WTF with Marc Maron (it's a podcast)

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I can kind of get why Maron's persona is an obstacle for some people, but I've been a fan of the guy for so long that it's almost impossible to be annoyed by him now (though there are definitely still occasions where I'll be thinking "okay, let's move ahead...").

Some of my favorite guests have been Stephen Tobolowsky, Maria Bamford, Adam McKay, Louis C.K., Judd Apatow, and Patrice O'Neal.

That's why they call me (Johnny Fever), Monday, 18 April 2011 22:01 (five years ago) Permalink

n/a do you mean El Chupacabra saying Double-U Tee Eff?

popular gay automobile (a hoy hoy), Monday, 18 April 2011 22:04 (five years ago) Permalink

ha ha maybe? it seems odd that i would be that far off but ???

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 18 April 2011 22:12 (five years ago) Permalink

Dino stamatopolous one was alltime classic and listening to it got me into Moral Orel which is beyond brilliant. Also Starburns.

Mordy, Monday, 18 April 2011 22:15 (five years ago) Permalink

the Pardo one was great. funny and a lot of great nuggets about how comics approach their craft.

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 18 April 2011 22:26 (five years ago) Permalink

Loved, loved loved Bobcat today. The stuff about his Dad, his crazy biker brother, Kurt...love him. Maron doesnt grate on me anymore, I tend to focus on the guest

VegemiteGrrl, Monday, 18 April 2011 23:07 (five years ago) Permalink

The joke about Michael Jordan's dad and Kurt the only one laughing-- A+

President Keyes, Monday, 18 April 2011 23:12 (five years ago) Permalink

Also loved the reason he's called Bobcat (basically as an FU to someone else).

That's why they call me (Johnny Fever), Monday, 18 April 2011 23:13 (five years ago) Permalink

I loved the story about their idea for the All Apologies video idea, with JFK assassination and the pie, and the tour manager saying they can't be in the same room anymore.

VegemiteGrrl, Monday, 18 April 2011 23:16 (five years ago) Permalink

Wasn't Kurt really into SNL, at least as a teenager?

President Keyes, Monday, 18 April 2011 23:16 (five years ago) Permalink

My all-time favorite wtfs:

Louis CK
Paul Scheer
Maria Bamford road trip
Janeane Garofalo
Stephen Tobolowsky
Joe Mande

VegemiteGrrl, Monday, 18 April 2011 23:18 (five years ago) Permalink

Enjoyed Laura Kightlinger confirming what I thought about Todd Barry (funny but he goes to far in dealing with hecklers to the detriment of the rest of his set, or at least he has the 2 times I've seen him in person). Enjoyed the Robin Williams and Carl LaBove episodes a lot, and his subtle skewering of Bobby Slayton was great.

Anyone other than me pay to upgrade the app? Only really worth it to be able to listen to the old episodes.

Bryan, Monday, 18 April 2011 23:34 (five years ago) Permalink

Ed Helms seems like a sweet dude, but I think because of that, he didn't really gel with Maron, who seems to need his guests to be more darkly confessional to fully engage with them. Also Helms seemed sort of surprised that Maron hadn't seen Cedar Rapids and didn't know what it was about.

jaymc, Monday, 18 April 2011 23:36 (five years ago) Permalink

I got to listen to most of the old ones before he created the app, so just use the app for the new eps now

Robin Williams was great, i forgot that one.

VegemiteGrrl, Monday, 18 April 2011 23:37 (five years ago) Permalink

otm. also helms doesn't really seem comfortable talking about himself at all.
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congratulations (n/a), Monday, 18 April 2011 23:37 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah Ed Helm is a sweetheart

VegemiteGrrl, Monday, 18 April 2011 23:37 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that was my Ed Helms takeaway. He's uneasy talking about himself (and at least 10 minutes before the interview was over, I was hoping they'd take a break so he could go outside and get some fresh, non cat-infected air).

That's why they call me (Johnny Fever), Monday, 18 April 2011 23:41 (five years ago) Permalink

Laura Kightlinger's childhood sitch = whoa! She seems like a bro, though, and I'd kick it with her.

That's why they call me (Johnny Fever), Monday, 18 April 2011 23:42 (five years ago) Permalink

Just heard Marc Maron on the CBC lately and that spurred me to download a bunch of these and have been enjoying what I've heard though my big complaint is the sheer amount of often-pointless yammer at the beginning of each episode.

The Louis CK ones aren't available in the iTunes feed (they just fell off the bottom I guess) but you can still download them if you search for them in the cached versions using Google search.

Sean Carruthers, Monday, 18 April 2011 23:49 (five years ago) Permalink

Fast forward

reggaeton for the painfully alone (polyphonic), Monday, 18 April 2011 23:50 (five years ago) Permalink

Anyone who's just now getting acquainted with Maron needs to hear his Not Sold Out stand-up album from 2002. The ones since then have also been funny, if slightly more self-loathing, but the set that comprises Not Sold Out is masterful.

That's why they call me (Johnny Fever), Monday, 18 April 2011 23:52 (five years ago) Permalink

Fast forward
― reggaeton for the painfully alone (polyphonic)

Yeah, I guess. Might get to that. I find that I'm listening to a lot of these when my hands are incapacitated (cooking or something) so not always an option, and thankfully so far it hasn't been TOO irksome. Though we'll see after I have 20 of them under my belt!

Sean Carruthers, Tuesday, 19 April 2011 00:19 (five years ago) Permalink

seems like a sweet dude, but I think because of that, he didn't really gel with Maron, who seems to need his guests to be more darkly confessional to fully engage with them.

I was suprised at how well the Stephen Tobolowsky ep went because of this - Maron didn't dig for any of the painful stuff Tobolowsky's talked about, but just let himself get caught up in the guest's storytelling ability and say some "wow"s at his IRL bloozzzz-rock encounters

Hypermotard: (sic), Tuesday, 19 April 2011 03:15 (five years ago) Permalink

My favorite ep so far was W. Kamau Bell & Dwayne Kennedy talking about race and comedy. I could've listened to a couple more hours of that.

cum dude (Princess TamTam), Tuesday, 19 April 2011 06:43 (five years ago) Permalink

Patrice Oneal & Mike DeStefano (RIP) are the 2 best I've heard.

gr8080, Tuesday, 19 April 2011 06:54 (five years ago) Permalink

have no idea what greg fleet looks like i just assume hes superhans from peep show

johnny crunch, Monday, 25 April 2011 12:28 (five years ago) Permalink

he kinda looks like a middle-aged smackie whinnyingly asking you to lennim twenty bucks

Unusatralian (sic), Monday, 25 April 2011 12:52 (five years ago) Permalink

The two-parter with Mencia is sort of different from the rest of the podcast but is AMAZING -- Marc Maron, Comedy Detective, and the case of the Ripped-Off Jokes -- the whole thing has the intensity of those scenes in the interrogation room from Homicide: Life On The Street

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 25 April 2011 13:19 (five years ago) Permalink

live wtf from brooklyn was very funny especially chuck klosterman.

Michael B, Monday, 25 April 2011 13:40 (five years ago) Permalink

Greg Fleet on today! <3

VegemiteGrrl, Monday, 25 April 2011 14:53 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh no, Andy Dick on Thursday. I may skip that one.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 25 April 2011 16:34 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah that's going to be weird and awkward... I may have to listen in stages

VegemiteGrrl, Monday, 25 April 2011 16:44 (five years ago) Permalink

I still blame him indirectly for Phil Hartman's death, so unless his hour with Marc is some kind of self-flagellating apology fest, I'm not interested.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 25 April 2011 16:47 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah, and I've heard icky stories of him crashing high school proms and shit...dude is not right

VegemiteGrrl, Monday, 25 April 2011 16:50 (five years ago) Permalink

remember maron saying andy dick was someone he didnt have time for as he wouldnt take responsibility for his actions (think it was on joe rogans interview)

Michael B, Monday, 25 April 2011 16:51 (five years ago) Permalink

the great thing about Maron is you have to believe he'll confront Dick about all that stuff. he's not an obsequious kind of guy

Mordy, Monday, 25 April 2011 17:00 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah that's the thing with Maron's guests -- if I don't know them or dont' like them, Maron's the reason I listen.

Though I have to say there's something about Joe Rogan I really don't like.

VegemiteGrrl, Monday, 25 April 2011 17:01 (five years ago) Permalink

(lol apropo of nothing)

VegemiteGrrl, Monday, 25 April 2011 17:01 (five years ago) Permalink

I haven't listened to the Rogan ep yet, even though it's been downloaded.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 25 April 2011 17:01 (five years ago) Permalink

the great thing about Maron is you have to believe he'll confront Dick about all that stuff. he's not an obsequious kind of guy

― Mordy, Monday, April 25, 2011 1:00 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark

OTM. The deeper he went into the Gallagher and Mencia interview, the more I thought, "Any other interviewer would have stopped five questions ago."

Funky Mustard (People It's Bad) (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 25 April 2011 17:02 (five years ago) Permalink

*interviewS

Funky Mustard (People It's Bad) (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 25 April 2011 17:02 (five years ago) Permalink

Apparently Andy Dick is still staggering about the wilds of Portland, as the Bridgetown Comedy Fest organizer announced from the stage last night that no one knew where the hell he was, he had missed his flight, and if anybody sees him, please to DM the organizer on Twitter, etc.

Crazed Mister Handy (kingfish), Monday, 25 April 2011 17:10 (five years ago) Permalink

What a champ, that guy.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 25 April 2011 17:11 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh Andy.

Maybe it's just me...but the Rogan interview didn't feel real to me. He was open and talked about his life and whatever but his tone, the way he responded to questioning, he just felt very closed off and like he was tolerating Maron and not actually participating fully. Or something. Maybe I just don't like Rogan.

Oh and he would spout these random little lectures about bizarre pseudo-science that made me actually yell at my car stereo at one point AGGH YOU ARE SO FULL OF SHIT and then I had to stop listening for a little while because i'm crazy :)

VegemiteGrrl, Monday, 25 April 2011 17:13 (five years ago) Permalink

Maybe Marc is secretly working through the entire cast of Newsradio. Can't wait for him to talk to Stephen Root!

Johnny Fever, Monday, 25 April 2011 17:14 (five years ago) Permalink

the Joe Rogan interview was (another) one that made me think "Marc has some deep, DEEP issues"

Crazed Mister Handy (kingfish), Monday, 25 April 2011 17:19 (five years ago) Permalink

andy dick interview has the potential to be amazing

adult music person (Jordan), Monday, 25 April 2011 17:46 (five years ago) Permalink

But if it was a cavalcade of batshittery, wouldn't Maron be hyping it as such? He did with Gallagher, and I haven't heard a peep about Dick on the latest WTFs (unless it's on today's, in which case I'll stop talking now).

Funky Mustard (People It's Bad) (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 25 April 2011 17:59 (five years ago) Permalink

I actually liked the Rogan interview! I don't like him as a comedian or actor but he seemed a lot more thoughtful guy than I expected, and like I think I said on the comedy podcast thread, Maron was being pretty annoying in that interview. He seemed to have all these preconceived notions about who Rogan is (basically a really aggro dude) and then wouldn't back off from those notions no matter how many times Rogan denied them, which isn't really great interviewing technique. Rogan did creep me out when he was talking about all the steroids he does.

I want Maura Tierney to start doing standup so she can be a guest.

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 25 April 2011 18:04 (five years ago) Permalink

Bobcat Goldthwait episode was one of the best of the recent batch btw.

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 25 April 2011 18:05 (five years ago) Permalink

doesn't ring a bell, sorry man

Lin-Manuel Miranda today <3 <3

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 15 November 2016 19:15 (two months ago) Permalink

ha ha at LMM saying "You want the musical theatre version of Who Are Your Guys"

duped and used by my worst Miss U (President Keyes), Tuesday, 15 November 2016 19:31 (two months ago) Permalink

I love when he does the Marc and Tom Show

Immediate Follower (NA), Tuesday, 15 November 2016 22:59 (two months ago) Permalink

Marc is still pretty annoying but I like the friendship between those two guys.

Immediate Follower (NA), Tuesday, 15 November 2016 23:02 (two months ago) Permalink

Marc not realising he was being clowned (affectionately) with "equivalent of Who Were Your Guys?"

sad, hombres (sic), Wednesday, 16 November 2016 00:10 (two months ago) Permalink

yeah that was pretty lol

also Maron busting out his Herod with Lin was a+

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 16 November 2016 00:14 (two months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

which if any of these considered to be The Best? heard and loved Robin Williams, Louis CK, Albini and a few others. any tips for other decent ones? your advice is appreciated!

piscesx, Tuesday, 13 December 2016 00:36 (one month ago) Permalink

Michael Keaton

THE SKURJ OF FAKE NEWS. (kingfish), Tuesday, 13 December 2016 00:41 (one month ago) Permalink

ooh

piscesx, Tuesday, 13 December 2016 00:57 (one month ago) Permalink

The Todd Hanson episode gutted me.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Tuesday, 13 December 2016 01:04 (one month ago) Permalink

Mike DeStefano

sean gramophone, Tuesday, 13 December 2016 01:13 (one month ago) Permalink

That was a good one. I think most of my favorites were from around 2010-2011, before he starting getting all the actors and musicians and the show was mostly comics telling drug and booze stories.

duped and used by my worst Miss U (President Keyes), Tuesday, 13 December 2016 01:25 (one month ago) Permalink

Michael Keaton definitely one of the best. Highly recommend Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Henry Winkler too.

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 13 December 2016 02:35 (one month ago) Permalink

harris wittels one was really good

flappy bird, Tuesday, 13 December 2016 02:48 (one month ago) Permalink

otm

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 13 December 2016 02:49 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah the DeStefano one was really remarkable and moving. Highly recommended.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 13 December 2016 02:53 (one month ago) Permalink

Norm Macdonald one is a favorite. Harris Wittels 3rded.

circa1916, Tuesday, 13 December 2016 03:24 (one month ago) Permalink

was Reiner the one who told the bakery story?
also David Spade's surprised me, the whole shotgun under the bed thing.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 13 December 2016 05:34 (one month ago) Permalink

A lot of the details in Spade's interview had been covered in his appearance on Nerdist a couple weeks prior, but the tone seemed more gritty on WTF.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Tuesday, 13 December 2016 05:44 (one month ago) Permalink

Bobby Lee one is some harrowing and occasionally funny drug abuse shit

Neptune Bingo (Michael B), Tuesday, 13 December 2016 13:49 (one month ago) Permalink

The Gallagher one is great. The guy lacks any self-awareness at all. Its incredible. Also has the great line AWW CMON GALLAGHER as he leaves

Neptune Bingo (Michael B), Tuesday, 13 December 2016 13:51 (one month ago) Permalink

The Robin Williams interview was really good too

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 13 December 2016 16:49 (one month ago) Permalink

robin williams is great, yeah

the stewart lee one is good too and notable in that lee's discussion about having sympathy for audiences who don't quite 'get it' seemed to have a lasting effect on marc

Rush Limbaugh and Lou Reed doing sex with your parents (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 13 December 2016 16:54 (one month ago) Permalink

oh! Norm Macdonald

sean gramophone, Wednesday, 14 December 2016 11:38 (one month ago) Permalink

Earlier somebody recommended the Robert Kelly episode and that was really great. I knew nothing about him apart from being on Amy Schumer and Louis CK stuff.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Wednesday, 14 December 2016 14:41 (one month ago) Permalink

listened to the Norm one yesterday, it was pretty good. also listened to the Robin Williams one. it gets real tough at the end when he is joking about suicide.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 14 December 2016 14:46 (one month ago) Permalink

the two parter with Mencia was like WTF's version of Serial

duped and used by my worst Miss U (President Keyes), Wednesday, 14 December 2016 14:59 (one month ago) Permalink

The Gallagher one is great. The guy lacks any self-awareness at all. Its incredible. Also has the great line AWW CMON GALLAGHER as he leaves

― Neptune Bingo (Michael B), Tuesday, December 13, 2016 8:51 AM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Maron was on I Was There Too this week discussing his Almost Famous appearance and this came up. I hadn't thought about it in years.

how's life, Wednesday, 14 December 2016 15:01 (one month ago) Permalink

the two parter with Mencia was like WTF's version of Serial

Yeah I love this show but I don't think it's ever scaled this incredible apex again

Guayaquil (eephus!), Wednesday, 14 December 2016 15:08 (one month ago) Permalink

The Jerry Lewis half-an-interview he posted this week was really good.

who even are those other cats (Eazy), Wednesday, 14 December 2016 16:45 (one month ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Fun to hear Maron asking James Hetfield: "How about Styx, eh? Grand Illusion? Supertramp?"

who even are those other cats (Eazy), Tuesday, 10 January 2017 19:47 (one week ago) Permalink

them singing riffs back to each other was v lol

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 11 January 2017 06:06 (one week ago) Permalink

I enjoyed the Springsteen ep once Maron stopped Jerseying it up

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 11 January 2017 06:07 (one week ago) Permalink

Tull came up in the opening bit, and again during the interview, and it didn't seem like Maron made the Grammys connection either time.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Wednesday, 11 January 2017 06:08 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah that was glaring

duped and used by my worst Miss U (President Keyes), Wednesday, 11 January 2017 11:54 (one week ago) Permalink


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