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Feb 24, 2017 Best Show Bests #58 – A Call from FBI Special Agent Len Markowitz
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 FBI Special Agent Len Markowitz!
Feb 22, 2017 SWEET SPIRIT SONG DEBUT! REPLACEMENTS STEVE! PAUL SCHEER! ANDY KINDLER! CLARE O’KANE! JAKE FOGELNEST! MUCH MORE!
AN INSTANT CLASSIC! A world premiere song from SWEET SPIRIT! REPLACEMENTS STEVE calls in to talk to Tom about the interesting setlist on "Appetite for Democracy 3D". Hear amazing calls from: PAUL SCHEER! ANDY KINDLER! CLARE O'KANE! JAKE FOGELNEST! Plus, find out why #ScharplingStinson trended nationally!
Feb 17, 2017 Best Show Bests #57 – Four Short Calls
New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, we hear four short calls featuring: a nervous listener, a threat, a funny-man, and a concert report!
Feb 15, 2017 VILES-TIME DAY! KURT VILE AND JELLO MAN IN STUDIO! STEVE IN D.C.! TOM SEES JOHN WICK 2!
KURT VILE and JELLO MAN are LIVE in the studio to play music, take calls and make Tom LAUGH! Hear a Best Show exclusive music debut: COCO HAMES and SUNSHINE & THE RAIN! STEVE IN D.C. calls Tom to talk about his brothers and then some! Tom recaps seeing JOHN WICK 2 on his birthday and MORE!
Feb 10, 2017 Best Show Bests #56 – Tom’s Brother Ron Got Inked
New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, hear a call from Tom's brother Ron!
Feb 8, 2017 GREG CARTWRIGHT IN STUDIO! DONNY BLACKBRIDGE FALLS! WHAT HAPPENS IN JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2?
GREG CARTWRIGHT swings by the studio to play a live set of music and take calls with Tom! DONNY IN BLACKBRIDGE FALLS calls Tom about his new musical project and more! Plus, phones ring on what people think the new JOHN WICK movie will be about!
Feb 3, 2017 THE HALF HOUR OF POWER EPISODE 38
The Half Hour of Power is the bi-weekly overtime show for The Best Show with Tom Scharpling, recorded immediately BEFORE the January 31st, 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!
Feb 1, 2017 THE TWENTY FIVE MOST COKED OUT PERFORMANCES OF ALL TIME! DENNY IN NEWBRIDGE! MORE!
Phones ring to rank the TWENTY FIVE MOST COKED OUT PERFORMANCES of all time! DENNY IN NEWBRIDGE calls in and talks loitering! Tom goes to see Kris Kristofferson live in concert and MORE!
Jan 27, 2017 BEST SHOW BESTS #55 – A Call From Movie Reviewer Bert Morrow
New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, hear a call from movie Reviewer Bert Morrow!
Jan 25, 2017 THE GREAT UNBURDENING! GAIL BENNINGTON IN STUDIO! DANNY FROM NEWBRIDGE NEWS!
Tom forgives callers for burdens they've carried for years in THE GREAT UNBURDENING! GAIL BENNINGTON returns to the studio to talk about her new podcast and MORE! DANNY FROM NEWBRIDGE NEWS calls in with multiple problems involving multiple people!
Jan 20, 2017 BEST SHOW BESTS #54 – An Interview with author Kliph Nesteroff
New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, hear an interview with author Kliph Nesteroff!
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!
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