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WTF with Marc Maron Podcast
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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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Episodes
  • 2024 / 2 / 29
    Episode 1517 - Mae Martin

    Mae Martin is Canadian, has a background in sketch comedy, spent a lot of time doing standup in England, and is non-binary. And yet, despite a life that couldn’t seem more different than Marc’s, the two of...

  • 2024 / 2 / 29
    Richard Lewis from 2011

    Richard Lewis was a comedy hero and inspiration to Marc. They spent their first extended time together in 2011 for this conversation about Richard's life and career. Richard died on February 27, 2024 at age...

  • 2024 / 2 / 26
    Episode 1516 - Lily Gladstone

    Lily Gladstone knows that people project all manner of emotions and intentions onto her when she gives a performance. Lily and Marc talk about why that happens, including the reaction to her Oscar-nominated...

  • 2024 / 2 / 22
    Episode 1515 - Rodrigo Prieto

    Rodrigo Prieto is the cinematographer of two of last year's most celebrated films: Barbie and Killers of the Flower Moon, for which he is Oscar-nominated. Rodrigo talks with Marc about finding the right look...

  • 2024 / 2 / 21
    Episode 1514 - America Ferrera

    America Ferrera didn't expect that her performance in Barbie would lead to an Oscar nomination but few things in life have gone in a straight line for the daughter of working class immigrants from Honduras....

  • 2024 / 2 / 19
    Episode 1513 - Mark Ruffalo

    Before Mark Ruffalo became the Hulk, he deeply understood what it felt like to be two people in the same skin. A high school wrestler and a member of the drama club, a surfer and a punk rocker, a...

  • 2024 / 2 / 15
    Episode 1512 - Da'Vine Joy Randolph

    Da’Vine Joy Randolph is in the midst of the highly competitive Hollywood award season, but the competitive fire always burns strong within her. From high school basketball to her time on a track scholarship...

  • 2024 / 2 / 12
    Episode 1511 - Ed Zwick

    Ed Zwick’s career as a director, writer and producer in Hollywood lends itself to the full memoir treatment, complete with stories about stars behaving badly and development disasters. But Ed’s new book also...

  • 2024 / 2 / 8
    Episode 1510 - John Oliver

    John Oliver is one of those people who just gets Marc. It’s not surprising, considering John has become one of the sharpest observers of the American way of life. Back in the garage after almost twelve years,...

  • 2024 / 2 / 5
    Episode 1509 - Laurie Kilmartin

    Laurie Kilmartin can make comedy out of the darkest situations in her life, from her father’s hospice care to her mother dying of Covid to being targeted by Fox News and the right wing for making an abortion...

  • 2024 / 2 / 3
    Wayne Kramer from 2014

    Marc's 2014 conversation with Wayne Kramer, co-founder of the legendary rock group MC5, covering the ‘60s, jazz, Iggy Pop, the White Panther Party, prison, drugs and more. Wayne died on February 2, 2024 at...

  • 2024 / 2 / 1
    Episode 1508 - Bobby Lee

    In the thirteen years since Bobby Lee was last on WTF, he and Marc have grown to like each other more and more. For one thing, Marc taught Bobby how to tell time. But aside from that, they’ve shared a lot...

  • 2024 / 1 / 29
    Episode 1507 - Jon Cryer

    Jon Cryer has been in show business for most of his life and has seen the changes, both rapid and gradual, within the industry. Jon talks with Marc about his early stage work, his breakthrough in film with...

  • 2024 / 1 / 25
    Episode 1506 - Moshe Kasher

    Moshe Kasher already wrote a memoir about his years as a teenage substance abuser growing up in an orthodox Jewish family with two deaf parents. Now Moshe’s back to talk with Marc about his second memoir,...

  • 2024 / 1 / 22
    Episode 1505 - Jacqueline Novak

    Jacqueline Novak’s new Netflix standup special is a rite of passage story about a girl finding her way into womanhood. Kind of. For Marc, it was refreshing to watch something so frank, filthy and fun. For...

  • 2024 / 1 / 18
    Episode 1504 - Jonah Ray Rodrigues / Ed Begley Jr.

    It’s the return of two past WTF guests who have lots of stories and common experiences to share with Marc. First, Hollywood’s everyman Ed Begley Jr. is back for the first time in a decade, fresh off writing...

  • 2024 / 1 / 15
    Episode 1503 - Billie Joe Armstrong

    Billie Joe Armstrong and Green Day are heading out on a global tour as they celebrate the 30th anniversary of their breakout album Dookie, the 20th anniversary of American Idiot, and the release of their new...

  • 2024 / 1 / 11
    Episode 1502 - Greta Gerwig

    The last time Greta Gerwig was on WTF, she had just directed her first solo feature, the independent film Lady Bird. Now she returns after directing and co-writing the biggest movie of 2023, Barbie....

  • 2024 / 1 / 8
    Episode 1501 - Joel Edgerton

    Joel Edgerton’s decision to start a filmmaking collective with his brother and friends in Australia is the foundation for his career and an ideal representation of the collaborative process. Joel talks with...

  • 2024 / 1 / 4
    Episode 1500 - Paul Giamatti

    Paul Giamatti and Marc have so many similar interests - amassing books, admiring marginal geniuses, taking jobs out of panic, reassessing classic movies, watching old late night talk show clips, wanting to be...

  • 2024 / 1 / 1
    The Friday Show Special

    For New Year’s Day, Marc introduces you to The Friday Show, a weekly episode available to Full Maron subscribers, hosted by WTF producer Brendan McDonald and Kris Lo Presto, a friend of theirs from back in...

  • 2023 / 12 / 28
    Episode 1499 - Matt B. Davis

    Matt B. Davis is unique among WTF guests in that he did comedy for more than a decade, got out of the business and never wanted back in. Matt and Marc talk about how they got to know each other as comics, how...

  • 2023 / 12 / 25
    The 'Marc on Movies' Special

    For Christmas Day, Marc presents a special collection of exclusive segments that were published this past year on the Full Maron bonus feed as part of the Marc on Movies series. First, a conversation with WTF...

  • 2023 / 12 / 21
    Episode 1498 - Blitz Bazawule

    Growing up in Ghana, director Blitz Bazawule relied on three things to transport him to other worlds: movies, American hip-hop, and his grandmother’s stories. Blitz tells Marc how he combined all three in his...

  • 2023 / 12 / 18
    Episode 1497 - Tammy Pescatelli

    Tammy Pescatelli and Marc were recently on the same show, performing for thousands in a basketball arena. Now in the garage, Tammy and Marc talk about their lives in comedy, which both of them spent earning...

  • 2023 / 12 / 14
    Episode 1496 - Rodney Crowell / John Doe

    As one of country music’s most prolific singer-songwriters, Rodney Crowell talks with Marc about the art of songwriting, his evolution as a performer, and his collaborations with everyone from Emmylou Harris...

  • 2023 / 12 / 11
    Episode 1495 - Peter Sarsgaard

    Peter Sarsgaard is always a memorable presence on screen and on stage. But in his latest role, he’s playing a man losing his memory at an early age. Marc and Peter talk about how life leads to inevitable...

  • 2023 / 12 / 7
    Episode 1494 - Taylor Williamson

    Taylor Williamson’s obsession with comedy led him to club gigs as a teenager and national press coverage praising “the 19-year-old’s cerebral wit.” But Taylor tells Marc he was ready to give up on his dreams...

  • 2023 / 12 / 4
    Episode 1493 - Kate Simon

    Kate Simon’s love of photography started with a Polaroid camera and her talents put her right in the middle of the art and music scenes in London and New York City in the 1970s and ’80s. Kate and Marc talk...

  • 2023 / 11 / 30
    Episode 1492 - Jesse David Fox

    Jesse David Fox thinks comedy is serious business. As the comedy reporter at Vulture, he’s been writing about it for more than a decade. Now Jesse is attempting to explain the role of comedy in our...

  • 2023 / 11 / 27
    Episode 1491 - Albert Brooks

    A conversation more than a dozen years in the making, Albert Brooks finally agreed to sit down with Marc overlooking the Pacific Ocean at The Georgian Hotel in Santa Monica. After recently going over parts of...

  • 2023 / 11 / 23
    Episode 1490 - Elliott Caine

    When Marc was living in Highland Park, he found out something interesting about his neighborhood optometrist. Not only was this man an eye doctor, he was an accomplished jazz trumpeter. Marc welcomes Dr....

  • 2023 / 11 / 20
    Episode 1489 - Taika Waititi

    Taika Waititi has his hands in dozens of projects at any given time, but he says the connective thread of all his work is that he’s still trying to impress his deceased father. Taika and Marc discuss the core...

  • 2023 / 11 / 16
    Episode 1488 - Fisher Stevens

    Fisher Stevens left a lasting impression on Marc in the early ‘80s when Fisher was in Brighton Beach Memoirs on Broadway. Since then, Fisher’s career has taken him from acting to directing to making...

  • 2023 / 11 / 13
    Episode 1487 - José Andrés

    Chef José Andrés could have been best known as the owner of some of the most celebrated restaurants in the world. But now he is arguably more well known as someone who feeds people around the world in their...

  • 2023 / 11 / 9
    Episode 1486 - Laraaji

    Before he was Laraaji, Edward Larry Gordon was a gig musician with a background in composition, an aspiring actor, a standup comic and a person interested in the metaphysical. Then one day he pawned his...

  • 2023 / 11 / 6
    Episode 1485 - John Wilson

    While John Wilson spends his time filming everything around him, one question he’s constantly asking is whether he should be filming everything around him all the time. John talks with Marc about how his...

  • 2023 / 11 / 2
    Episode 1484 - Lou Adler

    Lou Adler’s career in the music industry is one of the most accomplished in history, writing and producing hit songs and albums for the likes of Jan and Dean, Sam Cooke, the Mamas and the Papas, Carole King...

  • 2023 / 10 / 30
    Episode 1483 - Dan Soder

    Nearly fifteen years ago, Dan Soder and Marc were talking at a comedy club right after they were both fired from their respective radio gigs. Marc responded to that moment by launching this podcast while Dan...

  • 2023 / 10 / 26
    Episode 1482 - Jennette McCurdy

    Jennette McCurdy turned the pain of her abusive upbringing and the resentment she had toward her show business career into the blockbuster memoir I’m Glad My Mom Died. More than a year after its release,...

  • 2023 / 10 / 23
    Episode 1481 - Joan Baez

    Joan Baez is in the midst of examining her life as the subject of a new documentary, Joan Baez: I Am a Noise. Among the many revelations is that, at a very young age, she gravitated toward sad music. What she...

  • 2023 / 10 / 19
    Episode 1480 - Doug Stanhope / Louis Katz

    It’s another comic double-header with two of Marc’s favorites. Doug Stanhope is back to talk about his new movie The Road Dog, which prompts memories from Doug and Marc about their days doing road gigs when...

  • 2023 / 10 / 16
    Episode 1479 - Rob Halford

    Fans know Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford as the Metal God. But he says there’s one guy called Rob Halford and another guy called The Metal God. Now, at 72 years old, Rob is embracing a life where those two...

  • 2023 / 10 / 12
    Episode 1478 - Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Arnold Schwarzenegger likes to focus on life’s victories. That makes for an interesting contrast with Marc, a self-described “obstacle guy.” Arnold and Marc find that their differing approaches to taking on...

  • 2023 / 10 / 9
    Episode 1477 - Tom Papa

    Tom Papa’s last trip to the garage was mostly about his comedy past, reflecting on how he and Marc got to where they are in their chosen profession. This time, Tom and Marc are thinking mostly about their...

  • 2023 / 10 / 5
    Episode 1476 - Larry Charles

    Larry Charles always knew he liked comedy but he also knew he liked being a button-pusher. Those preferences are on display in his writing for Seinfeld, his work on Curb Your Enthusiasm, and his direction of...

  • 2023 / 10 / 2
    Episode 1475 - Les Claypool / Marc Ribot

    Les Claypool is the first guest who flew himself to his WTF interview. Whether he’s studying aviation, perfecting fly fishing or starting another band, the Primus founder and bass virtuoso is always doing new...

  • 2023 / 9 / 28
    Episode 1474 - LeVar Burton

    LeVar Burton was on track to join the priesthood early in life. But that actually turned out to be the fast track to acting and by age 19 he was starring in one of the most watched television programs of all...

  • 2023 / 9 / 25
    Episode 1473 - Chevy Chase

    Chevy Chase plays a pivotal role in the history of American comedy, from his work on the National Lampoon Radio Hour to being the breakout star of Saturday Night Live’s first season to his hit comedy films...

  • 2023 / 9 / 21
    Episode 1472 - Aparna Nancherla

    Aparna Nancherla says the self-fulfilling prophecy of imposter syndrome is convincing yourself you don’t belong and acting in a way to prove yourself right. It’s something she’s dealt with no matter what...