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The Best Show with Tom Scharpling

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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!

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2025 Ratings
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1964
17
8
5
31

i love this guy...

By cmdm - Sep 16 2019
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he’s funny, insightful and charming...

It IS the best show

By joshdaycomedy - Sep 13 2019
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I will say it once again ... it IS the Best Show!!

iTunes Ratings

2025 Ratings
Average Ratings
1964
17
8
5
31

i love this guy...

By cmdm - Sep 16 2019
Read more
he’s funny, insightful and charming...

It IS the best show

By joshdaycomedy - Sep 13 2019
Read more
I will say it once again ... it IS the Best Show!!

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The Best Show with Tom Scharpling

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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!

THE AIRING OF BEST SHOW GRIEVANCES!

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Tom gets the Best Show staff to AIR ALL THEIR GRIEVANCES anonymously in a hat! Plus SO MUCH MORE!!! A classic Best Show that is not to be missed!

May 24 2017

3hr 8mins

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I LOVE IT AND IT HATE IT! CHILLY B IN NEWBRIDGE HEIGHTS! GRIFFIN NEWMAN! BEN HOSLEY! THE THINGS WE SAID TODAY! CLARE O'KANE! CONNER O'MALLEY!

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Tom debuts a brand new Beatles show called: THE THINGS WE SAID TODAY! CHILLY B IN NEWBRIDGE HEIGHTS calls in! GRIFFIN NEWMAN and BEN HOSLEY swing by the studio! Plus, CLARE O'KANE and CONNER O'MALLEY call in and much more!

Jan 10 2018

3hr 28mins

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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TOM'S BROTHER IN LAW, MILT! NO DUDE VEMBER! MORE!

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TOM'S BROTHER IN LAW, MILT calls in about their recent thanksgiving dinner and more! The thrilling conclusion of NO DUDE VEMBER and MUCH MUCH MORE!

Nov 29 2017

2hr 58mins

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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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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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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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THE STORY OF TOM'S CAR CRASH! CHIP ZDARSKY! BOBBY FROM "TABLES" EMMA FROM TORONTO! SOUND COLLAGE! MORE!

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A SPECIAL CANADIAN EDITION OF THE BEST SHOW! Tom talks about his horrifying car crash! The amazing comic book artist and writer CHIP ZDARSKY (Howard the Duck/Sex Criminals) and long-time friend of The Best Show EMMA FROM TORONTO swing by the studio to hang out with Tom and list the Top 20 Canadians! BOBBY from the band "TABLES" calls Tom to talk about Oasis and MORE! Plus, a very special SOUND COLLAGE and MUCH MORE!

Nov 16 2016

3hr

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NELLIE MCKAY! JO FIRESTONE! HAYES DAVENPORT! TOBY RAFELSON!

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A star-studded show with live music from NELLIE MCKAY! HAYES DAVENPORT from Hollywood Handbook and JO FIRESTONE from Dr. Gameshow swing by the studio to take calls as #HOLIDAYPROBLEMSOLVERS! PLUS, a brand new concert report from TOBY RAFELSON!

Dec 16 2015

3hr 6mins

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THE MOVIE GAME! FINAL ROLES! TALKING THRONES!

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Callers suggest a few actors and a genre, then Tom creates an entire movie! The premiere of TALKING THRONES, the GAME OF THRONES recap show for people who have never seen the show! Phones ring on the topic of embarrassing FINAL ROLES for famous actors! Plus, a music premier from Modern Baseball!

May 11 2016

3hr 3mins

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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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MATHEW TOMPKINS FROM THE SHOUT NETWORK! WHO SCARES YOU? LOSERS HOUR!

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Mathew Tompkins from the SHOUT! Network calls Tom with some new and exciting TV shows in development! Phones ring on the topic WHO SCARES YOU? And so much MORE!

Mar 23 2016

3hr

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BEST SHOW 2018! NED FROM NEWBRIDGE HOSPITAL! SOUND COLLAGE! MORE!

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THE BEST SHOW IS BACK FOR ANOTHER AMAZING YEAR! NED FROM NEWBRIDGE HOSPITAL calls in! Plus the return of THE SOUND COLLAGE and so much more!!!

Jan 03 2018

2hr 52mins

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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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NATHAN FIELDER! WILD FLOWERS OF AMERICA PREMIER! MORE!

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Tom welcomes the incredible and always hilarious NATHAN FIELDER to the studio! Plus, an intense dissecting of "The Irish Man", an exclusive music premier from WILD FLOWERS OF AMERICA and so much more!

Special thanks to Earwolf studio.

Dec 04 2019

2hr 21mins

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Bests 133 - Avalanche Bob: Best Calls

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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 remember Avalanche Bob by revisiting some of his best calls throughout the years.

Nov 29 2019

55mins

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THE AVALANCHE BOB TRIBUTE!

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Tom pays tribute to legendary Best Show caller Robert Cribbie, AKA "Avalanche Bob". Special guests: Owen Kline, AP Mike, and Pat Byrne.

Nov 27 2019

1hr 46mins

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SLICE OF LIFE! TOM CALLS IN! GOING IN BLIND AND MORE!

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The fifth installment of the official Best Show fill-in show! TOM CALLS IN and gives everybody a run for their money! Phones ring on the topic: GOING IN BLIND! The experiences you walked into knowing nothing and left wanting MORE! Plus, the debut of everybody's favorite new band: INFLATABLE HEAD and MUCH MORE!

Nov 20 2019

1hr 32mins

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Bests 132 - The Snoring Guy Sound Collage

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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 hear Tom's favorite moment in Best Show history... the snoring guy sound collage!

Nov 15 2019

14mins

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BEST SHOW LA! PAUL SCHEER! BEST AND WORST TIMES IN A THEATER!

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The Best Show returns from Earwolf studio in LA! Special guest: PAUL SCHEER! Phones ring on the topic: BEST AND WORST TIMES IN A THEATER! Paul and Tom pick the tour openers for the Black Crows reunion! Plus, a NBA hot dog canon story you won't soon forget... and MUCH MORE!

Nov 13 2019

2hr 19mins

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SLICE OF LIFE! IMPRESS MIKE! MORE!

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A.P. Mike, Jason Gore, and Pat Byrne fill in for The Best Show with SLICE OF LIFE! Callers try their best to IMPRESS MIKE! Plus, Randy Travis impressions and a whole lot more!

Nov 06 2019

1hr 30mins

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Bests 131 - Benny From Newbridge Car & Auto Body

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New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, Benny from Newbridge Car and Auto Body calls Tom!

Nov 01 2019

10mins

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SLICE OF LIFE! PERSONAL MYSTERIES!

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A.P. Mike, Jason Gore, and Pat Byrne fill in for The Best Show with SLICE OF LIFE! Phones ring on the topic: PERSONAL MYSTERIES! The things from your life you’ve just never been able to solve… Plus, Scary Stories and more!

Oct 30 2019

2hr 1min

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SLICE OF LIFE! PLEASE STOP ______!

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A.P. Mike and Pat Byrne fill in for The Best Show with SLICE OF LIFE! Phones ring on the topic: PLEASE STOP ______! The little things you see happening in life that need to end. Plus, great calls including one from TOM! Dig in!

Oct 23 2019

2hr 16mins

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Bests 130 - Greg Cartwright In Studio

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New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In February of 2017, Greg Cartwright came by the studio to play some songs and chat with Tom. Enjoy!

Oct 18 2019

38mins

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SLICE OF LIFE! EMBARRASSING MOMENTS!

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A.P Mike, Jason and Pat fill in for The Best Show with SLICE OF LIFE! Special Guests include longtime F.O.T.'s Geneva and Jason Sims discussing the topic of MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENTS!

Oct 16 2019

1hr 26mins

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WHAT IS THE WORST MOVIE YOU'VE EVER SEEN? BRYCE! ANDREW SANDOVAL!

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Tom takes calls on “What Is The Worst Movie You’ve Ever Seen?” A call from BRYCE! Plus, ANDREW SANDOVAL calls in to chat about the new Kinks “Arthur” release! A CLASSIC BEST SHOW!

Oct 09 2019

3hr 7mins

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Bests 129 - Ricky In Outer Newbridge

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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 Ricky in Outer Newbridge!

Oct 04 2019

14mins

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EVERYBODY GETS A TROPHY! ZANDER IN D.C.! MORE!

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The show where Tom gives everybody a trophy! A call from ZANDER IN D.C. and much more!

Oct 02 2019

3hr 14mins

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TOM WILL GIVE YOU A BREAK! THE RETURN OF DARREN FROM WORK!

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Tom gives sage advice to callers struggling with a variety of life's problems! DARREN FROM WORK calls and much more!!!

Sep 25 2019

3hr 14mins

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Bests 128 - Gregg Turkington & Tim Heidecker

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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 Gregg Turkington AND Tim Heidecker!

Sep 20 2019

42mins

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THE SECRETS OF LIFE! DEBUT OF SPIRAL HEADS SONG!

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What are THE SECRETS OF LIFE that you know the answer to? Tom and the callers share all the secrets that make our lives easier! Plus, a debut song by our friend SIMON O’CONNOR'S (Simon Doom, MGMT) new band SPIRAL HEADS! It’s a great song and a great show you will love it!

Sep 18 2019

2hr 45mins

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WHO THE F ASKED FOR THIS? SOUND COLLAGE! MORE!

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Phones ring on the topic: WHO THE F ASKED FOR THIS? Tom does not one, but TWO special SOUND COLLAGES! Plus some great calls and a whole lot more... A great show!

Sep 11 2019

3hr 6mins

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Bests 127 - Thor (With James Murphy!)

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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 Thor with special in-studio guest James Murphy!

Sep 05 2019

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