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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!

iTunes Ratings

2047 Ratings
Average Ratings
1985
18
8
5
31

The Best Show

By Erikas63 - Dec 14 2019
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Name says it all. Tom is operating on another level.

i love this guy...

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

iTunes Ratings

2047 Ratings
Average Ratings
1985
18
8
5
31

The Best Show

By Erikas63 - Dec 14 2019
Read more
Name says it all. Tom is operating on another level.

i love this guy...

By cmdm - Sep 16 2019
Read more
he’s funny, insightful and charming...
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The Best Show with Tom Scharpling

Latest release on Jan 15, 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: 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 #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: 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 #4: 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 #5: 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 #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: 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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Rank #9: JOHN HODGMAN! THE TOM SCHARPLINGS SHOW! COOP! MORE!

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A classic BEST SHOW! JOHN HODGMAN calls from his vacation in Maine! The TOM SCHARPLINGS SHOW, with Tom going deep into his own psyche, changing his emotions at the ring of a bell. Plus, a call from famous artist COOP and MARY HOULIHAN!

Jul 06 2016

2hr 53mins

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Rank #10: 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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Rank #11: Bests 094 - Tom's Step-Nephew Chip

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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 a call from Tom's step-nephew Chip!

Jan 12 2018

40mins

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Rank #12: 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 #13: 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 #14: 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 #15: 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 #16: SWEET SPIRIT SONG DEBUT! REPLACEMENTS STEVE! PAUL SCHEER! ANDY KINDLER! CLARE O'KANE! JAKE FOGELNEST! MUCH MORE!

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AN INSTANT CLASSIC! A world premiere song from SWEET SPIRIT! REPLACEMENTS STEVE calls in to talk to Tom about the interesting setlist on "Appetite for Democracy 3D". Hear amazing calls from: PAUL SCHEER! ANDY KINDLER! CLARE O'KANE! JAKE FOGELNEST! Plus, find out why #ScharplingStinson trended nationally!

Feb 22 2017

3hr 16mins

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Rank #17: MIKE NIGHT! PUBLIC RESTROOMS: BEST TO WORST! MORE!

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That’s right... it’s MIKE NIGHT! Tom passes the steering wheel to Mike for one night only to see just where he lands. Where does it take us? Well, to a ranking of PUBLIC RESTROOMS: BEST TO WORST, respectively. Plus, PAT vs. ALAMO DRAFT HOUSE and much more! This episode is made possible thanks to Earwolf studios, Los Angeles.

Dec 11 2019

1hr 56mins

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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: 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 #20: 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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CLARE O'KANE! MEGAN KOESTER! ANNA SEREGINA! BRIAN IN SILVER LAKE!

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A guest filled show! CLARE O'KANE, MEGAN KOESTER, ANNA SEREGINA, all in studio! Plus, Tom gets a call from BRIAN IN SILVER LAKE! Special thanks to Earwolf studios in Los Angeles.

Jan 15 2020

1hr 52mins

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Bests 136 - Julius In Newbridge Flats

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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 Julius In Newbridge Flats!

Jan 10 2020

27mins

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FIRST BEST SHOW OF 2020! GROWN UPS 3! LONGTIME LISTENER, FIRST TIME CALLER! BRADWYN IN SILVER NEWBRIDGE!

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It’s the first Best Show of 2020! Tom talks about the Grown Ups 3 script. Phones ring on the topic: Longtime Listener, First Time Caller. Callers who have NEVER called The Best Show! Plus, BRADWYN IN SILVER NEWBRIDGE calls!

Jan 08 2020

2hr 6mins

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Bests 135 - Gary The Squirrel's: "A Bayonne Christmas"

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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 a special Christmas play by Gary The Squirrel. "A Bayonne Christmas", starring: Jon Daly, Mary Houlihan, A.P. Mike, Jason Gore, Pat Byrne and Gary The Squirrel!

Dec 27 2019

24mins

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EVERY TOPIC OF 2019! SKIPPY IN OUTER-INNERBRIDGE! ANDY KINDLER! MIKE DECONSTRUCTS FROSTY!

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The LAST BEST SHOW of 2019 goes out with a BANG with EVERY TOPIC OF 2019 on the table! SKIPPY IN OUTER-INNERBRIDGE calls! ANDY KINDLER calls in! Tom and crew do impressions of each other and... MIKE DECONSTRUCTS FROSTY THE SNOWMAN! An epic show!

Dec 18 2019

2hr 20mins

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Bests 134 - Tim From Newbridge Ultranational Airport

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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 a call from Tim from Newbridge Ultranational Airport!

Dec 13 2019

26mins

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MIKE NIGHT! PUBLIC RESTROOMS: BEST TO WORST! MORE!

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That’s right... it’s MIKE NIGHT! Tom passes the steering wheel to Mike for one night only to see just where he lands. Where does it take us? Well, to a ranking of PUBLIC RESTROOMS: BEST TO WORST, respectively. Plus, PAT vs. ALAMO DRAFT HOUSE and much more! This episode is made possible thanks to Earwolf studios, Los Angeles.

Dec 11 2019

1hr 56mins

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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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iTunes Ratings

2047 Ratings
Average Ratings
1985
18
8
5
31

The Best Show

By Erikas63 - Dec 14 2019
Read more
Name says it all. Tom is operating on another level.

i love this guy...

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