WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

WTF with Marc Maron Podcast
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856 - Bassem Youssef / Sam Seder
Oct 19 • 96 min
Marc talks with doctor/satirist/political dissident Bassem Youssef about living through a revolution. Also, Marc’s old buddy Sam Seder stops by.
855 - Tracey Ullman
Oct 16 • 78 min
Comedic virtuoso Tracey Ullman is in the garage to talk with Marc about creating characters and making real life funny.
854 - Marilyn Manson
Oct 12 • 86 min
Despite being born Brian Warner, Marilyn Manson doesn’t separate his stage persona from who he is as a person. That makes for an interesting chat with Marc in the garage. Marilyn talks about his early years getting kicked out of Christian school,…
853 - Jeff Bridges / Beau Bridges
Oct 9 • 125 min
Marc talks with Jeff Bridges and Beau Bridges in separate talks about their lives, families and films.
Ralphie May from 2012
Oct 7 • 67 min
From Episode 247, Marc talks with comedian Ralphie May who passed away on October 6, 2017.
852 - Waiting for the Punch
Oct 5 • 99 min
Marc presents a special audio version of the first chapter of Waiting for the Punch: Words to Live by from the WTF Podcast.
851 - Elliott Gould
Oct 2 • 81 min
An icon of 1970s American cinema, Elliott Gould sits down in the garage with Marc to talk tales of Hollywood’s New Wave.
Monty Hall from 2013
Sep 30 • 65 min
From Episode 427, this is Marc’s conversation with iconic television host Monty Hall.
850 - Tom Colicchio
Sep 28 • 77 min
Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio joins Marc in the garage to talk about the art of cooking.
849 - Pete Davidson
Sep 25 • 73 min
Saturday Night Live’s Resident Young Person Pete Davidson joins Marc in the garage.
848 - George Schlatter
Sep 21 • 90 min
Television comedy impresario George Schlatter joins Marc to talk about creating Laugh In and much more.
847 - Lee Daniels
Sep 18 • 65 min
Marc talks to the man behind the hit show Empire, director-producer Lee Daniels.
Harry Dean Stanton from 2014
Sep 16 • 62 min
Marc’s conversation with actor Harry Dean Stanton from 2014
846 - Kathy Bates / Graham Elwood
Sep 14 • 94 min
Oscar-winner Kathy Bates makes her way into the garage for a chat and Graham Elwood unveils his new documentary about podcasting.
845 - Ken Burns & Lynn Novick
Sep 11 • 89 min
Documentary filmmakers Ken Burns & Lynn Novick join Marc in the garage to discuss their latest work, a 10-part examination of the Vietnam War.
844 - Lorde
Sep 7 • 75 min
A worldwide pop music sensation stops by the garage, as Lorde talks with Marc about her rise to the top.
843 - Warren Hutcherson
Sep 4 • 95 min
Comedian and writer Warren Hutcherson talks life and comedy with Marc in the garage.
Shelley Berman from 2012
Sep 1 • 56 min
From Episode 332, this is Marc’s conversation with comedian Shelley Berman.
842 - Steve Jordan
Aug 31 • 92 min
Prolific drummer Steve Jordan talks with Marc about keeping the beat in rock and roll and show business.
841 - Jay Baruchel
Aug 28 • 77 min
Actor Jay Baruchel takes the trip down from Canada to talk with Marc in the garage.
840 - Alice Cooper
Aug 24 • 95 min
Rocker Alice Cooper takes Marc through his evolution in music and his prolific career.
839 - Brent Weinbach / Ms. Pat
Aug 21 • 105 min
Comedian Brent Weinbach is in the garage for the first time, while Ms. Pat makes her second appearance.
Remembering Jerry Lewis
Aug 20 • 31 min
Marc’s August 2016 conversation with the legendary Jerry Lewis.
838 - Jennifer Jason Leigh
Aug 17 • 71 min
Jennifer Jason Leigh is in the garage with Marc to talk about her career in film, television and theater.
837 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar / Phil Stutz
Aug 14 • 93 min
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talks with Marc about society and culture in Trump’s America. Plus, therapist Phil Stutz returns to the garage.
836 - Mike MacDonald / Jon Ronson
Aug 10 • 98 min
Canadian comic Mike MacDonald survived four decades in comedy and a liver transplant to make it to the garage. Also, writer Jon Ronson returns.
835 - The Lucas Brothers
Aug 7 • 91 min
Identical twins Kenny and Keith Lucas join Marc in the garage to talk about brotherhood, philosophy and comedy.
834 - Rory Scovel / Maz Jobrani
Aug 3 • 100 min
Comedian Rory Scovel stops by for a full chat with Marc in the garage. Also, Maz Jobrani is back to talk about being a comedian and immigrant in Trump’s America.
833 - Al Gore
Jul 31 • 78 min
Former Vice President Al Gore joins Marc in the garage to talk about climate, politics, journalism, and hope.
832 - David Alan Grier / Joe Mande
Jul 27 • 103 min
Marc talks with actor David Alan Grier and comedian Joe Mande.
831 - Randy Newman
Jul 24 • 97 min
Marc believes - and many agree with him - that Randy Newman is an American genius. One person who’s not so sure is Randy himself who, after half a century as a recording artist, 13 solo albums, 23 soundtracks, six Grammys, two Oscars and…
830 - David Remnick
Jul 20 • 76 min
David Remnick is a seasoned journalist, an accomplished writer and a proud amateur guitar player. But he’s also the gatekeeper of an American institution as editor of The New Yorker. Marc and David talk about the versatility of The New Yorker’s…
829 - Edie Falco
Jul 17 • 88 min
With indelible roles in shows like The Sopranos, Nurse Jackie and Horace and Pete, a lot of people feel like they know Edie Falco very well, even though they only know her characters. Edie helps Marc dispel some of these preconceived notions by…
828 - Keb’ Mo’ & Taj Mahal
Jul 13 • 78 min
Blues legends Keb’ Mo’ and Taj Mahal are distinctly different individuals. One grew up in Compton, California, the other grew up in Springfield, Massachusetts. One was raised on Caribbean music, the other got schooled in the Southern Blues. One is…
827 - GLOW Writers & Creators
Jul 10 • 85 min
Give a listen to how the sausage of television gets made as Marc talks with the creative team behind the show GLOW. First, hear about the process of scripting a season of television as a group from the show’s writers, Rachel Shukert, Nick Jones…
826 - Jeff Baena / Dave Anthony
Jul 6 • 96 min
Filmmaker Jeff Baena was always into movies that didn’t fit into easy categories. He tells Marc about having his mind blown at an early age thanks to directors like Kubrick and Fellini, which helps explain how Jeff could wind up writing a…
825 - Kia Stevens / Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Jul 3 • 108 min
It’s a tag team match with two of Marc’s GLOW colleagues. First, Chavo Guerrero Jr. stops by to tell Marc what it’s like to be part of a wrestling dynasty and how he put his lifetime of experience to use as the behind-the-scenes trainer on GLOW….
824 - Jason Mantzoukas
Jun 29 • 104 min
Jason Mantzoukas is a great improvisational comedian, which you would know from seeing him in shows like The League, on podcasts like How Did This Get Made? and in movies like The House. As he explains to Marc, it was only after undertaking a global…
823 - Jenji Kohan
Jun 26 • 95 min
Even when she was in school, Jenji Kohan didn’t like being told what she couldn’t do. So it makes sense that after she was told there was no chance she’d ever get on a TV writing staff, Jenji would make the hit shows Weeds, Orange is the New…
822 - Sofia Coppola
Jun 22 • 71 min
Despite a surname that is practically synonymous with modern American cinema, Sofia Coppola didn’t want to be a film director. She tells Marc about her early career ambitions and how they inevitably led her into the family business. The two of them…
821 - Alison Brie & Betty Gilpin
Jun 19 • 69 min
Marc sits down with his coworkers Alison Brie and Betty Gilpin to take stock of the time they spent shooting the first season of the new Netflix series GLOW and to learn a bit more about each other now that they’re not in character anymore. They…
820 - Kumail Nanjiani & Emily Gordon / Jim Florentine
Jun 15 • 87 min
Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon are married. They also wrote the movie The Big Sick, which is based on their lives and in which Kumail plays himself. Marc also wrote an episode of television that was based on Kumail, only Kumail did not play himself….
819 - Ariel Leve / Wheeler Walker, Jr.
Jun 12 • 95 min
When Marc crossed paths with writer Ariel Leve back in the ’90s, she was working at MTV and on the verge of making a splash as a print journalist. Ariel didn’t know she would soon uncover the trauma inflicted by her gaslighting mother. As Ariel…
818 - Mark Mulcahy / Phil Elverum
Jun 8 • 109 min
It’s a doubleheader of singer-songwriters who are separated by several years but tied together by similar tragedies that reshaped their lives and their art. First, Phil Elverum of The Microphones and Mount Eerie tells Marc why he urgently…
817 - Lesley Stahl / Demetri Martin
Jun 5 • 103 min
Marc interviews an interviewer when Lesley Stahl spends 60 minutes in the garage. The veteran journalist tells Marc what it was like to cover Watergate, interview U.S. Presidents, report on the struggles of real people, confront the changing…
816 - Senator Al Franken
Jun 1 • 91 min
Marc travels to Washington, DC for a conversation with his old radio co-worker who now happens to be a United States Senator. Al Franken takes Marc through his start in comedy with Tom Davis, his fifteen years at SNL and his emergence…
815 - Jake Fogelnest / Ron Funches
May 29 • 98 min
Jake Fogelnest was a teenager with a public access show who was thrust into a high-profile MTV gig and before too long was in rehab for drug addiction. Now Jake’s a successful writer and show runner but it all started out…
814 - Danny Fields / J Mascis
May 25 • 99 min
Danny Fields is a music manager, a publicist, a magazine editor, a writer, and a conduit to some of the greatest artists ever, including Andy Warhol, the Velvet Underground, the Doors, the Ramones, and many others. Danny takes Marc through a his…
813 - Griffin Dunne / Bill Burr
May 22 • 92 min
Griffin Dunne caught the acting bug at a young age and had early success with movies like American Werewolf in London and After Hours. But tragedy struck when his career was ascendant and his whole family channeled grief into…
Chris Cornell from June 2014
May 18 • 63 min
From Episode 502, this is Marc’s conversation with Chris Cornell, musician, singer and songwriter from the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave. Chris Cornell passed away on May 17, 2017.
812 - AJ Mendez Brooks / Fred Stoller
May 18 • 99 min
As AJ Lee, she was a larger than life superhero who won the WWE women’s wrestling championship three times. But as AJ Mendez Brooks, she spent most of her life coping with mental illness. AJ tells Marc why she decided to open up about her struggles…
811 - Joel Hodgson / Jonah Ray
May 15 • 107 min
Joel Hodgson took his Midwestern sensibility, his interest in theater of the absurd, his standup comedy experience, and his robot assembly skills, put them together and created the beloved comedy institution Mystery Science Theater 3000. Joel takes…
810 - Kevin Bacon
May 11 • 100 min
Kevin Bacon started his career with an awkward experience on the set of Animal House. Then his fear of becoming a major star after Footloose led him to self-sabotage. It wasn’t until he rejected Hollywood’s idea of being a leading man and…
809 - John Michael Higgins / Maria Bamford
May 8 • 101 min
John Michael Higgins is instantly familiar to audiences after seeing him in the Christopher Guest movies and Pitch Perfect and so many other films and TV shows. But he and Marc discover in the middle of their conversation that they actually…
808 - Wendi McLendon-Covey / Al Madrigal
May 4 • 98 min
Wendi McLendon-Covey may have found success with The Goldbergs and Bridesmaids but the Hollywood lifestyle was never her thing. As she tells Marc, Wendi lived at home with her parents until she was 26, worked at a hotel in Anaheim while she was…
783 - Bill Paxton / Dylan Brody
Feb 6 • 101 min
If Bill Paxton hadn’t suffered from rheumatic fever when he was growing up in Texas, he might not be in show business. Bill tells Marc some great stories about some of his most memorable work in things like Weird Science, Aliens, Big Love and his…
Marc Spitz from January 2014
Feb 5 • 78 min
From Episode 466, this is Marc’s conversation with author, playwright and music journalist Marc Spitz, conducted in two parts. Marc Spitz passed away on February 4, 2017.
779 - Martin Landau
Jan 23 • 87 min
Martin Landau is an Oscar-winning actor with a lifetime of work on film, TV and stage. But he’s also one of the foremost educators on his craft. Martin takes Marc through his early days in New York City at The Actors Studio studying…
614 - The President Was Here
Jun 25, 2015 • 76 min
From the minute the Presidential motorcade pulled away, Marc began recording his reaction to the momentous event that just occurred in his garage. Hear Marc’s ongoing reflections in the aftermath as well as a discussion with WTF producer Brendan…
613 - President Barack Obama
Jun 22, 2015 • 67 min
Marc welcomes the 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, to the garage for conversation about college, fitting in, race relations, gun violence, changing the status quo, disappointing your fans, comedians, fatherhood and…