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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

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

President Keyes, Monday, 18 April 2011 23:16 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah Ed Helm is a sweetheart

VegemiteGrrl, Monday, 18 April 2011 23:37 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

Fast forward

reggaeton for the painfully alone (polyphonic), Monday, 18 April 2011 23:50 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

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

gr8080, Tuesday, 19 April 2011 06:54 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

live wtf from brooklyn was very funny especially chuck klosterman.

Michael B, Monday, 25 April 2011 13:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

Greg Fleet on today! <3

VegemiteGrrl, Monday, 25 April 2011 14:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

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

Johnny Fever, Monday, 25 April 2011 16:34 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

(lol apropo of nothing)

VegemiteGrrl, Monday, 25 April 2011 17:01 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

*interviewS

Funky Mustard (People It's Bad) (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 25 April 2011 17:02 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

What a champ, that guy.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 25 April 2011 17:11 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

andy dick interview has the potential to be amazing

adult music person (Jordan), Monday, 25 April 2011 17:46 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

This is funny/telling:

did click through tho on the money (Eazy), Wednesday, 18 June 2014 15:58 (1 month ago) Permalink

I'm sad on the inside that Stewart and Maron can't be friends, but have no trouble at all believing that it's entirely because of Maron's behavior.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 18 June 2014 16:06 (1 month ago) Permalink

lol at George Stromboulopolpomolous

relentlessly pecking at peace (President Keyes), Wednesday, 18 June 2014 16:12 (1 month ago) Permalink

wait is that doofus on wtf this week??

socki (s1ocki), Wednesday, 18 June 2014 16:13 (1 month ago) Permalink

Oh, I don't know--was just looking up something related to Maron/Louie after last night's Louie episode, saw that video.

(yzaE) (Eazy), Wednesday, 18 June 2014 16:16 (1 month ago) Permalink

OMG the way he is pronouncing Josh GROW-BAN is going to drive me batty.

Bus Sex Teen Busted After Queef Beef (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 23 June 2014 19:11 (1 month ago) Permalink

The first episode of season 2 of Maron showed up on Hulu, so I decided to watch it--having bailed on season 1 after two episodes. It's hard to remember another show like this that has potential, but the wrong choice is made in every scene. Like, there were some things that could have been funny--Maron, Hardwick and MIB sniping at each other, Jen not wanting to be talked about in Maron's act--but somehow they always went for the most stilted option to play a scene. The only thing that rang true was that Maron totally would not shut up if he was forced to watch the Walking Dead.

relentlessly pecking at peace (President Keyes), Monday, 23 June 2014 19:38 (1 month ago) Permalink

so do we suspect he's dating another fan?

rage against martin sheen (sic), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 00:06 (1 month ago) Permalink

Who else would date him?

Bus Sex Teen Busted After Queef Beef (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 00:12 (1 month ago) Permalink

Moon Zappa.

rage against martin sheen (sic), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 00:23 (1 month ago) Permalink

Sure, yeah.

Bus Sex Teen Busted After Queef Beef (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 00:28 (1 month ago) Permalink

probably that stand-up he interviewed a few weeks ago

relentlessly pecking at peace (President Keyes), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 00:35 (1 month ago) Permalink

you think she's moved out of the state since the interview?

rage against martin sheen (sic), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 01:04 (1 month ago) Permalink

i'll hire a detective and find out

relentlessly pecking at peace (President Keyes), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 01:08 (1 month ago) Permalink

Rosanne Cash is one I've been looking forward to, and it doesn't disappoint so far. She's such a great talker.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 3 July 2014 19:20 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

christ, how far in advance does he tape? i've been waiting for the bret easton ellis episode for a month now, maybe more like 3 weeks, maybe 2....STILL

i also enjoy in line skateing (spazzmatazz), Thursday, 3 July 2014 19:28 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

You'll probably have to wait until the hype cycle for The Curse of Downers Grove ramps up.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 3 July 2014 19:33 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

lol

i also enjoy in line skateing (spazzmatazz), Thursday, 3 July 2014 19:35 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

thought that was a joke but it's the title of the movie he's been making

i also enjoy in line skateing (spazzmatazz), Thursday, 3 July 2014 19:36 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

excited to hear Roseanne! i love her

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 3 July 2014 19:37 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

There's an episode of Maron on Bret Easton Ellis's podcast to tide you over, if you haven't heard.

heavy on their trademark ballads (Eazy), Thursday, 3 July 2014 19:42 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

yeah i heard it....

i also enjoy in line skateing (spazzmatazz), Thursday, 3 July 2014 19:50 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

i've listened to every episode of BEE's podcast since it started, but i can only take Maron in really, *really* small doses. he's insufferable but i realize that BEE is just as insufferable to others

i also enjoy in line skateing (spazzmatazz), Thursday, 3 July 2014 19:52 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

christ, how far in advance does he tape? i've been waiting for the bret easton ellis episode for a month now, maybe more like 3 weeks, maybe 2....STILL

Sometimes 4 months, sometimes 2 days.

boney tassel (sic), Thursday, 3 July 2014 22:55 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

Really enjoyed the Vince Vaughan episode. Genuinely a very funny guy which was a surprise. To me at least.

hyggeligt, Friday, 4 July 2014 08:55 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

Dr H. Palmist PhD ‏@HisRobbness 5m

@marcmaron Imagine how we feel

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 9 July 2014 20:55 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Okay this is way more Maron simulating sex with a woman than I needed to see.

oblique blasphemies (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 18 July 2014 12:08 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

i lolled at Maron's: "Taylor Swift is a lesbian?"

relentlessly pecking at peace (President Keyes), Friday, 18 July 2014 12:58 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

"Is this getting too Jew-y?"

RAP GAME SHANI DAVIS (Raymond Cummings), Monday, 21 July 2014 16:31 (1 week ago) Permalink

the jack antonoff one was way more engaging than i expected.

festival culture (Jordan), Monday, 21 July 2014 16:46 (1 week ago) Permalink

Maron is on Norm MacDonald's podcast this week. Great episode - talks about psychotic breaks, AA, interviewing, stand-up life, etc. Cool to hear them just yakking without the show context of WTF

Elvis Telecom, Sunday, 27 July 2014 04:31 (5 days ago) Permalink

Mike Meyers ep is great. I particularly enjoyed the couple of anecdotes about young Dave Foley.

festival culture (Jordan), Wednesday, 30 July 2014 16:50 (2 days ago) Permalink

for some reason, i was surprised to find out that Shrek was A) originally supposed to be Farly and 2) wasn't done originally with a Scottish accent.

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 30 July 2014 19:51 (2 days ago) Permalink

i was surprised that Shrek is a Scottish ogre (never seen it)

festival culture (Jordan), Wednesday, 30 July 2014 20:36 (2 days ago) Permalink


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