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Marc Hershon

Podcast Review: WTF -- Remembering Harris Wittels

Marc Hershon | Posted 02.27.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

Host Marc Maron had the late Harris Wittels as a guest in "the garage" for episode 424 of WTF less than two years ago, back in September of 2013. The day after Wittels was found dead, Maron reposted that interview.

Podcast Review: Batman: The Animated Podcast

Marc Hershon | Posted 02.23.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

Is Batman a comedy podcast per se? Not exactly, but it passes the sniff test because it's hosted by a comic performer who knows how to insert laughs along the way.

Podcast Review: The PO'DCast with Dennis Miller & Adam Carolla

Marc Hershon | Posted 02.13.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

Considering that both of these guys have platforms from which to spew their views, this is like a DC/Marvel comic crossover of legendary proportion. This week was only the second edition of their mashup, and one gets the feeling that the two hosts are politely feeling out the edges of each other's hot buttons.

Podcast Review: The Pauly Shore Podcast Show

Marc Hershon | Posted 02.06.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

Pauly Shore's back and podcasting's got him...again. This freewheeling comedian -- and scion of The Comedy's Store's owner Mitzi Shore -- recently launched The Pauly Shore Podcast Show as part of the Podcast One network.

Podcast Review: 'Nerdist' Episode 627 with Bill Gates

Marc Hershon | Posted 02.02.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

Host Chris Hardwick and his two co-hosts Jonah Ray and Matt Mira, are granted a 40-minute audience with Gates, somewhere in the bowels of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation HQ in Seattle.

Podcast Review: No Such Thing As A Fish

Marc Hershon | Posted 01.23.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

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.

Podcast Review: The Bugle #263: #JeSuisCharlie

Marc Hershon | Posted 01.16.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

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.

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

Marc Hershon | Posted 01.09.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

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.

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

Marc Hershon | Posted 02.19.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

Each month the show's creators, Alistair Barrie and Nick Revell, stir a pot of lively discussions featuring journalists and comedians. This month it's Hal Cruttenden, Michael Deacon, Jo Jo Smith and first-timer James O'Brien (who normally serves as the host for the show.)

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

Marc Hershon | Posted 02.12.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

The 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 podcast.

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

Marc Hershon | Posted 02.04.2015 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

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.)

Podcast Reviews: Grabbing Lunch and Picking Favorites

Marc Hershon | Posted 01.21.2015 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

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 different restaurants and chats amidst the clatter of tableware and the chatter of nearby diners.

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

Marc Hershon | Posted 01.14.2015 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

Podcasting is fast becoming the busman's holiday of choice for comedians burning downtime between gigs. Case in point: Denzel Washington is the Greate...

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

Marc Hershon | Posted 01.10.2015 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

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.

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

Marc Hershon | Posted 12.24.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

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.

Podcast Review: Chewin' It with Kevin & Steve

Marc Hershon | Posted 12.19.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

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.

Podcast Review: Affirmation Nation With Bob Ducca

Marc Hershon | Posted 12.11.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

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 sto...

Podcast Review: Fendando & Greg's Daily Podcast

Marc Hershon | Posted 11.27.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

The absence of music makes the show move superfast, at a pace "regular" podcasts would be hard-pressed to match. What Fernando and Greg may lack in podcast quirkiness is more than made up for with caffeinated, high energy, radio hijinks.

Podcast Review: Greg Proops Film Club

Marc Hershon | Posted 11.18.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

The Greg Proops Film Club is a monthly show, a sort of film companion if you will, featuring Proops in front of a live audience that has gathered to watch one of his favorite movies.

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

Marc Hershon | Posted 11.12.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

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 gues...

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

Marc Hershon | Posted 11.06.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

We've lost some of our great comic minds lately - this is a wonderful opportunity to hear about the life and times of a comedy icon who is still quite lucid in his 80s, before it's too late.

Podcast Review: Mohr Stories with Jay Mohr

Marc Hershon | Posted 10.29.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

One 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...

Podcast Review: Improv Nerd with Jimmy Carrane

Marc Hershon | Posted 10.22.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

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.

Podcast Review: Bad 4 Business with Jerry Ferrara

Marc Hershon | Posted 10.15.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

If 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?" R...

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

Marc Hershon | Posted 10.08.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

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.)