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Comedian Marc Maron is tackling the most complex philosophical question of our day - WTF? He'll get to the bottom of it with help from comedian friends, celebrity guests and the voices in his own head.

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Episode 816 - Senator Al Franken

1:31:20 | Jun 1st, 2017

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 as a political ...Show More

Episode 905 - Bill Simmons

1:47:05 | Apr 9th, 2018

Bill Simmons and Marc hold a podcast summit of sorts to talk about sports writing, the Internet, divorce, documentaries, and Andre The Giant.

Episode 989 - Allison Janney

1:22:18 | Jan 28th

Allison Janney talks with Marc about her figure skating past, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, The West Wing, winning an Oscar, and more.

Episode 987 - Aaron Sorkin

1:29:00 | Jan 21st

Aaron Sorkin and Marc have a characteristically fast-paced talk about writing, William Goldman, A Few Good Men, To Kill A Mockingbird, The West Wing and more.

Episode 932 - Ray Liotta / Jim Jefferies

1:37:12 | Jul 12th, 2018

Actor Ray Liotta talks with Marc about adoption, soap operas, Old Times Square, Goodfellas, J-Lo, and more. Plus, comedian Jim Jefferies stops by.

Episode 925 - Billy Bob Thornton

1:35:18 | Jun 18th, 2018

Billy Bob Thornton joins Marc in the garage to talk about anxiety, OCD, Robert Duvall, Richie Havens, Sling Blade, and the new season of Goliath.

Episode 919 - Tom Papa

1:34:44 | May 28th, 2018

Comedian Tom Papa talks with Marc about the '90s comedy scene, Greg Giraldo, Jerry Seinfeld, Steven Soderbergh, The Marriage Ref, Live From Here and more.

Episode 895 - Sharon Stone

1:18:27 | Mar 5th, 2018

Sharon Stone joins Marc to talk about Mosaic, Basic Instinct, Marlon Brando, Martin Scorsese, and the changes happening in Hollywood.

Episode 870 - James Franco

2:00:45 | Dec 7th, 2017

Marc talks with James Franco about his life in show business and how much he relates to Tommy Wiseau, the man he portrays in The Disaster Artist.

Episode 868 - Sam Beam / Bob Saget

1:30:14 | Nov 30th, 2017

Marc talks with Sam Beam, a.k.a. Iron & Wine, about making soulful folk rock. Plus, Bob Saget stops by to talk about his new special.

Episode 847 - Lee Daniels

1:05:32 | Sep 18th, 2017

Marc talks to the man behind the hit show Empire, director-producer Lee Daniels.

Episode 845 - Ken Burns & Lynn Novick

1:29:49 | Sep 11th, 2017

Documentary filmmakers Ken Burns & Lynn Novick join Marc in the garage to discuss their latest work, a 10-part examination of the Vietnam War.

Episode 841 - Jay Baruchel

1:17:58 | Aug 28th, 2017

Actor Jay Baruchel takes the trip down from Canada to talk with Marc in the garage.

Episode 833 - Al Gore

1:18:10 | Jul 31st, 2017

Former Vice President Al Gore joins Marc in the garage to talk about climate, politics, journalism, and hope.

Episode 828 - Keb' Mo' & Taj Mahal

1:18:57 | Jul 13th, 2017

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 qu...Show More

Episode 1011 - Mark Arm / The Pashman Cometh

1:27:13 | Apr 18th

Mark Arm from the bands Mudhoney and Green River talks about the Seattle music scene, surfing, and the junk. Plus, The Sporkful’s Dan Pashman stops by.

Episode 1010 - Christina Hendricks

1:27:41 | Apr 15th

Christina Hendricks is in the garage to talk about Idaho, Smokey the Bear, being a goth kid, Mad Men, Good Girls, playing the accordion and more.

Episode 1009 - Bruce McCulloch

1:16:37 | Apr 11th

Bruce McCulloch from The Kids in the Hall talks about Calgary, being an angry young man, Brain Candy, Gord Downie, and directing.

Episode 1008 - Vincent D'Onofrio

1:17:19 | Apr 8th

Vincent D’Onofrio talks Kubrick, Altman, anger, acceptance, being a bouncer, making spoken word albums, and directing a Western.

Episode 1007 - T Bone Burnett

1:29:33 | Apr 4th

T Bone Burnett takes Marc through music history and talks about the Rolling Thunder Revue, analog vs. digital, sex music vs. war music, and collaborating with the Coen Brothers.

Episode 1006 - John Lithgow

1:27:20 | Apr 1st

John Lithgow talks with Marc about playing psychopaths, playing nice guys, playing historical figures, and creating children’s entertainment.

Episode 1005 - Phoebe Robinson

1:30:03 | Mar 28th

Phoebe Robinson talks with Marc about 2 Dope Queens, collagen, being “the only one,” her podcast Sooo Many White Guys, and the Obamas.

Episode 1004 - Rob Lowe

1:23:26 | Mar 25th

Rob Lowe talks with Marc about the Brat Pack, the sex tape, getting sober, doing comedy, hosting a game show, and having recurring nightmares.

Episode 1003 - Tal Wilkenfeld

1:39:23 | Mar 21st

Guitar goddess Tal Wilkenfeld brings her talents to the garage to play some tunes and talk about working with legendary musicians like Prince, Jeff Beck, Herbie Hancock and The Who.

Episode 1002 - Amy Sedaris

1:17:28 | Mar 18th

Amy Sedaris talks with Marc about not having plans, her brother David, Stephen Colbert, Strangers with Candy, BoJack Horseman, David Letterman and more.

Episode 1001 - Aidy Bryant

1:16:20 | Mar 14th

SNL’s Aidy Bryant talks with Marc about improv, rage, her new show Shrill, and not letting things like body image have power over her life.

Episode 1000

2:29:06 | Mar 11th

Marc and WTF producer Brendan McDonald reflect on the process, experience, changes, challenges, highlights, difficulties and achievements of 1000 episodes.

The Marc and Tom Show #5

1:02:15 | Mar 7th

Marc Maron and Tom Scharpling join forces for the fifth installation of their head-to-head verbal jam session.

Episode 999 - Alfred Molina

1:35:52 | Mar 4th

Alfred Molina talks about being one of our most memorable character actors, from Boogie Nights to Spider-Man 2 to Raiders of the Lost Ark, as well as his extensive work on stage and now on podcasts.

Episode 998 - Gary Clark Jr.

1:18:22 | Feb 28th

Guitar hero Gary Clark Jr. talks with Marc about the Blues, Hubert Sumlin, Tito Jackson, the Vaughan brothers, Eric Clapton and more.

Episode 997 - Andrea Savage

1:24:17 | Feb 25th

Andrea Savage visits the garage to talk about her show I'm Sorry, life with agents, Jason Mantzoukas, and being cut from The Groundlings.

Episode 996 - Jon Bernthal

1:40:59 | Feb 21st

Jon Bernthal talks about The Punisher, The Walking Dead, Martin Scorsese, and how he went from heading down a bad path in life to salvation by way of acting.

Episode 995 - Mandy Moore

1:25:40 | Feb 18th

Mandy Moore tells Marc why This Is Us came along at just the right time in her life, after a marriage in which she put her career on hold and lost her sense of self.

Episode 994 - Yeardley Smith / Krusty the Clown

1:28:52 | Feb 14th

Yeardley Smith explains what it's like to be Lisa Simpson, divulges some secrets behind the show, and tells Marc about her personal struggles with self-acceptance. Plus, Krusty the Clown stops by the garage.

Episode 993 - Tony Shalhoub

1:25:48 | Feb 11th

Actor Tony Shalhoub joins Marc to talk Mrs. Maisel, the Coen Brothers, Mike Nichols, Wings, Monk and why being cut from his first movie still hurts.

Episode 992 - Yorgos Lanthimos

1:38:33 | Feb 7th

Filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos talks with Marc about his movies like The Favourite, The Lobster, and Dogtooth, and explains why questions don't always need to be answered.

Episode 991 - Anderson .Paak

1:40:27 | Feb 4th

Hip-hop artist Anderson .Paak explains to Marc why there's a dot in his name and also talks about Dr. Dre, Snoop, Kendrick, Q-Tip and Rodney Dangerfield.

Episode 990 - Allan MacDonell

1:30:37 | Jan 31st

Writer Allan MacDonnell of Slash magazine, Hustler and his own memoirs joins Marc in the garage to talk drugs, LA, punk rock, death, and the slow grind of life.

Episode 988 - Brad Garrett

1:39:49 | Jan 24th

Brad Garrett sits at the table - in the garage, not Vegas - with Marc to talk about gambling, Sinatra, Everybody Loves Raymond, Robin Williams and more.

Episode 986 - Linda Cardellini

1:19:44 | Jan 17th

Linda Cardellini talks about the leap of faith that led to Freaks and Geeks, as well as some of her other noteworthy projects like ER, Mad Men and Green Book.

Episode 985 - Howie Mandel

1:35:16 | Jan 14th

Howie Mandel talks with Marc about OCD, ADHD, Gremlins, Bobby's World, and why he was ready to quit the business before landing Deal or No Deal.

Episode 984 - Sam Lipsyte

1:41:58 | Jan 10th

Sam Lipsyte is a celebrated author and one of Marc's very best friends. They spend a lot of time talking about life and the way of the world. This time they recorded it.

Episode 983 - Steve Coogan

1:30:51 | Jan 7th

Steve Coogan (and "Michael Caine" and "Sean Connery" and other voices) join Marc to talk about Alan Partridge, Stan and Ollie, Tropic Thunder and more.

Episode 982 - Seth MacFarlane

1:36:58 | Jan 3rd

Seth MacFarlane stops by the garage to talk with Marc about singing, dancing and making offensive cartoons. Plus, thoughts on Oscar hosting, Ted, Frank Sinatra, The Far Side, and The Orville.

Episode 981 - Reinaldo Marcus Green

1:23:31 | Dec 31st, 2018

Filmmaker Reinaldo Marcus Green tells Marc about the interconnected paths in his life that led to his feature film debut, Monsters and Men.

Episode 980 - Kyle Dunnigan

1:30:12 | Dec 27th, 2018

Kyle Dunnigan gets Marc to call him The King of Instagram and also talks about midlife crises, Sarah Silverman, Amy Schumer and the Kardashians.

Episode 979 - Topher Grace

1:31:19 | Dec 24th, 2018

Topher Grace tells Marc about the lessons he learned from That '70s Show, Ashton Kutcher, Spike Lee, Steven Soderbergh and Christopher Nolan.

Episode 978 - Fahim Anwar

1:25:02 | Dec 20th, 2018

Comic Fahim Anwar tells Marc about his days working as an engineer for Boeing while secretly doing standup at night and how that double-life prepared him for a career in show business.

Episode 977 - The Beastie Boys

1:28:47 | Dec 17th, 2018

Mike D and Ad-Rock, aka Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz, talk with Marc about all things Beastie Boys.

Episode 976 - Maggie Gyllenhaal

1:27:58 | Dec 13th, 2018

Maggie Gyllenhaal talks with Marc about The Deuce, The Kindergarten Teacher, Secretary, her brother Jake, her husband Peter, and her filmmaker parents.

Episode 975 - Jeff Daniels

1:20:57 | Dec 10th, 2018

Jeff Daniels takes a break from rehearsing To Kill A Mockingbird to talk with Marc about the Midwest, respecting writers, James Cagney, and the dream role of Atticus Finch.

Episode 974 - Ted Alexandro

1:28:40 | Dec 6th, 2018

Comic Ted Alexandro talks with Marc about social responsibility, being a school teacher, and addressing the Comedy Cellar-Louis CK controversy from the Comedy Cellar stage.

Episode 973 - Tim Blake Nelson

1:37:38 | Dec 3rd, 2018

Actor-writer-director Tim Blake Nelson sits down with Marc to talk about the Coen Brothers, Oklahoma, George Clooney, and Buster Scruggs.

Episode 972 - Jeff Tweedy

1:41:40 | Nov 29th, 2018

Jeff Tweedy talks with Marc about Wilco, Uncle Tupelo, anxiety, painkillers, Bob Dylan, Judaism, and playing music with his own sons.

Episode 971 - Martin Mull

1:27:22 | Nov 26th, 2018

Actor-musician-painter-writer-comedian Martin Mull talks with Marc about how he became all of those things, along with stories about Steve Martin, John Lennon and George Carlin.

Episode 970 - Annie Lederman

1:35:30 | Nov 22nd, 2018

Comedian and writer Annie Lederman talks with Marc about breaking bad in high school, pulling out of a tailspin through service work, and processing past trauma with the help of a longtime friend.

Episode 969 - Kenneth Lonergan

1:38:28 | Nov 19th, 2018

Playwright-screenwriter-director Kenneth Lonergan talks with Marc about Manchester By The Sea, The Waverly Gallery, Martin Scorsese, New York City and the lie of sentimentality.

Episode 968 - Michael Douglas

1:17:29 | Nov 15th, 2018

Michael Douglas is in the garage with Marc to talk about his 102-year old his father Kirk, Wall Street, Falling Down, Behind the Candelabra and his new project, The Kominsky Method.

Episode 967 - D.L. Hughley

1:32:32 | Nov 12th, 2018

D.L. Hughley and Marc talk about South Central, Robin Harris, Bernie Mac, the Original Kings of Comedy, radio, and Kanye.

Episode 966 - Sandy Hackett

1:22:21 | Nov 8th, 2018

Sandy Hackett shares stories about his dad, Buddy, as well as other classic tales about Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, Johnny Carson, the Rat Pack, and Elvis Presley

Episode 965 - Rita Rudner

1:21:14 | Nov 5th, 2018

Rita Rudner and Marc discuss their shared love of comedy, and also talk about Vegas, dancing, Carson, adoption, joke writing, and Australia.

Episode 964 - Roger Daltrey

1:45:00 | Nov 1st, 2018

The Who frontman Roger Daltrey talks with Marc about Pete, Keith, John, Elvis, The Beatles, The Stones, The Kinks, Tommy, Woodstock and more.

Episode 963 - Zoe Kazan

1:26:18 | Oct 29th, 2018

Zoe Kazan stops by the garage to talk with Marc about The Big Sick, the Coen Brothers, her grandfather Elia Kazan, and collaborating with Paul Dano on their new film Wildlife.

Episode 962 - Eric Idle

1:32:24 | Oct 25th, 2018

Eric Idle brings more Monty Python talk to the garage and also talks with Marc about World War II, David Bowie, George Harrison, Robin Williams and Spamalot.

Episode 961 - John Cleese

1:22:23 | Oct 22nd, 2018

John Cleese takes Marc through Monty Python history, as well as stories about Fawlty Towers, A Fish Called Wanda, pushing boundaries, and telling off-color jokes.

Episode 960 - Richard E. Grant / Brian Posehn

1:37:11 | Oct 18th, 2018

Actor Richard E. Grant talks with Marc about his many roles, his experiences with iconic directors like Scorsese and Coppola, and his new scene partner, Melissa McCarthy. Plus, comedian Brian Posehn stops by.

Episode 959 - Busy Philipps

1:30:37 | Oct 15th, 2018

Busy Philipps and Marc get into it, talk show host to talk show host. They talk stress, shame, Arizona, Michelle Williams, Fresks and Geeks, Cougar Town, and more.

Episode 958 - Kurt Vile

1:14:24 | Oct 11th, 2018

Singer-songwriter Kurt Vile and Marc share their mutual love of Tom Scharpling, the blues, Randy Newman, Neil Young, and good driveways, and also talk about Kurt's career origins.

Episode 957 - Charles Demers

1:30:55 | Oct 8th, 2018

Canadian comic and writer talks with Marc about the political, social and professional differences between Canada and the United States, as well as the personal struggles he overcame in the Great White North.

Episode 956 - Sissy Spacek

1:13:48 | Oct 4th, 2018

Sissy Spacek joins Marc in the garage to talk about Texas, Nick Nolte, Badlands, Carrie, Coal Miner’s Daughter, Robert Altman and more.

Episode 955 - Anna Faris

1:39:49 | Oct 1st, 2018

Anna Faris leaves the comfort of her own podcast studio to join Marc in the garage as they talk about acting, parenting, insecurity, and Allison Janney.

Episode 954 - Gale Anne Hurd

1:24:19 | Sep 27th, 2018

Hollywood super-producer Gale Anne Hurd talks with Marc about The Terminator, Aliens, The Walking Dead, and lots more of her projects from four decades of movie making.

Episode 953 - Joan Jett

1:32:19 | Sep 24th, 2018

Joan Jett and her longtime producer Kenny Laguna take Marc through Joan's life and career from The Runaways to the Blackhearts to her continuing influence on rock and roll.

Episode 952 - Slash

1:28:25 | Sep 20th, 2018

Slash jams with Marc about all things music, including Guns N’ Roses, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Aerosmith, Michael Jackson, Carole King, and lots more.

Episode 951 - Kristen Bell

1:22:32 | Sep 17th, 2018

Marc makes Kristen Bell a meal, and then they talk about Veronica Mars, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Frozen, The Good Place and more.

Episode 950 - Adam Cayton-Holland

1:21:56 | Sep 13th, 2018

Comedian-actor-writer Adam Cayton Holland joins Marc for a talk that’s heavy but also funny and sweet. Comedy, depression, suicide, grief, and growth.

Episode 949 - Billy Eichner

1:13:48 | Sep 10th, 2018

Billy Eichner gets off the street and comes into the garage to tell Marc about developing his comedic persona, loving musical theater, and being in The Lion King.

Episode 948 - Sir Paul McCartney

1:13:00 | Sep 6th, 2018

Marc sits down with Paul McCartney in front of a live audience to talk about Little Richard, the Rolling Stones, the Who, the Beach Boys, Wings, Egypt Station, and, oh yeah, the Beatles.

Episode 947 - Dan Schlissel

1:15:13 | Sep 3rd, 2018

Record producer Dan Schlissel died recently. He tells Marc what it was like, along with stories about producing comedy albums for everyone from Maria Bamford to Lewis Black to Hannibal Buress and more.

Episode 946 - Ian Bagg / Bert Kreischer

1:38:38 | Aug 30th, 2018

Comedian Ian Bagg talks about Northern Canada, hockey goons, blowing up gold mines, and hitchhiking his way into stand-up. Also, a Marc has a little talk with Bert Kreischer

Episode 945 - Jo Koy

1:29:24 | Aug 27th, 2018

Jo Koy talks with Marc about headlining around the world and developing one of the most devoted audiences in comedy.

Episode 944 - Tanya Donelly / Jason Bateman

1:37:42 | Aug 23rd, 2018

Tanya Donnelly and Marc reconnect after 30 years and talk about her days in Throwing Muses, The Breeders and Belly. Plus, Jason Bateman returns for seconds.

Episode 943 - Shooter Jennings / Rob Riggle

1:38:51 | Aug 20th, 2018

Shooter Jennings visits the garage to talk about his dad, Nine Inch Nails, George Jones, Stephen King and more. Plus, Rob Riggle stops by to explain how his crazy idea for a show became a reality.

Episode 942 - Joe Walsh

1:30:04 | Aug 16th, 2018

Joe Walsh talks sobriety, Kent State, The James Gang, The Who, Jimmy Page, joining The Eagles, breaking up with The Eagles, and getting back with The Eagles.

Episode 941 - Jimmy O. Yang

1:29:22 | Aug 13th, 2018

Silicon Valley's Jimmy O. Yang talks with Marc about Hong Kong, open mics, BET, working in a strip club, ping pong, and Crazy Rich Asians.

Episode 940 - Chris O'Dowd

1:20:01 | Aug 9th, 2018

Chris O'Dowd joins Marc in the garage to talk about Ireland, Bridesmaids, The IT Crowd, Get Shorty, cats, and Bono.

Episode 939 - Jay Leno

1:40:31 | Aug 6th, 2018

Jay Leno and Marc get into all of it: Letterman, Bill Hicks, Conan, Kimmel, The Comedy Store, Rodney Dangerfield, political correctness and, of course, cars.

Episode 938 - Luzer Twersky

1:25:20 | Aug 2nd, 2018

Actor Luzer Twersky tells Marc about his upbringing in the Hasidic Jewish community, his personal rebellion, and his exile from that world.

Episode 937 - Mila Kunis / Iliza Shlesinger

1:46:15 | Jul 30th, 2018

Mila Kunis talks with Marc about Ashton Kutcher, Macaulay Culkin, That 70s Show, religious refugees, parenting, and more. Plus, Iliza Shlesinger returns, fresh off her wedding.

Episode 936 - Sue Costello / Jim Gaffigan

1:15:51 | Jul 26th, 2018

Sue Costello talks with Marc about jumping over the constant hurdles of show business and Jim Gaffigan recounts the medical diagnosis that completely changed his family life.

Episode 935 - Bo Burhnam / David Sedaris

1:28:15 | Jul 23rd, 2018

A double-header with David Sedaris talking about Calypso, the Queen of England, and Roseanne, while Bo Burnham talks about panic attacks, Garry Shandling, and Eighth Grade.

Episode 934 - Daveed Diggs / Bob Newhart

1:25:14 | Jul 19th, 2018

Actor and rapper Daveed Diggs talks with Marc about Oakland, Hamilton, running track, "rap curriculum," and Blindspotting. Plus, Marc gives Bob Newhart a call.

Episode 933 - Gus Van Sant

1:31:49 | Jul 16th, 2018

Filmmaker Gus Van Sant talks with Marc about guitars, Talking Heads, Milk, Good Will Hunting, Robin Williams, Burroughs, Ginsburg, Joaquin Phoenix and more.

Episode 931 - Boots Riley / Bobcat Goldthwait

1:37:35 | Jul 9th, 2018

Boots Riley joins Marc in the garage to talk about his film Sorry To Bother You, political radicalism, cop shows, and more. Plus, Bobcat Goldthwait returns.

Episode 930 - Peter Fonda / Andy Kindler & J. Elvis Weinstein

1:28:23 | Jul 5th, 2018

Peter Fonda talks with Marc about Easy Rider, sailing, dads, PTSD, the Beatles and more. Plus, Andy Kindler and J. Elvis Weinstein stop by to talk about their show Thought Spiral.

Episode 929 - Paul Rudd

1:24:37 | Jul 2nd, 2018

One constant for Paul Rudd as he spent a large portion of his childhood moving around the country, chasing an identity, is that he loved watching adults be silly. Even when he was in acting school and performing Shakespeare on stage, he took a lot of...Show More

Episode 928 - Eleanor Kerrigan

1:18:37 | Jun 28th, 2018

Comedian Eleanor Kerrigan talks with Marc about The Comedy Store, Mitzi Shore, Andrew Dice Clay, South Philly, and becoming a professional wrestler.

Episode 927 - Lil Rel Howery

1:25:42 | Jun 25th, 2018

Comedian and actor Lil Rel Howery talks with Marc about Get Out, Sinbad, Tiffany Haddish, the Wayans Family, Hannibal Buress, Uncle Drew, and Kanye West.

Episode 926 - Dave Itzkoff / Robin Williams from 2010

2:06:52 | Jun 21st, 2018

Dave Itzkoff of the New York Times talks with Marc about writing Robin Williams's biography, learning about sides of Robin that the public never saw, and understanding how Robin's death affected the world.

Episode 924 - Holly Hunter / Amber Tamblyn

1:38:27 | Jun 14th, 2018

Holly Hunter talks with Marc about the Coen Brothers, taking risks, and what it's like being Mrs. Incredible. Also, Amber Tamblyn returns to talk about her new novel.

Episode 923 - Bob Balaban

1:24:54 | Jun 11th, 2018

The delightfully ubiquitous Bob Balaban talks with Marc about Second City, Charlie Brown, Midnight Cowboy, Altered States, Christopher Guest, Francois Truffaut

Anthony Bourdain from 2011

1:10:52 | Jun 8th, 2018

From Episode 233, this is Marc's conversation with Anthony Bourdain, conducted in 2011.

Episode 922 - Vanessa Hollingshead

1:40:27 | Jun 7th, 2018

Comic Vanessa Hollingshead talks with Marc about her harrowing childhood, her near-miss in Hollywood, and why a cruise ship saved her life.

Episode 921 - David Harbour

1:45:16 | Jun 4th, 2018

David Harbour talks with Marc about Stranger Things, Hellboy, sobriety, mental illness, and why he likes getting to punch people while playing Jim Hopper.

Episode 920 - Rachel Brosnahan

1:23:13 | May 31st, 2018

Rachel Brosnahan from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel talks with Marc about playing a female standup comic from the 1950s and how the craft of standup compares to acting.

Episode 918 - Paul Rodriguez

1:15:24 | May 24th, 2018

Veteran comic Paul Rodriguez talks with Marc about growing up in Compton, getting "called over" by Johnny Carson, and doing standup in San Quentin.

Episode 917 - Neal Brennan

1:34:47 | May 21st, 2018

Neal Brennan gets a do-over almost seven years after doing a WTF episode he told Marc not to air. They talk about how they've both changed as people and comics since then.

Episode 916 - Mary Steenburgen

1:38:06 | May 17th, 2018

Mary Steenburgen talks with Marc about growing up in Arkansas, studying acting with Sanford Meisner, getting hired by Jack Nicholson, being married to Ted Danson, and becoming friends with Jane Fonda.

Episode 915 - Josh Brolin

1:45:00 | May 14th, 2018

Josh Brolin talks with Marc about addictive behavior, self-destruction, sobriety, the Coen Brothers, Denzel Washington, Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2.

Episode 914 - Melissa McCarthy

1:31:23 | May 10th, 2018

Melissa talks with Marc about being a teen goth, the Groundlings, Gilmore Girls, Bridesmaids, and her new movie, Life of the Party.

Episode 913 - Rachel Bloom

1:27:08 | May 7th, 2018

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Rachel Bloom joins Marc to talk about musical theater, anxiety, Jewish grandmas, and making a movie with her husband.

Episode 912 - Drew Carey

1:37:27 | May 3rd, 2018

Drew Carey talks with Marc about Cleveland, depression, and how the two go hand-in-hand. He also explains why hosting The Price is Right is the perfect job for him.

Episode 911 - Scott Thompson / Tom Rhodes

1:26:17 | Apr 30th, 2018

Scott Thompson from The Kids in the Hall talks about his cancer fight, getting firebombed, and going back to stand-up. Also, Marc's old friend Tom Rhodes stops by.

Episode 910 - Mandy Stadtmiller

1:33:20 | Apr 26th, 2018

Writer Mandy Stadtmiller talks with Marc about the compromises she made writing for a tabloid newspaper and the trouble she encountered when putting her experiences into memoir form.

Episode 909 - Bradley Whitford

1:27:45 | Apr 23rd, 2018

Bradley Whitford talks with Marc about Get Out, Transparent, The West Wing, Studio 60, Steven Spielberg and Clint Eastwood.

Episode 908 - Sam Tripoli

1:23:14 | Apr 19th, 2018

Comic Sam Tripoli talks with Marc about conspiracies, psychology, and recovery, all three of which are connected in Sam's life.

Episode 907 - Aisha Tyler / Louie Anderson

1:42:02 | Apr 16th, 2018

Aisha Tyler talks to Marc about giving it all up and starting fresh after a few years of big changes in her life. Plus, Louie Anderson returns to talk about moms.

Episode 906 - Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite / E of Eels

1:20:19 | Apr 12th, 2018

Charlie Musselwhite and Ben Harper tell Marc how their shared interests led to their musical collaboration and their new joint album. Plus, Mark Oliver Everett, aka E, returns to the show.

Episode 904 - Jason Alexander

1:22:42 | Apr 5th, 2018

Jason Alexander stops by to talk with Marc about Seinfeld, life after Seinfeld, magic, acting, directing, and the McDLT. Yeah, the McDLT.

Episode 903 - Neil Patrick Harris / Michael Imperioli

1:33:02 | Apr 2nd, 2018

Neil Patrick Harris talks with Marc about New Mexico, Dougie Howser, How I Met Your Mother, hosting the Oscars, and magic. Plus, Michael Imperioli is back for another chat.

Episode 902 - They Might Be Giants

1:34:39 | Mar 29th, 2018

John Flansburgh and John Linnell tell Marc the unlikely story of how a couple high school friends became a two-man band at the height of the New Wave performance art era in crime-ridden New York City and somehow carved out four decades of mainstream ...Show More

Episode 901 - Sean Penn / Lynn Shelton

1:32:36 | Mar 26th, 2018

Sean Penn talks to Marc about leaving acting behind and putting his creativity on paper with the release of his debut novel. Also, director Lynn Shelton returns to the garage.

Episode 900 - Nick Nolte

1:35:57 | Mar 22nd, 2018

Nick Nolte crams about 900 episodes worth of his life stories into a jam-packed 900th Episode of WTF.

Episode 899 - Nell Scovell / Bill Hader

1:53:42 | Mar 19th, 2018

Writer and producer Nell Scovell talks with Marc about surviving in the male-dominated world of television comedy. Plus, Bill Hader returns to talk about his new show Barry.

Episode 898 - David Mamet

1:25:14 | Mar 15th, 2018

Writer and director David Mamet joins Marc to talk about truth and myths when it comes to Chicago, acting, Shakespeare, O'Neill, and more.

Episode 897 - Ted Danson

1:30:56 | Mar 12th, 2018

Ted Danson talks with Marc about Larry David, Mary Steenburgen, CSI, The Good Place, and Sam Malone.

Episode 896 - David Oyelowo

1:19:33 | Mar 8th, 2018

David Oyelowo got America’s attention with his instantly-iconic portrayal of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the film Selma. But this classically trained actor was making history on stage years prior, becoming the first black actor in the U.K. to play ...Show More

Remembering Barry Crimmins

1:30:33 | Mar 2nd, 2018

Marc's conversations with the late comedian and activist Barry Crimmins.

Episode 894 - Bill Janovitz / Danny Lobell

1:29:55 | Mar 1st, 2018

Buffalo Tom frontman Bill Janovitz talks to Marc about moving on from the band and returning to it once again. Plus, Danny Lobell stops by to talk about his life becoming a comic book.

Episode 893 - Jennifer Lawrence

1:13:19 | Feb 26th, 2018

Jennifer Lawrence takes a break from being one of the biggest movie stars in the world to stop by the garage and hang with Marc.

Episode 892 - Duncan Jones / Brendon Small

1:35:49 | Feb 22nd, 2018

Filmmaker Duncan Jones talks with Marc about getting the answers from science fiction. Plus, comedian and musician Brendon Small returns.

Episode 891 - Heather Graham / Sebastian Maniscalco

1:33:29 | Feb 19th, 2018

Heather Graham talks about her acting career, her new opportunities as a writer and director, and Hollywood's sexual abuse problem. Plus, Sebastian Maniscalco returns to the garage.

Episode 890 - Gina Rodriguez

1:21:23 | Feb 15th, 2018

Jane the Virgin's Gina Rodriguez talks with Marc about representation, cultural changes, Chicago, boxing, dancing and Rita Moreno.

Marty Allen from 2015

54:06 | Feb 13th, 2018

From Episode 574, Marc talks with veteran comedian Marty Allen about his lifetime in show business.

Episode 889 - Esther Povitsky

1:24:00 | Feb 12th, 2018

Comic Esther Povitsky and Marc talk about their decidedly different (but still formative) experiences at The Comedy Store and the success they found after embracing that place.

Episode 888 - Tracy Letts

1:24:30 | Feb 8th, 2018

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Tony Award-winning actor Tracy Letts talks with Marc about Lady Bird, The Post, his plays, and more.

Episode 887 - Riki Lindhome / Laurie Kilmartin

1:26:49 | Feb 5th, 2018

Riki Lindhome and Marc talk Garfunkel and Oates, Another Period, Shakespeare and Clint Eastwood. Plus, Laurie Kilmartin stops by to laugh at death.

Episode 886 - Ezra Furman / David Wain

1:24:14 | Feb 1st, 2018

Ezra Furman started writing songs when he was 14 years old after hearing Bob Dylan but while still wanting to be a member of Green Day. Ezra tells Marc how those seemingly contradictory preferences took hold in his music and performances, how comedy ...Show More

Episode 885 - Rita Moreno

1:13:13 | Jan 29th, 2018

Show business legend Rita Moreno joins Marc in the garage to talk about the ups and downs of her 70 years as an entertainer.

Episode 884 - Don Was

1:26:59 | Jan 25th, 2018

Music industry Renaissance man Don Was joins Marc in the garage to talk Dylan, The Stones, re-mastering, and Detroit.

Episode 883 - Macaulay Culkin / Cameron Esposito

1:37:02 | Jan 22nd, 2018

Macaulay Culkin tells Marc why he considers himself retired at age 37 after being one of the most famous people on the planet . Also, comedian Cameron Esposito stops by.

Episode 882 - Derek Waters

1:24:25 | Jan 18th, 2018

Actor and Drunk History creator Derek Waters joins Marc to talk about his own history as a kid from Baltimore who went Hollywood.

Episode 881 - Laurie Metcalf / Tom Segura

1:26:43 | Jan 15th, 2018

Laurie Metcalf Also, Tom Segura returns to talk about his new special.

Episode 880 - Richard Jenkins

1:25:13 | Jan 11th, 2018

Richard Jenkins talks with Marc about being a late starter, giving up hope, and becoming one the great character actors working today.

Episode 879 - Fortune Feimster

1:23:31 | Jan 8th, 2018

Comedian and actor Fortune Feimster joins Marc in the garage fresh off getting engaged to her girlfriend.

Episode 878 - Ta-Nehisi Coates

1:26:28 | Jan 4th, 2018

Ta-Nehisi Coates is one of America's most celebrated and insightful writers. But there's part of him that would be fine with it all going away. Marc and Ta-Nehisi talk about the impulse to pull back when things start to get good, the burden of being ...Show More

Episode 877 - Marc's Family

1:13:40 | Jan 1st, 2018

Ring in the New Year with the Maron Family, as Marc plays some of his earliest interactions with his father, mother and brother on WTF.

Episode 876 - Michael Marcus / Dr. Steve

1:35:26 | Dec 28th, 2017

Marc closes out 2017 with some of his close friends, author Michael Marcus and therapist Dr. Stephen Dansiger.

Episode 875 - WTF Shows of Christmas Past

1:02:00 | Dec 25th, 2017

Marc presents a look back at some holiday moments from the earliest years of WTF.

Episode 874 - Neal Preston

1:21:38 | Dec 21st, 2017

Photographer Neal Preston is in the garage to talk about living the life of a rock star while taking some of the most iconic photos ever.

Episode 872 - Darren Aronofsky

1:13:08 | Dec 14th, 2017

Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky joins Marc in the garage to talk about the universal mysteries that inspire his films.

Episode 871 - Loudon Wainwright III / Judd Apatow

1:44:56 | Dec 11th, 2017

Singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III talks with Marc about life, love, and Roman numerals. Plus, Judd Apatow returns to the garage as he returns to the standup stage.

Episode 869 - Greta Gerwig

1:20:56 | Dec 4th, 2017

Marc talks with actor Greta Gerwig, who wrote and directed the acclaimed new film Lady Bird.

Episode 867 - Rob Huebel

1:23:21 | Nov 27th, 2017

Actor and comedian Rob Huebel talks with Marc about getting his start in improv comedy just as the fabled UCB Theater was getting off the ground.

Episode 866 - Jimmie Vaughan / Kasper Collin & Bennie Maupin

1:37:26 | Nov 23rd, 2017

First, Marc sits down with filmmaker Kasper Collin and musician Bennie Maupin to talk about the documentary I Called Him Morgan. Then blues rocker Jimmie Vaughan jams in the garage.

Episode 865 - Christina Pazsitzky

1:15:31 | Nov 20th, 2017

Comedian Christina Paszitsky talks with Marc about motherhood, philosophy, bad comedy club hotels, and MTV Road Rules, on which she was a contestant.

Episode 864 - Lawrence O'Donnell

1:32:49 | Nov 16th, 2017

News anchor-writer-actor-author Lawrence O'Donnell joins Marc in the garage to talk about Boston, Washington, DC, and times that have tested America.

Episode 863 - Kim Deal

1:27:01 | Nov 13th, 2017

Marc talks with rock legend Kim Deal from the bands The Breeders and The Pixies.

Episode 862 - John Dwyer

1:17:39 | Nov 9th, 2017

Marc talks with garage rocker John Dwyer, founding member of Thee Oh Sees, about the need for noise.

Episode 861 - Jenna Fischer

1:23:55 | Nov 6th, 2017

Jenna Fischer sits down with Marc in the garage to talk about the challenges of being a working actor, even after being on a hit sitcom for eight years.

Episode 860 - John Hammond / Michael Rapaport

1:33:04 | Nov 2nd, 2017

Blues master John Hammond joins Marc in the garage to talk about his prolific musical output. Plus, old buddy Michael Rapaport stops by.

Episode 859 - Joy Behar / Adam Goldberg

1:23:37 | Oct 30th, 2017

Joy Behar joins Marc in the garage to talk stand-up, The View, and Trump. Plus, Marc puts a call in to his old buddy Adam Goldberg.

Episode 858 - Lizzy Goodman / Dana Gould

1:37:07 | Oct 26th, 2017

Author Lizzy Goodman talks her book on the last great age of of rock and roll, and comedian Dana Gould stops by to catch up with Marc.

Episode 857 - Willem Dafoe

1:22:08 | Oct 23rd, 2017

Veteran actor Willem Dafoe joins Marc in the garage for a conversation about his path from avant-garde stage performances to major motion pictures.

Episode 856 - Bassem Youssef / Sam Seder

1:36:04 | Oct 19th, 2017

Marc talks with doctor/satirist/political dissident Bassem Youssef about living through a revolution. Also, Marc's old buddy Sam Seder stops by.

Episode 855 - Tracey Ullman

1:18:02 | Oct 16th, 2017

Comedic virtuoso Tracey Ullman is in the garage to talk with Marc about creating characters and making real life funny.

Episode 854 - Marilyn Manson

1:26:01 | Oct 12th, 2017

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, bei...Show More

Episode 853 - Jeff Bridges / Beau Bridges

2:05:30 | Oct 9th, 2017

Marc talks with Jeff Bridges and Beau Bridges in separate talks about their lives, families and films.

Ralphie May from 2012

1:07:19 | Oct 7th, 2017

From Episode 247, Marc talks with comedian Ralphie May who passed away on October 6, 2017.

Episode 852 - Waiting for the Punch

1:39:11 | Oct 5th, 2017

Marc presents a special audio version of the first chapter of Waiting for the Punch: Words to Live by from the WTF Podcast.

Episode 851 - Elliott Gould

1:21:11 | Oct 2nd, 2017

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

1:05:14 | Oct 1st, 2017

From Episode 427, this is Marc's conversation with iconic television host Monty Hall.

Episode 850 - Tom Colicchio

1:17:18 | Sep 28th, 2017

Top Chef's Tom Colicchio joins Marc in the garage to talk about the art of cooking.

Episode 849 - Pete Davidson

1:13:28 | Sep 25th, 2017

Saturday Night Live's Resident Young Person Pete Davidson joins Marc in the garage.

Episode 848 - George Schlatter

1:30:16 | Sep 21st, 2017

Television comedy impresario George Schlatter joins Marc to talk about creating Laugh In and much more.

Harry Dean Stanton from 2014

1:02:08 | Sep 17th, 2017

Marc's conversation with actor Harry Dean Stanton from 2014

Episode 846 - Kathy Bates / Graham Elwood

1:34:57 | Sep 14th, 2017

Oscar-winner Kathy Bates makes her way into the garage for a chat and Graham Elwood unveils his new documentary about podcasting.

Episode 844 - Lorde

1:15:19 | Sep 7th, 2017

A worldwide pop music sensation stops by the garage, as Lorde talks with Marc about her rise to the top.

Episode 843 - Warren Hutcherson

1:35:18 | Sep 4th, 2017

Comedian and writer Warren Hutcherson talks life and comedy with Marc in the garage.

Shelley Berman from 2012

56:34 | Sep 1st, 2017

From Episode 332, this is Marc's conversation with comedian Shelley Berman.

Episode 842 - Steve Jordan

1:32:46 | Aug 31st, 2017

Prolific drummer Steve Jordan talks with Marc about keeping the beat in rock and roll and show business.

Episode 840 - Alice Cooper

1:35:08 | Aug 24th, 2017

Rocker Alice Cooper takes Marc through his evolution in music and his prolific career.

Episode 839 - Brent Weinbach / Ms. Pat

1:45:51 | Aug 21st, 2017

Comedian Brent Weinbach is in the garage for the first time, while Ms. Pat makes her second appearance.

Remembering Jerry Lewis

31:17 | Aug 21st, 2017

Marc's August 2016 conversation with the legendary Jerry Lewis.

Episode 838 - Jennifer Jason Leigh

1:11:13 | Aug 17th, 2017

Jennifer Jason Leigh is in the garage with Marc to talk about her career in film, television and theater.

Episode 837 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar / Phil Stutz

1:33:14 | Aug 14th, 2017

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talks with Marc about society and culture in Trump's America. Plus, therapist Phil Stutz returns to the garage.

Episode 836 - Mike MacDonald / Jon Ronson

1:38:37 | Aug 10th, 2017

Canadian comic Mike MacDonald survived four decades in comedy and a liver transplant to make it to the garage. Also, writer Jon Ronson returns.

Episode 835 - The Lucas Brothers

1:31:46 | Aug 7th, 2017

Identical twins Kenny and Keith Lucas join Marc in the garage to talk about brotherhood, philosophy and comedy.

Episode 834 - Rory Scovel / Maz Jobrani

1:40:23 | Aug 3rd, 2017

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.

Episode 832 - David Alan Grier / Joe Mande

1:43:27 | Jul 27th, 2017

Marc talks with actor David Alan Grier and comedian Joe Mande.

Episode 831 - Randy Newman

1:37:12 | Jul 24th, 2017

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 induction in...Show More

Episode 830 - David Remnick

1:16:09 | Jul 20th, 2017

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 conte...Show More

Episode 829 - Edie Falco

1:28:14 | Jul 17th, 2017

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 discu...Show More

Episode 827 - GLOW Writers & Creators

1:25:23 | Jul 10th, 2017

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 and S...Show More

Episode 826 - Jeff Baena / Dave Anthony

1:36:01 | Jul 6th, 2017

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 screenplay ...Show More

Episode 825 - Kia Stevens / Chavo Guerrero Jr.

1:48:56 | Jul 3rd, 2017

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. Then...Show More

Episode 824 - Jason Mantzoukas

1:44:46 | Jun 29th, 2017

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 ...Show More

Episode 823 - Jenji Kohan

1:35:14 | Jun 26th, 2017

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 Black an...Show More

Episode 822 - Sofia Coppola

1:11:54 | Jun 22nd, 2017

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 a...Show More

NEW SERIES! Classic Showbiz with Kliph Nesteroff

27:09 | Jun 21st, 2017

Marc presents a new podcast mini-series chronicling the seedy underbelly, forgotten heroes, and subversive oddballs of comedy history.   Today's episode: The Hood, The Schmuck & Miss New Jersey Legs. Find out what happened to Allan Drake, one of seve...Show More

Episode 821 - Alison Brie & Betty Gilpin

1:09:11 | Jun 19th, 2017

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 also...Show More

Episode 820 - Kumail Nanjiani & Emily Gordon / Jim Florentine

1:27:37 | Jun 15th, 2017

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...Show More

Episode 819 - Ariel Leve / Wheeler Walker, Jr.

1:35:32 | Jun 12th, 2017

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 tells...Show More

Episode 818 - Mark Mulcahy / Phil Elverum

1:49:20 | Jun 8th, 2017

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 needed to w...Show More

Episode 817 - Lesley Stahl / Demetri Martin

1:43:10 | Jun 5th, 2017

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 nature o...Show More

Episode 815 - Jake Fogelnest / Ron Funches

1:38:53 | May 29th, 2017

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 with him as a 10-year-old co...Show More

Episode 814 - Danny Fields / J Mascis

1:39:33 | May 25th, 2017

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 expe...Show More

Episode 813 - Griffin Dunne / Bill Burr

1:32:43 | May 22nd, 2017

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 activism. Griffin tells ...Show More

Chris Cornell from June 2014

1:03:48 | May 18th, 2017

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.

Episode 812 - AJ Mendez Brooks / Fred Stoller

1:39:15 | May 18th, 2017

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 n...Show More

Episode 811 - Joel Hodgson / Jonah Ray

1:47:51 | May 15th, 2017

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 M...Show More

Episode 810 - Kevin Bacon

1:40:55 | May 11th, 2017

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 embraced be...Show More

Episode 809 - John Michael Higgins / Maria Bamford

1:41:13 | May 8th, 2017

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 share a c...Show More

Episode 808 - Wendi McLendon-Covey / Al Madrigal

1:38:05 | May 4th, 2017

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 in th...Show More

Episode 807 - Mark Mothersbaugh

1:31:10 | May 1st, 2017

Although Mark Mothersbaugh co-founded Devo, he didn't think it was a band at first. To Mark and his bandmates, Devo was an art movement. Mark sits down in the garage to talk about his upbringing in Akron, attending Kent State University when the Nati...Show More

Episode 806 - Mark Lanegan / Mac DeMarco

1:35:44 | Apr 27th, 2017

Mark Lanegan is the soft-spoken elder statesman of the '90s Seattle grunge scene. Marc Maron talks with the former frontman of Screaming Trees and finds out how Mark went on to collaborate with a wide variety of artists, from Guns N' Roses to Belle a...Show More

Episode 805 - Walter Hill

1:45:46 | Apr 24th, 2017

Poor health kept Walter Hill out of the Army in the '60s, but that twist of fate led him into filmmaking during the tumultuous end of that decade. Walter tells Marc about being there for the major shift in cinema during the '70s, making his own influ...Show More

Episode 804 - Amanda Peet / W. Kamau Bell

1:40:01 | Apr 20th, 2017

Marc is a fan of Amanda Peet when she's playing funny, quirky characters, like in Togetherness or Brockmire, and when she's cold-hearted and mean, like in Changing Lanes or Syriana. He finds out in person if those two sides of Amanda come to the surf...Show More

Episode 803 - Baron Vaughn / Moshe Kasher

1:38:03 | Apr 17th, 2017

Baron Vaughn knows that growing up without a father and sharing a bunk bed with grandma can ignite the comedy spark. He tells Marc about being a latchkey kid watching cable TV and drawing inspiration from the black comedians of the early '90s. With a...Show More

Episode 802 - Michael Chiklis / Kurt Braunohler & Lauren Cook

1:31:23 | Apr 13th, 2017

It turns out Michael Chiklis and Marc went to Boston University at the same time, but soon after school Michael got cast as John Belushi in the movie Wired, which almost ended his career on the spot. Michael talks about how he bounced back with The C...Show More

Episode 801 - Anne Hathaway / Aimee Mann

1:40:39 | Apr 10th, 2017

Marc tries not to fanboy out too much with Anne Hathaway in the garage. While he attempts to keep it together, they talk about her path from party girl to motherhood, the lessons gleaned from messed up relationships, dealing with the aggressive anony...Show More

Episode 800 - Jeff Ross

1:42:01 | Apr 6th, 2017

For the 800th episode of WTF, Marc welcomes back the show's very first guest, Jeff Ross. Just as WTF evolved since that first episode in 2009, Jeff evolved from the Roastmaster General to a comedian using his talent as a put-down artist in order to h...Show More

Episode 799 - Jason Zinoman / Hank Azaria

1:41:04 | Apr 3rd, 2017

New York Times comedy critic Jason Zinoman is the one person analyzing comedy from the most prominent journalistic platform in the world. So naturally Jason and Marc would want to talk about the nuts and bolts of creating comedy and, very specificall...Show More

Episode 798 - Paul Beatty / Jackie Kashian

1:35:12 | Mar 30th, 2017

Marc was blown away by author Paul Beatty's celebrated novel The Sellout and wanted to know how a writer can turn a stew of ideas about identity, race, pride, language and representation into a provocative and hilarious book. Paul visits the garage t...Show More

Episode 797 - Paul Shaffer

1:28:04 | Mar 27th, 2017

Paul Shaffer takes Marc down the path that turned a piano-playing kid from Canada into a keyboard-for-hire who became the bandleader for the famous Toronto production of Godspell. And from there, the dominoes fell, as Paul joined the SNL band, the Bl...Show More

Episode 796 - Reza Aslan

1:24:08 | Mar 23rd, 2017

Religious scholar Reza Aslan has spent his life studying the facts and misconceptions about belief and the evolutionary reasons people need to believe in something larger than themselves. Beginning with his family fleeing a religious revolution in Ir...Show More

Episode 795 - Paul Rust / Dax Shepard

1:48:36 | Mar 20th, 2017

Actor and writer Paul Rust knew how to be funny as a kid growing up in Iowa and struggling with OCD. But he tells Marc it was his knack for taking intense, borderline-unspeakable risks on stage when he got to LA that caught the attention of people li...Show More

Episode 794 - Louis Theroux

1:17:14 | Mar 16th, 2017

Filmmaker Louis Theroux once tried to make a documentary featuring Marc but he never used the footage. Marc's been puzzled by that ever since, but when you look at the subjects of many Louis docs - addicts, criminals, hate mongers, pornographers - Ma...Show More

Episode 793 - Kevin Nealon

1:31:34 | Mar 13th, 2017

Kevin Nealon is trying a new approach to life in order to be less of a people pleaser and to allow himself some anger from time to time. But Kevin is able to keep that anger at bay while he tells Marc about heading to LA during the '70s comedy boom, ...Show More

Episode 792 - Fred Melamed / Andy Kindler

1:44:55 | Mar 9th, 2017

Fred Melamed is instantly familiar, not only because of his scene-stealing performances in the Coen Brothers' A Serious Man and Maria Bamford's Lady Dynamite, but because he is an indelible New York character. But that familiarity came with a price, ...Show More

Episode 791 - Eugene Levy

1:27:40 | Mar 6th, 2017

Eugene Levy brings more than five decades of comedy history from north of the border into the garage. He tells Marc about his early days as a college student in Canada hanging out with Martin Short, Ivan Reitman, and Catherine O'Hara, performing in a...Show More

Episode 790 - Jennifer Coolidge

1:26:54 | Mar 2nd, 2017

Whether you see her in Christopher Guest's movies or on 2 Broke Girls or as Stifler's mom, Jennifer Coolidge is always a unique comic presence. She tells Marc how she put her wild New York City cocaine days behind her to come to LA and join the Groun...Show More

Episode 789 - Raoul Peck

1:29:24 | Feb 27th, 2017

Filmmaker Raoul Peck spent more than a decade putting together the documentary I Am Not Your Negro, a powerful film illuminating the words and life of writer and social critic James Baldwin. But as Marc learns in this conversation, Raoul’s own backst...Show More

Episode 788 - Norah Jones / Pete Holmes

1:33:51 | Feb 23rd, 2017

Singer-songwriter Norah Jones can float between multiple genres of music with ease, whether its jazz or standards or country or acoustic pop. That's not surprising when you consider how she was influenced by her Texas roots, her early piano playing, ...Show More

Episode 787 - Trae Crowder / Lena Dunham

1:31:50 | Feb 20th, 2017

Comedian Trae Crowder does not shy away from his Southern upbringing, in which he saw economic devastation and drug abuse lay waste to several generations around him. But in defiance of the stereotypes some might assign to him, Trae finds himself bei...Show More

Episode 786 - Will Arnett

1:34:20 | Feb 16th, 2017

Unfolding world events are messing with Will Arnett and Marc as they sit in the garage, but they won't let the existential terror stop them from tracking Will's path and finding out how growing up in Toronto, getting kicked out of school, becoming a ...Show More

Episode 785 - Ryan Adams

1:40:04 | Feb 13th, 2017

Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams knows there's a stark difference between the way he views the work throughout his career and the popular perception of it. Whether it's his years in Whiskeytown or his song New York, New York becoming a rallying cry after...Show More

Episode 784 - Steve Jones / Jed Maheu

1:34:19 | Feb 9th, 2017

If Steve Jones was going to start a band after a troubled upbringing filled with petty crime, it makes sense that the band wound up being the Sex Pistols. Steve takes Marc through the formation of the band, the rocket ride to the top and the just-as-...Show More

Episode 783 - Bill Paxton / Dylan Brody

1:41:19 | Feb 6th, 2017

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 new...Show More

Marc Spitz from January 2014

1:18:16 | Feb 6th, 2017

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.

Episode 782 - Joe DeRosa / John Hodgman & Jesse Thorn

1:42:14 | Feb 2nd, 2017

Marc had prejudged comedian Joe DeRosa. He thought he was a Philly tough guy who wouldn't want to have anything to do with a guy like Marc. Now that they're friends and realize how similar they are, they can commiserate about the insecurities and dou...Show More

Episode 781 - Robbie Robertson

1:38:36 | Jan 30th, 2017

Robbie Robertson is in the garage to give Marc the full lowdown on the history of The Band, from its origins as a backing group to its final bow with The Last Waltz. Robbie talks about being with Bob Dylan when he went electric and dealing with the b...Show More

Episode 780 - Jonathan Daniel / Nick Thune

1:48:10 | Jan 26th, 2017

How did an '80s glam metal bassist become one of the most prominent music managers in the industry, representing Sia, Weezer, Train, Courtney Love, Fall Out Boy, Lorde, and many others? Marc hears one of the most unlikely stories of show business suc...Show More

Episode 779 - Martin Landau

1:27:03 | Jan 23rd, 2017

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 under Lee Strasbe...Show More

Episode 778 - Martha Kelly / Bruce Talk with Pashman

1:33:03 | Jan 19th, 2017

Comedian Martha Kelly told Zach Galifianakis she cannot act. That didn't stop Zach from casting her as one of the leads on his show Baskets, but Martha's insecurity plagued her throughout life and, as she tells Marc, probably had something to do with...Show More

Episode 777 - John Larroquette

1:25:56 | Jan 16th, 2017

John Larroquette knows that people still identify him most strongly with Night Court, and he's okay with that. John believes things would have been different if he hadn't made his character, Dan Fielding, endearing beneath his cynical exterior. John ...Show More

Episode 776 - Roger Corman / G.J. Echternkamp

1:49:13 | Jan 12th, 2017

Roger Corman made hundreds of films and gave huge opportunities to filmmakers who became the best Hollywood has to offer. Now, at 90 years old, Roger joins Marc to look back at his career of high concepts and low budgets. Plus, hear from a young dire...Show More

Episode 775 - James Hetfield

1:25:13 | Jan 9th, 2017

Before James Hetfield formed Metallica, his musical awareness was shaped in equal parts by classical music, Aerosmith and the desire to kill disco. James talks with Marc about the band's continued growth, his recovery from not only addiction but also...Show More

Episode 774 - Martha Plimpton / Laurie Kilmartin

1:29:19 | Jan 5th, 2017

Martha Plimpton says she learned how to act on the job. She talks with Marc about her childhood roles in movies like The Goonies, how those paved the way for her work on Broadway, and what she does to overcome crippling stage fright. Plus, Marc's fri...Show More

Episode 773 - Bruce Springsteen

1:15:12 | Jan 2nd, 2017

Marc leaves the cozy confines of the garage and heads to New Jersey (where else?) to talk with The Boss. Just two Jersey guys hanging out, talking about dads, depression, fear, fulfillment and the future. Bruce tells Marc how and why he constructed "...Show More

Episode 772 - David Bromberg

1:16:14 | Dec 29th, 2016

Singer-songwriter David Bromberg is a human bridge between at least a half-dozen different styles of music. David and Marc talk about the pivotal evolution of modern music, as folk transitioned into rock, and all the people David worked with over the...Show More

Episode 771 - Sammy Shore

1:14:41 | Dec 26th, 2016

Marc makes a pilgrimage to Las Vegas for a sit-down with Sammy Shore, a comic with a long show business life that doesn't quite have the ending he planned on. Sammy tells Marc about starting his career as Shecky Greene's partner, becoming the opening...Show More

WTF Uncovered #5 - Live at Now Hear This

42:36 | Dec 23rd, 2016

It's not entirely accurate to say this episode has never been heard by anyone before. About 700 people were in the room at the Now Hear This podcast festival in Anaheim this past October to hear Marc and his producer Brendan McDonald reveal the secre...Show More

Episode 770 - Derek Trucks

1:19:04 | Dec 22nd, 2016

A lot of former child stars have been in the garage, but Derek Trucks wasn't so much a child star as he was a prodigy. At the age of nine, Derek was a guitar wizard. He talks with Marc about avoiding the pitfall of becoming a novelty act and evolving...Show More

Episode 769 - Annette Bening

1:26:51 | Dec 19th, 2016

Annette Bening attributes her longevity in acting to stopping when she wanted. She talks with Marc about being able to put the brakes on her career when dealing with the responsibilities of parenting. They also talk about privacy, winning (or not win...Show More

WTF Uncovered #4 - The Lost Marc and Tom Show

45:40 | Dec 16th, 2016

Every so often Marc gets together with Tom Scharpling of The Best Show to figure out life's big questions. They record these conversations and release them as The Marc and Tom Show. This one was recorded almost four years ago and was never released. ...Show More

Episode 768 - Billy West

1:33:55 | Dec 15th, 2016

Comedian Billy West is a master of voices and one of the preeminent voiceover artists working today. Billy tells Marc about his need to escape into characters while growing up in a chaotic home. It was a retreat from reality that led to success later...Show More

Episode 767 - Casey Affleck

1:25:02 | Dec 12th, 2016

Casey Affleck says he doesn't want fame or stardom. So how's he handling it now that the spotlight keeps getting hotter? Casey talks with Marc about growing up in Massachusetts, maturing as an actor, living in the public eye, having kids, dealing wit...Show More

WTF Uncovered #3 - Jerry Lewis

32:36 | Dec 9th, 2016

In September 2016, Marc recorded a conversation with the legendary Jerry Lewis. Until now, no one has heard it other than those in the room. This was supposed to be a full-length episode of WTF, but the interview was compromised and there were no pla...Show More

Episode 766 Shane Mauss

1:29:11 | Dec 8th, 2016

Comedian Shane Mauss saw his career gathering steam only to stall out and make him feel like opportunities were passing him by. Then an accident that left him with two broken feet coincided with another journey. One that involves neuroscience, psyche...Show More

Episode 765 - Dana Carvey

1:47:27 | Dec 5th, 2016

As Dana Carvey puts it, he gave a Heisman to fame, essentially putting himself on the sidelines of showbiz for 15 years. Dana and Marc talk about the string of events that happened after SNL and Wayne's World that prompted Dana to reevaluate what's i...Show More

WTF Uncovered #2 - Maria Bamford

27:22 | Dec 2nd, 2016

We go back into the WTF Shoebox Vault to find another unaired pilot for The Marc Maron Show in Los Angeles from 2006. This time the guest was comedian Maria Bamford, the sidekick was still Jim Earl, and the investigative reporter was Eddie Pepitone. ...Show More

Episode 764 - The Handsome Family / Sam Pollard

1:32:27 | Dec 1st, 2016

Gothic folk duo The Handsome Family meet up with Marc while he's in Albuquerque to talk about American roots music, carnival sideshows, meeting your heroes, and dealing with bipolarity. But first, documentary filmmaker Sam Pollard joins Marc in the g...Show More

Episode 763 - Joe Matarese

1:21:37 | Nov 28th, 2016

Comedian Joe Matarese has struggled with bouts of rage, anxiety and paralyzing indecisiveness. As he tells Marc, Joe is correcting these problems through medication, therapy, help from his wife, and inspiration from one particular episode of WTF. Joe...Show More

WTF Uncovered #1 - Patton Oswalt

28:56 | Nov 25th, 2016

This limited series dives deep into the WTF Vault (aka a shoebox under producer Brendan McDonald's bed) to present lost Marc Maron material that has never been heard by anyone else. In this episode, hear an unaired test show Marc and Brendan created ...Show More

Episode 762 - Scott Fagan

1:31:46 | Nov 24th, 2016

Singer-songwriter Scott Fagan created a beautiful album in 1968, called South Atlantic Blues. But things didn't go the way they were supposed to. Scott talks with Marc about why the album and his career fizzled, how they were both resurrected, and ho...Show More

Episode 761 - Michael Shannon

1:18:45 | Nov 21st, 2016

Michael Shannon cuts a pretty intimidating figure on stage and screen. The combination of his Southern upbringing and his early-career immersion into the Chicago theater scene probably accounts for much of his intensity. Michael and Marc talk about h...Show More

Episode 760 - Legs McNeil & Gillian McCain / Andre Royo

1:28:20 | Nov 17th, 2016

Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain wrote a book that changed Marc's life. On the 20-year anniversary of 'Please Kill Me: An Uncensored Oral History of Punk,' Legs and Gillian tell Marc why they wrote it in the first place and why it still resonates two d...Show More

Episode 759 - Lin-Manuel Miranda

1:40:06 | Nov 14th, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda is not only the creator of Hamilton and In The Heights, he's also a long-time WTFer. So he's well prepared to get into everything with Marc during a visit to the garage, including his multicultural upbringing, his early exposure to...Show More

Lorne Stories - A WTF Special Presentation

2:00:31 | Nov 11th, 2016

Marc Maron presents a definitive collection of stories about Saturday Night Live's Lorne Michaels, as told by past WTF guests. Hear Lorne Stories from Jimmy Fallon, Amy Poelher, Rob Riggle, Jason Sudeikis, Norm Macdonald, Bill Hader, Fred Armisen, Se...Show More

Episode 758 - Shep Gordon

1:45:08 | Nov 10th, 2016

Talent manager Shep Gordon had no real interest in pop music. He was a young hippie making money dealing drugs to rock stars. Shep tells Marc how he transitioned into a life of management and production with an eclectic group of clients including Ali...Show More

Episode 757 - Sam Quinones

1:38:35 | Nov 7th, 2016

On the eve of the U.S. Presidential Election, you owe it to yourself to hear this conversation between Marc and journalist Sam Quinones. Sam's travels in Mexico and his curiosity about the epidemic of opiate addiction in America led him to discover h...Show More

Episode 756 - Paul Major & Jesper Eklow (Endless Boogie)

1:13:52 | Nov 3rd, 2016

Endless Boogie was never supposed to become a band. It was made up of some guys who worked at Matador Records, one in particular who loved to collect old vinyl. Frontman Paul Major and guitarist Jesper Eklow tell Marc what it took to put the mother o...Show More

Episode 755 - Roger Waters

1:34:35 | Oct 31st, 2016

Roger Waters wrote songs that changed rock and roll, organized them in ways that changed how albums were made, and performed them in ways that changed how concerts were staged. The Pink Floyd frontman tells Marc why he only now feels like he's gettin...Show More

Episode 754 - Ron Howard

1:55:30 | Oct 27th, 2016

Ron Howard knows the key to longevity in show business. He should, considering his evolution from child actor to sitcom star to award-winning director to highly respected producer. Ron divulges that key to Marc, and also talks about his experiences w...Show More

Episode 753 - Sarah Jessica Parker

1:24:54 | Oct 24th, 2016

Sarah Jessica Parker started her acting career at age 11 working with Harold Pinter on Broadway. That would be enough for most people, but it only got better from there. With a new show on HBO called 'Divorce,' Sarah Jessica and Marc talk about her c...Show More

Episode 653 - Lorne Michaels

1:58:26 | Nov 9th, 2015

In the history of WTF, Lorne Michaels is talked about more than any other person. Now he is finally a guest. The man behind SNL goes through it all, from the reason he started the show back in 1975 to the reason he keeps doing it. Meanwhile, Marc tri...Show More

Episode 614 - The President Was Here

1:16:48 | Jun 25th, 2015

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 McDo...Show More

Episode 613 - President Barack Obama

1:07:16 | Jun 22nd, 2015

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 overco...Show More