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Sep 22, 2017 Best Show Bests #83 – Billy B in Newbridge Heights Calls About the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, Billy B in Newbridge Heights calls about the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!
Sep 20, 2017 THE 50 ANGRIEST PEOPLE EVER PART 1! TOM’S BROTHER IN LAW MILT! BOSTON! MORE!
Tom and the listeners begin rating the THE 50 ANGRIEST PEOPLE EVER! TOM'S BROTHER IN LAW, MILT calls in! Tom recaps his trip to Boston's Fenway Park and Red Sox organist, JOSH KANTOR calls in!
Sep 15, 2017 Best Show Bests #82 – Kurt Vile Calls in During the First Episode of The Best Show
New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, Kurt Vile calls in during the first episode of The Best Show!
Sep 12, 2017 SABRINA ELLIS! PERSONAL HELL/ PERSONAL HEAVEN! ROGER WATERS STORIES! MORE!
SABRINA ELLIS from A GIANT DOG swings by the studio to talk to Tom about their new album TOY and tour! Phones ring on the topic: PERSONAL HELL/ PERSONAL HEAVEN! TOM recaps going to see ROGER WATERS with The Best Show crew and MUCH MORE!
Sep 8, 2017 THE HALF HOUR OF POWER EPISODE 42
The Half Hour of Power is the bi-weekly overtime show for The Best Show with Tom Scharpling, recorded immediately after the September 5th, 2017 program. Completely unscreened phone calls moving at a rapid fire pace! The cast of characters for this episode are Tom Scharpling, A.P. Mike, Kristen Bartlett, Jason Gore, and Pat Byrne!
Sep 6, 2017 JON SPENCER AND CRISTINA MARTINEZ! MISS ALEX WHITE! VAPETRILOQUISM!
JON SPENCER and CRISTINA MARTINEZ swing by the studio to talk about Boss Hog, Pussy Galore and more! MISS ALEX WHITE from the great band WHITE MYSTERY swings by the studio as well! AND THEN... Tom debuts VAPETRILOQUISM with his new friend BILLY!
Aug 30, 2017 DAVID CROSBY! BART HENSHAW! SIMON DOOM! TOM CAN’T COMPLAIN PART II! MORE!
Holy cow... the one and only DAVID CROSBY calls in! BART HENSHAW from Newbridge calls in! SIMON DOOM swings by the studio! Phones ring trying to get Tom to complain in: TOM CAN'T COMPLAIN PART II! Plus, the return of classic Best Show caller PETEY and much much MORE!!!
Aug 25, 2017 Best Show Bests #81 – Philly Boy Roy Calls from the DNC
New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, Philly Boy Roy calls from the DNC!
Aug 23, 2017 PHILLY BOY ROY! JAY AASENG FROM TWIN PEAKS! JELLO MAN! MORE!
PHILLY BOY ROY calls in about his eclipse experience! JELLO MAN checks in from some crazy festival! Twin Peaks actor, JAY AASENG calls in! A wild and fun show!
Aug 18, 2017 Best Show Bests #80 – Rick from Newbridge Calls About Mike Love and Sully
New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, we hear Rick from Newbridge call about Mike Love and Sully.
Aug 16, 2017 KEVIN CORRIGAN IN STUDIO! ANDREW DICE CLAY! RUPERT THREADWELL! GIVE ME A BREAK, YOU DUNCE!
**EXPLICIT LANGUAGE IN THIS ONE!** KEVIN CORRIGAN comes back to visit the studio AND gets ANDREW DICE CLAY to call in! Tom gets a call from RUBERT THREADWELL! Phones ring on the topic: GIVE ME A BREAK, YOU DUNCE! This one is NUTS.
Aug 11, 2017 Best Show Bests #79 – Darren from Work Is On His Honeymoon
New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, we hear from Darren from Work on his honeymoon!
Aug 9, 2017 JAMES MURPHY OF LCD SOUNDSYSTEM IN STUDIO! A CALL FROM THOR! MORE!
JAMES MURPHY OF LCD SOUNDSYSTEM comes by the studio to talk to Tom about the upcoming LCD Soundsystem album, working at Maxwell's and City Gardens, and much much more! THOR calls in to talk about Filth Fest! Plus, calls from Avalanche Bob, Toddophonic Todd, and much much more!
Aug 4, 2017 Best Show Bests #78 – Jeff Feuerzeig and I Ron McCallister
New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, we hear film director Jeff Feuerzeig and a call from Ron McCallister!
Aug 2, 2017 ONE SONG DAYS! CHRIS GETHARD! BOYCE FROM NEWBRIDGE!
Phones ring on the topic: ONE SONG DAYS! CHRIS GETHARD calls in about the new season of The Chris Gethard Show and MORE! BOYCE FROM NEWBRIDGE calls in! FAYE stops by the studio! CLARE O'KANE calls in and MORE!
Jul 28, 2017 Best Show Bests #77 – Darren from Work Got Married
New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, Darren from Work tells Tom about his recent marriage!
Jul 26, 2017 JOE MANDE! KLIPH NESTEROFF! MARK IN LAKE NEWBRIDGE!
JOE MANDE swings by the studio to talk to Tom about his new Netflix Award-Winning Comedy Special and more! KLIPH NESTEROFF author of The Comedians calls in! MARK IN LAKE NEWBRIDGE calls in about his new podcast school and much more!
Jul 22, 2017 SURPRISE FRIDAY SHOW!
Tom talks with callers on the topic of BAD ROADS during this shortened, surprise Best Show.
Jul 21, 2017 Best Show Bests #76 – A Call from Sean in Westbridge
New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, we hear a call from Sean in Westbridge!
Jul 19, 2017 JULIE KLAUSNER! STEVE RONSON! GARY THE SQUIRREL! BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!
JULIE KLAUSNER stops by to talk about the new season of Difficult People and much more! Tom gets a call from screenwriter STEVE RONSON! GARY THE SQUIRREL gives Dudio and A.P. Mike the business! Plus, Tom makes a very big announcement!
Jul 14, 2017 Best Show Bests #75 – A Call from John Hodgman
New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, we hear a call from John Hodgman!
Jul 12, 2017 PEN WARD AND JOSH KANTOR IN STUDIO! BIRTRAM FROM SIOUX FALLS! GARY THE SQUIRREL!
PEN WARD creator of ADVENTURE TIME swings by the studio along with JOSH KANTOR and LISA BASTONI who play LIVE MUSIC! BIRTRAM FROM SIOUX FALLS calls in! GARY THE SQUIRREL passes by for a special episode of the "Gary The Squirrel Show" and much more!
Jul 7, 2017 Best Show Bests #74 – Bob Mehr and Replacements Steve
New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, Bob Mehr author of 'Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements' swings by the studio. Plus, a surprise visit from Replacements Steve!
Jul 4, 2017 SURPRISE SATURDAY SHOW!
Callers give Tom their own personal grades for 2017 so far. Tom tries to get calls from every US state during a shortened, surprise Best Show. If he fails, he has to do another Tom Can't Complain show.
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