I've long said that Succotash is the gateway drug of podcasts. When I started listening to podcasts, I of course had the staples in line of Marc Maron, Comedy Bang Bang, etc and the few produced by people that I know.
Thanks to Marc and Succotash, I now know that the place it's really at is the independents. Not to say that Maron or CBB got it wrong, but the soul and sense of fun jackassery in the shows by the little guys is more enticing -- the people who, like Marc, the Podfather himself, aren't paid much (if at all) for their efforts. It's a labor of love that you can feel.
Succotash provides a slew of clips from harder to find podcasts in addition to the big ones and occasional guests to help you refine your pallet of consumption. And, honestly, that's entertainment you can't buy!
For those who have doubted the legitimacy of a podcast that samples other podcasts, Succotash offers original content in the form of occasional guest spots (I'll never forget Dana Carvey calling in as Paul McCartney), adverts for the hilarious trouser lines from Henderson Pants, and periodic contributions from production personalities Bill Haywatt, Joe Paulino, and Kenny Durgis that often prove to be the most memorable moments of the show.
Thanks for all the hard work, guys, and keep it up!
PS, when will we hear the return of Boozing with Bill?