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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).

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
Mar192012

Plop of The Week: Jordan, Jesse, GO! #215

It's always nice when a comedy friend shows up on a podcast. Ali Wong's recent appearance on Jordan, Jesse GO! is an example of her friend-to-all vibe working with the Maximum Fun guys. I always have some guilt not paying more attention to Maximum Fun and their stellar lineup of good natured shows. This week's episode was a fun and quick listen, a ready example of what Thorn and company do best - the silly-serious combo. Here's the write-up for Jesse Fox Splitsider "Week In Comedy" podcast round-up:

Jordan Morris and Jesse Thorn are skilled at goofing around and proposing theories to work their way back from. Comedian Ali Wong visits Jordan, Jesse, GO! and manages to coax the hosts into a particularly fun episode, combining both silly tangents and earnest conversations. The show continues to be a free-flowing topic dispensary. The three put forth a easy flowing chat, avoiding the normal eye rolling pitfalls typically conjoined to marriage talk and reminiscing on their current and past neighborhoods. They have a lot of fun at the expense of both Bay Area and various Los Angeles neighborhoods with plenty of details to bridge the gap for the non-locals. There’s even some socio-economic musings to go around. They also explore the profound effect of discovering what your favorite radio personalities look like. Jesse Thorn is again at his best, letting loose his proper persona to put forth a bunch of silly stories and fun theories on a crazy amount of topics. Wong’s infectious curiosity fits in perfectly with the Morris-Thorn theorizing style.

The complete list of picks from the Splitsider crew for the week:

Totally Laime #110 – Matt Walsh
Mohr Stories #30 – Neal Brennan
Jordan, Jesse, GO! #215 – Ali Wong
You Made It Weird #30 – Kyle Kinane
The Todd Glass Show #35 – Paul F. Tompkins

Honorable mentions this time out include Alison Rosen Is Your New Friend #5 (Dana Gould), The Duncan Trussell Family Hour #6 (Bert Kreischer), Mike and Tom Eat Snacks #52, The Nerdist #180 (Baratunde Thurston), Nerdist Writers Panel #29 (Dana Gould, Liz Tigelaar, Robert Hewitt Wolfe) and The Todd Glass Show #36 (Paul F. Tompkins).

Friday
Feb172012

Plop of The Week: The Nerdist #167 - Conan O'Brien

Picking a favorite epsidoe this week in comedy podcast land was a simple one. Sure, I felt a tad uninspired going for the big gun of Conan O'Brien visiting Chris Hardwick, Jonah Ray and Matt Mira for an episode of The Nerdist. But I'm not sure there's any denying that O'Brien is a comedy icon of our times and receiving a long dose of the man in a less filtered format such as a podcast is always a treat. AT least that's what I'm going with for this week's submission to the Jesse Fox Splitsider "Week In Comedy" podcast round-up. My thoughts on the episode from Splitsider:

Conan O’Brien visiting audio nerd land with Chris Hardwick and pals isn’t necessarily the most obscure episode choice. Still, O’Brien is one of the few high profile comedians more willing to talk shop and get silly. The episode doles out a bunch of quality detailed revelations about O’Brien’s comedic relationships with guests and coworkers and how the day-in-day-out comedy grind shapes the show and even O’Brien’s own psyche. Chris Hardwick steers the conversation effortlessly, making it a breezy listen. As always, Jonah Ray is on point for several great comments and comedic tags. Matt Mira follows suit with a few quality asides, as well. There are a few fun faux antagonistic moments between O’Brien and Hardwick’s pals — probably not enough, though. During the 90-minute laid back talk, O’Brien is affable and neurotic, coming across like a sharpened version of his on-screen self. The real gems of the episode are just O’Brien opening himself up — both his distant and recent past — and putting on display his passion for comedy writing and entertaining.

The other picks from the Splitsider crew this week include a few newer shows, at least newer to us. Hooray for new things:

The Todd Glass Show #31, Part 2 - Paul F. Tompkins, Daniel Kinno
It’s That Episode #5 – Adam Lustick
The Nerdist #167 – Conan O’Brien
Probably Science #7 – Kyle Kinane
How Did This Get Made? #30 – Brian Huskey, Vanilla Ice

Honorable mentions this week include: Jordan & Jesse Go #211 (Tony Millionaire),  The Best Show on WFMU (Michael Kupperman),  The Dead Authors Podcast Chapter 6: Gertude Stein (John Ross Bowie) and Who Charted? #63 (Paul F. Tompkins).

 

Friday
Feb102012

Plop of The Week: The Todd Glass Show #30

Long live the messy chaotic comedic underworld of comedy podcasts. Sure a whole heck of a lot of shows pushing themselves as comedy podcasts end up just being radio shows online or the dreaded bunch of dudes sitting around talking. The Todd Glass Show continues to go right at these stiff show formats with its assault on the audio chat show format. Not sure there's a non-sketch show that gets more sillier while keeping its grounding. I chose the latest Paul F. Tompkins (part 1 of 2) episode for this week's Splitsider "Week In Comedy" post. Check it out:

The Todd Glass Show keeps rolling along in the blissful comedic weeds – part radio show send-up and part comedy deconstruction crash course. The adding of podcaster extraordinaire Paul F. Tompkins to the fray brings both an expected dose of silliness, as well as a surprising bit of tension. Both Tompkins and Glass are two of the best at switching gears mid-bit. Absurd tangents to honest-to-god adult conversations. It’s all here. Listening to them prod one another along the way is great fun, too. Glass continues his obsession with throwing to fake breaks and over-examining jingles. There’s also actual stories shared, a few cop-related, and an insane visit with the “juice guy” from Glass’ gym (aka “the extremely foreign guy”) – a roided-out Tompkins’ character for sure. The show is at its meta best with the frenetic jumping in and out of bits. Tompkins ends up taking over the show for a hot minute while Glass combusts. The always-paying-attention sidekick, Daniel Kinno, skillfully pops in from time to time, as both the show’s fake irritant and wise observer. Glass, Tompkins and Kinno layer on a bit of substance towards the end with some earnest dialogue on comedic boundaries and the travails of political correctness. The 90-plus minutes of delirious randomness ends up creating another stellar comedic gem.

The other picks from the Splitsider crew this week:

Who Charted? #62 – Jake Fogelnest
A Bit of Chat with Ken Plume – Gillian Jacobs
The Todd Glass Show #30 – Paul F. Tompkins, Daniel Kinno
The Nerdist #164 – Fred Stoller
WTF with Marc Maron #251 – Matt Graham

Honorable mentions this week include a quality batch, not worth missing: Gelmania VI (Matt Besser, Lake Bell, June Diane Raphael, Paul Scheer, Steve Agee),  The Pod F. Tompkast #15 (Martha Plimpton, Chris Hardwick, Jen Kirkman), Pop My Culture #67 "Live at SF Sketchfest" (Drew Carey), The Long Shot #419 “The ‘What a Bunt’ Episode” (Greg Fitzsimmons) and The Smartest Man In The World "Menageries."

Friday
Feb032012

Plop of The Week: Superego #3:11

Let's get to it! I finally snuck in there with the Splitsider podcast crew and snagged a chance to shower some love (not as dirty as it sounds) on the Superego crew for their latest episode. Their show continues to push the envelope in the digital audio realm, dig in deeper on its own brand of comedy and seemlessly continue to work guests into their improvised sketch fold. Basically, it's damn funny offbeat shit. Here's my feedback on the episode for the weekly Splitsider "Week In Comedy Podcasts" post, headed up by the Jesse Fox.

Superego, the improvised sketch show with the most fun audio production around, returned with another collection of awesomely fun mind-fucking case episodes. Show creators, Jeremy Carter and Matt Gourley, along with Mark McConville and Jeff Crocker, are hitting their comedic stride with Superego’s brand of nonsensical riffing and clever premises. This episode features the simple oddity of Mudge Coughlin relaxation screaming bits, a movie star press conference sketch firing away silly questioners and with even sillier questions and the Buffrum’s Fragrance Counter sketch that could quite possibly gleefully go on forever. Highlights this time out are the “wonderful trip down mental health lane” from the silly and supremely weird “Hashimoto Wellness Labs Test” and the nerd-tastic “Brown X-Wing Squardron” Star Wars riffing. Special guests include: Paul F. Tompkins, Patton Oswalt, Colin Hanks, Chris Tallman, Mike Rock and James Bladon. Watch out for Bladon’s spot-on and fun Obi-wan Kenobi: it’s a gem. Superego continue to refine their audio and comedy skills and push the envelope of the medium with awesomely fun odd-ball creations that could only truly exist in the podcast realm. Yet again, it’s a weird and fun trip.

The other picks from the Splitsider crew this week:

The Todd Glass Show #29 – Rory Scovel, Mike Koman
Earwolf Presents: Analyze Phish #4
Superego #3:11 – Paul F. Tompkins, Patton Oswalt, Colin Hanks, Chris Tallman, Mike Rock, James Bladon
Here’s The Thing - Lorne Michaels
Doug Loves Movies - Paul F. Tompkins, Garry Marshall, Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber

Honorable Mentions this week out: Sklarbro Country #79 (Tom Scharpling, Chris Cox), StarTalk Radio Season 3, Episode 1: Live At The Bell House (Eugene Mirman, Kristen Schaal, John Dogman, Mike Massimino), The Dork Forest #98 (Michael McDonald & Mike Phirman), The Morning After…Podcast #63 (Courtney Page, Eric Andre), Who Charted? #61 (Jason Mantzouks) and You Made It Weird #19 (Chris D’Elia).

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).

Friday
Nov042011

Plop of The Week: The Long Shot #405

I admit. I'm squarely positioned in The Long Shot's corner. The off-beat and fun podcast foursome always seems to deliver the goods and stand-out versus a lot of the other chat show offerings. Their latest episode sees Marc Maron visiting the gang. We chose Ep. #405 for our choice for favorite comedy show/episode for this week's Splitsider Week In Comedy Podcasts. The recap:

This time out, The Long Shot showed off what it does best – keeping it real and raw. It’s a “very special episode” complete with meltdowns and personal attacks…and an apology to a guy named Stu. Marc Maron highlights with a deadpan nonstop deconstruction of Pepitone. He uses a line-by-line reading of the definition of “narcissism” to get at Pepitone. He “misses the real Eddie.” Conroy and Maron again rehash their past failed TV show working relationship. The grudge that only one of them remembers. There’s a discussion of stealing, including Maron explaining his grocery store/stevia stealing past. Good girl Kenny still feels bad about her stolen car joy riding past. There’s a great “checking-in” segment featuring Flam’s start-and-stop Rick Fox anecdote – which, of course, leads to a very fun Pepitone rant about “what’s wrong with the world.” Kenny’s down in the dumps and Pepitone swivels between interrupting and offering up encouragement. The advice is more funny than functional. Pepitone hilariously segues from Kenny’s dismay to his own rambling story of his fun experience at a Basset Hound Picnic. Which basically means Pepitone describes what a Basset Hound looks like. A classic Conroy and the gang get-on-Pepitone’s-case segment ensues. The hosts’ eager tangents and constantly undercutting one other continue to make The Long Shot a comedic step above most chat shows.

      

Earwolf takes charge of most of the Splitsider list week this week out. The full list:

Beginnnings #34 – John Lee
Earwolf Presents: Gelmania – Tim Heidecker
Comedy Bang! Bang! #129 – Brett Gelman, Jon Daly, Allan Mcleod, Neil Campbell
The Long Shot #405 – Marc Maron
Professor Blastoff #27- Robert Ike III
Totally Laime # 91 – Rachel Bloom

Honorable mentions: The Gentlemen's Club #121 (Jeff Ullrich), The Todd Glass Show #14 (Rory Scovel) and You Made it Weird With Pete Holmes #2 (T.J. Miller).

You can check-out the full Splitsider post here, complete with everyone's recaps/reviews.
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.

Thursday
Sep222011

New To Plop List: The Todd Glass Show

Up and running for several weeks now, The Todd Glass Show is already operating like a podcast pro. New to The Plop List directory and brought to you by the expanding Nerdist Industries network, The Todd Glass Show is a full force of personality and charm. Todd Glass hosts the show in a cheeky haphazard fashion, letting it drift from across various styles. There's interviews, there's tangents, there's on-the-spot riffing and role playing and there's a healthy amount of messing with the morning drive radio format.

The show hasn't settled on a set format or duration just yet, but Todd Glass makes it all okay. The stellar stand-up is at home in front of a microphone. The discussions are free form and playful, like listening to a conversation with a few slightly off but fun friends. Glass leads the show across a wide range of topics, always exploring the humor and humanity in both the mundane and absurdity of daily life. The typically weekly show runs from 70 to 120 minutes. Early guest highlights include Rory Scovel, Eddie Pepitone and Chris Hardwick. Kate Levine serves as the show's producer, too.

You can check out The Todd Glass via iTunes and follow Todd on Twitter at @ToddGlass.