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 (ten years ago) link

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

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

LOCK THE GATES

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

The Maria Bamford one is my favorite.

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

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

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

Yeah Ed Helm is a sweetheart

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

Fast forward

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

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

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

live wtf from brooklyn was very funny especially chuck klosterman.

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

Greg Fleet on today! <3

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

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

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

Haven't listened and don't know if I can, but that's just awful.

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 18 May 2020 18:30 (eleven months ago) link

It was heartbreaking to listen to that, but Lynn Shelton's infectious spirit in that WTF interview helped me to appreciate what a devastating loss Marc must be feeling. She wasn't at all the kind of person I would have expected him to find love with. And after all that they had each been through before they men, to have such a short time together. It's sadder than anything I can imagine.

punning display, Monday, 18 May 2020 19:15 (eleven months ago) link

before they MET

punning display, Monday, 18 May 2020 19:16 (eleven months ago) link

My God that episode is gutting

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 18 May 2020 23:25 (eleven months ago) link

Jesus this is raw, my heart is broken for him.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 19 May 2020 15:17 (eleven months ago) link

Just listened to the repost of the Fred Willard pod that he put up today. He sounded like he is working through it. I have to think that a guy who has been through so much, worked the program really hard for a very long time, is a very willing participant in therapy, and who is a generally open, intelligent and intellectually aggressive guy, he's got the tools to get through this. I hope he has the support in place - he's a good guy who gives a lot to others, even if he gets paid to do it.

It did sound like he's going to rely on a few interviews he's got in the can for the next week or so, and good for him. I cannot imagine going though what he's going through ever, but particularly right now.

TrumpPence a Bag (B.L.A.M.), Thursday, 21 May 2020 16:23 (ten months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Jerry to Marc after 58 minutes: "You knew this was gonna happen, right, when we talked?"

I did, and it was still a white-knuckle ride for me. Had to remind myself to breathe a few times.

Hope you enjoy it tomorrow.

— Brendan McDonald (@ProducerMcD) June 8, 2020

Kind of annoyed by how producer Brendan sold the Seinfeld episode with this tweet, it had me expecting something way more contentious than this actually was. I know Jerry was one of Marc's white whales, but I actually thought it was a pretty respectful conversation. I did like Marc pushing back kind of insistently about how comedy can mean more that just "laughs", but I don't think either of them came off bad - just clearly not going to ever agree on that point.

Just considering the Mencia and Gallagher interviews, among others, find it hard to believe THAT was what had him white knuckled.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 10 June 2020 19:12 (ten months ago) link

has more respect for Seinfeld, probably

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Wednesday, 10 June 2020 23:18 (ten months ago) link

Maron also a pretty different, more chill person these days.

Seinfeld is kind of a weird dude. Can see how his cagey, seemingly disingenuous “what you see is all there is, nothing deeper” tact would definitely drive someone like Maron up the wall. He’s kind of a robot.

Conversation really wasn’t anything outrageous at all though, yeah.

circa1916, Thursday, 11 June 2020 01:00 (ten months ago) link

I thought Seinfeld admitting he took scientology classes and still had some of those beliefs was kind of low-key shocking.

drew in baltimore, Thursday, 11 June 2020 01:01 (ten months ago) link

Gonna have to play this one!

maf you one two (maffew12), Thursday, 11 June 2020 01:12 (ten months ago) link

'took (some) Scientology classes' feels like it explains a lot about Seinfeld to me. But is it unusual for a guy his age/wealth/status?

maf you one two (maffew12), Thursday, 11 June 2020 01:19 (ten months ago) link

There is a moment where he vehemently rejects any connection between psychology and comedy, which coded pretty crypto-scientologist to me.

drew in baltimore, Thursday, 11 June 2020 01:21 (ten months ago) link

eeeek

maf you one two (maffew12), Thursday, 11 June 2020 01:25 (ten months ago) link

When I was a kid I remember the tv ads for Dianetics aired constantly, so it's pretty easy to believe someone may just wander into a Scientology center and drop in on a class and then never go back.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 11 June 2020 02:12 (ten months ago) link

Seinfeld’s narcissist / robot / ambitious programming make it extremely believable that he would take one course, value its affirming of those traits as positive, and walk away without feeling like he was missing out on anything for 45 years

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Thursday, 11 June 2020 02:57 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...

Ice-T on today: took Marc a solid four minute of talking to a black person before he started using "cats" to refer to people.

Steppin' RZA (sic), Monday, 3 August 2020 08:32 (eight months ago) link

Who're yer cats?

maf you one two (maffew12), Monday, 3 August 2020 10:33 (eight months ago) link

eh that didn't seem as egregious to me as sic made it out to be. It was in reference to Ice's Harley riding father in law, and that's a type he'd probably refer to as a "cat" in anyone's interview.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 3 August 2020 13:45 (eight months ago) link

He does it almost any time he talks to black Americans; I was just being amused to see how quickly it happened, not being shocked in any way.

Steppin' RZA (sic), Monday, 3 August 2020 18:37 (eight months ago) link

#boomerlives

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 3 August 2020 18:38 (eight months ago) link

Maron needs to post to ILM

Thicc Nhat Wanh (rip van wanko), Monday, 3 August 2020 18:40 (eight months ago) link

please no

singular wolf erotica producer (Hadrian VIII), Monday, 3 August 2020 19:09 (eight months ago) link

two months pass...

Quite enjoyed his End Times show or whatever it is called. Funny dig at Rogan included.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 25 October 2020 22:27 (five months ago) link

^ Maron's 2019-shot, most recent stand-up show, End Times Fun on Netflix.

Un-fooled and placid (sic), Monday, 26 October 2020 02:36 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

I enjoy the guitar players Maron talks to, especially because most of them are favorites of mine, too. But damnit if he doesn't fanboy his way out of a better interview way too much. Mike Campbell, obviously still busted up about Tom Petty's demise a couple years earlier, was so gracious and patient with Maron's "Yeah." and "RIGHT?!?!?" interjections. Cool talk with a lot of guitar geekery, but I just feel like it could have been better if Maron could take the fan hat all the way off.

TrumpPence a Bag (B.L.A.M.), Saturday, 28 November 2020 18:16 (four months ago) link

three months pass...

Tim Allen appears to be the most blithely stupid man to ever be interviewed on this show.

grab bag cum trash bag (sic), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 11:12 (one month ago) link

dumb enough that it's worth checking out?!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 14:39 (one month ago) link

same question, I was considering skipping this ep. i liked his interview with Michael K. Williams, it was cool to hear them both geek out about meditation and talk about "the program". and I'll give Marc a little credit, re some comments upthread, he totally copped to having a thing where he starts imitating the cadence and voice of people he talks to after awhile.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 14:43 (one month ago) link

dumb enough that it's worth checking out?!

No.

grab bag cum trash bag (sic), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 18:13 (one month ago) link

trying to craft a joke about tim allen being asked "who are your guys?" but it's the police

himpathy with the devil (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 18:14 (one month ago) link

only if you missed having a christmas break conversation with your conservative uncle

sell her Dior (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 18:14 (one month ago) link

its funny bc it takes zero effort to imagine marc in the 90s just brutally ripping tim allen onstage, the rednecks who that show must be brain damaged from power tools, etc

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 18:30 (one month ago) link

Was the Kevin Morby thing just on Instagram and not a pod?

Joe Bombin (milo z), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 18:32 (one month ago) link

Yeah, I don't typically watch his daily insta posts, but he did chats with Kevin Morby and Sadler Vaden on Sunday and both were fun and totally informal.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 3 March 2021 00:26 (one month ago) link

Oh! I love Morby!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 00:38 (one month ago) link

its funny bc it takes zero effort to imagine marc in the 90s just brutally ripping tim allen onstage, the rednecks who that show must be brain damaged from power tools, etc

Maron sets up in the intro about how they don't get into politics, he didn't seek the interview but it was pitched to him and he wanted to talk to someone who totally built a character in brick-wall roadwork etc, but after talking for 45 minutes iike someone's who's merely too dumb to consider that people outside his family or employees exist, Allen responds to Maron trying to blandish him ("you're an old-school conservative, not a right-wing nut-job") by popping a forehead vein and screaming "I HAVE NEVER USED A ROAD NOR ELECTRICITY SINCE I GOT RICH. MY TV SHOWS ARE NOT AVAILABLE VIA LEGAL STREAMING SERVICES. TRUMP 2024!!!"

grab bag cum trash bag (sic), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 00:48 (one month ago) link

Morby gives me devendra banhart vibes that I don't enjoy

sell her Dior (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 03:25 (one month ago) link

or Scott Fagan?

sell her Dior (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 03:27 (one month ago) link

which maron would like

sell her Dior (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 03:28 (one month ago) link

Good interview with Eddie Murphy. In Maron’s comedy-industry wheelhouse, and Murphy seems to enjoy himself.

... (Eazy), Monday, 8 March 2021 22:48 (one month ago) link

Murphy came alive briefly here and there when they could connect on specific memories of dudes or places - feel like it would have gone much better in-person.

armoured van, Holden (sic), Monday, 8 March 2021 23:37 (one month ago) link

four weeks pass...

Landed Hunter Biden!

too cool for zen talk (Eazy), Monday, 5 April 2021 21:15 (two weeks ago) link

eww

Joe Bombin (milo z), Monday, 5 April 2021 21:22 (two weeks ago) link

obligatory who are his guys post

Daniel_Rf, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 11:12 (one week ago) link

George Soros

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 13:14 (one week ago) link

Thanks for this revive. At this point I only listen to WTF when there are interesting guests - and it looks like there are some appealing recent chats.

Legalize Suburban Benches (Raymond Cummings), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 13:41 (one week ago) link

what are the odds that mark has read the hunter biden book

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 13:59 (one week ago) link

The show notes say that reading the book "made Marc want to talk with him."

jaymc, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 14:25 (one week ago) link

(I haven't listened.)

jaymc, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 14:25 (one week ago) link


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