WTF with Marc Maron (it's a podcast)

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed
Not all messages are displayed: show all messages (2346 of them)

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.
xpost

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

Those are from the site.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 9 October 2014 15:05 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Bill Clinton stops by the Cat Ranch for a very special episode. Marc asks the President what his parents did, whether he met Lorne in the mid-90s, what it was like to live in Arkansas.

the man with the black wigs (Eazy), Thursday, 9 October 2014 15:08 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

unresolved tension from years ago is not the same as currently resenting his guests though.

xp

festival culture (Jordan), Thursday, 9 October 2014 15:08 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

lol

festival culture (Jordan), Thursday, 9 October 2014 15:09 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

? This is pretty clear on that front:

He suspects Nick’s Harvard education has a lot to do with it, much to Marc’s chagrin as someone who went to nearby Boston University and spent his own college career on the outside looking in.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 9 October 2014 15:10 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

xpost "So Mr. President, did your childhood involve livestock? Any milking or breeding? Did you handle snakes or is that the Branch Davidians?"

you walk on the street, grab the rock (President Keyes), Thursday, 9 October 2014 15:11 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Today's interview is a step outside the norm. Maron gets to condemn pedophilia in the black community a lot.

you walk on the street, grab the rock (President Keyes), Thursday, 9 October 2014 15:13 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

sure but that episode is by no means his standard interview approach.

chris parnell one was sooooo boring. :(

festival culture (Jordan), Thursday, 9 October 2014 15:13 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Marc's meeting with the former President brings up bad memories of the time he ran for class president and lost.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 9 October 2014 15:14 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

wtf was that shit about ebola in the parnell open?

GhostTunes on my Pono (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 9 October 2014 17:11 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Maron interviewing Clinton posts are cracking me up.

Brio2, Thursday, 9 October 2014 19:58 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

good musician-on-musician podcasts i've been listening to lately:

I'll add How Did I Get Here to the list, but the Austin localism does fly over my head sometimes.

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 9 October 2014 20:11 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Kenneth Starr! Yeah, that guy did some stuff. Who were your other guys?

ƋППṍӮɨ∏ğڵșěᶉᶇдM℮ (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 9 October 2014 22:59 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Did you ever have that moment where you're like, 'There is no Plan B. If this presidency thing doesn't work out I'm going back to being a line cook.'? I worked as a line cook. Once I sauteed this guy's onions perfectly and he sent them back. So anyway, ever hear The Stooges on vinyl? It's crazy, right?

Brio2, Friday, 10 October 2014 14:55 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Are those actual quotes? If they are that's all a bit sad.

hyggeligt, Friday, 10 October 2014 21:34 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

what is it if they're not?

Starland Vocal Gland (sic), Saturday, 11 October 2014 02:48 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

They'd be not that sad.

hyggeligt, Saturday, 11 October 2014 07:35 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

He's basically said all of those things--just not to Bill Clinton

you walk on the street, grab the rock (President Keyes), Saturday, 11 October 2014 14:32 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

woo Larry Wilmore! Hope Marc doesn't make this terrible.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 13 October 2014 15:16 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

God I love Larry Wilmore.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 13 October 2014 17:05 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

The Wilmore one was actually pretty great and interesting. But I swear, Marc is about six months away from a spin-off podcast called, So, Who Are Your Black Guys?.

ƋППṍӮɨ∏ğڵșěᶉᶇдM℮ (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 14 October 2014 20:31 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Went to one of the Trepany House shows tonight. Silly at times and I'll never tire of the ice cream story. I like it when Marc goes contemptous - mercilessly on Sting of all people "someone who needs to be recognized." Maladjustment in the life a middle-tier cable show celebrity is suddenly more relatable. Seeing him live go from zero to full-out rage is still "whoa!" moment (was talking about going from Skype sex to Skype fighting). Fully realize that I am being one of the bloggers he mocks by writing this.

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 15 October 2014 09:17 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

I don't think I could spend more than five minutes in the same room with Bob Rubin before going insane.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 16 October 2014 16:33 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

i couldn't make it more than five minutes in the same room with his podcast.

festival culture (Jordan), Friday, 17 October 2014 16:40 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

The Rubin podcast was almost too much to bear. Marc handled it pretty well, and was able to maintain at least a little objectivity when Rubin was talking about the REALLY dark times.

Does anyone else feel like a total fucking tourist when you hear stories like this one, the details surrounding Robin Williams' private life, or other mental health/chemical dependency issues? I constantly go very quickly from (1) Man, that's fucked up, to (2) I'm glad that's not me, to (3) Man, I feel guilty about using someone else's bad times to make myself feel better about my own.

Hydroelectric New Deal Demiurge (B.L.A.M.), Friday, 17 October 2014 18:19 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

no, i always watch that one kurt cobain interview where he's wearing the tinsel when i feel really crappy physically or emotionally

ET sippin the wig (spazzmatazz), Saturday, 18 October 2014 05:37 (1 week ago) Permalink

Maron on Buddhism was great. "So you know that movie The Last Detail, when Randy Quaid is hanging out with those hippies? That's basically where Buddhism was coming from in that era, right? Amazing how many cults there were in Los Angeles in the 60's and 70's. So anyways..."

Brio2, Tuesday, 21 October 2014 15:57 (1 week ago) Permalink

in his search for self Maron has picked up much wisdom

you walk on the street, grab the rock (President Keyes), Tuesday, 21 October 2014 16:08 (1 week ago) Permalink

Pre-interview Marc bores me for the most part (like most ppl) but his Sting story was funny. Rob Rubin is a good stand-up, there's some stuff of his on YouTube/Vimeo although not a lot.

everyday sheeple (Michael B), Tuesday, 21 October 2014 16:44 (1 week ago) Permalink

Rubin's the second guy on WTF who used to be part of Comedy Corner at the University of AZ. (The other was Graham Elwood.)

you walk on the street, grab the rock (President Keyes), Tuesday, 21 October 2014 16:47 (1 week ago) Permalink

lol @ Andre Arroyo's story about seeing Rocky in a black theater and the whole audience rooting for the white guy to beat up the black guy. THAT'S MOVIE MAGIC.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 24 October 2014 17:53 (1 week ago) Permalink

Royo, even.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 24 October 2014 18:10 (1 week ago) Permalink

I dug that conversation, and am VERY glad they took a long time to get to the Wire. Dude had an interesting upbringing, and was a good interviewee. He and Maron were obviously having a good time talking with each other.

Hydroelectric New Deal Demiurge (B.L.A.M.), Friday, 24 October 2014 19:22 (1 week ago) Permalink

Yeah, that was a fun interview to hear. I've still never even watched The Wire, so when I do I'll be looking extra forward to seeing his part.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 24 October 2014 19:25 (1 week ago) Permalink

Pretty sure he's the only character in each of the five seasons that's not a cop. As noted in the interview, he's the common thread for the whole story.

Shit, now I wanna go watch the Wire again.

Hydroelectric New Deal Demiurge (B.L.A.M.), Friday, 24 October 2014 22:02 (1 week ago) Permalink


You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.