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 (eleven years ago) link

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

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

LOCK THE GATES

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

The Maria Bamford one is my favorite.

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

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

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

Yeah Ed Helm is a sweetheart

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

Fast forward

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

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

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

live wtf from brooklyn was very funny especially chuck klosterman.

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

Greg Fleet on today! <3

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

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

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

Kristin Hersh is a great interview. I've read one of her books (Rat Girl), but I think this is the first time I've ever heard her talk freely at length and she's fascinating.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 13 May 2021 20:58 (one year ago) link

does she talk about Vic Chesnutt?

Heez, Thursday, 13 May 2021 21:05 (one year ago) link

His name comes up a couple times, but never in depth.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 13 May 2021 21:28 (one year ago) link

Love her so much.

Joe Bombin (milo z), Sunday, 16 May 2021 16:39 (one year ago) link

four weeks pass...

Liked the Jackson Browne interview. Maybe it especially worked in its way because Maron wasn't very interested in Browne's music, was much more curious about the people around him and the scenes he was in.

too cool for zen talk (Eazy), Monday, 14 June 2021 02:26 (one year ago) link

Oh that sounds appealing. I used to be so into this but it got samey for me. Whenever I listen to a guest I'm really interested in, though, I'm glad I did. Two or three a year is the right amount for me.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 14 June 2021 02:49 (one year ago) link

I've lost track of how many times Bonnie Raitt has come up in these episodes, and how glowingly connected guests speak of her, and he still hasn't had her on the show. Maybe she said no lol

Johnny Fever, Monday, 14 June 2021 03:18 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Not at all to disparage Maron at all for enjoying the spoils of his years of hard work, but I did not expect to look up the new speakers he bought (as discussed with Rubin) and see that they cost $29,000.

I wonder what his Hoffman forums user name is.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 23 July 2021 14:13 (one year ago) link

Honestly though, Rubin came across as way more likable than I expected.

I liked how he flipped it on Marc and needled him about "artists always claiming their latest work is the best".

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 23 July 2021 15:13 (one year ago) link

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Don't know he has to act all that much, but man he really does look like Jerry Wexler in the wardrobe.

earlnash, Wednesday, 4 August 2021 18:41 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Maron put up the repeat of his Michael K Williams interview from Feb today

such a good conversation, really worth a listen

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 7 September 2021 21:29 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

Really enjoyed the Clooney and Kenneth Branagh eps this week. Maron doesn’t get too much in his own way, especially when Branagh’s rough upbringing short-circuits Maron’s judgments. Both guests are gracious guys in a way, and that goes a long way.

... (Eazy), Sunday, 21 November 2021 19:19 (one year ago) link

Both of them seemed naturally chatty, so Maron was mostly just rolling with it. I actually found Branagh a little too intense/amped up, though not without an amiable charm.

jaymc, Sunday, 21 November 2021 19:34 (one year ago) link

Maybe it has been going on for awhile now and I've only just noticed it, but it's wild to see clickbait articles being generated from this podcast. The latest being a People headline that popped up on my news feeder, "Idris Elba Thought He Was Shot Making American Gangster", sourced solely from the brief aside that Ridley Scott made while talking about American Gangster.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 24 November 2021 18:18 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

For approximately a full hour, the latest episode of Marc Maron’s WTF podcast goes absolutely swimmingly. The episode’s guest, Sam Elliott, rumbles on amiably about all manner of subjects, and he seems to be building a genuine rapport with Maron. And then, almost as a closing afterthought, Maron asks Elliott: “Did you see Power of the Dog?” And then everything went to hell.

“Yeah, you wanna talk about that piece of shit?” Elliott growls. Maron laughs a stunned “Oh no”, and then Elliott proceeds to give the weirdest take on a film that may have ever been spoken aloud.

“There was a fuckin’ full page ad out in the LA Times, and there was a clip, and it talked about the evisceration of the American myth. And I thought ‘What the fuck? What the fuck?’ … What are all those dancers, those guys in New York that wear bowties and not much else? That’s what all these fucking cowboys in that movie looked like, running around in chaps and no shirts. There were all these allusions to homosexuality throughout the fucking movie.”

At this point, Maron steps in. “I think that’s what the movie’s about”, he suggests, not incorrectly.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2022/mar/02/can-someone-explain-to-sam-elliott-what-the-power-of-the-dog-is-about-and-what-movies-are

piscesx, Thursday, 3 March 2022 17:40 (eleven months ago) link

Never meet your heroes

deep luminous trombone (Eazy), Thursday, 3 March 2022 18:18 (eleven months ago) link

Did his publicist quit yet? Just an absolutely stupid way to shoot yourself in the foot.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 3 March 2022 18:26 (eleven months ago) link

sometimes you eat the bar

Bixby in a Samsung I know it's Siri-esque (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 3 March 2022 19:32 (eleven months ago) link

one month passes...

Some really good recent eps - i always love the comedian talk, remind me of why i got started with this

sam jay
mike o'brien
caroline rea
guy torry
adam ray ok even

liked his take on the Slap, too.

sean gramophone, Tuesday, 5 April 2022 15:48 (ten months ago) link

Do you have to use so many cuss words?

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Tuesday, 5 April 2022 18:13 (ten months ago) link

three months pass...

the "angel factories" line is not that funny

Herby Dutch Baby (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 7 July 2022 20:46 (six months ago) link

yeah, he's brought that up in several episodes, he's so proud of it. it's not particularly funny or clever.

fact remains the guy is very talented within the radio/podcast format, but unremarkable as a stand up.

circa1916, Friday, 8 July 2022 15:26 (six months ago) link

He’s very good as a standup ime - he can switch a room into a Marc Maron audience in 30 seconds.

Vance Vance Devolution (sic), Friday, 8 July 2022 15:40 (six months ago) link

yeah his old standup is painful, but he seems pretty good at it now. I just don't think this 1 line holds up to the multi episode release party it's getting.

Herby Dutch Baby (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 8 July 2022 15:43 (six months ago) link

Yeah, I think he's really good at winning over a crowd. I don't like the "angel factories" thing either though and I wish one of the guests he asks would tell him that.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 8 July 2022 15:44 (six months ago) link

does he really have to work to win over a crowd anymore? like 90% of the people that come to his shows are people that know him through his podcast.

his last two specials are fine, some good bits, but idk, the way he talks about his stuff indicates he thinks he's working on some next level shit when in reality it's just... pretty ok.

circa1916, Friday, 8 July 2022 15:53 (six months ago) link

i think he’s a great standup, he has this talent for bringing the audience to him, like he often talks to the crowd conspiratorially or lowers his voice & isnt afraid of small gestures, or silence. i’m always impressed whenever i see him

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 8 July 2022 15:55 (six months ago) link

ime hes definitely one of those standups whose strength is charisma & delivery rather than strong written material. which isnt the knock that it sounds like - those things arguably involve as much or more craftsmanship than writing good jokes. but is obv ironic given how long he was hung up on antiquated 1980s ideas of what an Official Certified Gunslinger Standup is. in a weird way age & fame have made him a better standup i think, allowing him to be comfortable & play to his strengths, seduce the audience and take them on a journey rather than trying to get across lots of written jokes, which he was never good at imo.

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Friday, 8 July 2022 16:23 (six months ago) link

does he really have to work to win over a crowd anymore? like 90% of the people that come to his shows are people that know him through his podcast.

90% of his performances are not at Marc Maron shows

Vance Vance Devolution (sic), Friday, 8 July 2022 16:24 (six months ago) link

multi episode release party

keith richards' hat factory

Vance Vance Devolution (sic), Friday, 8 July 2022 16:26 (six months ago) link

lol

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 8 July 2022 16:27 (six months ago) link

xxp

and that 90% is what though, him working out new shit at the Comedy Store?

i agree with One Eye Open's summation.

circa1916, Friday, 8 July 2022 17:50 (six months ago) link

I skipped his most recent tour because it just seemed more "spoken word / this is my story / one-man show" kind of stuff, which is not my jam re standup, but he killed when I saw him I dunno 7-10 years ago, and while I thought his most recent special was pretty slow through most of it, it had two moments ("we brought our own bags" and the turmeric bit) which were the two best things I've seen in anybody's standup in the last few years.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Friday, 8 July 2022 18:00 (six months ago) link

three weeks pass...

He has at least twice lamented the lack of WholeFoods while on tour.

look like Farley smoke like Marley (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 4 August 2022 14:06 (six months ago) link

two weeks pass...

He's still capable of some pretty great moments, hearing him go deep into grief with Andrew Garfield was a surprisingly good discussion.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 24 August 2022 21:53 (five months ago) link

I've never been a huge Garfield fan, but he earned some respect from me for just letting the silence sit and not rushing to fill it.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 24 August 2022 21:54 (five months ago) link

I scrolled to the bottom of the thread and read Jon's second post before seeing his first and for a moment I was thinking 'wow, sounds like Marc's interview with Jim Davis got pretty heavy'

soref, Thursday, 25 August 2022 03:08 (five months ago) link

"So, coming up, who were your guys? Trudeau, Guisewite, you hang with them?"

Guayaquil (eephus!), Thursday, 25 August 2022 03:26 (five months ago) link

lol

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 25 August 2022 03:43 (five months ago) link

I’m in trouble, Garfield. The food. It doesn’t stop. More lasagna has been sent. Right when I extricate myself and get away, it pulls me back in. Red lasagna, eggplant lasagna, white kale mushroom lasagna, goat cheese zuchinni lasagna. You must know what I'm talkin about -- you do the thing?

look like Farley smoke like Marley (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 25 August 2022 05:11 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

Super Pets throws in a "lock the gate". I have watched 2 new animated kids movies with marc voice this month, a bit surreal.

put their faith in a god-fearing man selling them tiny homes (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 1 October 2022 03:29 (four months ago) link

two months pass...

So: Courtney Love!

The Triumphant Return of Bernard & Stubbs (Raymond Cummings), Monday, 26 December 2022 21:42 (one month ago) link

I have no idea what I'm about to hear, but I'm expecting to be uncomfortable. (Didn't listen yesterday because I was off work.)

ⓓⓡ (Johnny Fever), Tuesday, 27 December 2022 13:09 (one month ago) link

Nope, can't do it. I checked out at 4 minutes.

ⓓⓡ (Johnny Fever), Tuesday, 27 December 2022 14:06 (one month ago) link

I made it about halfway.

The Triumphant Return of Bernard & Stubbs (Raymond Cummings), Tuesday, 27 December 2022 21:22 (one month ago) link

I may have made it five, but was checking out at the supermarket so took a little while 'til I could get a free hand into my pocket.

nearly-complete list of namedrops - corrections in the comments.

more crankable (sic), Monday, 2 January 2023 18:22 (one month ago) link

is "Barbie" a namedrop?

Cinta Kaz is comin' to town (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 2 January 2023 18:25 (one month ago) link

Idk, I kinda enjoyed it once I settled in. I usually feel like I know what Courtney is getting at underneath the hyperactive delivery.

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 2 January 2023 18:35 (one month ago) link

Oh wow, Katt Williams is on today. (Haven’t listened yet.)

The self-titled drags (Eazy), Monday, 9 January 2023 12:43 (three weeks ago) link

I did complete the Love episode, and yeah, that was a ride. Outside of the stream of conscious delivery "Wow, is this the most name-dropping/starfucker-y interview I've ever heard" was my main takeaway. That full list really is kind of amazing.

Still, as much as she seems like an intolerable person to spend any amount of time with, she does lodge a few interesting things in the overall chaos. Jordan OTM.

circa1916, Monday, 9 January 2023 13:34 (three weeks ago) link


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