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The Best Show on WFMU with Tom Scharpling
Doing Twitter correctly. Dave from Knoxville checks in. The return of Milo. Tom wonders about Kanye's pyramid and the guy in the Guitar Center commercial before having an Imus moment that instigates Grandmagate. Look out...the cicadas are coming! From May 21, 2013. Listen to the whole show: MP3 - 128K or .
TOPIC: Did you ever win anything? Tom wants a Daft Punk helmet. Catching up with JELLOMAN and KURT VILE. “The Invisible Hipster” is born. Philly Boy Roy reduces teen crime in Newbridge and drops a bombshell. Gary the Squirrel makes an announcement. From May 14, 2013. Listen to the whole show: MP3 - 128K or .
MARC MARON calls to talk about his new book and TV series. Tom talks “Pain & Gain,” The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac. SEAN KUHL (of Kerbivore) and RACHEL LICHTMAN join Tom in-studio. Gary the Squirrel's poetry. TOPIC: That thing you’ll never get to. From April 30, 2013. Listen to the whole show: MP3 - 128K or .
A surprise call from ALAN MILMAN. DAVE WILLIS phones in to talk about his new show on Adult Swim - “Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell.” Mickey from Mickey’s Towing checks in. So does JELLOMAN! Tom wonders what Jackson 21 is all about. From April 23, 2013. Listen to the whole show: MP3 - 128K or .
AP Mike vs. Mad Men. Tom talks about a Troma documentary he watched; listeners call in with tales of Lloyd Kaufman. Marky Ramone's ice cream. ANDY KINDLER checks in. JEN KIRKMAN phones in to talk about her new book. Plus product placement galore! From April 16, 2013. Listen to the whole show: .
Director JEFF FEUERZEIG calls in to talk about the Piano Van. NATHAN FIELDER discusses Canadian television. Newbridge State Community College handball coach Orenthal Harrups catches up with Tom. Jelloman and Tom hatch a party scheme. From April 9, 2013. Listen to the whole show: .
Comedians ANDY KINDLER and SUE COSTELLO call in; Sue joins Gary on “Comedians Are Nuts.” News about a Best Show sermon. “Sewer Skunks” star Stench Monroe checks in. Tom plays a Universal Monsters slot machine. JAMES McNEW of YO LA TENGO is in-studio. From April 2, 2013. Listen to the whole show: .
Comedian NATHAN FIELDER phones in to talk about his new series "Nathan For You" and creating a viral video. Bishop Pablo Fontana provides a papal update. Should Tom watch "Game Of Thrones?" Plus lots of low energy callers who like to talk over Tom. From March 19, 2013. Listen to the whole show: .
Special Marathon Podcast Week 2. From March 11, 2013. Listen to the whole show: MP3 - 128K or .
MARATHON WEEK ONE! Tom and co-host Hatch are joined in-studio by JULIE KLAUSNER and COCO from THE ETTES! Vance! Gary! Philly Boy Roy calls in with a threat! Summer Nights! Keep WFMU and The Best Show going. PLEDGE NOW! From March 5, 2013. Listen to the whole show: .
Special Marathon Podcast Week 1. From March 4, 2013. Listen to the whole show: MP3 - 128K or .
For the first time ever the Best Show is pre-taped because "Tom's got work to do." Darren from Work bought a motorcycle. JAKE FOGELNEST calls in. Wally Wackiman seeks podcast advice. Tom records a song. And the return of "The Gary & Vance Show!" From February 26, 2013. Listen to the whole show: .
It's a cavalcade of writers! Actor/producer/writer MIKE WHITE talks “Enlightened.” Author ANDREW SANDOVAL discusses Monkees and Bee Gees. Zachary Brimstead calls in to plug his book. Comedian/writer DC PIERSON drops by for a visit. Plus Gary! From February 19, 2013. Listen to the whole show: .
A visit from DAVE WYNDORF of MONSTER MAGNET, comic book writer MATT FRACTION and TIM CRONIN of RIBEYE BROTHERS. Talk about illegal dumping, Ramones and Iron Man. Pete calls from the Laser Tosh line. The 20 Best Dirtbags In Rock History. From February 12, 2013. Listen to the whole show: .
Tom seeks revenge on infamous prankster Brad Pembroke. The listeners help Tom write the outline for the upcoming “Entourage” movie live on the air! A contrite JOHN HODGMAN calls AP Mike to make amends. Plus, Gary the Squirrel does some networking. From February 5, 2013. Listen to the whole show: .
AP Mike Appreciation Night! Listeners recount their favorite Mike Memories, including big time Movie star ZACH GALIFIANAKIS! Bryce reveals some secrets from the past. Mike is honored in story, song and verse. Plus, Gary the Squirrel's pays tribute! From January 29, 2013. Listen to the whole show: .
Please stand for the singing of our national anthem. Tom’s party jam, 'Come On, Y’all (It’s Time to Have Fun!),' finally drops! Philly Boy Roy has a new hobby. Listeners submit their picks for 'Best Moments in Music.' Plus, Tom rides the rails again. From January 22, 2013. Listen to the whole show: .
Californian comedian KURT BRAUNOHLER calls & gets a movie pitch from Gary the Squirrel. MICHAEL K of the Cynics calls to chew the fat. Topics: “What if GG Allin was switched with Elvis?” & “What’s the worst song to get beat up to?” Plus, Canadians. From January 15, 2013. Listen to the whole show: .
True story: comedian TODD BARRY calls to ring in 2013. Tarkington 44 is getting back together! Tom’s father calls to chide his son. AP Mike & two bags of shrimp visit Fredericks in Florida. Tom tinkers with rock history. Plus, “Dinklage Unchained!”. From January 8, 2013. Listen to the whole show: .
The Rest Show w/ Rob Hatch-Miller, Daniel Ralston, Maggie Serota, Carl Bennett, Geoff Rickly + special guest Liam McEneaney! From January 1, 2013. Listen to the whole show: . See the playlist.
‘A Four Loko Carol,’ in which Tom is visited by 3 spirits: TED LEO, JOHN HODGMAN & JULIE KLAUSNER! Mr. Pencil DAVID REES, director LANCE BANGS & CHRISTOPHER MCCULLOCH from the ‘Venture Brothers’ spread cheer! Plus, will Gary the Squirrel see 2013? From December 18, 2012. Listen to the whole show: .
Tom's nine year Micky Dolenz grudge ends! 'WTF' host MARC MARON talks art! Topic: 'Who’s the unfunniest comedian in the world?' Thrill to the worst call in the history of the show & a Hate Pit game changer! Plus, Gary & AP Mike have a breakthrough! From December 4, 2012. Listen to the whole show: . See the playlist.
Tom pitches his Internet novelty record. Director JASON WOLINER, CEO of JeShirt.com, & National Comic ANDY KINDLER check in! Gar McDaniel, drummer of Flesh, calls about his autobiography. Topic: ‘Who is the least funny person in America?’ Plus, Shaq! From November 27, 2012. Listen to the whole show: .
Things start with talk of 'Sons of Anarchy,' rocking Depends & the dumbest Stones lyrics ever heard. Can Tom get Herman Cain to call the show? Philly Boy Roy has a musical proposition. Papa John's delivers. The Monsters of Dubstep. Plus, COCO calls! From November 20, 2012. Listen to the whole show: .
The phones are back! Calls from funny men KURT BRAUNOHLER aka ‘Joe California’ & the mellowly fruitful DAVID REES. TIM HEIDECKER does his 1001st pitch of his new film ‘The Comedy’ & mourns the death of America. Remember, WFMU still needs your help! From November 13, 2012. Listen to the whole show: .
It's an odd one straight from the heart. The Good News: Tom's back post-Hurricane Sandy taking calls on a $9 cellphone to prove that NEW JERSEY DON’T QUIT! The Bad News: No Record Fair + storm damage = WFMU needs your help. Please, pledge @ wfmu.org. From November 6, 2012. Listen to the whole show: .
Comedy legends CHRIS ELLIOTT & ADAM RESNICK are in studio for all 3 hours! Amongst other things, they discuss: 'Cabin Boy's troubled production and lasting legacy, the all too short-lived 'Get A Life' and of course, Chuck Woolery and Garry Shandling. From October 23, 2012. Listen to the whole show: .
Candidates debate, but the show rolls on! Tom issues the ‘Frankie Teardrop’ Headphone Challenge. ‘Sons of Anarchy’ ruins TV. 'Podcast Hero' is born! AP Mike reviews Neil Young's book. Topic: Rap Album Skits. Plus, Gary the Squirrel mesmerizes Mike! From October 16, 2012. Listen to the whole show: .
It's the Best Show’s 12th Birthday! In studio: funny person JULIE KLAUSNER & rock star A.C. NEWMAN! Topic: Clinic for Karaoke Flameouts. The words 'sex', 'placenta' & 'Tony Danza' get said a lot. Plus, Gary presents a ‘Comedians are Nuts' 2-for-1! From October 9, 2012. Listen to the whole show: .
A call from DC PIERSON, witness to true rage. Chuck Woolery blocks Tom on Twitter. Romney staffer Ben Dublin tries to make up some demographic ground. Topic: ‘Credit Where Credit is Due.’ Little Steven Kickstarts The Rascals. Plus, Tom's 'Skum List!'. From October 2, 2012. Listen to the whole show: .
Author/Artisanal Pencil Sharpener DAVID REES & Comedian KURT BRAUNOHLER are in the studio! Topics: ‘Dudes walking through doors’ & ‘Stump Dr. Pencil.’ Darren from Work meets Newbridge’s finest. Plus, Gary’s back with another ‘Comedians are Nuts!’. From September 25, 2012. Listen to the whole show: .
Dom gets his wires crossed. Topics: 'Never Saw, Heard or Read It' & 'Humanity 101.' Gary throws the book at AP Mike. Tom makes a Twitter love connection with Chuck Woolery! Vance reads an open letter about, well, you know. Plus, other big huckadoos! From September 11, 2012. Listen to the whole show: .
JAMES URBANIAK seeks sanction for his new podcast. Dom Scharpling dials a wrong number. Garry Shandling: Twitter bully. Comedian ROB DELANEY calls about his new special, but Gary the Squirrel nabs him for ‘Comedians are Nuts!’ Plus, GENTLEMAN JESSE! From September 4, 2012. Listen to the whole show: .
The Rest Show with Rob Hatch-Miller, AP Mike, Maggie Serota, Spoony & Brad LaBonte! From August 28, 2012. Listen to the whole show: . See the playlist.
A night of legends! Comedian ANDY KINDLER calls to talk to Tom, but gets hijacked by Gary the Squirrel for an episode of ‘Comedians are Nuts!’ Stephen in Chicago finally engineers a call from his boss, STEVE ALBINI! Plus, is this the last Best Show? From August 14, 2012. Listen to the whole show: .
COCO from THE ETTES professes her love. National touring comedian TODD BARRY pleads with those who are on the fence. Garrison Keillor’s ‘Writer’s Almanac on the Storm.’ Tom is hooked on the Olympics. 'Batman 3' talk. Plus, callers get Bad Companyed! From August 7, 2012. Listen to the whole show: .
Tales of trampoline terror! KURT BRAUNOHLER joins Gary the Squirrel on the premiere of ‘Comedians are Nuts.’ De Niro vs. Robo De Niro. Todd from 'Behind the Saloon Doors' calls about his charitable work. Topic: 'Never Seen It, Read It or Heard It.'. From July 31, 2012. Listen to the whole show: .
Terry calls in from Woodstock by way of outer space. Topic: 'Perfect Storms.' More on ‘Staten Island Garbage Rats.’ Tom’s still losing his marbles over ‘The Wall.' ‘CPO Scharpling!’ What if America was a Golden Corral? Plus, Gary's 'List Of Fools!'. From July 24, 2012. Listen to the whole show: .
The Best Show passes 1500 hours! Officer Tom & Purple Shirt return from the void! Tom's brother Dom catches us up on his favorite TV show. Tom & AP Mike 'Break Bad.' Tom's waiting room entertainment woes. Plus, 'Staten Island Garbage Rats!'. From July 17, 2012. Listen to the whole show: .
Remembering Dennis Flemion of The Frogs. 'Put down that shark!' Darren from Work calls in from a wild night on the high seas! Can Tom & Mitt Hamine make peace? Vance, Gary & AP Mike join Tom to talk ‘The Wall.’ Plus, a reading from 'Scar Tissue.'. From July 10, 2012. Listen to the whole show: .
Fear & Loathing in Spike's Basement. Non-pro fireworks stink. Sir Scott heralds yet another summer of bored kid callers. Tom pitches 'Fargo 2: Hockey Cat.' Gary & Mike contrasted. Plus, Exhibit A of Anthony Kiedis' crimes against the music industry. From July 3, 2012. Listen to the whole show: .
Rob Hatch-Miller fills in for The Best Show with AP Mike, Daniel Ralston & Maggie Serota. From June 26, 2012. Listen to the whole show: . See the playlist.
It’s ‘Talk over Tom’ night! Tom sounds off on Soundgarden, spoonmen & Adam Carolla. Philly Boy Roy breaks some big political news! Topics: phony retirements & most annoying companions on a trip to Mars. Plus, Vance seeks a band to produce his epic! From June 19, 2012. Listen to the whole show: .
THE 500th SHOW! Classic bed music! Omar checks in! JULIE KLAUSNER, TED LEO, SAM SEDER, JOHN HODGMAN & JASON WOLINER pay homage! Gary’s remix of his AP Mike remix! Glimpse the future as the show gets unstuck in time! Wally Wackiman 'sings' for peace! From June 12, 2012. Listen to the whole show: . See the playlist.
Comedian KURT BRAUNOHLER of IFC's 'Bunk' is in the studio! Tom defends Sammy Hagar & alligators. COCO of THE ETTES calls! AP Mike fires back at Gary the Squirrel with his spooky answer song! Save It, Shelve It, Stuff It. Plus, PIXARt's "The General." From June 5, 2012. Listen to the whole show: .
Tom speaks to the future about his place in history as his 500th show looms! De-mythologizing The Band. "Hollywood Babylon." Philly Boy Roy wants Newbridge to shine. Keep It or Dump It. Gary & the Heartthrobs debut their hit record "Hey, AP Mike!" From May 29, 2012. Listen to the whole show: .
CHRIS GETHARD's worst idea ever. Atlantic City. Dumpster woes. Calls from Newbridge High class presidential candidate Mike Wilkens & his campaign manager, Kyle. Entertainer DAVE HILL, author of “Tasteful Nudes”, and comedian NICK FLANAGAN in studio! From May 22, 2012. Listen to the whole show: .
Rob Hatch-Miller fills in w/ guests Alex Ross Perry, AP Mike & actor Chad Raisin. From May 15, 2012. Listen to the whole show: . See the playlist.
Movies summed up in one sentence! The Best Show 100! Forgiveness! A cavalcade of classic callers! Tom’s self-coronation as the King of Free Entertainment! A chat with a human Siri! Ice Cube v/s a can of Coors Light! And MATT FRACTION checks in! From May 1, 2012. Listen to the whole show: .
Comedian TODD BARRY calls in for an on-air Twitter war! Mit Hamine's album finally breaks! Terrence Shropshire calls about life in "Da Bumble" and his new venture! Bath salt comedy! Mike reviews Kevin Smith's audio book! And Gary opens his mailbag! From April 24, 2012. Listen to the whole show: .
Callers draft the ultimate "Celebrity Apprentice" cast from all of history! "Hardcore Pawn" race war conspiracy! Tales of young Eric Trump! TED LEO! Grunge alternate history! "The Gary & Vance Show" returns to tackle the topic "How dumb is Mike?" From April 17, 2012. Listen to the whole show: .
Living legend CHRIS ELLIOTT in studio with JASON WOLINER to talk Eagleheart & the end of Chris' career! Calls from comedians JIM GAFFIGAN & MARC MARON! Darren Ploppleton calls to brag about his “unimagined of” packing peanuts promotion! Plus, Gary! From April 10, 2012. Listen to the whole show: .
Rockstar TED LEO talks CBGB! Trump shills for walking! Local legend Gus Brennan of the Newbridge Ratmen checks in! Then his teammate Tim Reddick calls with some shocking truths! Kevin Smith comes to Broadway! And Gene Simmons endorses Mitt Romney! From April 3, 2012. Listen to the whole show: .
MATT WALSH discusses his new film ‘High Road’, and TV show ‘Veep’! KURT BRAUNOHLER talks about subs! Casting ‘The Best Show Apprentice’! Tom went to another Beatles convention, and things got weird! And a little taste of ‘The Vance and Gary Show’! From March 27, 2012. Listen to the whole show: .
Tom dissects Comedy Central’s daytime programming! A college DJ starts a fight! Howard Cosell stories! Pudge Palfner is back! KURT BRAUNOHLER from IFC’s ‘Bunk’ says hello! Flight rituals! And a table read for Gary’s movie ‘Midnight in Times Square’! From March 20, 2012. Listen to the whole show: .
The Rest Show with Rob Hatch-Miller, Daniel Ralston & Maggie Serota. From March 13, 2012. Listen to the whole show: . See the playlist.
Spike discusses the GOP Presidential candidates! Michael K talks at Vance! Tom’s one-man performance of Bye Bye Birdie deserves a Genius Grant! A look at Kevin Smith’s Comic Book Men! Philly Boy Roy checks in! And Gary busts Mike’s beans again! From March 6, 2012. Listen to the whole show: .
Week 2 of the WFMU Marathon! Tom and HATCH are joined by TED LEO, JOHN HODGMAN and PATRICK STICKLES from TITUS ANDRONICUS! A suit from Shout Radio gives Tom his marching orders! Radio Theater! Puppets! Skeevy! Thanks everyone! We did it again! From February 28, 2012. Listen to the whole show: .
Special Marathon Week 2 Podcast. From February 27, 2012. Listen to the whole show: MP3 - 128K or .
2012 WFMU Marathon! Tom and co-host Therese with TED LEO and JULIE KLAUSNER! Gary! Vance! Duets! Insults! Celebrity Apprentice! Philly Boy Roy! Keep WFMU going! Please! We Love You! Donate Now! From February 21, 2012. Listen to the whole show: .
Special Marathon Week 1 Podcast. From February 20, 2012. Listen to the whole show: MP3 - 128K or .
Writer and illustrator MICHAEL KUPPERMAN is in the studio! The Newbridge machete craze! The Banksy of Human Interaction checks in! Gary takes on 3D and busts Mike beans some more! Howard Cosell meets John Lennon! And the lovelorn call in to complain! From February 14, 2012. Listen to the whole show: .
Hatch fills in for the Best Show with Daniel Ralston, Maggie Serota, Spoony, Wally Wackiman, the Greggulator, H-Man and more! From February 7, 2012. Listen to the whole show: . See the playlist.
Mit Hamine can’t stop! Tom’s visit to Lipstick City! The corruption of ‘Sweet Caroline’! The premiere of Yallbegone Pond! Gary the Squirrel returns to bust Mike’s beans and review ‘Young Adult’! And Tom’s incredible impressions revue! From January 31, 2012. Listen to the whole show: .
Nuggets 94! Philly Boy Roy is in Weirdowood! Anonymity in Red Bank! The Black Leprechaun! Mischief Night City: The Movie! Novelist and bon vivant D.C. PIERSON is in-studio! Hawkwind Trivia! And Introducing Vance’s roommate Gary the Squirrel! From January 17, 2012. Listen to the whole show: .
TODD BARRY calls from the gritty NYC streets! Comedian and ‘A Bad Idea I’m About To Do’ author CHRIS GETHARD is in-studio with his brother THE GREGGULATOR! Chris has traumatic stories, and Gregg has people who hate him! Sparks (and felt) will fly! From January 10, 2012. Listen to the whole show: .
The search begins for a new Best Show theme song! Callers’ predictions for 2012! AP Mike’s crazy NYE adventure! Tom resolves to ignore anonymous creeps! JESSE THORN from ‘Bullseye’ checks in! And Tom’s amazing Rage Against the Machine impression! From January 3, 2012. Listen to the whole show: .
JULIE KLAUSNER comes to visit, and she brings gifts! AP Mike tussles with Ice-T and his Twitter minions! Tom's cousin Sherm has trouble telling the truth! A Nate Hartley update! Topic: What'd you like to leave in 2011? Happy New Year, youse guys! From December 27, 2011. Listen to the whole show: .
The 2nd Best Show Holiday Party! JOHN HODGMAN! TED LEO! DAVID REES! A secret guest! Singalongs! Also: Darren calls with some pals from the Consolidated Cardboard Party! John Roderick! Wally Wackiman returns! “A Storage Wars Christmas”! Too Much Gold! From December 20, 2011. Listen to the whole show: .
Earning your beard! A local music critic discusses the best of 2011! A rare call from Newbridge musician-slash-renaissance man David Quinnfelder! A fake Damian Abraham! And Tom gets a threatening letter from an illiterate podcaster! From December 13, 2011. Listen to the whole show: .
JEN KIRKMAN’s airport woes! Lake Y’allbegone! The Maple Syrup Mussolini and his horrorbilly dad! Vance meets Michael K! An update on Brian Wilson’s ‘Pleasure Island’! Dumb sushi names! And Philly Boy Roy had a jolly old time in London! From December 6, 2011. Listen to the whole show: .
The return of Build-A-Movie generates many great and weird ideas! The 12 year old Canadian Glenn Beck takes on the elderly! A call about Syl Johnson’s pelvic thrusts! J. Edgar! Best Buy Black Friday craziness! Vance on Soft Machine! Drain me, Zork! From November 29, 2011. Listen to the whole show: .
The 12 year-old Canadian Glenn Beck! “It’s Dumb, But I Love It”! An overview of Stephen King’s oeuvre! Changing the past! Vance imagines an alternate-universe Genesis! Fancy Nancy! Ted Leo! And a Thanksgiving message from Larry Da Perv! From November 22, 2011. Listen to the whole show: . See the playlist.
Ross from Newbridge Tonight reports from a hot premiere! The Greggulator declares war on Mit Hamine! A 13 year old impressionist! Vance discusses the Pink Floyd reissues! Lazer Whips! And the legendary SYL JOHNSON checks in! A weird but great one! From November 15, 2011. Listen to the whole show: .
The exciting debut of Vance, Tom’s progressive rock-loving new puppet! AP Mike has trouble operating an iPhone! A funny story about Gary Busey! Topic: I’m A Sucker! Joff in Newbridge has celebrity merch for sale! And Tom’s experiences at NY Comic-Con! From November 8, 2011. Listen to the whole show: .
Herman Cain’s Presidential Campaign! The WFMU Record Fair! Daryl Hall’s TV show! Great calls from Michael K and Spike! Darren from Work is troubled for a change! A call from JOHN HODGMAN’s book launch! And The Mike Show returns, now with Skeevy! From November 1, 2011. Listen to the whole show: .
Calls from funnyman TODD BARRY, ‘The Real Rocky’ director JEFF FEUERZEIG and wordsmith JOHN HODGMAN! Skip Dworkin has many stories to tell about Newbridge Dance Party! The Scrivener becomes the Commish! And AP Mike Day, a possible Bayonne holiday! From October 25, 2011. Listen to the whole show: .
The topic is “You’re doing it wrong, fella!” Abbot & Costello Meet Hitler! A new caller turfs out hard! Fredericks on Yoga! Willy Wackoman is born! Budapest Confederates! Philly Boy Roy mourns a bad sports week! And the tale of a botched jailbreak! From October 11, 2011. Listen to the whole show: .
Trip Whiting has sizable news on Time Trampoline! Michael K takes the scenic route! The trouble with Fribbles! Larry Da Perv says the coolest thing Tom has ever heard anyone say! And the much-discussed Feltdown! Don’t miss! From October 4, 2011. Listen to the whole show: .
The welcome return of JOHN HODGMAN! A cautionary tale about devil-worship and another about hungry ghosts! More dream roles for Orson Welles! Hodgman-themed reality shows! Rat holes! And Tom is invited to his 25-year high school reunion! From September 13, 2011. Listen to the whole show: .
VANESSA BAYER is in-studio, discussing her trailblazing dad, Offspring parodies and the poor dietary habits of SNL staff! All the regular callers get banned! And Brent Prefontaine – Bryce’s brother – offers to be the show’s Cannabis Correspondent! From August 9, 2011. Listen to the whole show: .
Tom tells “A Tale of Two Boardwalks”, an epic story about Seaside Heights! “Come at me Bro” is a real slogan! Also: Drunk basketball! Ricky Gervais’ atheism! The Best Show Mentorship Program! And Spike celebrates a celebrity divorce! From July 19, 2011. Listen to the whole show: .
The phrase “Espresso Beans for Everyone” is used! Tom intervenes in a lovers’ quarrel! Flippin’ the bird while driving! DAVID REES defends Pete Seeger! Larry da Perv explains Watergate! And taste-making blogger Mr. Furst has plenty to brag about! From July 12, 2011. Listen to the whole show: .
Tom recounts his trip to Portland, home of the noisiest hotel room in America! An essay and a poem! Philly Boy Roy talks about his latest family venture and his latest arrest! Competitive eating! Pawn Stars! I Love Lucy! A horrifying Spike soundboard! From July 5, 2011. Listen to the whole show: .
A jam-packed show: TODD BARRY gets political! JULIE KLAUSNER is in-house! Darren from Work is in trouble! Tom visits America’s noisiest eatery! A lady tries to defend her husband’s honor! Clark returns! Woody Allen snobbery! Don’t miss! From June 28, 2011. Listen to the whole show: .
Documentary director JEFF FEUERZEIG calls in to pay tribute to the Big Man! DAMIAN from F’ED UP talks about his band’s great new album! Tom and the callers share their summer memories and reveal summer plans! Topic: “What Are They Doing Right Now?”. From June 21, 2011. Listen to the whole show: .
Tom addresses the Miami Heat’s loss in the NBA Finals! Prison slang with Julie from Cinci! More on ‘Locked Up Abroad’! Twin topics: ‘Who are the most/least likeable celebrities?” and “This is not good for me”! Plenty of good stories in this one! From June 14, 2011. Listen to the whole show: .
International superstar ZACH GALIFIANAKIS calls and discusses possible Hangover sequels and partying with AP Mike! The warden from Newbridge Jail has stars in his eyes! The topic is “Grow A Pair”! Tom’s sick but plows through because THAT’S WHAT HE DOES! From June 7, 2011. Listen to the whole show: .
A slew of bad early callers won't derail this one, as Tom is joined by the one and only MARC MARON! He tells funny stories about gigs, politics, and the most irritating WTF guests! And old pal SAM SEDER calls in to yell at him! A classic! From May 31, 2011. Listen to the whole show: . See the playlist.
The topic is “Why is it good/bad that the Rapture didn’t happen?”! Toronto-based funnyman NICK FLANAGAN is in the studio! So is TED LEO! An interview with Shaq! And The Leader is back! From May 24, 2011. Listen to the whole show: . See the playlist.
Guests galore! EVAN from AM I RIGHT?? talks about Canadian funnymen! LISA JANE PERSKY bemoans weird Kiss fans! ANDY ZAX discusses his time on Beat the Geeks! Also: Gene Simmons has many wheels a-turnin’! PFT! And Tom’s fight with the Apple Corporation! From May 17, 2011. Listen to the whole show: .
PAUL SCHEER shares casting and plot details from the set of Piranha 3DD! Darren from Work discusses his and Tom’s dads’ band, and reveals some amazing Bin Laden secrets! Imagining an early 90s Chicago musical! The topic is “Things We Just Don’t Get”! From May 10, 2011. Listen to the whole show: .
The great ROB SCHRAB calls in to discuss his comics and TV work! TED LEO and EMMA FROM TORONTO are in-studio! People enjoy flying first class! Tom’s run-in with a parking garage valet! Pro-wrestling talk! And a man who’s confused about hardcore music! From April 26, 2011. Listen to the whole show: .
An incredible story about a monkey in a diaper! Tom imagines 'The Three Stooges at Coachella'! Happy Days slot machines! Wally Wackiman! Paycheck! Ted Leo! An author reveals some secrets the retail industry doesn’t want you to know! Listen to this! From April 19, 2011. Listen to the whole show: .
Tom had a bad experience with ice cream! The protégé race heats up with new candidates and dropouts! The topic is “Forward/Backwards” – are things getting better or worse? Record Store Day! Trump for Prez! Excitement for the next Fast & Furious movie! From April 12, 2011. Listen to the whole show: .
The great JEN KIRKMAN is live in the studio! Sex and the City slot machines! America’s most racist cities! Charlie Sheen’s live show! A Punchline Magazine boycott! Much Keillor-bashing! Wally Wackiman vs Fredericks! Larry the Perv returns! From April 5, 2011. Listen to the whole show: .
Philly Boy Roy is stuck at an Emerald Nightmare party! Guy Ritchie is a British Kevin Smith! NJ’s most dangerous theme park, Action Park! PATTON OSWALT calls from onstage in Athens, GA! And PAUL F. TOMPKINS checks in from Australia! What a show! From March 29, 2011. Listen to the whole show: .
American comedian TODD BARRY calls in from his new landline and brings the laffs! Tom talks about his experience aboard the Bruise Cruise! Is Chicago such a tough city? And Congressman Monroe checks in and calls Tom a silly-dilly-pickle! From March 15, 2011. Listen to the whole show: .
Week 2 of the 2011 Marathon! Co-host HATCH! TED LEO and CARL NEWMAN return and play each others’ hits! JOHN HODGMAN reads pledges! KURT VILE plays songs! PHILLY BOY ROY is in trouble! Thanks to everyone for supporting the station! From March 8, 2011. Listen to the whole show: .
It’s week one of the 2011 WFMU Fundraising marathon! Tom and co-host THERESE are joined in the studio by TED LEO and A.C. NEWMAN! Gene Simmons checks in! Help keep WFMU afloat: Donate now! From March 1, 2011. Listen to the whole show: .
Tom talks with one of his heroes: the legendary CHRIS ELLIOTT! They discuss Get a Life, Eagleheart, Letterman and much more! Also: the topic is “Ugh! Give me a break,” and brings out some great stories! From February 22, 2011. Listen to the whole show: .
Tom talks about his L.A. trip, including hell at the airport and an annoying creep at a Clippers game! Rock stars Laura from NO JOY and Coco from THE ETTES check in! Julie from Cinci! Spike! And an Egyptian man reports from the not-so-frontlines! From February 8, 2011. Listen to the whole show: .
A star studded show - AIMEE MANN, AZIZ ANSARI and JASON WOLINER are all in-studio! Pranks! Cookies! Oscars! Potential protégés The H-Man and Greg Gethard go at it! Damien from F’ed Up! And Matthew Tompkins from the Shout! Network pitches new shows! From January 25, 2011. Listen to the whole show: .
The great PATTON OSWALT calls to discuss his awesome new book ‘Zombie Spaceship Wasteland’! Spike presents some Big Bang Theory fan-fiction! Tom and Mike take an insane tour through the Hate Pit! And Philly Boy Roy is becoming a doctor or a banker! From January 11, 2011. Listen to the whole show: .
It’s the 2010 Best Show Holiday Party! Tom is joined in the studio by JOHN HODGMAN, JOHN RODERICK, many other friends, and all the Four Loko they can drink! Mike dances! Tom giggles! AIMEE MANN calls in! So does 80s Rick! Happy Holidays to all! From December 14, 2010. Listen to the whole show: .
The one and only JULIE KLAUSNER joins Tom in the studio! Mike drinks Four Loko and goes nuts! A young lady recounts her adventures in babysitting! Tom’s nephew Caesar, an aspiring writer, calls in to bond with his uncle! This was a good one! From December 7, 2010. Listen to the whole show: . See the playlist.
Best Show 10th Anniversary with Guest Hosts Mike and Therese. From October 12, 2010. Listen to the whole show: . See the playlist.
Comic Legend TODD BARRY Calls In To Discuss Helicopter Rides And Dumb Comedy Club Names. A Local Basketball Coach Who Refuses To Lose. The Repentant Return Of The Record Producer, Milo's Dad And More! From July 13, 2010. Listen to the whole show: .
The One And Only JOHN OLIVER And JOHN HODGMAN Are Live In The Studio! Hodgman Defends Keillor And Talks D&D. Oliver Discusses The World Cup. Philly Boy Roy Checks In To Give Them Both The Business And Talk Homemade Vuvuzelas. From June 22, 2010. Listen to the whole show: . See the playlist.
The Legendary PAUL F TOMPKINS Is Live In The Studio Along With Puppet WALLY WACKIMAN And Tom's Protegee THE H-MAN! A Call From DAMIAN From F'ed Up. The Musical Pacings Of The West Wing Are Discussed And More! You Can't Miss This One! From June 15, 2010. Listen to the whole show: . See the playlist.
A New Front Runner Emerges For Rookie Of The Year. Amazing Comedian JEN KIRKMAN Enters Frederick's Den! The Topic Is 'I Was Wrong!" And Some Surprises Too! From June 8, 2010. Listen to the whole show: .
Tom Is Joined In Studio By Famous Funny Man ZACH GALIFIANAKIS! A Fellow Disc Jockey Named DJ Shane Stops By To Bother Tom And Zach. Talk Of Greedy Census Workers And A Man Whose Arm Got Bitten Off! A Great One! From May 11, 2010. Listen to the whole show: .
Tom Apologizes To Vampire Weekend! Tom's Cousin Willy Calls In To Discuss The Joys Of Seeing A Newborn! A Call From PAUL F TOMPKINS In Which John McCain's Eating Habits And The Rocky Statue Are Discussed! There Can't Be Room For More, Right? Wrong! From March 16, 2010. Listen to the whole show: .
Week Two Of the WFMU Fundraising Marathon! Tom And Co-Host THERESE Welcome PATTON OSWALT And John HODGMAN To The Show! Comedy! Nerd Battle! Laughs! Fundraising! Triumph! From March 9, 2010. Listen to the whole show: .
Week One Of the WFMU Fundraising Marathon! Tom And Co-Host HATCH Welcome TED LEO Back To Help Raise The Money! Plus In Studio Appearances By BRYCE And A Dude From The Shout! Network! Want To Hear The Good Guys Win? Listen To This! From March 2, 2010. Listen to the whole show: .
A Six Hour Tom's Birthday Extravaganza! PATTON OSWALT. ZACH GALIFIANAKIS. PAUL F TOMPKINS. JOHN HODGMAN. TOM'S DADDY. THE DEBUT OF A NEW SONG BY TED LEO WRITTEN FOR TOM. And More? Yes, More! From February 9, 2010. Listen to the whole show: .
Author And Funny Person JULIE KLAUSNER Is Live In Studio! Bryce Checks In From The Hospital. The Topic Is ‘Just Desserts’. Talk Of Avatar And Overweight Nazis. Tom Is Cranky And Mike Takes The Show To Where He Takes The Show. Again. From January 26, 2010. Listen to the whole show: .
The Battle Of The Proteges -- Wally Wackiman Faces Off Against The H-Man! Wally Melts Down And The H-Man Interviews AZIZ ANSARI. Who Will Win? JON AUER From Posies And Big Star Live In Studio! A Good One Indeed! From January 19, 2010. Listen to the whole show: .
An Aspiring Horror Filmmaker Stops By To Discuss His Star Studded Project. Should Tom Go See Avatar Or Sherlock Holmes? Thoughts On Conan Versus Leno, We Try To Earn Ted Leo A Shorty Award And So Much More! From January 12, 2010. Listen to the whole show: .
The First Best Show Of The Decade! Comedian Patton Oswalt Checks In! Wally Wackiman Is A Cyclops! A Food Delivery Guy Talks About His Website! Talk Of Gallagher’s Meltdowns! The Happiest Of New Years To You And Yours! From January 5, 2010. Listen to the whole show: .
The Last Best Show Of The Decade! Celebrity Chef Victor Freeman Stops By To Cook In The Studio. Discussion Of The Heroes And Villains Of 2009 And Calls From Paul F Tompkins, Eric Wareheim And Jen Kirkman! From December 29, 2009. Listen to the whole show: .
Tom’s Protégé Wally Wackiman Is In Studio! And He's A Puppet! The H-Man Calls In! So Does Paul F. Tompkins! As Does A Guy In England With A Horrible iPhone! Razor Talk! And The Topic Is "Time To Cut The Fat!" From December 8, 2009. Listen to the whole show: .
An In Studio Appearance By AIMEE MANN and TODD BARRY! Aimee Sings Songs And Todd Is Funny! The Kraftwerk Song "USB Port" Is Discussed, 80s Rick Calls In And Some Other Stuff Too! Good! From December 1, 2009. Listen to the whole show: .
A Six Hour Epic! A Call From A Man Who Is Trapped By His Own Existence! Bryce Requests Zappa! Fredericks Den! An Interview With Andrew Sandoval! The Mike Show! Bad Business Names! And MORE! From November 24, 2009. Listen to the whole show: .
The 2009 Emergency Marathon Show With Co-Host Terre T! Featuring A Call From Zachary Brimstead, Esq! Hear WFMU History In The Making (And Thanks To All Who Pledged!) From November 17, 2009. Listen to the whole show: .
ANDREW W.K. Is Live In Studio! Philly Boy Roy Loses Everything! A Call From Sam Seder! And Spike Admits Something For The Sake Of This Conversation That Will ROCK YOUR WORLD. From November 10, 2009. Listen to the whole show: .
JOHN HODGMAN In Studio! PAUL F TOMPKINS In Studio! DAVID REES In Studio! Philly Boy Roy Calls In! Talk Of Rage And Of Tom Doing His Fontasy Basketball Draft From A Kinko's On The Sunset Strip, And Discussion Of How Fat Chris Christie Is. From November 3, 2009. Listen to the whole show: .
Tom Talks Of Brad Benson And His Horrible Commercials, David The Intern Stops In, A Call From The One And Only NARDWUAR And Mike Takes The Bayonne Challenge! From October 6, 2009. Listen to the whole show: .
JACKSON PUBLICK And JAMES URBANIAK From THE VENTURE BROTHERS Are Live In Studio! Talk Of Tom's Car Breaking Down! And Spike Discusses Why He Keeps WEIRDOS EXPOSED At Work Instead Of At Home. From September 29, 2009. Listen to the whole show: .
A Call From Tom's Uncle Who Wants To Jam With Santana, The Topic Is "You Went Too Far, Now You Are The One Who Is Wrong", Calls From Jen Kirkman And Paul F. Tompkins, And Discussion Of Shohreh Aghdashloo's Breathing Issues. From September 22, 2009. Listen to the whole show: . See the playlist.
Ted Leo In Studio! John Hodgman In Studio! Karl The Repairman In Studio! A Special Interview With Sanjaya! Lisa Jane Persky In Studio! Talk Of INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS! The Pre-Best Show Meetup Show! A Ton Of Fun! From September 8, 2009. Listen to the whole show: .
PATTON OSWALT Gets Metsmerized Live In The Studio! A Caller With A Cursed Family. Matt Fraction Gets Interviewed By The Tombstone Kid And Larry Da Perv Requests A Radio Date With Laurie! From August 18, 2009. Listen to the whole show: .
HOLY MOLEY! In Studio Appearances From JOHN MULANEY, PAUL F TOMPKINS And TED LEO! A Call From A Newbridge Baseball Legend! Plus JEN KIRKMAN And JOHN HODGMAN! This Is Why They Call It The Best Show! From August 11, 2009. Listen to the whole show: .
THE MIGHTY BOOSH Call In To Talk About Things! AIMEE MANN Swings By The Studio To Talk And Debut Her Advice Segment 'Ask Aimee'. A Disgruntled Juggalo Calls In. Plus The Mike Show! LEGENDARY! From July 28, 2009. Listen to the whole show: .
A Live In Studio Appearance From TED LEO, The Brushman Stops By The Studio To Do Battle With Tom, Strike Three For Larry The Perv And A True Battle Of Wits With A Caller Trying To Beat Tom At His Own Mind Game! From June 24, 2009. Listen to the whole show: RealAudio or .
A Six Hour Extravaganza With PAUL F TOMPKINS and JOHN HODGMAN Live In Studio! A Call From A Newbridge Superstar Jock, The Julie Show, James Live In Studio, The Mike Show And MORE. A True Epic. From June 2, 2009. Listen to the whole show: RealAudio or .
The One And Only AIMEE MANN and PATTON OSWALT Live In The Studio! A Visit From Del The Pizza Guy! Match Wits With Mike! A Call From Zach Galifianakis! Spike And Larry The Perv Unhinged! So So Good. From May 12, 2009. Listen to the whole show: RealAudio or .
An In Studio Appearance by Todd Barry! A Call From A Frustrated Comedian! And The Mike Show With Special Guest Kevin Smith!?! What?! If Ever There Was A Show To Hear It Is This One. From May 5, 2009. Listen to the whole show: RealAudio or .
The One And Only MARTIN SHORT Calls In And Talks To Tom! A Call From A Basketball Legend! The Debut Of THE MIKE SHOW, With A Call From Bryce! The Ultimate Spike Turf Out! A SHOW FOR THE AGES!! From April 28, 2009. Listen to the whole show: RealAudio or .
Special Guest Paul F Tompkins In The Studio, A Phone Call From (To, Actually) John Hodgman, A Talk With The Captain Of The Hijacked Boat And More. A Great Show. Enjoy It Now! From April 21, 2009. Listen to the whole show: RealAudio or .
Week Two Of The WFMU Marathon! With Special Guests: Ted Leo! Aimee Mann! Paul F. Tompkins! John Hodgman! Philly Boy Roy! Famous Flamer! Therese! So Legendary It's Scary. From March 11, 2009. Listen to the whole show: RealAudio or .
PATTON OSWALT In The Studio! ROBERT POPPER From LOOK AROUND YOU And TIMEWASTER LETTERS On The Phone! Darren From Work Calls In! Jason Woliner Hangs In The Backgruond! Cameos From Tim Heidecker, Julie Klausner And Todd Barry! A Star Studded Night! From February 24, 2009. Listen to the whole show: RealAudio or .
An In Studio Appearance By Jon Glaser, The Star Of DELOCATED, A Very Exciting And Troubling Call From Pilot Hero Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, A Little Bit Of Comic Con Talk And More! Bleh! From February 10, 2009. Listen to the whole show: RealAudio or .
The Amazing Funny Man ANDY DALY Checks In! A Mini-Set From Boss Hog! Two For Tuesday Indeed! Plus, Who Is The Dumbest Member Of Crosby Stills Nash & Young? From December 16, 2008. Listen to the whole show: RealAudio or .
Funny Man Zach Galifianakis Stops By The Studio To Deliver Some Of His Greatness. He Talks, Takes Calls And Makes Everybody Laugh. Plus The Debut Of 'Match Wits With Mike'. From December 9, 2008. Listen to the whole show: RealAudio or .
An In Studio Appearance By The One And Only Author/Actor/Pitchman John Hodgman! A Call From A Guy Named Bill. And Tom Talks About His Adventure With The Movie SYNECDOCHE NEW YORK. From November 25, 2008. Listen to the whole show: RealAudio or .
Week Two Of The Marathon! Special Guests Galore: Ted Leo! Ben Gibbard! Patton Oswalt! A Show That Is Not To Be Missed! Pseu Is Tom's Co-Host And Works Miracles Amongst The Chaos! From March 4, 2008. Listen to the whole show: RealAudio.
Comic Genius Fred Armisen Is Live In The Studio, Both As Himself And As Jens Hanneman, Star Of The New DVD "COMPLICATED DRUMMING TECHNIQUE"! From November 6, 2007. Listen to the whole show: RealAudio.
Patton Oswalt Is Live In Studio! An Appearance From Philly Boy Roy! More Jamie Lee Curtis Nonsense! This One Is Special. From July 10, 2007. Listen to the whole show: RealAudio.
Seth Galifianakis Makes His Radio Debut, A New Chapter In The Life Of Bryce, And Tom Gets Jury Duty. Radio Hall Of Fame Quality? You Decide! From April 24, 2007. Listen to the whole show: RealAudio.
An Interview With Jeff Feuerzeig, Director Of 'The Devil And Daniel Johnston', Philly Boy Roy Calls To Talk About 'The Sopranos', Tom Rails Against Mutant Bike Culture, And Some Other Fun Things. Fun, I Say! Fun! From March 28, 2006. Listen to the whole show: RealAudio.
Tom Gets A Call From A Sad Sad Man. Plenty Of Talk About The Ugliest Band In Rock History. And The Incomparable Stevie Blue Stops By The Studio To Sing, Take Calls And Teach! From December 6, 2005. Listen to the whole show: RealAudio.
It's The End Of The Summer, End Of The Best Show Battle Of The Bands! Hear Von Scharpling Crush The Shit Out Of Fureball. Also, MC Steinberg Rips It Up Live In The Studio! And Another Sad Call From Bryce. This Is The End! Goodbye, WFMU! From August 31, 2005. Listen to the whole show: RealAudio.
Bradley Beesley, Director of the Flaming Lips Documentary 'Fearless Freaks' Is On The Show. Also, The Freedom Hawk Checks In. And Some Other Fun Stuff. A Good Show! From May 24, 2005. Listen to set "Interview with Director Bradley Beesley": RealAudio. Listen to the whole show: RealAudio. See the playlist.
Tom Does A One Man Version Of The Entire Movie Road House! Also, An Unfair Record Review Of The New Wilco Album. From July 20, 2004. Listen to the whole show: RealAudio.
Special Guests- 'Bubba Ho-Tep' Star Bruce Campbell and Director Don Coscarelli! Also, Calls From Rodriguo, The Hard Boiled Detective, And A California Republican Committe Member. From September 30, 2003. Listen to the whole show: RealAudio.
Comic Book Genius Mike Allred Gets Interviewed! Also, A Shout! Network Executive Unveils The Spring Lineup, And Tom Announces The Winner Of The Art Contest! From February 25, 2003. Listen to the whole show: RealAudio.
Guitar God Alan Licht Stops By To Talk About His Book 'An Emotional Memoir Of Martha Quinn' And Play Some Of The Best Of The 80's. From January 14, 2003. Listen to the whole show: RealAudio.
It's Petey's Twelfth Birthday Party! An Insanely Insane Three Hours Of Petey! Music! Doc Shock and Doc Shock Junior! Genndy Tartakovsky From Samurai Jack! Dave And Matt From The Aqua Teen Hunger Force! And More! 'A Classic Best Show! From January 7, 2003. Listen to the whole show: RealAudio.
An Exciting Interview With Jimmy McDonough, The Author Of The Neil Young Biography 'Shakey'. Plus, The Friend Of Tom's Younger Brother Calls Back In To Kiss Tom's Ass Some More. From September 10, 2002. Listen to the whole show: RealAudio.
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