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Podcasting icons Julie Klausner (Difficult People) and Tom Scharpling (The Best Show) team up for a fun show where they have fun and you have fun and everybody has fun. Each week, Tom and Julie careen through the best and worst of pop culture, giving the business to blockhead celebrities, rescuing shoddy podcasts, exploring obscure American subcultures, watching clips from the classics (The Munsters, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, etc), and hanging out with amazing guests, all in the name of keepi ...
 
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Hollywood Handbook

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Hollywood Handbook

Sean Clements & Hayes Davenport

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Hollywood Handbook is an insider's guide to achieving your showbiz dreams from two A-List it-boys who are living theirs. Hayes and Sean provide an exclusive VIP backstage pass into Tinseltown politics, answer questions from unsuccessful listeners, and bring in famous guests to discuss their craft and how they became what they are (famous).
 
Comedian and actor Gilbert Gottfried, a man Stephen King once called “a national treasure,” talks with the show business legends, icons and behind-the-scenes talents who shaped his childhood and influenced his comedy. Along with co-host and fellow pop culture fanatic Frank Santopadre, Gilbert is joined by comics, actors, musicians, talk show hosts, writers and other eyewitnesses to Hollywood history, including Bruce Dern, Chevy Chase, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Adam West, Steve Buscemi, Micky Dole ...
 
When we brought comedian and laundry enthusiast Brett Davis to "talk suds with his buds" on our network, we could never have expected the seemingly affable host and innocuous topic (laundry) to result in this. Regrettably, we are contractually obligated to present The Podcast For Laundry, and apologize to the many guests dragged into Brett's endless downward spiral. Listener discretion is advised.
 
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Come on down to clip city with Tom and Julie as they watch Bruce Springsteen doing Three Stooges routines, the Iowa Husband Calling Competition, Columbo ASMR, Jack Nicholson impersonator Sunglass Jack, David Letterman obsessed with drums, and Monsterpiece Theater. Plus Gonger updates, checking in with Nick Adams, the continuing drama of the Toothso…
 
The first episode of S&W/Q&A is now available on Patreon! Tom and Jon answer questions about Robert Pollard stories, favorite Flock of Seagulls songs, and bands that one of them likes but the other one doesn’t. Plus Tom tells the story of the day that Jon met his boss Jim at the sheet music store. It's a really fun and candid look into Tom and Jon'…
 
GGACP celebrates the birthday of Tony-winning actor Matthew Broderick (March 21) with this ENCORE of a frequently hilarious interview from 2016. In this episode, Matthew talks about his days as a struggling young actor, his friendship with Jason Robards, his passion for Turner Classic Movies and his memories of working with legends Sean Connery, Si…
 
BEST SHOW BESTS! In this classic clip from The Best Show on WFMU with Tom Scharpling, Tom gets a call from a Star Wars "Insider" who may or may not be Peyton Reed. (Originally aired in December 2000 on WFMU; intro to this clip originally aired on July 21st, 2015) New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! A…
 
VISIT OUR WEBSITE to listen to this and every episode of Better Yet, Road to the Skeleton Coast with Brendan Kelly, and As You Were: A Podcast About Alkaline Trio with David Anthony https://www.betteryetpod.com/ ‘my field recording kit’ - a 7 track mixtape by Tim Crisp is now available on bandcamp! https://betteryetpodcast.bandcamp.com/ FOLLOW US O…
 
GGACP celebrates the birthday (March 17) of Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer and The Lovin' Spoonful founder John Sebastian by revisiting this in-depth interview from 2020. In this episode, John entertains Gilbert and Frank with anecdotes about Cass Elliott, Jimi Hendrix, Keith Moon and Jim Morrison and reveals the stories and inspirations behind hits l…
 
You want a jam packed show? THIS IS IT. Featuring the hilarious CARL TART in studio! Hear Tom quiz Carl on his long running showbiz accolades and more! SEAN CLEMENTS of Hollywood Handbook swings by! Cartoonist NATHAN GELGUD reveals the long awaited (written on air) illustrated children's book MY PET FLY! Tom gets a call from DOWNTOWN DONNIE DEE OF …
 
Tom and Julie are joined by the hosts of My Momma Told Me, Langston Kerman and David Gborie, for a deep dive into conspiracy theories. Was the TV show Frasier actually a psyop for Big Coffee??? Plus Terry Crews, MILF Manor, and a round of The Newlyhost Game! Also Scott Adams updates and the results of the Fast Food Fantasy Draft Fan Poll and the da…
 
GGACP's celebration of Women's History Month continues with this encore presentation of a 2019 interview with Oscar-nominated actress-director Marsha Mason. In this episode, Marsha talks about the value of character actors, the importance of onscreen chemistry, the true story behind “Bogart Slept Here” and her memories of collaborating with (and li…
 
VISIT OUR WEBSITE to watch the music videos for “Black Earth, WI” by Ratboys and “my field recording kit” by Tim Crisp! You can find every episode of Better Yet, Road to the Skeleton Coast w/ Brendan Kelly, and As You Were: A Podcast About Alkaline Trio w/ David Anthony there too! https://www.betteryetpod.com/ ‘my field recording kit’ - a 7 track m…
 
BEST SHOW BESTS! In this classic clip, Tom gets a call from Sherm and Tad Throckmorton! (Originally aired April 14th, 2021) New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! Available every Friday on your podcast app. WATCH THE BEST SHOW LIVE EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT 6PM PT ON TWITCH https://www.twitch.tv/bestshow4life…
 
GGACP celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Coen Brothers' "The Big Lebowski" by revisiting this 2015 interview with Brooklyn-born actor and director Steve Buscemi. In this er..."unforgettable" episode (recorded at the New York Friars Club), Steve talks about his early days as a stand-up, his memories of making modern-day classics like "Reservoir …
 
The one and only MATT BERRY joins Tom in studio! Phones ring on the topic: BEST QUITTING & GETTING FIRED STORIES! Hear a debut song from EYELIDS upcoming album: "A COLOSSAL WASTE OF LIGHT"! Tom gets a call from TEENY KEN FROM NORTHBRIDGE! Plus, hear a detailed recount of the time Tom went face-to-face with RAY LIOTTA! Don't miss this one! We're on …
 
To kick off Try Month 2023, The Boys work with MACKENZIE DAVIS and CLEA DUVALL on their St. Patrick’s Day movie Love & Santa. Watch the video recording of this episode at Patreon.com/TheFlagrantOnes. See Hollywood Handbook live in Los Angeles March 29th with guest Timothy Simons at the Dynasty Typewriter! Click for tickets…
 
Tom and Julie are joined by fast food king Mike Mitchell (Doughboys) for a fast food fantasy draft! Burger King Onion Rings, The Big Mac, Wendy's Frosty... who will put together the best team??? Plus, the author of Oscar Wars, Michael Schulman, stops by to talk Oscars, that Jeremy Strong interview, being backstage for the La La Land/Moonlight debac…
 
GGACP celebrates Women's History Month with this ENCORE presentation of an interview with Tony and Oscar-nominated actress (and lifelong Gilbert fan) Amy Ryan. In this episode, Amy talks about the mastery of Sidney Lumet, the brilliance of Philip Seymour Hoffman, discovering family secrets, perfecting regional accents and portraying Michael Scott's…
 
BEST SHOW BESTS! In this episode, Darren From Work unearths a relic from Tom's childhood... "THE NEWBRIDGE WALL"! (Originally aired Oct 28, 2015) New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! Available every Friday on your podcast app. WATCH THE BEST SHOW LIVE EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT 6PM PT ON TWITCH https://www.t…
 
There's magic in the air, in the earth, and possibly onstage at Funny Nutz. But which kind of magic will you choose? Lizzy consults magician Elizabeth Messick and mushroom aficianado Nico, and then truly alters your consciousness with her fantastic guests. Listen, then head to her Ig stories and vote!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaph…
 
GGACP celebrates the birthday (February 28th) of our late, GREAT co-host by revisiting this special Q & A episode from 2021, as Gilbert and Frank field questions from their loyal Patreon supporters on a wide (and fascinating!) variety of topics. In this episode, the boys discuss early gigs, career do-overs, elusive guests, forbidden TV shows, bad c…
 
WOW! This show has it ALL! A LIVE SET and interview with LOU BARLOW?! YES! A SURPRISE DROP IN from the legendary NARDWUAR?! YES YES!!! A historic and chilling call from MISFITS CLAUDE IN HORRORBRIDGE?! Baby, you better tap that play button and have a seat... WATCH THE BEST SHOW LIVE EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT 6PM PT ON TWITCH https://www.twitch.tv/bestsho…
 
here’s a song that i wrote and recorded all by myself! i hope you like it :) my field recording kit shure is something we should try ‘er out a bit up the stream, up the street where water and other water meet flowing, frothing, muddy feet, oh yeah! on a hill, time to kill convenience store, before doors little plane, in the sky listen in with my my…
 
The one and only RICKI LAKE joins Tom and Julie to talk about John Waters, Divine, her daytime talk show, and the joy of dog adoption. Plus we watch that video where all the celebrities sing Let It Be on a beach and Julie reveals her least two favorite Muppets. Tom thanks Tom Cruise for saving cinema. CLIPS FROM THIS EPISODE *Darkman "Julie!!!" htt…
 
GGACP celebrates the birthday (February 28) of Captain Stubing and Murray Slaughter himself, actor Gavin MacLeod, with this ENCORE of an interview from 2019. In this episode, Gavin talks about paying dues, playing bad guys, crushing on Marilyn Monroe, acting with (and without) a hairpiece and sharing a years-long friendship with the late, great Ted…
 
BEST SHOW BESTS! In this classic episode, PAUL RUDD swings by the studio and talks about Ant-Man, Anchorman, Paul McCartney and more! Plus, PHILLY BOY ROY asks Rudd some hard-hitting questions! New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! Available every Friday on your podcast app. WATCH THE BEST SHOW LIVE EV…
 
GGACP salutes the life and career of the late, great actor-comedian Richard Belzer by revisiting this memorable interview from back in 2018. In this episode, Richard is joined by former GGACP guests Tom Leopold and Paul Shaffer for a hilarious round-table discussion of essential topics, including: the glory days of Catch a Rising Star, the Jackie M…
 
YES! It was BRING A CELEBRITY TO THE BEST SHOW STUDIO NIGHT on The Best Show and boy oh boy is this one wild show! WATCH THE BEST SHOW LIVE EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT 6PM PT ON TWITCH https://www.twitch.tv/bestshow4life SUPPORT THE BEST SHOW ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/TheBestShow WATCH VIDEO EPISODES OF THE BEST SHOW: https://www.youtube.com/best…
 
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