Dragons adventure as played by a bunch of comedians and writers who were not only all friends of the host but only took the famed role playing game serious enough to bring them together each week.

Podcast Review: Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast

Marc Hershon | Posted 11.20.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

Count 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 Podca...

Podcast Review: WTF With Guest Lorne Michaels

Marc Hershon | Posted 11.13.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

WTF host Marc Maron has finally landed his white whale. This week he released his interview with Saturday Night Live creator/producer Lorne Michaels,...

Podcast Reviews: The Nerdist and The Seeso Seeshow

Marc Hershon | Posted 11.06.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

Host 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...

Podcast Reviews: Respect The Process and Allegedly

Marc Hershon | Posted 10.30.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

Even though Respect The Process is a podcast primarily aimed at the world of making commercials, hosted by Jordan Brady, a renowned commercial directo...

Podcast Review: Cash Withdrawal

Marc Hershon | Posted 10.23.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

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 Mille...

Podcast Review: Think Again

Marc Hershon | Posted 10.16.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

Think Again is a true conversational grab bag of a podcast, a product of the Big Think informational website. Or byproduct, more accurately, as host J...

Podcast Review: Bananaland

Marc Hershon | Posted 10.09.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

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 w...

Podcast Review: Hello Today With Tripp & Tyler

Marc Hershon | Posted 10.02.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

With the growing interest in listening to podcasts comes more and more interest in producing them, too. Among the newest entries is Hello Today with T...

Podcast Reviews: Human Conversation and The New Hollywood

Marc Hershon | Posted 09.25.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

The simple act of conversation. That's really the essence of what comedic types Erin McGathy and Wayne Federman are up to each episode of Human Conversation.

Podcast Review: The JV Club

Marc Hershon | Posted 09.18.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

Having just concluded her "Boys of Summers" series of guest on The JV Club, host Janet Varney returns to what she does best, interviewing the women of show biz. For her episode 170, Varney brings us Kelly Carlin, daughter of comedy god George Carlin

Podcast Reviews: Illusionoid & The David Feldman Show

Marc Hershon | Posted 09.11.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

The improvised sci-fi comedy podcast out of Toronto, Illusionoid, kicks off its fifth year and fifth season in Podcastland this week. In an episode en...

Podcast Review: Rude Alchemy, The Plague Clowns

Marc Hershon | Posted 09.04.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

The writing of the episodes zipline from corny to suspenseful, with plenty of laughs and plot twists, along with outrageous Italian and Romany accents helping to make the short season an enjoyable listen indeed.

Podcast Review: It's About Time Rockets' Red Glare, Pts. 1 & 2

Marc Hershon | Posted 08.28.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

Charlie and Steve, refugees of the Great Terrestrial Radio Depression, hit the podwaves last year with their Cardinal James Show. This year, they've a...

Alphabet Soup

Marc Hershon | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Marc Hershon

Google's proven, in a genius move, that you don't have to be a branding genius to come up with a simple, effective name with impact. (Although it help...

Podcast Reviews: Thrilling Adventure Hour & WTF

Marc Hershon | Posted 11.29.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

It's the end of an era. Or, rather, the echoes of an era's end. Live regular performances of Thrilling Adventure Hour came to a close months ago, but the podcasted segments of it kept on. Until now.

Podcast Reviews: If I Were You & Twinnovation

Marc Hershon | Posted 08.14.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

First came the podcasts. Then came the podcast networks: Gimlet, WolfPop, SexPot Comedy. The list keeps growing -- mishmashed collectives of hard-scra...

Podcast Review: 'Ear Biscuits'

Marc Hershon | Posted 07.31.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

The new media landscape can be a confounding place, with new apps and ways to reach people constantly emerging, shifting, and changing. Who's keeping track of the players making a difference? "Internetainers" Rhett and Link (Rhett McLaughlin and Charles "Link" Neal), and their Ear Biscuits podcast, that's who.

Podcast Reviews: The Mild Adventures of Fred Stoller & The New Hollywood

Marc Hershon | Posted 07.25.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

I was delighted to discover that The Mild Adventures of Fred Stoller has crept into Podcastland recently. Just three episodes in and the titular comedian/actor/writer (Maybe We'll Have You Back) is proving to be an engaging host as well.

Podcast Review: The David Feldman Show: Frank Conniff Returns!

Marc Hershon | Posted 07.17.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

The inherent danger of listening to The David Feldman Show in public is that you need to figure out in advance what you're going to say when someone asks, "What are you laughing at?"

Podcast Review: Hello From The Magic Tavern

Marc Hershon | Posted 07.10.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

Hello From The Magic Tavern touches on that genre, but the best way to describe the show is that it features characters from a D&D adventure...except they're just hanging out. In a bar. Doing a podcast.

Podcast Review: The John Dredge Nothing to Do With Anything Show

Marc Hershon | Posted 07.03.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

In a podcast world of longform interviews and multi-voiced chatterings, The John Dredge Nothing To Do With Anything Show is a long-titled breath of fresh air. This round should prove to be every bit as bizarre as all the rest.

Podcast Review: WTF with guest President Obama

Marc Hershon | Posted 06.26.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

Now, about that N-word. Naturally, the fact that the President utters it has mostly been taken out of context: "Obama said the n-word!" Frankly, in the way it's being used -- as a reference, really -- there's been a lot more made of it than needed.

Podcast Review: A Twilight World of Ultimate Smoothness

Marc Hershon | Posted 06.19.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

There are some great running elements in the show, like Willis' fixation on his "Robe And Slippers Cruise" promotion that proves to be his undoing, and his escalating feud with the station manager. There's a passing resemblance to Steve Coogan's Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge BBC TV series from 1994, but this is a whole new treat for the podcasting medium.

Podcast Review: Pistol Shrimps Radio

Marc Hershon | Posted 06.12.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

There's a new podcast, Pistol Shrimps Radio (eight episodes so far), that's the answer to the prayers of listeners who love the action of women's rec league basketball. Sort of.