Hitting Play


Playing the organ at Fenway Park (w/ Josh Kantor)

Join Scott, Kevin, and Sarah as they welcome a very special guest to the show, Fenway Park organist Josh Kantor! Josh is a super talented musician who happens to have a unique regular gig, entertaining nearly 39,000 people, 81 times a year! Listen as Josh recounts how he got his prestigious job with the Boston Red Sox, how he prepares on game day, and the various themes to his clever song selections that some fans might miss. He'll also talk about his musical hero and mentor, the legendary Chicago White Sox organist Nancy Faust, what her guidance and influence over the years has meant to him, and the amazing adventure of winning her original ballpark organ in a charity auction and the subsequent "organ transplant" bringing it back home. If that wasn't enough, he'll also talk about his other musical ventures, such as playing with former members of R.E.M. as well as his love for "The Best Show with Tom Scharpling", including how he impressed fans and Tom alike by playing the show's theme during Boston's championship clinching game 6 of the 2013 World Series. So get ready for some fun with one of the most beloved people at America's most beloved ball park! 
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Am I Right?? (w/ Jesse Pruden and Evan Wilson)

Join Scott and his very special guests, hosts of the hilarious Canadian Comedy Award nominated radio show "Am I Right??", Jesse Pruden and Evan Wilson! Evan and Jesse are usually in Calgary, but for this conversation, they are strewn about Canada with Jesse angrily sitting on a park bench in Vancouver while Evan enjoys a coffee at the airport in Edmonton. Listen as they discuss some memorable moments from the long run of their radio show. From hilarious returning guests like Andy Kindler and Tom Scharpling, to teaching Norm MacDonald about Twitter, and other times the interviews did go as planned. They'll also ramble on about Pop-Up Video, Del Amitri, and so much more! This episode was a blast! So grab your headphones, and get ready for this continent spanning conversation! 

Listen to the return of "Am I Right??" here: http://cjsw.com/program/the-throwback-am-i-right/ 

Or check out their archives on iTunes: https://itun.es/us/RxbRt.c 

And don't forget to donate to CJSW's annual funding drive! 

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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and More (w/ Kristen Bartlett and Jason Gore)

Join Scott and his very special guests, Kristen Bartlett and Jason Gore, as they discuss some recent big moments in their lives and careers. Listen as they talk about working with the great Tom Scharpling on "The Best Show" and its podcast "The Half Hour of Power" as well as being extras in The Best Show's Adult Swim special "The Newbridge Tourism Board Presents: We're Newbridge, We're Comin' To Get Ya!". Kristen also talks about her recent appearance in Natasha Rothwell's episode of the Netflix series "The Characters", and takes us through the exciting and strange experience of winning $20,000 on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" There's also a bunch more talk about The Best Show, Cape Cod, and Supermarket Sweep! So sit back, lock it in, and let it be your final answer! 

Follow Kristen Bartlett on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kristencheeks 
Follow Jason Gore on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sonicdork 

Listen to The Best Show at: http://www.thebestshow.net/ 

Subscribe to The Best Show on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/best-show-tom-scharpling/id949658944?mt=2 

Buy the Newbridge Adult Swim special on iTunes: https://itun.es/us/OVjp4 

Follow The Best Show on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bestshow4life 
Follow Bridge & Tunnel on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/BandTComedy 

Watch Kristen in Natasha Rothwell's episode of "The Characters" on Netflix! 

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Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? (w/ Gregg Gethard)

Join Scott and his very special guest, Gregg Gethard, as they discuss Gregg's amazing experience being a contestant on the geography-based PBS game show "Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?"! Listen as Gregg talks all about this surreal event from his childhood, including almost seeing someone get injured on the way to the show, how badly he wanted to beat his competition, his frequent microphone issues, how he got caught cheating, the story behind his terrible knock-knock joke, meeting award-winning actress Lynne Thigpen, the reason why he knew the exact location of Burkina Faso, and what ended up happening to his prizes. He'll also talk about how he handles the internet comments, some of his hilariously infamous standup sets, and most importantly, how this one day he spent on a game show set as a kid ended up being one of the defining moments of his life. Do it Rockapella! 

Watch Gregg's appearance on Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego here: 
Highlights Part 1: http://youtu.be/sG7UbCOYwS0 
Highlights Part 2: http://youtu.be/gmrM_27QEqE 
Full Episode: http://youtu.be/qRq7NJzAQKA 

Follow Gregg on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/holdingcourtpod 

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Aqua Teen Hunger Force: The Shaving (w/ “Morgan Freeman”)

Join Scott and his very special guest, Aqua Teen expert "Morgan Freeman" (wink, wink) as they breakdown The Shaving, a classic episode of the funny and surreal Adult Swim animated series Created by Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis: Aqua Teen Hunger Force! Listen as they talk about the onion-like creature voiced by The Best Show's host Tom Scharpling, how the show's creators pitched the show a little differently, and the shocking reveal at the end. Also, Scott talks about the origin of the characters Master Shake, Frylock, and Meatwad, "Morgan" talks about his own experiences about watching this episode, then this episode finishes with a shocking reveal of its own! It's the weirdest episode of Hitting Play yet! 

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Star Trek: The Next Generation: Phantasms (w/ Bonnaventure James)

Join Lily, Scott, as they're joined by special guest Jaron (AKA Bonnaventure James, the great electronic musician from Calgary, Alberta) to breakdown Phantasms, the strange episode from the seventh season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Listen as they discuss the imagery of Data's nightmares, the convenience of his many abilities, and why you should never buy your engine parts from Thanatos VII. Not to mention all of the delicious cellular peptide cake talk! This is a special one, but as Freud once said, "Sometimes a podcast is just a podcast." 
All music used in this episode is from Bonnaventure James' EP "Not By A Mile". Download it on iTunes: https://itun.es/us/OxYE6

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Goes Outside!

Join Lily, Shawn, and Scott, live from their respective underground bunkers, as they review the first episode of the hilarious Tina Fey and Robert Carlock Netflix original series: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt! Listen as they discuss its many connections to 30 Rock, its mind warping joke density, and how Ellie Kemper is perfect for this role. How did Netflix get their hands on this? How did it differ from the original script? What's a Tamagotchi? We talk about it! It's a miracle!

Rock, Rot & Rule (w/ Calls from Tom Scharpling and the FOTs)

Join Lily, Shawn, and Scott for this special episode as they pay tribute to The Best Show and discuss a greatly underappreciated piece of comedy, the Scharpling & Wurster classic: Rock, Rot & Rule! Learn the history of The Best Show and the one phone call that started it all. Joining in the discussion and calling in with some favorite Rock, Rot & Rule and Best Show moments of their own, are fans, favorite callers, and even Tom Scharpling himself! (Oh, and Jon Wurster contributes one word too.)
A big thank you to everybody that called in and contributed to this episode:
Andrew, Dan, Daniel, McDavis, Nathan, Elizabeth, Sasha, Steve, Dave, Andy, Nick, Linnea, Bonnaventure, Wally Wackiman, Evan, and last but not least Mr. Tom Scharpling! You guys rule!
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