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Sunday
Mar182012

Plop of The Week: The Bugle #185

Wow. Talk about neglecting my internet duties for a bit. Here's my pick and excerpt for the Splitsider comedy podcast round-up from the week of March 5th. Another solid Bugle episode. In all honesty, I could save myself time most weeks and just pikc The Bugle and be done with it. It's that consistently funny, smart and biting. That's the kind of comedy we need more of online and real life. Better late than never, here's my thoughts on Bugle #185 for Jesse Fox Splitsider "Week In Comedy" podcast round-up:

Connecting to comedic rage is always a fun way to commune with your fellow man, albeit an obnoxious fellow man. Or men. John Oliver and Andy Zaltman keep offering up a high dose of politically-minded disdain, always at an impressive clip. Episode #185 of The Bugle is a quick-paced jaunt back and forth between quality political satire and good ol’ self-deprecating anecdotes. Oliver and Zaltman go after London’s mad-dash Olympic Games preparations. Zaltman continues to impress with his rapid-fire joke delivery and Oliver relays more artful rage-filled sarcasm. The guys mix in some fun bickering between each other with their usual political barbs. The Bugle still being recently independent from their Murdoch-led newspaper overlord causes Oliver to lament his lack of joy slamming his old corporate podcast boss. He muses over the fruitlessness of going after their new web boss, Soundcloud. The guys even throw in a fun metaphor-laden debate over the various types of political self-interest. Plus, there’s a mundane German parliament Sudoku scandal of underwhelming proportions, among many more stories and riffs. A ton of goodness in well less-than an hour. It’s all dealt with swiftly and soundly by The Bugle duo, the seminal force in political comedy. Long live the rage.

The complete list of picks from the Splitsider crew for the week of March 5th. The gang gave a needed shout-out to Rogan's show and the lot of creative-pushing shows:

The Joe Rogan Experience #190 - Greg Fitzsimmons
The Pod F. Tompkast #16 – Judy Greer, Gillian Jacobs, Jen Kirkman
The Bugle #185 “Burning Rings of Steel”
improv4humans #16 - Chad Carter, Katie Dippold, Gil Ozeri
Professor Blastoff #44 "Kung Fu" - Christian Everhart
Superego #3:12 - Patton Oswalt, Greg Proops, Paul F. Tompkins

Honorable Mentions include Ten Minute Podcast “Deadly Animals,” The Dana Gould Hour #3 “Jailbirds” (Eddie Pepitone, Matt Weinhold), The Mike O'Meara Show #527 “Continue to Water the Garden,” This Week With Larry Miller “Larry’s Little White Lie,” Uhh Yeah Dude #313 and Walking The Room #93 “Spitting Out Homeless and The Wig.”

Monday
Feb132012

The AV Club: Podmass February 2-8

The A.V. Club offered up another strong batch of winning podcast episodes in their latest Podmass post. And, let's try to accept that Charlie Sheen hasn't completely destroyed our collective ability to use the term "winning." Or maybe he has. Pete Holmes continues to carve out a nice piece of the podcasting pie for himself with his weekly You Made It Weird. His show pulled off the WTF double dip this week. Here are the comedy episodes making the cut from the latest Podmass offering

Comedy Bang! Bang! #143 "Grammy Spectacular" - “Weird Al” Yankovic, Todd Glass, Amy Phillips
How Was Your Week? “Best of HWYW Vol. 2” - Patton Oswalt, John Mulaney, Mike Daisey & Ted Leo
Mike and Tom Eat Snacks #48 "Dip Mix"
Monday Morning Podcast
Never Not Funny #1009 "Tipping The Valet" - Gulman
The Pod F. Tompkast #15
Sklarbro Country #80 "Ms. Sklarbro Int’l" - Keegan-Michael Key, Jason Nash, Chris Cox
The Thrilling Adventure Hour #57 "Sparks Nevada, Marshal On Mars: Do The Fight Thing"
Uhh Yeah Dude #309
Who Charted? #62 "Indie Cred" - Jake Fogelnest
WTF With Marc Maron #250 - Frank Santorelli, Tony V, Jimmy Tingle, Mike Donovan, Kenny Rogerson
You Made It Weird #20 - Joe Mande
You Made It Weird #21 - Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld

Monday
Feb062012

The AV Club: Podmass January 26 - February 1

Here we go again - another healthy week of digital comedy offerings. The A.V. Club continued to keep track of all things pop culture, including their favorite podcasts. Again, the comedy shows win out for the most part. The A.V. Club elders also took the time to introduce themselves and their readers to Sara Schaefer and Nikki Glaser's show, You Had To Be There. Doug Loves Movies pulled off the WTF double dip for the week. Here are the comedy episodes making the cut from the latest Podmass offering

The Best Show On WFMU
The Bugle #180 "The Truth About Lies"
Doug Loves Movies - Paul F. Tompkins, Garry Marshall, Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber
Doug Loves Movies - Chris Hardwick, Tom Lennon, Greg Proops, Samm Levine
How Was Your Week? “What Someone’s Mom’s Idea of a Nightclub Is” - David Cross, Eliot Glazer
Monday Morning Podcast
The Nerdist #163 - Bob Odenkirk
Never Not Funny #1008 - Kevin Pereira
Scott Free #15 "Looking For Love"
Sklarbro Country #79 "Sloppy Lady Junk" Tom Scharpling, Chris Cox
Stop Podcasting Yourself #202 - Kaitlin Fontana
Superego #3:11
Uhh Yeah Dude #308
Walking The Room #88 "Arm Rest Battle and The Power Move"
Who Charted? #61 "Time Traveling Skrillex" - Jason Mantzoukas
WTF With Marc Maron #248 - Paul Feig
You Made It Weird #17 - Eugene Mirman

 

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
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
Dec122011

The AV Club: Podmass December 1-7

The A.V. Club elders did their thing again. You know that thing? The one where they consume a shitload of media and entertainment and then act all knowledgeable about it, maybe even with a little better-than-the-rest-of-us vibe? Yeah, that thing. Honestly, I'm always in awe of the output of their staff. Even if it's all a lie, they do a damn good job of lying to us.

They also took the time to check-out two new shows (new to them): You Made It Weird and The Dork Forest. Both are quality shows with distinct outputs compared to their peer shows, thanks in large part to their great hosts (Pete Holmes and Jackie Kashian, respectively).

Their Podmass picks for favorite podcast episodes are again comedy dominated with many of the usual suspects. A few more selections than the last week out: 

The Best Show On WFMU
The Bugle #174 "Britain’s Back Baby!"
How Was Your Week? #39 “Horror-curious” - Nick Kroll, Gabe Liedman
Judge John Hodgman #43 "Triple Word Scorn"
The Nerdist #147: Jimmy Pardo
Sklarbro Country #71 "Sklarbros And Sklarhos" Tom Segura, Chris Cox
The Smartest Man In The World "Crackers"
The Sound of Young America - Carrie Fisher
Superego #3:10
Uhh Yeah Dude #300
Walking The Room #80 "Fashion Fight and The Horse Ending"
Who Charted? #53 "Ace Of Baritone" - Myq Kaplan
WTF With Marc Maron #232 - Henry Phillips

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

The AV Club: Podmass October 20-26

Another week. Another podcast round-up. ...okay, it's not like there are a zillion of these, so I'll stop being a jerk about passing along one group's picks for their favorite podcast episodes.

The A.V. Club continues to demonstrate their ability to employ A LOT of people, albeit smart and talented people. Thankfully all of those people listen to a lot of podcasts. Which means we get another substantial Podmass recap post. Again, the familiar comedy shows occupy much of the word count. So, there - non-comedic shows. Gauntlet thrown. The A.V. Club intros Alec Baldwin's new radio show/podcast, Here's The Thing, highlights two Moshe Kasher guested plops and praises two episodes of The Nerdist - giving it the rare double dip selection for both its released episodes. Let's call this a "Maron."

Also, I'd like to admit my present and future boycotting of repeating The A.V. Club's selection of Tom Scharpling's twice monthly clip show, Best Show Gems. Sure, it's comedy - typically great stuff - but it's still a clip show culled from several episodes from the longer actual show, Best Show on WFMU. It's comedy cheating. Either the Best Show on WFMU has a good episode or it doesn't. You're not allowed to combine clips and call it a new show and get me to go along with it. At least not for "best of the week" accolades. Enough ineffectual ranting. On to the chosen Podmass comedy shows:

The Bugle #169 "Captain Crazy Corks It"
Doug Loves Movies - Matt Besser, Rob Huebel, Moshe Kasher
How Was Your Week? #33 “Pondering Tonya” - Martha Plimpton
Judge John Hodgman #38 "Pepperoni Pauper"
Mike & Tom Eat Snacks #39 "Banana Cream Pie"
The Nerdist #134 - John Hodgman
The Nerdist #135 - T.J. Miller
Never Not Funny #921 - Moshe Kasher
Risk! #302 "New At This"
Sklarbro Country #65 "Gumballs To The Wall" - Andy Kindler, Jason Nash
The Smartest Man In The World "Ships"
Uhh Yeah Dude #294
Walking The Room #74 "Larry Omaha and Shia LaBoofed"

Check-out the complete Podmass recaps here.