Entries in best show on wfmu (30)

Monday
Jul232012

Plop of The Week: The Longshot #517

Sometimes you play favorites because those shows and people just tend to jump out and get your attention and the laughs forthcoming. And maybe because you're emotionally stunted. And lazy. No matter what I end up self diagnosing myself with, this past week in comedy podcasts was pretty stellar.  Thanks in large part to another classic Long Shot mailbag episode and a double helping of young comedian and awesome dude, Jerrod Carmichael, on two different shows. Here's my Splitsider "Week In Comedy Podcasts" recap for my old Long Shot buddies' too funny mail bag episode:

The Long Shot continues to dig in these days. The four co-hosts are as close to a perfect pairing in comedy these days. Especially if you like your pairings with a healthy amount of neurosis and in-fighting. Eddie Pepitone, Jamie Flam, Sean Conroy and Amber Kenny are again at their honest-to-a-fault best in this guestless mailbag episode. The show jumps off to a deliriously fun meta start with the gang analyzing their recent lengthy mention in an all-encompassing AV Club article. It’s fun to listen to Conroy and Pepitone attempt to square away the article’s various shout-outs, particularly to Flam, aka the show’s “deep humanity,” aka “punching bag,” aka “tragic-comic metaphor,” aka “doomed impulse towards self-improvement.” Pepitone’s dismay at not being mentioned more leads to great dueling Pepitone impersonations. Pepitone impersonating Conroy impersonating Pepitone is a treat and classic Long Shot moment. The show does that fairly often – just suddenly breaks into a delirious moment of improvised weirdness and honesty. It’s always a special moment of honest humor, and it’s really what makes The Long Shot not your average chat show. The mailbag segment offers up a bunch more of group self-reflection, including a never-ending stream of Pepitone frustration about his lack of inclusion in many of the letters. Kenny keeps growing in her co-host role, sneaking in a ton of quick hitting observations and taking the guys down a notch. Flam keeps to his “tragic-comic” roots, too. Listeners get a special treat when Conroy acts out a loyal listener’s Long Shot zombie fan fiction letter.

The rest of the Splitisder group offered up another batch of comedy podcast selections:

Comedy Bang! Bang! #167 – Jessica St. Clair, Paul Rust, Jerrod Carmichael
The Comedy Cellar: Live from The Table #20 - Lucas Dick
How Was Your Week #71: "HWYW Live" – Martha Plimpton, Katie Notopoulos, Mike Daisey, Jim Gaffigan
The Long Shot Podcast #517 “The Nephew of Mailbag Episode”
improv4humans #35.5 "Live from DCM Pt. 1"
My Crappy Week with Orny Adams – Eddie Ifft
Doodie Calls with Doug Mand – Phil Lord
You Made It Weird #67 - Jerrod Carmichael

Honorable mentions from the Splitisder group also include Alison Rosen Is Your Friend (Bobcat Goldthwait, Part 1), Pissed Off Man Show with Gavin #30, The Best Show #504 and This Better Be Funny #32 (Katie Crown).

Monday
Jul162012

Plop of The Week: Jordan, Jesse, Go! #231

Looks like the supposedly laid back pace of Summer has me on the Jordan, Jesse, Go! tip. One of my favorite people in comedy and podcasting, Vanessa Ragland was the guest on their latest show and fit right in, almost like she's the regular third host. It's the thinking man's silly endeavor listening to an episode of this Maximum Fun show. Check-out my post about the episode for Splitsider's "This Week In Comedy Podcasts" column:

Jordan, Jesse, Go! dynamic duo, Jesse Thorn and Jordan Morris rolled out another fun episode this week. They continue to double down on the laid back charm and conversational tangents. Actress, comedian and podcaster in her own right, Vanessa Ragland, joins the guys for a quick moving show that jumps all over the topic map. Ragland’s an easy paring for the show, making her seem almost like a regular co-host of the show. Ragland’s killer skill is being Johnny-on-the-spot with the obnoxious and inappropriate comments at the end of Thorn and Morris’ patented pseudo-stoner theorizing. Thorn throws out another round of baby talk but, as usual, it turns into the best kind of baby talk. A highlight of the show is the groups’ willingness to get on the Magic Mike cultural relevance train and dish out a lengthy discussion on the latest Steven Soderbergh flick. The discussion quickly derails into a dong vs. boner debate and then, again, some quality nonsensical theorizing of what somebody should want from a dong. There’s a whole lot more of where that came from with these three conversational easy riders.

The rest of the Splitsider comedy podcast review team offered up some fun favorite episodes of the week, including Maria Bamford being honest and awesome on The JV Club, plus some new and old classic offerings. Here's the complete list of Splitsider picks:

The Best Show on WFMU #503
Mohr Stories #70 – Marc Maron
Comedy Bang! Bang! #166 – Adam Scott, Harris Wittels, Chelsea Peretti
Jordan, Jesse, Go! #231 – Vanessa Ragland
The JV Club #18 - Maria Bamford
Probably Science #28 – Moshe Kasher

Honorable mentions from the Splitsider crew this week include Sklarbro County # 7 (Matt Braunger, James Adomian), This Feels Terrible # 4 (Jeff Davis), WTF with Marc Maron #295 (JB Smoove) and You Had To Be There #70 (Dave Hill).

Tuesday
Jun262012

Plop of The Week: Judge John Hodgman #64

John Hodgman helps us all get to know the fun of spoilers, our current national cultural nightmare. His latest episode of Judge John Hodgman tackles the great "spoiler" issue of our times. Plus, listeners get a whole of Hodgman-Breaking Bad bits. Here's my write-up for Splitsider's "Week In Comedy Podcast" post from last week:

The always silly but never not proper, Judge John Hodgman tackles a topic of our times this past week with a spoiler-centric episode. Plus, we get a healthy amount of Breaking Bad references. John Hodgman delightfully turns the proceedings into a mash-up discussion of pop culture references and a deep-seeded character study of the spoiler and spoil-ee. The debate centers around a roommate supposedly spoiling Breaking Bad. Adam and Andrew, the fake podcast plaintiff and defendant, make several attempts at bringing humor themselves. At each turn Hodgman’s ready with a healthy amount of fake ire. Another fun bit of business is Hodgman repeatedly throwing out obviously false Breaking Bad spoilers along with a few real spoilers. Despite all the fun, the group still squeaks out a bit of serious academic analysis on the idea of spoilers. Hodgman’s smatry-pants comedy persona and on-the-fly riffing skills make this lighthearted courtroom satire always a quick listening treat.

Here's the complete list of episode picks from last week's Splitsider round-up, full of new favorites and some current heavy hitters on the comedy podcast front:

The Best Show on WFMU #501
Doug Loves Movies – Neal Brennan, Seth Herzog, and Megan Neuringer
You Made it Weird #59 "Live from Chicago"
Judge John Hodgman #64 “A Quashed Plot Never Spoils”
Making It with Riki Lindhome #48 - Shannon Woodward
The Funny Indian Show #99 – Jordan Berman
Kevin Pollak Chat Show #150 – Dan Harmon
It’s That Episode #21 – Matt Besser / Teen Mom

Last week's honorable mentions include Fitzdog Radio (Michael Ian Black), The Long Shot #513 (Jessica St. Clair), Totally Laime #124 (T.J. Miller) and Who Charted? #81 (Eric Andre).

Friday
Jun152012

Plop of The Week: Sklarbro Country #98

A few current prolific comedians joined forces this past week for some fun podcastery (made-up work alert!). The way-out-there but always working, Reggie Watts, brought his brand of comedic magic to the calming shores of Sklarbro Country. The hard working duo in their own right, Randy and Jason Sklar, create an excellent messing around space for guests and having Watts in the fold was a fun experiment. Here are a few more thoughts about Sklarbro Country #98 for Splitsider's "This Week In Comedy Podcasts" post:

Worlds collide with the latest Sklarbro Country episode when musical comedy genius, Reggie Watts, visits the hardest working comedy duo. Before Watts checks in, The Sklar Brothers show off their bounty of “week-of” sports jokes. Showing off their topical range, they manage to sneak in a great Sklarbrotration segment dissing Lil’ Wayne, complete with a Hatfield and McCoy reference. Once Watts steps in, the show really gets going with a steady stream of riffing. Watts is a natural partner-in-crime for the brothers. They kick-start it with several minutes of overanalyzing Watts’ infamous golf sweater. The Sklars make the sports connection with Watts through a fun sports anthem discussion. They explore the process of The White Stripes’ Seven Nation Army becoming a sports anthem. Then Watts gives it a try himself, creating a brand new haphazard Dodgers’ anthem. Other gems include a highly inappropriate but hilarious brainstorming session about Native American restaurants and Y2K Museums. Plus, there’s another quality appearance by Tiger Woods (the always on point Chris Cox). There’s a lot packed into the episode, the only way the brothers know how to operate. The Sklars continue to show why they’re the masters of fun with the ability to bring anyone into the sports fold and their awesome house of riffing.

Here are the rest of the Splitsider crews' picks for the week. I'm happy another seemingly oddball pairing of Bills Simmons and Lena Dunham made the list (nice one, Samantha!):

WTF with Marc Maron #287 – Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, John Ennis, Josie Long, Neal Brennan
Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank #62 "L.A. Story" – Steve Rannazzisi, Cort McCown
Comedy Bang! Bang! #162 – Andy Samberg, Adam Pally
Sklarbro Country #98 – Reggie Watts and Chris Cox
My Brother, My Brother and Me #108
Proudly Resents "Shakes the Clown" – Bobcat Goldthwait
The Best Show on WFMU #500 - John Hodgman, Ted Leo, Julie Klausner, Sam Seder, Jason Woliner
The B.S. Report – Lena Dunham

Honorable mentions from the Splitsider crew this week include Mike and Tom Eat Snacks #60, Walking The Room #107 (Jake Johannsen), The Champs (Trevor Noah) and WTF with Marc Maron #268 (Kurt Braunohler).

Monday
May072012

Plop of The Week: Guys With Feelings #105

After a week off, I caught up on some comedy podcasts. Luckily, I caught the recent Jason Nash and Jeff Bumgarner loosey-goosey Guys With Feelings episode. The always feisty and fun Mary Lynn Rajskub makes for a particularly loose and interesting offering. The laid back interview show recently took the video plunge offering up an edited video version of its weekly show. Different ways to take in the comedy. I'm guessing the kids are into this. Big time. Let's leave the audio versus video podast conversation for another day. Here's my write-up for the Splitsider "Week In Comedy Podcasts" recap post:

Recently, Jason Nash and Jeff Bumgarner upgraded the digital offerings for their long-running Guys With Feelings. Now with a video segment, the interview show adds even more of a casual and behind-the-scenes intimacy to their low key interviews. Nash and Bumgarner always keep things funny and honest (code for slight awkwardness), no matter the subject matter. Mary Lynn Rajskub guests is a great guest, both honest and playfully difficult when the conversation goes wayward. Not sure there’s a show that seamless slides back and forth between daily life talk and Hollywood behind-the-scene revelations. Nash’s comedy is at its best when he throws out crazy theories to see what sticks or just plain confuses. There’s also some special bonus clips of Rajskub on Nash’s killer online series, Jason Nash Is Married. Plus, there’s some talk about Rajskub in a hot dog costume. The always clever and fun comedy writer, Alec Sulkin, stops by later in the show. Sulkin adds to the weird/casual mix of Guys With Feelings. It’s great to see Nash and Bumgarner continue to push their show format into new territories while keeping the overly honest and playful approach.

Here's the complete podcast picks from the Splitsider comedy podcast crew:

Improv Obsession Podcast #15 – Matt Besser
WTF With Marc Maron #274 - Bob Zmuda
Comedy Bang! Bang! #156 – St. Vincent, Zach Galifianakis, Paul F. Tompkins, Harris Wittels, Nick Kroll, Brett Gelman, Jessica St. Clair
Guys With Feelings #105 – Mary Lynn Rajskub, Alec Sulkin
Who Charted? #74 – Rob Delaney
The Dead Authors Podcast, Appendix B: Friederich Nietzsche & H.P. Lovecraft – James Adomian, Paul Scheer
Totally Laime #117 - Jon Daly

This week the Honorable Mentions from the Splitsider comedy podcast group include Mohr Stories #49 (Ralph Garman), The Best Show on WFMU, The Long Shot #507 (Natasha Leggero), The Todd Glass Show #42 (Brendon Walsh, Daniel Kinno) and You Made It Weird #45 (Shelby Fero).

Tuesday
Apr172012

Plop of The Week: The Long Shot #504

When does "this week" become "last week" but still written from this week? When you're sharing some podcast love a few days late. I'll continue to be in charge of The Long Shot  fan committee and after a few weeks of others in the Splitsider comedy podcast rounder-uppers stealing my Long Shot thunder, I chose the personality overload show as my Splitsider comedy podcast pick. No Eddie Pepitone this week but the three remaining hosts and guest Beth Stelling more than make up for it. Lots of fighting, shooting-of-the-perverbial shit and awkward moments. Just how I like my audio entertainment. My write-up for Jesse Fox Splitsider "Week In Comedy" podcast round-up:

This week out, The Long Shot foursome is missing their angry clean-up hitter, Eddie Pepitone. No need to fret, the M.I.A. co-host ends up making way for a particularly raw and loose edition. The best host in podcasting land, Sean Conroy, along with his eager cohorts, Amber Kenny and Jamie Flam, welcome sarcastic but earnest guest, comedian Beth Stelling into the fold. Stelling’s an easy match for the group, sliding right in with the over-sharing and fun bouts of self-hate. Her aloofness and playful prodding of a particularly feisty Conroy is all charm. Honesty is always one of the greatest feats of The Long Shot crew. Long running inter-group commentary and back-and-forth between the hosts is also special stuff. Both are in full effect thanks to a delightful Conroy/Flam dust-up over “enchantment” of all things. Both Kenny and Flam continue to bring life to proceedings with their dual threat of youthful sincerity and ridiculousness. It’s a treat to hear the gang’s animated talk of lottery winnings and much more. The now long-running series is really beginning to benefit from its longevity and camaraderie, showing off a lived-in charm and a willingness to engage with each other in both familiar and new ways. It’s like hanging out with a great group of friends, albeit a slightly messed-up group. It’s podcasting, we should have it no other way.

Here's the complete list of episode picks from the Splitsider crew, lots of new off-beat shows this week:

Beginnings #46 – Dan St. Germain
Here's The Thing with Alec Baldwin - Kristen Wiig
How Was Your Week? #57 – Chris Parnell, Jon Daly
The Long Shot #504 "Enchantment vs. Football" – Beth Stelling
Throwing Shade #24
WTF with Marc Maron #269 – David Cross
The Dana Gould Hour # 5 "Conspiracies!"  - Eddie Pepitone, Matt Weinhold, Mike Murphy
The Mutant Season #24 – Pete Holmes

Honorable mentions from the group include: Best Show on WFMU (Chris Elliott, Jason Woliner, Jim Gaffigan, Marc Maron), improv4humans #21 (Stephanie Allynne, Allan Mcleod, Joe Wengert), It's That Episode # 13 (Adam Pally), Mike and Tom Eat Snacks #54, WTF with Marc Maron #268 (Jon Glaser) and You Had To Be There #58 (Jim Gaffigan).

Friday
Apr062012

Plop of The Week: This Better Be Funny #17

It's good to remember the messy stuff. It's not all polished radio-lite in podcasting. Sometimes people hit the street - literally - press record and share a little bit of themselves with the world. It's not high art or that sophisticated but I'm not sure comedy is always supposed to be. Thus, this week I threw one to the comedy streets with my Splitsider and Plop List episode pick, going with the messy but honest This Better Be Funny, featuring a few of my local Los Angeles comedy pals doing what I often hear on non-recorded nights. Thinking it was pretty fun for a little bit of it to go out to the internet. In these times and all that BS...  My write-up for Jesse Fox Splitsider "Week In Comedy" podcast round-up:

I’m learning comedy isn’t always a clean process. This Better Be Funny is a high quality proof of this edict. While the show is certainly a member of the meandering conversation group, hosts Jake Kroeger and Jeremy Paul seem to double-down on the looseness, revealing a literal on-the-street riffing version of comedians hanging out. I have ties to the show and this episode from knowing Jake Kroeger and their guest Andy Peters, plus my own affinity for my local comedy scene, the slew of performers, open mics and independent shows. It’s a treat to have a show reveal such an honest reflection of comedians hanging out, pushing each other’s buttons and generally being ridiculous. The show positions Kroeger and Paul as two down-and-out comedians exploring various topics, searching for the comedy and possible on-stage bits. One of the Los Angeles’ best on-stage riffers, Andy Peters’ pop culture knowledge and knack for the absurd keeps the funny coming throughout the episode. Kroeger is full of random facts – that may or may not be true – such as the current shortage of Spam. Peters’ faux anger and continual push-back to Kroeger and Paul’s ridiculousness serves as a welcome foil to the many inappropriate topic turns. Peters’ attempt to rename the podcast as “Two Sad Dudes” isn’t too far from the truth, revealing the fun to be had in the honest and maybe even a little sad conversations among comedians.

Here's the complete list of episode picks from the Splitsider crew, lots of new off-beat shows this week:

The Best Show on WFMU – Ted Leo
Bullseye with Jesse Thorn – Bob Newhart, Mister Rogers and Me
Earwolf Presents: Jon Daly’s Rafflecast #2 – Rob Huebel, Megan Amram, Brandon Johnson
This Better Be Funny #17 – Andy Peters
It's That Episode with Craig Rowin #12 - Jeff Rubin/Saved By The Bell: “Graduation”
Tiny Odd Conversations #42 - Clementine Ford
The Long Shot #503 – Anthony Jeselnik
Fitzdog Radio #193 – Lennon Parham, Jessica St. Clair

Honorable mentions from the group include: Dylan Brody’s Neighbor’s Couch "Dylan Brody Talks Indy," improv4humans #20 (Lauren Lapkus, Seth Morris, Brian Huskey), Judge John Hodgman #54 "Die Flederhaus," Sklarboro Country #88 (Taran Killam, James Adomian, Dan Van Kirk), The Champs (Hannibal Buress), The Little Dum Dum Club #79 (Kyle Kinane) and WTF with Marc Maron #267 (Carrie Brownstein).

Sunday
Jan152012

The AV Club: Podmass January 5-11

The A.V. Club got to it this past week. Lots of podcast acclaim to hand out. Again, the comedy shows dominate the episode picks in the weekly Podmass recaps. The A.V. Club also got a taste of Bill Burr's rant-riffic show, Monday Morning Podcast. There are the comedy episodes from the latest Podmass offering

The Best Show On WFMU
The Bugle #177 "Weapons Of Mass Election"
Comedy Bang! Bang! #139 "Win A Farmhouse" - Bob Odenkirk, Brian Huskey
Doug Loves Movies - Jon Hamm, Paul F. Tompkins, Anthony Jeselnik
How Was Your Week? “Twiddling And Eight-Balls”: Rob Tannenbaum
Mike and Tom Eat Snacks #45: Chex Mix
The Nerdist #156: David Cross
Sklarbro Country #75 "Live From Sklarbro Country!" - Laraine Newman, Brett Gelman
The Smartest Guy In The World "Elbows"
The Thrilling Adventure Hour #53 "Sparks Nevada, Marshal On Mars: War Of The World"
Uhh Yeah Dude #305
Who Charted? #58 "Critter Sandusky" - Brett Gelman
WTF With Marc Maron #242 - Russell Brand
You Made It Weird #13 - Nick Kroll

             

 

Tuesday
Jan102012

Live Everyday Like It’s AP Mike Day

Mike Lisk (known as AP Mike) is the Associate Producer and call screener of The Best Show on WFMU with Tom Scharpling,” which is arguably the best comedy radio show/podcast around. While Scharpling is front and center, brilliantly juggling callers, guests and comedy bits with the hilarious Jon Wurster, AP Mike is screening the calls, deciding who will get through, and as Scharpling has said, helping to “dictate the tone of the show.” I spoke with Mike recently about his first interaction with Scharpling, his show with Therese Mahler, Depravity’s Rainbow, and what he did to get Kevin Corrigan laughing.

RYAN SARTOR:  How did you start “Depravity’s Rainbow”?

MIKE LISK:  It was just by chance, actually, because Tom was going to be out one week. Therese normally was doing the fill-ins. She had already done a few fill-ins for Tom and she asked me the day of the show whether I wanted to come down and take calls. It was very spur of the moment and we had a pretty good show. Basically, I wasn’t going to do what Tom does. I can’t do what Tom does. So I said, “What would be the opposite of that?” The first show we did was ‘Childhood Trauma’—something Tom would probably never discuss. The first couple of shows we did went pretty well, but it’s very difficult. With a call-in show, you depend on the phone calls. Fortunately, we had Tom’s audience, which really helped us a lot. We had one fill-in show outside of Tom’s slot and that was a struggle. It was only an hour show and it was around the holidays. I thought it would go fast, but it actually dragged on because we didn’t get that many callers. I really sweated it out on that one. It’s tough. It’s not easy. That’s what makes what Tom does so remarkable—that he’s doing it week in and week out.

RS:  Are you a big Thomas Pynchon fan? Is that where you came up with that name?

M:  Omar from the Friends of Tom board suggested it. It had a nice ring to it and was funny, so we went with that. I like Thomas Pynchon. He’s hit or miss with me, but I like his writing overall.

RS:  On your blog, you’ve discussed a few short story collections. Who are some of your favorite writers?

M:  J.G. Ballard. I like him a lot. I was reading short story collections for a while, now I’m going back to hard-boiled writers. I really like Raymond Chandler. He’s one of my favorite writers. Also, Dashiell Hammett. Now, I’m reading James M. Cain.

RS:  Do you have any details about the film that you’re shooting? [On a recent episode of The Best Show, Tom discussed a film that Mike had asked him to appear in.] 

M:  It’s not a film. You have to take everything Tom says about me with a grain of salt. I tell people that 98% of what he says about me isn't true and I think most people get that. Tom started that whole AP Mike Day idea [On the show, Tom has been encouraging AP Mike’s hometown of Bayonne, NJ to celebrate Mike with his own Day], so I had this idea to do a campaign ad for AP Mike Day. It’s sort of a parody of “The Tree of Life.” It’s going to have some classical music and some bizarre voice-overs and weird scenes, slight exaggerations of my personal life. We’re going to put it up on the The Faces of Massa’s Tavern YouTube channel, 563AvenueA [‘The Faces of Massa’s Tavern’ is a documentary series directed by Mike in which he interviews patrons of his uncle’s bar].

RS:  Are there any plans for more ‘Faces of Massa’s Tavern’?

M:  I’d like to do some more. The hard thing is getting people to volunteer. A lot of the patrons want to maintain their privacy. Most of the people there are older and they don’t visit YouTube. It’s not something they’re particularly interested in. Joe Puppy [a star of one of the ‘Massa’s Tavern’ shorts] will make an appearance in the campaign ad. He’s been a hit and he lives in a trailer park right down the street from the bar. I think people will get a kick out of some of the stuff we shot down there.

RS:  How did you get involved with WFMU?

M:  I was a fan of Tom’s show. Chris Lowe (Chris L. from Maryland) he recommended the show to me. I got to know Chris via the Kevin Smith board, where I was making trouble. We would email every once in a while and he’s the one who recommended the show to me. Once I started listening to it, I loved it. I went through the archives, catching up with all the old shows. And then I was a fan. I went to the chat board and got into a little wrangle with Tom. I wasn’t going on there to intentionally bust his balls. He was playing a lot of Dinosaur Jr. and I had listened to them around the same time and it sounded kind of dated to me. So I gave Dinosaur Jr. a knock on the board and we got into a little bit of a debate and he said, “Call in.” I called in and we had a little chat. That was in December 2004. Shortly after that, he posted on the ‘Friends of Tom’ board that he was looking for a new call screener. I live in Bayonne, so it was convenient for me. I was working in Hoboken at the time and WFMU was right in between on my commute. I offered to go there. That was at the end of February 2005. It was right before the marathon that year. I remember the show because it was the night they did the famous ‘Old Skull’ bit. That was the first show I was a call screener on. It went fine. It was a great show, but I couldn’t get a read on Tom, whether it was going to work out. It was kind of a trial period, he didn’t say, “You’re in” or anything. It was, “Come down, we’ll try it out and see how it goes.” And basically, it just kept going. It’ll be seven years in February. It’s been great. It’s been a lot of fun for me.

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Monday
Jan022012

The AV Club: Podmass 2011 Picks

Not to be left out of end of the year list making, the A.V. Club podcast elders offered up a voted-on Top Ten Podcast list for 2011. Comedy overwhelmingly won the year with 9 out of the 12 shows mentioned being Plop List directory shows. A few of the flagship shows made the list, including WTF, Comedy Bang! Bang!, The Nerdist, Best Show on WFMU and Pod F. Tompkins. The A.V. Club also included a few dissenting podcast thoughts from its contributors. Thankfully there was at least somebody over there giving Jimmy Pardo's Never Not Funny a little bit of love. Here's the A.V. Club final 2011 list:

10: Mike And Tom Eat Snacks
9 (tie): The Thrilling Adventure Hour
9 (tie): Superego
9 (tie): The Tobolowsky Files
8: The Bugle
7: The Mental Illness Happy Hour
6: This American Life
5: The Nerdist
4: The Best Show On WFMU
3: Comedy Bang! Bang!
2: The Pod F. Tompkast
1: WTF With Marc Maron

Check-out the complete Podmass year-end post here.