8 episodes

The Best Show On WFMU is now The Best Podcast On WFMU! Join Tom Scharpling as he journeys through the treacherous and hi-larious world of open phones, bizarre fake guests, and even more disturbing real guests. The podcast is all of the Mirth and Mayhem, but none of the Music!

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    • Comedy
    • 4.8 • 569 Ratings

The Best Show On WFMU is now The Best Podcast On WFMU! Join Tom Scharpling as he journeys through the treacherous and hi-larious world of open phones, bizarre fake guests, and even more disturbing real guests. The podcast is all of the Mirth and Mayhem, but none of the Music!

    Special Marathon Podcast Week 1 from Mar 4, 2013

    Special Marathon Podcast Week 1 from Mar 4, 2013

    • 6 min
    Special Marathon Week 2 Podcast from Feb 27, 2012

    Special Marathon Week 2 Podcast from Feb 27, 2012

    • 9 min
    Special Marathon Week 1 Podcast from Feb 20, 2012

    Special Marathon Week 1 Podcast from Feb 20, 2012

    • 11 min
    Special Marathon Week 2 Podcast from Mar 8, 2011

    Special Marathon Week 2 Podcast from Mar 8, 2011

    • 7 min
    Special Marathon Week 1 Podcast from Feb 28, 2011

    Special Marathon Week 1 Podcast from Feb 28, 2011

    • 6 min
    Another Special 2010 Marathon Podcast Announcement! from Mar 8, 2010

    Another Special 2010 Marathon Podcast Announcement! from Mar 8, 2010

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
569 Ratings

569 Ratings

Paul F Tompkins ,

Quite Simply, The Best

I just said it in the title.

Bulk Chuckles ,

Greatest Show of All Time

Tom Scharpling, the best one to ever do it, at the height of his powers. Nothing will ever come close to being this great again.

malcolmelee ,

Deeply Deeply Entertaining

Some things in life are meant to be enjoyed slowly. There’s depth and nuance and deep humor in the subtleties that build over time and reward your long-term commitment. Podcasts are not one of those things - conversations between strangers crammed into 30 or 60 minutes with the same kind of questions covered over and over, without the time or trust to be interesting on an order above anything else in our rushed and hurried lives. The Best Show isn’t a podcast in that sense. It’s a gathering that happens naturally, with the ups and downs of a classic album that deserves a full 3 hours of your attention every week. It exists on a different timeline from the everyday and is a true gem among all the noise of podcasts and radio and AMAs and everything else clamoring for a few seconds of your attention. It deserves your time and rewards your years of listening.

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