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(1960)
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Music

The Best Show with Tom Scharpling

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Music
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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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1960 Ratings
Average Ratings
1904
17
8
5
26

The Best Show

By LookingDown - Aug 07 2019
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Make no mistake, this is the Best Show, chumps will be steamrolled.

Show title is accurate

By the modern folk - Jul 24 2019
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This is the apex of the form. Makes absolutely every other podcast look like try-hard garbage

iTunes Ratings

1960 Ratings
Average Ratings
1904
17
8
5
26

The Best Show

By LookingDown - Aug 07 2019
Read more
Make no mistake, this is the Best Show, chumps will be steamrolled.

Show title is accurate

By the modern folk - Jul 24 2019
Read more
This is the apex of the form. Makes absolutely every other podcast look like try-hard garbage
Cover image of The Best Show with Tom Scharpling

The Best Show with Tom Scharpling

Updated 9 days ago

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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: BEST SHOW LA RETURNS! JONAH RAY! HAYES DAVENPORT!

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Tom's back in Lipstick City with guests Jonah Ray, Hayes Davenport and Engineers Kevin & Devon! A classic Best Show recorded at Earwolf! 

Aug 07 2019
2 hours 31 mins
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Rank #2: 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
2 hours 29 mins
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Rank #3: 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
3 hours 8 mins
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Rank #4: SCHARPLING’S ARK! KURT VILE! AT BEST SHOW! WHO SUCKS IN PODCASTING!

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Tom asks who would make the new world better aboard SCHARPLING’S ARK! Rock god KURT VILE checks in about hanging out with Neil Young in Nashville and more! AT BEST SHOW makes it's return with the topic: #STARWARSCANDYBARS! Plus, another installment of WHO SUCKS IN PODCASTING!

May 04 2016
2 hours 55 mins
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Rank #5: 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
3 hours
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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
3 hours 12 mins
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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
3 hours 21 mins
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Rank #8: AT BEST SHOW! GONER FEST! SOUND COLLAGE!

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AT BEST SHOW, the worlds best hashtag game returns with STAR WAS ACTORS! Tom recaps his trip down to GONER FEST! Plus, an epic and extra long SOUND COLLAGE!

Oct 06 2016
3 hours 9 mins
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Rank #9: SAUSAGE PARTY! I GIVE UP! I’LL NEVER GIVE UP! MYSTERY ROCK DUDE!

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Tom's long anticipated review of SAUSAGE PARTY! Phones ring on the topic: I GIVE UP! I'LL NEVER GIVE UP! Plus, an unexpected call from someone who says he's in a big rock group! And much MORE!

Sep 07 2016
3 hours 7 mins
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Rank #10: 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
3 hours 7 mins
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Rank #11: DUH! MORE BEACH BOYS! JIM MURPHY!

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The night that proves NONE OF US ARE PERFECT! Tom asks for the dumbest story ever with a winner getting tickets to Goner Fest! Tom shares another special flashback from when he recorded with THE BEACH BOYS! Photographer JIM MURPHY stops by to show Tom his years of interesting celebrity photos and stories galore!

Sep 28 2016
3 hours 1 min
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Rank #12: 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
3 hours 16 mins
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Rank #13: 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
3 hours 2 mins
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Rank #14: 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
3 hours 46 mins
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Rank #15: 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
2 hours 51 mins
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Rank #16: 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
3 hours 5 mins
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Rank #17: 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
2 hours 59 mins
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Rank #18: 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
2 hours 52 mins
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Rank #19: TOM CANNOT COMPLAIN! THE VANCE AND GARY SHOW! ANDY BRECKMAN!

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For one hour, Tom is NOT allowed to complain! If he does, $10 goes to one of the producers and a matching amount goes to an animal shelter! VANCE returns to The Best Show in the return of THE VANCE AND GARY SHOW! ANDY BRECKMAN calls in to talk to Tom about his new board game and MORE!

Apr 20 2016
2 hours 49 mins
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Rank #20: KURT VILE! STEVE GUNN! JELLO MAN! MORE!

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Tom welcomes KURT VILE and STEVE GUNN to the studio for a special live performance and more! JELLO MAN swings by as well! Will he perform too? Listen to this special episode and find out!

May 31 2017
3 hours 32 mins
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