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May 24, 2024 Detective Samuel Rimshodt
BEST SHOW BESTS! In this classic clip, Tom gets a call from DETECTIVE SAMUEL RIMSHODT! New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! Available every Friday on your podcast app.
May 22, 2024 TOM RATES EVERYTHING! TYVEK LIVE IN STUDIO! ANDREW’S JOSHUA TREE STORY! WES’S CHEESE STORY!
Tonight, Tom takes your calls and rates everything! Albums, movies, books, people! He rates it out of 10! Who will be praised? Who will be disgraced? Tune in to find out! Also, a killer set of live music from Detroit punks TYVEK! Also, crew members Andrew and Wes tell stories of deserts, pregnancies, travel and cheese! A great show!
May 17, 2024 Islands Live In Studio
BEST SHOW BESTS! In this classic clip, we go back to the first official episode from the new Best Show/Forever Dog studio for a live performance from ISLANDS! Followed by an interview with the band. (Originally aired May 31st, 2022) New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! Available every Friday on your podcast app.
May 15, 2024 PAUL SCHEER! OPTIC SINK LIVE IN STUDIO! KURT VILE CALLS IN! MORTY IN PITTSBRIDGE!
PAUL SCHEER stops by the studio to talk to Tom about fake books written by AI about him and the very real new book that he wrote called JOYFUL RECOLLECTIONS OF TRAUMA! Memphis TN post punk trio OPTIC SINK performs a live set! MORTY IN PITTSBRIDGE calls in! And friend of the show KURT VILE calls in to talk about Neil Young and more!
May 10, 2024 Steve Albini
BEST SHOW BESTS! In honor of his untimely passing, we're playing Tom's interview with musician, recording engineer and cultural icon STEVE ALBINI! (Originally broadcast on The Best Show on WFMU on August 14, 2012) New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! Available every Friday on your podcast app.
May 8, 2024 TOM PERFORMS A FULL STAND-UP SPECIAL LIVE! JOHN FROM HUMBLEBRIDGE!
Last week, Tom Scharpling took calls to help shape a comedy special. This week, with barely a day of preparation, Tom performs a full stand-up special despite never having done stand-up comedy in his life! It's the premiere of Tom Scharpling's JOKE MIND VIRUS! Phones ring psyching Tom up and giving advice for the big event! Plus, a special call from JOHN FROM HUMBLEBRIDGE!
May 3, 2024 Rob Halford
BEST SHOW BESTS! In this classic clip, Tom interviews Judas Priest frontman and heavy metal legend ROB HALFORD! (Originally aired November 2nd, 2022) New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! Available every Friday on your podcast app.
May 1, 2024 TOM WRITES A STAND-SPECIAL! MARY TIMONY! BIG JIM FROM KNOXBRIDGE! MARY BRONSTEIN!
Phones ring to help TOM WRITE A STAND-SPECIAL! The one and only MARY TIMONY performs live! AP Mike recaps the recent Kevin Smith Stone Pony event! Director Mary Bronstein calls back to review another 1980s TV Guide with Tom! Plus, Tom gets a call from BIG JIM FROM KNOXBRIDGE!
Apr 26, 2024 Patreon Preview – Ahoy #2
Enjoy this free episode of our Patreon exclusive podcast "Ahoy", the ultimate fish sandwich review podcast, hosted by Tom Scharpling and Harri Woliner!
Apr 24, 2024 TOP 50 PHRASES THAT NEED TO DIE! LIVE MUSIC FROM SYSTEM EXCLUSIVE! DOUG IN OCEANBRIDGE! JOHN GENTLE! FRUITBODIES!
Phones ring on the topic: TOP 50 PHRASES THAT NEED TO DIE! Hear an exclusive live set of music from Pasadena's own, SYSTEM EXCLUSIVE! Tom gets a call from DOUG IN OCEANBRIDGE! The one and only JOHN GENTLE swings by the studio to visit Tom! Plus, hear the debut song from the new music series 'Live From Six Steps Down' featuring Fruitbodies!
Apr 19, 2024 Corey Harris of Mother 13
BEST SHOW BESTS! In this classic clip, Tom gets a call from COREY HARRIS OF MOTHER 13! (Originally Aired December 7th, 2022.) New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! Available every Friday on your podcast app.
Apr 17, 2024 LIVE MUSIC FROM PALEHOUND! KEILI FROM WFMU! TERRI TATE! ERIC WHITE! OPEN PHONE TUESDAY!
It's the return of OPEN PHONE TUESDAY on the Best Show! PALEHOUND perform a killer set live in the Best Show Forever Dog Theater! Tom talks to friend of the show, WFMU DJ KEILI! And friend of the show ERIC WHITE stops by with his mother, TERRI TATE to talk about her new book! Plus, Tom reveals his love of social media stars Eddie N Chooch! Another great night on the Best Show!
Apr 12, 2024 Master Shake/Petey From The Future
BEST SHOW BESTS! In this classic clip from WFMU, legendary caller Petey visits the studio, while he and Tom take calls from MASTER SHAKE (Dana Snyder) and a call from PETEY FROM THE FUTURE! (Originally Aired on WFMU on February 1st, 2005). New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! Available every Friday on your podcast app.
Apr 10, 2024 LIVE MUSIC FROM DANIEL ROMANO’S OUTFIT! ALBERTINA RIZZO & JAMES FRITZ! WHICH ARTIST DO YOU WANT TO SEE BEFORE THEY GO AWAY?
Hear a mind-blowing live set from Canadian rockers DANIEL ROMANO'S OUTFIT! The very funny ALBERTINA RIZZO and JAMES FRITZ stop by and talk to Tom about his first time seeing Bruce Springsteen live! Phones ring on the topic: WHICH ARTIST DO YOU WANT TO SEE BEFORE THEY GO AWAY? The Horseman talk about opening up a new business venture together called Jimmy Buffet's! All this and much more!
Apr 5, 2024 Tribute To Joe Flaherty
The Best Show remembers the late great and hilarious Joe Flaherty. Tom was honored to interview Joe on The Best Show in May of 2023. From his acting in movies and television to his brilliance on SCTV in his youth, hear the stories and remember the man and legend in this week’s Best Show Bests.
Apr 3, 2024 MARTIN COURTNEY (REAL ESTATE)! LIVE MUSIC FROM MARNIE STERN! COLIN BURGESS & RYAN MARTIN BROWN! PHILLY BOY ROY!
MARTIN COURTNEY from REAL ESTATE talks to Tom about their new album Daniel, bad sandwich chains, what makes New Jersey great, and more! The amazing MARNIE STERN plays a stellar live set of music! COLIN BURGESS and RYAN MARTIN BROWN swing by to discuss their new film Free Time! All this, plus the triumphant return of PHILLY BOY ROY!
Mar 29, 2024 Patreon Preview – Meet My Friends The Friends Season 5 – Episodes 1 & 2
Enjoy these free episodes of our Patreon exclusive podcast "Meet My Friends The Friends", the ultimate Friends recap podcast, hosted by Tom Scharpling! In these episodes, the ninety-eighth and ninety-ninth episode of Friends are discussed.
Mar 27, 2024 TOP 50 ROBOTS OF ALL TIME! LIVE MUSIC FROM MEATBODIES! REBECCA ODES & ALAN LICHT FROM LOVE CHILD! DEL TACO FROM OLDBRIDGE!
Phones ring on the topic TOP 50 ROBOTS OF ALL TIME! (Find out if E.T. is a robot!) The incredible MEATBODIES perform a LIVE SET of music featuring songs from their brand-new album Flora Ocean Tiger Bloom out now! REBECCA ODES and ALAN LICHT from the legendary band LOVE CHILD chat with Tom about their brand new career-spanning compilation Never Meant To Be! Mike tries to get a job at the Great Adventure Animal Safari! Plus Tom gets a call from DEL TACO FROM OLDBRIDGE!
Mar 22, 2024 The Gary The Squirrel Show! With James Urbaniak, Scott Rogowsky, Anna Roisman & James Fritz!
BEST SHOW BESTS! In this classic clip, GARY THE SQUIRREL hosts the very first episode of his hit talk show, THE GARY THE SQUIRREL SHOW. Guests include JAMES URBANIAK, SCOTT ROGOWSKY, ANNA ROISMAN and JAMES FRITZ! (Originally Aired November 9th, 2022) New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! Available every Friday on your podcast app.
Mar 20, 2024 ALICE WETTERLUND! LIVE MUSIC FROM SPECIAL INTEREST! TERENCE IN NORTH SOUTHBRIDGE!
Tom chats with actor/comedian ALICE WETTERLUND about sci-fi, robots, and her hit show Resident Alien! Live Music from SPECIAL INTEREST! Tom vents on the last season of Curb with The Horseman! Plus, Tom gets a call from TERENCE IN NORTH SOUTHBRIDGE!
Mar 15, 2024 Big Paul In Forestbridge
BEST SHOW BESTS! In this classic clip, Tom gets a call from BIG PAUL IN FORESTBRIDGE! (Originally Aired on November 23rd, 2023.) New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! Available every Friday on your podcast app.
Mar 13, 2024 PATREON GREATEST HITS! S&W/Q&A! MAKE MIKE MARVEL! FOUR HORSEMEN! JOHN GENTLE!
CHECK OUT WHAT YOU'RE MISSING ON PATREON! This week we've got four episodes of Patreon bonus shows for you: S&W/Q&A, Make Mike Marvel, The Four Horsemen, and The John Gentle Show!
Mar 8, 2024 Patreon Preview – The John Gentle Show Episode #1
Enjoy this free episode of our Patreon exclusive podcast "The John Gentle Show"! John Gentle, a former college poetry professor, takes over his mentor's Sunday morning college radio jazz program. Because he's not technically allowed on the City College of Passaic campus, he has an encounter with a security guard.. (Originally released on Patreon January 7th, 2024)
Mar 6, 2024 PISSED JEANS LIVE IN STUDIO! REVENGE STORIES! STEVIE DEEKENS! ERIC WHITE!
Live performance from the one and only PISSED JEANS featuring songs from their brand new album HALF DIVORCED! Pissed Jeans drummer SEAN MCGUINNESS chats with Tom! Phones ring on the topic: REVENGE! Hear callers wild stories of revenge! Tom gets a call from STEVIE DEEKENS in Newbridge! ERIC WHITE stops by to talk about his new solo exhibition LOCAL PROGRAMING currently showing at Grimm Gallery NYC!
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