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Jul 17, 2024 DANIEL RALSTON! LIVE MUSIC FROM PREVIOUS INDUSTRIES! SCOTT ROGOWSKY! PHILLY BOY ROY! FRAUDS!
Tom talks to DANIEL RALSTON about his new podcast "The True Story of the Fake Zombies"! Hip hop supergroup PREVIOUS INDUSTRIES (Open Mike Eagle, Video Dave, STILL RIFT) perform in the Best Show Theater and come talk to Tom about Chicago, basketball and more! SCOTT ROGOWSKY checks in with Tom and talks about his upcoming live show! Callers talk with Tom about FRAUDS! Also, Tom gets a special call from PHILLY BOY ROY!
Jul 12, 2024 PATREON PREVIEW: S&W Q&A Episode 4: Best and Worst Genres, Hot Rockin’ Ronnie, & More!
This week, we're sharing a free preview of our Patreon show "S&W Q&A"! In this episode, Tom and Jon answer your questions about Strange Brew, Wurster's call-in scripts, best and worst genres of music and movies, biggest concert disappointment, Hot Rockin' Ronnie, Kelly Reichardt's Ode, and more!
Jul 10, 2024 TOM GETS ROASTED BY AI! LIVE MUSIC FROM CHRIS COHEN! BOYD GREATHOUSE IN FURNACEBRIDGE! OPEN PHONE TUESDAYS!
Tom gets roasted by AI versions of Bill Burr and Ricky Gervais! CHRIS COHEN performs live in the Best Show theater to promote his new album PAINT A ROOM! Tom gets a call from BOYD GREATHOUSE IN FURNACEBRIDGE! Also, Tom takes calls for OPEN PHONE TUESDAY!
Jul 3, 2024 PATREON PREVIEW: OUTGROWN #1 New Kids on the Block (with Lauren Ash)
Enjoy this special free episode of our Patreon-exclusive podcast, OUTGROWN! Sign up for Patreon https://www.patreon.com/TheBestShow On OUTGROWN, Julia Vickerman and Tom Scharpling talk to guests about something from popular culture that they used to profoundly identify with and once thought would define them forever and eventually outgrew. Episode 1 - Lauren Ash (Superstore, Not Dead Yet) joins Tom and Julia to discuss her childhood obsession with New Kids on the Block. Sign up for Patreon https://www.patreon.com/TheBestShow Hosted by Julia Vickerman and Tom Scharpling Title card animation by Julia Vickerman Theme music by Adam Deibert Sign up for Patreon https://www.patreon.com/TheBestShow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 28, 2024 Darvan In Upper South Newbridge
BEST SHOW BESTS! In this classic clip, Tom gets a call from DARVAN IN UPPER SOUTH NEWBRIDGE! (Originally aired on January 25th, 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.
Jun 26, 2024 SARAH SQUIRM! JOSH MARGOLIN! LIVE MUSIC FROM SHEER MAG! JULIA VICKERMAN! FRANK APREZAL IN SHERBERTBRIDGE!
SARAH SQUIRM makes amends with Tom for her recent Best Show Zoom debacle by appearing live in studio with her friend LUKE TAYLOR! Tom talks with director JOSH MARGOLIN about his new film THELMA! SHEER MAG rock the Best Show/Forever Dog theater with a scorching live set! JULIA VICKERMAN comes to talk with Tom about their new show OUTGROWN, only on the Best Show Patreon! Some of the Best Show's most classic callers talk about last week's topic, TOP 50 WINNERS WHO ARE LOSERS/TOP 50 LOSERS WHO ARE WINNERS, and also discuss horror movies with Tom and Julia! Tom also hears from FRANK APREZAL IN SHERBERTBRIDGE!
Jun 19, 2024 TOP 25 WINNERS WHO ARE LOSERS/LOSERS WHO ARE WINNERS! NICK THORBURN! LIVE MUSIC FROM TORRES!
Tom selects the TOP 25 WINNERS WHO ARE LOSERS (Elon Musk, Jerry Seinfeld, etc) and the TOP 25 LOSERS WHO ARE WINNERS (Rodney Dangerfield, John Starks, etc)! NICK THORBURN stops by the studio to nominate some Winners and Losers for the topic and talk with Tom about the new Islands album WHAT OCCURS! Also a killer set of live music from TORRES!
Jun 14, 2024 Jon Kale
BEST SHOW BESTS! In this classic clip, Tom gets a call from JON KALE! Why is his name spelled like that? Tune in to find out! (Originally aired November 29th, 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.
Jun 12, 2024 REDD KROSS’ STEVE AND JEFF MCDONALD! SARAH SQUIRM? BUZZY IN MEADOWBRIDGE!
Tonight! Tom talks with STEVE AND JEFF MCDONALD of the one and only REDD KROSS about their childhoods, career, and new album! A conversation for the ages! Also, a very, very late SARAH SQUIRM (SNL's Sarah Sherman) zooms in to talk to a very, VERY miffed Tom about her comedy tour, Tom's special surprise for her that she ruined by being late, and much more! Also, Tom gets a call from BUZZY IN MEADOWBRIDGE! A great night on The Best Show!
Jun 7, 2024 Ploptron 2024
BEST SHOW BESTS! In this classic clip, Tom gets a call from PLOPTRON 2024! (Originally Aired January 11th, 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.
Jun 5, 2024 DAN LICATA! LIVE MUSIC FROM MDOU MOCTAR! JOHN LINGAN! CHIP WHYCH IN PLAIDBRIDGE!
Comedian DAN LICATA joins the show and talks to Tom about his new special FOR THE BOYS, a comedy special filmed in front of an audience of 15-year old boys, as well as Jackass, his school days, Sebastian Maniscalco, movies and more! MDOU MOCTAR performs a blistering set of live music in the Forever Dog Theater! Author JOHN LINGAN talks to Tom about his book A Song For Everyone: A Biography of Creedence Clearwater Revival. Plus, Tom gets a call from CHIP WHYCH IN PLAIDBRIDGE!
May 31, 2024 Patreon Preview: Rubinesque #8: 1998 & 1999
Enjoy this special free episode of our Patreon-exclusive podcast, RUBINESQUE! The only podcast to go through the works of Rick Rubin has returned! RUBINESQUE! In this episode, Tom, Mike, Pat and Jason break down the records Rubin touched between the years 1998 and 1999. Including: 1998: Slayer – Diabolus in Musica 1998: Johnny Cash & Willie Nelson – VH1 Storytellers 1998: System of a Down – System of a Down 1998: Lucinda Williams – Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (mixing) 1998: Various – Chef Aid: The South Park Album 1998: Sheryl Crow – The Globe Sessions 1999: Kula Shaker – Peasants, Pigs & Astronauts 1999: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Echo 1999: Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication 1999: Various – Loud Rocks 1999: Melanie C – Northern Star 1999: Mr. Hankey Poo – Mr. Hankey The Christmas Poo 1999: Various – Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics (exec.) So pop off your shoes and hop on your bike - it's Rubinesque time!
May 29, 2024 LANCE OPPENHEIM! LIVE MUSIC FROM NO JOY! TOM READS SHOUT OUTS! RONALD BRONSTEIN! ANDREW’S BIRTHDAY!
Tonight on the Best Show.... Director LANCE OPPENHEIM comes to the studio to talk to Tom about his new documentary series Ren Faire! Mutual friend of Lance and Tom RONALD BRONSTEIN joins the conversation! Also, a killer set of live music from Montreal's NO JOY live in the Forever Dog Studio, plus a chat with singer/bandleader Jasamine White-Gluz! Tom reads your shout outs on the air! And also, engineer Andrew's birthday! A great night on the Best Show!
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.
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