Fin: Dumb Ditka, dueling SNL weeks and what’s so R-rated about being gay?

On the Mike Ditka “Redskins” comment, I ask of you: Have you ever once heard Ditka say something out loud, whether in his coaching or broadcasting careers, that didn’t make you think to yourself, “this man is a blithering idiot?” I’m just glad he never followed through on his threats to run for political office. more »

Mike Myers on WTF: “Wayne’s World,” SNL and “Putting Your Penis on the Table”

Comedy podcasts, enjoyable as they are, often end up featuring the same guests over and over again. So I was glad to see the name of Mike Myers pop up as a podacst guest on Marc Maron’s “WTF” show on Monday. Myers didn’t touch on some of the less fortunate aspects of his life and more »

Fin: Predicting ‘Parenthood,’ Weird Al strikes again and defending Erin Andrews  

An attempt to guess the promised  “one big storyline” on the final season of NBC’s Parenthood. I vote for a rupture in the universe, “Another Earth”-style, which brings the Bravermans into contact with the characters from the original 1989 “” movie. Hopefully Steve Martin, Rick Moranis and Keanu Reeves are available (Defamer) Are you excited more »

Gilbert Gottfried’s new podcast is number one on iTunes

Nerd alert: comic legend Gilbert Gottfried is interviewing other comic legends in his apartment as they sip wine and presenting it to you in the form of a podcast. Also record setting alert: the podcast debuted at number one on iTunes, trailed by NPR, Grantland, and Empire podcasts respectively. As of this writing it was more »


The Dino Costa controversy: Come for the innovative format, stay for the gay-bashing and plagiarism

I was interested to hear a few months ago that Dino Costa, a relatively well-known sports radio host who formerly worked for Sirius XM, was launching a new, completely independent show with a first-of-its-kind business model: Completely subscription-based, for a low monthly fee that amounts to $72 per year. Costa’s style- described in a recent more »


A baseball podcast crackdown? Dozens of shows disappear from iTunes (UPDATED)

When blogging first started to explode in popularity in the early 2000s, one of the first subjects that gained a foothold in the medium was baseball, as specialized sites soon emerged for just about every Major League Baseball team. When the podcast boom began about a decade later, a similar phenomenon took place there, too.  more »

Listen to Stephen Silver and Jordan Rockwell on the Sensitive Nice Guy Show: HIMYM and #CancelColbert

EntertainmentTell editor-in-chief Stephen Silver (that’s me) appeared Monday night on the Sensitive Nice Guy Show, the weekly podcast hosted by EntertainmentTell contributor Jordan Rockwell. On the show, we discussed two topics covered at length here on the site in recent weeks: The final season and series finale of How I Met Your Mother, and the more »


Tom Scharpling trying to bring back “the Best Show”

Tom Scharpling took to Twitter on April 3 with the hashtag #BringBacktheBestShow in order to bolster online support for his attempt to resurrect his late, lamented WFMU radio program, “the Best Show.” We want to bring back The Best Show. We’re hitting some walls. If you want it back, tweet #BringBackTheBestShow and let everyone know. more »

Help Kickstart a Stephen Tobolowsky movie

There are those who love Stephen Tobolowsky’s podcast, “The Tobolowsky Files,” and those who haven’t discovered it yet. Tobolowsky, a ubiquitous “that guy” actor who has appeared in over 200 films and TV shows over a 30-year career, is also a prodigious, often-heartbreaking storyteller, first demonstrated in a documentary called “,” and later in the more »

Now on Kickstarter: A comedy podcast documentary

It’s hard to overstate just how important the comedy podcast boom has been to comedy world in the last two or three years. The rise of such shows as WTF With Marc Maron, Comedy Bang Bang, Nerdist and numerous others have not only led to TV adaptations, but have brought dozens of comedians into the more »


After 13 Years, Tom Scharpling is Pulling the Plug on ‘The Best Show’

Although he’s joked about it on air for the past few years or so, Splitsider is reporting that WFMU D.J. Tom Scharpling will be ending his long-running radio show/podcast on December 17. And to quote Johnny Maestro of The Brooklyn Bridge, this is “the worst thing that could happen to me.” An enduring cult favorite more »

Silver and Kotzen on “Keeping It Reel”: Summer Movies and Looking to the Fall

EntertainmentTell film critics Stephen Silver and Shawn Kotzen appeared together on Kotzen’s radio show, “Keeping it Reel” on WCHE 1520 AM on Wednesday, August 14. On the show, we discussed the summer movies, the debate over cell phones and texting in movie theaters, and what we can look forward to in theaters this fall. Click more »