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Podcast Review: WTF Episode 514 - The Amazing Johnathan

Marc Hershon | Posted 07.17.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

It 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.

Big Brother Brands

Marc Hershon | Posted 07.18.2014 | Business
Marc Hershon

Such companies exist in every industry. But what factors -- besides their seeming unquenchable desire to acquire other companies -- make us think that they are exhibiting Big Brother-ish behavior?

Podcast Review: The New Phil Hendrie Show

Marc Hershon | Posted 07.12.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

What'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 when he got his first terrestrial radio gig outside Orlando, Florida.

Movie Review: I Am Road Comic

Marc Hershon | Posted 07.10.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

It's been four years since comedian-turned-commercial-filmmaker Jordan Brady used the low-budget documentary I Am Comic to give us a glimpse of what the world of stand-up looks like from the inside

Podcast Review: WTF with Marc Maron and Guest David Huntsberger

Marc Hershon | Posted 07.04.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

When Marc Maron started the WTF podcast, his guests were mostly friends from the comedy world and some other comedians he didn't know so well. Now that he's passed 500 episodes, he's run through a lot of people.

Podcast Review: It's That Episode With Craig Rowin

Marc Hershon | Posted 06.27.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

It's been awhile since It's That Episode with Craig Rowin moved from the now-defunct Splitsider Podcast Network to the Nerdist Network. So high time t...

Podcast Review: Greg Proops' The Smartest Man In The World

Marc Hershon | Posted 06.23.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

His Whose Line Is It Anyway chops brought it back around with flip and hilarious answers to questions from the crowd, which then fled into the night having been charmed by a true Master of the Spew.

Podcast Review: Kumail Nanjiani's X Files Files

Marc Hershon | Posted 06.13.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

So why does this qualify as a comedy podcast? Because it's damned funny! The analysis and review of the episode turns out to be a field ripe with comedic possibilities, which are fully exploited in the course of the show.

Gottfried's Gotta Podcast

Marc Hershon | Posted 06.06.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

It was just a matter of time, really, before Gilbert Gottfried got into the podcasting game. We couldn't expect him to keep that trademark cackling laugh restricted to the odd roast or obscure gig forever, could we?

Taking New Car Names for a Spin

Marc Hershon | Posted 05.25.2014 | Business
Marc Hershon

The 2014 Geneva Motor Show recently wrapped up in Switzerland, having rolled out a spectacle of both new car models and speculative concept cars as we...

Burning Candy

Marc Hershon | Posted 04.22.2014 | Business
Marc Hershon

A little over a month ago, the Skittles hit the fan when the Internet discovered that King.com Limited had trademarked the word "candy." Reaction ranged from "all other games with candy in their titles were in trouble" to "no one on Earth could ever utter the word candy again."

Love, Sex & Missed Connections (Film Review)

Marc Hershon | Posted 08.05.2013 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

Is 2013 The Year of the Kickstarted Movie? True, movies both short and long have been funded in whole or in part by the Kickstarter website before this year.

Reupholster Your Ears (Music Review)

Marc Hershon | Posted 07.01.2012 | San Francisco
Marc Hershon

When I found a five-song CD entitled Inhale Slowly by Tim White and Joe Paulino, I was intrigued. It was familiar, yet was different in ways I was having trouble putting my finger on.

Goodbye to the Nice Guy With the Crazy Eyes

Marc Hershon | Posted 10.15.2011 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

2011-08-15-Screenshot20110815at1.19.20PM.jpg A garrulous performer, Vic Dunlop was one of a small collection of satchel-toting prop comics who tended to use his powers for good

This Old Guy Walks Into a Comedy Club...

Marc Hershon | Posted 10.08.2011 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

Richard Carter, 1920-2011 I just learned that Richard Carter passed away at the age of 91 last month, over across the bay in Concord, CA. He was a wa...

The Truth Just Might Be in Here

Marc Hershon | Posted 06.08.2011 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

Full disclosure: I'm a huge conspiracy buff. Not in the sense that I believe in UFOs, hybrid alien-human star babies, FEMA death camps or many of the...

Brands Just Want to Be Friends

Marc Hershon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marc Hershon

Just as protecting one's good brand name requires attention, companies need to also be aware of how their name is being used -- and recognize when it may be time to get a little friendlier.

How iPad Is Naming the Game

Marc Hershon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Marc Hershon

Lots of pundits took their potshots at the iPad as it was first coming to market in early last year. Now, a year later, with Apple reportedly having sold 15 million of the devices, no one's laughing.

Eight Soloist Secrets To Getting Your Work Done

Marc Hershon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marc Hershon

To help you to discover (or re-discover) the Soloist within you, here are eight secrets that will help you to kick loose from the daily grind for a little while.

Tiger's Brand Bogey

Jonathan Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jonathan Littman

What's the real business lesson in Tiger's astonishingly precipitous fall from grace? In the age of the personal brand, Twitter and real-time, one major misstep can cost you a fortune.

Seven Soloist Resolutions for 2010

Marc Hershon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marc Hershon

It's not just the start of a new year but also a whole new decade. It's a perfect time to make some changes designed to allow you to learn how to enjoy your job.

Tiger's Seven Lessons OFF the Course

Jonathan Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan Littman

Any golfer could stand to learn a lot from what Tiger Woods does on the links. Off the course, it's what Tiger doesn't do that is the most educational.

Eight White Elephants: Re-Gifting at the Holiday Office Party

Marc Hershon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marc Hershon

A time-honored tradition in the workplace is the re-gifting of junk you no longer want, wrapped and bowed and given to another at the annual holiday party in a "white elephant" exchange.

Tripping Up the Know-It-None: Five Places on the Web to Find the Truth

Marc Hershon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marc Hershon

Five online sources you can depend on to give you the straight scoop, which you can then use to straighten out your local Know-It-None.

Ten Least Wanted In The News: The Spreadsheet Suspect

Jonathan Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan Littman

What may have made Raymond Clark lethal in the workplace was the fact that his supervisors failed to check his obsession for absolute control.