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

Kept thinking he was going to tell her he wanted to kiss her a-la Joe Namath to Suzy Kolber.

Bryan, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 04:50 (1 month ago) Permalink

ew

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 17 December 2014 05:11 (1 month ago) Permalink

hmmm. will this be more or less uncomfortable than jeff garlin interviewing any woman ever?

$80 is absurd and very ridiculous! (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 17 December 2014 23:06 (1 month ago) Permalink

I generally find Adam Goldberg insufferable, but am really digging this interview.

RAP GAME SHANI DAVIS (Raymond Cummings), Thursday, 18 December 2014 17:26 (1 month ago) Permalink

I've heard Jenny Slate interviewed a bunch of times and always liked her, but after hearing her WTF I'm thinking things like, "oh yeah, your life is so awesome that you need to escape it by smoking out 24/7."

i enjoyed this one (first one i've listened to in a minute) but had the same thought for sure.

hmmm. will this be more or less uncomfortable than jeff garlin interviewing any woman ever?

ha :/

looking forward to Adam Goldberg because i kinda love Adam Goldberg.

festival culture (Jordan), Thursday, 18 December 2014 17:39 (1 month ago) Permalink

I like him too, excited to hear his interview.

ƋППṍӮɨ∏ğڵșěᶉᶇдM℮ (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 18 December 2014 17:48 (1 month ago) Permalink

adam goldberg is one of my biggest crushes, so excited

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 18 December 2014 23:04 (1 month ago) Permalink

(You guys make me feel like a freak for being annoyed by Goldberg. Turns out that hearing him talk is far preferable to watching him talk, for me anyway.)

The Melissa Etheridge one today is also really good, something special happens (usually) when Maron throws down with people his age.

RAP GAME SHANI DAVIS (Raymond Cummings), Monday, 22 December 2014 11:55 (1 month ago) Permalink

Maron really oversold the emotional tug of this interview in his intro. I appreciate the things M.E. has been through, but this was really just a good chat.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 22 December 2014 17:55 (1 month ago) Permalink

i think he just liked the lyrics of that song

ancient texts, things that can't be pre-dated (President Keyes), Monday, 22 December 2014 17:59 (1 month ago) Permalink

Holy fuck, I'm getting choked up at this Goldberg interview. I had no idea he was friends with Michael Dahlquist and those guys.

ƋППṍӮɨ∏ğڵșěᶉᶇдM℮ (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 23 December 2014 21:26 (1 month ago) Permalink

stillborn baby gutted me. i have been following him on instagram for a long time, and he had posted about a crib or something around when the baby was due i think?...and then he was radio silence for a few months, i figured just bcz of having a kid, never thought anymore of it
so fucking sad & awful
hopeful for his new little one, but god how scary a second time around

but for realz follow him on ig, he takes beautiful haunting photos

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 24 December 2014 05:21 (1 month ago) Permalink

people who miss this show being especially combative and bitter will find a TON to love in today's episode

RAP GAME SHANI DAVIS (Raymond Cummings), Monday, 29 December 2014 13:31 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

Oh man, I bet. Nash seems tailor-made to irritate Maron. He irritates me, tbh.

GUARD YOUR EARS!!! ...with Gorman's. (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 29 December 2014 13:58 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

In the end they find some common ground, but it's rocky going at times.

RAP GAME SHANI DAVIS (Raymond Cummings), Monday, 29 December 2014 14:03 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

Man. I kind of want Maron and Nash to do a quarterly podcast together. They're both sort of sociopathic to each other, but they also have the courage to call each other out about their personality defects.

It was kind of telling when Nash was talking about his father's need to always redirect the topic of conversation towards himself and his problems (and how they were just as bad or worse) and Maron butting in to talk about himself and how his father did the same thing (to just as bad a degree... or worse).

blindest of willies (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 1 January 2015 04:44 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

I love Melanie Lynskey's accent so much. I need to go to NZ sometime.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 2 January 2015 17:44 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

^^
YES

RAP GAME SHANI DAVIS (Raymond Cummings), Friday, 2 January 2015 17:52 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

I'd forgotten how much I kinda hated "Magnolia," but wonder if I'd feel differently about it if I returned to it now.

RAP GAME SHANI DAVIS (Raymond Cummings), Monday, 5 January 2015 13:51 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

This interview with the Playboy interviewer guy was like Maron's version of that TPM article where all of the writer's questions were a variation of "Why didn't Iggy Azalea give Charli XCX a shout-out on "Fancy"?"

ancient texts, things that can't be pre-dated (President Keyes), Monday, 5 January 2015 15:47 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

The Tim Conway drivers license story is cracking me up when I envision the events actually taking place.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 5 January 2015 16:42 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

I like Marc interviewing directors.

nose, Thursday, 8 January 2015 17:23 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

loved the Jason Nash and PTA interviews (for completely opposite reasons).

the Ricky Jay "never the less..." anecdote is the one that's been killing me.

virtuoso thigh slapper (Jordan), Thursday, 8 January 2015 17:31 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

PTA seems cool

everyday sheeple (Michael B), Thursday, 8 January 2015 17:39 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

I just got to the little diversion at the end where they tacked on a talk about records. It's basically the same convo Marc has had with 50 other people, but I love the jubilation he experiences when he encounters another people who listens to the same things he likes.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 8 January 2015 19:19 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Oh wait, Linklater just said "disco sucked" and then immediately walked it back. Then slammed rap. rmde

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 8 January 2015 19:20 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

:(

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 8 January 2015 21:09 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Oh he's an old white dude?

pelvic slang (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 8 January 2015 22:38 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

The key to my continuing enjoyment of Linklater's films is to ignore him as a person. He used to pimp Alex Jones bullshit and was passing out 9/11 Truther docs on the set of one of his movies.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Thursday, 8 January 2015 23:59 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Too much Austin living, then?

Delbert Gravy (kingfish), Friday, 9 January 2015 03:40 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

i thought maron and pt anderson brought out something like the worst -- most pretentious and preening -- in one another. reminded me that although i admire some of his movies (or at least aspects of them), i still think anderson is fundamentally pretentious and shallow.

I dunno. (amateurist), Friday, 9 January 2015 04:08 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

the drivers license story is great, though he didn't tell it very well.

I dunno. (amateurist), Friday, 9 January 2015 04:08 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

I hope Marc was smart enough to grease the wheel of possibly getting Conway in for an episode.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 9 January 2015 04:47 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Really enjoying the Andrea Martin one, even though I'm not sure I know who she is exactly. When Marc talks to women his age or older it's invariably great.

RAP GAME SHANI DAVIS (Raymond Cummings), Thursday, 22 January 2015 13:31 (4 days ago) Permalink

been catching up on a backlog of these recently. i had to give up on the melanie lynskey ep about 30 minutes in because mark's awkward flirting and insistence on getting her to agree that she was codependent was making me feel kinda queasy.

bizarro gazzara, Thursday, 22 January 2015 13:55 (4 days ago) Permalink


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