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Splitsider Top 5 Comedy Podcasts: September 22


Jesse Fox and Joe Berkowitz released another batch of comedy podcast winners. Sure, there aren't any real winners or losers in comedy or podcasts but let's keep this whole make-believe gold star system going. A few people get validation and some shiny stickers. Their Top 5 this time out:

Comedy Bang! Bang! #123 - featuring Amy Poehler, Adam Pally, The Bangles
Jordan, Jesse Go! #192 - featuring Rob Huebel
RISK! "Backlash" - featuring Adam Savage, Jenny Slate, The Sklar Brothers
Sklarbro Country #60 - featuring Rob McElhenney, Jason Nash
WTF With Marc Maron #211 - featuring Lisa Lampanelli

Honoarble mentions this week include The Anytime Show with Dominic Dierkes #27 (featuring Thomas Middleditch), The Champs #6 (featuring Donnell Rawlings) and Uhh Yeah Dude #289.

Check-out the complete Splitsider deep thoughts on this week's favorite episodes here.


Splitsider Top 5 Comedy Podcasts: September 15


Jesse Fox and Joe Berkowitz offered up another batch of favorite comedy episodes this past week for Splitsider, including a star-studded Comedy Bang! Bang! and some slightly-off-the-beaten-path shows. The Top 5:

The Champs #5 - featuring Craig Robinson
Comedy Bang! Bang! #122 - featuring Zach Galifianakis, Paul F. Tompkins, Yo Lo Tengo
The Earwolf Challenge "The Final Challenge"
How Was Your Week? #27 - featuring David Rakoff
You Had To Be There #33 - featuring Stuckey and Murray

The not-quite-Top-5 episodes receiving honorable mentions: How Did This Get Made? #18 - featuring Danielle Schneider, The Mustache Rangers #212 and WTF with Marc Maron #209 - featuring Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton.

Check-out the full Splitiser recaps here.


Splitsider Top 5 Comedy Podcasts: September 1


Better late then never, right? Catching up on some comedy podcast happenings over here... Clichés and apologies aside, Jesse Fox and Joe Berkowitz released another list of the usual suspects for their list of Top 5 Comedy podcasts from last week. The winners (there are no prizes):

Affirmation with Bob Ducca
Comedy Bang! Bang! #120 - featuring Adam Scott, Harris Wittels, Chelsea Peretti
Doug Loves Movies - featuring Zach Galifianakis, Nick Swardson, Marc Maron, Matt Mira
Get Up On This #5 - featuring Jesse Thorn
WTF with Marc Maron #205 - featuring Jason Sudeikis

The honorable mentions include Aisha Tyler's Girl on Guy #7 (featuring Paul F. Tompkins), Who Charted? #39 with Andy Richter and You Had To Be There #31 (featuring Jon Friedman and Andy Friedman).

You can check out the complete post and reasoning over at Splitsider.


Splitsider Offers Up 19 New Comedy Podcast Suggestions

Splitsider's comedy podcast contributor duo, Jesse Fox and Joe Berkowitz, offered up a lengthy list of new comedy podcast ideas today. The list follows-up on our own suggestion post from last month, offering up new comedy podcasts shows and formats from comedians not currently working the podcast beat. Highlights include suggested shows from Hannibal Buress and The Birthday Boys.

Check-out the complete article and list here.


Splitsider Top 5 Comedy Podcasts: August 25


Splitsider's comedy podcast research team (not their actual titles), Jesse Fox and Joe Berkowitz, offered up another round of favorite comedy podcast episodes this week. Excited for the much-deserved props for The Apple Sisters semi-serialized episode. This and other quality shows receiving some love:

The Apple Sisters # 13 - featuring Randy Sklar, Jason, Sklar, Baron Vaughn
Doug Loves Movies - featuring Morgan Spurlock, Craig Bierko, Matt Besser, James Adomian, Garfunkel & Oates
How Was Your Week with Julie Klausner # 24 - featuring Paul F. Tompkins, Jamie Denbo
My Brother, My Brother and Me #68 "Never Stop Dancing"
Who Charted? #37 - featuring Paul F. Tompkins

The not-quite-top-5-worthy shows include: Comedy Bang! Bang! #119 (featuring Gillian Jacobs and Andy Daly), Uhh Yeah Dude #285 and The Nerdist #117 (featuring Tom Lennon and Ben Garant).

Read Splitsider's complete episode recaps and Top 5 rationale here.


Splitsider Top 5 Comedy Podcasts: August 18


Joe Berkowitz and Jesse Fox released another nice crop of Top Comedy Podcasts this week. Check-it out:

The Apple Sisters # 12 - featuring Brian Huskey, Jason Ritter
Jordan, Jesse Go! #187 - featuring Kumail Nanjiani
Thrilling Adventure Hour #32 “Hell Is The Loneliest Number” - featuring Paul F. Tompkins, Paget Brewster
WTF with Marc Maron #200 - featuring Marc Maron (as told to Mike Birbiglia)
You Had to Be There #29 - featuring Keith and the Girl

Splitsider also had love, well honorable mention kind of love, for these episodes: Totally Laime #80 (featuring Mark Gagliardi), Walking the Room #64 "Man Camp and the Folk-cast" and The Anytime Show #19 (featuring Paul Rust).

Check-out the complete recaps and rationales here.


Splitsider Top 5 Comedy Podcasts: August 11


Jesse Fox and Joe Berkowitz released another diverse Top Comedy Podcast list for Splitsider this week. Plus they threw in a heavy "distract you from existential angst" defense of the medium. No argument over here. A diverse crop of kudos this time out. The Top 5 include:

Doug Loves Movies - featuring Aziz Ansari, Ruben Fleischer, Rob Huebel, Paul Scheer
Earwolf Presents "Analyze Phish" - featuring Harris Wittels, Scott Aukerman
How Did This Get Made # 16 - featuring Paul F. Tompkins
The Nerdist # 111 - featuring Kevin Pereira, Judah Friedlander, Doug Benson
Ronna & Beverly #6 - featuring Jen Kirkman

Honorable mentions feature the newly minted Plop List directory member, This American Wife #35 (featuring Alison Agosti, Hilary Winston) the fun NY duo show, You Had to Be There #28 (featuring Wyatt Cenac, T.J. Miller) and The Indoor Kids #5 (featuring Jordan Morris).

Check-out the full Splitsider recaps here.


Splitsider Top 5 Comedy Podcasts: July 28


Jesse Fox and Joe Berkowitz released another Top 5 Comedy podcasts list for Splitsider and presumably comedy podcast fans. This week's list highlights the off-beat shows and episodes, along with some praise for some newer shows.

How Was Your Week? #20 - featuring Maria Bamford
Judge John Hodgman #32: The Cow Beef
The Ronna & Beverly Podcast #5 - featuring Nick Kroll
This American Wife #34 - featuring Paul F. Tompkins, Paget Brewster, Craig Cackowski, Hal LublinMarc Evan Jackson, Mark Gagliardi, Ben Acker, Ben Blacker
WTF with Marc Maron #195 - featuring Demetri Martin

Splitsider's honorable mentions are all about variety: video games to sports to some military dicussions - all under the comedy umbrella. These shows include: The Indoor Kids #3 (featuring Pete Holmes, Emily V. Gordon), Sklarbro Country #52 (featuring Myq Kaplan) and WTF with Marc Maron #194 (featuring Rob Riggle).

Check-out the Splitsider Top 5 List and recaps here.


Splitsider Top 5 Comedy Podcasts: July 21


Again, large personalities win the day in Jesse Fox and Joe Berkowitz's Splitsider Top 5 Comedy Podcast list this week. Earwolf's reality achieves its first bit of acclaim, along with The Long Shot and You Had To Be There (two shows with some of the best co-host chemistry) also making welcomed appearances on the list. The Top 5 include:

Earwolf Challenge Week 2 - featuring Jimmy Pardo, Jason Sklar
The Long Shot #320 - featuring Jack McBrayer
Who Charted? #33 - featuring Marc Maron
WTF with Marc Maron #193 - featuring Richard Lewis
You Had to Be There #25 - featuring Kurt Braunohler, Todd Barry, Mike Daughty

The other Splitsider favorite episodes for the week include Totally Laime #76 (featuring Paul F. Tompkins), The Gentlemen’s Club #103 (featuring Paul Rust) and Pop My Culture #48 (featuring William Zabka).

Check-out the full Splitsider recaps here.


Splitsider Top 5 Comedy Podcasts: July 14


Jesse Fox and Joe Berkowitz praised the playful and the passionate in this week's Splitsider Top 5 Comedy Podcast recap. Fox and Berkowitz also gear up for the next wave of new shows from Todd Glass, Kumail Nanjiani and Riki Lindhome (all via the coming-soon Nerdist podcast network). Marc Maron's WTF continues to achieve Top-5-worthiness. If this were sports and someone was keeping track of these things, this would probably be impressive. But it's comedy, so Maron fans will have to settle for basking in the glory of vague recognition. Some more of that wonderous recognition courtesy of the Splitsider weekly Top 5:

How Did This Get Made? #14 - featuring Paul Rust
Jordan, Jesse, Go! #183 - featuring Julie Klausner
Pop My Culture #47 - featuring Rob Paulsen
The Thrilling Adventure Hour #27: “Sparks Nevada, Marshal on Mars - ‘Danger 2.0’”
WTF with Marc Maron #190 - featuring Todd Hansen

Other episodes Splitsider liked this past week include: The Morning After Podcast #49 (featuring Tee Reel and Lauren Ashley Bishop), Who Charted? #32 (featuring Joe Lo Trugilo) and meeting of the podcast minds on The Wolf Den #25 (featuring Chris Hardwick).

Check-out the full Top 5 recap here.