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Sunday
May062012

A Bit of Catch Up

Travels and other projects took me away from Plop List for a bit but we should have a new batch of shows added to the directory very soon. You can stop the Comedy Podcast bum rush.

Here's the list of podcast picks from the Splitsider "Week In Comedy Podcasts" crew from April 26th:

The Mike O'Meara Show #562 "Jalapeno & Cheese Flavor"
Thrilling Adventure Hour #68 "Beyond Belief, 'Nuns The Word'" – James Urbaniak, Kate Micucci, Janet Varney, Jeri Ryan
The Todd Glass Show #41 - Eddie Pepitone, Daniel Kinno
Walking The Room #100 – Patton Oswalt, Karen Kilgariff
Probably Science #17 - James Adomian
The Duncan Trussell Family Hour #16 - Natasha Leggero

Honorable mentions include Girl On Guy #44 (Jay Mohr), Who Charted? #73 (Natasha Leggero) and You Made It Weird #43 (David Koechner).

Check-out their full recaps and episode links over at Splitsider.

Monday
Jan302012

The AV Club: Podmass January 19-25

Catching up on podcasts seems to be the norm. If you're forced to skip around and not be one of those hardcore completist, The A.V. Club's weekly Podmass highlights and recaps is always a great reference guide for a quick catch-up session. Once again, the comedy shows win the day with the overwhelming majority of the "best" spots. The A.V. Club elders also took time to note The Sideshow Network's Jerky Boys show. We need more terms other than "retro" for going back to the past for creative content. Not passing judgment - just thinking it's the norm now and we should have more shades of labelling looking back.

I can't forget that both The Nerdist and You Made It Weird pulled off the not-really-that-rare "WTF" - double episode acclaim. Also - let's all celebrate The Bugle releasing their first independent show. Here are the comedy episodes making the cut from the latest Podmass offering

The Bugle #179 "Playas Gon Play"
Comedy Bang! Bang! #141 "Ladies Night"  Tig Notaro, Ronna & Beverly
Doug Loves Movies - Pat Wilson, Josh Freese, Brendon Walsh, Graham Elwood
How Was Your Week? #46 “Consequences” - Chris Gethard, Katie Notopoulos
Judge John Hodgman #49 "The Master’s Disaster"
Mike and Tom Eat Snacks #47 "Pirate’s Booty"
Monday Morning Podcast
The Nerdist #160 - Graham Elwood
The Nerdist #161 - Stephen Merchant
Stop Podcasting Yourself #201 - Jon Dore
The Thrilling Adventure Hour #55 "Captain Laserbeam!: Even Bluebirds Get The Blues"
Walking The Room #87 - Rob Delaney
WTF With Marc Maron #247 - Ralphie May
You Made It Weird #15 - Nick Thune
You Made It Weird #16 - T.J Miller

             

Thursday
Jan262012

Plop of The Week: The Todd Glass Show

Sometimes you feel lucky to catch a little bit of honest comedy. Comedy podcasts are aplenty and pretty constant these days - it's hard to take it all in sometimes and can even blend together if you're not paying close enough attention. The last few weeks of Todd Glass in the digital realm are truly a special thing. His weekly long-format show is always pushing ahead and waving at the passerbys with something fun to share. You just have to remember to pay attention. The latest Todd Glass Show episode is a two-parter: both a special treat and a prime example of what this riff-happy show is all about. Here's the pick and thoughs for the weekly Splitsider "Week In Comedy Podcasts" post headed up by the esteemed Jesse Fox.

Todd Glass is settling into his podcasting position quite nicely. The unlikely combo of confidence and unease is on full display again. The latest episode of The Todd Glass Show starts out with a lengthy epilogue to his stellar WTF With Marc Maron appearance. Buddy Sarah Silverman joins him for a recap of the days following his public coming out. Glass continues to amaze with his honest and fun take on it all. Silverman is settling into her comedy elder position with a welcoming grace. She’s a new kind of veteran to the scene, bringing heart and warmth to her discussions. Glass doubles down with a regular edition of his show, featuring studio appearances by Anthony Jeselnik and Jonah Ray. The usual Todd Glass Show format is on full display – it’s morning radio deconstruction on the fly. Glass and friends pretty much dole out nonstop riffing to listeners. Every conversational turn is a chance for comedic self-examination and excoriation. The repeated faking of coming in and out of radio breaks is pure joy. There are fake callers, what ifs and role-playing aplenty. Jeselnik plays a great dickish foil to the eager Glass. Jonah Ray shows off his versatility, playfully switching between eager go-along and reluctant guest. The show overflows with comedy gems in both the moment and from larger isn’t-this-silly perspective. The whole show is in the weeds and that’s the fun of it. When it’s hitting its stride, the show’s battle with its own format and sincerity make it a truly heady and fun listen each time out.

     

The Splitsider crew took on an off-beat group of comedy episodes. improv4humans continues to dig in for the long haul, bringing improv from the stage to the internet. Plus, T.J. Miller makes a few appearances. The other picks from the Splitsider crew:

improv4humans #10 – Andrew Daly, Horatio Sanz, Joe Wengert
Doug Loves Movies – T.J. Miller, Pete Holmes, Ti West
The Todd Glass Show #28 – Sarah Silverman, Anthony Jeselnik, Jonah Ray
The Thrilling Adventure Hour #55 "Captain Laserbeam: Even Bluebirds Get The Blues”
You Made It Weird #16 – T. J. Miller

Honorable Mentions this week out: Get Up On This #26 (Hannah Hart), How Was Your Week #46 (Chris Gethard, Katie Notopoulos), Sklarboro Country #78 (Rob Riggle) and This My Show #30 (Cole Stratton).

Wednesday
Jan252012

The AV Club: Podmass January 12-18

Wow. How late am I to passing this along? Well, last week's crazy great week of comedy podcasts somehow bumped up against my slow week of posting. The A.V. Club dug in deep and offered up a crapload of Podmass picks, inlcuding a ton of comedy shows to highlight. All well, deserved. Of course, it's the week of the great WTF With Marc Maron talking with Todd Glass. The A.V. Club also got to know My Brother, My Brother and Me.

Here are the comedy episodes making the cut from the latest Podmass offering

The Best Show On WFMU
Comedy Bang! Bang! #140 "Ron Swanson Off" - Nick Offerman, James Adomian
Doug Loves Movies - Patton Oswalt, David Cross, Wayne Federman
How Did This Get Made? #28 "Director’s Edition: Crank"
How Was Your Week? “Many Parts Of A Pine Tree” - Frank DeCaro, Kate Beaton
The Nerdist #159 - Scott Ian
Never Not Funny #1006 "Conquest Of The Planet Of Dana Gould"
The Pod F. Tompkast #14
RISK! #313 "Shady"
Sklarbro Country #77 "Will Punch Shark" - Andy Daly, Jason Nash, James Adomian
The Smartest Man In The World "Condors"
Stop Podcasting Yourself #200 "EVERY SEGMENT!"
The Thrilling Adventure Hour #54 "Beyond Belief: A Dave At The Races"
Uhh Yeah Dude #306
Walking The Room #86 "Junk Pics and Napalm Dixon"
Who Charted? #59 "A Real Asssscat!" - Matt Besser
WTF With Marc Maron #244 - Steven Wright
WTF With Marc Maron #245 - Todd Glass
You Made It Weird #14 - Marc Maron

                  

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

             

 

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.

Monday
Dec192011

The AV Club: Podmass December 8-14

The A.V. Club offered up another thumbs up list to podcasting this week via their Podmass recaps and "best" list. It's a legnthy list with a lot of the usual favorites and, again, comedy shows take up much of the recognition space. Here's the comedy episodes making the AV cut this past week: 

The Best Show On WFMU
The Bugle #175 "Putin The Boot In"
Comedy Bang! Bang! #135 "Scavenge and The Wisemen" - Erinn Hayes, Paul F. Tompkins, Dan Telfer
Doug Loves Movies - Sarah Silverman, Brian Posehn, Edgar Wright
How Was Your Week? "Twittertudes" - Kristen Schaal and Ari Graynor
Mike And Tom Eat Snacks #42 "Hershey Kiss"
The Nerdist #149 - J.J. Abrams
Never Not Funny #1001 - Harland Williams
Sklarbro Country #72 "That's So Selleck" - Steve Rannazzisi, James Adomian
Thrilling Adventure Hour #51 "Sparks Nevada, Marshal On Mars"
Uhh Yeah Dude #301
Walking The Room #81 - Patton Oswalt
WTF With Marc Maron #234 - Jillian Lauren
WTF With Marc Maron #235 - Donald Glover
You Made It Weird #10 - Alec Sulkin

Check-out the complete Podmass recaps here.

             

Monday
Dec052011

The AV Club: Podmass November 24-30

It seems everyone is still catching up on post-holiday malaise. The A.V. Club released another quality list of favorites via their weekly Podmass round-up. Their list goes back to Thanksgiving weekend. They also pass along shout-outs for two new shows (to them). These include Low Times, the new music show from Best Show's Tom Scharpling and the Maximum fun duo chat show, Stop Podcasting Yourself. Plus, Podmass features the return of the double Maron (one show, two episodes winning recognition). The shorter than usual list of comedy shows making the cut this time around: 

Comedy Bang! Bang! #133 "Fortunately Unfortunately" - Patton Oswalt, Chris Tallman
How Was Your Week? #38 “Steampunk Goodfellas” - Mike Daisey, Gil Ozeri
Sklarbro Country #70 "The Sklarbro Rippers" - Patton Oswalt, Jason Nash
Thrilling Adventure Hour #49 "Captain Laserbeam! Poetic Injustice!”
Uhh Yeah Dude #299
Who Charted? #52 "One Year Anniversary!" - Sarah Silverman
WTF With Marc Maron #230 - Dr. Stephen Dansiger
WTF With Marc Maron #231 - Penn Jillette

Check-out the complete Podmass recaps here.

       

Tuesday
Nov222011

The AV Club: Podmass November 10-16

Several days late passing along the almighty A.V. Club's podcast picks from last week, also known affectionately and literarlly (marketing synergy!) as the "Podmass." On the comedy front, the usual suspects take center stage. Should we be bitter about it? Let's go with "no." Good is good, even if it's at an annoyingly consistent clip. Some cool new shows get a "New To Us" shout-out from the A.V. Club elders: This Is That and Deep S##! With Baron Vaughn. On to the comedy selections this time out:

The Best Show On WFMU
The Bugle #172 "Berlusconi Bows Out"
Comedy Bang! Bang! #131 "Mayor Of Hollywood" Jason Mantzoukas, Andy Daly
Judge John Hodgman #41 "Out Of REC-order"
The Nerdist #141 - Dave Attell
Never Not Funny #924 - Scott Aukerman
RISK! "The Best Of RISK! Part 2"
Scott Free #14 "We’re Back!"
Sklarbro Country #68 "Beware Of Falling Fat Guys" - Will Forte
Thrilling Adventure Hour #47
Uhh Yeah Dude #297
Walking The Room #77 "Wigtown and The Lice Family"
Who Charted? #50 - Rob Schrab
WTF With Marc Maron #226 - Neil Hamburger, Molly Shannon, Harris Wittels, Jim Earl, Eddie Pepitone
WTF With Marc Maron #227 - Adam Scott

Check-out the complete Podmass recaps here.

              

Monday
Oct312011

New Shows & Site for The Nerdist

Chris Hardwick's Nerdist empire keeps growing and recently received an web make-over with a new site design for nerdist.com. There's a nifty new podcast page where fans can discover and locate the shows that make-up The Nerdist Network. (Still not sure if they're going with this as the official name. Still not sure if "official names" still matter.)

A few new shows also launched last week, incluing You Made It Weird. We'll have more info on the new show this week.

The network now offers a slew of quality programming, including a bunch of comedic shows or comedically-inspired shows. These shows include:

The Nerdist
The Indoor Kids
The Todd Glass Show
Nerdist Writer's Panel 
Making It with Riki Lindhome
The Questionauts
The Thrilling Adventure Hour
You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes 

Podcast producer and host, Katie Levine continues to head up most of the podcast goodness over at The Nerdist.

For more Nerdist-inspired fun, check-out www.nerdist.com/podcasts.