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Jan 18, 2017 THE TWENTY-FIVE BEST AND WORST ROBOTS OF ALL TIME! BOBBY BLOTZER AND HIS LAWYER! SOUND COLLAGE! MORE!
Tom and the listeners rank the TWENTY-FIVE BEST AND WORST ROBOTS OF ALL TIME! Drummer of Ratt, BOBBY BLOTZER AND HIS LAWYER call in to discuss the "Pottyman Empire"! Plus, a special SOUND COLLAGE! Do not miss this one!
Jan 13, 2017 THE HALF HOUR OF POWER EPISODE 37
The Half Hour of Power is the bi-weekly overtime show for The Best Show with Tom Scharpling, recorded immediately BEFORE the January 10th, 2016 program. Completely unscreened phone calls moving at a rapid fire pace! The cast of characters for this episode are Tom Scharpling, A.P. Mike, Jason Gore, and Pat Byrne!
Jan 11, 2017 JULIE KLAUSNER IN STUDIO! HAYES DAVENPORT IN STUDIO! SEAN CLEMENTS IN STUDIO! 2017 PREDICTIONS! TOM GETS A DOG! MORE!
JULIE KLAUSNER plus Hollywood Handbook's HAYES DAVENPORT and SEAN CLEMENTS are all IN STUDIO! 2017 PREDICTIONS are made! TOM GETS A DOG and you can find out her name! Plus, much much MORE!
Jan 6, 2017 BEST SHOW BESTS #52 – Philly Boy Roy Is In Jail
New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, hear Philly Boy Roy call in from jail!
Jan 4, 2017 FIRST BEST SHOW OF 2017! RICK IN SOUTH NEWBRIDGE! ANDY KINDLER! SPIKE! GARY THE SQUIRREL!
The Best Show returns with a soon to be classic! RICK IN SOUTH NEWBRIDGE calls in from jail! ANDY KINDLER checks in! The return of SPIKE! Plus, GARY THE SQUIRREL gives the Best Show crew performance reviews and MUCH MORE!
Dec 23, 2016 BEST SHOW BESTS #51 – An Interview with Ileana Douglas
New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, hear an interview with Ileana Douglas!
Dec 21, 2016 FINAL BEST SHOW OF 2016! HOLIDAY PARTY! JON DALY! RICK IN SOUTH NEWBRIDGE! GARY THE SQUIRREL! MORE!
The BEST SHOW HOLIDAY PARTY! A star-studded show with JON DALY! MARY HOULIHAN! FRED FROM HONOLULU! and SO MANY MORE! RICK IN SOUTH NEWBRIDGE calls to talk about the latest Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame inductions and then gets Tom to narrate his new documentary! GARY THE SQUIRREL stages a reading of "A BAYONNE CHRISTMAS" with surprise guests and SO MUCH MORE!
Dec 16, 2016 BEST SHOW BESTS #51 – Ad Man Chet from The Newbridge Estates Loves Drums
New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, we hear why ad man Chet from The Newbridge Estates loves drums!
Dec 14, 2016 JOHN HODGMAN AND HAYES DAVENPORT IN STUDIO! MIKE ADAMS AT HIS HONEST WEIGHT! JARED CHEEK!
A special Best Show with JOHN HODGMAN AND HAYES DAVENPORT IN STUDIO! Musician MIKE ADAMS AT HIS HONEST WEIGHT swings by with JARED CHEEK of Flannelgraph Records to play his awesome new charity Christmas song! Plus, A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT and much more!
Dec 9, 2016 BEST SHOW BESTS #50 – A Call from Marc Maron
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 Marc Maron!
Dec 7, 2016 DOG-CEMBER! NICK FLANAGAN! STEVIE B! DOUGH DOGS! JULIE FROM CINCINNATI!
The first ever DOG-CEMBER: a show that is DOGS ONLY! STEVIE B and his dog call in! The first installment of DOUGH DOGS: where dogs eat fast food! NICK FLANAGAN calls up about his new album WIPED PRIVILEGE! Plus, the return of JULIE FROM CINCINNATI and MORE!
Dec 2, 2016 BEST SHOW BESTS #49 – Philly Boy Roy Is Friends with The Pope
New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, we hear how Philly Boy Roy is friends with The Pope.
Nov 30, 2016 LAST WEEK OF NODUDEVEMBER! STEP NEPHEW CHIP! RIGHT ROAD/WRONG ROAD! LISK VS. LISK!
The last week of NoDudeVember! Tom’s STEP NEPHEW CHIP calls to talk about Thanksgiving. Phones ring on the topic: RIGHT ROAD/WRONG ROAD. Plus, AP Mike’s battle with the Long Island Serial Killer begins!
Nov 25, 2016 THE HALF HOUR OF POWER EPISODE 36
The Half Hour of Power is the bi-weekly overtime show for The Best Show with Tom Scharpling, recorded immediately after the November 22nd, 2016 program. Completely unscreened phone calls moving at a rapid fire pace! The cast of characters for this episode are Tom Scharpling, A.P. Mike, Jason Gore, and Kristen Bartlett!
Nov 23, 2016 PATRICIA ARQUETTE! ORTHO FROM EAST NEWBRIDGE! AP MIKE WRESTLING! JOHN ROSS BOWIE! JAKE FOGELNEST! MARY HOULIHAN! AND MORE!
Tom gets celebrities of all stripes to call in and donates money to Community Food Bank of New Jersey for each call! A young man named Ortho calls in to interview Tom. AP Mike recounts his adventure as a wrestling manager. A bunch of other people call and more!
Nov 18, 2016 BEST SHOW BESTS #48 – Toby Rafelson Report From a Foo Fighters Show
New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, we hear Toby Rafelson report from a Foo Fighters show!
Nov 16, 2016 THE STORY OF TOM’S CAR CRASH! CHIP ZDARSKY! BOBBY FROM “TABLES” EMMA FROM TORONTO! SOUND COLLAGE! MORE!
A SPECIAL CANADIAN EDITION OF THE BEST SHOW! Tom talks about his horrifying car crash! The amazing comic book artist and writer CHIP ZDARSKY (Howard the Duck/Sex Criminals) and long-time friend of The Best Show EMMA FROM TORONTO swing by the studio to hang out with Tom and list the Top 20 Canadians! BOBBY from the band "TABLES" calls Tom to talk about Oasis and MORE! Plus, a very special SOUND COLLAGE and MUCH MORE!
Nov 11, 2016 BEST SHOW BESTS #47 – Kevin McDonald
New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, we hear an interview with Kevin McDonald!
Nov 9, 2016 CLASSIC BEST SHOW FROM 2006! DARREN FROM WORK! THE WORLD ENDS! MORE!
A classic "lost" episode of THE BEST SHOW! Originally aired June 27th, 2006 on WFMU! We hear a young Tom take on the hot topics of the day and then slightly lose it.. DARREN FROM WORK calls up with his thoughts on the Red Hot Chili Peppers and more! Plus: creepy predictions, mini revelations and MUCH MORE! Find out all the secrets and why this "lost" show never made it to the archives!
Nov 4, 2016 THE HALF HOUR OF POWER EPISODE 35
The Half Hour of Power is the bi-weekly overtime show for The Best Show with Tom Scharpling, recorded immediately after the November 1st, 2016 program. Completely unscreened phone calls moving at a rapid fire pace! The cast of characters for this episode are Tom Scharpling, A.P. Mike, Jason Gore, Pat Byrne, Mitch Cady, and a Brett Davis!
Nov 2, 2016 NoDudeVember WEEK ONE! RODNEY IN SUB-EAST NEWBRIDGE! BROOKE VAN POPPELEN! WRESTLING!
Tom only takes calls from non-dudes! RODNEY IN SUB-EAST NEWBRIDGE talks about Halloween! BROOKE VAN POPPELEN calls in to talk about her new album! Plus, Brett Davis and Pat Byrne give a live report from a special WRESTLING TRIP!
Oct 28, 2016 BEST SHOW BESTS #46 – Dr. Mannheim. Tom’s Doctor
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 Tom's doctor, Dr. Mannheim.
Oct 26, 2016 THE BLOWHARD 100 PART 2! FRED FROM HONOLULU! RUSS FROM WEST NEWBRIDGE! WALLY WACKIMAN RADIO PLAY!
Tom continues the Blowhard 100 list. Fred From Honolulu pays the Best Show studio a visit. Russ from West Newbridge calls in. A Wally Wackiman/Z-Man radio play makes its debut.
Oct 21, 2016 BEST SHOW BESTS #45 – Darren from Work Unearths ‘The Newbridge Wall’
New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, Darren from work unearths 'The Newbridge Wall'!
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