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What is The Best Show? It used to be The Best Show On WFMU for thirteen years. Now we are on our own and making our way through the world! The show is comedy, call-ins, music and fun. It's Scharpling and Wurster and everyone else! Tell your friends that we're back and we're coming for your children!

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What is The Best Show? It used to be The Best Show On WFMU for thirteen years. Now we are on our own and making our way through the world! The show is comedy, call-ins, music and fun. It's Scharpling and Wurster and everyone else! Tell your friends that we're back and we're coming for your children!

iTunes Ratings

2113 Ratings
Average Ratings
2046
20
9
6
32

It really is the best

By donnietrump69 - Apr 04 2020
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Everyone else in the podcast game is a fraud.

Why

By PB the kid - Feb 15 2020
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Why are you so mean to everyone who calls in, tom? Dont you know we like you?

iTunes Ratings

2113 Ratings
Average Ratings
2046
20
9
6
32

It really is the best

By donnietrump69 - Apr 04 2020
Read more
Everyone else in the podcast game is a fraud.

Why

By PB the kid - Feb 15 2020
Read more
Why are you so mean to everyone who calls in, tom? Dont you know we like you?
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The Best Show with Tom Scharpling

Latest release on Aug 01, 2020

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What is The Best Show? It used to be The Best Show On WFMU for thirteen years. Now we are on our own and making our way through the world! The show is comedy, call-ins, music and fun. It's Scharpling and Wurster and everyone else! Tell your friends that we're back and we're coming for your children!

Rank #1: PHILLY BOY ROY! GETTING TO KNOW YOU! TIM FROM NEWBRIDGE NEWS! OH, SHUT UP!

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BEST SHOW DELIVERS! PHILLY BOY ROY butt dials Tom! TIM FROM NEWBRIDGE NEWS calls in! Tom gets to know the listeners with the topic: GETTING TO KNOW YOU! Plus, a brand new show-within-a-show... OH, SHUT UP!

Jan 24 2018

2hr 51mins

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Rank #2: HAYES DAVENPORT! TIM HEIDECKER! COACH HAYES! COMMENTS SECTION! AT BEST SHOW!

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HAYES DAVENPORT from Hollywood Handbook live in the studio! TIM HEIDECKER calls up and tell us all about his new album IN GLENDALE! COACH HAYES recaps Tom throwing the first pitch at the Newbridge Ratmen game! The exciting conclusion of AT BEST SHOW! COMMENTS SECTIONS are dramatically read by Tom and Hayes! Plus, exciting announcements and MORE!

Jun 01 2016

3hr 7mins

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Rank #3: CLASSIC BEST SHOW FROM 2006! DARREN FROM WORK! THE WORLD ENDS! MORE!

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A classic "lost" episode of THE BEST SHOW! Originally aired June 27th, 2006 on WFMU! We hear a young Tom take on the hot topics of the day and then slightly lose it.. DARREN FROM WORK calls up with his thoughts on the Red Hot Chili Peppers and more! Plus: creepy predictions, mini revelations and MUCH MORE! Find out all the secrets and why this "lost" show never made it to the archives!

Nov 09 2016

2hr 29mins

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Rank #4: JAKE FOGELNEST! DARREN FROM WORK! THE WORST ADVICE YOU’VE EVER GOTTEN!

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JAKE FOGELNEST calls to talk about the new Comedy Central show CORPORATE! DARREN FROM WORK calls in about his checkered past! Phones ring on the topic: THE WORST ADVICE YOU’VE EVER GOTTEN! ROXY LANGE swings by the studio and MUCH MORE!

Jan 17 2018

3hr 12mins

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Rank #5: BEST CANDY BAR EVER! RAY RAY HUTCHINS! SOUND COLLAGE!

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Tom asks the big question: WHAT IS THE BEST CANDY BAR EVER?! We hear a call from famous YouTuber RAY RAY HUTCHINS! Plus the triumphant return of the SOUND COLLAGE!

Jun 15 2016

2hr 52mins

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Rank #6: MARINA FRANKLIN! MORTY FROM LOWER WEST NEWBRIDGE! I STUCK THE LANDING! MORE!

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The hilarious MARINA FRANKLIN comes by the studio to talk about her new podcast: FRIENDS LIKE US and more! Tom gets a call from MORTY FROM LOWER WEST NEWBRIDGE! Phones ring on the topic: I STUCK THE LANDING - the times that you said the exact perfect thing in a moment! Plus, much more! How much more? YOU GOTTA LISTEN!

Apr 25 2018

3hr

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Rank #7: SCOTT ROGOWSKY! REX IN NEWBRIDGE COLONY CANYON! SIMON DOOM PREMIER! OH, SHUT UP! GARY THE SQUIRREL!

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Long-time friend of The Best Show and host of HQ, SCOTT ROGOWSKY swings by the studio! Tom gets a call from REX IN NEWBRIDGE COLONY CANYON! GARY THE SQUIRREL brings back his broadcasting boot camp! Plus, the return of OH, SHUT UP! and much much more!

Jan 31 2018

3hr 2mins

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Rank #8: THE BLOWHARD 100 PART 2! FRED FROM HONOLULU! RUSS FROM WEST NEWBRIDGE! WALLY WACKIMAN RADIO PLAY!

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Tom continues the Blowhard 100 list. Fred From Honolulu pays the Best Show studio a visit. Russ from West Newbridge calls in. A Wally Wackiman/Z-Man radio play makes its debut.

Oct 26 2016

3hr 16mins

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Rank #9: MGMT IN STUDIO! VANCE THE PUPPET! OH, SHUT UP! AND MORE!

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HOLY MOLY! MGMT come by The Best Show studio! Tom talks to the band about their new album, Little Dark Age and so much more! THEN! VANCE THE PUPPET talks to MGMT about Prog rock! Plus, Avalanche Bob gets some air play, a call from Jello Man and another episode of OH, SHUT UP!

Feb 28 2018

3hr 3mins

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Rank #10: JOHN HODGMAN AND HAYES DAVENPORT IN STUDIO! MIKE ADAMS AT HIS HONEST WEIGHT! JARED CHEEK!

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A special Best Show with JOHN HODGMAN AND HAYES DAVENPORT IN STUDIO! Musician MIKE ADAMS AT HIS HONEST WEIGHT swings by with JARED CHEEK of Flannelgraph Records to play his awesome new charity Christmas song!  Plus, A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT and much more!

Dec 14 2016

3hr

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Rank #11: PHILLY BOY ROY! SOUND COLLAGE! MISS ALEX WHITE! AYYYYY SMR!

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PHILLY BOY ROY's long awaited post Super Bowl call! The return of the SOUND COLLAGE! MISS ALEX WHITE from the band White Mystery calls in to debut a song off their brand new record! Plus, the debut of AYYYYY SMR and MORE!

Mar 07 2018

2hr 50mins

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Rank #12: NO DUDEVEMBER! MARY HOULIHAN! KLIPH NESTEROFF! @BESTSHOW!

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The second week of all female callers! MARY HOULIHAN swings by the studio to reveal her paintings of AP Mike and Dudio! Author KLIPH NESTEROFF tells stories from his great new book THE COMEDIANS! Plus the debut of @BESTSHOW!

Nov 11 2015

3hr 5mins

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Rank #13: JULIE KLAUSNER IN STUDIO! HAYES DAVENPORT IN STUDIO! SEAN CLEMENTS IN STUDIO! 2017 PREDICTIONS! TOM GETS A DOG! MORE!

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JULIE KLAUSNER plus Hollywood Handbook's HAYES DAVENPORT and SEAN CLEMENTS are all IN STUDIO! 2017 PREDICTIONS are made! TOM GETS A DOG and you can find out her name! Plus, much much MORE!

Jan 11 2017

3hr 7mins

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Rank #14: JAMES MURPHY OF LCD SOUNDSYSTEM IN STUDIO! A CALL FROM THOR! MORE!

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JAMES MURPHY OF LCD SOUNDSYSTEM comes by the studio to talk to Tom about the upcoming LCD Soundsystem album, working at Maxwell's and City Gardens, and much much more! THOR calls in to talk about Filth Fest! Plus, calls from Avalanche Bob, Toddophonic Todd, and much much more!

Aug 09 2017

2hr 59mins

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Rank #15: PATRICIA ARQUETTE! ORTHO FROM EAST NEWBRIDGE! AP MIKE WRESTLING! JOHN ROSS BOWIE! JAKE FOGELNEST! MARY HOULIHAN! AND MORE!

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Tom gets celebrities of all stripes to call in and donates money to Community Food Bank of New Jersey for each call! A young man named Ortho calls in to interview Tom. AP Mike recounts his adventure as a wrestling manager. A bunch of other people call and more!

Nov 23 2016

3hr 1min

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Rank #16: TOM VERSUS GOOGLE! CHET AT NEWBRIDGE ESTATES! THE CONCLUSION OF NODUDEVEMBER!

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Tom takes on Google over the theft of "Come On Y’All It’s Time To Have Fun"! Chet from The Newbridge Estates calls in to talk about the greatest band theme songs! Plus the conclusion of NODUDEVEMBER and more!

Nov 25 2015

3hr 4mins

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Rank #17: BEST SHOW BESTS #33 - Bryce Calls About The Final Grateful Dead Show

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New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, Bryce calls about the final Grateful Dead show.

May 20 2016

42mins

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Rank #18: JULIE KLAUSNER! TROY FROM NEWBRIDGE TOWERS! GARY THE SQUIRREL! MORE!

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JULIE KLAUSNER swings by the studio! TROY FROM NEWBRIDGE TOWERS calls in! GARY THE SQUIRREL debuts his new show: "Three Dimwits"! No Dude Vember continues and much more!

Nov 22 2017

3hr 21mins

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Rank #19: TIM HEIDECKER! GREGG TURKINGTON! MARK FROM NEWBRIDGE MEWS! I CANT DEFEND IT!

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GREGG TURKINGTON calls in to discuss summer movies with Tom and claims TIM HEIDECKER hasn't seen The Mummy! TIM HEIDECKER calls up to defend himself! MARK FROM NEWBRIDGE MEWS calls in! Phones ring on the topic: I CAN'T DEFEND IT and MUCH MORE!

Jun 28 2017

3hr 4mins

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Rank #20: TODD BARRY! DOUGIE MILLER! ROUGH TIMES!

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TODD BARRY calls in to talk about his new book: "Welcome to Hattiesburg", life on the road, and more! DOUGIE MILLER calls in to talk about his new tell-all memoir! Phones ring on the topic: ROUGH TIMES!

Mar 29 2017

3hr 1min

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Bests 150 - Betty's Husband Nick

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New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, Tom gets a call from Betty's Husband Nick!

Aug 01 2020

28mins

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Bests 149 - Scott Thompson

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New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, Tom interviews Scott Thompson!

Jul 18 2020

19mins

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Bests 148 - TOM CATCHES THE E-CIGS GUY! (Or does he?!)

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New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, Tom may've finally caught the infamous E-CIGS FOR LEGS GUY... or has he?!

Jul 03 2020

13mins

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Bests 147 - Philly Boy Roy

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New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, Tom gets a call from Philly Boy Roy!

Jun 19 2020

24mins

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Bests 146 - The Return Of SPIKE!

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New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, after years in exile, Tom finally gets a call from long time/ legendary caller SPIKE!

Jun 05 2020

13mins

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NICOLE LAWRENCE!

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Tom throws the 25-foot mic cable over to chat with musician extraordinaire NICOLE LAWRENCE!

May 27 2020

1hr 12mins

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Lynn Shelton/Marc Maron

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A reposting of Tom's March interview with Lynn Shelton & Marc Maron, in memory of Lynn Shelton.

May 20 2020

1hr 39mins

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Bests 145 - The 2006 "Lost Episode"

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On election night, November 8th, 2016, Tom threw the radio audience by pretending to air a "Lost Episode" from 2006. Old music was used and staged "classic" callers were lined up. As the night went on, the whirlwind of news unfolded and the show took on an even stranger shape... This was one for the books.

May 15 2020

2hr 23mins

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PAUL SCHEER! CREW CHAT! MORE!

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Tom catches up with PAUL SCHEER (from a safe distance)! The Best Show crew chat with Tom and some laughs are had! Jump in and enjoy!

May 13 2020

2hr 34mins

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SO FAR - EPISODE ONE - 1969/1970

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Welcome to SO FAR, a Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young podcast hosted by Tom Scharpling, AP Mike Lisk, Pat Byrne and Jason Gore! 

SO FAR is limited podcast in which we'll take a year by year look at all of the works of CSNY, together and apart.

In this episode, SLBG gives you a breakdown of the years 1969 and 1970.

May 10 2020

2hr 10mins

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SO FAR - EPISODE ZERO - PRE-CSN

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Welcome to SO FAR, a Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young podcast hosted by Tom Scharpling, AP Mike Lisk, Pat Byrne and Jason Gore! 

SO FAR is limited podcast in which we'll take a year by year look at all of the works of CSNY, together and apart.

In this episode, SLBG gives you a breakdown of what SO FAR will be while looking at the works of The Byrds, The Hollies and Buffalo Springfield.

May 10 2020

1hr 11mins

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ANNA SEREGINA AND BRETT DAVIS!

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Tom's 25 foot cable interviews continue with an exclusive chat alongside ANNA SEREGINA AND BRETT DAVIS!

May 06 2020

1hr 17mins

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Bests 144 - Tom & Julie Make Fun of The Doors

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New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, Tom and special guest Julie Klausner make fun of The Doors! Want more Tom & Julie? Check out their new podcast DOUBLE THREAT on Forever Dog!

May 01 2020

15mins

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THE NEWBRIDGE RANSACKER! CREW CATCH UP! MORE!

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Tom checks in on the Best Show crew and then gets a call from THE NEWBRIDGE RANSACKER! Hear Mike's first call to the Best Show and MORE!

Apr 29 2020

1hr 51mins

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JON DALY!

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Tom pulls up to JON DALY's home with a 20 foot xlr cable for a great chat! Dig in!

Apr 22 2020

1hr 6mins

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Bests 143 - Troy From Newbridge Towers

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New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, Tom gets a call from Troy from Newbridge Towers!

Apr 17 2020

38mins

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THE NEXT GREAT NETFLIX SHOW! MARK FROM COMEDY NERDS PODCAST! MORE!

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What will the next great Netflix show be?! Search no further! Phones ring on the topic: THE NEXT GREAT NETFLIX SHOW! Plus, MARK FROM COMEDY NERDS PODCAST calls! A special SOUND COLLAGE and so much more!

Apr 15 2020

2hr 34mins

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DOUBLE THREAT!

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Tom has a brand new podcast with his pal Julie Klausner called DOUBLE THREAT! Enjoy this sneak preview and subscribe to DOUBLE THREAT on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. DOUBLE THREAT premieres on Monday April 6th with new episodes EVERY Monday. Follow @DoubleThreatPod Produced by the Forever Dog Podcast Network https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/double-threat

Apr 10 2020

24mins

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MARY LATTIMORE AND PAUL SUKEENA! TED IN SOUTH NEWBRIDGE! MORE!

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An all new jam-packed Best Show! A live set and interview with MARY LATTIMORE AND PAUL SUKEENA! Tom gets a call from TED IN SOUTH NEWBRIDGE! Plus, catching up with Tom and the Best Show crew and more!

Apr 08 2020

2hr 15mins

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Bests 142 - Beatles Talk & Porno Home Companion

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New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, we venture into Tom's "alternate universes" with glimpses of Beatles Talk and Porno Home Companion!

Apr 04 2020

28mins

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iTunes Ratings

2113 Ratings
Average Ratings
2046
20
9
6
32

It really is the best

By donnietrump69 - Apr 04 2020
Read more
Everyone else in the podcast game is a fraud.

Why

By PB the kid - Feb 15 2020
Read more
Why are you so mean to everyone who calls in, tom? Dont you know we like you?