115 episodes

Marc Maron welcomes comedians, actors, directors, writers, authors, musicians and folks from all walks of life to his home for amazingly revealing conversations. Marc's probing, comprehensive interview style allows guests to express themselves in ways listeners have never heard.
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WTF with Marc Maron Podcast Marc Maron

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    • 4.6 • 1.6K Ratings

Marc Maron welcomes comedians, actors, directors, writers, authors, musicians and folks from all walks of life to his home for amazingly revealing conversations. Marc's probing, comprehensive interview style allows guests to express themselves in ways listeners have never heard.
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    Episode 1345 - Jason Kander

    Episode 1345 - Jason Kander

    Jason Kander was a rising star in national politics. In fact, he was staging a run for the Presidency and got the thumbs up from none other than Barack Obama himself. Then the roof caved in. Jason tells Marc why he needed to put everything on hold in order to treat his PTSD, something he’d been suffering since serving in Afghanistan eleven years earlier, but also something he wouldn’t allow himself to confront for more than a decade. Jason’s new book is Invisible Storm: A Soldier’s Memoir of Politics and PTSD.
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Episode 1344 - Laura Veirs

    Episode 1344 - Laura Veirs

    Singer-songwriter Laura Veirs has something to prove with her latest album, Found Light. After divorce ended her 20-years-long collaborative relationship with her producer husband, Laura not only needed to prove she could create a new album independently, but she needed to be sure of who she was in the world going forward. Laura and Marc talk about love and loss and the power of therapeutic mushrooms. They also talk about how Laura suffers from imposter syndrome when she’s around her other collaborators, k.d. lang and Neko Case.
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Episode 1343 - Atsuko Okatsuka

    Episode 1343 - Atsuko Okatsuka

    Comedian Atsuko Okatsuka has familiarity with garages. But unlike Marc, she didn’t start a podcast in one. She lived in one with her mother and grandmother for seven years, as three generations of immigrant women dealt with cramped quarters, eating disorders and schizophrenia. Atsuko tells Marc how she was unaware as a young girl that her trip from Japan to America was going to become permanent and how her discovery of standup comedy helped her find her voice.
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Episode 1342 - Dana Gould

    Episode 1342 - Dana Gould

    Dana Gould is in his 40th year of doing standup. He and Marc talk about what they’ve learned in their decades of comedy, how they came to accept their limitations, and how they see themselves in today’s standup environment. Dana also explains why he went back on stage after years of giving it up to work on The Simpsons, why he feels that progress in comedy means knowing when you were wrong, and why he always goes back to George Carlin.
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Episode 1341 - Kate Berlant

    Episode 1341 - Kate Berlant

    Kate Berlant’s comedy defies easy categorization. That’s okay with Kate, who thinks people use a lot of empty terms to pin down comedy. Kate and Marc talk about how growing up in the art world helped Kate take a different approach when she got on the comedy stage as a teenager. They also talk about Kate’s sketch work with fellow comedian John Early, the inspiration she took from the late Brody Stevens, and why her Bo Burnham-directed comedy special remains in limbo.
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 1340 - Jen Statsky

    Episode 1340 - Jen Statsky

    When Jen Statsky and her collaborators were creating the show Hacks, they knew they needed to nail the portrayal of life in standup comedy because comics will quickly know if they got it wrong. Marc talks with Jen about how they did, indeed, nail it. They also talk about her work at The Onion and on shows like Parks and Rec, The Good Place, Broad City and Lady Dynamite. Plus, Jen and Marc talk about stuffing your feelings, getting better at acknowledging them, and understanding why growing up in Boston might lead you to ignoring them.
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    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

daisybell87 ,

Best interviewer in the game

I’ve listened for years and think Marc is hands down the best interviewer there is. His curiosity and compassion are limitless.

Mr Plan Man ,

Picks you up and drops in right beside them

I have listened to a few hundred episodes of this podcast and Mark never fails to get me in the room alongside the guest, up close, listening and experiencing the conversation. I have taken you with me in the car across the UK, on the tube in London, at home and in the garden. From Obama to Bruce and Kate Blanchette to Daniel Kaluuya. Comedians, actors, musicians and writers. Fascinating insights. You have turned me on to so many TV shows, books, films and albums I think you’ve influenced my taste! Cheers. A must add to your regular podcast collection.

ESZK13 ,

Stop interrupting Bob Spitz!

I wanted to hear what he had to say!

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