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Jun 29, 2022 TIM HEIDECKER! CLARE O’KANE! MIKE IN BAYBRIDGE!
Our friend TIM HEIDECKER is live in the studio talking about his exciting upcoming US tour, his new album HIGH SCHOOL and so much more! CLARE O'KANE drops by the studio fresh off a plane! MIKE IN BAYBRIDGE calls back with a surprise visit from a special friend!
Jun 24, 2022 Best 184 – Chicky Catona!
New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, Tom gets a call from Newbridge Rockabilly legend, Chicky Catona!
Jun 22, 2022 SARAH SQUIRM! NATHAN GELGUD! MIKE IN BAYBRIDGE! BEST AND WORST MOVIE FRANCHISES!
First day of Summer, BUT MY FRIENDS, THE SUMMER OF SCHARPLING HAS BEEN HAPPENING FOR WEEKS! One of our favorites, SNL’s SARAH SQUIRM calls in! Cartoonist NATHAN GELGUD stops by the studio! The Mike In Baybridge saga continues on! Phones ring on the topic - BEST AND WORST MOVIE FRANCHISES!
Jun 15, 2022 MARTHA KELLY! MARY LATTIMORE! JASON STERN!
The SUMMER OF SCHARPLING has only just begun and boy oh boy, we’ve got another great BEST SHOW for you. MARTHA KELLY (Baskets, Euphoria, I Love That For You) stops by! MARY LATTIMORE plays an amazing set on the harp. JASON STERN from the Lou Reed Archive calls in on the NEWSMAKER HOTLINE. An action packed BEST SHOW, my friends!
Jun 10, 2022 Bests 183 – Bill Chippert Jr.
New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, Tom gets a call from Bill Chippert Jr.!
Jun 8, 2022 WHICH ALBUMS ARE PERFECT?!
The Best Show from Los Angeles rolls right along with a very hot topic - WHICH ALBUMS ARE PERFECT?! Plus, a special SOUND COLLAGE and so much more!
Jun 1, 2022 ISLANDS LIVE IN STUDIO! JON DALY! MIKE IN BAYBRIDGE! NEW THEME SONG! NEW STUDIO! NEW EVERYTHING, BABY!
Here we go! The first official Best Show from the new Los Angeles studio! New theme song! A performance by ISLANDS - LIVE IN STUDIO! JON DALY stops by! SOUND COLLAGE! The MIKE IN BAYBRIDGE saga continues. THE NEW ERA OF THE BEST SHOW STARTS HERE!
May 25, 2022 BEST SHOW TEST SHOW! MIKE IN BAYBRIDGE! CANDY TALK! MORE!
The first full-on show from Lipstick City takes shape as Tom and the crew test the new studio! The MIKE IN BAYBRIDGE saga gets even more layered... Plus, CANDY TALK and so much MORE!!! Buckle up for a fun test drive, brah.
May 17, 2022 CATCH UP WITH TOM! PLUS, NÖTHING BUT A GOOD TIME BOOK CLUB!
The Best Show will return LIVE next week, but till then, catch up with Tom for a bit and dive into the very first episoide of BEST SHOW BOOK CLUB: NÖTHING BUT A GOOD TIME - The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion.
May 11, 2022 JIM RULAND! PRE-RECORDED BEST SHOW!
And we're back with another pre-recorded Best Show as we work on the Best Show LA Studio! But... IT'S A GOOD ONE! Tom chats with Jim Ruland, author of Corporate Rock Sucks: The Rise and Fall of SST Records. If you're a fan of SST Records, this is for you! If not, it's still for you!
May 4, 2022 THE EASTER EPISODE! FAMILY VACATIONS!
Here it is! The "live" show recorded on April 17th, 2022. A lot has happened since then, but I believe we discuss ghost kitchens and family vacations! It's a fun one!
Apr 27, 2022 BEST SHOW BOOK CLUB – UNREQUITED INFATUATIONS
BEST SHOW BOOK CLUB is back! In this episode, Tom Scharpling, Jason Gore, Michael Lisk and Pat Byrne speak with the author of "Unrequited Infatuations," Stevie Van Zandt!
Apr 20, 2022 A SUPER SIZED BEST SHOW! THE FINAL SHOW FROM THE NJ STUDIO! MIKE IN BAYBRIDGE! WHAT ARE THE BEST DINER MENU ITEMS OF ALL TIME?
The Best Show is moving its studio from NJ to LA so we bid farewell to the Jersey City studio the only way we know how - with TONS OF GUESTS, STORIES, LAUGHS, SONGS, BEST SHOW SECRETS and DINER TALK! MIKE IN BAYBRIDGE checks in! A LEGENDARY BEST SHOW TO CLOSE THE NJ STUDIO!
Apr 15, 2022 Bests 182 – Gilbert Gottfried
In September of 2021, Gilbert Gottfried called in to The Best Show as part of TOM DOESN'T KNOW, an episode of surprise guests booked by the producers. Gilbert was the first guest of the night and recounts Tom's appearance on his own podcast, early Letterman appearances, his time on SNL, an Alan Thicke impression, and more... Special thanks to Perry Shall who made this interview possible. RIP Gilbert Gottfried
Apr 13, 2022 WHO ARE THE BEST AND WORST PEOPLE FROM EACH STATE? MIKE IN BAYBRIDGE! REMEMBERING GILBERT!
Phones ring on the topic: who is the best person from each state...and who is the worst! MIKE IN BAYBRIDGE reveals his lost 80's hardcore connections... Plus, honoring the late great Gilbert Gottfried.
Apr 6, 2022 WHAT IS THE BEST DOUBLE ALBUM OF ALL TIME?
Ah, the double album. The classic artistic statement. The moment when an artist or band tells the world who they truly are. But which one is the BEST? THE WHITE ALBUM? DOUBLE NICKELS ON THE DIME? WE get into and figure it all out!
Mar 30, 2022 WORST AUDITIONS! EMMA HEALEY! MIKE IN BAYBRIDGE!
Phones ring on the topic: WORST AUDITIONS! Tom hears from long time caller EMMA HEALEY (Emma In Toronto) who recently wrote the brilliant book; Best Young Woman Job Book! The MIKE IN BAYBRIDGE saga takes a dark strange turn... and so much more!
Mar 23, 2022 WHAT FICTIONAL CHARACTER WOULD ACTUALLY SUCK IN REAL LIFE? ANNA SEREGINA! MIKE IN BAYBRIDGE! MORE!
Phones ring on the topic: WHAT FICTIONAL CHARACTER WOULD ACTUALLY SUCK IN REAL LIFE? ANNA SEREGINA calls to talk about the second season of her podcast, TRUTH HOUNDS! The MIKE IN BAYBRIDGE saga takes a strange turn... Plus, the crew talks BASKETBALL and so much more!!!
Mar 16, 2022 MAKE TOM LAUGH! MIKE IN BAYBRIDGE! JEFF FEUERZEIG!
Tom asks the callers to MAKE HIM LAUGH! The saga continues from MIKE IN BAYBRIDGE! Plus, Director JEFF FEUERZEIG calls Tom on the real deal behind Jersey's infamous gas pumping policy!
Mar 9, 2022 JOHN HODGMAN! DAVID REES! MIKE IN BAYBRIDGE! MORE!
The kid is BACK! Tom swings back into action with an ALL STAR SHOW! The hilarious JOHN HODGMAN and DAVID REES talk about their brand new season of DICKTOWN airing on FXX/Hulu! The MIKE IN BAYBRIDGE saga continues and so much more!
Mar 4, 2022 Bests 181 – Philly Boy Roy (November 2018)
New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, Philly Boy Roy calls to talk about a certain press conference in the news!
Feb 23, 2022 FREAKY COINCIDENCES! MIKE IN BAYBRIDGE! ALEX SCORDELIS!
Are there any weird coincidences that have happened to you? Moments where you’re like, ‘oh my god that is the most unbelievable coincidence ever, I hope that someday The Best Show does a topic about coincidences? Well, THIS is that show, baby! Plus, funnyman and all-around-good-guy ALEX SCORDELIS calls up to talk about his Vice article about an infamous moment in Guns 'N Roses' "November Rain" music video... We hear more on the MIKE IN BAYBRIDGE saga and so much more! Don't snooze this one, brah.
Feb 16, 2022 FIGURING OUT THE 2023 SUPER BOWL HALFTIME SHOW! KURT VILE! MIKE IN BAYBRIDGE!
You watched it. (Maybe) You loved it. Now you get to plan it?! WELL ON THIS SHOW YOU DO! Callers try their luck and figure it all out with Tom. Plus, a special call from KURT VILE talking about his new album and a legendary Neil Young story! Hear the continued MIKE IN BAYBRIDGE saga and so much more!
Feb 11, 2022 Bests 180 – The Newbridge Ransacker
New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, Tom gets a call from The Newbridge Ransacker!
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