WTF with Marc Maron (it's a podcast)

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People seem to be tired of WTF dominating the talk here, so now WTF and Marc Maron have their own dedicated thread.

That's why they call me (Johnny Fever), Monday, 18 April 2011 21:39 (eight years ago) link

what up what the fuckers, what the fuckanettes, what the fuckanauts

Mordy, Monday, 18 April 2011 21:45 (eight years ago) link

LOCK THE GATES

That's why they call me (Johnny Fever), Monday, 18 April 2011 21:46 (eight years ago) link

For serious, today's Bobcat Goldthwait episode was crazy good.

That's why they call me (Johnny Fever), Monday, 18 April 2011 21:46 (eight years ago) link

looking forward to it, he was really funny on the live episode he was on

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 18 April 2011 21:48 (eight years ago) link

The Bobcat one is great because of Bobcat; I'm pretty much over Maron at this point. I figure if I listen to one a month from now on I won't want to strangle him.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 18 April 2011 21:51 (eight years ago) link

What are some of the better episodes IYO? I tried the Janeane Garafolo one, which was pretty good, but then lost interest after playing the Sara Silverman ep in which she seemed about as bored with Maron as I was.

i have a tbh (rip van wanko), Monday, 18 April 2011 21:52 (eight years ago) link

Maybe I should revise my policy of choosing podcasts for babe factor.

i have a tbh (rip van wanko), Monday, 18 April 2011 21:53 (eight years ago) link

i think the louis ck episodes are generally seen as the best ones

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 18 April 2011 21:53 (eight years ago) link

The Maria Bamford one is my favorite.

reggaeton for the painfully alone (polyphonic), Monday, 18 April 2011 21:54 (eight years ago) link

^yah otm xxxp. maron was so hung up on the 'bobcat voice' character that it got p annoying

johnny crunch, Monday, 18 April 2011 21:54 (eight years ago) link

recent good ones: dino stamatopolous, stephen tobolowsky, dave foley, most of the live ones

adult music person (Jordan), Monday, 18 April 2011 21:56 (eight years ago) link

lol @ maron and laura kightlinger deciding to call up lous ck in the middle of the podcast. so awkward (he picked up but was busy and annoyed, of course).

adult music person (Jordan), Monday, 18 April 2011 21:58 (eight years ago) link

i have a dumb question

in the theme song, what is the thing that sounds like "and i'm not guilty here"?

i don't think that's what he's actually saying but it's what i always hear

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 18 April 2011 21:59 (eight years ago) link

Ed Helms playing bango! Mike DiStefano is essential listening. All the old school guys. Stewart Lee, duh, considering he is the greatest of all time. The Apatow ones.

popular gay automobile (a hoy hoy), Monday, 18 April 2011 22:00 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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

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

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

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

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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

President Keyes, Monday, 18 April 2011 23:12 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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

President Keyes, Monday, 18 April 2011 23:16 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

Yeah Ed Helm is a sweetheart

VegemiteGrrl, Monday, 18 April 2011 23:37 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

Fast forward

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

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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

gr8080, Tuesday, 19 April 2011 06:54 (eight years ago) link

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

johnny crunch, Monday, 25 April 2011 12:28 (eight years ago) link

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

Unusatralian (sic), Monday, 25 April 2011 12:52 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

live wtf from brooklyn was very funny especially chuck klosterman.

Michael B, Monday, 25 April 2011 13:40 (eight years ago) link

Greg Fleet on today! <3

VegemiteGrrl, Monday, 25 April 2011 14:53 (eight years ago) link

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

Johnny Fever, Monday, 25 April 2011 16:34 (eight years ago) link

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

VegemiteGrrl, Monday, 25 April 2011 16:44 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

I abandoned WTF for a long time but have been coming back to it since a lot of the podcasts I like are on hiatus or releasing sporadically lately. After listening to a lot of shows with a WTF-inspired format, it's nice to return and remember "oh right, he is actually good at this." Enjoyed the Culkin one, Duncan Jones, Greta Gerwig, still need to listen to Ta-Nehisi and some of the other recent ones.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 1 March 2018 15:41 (one year ago) link

Bill Janovitz was a good one today, though he was way more into talking about his writing on the Stones than his own band.

Which reminds me, I can't remember the last time I listened to Buffalo Tom. Will rectify shortly.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 2 March 2018 04:50 (one year ago) link

Bill Janovitz was a good one today, though he was way more into talking about his writing on the Stones than his own band.

Well, they are his guys.

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 2 March 2018 10:34 (one year ago) link

Oh shit, Sharon Stone is on Monday!!

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 4 March 2018 03:01 (one year ago) link

She's v good in Mosaic

They Might Be Giants also coming up soon

just noticed tears shaped like florida. (sic), Sunday, 4 March 2018 09:33 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Drew Carey episode that went up today is great.

two cool rock chicks pounding la croix (circa1916), Thursday, 3 May 2018 17:48 (one year ago) link

Agreed!

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 3 May 2018 21:10 (one year ago) link

four weeks pass...

The recent interview with Neal Brennan is really good, they dig into some deep stuff together. One of my favorite conversations of recent memory imo. (Am already a fan of Brennan’s tho...it might not be so great if you don’t like him)

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 31 May 2018 01:35 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

Recent one with Vanessa Hollingshead is a good one. Had no idea she was Michael Hollingshead's daughter (he's the one who gave LSD to Leary, the Beatles, etc.)

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 07:38 (one year ago) link

paul mccartney one really bad :(

sean gramophone, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 14:05 (one year ago) link

McCartney repeats his anecdotes word for word in different interviews.

President Keyes, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 14:08 (one year ago) link

live setting not the best for marc

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 14:13 (one year ago) link

awful interview, dumb question after dumb question from marc

. (Michael B), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 15:07 (one year ago) link

but keith richards?! right!?

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 16:22 (one year ago) link

eight months pass...

Some really interesting stuff in the Duff McKagan interview:

http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episode-1021-duff-mckagan

Duff, as many know, is a pretty bright, insightful dude.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 3 June 2019 20:22 (three months ago) link

yeah i liked that interview!

did anyone listen to the Letterman ep?

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 3 June 2019 20:45 (three months ago) link

yeah

it was okay

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Monday, 3 June 2019 21:38 (three months ago) link

felt like Letterman was up for getting more involved and detailed in either of their lives and feelings and motivations but Maron wasn't attuned to that

I got excited for a few seconds when Maron brought up his Leno interview, thinking he was going to say he realised after it posted that he got totally snowed by a sociopath, and they'd bond and it'd bring out war stories from Letterman, but no

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Monday, 3 June 2019 21:41 (three months ago) link

I thought it would be a much better interview. Maron went on to the usual boring inside baseball Mitzy and the Comedy Store stuff. I actually fell asleep listening to it.

. (Michael B), Monday, 3 June 2019 22:44 (three months ago) link

hmm bummer :(

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 3 June 2019 23:24 (three months ago) link

marc needs to stop saying ginseng the way that he says it in whatever ads

Cecil replies to your e-mails (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 3 June 2019 23:48 (three months ago) link

Hearing about letterman's dad was super interesting, wish wish it had lasted longer before Marc's brain switched off and he started reciting the names of random comedians that he vaguely knew so that letterman could say that yes, that person was a comedian that he also vaguely remembers.

These days I maybe listen to 1 out of every 20 episodes, I truly don't know if I can hear Marc talk about how the comedy store had a "weird energy" one more single time. Is there any way for someone to write some kind of script that auto-deletes new episodes if it detects the word "Mitzi"?

One Eye Open, Tuesday, 4 June 2019 04:00 (three months ago) link

Tough room.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 4 June 2019 04:32 (three months ago) link

marc needs to stop saying ginseng the way that he says it in whatever ads

lol I kind of like that.

Today he admitted that he and Sarah the Painter broke up a short while ago. I knew his energy had been different lately, but 10 years ago he'd have been standing on the ledge of a building, so that's improvement!

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 4 June 2019 04:34 (three months ago) link

Listened to a few episodes this weekend for the first time in months. Really enjoying both Letterman and John Turturro, both of whom talked a lot about specific ways their parents shaped them.

Perry Farrell, on the other hand, is unbearable.

... (Eazy), Monday, 10 June 2019 17:21 (three months ago) link

that was kind of a given imo :)

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 10 June 2019 17:23 (three months ago) link

Yeah, it was the worst of L.A. encapsulated in a single conversation.

... (Eazy), Monday, 10 June 2019 17:37 (three months ago) link

Yeah, listening to Perry talk about his first "feeling up" experiences made this the first WTF in a loooong time I've bailed on.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 10 June 2019 17:39 (three months ago) link

I dipped back in for the first time in awhile. Enjoyed Anjelica Huston, Letterman, and Lisa Kudrow, Timothy Olyphant was disappointingly boring (way too much on growing up and rock bands and not enough Deadwood), and I know better than to listen to Perry Farrell.

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 10 June 2019 17:41 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Should I listen to the Colbert ep? I've totally cooled on SC to be honest but if it's interesting/if he talks about Strangers W/Candy I might be down.

With an Extreme Burning (aka The Tormentor) (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 28 June 2019 09:48 (two months ago) link

nah

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Friday, 28 June 2019 10:12 (two months ago) link

It was a pretty surface level talk. If you've ever heard him talk about his faith, family tragedy, and start in Chicago, then you can skip it.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 28 June 2019 12:21 (two months ago) link

I enjoyed it but it's more about his family and faith than career.

The Steve Sweeney one was good too. Started listening to the eve ensler one and while it's fascinating, talking about such heavy levels of abuse, I had to stop halfway through and think I'll pick it up again later.

I feel like wtf has been a lot better recently*. Like maron has mellowed a bit and it makes him a better interviewer.

*I think I stopped listening about 2 years back and only came back to it about a month ago

a hoy hoy, Friday, 28 June 2019 12:26 (two months ago) link

yeah I hadn't listened for a year so until recently, he definitely seems to improve as time goes on. still has that awkward lurch-n-jab question/shift/unrelated question thing occasionally but with some guests that seems to work.

will skip the Colbert one most likely, thanks.

With an Extreme Burning (aka The Tormentor) (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 29 June 2019 12:23 (two months ago) link

The Brent Butt episode Thursday was nice. I didn't know anything about Corner Gas, but I may watch it now (or at least check it out).

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 29 June 2019 13:09 (two months ago) link

I stopped listening regularly a couple of years ago because it seemed to be turning into whatever celebrities I can book thing. Similar to Colbert trajectory, not bad but I don’t really care

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Saturday, 29 June 2019 13:43 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

The Bashir Salahuddin episode was pretty engaging ... I like that dude. Plus Maron talks about his attempts to book David Berman.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 13 August 2019 16:18 (one month ago) link

Haven't been listening much at all but I'm definitely going to tune in for Stephen Root

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 17:47 (one month ago) link

Colbert had him on his show a couple of nights back.

Quite enjoyed the few episodes I've listened to recently but I only discovered the WTF show recently.
Listened to the David Lee roth episode then put on Colbert and found Maron was on there.

Stevolende, Wednesday, 14 August 2019 18:25 (one month ago) link

Plus Maron talks about his attempts to book David Berman.

This was cool but then he read a poem by the wrong David Berman.

Vaguely Threatening CAPTCHAs, Wednesday, 14 August 2019 19:41 (one month ago) link

lol ouch

“Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 19:42 (one month ago) link

sad lol

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 19:52 (one month ago) link

yikes! who is the other david berman?

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 20:47 (one month ago) link

http://www.thehypertexts.com/David%20Berman%20Poet%20Poetry%20Picture%20Bio.htm

Guessing Marc googled "david berman poems" and found this, which has poems by both of them: https://www.poemhunter.com/david-berman/poems/

Vaguely Threatening CAPTCHAs, Wednesday, 14 August 2019 21:26 (one month ago) link

knew there was something wrong with that poem

triple-washed (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 21:30 (one month ago) link

Guessing the Walt Goggins one is good?

... (Eazy), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 23:07 (one month ago) link

Not particularly

circa1916, Wednesday, 14 August 2019 23:38 (one month ago) link

http://www.thehypertexts.com/David%20Berman%20Poet%20Poetry%20Picture%20Bio.htm🕸

Guessing Marc googled "david berman poems" and found this, which has poems by both of them: https://www.poemhunter.com/david-berman/poems🕸/


I got burned for posting that PDF on the RIP thread earlier. When he said he was gonna read a poem my heart kinda sank guessing what might happen and sure enough...

circa1916, Wednesday, 14 August 2019 23:47 (one month ago) link

I only discovered the WTF show recently.

He used to be *a lot* to handle. Now he's just a pretty normal dude with a lot of residual goodwill from old fans. Or me, at least.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 15 August 2019 04:10 (one month ago) link

Got several years of archive available on Spotify. Is there a specific point of change or anything?

Stevolende, Thursday, 15 August 2019 06:40 (one month ago) link


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