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Aug 10, 2022 JEFF TWEEDY! A LIVE PERFORMANCE FROM MIKE KROL! MORE!
Author and founder of WILCO, JEFF TWEEDY, calls in and chats with Tom about his two amazing books and countless brilliant records including the new Wilco album, "Cruel Country"! Then... an amazing LIVE PERFORMANCE from MIKE KROL in the FOREVER DOG THEATRE! Plus, FUN CALLS! Studio chats with Allison Crutchfield, Secret Pizza's Sean Lango, and yes, MIKE KROL! Honk!
Aug 3, 2022 WHEN DID YOUR FAVORITE ARTIST LOSE IT? BEST SHOW 24: BEHIND THE SCENES & MORE!
The kid returns! Just barely SIX DAYS after the now LEGENDARY Best Show 24 broadcast... Tom's back in the hot seat for the first Best Show of the new era! Phones ring on the topic: WHEN DID YOUR FAVORITE ARTIST LOSE IT? A discussion on art, artists, rise and falls and all of that business going! Tom and the crew rank 90s Springsteen... and so much more! Kick back and enjoy "Episode One" of a brand new age!
Aug 1, 2022 BEST SHOW 24 | PART 8: CHRIS ELLIOTT! ADAM RESNICK! PHILLY BOY ROY! JONATHAN BRAYLOCK! JESS CORNELIUS! TY SEGALL! MIKAL CRONIN! ADAM CONOVER! DEVON YOUNG! BRETT DAVIS! MATTHEW TOMPKINS! CHAKI!
The final installment in BEST SHOW 24! The legendary CHRIS ELLIOTT and ADAM RESNICK call in together! PHILLY BOY ROY makes a truly amazing appearance IN STUDIO! JONATHAN BRAYLOCK stops by! MATTHEW TOMPKINS! BRETT DAVIS and DEVON YOUNG visit the studio! SURPRISE GUEST ADAM CONOVER chats with Tom in studio! OH AND WE’RE NOT DONE THERE! Live musical performances in theatre from TY SEGALL, MIKAL CRONIN and JESS CORNELIUS! And CHAKI brings the funk to take us home!
Aug 1, 2022 BEST SHOW 24 | PART 7: JARVIS COCKER! MIKE WATT! STEVEN MCDONALD! ZACH CHERRY! MARTHA KELLY! MARY LATTIMORE! MIKE IN BAYBRIDGE! THE GREGORY BROTHERS! KAT TOLEDO!
BEST SHOW 24, PART 7 begins with what could be the biggest one two punch in BEST SHOW history! Tom chats with PULP frontman, JARVIS COCKER! MIKE WATT performs live! STEVEN MCDONALD from REDD KROSS visits the studio. ZACH CHERRY checks in from London! Emmy nominee MARTHA KELLY and MARY LATTIMORE stop by! MIKE IN BAYBRIDGE actually appears IN STUDIO! Surprise guests THE GREGORY BROTHERS call in! KAT TOLEDO performs from under a duvet! YES, THIS IS ALL IN ONE EPISODE! OF COURSE IT IS, THIS IS THE BEST SHOW!
Jul 31, 2022 BEST SHOW 24 | PART 6: PATRICIA ARQUETTE! YASI SALEK! JON GABRUS! PAUL HANLEY! MARINA FRANKLIN! ALBERTINA RIZZO! AND MARY HOULIHAN!
BEST SHOW 24 refuses to slow down with a call from the fabulous PATRICIA ARQUETTE! YASI SALEK and JON GABRUS pay a visit to the studio, with Gabrus bringing Tom a wake-up elixir! PAUL HANLEY, formerly of THE FALL, calls in! MARINA FRANKLIN, ALBERTINA RIZZO and MARY HOULIHAN check in!
Jul 31, 2022 BEST SHOW 24 | PART 5: NATHAN FIELDER! JOHN OLIVER! DAVE HOLMES! NATHAN GELGUD! AMAZING KRESKIN!
Did you think we'd stop? WE CAN'T! The hilarious NATHAN FIELDER calls in! JOHN OLIVER checks in with Tom! DAVE HOLMES stops by the studio to talk to Tom about his new podcast and much more! Tom talks to the legendary AMAZING KRESKIN! Cartoonist NATHAN GELGUD returns to the studio to see Tom and stays for a special fill-in with Pat, Dudio and artist ERIC WHITE!
Jul 30, 2022 BEST SHOW 24 | PART 4: JOHN HODGMAN! KEVIN CORRIGAN! ANDY KINDLER! CINNAMON BOYS LIVE! SLICE OF LIFE!
The hits keep coming! JOHN HODGMAN wakes up A.P. Mike! Plus, we hear from KEVIN CORRIGAN, ANDY KINDLER and a special live performance from THE CINNAMON BOYS featuring BRYCE PREFONTAINE, TOM SCHARPLING and JASON GORE!
Jul 29, 2022 BEST SHOW 24 | PART 3: ADAM MCKAY! CARL TART! LANCE BANGS! EDGAR MOMPLASIR!
The BEST SHOW 24 cavalcade of stars continues with a call from the legendary ADAM MCKAY! CARL TART, EDGAR MOMPLASIR, and KEVIN BARTELT live in the studio! Plus, LANCE BANGS checks in and much more!
Jul 28, 2022 BEST SHOW 24 | PART 2: SUDAN ARCHIVES! PETER BUCK! JON DALY! JAKE FOGELNEST! JOHN VANDERSLICE PERFORMS!
BEST SHOW 24 rolls onward! SUDAN ARCHIVES makes a special visit to the studio and chats with Tom! R.E.M's PETER BUCK calls in as surprise guest #1! JON DALY and JAKE FOGELNEST keep the laugh train rolling in the studio! Plus, the next amazing music performance from the one and only JOHN VANDERSLICE!
Jul 28, 2022 BEST SHOW 24 | PART 1: CONAN O’BRIEN! KURT VILE! THE GORCH! JO FIRESTONE! JULIE KLAUSNER! NICK THORBURN PREFORMS!
The BEST SHOW 24 KICKS OFF with amazing guests! CONAN O'BRIEN calls in and gets a surprise visit from THE GORCH! Rocker KURT VILE checks in and sings Tom a special song! JO FIRESTONE and JULIE KLAUSNER bring the laughs and set the bar for 24 hours of greatness! All this, plus NICK THORBURN delivers the first incredible live set of music from our performance space!
Jul 20, 2022 SMALL TOWN GRIPES! THE COUNTDOWN TO THE 24 HOUR BEST SHOW BEGINS!
We are one week away from one of the biggest events in BEST SHOW HISTORY - the 24 HOUR BEST SHOW! Friend of the show, JON SOLOMON, calls in to give Tom advice on how to do a 24 hour radio program. Phones ring on AP Mike’s suggested topic, SMALL TOWN GRIPES! Points are rewarded and taken away!
Jul 13, 2022 NIGHT OF 100 “OUT ON THE ROAD TODAYS!” FAKE TERMS OF RESPECT!
It’s the NIGHT OF 100 “OUT ON THE ROAD TODAYS” as callers try their hand at singing and updating the line from Don Henley’s song, “The Boys of Summer!” Phones also ring on the topic, FAKE TERMS OF RESPECT! Rapid fire calls, BEST SHOW style!
Jul 8, 2022 Best 185 – Dr. Blake Write
New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, world renowned virologist DR. BLAKE WRIGHT gives a rare interview!
Jul 6, 2022 ZACH CHERRY! MIKE IN BAYBRIDGE! TOP TEN FIREWORKS!
One of the stars of SEVERANCE and the MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE, comedian ZACH CHERRY calls in! The MIKE IN BAYBRIDGE saga continues on. You can’t stop it. Don’t try. Phones ring on the topic TOP TEN FIREWORKS! What songs would Johnny Cash cover today? Kate Bush! AND SO MUCH MORE! You know what it is - IT IS THE SUMMER OF SCHARPLING!
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!
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