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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

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

President Keyes, Monday, 18 April 2011 23:16 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

Yeah Ed Helm is a sweetheart

VegemiteGrrl, Monday, 18 April 2011 23:37 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

Fast forward

reggaeton for the painfully alone (polyphonic), Monday, 18 April 2011 23:50 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

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

gr8080, Tuesday, 19 April 2011 06:54 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

live wtf from brooklyn was very funny especially chuck klosterman.

Michael B, Monday, 25 April 2011 13:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

Greg Fleet on today! <3

VegemiteGrrl, Monday, 25 April 2011 14:53 (4 years ago) Permalink

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

Johnny Fever, Monday, 25 April 2011 16:34 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

(lol apropo of nothing)

VegemiteGrrl, Monday, 25 April 2011 17:01 (4 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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

*interviewS

Funky Mustard (People It's Bad) (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 25 April 2011 17:02 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

What a champ, that guy.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 25 April 2011 17:11 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

andy dick interview has the potential to be amazing

adult music person (Jordan), Monday, 25 April 2011 17:46 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

Oh, wait, I read that wrong. Can't stand it.

... (Eazy), Wednesday, 1 July 2015 13:57 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

i'm just reading the latest Pryor biography, with Spheeris editing his shapeless avant garde film til Richard throws the reels in the fireplace.

skateboards are the new combover (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 1 July 2015 21:06 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

she talks about the film & pryor in the interview - have you listened Morbs? it's pretty fascinating

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 1 July 2015 21:13 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

hey I am loving Penelope's voice what is this smear campaign

tender is the late-night daypart (schlump), Wednesday, 1 July 2015 23:58 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

also loving the gratuitous presidential cameos in every ad, cf ADAM & EVE DOT COM, FOLKS, WHEN MY FRIENDS SHELL & BARRY FEEL LIKE SPICIN UP THINGS IN THE BEDR

tender is the late-night daypart (schlump), Thursday, 2 July 2015 00:00 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Was wondering how many episodes it will be until he doesn't mention the President in one.

... (Eazy), Thursday, 2 July 2015 00:11 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Will probably just append a reminder to each ep after his 5 tone riffage

mad maxwell's wasteland death suite (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 2 July 2015 00:20 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Have some trepidation about the Laura Jane Grace interview, because Maron is historically contemptuous or flippant about things that confuse him, often with no ill will intended, but it's still uncomfortable. Hope I'm proven wrong.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 6 July 2015 17:15 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

he as usual makes much of the interview about his own discomfort around the topic

Is It Any Wonder I'm Not the (President Keyes), Monday, 6 July 2015 17:58 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

It's a really good interview until he gets to the topic of transgender/transphobia/etc. Laura Jane Grace is a better person than I am to put up with Marc's creepy idiocy.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 6 July 2015 18:38 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

"That's insa-- that's profound, man"

let no-one live rent free in your butt (sic), Monday, 6 July 2015 23:03 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Tbh Maron handled it a lot better than I expected after that terrible intro.

He just fixates on the stupidest minutiae, in a way where he acts like he's brave for bringing it up but instead it's like "dude dont say that out loud, its dumb"
That stuff undermines his intentions, which I think *are* mostly good,. If he stuck to the emotional conversation, trusted the curiosity ... if wishes were horses etc

Fixating on the clothing was like dude whyyyyyyy stop no argh

And Laura was considerably more patient than she had any right to be, hats off to her for real

But then again maybe someone like Maron *trying* to have the conversation and half-succeeding is better than not at all...and who knows, he may get a portion of his listeners to think about trans issues differently, even if it's not an ideal conversation

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 6 July 2015 23:06 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

naive maybe, idk

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 6 July 2015 23:07 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Maron is, effectively, a dad or the uncle you avoid talking to. Well-meaning but totally bumblefuck when he opens his mouth.

that's why god destroyed the radio (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 6 July 2015 23:57 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Also, I know his TV show is almost unwatched in here so I'll just point out that last episode had him screwing a college girl and several characters reiterating statements along the lines of "Marc, what you're doing is AMAZING, man, no one's ever done what you're doing."

that's why god destroyed the radio (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 6 July 2015 23:58 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

An edgy but also worshipful college girl.

that's why god destroyed the radio (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 6 July 2015 23:59 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

I hated that ep on so many levels

Sometimes I can kinda watch it, but mostly no

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 7 July 2015 00:41 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

I was never a fan of his show but I think Season 3 is a big improvement. The episode about making a baby for a lesbian couple was hilarious. I haven't seen the episode that Gott Punch is referring to tho. Yeesh.

tayto fan (Michael B), Tuesday, 7 July 2015 00:52 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

it was like a weird Maron fantasy

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 7 July 2015 01:03 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

this season has been great until the last two eps

college girl didn't seem to be too sincere about her admiration tbh

let no-one live rent free in your butt (sic), Tuesday, 7 July 2015 02:26 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

College student character just seemed like a weird plot device wrapped in some half-remembered "college chick" from Maron's distant past to me.

Waste of Adam Goldberg in this episode, too.

I was never a fan of his show but I think Season 3 is a big improvement

Yeah I think it's better overall, but it still runs into the same issues its had from the start.

that's why god destroyed the radio (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 9 July 2015 18:22 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

The episode about making a baby for a lesbian couple was hilarious.

yeah this was good, prob the best episode of the show I've seen (and I can't bring myself to watch all that many of them)

Οὖτις, Thursday, 9 July 2015 18:27 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

That was a great episode, actually!

that's why god destroyed the radio (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 9 July 2015 18:28 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

This Wyatt Cenac episode is the best in a few years

Most Scientifically Beautiful Face (President Keyes), Thursday, 23 July 2015 13:02 (5 days ago) Permalink

<3 Wyatt

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 23 July 2015 13:07 (5 days ago) Permalink

I don't know if he's told that Jon Stewart story before
But lol at "Do you have a problem with my Chuck Schumer impression?"

Most Scientifically Beautiful Face (President Keyes), Thursday, 23 July 2015 14:12 (5 days ago) Permalink

I liked the Ian McKellan interview, too! Can you imagine having an actor of his ability and gravitas breaking that Shakespeare out three feet from your face? Holy shit!

Hydroelectric New Deal Demiurge (B.L.A.M.), Thursday, 23 July 2015 17:24 (5 days ago) Permalink

I don't think he's told the Jon Stewart story before, because it would've been bigger news. Now it's going to be in 3...2...

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 23 July 2015 17:51 (5 days ago) Permalink

I enjoyed the McKellan interview. I'm listening to his Nerdist one now where hes a bit pissed off, probably cos Hardwick arrived late and never apologized.

tayto fan (Michael B), Thursday, 23 July 2015 18:14 (5 days ago) Permalink

i'd be pissed off if i had to spend an hour with that fuck-knuckle no matter how punctual he was

bizarro gazzara, Thursday, 23 July 2015 20:00 (5 days ago) Permalink

^^

an asteroid could hit the planet (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 23 July 2015 20:26 (5 days ago) Permalink

the Wyatt Cenac episode is great so far, but his recounting of his family stuff is exactly the same as on The Champs (which, of course). he's still a hero to me in a 'cutting people completely out of your life' way.

lil urbane (Jordan), Friday, 24 July 2015 13:49 (4 days ago) Permalink

yeah, the first half is very similar to his Champs interview, but the second half is why there are hundreds of articles about him online today.

Most Scientifically Beautiful Face (President Keyes), Friday, 24 July 2015 13:55 (4 days ago) Permalink

kind of crazy that this came out on the same day the Daily Show had the actual Chuck Schumer on to play a stereotype, and TNC (who gets weirdly disappeared at the end of the show)

Most Scientifically Beautiful Face (President Keyes), Friday, 24 July 2015 14:18 (4 days ago) Permalink

lol, i guess i should listen to the rest then.

lil urbane (Jordan), Friday, 24 July 2015 14:23 (4 days ago) Permalink


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