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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!
Mar 1, 2024 Captain Sully Sullenberger
BEST SHOW BESTS! In this classic clip, Tom gets a call from CAPTAIN SULLY SULLENBERGER! (Originally broadcast on WFMU on March 10th, 2009) New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show!
Feb 28, 2024 BEING DEAD LIVE IN STUDIO! AFTER YOU KILL HITLER, WHAT DO YOU DO WITH YOUR TIME MACHINE? JACK N.D. BIENSTOCK IN NEWBRIDGE!
Hear a LIVE MUSIC SET from Austin Texas’ surf/ freak pop/ frantic-punk rockers BEING DEAD! Phones ring on the topic: AFTER YOU KILL HITLER, WHAT DO YOU DO WITH YOUR TIME MACHINE? SIMON DOOM calls in to talk about his band's Spiral Heads new album 'Til I'm Dead! Tom gets a call from JACK N.D. BIENSTOCK IN NEWBRIDGE!
Feb 23, 2024 Jeff Tweedy
BEST SHOW BESTS! In this classic clip, Tom talks to legendary musician and author JEFF TWEEDY! (Originally Aired August 10th, 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.
Feb 21, 2024 MGMT IN STUDIO! TALLIE MEDEL! JULIA VICKERMAN! GRAHAM REEPER!
MGMT's Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser return to The Best Show to talk about their new album LOSS OF LIFE, the video for BUBBLEGUM DOG, and so much more!! Plus they're joined by Bubblegum Dog music video co-director JULIA VICKERMAN!! Our pal TALLIE MEDEL (Everything Everywhere All At Once) stops by!! Plus, Tom gets a call from GRAHAM REEPER! SUPPORT THE BEST SHOW ON PATREON! WEEKLY BONUS EPISODES & VIDEO EPISODES!
Feb 16, 2024 Patreon Preview – Ahoy #1: McDonald’s
Enjoy this free episode of our Patreon exclusive podcast Ahoy! In this episode, Tom Scharpling and Harri Woliner eat and review the fish sandwich from McDonald's, with a tangent or two along the way. (Originally released on Patreon April 2nd, 2023) SUPPORT THE BEST SHOW ON PATREON! WEEKLY BONUS EPISODES & VIDEO EPISODES!
Feb 14, 2024 LIVE MUSIC FROM DAIISTAR! WHAT DO YOU LOVE? WE FOOLED PETER FUNT! WE ARE THE WORLD DOCUMENTARY!
Phones ring on the topic: WHAT DO YOU LOVE? Austin TX noise pop band DAIISTAR plays a live set! Candid Camera's Peter Funt fooled by our Billy Joel song! The Horseman discuss the new documentary about We Are The World! And so much more!!
Feb 9, 2024 Darren From Work
BEST SHOW BESTS! In this classic clip, Tom gets a call from DARREN FROM WORK! (Originally Aired August 23rd, 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.
Feb 7, 2024 GRIFFIN NEWMAN! BILLY JOEL FAKE SONG MAKES NEWS! PERRY SHALL! TOM AT THE SPHERE! STEVE SLIMBALL IN NEW OLDBRIDGE! NICK THORBURN!
GRIFFIN NEWMAN (Blank Check, The George Lucas Talk Show) returns to talk Fonzie, character actors, and Star Wars clichés! A Fox News affiliate in Houston thought our fake Billy Joel song was a real Billy Joel song - Tom and the Four Horsemen watch the clip live on the show! Back from his big night at The Grammy's, friend of the show PERRY SHALL regales us with tales of glitz, glamour, and gossip! Hear a call from STEVE SLIMBALL IN NEW OLDBRIDGE! Plus, TOM VISITED THE LAS VEGAS SPHERE! Who did he see? Find out right here! And who do YOU want to see there? Callers weigh in on who should rock the sphere next! Nick Thorburn swings by and MORE!
Feb 2, 2024 Live Performance from Mike Krol (Remixed and Remastered)
BEST SHOW BESTS! In this classic clip, Mike Krol plays a blistering live set at the Forever Dog studio, and this time it's been remixed and remastered by engineer Andrew! (Originally Aired August 9th, 2022; remixed and remastered in 2024)
Jan 31, 2024 JAMES URBANIAK! JOHN ROSS BOWIE! TOM WRITES THE NEW BILLY JOEL SONG! ROD FROM WEST NEWBRIDGE!
JAMES URBANIAK and JOHN ROSS BOWIE discuss forgotten Jersey theme parks, NYC news anchors, and their new play Brushsroke! TOM WRITES THE NEW BILLY JOEL SONG with live piano accompaniment from Brian Heveron-Smith! Tom gets a call from ROD FROM WEST NEWBRIDGE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 24, 2024 DAVE HILL! BEST PLACE TO FLIP THE BIRD! BRIAN FROM NEWBRIDGE! HAPPY BIRTHDAY WES!
Comedian DAVE HILL returns to the program to talk about his new book The Awesome Game: One Man's Incredible, Globe-Trotting Hockey Odyssey! Phones ring on the topic BEST PLACE TO FLIP THE BIRD! Tom gets a call from BRIAN IN NEWBRIDGE! Engineer Wes has a birthday! And much more!
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