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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

2108 Ratings
Average Ratings
2043
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9
5
31

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

2108 Ratings
Average Ratings
2043
20
9
5
31

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 May 27, 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: 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 #2: 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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Rank #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: 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

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Rank #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: KEVIN CORRIGAN IN STUDIO! ANDREW DICE CLAY! RUPERT THREADWELL! GIVE ME A BREAK, YOU DUNCE!

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**EXPLICIT LANGUAGE IN THIS ONE!** KEVIN CORRIGAN comes back to visit the studio AND gets ANDREW DICE CLAY to call in! Tom gets a call from RUBERT THREADWELL! Phones ring on the topic: GIVE ME A BREAK, YOU DUNCE! This one is NUTS.

Aug 16 2017

3hr 39mins

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Rank #9: 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 #10: 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 #11: BEST SHOW IS BACK! MARC MARON! LYNN SHELTON!

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The Best Show is back! They can’t stop us! Tom talks to Marc Maron and Lynn Shelton from over ten feet away hiding in the safety of his car! A great sound collage and more!

Mar 21 2020

2hr 3mins

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Rank #12: THE TWENTY FIVE MOST COKED OUT PERFORMANCES OF ALL TIME! DENNY IN NEWBRIDGE! MORE!

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Phones ring to rank the TWENTY FIVE MOST COKED OUT PERFORMANCES of all time! DENNY IN NEWBRIDGE calls in and talks loitering! Tom goes to see Kris Kristofferson live in concert and MORE!

Feb 01 2017

3hr 10mins

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Rank #13: 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 #14: 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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Rank #15: 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 #16: BEST SHOW HOLIDAY PARTY! PHILLY BOY ROY! JULIE KLAUSNER! CHRIS GETHARD! GARY THE SQUIRREL! TOO MUCH MORE!!!

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IT’S THE BEST SHOW HOLIDAY PARTY! A CALL FROM PHILLY BOY ROY! JULIE KLAUSNER! CHRIS GETHARD! CLARE O'KANE! MARY HOULIHAN! BRETT DAVIS! JOSH KANTOR! FRED FROM HONOLULU! GARY SQUIRREL! TERRE T! J.PENRY! All in studio with TOO MANY MORE TO LIST!!!

Dec 20 2017

3hr 46mins

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Rank #17: DUMB THINGS YOU THOUGHT AS A KID! MATTHEW TOMPKINS! MORE!

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An amazing Best Show! Phones ring on the topic: DUMB THINGS YOU THOUGHT AS A KID! Matthew Tompkins from the Shout Network calls up to talk about the new TV shows on their Spring line-up! Plus, much much more!

Apr 19 2017

3hr 2mins

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Rank #18: 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 #19: THE BLOWHARD 100! BILLIE B! KURT VILE! HAYES DAVENPORT! ANOTHER VEGAS STORY!

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Tom tallies the list of 100 people who talk like they know everything but don't in: THE BLOWHARD 100! BILLE B calls in about the new Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame Inductees with a surprise appearance by his uncle ZACHARY BRIMSTEAD! KURT VILE and HAYES DAVENPORT check in! Tom tells ANOTHER VEGAS STORY! Plus, surprise in-studio guest and MORE!

Oct 19 2016

3hr 8mins

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Rank #20: THE 50 ANGRIEST PEOPLE EVER PART 1! TOM'S BROTHER IN LAW MILT! BOSTON! MORE!

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Tom and the listeners begin rating the THE 50 ANGRIEST PEOPLE EVER! TOM'S BROTHER IN LAW, MILT calls in! Tom recaps his trip to Boston's Fenway Park and Red Sox organist, JOSH KANTOR calls in!

Sep 20 2017

3hr 19mins

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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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NICK THORBURN! PHILLY BOY ROY! SOUND COLLAGE!

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THE BEST SHOW continues on! Tom hangs a sanitized mic cable from his car window to talk with NICK THORBURN! Nick plays some songs! PHILLY BOY ROY checks in! A CLASSIC BEST SHOW!

Apr 01 2020

1hr 57mins

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JAKE FOGELNEST! PLUS, TOM & CREW!

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Tom interviews hollywood hero JAKE FOGELNEST from the safety of his car! Plus, Tom checks in on the Best Show crew to see how they're doing and what they're watching! How many of them have watched Tiger King? The answer may surprise you!

Mar 25 2020

2hr 36mins

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BEST SHOW IS BACK! MARC MARON! LYNN SHELTON!

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The Best Show is back! They can’t stop us! Tom talks to Marc Maron and Lynn Shelton from over ten feet away hiding in the safety of his car! A great sound collage and more!

Mar 21 2020

2hr 3mins

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Bests 141 - Darren From Work (2006 Lost Episode)

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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 Darren From Work! A classic from the "2006 Lost Episode"... ENJOY!

Mar 20 2020

13mins

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FRANK AND HEATHER COLOMBO FROM HBO'S MCMILLIONS! SKIN CRAWLERS! MORE!

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AN ALL STAR SHOW! A.P. Mike get's 4000 points for getting the stars of HBO's McMillions to call in for an interview!!! Plus, phones ring on the topic: SKIN CRAWLERS and so much more!

Mar 11 2020

2hr 18mins

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iTunes Ratings

2108 Ratings
Average Ratings
2043
20
9
5
31

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?