The Best Show with Tom Scharpling
The first full-on show from Lipstick City takes shape as Tom and the crew test the new studio! The MIKE IN BAYBRIDGE saga gets even more layered... Plus, CANDY TALK and so much MORE!!! Buckle up for a fun test drive, brah.
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The Best Show will return LIVE next week, but till then, catch up with Tom for a bit and dive into the very first episoide of BEST SHOW BOOK CLUB: NÖTHING BUT A GOOD TIME - The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion.
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And we're back with another pre-recorded Best Show as we work on the Best Show LA Studio! But... IT'S A GOOD ONE! Tom chats with Jim Ruland, author of Corporate Rock Sucks: The Rise and Fall of SST Records. If you're a fan of SST Records, this is for you! If not, it's still for you!

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Here it is! The "live" show recorded on April 17th, 2022. A lot has happened since then, but I believe we discuss ghost kitchens and family vacations! It's a fun one!

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BEST SHOW BOOK CLUB  is back! In this episode, Tom Scharpling, Jason Gore, Michael Lisk and Pat Byrne speak with the author of "Unrequited Infatuations," Stevie Van Zandt!

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The Best Show is moving its studio from NJ to LA so we bid farewell to the Jersey City studio the only way we know how - with TONS OF GUESTS, STORIES, LAUGHS, SONGS, BEST SHOW SECRETS and DINER TALK! MIKE IN BAYBRIDGE checks in! A LEGENDARY BEST SHOW TO CLOSE THE NJ STUDIO! 
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In September of 2021, Gilbert Gottfried called in to The Best Show as part of TOM DOESN'T KNOW, an episode of surprise guests booked by the producers. Gilbert was the first guest of the night and recounts Tom's appearance on his own podcast, early Letterman appearances, his time on SNL, an Alan Thicke impression, and more...

Special thanks to Perry Shall who made this interview possible.

RIP Gilbert Gottfried

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Phones ring on the topic: who is the best person from each state...and who is the worst! MIKE IN BAYBRIDGE reveals his lost 80's hardcore connections... Plus, honoring the late great Gilbert Gottfried.

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Ah, the double album. The classic artistic statement. The moment when an artist or band tells the world who they truly are. But which one is the BEST? THE WHITE ALBUM? DOUBLE NICKELS ON THE DIME? WE get into and figure it all out!

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Phones ring on the topic: WORST AUDITIONS! Tom hears from long time caller EMMA HEALEY (Emma In Toronto) who recently wrote the brilliant book; Best Young Woman Job Book! The MIKE IN BAYBRIDGE saga takes a dark strange turn... and so much more!

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Phones ring on the topic: WHAT FICTIONAL CHARACTER WOULD ACTUALLY SUCK IN REAL LIFE? ANNA SEREGINA calls to talk about the second season of her podcast, TRUTH HOUNDS! The MIKE IN BAYBRIDGE saga takes a strange turn... Plus, the crew talks BASKETBALL and so much more!!!

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Tom asks the callers to MAKE HIM LAUGH! The saga continues from MIKE IN BAYBRIDGE! Plus, Director JEFF FEUERZEIG calls Tom on the real deal behind Jersey's infamous gas pumping policy!

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The kid is BACK! Tom swings back into action with an ALL STAR SHOW! The hilarious JOHN HODGMAN and DAVID REES talk about their brand new season of DICKTOWN airing on FXX/Hulu! The MIKE IN BAYBRIDGE saga continues and so much more!

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New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, Philly Boy Roy calls to talk about a certain press conference in the news!

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Are there any weird coincidences that have happened to you? Moments where you’re like, ‘oh my god that is the most unbelievable coincidence ever, I hope that someday The Best Show does a topic about coincidences? Well, THIS is that show, baby! Plus, funnyman and all-around-good-guy ALEX SCORDELIS calls up to talk about his Vice article about an infamous moment in Guns 'N Roses' "November Rain" music video... We hear more on the MIKE IN BAYBRIDGE saga and so much more! Don't snooze this one, brah.

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You watched it. (Maybe) You loved it. Now you get to plan it?! WELL ON THIS SHOW YOU DO! Callers try their luck and figure it all out with Tom. Plus, a special call from KURT VILE talking about his new album and a legendary Neil Young story! Hear the continued MIKE IN BAYBRIDGE saga and so much more!

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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 The Newbridge Ransacker!
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WHAT A SHOW! Phones ring on the topic, WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST (OR BEST) “OH NO! I’M GETTING OLD!” MOMENT? MIKE FROM BAYBRIDGE checks in again! LANCE BANGS talks about JACKASS FOREVER! Friend of the show, CLARE O’KANE calls in and tells Tom all about her new show! SCOTT ROGOWSKY talks his vintage store. A HUGE SHOW!

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It's THE NIGHT OF A THOUSAND IS THAT A THINGS! Callers chime in with their bits asking the question, "Is That A Thing?" MIKE FROM BAYBRIDGE calls AGAIN!!! Best Show Book Club. And Just Like That. YEP, IT'S A HUGE BEST SHOW! ONE FOR THE BOOKS!
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WHAT A HUGE BEST SHOW! JULIE KLAUSNER calls in with a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Tom also makes an announcement regarding BEST SHOW BOOK CLUB! MIKE FROM BAYBRIDGE checks in again! Phones ring on the topic, YOU’RE AWESOME, YOU SUCK, YOU’RE OKAY I GUESS! 

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Phones ring on the topic: WHY DIDN'T ANYONE TELL ME SOONER? (How'd you not know what you know now?) Another historic call from MIKE FROM BAYBRIDGE! RUBINESQUE! MIKE VERSUS MARVEL! Plus, SO MUCH MORE! A must listen...

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WE'RE BACK WITH ANOTHER TUESDAY NIGHT EDITION OF THE BEST SHOW! Phones ring on the topic: UNDENIABLE TRUTHS! Tom gets another call from secret legend, MIKE IN BAYBRIDGE! A Best Show Staff Meeting is held featuring Tom, Mike, Jason, Pat, Gary The Squirrel AND MORE! Also, is the GOMP back?! Only one way to find out! DON'T MISS THIS ONE!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! NEW YEAR, NEW BEST SHOW! Phones ring on the topic, SO WHAT IS THIS YEAR GONNA BE? What are your dreams for this year? How are you going to absolutely crush 2022? MIKE IN BAYBRIDGE calls in. Points are awarded! MORE!

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