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Episode 68 — Good Guys Win: A Tribute To The Best Show


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#1 Gabe Danon

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 05:50 PM

Tom Scharpling will end The Best Show on WFMU on December 17th. Daniel Ralston, co-host of The Low Times Podcast joins Jake to celebrate all things Newbridge.

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 05:53 PM

WAIT, WHUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUT? It's a bonus episode. Show some respect, you munch.

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 06:22 PM

Just started listening to this episode, thank you for this Jake

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 06:34 PM

Jake - Thank you so much for this episode. Although I am all 7+ minutes into the episode, it is one of the many cathartic experiences that I need to cope with the fact that 'The Best Show' will eminently be no more. That show has meant and will continue to mean so much to me. Thanks again.

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 08:31 PM

seriously, this is awesome.

I'm still in denial myself, It's been a constant part of my life for 10 years, it's hard to imagine its truely ending

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 11:55 PM

I've bought the albums and listened to most of the Best Show Gems but haven't delved into the Best Show itself... any recommendations on where to start? Specific episodes or eras? I get kind of OCD when it comes to consuming pop culture and it's a daunting task for me...

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 12:31 AM

View PostPuncturedJesus, on 13 December 2013 - 11:55 PM, said:

I've bought the albums and listened to most of the Best Show Gems but haven't delved into the Best Show itself... any recommendations on where to start? Specific episodes or eras? I get kind of OCD when it comes to consuming pop culture and it's a daunting task for me...


You know, I think starting at the beginning of a year might be fun. Like start with January 2013 and listen to all of the shows from the last year. I can see the OCD person in you wanting to start with episode 1! and you've got 500+ episodes to go through, but "The Best Show" isn't "Twin Peaks." You can pick up wherever and just listen! Go through the archive, read some descriptions and just click on the show! Don't be intimidated by the inside jokes or the sheer number of broadcasts. Tom is a broadcaster and he is ALWAYS thinking of the new listener.

And I'll say this... if a new venture presents itself in the future to start fresh from the beginning... DO IT.

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 06:40 AM

View PostJake Fogelnest, on 14 December 2013 - 12:31 AM, said:

And I'll say this... if a new venture presents itself in the future to start fresh from the beginning... DO IT.


Are you hinting at something, Jake? Please god be hinting at something Jake!

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 06:43 AM

This was an ABSOLUTE JOY to listen to. Nothing, entertainment-wise, has meant more to me in the last decade than the Best Show. Not only has the show been so, so, so funny to me but it introduced me to so many more funny and talented people. Also, it kind of also introduced me to podcasting... Sorry Tom.

I'll forever be in debt to Tom, Jon, & Mike.

The Best Show: Some will burn, all will pay!

Oh, and thanks Jake and Daniel for doing a MORE than fitting tribute.
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Posted 14 December 2013 - 07:37 AM

Why do people talk about someone knowing a lot about music as if it makes them smart or interesting
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Posted 14 December 2013 - 09:30 AM

I'm tearing up just from reading the title, haven't even listened to the episode yet. Tears were definitely flowing during Ted and Aimee's song last week. I'm so not ready for the end. Maybe the silver lining is Tom will come out to LA more and appear on Earwolf shows more often. A man can dream...

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 10:16 AM

View PostDEATHMAN, on 14 December 2013 - 07:37 AM, said:

Why do people talk about someone knowing a lot about music as if it makes them smart or interesting

HEAVE HO.

DEATHMAN, you can now only READ this message board and not post. GET OFF MY BOARD.



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Posted 14 December 2013 - 01:34 PM

View PostRoy Ziegler, on 14 December 2013 - 09:30 AM, said:

I'm tearing up just from reading the title, haven't even listened to the episode yet. Tears were definitely flowing during Ted and Aimee's song last week. I'm so not ready for the end. Maybe the silver lining is Tom will come out to LA more and appear on Earwolf shows more often. A man can dream...



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#14 Patrick LeJeune

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 02:21 PM

View PostPuncturedJesus, on 13 December 2013 - 11:55 PM, said:

I've bought the albums and listened to most of the Best Show Gems but haven't delved into the Best Show itself... any recommendations on where to start? Specific episodes or eras? I get kind of OCD when it comes to consuming pop culture and it's a daunting task for me...


I started by listening to episodes with guests that I like. The Patton, Paul F. Tompkins, Aimee Mann, Ted Leo, John Hodman episodes are always amazing. I'd say start with one featuring someone you like and go from there

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 03:08 PM

i just felt the need to share this



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Posted 14 December 2013 - 03:24 PM

wow, just discovered this insane gem



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Posted 14 December 2013 - 05:32 PM

Thanks Jake, great stuff.

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 08:32 PM

On Wednesday we will be sad, but on Tuesday night...
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Posted 16 December 2013 - 12:31 AM

View PostDEATHMAN, on 14 December 2013 - 07:37 AM, said:

Why do people talk about someone knowing a lot about music as if it makes them smart or interesting


You are insulting Vance the Puppet, who LIVES to listen to Prog rock music and talk about it. Vance the Puppet says SHUT UP Deathman. He's gonna get his roommate Gary to bop you on the NOSE. #ProgIsGoodForYourHead

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 01:21 AM

And I would just like to congratulate Vance The Puppet on his recent nuptials.